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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.

See the full programme for this summer's Storybox children's and YA festival

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June 2016 - May 2017

Macmillan Prize Exhibition Macmillan Prize Exhibition
Wednesday 15th June 2016 9:30am - Thursday 21st July 2016 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition

The Macmillan Prize exhibition, which is a free, was established by Macmillan Children’s Books to stimulate new work from young illustrators in art schools, and to help them take the first steps in their professional lives.

Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 26th June 2016 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.

CANCELLED - Matthew Todd and Friends: Breaking Out of the Straight Jacket CANCELLED - Matthew Todd and Friends: Breaking Out of the Straight Jacket
Monday 27th June 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

On the Monday after Pride, Attitude editor Matthew Todd is joined by transgender activist Paris Lees and Diva editor Jane Czyzselska will look at the issues raised in his new book Straight Jacket: How to Be Gay and Happy.

The Spoke in the Wheel: Live Poetry Evening The Spoke in the Wheel: Live Poetry Evening
Thursday 30th June 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Talented poetry quartet Paul Deaton, Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Bob Walton will be accompanied by musician Red Deer Sleeping who sings elemental nature inspired songs on ukulele and cuatro, based on early 20th Century, Victorian & Romantic, and Haiku poems.

Ray's Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev's Never Group Ray's Jazz: Zhenya Strigalev's Never Group
Friday 1st July 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Building a reputation on both sides of the North Atlantic for his adventurous and impassioned emphasis on improvisation, Zhenya Strigalev's Never Group! is an experience that matches quirky abandon with resolute musicianship and technicality.

The Last communard: Gavin Bowd in conversation with Ruth Scurr The Last communard: Gavin Bowd in conversation with Ruth Scurr
Tuesday 5th July 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a conversation with two of the country's leading historical writers as they discuss the impact and legacy of The Paris Commune and its leading figure, Adrian Lejeune.

Tea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr and Alison Bechdel in conversation with Susie Orbach Tea With Winnicott: Brett Kahr and Alison Bechdel in conversation with Susie Orbach
Monday 11th July 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

At this exclusive event, Professor Brett Kahr will discuss his new book Tea With Winnicott with graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and psychotherapist and social critic Susie Orbach.

Cookbook Confidential: How to Break into the Food Business (and How Social Media Can Help!) Cookbook Confidential: How to Break into the Food Business (and How Social Media Can Help!)
Wednesday 13th July 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Learn from the experts as Eleonora Galasso, Olia Hercules and Eric Lanlard, as they talk about how they got into the food business and share tips and advice if you’re eager to break in too. How do you get noticed in a crowded food field? How can social media help (or hurt)? Join them for an evening packed with their own personal stories and practical help.

David Mitchell, Ned Beauman & Jenn Ashworth: Talking time and mortality with Erica Wagner David Mitchell, Ned Beauman & Jenn Ashworth: Talking time and mortality with Erica Wagner
Friday 15th July 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

This month at Sceptre Salon, David Mitchell, Ned Beuman and Jenn Ashworth mull over time, death and mortality. Such a morbid discussion has never been so alluring.

Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam Ray's Jazz: NYJO London Jazz Jam
Sunday 17th July 2016 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.

Ma Jian Introduces Madeleine Thien: Do Not Say We Have Nothing Ma Jian Introduces Madeleine Thien: Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Monday 18th July 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

At this exclusive event, the acclaimed author of Beijing Coma and Red Dust Ma Jian introduces us to Madeleine Thien and powerful new novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Summer Women’s Fiction Wine and Cheese Evening Summer Women’s Fiction Wine and Cheese Evening
Wednesday 20th July 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Free Event

We invite you to celebrate brilliant female writing and enjoy good wine and delicious cheese with this fiction reception evening.

Roger Goula: Overview Effect in concert Roger Goula: Overview Effect in concert
Wednesday 20th July 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Chargeable Event

In the intimate setting of our auditorium, hear multi-instrumentalist and composer Roger Goula perform pieces from his upcoming album Overview Effect – the debut release from new label Cognitive Shift Recordings.

The Muse: Jessie Burton in conversation with Alex Clark The Muse: Jessie Burton in conversation with Alex Clark
Thursday 21st July 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a intimate evening of conversation with Jessie Burton, author of the bestselling The Miniaturist, as she introduces us to her new novel The Muse.

The Friday Lunchtime Recital with Will Newell and Robert Hunter The Friday Lunchtime Recital with Will Newell and Robert Hunter
Friday 22nd July 2016 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

very fourth Friday of the month, put the work week behind you and relax into the weekend with our Friday Lunctime Recitals. Curated by pianist Robert Hunter, enjoy a fine classical repertoire performed by internationally recognised and up-and-coming artists, all absolutely free in the peaceful haven of our Auditorium.

Ray's Jazz: SEED (Cassie Kinoshi Tentet) Ray's Jazz: SEED (Cassie Kinoshi Tentet)
Friday 22nd July 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

A ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi, SEED presents a stellar line-up of some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through both original music and arrangements.

The Storybox Podcast – Get involved! The Storybox Podcast – Get involved!
Saturday 23rd July 2016 9am - Sunday 14th August 2016 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

To celebrate this year’s Story Box festival in audio, podcast experts WordPlay are bringing their pop-up studio to Foyles, recording weekly shows hosted by you, the festival goers!

Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt
Saturday 23rd July 2016 11am - 1pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a Roald-Dahl inspired Phizz-Whizzing in-store treasure hunt as part of our Roald Dahl 100 celebrations.

Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt
Saturday 23rd July 2016 11am - 1pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a Roald-Dahl inspired Phizz-Whizzing in-store treasure hunt as part of our Roald Dahl 100 celebrations.

Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt
Saturday 23rd July 2016 11am - 1pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a Roald-Dahl inspired Phizz-Whizzing in-store treasure hunt as part of our Roald Dahl 100 celebrations.

Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt Phizz-Whizzing Treasure Hunt
Saturday 23rd July 2016 11am - 1pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for a Roald-Dahl inspired Phizz-Whizzing in-store treasure hunt as part of our Roald Dahl 100 celebrations. Search high and low for our Foyles’ golden tickets and take home some Roald Dahl goodies and enjoy this afternoon of fun for all the family.

Matilda The Musical Reading Matilda The Musical Reading
Saturday 23rd July 2016 12 Noon - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for this free live reading from Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ by a member of the cast of Matilda The Musical, currently playing at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End.

David Barrow Hide & Seek David Barrow Hide & Seek
Sunday 24th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Elephant wants to play Hide & Seek but you’ll have to try your best – he’s very good!

Discover the World Around You: The Wonder Garden Discover the World Around You: The Wonder Garden
Sunday 24th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and Wide Eyed Editions for an afternoon of exploration and imagination as you get creative with award-winning authors and illustrators.

The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom
Sunday 24th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join us to hear the story of The Rare Monkey with the Colourful Bottom.

Discover the World Around You: Atlas of Adventures Discover the World Around You: Atlas of Adventures
Sunday 24th July 2016 12:30 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and Wide Eyed Editions for an afternoon of exploration and imagination as you get creative with award-winning authors and illustrators.

Riddles, Rhymes and Story Time with Award-Winning Author Sean Taylor Riddles, Rhymes and Story Time with Award-Winning Author Sean Taylor
Sunday 24th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come and join in a light-hearted session of riddles, rhymes and storytelling with Bristol-based author and storyteller Sean Taylor. Sean is the award-winning author of over fifty hilarious children’s books.

Discover the World Around You: Ancient Egypt Discover the World Around You: Ancient Egypt
Sunday 24th July 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and Wide Eyed Editions for an afternoon of exploration and imagination as you get creative with award-winning authors and illustrators.

Lonely Planet Kids: Birmingham City Trails with Moira Butterfield Lonely Planet Kids: Birmingham City Trails with Moira Butterfield
Sunday 24th July 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Come on an adventure with Lonely Planet Kids and author of Lonely Planet Kids City Trails, Moira Butterfield.

Discover the World Around You: Curiositree - The Natural World Discover the World Around You: Curiositree - The Natural World
Sunday 24th July 2016 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and Wide Eyed Editions for an afternoon of exploration and imagination as you get creative with award-winning authors and illustrators.

Maisy 25th Birthday Afternoon Tea Maisy 25th Birthday Afternoon Tea
Monday 25th July 2016 12 Noon - 1pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Maisy the lovable mouse has delighted young children and parents alike for more than 25 years. Join Maisy for her birthday celebrations at this wonderful Afternoon Tea.

Meet the Gruffalo! Meet the Gruffalo!
Monday 25th July 2016 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

He’s the most huggable monster in fiction and he wants to meet you!

Beatrix Potter Birthday Cake and Card Design Beatrix Potter Birthday Cake and Card Design
Monday 25th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Make birthday cards and decorate cupcakes (and taste test them yourself) at this creative afternoon.

The World of The Crooked Sixpence The World of The Crooked Sixpence
Tuesday 26th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Jennifer Bell is going to give an exciting presentation on this magical story, discuss the delights of working in a bookshop and invite budding writers to create their own stories.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Tuesday 26th July 2016 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Print Making for Kids with Zeena Shah Print Making for Kids with Zeena Shah
Tuesday 26th July 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Textile designer Zeena Shah will teach you the art of mindful colouring and block printing.

Jonny Lambert Illustration Workshop Jonny Lambert Illustration Workshop
Tuesday 26th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Author, illustrator and paper engineer Jonny Lambert wants to show you how to create amazing animals.

Jenny McLachlan and Sarah Crossan Panel in Conversation with Anna James Jenny McLachlan and Sarah Crossan Panel in Conversation with Anna James
Tuesday 26th July 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Sarah Crossan and Jenny McLachlan for an evening chaired by journalist Anna James as they discuss first love, friendship, soulmates and sisterhood.

Violet Rose Design Your Own Party Violet Rose Design Your Own Party
Wednesday 27th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Design your own invitations, cakes and bunting for your very own party.

Secret Princesses Party Secret Princesses Party
Wednesday 27th July 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a spectacular Princess Party to celebrate the Secret Princesses series.

Beatrix Potter Birthday Cake and Card Design Beatrix Potter Birthday Cake and Card Design
Thursday 28th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

This year is Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday and we want you to help design your own Birthday Tea to help celebrate.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Dystopian World with Emma Pass Creative Writing Workshop: The Dystopian World with Emma Pass
Thursday 28th July 2016 3pm - 5pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Create your own Dystopian world and improve your writing skills with this Creative Writing workshop led by award winning YA author, Emma Pass.

Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer
Friday 29th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an interactive talk and illustration workshop with children's author Yuval Zommer.

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Friday 29th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Friday 29th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

The Magical World of Beatrix Potter The Magical World of Beatrix Potter
Friday 29th July 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter: the incredible woman, artist, storyteller, botanist, and business woman by jumping into her magical world with this entertaining afternoon of activities.

Ray's Jazz and Tomorrow’s Warriors Present: The Jazz Salon at Foyles Ray's Jazz and Tomorrow’s Warriors Present: The Jazz Salon at Foyles
Friday 29th July 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

A series of intimate performances and meditations on the cultural reverberations of jazz with our regular host, journalist and broadcaster Kevin LeGendre, Gary Crosby and the Jazz Salon House Band.

Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy truly magical storytelling with author of Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra, Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon.

Find The Spots! Find The Spots!
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Take part in this Scavenger Hunt inspired by Herve Tullet’s iconic children’s book, Press Here.

Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith
Saturday 30th July 2016 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith

Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith Parent and Child Biscuit Decorating with Adelle Smith
Saturday 30th July 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Tie your apron strings and prepare to get creative at this fun decorating workshop with award-winning baker, author and entrepreneur Adelle Smith and her team.

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Saturday 30th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets Roald Dahl Invention Room: Design your own Sweets
Saturday 30th July 2016 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take part in our Roald Dahl Invention Room and design your own srumdiddlyumptious sweets

Harry Potter Extravaganza: The Search for Harry Potter’s Biggest Fan Harry Potter Extravaganza: The Search for Harry Potter’s Biggest Fan
Saturday 30th July 2016 9pm - 12 Midnight 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join our epic search for Harry Potter’s biggest fan to celebrate the launch of the eighth instalment in the Harry Potter odyssey.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 10am - 10pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 10am - 6pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 11am - 5pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 11am - 5pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Harry Potter Celebration Harry Potter Celebration
Sunday 31st July 2016 12 Noon - 6pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the next instalment of Harry Potter is almost here, and we want to help you celebrate in style.

Find The Spots! Find The Spots!
Monday 1st August 2016 11am - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Take part in this Scavenger Hunt inspired by Herve Tullet’s iconic children’s book, Press Here.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Monday 1st August 2016 1pm - 2pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Violet Rose Design Your Own Party Violet Rose Design Your Own Party
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Design your own invitations, cakes and bunting for your very own party.

Where's Wally Party Where's Wally Party
Tuesday 2nd August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Come along to our Where’s Wally Party with cakes, games and more!

Meet the White Rabbit! Meet the White Rabbit!
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 12 Noon - 1pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

You are cordially invited to meet the famous White Rabbit – don’t be late!

Animal Show and Tell Animal Show and Tell
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 2pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Oasis Animal Encounters will be bringing our Birmingham store alive with some friendly animal friends.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Thursday 4th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable Hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this Hamster-iffic picnic!

How to Draw Like a Monster with Daisy Hirst How to Draw Like a Monster with Daisy Hirst
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Hear how Daisy invents characters and stories for picture books, and make your own characters in a monster finger puppet workshop.

The Bear Who Stared: Create Your Own Bear Mask The Bear Who Stared: Create Your Own Bear Mask
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Join author Duncan Beedie as he reads his debut picture book The Bear Who Stared, followed by a bear mask-making session.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Thursday 4th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Meet author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson for an afternoon of storytelling and print-making, and learn the importance of finding just the right place to read!

Discuss Witches and YA with debut author Irena Brignull Discuss Witches and YA with debut author Irena Brignull
Thursday 4th August 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Meet brilliant debut YA author, Irena Brignull and learn all about the creative process of writing teen fiction.

Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama
Friday 5th August 2016 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy scripting a radio play in a group, and then perform it live on the radio, even making your own sound effects!

Hugless Douglas Appearance with Free Lemonade Hugless Douglas Appearance with Free Lemonade
Friday 5th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

Hugless Douglas is in need of a hug and we want you to help. The huggable, loveable brown bear will be visiting our London Waterloo store to hand out free delicious lemonade to all of his fans.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Friday 5th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this hamster-iffic picnic!

Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama Script & Broadcast Your Own Live Radio Drama
Friday 5th August 2016 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy scripting a radio play in a group, and then perform it live on the radio, even making your own sound effects!

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Friday 5th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra
Saturday 6th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy truly magical storytelling with author of Monty the Maestro and his Marvellous Magical Orchestra, Gabrielle Amelia Ridgeon.

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

Letts Wild About Animals Experience Letts Wild About Animals Experience
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Enjoy quizzes and games and pet live animals with this Letts Animal Experience.

Viviane Schwarz Illustration Workshop Viviane Schwarz Illustration Workshop
Saturday 6th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Draw animals, crocodiles and creatures on a GIANT scale with talented writer, illustrator and performer, Viviane Schwarz.

Circus Crafts with Kate Hindley Circus Crafts with Kate Hindley
Sunday 7th August 2016 11am - 12 Noon Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Make circus finger-puppets with Birmingham-based children’s illustrator and designer, Kate Hindley.

Meet the Gruffalo! Meet the Gruffalo!
Sunday 7th August 2016 12 Noon - 1pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

He’s the most huggable monster in fiction and he wants to meet you!

LEGO® City: Build Your Own Adventure LEGO® City: Build Your Own Adventure
Sunday 7th August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Assemble at Foyles this summer for the chance to build, play and learn about the thrilling world of LEGO® City.

Steve Smallman Illustration Class Steve Smallman Illustration Class
Sunday 7th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join Steve Smallman's Illustration Class to learn how to draw dragons, Vikings and more!

How to Draw Professor Astrocat with Ben Newman How to Draw Professor Astrocat with Ben Newman
Monday 8th August 2016 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Take a step into the unknown with designer and illustrator Ben Newman.

Awesome Comics with Neill Cameron from The Phoenix Comic Awesome Comics with Neill Cameron from The Phoenix Comic
Monday 8th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Artist and illustrator Neill Cameron, from The Phoenix Comic will guide you through the art of designing comics at this hands-on workshop.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Tuesday 9th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer Explore the Wonderful World of Bugs with Yuval Zommer
Tuesday 9th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an interactive talk and illustration workshop with children's author Yuval Zommer.

My Brother is a Superhero My Brother is a Superhero
Wednesday 10th August 2016 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

David will be introducing his new book, talking all about the creative process of writing such hilarious fiction and keeping the audience giggling throughout.

Create a Story with Captain Pug Author, Laura James Create a Story with Captain Pug Author, Laura James
Wednesday 10th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come along and meet author Laura James and find out all about her brand new series, The Adventures of Pug.

Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner Roald Dahl’s Scribblers’ Corner
Wednesday 10th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Follow in Roald Dahl’s footsteps by visiting our Scribblers' Corner where you can practise writing your Roald-Dahl inspired stories.

This Book is Funny with Alex Milway, Robin Etherington, Gareth P Jones and Mark Lowery This Book is Funny with Alex Milway, Robin Etherington, Gareth P Jones and Mark Lowery
Thursday 11th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join a stellar line-up of authors for a LOL-filled session in partnership with This Book Is Funny!

YA Reception with Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema YA Reception with Martyn Bedford, Siobhan Curham and Nat Luurtsema
Thursday 11th August 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate established teen writing as well as being at the forefront of new fiction with our first YA Reception in Birmingham in partnership with Walker Books.

Faber Digital Storytelling Space Faber Digital Storytelling Space
Friday 12th August 2016 11am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Get cosy with your little ones and listen to some of Faber’s most popular children’s books read by the authors and illustrators who created them.

Humphrey the Hamster Picnic Humphrey the Hamster Picnic
Friday 12th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Humphrey the Hamster is the cheekiest, most lovable hamster and he wants to play, so join in with this hamster-iffic picnic!

Our Blue Planet with Ella Bailey Our Blue Planet with Ella Bailey
Friday 12th August 2016 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Engage little conservationists with an interactive workshop based around Ella Bailey's One Day on Our Blue Planet series.

Witch Wars with Sibéal Pounder Witch Wars with Sibéal Pounder
Friday 12th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Prepare to un-learn everything you thought you knew about witches as we invite you to Ritzy City – Sibéal Pounder’s magical world of witches!

It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph
Saturday 13th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Chargeable Event

It’s a dog’s life in the big city… come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world!

Comedy Rap Battle with Ben Smith and Sav Akyüz Comedy Rap Battle with Ben Smith and Sav Akyüz
Saturday 13th August 2016 4pm - 5pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

See this brand new, hilarious picture book brought to life by the creators, Ben Bailey Smith (actor, comedian and rapper Doc Brown) and illustrator Sav Akyüz as they keep young mischief-makers entertained with the cheeky trickster Bear.

Chris Russell: Songs About A Girl Chris Russell: Songs About A Girl
Saturday 13th August 2016 5pm - 6pm Grand Central Birmingham Literary Event, Music Event, Children's Event, Free Event

Meet Chris Russell, the musician and author and learn how to follow your own individual passion.

Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall Where's Wally Picnic, Games and Colouring Wall
Sunday 14th August 2016 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the hunt for Wally and take part in an indoor summer picnic.

Get Creative with Doodle Girl Get Creative with Doodle Girl
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Spend an hour with the creators of Doodle Girl for a reading, a 'giant doodle' which you can all join in with, colouring and drawing activities.

It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph It's a Dog's Life: Stories and Drawing with Rob Biddulph
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

It’s a dog’s life in the big city…come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world!

Lonely Planet Kids: Bristol City Trails with Moira Butterfield Lonely Planet Kids: Bristol City Trails with Moira Butterfield
Sunday 14th August 2016 3pm - 4pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Come on an adventure with Lonely Planet Kids and author of Lonely Planet Kids City Trails, Moira Butterfield.

Cookbook Confidential: An Evening with Diana Henry Cookbook Confidential: An Evening with Diana Henry
Wednesday 7th September 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Perhaps no other food writer today has captured the imagination and heart like Diana Henry. Since her first book Crazy Water Pickled Lemons was published, she’s built a loyal following who crave both her recipes and writing. To celebrate the publication of her tenth book, Simple, you’re invited to join her as she talks about what she loves (and loathes) about cooking and writing and the inspiration behind her new book – a superb collection of fuss-free recipes, all packed with flavour that will become friends for life.

What Belongs to You: Garth Greenwell in conversation What Belongs to You: Garth Greenwell in conversation
Monday 10th October 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Don't miss this intimate conversation with acclaimed novelist Garth Greenwell, whose debut What Belongs to You has been described as ‘the year’s publishing sensation’ (BBC Arts).

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