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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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February 2020 - January 2021

Anthony Luvera: Taking Place Anthony Luvera: Taking Place
Saturday 11th January 2020 9am - Saturday 29th February 2020 6pm 107 Charing Cross Road Exhibition, Free Event

In this new exhibition Anthony Luvera: Taking Place cultural placemakers Futurecity present two bodies of Luvera’s work: Photographs from Assembly (2013 – 2014) and responses from Frequently Asked Questions (2014 – ongoing). This work invites you to consider the narratives and dimensions that can be shared through a collaborative approach to creating art.

It's Not About the Burqa: Mariam Khan in conversation It's Not About the Burqa: Mariam Khan in conversation
Monday 2nd March 2020 6:30pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Following on from last year’s sold out event at our Charing Cross Rd branch, British writer and activist Mariam Khan and a panel of guest speakers return to pick up the conversation, and discuss the last twelve months since the publication of the game-changing It’s Not About The Burqa. The event is part of a week of female-focused talks, discussions and debates in the run up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March.

Index on Censorship and Foyles presents: Irenosen Okojie and Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Shahidha Bari Index on Censorship and Foyles presents: Irenosen Okojie and Meena Kandasamy in conversation with Shahidha Bari
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled.

Two Rabbis in discussion: Where lies the strength, brother? Two Rabbis in discussion: Where lies the strength, brother?
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Free Event

Join us at our Charing Cross Road branch for a truly unique event, as two rabbis discuss fame, fortune, Brexit, and other issues facing us today in a talk entitled 'Where lies the strength, brother?'.

Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020 Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020
Wednesday 4th March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Foyles is proud to present an event in celebration of the Women's Prize for Playwriting, a brand new award co-created by Ellie Keel Productions and Paines Plough.

Rewilding a Life: Alice Vincent and Lucy Jones in conversation with Kate Bradbury Rewilding a Life: Alice Vincent and Lucy Jones in conversation with Kate Bradbury
Thursday 5th March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join Noughticulture creator Alice Vincent and author Lucy Jones as they explore the connection between nature and our mental and physical well-being and introduce their new books Rootbound and Losing Eden. The event is part of a week of female-focused talks, discussions and debates in the run up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March.

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 event takes place during a week of female-focused talks, discussions and debates in the run up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March.

How The Stars Came To Be: Window Painting with Poonam Mistry How The Stars Came To Be: Window Painting with Poonam Mistry
Saturday 7th March 2020 12:30 Noon - 4:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Children's Event, Free Event

Come and meet author and illustrator Poonam Mistry (You’re Safe With Me) as she stops by to decorate the balcony overlooking our flagship Charing Cross Road Children’s section with illustrations from her book How The Stars Came To Be.

Anisha, Accidental Detective Book Launch Anisha, Accidental Detective Book Launch
Saturday 7th March 2020 6:30pm - 8pm Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children's Event, Free Event

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Serena Patel's debut children's book, Anisha, Accidental Detective!

NYJO Jazz Jam: Shane Forbes NYJO Jazz Jam: Shane Forbes
Sunday 8th March 2020 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Free Event

Join us for March’s instalment of our hugely popular NYJO Jazz Jam. This session will be lead by co-leader and founder of the award winning Empirical, Shane Forbes.

Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany with Uwe Schütte and David Stubbs Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany with Uwe Schütte and David Stubbs
Tuesday 10th March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the work of avant-garde Krautrock kings Kraftwerk with author Uwe Schütte and music journalist David Stubbs, discussing a new cultural history of the group Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany.

Dmitry Bykov in conversation with Alexander Kan Dmitry Bykov in conversation with Alexander Kan
Tuesday 10th March 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Chargeable Event

Join us at our Charing Cross Road branch the Life Line Fund presents a conversation between writer Dmitry Bykov and cultural historian, BBC broadcaster, Russia’s Big Book Prize jury member Alexander Kan as part of the Read Russia programme.

Samokat presents Trans Sibera and The Apartment Samokat presents Trans Sibera and The Apartment
Wednesday 11th March 2020 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join us at our Charing Cross Road branch as Samokat publishing launches two new books, Trans-Siberian and The Apartment.

Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Alex Allison Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Alex Allison
Thursday 12th March 2020 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are thrilled to introduce the second in our new series of Debut Fiction evenings at our flagship Charing Cross Road branch—focusing on some of the most hotly anticipated novels and extraordinary new literary voices hitting bookshelves in 2020. Hear from highly acclaimed author Alex Allison as he sits down with poet, playwright and radio producer Tom Wentworth to discuss his thrilling debut The Art of the Body.

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.

Zangezi: Boris Trofimov in conversation with Alexander Kan Zangezi: Boris Trofimov in conversation with Alexander Kan
Tuesday 17th March 2020 7pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Free Event

Join us at our Charing Cross Road branch as Professor Boris Trofimov talks about Velimir Khlebnikov’s classic work Zangezi.

Verve Poetry Press and Foyles presents: Roxy Dunn and Ali Lewis Verve Poetry Press and Foyles presents: Roxy Dunn and Ali Lewis
Wednesday 18th March 2020 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are delighted to welcome award-winning publisher Verve Poetry Press for an evening of live poetry to celebrate the publication of two stunning new pamphlets from rising stars of contemporary poetry: Big Sexy Lunch from Roxy Dunn and Hotel from Ali Lewis.

My Town: David Gentleman in conversation with Amelia Gentleman My Town: David Gentleman in conversation with Amelia Gentleman
Thursday 19th March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Celebrate the impact of one of the UK’s most renowned artists and designers David Gentleman in an evening of conversation spanning 70 years of iconic work, and marking the publication of his exquisite new book of London images My Town: An Artists Life in London.

Outspoken 2: Lola Olufemi and Ben Tippet in conversation Outspoken 2: Lola Olufemi and Ben Tippet in conversation
Wednesday 25th March 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Explore feminism and class divides with authors Lola Olufemi and Ben Tippet from Pluto Press’ inspiring Outspoken series—a thought-provoking collection of political books for young people, platforming underrepresented voices, revealing powerful histories and unravelling the debates around some of the most contentious topics of our age— sex ed and masculinity, feminism and class, and work and borders.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: KOMA Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: KOMA
Friday 27th March 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature jazz collective KOMA.

NYJO Academy Spring Concert 2020 NYJO Academy Spring Concert 2020
Sunday 29th March 2020 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Chargeable Event

Join the NYJO Academy ensembles on their swinging end of spring term concert.

Foyles and Asia House Fiction Debut 2020: Intan Paramaditha Foyles and Asia House Fiction Debut 2020: Intan Paramaditha
Tuesday 31st March 2020 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are thrilled to introduce the next installment in our new series of Debut Fiction evenings at our flagship Charing Cross Road branch—focusing on some of the most hotly-anticipated novels and extraordinary new literary voices hitting bookshelves in 2020. Join award-winning author Intan Paramaditha as she opens the pages of her magical, literary choose-your-own-narrative novel The Wandering—Winner of an English PEN Translates Award, and the PEN America/ Heim Translation Fund Grant.

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: Christina Lamb in conversation Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: Christina Lamb in conversation
Wednesday 1st April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Drawing on over a decade’s worth of experience working as a foreign correspondent reporting from within numerous conflict zones, award-winning author and journalist Christina Lamb introduces us to her devastating new reportage Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women—an incendiary, angry and excoriating account of the scale of sexual violence in modern conflict.

Stim: Lizzie Huxley-Jones in conversation with Laura James and Rachael Lucas Stim: Lizzie Huxley-Jones in conversation with Laura James and Rachael Lucas
Wednesday 8th April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

In this myth-busting evening of discussion, writer and editor Lizzie Huxley-Jones joins authors Laura James and Rachael Lucas to discuss creativity and writing, and to celebrate the eye-opening stories, essays and artwork collected in her new book Stim: An Autistic Anthology.

Funny Weather: Olivia Laing in conversation Funny Weather: Olivia Laing in conversation
Wednesday 15th April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning author Olivia Laing to our flagship Charing Cross Road shop to talk about her eclectic new collection of writings Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency.

Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Naomi Ishiguro Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Naomi Ishiguro
Thursday 16th April 2020 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are thrilled to introduce the next instalment in our new series of Debut Fiction evenings at our flagship Charing Cross Road branch—focusing on some of the most hotly-anticipated novels and extraordinary new literary voices hitting bookshelves in 2020. In the next part of the series, we welcome Naomi Ishiguro as she talks about her extraordinary debut story collection Escape Routes.

Notes from an Apocalypse: Mark O'Connell in conversation Notes from an Apocalypse: Mark O'Connell in conversation
Tuesday 21st April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Take a journey to the end of the world with Wellcome Prize-winning author of To Be a Machine Mark O’Connell in an evening of discussion about his hilarious and harrowing new book Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back.

Trivial Pursuits: Raven Smith in conversation with Joel Golby Trivial Pursuits: Raven Smith in conversation with Joel Golby
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

One of Instagram’s funniest and brightest stars Raven Smith comes to our Charing Cross Road branch to talk about his brand new book, Raven Smith’s Trivial Pursuits with journalist and author Joel Golby.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Loucin Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Loucin
Friday 24th April 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature vocalist and songwriter Loucin.

NYJO Jazz Jam: Partikel NYJO Jazz Jam: Partikel
Sunday 26th April 2020 12 Noon - 3pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Free Event

Join us for April’s instalment of our hugely popular NYJO Jazz Jam. This session will be lead by improvisational jazz trio Partikel.

Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Paul Mendez Foyles Fiction Debut 2020: Paul Mendez
Tuesday 5th May 2020 7pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

We are thrilled to introduce the next instalment in our new series of Debut Fiction evenings at our flagship Charing Cross Road branch—focusing on some of the most hotly-anticipated novels and extraordinary new literary voices hitting bookshelves in 2020. In the next part of the series, we welcome Paul Mendez—one of The Observer’s 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020—as he takes us on a time-sliding trip through the West Midlands, and dives deep into the pages of his mesmerising intersectional debut Rainbow Milk.

Picture Summer on Kodak Film: A Performance Lecture with Jason Fulford Picture Summer on Kodak Film: A Performance Lecture with Jason Fulford
Tuesday 12th May 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Join critically acclaimed American photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Jason Fulford (The Photographers Playbook) for a uniquely up-close and personal performance lecture in celebration of his stunning new monograph Picture Summer on Kodak Film.

Abolish Silicon Valley: Wendy Liu in conversation with Hettie O'Brien Abolish Silicon Valley: Wendy Liu in conversation with Hettie O'Brien
Wednesday 13th May 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Gain a rare insight into the inner workings of Silicon Valley with former insider turned critic Wendy Liu as she joins journalist and Assistant Opinion Editor at the Guardian Hettie O’Brien to debunk the myths of the tech industry—the basis of her eye-opening new critique Abolish Silicon Valley.

Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist Announcement 2020 with Mini Grey Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist Announcement 2020 with Mini Grey
Tuesday 19th May 2020 6:30pm - 9pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Children's Event, Chargeable Event

Set up in honour of influential publisher Klaus Flugge of Andersen Press, Foyles is proud to host this year’s Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist announcement awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.

Transparencies: Stephen Shore in conversation with Lou Stoppard Transparencies: Stephen Shore in conversation with Lou Stoppard
Thursday 21st May 2020 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Signing, Chargeable Event

Spend an evening in the company of one of the most influential contemporary photographers Stephen Shore as he joins writer and curator Lou Stoppard for a rare UK event to launch his stunning archive of 35mm Kodachrome images Transparencies: Small Camera Works 1973-1982.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Soon Come Orchestra Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Soon Come Orchestra
Friday 29th May 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature the Tomorrow’s Warriors Soon Come Orchestra.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Uphoria Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Uphoria
Friday 26th June 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature the talented emerging band Uphoria.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Maddy Coombs Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Maddy Coombs
Friday 31st July 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature tenor saxophonist and composer Maddy Coombs.

Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Ayodeji Ijishakin Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves 2020: Ayodeji Ijishakin
Friday 28th August 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for the 2020 instalment of the Nu Jazz Moves series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer Ayodeji Ijishakin.

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