The Conway Collective presents:
The Testing Ground
Including new work, work in progress and lecture demonstrations from:
Mark Carberry, Emma Grace, Jade Montserrat and the Conway Collective with Theresa Hoffmann, Maja Laskowska and Roxana Bacian.
Our speaker this week is going to show us how to celebrate life like never before. Aled Griffiths was born in 2003 with a rare medical condition called Vacterl Association. At the age of 8 he started doing presentations about his condition, mainly to medical staff and families affected by the same condition and then far and beyond.
Life by Design – Discover your Purpose and Make it Happen
Life by Design is a one-day seminar that will take you on a journey to discover or reconnect with your life purpose and help you create a plan on how to make it happen. If you are like most people, you are probably running on ‘auto-pilot’ and have very little time to think of your long-terms goals, the direction that you are going and the other opportunities that you can create for yourself.
Addiction Treatment using Adlerian Principles: Finding Courage and Hope in a Discouraging Environment
Mary-Rose will talk about addictions treatment of drug and alcohol addicted prisoners, sharing the way she works and the techniques she find most helpful in encouraging clients to lead a life free of crime and mind/mood-altering substances.
The ethical encyclopaedia – right and wrong in Wikipedia
Andrew Davidson on wikipedia. What are the ethical principles which have enabled its open community to produce the world's largest compendium of knowledge? How are difficult questions of philosophy, politics and religion resolved? How are the truth and quality of the texts determined? This talk will illustrate the rights and wrongs of this continuous process and explain how newcomers can participate.
Resistance – a workshop for photographers and performers
The Conway Collective: Resistance - a workshop for photographers and performers. During this 1 day workshop led by Grace Gelder and Luke Dixon, we invite photographers and performers to explore the meaning of "Resistance".
Leading Routes' Paths to University Success: a workshop for parents and carers is a pioneering worshop, established to address the issues faced by African Caribbean students and graduates, with a particular focus on supporting ambitious young people into competitive universities and professions.
Why did the Russian revolution turn out the way it did? How did Russian revolutionaries themselves perceive their revolution? What were the alternative visions of revolution, socialism and the future of the Russian empire propounded in 1917? This talk focuses on the Menshevik wing of Russian social-democracy - the losing faction in 1917 - and explores how their preconceived schemas of revolution locked them into a political course which proved disastrous.
We're curling our toes in excitement for hearing National Geographic Emerging Explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison come and speak at Sunday Assembly London! He's using films, books, websites, and walks to take geography far beyond memorising dots on a map, challenging children and adults to experience every aspect of the world around them in a more meaningful way.
The 1st of April is the traditional day for hoaxing and japes but deception and deceit riddles everyday communication. From hoax hip-hop stars and haunted houses to military deception and fake news: join the London Fortean Society and Conway Hall Ethical Society for a day of unreal things. Those are charming, others are terrifying.
Canbury Press and Conway Hall are pleased to present…
Stand up for EU nationals in Britain with Comedians Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee and Grainne Maguire, and Ian Dunt, author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?
An evening of mostly acapella song with a little bit of acoustic instrumentaryness from Gitika's trio 3 Bucket Jones. At least three choirs, the Tubthumping Chorus, the Old Bishops both lead by Gitika Partington and the 16 piece folk acappella chorus Broomdasher lead by Sally Davies.There will be splendid arrangements of folk and popular song from all eras.There will be a bar in the interval and after the show. Two halves of about 50 mins each.
The National Opera Studio perform at Rhinegold LIVE
The National Opera Studio exists to train a small group of highly talented musicians to become the leading artists of their generation. In this very special recital, the studio will present a selection of this year’s gifted singers and répétiteurs, offering a glimpse at the next generation of leading artists.
The Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Students Convention 2017
On Saturday 25 March 2017, Conway Hall – the oldest surviving freethought society in the world – will play host to the AHS Convention 2017, for a fun-filled day of fascinating talks, in-depth discussion, brilliant comedy, and entertainment.
The AHS Convention is the standout event each year for atheist, humanist, and secular students across the UK – and 2017 is no different. Be sure to buy your ticket now. In the past we've heard from speakers such as AronRa, A C Grayling, Shappi Khorsandi, and many more at our events, and we have a great line-up for 2017.
Join Action for Happiness for an inspiring film screening and discussion about Bhutan's unique culture and values - and what they can teach us about living a fulfilling life and creating a happier world.
Ten of the World's most highly respected thinkers, creators and doers; all of them innovators, will convene in London for one day only to explore themes of digital innovation and its ongoing impact on advertising, design and media.
This performance is the culmination of a workshop series by Testing Ground.
An accessible, refreshing experience is assured, exploring techniques and ideas that draw on games, flocking, science, gender representations, tango, art, and storytelling.
North Korea is probably the most isolated country on the planet. So what’s it really like there? Leader Kim Jong Un has recently successfully tested nuclear weapons and made clear he is very willing to use them if the United States does not back away from his interests on the Korean peninsular. At the same time, new US President Trump has not sounded terribly diplomatic. So how should the West handle North Korea?
Learn how monologues can be a fun and practical way for writers and performers to develop their own original story ideas.
In this workshop series with Sean Bruno, participants will be guided through a set of focused writing and devising exercises to create original stand-alone monologues (which can then be developed into a larger performed or written work). Each week will focus on a different set of exercises and skills.
Ariadne presents in association with Conway Hall, Streetlink and The Connection at St Martin in the Fields:
SOD THIS (for a laugh)!
starring Sara Pascoe and friends
An evening of fun, friendship and fundraising in aid of homelessness in London.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome? For some it provides hope and positivity within the BME communities, yet for others it “lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behaviour,”. Which argument is more valid?
Over 8 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety disorders, with women and the under 35s most affected. It's widely acknowledged that we are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic and women, their loved ones, and the NHS are all struggling to cope.
Join 5x15 in their quest to understand more as we team up with The Pool to host an evening exploring anxiety and women.
How to Liberate Yourself From Your Own ‘Groundhog Day’ and Start Living Today
In partnership with Psychologies Magazine - Do you feel trapped in a repetitive cycle of work, responsibility and routine? Do you feel tired, anxious and restless? Do you feel powerless to change, and that life is passing you by? Author and psychologist, Paul Hannam, calls this the ‘Groundhog Day condition’, after the classic Bill Murray lm. He has written The Wisdom Of Groundhog Day, which explains his blueprint for breaking free and feeling happier and more fulfilled. He delivers his wisdom in a unique, engaging and interactive workshop.
The inconvenient Muslim: An evening to launch Homegrown
Art dealing with “the Muslim problem” is branded “urgent”, “brave” and “provocative”. But who’s doing the provoking? Who’s getting provoked? And is such work helping move popular narratives beyond the confining parameters of Good Muslims and Bad Muslims?
Their play was deemed inappropriate for public performance. Rehearsals were shut down amidst ambiguous circumstances. And when a publication of the script was proposed, publishers backed out.
To celebrate the launch of Homegrown as a self-published play text, Index on Censorship hosts an evening to explore these questions with members of the original cast, creative team and an expert panel.
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