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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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May 2016 - April 2017

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 27th May 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz 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. This month's theme is the link between Jazz and visual art. Specialist vinyl record label Gearbox Box records and host Kevin LeGendre take a look at the art that has been inspired by jazz and record sleeve art has been used to sell jazz.

Elmer Day Party Elmer Day Party
Saturday 28th May 2016 2pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Chargeable Event

Join our Elmer Day celebrations with an afternoon of fun for all the family.

Elmer Day Party Elmer Day Party
Saturday 28th May 2016 2pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Chargeable Event

Join our Elmer Day celebrations with an afternoon of fun for all the family.

Laura Bates, Hibo Wardere and Leyla Hussein in conversation Laura Bates, Hibo Wardere and Leyla Hussein in conversation
Tuesday 31st May 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a conversation between two key figures in British feminism, Laura Bates and Hibo Wardere.

Cookbook Confidential: Spice It Up with Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan Cookbook Confidential: Spice It Up with Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan
Wednesday 1st June 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Is your cooking in a rut? Then maybe it’s time for a spice infusion. Join spice experts Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan as they talk about simple ways to use spices to jazz up your cooking. They’ll discuss some of their favourite spices, how to use them in cooking and ways to combine spices for maximum effect.

Nina Stibbe in coversation with Nick Hornby Nina Stibbe in coversation with Nick Hornby
Thursday 2nd June 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Nina Stibbe, the author of the bestselling Love, Nina joins us to talk about her new novel, Parasdise Lodge, with Nick Hornby, writer of modern classics such as High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Funny Girl.Nina Stibbe, the author of the bestselling Love, Nina joins us to talk about her new novel, Parasdise Lodge, with Nick Hornby, writer of modern classics such as High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Funny Girl.

From the Moon to the Ocean Deep From the Moon to the Ocean Deep
Friday 3rd June 2016 3pm - 4pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Create, colour and draw your way through this sea and space adventure inspired by character artist Sarah Yoon and the world’s longest, craziest colouring books!

Pip and Posy Picnic Pip and Posy Picnic
Saturday 4th June 2016 1pm - 2pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a wonderful indoor picnic and storytime with a very special appearance from best friends, Pip and Posy.

A Scavenger Hunt: Search and Find the Animals with National Trust A Scavenger Hunt: Search and Find the Animals with National Trust
Saturday 4th June 2016 2pm - 3pm Royal Festival Hall Children's Event, Free Event

There are some animals in our shop, but they are too shy to come out!

The Medusa Chronicles: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds in conversation The Medusa Chronicles: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds in conversation
Saturday 4th June 2016 3pm - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a conversation with two leading figures in science fiction, Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, as they discuss their new collaboration The Medusa Chronicles.

Joe Hill: The Fireman Joe Hill: The Fireman
Monday 6th June 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a conversation with bestselling thriller writer Joe Hill as he talks his bold new novel The Fireman, sponsored by Picturehouse Central.

New Writer's Evening: Jem Lester, Barney Norris and Kit de Waal New Writer's Evening: Jem Lester, Barney Norris and Kit de Waal
Tuesday 7th June 2016 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Ever on the hunt for new literary voices, we bring together a panel of authors and an audience of readers to explore the road to publication and what lies beyond. Join us for an evening of readings and conversation from three new writers: Jem Lester, Barney Norris, and Kit de Waal.

New Zealand Night with Witi Ihimaera, Fiona Kidman, and Jason Bae New Zealand Night with Witi Ihimaera, Fiona Kidman, and Jason Bae
Tuesday 14th June 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a special evening of words and music presented by the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts to celebrate two visiting giants of the Kiwi writing scene and a talented young musician.

The Etherington Brothers:  The Greatest Comic Making Show on Earth! The Etherington Brothers: The Greatest Comic Making Show on Earth!
Saturday 18th June 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Join the Etherington Brothers as they share tips, tricks and the secrets to making heart-stopping stories! This high-energy show is one for the whole family.

Foyles Book Club: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk Foyles Book Club: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Monday 20th June 2016 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 of what we're reading, to adamantly disagree and to meet people united by reading.

Independent Bookshop Week: Love In A Bookshop Independent Bookshop Week: Love In A Bookshop
Tuesday 21st June 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Celebrate Independent Bookshop Week with this Literary Reception Evening featuring bestselling authors Veronica Henry and Jill Mansell.

Celebrating History with Ian Ross and Lauren Johnson: May We Live in Interesting Times Celebrating History with Ian Ross and Lauren Johnson: May We Live in Interesting Times
Thursday 23rd June 2016 6:30pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Free Event

Join us for an evening of history with historians and writers, Ian Ross and Lauren Johnson.

Literary Death Match Literary Death Match
Thursday 23rd June 2016 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event, Literary Event

Literary Death Match, now in 60 cities worldwide, was called "the most entertaining reading series ever" by the LA Times. The live show brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges.

The Friday Lunchtime Recital with Claire Seaton and Robert Hunter The Friday Lunchtime Recital with Claire Seaton and Robert Hunter
Friday 24th June 2016 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Free Event

Every 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 our spacious Auditorium.

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 24th June 2016 6pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz 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 This month's theme is the link between Jazz and Dance. Host Kevin LeGendre and guests will explore the changing nature of dance and movement in jazz with a focus on UK Jazz Dance and its influence on Acid Jazz and Hip Hop.

Matthew Todd and Friends: Breaking Out of the Straight Jacket 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 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.

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.

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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