Andy Fairweather Low

He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. This show is a unique and superlative musical evening. Anyone who saw the band opening the shows for Eric Clapton or Robert Cray will agree that this is one show you will not want to miss. Book early to see the legend with his band The Low Riders.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Thursday, November 10, 7.30pm. Details: 01279 431945

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Photo by Andrew McGibbon

Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer and Chortle Best Newcomer 2015 winner Sofie Hagen takes her brand new show on tour this autumn. Join one of the fastest rising stars in comedy as she attempts to tackle her inner and outer demons in this hilarious and very personal show. Sofie has appeared on BBC2’s Live from the BBC, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Radio 4’s The Now Show, and many others.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Thursday, November 10, 8pm. Details: 01279 431945

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Map of The Shire from  J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Fantastic Maps

Some of our most cherished reading journeys are accompanied by maps. Whether discovering The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia books, Swallows and Amazons, or Watership Down, the maps in the end papers are central to our early experience of literature, and are often delightful works of art.  In this celebration of the genre, writer and broadcaster Brian Sibley explores some of the classic maps of fictional landscapes and publisher David Brawn looks at the worlds created by Tolkien and C S Lewis. They are joined by cartographer and artist Jonathan Roberts, creator of the superb official maps of Westeros and Essos, from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB, Thursday, November 10, 7pm. Details: 01937 546546