At A Glance...

Switch view:
Image of Thinking on Sunday - How humanity might avoid devastation

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.


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

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 (www.psychologies.co.uk) as part of our NOW Live Events ongoing events series.

Tickets £15


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

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

More info contact:

tony.kearney6@gmail.com


Image of Fibonacci Sequence

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.

"...no 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:
Dvořák
: 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


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 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 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 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 Blood Donation

Community

Blood Donation

12 February - 13 March 2015

The Next National Blood Donation dates at Conway Hall are:

Mon 21st Jul, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Wed 10th Sep, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Mon 17th Nov, 2014 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Thu 12th Feb, 2015 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Fri 13th Mar, 2015 09:00-11:30 / 12:45-15:15

Appointments can be made.

Please check the Blood Donation website for up-to-date details of information and times, as they can change from the previously advertised dates.


Page 2 of 3 (25 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

< November 2014 >
T F S S M 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 T F S S
27
28
29
30
31
24
 
Mind Unit - websites, content management and email marketing for the arts