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May/June 2016 events at Foyles

FOYLES has a number of events lined up for the coming weeks.

Ray’s Jazz and Tomorrow’s Warriors Present: The Jazz Salon at Foyles – Friday, May 27 from 6-8pm. Tickets: £5.

A series of intimate performances and meditations on the cultural reverberations of jazz with regular host, journalist and broadcaster Kevin LeGendre, Gary Crosby and the Jazz Salon House Band.

This month’s theme is the link between Jazz and visual art. Specialist vinyl record label Gearbox Box records and host Kevin LeGendre take a look at the art that has been inspired by jazz and record sleeve art that has been used to sell jazz.

Laura Bates and Hibo Wadere in conversation – Tuesday, May 31 from 7-8pm. Tickets: £8, £5 for students or unemployed.

Join Foyles for a conversation between two key figures in British feminism, Laura Bates and Hibo Wardere.

Cookbook Confidential: Spice It Up with Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan – Wednesday, June 1 from 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £5.

Spice experts Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan talk about simple ways to use spices to jazz up your cooking. They’ll discuss some of their favourite spices, how to use them in cooking and ways to combine spices for maximum effect.

Nina Stibbe in conversation with Nick Hornby – Thursday, June 2 from 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £8.

Nina Stibbe, the author of the bestselling Love, talks about her new novel, Paradise Lodge, with Nick Hornby, writer of modern classics such as High Fidelity, About a Boy, and Funny Girl.

The Medusa Chronicles: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds in conversation – Saturday, June 4 from 3-4.30pm. Tickets: £8.

Join Foyles for a conversation with two leading figures in science fiction, Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, as they discuss their new collaboration The Medusa Chronicles.

Joe Hill: The Fireman – Monday, June 6 from 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £24 including a copy of The Fireman, or £8 ticket only.

Join Foyles for a conversation with bestselling thriller writer Joe Hill as he talks about his bold new novel The Fireman, sponsored by Picturehouse Central.

New Writer’s Evening: Jem Lester, Barney Norris and Kit de Waal – Tuesday, June 7 from 7-8.30pm. Free.

Ever on the hunt for new literary voices, Foyles brings together a panel of authors and an audience of readers to explore the road to publication and what lies beyond. Join Foyles for an evening of readings and conversation from three new writers: Jem Lester, Barney Norris, and Kit de Waal.

New Zealand Night with Witi Ihimaera, Fiona Kidman, and Jason Bae – Tuesday, June 14 from 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: £8, including wine.

Join Foyles for a special evening of words and music presented by the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts to celebrate two visiting giants of the Kiwi writing scene and a talented young musician.

Foyles Book Club: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk – Monday, June 20 from 7-8.30pm. Free.

Once a month, Foyles customers and staff get together to discuss a book chosen by its members. It’s an opportunity to share different interpretations, to adamantly disagree and to meet people united by reading.

Literary Death Match – Thursday, June 23 from 7-8pm. Tickets: £12.

Literary Death Match, now in 60 cities worldwide, was called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the LA Times. The live show brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges.

Ray’s Jazz and Tomorrow’s Warriors Present: The Jazz Salon at Foyles – Friday, June 24 from 6-8pm. Tickets: £5.

A series of intimate performances and meditations on the cultural reverberations of jazz with our regular host, journalist and broadcaster Kevin LeGendre, Gary Crosby and the Jazz Salon House Band.

This month’s theme is the link between Jazz and Dance. Host Kevin LeGendre and guests will explore the changing nature of dance and movement in jazz with a focus on UK Jazz Dance and its influence on Acid Jazz and Hip Hop.

For more information visit www.foyles.co.uk/events.

Venue: 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT