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'Get Rich or Tie Dyeing': Learn to tie dye with Lizzie King

‘Get Rich or Tie Dyeing': Learn to tie dye with Lizzie King

Author of Tie & Dye and artist Lizzie King will hold a one-off tie dye workshop, ‘Get Rich or Tie Dyeing’, with the CASS Sculpture Foundation this April. You will leave knowing how to fold, swirl and scrunch your fabric to make amazing patterns and effects. Go all out with a flurry of tropical colours, or […]

Meet Chinelo Bally, Esther Thorpe and Sarah Hamilton at the WI Fair

Meet Chinelo Bally, Esther Thorpe and Sarah Hamilton at the WI Fair

The WI fair is taking over London’s Alexandra Palace at the end of this month, with four days of crafts, arts, food, shopping, travel and much more. During the course of the fair you can meet our authors Sarah Hamilton and Chinelo Bally, who are giving demos at The Craft Theatre, and join Paper Home […]

Chinelo Bally and Nudinits at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Chinelo Bally and Nudinits at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

If you are heading to the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show this week, make sure you swing past the Creative Living Theatre. Chinelo Bally will be there, signing books and sharing her tips for making clothes with the freehand cutting method. You can also watch the award-winning animation Nudinits. Sarah Simi, the animation’s creator, is […]


Sign up for Claire Thomson's 'Cooking Together: Parent and Child' one-day course

Sign up for Claire Thomson’s ‘Cooking Together: Parent and Child’ one-day course

          Claire Thomson, author of National Trust Family Cookbook, will be holding two one-day cookery courses which will focus on making your child a central part of the family cooking process. Discover fun new ideas for breakfast, lunch and supper together, with an emphasis on taking the stress out of meal preparation – […]

Anna Del Conte and Nigella Lawson in conversation at The Oxford Literary Festival

Anna Del Conte and Nigella Lawson in conversation at The Oxford Literary Festival

Anna Del Conte, the doyenne of Italian cookery, and her most ardent advocate, Nigella Lawson, explore the art of food writing and reflect on their fascinating lives and careers. For further details, see below. When: Sunday 26th March 2017, 6pm-7pm Where: The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ Tickets: £15-£20 For details and to buy […]

The London Fortean Society presents Everything You Know About Science is Wrong with Matt Brown

The London Fortean Society presents Everything You Know About Science is Wrong with Matt Brown

Think that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light? That Darwin was the first to put forward a theory of evolution, or that Watson and Crick discovered DNA? Find out why your kettle never boils at 100 degrees, how no astronaut has ever experienced zero gravity, and several reasons why you may not […]


Join Lisa Stickley, author of Handstand, for a fun workshop at Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop

Join Lisa Stickley, author of Handstand, for a fun workshop at Tales on Moon Lane Bookshop

Making Pictures is an interactive workshop inspired by Lisa Stickley’s book Handstand. Ages 4+ When: 15th February, 10.30am Where: Tales on Moon Lane, 25 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London SE24 9JU For more information, contact Tales on Moon Lane.

Come along to Spice Yourself Slim's Kalpna Woolf cookery class

Come along to Spice Yourself Slim’s Kalpna Woolf cookery class

Kalpna Woolf, author of Spice Yourself Slim and ex-BBC Head of Production, is running a cookery class on January 18th 2017 – and she wants you to join in. No need to bring anything, this is a hands-on class that will teach your how to use spices to improve your diet and health – and […]

Buy 100 Midcentury Chairs and get free entry to the Midcentury Modern show

Buy 100 Midcentury Chairs and get free entry to the Midcentury Modern show

Love midcentury designs? Head down to the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College on the 20th November and lose yourself among midcentury furniture, ceramics, fabrics, art and other treasures. What’s more, the show’s organisers are offering a special deal to celebrate the release of co-founder Lucy Ryder Richardson’s new book 100 Midcentury Chairs. Simply buy your […]


Come and meet your favourite wine writer Oz Clarke at the BBC Good Food Show

Come and meet your favourite wine writer Oz Clarke at the BBC Good Food Show

Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts. Here’s your chance to come and have a chat with Oz, snap a selfie and buy signed copies of his bestselling wine books. Oz will be on Stand WM34, in the Wine Cellar section (Mezzanine level) at this year’s BBC Good Food Show at London […]

Oz Clarke in Conversation at Canterbury Festival 2016

Oz Clarke in Conversation at Canterbury Festival 2016

Known throughout the world for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions and enthusiasm, Oz Clarke is Britain’s most popular wine writer. His BBC appearances keep audiences captivated and he is the author of a collection of bestselling and award-winning wine books. Oz will be in conversation with Charles Simpson, who, with his wife Ruth, […]

Jenny Chandler at Dartmouth Food Festival

Jenny Chandler at Dartmouth Food Festival

Jenny Chandler, author of Cool Kids Cook and The Real Taste of Spain, will be taking part in a chef demonstration alongside David Jones and Manna from Devon Cooking School. Where: Royal Avenue Gardens The Quay Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9PS When: Saturday 22 October 9.30am-10.30am Free entry


Cas Holmes 'Places, Spaces, Traces' exhibition at Books Pavilion

Cas Holmes ‘Places, Spaces, Traces’ exhibition at Books Pavilion

Textile artist and Batsford author Cas Holmes is showcasing recent work at Books Pavilion this month. Described as ‘paintings with cloth’, her pieces are meticulously worked in collage, paint and stitch from salvaged remnants and incorporate processes reflected in her book Stitch Stories. You can view the ‘Places, Spaces, Traces’ exhibition from 5-22 October. Book […]

Glen Scouller's Colour and Line exhibition

Glen Scouller’s Colour and Line exhibition

Artist and author Glen Scouller presents Colour and Line, an exhibition featuring a selection of work from the past 45 years. On at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh until the 21st September. Visitors will be able to purchase a copy of Glen’s new book Colour and Line in Watercolour, published by Batsford.

'Nature Notes' exhibition from textile artist Anne Kelly

‘Nature Notes’ exhibition from textile artist Anne Kelly

Textile artist and Batsford author Anne Kelly is exhibiting at Books Pavilion this month. ‘Nature Notes’ showcases recent work, inspired by nature, which is also the theme in Anne’s new book Textile Nature. Book signing on Thursday the 8th September 6–8pm. Where: Books Pavilion, 34 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9PX On until 22nd September, Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm […]


Borough Talks: Pariahs to Pioneers: the changing face of British food

Borough Talks: Pariahs to Pioneers: the changing face of British food

Once famed for its bad cooking, Britain is now one of the most open, exciting and innovative sources of good food anywhere on the planet. So what has changed, and why? Our panel will discuss what it is, in this most globally connected of countries, that makes British food British. Panel member: Sybil Kapoor. The […]

Big Letter Hunt book signing at Whitechapel Gallery

Big Letter Hunt book signing at Whitechapel Gallery

To celebrate the launch of the new book Big Letter Hunt London, author Amandine Alessandra will be signing books at Whitechapel Gallery on the 1st September. Part of the gallery’s First Thursday event, the evening will be a celebration of found letters and the city and is open for anyone to attend. When: Thursday 1st […]

Afternoon Tea with Her Ladyship

Afternoon Tea with Her Ladyship

Do you need a little help… to navigate the pitfalls of ‘correct’ English? to negotiate the minefield of modern manners and etiquette? to navigate your way around a packed social calendar? Don’t worry. Her Ladyship is at hand to give advice on any social situation in this charming series of books, publishing this summer with […]


How Great Buildings of the Past Inspire the Architecture of the Future

How Great Buildings of the Past Inspire the Architecture of the Future

Join four of the country’s leading architects Niall McLaughlin, Peter Barber, Sarah Featherstone and Cany Ash and learn which buildings have most inspired them and made a lasting impact on their work. The evening is a celebration of the Twentieth Century Society’s book 50 Architects 50 Buildings, published by Batsford. In the book, architectural journalist […]

Love Kombucha Demo & Book Signing

Love Kombucha Demo & Book Signing

Melanie Millin, the founder of Love Kombucha and author of the book cunningly called Love Kombucha, will be in store to demonstrate how to brew your own kombucha with unique and individual flavours! She will also be giving us a taste test of the full Love Kombucha range now available at all Planet Organic stores, […]

Entertaining with Jenny Chandler

Entertaining with Jenny Chandler

Join Jenny Chandler for this wonderful, hands-on class where you will learn how to use the freshest seasonal ingredients to entertain in style. Perfect dinner party food that allows you to relax and enjoy your evening. Includes lunch with wine. When: Friday 23rd September, 10.00am Where: The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School, 12 St. Andrews Ter, […]


The C20 Society presents: The Buildings that Inspire Architects

The C20 Society presents: The Buildings that Inspire Architects

Join us at Waterstones Piccadilly on the 7th of July to celebrate the publication of 50 Architects 50 Buildings In this new book, architectural journalist Pamela Buxton accompanied 50 leading architects as they revisited the building that had most inspired them, and interviewed them about how those buildings have influenced their own work. Originally commissioned for architectural newspaper Building […]

Borough Talks:  Coming together - can food be a force for change?

Borough Talks: Coming together – can food be a force for change?

Can food be a catalyst for political and social change? Can a shared love of food transform lives and regenerate communities? Our panel will discuss the transformative power of food, from tackling waste to seeding new businesses over a bowl of soup. Moderator: Sybil Kapoor. The multi-award winning food writer and broadcaster whose influential cookbooks […]

Inspirational Buildings: Barbican and Golden Lane

Inspirational Buildings: Barbican and Golden Lane

Join Piers Gough and Greg Penoyre on a tour of the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates To mark the launch of its new book 50 Architects 50 Buildings, as part of London Festival of Architecture 2016 , The Twentieth Century Society have organised a tour of the Barbican and Golden Lane estates by leading architects Piers Gough […]