At A Glance...
Last Thursday Monthly
Gil and Shelley’s Pexava Salsa Social, with international championship competitors and professional teachers and performers. Salsa lessons, shows, club dancing and more!
The last Thursday of the month, your salsa weekend starts early! Experience an amazing central salsa venue with great salsa people.
Fantastic, spacious wooden dancefloor, special touches provided by dancers for dancers, the best salsa DJs on rotation, regular shows, cheap soft drinks.
19.15-20.15 Intermediate/Advanced class: with Gil & Shelley (please note: classes are suitable for experienced salsa dancers only; please see our Pexava website for our beginners courses in other locations).
20.15-23.30 Salsa Social: Dance your socks off on a wonderful floor with lovely people! Shows at 22.30 for “Showtime events”.
Tickets: £8 on the door including free class.
Carablanca Tango Club
19.30 - 00.00
Carablanca is London's longest-running tango club. The friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that beginners and visitors mix easily with the regular dancers.
The dance evening is an Argentine milonga, preceded by a class. There are also classes for beginners in a separate room. Music is traditional Argentine tango, milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.
TICKETS: price £10 for a class or dancing, £12 for both, paid on entry.
Trauma Therapy: An Adlerian Perspective
Tue 18 Jun 2013, 19:30
Adlerian Society London present:
HERTHA ORGLER MEMORIAL LECTURE
'Trauma Therapy: An Adlerian Perspective'
Trauma is an experience of powerlessness when our physical and/or psychological integrity is threatened. Traumatic events can overwhelm and disrupt our normal systems of connecting, seeking control and having meaning in life, and may be experienced as the ultimate sense of inferiority.
In recent years there has been greatly increased understanding of the complex interactions of neurobiology and psychosocial aspects of trauma. This in turn has enabled the development of more effective approaches to trauma therapy, these more recent developments integrating well with an Adlerian approach.
In this lecture, illustrated with case studies from her own practice, Anthea will draw from both Adlerian core tenets and recent practice research to present a perspective of therapy that emphasizes the importance of understanding safeguarding behavior in biological as well as psychosocial terms. She will also give a particular focus on the importance of ensuring the client’s stabilization and sense of safety.
Anthea Millar MA, DipIIP, MBACP (Snr Accred), UKRC, is an Adlerian psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor working in independent practice, and with organisations in the UK and abroad. She coordinated the 4 year Adlerian counselling training in Cambridge for 26 years and is a co-founder of Cambridge Supervision Training. Anthea is actively involved in ASIIP as a member of the training committee and co-editor of the Year Book, and is also on the board of ICASSI, an Adlerian international summer school, where she offers training in trauma therapy.
Brockway Room, 19.30
Admission £7 (concessions £4) All welcome. No need to book. CPD certificates are available. Lecture enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science and NonDuality
Thu 20 Jun 2013, 19.00
Peter Lloyd presents
Science and NonDuality
Discussion of the nature of the conscious mind.
Is it possible to establish a bridge between the Western, scientific understanding of the brain and mind, and the Eastern - especially Vedantic - notion that reality is ultimately an ineffable nonduality, while the manifest world is an illusion? The discussion covers: the modern debate on consciousness (cf David Chalmers); Western idealism (George Berkeley); Eastern idealism (Shankara); and whether the nature of reality is amenable to ratiocinative investigation or whether it must hand over to mysticism.
Each session will consist of a 45 minute presentation by Peter B Lloyd, followed by up to two hours of structured discussion.
Lectures starting on the 20th & 28th June 2013 in the Bertrand Russell Room.
For any queries please email: email@example.com
Fri 21 Jun 2013, 19.30
SHENANIGANS! Gay Men Mess With Genre
Earlier this year Obverse Books published a short story collection titled 'Shenanigans! Gay Men Mess With Genre'.
Several of the authors will be reading out their contributions to the book, including:
JOSEPH LIDSTER has written scripts for radio and television, including episodes of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He is currently working on scripts for other TV projects as well as a micro-budget film. You can follow him on twitter at twitter.com/joelidster.
JONATHAN KEMP was born in Manchester and lives in London. His first novel, London Triptych, won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. A collection of prose poems, Twentysix, was published in 2011, and his second novel, All There Is + All There Is Not, is forthcoming in 2014 (all published by Myriad Editions). He teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Birkbeck.
RUPERT SMITH is the author of several novels, including the Stonewall Award winning Man's World. He has written genre fiction of various types under various names, notably erotica as James Lear (including the best-selling The Back Passage) and blockbusting 'women's fiction' as Rupert James. For over twenty years he was a journalist, contributing to dailies, weeklies and monthlies; for eight years he was a TV critic for The Guardian. He lives in London.
NICK CAMPBELL is an administrator and research student living in London. He blogs about books at leaf-pile.blogspot.co.uk, and in 2010 and 2011 was a judge of the Green Carnation Prize for great modern gay writing.
With more to be announced.
The readings will be followed by a discussion about gay men and genre fiction.
Sauniere Society - In Memory of John Millar
Sat 22 Jun 2013, 9.30
Sauniere Society Meeting - In Memory of John Millar
12th November 1929 – 23rd June 2012
Chairman of the Sauniere Society, Philosopher and Seeker of Truth
Dr. Robert Lomas – Physicist and author of a number of books on Freemasonry and esoteric subjects including ‘The Hiram Key’, ‘The Second Messiah’, Nikola Tesla’ and ‘The Lost Key’. He will lecture on ‘The Understanding of Symbolism’.
Dr. Helen Nicholson – Chair of the History department at the University of Cardiff, is a leading authority on The Templars and author of some of the more accurate books and publications on Templar History, will give a dissertation that helps sort Truth from common misunderstanding about the original Templars.
Hugh Thomas – International forensic surgeon and author with unique research and information on Hitler, Himmler and Hesse will present his views on Rudolph Hesse – his beliefs, motives, capture and incarceration.
Terry Boardman – Author of ‘Mapping the Millenium – behind the plans of the New World Order’ will introduce his new book ‘Kasper Hauser – where did he come from?’ a question Rudolph Steiner asked in the last month of his life, with an amazing answer.
To book contact: The Secretary, Sauniere Society, Arpinge Court, Arpinge, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AQ. Tel:07842 426751 or email:
Starting from 9.30am until about 5pm - £35 including lunch (members £30 plus a discount on book purchases – new and second hand including a sale of some rare books). Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
Sunday Lecture: The Driller, the Banker and the Minister. Tom Rubens
Sun 23 Jun 2013, 11.00
The Driller, the Banker and the Minister. Tom Rubens
A huge power-nexus exists in Britain between the fossil fuel industries, the big banks and central government. This oligarchical network is a fundamental threat to democracy. Can it be combatted only by a truly radical political initiative?
Tom Rubens is a long-standing member of the Conway Hall Ethical Society and a regular contributor to the Ethical Record. He has worked in the Conway Hall Library & Archives in collating and editing the Conway Memorial Lectures to the present day.
11.00, £3 on the door/free to members
Tea & Coffee will be available.
Festival de Orquestas
Sat 29 Jun 2013, 14.00
Ola Latina & Salsateca present!
2nd UK FESTIVAL DE ORQUESTAS - It's All About the Music!
Live 5 of the Best Latin Bands in the UK on the Same Stage!!!
CONJUNTO SABROSO - SALSEOLOGY - CUBAN COMBINATION - SON YAMBU - ORQUESTA ESTELAR
Back by Popular Demand!
Due to its great success and excellent response and feedback from the public, we are very happy to say that the UK Festival of Latin bands is here to stay!
- 12 Hours of Pure Latin Music & Dance
- 5 UK Top Salsa Bands Playing Live on the Same Stage
- Top Salsa DJs Erick 'the Saint' & Johnny G
- Salsa & Bachata Dance Classes 2pm to 7pm with Salsateca
- Latin American Food & Drinks Available All Day
- Dancing till 2am
The popularity of Salsa music and dance in the UK goes back more than 20+ years, with this now our national dance and with a love of festivals, this 'UK FESTIVAL DE ORQUESTAS' is a unique offering of all things Salsa!
£25.00 Full day with dance classes. Includes live bands in the evening from 7:00pm to 2:00am.
£15.00 Just the evening in advance. £18.00 at the door.
Sunday Lecture: Spirits on the Brain
Sun 30 Jun 2013, 11.00
Spirits on the brain: Insights from psychology and neuroscience
Belief in spirits can be found in all human societies and a substantial proportion of the population claim to have had direct contact with a spiritual realm beyond ordinary experience. This talk presents an overview of scientific research into sleep paralysis, near-death/out-of-body experiences and reincarnation claims in support of the claim that such topics can be understood without recourse to paranormal explanations.
Chris French is a Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and former editor of The Skeptic.
11.00, £3 on the door/free to members
Bottomless Tea & Coffee will be available.