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Last Thursday Monthly
Gil and Shelley’s Pexava Salsa Social, with international championship competitors and professional teachers and performers. Salsa lessons, shows, club dancing and more!
The last Thursday of the month, your salsa weekend starts early! Experience an amazing central salsa venue with great salsa people.
Fantastic, spacious wooden dancefloor, special touches provided by dancers for dancers, the best salsa DJs on rotation, regular shows, cheap soft drinks.
19.15-20.15 Intermediate/Advanced class: with Gil & Shelley (please note: classes are suitable for experienced salsa dancers only; please see our Pexava website for our beginners courses in other locations)
20.15-23.30 Salsa Social: Dance your socks off on a wonderful floor with lovely people! Shows at 22.30 for “Showtime events”.
TICKETS: £8 on the door including FREE CLASS.
Carablanca Tango Club
19.30 - 00.00
Carablanca is London's longest-running tango club. The friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that beginners and visitors mix easily with the regular dancers.
The dance evening is an Argentine milonga, preceded by a class. There are also classes for beginners in a separate room. Music is traditional Argentine tango, milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.
TICKETS: price £10 for a class or dancing, £12 for both, paid on entry.
Conway Memorial Lecture 2012 - Seeing Signals from Before the Big Bang
Mon 12 Nov 2012, 19.00
Prof. Sir Roger Penrose, University of Oxford.
Chair: Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson, Imperial College, London.
In this year’s Conway Memorial Lecture, Sir Roger Penrose, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, will put forward an alternate view of the history and origin of the universe.
The annual Conway Memorial Lectures are given in honour of Moncure Conway, the American abolitionist and biographer of Thomas Paine, who also gives his name to Conway Hall. The lectures have been given almost annually since 1910 and past speakers include many luminaries of the humanist movement and some of the most distinguished philosophers, scientists and cultural commentators of the last century, including Israel Zangwill, Bertrand Russell, Leonard and Julian Huxley, J.B.S. Haldane, Jacob Bronowski, James Hemming, Bernard Williams, H.J. Blackham, Fenner Brockway, A.J. Ayer, Herman Bondi, David Starkey, A.C. Grayling and Steve Jones.
Sir Roger Penrose is an Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute & Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford.
Chairing the lecture will be Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson; Professor of Astrophysics at The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London. He has been a past President of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Gresham Professor of Astronomy.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS THIS EVENT IS FREE, TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO TWO PER PERSON
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The George Ross Memorial Lecture
Tue 13 Nov 2012
Philosophy Now & Philosophy For All Presents.
The George Ross Memorial Lecture given by author Lesley Chamberlain on 'A Goethean in Postmodern London'
And the ‘Philosophy Now Award for Contributions in the Fight against Stupidity’ ceremony featuring award winner Ben Goldacre and Philosophy Now editor Rick Lewis.
The event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Lesley Chamberlain is a novelist, journalist and author of non-fiction books including "Nietzsche in Turin" and "The Philosophy Steamer".
Dr Ben Goldacre is the author of the "Bad Science" book and long-running Guardian newspaper column, as well as his new book "Bad Pharma", which casts a critical eye over the pharmceutical industry.
Doors 18.30. Tickets to this event are Free.
The Callino Quartet
14 Nov 2012, 19.30
John Whibley “Holidays with Music” presents
The Callino Quartet
The Callino Quartet is widely considered to be one of the finest young ensembles to have emerged in Europe in recent years. They were formed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in 1999 where they immediately felt a deep musical affinity. Since then they have impressed audiences and critics both at home and abroad with their fresh and enthusiastic performances.
- Sarah Sexton violin
- Tom Hankey violin
- Rebecca Jones viola
- Sarah McMahon 'cello
Haydn op. 64 no. 3 “The Lark”, Janacek Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata, Schubert Quartet in A minor “Rosamunde”
Box Office 01663 746578
Small Publishers Fair
Fri 16 - Sat 17 Nov 2012
The Research Group for Artists Publications presents
The Small Publishers Fair
The international fair celebrating books by contemporary artists, poets, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers; together with a programme of readings and talks. With more than 50 publishers taking part there will be thousands of books and other editions to browse and buy!
Admission free. Open from 11.00-19.00
Sun 18 Nov 2012, 18.30
- Qian Wu violin
- Edward Brenton violin
- Matthew Kettle viola
- Joe Zeitlin ‘cello
- Mozart: Quartet in C K465 ‘Dissonance’
- Ligeti: Quartet No.1 ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’
- Dvořák: Quartet in G Op.106
£8 tickets, £4 for full-time students (free entry for under-16s)
Doors open at 17.30, Start 18.30
Sunday Lecture - Pharmageddon
Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11.00
Come and debate "evidence biased medicine" and how it may harm you.
David’s main areas of research are clinical trials in psychopharmacology, the history of psychopharmacology, and the impact of both trials and psychotropic drugs on our culture.
He has been involved as an expert witness in homicide and suicide trials involving psychotropic drugs, and in bringing problems with these drugs to the attention of American and British regulators, as well raising awareness of how pharmaceutical companies sell drugs by marketing diseases and co-opting academic opinion-leaders, ghost-writing their articles.
David’s latest book, Pharmageddon, documents the riveting and terrifying story of how pharmaceutical companies have hijacked healthcare in America and the life-threatening results.
David is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Data Based Medicine Limited, which operates through its website RxISK.org, dedicated to making medicines safer through online direct patient reporting of drug effects.
Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age – Iain Overton
Tue 20 Nov 2012, 19.00
Central London Humanist Group (CLHG) Presents
Iain Overton the former Managing Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Ian will be joining us to give a talk on his fascinating career as an investigative journalist.
Prior to joining the Bureau he was a commissioning executive at ITN and a senior producer at the BBC.
His work to date includes investigations into the international trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, corporate killings in Iraq, human rights abuses by the Brazilian police and Glasgow gang-land murders linked to security contracts.
Iain has worked in over 85 countries around the world. His work has been recognized with a Peabody Award, 2 Amnesty International Awards, a OneWorld Award, a Prix Circom, a BAFTA Scotland and 3 RTS nominations, amongst others.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is a not-for-profit organization based at City University, London. Since it launched the Bureau has secured over 45 front-page stories and has produced a number of award winning web, radio and TV reports. www.thebureauinvestigates.com
Doors 18.30, Lecture 19.00
Suggested donation of £2
Drinks will be available from our charity wine bar.