At A Glance...
Gothique Film Society
18 October 2013 - 7 March 2014
The Gothique Film Society presents
Their long running specialised club for Fantasy, Mystery and Horror enthusiasts, founded in 1966. Each season comprises 7 shows, 2 films each show, on Friday nights over the winter period, October to March.
Tickets for a single show (2 films) cost £7.00 or membership for the whole season of 7 shows is £17.50. These can be purchased from the Secretary in advance or on the night. See the website for more details.
Fri 6 Dec 2013, 19.00
Irregular Books presents
You are invited to hear world-renowned zoologist and author Darren Naish and artists John Conway and C.M. Kosemen talk about mystery animals of the world.
The Launch will take place on December the 6th - doors open at 6:30pm and the talks start at 7. Ticket price is £5, and includes drinks.
The Biology, Evolution, and Mythology of Hidden Animals
Cryptozoologicon is a celebration of the myths, legends, evolution and biology of hidden animals. Always sceptical, but always willing to indulge in speculative fun, Cryptozoologicon aims to provide a new way to approach cryptozoology: as fictional biology.
Cryptozoologicon will be available at all good digital retailers in early December.
Secularism & Feminism
Sat 7 Dec 2013, 14.00
The National Secular Society presents
Secularism & Feminism
Throughout the world, religion is the primary defence used in sustaining misogynistic laws and norms and in perpetuating the control and subservience of women. From the Vatican's attacks on reproductive rights and autonomy, to the use of Islam in the Middle East and North Africa to justify the most appalling oppression and violence – it is clear that secularism is vital in the fight for women's empowerment and equality.
In the UK, the advancement of secular thought has pushed back much religious misogyny and created safe spaces for women and protected our rights; but is the importance of secularism in the fight for women's rights fully appreciated?
The event will be chaired by Anne Marie Waters and speakers at the event will include Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters), Nahla Mahmood (Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain), Helen Palmer (Central London Humanists), Helen Nicholls (Lawyers Secular Society), Yasmin Rehman (The Muslim Institute) and more…
The conference will take place from 2pm – 6pm.
It will be followed by an evening of comedy as Terry Sanderson presents his film compilation show "Women in Comedy".
Tickets for the conference are free (£5 for those who also wish to attend the evening event). Registration is essential.
Please email email@example.com to reserve your place, or contact the office.
Sun 8 Dec 2013, 18.30
Eulalie Charland violin
Lawrence Durkin ‘cello
Maiko Mori piano
Haydn: Trio in C HobXV:27
Ireland: Phantasie-Trio in A minor
Timothy Salter: 'Trefoil' world première
Schubert: Trio in E flat D929
Trio Aquilon emerged from the Aquilon Ensemble, founded by Eulalie Charland and Maiko Mori at the Royal College of Music in 2002.
As a group with flexible instrumentation they performed throughout the UK, including the South Bank Centre for the Park Lane Group and took part in a recording of William Walton’s Sonata for Radio France broadcast Le matin des musiciens.
More recently they were joined by former cellist of the Harpham Quartet, Lawrence Durkin; their fruitful collaboration has resulted in the rebranding of the group and a fuller commitment to the exploration of the rich piano trio repertoire. They have recently given recitals at Chichester Cathedral, Waltham Abbey, St Giles-in-the-Fields, St. Michael’s at the North Gate in Oxford, for Munster Square Music Live and for the Piano Trio Society.
£9 tickets, £4 for full-time students (free entry for under-16s)
Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30
From 60s to 60's
Sun 8 Dec 2013, 14.30
From 60s to 60's
A reading from a work in progress, with Kika Markham and Roger Smith - SOLD OUT
Sunday Lecture - The Invention of Jesus
Sun 8 Dec 2013, 11.00
The Conway Hall Ethical Society presents
The Invention of Jesus - Peter Cresswell
After the Romans adopted Christianity in the fourth century, the Church had an unrivalled opportunity to spread its message – and a big problem, how to make the texts to conform with what it then wanted people to believe.
In effect, it chose to forge its own records.
Peter Cresswell has taken an in-depth look at the earliest surviving manuscripts of the gospels describing the life and death of Jesus, as well as letters, attributed to Paul and others, to the outposts of the early Church. He will analyse the texts to show how doctrines, such as the divinity of Jesus and the Resurrection, have been progressively introduced into the narrative. By establishing what has been added, he defines what part of the character of Jesus the Christian Church has, over time, invented.
Peter Cresswell studied Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and went on to do a B.Phil. in Sociology at York. In recent years, he has researched the origins of Christianity and its textual transmission.
He is the author of Censored Messiah, Jesus the Terrorist and The Invention of Jesus: How the Church Rewrote the New Testament.
Chair of the Lecture
Carl Harrison is a Trustee and Hon. Archivist of Conway Hall Ethical Society. After a career in local government record offices - helping to sort out the archives of the Society and its predecessors (from 1807) was initially undertaken as light relief! Carl has a keen interest in the way archives can be used and abused to suit political ends past and present. And how such spinning of the historical record can be exposed by detailed analysis of the text. He is looking forward to Peter Cresswell doing this with the ultimate Christian source – the Gospels themselves.
11.00, £5 in advance/£2 concs. Free to Ethical Society members
Tea & Coffee will be available.
Thu 12 Dec 2013
Grand Pianos & Uprights
Piano Auctions Ltd continue to have one of the largest selections of second-hand Steinways and our next sale on 12 December 2013 is no exception; with old un-reconditioned grands, old rebuilt grands, recent grands, and Art Cased grands and uprights.
With all sizes from 5ft 6ins to full 9ft concert grands there is something to suit everyone's pocket!
Viewing takes place for two days before and on the morning of the sale.
The Feminist Times Christmas Party
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 19.30
The Feminist Times presents
Come along to the Feminist Times Christmas Service on Friday 13th December at Conway Hall, Holborn, for a night of secular, anti-capitalist, festive fun. Sing along to alternative Christmas carols, meet Feminist Santa, help fundraise for Feminist Times, and hear guest speakers give their anti-capitalist and feminist manifestos, followed by DJs and dancing till late.
Feminist Times is a not-for-profit organisation. All the proceeds of this fundraising event will go straight back in to the organisation's editorial content, campaigns and event planning budget.
Doors will open at 7.30pm on Friday 13 December.
The event is free to Feminist Times members and Founder Members but RSVP is essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Non-members can purchase tickets for £10 each from Eventbrite.
All the proceeds from this fundraising event will go back into the Feminist Times editorial content, campaigns and events budget.
More fundraising! The Feminist Times Christmas raffle is now open. One lucky winner will receive a bundle of AMAZING feminist books and goodies, including:
- A free place at the Funny Women comedy workshop weekend (8-9 Feb), worth £250, and the chance to review it for Feminist Times
- A red wrecking bar from Miss Pokeno
- An Abortion Rights tote bag, Oyster card holder, pen and badge
- A No More Page 3 T-shirt
- A Feminism in London T-shirt
- A free Mooncup
- The Atlas of Women by Joni Seager
- Reclaiming The F Word (new edition) by Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune
- Teaching Men To Be Feminist by Anne Dickson
- Out of Time by Lynne Segal
Buy one ticket for £5 or three tickets for £10. The winner will be randomly selected at midday on Friday 20 December.
As you know, Feminist Times is a crowd-funded organisation and we need members to make us sustainable. If you haven't already, you can sign up online at feministtimes.com/become_a_member, or email email@example.com to speak to us about gift memberships.
Stand up for Russia!
Fri 13 Dec 2013, 19.00
London LGBT Humanists presents
STAND UP FOR RUSSIA! An evening of comedy to support the Russian LGBT Network.
Galha is proud to present an evening of stand-up, featuring some of the country's very finest comic talent, to raise money for the Russian LGBT Network.
One of the funniest acts on the circuit...he has continued to storm every gig he does. GQ Magazine
Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist. The Guardian
Stubbings is naturally gifted, with a structure and pace which perfectly suit her material. Just the right amount of racy, with an edge so sharp it will tear up your afternoon for sure. Scotsgay
A highlight of last year’s Free Fringe… …cuts his righteous anger with more than enough charm, wit and well-judged anecdotes to make it fly. The Independent
Great comic timing and composure. Stage
Raconteur, wit and general old cow. Attitude
Rapier wit, tall tales and intelligent stand-up from the BBC Radio 4 regular and prolific writer. Evening Standard
Entry will be £10 on the door. All profits going straight to the Russian LGBT Network.
Swing Patrol - Christmas Party
Sat 14 Dec 2013, 19.00
We round up the year with this final big social event. Join us for some Christmas cheer and hearty festivities.
For our first Christmas party in London we were in a tiny pub in Angel. Now there are so many more of us we have to find a much bigger space so this year we’re in the beautiful Conway Hall in Holborn.
The theme this year is White! Time to start planning your costumes now!
Booking is now… OPEN
Performances… Costumes… Legend of the Year… and more…
Date: Saturday 14th December 2013
Times: 7pm to 11pm
Theme: A White Winter Wonderland!
Sing Sing Sing
We are so looking forward to a performance from the newly founded Swing Patrol Christmas Choir. If you would like to be involved in this, it’s not too late! Check out the details here.
Legend of the Year
The most anticipated announcement of the year! Probably.