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MusicUpClose IV

22 April - 3 June 2014

MusicUpClose IV: Music from Within: The psychology of musicians, composers and conductors

Presenters and guest musicians will include Karl Lutchmayer, Richard Sisson, Tom Hammond, Bill Brewer, Fenella Humphreys, Kathryn Harries, Sian Edwards, Simon Callaghan, Andrew Zolinsky, Matthew Taylor and featuring sound collective in the grand finale. 

This series will provide illumination for anyone passionate about music, whether or not you have any previous knowledge! The interactive sessions will be presented in an accessible fashion, excluding unnecessary technical terms, and will allow the audience to ask questions and explore what goes on in the minds of players during rehearsals and performances.  The locations will be intimate and audience and performers will be – as the title suggests – UpClose. In addition, each session will feature eminent musicians as our guest presenters.

Session One: Inside the Violin

Tuesday 22 April 2014, 19.30

Presenter: Karl Lutchmayer

Guest Musician: Fenella Humphreys


Session Two: Inside the Voice

Tuesday 29 April 2014, 19.30

Presenter: Richard Sisson

Guest Musician: Kathryn Harries


Session Three: Inside the mind of a Conductor

Tuesday 6 May 2014, 19.30

Presenter: Karl Lutchmayer 

Guest Musician: Sian Edwards


Session Four: Inside the Piano

Tuesday 13 May 2014, 19.30

Presenter: Richard Sisson

Guest Musicians: Simon Callaghan/Andrew Zolinsky


Session Five: Inside the mind of a Composer

Tuesday 27 May 2014, 19.30 

Presenter: Tom Hammond

Guest Musician: Matthew Taylor


Session Six: Inside our minds: how do we respond to music?

Tuesday 3 June 2013, 19.30 

Presenter: Bill Brewer

Musicians: sound collective and Trinity Laban

All sessions run on Tuesday evenings, 19.30 - 21.30, and will once again be held at London's Conway Hall. 

Tickets for single sessions are £10 in advance and £12 on the day.

Single Ticket - Buy Now

Full season registration is £50.

A special single session discounted rate for schools at £35 for a teacher and up to 5 students can be bought from the link below.

Additional information - including the individual session themes, presenters and musicians will be released in due course.

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Get Productive

Wed 30 Apr 2014, 19.00

NOW Live Events presents

Get Productive

A self-development workshop with Magdalena Bak-Maier

Learn the real secret of work-life balance and getting results you actually want with Magdalena Bak-Maier, author of Get Productive! (Capstone,£12.99), a neuroscientist and performance coach who works with everyone from individuals to global NGO leaders and CEOs.

In this workshop you will learn: - How to turn weekends from ‘recovery time’ into re-energising time - A foolproof system to help you achieve what you want this year - 13 powerful ideas to become more efficient at work, in relationships, to shift fear and overcome procrastination For more information on Magdalena Bak-Maier, you can see her TED talk at



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NOW Live Events: Do Improvise with Robert Poynton

Tue 27 May 2014, 19.00

NOW Live Events presents

Do Improvise

A self-development workshop with Robert Poynton.

In this live interactive workshop, you will learn how to deal with the unplanned and unexpected and to improve your natural ability to act with courage and conviction no matter what life throws at you, with creativity and improvisation coach Robert Poynton, author of Do Improvise (The Do Book Company, £8.99).

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Strategies for overcoming creative blocks
  • How to generate new ideas
  • Effective ways to respond fluently to all circumstances

Watch Robert’s Beyond Control talk on You Tube.

Tickets £15

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Urban Retreat @ Conway Hall

Sat 31 May 2014, 10.00

Urban Retreat @ Conway Hall

Spring Clean: A mini retreat to nourish body, mind and soul.

Treat yourself to a day  of relaxation, yoga, mindfulness, cooking, healthy eating and regeneration

In Ayurveda the transition between seasons is the ideal time to cleanse and gently detox the body and mind. This mini retreat celebrating the transition to summer will include a ninety minute session of cooling and restorative hatha yoga focusing on opening the heart, chest and lungs.The session will include a mix of flowing movement alongside meditative, longer held postures. Music will set the tone of the session and support movement. The session will end with deep relaxation using Yoga Nidra to enhance the intention set at the beginning of the class.

The cooking session afterwards is inspired by the six tastes of Ayurveda. Together we will make a meal to celebrate food and community using seasonal ingredients and herbs to gently cool, cleanse and balance the system. You will find out what your Ayurvedic constitution is and come away with some tools to keep it in balance.

The day will end with some mindfulness meditations on life changes and possibilities  in the season to come.

Sat 31 May 2014, 10.00 - 16.00

Registration £60

For further information please call:

Joanie Magill 07910 839002

Luke Dixon 07952 960424

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Live, Love & Lead Authentically

Tue 24 Jun 2014, 19.00

NOW Live Events presents

Live, Love & Lead Authentically

A self-development workshop with Sarah Abell

In this live interactive workshop you will explore what it means to “be real” and truly show up as yourself. You’ll discover the positive consequences of authenticity for your well-being, relationships, creativity and work. Sarah Abell is an expert on authenticity. She is a relationships coach, the author of “Inside Out – how to have authentic relationships with everyone in your life” (Hodder 2011) and she has spoken on authentic connections at two recent TEDx events.

Tickets £15

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