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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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January 2015 - December 2015

Empirical at Foyles Empirical at Foyles
Friday 30th January 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to directly contribute to the making of MOBO-winning contemporary jazz group Empirical's new work -- so come along, and connect!

Empirical at Foyles Empirical at Foyles
Saturday 31st January 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to directly contribute to the making of MOBO-winning contemporary jazz group Empirical's new work - so come along, and connect!

My Dear Bessie: Simon Garfield in conversation with Bernard Barker; readings by Louise Brealey My Dear Bessie: Simon Garfield in conversation with Bernard Barker; readings by Louise Brealey
Tuesday 3rd February 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Crossing continents and years, the funny, affectionate and intensely personal letters sent betweeb Chris Barker and a former colleague, Bessie Moore, are a remarkable portrait of a love played out against the backdrop of the Second World War.

This Thing Called Literature This Thing Called Literature
Friday 6th February 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Join Professors Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle as they address these challenging questions at the launch of their new perceptive introduction to literary studies This Thing Called Literature.

Ray's Jazz - Howl Trio Ray's Jazz - Howl Trio
Friday 6th February 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Howl Trio is a collaborative piano threesome formed of London-based musicians Rupert Cox, Phelan Burgoyne and Matthew Read. Howl draw influence from a plethora of sources: the trios of Brad Mehldau and Esbjörn Svensson, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, and influences from a wide range of rock, pop and classical music.

Picador Classic Day: With Alan Hollinghurst, Carol Ann Duffy, John Lanchester, William Fiennes, Philip Hensher, John Banville and more Picador Classic Day: With Alan Hollinghurst, Carol Ann Duffy, John Lanchester, William Fiennes, Philip Hensher, John Banville and more
Saturday 7th February 2015 11am - 6:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the launch of the Picador Classic series, from one of the world's finest literary publishers, we're holding a full day of events exploring classic literature, featuring Carol Ann Duffy, Alan Hollinghurst, John Banville, Philip Hensher, Samuel Johnson Prize- and Costa Biography Award-shortlisted William Fiennes, author and journalist John Lanchester.

Foyles at London Waterloo Station: 1st Birthday Bash Foyles at London Waterloo Station: 1st Birthday Bash
Saturday 7th February 2015 2pm - 5pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Free Event

Can you believe it? Our sparkling gem of a shop on the bustling concourse of Waterloo has turned 1 already. To say thank you for all of the support (and commendable dedication to book-buying) we're running a birthday tombola open to all. Simply pop in between 2 and 5pm on Saturday 7 February to have a chance to win an array of prizes including books (kindly donated by Penguin Random House), Foyles Gift Cards and money off your shop.

Laydeez Do Comics Laydeez Do Comics
Monday 9th February 2015 6pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Since its launch by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman in 2009, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's foremost women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus on domestic and autobiographical narratives and the drama of the everyday, and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.

Pretend Friends - Teaching Children Mental Illness Pretend Friends - Teaching Children Mental Illness
Wednesday 11th February 2015 6pm - 8pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Discover the importance of teaching mental illness to children with author and active Rethink member Alice Hoyle. Hear extracts from her delightfully illustrated children's picture book Pretend friends - a child-friendly exploration of hallucinatory mental illness - and gain insight into how and why mental illness should be taught to children.

Cupcakes and Coffee Cupcakes and Coffee
Friday 13th February 2015 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Celebrate Valentines Day with the launch of erotic novel Cupcakes and Coffee, the stimulating debut from Rebecca Stone. Gain insight into how this comically heart-warming and yet sensual tale came to life whilst endulging in a repast of cupcakes and sparkling drinks.

Foyles Book Club: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer Foyles Book Club: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Tuesday 17th February 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.

Launching the Ship Launching the Ship
Thursday 19th February 2015 6pm - 7:30pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Celebrate the launch of 'mind blowing' debut novel The Ship with author Antonia Honeywell and guest Cheryl Morgan. Gain insight into a coming-of-age dystopian thriller that delves into the complexities of tyranny, community and love, through an in-depth interview and short reading from the book.

Sapiens: An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari  Sapiens: An Evening with Yuval Noah Harari
Thursday 19th February 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Yuval presents an audio-visual talk on his controversial but persuasive new take on the human narrative. Is it our ability to imagine that sets us apart? Is capitalism just another religion, and does it just set us against each other? Does the treatment of animals on modern farms constitute the greatest crime in history? What of us will survive the march of technology? And are we less happy than our 70,000-year-old ancestors? Join the debate and get a new perspective on life on Earth.

Meet The Gruffalo! Meet The Gruffalo!
Friday 20th February 2015 2pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a trip to the deep, dark woods and meet the Gruffalo!

Foyles for Film: Bigger Than Life Foyles for Film: Bigger Than Life
Sunday 22nd February 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Specialising in classic and international cinema, our flagship Film Department offers one of the best selections of movies on DVD in London. Now, in our brand new Auditorium, we're running a series of screenings curated by the team to exemplify what we love about the medium.

Verso Futures: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi - Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide Verso Futures: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi - Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide
Wednesday 25th February 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi comes to Foyles to launch his latest and most unsettling book to date: Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide, from the brand-new Verso Futures series.

Ray's Jazz: Jonny Dexter Ray's Jazz: Jonny Dexter
Friday 27th February 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Drawing inspiration from Stan Getz, Lester Young and Warne Marsh, saxophonist Jonny Dexter's sound marries formal training with venue and festival experience. His band, influenced by the West Coast School, plays with a heavy emphasis on melody and swing.

Robert Macfarlane: Landmarks Robert Macfarlane: Landmarks
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Celebrating the publication of his latest work, Landmarks, Macfarlane pays a visit to the Auditorium at Foyles to recount his investigation into how language shapes our sense of place, and to take us on a journey through the history and terrains of the literature of landscape

Reasons to Stay Alive: Matt Haig in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink Reasons to Stay Alive: Matt Haig in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink
Thursday 12th March 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Bestselling author Matt Haig has, since his 2005 debut The Last Family in England, brought us some of the quirkiest, darkest, and often funniest fictions in recent years. His other books include TV Book Club winner The Radleys and - most recently - The Humans, currently being made into a film. But Haig also suffered a breakdown in his early twenties, struck by panic and depression and pushed to the verge of suicide. Haig visits the Auditorium at Foyles to discuss this experience as described in his latest book, Reasons to Stay Alive.

Laydeez Do Comics Laydeez Do Comics
Monday 16th March 2015 6pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Since its launch by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman in 2009, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's foremost women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus on domestic and autobiographical narratives and the drama of the everyday, and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.

Foyles Book Club: Tenth of December by George Saunders Foyles Book Club: Tenth of December by George Saunders
Tuesday 17th March 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.

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