Monday 20th February @ 7:00 pm - Monday 13th March @ 9:00 pm
Fri, 9th Sep, 2016
Be inspired into performance making with a group of creative people responding to the many ideas resonating throughout the fabric of Conway Hall, the home of innovative thinking and culture creation throughout the Modern era, in this 4 week dance theatre project, which will culminate in a public performance on the evening of Monday March 13th in the Main Hall.
Friday 24th February @ 6:00 pm - Friday 28th July @ 7:30 pm
Thu, 26th Jan, 2017
Introducing a monthly book club for members and friends, where we discuss some of the titles produced by our resident publishers, as well as the occasional guest sessions hosted by staff and other residents.
The very first session of the book club will be held on Friday, 24th February at 6pm, and will be a preliminary meeting to get to know each other and get hold of the first title on our reading list: the classic Shusako Endo novel, Silence.
The book club will be held on the fourth Friday of every month, in the Conway Hall Library from 6-7:30pm.
Saturday 25th February @ 10:00 am - Saturday 4th March @ 5:00 pm
Wed, 11th Jan, 2017
In this hands on two day workshop with Grace Gelder and Lorna Robertson you will produce a collection of photographs and develop and/or deepen an understanding of your artistic practice. Through practical exercises and homework, we will experiment with some of the key concepts of portrait photography including performance, self-portraiture and the dynamics of the photoshoot.
This course takes place at 10am – 5pm on 25th February and 4th March 2017 with an exhibition at Conway Hall in April 2017 (date TBC).
Signaling to the past whilst waving to the future Semaphore#selfies celebrates our creative dynamic in the ever expanding digital universe.
Inspired by quantum physics, the modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller, selfies and the baroque – this production from one of the country’s most delightful contemporary dance companies plays with dance and music forms and their notations towards new poetic expression in visual performance.
Created in collaboration with Richard Hoadley and through support from Arts Council England.
20 millisverts per year An exhibition about Fukushima by Lis Fields 2 March – 30 April 2017 Launch reception, Thur 2 March, 6-7.30pm. Followed by a screening of Nuclear Japan, 7.30-10pm. All welcome. Drinks served. In October 2016 Lis participated in a study tour of Fukushima, organised by Green Cross Switzerland, the international environmental NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. ’20 […]
In partnership with Psychologies Magazine – Do you feel trapped in a repetitive cycle of work, responsibility and routine? Do you feel tired, anxious and restless? Do you feel powerless to change, and that life is passing you by? Author and psychologist, Paul Hannam, calls this the ‘Groundhog Day condition’, after the classic Bill Murray lm. He has written The Wisdom Of Groundhog Day, which explains his blueprint for breaking free and feeling happier and more fulfilled. He delivers his wisdom in a unique, engaging and interactive workshop.
Over 8 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety disorders, with women and the under 35s most affected. It’s widely acknowledged that we are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic and women, their loved ones, and the NHS are all struggling to cope.
Join 5×15 in their quest to understand more as we team up with The Pool to host an evening exploring anxiety and women.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome? For some it provides hope and positivity within the BME communities, yet for others it “lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behaviour,”. Which argument is more valid?
Saturday 11th March @ 11:00 am - Saturday 25th March @ 2:00 pm
Wed, 7th Dec, 2016
Learn how monologues can be a fun and practical way for writers and performers to develop their own original story ideas.
In this workshop series with Sean Bruno, participants will be guided through a set of focused writing and devising exercises to create original stand-alone monologues (which can then be developed into a larger performed or written work). Each week will focus on a different set of exercises and skills.
The Humanist Library and Archives has commenced the process of digitising our collections in order to share them beyond the confines of our building. Our first digital collection is called Architecture and Place and explores the history of the buildings that have or do shelter our Society, the Conway Hall Ethical Society, and the spaces which we have called home.
From the Archives allows us in the Humanist Library and Archives to share some of our wonderful items and our learning with you!
It also includes entries from the former A2R (Alternatives to Religion) blog, a collaborative project between Conway Hall and Bishopsgate Institute which sparked exploration of some of the ways people have tried to make sense of the world and live together ethically without the need for faith in a God or gods. The key themes linking this broad movement are Freethought, Ethics, Humanism, Rationalism and Secularism. Material for these entries came from the British Humanist Association, The National Secular Society and Conway Hall Ethical Society. Posts were written by archivists, Nicky Hilton and Carl Harrison.
A summary of some of the proposed reforms to our Justice system emanating from JUSTICE, the British section of the international commission of jurists and the Ministry of Justice, before dealing with two changes which have serious implications for the poor, disadvantaged, sick and disabled. ...Read More »
What would happen if we had a system to replace capitalism? Bing-Pappoe discusses what would happen if cooperative enterprise were to do so – if the workers would themselves own and manage the means of production. ...Read More »