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Art Exhibition: Tipping Points

Fri 5 Sep 2014, 18:00

Tipping Points

An exhibition of work by Edgar Ameti, 5th to 30th Sep, 2014

Private view, Friday 5 Sep, 6-10pm. All welcome

Principle to Ameti’s work is the precarious balance between existence and erasure in the ongoing practice and experience of day-to-day life. His often large-scale formations allow us to experience absence and revelation hand in hand, intensifying our encounter with the present whilst opening new ways of engaging with the past.

The media used reflect a tension between the ordinary and the extraordinary, allowing for the manipulation of the common functionality of everyday materials to extraordinary effect. The concept of Tipping Points relates closely to Ameti's work most notably through its focus on distress, recurrence and mediation.

Edgar Ameti was born in Albania where he studied fine art at The Liceu Artistik “Jordan Misja” and The University of Tirana. After moving to North America he studied drawing and painting at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada and their studios in Florence, Italy. Currently he lives and works in the UK. His work has been exhibited across North America and Europe, and has been acquired by several collections, including the Microsoft Art Collection.

For more information on Edgar Ameti visit;

http://neubachershor.com/gallery-artists/ameti-edgar/

http://www.saatchiart.com/eameti

The Tipping Points exhibition is sponsored by Durham University.


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Carablanca Tango Club

Fridays

Carablanca Tango Club present

Argentine tango dance evening

Open Fridays, 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.  Music is traditional Argentine tango, milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.  There are also classes for beginners in a separate room.

Tickets: £12, paid on entry

Start 7:30pm.  Ends midnight.


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City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society Monthly Meet-up

20 May - 16 December 2014

City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society presents

Monthly Meet-up

We meet every third Tuesday of the month, usually in the Bertrand Russell room.

We welcome guests to our monthly meetings and we usually play a few records during the evening or have a guest speaker who will entertain us with some topic relating to recorded music or the machines used to play records or cylinders.

May 20 - Trains or boats or planes.

June 17 - Phil Bennett - "A Night at the Cotton Club"
A selection of the recordings of the various musicians and singers who appeared/might have appeared/could have appeared and in at least instance didn't appear (because their leader turned the booking down) at the Cotton Club in the 1920s and 1930s.

July 15 - Brian Reynolds talks about "Music While You Work"

August 19 - "Musical Theatre of the 1910s" - Dominic Combe

September 16 - "The rise and fall of audio quality" and "Audio in Wartime", Sean Davies

October 21 - Barry Renaud and Tony Clayden - part 2 of History of Amplifiers and then "These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things"
Final details to be confirmed

November 18 - Film Music
Bill Dudman

December 16 - Christmas evening


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Blood Donation

21 July - 17 November 2014

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

Available to walk in

Appointments can be made

 


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GLC Games CLub

Regular Mondays

The GLC Games Club presents

A regular meet-up for games aficianados

The GLC Games Club is for aficionados of boardgames, table top figure battles and role playing. The club meets every Monday - public holidays permitting.

Please visit our Facebook page for dates and details.


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Courses & Workshops

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese

Mon 1 Sep 2014, 18:30

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese for Only £5

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Brazilian-Portuguese language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn a foreign language with communicative and fun activities.

These events are very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

To book your place please email us at  info@linguadiversa.co.uk

Registration: £5

(Please note that this event is suitable to beginner students. If you have studied Brazilian-Portuguese before we can offer you more advanced levels. For a list of all our courses check our webpage)


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Free Verse Poetry Book Fair

Sat 6 Sep 2014, 10:00

The Arts Council of England & The National Lottery presents

Free Verse Poetry Book Fair 2014

Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.

Free Verse 2014 will be held on Saturday 6th September, 10am-4.30pm, at Conway Hall in London, with an evening do at the nearby Rugby Tavern for a grand night of poetry and socialising.

We are delighted that our application for an Arts Council Grant has been approved, which means we can offer travel bursaries to publishers travelling from afar, as well as create an accompanying publication which will contain publisher information and contemporary poems. 

To keep up with the latest news, you can sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. If you are not a publisher but would still like to participate actively in the event, see the Volunteers page on this site. 


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NHA 2014 Annual General Meeting & Party Conference

Sun 7 Sep 2014, 14:00

NHA Party presents

NHA 2014 Annual General Meeting & Party Conference

At the AGM there will reports on the past year and full members will be able to vote on any changes to the constitution and elect officers to the three available places on the executive.

At the Party Conference, there will be speeches from our co-leader Dr Clive Peedell, Darlomum Joanna Adams and others. Clive will also be announcing our prospective parliamentary candidates for May 2015. We will have sessions on campaigning and fundraising, and there’ll be a chance for members to put questions to the leaders and make contact with candidates and other members in their local areas.

We will have a stall with t-shirts, badges and other campaigning materials, for sale or to take away, at discounted prices.


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Sunday Assembly - Dr Itai Ivtzan

Sun 7 Sept 2014, 11.00

Sunday Assembly London presents

Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is becoming enormously popular, but what is it really about? And how could it contribute to our happiness? He says it makes his heart sing. He is convinced that if we befriend both psychology and spirituality, and succeed in introducing them into our lives, we will all gain super-strengths of awareness, courage, resilience, and compassion.

Itai is a positive psychologist, a senior lecturer, and the program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London (UEL). He is also an honorary senior research associate at University College London (UCL). Dr. Ivtzan has previously given a Russell Square TEDx talk in 2013 and has his own organisation www.AwarenessIsFreedom.com to promote these ideas.

The Programme – See this overview of what to expect at a central London Sunday Assembly

YOUNG KIDS – There is an area at the back of the hall labelled Kids Club with some basic children’s equipment where parents can base themselves with their kids of all ages and still be part of the show. We are used to and relaxed about marauding toddlers and screaming babies, but excpect you to be still looking after them. Please ask one of our volunteer helpers if you need assistance in any way.

The London assembly is open to all and is free of charge, it is financed by a collection towards the end of the programme.
Come along and enjoy the show!


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Courses & Workshops

Introduction to Italian

Mon 8 Sep, 2014, 18:30

Introduction to Italian for only £5 

Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Italian language and learn some basics.

Come and see for yourself how enjoyable and interesting it is to learn a foreign language with communicative and fun activities.

These taster events are very popular so book your place in advance as there are only maximum 10 students in each group.

Bookings are taken on a first-come first-served basis.

To book your place please email us at  info@linguadiversa.co.uk

Registration: £5

(Please note that this event is suitable for beginner students. If you have studied Italian before we can offer you more advanced levels. For a list of all our courses check our webpage)


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