DIARY of Open Meetings & Lectures

This space is for drop-in talks and lectures, which may or not be experiential, not normally bookable in advance, the cost, if any will be indicated, and is payable at the door. We also link to organisations that run this type of event, in case they are not listed here. In addition to holistic events, watch this space for green and political events, often advertised at short notice. To have your event listed, contact us:

April-June/ April-June 2016 / Forthcoming
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April 2016

Tue 5th April 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start - Permaculture Picturehouse, feature-length and short films on subjects from the whole permaculture spectrum of interests, accompanied by talks from people involved in local and national projects. All night bar and delicious locally sourced food - Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, London E8 4AA, behind the Haggerston Pub: www.permaculturepicturehouse.co.uk
?Fri 8th April 2016: - 7-9pm - Biodanza Open Group - at the Hugh Cubitt Centre, 48 Collier Streeet, London N1 9QZ, near Kings Cross - contact Olga - 07786 961523 - www.biodanzaolgabastable.com
Sat 9th April 2016 - 3-6pm -EXPLORING THE GOLDEN ROSYCROSS: - first of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: 120 St Paul's Rd, Islington, London N1 2LR: Rosicrucians
Mon 11th April 2016 - 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO - Venezuela: can the Bolivarian Revolution resist the forces of the right? with Dr Francisco Dominguez - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
Fri 15th April 2016: 7 for 7:30pm - On Bouge, a french folk dance club, like a friendly ceilidh with a french twist. Venue: Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, London NW1 8TN: www.onbouge.org/
Sat 16th April 2016 - 2-4pm -SELF-KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO TRUST: Do we recognise our Earthly prison? - first of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW: Rosicrucians
Mon 25th April 2016 - 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO - Oceans: conserving our threatened life support system, with Professor Callum Roberts - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
May 2016
Tue 3rd May 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start - Permaculture Picturehouse, feature-length and short films on subjects from the whole permaculture spectrum of interests, accompanied by talks from people involved in local and national projects. All night bar and delicious locally sourced food - Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, London E8 4AA, behind the Haggerston Pub: www.permaculturepicturehouse.co.uk
Mon 9th May 2016 - 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO -The Last Tabloo - What to do about the global sanitation crisis, with Maggie Black - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
Fri 13th May 2016: 7 for 7:30pm - On Bouge, a french folk dance club, like a friendly ceilidh with a french twist. Venue: Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, London NW1 8TN: www.onbouge.org/
Sat 14th May 2016 - 3-6pm -EXPLORING THE GOLDEN ROSYCROSS: - second of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: 120 St Paul's Rd, Islington, London N1 2LR: Rosicrucians
Sat 21st May 2016 - 2-4pm -SELF-KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO TRUST: Is Thinking the Source of All Suffering? -second of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW: Rosicrucians
Mon 23rd May 2016 - 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO -The Global Empowerment of Women: a political struggle for more equtable distribution of power and resources, with Pilar Domingo - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Fri 27th May 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start: Open Discussion Society, Birkbeck - London University - Peace & Prosperity for All - a Plan for Co-operative Socialism - with Dr John Courtneidge - see notes - enquire at Reception for Room No - Birkbeck

June 2016

Fri 3rd June 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start: Open Discussion Society, Birkbeck - London University - New Religious Movements in Contemporary Democracy - Professor Eileen Barker - Room No 102, 30 Russell Square WC1B 5DG - Birkbeck

Mon 6th June 2016 - 6.45-8.30pm - £3/£2 - CAFE DIPLO - South Africa - a quarter century after the end of Apartheid, with Professor Stephen Chan - The Gallery 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ - near Farringdon tube - www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
Tue 7th June 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start - Permaculture Picturehouse, feature-length and short films on subjects from the whole permaculture spectrum of interests, accompanied by talks from people involved in local and national projects. All night bar and delicious locally sourced food - Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, London E8 4AA, behind the Haggerston Pub: www.permaculturepicturehouse.co.uk

Fri 10th June 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start: Open Discussion Society, Birkbeck - London University - History of the European Union - is the EU a stepping stone to world government? - , with Clive Menzies of Free Critical Thinking - Room No 102, 30 Russell Square WC1B 5DG - Birkbeck

Fri 10th June 2016: 7 for 7:30pm - On Bouge, a french folk dance club, like a friendly ceilidh with a french twist. Venue: Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, London NW1 8TN: www.onbouge.org/
Sat 11th June 2016 - 3-6pm - EXPLORING THE GOLDEN ROSYCROSS: - third of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: 120 St Paul's Rd, Islington, London N1 2LR: Rosicrucians
Mon 13th June 2016: - 7-9.15pm -free/donations welcome - City of London Cogers - Old Bank of England tavern in Fleet Street - Cogers

Fri 17th June 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start: Open Discussion Society, Birkbeck - London University - Permaculture - Creating permanent and sustainable agricultural eco systems, utilising the patterns observed in natural ecosystems, presented by Kevin Mascarnhas -Room G01, 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD - Birkbeck

Sat 18th June 2016 - 2-4pm -SELF-KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY TO TRUST - Is there still Hope? - third of a series of three public talks exploring practical aspects of the Gnostic Spiritual Path as proposed by the International School of the Golden Rosycross: Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW: Rosicrucians
Tue 21st June 2016 - 8pm -free/donations welcome - The Ware Society of COGERS - The Drill Hall, Amwell End, Ware, Herts SG12 9HP - Cogers
Wed 22nd June 2016 - 7-9.15pm -free/donations welcome - City of Westminster COGERS - The Plumbers Arms, 14 Lower Belgrave St, Victoria (200 yards from Station), London SW1W 0LN - Cogers

Fri 24th June 2016 - 6:30 for 7pm start: Open Discussion Society, Birkbeck - London University - A Road Map to Social Change - Putting the Soul back into Business - social entrepreneurs who want positive social change - presented by Dr Tamara Howard (Harvard University) - Room G01, 43 Gordon Square - Birkbeck

RSA
Thu 29th June 2016 at 6-7pm: Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House - Can Citizens Be Economists? - book here.
RSA
Thu 30th June 2016 at 1-2pm: Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House - A World Without Ageism - book here.

Regular Venues
Biodanza Open Group: Biodanza is a dance of joy. Come and release, re-energise and elevate your spirit, dancing solo, in twos and in groups. There are fast dances for co-ordination and vitality, and slow execises for letting go.
Contact Olga 07786 961523:
www.biodanzaolgabastable.com


Birkbeck Open Discussion Society
- a series of discussions, term-time
Fridays at 6.30pm for 7pm start:

Everyone welcome (free of charge)
Venue: Birkbeck (London University): Torrington Square, WC1 7HX - Between Malet St & Russell Square (next to SOAS).
To join the mailing list, please email: open.discussion@inorbit.com


Brahma Kumaris
World Spiritual University: Free Meditation classes, conferences: www.bkwsu.com
The Cogers Society debates political topics with an emphasis on free speech and personal development in terms of public speaking skills. City of London meets second Monday of the month, 6.30-8.30pm at the Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4 2LT - see website for other branches: www.cogers.org
EMIN: The Centre, 1 Bath Place, Barnet, Herts EN5 5XE - Saturdays 2-5.30pm, £15/ £10, Tuesdays 8-10.30pm £10/£7, Fridays Cafe Night drop-in plus Sundays monthly 2-6pm - www.emin.org
innerPotential centre - healing, yoga and spiritual development - Regular talks on healing, spiritual discovery and space age metaphysics. Videos. Spiritual Healing also available. Donations very welcome: 36 Kelvedon Rd, London SW6 5BW • 020 7731 8822 www.aetherius.org
London JOHREI Centre - Channeling Divine Light - Drop-in: Monday-Friday: 2.30-9.30pm • Saturday: 2-8pm • monthly Open Evenings.- www.johreicentreuk.blogspot.co.uk
Kingston Environment Centre - works with a variety of local environmental organsations to help secure a sustainable future for Kingston upon Thames. Events include a monthly film night (last Mondays), monthly trips for a community gardening session (mid-Sundays), and LETS socials. Regular newsletter: 1 Kingston Rd, Kingston upon Thames, New Malden KT2 3PF - 020 8942-5251: www.kingstoneco.org.uk
Lectorium Rosicrucianum
Free Lectures 7.30pm Weds at Watkins 13 Cecil Court, London WC2: 01366-382894 www.lectoriumrosicrucianum.org
LUCIS TRUST WORLD GOODWILL • TRIANGLES: Full Moon Meditations and occasional one-day Seminars
www.worldgoodwill.org
Manchester Spirituality Talks - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm
www.manchesterspiritualitytalks.co.uk

Unitarian Chapel, Cross St, M2 1NL
PERMACULTURE PICTUREHOUSE: feature-length and short films on subjects from the whole permaculture spectrum of interests, accompanied by talks from people involved in local and national projects. All night bar and delicious locally sourced food - Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Rd, London E8 4AA, behind the Haggerston Pub: www.permaculturepicturehouse.co.uk
PSYCHIC EVENTS - with Melchizedeck - evening venues with clairvoyant, tarot, numerology, etc: 6-10.30pm in and around London - 020-8948-0265 - www.psychicevents.co.uk
R.I.L.K.O. (Research into Lost Knowledge): www.rilko.net
RUDOLF STEINER HOUSE: Talks Groups, Workshops: 35 Park Road, London NW1 (Baker St tube) Programme: 020-7723-4400 www.rsh.anth.org.uk
TALKING ECONOMICS: Thursdays: 7.30-9pm at Rudolf Steiner House , 35 Park Rd, London NW1, with Christopher Houghton Budd. Contact arthur@talkingeconomics.com
THEOSOPHICAL MEETINGS: United Lodge of Theosophists: 62 Queens Gardens W2 3AH: talks and study group: Sun & Weds 6:45pm - free - 020-7723 0688 - www.theosophy-ult.org.uk

The Theosophical Society in England has over 36 Lodges. Events at HQ - 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA - include workshops at 2pm and lectures at 6pm on Sundays. For details of all other events call 020-7935-9261 or see www.theosophicalsociety.org.uk
WE SEE TOGETHER is a community project for blind and partially sighted people, held fortnightly on Tuesdays at Finsbury Park Methodist Church, 1 Wilberforce Rd, London N4 2SN - 12.30pm Activities, 1.30pm lunch, 2.30pm Activities, 3pm finish - please book your place: 07701 331663.
FOR NORTHERN UK VENUES go to: MEET-NORTH


 

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

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