At A Glance...
Sunday Lecture - Don't Get Fooled Again!
22 July 2012
Around the world, skeptics are on the front line as powerful governments and multi-national organisations crack down on freedom of speech. Yet skepticism is needed more than ever before, and skeptics have never been more vocal. In this talk, Richard Wilson will explore the relationship between skepticism and freedom of speech, and the opportunities that now exist for skeptics to make their voices heard.
11.00, £3 on the door/free to members
Germaine Greer on Heart’s Ease
22 July 2012
With great regret The School of Life is cancelling this Sunday’s sermon due to Germaine Greer’s ill health.
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Germaine Greer was due to respond to our sense of helplessness and hope towards the future.
Lauren Laverne and Shirley Conran in conversation
24 July 2012
19.00 - 21.00
On sex, friendship, feminism and goldfish
Red magazine's Lauren Laverne interviews Shirley Conran for the 30th anniversary of Lace, the original 'bonkbuster' and international bestseller which paved the way for the success of Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper. The story of four women who soar to the top of their careers in fashion, journalism and PR, Lace is an empowering story of determination, friendship and female sexuality which was ground-breaking in its time and is as fearless and fabulous now as it was then.
Dripping with glamour, sex and scandal, it defined the 80s and a whole new generation of women are about to discover its pleasures.
"As sexy and smart as the first day it came out." Lauren Laverne
"I envy anyone who hasn't read it." India Knight
"Lace gave me prolonged pleasure." Helen Fielding
Edinburgh Fringe Preview Show
26 July 2012
Lite Fantastic previews it's two shows, Collision and Prodigious.
A must-see journey through dance and music from street to ballet, to Nirvana and the Beatles. An unashamedly chaotic treat, exploring what happens when dance styles collide, and proving that you can dance disco to Beethoven.
A breathtaking dance-only musical following the turbuent life of a teenager in the drug-fuelled 90's. An explosive fusion of thrilling street and contemporary performance, with a powerful soundtrack of songs from The Prodigy. Pure ecstasy!
Starts: 19.30 until 20.45
Tickets £10 (£5 concession) from www.litefantastic.com
Sunday Lecture - Infinity and Immortality
29 July 2012
Adrian Moore shall consider questions that arise in connection with the desirability or otherwise of immortality. In particular, he will address Bernard William's argument that a never-ending life would eventually become tedious to the point of unendurability. Moore will suggest that there are two questions that need to be distinguished, even though they can easily appear to be equivalent. First, would immortality be preferable to mortality? And second, is death a bad thing? Distinguishing these questions helps us to understand better the force of Williams’ argument.
Adrian Moore is professor of philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford and author of Contemporary Kantian Metaphysics: New Essays on Space and Time.
11.00, £3 on the door/free to members
2nd International Alternative Press Festival
4 - 5 August 2012
Alternative Press is a group of artists concerned with promoting creativity through the mediums of comix, zines, book arts, screen printing, poetry and other forms of self publishing.
2011 saw the triumphant first International Alternative Press Festival which attracted over 1000 visitors. Alternative Press is building upon the success of last year’s festival to establish an annual programme. The 2nd International Alternative Press Festival taking place between 20th July – 5th August 2012 consists of an inspired assortment of alternative creative events, leading up to the weekend small press fair at Conway Hall.
6 - 31 August 2012
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Final date: 31 Aug
Virulent Experience, a theatre event and art exhibition that combines immersive performance, art installation and interactive investigation.
Audience members will be free to explore and investigate the evolution and devolution of ethics, morals and the impact to the mind, to the imagination and free will of humans via a fictional future version of London.
Performance times and Tickets
Virulent Experience is a three hour immersive event, lasting from 7:30pm until 10:30pm with two entry points.
There are three cycles of the performance that audience members allowed to stay as long as they please. Filming will be taking place at some of these events.
Performance Entrance Times: 7.30pm & 8:15pm
Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door - limited and subject to availability)
FoolishPeople's Virulent Experience:
“Your journey into the mid 21st century will take you from the museum’s basement to the roof, and past a dizzying array of disturbing art and challenging performances…I found ‘Virulent Experience’ both confusing and exhilarating in equal measure, the most intense theatrical event I’ve attended this year – believe me, it is way, way out there!”
“An intelligent and quick-paced piece of theatre…at times it feels similar to Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. FoolishPeople are dangerous and exhilarating.”
“Fans of twist-laden dense drama like The Prisoner, Lost and Fifty Shades of S&M will want to dive into new immersive theatre show Virulent Experience at Conway Hall…There are no plot holes, just unseen episodes, so go explore and find areas and scenes you may have missed the first time around”
“The acting was slick and powerful and seamless….This show blew my mind and I can’t really explain why or what or how it did it…but that you should see it for yourself as it is too good to miss”
Carablanca Tango Club
10 August 2012
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.
Secret Screenings @ Conway Hall Court
14 August 2012
Secret Screenings, from Future Cinema, the creators of Secret Cinema, is a new film club happening bringing back mystery films to the UK for one night only.
Secret Screenings bring back a sense of community, discovery and collective experience to cinema giving audiences access to incredible unseen films combined with one of a kind unforgettable experiences.
Secret Screenings re-launched in July 2012 with one of the most remarkable unseen films of the year – Searching for Sugarman followed by an incredible performance by the subject of the film - Rodriguez.
Lets come together to uncover, discover and promote incredible stories. Lets find vital beautiful and incredible films and send them out into the world.
The Secret Screenings community shall become a powerful force in catapulting vital cinema to the forefront. Discovering incredible films together in events across the nation.
Secret Screening will build a global dialogue around film allowing audiences the opportunity to become part of a unique shared experience. As ever, the identity of the film will remain secret until the credits roll…
Screenings from 18.00 and 21.00
An evening with Ruby Wax
15 Aug 2012
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An evening with Ruby Wax
Join us for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening as comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax gives us an exclusive preview of her new show about how learning to be "mindful" can help us cope better with the pressures of modern life.
In her own unique style, Ruby will share what she's learnt about why people "burn out", how this relates to the inner workings of the human brain, and how learning a skill like mindfulness can help us cope better with life's ups and downs.
About Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax is one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, writers, and mental health campaigners and has spent three decades working on stage, television and radio.
Ruby has done a huge amount to raise awareness of mental illness and help end the stigma associated with depression. She has spoken openly about her own battles with depression and is an ambassador for the Time to Change campaign.
Doors open at 18.45. Program starts at 19.00