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October 2016
£3

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Music and Language

23rd October 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
23rd October 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Bloomsbury Festival

Musicologist, Roderick Swanston, conveys musical language, the understanding of how notes and structures are selected and used, and how they convey meaning and emotion to listeners.

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Free
£10

Conway Hall Sunday Concerts presents:

Jubilee Quartet

23rd October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
23rd October 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Mozart Quartet in E flat K428
Beethoven Quartet in F minor Op.95 ‘Serioso’
Janáček Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’*

*please note programme change

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£5

London Fortean Society presents:

Haunted Holborn and Bloomsbury Walk

29th October 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
29th October 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Tube, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PH United Kingdom
haunted-holborn

Join the London Fortean Society for a two-and-a-half-hour ghost walk. You will hear of alleged haunted pubs and tube stations, Oliver Cromwell’s undead walk, the ghosts of Senate House, an angry table, a malevolent Egyptian mummy, a doppelgänger in Lincolns Inn, the curse of the forty steps in Bloomsbury and much more.

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Free

Philosophy For All presents:

George Ross Memorial Lecture 2016: MM McCabe: Virtue, Ageing and Failing

31st October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
31st October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Philosophy for All

An event hosted by Philosophy for All

The George Ross Memorial Lecture 2016: Prof. MM McCabe: Virtue, Ageing and Failing followed by The 2016 Philosophy Now Award for Contributions to the Fight Against Stupidity: Prof. Peter Singer (by video link).

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November 2016
£8 - £10

Istros Books & Conway Hall presents:

The Comedy of Life – With Jela Krečič and Slavoj Žižek

1st November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1st November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Jela Krečič

Nigel Warburton and Slavoj Zizek join Jela Krecic to discuss her new novel, ‘None Like Her’, a hapless tale of the fruitless search for a perfect partner.

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£60-£75

Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

a school of thought: a way with words

2nd November 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2nd November 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Take part in a six-week project, critically exploring the power of language and the art of persuasive communication. In these Wednesday evening sessions you will be adopting a think-share-explore approach as you discuss your ideas and research findings, and decide on the content, format and design of posters/infographics/texts which will then be displayed in an exhibition at Conway Hall.

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Free

The Small Publishers’ Fair presents:

Small Publishers Fair 2016

4th November 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm
4th November 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
conway hall small publishers

An annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers.

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Free

Open University presents:

Exploring Harm and Evidence

9th November 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9th November 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
open-university

This conference sees the formal launch of the Open University’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC).

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£16.05 - £26.75

5×15 presents:

5×15 on Aliens: Science from the Other Side

9th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
5x15 stories

Join 5×15 as Professor Jim Al-Khalili considers aliens, alongside four other curious minds who have all contributed to his new book on the topic. If you’ve ever looked up into the starry sky and wondered ‘are we alone?’ then this event might just be for you.

Featuring: Dallas Campbell, Adam Rutherford, Lewis Dartnell & Louisa Preston

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£6 - £7.50

Tibet Foundation presents:

Tibet Foundation: Aid to Tibet – A Unique Cultural Performance

12th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
tibet-foundation-org

Join hands with the community and show your support for Tibet Foundation at Conway Hall this November!

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£6

Spiked presents:

Free Speech Now!

16th November 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
16th November 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Free Speech Now

A Spiked! conference on Free Speech; covering the questions of conscience, equality and freedom, and of what constitutes hate speech.

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£30 - £75

how to: Academy presents:

An Evening with Alastair Campbell (On Brexit, Corbyn, Blair, May and much more besides)

16th November 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
16th November 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Alastair Campbell

Join how to: Academy for an unmissable evening with Alastair Campbell in a talk which will range from Brexit and Theresa May to the future of the Labour Party.

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£25

how to: Academy presents:

What will President Trump do?

23rd November 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
23rd November 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Donald Trump

Join the how to: Academy and Oxford Analytica as we pull apart the pledges made by Donald Trump during his campaign, and try to predict what his presidency will change for the US and the world.

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£10

British Humanist Association presents:

British Humanist Association – 120th birthday

26th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
26th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
British Humanist Association presents an evening of celebration to commemorate the occasion of their 120th birthday.

The British Humanist Association presents an evening of celebration to commemorate the occasion of their 120th birthday.

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£25

London Legal Suport Trust presents:

London Legal Support Trust – Ceilidh Fundraiser

30th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
30th November 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
ceilidh

The London Legal Support Trust presents an evening ceilidh of laughter, music and merriment! Join us to dance the night away to commemorate St Andrews Day.

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December 2016
£0 - £354

Develop VR presents:

Develop:VR

1st December 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1st December 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Develop VR

Brought to you by the team behind Develop:Brighton, Develop:VR is a new one day event taking place. It will focus on the new commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present, together with exploring the tools and techniques needed to produce top notch VR and AR content.

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Free

Redwords and Conway Hall presents:

Rocking Against Racism 1976-1982

5th December 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5th December 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Rocking Against Racism

The book Rocking Against Racism 1976-1981 hears from a number of collaborators, rockers and fighters. This launch event will host talks, readings and, of course, music, not only looking back at the events of 40 years ago, but also looking at the struggles and fights we face in Britain today.

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£5 - £10

Stand up for Labour Ltd presents:

#JC4PM Christmas bash

21st December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
21st December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
JC4PM Christmas Bash

The #JC4PM tour is putting on a special event at Conway Hall with some of our favourite acts – and some new ones – for a Christmas bash.

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January 2017
Free

Sunday Assembly London presents:

4th Birthday & Kindfulness

Sunday 15th January @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday 15th January @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
4th Birthday Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly is 4 years old and we’re going to party in style! Bring your party hats, put on your Sunday best and let’s get ready to celebrate us celebrating life as a community for all this time!

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£25

Brook, the young people’s health and wellbeing charity presents:

Sex Appeal Six

Saturday 21st January @ 7:30 pm - Sunday 22nd January @ 12:45 am
Saturday 21st January @ 7:30 pm - Sunday 22nd January @ 12:45 am
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
sex appeal 6

Sex Appeal is an annual star-studded comedy benefit event, with all proceeds going to the young people’s sexual health charity Brook.

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February 2017
Free

Conway Hall presents:

Amorphous by Melissa Budasz

Thursday 2nd February - Monday 27th February
Thursday 2nd February - Monday 27th February
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

An exhibition of work by Melissa Budasz 2 – 27 Feb 2017 Opening event/private view 6-9pm, Fri 3 Feb.   Melissa Budasz studied fine art painting at Camberwell and Norwich Art School (1997) and has a studio at Brookmill Studios Deptford, London.  Her practise of photography, drawing and painting connects to symbolic and discursive systems such as myth, psychoanalysis and philosophy referencing nature, the female body and literature. Amorphous is an existential body of work that focuses on the transformation…

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£7.50

Newham Bookshop with Conway Hall presents:

The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Monday 13th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 13th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom

Michael Rosen traces the incredible story of Émile Zola’s escape to London in the aftermath of the scandalous Dreyfus Affair

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£5 - £15

D&AD presents:

President’s Lecture: Eike König

Thursday 16th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 16th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Eike König

Join us for the second D&AD lecture of the year – from Eike Eike König.

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£10

The Sick of the Fringe presents:

Black by Le Gateau Chocolat

Saturday 18th February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 18th February @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Black

Featuring a repertoire ranging from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston, Black is an intimate and confessional portrait of Nigerian singer Le Gateau Chocolat’s life: his hopes, his fears and his battle with depression.

This is a new version of the critically-acclaimed show re-staged with the Psappha New Music Ensemble.

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£5

Camden LGBT Forum presents:

Queeropolis

Saturday 25th February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 25th February @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
Sonia

Citizens of Queeropolis lend me your dancing shoes! Lana Pillay (Star of Eat the Rich and the Comic Strip presents) requests your presence for a showcase of top entertainers.

Featuring headliner and 80s chart topper SONIA. With special guest Mary Portas. Entertainment from David Ryder Prangley, The Beyonce Experience, UK LGBT Poet Laureate Trudy Howson and more.

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