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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Whether free or charged we ask you to order these tickets via this website to reserve your place. If you are unable to attend an event for which you have booked, please contact us. You can use the filters below to select events of most interest to you based on type, date and location.

If you are interested in hiring Level 6 or our Meeting Room for an event, you can find more details here.

This year we're hosting our first annual Summer of Fun - an immersive children's book festival where cherished children's stories will be brought to life. See the full programme of Summer of Fun events taking place across all our branches.

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August 2015 - July 2016

The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop
Thursday 6th August 2015 2pm - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Maggie Li, author of The Amazing Human Body Detectives, as she takes us on a mad and magical tour of the human body. Guess where the 3D body parts go on our giant floor map, and learn some of the weird and wonderful ways the human body works as Maggie talks you through the eyes, skin, nose, mouth, brain and more.

Animal Rescue Workshop Animal Rescue Workshop
Friday 7th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Rescue animals right off the page with a reading from Patrick George's newest educational picture book Animal Rescue. Families are invited to draw, colour and create whilst learning a thing or two about animal welfare in a playful and non-threatening way.

The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop
Friday 7th August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Maggie Li, author of The Amazing Human Body Detectives, as she takes us on a mad and magical tour of the human body. Guess where the 3D body parts go on our giant floor map, and learn some of the weird and wonderful ways the human body works as Maggie talks you through the eyes, skin, nose, mouth, brain and more.

London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids
Saturday 8th August 2015 11:30am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Introduce your kids to the fun craft of handmade books! Everyone will get to create their very own handmade books and a chance to embellish and personalise their creations with drawings, stamps and simple prints.

London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop
Saturday 8th August 2015 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and join the London Centre for Book Arts team to learn how to create simple handmade books from start to finish. Suitable for complete beginners, participants will be guided through folding and manipulating paper using specialist bookbinding tools and will have the chance to learn two different book structures–the pamphlet and the Japanese stab binding.

Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 9th August 2015 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with a guest performer to be announced and the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

Holly Webb: The Truffle Mouse Holly Webb: The Truffle Mouse
Thursday 13th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join renowned author Holly Webb as she celebrates her 100th book, The Truffle Mouse. Told in the same touching style as A Cat Called Penguin, Looking for Bear and The Chocolate Dog, Holly’s latest follows Alice whose parents have split up and who now has to shuffle between two houses, neither of which feel like home. Luckily, she has her pet mouse Truffle, a small chocolaty-coloured mouse who somehow makes everything better.

Stik: Exclusive London Signing Stik: Exclusive London Signing
Thursday 13th August 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Come and meet one of London's most celebrated street artists—PLUS be in with a chance to win a set of three signed Stik posters, courtesy of Cornerstone.

Meet... The White Rabbit! Meet... The White Rabbit!
Friday 14th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

All residents of Wonderland are invited to meet the famous White Rabbit. So come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll take home a very special Alice's Adventures in Wonderland activity pack!

Meet... The White Rabbit! Meet... The White Rabbit!
Friday 14th August 2015 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

All residents of Wonderland are invited to meet the famous White Rabbit. So come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll take home a very special Alice's Adventures in Wonderland activity pack!

Celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Friday 14th August 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

The time has come, the walrus said, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. All residents of Wonderland are welcome, so come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll also be entered into a prize draw to win some exciting Alice's Adventures in Wonderland books!

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sunday 16th August 2015 3pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

The Mad Hatter will take you on a delicious journey down the rabbit hole to find out why a raven really is like a writing desk, where you'll be treated to bonkers tea and (nutty as a fruit) cake. Plus you'll also have the chance to create your very own watch, one so dandy you'll make the White Rabbit hopping mad with jealousy.

Foyles Book Club: Thirteen Steps Down Foyles Book Club: Thirteen Steps Down
Tuesday 18th August 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Once a month, Foyles customers and staff get together to discuss a book chosen by its members. It's an opportunity to share our different interpretations on what we're reading, to adamantly disagree, and to meet people united by reading. This month's book is Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell.

Thunderbirds Training Day! Thunderbirds Training Day!
Wednesday 19th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn about what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue in an awesome Thunderbirds training session. Heroes can play games, complete missions and earn International Rescue badges! Plus, you'll also hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers and their courageous battles.

Thunderbirds Training Day! Thunderbirds Training Day!
Wednesday 19th August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn about what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue in an awesome Thunderbirds training session. Heroes can play games, complete missions and earn International Rescue badges! Plus, you'll also hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers and their courageous battles.

Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies
Thursday 20th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Drawing on her books Talk, Talk, Squawk! and Deadly! as well as her many other fiction and non-fiction books for children, Nicola offers an eye-opening introduction to the science of animals, and tells stories of her own thrilling encounters with creatures great and small.

Illustration Workshop with Petr Horáček Illustration Workshop with Petr Horáček
Thursday 20th August 2015 2pm - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

In this lively picture book workshop, award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek will tell tales of Little Mouse as he shows children how he draws his most beloved characters. Petr will also lead the group in a collage workshop where children will have the chance to make and take home their very own concertina picture book featuring Little Mouse.

 Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants! Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants!
Friday 21st August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

One of the aliens from the hilarious picture book series Aliens Love Underpants has landed its spaceship in our London Waterloo Station branch and is looking for some new pants-tastic pals!

Arm Candy: Friendship Bracelet Workshop Arm Candy: Friendship Bracelet Workshop
Friday 21st August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join craft designer Laura Strutt as she shows you step-by-step how to create stylish friendship bracelets. You will soon be fully prepared to knot, bend, twist, braid and tie your way into friendship bracelet heaven!

 Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants! Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants!
Friday 21st August 2015 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

One of the aliens from the hilarious picture book series Aliens Love Underpants has landed its spaceship in our Royal Festival Hall branch and is looking for some new pants-tastic pals!

Storytelling with Frann Preston-Gannon Storytelling with Frann Preston-Gannon
Friday 21st August 2015 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Meet award-winning author and illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon as she reads from her latest picture book Sloth Slept On. Learn all there is to know about sloths and create your very own rainforest scene!

 Mermaid Storytelling with Children's TV Presenter Cerrie Burnell Mermaid Storytelling with Children's TV Presenter Cerrie Burnell
Saturday 22nd August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Plunge into the inspirational world of Sylvia and Luka in an interactive storytelling session with CBeebies' presenter Cerrie Burnell, who will be reading from her latest picture book Mermaid and inviting fellow seafarers to decorate their very own mermaid tails.

Salvatore Rubbino: Illustration Workshop For Kids! Salvatore Rubbino: Illustration Workshop For Kids!
Saturday 22nd August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Foyles favourite Salvatore Rubbino as he opens children's eyes to the world of illustration. How does an illustrator turn a story into pictures and bring characters to life? Salvatore will be sharing these secrets and more, before leading the group in a workshop where they'll learn how to draw a famous London landmark.

LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build
Sunday 23rd August 2015 12 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of the new LEGO® Awesome Ideas book, we’ve teamed up with leading children’s publisher Dorling Kindersley to host some fun-filled creative LEGO® construction workshops. Budding builders will be able to get their hands on LEGO® Awesome Ideas before anyone else in the world, and expert LEGO builders will be sharing the innovative LEGO® building secrets behind the LEGO® models in the book.

Let's Go Outside: Nature Workshop Let's Go Outside: Nature Workshop
Monday 24th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Find out how to get the best from the British countryside this summer with the outdoorsy authors of Let's Go Outside, Steph Scott and Katie Akers. They'll show you how to make gorgeous creations using just a few essential items (like string and scissors) and a little help from nature (like leaves, acorns and sticks).

Lions with authors Alex T. Smith and Helen Stephens Lions with authors Alex T. Smith and Helen Stephens
Monday 24th August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Bestselling author-illustrators Alex T Smith and Helen Stephens combine to host an event all about lions! To celebrate their latest picture books, both will be introducing their own lions and even showing the audience how to draw their own. Complete with games and face painting, this event is sure to be roaring good fun!

  A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara A Little Life: Hanya Yanagihara
Wednesday 26th August 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Still buzzing from its release in the US earlier in the year, A Little Life is a profoundly moving work that will leave its mark on the reader and the industry for years to come. Take this opportunity to meet the author as she unpicks this contemporary literary triumph, discusses her career as a writer thus far, and what's next for her and for us.

Jane Foster: Creative Crafts with Kids Jane Foster: Creative Crafts with Kids
Thursday 27th August 2015 2pm - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Crafting with children will not only stimulate their creativity and self-expression but is also a way of the whole family bonding. Join designer Jane Foster for a crafting workshop where she will share fun paper and fabric projects to make with and for children.

Meet… Miffy! Meet… Miffy!
Friday 28th August 2015 10am - 11am Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate 60 years of Miffy with a very special guest appearance at our Westfield Stratford City branch. Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Dick Bruna’s beloved picture book character.

Poppy Pym Circus Party! Poppy Pym Circus Party!
Friday 28th August 2015 12 Noon - 1pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

A magical event that will bring the circus to the Southbank with face painting, stories and plenty more!

 Meet… Miffy! Meet… Miffy!
Friday 28th August 2015 1pm - 2pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event

Celebrate 60 years of Miffy with a very special guest appearance at our London Waterloo Station branch. Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Dick Bruna’s beloved picture book character.

Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling
Saturday 29th August 2015 10:30am - 11am Westfield White City Children's Event, Free Event

Cherished family classic Guess How Much I Love You will be brought to life this Summer. Join our special guest storyteller, Vanessa Wolf, for an enchanting interactive storytelling of Sam McBratney's darling tale, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling
Saturday 29th August 2015 11:30am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Cherished family classic Guess How Much I Love You will be brought to life this Summer. Join our special guest storyteller, Vanessa Wolf, for an enchanting interactive storytelling of Sam McBratney's darling tale, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling
Saturday 29th August 2015 2pm - 2:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Cherished family classic Guess How Much I Love You will be brought to life this Summer. Join our special guest storyteller, Vanessa Wolf, for an enchanting interactive storytelling of Sam McBratney's darling tale, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

 Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling Guess How Much I Love You Storytelling
Saturday 29th August 2015 3pm - 3:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Cherished family classic Guess How Much I Love You will be brought to life this Summer. Join our special guest storyteller, Vanessa Wolf, for an enchanting interactive storytelling of Sam McBratney's darling tale, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Andrew Miller: The Crossing Andrew Miller: The Crossing
Wednesday 2nd September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year, the IMPAC and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Andrew Miller comes to Foyles to discuss his new novel, The Crossing, followed by a signing session.

David Lagercrantz: The Girl in the Spider's Web David Lagercrantz: The Girl in the Spider's Web
Friday 4th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Without doubt one of the publishing events of the year, we're pleased to welcome the author to the stage as he discusses this new work with writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson. Revisit the Millennium universe and reunite with beloved characters as Lagercrantz unpacks his much-anticipated follow-up to Stieg Larsson's cherished trilogy.

London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids
Saturday 5th September 2015 11:30am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Introduce your kids to the fun craft of handmade books! Everyone will get to create their very own handmade books and a chance to embellish and personalise their creations with drawings, stamps and simple prints.

London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop
Saturday 5th September 2015 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and join the London Centre for Book Arts team to learn how to create simple handmade books from start to finish. Suitable for complete beginners, participants will be guided through folding and manipulating paper using specialist bookbinding tools and will have the chance to learn two different book structures–the pamphlet and the Japanese stab binding.

Aleksandar Hemon: The Making of Zombie Wars Aleksandar Hemon: The Making of Zombie Wars
Monday 7th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and meet an author who never fails to astound as he discusses his mastery of prose and what it's like to be compared with Vladimir Nabokov, in conversation with journalist Alex Clark.

Carol Morley: 7 Miles Out Carol Morley: 7 Miles Out
Wednesday 9th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer, this is a chance to meet one of our most exciting contemporary artists as she discusses her life, her work and the space where the two converge. The author will also be signing copies of her book after the conversation.

Graham Hancock presents Magicians of the Gods, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods Graham Hancock presents Magicians of the Gods, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods
Thursday 10th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

On the 20th anniversary of his bestselling book on Earth's prehistory, Graham Hancock presents new evidence that suggests that a a great global human civilisation was wiped out thousands of years before recorded history begins.

Patrick deWitt: Undermajordomo Minor Patrick deWitt: Undermajordomo Minor
Thursday 1st October 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Canadian writer Patrick deWitt has won an international army of fans with his highly original, witty, entertaining fiction that, above all, celebrates the joy of a great story well told. Patrick will be in conversation about his writing career and will be signing copies of his new novel afterwards.

Vintage New Writers Evening Vintage New Writers Evening
Monday 26th October 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join us for pizza and a drink as we settle down to listen to our evening's speakers discussing the development of their work and how they secured industry support—then get ready to ask your own questions!

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