1-2 July 2017, 10.30am-4.30pm

Ways to See: Illustrating Exhibition Road, V&A

Illustrator and author Alice Stevenson leads this two day workshop celebrating the opening of the new Exhibition Road entrance of the V&A.




4 July, 6-8pm

Ways to See Regent’s Park, A Sketchbook Evening

In this evening Idler Academy workshop, sit and enjoy the evening light and let one of London’s prettiest parks inspire your drawings. With Alice Stevenson, you will learn and explore different ways to look at and reinterpret your environment in your sketchbooks through a series of mark making and observational drawing exercises.


16 July 2017, 7.30pm

Llangollen Fringe Festival 

Mark Thomas visits the Fringe to talk about his life and his books 100 Acts Of Minor Dissent and The Liar’s Quartet.


Mark is also touring his work in progress A Show that Gambles on the Future throughout the country on various dates in May, June and October 2017. Details and tickets in the link.


 14 August 2017, 12.15pm

Sticky Fingers at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival

Conor Woodman and Richard Murphy explore tax havens and the global black market economy.




Wednesday 16 August, 5.30pm

Men for all Seasons at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival

Christopher Nicholson joins Jim Crumley for a discussion of Scotland and nature.