Until Thursday 31st May. Free. An exhibition of painted and collage works by Barbara Marks, inspired by the calligraphy of Master Zhixing Wang, The I-Ching, the Tao Te Ching and the life of the artist’s father as a Japanese Prisoner of War.
Join the London School of Philosophy for 10-week philosophy courses starting 23rd April on: Philosophy and Film; Problems in Philosophy: a discussion class; German Idealism Reading Group; The Self in Decline: Philosophy and Loss; Wittgenstein; and History of Philosophy 3: From Nietzsche — to Now.
Join the London School of Philosophy for 10-week philosophy courses starting 24rd April on: Religion and Politics; Kant Reading Group; Hellenistic Philosophy; Agamben: Language, Death, History; Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics; and Nietzsche, Freud and Heidegger on Violence.
Join writer and activist Liam Young, Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, director of CLASS Faiza Shaheen, and Guardian political columnist Rafael Behr for an analysis of the results of the local elections. Chaired by The Guardian’s John Harris.
This short course explores women’s contribution to Humanist Photography – a mid-century style of documentary photography concerned with everyday life and people. Through discussion, presentations, and practical tasks, discover some of the female photographers who were a key part of this movement.
Vocal Chords Choir presents an evening celebrating some of the great songs that have been at the heart of political and social change. From the Tollpuddle Martyrs to the present day these songs sung together embolden us with a sense of belonging, rekindling our faith for a better life.
This month we will be reading Burning Cities by Estonian author Kai Aareleid, in which the fortunes of a small family parallel those of a small nation under Communism. A young girl growing up in Soviet Estonia is witness to tragic events both grand and domestic.
Carablanca is London’s longest-running tango club. The friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that beginners and visitors mix easily with the regular dancers. Music is traditional Argentine tango, milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.
Join The Weekend University for a full day of mental health & wellbeing talks at Birkbeck, University of London, with lectures on: Improving Emotional Health – Ivan Tyrrell • Developing Self Compassion – Prof Paul Gilbert OBE • Overcoming Anxiety & Depression – Johann Hari.
Hear the award-winning harpist Oliver Wass and the Gémeaux Quartet perform an all-French programme featuring Debussy, Caplet and Ravel. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Social media can bring people together but it can also be harmful. Two speakers will share their thoughts on whether social media, on balance, does more harm than good. Stells is a frequent enthusiastic user and defender of social media while Jeff has a number of misgivings.