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
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Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
After Sam Smith’s Mobo success, is the help of a pushy parent the surest route to stardom?
Pottermore: JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story featuring 'greying' 33-year-old wizard
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
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
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year