Courses and Workshops taking place at Conway Hall
Lingua Diversa Group was founded by Esther and Lucio in 2002. They run lunchtime and evening courses from beginner to advanced level in: Spanish, Italian, French, German and Brazilian-Portuguese.
The next term will start the week beginning 16 January and last for 11 consecutive weeks. Class times are: 12:00 to 13:00 / 13:00 to 14:00 / 18:00 to 19:30 / 19:35 to 21:05.
The fee is £140 for lunchtime and £200 for evening courses. There are a maximum of 8 students in each group.Find out more »
This course will provide information and tell stories from from a selection of these struggles that took place over a 100 year period from the 1880s to the 1980s – from the struggles of women making matches in the Bryant and May factory to the mass protests against apartheid outside South Africa Houses. It will attempt to illuminate how these struggles began, what they were trying to achieve, how they recruited supporters and activists and what they did.Find out more »
Camilla Ghazala explores how Individual Psychology offers a practical prevention and treatment model for anxiety disorders.Find out more »
Friday Club meets on or around the last Friday of the month. The goal is to help you to work on whatever it is that makes you nervous about what lies ahead. We want to help you re-frame how you feel so that you can approach whatever it is that is making you fearful with curiosity, playfulness, and interest, and, with the help of the group, enjoy the thing that part of you wishes you could avoid!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Life by Design is a one-day seminar that will take you on a journey to discover or reconnect with your life purpose and help you create a plan on how to make it happen. If you are like most people, you are probably running on ‘auto-pilot’ and have very little time to think of your long-terms goals, the direction that you are going and the other opportunities that you can create for yourself.Find out more »
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).Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Philosophy is the study of the complexity of everyday life. Art too can be understood as grappling with the same problems. Using Western Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Hubert Dreyfus, as well as some philosophers of the Eastern tradition, including Kakuzo and El-Bizri, we’ll examine the overlap between art and philosophy.Find out more »
In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.Find out more »
We will explore the ideas of three contemporary thinkers who argue that the character of our existence is truly defined by our stance towards others. We will focus on: Violence and the Sacred (1972) by Rene Girard; The Conflict of Interpretations(1969) by Paul Ricoeur; and Of Grammatology (1967) by Jacques Derrida.Find out more »
What is science? What is the relationship between philosophy and science? What does it mean that there are many competing different models of scientific explanation? How do new concepts, such as “emergence”, “complexity” and “chaos”, change the nature of scientific and philosophical discourse?Find out more »
Are we genuinely capable of non-egoistic, altruistic action? What are our responsibilities to future generations? What claim do starving populations have on us? When, if at all, is torture justified? Is free speech an unconditional right? Is whistleblowing an act of greater corporate loyalty? Is lying worse than other forms of intentional deception? Should euthanasia be legalised in the UK? When is it legitimate, or required, to challenge authority?Find out more »
In this workshop, our relationship healer Maeve Crawford will help us to understand the science and process of choosing a life partner. Through awareness, self-reflection and conversation, this interactive workshop will empower men and women to be clear about what they’re are looking for. Then equip you with tools and strategies to find the person that is right for you – right meaning someone who is aligned with your values and vision.Find out more »
Why did the chicken cross the road? This course will introduce several different approaches to explaining human behaviour, including philosophy, genetics, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. We will critically discuss their usefulness and apply them to examples of behaviour such as aggressive, competitive and sexual behaviours.Find out more »