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Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

Whether the event is free or charged, we ask you to order your ticket(s) 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.

For a consolidated list of all upcoming Ray's Jazz music events click here.

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Find Upcoming Events:

July 2018 - June 2019

Inside North Korea Inside North Korea
Friday 13th July 2018 9:30am - Tuesday 21st August 2018 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

This collection of photographs taken in 2015 by the architecture and design critic Oliver Wainwright offer the opportunity to step into one of the most restricted and enigmatic places on the planet.

Kids Look at Languages Kids Look at Languages
Saturday 21st July 2018 11am - 12 Noon Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join us for a fun filled hour where we look at different languages, and hopefully learn a few new words! Our childrens bookseller Charlie, will be leading this event. We will be looking at French, Spanish, German, Italian as well as having books on Arabic, Russian, Polish, Chinese and Japanese. This is a wonderful oppotunity to indroduce children to the exciting possibilities that language learning can bring.

Elephants in the Custard with Samuel Langley-Swain Elephants in the Custard with Samuel Langley-Swain
Saturday 21st July 2018 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join Samuel Langley-Swain in store to hear him read his newest book Elephants In The Custard!

Toddler Story Hour Toddler Story Hour
Monday 23rd July 2018 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your littles ones to Toddler Hour as Bruce, our resident story teller, reads from picture books hot off the press and chosen by children on the day.

Hub Talks: Slay in Your Lane Hub Talks: Slay in Your Lane
Tuesday 24th July 2018 7pm - 8:30pm Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené in conversation with Jamelia for a very special and inspiring evening discussing their guide to life for a generation of British black women.

Summer Reading Challenge: Hello, Universe
Wednesday 25th July 2018 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge! This week it's Hello, Universe!

Announcing our Summer Reading Challenge! Announcing our Summer Reading Challenge!
Wednesday 25th July 2018 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join our brand new children's book club as we endeavour on our Summer Reading Challenge!

Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century
Thursday 26th July 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Reclaim ‘radicalism’ as author and educator Kehinde Andrews sits down with writer and blogger Minna Salami for Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century.

Paddington Story Hour Paddington Story Hour
Friday 27th July 2018 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join us for a fun filled hour of stories from Deepest Darkest Peru! Our resident story teller, Bruce, will be reading the adventures of Paddington.

Paddington Afternoon Tea with A Canteen Paddington Afternoon Tea with A Canteen
Friday 27th July 2018 3pm - 4pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the beloved Paddington Bear as we team up with A Canteen, to bring you a very special Paddington Bear themed afternoon tea! Featuring finger sandwiches, a mini scone and a selection of sweet treats with a generous helping of Paddington approved marmalade!

Summer Signing with Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk Summer Signing with Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk
Saturday 28th July 2018 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Free Event

Join us in store for a refreshing summer signing with best-selling romance authors Paige Toon and Lindsey Kelk!

TheDadLab Workshop TheDadLab Workshop
Saturday 28th July 2018 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Social media influencer and and founder of TheDadLab, Sergei Urban, teaches you tips and tricks to keep the kids stimulated this summer in a workshop for the whole family!

Children's Book Club Children's Book Club
Saturday 28th July 2018 2pm - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join our brand new Book Club, just for Children! We love to hear what books children have been reading, and which ones they recommend!

Doug the Pug Therapy Dog Reading Session Doug the Pug Therapy Dog Reading Session
Sunday 29th July 2018 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome lovely little Doug to our store this summer to help children with their reading.

Cupcake Decoration with A Canteen Cupcake Decoration with A Canteen
Sunday 29th July 2018 2pm - 3pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Get creative and make your very own hand decorated cupcake with A Canteen ! Choose from a selection of toppings to create a stunning masterpiece of cake! You'll also get to take away a copy of 'Bake Me a Story' a children's recipe book by Nadiya Hussain.

Early Riser: Jasper Fforde and Jasper Fforde in conversation Early Riser: Jasper Fforde and Jasper Fforde in conversation
Monday 30th July 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Prolific author of such comic creations as the The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde launches us into a Ffordian new world for his upcoming novel Early Riser.

Paddington Bear Origami Paddington Bear Origami
Wednesday 1st August 2018 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Look after your own paper Paddington at this origami class to celebrate 60 years of one very special bear!

mt Masking Tape Craft Day mt Masking Tape Craft Day
Thursday 2nd August 2018 11am - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Calling all mini Matisses! Join Collage Club for a day of cutting, sticking and fun with mt Washi Masking Tape.

Children's Poetry Day Children's Poetry Day
Saturday 4th August 2018 9am - 6pm Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Pop in and join in with our Poetry day! Throughout the day we will be reading our favourite children's poetry, as well as inviting children to write their own.

Myth Match Monster Mask Making Myth Match Monster Mask Making
Saturday 4th August 2018 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Have a roaring time creating creatures big and small with author/ illustrator duo Good Wives and Warriors at this mask crafting session!

Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music
Tuesday 7th August 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Music journalist and author of Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany David Stubbs is back chronicling the epic history of electronic music with Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder.

Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime
Wednesday 8th August 2018 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event, Chargeable Event

Bring your youngsters to our Toddler Storytime featuring classic works of children’s fiction as well as titles hot off the press to suit your little ones!

Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder Workshop Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder Workshop
Thursday 9th August 2018 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Teacher, writer and filmmaker Alom Shaha is back for another interactive workshop spreading the magic of everyday science!

Summer Thrills with Sue Wallman and Tracey Mathias Summer Thrills with Sue Wallman and Tracey Mathias
Saturday 11th August 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us as we welcome two of the best YA thriller writers in the UK to the store!

The Big Book of the Blue Underwater Illustration The Big Book of the Blue Underwater Illustration
Tuesday 14th August 2018 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Explore the depths of the ocean with author of The Big Book of Blue Yuval Zommer!

Make Your Own Monster Bookmark! Make Your Own Monster Bookmark!
Wednesday 15th August 2018 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Do you keep losing your place in your favourite books? Create a monster bookmark to guard your page and make your reading s-book-y!

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation My Year of Rest and Relaxation: Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation
Wednesday 15th August 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Booker shortlisted author of the criticaly acclaimed Eileen Otessa Mosfegh joins us for an evening of conversation for here new novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation.

Hoakes Island Mystery Adventure Hoakes Island Mystery Adventure
Thursday 16th August 2018 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Hoakes Island Amusement Park is in grave danger! Help Rita, Molly and Tina to save it at this immersive puzzle mystery event.

Candy Reading Tuck Shop with Lavie Tidhar Candy Reading Tuck Shop with Lavie Tidhar
Saturday 18th August 2018 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

We're delighted to welcome Lavie Tidhar to the store to share his middle grade debut with some of our candy-loving detectives!

Toddler Storytime Toddler Storytime
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your youngsters to our Toddler Storytime featuring classic works of children’s fiction as well as titles hot off the press to suit your little ones!

Brush Lettering Diary Decoration Brush Lettering Diary Decoration
Friday 24th August 2018 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join Rebecca Cahill Roots author of Modern Lettering and learn how to create beautiful and funky decorative lettering designs with Tombow ABT Brush Pens.

An Evening With Acclaimed Author Patrick Gale An Evening With Acclaimed Author Patrick Gale
Wednesday 29th August 2018 7pm - 8:30pm Bristol Central Library Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In support of the LGBT charity FLAGG, Patrick Gale will be discussing his new book, Take Nothing With You, with novelist Tiffany Murray.

Ctrl Alt Delete: Live podcast recording with Jodi Picoult Ctrl Alt Delete: Live podcast recording with Jodi Picoult
Saturday 27th October 2018 12:30 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for a one-off live recording with Jodi Picoult, the award-winning, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, as she discusses her new novel A Spark of Light for Emma Gannon’s hit podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete.

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