An evening with Jason Reynolds and Kayus Bankole
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

An evening with Jason Reynolds and Kayus Bankole

404 Ink and Neu! Reekie! are chuffed to present, for one night only in Scotland, New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds in conversation with Kayus Bankole from acclaimed Mercury Prize-winning trio Young Fathers.

The pair will talk about Jason's newest book For Every One, a hopeful manifesto for dreamers, their own routes to where they are today, the hurdles and successes along the way, and more. It's going to be an event to remember.

For Every One:
"Motivation for a lifetime" - The Sunday Times
"Defiant and inspirational" - The Guardian

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, For Every One is Jason Reynolds' pocket-sized rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.

Tickets: £7.50 + booking fee, which includes a free copy of For Every One and drinks
Event: 7pm, Scottish Poetry Library; venue TBA for afterwards

Get your tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-jason-reynolds-and-kayus-bankole-tickets-51868930367?fbclid=IwAR3FDBQYt8dMfPhE1CwOzU5AC2fpos2nduLlkkYcV5RMSGqlyyEr0FLgOIY

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Chris McQueer HWFG Edinburgh launch - Waterstones
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Chris McQueer HWFG Edinburgh launch - Waterstones

Chris McQueer will be heading to Waterstones West End in Edinburgh to launch the follow-up to his award-winning, bestselling hilarious debut Hings: HWFG! Chris will read from his new collection, discuss the writing of them and more. Don't miss out!

Tickets are free but booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Book your free tix here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/book-launch-chris-mcqueer-hwfg/edinburgh-west-end

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Chris McQueer - HWFG launch at Alan's Shed (sort of)
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Chris McQueer - HWFG launch at Alan's Shed (sort of)

Join 404 Ink and Chris McQueer to launch his second book HWFG with an evening of weird stories, music and comedy. Here We F**king Go is the much-anticipated follow up to Chris McQueer’s hilarious, award-winning debut short story collection Hings. Hosted by comedian Anna Devitt, come along for a night of short stories 'n that. In the words of the infamous Alan's Shed: here for a good time, no a long time.

18+. Tickets £5. Book yours here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chris-mcqueer-hwfg-launch-at-alans-shed-tickets-50774020462

Event page: https://www.stereocafebar.com/events/2018-11-10-chris-mcqueer-hwfg-launch-stereo

Also performing will be:

Leyla Josephine
Leyla Josephine is a spoken word artist and theatre maker from Glasgow. Leyla has won several slams including 2014 UK National Slam Championships. She is currently on tour with her 5* show Hopeless which was runner up for Saboteur's Best Spoken Word show. She's been featured on BBC The Social, BBC Scotland, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed. She has been published in Gutter Magazine, The Scotsman, The National, The High Flight and Speculative Books. You can usually find her trying to convince teenagers in schools that poetry is cool, listening to ABBA and she has just moved to Prestwick so spends a lot of her time watching people watching planes.   

Julie Rea
Julie Rea won the Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017 and was mentored by the writer Janice Galloway. She was shortlisted for Moniack Mhor’s Emerging Writer Award 2018 and a Cove Park Writer Residency. Her fiction has been published in several literary journals, including ‘New Writing Scotland’, ‘From Glasgow To Saturn’, ‘Chicago Literati’, ‘Jellyfish Review’, ‘Barren Magazine’ and ‘Razur Cuts’, and she has recently had a short story nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her play, ‘Big Day’, was performed at The Gilded Balloon Theatre in Edinburgh in June 2018. She has completed a short story collection and is currently working on her first novel.

Sam Small
Sam Small is a poet from Glasgow. Host of Poetry at Inn Deep. Host of St Louis Poetry. Scottish Slam Champion 2018. World Slam Champion 2018. Head poetry editor at Speculative Books.

Jack MacMillan
Jack MacMillan is a poet from Fort William, now based in Glasgow. He is co-host of Poetry at Inn Deep and Chief Strategy Officer at Speculative Books. 

Broken Chanter
Broken Chanter is the new guise of David MacGregor. After spending the the past decade as the principal songwriter of Scottish Alt-Pop darlings Kid Canaveral, MacGregor retreated to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and to County Donegal earlier this year to write and record his first solo record. A light-hearted raconteur and heavy-hearted singer, MacGregor will be joining Chris's big night to perform intimate, stripped back versions of Kid Canaveral songs and tracks from the forthcoming Broken Chanter LP, a record which paints an emotional and expansive soundscape with a distinct sense of place, showcasing MacGregor's ear for melody and dexterity at tugging heart-strings. HWFG.

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Chris McQueer HWFG launch with Stuart Cosgrove - Waterstones
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Chris McQueer HWFG launch with Stuart Cosgrove - Waterstones

Chris McQueer joins Waterstones Argyle Street to launch his follow-up to the wildly successful and hilariously funny Hings: HWFG! Chris will be reading from this new collection of hilarious Glasgow stories, and discussing the writing of them with the acclaimed music journalist Stuart Cosgrove (also from Off the Ball). Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from the author of the funniest book of 2018!

Tickets are free but booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chris-mcqueer-launches-hwfg-in-glasgow-argyle-street-tickets-51401036885

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Helen McClory & Camilla Grudova at Edinburgh Book Festival
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Helen McClory & Camilla Grudova at Edinburgh Book Festival

THE DARK SIDE OF US

Camilla Grudova’s latest work, The Doll's Alphabet, is a collection of surreal, dystopian horror stories linked by a grimy, squalid atmosphere and a sense of the familiar being distorted. In Mayhem & Death Helen McClory returns, delving deeper into mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune. For fans of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood. Chaired by Sasha de Buyl.

Event information and tickets: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/camilla-grudova-helen-mcclory-11953

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Helen McClory -  Blackwell's Writers At The Fringe
Aug
23
10:00 PM22:00

Helen McClory - Blackwell's Writers At The Fringe

Now in its eleventh year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe brings you, once again, the best in Scottish writing. Every Thursday new and unpublished works of literary art stand alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed – from Scots poetry to cutting-edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction, and all that is found in between. Helen McClory will be appearing on August 23rd.

Event information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blackwells-writers-at-the-fringe-tickets-47175369801

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Edwin Morgan Poetry Award at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Edwin Morgan Poetry Award at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018

SCOTLAND’S FINEST YOUNG POETS

Conceived by Edwin Morgan before his death in 2010, this Poetry Award is a gesture of characteristic generosity by Scotland’s first modern Makar. Every second year, prize money of £20,000, bequeathed by Morgan, is awarded to a young Scottish poet. Previous winners have included Niall Campbell and Jen Hadfield. Join judges Janice Galloway and John Glenday to find out the winner of the 2018 award.

404's own Nadine Aisha Jassat is on the shortlist and we have everything crossed!!

Tickets: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/edwin-morgan-poetry-award-3-11879

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Nadine Aisha Jassat at Herland Salon at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Nadine Aisha Jassat at Herland Salon at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018

Mindful of the great tradition of women salonières and gatherings of women creatives that have driven cultural change, Glasgow Women's Library created their Herland Salon, a forum for women to learn and share their thoughts about the world in a creative space. This Salon special combines music, live DJ-ing and stories. Expect surprising pleasures, the cutting edge, diverse voices and new ideas. Today's salonières are Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh, who are joined by Katie Ailes, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Heir of the Cursed, Diljeet Bhachu and Hannah Lee.

Optional dress code: RED. You can interpret the dress code as you wish, or come along in whatever you feel comfortable in. 

Tickets: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/herland-salon-with-glasgow-women-s-library

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404 Ink at Edinburgh Comic Art Festival
Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

404 Ink at Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

404 Ink will be at the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival as part of Edinburgh Book Festival 2018. It's free - drop in!

MEET THE CREATORS AND MAKERS

A vibrant and inspiring gathering of over 40 comics authors and artists, taking place at the Principal Hotel in Charlotte Square, just across the road from the Book Festival Entrance Tent. Whether you're a graphic novel novice or a life-long comics fan, this is the perfect place to discover something new and support and meet the indie creatives behind some incredible works.

Part of our Stripped series of events.

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A Graphic Novel of Women at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018
Aug
11
1:45 PM13:45

A Graphic Novel of Women at Edinburgh Book Festival 2018

EQUALITY IS NOT WON

To mark the 100th anniversary of votes for (some) women, indie publisher 404 Ink have collaborated with BHP Comics on We Shall Fight Until We Win, a graphic novel highlighting the achievements of British women in public life over 100 years. Those behind the project, Sha Nazir, Heather Palmer and Laura Jones, discuss the great strides undertaken since 1918 but also the hard work still to be done. Chaired by Jenny Niven.

Part of our Stripped series of events.

Full event information and tickets (pay what you want): https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/a-graphic-novel-of-women

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Book Fringe: Queer Words
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Book Fringe: Queer Words

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If queer is what you are, and writing is what you do, what happens when both combine? This question has never been far from Queer Words Project Scotland. In this panel, Ryan Vance (editor), Kirsty Logan and Rachel Plummer (writers/mentors), and Heather McDaid (publisher, 404Ink) discuss how engaging with queerness in writing can create both pigeonholes and opportunities for writer and reader alike.

ABOUT QUEER WORDS

Queer Words Project Scotland hopes to provide opportunities where queerness isn't a hurdle to clear, but the qualifying factor. We want to enable more queer writers to tell our stories however we want to. We want to find and encourage work which reflects our community in all its variety, whether it directly tackles the big issues or simply recognises queerness is the norm against which we live our lives. The queer community is also infinitely more varied than one monolithic identity. Yet the stories we encounter can sometimes lack both variety and specificity. Our cultural representation is often two-dimensional - and that's if our identities are even visible to begin with.

Full event information: https://www.bookfringe.com/events/2018/8/9/queer-words

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We Shall Fight Until We Win - LONDON LAUNCH
Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

We Shall Fight Until We Win - LONDON LAUNCH

We Shall Fight Until We Win is the graphic anthology celebrating a century of political pioneering women to mark 100 years since the first wave of women gained the right to vote in the UK.

Foyles have buddied up with 404 Ink and BHP Comics to host an evening with some of the anthology's artists and contributors to discuss the art of the graphic anthology, the importance of highlighting the overlooked achievement of female pioneers past and present, and the stories each contributor decided to tell.

Joining us will be: Sabeena Akhtar, Siana Bangura, Wei Ming Kam and Shazleen Khan, plus one of the publishers.

Tickets are free, or can include pre-order of WSFUWW. Get them here: http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventId=3680

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404 Ink at Glasgow Comic Con
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

404 Ink at Glasgow Comic Con

We've got a table at Glasgow Comic Con and we'll be selling books and prints aplenty. See you there. 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-comic-con-tickets-40191095649

Glasgow Comic Con is back for 2018!

Returning to the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, June 30th browse more than 150 exhibitors, meet comic creators from across the globe, enjoy panels from your favourite artists and writers and marvel at some incredible cosplayers. 

International comic guests include Kris Anka (Runaways, Captain Marvel), Jen Bartel (The Mighty Thor, Jem and the Holograms), Mahmud Asrar, (X-Men Red, Supergirl) Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye), Stephanie Hans (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angela: Queen of Hel), John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Ian Kennedy (Judge Dredd, Dan Dare), Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Monty Nero and Metaphrog. 
 

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-comic-con-tickets-40191095649

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We Shall Fight Until We Win EDINBURGH LAUNCH
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

We Shall Fight Until We Win EDINBURGH LAUNCH

We Shall Fight Until We Win is a collection of comics about Britain's pioneering political women. Featuring rockstar creators like Denise Mina, Hannah Berry, Wei Ming Kam, and more, this collection is an absolute must.

Representatives from both publishers will be joined by a selection of the fantastic creators involved in We Shall Fight Until We Win for a discussion of the process of putting together the anthology, crowdfunding it, writing the stories... and some of the amazing women whose lives are told in its pages!

Tickets are free, but we expect this to be a very busy night, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets: https://www.waterstones.com/events/we-shall-fight-until-we-win-launch-with-404ink-and-bhp/edinburgh-west-end

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We Shall Fight Until We Win GLASGOW LAUNCH
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

We Shall Fight Until We Win GLASGOW LAUNCH

We Shall Fight Until We Win is a collection of comics about Britain's pioneering political women. Featuring rockstar creators like Denise Mina, Hannah Berry, Wei Ming Kam, and more, this collection is an absolute must.

PANEL INCLUDES: Denise Mina, Fionnuala Doran, Jem Milton and Laura Jones

Tickets are free, but we expect this to be a very busy night, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets: https://www.waterstones.com/events/we-shall-fight-until-we-win-launch-with-404ink-and-bhp/glasgow-argyle-street

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404 Ink on the 'Nasty Women' Phenomenon
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

404 Ink on the 'Nasty Women' Phenomenon

Part of the Food for Thought weekend: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas/food-thought/

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. 

In reflection to this, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid – better known as 404 Ink, put together Nasty Women – a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. Punk, pressure, politics, people – from working class experience to racial divides in Trump's America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more.

Described by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood as: “an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now”, the panel will discuss the process and reaction of the anthology, and what it means to be a nasty woman. 

Panel: Laura Jones, Heather McDaid, Laura Waddell, Joelle Owusu

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WoWFest: Fiction Trumps Trump
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

WoWFest: Fiction Trumps Trump

WoW hosts a celebration of writers published in anthologies that, in some way, respond to the world’s most powerful tangerine in a toupee. Join us for a refreshing cup of covfefe and help us MAKE FICTION GREAT AGAIN. What are we saying, that’s clearly fake new, fiction’s always been great, but the truth is often stranger.

Scottish 404 Ink’s Nasty Women has been an absolute triumph – tweeted by Margaret Atwood, the anthology has received international acclaim. Sim Bajwa will read from this deliciously nasty collection of work about what it actually means to be a woman today.

Reading from Saqi Book’s Don’t Panic I’m Islamic is Bidisha, British writer, film-maker and presenter for the BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 news and Sky News and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. Featuring cartoons, graffiti, photography, colouring in pages and more this subversive anthology is an explosion of expression, creativity and colour.

Comma Press’s Banthology brings together specially commission stories from seven of Trumps “banned nations”. Experience a reading by Zaher Omareen, we’ll explore the emotional and personal impacts of all restrictions on movement.

More info: https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/179-event-fiction-trumps-trump.html
Tix £10/£5Get your tix here. 

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London Book Fair - The Future of Publishing
Apr
11
2:30 PM14:30

London Book Fair - The Future of Publishing

Club Room, National Hall Gallery

The publishing world is evolving fast, so what skills do publishers need to ensure they (and the industry) are developing now to continue to thrive? Past and present Trailblazer Award winners share their views on the ever-changing industry, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

SPEAKERS
Heather McDaid - 404 Ink
Anna Cunnane - Abrams & Chronicle Books
Clio Cornish - HarperCollins
Abiola Bello - The Author School and Hashtag Press

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London Book Fair
Apr
10
to Apr 12

London Book Fair

404 Ink will be at London Book Fair from April 10th-12th 2018. If you would like to set up a meeting, please get in touch with us at hello at 404 ink dot com. Both Heather and Laura are available for meetings.

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Launch: Helen McClory's Mayhem & Death
Mar
24
8:15 PM20:15

Launch: Helen McClory's Mayhem & Death

Join us for the launch of Helen McClory‘s collection of stories Mayhem & Death. The much anticipated follow-up to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision this book delves deeper into mythical stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune; Swimming in a sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt; A silent documentary through a terrible place; Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science; A coven of two.

Event page: https://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/whats-on.aspx#/event/eec1acb9-20da-46b8-869e-a85d00eb7d60

Tickets: https://beta.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/helen-mcclory-launch-of-mayhem-and-death

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John McGregor introduces... Chris McQueer and Chris Power at Aye Write
Mar
18
8:15 PM20:15

John McGregor introduces... Chris McQueer and Chris Power at Aye Write

The prize-winning novelist will be introducing another two debut writers, this time with collections of short stories:

Chris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends. Each story in his debut collection Mothers lays bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment.

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes Hings, the debut collection from Chris McQueer. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague.

Event link: https://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/whats-on.aspx#/event/d7857613-9bef-46ff-939a-a86400c9708d

Tickets: http://tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=13710

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Nasty Women at Aye Write
Mar
17
8:15 PM20:15

Nasty Women at Aye Write

It's been a year since 404 Ink's debut book Nasty Women was published following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign and support from Margaret Atwood. Chitra Ramaswamy, Laura Lam, Mel Reeve and Sim Bajwa from the collection on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century reveal in this panel how it has been to be a 'Nasty Woman' in this whirl wind project that was the bestselling book at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017 and what it truly means to be 'nasty'.

Tickets: £9, book here: http://tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=13740

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Southampton
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Southampton

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theater of Fear tour - Manchester
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theater of Fear tour - Manchester

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear tour - London
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear tour - London

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Bristol
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Bristol

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Birmingham
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Birmingham

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Glasgow
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Glasgow

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Chris McQueer - Partick Library
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Chris McQueer - Partick Library

Fresh from a summer of playing at the world's biggest literary festivals and some of Scotland's best musical festilals, Chris McQueer is heading to Partick Library for an evening to chat about his short story collection Hings. This event is part of Book Week Scotland.

Admission, free. Booking required at Partick Library - 0141 276 1560

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