Graham Hutchings offers a vivid, gripping account of 1949: the year in which China abruptly changed course and pulled the rest of world history along with it. The overthrow of Chiang Kai-shek’s government by Mao Zedong reverberated across the world, resulting in long-lasting consequences that are still being felt today.
The Solem Quartet – one of the UK’s up-and-coming quartets – perform a live-streamed concert from Conway Hall’s historic Main Hall.
In 2020 we saw clearer than ever that Black people are still fighting for the right to not the colour of their skin. In the words of Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, “there is no freedom without rights and no rights with-out the freedom to exercise those rights.”
The Zoffany Ensemble present a special fundraising concert for Conway Hall Sunday Concerts, introduced by Classic FM’s Catherine Bott.
Forty years of feminism and still women do the majority of the housework. Why? Sally Howard investi-gates how we got here and what the future could look like for feminism’s final frontier: the domestic la-bour gap.
The Leonore Trio brings together three internationally acclaimed artists whose piano trio performances as part of Ensemble 360 were met with such enthusiastic responses that they decided to form a piano trio in its own right.
In the future, how many identities will you have? How many do you want? From surveillance and identity hacking to social media and our legacies beyond the grave, Tracey Follows presents a fascinating and urgent exploration of what personal identity will mean for all of us in the coming decades.
*ONLINE* Thinking On Sunday: Britain and Borders – A Story of Migration, Race and Law | Sunday 28th March
As borders multiply, so too must campaigns of resistance. From ‘Detained Voices’ to acts of cross-border solidarity, people are fighting back to break down borders and standing up for everyone’s right to belong.
Director of Music Simon Callaghan performs a solo piano recital, live from Conway Hall.
The Callia Quartet perform the original work of composer and close collaborator Thomas Hewitt Jones, alongside Mendelssohn’s A minor Quartet.
How did a collective of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving some of the biggest crimes of our time? Bellingcat is what the world needs right now – an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.
*ONLINE* National Secular Society: Inventing Secularism – The Radical Life of George Jacob Holyoake – book launch with Ray Argyle | Thursday 22nd April
In this talk to mark the launch of Inventing Secularism, the first modern biography of Holyoake, author Ray Argyle will describe how Holyoake’s life helped shaped the modern world. He will also explain how Holyoake’s vision rings with renewed clarity at a time when secularism is under siege worldwide.