by Darryn Hall (thanks to Alison Davies of Mayday Management for tour info)
Tuesday, 10 September 2002

The hardcover version of Michael Palin's Sahara book is due out on 26 September (source: amazon.co.uk)

Michael Palin will be touring bookstores and other literary venues to promote his new book Sahara starting this month.

This schedule is current and applicable to cities and areas within the UK only. As for other countries outside the UK, Michael is going to be in Amsterdam from 21st to 23rd November, probably doing some readings and signings for the publisher there, AMBO/Anthos.

He will probably be in Australia/New Zealand early next year, also later in the Spring in the USA. Stay tuned to PythOnline for regular updates and cancellations/additions to this world tour. Country-by-country appearances including location and date will be posted as soon as they are finalised.

Tour Schedule (UK):

  • Saturday, 14th September
    8.00pm RGS Lecture at King's Lynn + book signing (sold out)
  • Monday, 30th September
    6.30pm RGS Lecture - opening Monday Lecture series with illustrated talk
    7.30pm Finish. Book signing (this is ticket only, and sold out)
  • Tuesday, 8th October
    12.30 - 1.30pm Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, W1 - signing
  • Friday, 11th October - Cheltenham
    6.00pm Cheltenham Festival - illustrated talk in Great Hall to open Festival. 7.15pm Finish. Book signing (sold out)
  • Monday, 14th October - Reading and Bristol
    12.30pm- 1.30pm Reading, WH Smith , 39 Broad Street
    5.00 - 6.00pm Bristol, Waterstones, Bristol Galleries - evening signing
  • Tuesday, 15th October - Birmingham and Nottingham
    12.30 - 1.30pm Birmingham, WH Smith - signing 29 Union Street, Birmingham
    5.30 - 6.30pm Nottingham, Waterstones - evening signing + exhibition of Basil Pao's photographs
  • Wednesday, 16th October - Market Harborough and Cambridge
    12.30 - 1.30pm Market Harborough , Ottakars, 72 Midsummer Place - signing
    5.30 - 6.30pm Cambridge, Waterstones - signing
  • Thursday, 17th October - Basingstoke and Salisbury
    12.00 - 1.00pm Basingstoke - Hammicks, 14 - 16 Chelsea House, Town Centre -
    4.30 - 5.30pm Salisbury, Ottakars, 9 New Canal - signing
  • Friday, 18th October - Eastbourne
    1.00 - 2.00pm Eastbourne, East Sussex - Hammicks, Unit 9a, 68 Arndale
  • Monday, 21st October - Scotland, Aberdeen and Dundee
    12.30 - 1.30pm Aberdeen, Ottakars, 3-7 Union Bridge, Trinity Centre -
    5.30 - 6.30pm Dundee, Ottakars (was James Thin), 7-8 High Street - signing
  • Tuesday, 22nd October - Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh
    1.00 - 2.00pm Glasgow, Waterstones, Sauciehall Street - signing
    7.00pm Edinburgh, Ottakars, (was James Thin) 57 George Street Assembly
    Rooms for an illustrated talk for 800 followed by a signing
  • Wednesday, 23rd October - Sunderland and Newcastle
    12.30 - 1.30pm Sunderland - Ottakars, 31 The Bridges - signing
    5.00 - 6.00pm Newcastle, Waterstones, Emerson Chambers - signing
  • Thursday, 24th October - York, Leeds and Harrogate
    12noon - 1.00pm York, Borders Bookshop, 1-5 Davygate
    4.00-5.00pm Harrogate, Hammicks, 15 James Street - signing (Harrogate is about 15 - 20 miles from Leeds)
    7.00 - 8.00pm Leeds, Borders, 94 - 96 Briggate - signing (exact times still tbc.)
  • Friday, 25th October - Manchester
    1.00 - 2.00pm Manchester, Waterstones, Deansgate - signing
  • Saturday, 26th October - Sheffield
    9.30 - 11.00am Documentary Film Festival - illustrated talk with Roger Mills
    at Hallam University
    2.00pm Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield. Illustrated talk for the Sheffield Literary Festival followed by a signing with Waterstones in the front of house
  • Thursday, 31st October - London
    7.00pm Foyles - illustrated talk at the Congress Centre
  • Friday, 1st November - Belfast and Dublin
    Lunchtime Belfast, signing - Easons bookshops, but still awating confirmation
  • Saturday, 2nd November - Dublin
    Lunchtime - Easons bookshops, but still awating confirmation
  • Monday, 25th November - TBA
  • Wednesday 27th November
    7.00pm talk and signing at Methvens, Windsor
  • Thursday, 28th November
    7.00 - 8.00pm Stanfords at the RGS - illustrated talk for Stanfords (sold
  • Monday, 2nd December through Friday, 6th December
    Further London signings (to include near London as well) - to be arranged
  • Tuesday, 3rd December
    7.00pm The Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town, London NW5
  • Thursday, 5th December
    There is likely to be a signing on Thurs 5th December in Norwich, but this is still to be confirmed
  • Monday, 9th December through Friday, 13th December
    Non-London signings - to be arranged