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April 2015 - March 2016

Inferno: Alexander McQueen Inferno: Alexander McQueen
Friday 20th March 2015 9am - Sunday 3rd May 2015 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

A collection of previously unseen, backstage photographs from Alexander McQueen's seminal show 'Dante', form the basis of this new exhibition curated by Olly Walker and Futurecity for the Gallery at Foyles.

Foyles Film Club: Classe Tous Risques Foyles Film Club: Classe Tous Risques
Sunday 19th April 2015 2:30pm - Monday 20th April 2015 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Come along for a screening of Claude Sautet's Classe Tous Risques, the 1960 French-Italian gangster movie starring Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo that sees mobster Abel Davos (based on real-life Gestapo henchman Abel Danos) pull one last job before fleeing to Paris to rejoin his wife and children. Somewhat overshadowed by the then-nascent Nouvelle Vague, Classe Tous Risques has since been reclaimed as an overlooked masterpiece.

Laydeez Do Comics Laydeez Do Comics
Monday 20th April 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. All are welcome: men and women; those with no knowledge of comics and those already immersed. Home-baked cakes are served too!

David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules
Tuesday 21st April 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Don't miss this opportunity to hear a contemporary great as he shares his diagnosis of the status quo, and shows us how best to proceed.

Sarah Hilary’s No Other Darkness Sarah Hilary’s No Other Darkness
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 6pm - 8pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Richard and Judy Book Club bestselling author Sarah Hilary has been described as “one of Britain's most exciting and accomplished new writers” and we at Foyles are thrilled to have her back in store to celebrate the launch of her chilling new novel, No Other Darkness.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 6pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of talent courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Readings
Thursday 23rd April 2015 6pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Readers can savour all six stories shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 at two special events at Foyles, Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April, both featuring exclusive readings by a stellar line-up of talent courtesy of short story performance specialists WordTheatre.

Afuriko Afuriko
Friday 24th April 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Infectious improvisational world grooves crafted together into full-fledged arrangements and compositions, mostly derived from the vast and spellbinding traditional repertoire of West Africa. The project was formed in Paris in 2010 and is co-led by percussionist Akiko Horii and pianist Jim Funnel.

Venus: Grace Vane Percy in conversation with Jeremy Musson, Suzan Antonowicz & David Fletcher Venus: Grace Vane Percy in conversation with Jeremy Musson, Suzan Antonowicz & David Fletcher
Wednesday 29th April 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

In conversation with Suzan Antonowicz, Head of International and Beauty at The Independent, David Fletcher, fine art and antiques valuer and regular on BBC show Flog It, and author and broadcaster Jeremy Musson, this is an insight into the work of a contemporary art practitioner and an exploration of the representation of women today.

Foyles Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman  Foyles Book Club: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Thursday 30th April 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.

Ray's Jazz: Taeko Kunishima Trio Ray's Jazz: Taeko Kunishima Trio
Friday 1st May 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Taking advantage of a flying visit to the UK to treat Foyles customers to another great performance, Taeko will be playing material from her latest album Late Autumn as well as showcasing a selection of new work. Accompanied by longtime collaborator Clive Bell and renowned tabla player Camilo Tirado, this is a great chance to see Taeko again for all those who attended her Ray's appearance last year, and all those who missed it.

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

Another installment of our fantastically successful National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) Jazz Jam, with a guest performer to be announced and the opportunity for young musicians to get up and play with the professionals.

Arthur C Clarke Award Ceremony Arthur C Clarke Award Ceremony
Wednesday 6th May 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the presentation of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the most prestigious prize for science fiction in the UK and recognised as one of the most respected literary awards in the world, the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize for SF fans.

Anne Enright: The Green Road Anne Enright: The Green Road
Thursday 7th May 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Her only London event for publication, this is a chance to discover what goes into Enright's exquisite writing and to hear the author's own story on how she came to be, amongst so many other things, one of today's premier Irish authors.

Alternative Histories and Steampunk Tales: Alison Morton in conversation with Liesel Schwarz Alternative Histories and Steampunk Tales: Alison Morton in conversation with Liesel Schwarz
Wednesday 13th May 2015 6pm - 7:45pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Discover the unique fantasy realms of Alison Morton, author of alternative history series 'Roma Nova', who will be discussing the endless possibilities writing fantasy novels with steampunk author Liesel Schwarz.

Undiscovered Voices: Getting into Children's Books with the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices: Getting into Children's Books with the SCBWI
Thursday 14th May 2015 6:30pm - 8:20pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

To celebrate their Undiscovered Voices initiative, The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (British Isles) present this unmissable evening of insight from industry experts as they discuss what makes a good book great, and how to get ahead in children's publishing.

Ray's Jazz: Yazz Ahmed Quartet (plus support) Ray's Jazz: Yazz Ahmed Quartet (plus support)
Friday 15th May 2015 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Hypnotic Middle Eastern riffs, infectious belly-dancing rhythms and haunting melodies fused with jazz and free improvisation infuse the original compositions of young UK trumpet and flugelhorn player Yazz Ahmed.

Foyles Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Foyles Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Tuesday 19th May 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.

David Nicholls: Us David Nicholls: Us
Wednesday 20th May 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and get inspired by a man of many talents, and a creative whose work straddles multiple forms, as he discusses the origin and impact of his new-in-paperback novel Us.

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