20 May 2017, 7.30pm

Mark Thomas in Conversation, Castleford Literary Festival

Mark will be reading from and talking about his new book of plays The Liar’s Quartet.

30 May 2017, 7pm

Conor Woodman at the Hay Festival

Conor talks about Sharks.





2 June 2017, 7.30pm

Pursuit of Beauty in Unexpected Landscapes Salon at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Readings, discussion, poetry and images reveal the hidden joy in natural, urban and emotional landscapes. Our guides are Jenny Landreth (the brilliantly funny Swell : A Waterbiography) and Joe Minihane (Floating: A Life Regained) on the struggle for peace via big goggles and wild swimming; Dan Richards (Climbing Days) follows the pioneering footsteps of his great-great- mountaineering aunt; illustrator Alice Stevenson explores different Ways of Seeing Great Britain; award-winning poet Kayo Chingonyi (Kumukanda) waxes lyrical; poet and forager Richard Osmond (Useful Verses) shares witty, inventive perspectives of flora and fauna; a short film on artist and wild swimmer Kari Furre by Dom Bush; and visuals of detritus transformed by @theurbanefox.

3 June 2017, 8pm-10.30

Mark Thomas at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Mark, as well as being a one time Guinness World Record Holder for the most demonstrations in one day is a rare beast – an effective comedian. His work has changed the law and kyboshed politicians’ careers. He talks about his new book, The Liar’s Quartet. In the final weekend before the election, he’s just what we need.

10 June 2017, 4.35pm

Where is travel writing going? Emerald Street Literary Festival

Earlier this year, literary magazine Granta asked if travel writing was dead. Granta editor Sigrid Rausing speaks with the Rough Guide, illustrator and writer Alice Stevenson, and a group of travel writers. Hosted by journalist Anna Hart, author of the forthcoming Departures.


15 June 2017, 7.30pm

Newham Bookshop at the Wanstead Tap

Mark talks about The Liar’s Quartet.



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.




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.