At A Glance...
6 - 31 August 2012
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Final date: 31 Aug
Virulent Experience, a theatre event and art exhibition that combines immersive performance, art installation and interactive investigation.
Audience members will be free to explore and investigate the evolution and devolution of ethics, morals and the impact to the mind, to the imagination and free will of humans via a fictional future version of London.
Performance times and Tickets
Virulent Experience is a three hour immersive event, lasting from 7:30pm until 10:30pm with two entry points.
There are three cycles of the performance that audience members allowed to stay as long as they please. Filming will be taking place at some of these events.
Performance Entrance Times: 7.30pm & 8:15pm
Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door - limited and subject to availability)
FoolishPeople's Virulent Experience:
“Your journey into the mid 21st century will take you from the museum’s basement to the roof, and past a dizzying array of disturbing art and challenging performances…I found ‘Virulent Experience’ both confusing and exhilarating in equal measure, the most intense theatrical event I’ve attended this year – believe me, it is way, way out there!”
“An intelligent and quick-paced piece of theatre…at times it feels similar to Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. FoolishPeople are dangerous and exhilarating.”
“Fans of twist-laden dense drama like The Prisoner, Lost and Fifty Shades of S&M will want to dive into new immersive theatre show Virulent Experience at Conway Hall…There are no plot holes, just unseen episodes, so go explore and find areas and scenes you may have missed the first time around”
“The acting was slick and powerful and seamless….This show blew my mind and I can’t really explain why or what or how it did it…but that you should see it for yourself as it is too good to miss”
An evening with Ruby Wax
15 Aug 2012
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS PRESENTS...
An evening with Ruby Wax
Join us for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening as comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax gives us an exclusive preview of her new show about how learning to be "mindful" can help us cope better with the pressures of modern life.
In her own unique style, Ruby will share what she's learnt about why people "burn out", how this relates to the inner workings of the human brain, and how learning a skill like mindfulness can help us cope better with life's ups and downs.
About Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax is one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, writers, and mental health campaigners and has spent three decades working on stage, television and radio.
Ruby has done a huge amount to raise awareness of mental illness and help end the stigma associated with depression. She has spoken openly about her own battles with depression and is an ambassador for the Time to Change campaign.
Doors open at 18.45. Program starts at 19.00
Vegan Summer Fête
25 August 2012
Conway Hall welcomes the return of the Summer Vegan Fête for all the family.
Over 20 stalls and activites spanning the morning and afternoon including; face-painting, craft workshops, music workshops, a henna tattoo parlour, sweet making, organic specialists, a vegan bakery and much, much more...
Entry £1, (Under 12s go Free)
Batuke 2012 - International Afro-Latin Festival
25 Aug 2012
The Batuke 2012 - International Afro-Latin Festival presents...
MYTHS & LEGENDS 2012! @ Conway Hall
FOOD: From 8pm Afro-Portuguese Buffet from £5 only!
All proceeds from the buffet to go to reg. charity UMARU!
SHOW: At 10pm, new production 2012 'Myths & Legends' A Theater-style show of 60 min. - Concept by Iris De Brito!
PARTY: Dance, dance, dance - With DJ Marito & guests!
The finest selection of Afro-Latin styles until 3am!
DRESS CODE: Heavenly White - show your inner god(ess)!
Dance until 3am!
Kindness Behaviour Training: How to live a richer and more meaningful life
6 Sep 2012, 19.00
Action for Happiness Presents
Dr Paramabandhu Groves - Kindness Behaviour Training
How can we live a good life in a transient world where pain is inevitable?
Kindness Behaviour Training (KBT) is a new approach which helps us learn to be kinder to ourselves and others and lead a life which is richer and more meaningful.
Join us for this special opportunity to learn about and experience KBT with its founder Dr Paramabandhu Groves, a highly experienced NHS consultant psychiatrist and mindfulness teacher at Breathing Space.
Memory Lane London 2012
8 September 2012
A presentation will include a film show featuring British dance bands in the lunch-time period, and in the afternoon Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra will play for entertainment and dancing.
A bar and a complimentary buffet lunch will be available. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon in London in convivial company.
12.00 - 17.00
Tickets: £20/25 can be booked from the website.
School of Life: Copying And Originality
9 Sept 2012, 11.15
Mark Earls will explore the lie of originality in all its aspects and show the value of 'social learning' (copying, to you and me) to help us put unoriginality back in its rightful place. And of course most of what he says will be other people's ideas.
Mark Earls is a leading thinker and actor in changing how we behave as a group. He is the author of the vastly influential Herd: How to Change Mass Behaviour by Harnessing Our True Nature (2009) and co-author of I’ll Have What She’s Having: Mapping Social Behaviour (2011).
The School of Life Sermons are strictly secular events which explore the values we should live by today. We ask maverick cultural figures to give us their take on the virtues to cling to or the vices to be wary of in order to better navigate life in our complex modern world.
School for Creative Startups
10 - 12 September 2012
Doug’s 10 Question Method
In the first bootcamp, Doug will discuss the importance of having a clear vision for and of your business. We’ll analyse business models and help you determine which route is best for you before putting the business idea to the test through Doug’s 10 question method. By the end of day 3, you’ll have a clear understanding of your startup plan of action and clear steps to help you reach your goal. You’ll have the tools you need to make a start on your business plan and you’ll have mastered the art of networking, setting outcomes and building an action plan.
School for Creative Startups is a social enterprise specifically designed to teach creative people how to actively build successful startups and live from their endeavours.
Tailor made to teach creatives, School for Creative Startups covers everything new entrepreneurs need to know explained in a clear, jargon-free manner delivered by former Dragon’s Den investor Doug Richard and some of the UK’s top experts. Offering interactive teaching techniques, engaging visual aids, and 24/7 support, School for Creative Startups demystifies complex business theory making startup success achievable for anyone.
Public Debate - ‘Freedom of speech, anti-abortion protestors and women: Rights and Limits’
11 Sep 2012, 18.30
British Pregnancy Advisory Service host a debate examining the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for those with a commitment to freedom of speech
Chaired by David Allen Green and with a panel including Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) and Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive, Christian Concern the debate will examine the challenges posed by the activities of anti-abortion protestors outside clinics for those with a commitment to freedom of speech:
· How do we balance the freedoms to access and offer care with the right to oppose abortion?
· Is limiting the freedom of speech of anti-abortion protestors necessary and proportionate to protect women?
· Does the right to offend include those who are about to go through a medical procedure, including abortion?
TICKETS: £ free. Open to all but please book your place in advance with email@example.com
Lord Robert Skidelsky & Dr Edward Skidelsky: How Much is Enough? Money & the Good Life
11 Sep 2012, 19.00
The London Philosophy Club is very pleased to host Lord Robert Skidelsky and his son Dr Edward Skidelsky to talk about their recent bestseller,How Much Is Enough: Money and the Good Life.
What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008.
This talk will tackle such questions head-on. It begins with the great economist John Maynard Keynes, who in 1930 predicted that, within a century, per capita income would steadily rise, people’s basic needs would be met, and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Clearly, he was wrong: though income has increased as he envisioned, our wants have seemingly gone unsatisfied, and we continue to work long hours. The Skidelskys explain why Keynes was mistaken. Then, arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, they trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to the present and show how our lives over the last half century have strayed from that ideal. Finally, they issue a call to think anew about what really matters in our lives and how to attain it.
£ Free. Doors 19.00. Booking advisable.