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
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 2 How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 'We're not heroes, just tourists': Swedish police officers on holiday stop vicious assault on New York subway
- 5 Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in 'most most violent piece of CCTV footage' police officer had seen walks free
MasterChef, TV review: The final climaxed in a frenzy of herbs and hyperbole
Male student sues Columbia University for 'gender-based harassment' after alleged 'Mattress Performance' rape victim Emma Sulkowicz went public with claims
MasterChef 2015: Simon Wood named winner
Black Mass trailer: Johnny Depp might have started making good films again
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election