Events

Wed, 31 May 16:00
Oxfam Moot, Hay Festival

Join Tahmima Anam in conversation as she interrogates the notion of national borders, re-imagining the walls as places of welcome.

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Fri, 02 Jun 17:00
Oxfam Moot, Hay Festival

Lemn Sissay re-imagines the way in which the State might raise children placed in its care. Sissay is Chancellor of the University of Manchester. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Sat, 03 Jun 19:00
Cube, Hay Festival

Over two full years, Dominic Dromgoole and the players of Shakespeare’s Globe toured all seven continents performing Hamlet. Shakespeare’s timeless power to transcend borders, to touch the human heart and to bring the world closer together has rarely been demonstrated in such a bold and brilliant way.

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Sat, 03 Jun 20:00
Llwyfan Cymru, Hay Festival

A spellbinding hour with Lemn Sissay, one of the all-time great live readers of poetry: ‘Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating’ – Kate Tempest.

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Sun, 04 Jun 11:00
Starlight Stage, Hay Festival

Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society - myths about free will, free markets, free media and free elections. From the lottery of our birth to the consent-manufacturing influence of concentrated wealth and power, this far-reaching manifesto lifts the veil on the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives.

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Sun, 04 Jun 17:00
Starlight Stage, Hay Festival

Jules Evans on how humans have always sought ecstatic experiences – moments where they go beyond their ordinary self and feel connected to something greater than them. Jules' book The Art of Losing Control sets out to discover how people find ecstasy in a post-religious culture and maps how it can be good for us but also harmful.

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Sun, 04 Jun 17:00
Oxfam Moot, Hay Festival

This special event marks the UK launch of Kent Nerburn’s award-winning work of creative non-fiction depicting the epic and intensely moving journey he made over 20 years ago with a Native American elder named Dan.  Musician Robert Plant picked up a copy of Neither Wolf Nor Dog whilst touring the States in 2014 and his passion for this masterpiece has led to its publication here in Britain.  

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Tue, 06 Jun 18:00
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

Waterstones Deansgate are delighted to welcome Jenny Landreth for the launch of her book, Swell, A Waterbiography. Jenny will be discussing her work with Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun.

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Sun, 11 Jun 15:00
The Ballroom, Bedford, London

Are you suffering from heartburn or heartache? From gloom, or doom, or depression, or anxiety? Over tea Susan Elderkin will prescribe books to cure all ailments. 

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Mon, 12 Jun 19:00
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London

Pages of Hackney welcome Joshua Jelly-Schapiro and chair Jonathan Ali to Pages to discuss Joshua’s debut non-fiction book, Island People: the Caribbean and the World.

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Sat, 17 Jun 21:00
Harmony Marquee, Borders Book Festival, Melrose

Bibliotherapist and author of The Novel Cure, Ella Berthoud interviews special guests about their ailments and offers literary salves to ease the pain. A unique, uplifiting and entertaining event

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Sun, 18 Jun 20:00
Harmony Marquee, Borders Book Festival, Melrose

Alistair Moffat and Nat Edwards present a preview of a project and book due to launch in October. The Hidden Ways traces ten of Scotland’s forgotten roads, two of which run through the Borders.

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Tue, 04 Jul 18:00
Waterstones, 12 College Lane, Liverpool

Join Matt discussing his new novel, the astonishing How to Stop Time, a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live 

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Wed, 05 Jul 19:00
Waterstones Castle Street, Norwich

Matt Haig wil be joining us to talk about his amazing new time-twisting novel "How To Stop Time".

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Sat, 08 Jul 11:00
The Barn, Ways With Words Festival, Dartington

Jules Evans The Art of Losing Control is a funny and life-enhancing journey through under-explored terrain. Join Jules in conversation as he discusses our relationship with ecstatic experience

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Sat, 08 Jul 13:00
Great Hall, Ways With Words Festival, Dartington

Dominic Dromgoole explores Shakespeare's power to transcend borders and touch the human heart, on a whistle-stop tour of almost every country in the world. 

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Tue, 11 Jul 18:00
Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester

Waterstones Deansgate is delighted to welcome Matt Haig back to Manchester to celebrate the publication of his new novel, How to Stop Time.

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Thu, 13 Jul 19:00
Toppings and Co, The Paragon, Bath

Matt Haig's new novel, How to Stop Time, is about ageing and identity, the nature of change and the transformative nature of love.

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Fri, 14 Jul 19:00
Union Chapel, N1 2UN, London

SOLD OUT  Letters Live's first London shows of 2017 will be taking place at the remarkable Union Chapel, a working church and award winning venue which has been welcoming audiences from afar.

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Sat, 15 Jul 19:00
Union Chapel, N1 2UN, London

SOLD OUT  Letters Live's first London shows of 2017 will be taking place at the remarkable Union Chapel, a working church and award winning venue which has been welcoming audiences from afar.

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Tue, 18 Jul 19:00
Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York

Matt will be in conversation to talk about his work, including the brand new novel out in July - How To Stop Time, a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself.

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Thu, 20 Jul 19:00
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-sea

Join Matt Haig to celebrate his outstanding new novel How to Stop Time, a wild and bittersweet adventure.

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Wed, 26 Jul 16:00
Rossiter Books, Shire Hall, Monmouth

We are delighted to welcome one of the most celebrated contemporary writers, Matt Haig, who will talk about his new novel How to Stop Time.  

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Thu, 03 Aug 09:00
The Atrium, Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Letters Live are coming to Wilderness for the very first time. As headliners of the festival’s Talks and Debates programme, Letters Live will descend upon The Atrium to delight the audience.

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