Last Thursday Monthly
Pexava Salsa present
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.
1st & 3rd Sundays, 11.00
The Sunday Assembly presents
The Sunday Assembly
The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that meets to hear great talks, sing songs and generally celebrate the wonder of life. It’s a service for anyone who wants to live better, help often and wonder more.
We (usually*) meet every first and third Sunday in the Main Hall.
Oct 20th – Global Mega Party! with Harry Cliff and Carrie Armstrong
Come join us for a massive party to launch the 40 Dates and 40 Nights World Tour and our crowdfunding campaign. The event will take place at the usual time and place (11am at Conway Hall) but with extra cake, fun, balloons and more excitement than a sugar-crazy toddler at Disneyland.
Our fantastic speakers will include a reappearance from favourite Harry Cliff (a star physicist from CERN working on the Large Hadron Collider), and a first outing by Carrie Armstrong hilarious recovery expert and founder of www.lifeafterthechair.com.
This event will be live-streamed so that Sunday Assembly-ers everywhere can join in the fun, with viewing parties scheduled across the world by folk keen to share some good times. We will also be launching a kids’ corner so that parents can entertain their children and still watch the Assembly!
Sunday Nov 3rd – Remembrance Sunday with Dan Snow
This Month's Sunday Assembly London will be Remembrance - looking back to all the soldiers who have given their lives and why it is important to remember them.
Our guest speaker is Dan Snow, historian and Humanist, which we are very excited about as he has been on the television and everything.
Expect songs, readings and cake and a slightly different tone to the Global Mega Party!
We'll also have the kids corner for little ones and a kids club (7yrs-12yrs) run by Camp Quest. Look forward to seeing you there.
Sunday Dec 1st – The Significance of Rituals with Linda Woodhead
The professor, described by Matthew Taylor, director of the RSA, as ‘one of the leading expert’s on religion’, brings it on rituals.
Sunday Dec 15th - Christmas with Lloyd Grossman
A festive Yuletide service of carols and cheer with a talk from Britain’s favourite gastronome LG.
Community Action Days:
Two of our Assemblies will be Community Action Days (October 6th and November 17th), where the congregation will meet to help Clean Up UK tackle Tower Hamlets. This will enable Assemblers to live up to our motto (live better, help often, wonder more) by doing our bit for the local community.
*Please note: We will not be holding Sunday Assembly at Conway Hall on 17 November 2013 or 3 March 2014.
About the Sunday Assembly:
Sanderson Jones (over enthusiastic, bearded) and Pippa Evans (musical, hilarious) will join their host of inspirational speakers to create a morning that is part-atheist church, part-foot stomping show.
Each themed event has songs, readings and a final address on that topic. No matter what the subject, the goal of The Sunday Assembly is to solace worries, give perspective and inject a bit more whizziness into your daily life.
The Sunday Assembly is the brainchild of comedians Sanderson Jones (international purveyor of The Comedy Sale) and Pippa Evans (BBC Radio 4, Live at the Electric, The Showstoppers) who discovered on one long car journey to a gig that they were both thinking about starting a friendly community gathering for like-minded people.
The Sunday Assembly has had a whole host of fabulous speakers, including Sandi Toksvig, Marcus Brigstocke, Professor Richard Layard, Hadley Freeman and Arthur Smith.
September has also seen services in Bristol, New York, and Melbourne, and a successful launch in Brighton on September 22nd.
For more up-to-date details, please visit our website.
The Feminist Times Christmas Party
Fri 12 Dec 2013, 19.30
The Feminist Times presents
Come along to the Feminist Times Christmas Service on Friday 13th December at Conway Hall, Holborn, for a night of secular, anti-capitalist, festive fun. Sing along to alternative Christmas carols, meet Feminist Santa, help fundraise for Feminist Times, and hear guest speakers give their anti-capitalist and feminist manifestos, followed by DJs and dancing till late.
Feminist Times is a not-for-profit organisation. All the proceeds of this fundraising event will go straight back in to the organisation's editorial content, campaigns and event planning budget.
Doors will open at 7.30pm on Friday 13 December.
The event is free to Feminist Times members and Founder Members but RSVP is essential. Email email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
Non-members can purchase tickets for £10 each from Eventbrite.
All the proceeds from this fundraising event will go back into the Feminist Times editorial content, campaigns and events budget.
More fundraising! The Feminist Times Christmas raffle is now open. One lucky winner will receive a bundle of AMAZING feminist books and goodies, including:
- A free place at the Funny Women comedy workshop weekend (8-9 Feb), worth £250, and the chance to review it for Feminist Times
- A red wrecking bar from Miss Pokeno
- An Abortion Rights tote bag, Oyster card holder, pen and badge
- A No More Page 3 T-shirt
- A Feminism in London T-shirt
- A free Mooncup
- The Atlas of Women by Joni Seager
- Reclaiming The F Word (new edition) by Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune
- Teaching Men To Be Feminist by Anne Dickson
- Out of Time by Lynne Segal
Buy one ticket for £5 or three tickets for £10. The winner will be randomly selected at midday on Friday 20 December.
As you know, Feminist Times is a crowd-funded organisation and we need members to make us sustainable. If you haven't already, you can sign up online at feministtimes.com/become_a_member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to us about gift memberships.
Swing Patrol - Christmas Party
Sat 14 Dec 2013, 19.00
We round up the year with this final big social event. Join us for some Christmas cheer and hearty festivities.
For our first Christmas party in London we were in a tiny pub in Angel. Now there are so many more of us we have to find a much bigger space so this year we’re in the beautiful Conway Hall in Holborn.
The theme this year is White! Time to start planning your costumes now!
Booking is now… OPEN
Performances… Costumes… Legend of the Year… and more…
Date: Saturday 14th December 2013
Times: 7pm to 11pm
Theme: A White Winter Wonderland!
Sing Sing Sing
We are so looking forward to a performance from the newly founded Swing Patrol Christmas Choir. If you would like to be involved in this, it’s not too late! Check out the details here.
Legend of the Year
The most anticipated announcement of the year! Probably.