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Sunday Concerts

Bridge Quartet

Sun 7 Dec 2014, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Bridge Quartet

Colin Twigg violin
Catherine Schofield violin
Michael Schofield viola
Lucy Wilding cello

Haydn Quartet in D Op.76/5
Butterworth Suite
Dvorak Quartet in C Op.61 

Since their formation in 1989, the Bridge String Quartet have enjoyed a reputation as ambassadors for English music with their enterprising programming supported by excellent recordings. They have travelled widely to festivals in USA, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria and Kenya and have broadcast English music live on continental radio stations.

The Bridge Quartet have a diverse educational portfolio, developing varied links from Hounslow Community residency to an association with Kingston University. They are respected coaches of students and amateur chamber musicians and their recent courses in France, Holland and in this country have been very popular. Artistic collaborations include “Shared platforms” and “CamBRIDGE Connection Concerts” To support some of these projects, they gratefully acknowledge the support of the Bridge Initiative Trust “BRIDGE IT” (charity no. 1133156).

£9 tickets. Free entry for under-25s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30

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Sunday Assembly

1st & 3rd Sundays, 11:00

Sunday Assembly presents

London Assembly

Come along to sing SONGS, hear TALKS, share TEA and CAKE and enjoy COMMUNITY with 400 others. 

It's for everyone who wants to LIVE BETTER, HELP OFTEN and WONDER MORE.

Entry Free/Donation.

See you soon down there.

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Talks & Lectures

Thinking on Sunday -Should we spend billions looking into deep space?

Sun 7 Dec 2014, 11:00

The Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Prof. Lucio Piccirillo

I will talk about big basic science projects and the huge tax payers money required, and in particular what is involved in setting up and running a large expensive space program, where there is no very obvious return to the man-in-the-street.

This is a very real and important question for humanity.  I will discuss and will present a personal view on the rationale of  why we should continue to make such investments in basic research and astrophysics and the consequences of this to the general public.

Lucio Piccirillo is Professor of Radio Astronomy Technology at the University of Manchester. Before arriving in Manchester he worked in the Netherlands, France, Italy and USA. His main scientific interests are in the field of cosmology - i.e. the study of the earliest moment of the Universe. His particular specialty consists in developing new technologies to build more and more sensitive astrophysical instruments.

Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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Talks & Lectures

Martin Rowson's "The Coalition" Talk

Fri 12 Dec 2014, 19:30

The Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Martin Rowson's "The Coalition Talk" 

"When you've got a vicious bunch of cut throats in power you need a cartoonist who is up for the evisceration.  Rowson's your man." - Mark Thomas

After the historic General Election of 2010, Britain ended up with a Tory-Lib Dem coalition government. While the media has reported onits highs and lows, no one has captured the cabinet's actions better than Martin Rowson, who has been documenting his own version of events in cartoons for The Guardian, The Mirror, The Morning Star and other publications. 'The Coalition Book' collects his best, most brutally funny and visceral cartoons from the last four years.

Cameron and Clegg take centre stage as we're reminded of some of the highlights of their term in power: phone-hacking, double-dip recession, riots, endless arguments about Europe - topics that will be central to the debate in the lead up to the next general election in 2015.  Rowson provides a full cast list of the principle players from the world of politics and the media, and a brief descriptive scene-setter to each cartoon.  Laced with Rowson's characteristically savage satire, 'The Coalition Book' is a political pantomime with a rottweiler's bite.

One of Britain’s best-loved cartoonists, Martin Rowson has contributed regularly to The Guardian, Daily Mirror, The Times, The Spectator, Time Out, The New Statesman and many other publications. He is also the author of several graphic novels including adaptations of The Wasteland, Gulliver’s Travels, and Tristam Shandy (SelfMadeHero).  His prose books include The Dog Allusion: Gods Pets and How to be Human, and the memoir Stuff. He lives in London.

Tickets: £5 Standard Advance, Free for Ethical Society Members. £24.99 with book pre-order (to collect on the night).

The Coalition Book will be available on the night for £20.

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Sunday Concerts

Pentagon String Ensemble

Sun 14 Dec 2014, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Pentagon String Ensemble

Lucy Jeal, Lucy Curnow - Violins
Martin Bloor - Viola
Pavlos Carvalho, Rachel Threlfall - Cellos

Pre-concert talk at 17.30:
Roderick Swanston.  Schubert's String Quintet: Old Bottles, New Wine 

Boccherini String Quintet in E Op.11/5
Beethoven Sonata in A Op.47 'Kreutzer', 1st movement (arr. for string quintet)
Schubert Quintet in C D956

Pentagon String Ensemble is a flexible string group consisting of players who have performed together for many years. Individually the members have performed as Principal players with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Halle Orchestra and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. As chamber musicians they have collaborated with such artists as Alfred Brendel, Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius, Heinz Holliger, Christian Zacharias, the Soloists of the Philharmonia and the Soloists of the LPO.

Tonight’s programme brings our season to a perfect close with Schubert’s great String Quintet D956, considered by many to be his finest chamber work.

£9 tickets. Free entry for under-25s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.00. Pre-concert talk at 17.30. Main Concert 18.30.

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Talks & Lectures

Thinking on Sunday - How humanity might avoid devastation

Sun 14 Dec 2014, 11:00

The Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Dr. Nicholas Maxwell

Population growth, destruction of natural habitats and rapid extinction of species, vast inequalities of wealth and power around the globe, the lethal character of modern war, pollution of earth, sea and air, and above all the impending disasters of climate change; all these looming global problems indicate we face a grim future.

In order tackle these problems intelligently, effectively and humanely, requires that our institutions of learning, our universities and schools, are rationally designed and devoted to the task.  At present, they are not.  We have inherited from the past a kind of academic inquiry so grossly irrational that it has actually contributed to the genesis of these problems.  The great intellectual success of modern science and technological research has made possible, even caused, all these global crises.

As a matter of supreme urgency we need to bring about a revolution in academia so that humanity may acquire what it so desperately needs: a kind of inquiry rationally designed and devoted to helping us make progress towards as good a world as possible.   

Nicholas Maxwell has devoted much of his working life to arguing that we need to bring about a revolution in academia so that it seeks and promotes wisdom and does not just acquire knowledge. In 2003 he founded Friends of Wisdom an international group of academics and educationalists concerned with the role of universities in this regard. He has published widely including eight books.  For thirty years he taught philosophy of science at University College London, where he is now Emeritus Reader. 

Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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Talks & Lectures

NOW Live Events: Dr Nina Burrowes – Be The Person You Want To Be

Tue 16 Dec 2014, 19:00

NOW Live Events presents

Dr Nina Burrowes – Be The Person You Want To Be

A self-development workshop in partnership with Psychologies Magazine

Do you know who you really are? Are you living your life as the person you want to be or as the person you are expected to be? Join psychologist, author, illustrator and speaker Dr. Nina Burrowes for an evening of working out who you would like to be, and how to find the courage to be that person.

This workshop will help you to:

Find out why being you is an active choice, why choosing yourself can be so difficult and why being authentic is more interesting than simply revealing yourself to others.

Explore your values and learn the difference between useful and limiting values.

Discover how to narrow the gap between the person you are now and the person you would like to be.

Dr. Nina Burrowes is the author of 'The Little Book On Authenticity'.

This event is in partnership with Psychologies Magazine ( as part of our NOW Live Events ongoing events series.

Tickets £15

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Talks & Lectures

Dreaming a New Dream – Finding a New Future for and with Our Planet

Wed 17 Dec 2014, 19:30

Tony Kearney presents

Dreaming a New Dream – Finding a New Future for and with Our Planet.

This talk will explore among other things the ecology of being, the ecology of change and becoming and being the change one wants to see in the world.

Looking to the future to find the future from the future about the future. Sustainability as you may never have thought of it before!

Tonight will explore how instead of looking at the problems of the past and perhaps making even greater mistakes by trying to correct them, we can see the opportunities the future has in store for us all and thereby find new ways to be, to think, to do, to change, to arrange ourselves to receive and shape the future instead of facing the future with the prison/s of the past.

The possibilities of the future are as infinite and limitless as the Universe itself if we can find together what the future might have in mind for us rather than what we have in mind for the future.

Therefore if you are interested in finding a new, shared vision of the future then come and join us for a fascinating research into how what hasn’t happened yet can help what has! 

It promises to be a mind changing evening. 

Tanya Adams is a Shamanic Practitioner who works with individuals and groups to access their own inner wisdom and connect with the natural world.  She is also an experienced Town and Transport Planner, Energy Advisor and Community Sustainability Advisor.

Tony Kearney is an educator, trainer, facilitator, mediator, farmer, environmentalist and published author. (Who Owns the Future?, Boo! and The Tao of Awe.)  He travels widely from his home in Ireland facilitating events to do with personal and planetary change.

Entry: £5 General Admission/ £3 for concessions and Conway Hall Ethical Society Members.

START AND END TIME: 19.30 – 21.30pm

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Sunday Concerts

Fibonacci Sequence

Sun 11 Jan 2015, 17.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Fibonacci Sequence

Now in thier nineteenth year, the Fibonacci Sequence are considered one of the UK's most distinguished chamber ensembles with a wide-ranging discography and impressive reviews. The ensemble members appear at the world's leading festivals and venues and many of them are also on the faculties of leading conservatoires in the UK and abroad. Concerts for the ensemblehave  included a visit to Colombia to appear in the prestigious chamber music series in Bogotá, Ibagué and Medellin, and the second festival of chamber music in West Cumbria, successfully inaugurated by the Fibonacci Sequence in June 2010.

" praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances..." Gramophone

Jack Liebeck violin
Marije Ploemacher violin
Louise Wiliams viola
Benjamin Hughes cello
Kathron Sturrock piano

Pre-concert recital at 5.30pm:
Ferio Saxophone Quartet

Huw Wiggin soprano saxophone
Ellie Mcmurray alto saxophone
Chema Banūls tenor saxophone
Shevaughan Beere baritone saxophone

Singélee: Premier Quatuor
Piazzolla: Close Your Eyes and Listen
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Rossini: The Barber of Seville

Main recital at 6.30pm:
: Four Romantic Pieces Op.75
Mozart: Trio in B flat K502
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat Op.44

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-25s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30

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Sunday Concerts

Tippett Quartet

Sun 18 Jan 2015, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Tippett Quartet

Patrick Savage violin
Jeremy Isaac violin
Lydia Lowndes-Northott viola
Bozidar Vukotic cello

Mozart: Quartet in C K465 ‘Dissonance’
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E flat Op.12
Schubert: Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

£10 tickets. Free entry for under-25s (courtesy of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme)

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30

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