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Whether free or charged we ask you to order these tickets 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.

This year we're hosting our first annual Summer of Fun - an immersive children's book festival where cherished children's stories will be brought to life. See the full programme of Summer of Fun events taking place across all our branches.

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July 2015 - June 2016

An EFG Gramophone Conversation with Stephen Hough An EFG Gramophone Conversation with Stephen Hough
Tuesday 7th July 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

Join us for another fantastic EFG Gramophone conversation as we welcome pianist and composer Stephen Hough to Foyles for an evening of music and discussion.

Michael MacMahon - Back to the Black: How to Become Debt-free and Stay There Michael MacMahon - Back to the Black: How to Become Debt-free and Stay There
Thursday 9th July 2015 6pm - 7:45pm Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Join local author Michael MacMahon for the launch of his new book Back to the Black: How to Become Debt-Free and Stay There.

Foyles Film Club: To Kill a Mockingbird Foyles Film Club: To Kill a Mockingbird
Monday 13th July 2015 9pm - 11pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

FULLY BOOKED As part of our evening celebrating the publication of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, we're screening the classic 1962 film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Midnight Watchman: An Evening Celebration and First Chance to Buy Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman Midnight Watchman: An Evening Celebration and First Chance to Buy Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman
Monday 13th July 2015 11pm - Tuesday 14th July 2015 1am 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

To celebrate the publication of this much anticipated follow-up to Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, we're opening our doors to a limited number of readers for an evening of Deep South music, liquor and revelry, culminating in the first chance to buy Go Set a Watchman as the bells strike midnight.

The Last Act of Love: Cathy Rentzenbrink in conversation with Matt Haig The Last Act of Love: Cathy Rentzenbrink in conversation with Matt Haig
Wednesday 15th July 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Returning to Foyles to present her heartbreaking, tender, at times funny, and ultimately uplifting memoir, Cathy Rentzenbrink joins friend and author Matt Haig for this conversation event.

Joe Abercrombie: Half a War Joe Abercrombie: Half a War
Thursday 16th July 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Witty yet dark and ambiguous, Abercrombie's work blazes a trail through the genre that has come to redefine modern fantasy. Join us for this fascinating insight into the author and his worlds, and to celebrate the close of the Shattered Sea trilogy.

Nordic Noir: Hakan Nesser & Arnaldur Indridason Nordic Noir: Hakan Nesser & Arnaldur Indridason
Monday 20th July 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Exclusively on stage together for this event, this is a rare opportunity to hear two masters of contemporary crime fiction discuss their craft.

Meet Tuna, the Underdog with the Overbite - Exclusive London Book signing and meet-and-greet Meet Tuna, the Underdog with the Overbite - Exclusive London Book signing and meet-and-greet
Tuesday 21st July 2015 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Tuna will be popping into Foyles with his owner Courtney Dasher to mark the publication of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite, a glorious celebration of an undeniably adorable little pooch. Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the dog of the hour and get their copy of the book ‘pawdographed’. For dog-lovers, events don’t get much more unmissable than this. And for everyone else: how often do you get a chance to pet a world-famous celebrity?

The White Review No 13: With Paul Murray, Jon Day, Owen Booth and more The White Review No 13: With Paul Murray, Jon Day, Owen Booth and more
Thursday 23rd July 2015 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

The White Review, the arts and literature quarterly, launches issue no. 13 featuring new fiction, essays, reportage, poetry, artwork and interviews. To mark publication, tonight features readings by Paul Murray, Jon Day, Owen Booth and others.

Find Wally! Find Wally!
Saturday 25th July 2015 11am - 12 Noon Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Wally and his trusty dog Woof have hidden themselves in ten different places around our store and we're seeking some intrepid explorers to scour our bookshelves and seek out this happy hider and his hound. Every child who helps us find the bespectacled hero will receive a FREE Where's Wally poster as well as some exclusive Wally stickers.

Find Wally! Find Wally!
Saturday 25th July 2015 11am - 12 Noon Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Wally and his trusty dog Woof have hidden themselves in ten different places around our store and we're seeking some intrepid explorers to scour our bookshelves and seek out this happy hider and his hound. Every child who helps us find the bespectacled hero will receive a FREE Where's Wally poster as well as some exclusive Wally stickers.

Find Wally! Find Wally!
Saturday 25th July 2015 11am - 12 Noon Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Wally and his trusty dog Woof have hidden themselves in ten different places around our store and we're seeking some intrepid explorers to scour our bookshelves and seek out this happy hider and his hound. Every child who helps us find the bespectacled hero will receive a FREE Where's Wally poster as well as some exclusive Wally stickers.

Where's Wally? opens Foyles Summer of Fun! Where's Wally? opens Foyles Summer of Fun!
Saturday 25th July 2015 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Join us as we assemble a really large group of Where's Wally? characters to open Foyles Summer of Fun! Come and get your free adult's or children's costume (while stocks last), and be ready to assemble at 2.30pm to say 'cheese'!

 LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure
Sunday 26th July 2015 12 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of DK’s new LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure book, we’ve teamed up with leading children’s publisher Dorling Kindersley to host some fun-filled creative LEGO® NINJAGO™ construction workshops. Sensais will be able to get their hands on LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure before anyone else in the world, and expert LEGO builder Barney Main will be sharing the innovative LEGO® building secrets behind the LEGO® models in the book.

LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure
Sunday 26th July 2015 3pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of DK’s new LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure book, we’ve teamed up with leading children’s publisher Dorling Kindersley to host some fun-filled creative LEGO® NINJAGO™ construction workshops. Sensais will be able to get their hands on LEGO® NINJAGO™ Build Your Own Adventure before anyone else in the world, and expert LEGO builder Barney Main will be sharing the innovative LEGO® building secrets behind the LEGO® models in the book.

Foyles Book Club: How to be Both Foyles Book Club: How to be Both
Tuesday 28th July 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. This month's book is How to be Both by Ali Smith.

Make Your Own Shaun the Sheep with an Aardman Model Maker! Make Your Own Shaun the Sheep with an Aardman Model Maker!
Wednesday 29th July 2015 12 Noon - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Flock to Foyles this summer holiday for the ewe-nique chance to create your very own Shaun the Sheep model!

Make Your Own Shaun the Sheep with an Aardman Model Maker! Make Your Own Shaun the Sheep with an Aardman Model Maker!
Wednesday 29th July 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event, Children's Event

Flock to Foyles this summer holiday for the ewe-nique chance to create your very own Shaun the Sheep model!

Meet… Maisy! Meet… Maisy!
Thursday 30th July 2015 11am - 12 Noon Bristol Children's Event, Free Event

Children of all ages are invited to meet beloved picture book character Maisy as she makes a very special guest appearance at Foyles at Cabot Circus, Bristol.

Meet... Hugless Douglas! Meet... Hugless Douglas!
Friday 31st July 2015 11am - 12 Noon Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

Hugless Douglas is in need of a bear hug and will be visiting our London Waterloo Station shop to find some super-duper cuddling professionals! Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with David Melling's beloved picture book character.

Meet... Hugless Douglas! Meet... Hugless Douglas!
Friday 31st July 2015 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

Hugless Douglas is in need of a bear hug and will be visiting our Royal Festival Hall shop to find some super-duper cuddling professionals! Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with David Melling's beloved picture book character.

Meet... Hugless Douglas! Meet... Hugless Douglas!
Friday 31st July 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Hugless Douglas is in need of a bear hug and will be visiting our Westfield Stratford City shop to find some super-duper cuddling professionals! Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with David Melling's beloved picture book character.

Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies
Saturday 1st August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Drawing on her books Talk, Talk, Squawk! and Deadly! as well as her many other fiction and non-fiction books for children, Nicola offers an eye-opening introduction to the science of animals, and tells stories of her own thrilling encounters with creatures great and small.

The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop
Thursday 6th August 2015 2pm - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Maggie Li, author of The Amazing Human Body Detectives, as she takes us on a mad and magical tour of the human body. Guess where the 3D body parts go on our giant floor map, and learn some of the weird and wonderful ways the human body works as Maggie talks you through the eyes, skin, nose, mouth, brain and more.

The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop The Amazing Human Body Detectives Science Workshop
Friday 7th August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Maggie Li, author of The Amazing Human Body Detectives, as she takes us on a mad and magical tour of the human body. Guess where the 3D body parts go on our giant floor map, and learn some of the weird and wonderful ways the human body works as Maggie talks you through the eyes, skin, nose, mouth, brain and more.

London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids
Saturday 8th August 2015 11:30am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Introduce your kids to the fun craft of handmade books! Everyone will get to create their very own handmade books and a chance to embellish and personalise their creations with drawings, stamps and simple prints.

London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop
Saturday 8th August 2015 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and join the London Centre for Book Arts team to learn how to create simple handmade books from start to finish. Suitable for complete beginners, participants will be guided through folding and manipulating paper using specialist bookbinding tools and will have the chance to learn two different book structures–the pamphlet and the Japanese stab binding.

Meet... The White Rabbit! Meet... The White Rabbit!
Friday 14th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

All residents of Wonderland are invited to meet the famous White Rabbit. So come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll take home a very special Alice's Adventures in Wonderland activity pack!

Meet... The White Rabbit! Meet... The White Rabbit!
Friday 14th August 2015 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

All residents of Wonderland are invited to meet the famous White Rabbit. So come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll take home a very special Alice's Adventures in Wonderland activity pack!

Celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Friday 14th August 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

The time has come, the walrus said, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. All residents of Wonderland are welcome, so come along dressed as a Gryphon, March Hare or your favourite children's book character - not only will you make the Cheshire Cat smile but you'll also be entered into a prize draw to win some exciting Alice's Adventures in Wonderland books!

 The Mad Hatter's Tea Party The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sunday 16th August 2015 12 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

The Mad Hatter will take you on a delicious journey down the rabbit hole to find out why a raven really is like a writing desk, where you'll be treated to bonkers tea and (nutty as a fruit) cake. Plus you'll also have the chance to create your very own watch, one so dandy you'll make the White Rabbit hopping mad with jealousy.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Sunday 16th August 2015 3pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

The Mad Hatter will take you on a delicious journey down the rabbit hole to find out why a raven really is like a writing desk, where you'll be treated to bonkers tea and (nutty as a fruit) cake. Plus you'll also have the chance to create your very own watch, one so dandy you'll make the White Rabbit hopping mad with jealousy.

Foyles Book Club: Thirteen Steps Down Foyles Book Club: Thirteen Steps Down
Tuesday 18th August 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. This month's book is Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell.

Thunderbirds Training Day! Thunderbirds Training Day!
Wednesday 19th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn about what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue in an awesome Thunderbirds training session. Heroes can play games, complete missions and earn International Rescue badges! Plus, you'll also hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers and their courageous battles.

Thunderbirds Training Day! Thunderbirds Training Day!
Wednesday 19th August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Learn about what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue in an awesome Thunderbirds training session. Heroes can play games, complete missions and earn International Rescue badges! Plus, you'll also hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers and their courageous battles.

Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies Animal Science with Zoologist Nicola Davies
Thursday 20th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Drawing on her books Talk, Talk, Squawk! and Deadly! as well as her many other fiction and non-fiction books for children, Nicola offers an eye-opening introduction to the science of animals, and tells stories of her own thrilling encounters with creatures great and small.

Illustration Workshop with Petr Horáček Illustration Workshop with Petr Horáček
Thursday 20th August 2015 2pm - 3pm Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

In this lively picture book workshop, award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek will tell tales of Little Mouse as he shows children how he draws his most beloved characters. Petr will also lead the group in a collage workshop where children will have the chance to make and take home their very own concertina picture book featuring Little Mouse.

Arm Candy: Friendship Bracelet Workshop Arm Candy: Friendship Bracelet Workshop
Friday 21st August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join craft designer Laura Strutt as she shows you step-by-step how to create stylish friendship bracelets. You will soon be fully prepared to knot, bend, twist, braid and tie your way into friendship bracelet heaven!

 Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants! Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants!
Friday 21st August 2015 11am - 12 Noon Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event, Free Event

One of the aliens from the hilarious picture book series Aliens Love Underpants has landed its spaceship in our London Waterloo Station branch and is looking for some new pants-tastic pals!

 Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants! Meet... An Alien Who Loves Underpants!
Friday 21st August 2015 1pm - 2pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

One of the aliens from the hilarious picture book series Aliens Love Underpants has landed its spaceship in our Royal Festival Hall branch and is looking for some new pants-tastic pals!

Storytelling with Frann Preston-Gannon Storytelling with Frann Preston-Gannon
Friday 21st August 2015 2pm - 3pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Meet award-winning author and illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon as she reads from her latest picture book Sloth Slept On. Learn all there is to know about sloths and create your very own rainforest scene!

Mermaid Storytelling with CBeebies' Presenter Cerrie Burnell Mermaid Storytelling with CBeebies' Presenter Cerrie Burnell
Saturday 22nd August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Plunge into the inspirational world of Sylvia and Luka in an interactive storytelling session with CBeebies' presenter Cerrie Burnell, who will be reading from her latest picture book Mermaid and inviting fellow seafarers to decorate their very own mermaid tails.

Salvatore Rubbino: Illustration Workshop For Kids! Salvatore Rubbino: Illustration Workshop For Kids!
Saturday 22nd August 2015 2pm - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join Foyles favourite Salvatore Rubbino as he opens children's eyes to the world of illustration. How does an illustrator turn a story into pictures and bring characters to life? Salvatore will be sharing these secrets and more, before leading the group in a workshop where they'll learn how to draw a famous London landmark.

LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build
Sunday 23rd August 2015 12 Noon - 1:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of the new LEGO® Awesome Ideas book, we’ve teamed up with leading children’s publisher Dorling Kindersley to host some fun-filled creative LEGO® construction workshops. Budding builders will be able to get their hands on LEGO® Awesome Ideas before anyone else in the world, and expert LEGO builders will be sharing the innovative LEGO® building secrets behind the LEGO® models in the book.

LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build LEGO® Awesome Ideas: The Big Build
Sunday 23rd August 2015 3pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

To celebrate the release of the new LEGO® Awesome Ideas book, we’ve teamed up with leading children’s publisher Dorling Kindersley to host some fun-filled creative LEGO® construction workshops. Budding builders will be able to get their hands on LEGO® Awesome Ideas before anyone else in the world, and expert LEGO builders will be sharing the innovative LEGO® building secrets behind the LEGO® models in the book.

Let's Go Outside: Nature Workshop Let's Go Outside: Nature Workshop
Monday 24th August 2015 11am - 12 Noon 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Find out how to get the best from the British countryside this summer with the outdoorsy authors of Let's Go Outside, Steph Scott and Katie Akers. They'll show you how to make gorgeous creations using just a few essential items (like string and scissors) and a little help from nature (like leaves, acorns and sticks).

Meet… Miffy! Meet… Miffy!
Friday 28th August 2015 10am - 11am Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Celebrate 60 years of Miffy with a very special guest appearance at our Westfield Stratford City branch. Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Dick Bruna’s beloved picture book character.

Poppy Pym Circus Party! Poppy Pym Circus Party!
Friday 28th August 2015 12 Noon - 1pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

A magical event that will bring the circus to the Southbank with face painting, stories and plenty more!

 Meet… Miffy! Meet… Miffy!
Friday 28th August 2015 1pm - 2pm Foyles at Waterloo Station Children's Event

Celebrate 60 years of Miffy with a very special guest appearance at our London Waterloo Station branch. Children of all ages are invited to come along and have their photo taken with Dick Bruna’s beloved picture book character.

London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids London Centre for Book Arts: Bookbinding Workshop for Kids
Saturday 5th September 2015 11:30am - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Introduce your kids to the fun craft of handmade books! Everyone will get to create their very own handmade books and a chance to embellish and personalise their creations with drawings, stamps and simple prints.

London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop London Centre for Book Arts: Introduction to Handcrafted Books workshop
Saturday 5th September 2015 2pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Come and join the London Centre for Book Arts team to learn how to create simple handmade books from start to finish. Suitable for complete beginners, participants will be guided through folding and manipulating paper using specialist bookbinding tools and will have the chance to learn two different book structures–the pamphlet and the Japanese stab binding.

Graham Hancock presents Magicians of the Gods, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods Graham Hancock presents Magicians of the Gods, the long-awaited follow-up to his bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods
Thursday 10th September 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

On the 20th anniversary of his bestselling book on Earth's prehistory, Graham Hancock presents new evidence that suggests that a a great global human civilisation was wiped out thousands of years before recorded history begins.

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