Sunday 06 August 1995
Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy and Jon Savage take part in a "Rave Reading" at 55-56 Turnmill St, EC1. DJs, video clips and host Trevor Laid (of Quadrophenia); Thur 10, 8pm-3am, pounds 5. Info: 0181 802 8929
2 Aberdeen: Gaitherin' the Blaw: spooky stories for a summer evening from Stanley Robertson and friends at the Arts Centre, 33 King St; Tue 8, 7.30pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01224 635208
2 Grasmere: all-day Keats Symposium at the Prince of Wales Hotel on Sun 6, pounds 30 (excluding meals); lectures, discussion and visit to the exhibition at Dove Cottage. 015394 35544
Michael Foot gives a lecture How Could We Live Without the Great Critics? (venue as above), Fri 11, pounds 5. Part of the International Wordsworth Summer Festival. Details 015394 35544
2 Swansea: poets Robert Minhinnick and John Livingston Clark read at the Camelot Suite, Salubrious Passage, off Wind St; Tue 8, 7.30pm, pounds 3/pounds 2. 01792 652211
American Poet Laureate Rita Dove reads at Ty Llen, Somerset Pl; Sat 12, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 3. 01792 652211
2 Edinburgh Book Festival: Begins Sat. Kids, test your knowledge of the works of Roald Dahl and win prizes at the Post Office Theatre; Sat 12, 1.45pm, pounds 2.50/pounds 1.25.
Victoria Glendinning, Yvonne Roberts and Canadian novelist Jane Urquhart read from their work at Coutts Studio Theatre; Sat 12, 5pm, pounds 3.50/pounds 1.75. Festival tickets from James Thin, 57 George St or by phone on 0131 220 3990.
2 Glasgow: National Book Day: David Campbell, Bernard MacLaverty and Janice Galloway read at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St; Sat 12, 8pm, pounds 2/pounds 1. 0141 332 0522
Billy Kay and Rod Paterson perform "Knee Deep in Claret", poetry, music and stories, at the Fort Theatre, Kemure Ave, Bishopbriggs; free. Info: 0141 776 2571
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Maisie Williams has an excellent message for one confused fan
- 3 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 4 Tampon tax scrapped in Canada after petition convinces conservative government
- 5 Kate Moss on the naked Calvin Klein shoot and the obsession that ended her relationship
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EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote