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.
Giving Offence: a Brief Guide to Visual Satire
Wed 17 Jul 2013, 19.00
The Central London Humanist Group presents
Giving Offence: a Brief Guide to Visual Satire - a talk by Martin Rowson
We are delighted that Martin Rowson has agreed to give a talk to the Central London Humanist Group. Martin is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer and is also a trustee of the BHA and an honorary associate of the NSS.
In 2001 Ken Livingstone appointed him London’s first Cartoonist Laureate in exchange for one pint of London Pride per annum. This payment is still six pints in arrears, and despite being apparently reappointed by Boris Johnson, not a single pint has been forthcoming from the current Mayor either. The CLHG are happy to right this shocking injustice.
Door at 6.30 pm for talk at 7.00 p.m.
Please arrive early to have a glass of wine from our CLHG Charity Wine Bar find your seat and chat with other members.
All our talks are open to the general public and free to attend but we ask those who can to make a donation of what they can afford to cover the costs of room and equipment hire and help keep our talks free to all.
Martin's work has appeared regularly in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Mirror, The Spectator, The Morning Star and many other publications.
He won the Cartoon Art Trust’s Political Cartoonist of the Year Award in 2000 and 2004 and Caricaturist Award in 2011, and the Political Cartoon Society’s Cartoon of the Year in 2003 and 2007 (and was runner-up in 2012) and was their Cartoonist of Year in 2010. He’s also won the prestigious Premio Satiri de Forte di Marmi International Satire Award in 2006.
His books include comic book versions of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, as well as “Snatches”, a novel, and “Stuff”, a memoir about his late parents and his adoption which was long-listed for the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize. His other books include “The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to be Human” and “Fuck: The Human Odyssey” and his updated comic book adaptation of “Gulliver’s Travels” was published in March 2012. Meanwhile, Volume III of “The Limerickiad,”, collected from his long running series retelling world literature in limerick form on the books pages of the Independent on Sunday, is due out in the Autumn of 2013.
In addition to being chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, Rowson is also a trustee of the Cartoon Museum, the British Humanist Association and the Powell-Cotton Museum of Natural History, an honorary associate of the National Secular Society and a former Vice-President of the Zoological Society of London.
He lives in South-East London with his wife and, occasionally, their two children, both now in their twenties.