London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble & Simon Callaghan
Our Spring 2018 Season concludes with Director of Music Simon Callaghan performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with members of the London Mozart Players and more. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Thinking on Sunday: Divided – Living in an Age of Walls
Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected since the turn of the century which have redefined our political landscape. Tim Marshall brings his trademark engaging and relatable style to examine the divisions caused by wealth, race, religion and politics.
Celebrate the centenary of the women’s vote by marching with the Ladies Bridge banner at Artichoke’s Processions on 10th June. Join the team the week before to prepare for the march by making handprinted headscarves, badges, rosettes & banners. You’re invited to share songs, poems, performances and cake.
A conversation: are social media compatible with Humanist ideals?
Social media can bring people together but it can also be harmful. Two speakers will share their thoughts on whether social media, on balance, does more harm than good. Stells is a frequent enthusiastic user and defender of social media while Jeff has a number of misgivings.
Hear the award-winning harpist Oliver Wass and the Gémeaux Quartet perform an all-French programme featuring Debussy, Caplet and Ravel. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Join The Weekend University for a full day of mental health & wellbeing talks at Birkbeck, University of London, with lectures on: Improving Emotional Health – Ivan Tyrrell • Developing Self Compassion – Prof Paul Gilbert OBE • Overcoming Anxiety & Depression – Johann Hari.
Conway Hall Book Club – Burning Cities by Kai Aareleid
This month we will be reading Burning Cities by Estonian author Kai Aareleid, in which the fortunes of a small family parallel those of a small nation under Communism. A young girl growing up in Soviet Estonia is witness to tragic events both grand and domestic.
Vocal Chords Choir presents an evening celebrating some of the great songs that have been at the heart of political and social change. From the Tollpuddle Martyrs to the present day these songs sung together embolden us with a sense of belonging, rekindling our faith for a better life.
This short course explores women’s contribution to Humanist Photography – a mid-century style of documentary photography concerned with everyday life and people. Through discussion, presentations, and practical tasks, discover some of the female photographers who were a key part of this movement.
Join writer and activist Liam Young, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, director of CLASS Faiza Shaheen, and Guardian political columnist Rafael Behr for an analysis of the results of the local elections. Chaired by The Guardian’sJohn Harris.
Thinking on Sunday: Why the World Needs A Vagina Museum
There is a penis museum in Iceland, but no vagina equivalent anywhere in the world. Comedian Florence Schechter discusses why she chose to set up the world's first bricks and mortar vagina museum and the strange reactions she's received along the way.
Join us at this grief-themed gathering with award-winning comedian, actor, writer and improviser, Cariad Lloyd, where we will celebrate this life we have in all it's brilliance, sadness and laughter. Plus there’s power ballads to sing along to and a vat of tea and coffee for after.
“A man of sweeping vision” – Mika Orava (London debut)
Mika Orava was born 1972 in Finland and completed his studies at the Sibelius Academy, receiving his Master of Music degree in 2002. “Mika's work is extremely rare in its fearless crossing of imaginary borders, in its intensity, and in its out-of-the-box thinking. He is a man of sweeping vision” said Matti Raekallio, Pianist and Professor at The Juilliard School.
Out-of-the-Box Thinking: Democracy Is For People & Not Corporations
For the fourth in this co-hosted meeting series, join us for a discussion with Nick Dearden, Simon Franks, Dr Anne Daguerre and Professor Des Freedman about how our democracy can be undermined by corporate power and elite domination. Unless we correct this then democracy will exist but in name only.
Creating Rituals for your Wellbeing and Empowerment
In this interactive self-development workshop, Tiu de Haan will be facilitating an exploration of the transitions within our lives, offering us moments for celebration and reflection on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going. In partnership with Psychologies Magazine.
Eat Yourself Happy: How to Transform your Mood with Food
What foods make us happy? Join Rachel Kelly and Alice Mackintosh for an inspiring evening to explore the relationship between food and mental health - and discover new ways to boost your mood with food.
“Fear Hack" is an evening workshop with Hilary Gallo where we can talk about fear but also how to approach it differently. By talking with our fear we get to see that it’s not quite the big deal we thought it was. We get to hack our fears!
Were Dinosaurs too big? Discussing Dinosaur Evolution
Is our view of dinosaurs completely wrong? Join us to discuss opposing views on Dinosaur life. Brian J Ford argues that they evolved in a watery habitat; vertebrate palaeontologist Darren Naish looks at the evidence relevant to this claim.
Children and young people are experiencing a crisis in their mental health. Growing numbers of under-18s are suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and oth-er conditions, and more are self-harming and attempting suicide. Chaired by Guardian health policy editor Denis Campbell, our panel will be discussing the reasons for this growing crisis and what the solutions might be.
The Global Goals – intergenerational and cross-sector partnerships
The United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development are the blueprint for a better world. To have any hope of meeting them, we'll need to be better collaborators. Dr Harriet Marshall hosts this event for people actively looking for inspiration, opportunity and support to help them disrupt traditional thinking, raise awareness, take action and build cross-sector partnerships.
Internationally acclaimed ensemble Atéa Wind Quintet (Associate Ensemble in Residence at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) will be joined by Spanish clarinettist Ausiàs Garrigós Morant at Conway Hall, in a varied programme that ranges from Mozart to Ravel and Bruno Belthoise. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Thinking on Sunday: Save Democracy – Abolish Voting
This talk by Paul Evans will attempt to offer a version of democracy that we would choose now if we were starting to create liberal democracy from scratch, knowing what we know about feed-back loops and the democratic flaws that have grown more pronounced as electoral government has evolved.
As London neighbourhoods continue to feel the effects of austerity and gentrification, the Serpentine presents Rights to the City?, a one-day forum where artists, organisations and practitioners from around the world will gather to explore the place of social and political activity in art making.
The first in a series of unique experiences run by www.TheGuerrillaExperience.com. BRAND NEW Speed Coaching: A Spin Class For Your Mind. In this fun, fast paced and disruptive evening we will give you the opportunities to get at least 3 unique workouts, a bit like 3 HIITs to the head.
Join us for a demystifying gathering all about the sometimes very scary and sometimes mega cool science of artificial intelligence with data scientist, mathematician and all round AI geek, Jonny Brooks-Bartlett. Plus there’s power ballads to sing along to and a vat of tea and coffee for after.
The Conference for Creators. One day of conversations with groundbreaking inventors, designers and doers from companies like Instagram, Vice, Adidas and more. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to We Are Stripes, the organisation that helps to get individuals from ethnic backgrounds into the creative industries.
We welcome the Accio Piano Trio from Austria to Conway Hall, performing an eclectic mix of trios from Haydn to Shostakovich. This concert is kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
An Evening with Raymond Ijabla – Atheist in Boko Haram Islamic Terrorist Zone
An evening with Raymond Ijabla, Medical Doctor, Human Rights campaigner and Atheist blogger from a Boko Haram Islamic Terrorist Zone in Northern Nigeria. He talks vividly about his upbringing, religious deconversion, and living as an atheist in Northern Nigeria.
Conway Hall Book Club – Julia and the Bazooka by Anna Kavan
This month we will be reading Julia and the Bazooka by Anna Kavan – with Victoria Walker, head of the Anna Kavan Society. This edition of Julia and the Bazooka marks the first paperback publication of this posthumous collection of Kavan’s short stories.
MADE IN MIDTOWN BY CONWAY HALL BEES. Conway Hall and BEE Midtown invite you to our From Hive to Jar: BEE Breakfast from 10.00 to 12.00 on Friday 27 April, 2018 at the newly-opened Hive Café @ Conway Hall.
Join the London School of Philosophy for 10-week philosophy courses starting 24rd April on: Religion and Politics; Kant Reading Group; Hellenistic Philosophy; Agamben: Language, Death, History; Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics; and Nietzsche, Freud and Heidegger on Violence.
Out-of-the-Box Thinking: What is secondary education for?
Join us for the third in this co-hosted meeting series, with Sir Anthony Seldon and Melissa Benn about the purpose, values and philosophical basis of secondary education and how it needs to be radically rethought for the 21st century.
The Benyounes Quartet, fresh from their 10th anniversary celebration, return to Conway Hall with a programme of classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Bartók. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
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