Events

Booker Prize 2014: the longlist

What the critics said about the books on this year's Man Booker longlist, which includes Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt and David Nicholls.

A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia Donaldson - Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Follow Julia Donaldson's journey from songwriter for children's television to former Children's Laureate. See how she inspires her readers with story, rhyme and rhythm. Children and their families can share stories and explore sensory environments based o

National Theatre Platform: Bonnie Greer - National Theatre

The writer reveals her early influences and struggles for equality in her touching, funny and thought-provoking memoir, A Parallel Life.

Family Arts Festival 2014

The Family Arts Festival returns from the 17th October to the 2nd November 2014. Featuring 2000 events from 500 organisations from across the UK, the festival aims to make the arts more accessible to families across the country. Events taking place co

Midsummer Water Day - King's College London, Strand Campus, Somerset House

Midsummer Water Day brings together a range of artists and academics for a full day's programme of activities in venues around King's College London and Somerset House to tie in with Amy Sharrock's Museum of Water. The programme features talks, instal

Words of War with Alex Jennings & Harriet Walter - St John's Church, Waterloo Road

Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter lead a timely reading of poetry, letters and memoirs which bring to life the vast array of experiences of men and women during the First World War.

New Zealand Comes to Edinburgh Festivals

More than 200 of New Zealand's most creative talent will be taking part in NZ at Edinburgh 2014. It is the first time that such a large group of leading artists from the country have been invited to perform at the festivals. Supported by the Arts Coun

New Zealand Comes to Edinburgh Festivals

More than 200 of New Zealand's most creative talent will be taking part in NZ at Edinburgh 2014. It is the first time that such a large group of leading artists from the country have been invited to perform at the festivals. Supported by the Arts Coun

The Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Bo

Flipside Festival UK

For one glorious weekend in October, Snape Maltings will pulsate with Brazilian sounds, sights, tastes and ideas as FlipSide presents leading writers and musicians from Brazil in a carnival of the arts. Ten years ago, in August 2003, a remote fishing