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October 2019 - September 2020

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent
Wednesday 21st August 2019 9am - Thursday 31st October 2019 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

Peter Kennard: Visual Dissent, curated by Futurecity and organised in parallel with Pluto Press’ new publication of the same name, celebrates the visual power of Kennard’s collective works from the past decades.

New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation New York Review Books 20th Year Anniversary: Mary Beard, Marina Warner, Nadeem Aslam and Edwin Frank in conversation
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate 20 years of New York Review Books with a distinguished panel of special guests including classicist and historian Mary Beard (Women & Power), critic, cultural historian and author Marina Warner (Once Upon A Time) and novelist Nadeem Aslam (The Golden Legend), chaired by NYRB founder and editor Edwin Frank.

Capital Is Dead: McKenzie Wark in conversation Capital Is Dead: McKenzie Wark in conversation
Thursday 24th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover the new mode of production replacing capitalism with writer and theorist McKenzie Wark—author of the ground-breaking A Hacker Manifesto—as she discusses her radical new book Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse?

Spooktacular Hallowe'en Activities with Jason Ford Spooktacular Hallowe'en Activities with Jason Ford
Friday 25th October 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm Westfield Stratford City Children's Event, Free Event

Join author and illustrator Jason Ford for a Spooktacular event – just in time for Halloween!

Korean Culture Month 2019: Bae Suah in conversation Korean Culture Month 2019: Bae Suah in conversation
Friday 25th October 2019 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We’re incredibly excited to welcome Bae Suah, one of the most highly-acclaimed contemporary South Korean authors, as she discusses her oeuvre to date and reads from her novel North Station. This event is held in partnership with the Korean Culture Centre to celebrate the 2019 Korean Culture Month.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly NYJO Jazz Jam: Juliet Kelly
Sunday 27th October 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with singer/songwriter Juliet Kelly.

So Lucky: Dawn O'Porter in conversation with Emma Gannon So Lucky: Dawn O'Porter in conversation with Emma Gannon
Monday 28th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Hear from the wonderful and hilarious Dawn O’Porter as she sits down with author and podcast host Emma Gannon to discuss her brand new novel So Lucky.

Hell Is Round The Corner: In-store signing with Tricky Hell Is Round The Corner: In-store signing with Tricky
Tuesday 29th October 2019 1pm - 2:30pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Don't miss this chance to meet Bristol's very own Tricky and pick up a signed copy of his new book, Hell is Round the Corner.

How To Save The World For Free with Natalie Fee How To Save The World For Free with Natalie Fee
Tuesday 29th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We all know that a better world is possible. One where we all get to breathe clean air, marvel at the abundance of wildlife and enjoy life without worrying it's all about to self-destruct. But how do we get there? And can it really be easy? And fun? And free? Award-winning environmental campaigner Natalie Fee helps answer those questions in this inspiring talk introducing her new book How to Save the World for Free.

All Good Things: Stephen Ellcock in conversation with Mark Haddon All Good Things: Stephen Ellcock in conversation with Mark Haddon
Wednesday 30th October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the intrinsic power of art curation with social media curator Stephen Ellcock in conversation with award-winning author Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) about Ellcock's new book All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder.

Thriller VS. Horror: A Storytale Festival Event Thriller VS. Horror: A Storytale Festival Event
Thursday 31st October 2019 7pm - 8pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Dare to join us on Halloween, when YA authors Tracy Darnton and Gabriel Dylan will be hosting a spooky and thrilling event on the essential elements of horror and thriller stories. Which genre is best? You decide…

Starve Acre: A Journey into English Folk Horror with Andrew Michael Hurley Starve Acre: A Journey into English Folk Horror with Andrew Michael Hurley
Thursday 31st October 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore the occult possibilities of the English landscape with Andrew Michael Hurley—author of Costa First Novel Award-winning The Loney—as he joins us on Halloween evening to read from his highly-anticipated new horror novel Starve Acre.

The London Lectures: Alvin I. Goldman - How Can We Decide Who the Experts Are? Or Can We? The London Lectures: Alvin I. Goldman - How Can We Decide Who the Experts Are? Or Can We?
Friday 1st November 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Alvin I. Goldman asks which experts should be relied on.

The Topeka School: Ben Lerner in conversation The Topeka School: Ben Lerner in conversation
Tuesday 5th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Feted American author Ben Lerner comes to Foyles to discuss his masterful, highly-anticipated third novel The Topeka School with literary journalist Alex Clark.

Ness: Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood in conversation Ness: Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood in conversation
Wednesday 6th November 2019 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening in the company of two acclaimed chroniclers of the natural world—the award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and iconic artist Stanley Donwood—as they discuss their unique working relationship and collaboration on the haunting, shape-shifting Ness.

After Geoengineering with Holly Jean Buck After Geoengineering with Holly Jean Buck
Thursday 7th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join author and global environmental change researcher Holly Jean Buck as she presents her new book After Geoengineering—a thrilling, critical, utopian and urgent look at the landscape of climate intervention and a catalogue of potential lives after geoengineering.

Britain by Numbers with Stuart Newman Britain by Numbers with Stuart Newman
Thursday 7th November 2019 7:30pm - 9pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Free Event

Join economist and author Stuart Newman for the launch of his new book, Britain by Numbers, a vibrantly designed and complex analysis of the statistics that lie behind life in in Great Britain.

The London Lectures: Liam Kofi Bright - Why Do Scientists Lie? The London Lectures: Liam Kofi Bright - Why Do Scientists Lie?
Friday 8th November 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Liam Kofi Bright, Assistant Professor at the LSE explores why scientists lie and what can be done about it.

An evening of Science Fiction with Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell and Emma Newman An evening of Science Fiction with Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell and Emma Newman
Friday 8th November 2019 7:30pm - 9pm Cabot Circus, Bristol Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Foyles Cabot Circus is delighted to welcome some of the greatest names in UK science-fiction to discuss their latest books.

Things No One Else Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation Things No One Else Can Teach Us: Humble The Poet in conversation
Monday 11th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening with spoken word artist, rapper and social media sensation Humble the Poet as he talks about his new book Things No One Else Can Teach Us. This event is part of the 2019 Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival.

The Age of Anxiety: Pete Townshend in conversation The Age of Anxiety: Pete Townshend in conversation
Thursday 14th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Meet Pete Townshend, legendary lead guitarist of The Who, as he opens the pages of his debut rock novel The Age of Anxiety—a rebellious fusion of music, drugs, passion and love.

The London Lectures: Alessandra Tanesini - Passionate Speech: On The Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate The London Lectures: Alessandra Tanesini - Passionate Speech: On The Uses and Abuses of Anger in Public Debate
Friday 15th November 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Alessandra Tanesini, Professor of Philosophy at Cardiff University discusses two types of anger: the arrogant anger of those who arrogate special entitlements, and the liberatory anger that can be used to good effect in the struggles for equality and recognition.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Arthur O'Hara Trio
Monday 18th November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Discover the Arthur O’Hara trio—a fresh London-based jazz, funk and rock trio drawing on influences such as Thundercat, Sons of Kemet and Kneebody. The trio look to experiment with the relationship between baselines, melody and rhythm.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin Duo
Wednesday 20th November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Get ready for some out and out free improvisation with Binker Golding on the saxophone and Elliot Galvin on the piano.

EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice EFG London Jazz Festival presents: Ms Maurice
Thursday 21st November 2019 6pm - 7pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us in welcoming back Ms Maurice—the incredible trumpeter and vocalist whose unique sound delighted the Foyles audience earlier this year.

The London Lectures: Elizabeth Fricker - Epistemic and Practical Dependence and the Value of Skills The London Lectures: Elizabeth Fricker - Epistemic and Practical Dependence and the Value of Skills
Friday 22nd November 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Elizabeth Fricker asks whether we should about becoming progressively deskilled as modern smart technology takes over many skilled tasks?

Opera Rara, Warner Classics and Foyles present: An Evening with Ermonela Jaho Opera Rara, Warner Classics and Foyles present: An Evening with Ermonela Jaho
Saturday 23rd November 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Music Event, Chargeable Event

Get an exclusive insight into the artistic life of an opera lead as Albanian star soprano Ermonela Jaho joins us for an evening celebrating her new recording of Puccini’s first opera Le Willis in association with Opera Rara and Warner Classics.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone NYJO Jazz Jam: Tori Freestone
Sunday 24th November 2019 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for a new instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam, with saxophonist, flautist, violinist and composer Tori Freestone.

Find Me: Andre Aciman in conversation Find Me: Andre Aciman in conversation
Wednesday 27th November 2019 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Discover the eagerly anticipated sequel to the cult novel Call Me By Your Name with internationally acclaimed author André Aciman discussing the upcoming Find Me with journalist and author Hannah Beckerman.

Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz Faber and Foyles present: The QI Literary Quiz
Thursday 28th November 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Join creator of much-loved comedy quiz show QI John Lloyd CBE and QI Elves James Harkin and Anne Miller for a special festive literary quiz celebrating 90 years of Faber & Faber at our flagship Charing Cross Road store.

The London Lectures: C. Thi Nguyen - The Gamification of Public Discourse The London Lectures: C. Thi Nguyen - The Gamification of Public Discourse
Friday 29th November 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, C. Thi Nguyen explores how social media has turned conversation into a game.

The London Lectures: Miranda Fricker - Being Believed The London Lectures: Miranda Fricker - Being Believed
Friday 6th December 2019 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Miranda Fricker asks what is the value of being believed?

NYJO Academy Christmas Concert NYJO Academy Christmas Concert
Sunday 8th December 2019 1:30pm - 4pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Chargeable Event

Join the NYJO Academy ensembles as they get their festive swing on this December!

The London Lectures: Jennifer Lackey - False Confessions and Evidence Swamping The London Lectures: Jennifer Lackey - False Confessions and Evidence Swamping
Friday 17th January 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Jennifer Lackey takes a close look at the role confessions play in the United States criminal justice system.

The London Lectures: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad - Agreeing to Disagree: Do Rules on Debate from Classical India Help Us With Dissent and Norms Today? The London Lectures: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad - Agreeing to Disagree: Do Rules on Debate from Classical India Help Us With Dissent and Norms Today?
Friday 24th January 2020 5:45pm - 7:45pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad explores how thinkers in classical India developed ways of inquiry and means of knowing that could be debated according to only those commitments one shared with one's opponents.

The London Lectures: Linda Martín Alcoff - Speaking as a Survivor: On Rape and Resistance in the Age of #MeToo The London Lectures: Linda Martín Alcoff - Speaking as a Survivor: On Rape and Resistance in the Age of #MeToo
Friday 31st January 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the City University of New York explores the new moment we are in given the #MeToo movement’s efforts to expand the public discussion of rape.

The London Lectures: Sandford C. Goldberg - The Promise and Pitfalls of Online ‘Conversations’ The London Lectures: Sandford C. Goldberg - The Promise and Pitfalls of Online ‘Conversations’
Friday 7th February 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. . In this talk Sandford C. Goldberg, Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, uses tools from philosophy in an attempt to illuminate what might be going wrong with online 'conversations'.

The London Lectures: Peter Adamson - Don't Think for Yourself: Philosophy, Authority, and Belief in Three Medieval Cultures The London Lectures: Peter Adamson - Don't Think for Yourself: Philosophy, Authority, and Belief in Three Medieval Cultures
Friday 21st February 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Peter Adamson, Professor Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at LMU in Munich, shows how medieval philosophers in Latin Christendom, the Islamic World, and Byzantium debated the question of how, and whether, elite scholars and ordinary people should "think for themselves” as opposed to taking authoritative beliefs on trust.

The London Lectures: Lani Watson - What is a question? The London Lectures: Lani Watson - What is a question?
Friday 28th February 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk, Lani Watson, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Edinburgh explores what questions are, why we ask them and how we all benefit from asking good questions and avoiding bad ones.

The London Lectures: Katharine Jenkins - Rape Myths: What They Are and What We Can Do About Them? The London Lectures: Katharine Jenkins - Rape Myths: What They Are and What We Can Do About Them?
Friday 6th March 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Katharine Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham explores the topic of consent and how sexual violence is perpetrated, and by whom.

The London Lectures: Hugo Mercier - Not Born Yesterday: Why Humans Are Less Gullible Than We Think The London Lectures: Hugo Mercier - Not Born Yesterday: Why Humans Are Less Gullible Than We Think
Friday 13th March 2020 5:45pm - 7:15pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

We’re delighted to be teaming up with author and philosopher Julian Baggini and the Royal Institute of Philosophy to bring you The London Lectures—a series of wide-ranging talks by experts in the field of Social Epistemology. In this talk Hugo Mercier demonstrates we are skilled at evaluating all sorts of messages, and that persuading people en masse is incredibly difficult.

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