Sunday 26 January 1997
Poets Douglas Oliver, Alice Notley and Mick Imlah read at Netherbow Arts Centre, 43-45 High St; Wed 29, 7.45pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 0131 556 9579
A L Kennedy reads from her latest collection of short stories, Original Bliss, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicolson St; Wed 29, 7pm; tickets pounds 1 (three for pounds 2); 0131 556 6743, ex 232
LONDON: poets Ian McMillan and Grace Nichols read at the Voice Box, Royal Festival Hall, SE1; Tue 28, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242
The Company of Storytellers (Ben Haggarty, Pomme Clayton and Hugh Lupton) explore ancient tales in their new show; Purcell Room, RFH, SE1; Wed 29, 7.30pm, pounds 6/pounds 3.50. 0171 960 4242
Canadian authors Gail Anderson- Dargatz and Anne Michaels read at Macdonald House, Grosvenor Sq W1; Thur 30, 6.30pm, free. 0171 258 6419
NORWICH: Blake Morrison discusses his work; Lecture Theatre 1, Centre for Creative and Performing Arts, UEA; Tue 28, 7pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 2. 01603 592810
ARVON: the new prospectus is now available, with details of the year's creative-writing courses. A strong poetry line-up includes Mark Doty and Sarah Maguire (April); Sophie Hannah and Brian Patten (May); Wendy Cope and Christopher Reid (July). Plus Hermione Lee and Jenny Uglow (biography), Simon Armitage ("Writing with Sound"), and Kate Pullinger and Marianne Wiggins on the novel. Send an SAE for the full programme to: The Arvon Foundation, Lumb Bank, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks HX7 6DF
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989, album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
Breaking Bad season 6 hoax: Vince Gilligan has not confirmed a new series
Miranda Hart confirms her eponymous sitcom has come to an end as she bows out on a 'high'
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'