For their first opera production, Fidelio Orchestra are putting on Beethoven’s one and only work for the theatre, Fidelio. The director Andrew Coppin will narrate the story of Florestan, an overworked employee of a billion-pounds tech company, and its liberation at the hands of his wife Leonore.
Endless fascinating prairie landscapes; the exciting pulse of the city that never sleeps; the swinging life of the Southern states; stories full of dreams, hopes and love. In 'American Dreams', the Arcis Saxophone Quartet presents a broad musical range of the American way of life.
Christodoulos Panayiotou with Jean Capeille will present a new version of his performance, exploring the hierarchical order of literal, metaphorical and symbolic deaths on the stage, as well as the philological concept of ‘tragic irony’, through readings, videos and dance.
Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri: Empire, Twenty Years On
New Left Review editor Malcolm Bull will be in conversation with Michael Hardt, whose article with Antonio Negri in the next issue of NLR examines the contemporary relevance of their classic text on globalization, Empire, twenty years on from its publication.
DigitalXChange is back in London with two new speakers. Jann Kirchhoff from BMW Motorrad in Munich will talk About petrolheads and mobile apps while Alexander Hipp from N26 in Barcelona will tell us How we set up our team for Continuous Product Discovery at N26.
Come along to contribute your ideas to a draft constitution for a co-operative art school. Using a series of questions as guidelines, we will collectively generate the values, principles, processes and working methods of a co-operative art school. Led by Conway Hall's artist in residence, Sophia Kosmaoglou.
Take a journey in search of London’s lost rivers… Below the pavements, out of sight, a network of secret rivers pulses beneath the capital’s busy pavements. But while they may be hidden from view, clues remain, and this talk will show you how to find them.
By Any Means Necessary? Diversity of tactics in the fight for life on earth.
We are living in the midst of the sixth great extinction. With the clock ticking down, can the modern environmental movement continue to appeal to governments and corporations to change their ways? Or has the time for these tactics passed? If so, what tools are left that have a real chance to save the planet?
Champions of secularism throughout history include a wealth of brave and heroic individuals who defied authorities and established opinion to pioneer progressive ideas. One such individual was Richard Carlile. Join us to learn more about the life of Carlile, one of the most important figures in secularist history.
A workshop on self-organisation and collectivity in the context of alternative art education. The workshop will begin with a seminar on self-organisation and conclude with a workshop on leadership roles for leaderless groups. Led by Conway Hall's artist in residence, Sophia Kosmaoglou.
Anarchism routinely gets a bad press. It is seen as meaning chaos and disorder -- or even nothing at all. And yet, from Extinction Rebellion to Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky to David Graeber, this philosophical and political movement is as relevant as ever.
The Haunted Landscape: Magic and Monsters of the British Isles
The year grows darker. The London Fortean Society and friends return to the Haunted Landscape, our one-day symposium on the folklore, magic and monsters of the British Isles and beyond.
Authors, experts and researchers discuss the undead, fairies, witchcraft, witches and their familiars and magic of the common folk.
We The Peoples Film Festival presents: The End of Nuclear Weapons? Two important films will be screened: the main feature The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons by Álvaro Orús, and the short film Yemen! Saudi Arabia! U.S.! And How We Got This Way! by Kevin Hourigan. A post-screening open discussion will be held with speaker Bruce Kent.
FREE Pre-Concert Recital: Royal College of Music Musicians – Brompton Quartet
This FREE Pre-Concert Recital, featuring students from the Royal College of Music, will take place before the evening's Sunday Concert. Performing a programme of music entirely by woman composers, this week's ensemble will be the Brompton Quartet.
Celebrating World Kindness Day – with Dr Kelli Harding & The Museum of Happiness
Learn how you can use the life-changing power of kindness to improve your life and help transform our world. Join us for an inspiring evening with Dr Kelli Harding and the Museum of Happiness to celebrate World Kindness Day.
Doing It Like The Dutch – Tips for parents from Holland’s world-class sex ed
What can we learn from Holland about talking openly with our children about sex and relationships? Our expert line-up – BBC series Mimi On A Mission: Sex Ed producer Ida Bruusgaard, relationships and sex education teacher Jonny Hunt and Amsterdam-based journalist Mark Smith – will give parents their Netherlands-knowledge insight…
How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity
In the 2010s socioeconomic factors led to the widespread and increased disenfranchisement of poorer people from the mainstream media and the institutions shaping it. To put it plainly: the vast majority of people now tasked with creating our media simply lack the sensibilities that have always driven artistic innovation.
Join Dr Jeff Levin, a visionary Master Healer and the founder of Life Alignment for a free evening of enlightening, life changing demonstrations. Experience this multi-dimensional healing system that assists in our quest towards optimal health and wellness.
The school inspectorate, Ofsted, recently revealed that there are around 6000 children at potential risk in illegal schools in England. Those with a religious character are particularly pernicious, with children generally provided with an extremely narrow, faith-based curriculum and often exposing children to homophobic, misogynistic, and extremist literature.
The Conway Photography Group presents Reflection; an exhibition of work that is inspired by and connected with the local area around Conway Hall, personal projects and moments on the journey of Brexit.
For their Conway Hall début, this duo come together in a programme of Russian and Belgian works for viola and piano, culminating in one of César Franck’s best-known compositions, originally for violin and piano.
FREE Pre-Concert Recital: Royal College of Music Musicians – Eumelia Trio
This FREE Pre-Concert Recital, featuring students from the Royal College of Music, will take place before the evening's Sunday Concert. Performing a programme of music entirely by woman composers, this week's ensemble will be the Eumelia Trio.
The Irrational Ape: Why flawed logic puts us all at Risk, and How Critical Thinking can save the World
In a world where fake news, mistrust of experts, prejudice and ignorance all too often hold sway, we can all too easily be misled over issues such as vaccinations, climate change or conspiracy theories. Knowing how to think clearly and critically has literally helped save the world.
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