The Courage to be Myself – Overcoming Inferiority Feelings through Social Interest
Azhar Juri applies Adlerian perspectives to his experience of growing up, supporting his single mother raising 6 sons, and tells the story of how he found the courage to discover and practise his lifestyle goals, overcome his inferiority complex and find his individual significance and mastery of his own life.
The scientific study of magic reveals intriguing—and often unsettling—insights into the mysteries of the human mind. In this talk Dr Gustav Kuhn examines the psychological processes that underpin our experience of magic.
Live the Values – Bhagavad Gita Lecture Series – By Sunandaji
This year's lectures on the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Sunandaji are about learning to live values in life such as peace, duty, love and knowledge through a systematic and rational exposition of the knowledge of life and living.
The conference will examine personal experiences of what roles religion plays in gaining and maintaining wellness / well-being of believers and those with faiths. The session will also look into what roles religion played in wellness / well-being of those who have left organised religions and those who no longer have faith.
Artist, activist, educator and author Faith Ringgold will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director at Serpentine Galleries, to discuss her practice and the different series of works she created over the past 50 years that are included in her exhibition at Serpentine Gallery, her first solo exhibition in a European public institution.
London Mental Health, Children and Young Adults Seminar
This event will feature myriad speakers discussing mental health in relation to carers, children and young adults. There'll be time for questions and a panel discussion in the afternoon. All attending will also receive a mental health handbook filled with exclusive articles, interviews and resources.
Simon Callaghan and Friends: Sunday Concerts Fundraising Night
Director of Music Simon Callaghan takes to the stage with leading fellow musicians, in a colourful programme to close our Spring 2019 season. Funds raised will support the continuation of our concert series.
From secret military islands to tunnels deep beneath London, writer and activist Guy Shrubsole unearths truths concealed since the Domesday Book about who is really in charge of this country – at a time when Brexit is meant to be returning sovereignty to the people.
Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski was highlighted as 'one to watch' by Gramophone magazine. For his second Conway Hall concert, he comes together with the Benyounes Quartet in a programme spanning more than two hundred years.
250 Days: Cantona’s Kung Fu and the Making of Manchester United
The final night of this year’s LFFW sees award-winning journalist Daniel Storey discuss his latest book which explores one of the most infamous incidents in Premier League history - that Cantona kung-fu kick. Daniel will be in conversation with United fan Carl Anka in what promises to be an insightful, engrossing and unforgettable end to the Festival.
Along with a fantastic events programme, LFFW will also be hosting a bookfair on Saturday 25th May at Conway Hall from 11am-4.30pm, with a whole host of publishers, magazines, fanzines and other football brands selling their merchadise.
Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism with Geert Lovink and Emily
Pluto Live and Conway Hall are delighted to host the official book launch for Geert Lovink's new book Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism published by Pluto Press. Geert will be joined by chair Emily Reynolds.
Witch Hunts Today: From Matthew Hopkins to Twenty-First Century Persecution
Harmful practices due to belief in witchcraft have seen a huge increase in the past six years both globally and in the UK and Kirsty Brimelow QC and author and campaigner Syd Moore have joined forces to expose this phenomenon.
At a time when the question of Brexit is stumping the country, cartoon banker Alex Masterley invites you to answer some much easier questions at the tenth annual Alex City Quiz, hosted by Alex creator Russell Taylor and journalist and writer Marcus Berkmann.
Conway Hall, the Slovenian Embassy and Bee Midtown are hosting an event in celebration of World Bee Day. The aim of World Bee Day is to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators for their contribution to sustainable development, food security and biodiversity.
Thinking on Monday: YouTubers – How YouTube shook up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars
Chris Stokel-Walker lifts the lid on YouTube's culture and influence based on his book 'YouTubers'. The first independent, in-depth book investigating YouTube. He investigates the past, present and future of the world’s most popular video sharing website and its impact on society.
Women of Westminster – The MPs Who Changed Politics
In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Rachel Reeves MP writes of the inspirational achievements of women in parliament over the course of the past 100 years.
*Every Tue • Wed • Thu until Oct 2019* Monument for Chelsea Manning is on temporary loan to Conway Hall Library and is an ongoing project by artist John Reardon. Reardon is artist in residence in the Politics Department at Goldsmiths, London.
Conway Hall, Antiuniversity Now and the London Anti-fascist Assembly (LAFA) invite you to join author Mark Bray, who will talk about the growing threat of global fascism and discuss possible directions towards building a coordinated, strong and sustainable antifascist movement.
Professor John Harris has been working on the ethics of influencing evolution and indeed on the nature of “persons” since around 1973. In this talk he will argue that we have good reasons to embrace revolutionary technologies in germ line modification, including CRISPR/CAS9 and MRT.
An evening discussion session, looking at 5 aspects of parenting that will help those with care of children to develop strategies that work to build respect, resilience, independence and resourcefulness – all essential qualities and strengths needed both in parents and children to make raising children an experience where everyone feels good!
Thinking on Sunday: Examining Intelligence – Novelists on Education and Mental Ability
How do you rate your own intelligence? In these three short talks Dr Michael Collins, Dr Sara Lyons and Dr Natasha Periyan will discuss how novelists such as Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Mark Twain think about intelligence both in and out of the classroom.
One World is new choral theatre written by award-winning songwriter Helen Yeomans. The show illuminates the crossroads at which the human race presently stands and how we relate to each other and our environment. Powerful, fresh and uplifting. “One of the most moving musical events I have ever experienced”.
This is Shakespeare – A Night of Big Ideas and Theatrical Magic
What does Romeo and Juliet say about #MeToo? Or Julius Caesar about Donald Trump? Michael Pennington, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Forbes and Oxford’s Emma Smith star in a dazzling tribute to the greatest playwright of the 21st or any other century.
The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked.
Nothing of any importance will be discussed. The event is a waste of time and money. There are lots of other things you could be doing instead.
*Ends 31 May 2019* In this collection of pieces Shankland explores isolation, both physically and emotionally. 'Moving On' is a question not a given as figures and scenes are often static, seemingly disconnected from the environment or paused in daily routines that are hampered or impossible to achieve. All the while there is tension and buckling in the fabric reinforcing the idea of turmoil and conflict. As voyeurs we watch and wait.
In this discussion panel event from Faith to Faithless, survivors who have escaped these abuses and are now living free from harm will talk of their experiences. Experts who work with victims will also raise awareness of these highly sensitive issues.
Everyone thinks they know the real Winston Churchill. But now his biographer Andrew Roberts has uncovered new sources – including the private diaries of King George VI – that reveal this towering figure as we’ve never seen him before.
Edwin Curley on “Spinoza, Enlightenment, and Religious Liberty”
What can Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) teach us about how to manage the ferocious divisions of identity, culture, ideology, and faith that riddle our politics today? Join us for a public lecture by world-renowned philosopher, Edwin Curley, Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan.
Edwin Curley on Spinoza, Enlightenment and Religious Liberty
What can Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) teach us about how to manage the ferocious divisions of identity, culture, ideology, and faith that riddle our politics today? Come to this public lecture by world-renowned philosopher, Edwin Curley, Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan.
The culmation of Hiro Takenouchi's year-long cycle of the Mozart Piano Sonatas includes some of his greatest works in the genre, including the effervescent D major sonatas and the famous 'Rondo alla Turca'.
Thinking on Sunday: London Housing – Corruption and Crisis
Despite a widespread acceptance that we are living through a housing crisis, little seems to be being done to improve the living conditions of Londoners. George Turner discusses what is driving London's housing market to dysfunction and reveals how the house building industry has managed to exploit the crisis in order to turn an enormous profit.
Come and celebrate womens’ theatre in the 1970s and 80s with an illustrated talk with extracts from performances of the period. Part of Feminism in Camden in the 1970s and 80s, an exhibition of posters curated by Susan Croft.
Incendiary Words and Rebellious Campaigns: 1840-1890 and 1940-1990
A free 6-week course by David Rosenberg focusing on London’s radical and rebellious writers, pamphleteers, journalists and activists whose words challenged the status quo in several arenas between 1840-1890 and their counterparts 100 years later between 1940-1990.
Fundamentalism Rising: Humanism Under Threat in India and Bangladesh
There may be a long-term global trend toward humanism, but in some regions of the world there's a reverse trend, with an alarming rise of religious and nationalist fundamentalist groups. Come and join this discussion about the rise of Islamist and Hindutva fundamentalism in Bangladesh and India respectively, with Narendra Nayak, Bonya Ahmed and Andrew Copson.
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