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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.

For a consolidated list of all upcoming Ray's Jazz music events click here.

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Find Upcoming Events:

May 2018 - April 2019

Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch Curse of the Nomed Charity Book Launch
Thursday 24th May 2018 6pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for an exciting evening of Egyptian fun to help raise money for the charity, Partnership for Children.

White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation White Houses: Amy Bloom in conversation
Thursday 24th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome the critically acclaimed author of Lucky Us, Amy Bloom, for an evening of conversation around her latest novel White Houses and the powerful true story that inspired it.

Elmer Day! Elmer Day!
Saturday 26th May 2018 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Children's Event, Free Event

Join us for games and activities as we celebrate everyone's favourite patchwork elephant!

NYJO Jazz Jam: Riley Stone-Lonergan NYJO Jazz Jam: Riley Stone-Lonergan
Sunday 27th May 2018 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Joining us this May for our monthly jam is award winning saxophonist Riley-Stone Lonergan and his band. Having earned his stripes as a member of the flagship band, Riley is no stranger to NYJO jam tradition.

Eat, Drink, Run: Bryony Gordon and Fearne Cotton in conversation Eat, Drink, Run: Bryony Gordon and Fearne Cotton in conversation
Tuesday 29th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Journalist and author of Mad Girl Bryony Gordon discusses hitting the road to happiness for her new book Eat, Drink, Run with award winning presenter and author of Happy and Calm Fearne Cotton.

Hub Talks: Yrsa Daley-Ward and the Terrible Hub Talks: Yrsa Daley-Ward and the Terrible
Wednesday 30th May 2018 7pm - 8:30pm Impact Hub Birmingham Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join us as we celebrate the new dark, poetic memoir from the explosive literary talent, Yrsa Daley-Ward

Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening Tales of One City: London New Writers Evening
Wednesday 30th May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join us for a night on the town as we showcase three debut authors each with a fresh take on life in our city.

Bobbing Heads Signing Bobbing Heads Signing
Thursday 31st May 2018 6pm - 7pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing

We're delighted to welcome Gavin De Bier to the store to sign copies of his debut novel, Bobbing Heads.

How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation How Not To Be a Boy: Robert Webb in conversation
Thursday 31st May 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re proud to welcome award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity.

Build Your Worst Book Ever! Build Your Worst Book Ever!
Friday 1st June 2018 1pm - 2pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Build your own picture book at this calamitous story time with illustrator of My Worst Book Ever! Bruce Ingman.

The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer The Big Book of the Blue with Yuval Zommer
Saturday 2nd June 2018 2pm - 3pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us this half-term as we dive into the deep blue sea with author and illustrator, Yuval Zommer!

Meet Ade Adepitan: Book Signing for Battle of the Cyborg Cat Meet Ade Adepitan: Book Signing for Battle of the Cyborg Cat
Saturday 2nd June 2018 2:30pm - 4pm Westfield Stratford City Signing, Children's Event

Calling all superheroes! Come and meet Paralympic basketballer and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, as he signs copies of his debut book for children, Ade's Amazing Ade-ventures: Battle of the Cyborg Cat.

Yoga with Yogi Rakhee Yoga with Yogi Rakhee
Monday 4th June 2018 7:45am - Monday 9th July 2018 8:45am 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Yoga at Foyles is back for another 6 week stretch! Kick off your mornings with Yogi Rakhee and her unique style of teaching Superari.

Women's Prize for Fiction and Grazia Book Club Live Women's Prize for Fiction and Grazia Book Club Live
Monday 4th June 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In the week of the 2018 winner announcement, we're teaming up with the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction to bring you a panel of great female writers exploring the route to getting published.

An Evening with Gordon Brown An Evening with Gordon Brown
Tuesday 5th June 2018 7:30pm - 10pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Reflecting on over four decades in the world of politics, Gordon Brown discusses the turning points of his career and offers a behind-the-scenes account of the key events that have shaped our times.

Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Tuesday 12th June 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Silicon Valley pioneer, philosopher and author of Who Owns the Future? And You Are Not a Gadget Jaron Lanier takes on the tech giants as he gives you Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.

No Time Like The Present: David Runciman and Sam Wilkin in conversation No Time Like The Present: David Runciman and Sam Wilkin in conversation
Thursday 14th June 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and author of How Democracy Ends, and Sam Wilkin, senior risk advisor to Oxford Economics and author of History Repeating, as they discuss the extent to which we can use lessons of the past as a means to discern our future.

The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah The Life & Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
Friday 15th June 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm Town Hall Birmingham Literary Event, Chargeable Event

He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets.

The Displaced: Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri in conversation The Displaced: Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri in conversation
Tuesday 19th June 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

In support of Refugee Week, we have partnered with Abraham Press to host a very special event with authors Marina Lewycka and Dina Nayeri for The Displaced, a selection of essays by refugee writers on refugee lives.

Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn and Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation Design as an Attitude: Alice Rawsthorn and Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation
Wednesday 20th June 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Award-winning design critic Alice Rawsthorn sits down with Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist to quash the stereotypes surrounding design and celebrate its potential to change our lives for better.

Caitlin Moran: How to Be Famous Caitlin Moran: How to Be Famous
Tuesday 26th June 2018 7:30pm - 9pm Royal Festival Hall Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Inimitable comedian Caitlin Moran dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous in this laugh-out-loud event.

NHS 70th: Christie Watson and Suzanne O’Sullivan in conversation NHS 70th: Christie Watson and Suzanne O’Sullivan in conversation
Wednesday 4th July 2018 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Former nurse and author of heartfelt medical memoir The Language of Kindness Christie Watson reflects on her experience of life in the NHS and the issues facing it today with neurologist and author of It's All in Your Head and Brainstorm Suzanne O'Sullivan.

Meet Florence Welch: Book Signing for Useless Magic Meet Florence Welch: Book Signing for Useless Magic
Saturday 7th July 2018 12 Noon - 1pm 107 Charing Cross Road Signing

Join us for this exclusive public signing with Florence Welch to celebrate the publication of her first book Useless Magic.

The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2018 The Arthur C. Clarke Award Ceremony 2018
Wednesday 18th July 2018 6:30pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

We're delighted once again to be hosting the award ceremony for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK's premier prize for science fiction literature.

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