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Tim Waterstone: The Face Pressed Against a Window

23rd November, 4pm

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one shop in 1982....

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Kerry Hudson: Lowborn (Down the Chipper)

23rd November, 4pm

When Kerry Hudson was born, she was destined to be the latest in a long line of Aberdeen fishwives. But Kerry had bigger dreams and the fight,...

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Johny Pitts: Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

23rd November, 6pm

TV presenter, photographer and writer, Johny Pitts, sets out to explore “black Europe from the street up” in his new book, Afropean: Notes...

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Lemn Sissay: My Name Is Why

23rd November, 8pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H.G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesAt the age of seventeen, after a childhood of being...

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Philip Hoare: Facing the Sea

24th November, 9:30am

From the edge of England, in a special festival commission, Philip Hoare reads his address to one of his great passions - the sea. Philip...

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John Browne: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

24th November, 12pm

Inspired by the quote: "Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsPart of the Globalisation, Nationalism & Migration – Futures strand of...

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Dorian Lynskey - 1984: Window to our Future

24th November, 2pm

George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1819: England & Austria

24th November, 2:30pm

Odes by John Keats, read by Greta Scacchi and The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert performed by Julius Drake (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin),...

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Insight: Discussion on Keats and Schubert

24th November, 3:45pm

Inspired by Wells’ The Time Machine, we travel back in time in this year's Strange Concords: Words and Music Time Machine Events to alight...

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Gaia Vince & Fred Pearce - Our Changing Earth

24th November, 4pm

The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history....

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1819: England & Austria

24th November, 5pm

Odes by John Keats, read by Greta Scacchi and The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert performed by Julius Drake (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin),...

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Steve Jones: Here Comes The Sun!

24th November, 6pm

Our sun drives the weather, forms the landscape, feeds and fuels – but sometimes destroys – the creatures that live upon it, controls...

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Insight: Requiem - Hope For Our Future

24th November, 7:45pm

'The Shape of Things to Come' concludes with a film of one of the most profound, yet uplifting, ‘operatic’ achievements of our lifetime,...

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Film: Booksmart (cert 15)

27th November, 7:30pm

Academic overachievers Amy and Molly thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up on their high school peers. But on the...

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NT Live: Present Laughter

28th November, 7pm

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noel Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to...

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Tokyo Tea Room and special guests

29th November, 7pm

Melting Vinyl Presents Tokyo Tea Room, with special guests L Norton and Imperial Daze.Formed in 2014, Tokyo Tea Room are the psych pop lovechild...

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Andy Parsons - Healing the Nation

30th November, 8pm

A year and a half since his last tour Peak Bullshit, household name and nonsense nailer Andy Parsons is back on the road and confident that...

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Doc Club: Walking: Holding and Pause

4th December, 7:30pm

A double bill of artist film and video + post show discussion with film-makers Amy Sharrocks and Rosana Cade chaired by James Collie of Violet...

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CONFiCo: JOiNT

5th December, 1:30pm - 7pm

A playful and curious dance show exploring the interplay between individuality, commonality and the body’s facility. JOiNT is a celebration...

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Suminagashi & Imaginative Wallpaper with Roxette Cryer

7th December, 11am

Can you see anything in this Suminagashi marbling print? I can see a wrestler with a surprised face, maybe even a genie coming out of a lamp....

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The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

7th December, 8pm

The Thinking Drinkers return with a BRAND-NEW SHOW, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks...

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Paper Balloon: Once Upon a Snowflake

13th December, 10am - 24th December, 2pm

Quarterhouse Christmas Show 2019A magical world of shadow puppetry, storytelling and enchanting songs for all the family.Liza has gone missing...

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Cut Out Crowns with Nicole Cowan

21st December, 11am

Using colourful card to paint and collage, come along to design and create your own crazy, cut out crown. ...

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

23rd January, 8pm

It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit....

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