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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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Open House London 2014

20 - 21 September 2014

For the fourth year running Conway Hall is opening its doors and joining in Open House London.

Throughout the weekend of Sat 20th -  Sun 21st September Conway Hall will provide guided tours of our historic and fascinating building.

Starting from 10.00 until 16.00 walk around the building with a guide who will tell you which Prime Minister played in his youth on stage at Conway Hall and visit our Humanist Library and Archives to see first hand who built this unique and wonderful building. 

Over an 18 month period the archival project at Conway Hall and the Bishopsgate Institute has now been completed. Being painstakingly catalogued by Nicky Hilton and made available online from the websites of the Bishopsgate Institution and Conway Hall.

We've now made a short video featuring Robin Ince, which shows some of the items contained within the archives.

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Built in 1929, for £28,485 at the time, this beautiful Art Deco building has many facets to discover, so come along and find out about Conway Hall!


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Sunday Assembly - Identify

Sun 21 Sept 2014, 11.00

Sunday Assembly London presents

Identify with Jenna Al Ansari

Our headline speaker for this assembly is Jenna Al Ansari. Jenna was born in Britain, then moved to Bahrain, then moved back here. When she was over there, she thought herself very British, moving back, she realised that she was more Arab than she thought. She’s funny, smart and she’ll talk about what identity means to her, and how it affects all of us. Jenna did a  TEDx St Andrews – ‘Arab Questiontime’ which is a great way to find out more about her if you are interested.

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 we expect 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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The Shaw Society

Various Dates

The Shaw Society Monthly Meetings

Friday 26 September

Shaw’s early politics and playwriting A talk by Dr Michelle Paull, with particular reference to Widowers’ Houses and Mrs Warren’s Profession

Friday 31 October

Whose heartbreak? Stephen Nunn talks about Shaw’s Heartbreak House.

Friday 28 November

Sam Walters, recently retired after 42 years as Artistic Director of the Orange Tree Theatre, talks about his career and directing Shaw’s plays.

Entry: Members pay £2, visitors (welcome) £4

The Shaw Society was founded by Dr Fritz Loewenstein, a Jewish refugee from Germany in the 1930s, who, in November 1941, finally wore down Shaw’s opposition to his plan for a society to promote Shavian ideas. He called the inaugural meeting, putting back the official date of its foundation to Shaw’s 85th birthday, 26 July 1941.


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Sunday Assembly - Assemble Everywhere

Sun 28 Sep 2014, 11.00

Sunday Assembly presents

Assemble Everywhere

September 28th is going to be a big day because, across the world, there will be new Assemblies launching. We don’t yet know exactly how many are going to launch, we do know that thousands of people will be coming together to celebrate being alive. Thousands of people, who didn’t know each other before, coming together to form new communities.

Ruth Kaiser is bring positivity from California, we’re bringing songs and joy – we’d love you to be there.

We’ll be livestreaming and linking to all the Assemblies across the globe as we celebrate this movement going from strength to strength.

Awesome songs, a fantastic speaker and, of course, tonnes of cake!

Free entry: donations welcome!


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Courses & Workshops

Introduction to Brazilian-Portuguese

Mon 29 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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Courses & Workshops

Introduction to Italian

Mon 30 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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Cryptic Crosswords – How to solve them!

4 October - 30 December 2014

Crossword Tutors presents

‘Cryptic Crosswords – How to solve them!’

Multiple sessions are available in October and November 2014 – each is a single one-off workshop, lasting 3 hours. Sessions are Saturdays or Sundays, morning or afternoon. Specific dates are 4th Oct, 5th Oct, 11th Oct, 12th, 8th Nov, 9th Nov, 15th Nov, 16th Nov, 29th Nov, 30th Nov. Each day has a morning and an afternoon session available.

10am – 1pm, or 1.30pm – 4.30pm

‘Unlock the mysteries of cryptic crosswords in this fun and practical beginners workshop’

“Cryptic Crosswords - How to solve them! This brain-fizzing session for crossword novices will teach you how to unlock cryptic clues, and how to effortlessly build your vocabulary and trivial knowledge whilst having fun! With a background in neuroscience and psychology, Crossword Tutors also teach you how to get the most from this classic pastime in order to develop your memory, communication, and problem-solving skills.

The workshop teaches the rules of cryptic crosswords, clue structure, and standard and some advanced clue types. It teaches basic and some advance solving strategies, and techniques for training cognitive functions including memory access, problem solving, and analytic reasoning. By the end of the half-day session, beginners will have the skills to solve most cryptic clues, and techniques to take home and practice.

Crossword Tutors also runs optional monthly ‘Crossword Clubs’ for course attendees to practice their skills in a friendly, social environment until they become expert cruciverbalists!”

Tickets are £25 for the half-day workshop, with discounts available for groups of five people, and for concessions 


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