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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.

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April 2017 - March 2018

Parallel Discourse : Aimée García Exhibition Parallel Discourse : Aimée García Exhibition
Friday 17th March 2017 9:30am - Sunday 30th April 2017 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

In association with Berlin-based gallery House of Egorn, The Gallery at Foyles presents a body of work by the celebrated Cuban artist Aimée García. While primarily a painter, photographer and video artist, Aimée often incorporates embroidery, newsprint and aluminium cooking pots in her work. This is Aimée García’s first exhibition in the UK. She will represent Cuba this year at the 57th Venice Biennale: Viva Arte Viva.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings 2017 The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings 2017
Wednesday 26th April 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event

To celebrate the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world's richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story, Foyles Charing Cross Road is once again hosting a very special reading of the stories and Q&A with the shortlisted writers on Wednesday 26th April

Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group Foyles Chelmsford Young Adult Reading Group
Thursday 27th April 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

Whether you’re a young adult yourself, or just love YA fiction, this is the perfect opportunity to get your teeth stuck into literary debate and meet likeminded people.

Live Jazz in Foyles Bristol Live Jazz in Foyles Bristol
Thursday 27th April 2017 6pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Music Event, Free Event

Due to popular demand, we are now hosting monthly live jazz sessions on the last Thursday of every month.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 28th April 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Ray's Jazz: SEED Ray's Jazz: SEED
Friday 28th April 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Chargeable Event

Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.

Star Wars Make and Do Star Wars Make and Do
Saturday 29th April 2017 10am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Foyles x ELCAF: Drawing with Shapes with Owen Davey Foyles x ELCAF: Drawing with Shapes with Owen Davey
Saturday 29th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join a stage by stage drawing workshop, using shapes as a tool with award winning illustrator Owen Davey.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 29th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Star Wars Quiz Star Wars Quiz
Saturday 29th April 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Birmingham Blogger Brekkie Birmingham Blogger Brekkie
Sunday 30th April 2017 10am - 11am Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

Join our local blogger community by coming along to one of our monthly meetings and get together with like-minded people.

Knit and Natter Club Knit and Natter Club
Sunday 30th April 2017 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event

Love to knit? Love to natter? We’ve got the answer!

Foyles Chelmsford Toddler Hour Foyles Chelmsford Toddler Hour
Monday 1st May 2017 10am - 11am Bond Street Chelmsford Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Toddler Hour at Foyles Chelmsford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Gemma Cairney, Daisy Buchanan and Hannah Witton panel event Gemma Cairney, Daisy Buchanan and Hannah Witton panel event
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing, Chargeable Event

Love, money, mental health, Instagram, sex, hangovers, bodily functions! For everything you need to know to get you through your tweens, teens and twenties join us for this revealing panel event with Gemma Cairney, Daisy Buchanan and Hannah Witton.

Nicholas Hytner in conversation with Alan Bennett Nicholas Hytner in conversation with Alan Bennett
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT, SORRY. Nicholas Hytner uncovers the inside story of twelve years at the helm of the National Theatre in a revealing discussion with one of Britain’s most treasured icons, Alan Bennett.

Granta Best of Young American Novelists Granta Best of Young American Novelists
Thursday 4th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join Granta magazine for a special evening dedicated to the new Granta Best of Young American Novelists 3.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 5th May 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 6th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Release: An Evening with Patrick Ness Release: An Evening with Patrick Ness
Wednesday 10th May 2017 7pm - 8pm The Glee Club Literary Event

Join the award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness as he introduces his hotly anticipated new Young Adult novel, Release.

Local Author Reception: C.L.Taylor and Sarah Hilary Local Author Reception: C.L.Taylor and Sarah Hilary
Thursday 11th May 2017 6:30pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

As part of our quest to showcase great writers we host a series of Local Author Receptions at Foyles Bristol. We are delighted to welcome writers, C.L. Taylor and Sarah Hilary.

Hanif Kureishi in conversation Hanif Kureishi in conversation
Thursday 11th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for a compelling discussion of Hanif Kureishi’s career to date and an intimate first look at his powerful new work.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 12th May 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

KOKOROKO KOKOROKO
Friday 12th May 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Inspired by the likes of Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that come out of West Africa, KOKOROKO are a young, Afrobeat collective hailing from South London.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 13th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Nicola Adams in conversation Nicola Adams in conversation
Monday 15th May 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for this exclusive event to launch Nicola’s biography, Believe, where she’ll be discussing her life, her career and her many achievements.

Foyles x ELCAF Presents: Local Artists Reception with Simon Moreton, Donya Todd and Ed Cheverton Foyles x ELCAF Presents: Local Artists Reception with Simon Moreton, Donya Todd and Ed Cheverton
Tuesday 16th May 2017 6:30pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Come along to an informal evening at Foyles’ Bristol store with comic artists Simon Moreton (Smoo Comics), Donya Todd (Comic Book Slumber Party) and Ed Cheverton (Jazz Dad Books), as they discuss their work, inspirations, and the world of small press.

New Writing: Brian Van Reet and Hannah Kohler New Writing: Brian Van Reet and Hannah Kohler
Tuesday 16th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Grab a beer and a slice of pizza and join two new voices in literary fiction for our New Writers event. Brian Van Reet and Hannah Kohler will be discussing their experiences writing a novel and the process of getting published for the first time.

The Klaus Flugge Prize: putting illustrators in the picture The Klaus Flugge Prize: putting illustrators in the picture
Wednesday 17th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

The shortlist for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize will be announced live on Wednesday 17 May at this very special Foyles event celebrating the art of the picture book.

Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things
Thursday 18th May 2017 6pm - 7pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the publication of Arundhati Roy’s Man Book Prize-winning and iconic debut, The God of Small Things. To celebrate this milestone, we're hosting a series of book groups without* Arundhati Roy.

Reading Arundhati Roy: A discussion of The God of Small Things Reading Arundhati Roy: A discussion of The God of Small Things
Thursday 18th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

To celebrate this milestone, we’re dedicating the month of May to reading Arundhati Roy. Join us at your local Foyles Bookshop where Foyles staff and customers alike will be coming together to discuss Roy’s enduring classic, The God of Small Things, 20 years on.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 19th May 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 20th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Carib-Asian Cookery with TV chefs Patrick Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart Carib-Asian Cookery with TV chefs Patrick Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart
Saturday 20th May 2017 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

TV chefs Patrick Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart cook up a tropical storm as they kick off their book tour in our Foyles Bristol shop with a lunch time treat.

NYJO London Jazz Jam NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 21st May 2017 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.

Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussing of The God of Small Things Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussing of The God of Small Things
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 6pm - 7pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the publication of Arundhati Roy’s Man Book Prize-winning and iconic debut, The God of Small Things. To celebrate this milestone, we’re dedicating the month of May to reading Arundhati Roy.

Madeleine Thien in conversation Madeleine Thien in conversation
Wednesday 24th May 2017 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us for a revealing discussion with Madeleine Thien, author of The Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things Reading Arundhati Roy: A Discussion of The God of Small Things
Thursday 25th May 2017 6pm - 7pm Bond Street Chelmsford Literary Event, Free Event

2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the publication of Arundhati Roy’s Man Book Prize-winning and iconic debut, The God of Small Things. To celebrate this milestone, we’re dedicating the month of May to reading Arundhati Roy.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Great Thinkers with Alain de Botton Foyles//School of Life Minis: Great Thinkers with Alain de Botton
Thursday 25th May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for our first mini session where owner and founder of The School of Life, Alain de Botton, will be discussing Great Thinkers, the book that provides the framework for the school’s intellectual project.

Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour Foyles Westfield Stratford Story Hour
Friday 26th May 2017 4pm - 5pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Westfield Stratford. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

Nikki Yeoh 'Solo Gemini' Nikki Yeoh 'Solo Gemini'
Friday 26th May 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Foyles are honoured to host Nikki as she performs selections from her 2016 debut solo album 'Gemini' amongst other material.

Foyles Birmingham Story Hour Foyles Birmingham Story Hour
Saturday 27th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Birmingham. We will be reading from children’s classics as well as brand new hot off the press titles, to suit every child’s taste.

The Lumberjack's Beard with Duncan Beedie The Lumberjack's Beard with Duncan Beedie
Saturday 27th May 2017 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Make your own lumberjack's beard (as well as the animals to live inside it!) with author and illustrator Duncan Beedie as he introduces his latest book, The Lumberjack’s Beard.

Birmingham Blogger Brekkie Birmingham Blogger Brekkie
Sunday 28th May 2017 10am - 11am Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

Join our local blogger community by coming along to one of our monthly meetings and get together with like-minded people.

Knit and Natter Club Knit and Natter Club
Sunday 28th May 2017 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Free Event

Love to knit? Love to natter? We’ve got the answer!

John Barrowman Lunchtime Signing John Barrowman Lunchtime Signing
Tuesday 30th May 2017 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

John Barrowman, famous for his roles in Doctor Who and Torchwood, will be signing copies of Nephilim, a gripping new YA fantasy novel.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Varaidzo of gal-dem Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge in conversation with Varaidzo of gal-dem
Wednesday 31st May 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In this exclusive pre-publication event, Reni Eddo-Lodge will be discussing the many varying subjects covered in her book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, and examining what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

Rhyannon Styles in conversation with Laura Jane Williams Rhyannon Styles in conversation with Laura Jane Williams
Thursday 1st June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Ryannon Styles and Laura Jane Williams join us for this revealing event where they'll be discussing the importance of being true to yourself and what it means to document your life for the public eye.

Foyles x ELCAF: The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous Foyles x ELCAF: The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous
Saturday 3rd June 2017 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Invent your own elephant guests and create your own rooms at The Elephant Hotel with Nous Vous!

New Writing: Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney New Writing: Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney
Monday 5th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Grab a beer and a slice of pizza and join two new voices in literary fiction for this month’s New Writing event. Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney will be discussing their experiences writing a novel and the process of getting published for the first time.

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Panel Event Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Panel Event
Tuesday 6th June 2017 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come help us celebrate on the eve of the big announcement with this special panel event, where key figures in the Baileys Prize will be discussing this year’s shortlist and the books by women that have real meaning to them.

THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Arundhati Roy THSH and Foyles Present: An Evening with Arundhati Roy
Tuesday 6th June 2017 7:30pm - 9pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Birmingham THSH and Foyles are proud to present An Evening with Arundhati Roy. Two decades after her debut, Arundhati Roy returns this year with her long-awaited second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

Foyles Book Club: All That's Left to Tell Foyles Book Club: All That's Left to Tell
Wednesday 7th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road 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 books.

Foyles x ELCAF: Springboard 2017 Foyles x ELCAF: Springboard 2017
Saturday 10th June 2017 3pm - 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Now in its second year, the Springboard meetings provide the chance for young creatives to meet industry experts, show their work, ask questions and gain insight into the professional creative industries.

Radical Technologies Radical Technologies
Wednesday 14th June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Autonomous drones, driverless cars, 3d printing, bitcoin, smartphones: join Adam Greenfield to discuss how these radical technologies shape our perceptions, condition the choices available to us, influence how we move through our cities, and remake our experience of space and time.

Lisa McInerney, Claire Fuller and Ros Barber Celebrate 10 Years of The Desmond Elliot Prize Lisa McInerney, Claire Fuller and Ros Barber Celebrate 10 Years of The Desmond Elliot Prize
Thursday 22nd June 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Now in its 10th year, Foyles is delighted to be partnering with the Desmond Elliot Prize to commemorate the impact the prize has had on the publishing industry over the past decade. To celebrate we’re bringing together a panel of past winners to discuss the personal impact the prize has had on them and their careers.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Relationships Foyles//School of Life Minis: Relationships
Wednesday 5th July 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This installment of our Foyles//The School of Life mini series equips you with a crucial set of insights to help you make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love.

Greg James and Chris Smith: 'Kid Normal' Greg James and Chris Smith: 'Kid Normal'
Sunday 16th July 2017 10:30am - 12 Noon Symphony Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to welcome Radio 1 stars Greg James and Chris Smith, as they present their debut children's book, Kid Normal.

ROBERT WEBB ROBERT WEBB
Wednesday 6th September 2017 7:30pm - 9pm The Glee Club Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Following nine series of Peep Show, and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm
Wednesday 13th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class invites you to look more carefully and slowly at your own agitated experiences with the aim of clarifying your underlying concerns. It teaches you a toolkit of how to approach your panicked moments of distress and to triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.

Hollie McNish: Plum Hollie McNish: Plum
Sunday 15th October 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm Town Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

THSH and Foyles are proud to be joined by Hollie McNish at Town Hall to perform poems, read from and chat honestly and openly from her new collection, Plum, as well as performing some favourites from previous books.

Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love Foyles//School of Life Minis: Finding a Job You Love
Wednesday 8th November 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This mini-class provides a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to understand our career potential and then how to align it with the opportunities of the professional world.

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