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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.
Creative Composition for Parents and Children
Sun 19 May 2013, 14.00
A Music Workshop led by professional musician of all styles Romain Malan
No musical knowledge is required. Bring your instrument, or just your enthusiasm, hands and voice.
I am a cellist, composer, teacher, animateur, who graduated at the Royal College of Music. Currently doing a Masters in Participatory and Community Arts at Goldsmiths College, I especially love composing with people. Through a participatory process, engaging the participants' creativity, we will be inspired by each other, creating a piece which we will perform at the end of the workshop.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to be creative, meet new people and have fun!
Free, but donations are welcome
For booking your place, or for any information, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 07714024337
School of Life Sunday Sermon: Jon Ronson on Humiliation
Sun 19 May 2013, 11.00
Humiliation - the personal fear of it and the professional bestowing of it upon others - is a huge part of our lives. We make choices based on avoidance of humiliation. But if we could overcome this fear, how would it change our lives? Would it, could it, make us invincible? Is it even a good thing to be humiliated?
For the past two years Jon Ronson has been travelling through the world of humiliation - meeting the humiliators, the publicly shamed, those who were crushed by it and those who grew stronger. His quest - which will become his next book, a follow-up to his bestseller The Psychopath Test- is to find a shame-free nirvana. He will unveil some of his findings during his sermon for The School of Life, and show why humiliation may be a virtue not a vice.
Jon Ronson is a Welsh-born British journalist, documentary filmmaker, radio presenter and nonfiction author, whose works include The Men Who Stare at Goats, made into a major motion picture in 2009. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry and Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, his most recent novel published in October 2012. His journalism and columns have appeared in British publications including The Guardian newspaper, City Life and Time Out magazine. He has made several documentary films for television and two documentary series for Channel 4.
Sun 19 May 2013, 18.30
- Jan Peter Schmolck violin
- Sally Pendlebury 'cello
- Frances Angell Piano
- Martinu: Trio No.2 in D minor
- Brahms: Trio No.3 in C minor Op.101
- Schubert: Trio in E flat D929
The Angell Trio has established an international reputation as a leading chamber ensemble and has received much critical acclaim for its "brilliant ensemble playing and wonderfully shared vision and understanding." (Munchner Merkur review of Bavarian Radio concert)
The Trio has performed at many major festivals in the UK, broadcast on Radio 3 and made many appearances in London's concert halls including the South Bank Centre and the Wigmore Hall. They have toured extensively in Europe, with performances in leading series in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and many live broadcasts for major radio stations in Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, as well as for Swiss Radio in Basel and Bern, and for NHK-TV in Japan.
£9 tickets, £4 for full-time students (free entry for under-16s)
Doors open at 17.30. Start 18.30
Sunday Lecture - Inside Britain's Creationist Schools
Sun 19 May 2013, 11.00
Jonny Scaramanga attended a fundamentalist Christian school in the '90s where he learned that the Loch Ness Monster disproved evolution, God disapproved of the NHS, and homosexuals were an abomination to God. He talks about what students learn in these schools today, and what we should do when the parent's right to freedom of religion conflicts with the child's right to a sound education.
Jonny is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, where he is researching student experiences in Britain's 50 Accelerated Christian Education schools. He has written for the Guardian, the Times Education Supplement, New Humanist, and Liberal Conspiracy. His broadcast appearances include BBC Radio 4, BBC2, BBC local radio, and Channel 4's 4Thought TV.
His blog is at leavingfundamentalism.com
11.00, £3 on the door/free to members
Bottomless Tea & Coffee will be available.
Wed 22 May 2013, 19.30
Russian wrier, performer and director Priit Ruttas in the English premiere of Yevgeni Grishkovets astonishing one-man show.
Yevgeni Grishkovets is an exceptional Russian writer, dramatist, actor and theatre director, who gained prominence among Moscow audiences in the late 90s and has greatly influenced contemporary Russian theatre and literature. A Monodrama, Simultaneously is perhaps Grishkovets’ most complex work, as it seems to lack any kind of concept that can be explained in words.
At the beginning of the play, the protagonist tries to convey a very important message, only to realize by the end of the performance that the message he wants to communicate is not communicable at all, at least not by verbal means. This play has no conventional narrative structure - for some, it may not seem have a plot or a message at all. Rather, it conveys a feeling and can be understood if we liberate ourselves from the notion of rational consciousness and pay close attention to the myriad shades of emotions that arise from within us at every moment.
Writer: Yevgeni Grishkovets
Director: Priit Ruttas
Translation: Elo Masing
Designers: Peeter Krosmann and Milda Lembertaite
Tickets £10 (plus booking fee). Doors 19.00
MusicUpClose - Session 6
Wed 22 May 2013, 19.30
MusicUpClose - Session 6
Presenter: Tom Hammond
A project devised by sound collective,Simon Callaghan and Conway Hall , in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
MusicUpClose is an innovative series of performing events based at London's Conway Hall. Professional musicians and postgraduate students from Trinity Laban help to illuminate not only specific pieces of classical music, but also the way in which they think about music and performing.
Why not have a look at our all new Presenters Gallery to see all those presenting this series?
Acclaimed performers from sound collective are joined by the talented students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire to perform two works that are as different as they are magnificent: Antonio Vivaldi’sConcerto for Two Trumpets and Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Tom Hammond, Artistic Director of sound collective, will introduce the works and as always help to generate a discussion between the performers and the audience. Those who were at our performance of Beethoven Symphony 5 last year won’t forget that experience in a hurry, and this time we also predict an unusual performance that will live long in the memory.
Tickets are priced at £10 a session on the door or in advance.