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Events at StanfordsEvents at Stanfords

Come and meet some of the world’s most famous writers, photographers and publishers during a Stanfords event. We present an array of travel lectures and book signings at our London and Bristol stores, giving visitors the opportunity to discuss new books and have their copy signed by the author.

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  • Date: 21/06/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    Climbing Days An evening with Dan Richards

    Stanfords Bristol invites you to an evening in the bookshop with Dan Richards to talk about his new book 'Climbing Days'.

  • Date: 08/06/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Location: Bristol store

    Nightwanderers An evening with C J Flood

    Stanfords Bristol invites you to an evening in the bookshop with C J Flood to talk about her new book for young adults, 'Nightwanderers'.

  • Dates: 28/05/2016
    Time: 12:00noon to 4:00pm
    Locations: Bristol Store

    FREE children's event: Maisy Acitivity Day!

    Celebrate 25 years of everyone's favourite mouse with lots of Maisy-themed fun! There'll be face-painting between 12pm-2pm, and fun activities throughout the afternoon, including colouring in, make-you-own Maisy ears and more!

  • Date: 22/06/2016
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: London Store

    Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders
    An evening with Oliver Balch

    Given how much we all move around these days, where and how do we belong? Join Oliver Balch, (India Rising, Viva South America!) as he discusses his dramatic relocation from South American mega-city to a border village in the Welsh countryside.

  • Date: 23/05/2016
    Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: The Prince of Wales 150-151 Drury Lane Covent Garden, London WC2B 5TD

    Grand Adventures An evening with Alastair Humphreys

    Adventurer and Author Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world and walked round the M25. He will talk about his adventures large and small (grand and micro?) and help encourage you to commit to your own adventure of a lifetime.

  • On the Road with KidsAn evening with John Ahern

    Event Cancelled
    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. All tickets purchased have been refunded directly if purchased online. If purchased in store, please bring your ticket to the shop for a refund.

  • Date: 26/04/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    Creating the World's Greatest Hiking Trail

    We welcome you to join us at Stanfords travel bookstore to learn more about the exciting Transcaucasian Trail (TCT), kicking off in the summer of 2016! Join us to be part of this incredible project in one of the most intriguing regions on Earth. Meet the team building a world-class, long-distance hiking trail across the Caucasus, linking national parks in the region. Following the presentation, wish the team luck and enjoy the farewell celebration for the Transcaucasian Expedition heading to the Caucasus.

  • Date: 31/05/2016
    Time: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
    Location: London Store

    Children's Half Term event: Hello World!

    Join us for lots of language fun in this interactive event for children aged 7+!; Get to grips with two sign languages, Learn to write Chinese characters, Try Greenlandic tongue-twisters, Trace Tibetan, Arabic and Cherokee, Wrestle with Russian, and much, much more!

  • Date: 25/05/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    Sicily: culture and conquestHelena Attlee, Dirk Booms and Tom Holland

    Join Dirk Booms, curator of the British Museum's landmark exhibition - Sicily: conquest and culture, Helena Attlee, author of The Land Where Lemons Grow and historian Tom Holland as they discuss the fascinating history of the largest island in the Mediterranean.

  • Date: 20/04/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    Wild Kingdom An evening with Stephen Moss

    Stanfords Bristol invites you to an evening with Stephen Moss to talk about his book ‘Wild Kingdom: Bringing Back Britain's Wildlife’. The talk is in the shop on Wednesday 20th April and will start at 6.30pm for an 8pm finish. Tickets cost £4 and are redeemable against a copy of the book.

  • Date: 26/03/2016
    Time: 12.00noon to 3:00pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    Free children's event: Meet Elmer Day!

    Come and meet everyone's favourite elephant, Elmer, who will be joining us in the bookshop. There'll be colouring in, face painting, storytime at 1pm and 2pm, plus a special offer on selected Elmer picture books. It promises to be a fun afternoon for the whole family!

  • Date: 09/06/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus

    Join Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford to immerse yourself in the melting pot of colours, tales and flavours that is Samarkand – an evening of music and readings, stories and history, culture and food, discovery and surprise.

  • Date: 02/06/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    BikepackingAn evening with Laurence McJannet

    Come along to hear McJannet talk about 30 of the finest off-road rides our island has to offer, from the Isle of Wight to the Scottish Highlands; tips for picturesque camping, biking, packing and exploring; ideas for family adventures; and the best routes for mountain trails, night rides, stargazing, epic wilderness challenges, forest single track and more.

  • Date: 29/03/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    Incarnations: India in 50 LivesAn evening with Sunil Khilnani

    Sunil Khilnani (presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Incarnations: India in 50 Lives series) journeys across India, to ayurvedic call centres, slum temples, Bollywood studios and Indian think-tanks, to reveal how the 50 lives, from Bollywood stars to philosophers, have shaped and continue to shape the nation.

  • Date: 17/05/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    Bikepacking - Mountain Bike Camping Adventures

    Join cycling journalist Laurence McJannet who will be talking about his Bikepacking adventures along some of Britain’s most beautiful off-road trails and ancient trackways, as featured in his new book Bikepacking: Mountain Bike Camping Adventures on the Wild Trails of Britain.

  • Date: 25/05/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    OS Map Reading and Compass Workshop

    Stanfords Bristol and Bristol Walking Festival invite you to an evening with Ordnance Survey for the OS Map Reading and Compass workshop. The event is on Wednesday 25th May and will start at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm finish.

  • Date: 12/05/2016
    Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    Wild Swimming WalksAn evening with Sophie Pierce & Matt Newbury

    Stanfords Bristol and Bristol Walking Festival invite you to an evening with Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury talking about their book 'Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon'. The talk is in the shop on Thursday 12th May and will start at 7pm for an 8.30pm finish.

  • Date: 07/05/2016
    Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
    Location: Bristol Store

    Bristol's Iconic Church RuinsA walk with Dave Hamilton

    Stanfords Bristol and Bristol Walking Festival invite you to a daytime walk around our city centre's most iconic church ruins with Wild Ruins author, Dave Hamilton on Saturday, 7th May 2016.

  • Date: 12/05/2016
    Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
    Location: London Store

    50 Races to Run Before You DieAn evening with Tobias Mews

    Stanfords invites you to an evening with Tobias Mews talking about his new book '50 Races to Run Before You Die' at our London Store on Thursday, 12th May from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

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