At A Glance...

Switch view:
Image of The Ethics of Gambling

Talks & Lectures

The Ethics of Gambling

Sun 18 Jan 2015, 11.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Chris Bratcher

Given that most people who gamble lose most of the time, why on Earth do they do it? 

Chris Bratcher, who has been a regular casino-goer and occasional punter elsewhere for many years, as well as a former Treasurer and Chairman of Conway Hall Ethical Society, examines the reasons for doing it, and losing at it.  Risk - and the judgement of risk - is part of life, and can be life-enhancing.  The mushrooming variety of forms of gambling and places to do it, with attendant social evils, give gambling a bad name, as the ‘opium of the people’.  Chris will attempt to rehabilitate some forms, whilst condemning others, by examining the plethora of gambles on offer that have come to dominate the lives of many.  Is it immoral?   If so, where does the immorality lie: with the industry, the Government, or the punters?  What joy do they get out of it?  Is there a pleasure to be safely had?  Chris presents a personal ‘safe sex’ guide to gambling.       . 

Chris Bratcher is a former Chair and Treasurer of Conway Hall Ethical Society, and practised Sunday session talks giver and WEA/U3A lecturer on a wide range of topics born of his academic philosophical discipline of Ethics and the Philosophy of Mind, and from his studies in Literature and Fine Arts.  

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

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.


Image of Tippett Quartet

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


Image of New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Sunday Concerts

New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Sun 25 Jan 2015, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

New Zealand Chamber Soloists

Amalia Hall violin
James Tennant cello
Katherine Austin piano 

Haydn: Trio in G HobXV/25 'Gypsy'
Beethoven: Trio in D Op.70/1 'Ghost'
Dvořák: Trio in F minor Op.65

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

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30


Image of Corpus

Film & Theatre

Corpus

Sun 25th Jan 2015; 16:00

The Conway Collective presents:

Corpus - writings on the human body

We breathe new life into the wonderful Conway Hall library with this live performance of writings about the human body, written on and read from the human body.

A large cast of actors, dancers, speakers, scribes, and models come together under the direction of Luke Dixon in a performance that is surprising, provocative and celebratory.

This is a reworking of the performances given with such success in the library in November 2014 by:

Harriet Stigner, Kitty Myers, Helen Jukes, Chloe Musgrove,

Natasha Jervis, Caroline Waters, Pat Holden, Maggie Tolmie,

Roberta Gotti, Anne-Sophie Marie, Mark Carberry, Emily Butler, 

Nathalie Codsi, Fleur Keith, Zoe Georgallis, and Sean Bruno.

WARNING: There will be nudity.

Free entry


Image of Rhinegold Live: Nicholas McCarthy

Special Events

Rhinegold Live: Nicholas McCarthy

Wed 28 Jan 2015, 19:00

Rhinegold Live presents

Nicholas McCarthy

6.15pm drinks reception
7.00pm recital

Nicholas McCarthy is a one-handed concert pianist whose historic graduation from the Royal College of Music in 2012 made press headlines around the world. Nicholas has performed extensively throughout the UK in major venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, among others. Internationally, he has performed in the USA, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Malta. As a champion of piano music for the left hand, Nicholas fronted International Piano’s ground-breaking exploration of the genre for the magazine's July/August issue.

The concert will include original pieces for left hand alone, with transcriptions by Paul Wittgenstein and Nicholas himself.

"Mr McCarthy… now finds himself on the brink of a career as an international performer after astounding professionals and wowing audiences with his ability to play so seamlessly" –
The Independent, August 2012

Programme to include:

  • Scriabin – Prelude and Nocturne, Op.9
  • Schubert/Liszt (arr. Zichy) – Der Erlkönig
  • Bach/Gounod (arr. Wittgenstein) – Ave Maria
  • Haydn Wood (arr. McCarthy) – Roses of Picardy
  • Wagner/Liszt (arr. Zichy) – Fantasy on Tannhäuser

This concert is followed by a Q&A which will be conducted by Claire Jackson, Editor of International Piano magazine.

Nicholas McCarthy, piano 

Free: Reserve your ticket

Every ticket-holder will be guaranteed a seat and a drink; there will be a limited number of places available on the day on a first-come, first-served basis, but on-the-day seats do not include a complimentary drink. There are 150 pre-registered tickets available, and each ticket must be applied for separately.

Once registered, you will receive an email which is your ticket: please print this email out and bring it with you on the day.

Please only book a ticket if you plan on attending the event.

(Image credit: Nicholas McCarthy
© Raymond George Photography)


Image of The Ethical and Economic Case for Socialism

Talks & Lectures

The Ethical and Economic Case for Socialism

Sun 1 Feb 2015, 11.00

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents

Jerry Jones

The concept of surplus labour – that is labour performed over and above that required to fulfil immediate consumption needs – will be used to explain: first, how economic development happens; second, why the current capitalist system, as a result of the appropriation of surplus labour, is both unethical and inefficient economically; and third, why a market system based on various forms of common ownership – which is identified as the underlying economic basis for socialism – is not only more efficient economically, but also more ethical because it is able to eliminate the appropriation of surplus labour.

Jerry was an academic at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and at King’s College London, specialising in the economic development of underdeveloped countries, and economic, social and agricultural policies related to food security and nutrition. His publications include, Resources and Industry in Tanzania: Use, Abuse and Misuse, academic papers on food policy, technology and economic development, as well as various pamphlets, and some 200 articles on economics as a columnist for the Morning Star. He is a member of the Left Economics Advisory Panel, the Economics Commission of the Communist Party, and Chair of the Labour Land Campaign.

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

Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.


Image of Edinburgh Quartet

Sunday Concerts

Edinburgh Quartet

Sun 1 Feb 2015, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Edinburgh Quartet

Tristan Gurney violin
Gordon Bragg violin
Fiona Winning viola
Mark Bailey cello 

Haydn: Quartet in C minor Op.17/4
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E minor Op.44/2
Elgar: Quartet in E minor Op.83

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

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30


Image of Is Cameron more radical than Thatcher?

Special Events

Is Cameron more radical than Thatcher?

Mon 2 Feb 2014, 19:00

Guardian Live event: Is Cameron more radical than Thatcher?

In their new book "Cameron's Coup". Polly Toynbee and David Walker argue that Cameron is turning out to be more radical than Thatcher. In conversation with columnist and broadcaster Steve Richards, they will explain why they think the cuts are cover for an assault on the post-war social settlement and the government is creating a harsher, meaner Britain.

Running time: 90 minutes with no interval. The book 'Cameron's Coup' is available for purchasing on the order form.

Tickets: £16-£20

Start and End: 19:00-20:30


Image of Werther Ensemble

Sunday Concerts

Werther Ensemble

Sun 8 Feb 2015, 18.30

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts present

Werther Ensemble

The Werther Ensemble gave their first performance as a piano quartet in February 2013, when they played Brahms’ op 60 -’the Werther’ - from which they take their name.  In May 2013 they made an enormous impact at the inaugural Whittington International Chamber Music Festival, of which James Barralet is the Artistic Director, and were again resident ensemble in 2014.

Their schedule for 2014/15 includes a series of concerts at St John’s Smith Square exploring European piano quartets, a return to the Whittington International Festival playing Mendelssohn several performances of rare English works for the genre.

The London-based Werther Ensemble consists of four distinguished musicians - Jamie Campbell (violin), Hannah Strijbos (viola), James Barralet (‘cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano), who are all leading soloists and chamber musicians in their own right with interesting and varied careers.

The individual members have won many major prizes and performed at most of the major UK venues, including Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall and throughout Europe. For several years the Werthers have played together in different formations, both in the UK and abroad. They gave their first performance as a piano quartet in February 2013, when they played Brahms’ op 60 -’the Werther’ - from which they take their name. In May 2013 they made an enormous impact at the inaugural Whittington International Chamber Music Festival, of which James Barralet is the Artistic Director.

Photo by Oliver Markham

Jamie Campbell violin
Hannah Strijbos viola
James Barralet cello
Simon Callaghan piano 

Beethoven: Piano Quartet in C WoO36
Mendelssohn: Piano Quartet in F minor Op.2
Walton: Piano Quartet

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

Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30


Image of The Conway Cohort

Film & Theatre

The Conway Cohort

Wed 11 Feb 2015, 19:45

The Conway Collective presents:

The Conway Cohort - a sharing of work in progress

8 dancers are being given space, mentoring, and performance opportunities as part of an exciting new artists’ residency scheme at London's iconic Conway Hall funded by Arts Council England.

They are: 

Jade Montserrat, Siân Goldby, Lydia Cottrell, Mark Carberry, Chantal Francis, Briar Adams, Laura Brera, and Tania Soubry.

Tonight our eight dancers will be showing some of the work they are making in Conway Hall for the very first time.

Join us for this unique opportunity to see the freshest of new work by the most exciting young dancers in town.

Tickets £5


Page 2 of 3 (29 records): 1 | 2 | 3

Select this link to join our Mailing List
*

Be a part of
Conway Hall:

*

Enjoy membership benefits:

**

What's On Calendar

< December 2014 >
M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W M T W T
02
06
08
09
11
13
15
20
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
 
Mind Unit - websites, content management and email marketing for the arts