Signaling to the past whilst waving to the future Semaphore#selfies celebrates our creative dynamic in the ever expanding digital universe.
Inspired by quantum physics, the modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller, selfies and the baroque – this production from one of the country's most delightful contemporary dance companies plays with dance and music forms and their notations towards new poetic expression in visual performance.
Created in collaboration with Richard Hoadley and through support from Arts Council England.
Stepping into Britain: the early human occupation of Europe
Nick Ashton speaks on recent fieldwork on the coast of East Anglia and how it has pushed back the evidence of humans in northern Europe to almost a million years ago. The talk will discuss the new evidence from Happisburgh in Norfolk, including the rich fauna, flora, stone tools and the remarkable survival of footprints.
Citizens of Queeropolis lend me your dancing shoes! Lana Pillay (Star of Eat the Rich and the Comic Strip presents) requests your presence for a showcase of top entertainers.
Featuring headliner and 80s chart topper SONIA. With special guest Mary Portas. Entertainment from David Ryder Prangley, The Beyonce Experience, UK LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and more.
In this hands on two day workshop with Grace Gelder and Lorna Robertson you will produce a collection of photographs and develop and/or deepen an understanding of your artistic practice. Through practical exercises and homework, we will experiment with some of the key concepts of portrait photography including performance, self-portraiture and the dynamics of the photoshoot.
This course takes place at 10am - 5pm on 25th February and 4th March 2017 with an exhibition at Conway Hall in April 2017 (date TBC).
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.
Alan, Alec and Bert: A Solo Performance by David Izod
A solo performance written and performed by David Izod.
This new 75 minute monologue tells the story of the men who came before David: his Dad, Alan; his grandfather Bert and his grandfather’s best friend Alec, whose sacrifice in the First World War allowed him to have his chance at life.
Ethics & Politics: Does Culture Lead & Parliament Follow
The next collaborative meeting between The Conway Hall Ethical Society and GlobalNet21 in the “Ethics & Politics” series and will be a discussion on whether cultural change is more important than political change through Parliament. Does Culture lead and Parliament follow?
Following on from the sold-out talk by Amy Cuddy, how to: Academy are returning to the theme of developing your Presence, Power and Influence with an unmissable talk by Dr Connson Locke, senior lecturer at the London School of Economics.
Adobe Indesign is the industry-standard application for document design – whether it’s intended for print or digital media. Whenever you need to work with a large amount of image or text content it provides a sensible solution that may not be addressed by other programs. With our introductory course you will be creating dynamic and bold page layouts in a short space of time!
The Testing Ground – a Dance Theatre Performance Workshop
Be inspired into performance making with a group of creative people responding to the many ideas resonating throughout the fabric of Conway Hall, the home of innovative thinking and culture creation throughout the Modern era, in this 4 week dance theatre project, which will culminate in a public performance on the evening of Monday March 13th in the Main Hall.
Sunday Assembly London will be speaking about connection and playfulness and have trained fool and cultural entrepreneur Adam Taffler speaking. He will be telling us about his experience of how playfulness crosses political & ideological divides and can serve to unite us and foster harmony, trust, community and joy when practised in everyday situations. Giving practical examples there will be an opportunity to try techniques out on the day and takeaways for the wider world.
Sunday Assembly's regular food bank drive for donations. Items desperately needed by Camden Food Bank. You can donate anything except baked beans (the ratio of beans to other donations is 3:1), but to get you started here are some priority items needed.
Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression.
This is a new version of the critically-acclaimed show re-staged with the Psappha New Music Ensemble.
Friday Club meets on or around the last Friday of the month. The goal is to help you to work on whatever it is that makes you nervous about what lies ahead. We want to help you re-frame how you feel so that you can approach whatever it is that is making you fearful with curiosity, playfulness, and interest, and, with the help of the group, enjoy the thing that part of you wishes you could avoid!
Clerical child rapists and their facilitators – are the churches coming clean? by Keith Porteous Wood
Keith Porteous Wood took seven years to get the Vatican examined by the UN for its non-compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, particularly over clerical rape and other violence against children in its care. The UN’s verdict could hardly have been more damning.
Schoenberg String Quartet No.2 in F sharp minor Op.10
Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Stravinsky Trois Poésies de la Lyrique Japonaise
Copland As it fell upon a day
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire Op.21
Discussion Event: Jonathan Bartley (Co-Leader, Green Party), Peter Taheri (Secretary/Chair Nominee, Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party) and Timothy Barnes (Conservative candidate for Bloomsbury Ward 2018).
The new leadership of the Green Party has called for a “progressive alliance” involving Labour, Greens, Plaid Cymru, the SNP and the Lib Dems to take on the Conservatives in a 2020 election. This requires progressives to put aside their differences and unite behind a common new purpose – but are they up to the challenge?
Or is the way forward in the UK best left to one of the established main parties? Can they adapt and meet the aspirations of our nation in this new era of political turmoil?
London’s Agitators and Protesters for Equality 1880s-1980s
This course will provide information and tell stories from from a selection of these struggles that took place over a 100 year period from the 1880s to the 1980s – from the struggles of women making matches in the Bryant and May factory to the mass protests against apartheid outside South Africa Houses. It will attempt to illuminate how these struggles began, what they were trying to achieve, how they recruited supporters and activists and what they did.
What is a 'good death'? For some people, it is a medically assisted death, when they feel their life is complete - something denied in the UK.
Phil Cheatle will explain the approach of the campaign group 'My Death, My Decision', providing much stronger protection for 'vulnerable people', while rejecting the restriction of assisted dying to those with a life-expectancy of 6 months or less a criterion that attracts criticism from both sides of the debate.
“Can you ever separate the personal from the political? Is it right to stick to your convictions even if it means sacrificing those closest to you?”
Following a successful debut at the Loft in the Ugly Duck Creative Space, Bermondsey in December, Three 4 All Theatre Company is proud to announce its London Tour of ‘Politic Man’ at various venues from January 20th. And coming to the Brockway Room, Conway Hall on Sat January 28th.
A true story. Poignant. Devastating and highly relevant for today. It tells the story of Bermondsey MP Alfred Salter and his wife Ada and how politics transformed their community yet shattered their private lives.
An Evening with David Salle. David Salle is the leading American postmodernist painter, the shaping spirit of a movement which provocatively took the entire history of art as its raw material as well as subject matter. His works are mysteriously original, yet everything they contain has had a life elsewhere: in paintings, in advertising, in comics, in photographs, yet somehow the result is all art. To coincide with his new book – How to See: Looking, Talking and Thinking about Art– Salle will walk us through the museum without walls that is his world.
There are scenarios that could lead to the break-up of the EU. Polls show that the EU is not very popular in many countries. Upcoming elections in several EU countries and informed opinion suggests that disintegration cannot be ruled out. It was formed in a very different era and with the emergence of globalisation and digital technologies, it is no longer fit for purpose. Its economic and social outcomes anyway leave much to be desired. Should our focus now be on creating a brand new EU rather than worrying about soft and hard versions of BREXIT?
In this unique and controversial discussion event Lucy Anderson, London Labour MEP, and Professor Keith Pilbeam, an expert in international economics, will address this huge question and others head-on. Come along and be part of it!
Martin Heidegger is amongst the most influential and important thinkers of the 20th Century. The first part of the course covers his magnum opus, Being and Time (1927). We then move on to consider his later writings on technology, art, and language.
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