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November/December 2015 events at Foyles

HIGHLIGHTS of the Foyles November/December events programme include a special visit from adorable internet sensation Tuna the Dog, an adult colouring evening with Michael O’Mara Books (with beer!) and Foyles’ first ever Christmas Craft Fair, transforming the flagship store’s Auditorium into a festive marketplace from December 3-6.


EFG London Jazz Festival Presents the Yazz Ahmed Quartet – Wednesday, November 18 from 6pm to 7pm. Tickets: £5.

Hypnotic Middle Eastern riffs, infectious rhythms and haunting melodies fused with jazz and free improvisation in this quartet’s original compositions.

EFG London Jazz Festival Presents Binker Golding And Moses Boyd – Friday, November 20 from 6pm to 7pm. Tickets: £5.

Exciting young saxophone and drums/percussion duo play improvised music stemming from the traditions of jazz, blues, west African and ritual music.

Adult Colouring with Michael O’Mara Books – Saturday, November 21 from 4pm to 5pm. Tickets: £3.

Grab a pack of crayons and a beer and get colouring with Michael O’Mara books, the publisher at the forefront of the adult colouring trend since 2012’s The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-Ups.

The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2015 – Monday, November 23 from 6pm to 8.30pm. Free.

To celebrate the return of The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award this year, Foyles Charing Cross Road is hosting a special event to spotlight the very best young British and Irish writers today, featuring readings and conversation with past award winners and some of this year’s shortlisted writers, chaired by The Sunday Times literary editor, Andrew Holgate.

Foyles Book Club: Leaving Berlin – Tuesday, November 24 from 7pm to 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 of what you’re reading, to adamantly disagree and to meet people united by reading. This month’s book is Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon.

Grape Expectations: A Boutinot Wine Tasting Quiz – Thursday, November 26 from 7pm to 9.30pm. Tickets: £20 or £15 for Foyalty members.

Foyles is teaming up with award-winning wine merchants Boutinot for a wine tasting evening with a difference – a night of laughter, making friends and competition, as you and your team are put to the test against a panel of industry experts.

Ray’s Jazz: Taeko Kunishima Trio – Friday, November 27 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.

Taeko Kunishima stops at Foyles on a flying visit to the UK. Playing material from a selection of brand-new work, she will team up with Europe’s leading performer on the Japanese shakuhachi, Clive Bell, and top bass player Julia Doyle.

Meet Tuna, the Underdog with the Overbite – Exclusive London Book signing and meet-and-greet – Wednesday, December 2 from 6pm to 7pm. Free.

Tuna will be popping into Foyles with his owner Courtney Dasher to celebrate the publication of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite, a glorious celebration of an undeniably adorable little pooch. Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the dog of the hour and get their copy of the book ‘pawdographed’.

Foyles Christmas Craft Fair – Thursday, December 3 from 5.30pm to 10pm/Friday, December 4 from 9.30am to 10pm/Saturday, December 5 from 9.30am to 10pm/Sunday, December 6. Free.

Welcome to Foyles’ first ever Christmas Craft Fair – in which their flagship Auditorium transforms into a festive marketplace, with an exclusive, curated selection of stalls offering customers the chance to browse and buy their Christmas gifts.

Jackanory at 50 with the Children’s Media Foundation – Sunday, December 13 from 3.30pm to 6pm. Tickets: £10.

Join the Children’s Media Foundation as they celebrate fifty years since the launch of the iconic storytelling series Jackanory, the much-loved legend of BBC Children’s television.

Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT