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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, from the Royal Northern College of Music, and we are excited to welcome them for their Conway Hall debut!
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 for clarinet, horn, strings and piano - a truly exuberant way to close our autumn series of concerts at Conway Hall.
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