With Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Arif Zaman and Baroness Uddin. Muslim South Asia is widely characterized as a culture that idealizes female anonymity: women’s bodies are veiled and voices silenced. Complicating these perceptions is Siobhan Lambert-Hurley’s new book, Elusive Lives: Gender, Autobiography, and the Self in Muslim South Asia (Stanford University Press, 2018). The re-publication after…
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From Votes for Women to #meToo, the Story of Women’s Rights, Past, Present and Future | Sunday 21st October
Helen Pankhurst will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights,…
Come and meet Mary Wollstonecraft. Born 1759, alive and and well and living in Bloomsbury – she’s got a few ideas (and opinions) and she’s going to write a book… Mary, Mary… aims to capture the energy and relevance of Mary Wollstonecraft’s thoughts, words and actions. The performance is a work…
A one-woman show exploring the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend. Charlotte was a remarkable woman who was a wealthy Irish heiress as well as a suffrage supporter, philanthropist and Fabian. She met and married the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw when they were both in their early forties and the marriage…
Ky Hoyle, founder and MD of Sh! Erotic Emporium, the first female-focused sex shop in the UK, curates a rousing conversation around sex and the politics of pleasure with other sex-positive pioneers looking to inspire and empower women to find their true sexual selves. FREE – but pre-booking is recommended
Film Fans and collectors should head to The Film Fair in Conway Hall with a selection of quality stands loaded with film memorabilia, merchandise and collectables – Classics, Horror, Sci-fi, Cult – DVD – Blu-ray – VHS – Magazines – Books – Posters – Stills – Postcards – Cards – T Shirts – Autographs & Special Guest Signings…
1968 was a year of political upheaval and rebellion, but those times were also important in culture and education – and not just in rock music! This event celebrates those times and asks, what is the legacy? Chaired by Michael Rosen, with speakers including Tariq Ali, Melissa Benn, Ken Loach and Professor Lynne Segal.
The Small Publishers’ Fair is an annual celebration of books by contemporary artists, poets, writers and book designers. It is held in Conway Hall in London’s Bloomsbury on the second weekend in November.
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers.
Bright Stars jumpstarts the festive season in this Christmas concert presented by the International Culture and Arts Exchange London, featuring Haraya Choir with special guest Holborn Community Orchestra. A wonderful evening to hear and enjoy Christmas favourites and classics with other beautiful songs of love and hope.
Celebrate Christmas with Beethoven and Others in Style – Claudio Bohorquez & Alberto Portugheis | Saturday 15th December
Come and celebrate Beethoven in style with Claudio Bohorquez (cello) and Alberto Portugheis (piano). This is a unique opportunity to experience the performance of two international, well-known and highly respected interpreters of Beethoven, who will join forces in telling the story of the composer’s life through his five Cello and Piano Sonatas, on the eve of his birthday.
Save the date for the Foundation’s Second Annual Stuart Hall Public Conversation. Join invited speakers and a growing community of artists, students, academics, cultural activists and engaged citizens as they consider how to reimagine and reclaim public space in the context of present social and political upheavals.