The Red Kimono portrait series was conceived in response to the nuclear catastrophe unleashed at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan in March 2011. The work is intended as a gesture of solidarity with all those suffering as a result of this ongoing, multi-faceted catastrophe. It is also an attempt to help raise awareness, and to elicit questions, via the use of provocative, attention-grabbing imagery and a selection of memoirs and letters by evacuees from Fukishima.Find out more »
An evening with Graham Hancock and David Pearce.Find out more »
In this introductory lesson they offer you the chance to have a first exposure to the Brazilian-Portuguese language and learn some basics.Find out more »
Come along to sing songs, hear talks, share tea and cake and enjoy community with 400 others. It’s for everyone who wants to live better, help often and wonder more.Find out more »
This talk will explore the life of William Seabrook (1884-1945), once a celebrated feature writer, journalist, travel writer and friend to many key artists of the New York and Paris Modernist era. Seabrook’s exotic travels led him to join the Bedouins, attempt to eat human flesh in West Africa, experiment with witchery with Aleister Crowley, pay Man Ray to photograph Lee Miller in bondage, and in his most lasting legacy travel to Haiti and publish Magic Island, the book he claimed introduced the zombie to American popular culture.Find out more »
Charles Bradlaugh, “Atheist, Republican and Malthusian”, was a maverick figure in late nineteenth-century radical politics. Bradlaugh needs to be remembered, not just for standing trial under the Obscene Publications Act in 1877 with Mrs Annie Besant for publishing a birth control pamphlet, but for the six-year battle he fought to take his seat as M.P. for Northampton. Extraordinarily Bradlaugh won his parliamentary seat in 1880 as a Liberal, yet it was Gladstone’s Liberal government which kept him out for the entire parliament. A bit of historical skulduggery with lessons for today.Find out more »
In this powerful, interactive session, leading creative thinker, coach and Eyes Wide Opened co-founder, Alastair Creamer will help you become the best role model you can be to those at a career crossroads – be it your best friend, partner, sibling, your teenager, or yourself. Learn how to be both pragmatic and inspirational. The acid test is, would you take your own career advice?Find out more »
Join Sandi Toksvig and Catherine Mayer as they introduce the Women’s Equality Party’s new leader Sophie Walker. A fundraiser with a difference, this will be a great night out.Find out more »
Trigger Warning! This discussion may change your mind.
Should Universities be intellectual ‘safe spaces’?
Inequality, oppression, corruption, war and the destruction of nature are products of the Political Economy shaped to benefit the Structural Elite, and rooted in the hierarchical structure of society.
In this presentation, Clive Menzies will present a penetrating analysis of this interpretation of the undoubted present woes in today’s society and will argue from an apolitical standpoint that salvation lies in the dissolution of hierarchy. The challenge is how?Find out more »