Ethical Matters: Queens of the Underworld: A Journey into the History of Female Crooks
True crime stories have never been more popular but where are their female equivalents to Ronnie Biggs and the Krays? Caitlin Davies reveals the incredible story of female crooks from the seventeenth century to the present.
Lingua Diversa: Language courses in Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian-Portuguese and German
Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. They run lunchtime and evening courses from beginner to advanced level in: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Brazilian-Portuguese. The next term of group language courses runs for 12 weeks from 19 September to 9 December.
Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: The dismantling of the world as we knew it
As we endure an unprecedented global pandemic, governmental inaction in response to the climate crisis, and the intensification of authoritarian practices across the global north and south alike, Arundhati Roy will reflect on how we have arrived at this conjuncture and what might come next.
We are delighted to welcome back the Primrose Piano Quartet who will be opening our autumn series of concerts with a feast of colourful French works, alongside Mozart's evergreen E flat quartet, one of the first works written for this combination of instruments.
Sarah Chaney presents the surprising history of how the very notion of the ‘normal’ came about, how it shaped us all, often while entrenching oppressive, colonialist values. Along the way she challenges why we ever thought it might be a desirable thing to be...
The Minerva Piano Trio perform a new arrangement of Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite by Richard Birchall, made to celebrate the ballet suite’s 100th anniversary. We will also hear one of Richard's own compositions and a further new arrangement of Caroline Shaw’s piece by Annie Yim, the trio's pianist.
Ethical Matters: Intangible Value: Cryptocurrency, NFTs and the Future of Art & Money
Fortunes have been made and lost in crypto coin and NFTs. Are they the future for art and money or a confidence trick and a polluting black economy enabler? Experts Dr. Larisa Yarovaya and Becks Perfect mine to the bottom of the meaning and ethics of intangible value online.
Song could be our most immediate art and is interwoven into our lives from places of worship to campfires, from football stadiums to the workplace. Miki Berenyi, David McAlmont and Sam Lee, three exceptional singers, discuss their own songs, their influences, their passions and their lives as singers.
Daytimers Mehfil: An Evening of South Asian Poetry
Daytimers, the collective at the heart of the re-emerging Asian Underground, present an evening spotlighting and celebrating South Asian poetry. Former Australian poetry slam champion Zohab Zee Khan hosts a line-up filled with some of the most exciting South Asian poets operating in the scene right now.
Described by Bernard Greenhouse as "the new Beaux Arts Trio", the Greenwich Trio are earning a formidable reputation. Their performance for Conway Hall foregrounds the contributions made to the repertoire by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, alongside their male colleagues.
Ethical Matters: Free To Speak: Protest and Survive
The Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act is a severe threat to protest and freedom of expression. As part of the Bloomsbury Festival, Conway Hall examines the effects of the act and asks what can be done with civil rights barrister Owen Greenhall and Grenfell activist Karim Mussilhy.
I Musicanti is made up by distinguished performers in some of the best orchestras. What unites them is their ceaseless musical curiosity, a palpable sense of adventure and an unswerving commitment to excellence.
"Brilliant and distinctive…fresh and new…makes the music’s architecture expressive in its own right" (The Telegraph). The Jubilee Quartet's recent recording of Haydn drew rave reviews from the press. For their return to Conway Hall, they begin with some Haydn before an exciting combination of Schubert works.
The 2022 CAVATINA Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition First Prize was awarded to Trio Havisham and we are excited to welcome them for their Conway Hall debut. Concert pianist Tal Walker features in a pre-concert recital, performing a selection of French piano Préludes and Nocturnes.
Discover the poems and songs that Victorians read to celebrate life events and bring people together outside of the bounds of religion. Visit Conway Hall’s library to learn about nineteenth-century secular celebrations and discover the emotions, themes, and ideas these poems share with those chosen to be part of secular ceremonies today.
The Schwarzenberg Trio's Conway Hall début was one of the casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are so pleased that we are finally able to welcome this distinguished Austrian ensemble and their "technical finesse".
First prize winners of the 2019 Joseph Joachim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as the 2018 St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition, the Barbican Quartet are quickly establishing themselves internationally.
With performances ranging from Bach to Mompou, Maria Canyigueral's performances at Conway Hall have become a true highlight. Her recital comprises Beethoven's three sonatas of opus 2, the first of his 'magnum opus' of 32 sonatas spanning his whole compositional life.
The Berkeley Ensemble join forces with Conway Hall's Director of Music, Simon Callaghan, to play two of the most-loved works for clarinet trio. Their programme concludes with a true 'party piece', Dohnányi's Sextet - a truly exuberant way to close our autumn series of concerts at Conway Hall.
In this online talk, can the UK expand Heathrow airport, bringing in 700 extra planes a day, and still stay within ambitious carbon budgets? One legal case sought to answer this question. Campaigning lawyers argued that plans for a third runway at one of the world’s busiest airports would jeopardise the UK’s ability to meet its commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Celeste Hicks traces the dramatic story of how the case was prepared – and why international aviation has for so long avoided meaningful limits on its expansion. For this discussion, she is joined by host Deborah Hyde. This talk was recorded in August 2022. Conway Hall, London: Where Ethics Matter. To find out more about our programme of talks and concerts, visit conwayhall.org.uk or find us on social media. Conway Hall is a registered charity and as such we are reliant on donations, now more than ever. You can learn more about our origins and history, join our mailing list, make a donation or even become a member of the Ethical Society by visiting conwayhall.org.uk/donation. And if you enjoyed this podcast, don’t forget to like and subscribe.
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