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Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of my Father by Daniel Fooks (until 31 March) | Thursday 1st March
In our society we have a tendency to look upon death and dying with a sideways glance. This exhibition – a series of powerful drawings by Daniel Fooks of his father on his death bed – tackles the issue head on.
Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of my Father by Daniel Fooks – Meet the artist evening | Friday 23rd March
You are invited to view the exhibition and meet with the artist Drawing the Last Breath: Portraits of My Father. This exhibition – a series of powerful drawings by Daniel Fooks of his father on his deathbed – tackles the issue of death head on. Drinks served. All welcome.
A monthly book club, open to all, where each time we discuss a title from our resident publishers, Istros Books and Peter Owen. This month we will be reading Petite Fleur by Iosi Havilio with the translator, Lorna Scott Fox.
The Maggini Quartet return to Conway Hall with new member Ciaran McCabe, featuring the mighty ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet by Schubert, plus string quartets by Haydn and Vaughan Williams. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Jamie Boyd embraces different types of subject matter and different qualities of light. Whether dreamlike portraits, café terraces, concert halls, or Mediterranean and Australian landscapes, he is equally skilled at capturing the softness or strength of the light.
In 2016 James Bloodworth began a journey around Britain exploring the world of low-paid work. He was shocked by what he found.
Britten-Pears Young Artist Louise Kemény returns to Conway Hall with a host of renowned musicians to perform songs by Schubert and Joseph Marx, plus clarinet trios by Brahms and Zemlinsky. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
David Rosenberg, author of Rebel Footprints, takes a look at some remarkable people and movements who spoke up and campaigned for progressive ideas and social change in London from the 1790s-1940s. You’ll hear their stories, explore how they popularised their ideas, visit sites of protest and consider their lasting achievements.
Join us for our Saturday Salsa Special. With one of the best dance floors around. If you have never been to one of our socials in this venue, please come join us for a great night of dancing! Starting with a class On1 from Gil and Shelley, dancing until 2am!
One of today’s most dynamic and creative ensembles, the Linos Piano Trio return to Conway Hall to perform their own arrangement of Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and more. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Join Caitlin Davies for an illustrated talk on the history of the suffragettes at Holloway Prison, a tale of both victimisation and bravery.
The Benyounes Quartet, fresh from their 10th anniversary celebration, return to Conway Hall with a programme of classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Bartók. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
The trio of Simon Callaghan, Jamie Campbell and Ashok Klouda will join once again at Conway Hall to perform an all-Schubert programme, as part of the season’s focus on the German Romantic composer. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Internationally acclaimed ensemble Atéa Wind Quintet (Associate Ensemble in Residence at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) will be joined by Spanish clarinettist Ausiàs Garrigós Morant at Conway Hall, in a varied programme that ranges from Mozart to Ravel and Bruno Belthoise. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Conway Hall is delighted to welcome back the Zoffany Ensemble as they perform string chamber works by Schubert and Brahms, two emblematic figures of the German Romantic sound. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
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.
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.
Charlotte Payne Townshend was an Irish heiress and in her early 40s when she mar-ried playwright George Bernard Shaw. This one-woman show explores her life, beliefs and marriage in her own words and those of her contemporaries, with accompaniment on Celtic Harp.
Our Spring 2018 Season concludes with Director of Music Simon Callaghan performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with members of the London Mozart Players and more. Free entry for under-26s, courtesy of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.
Pianist Maria Canyigueral presents ‘Avant-guarding Mompou’, an exploration of Spanish composer and pianist Frederic Mompou and his Cançons i danses, as part of the Inspired by… series of concerts organised by EUNIC (European Union of National Institutes of Culture) which present new creations by composers from the EU inspired by great European composers.
Through an interactive classroom session followed by a guided walk, David Rosenberg explores the complex and conflicted history of women’s battle for equality and political rights, how it was connected to the wider struggle to advance democracy, the birth of feminism, and women’s fights for equality and dignity in the workplace