JANUARY, 2022

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

Anti-racist terminology is often utilised for different reasons and overtime, shifts in meaning and therefore needs further interrogation.  If you are unsure what terms to use or not use then join us to deep dive into some of the most frequently used anti racist terminology to understand what it means and how to use it or why you should stop using it.

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

The 2nd winter session will focus on character 松 Matsu (Pine tree) and explore The Art of Matsu. Matsu is a Japanese auspicious tree and iconic symbol that represents longevity, youth, eternity and power. Pine trees and branches were a popular choice of decoration for samurai on their armour and katana due to association to masculinity and courage. The word ‘Matsu’ means ‘waiting for the soul of a God to descend from Heaven’.

7.30-8.30 PM (GMT)

In collaboration with Book Club Bunch we are excited to announce new events: poetry pop ups! In January, we will explore the theme of hope and renewal. The poems picked for this event feature very different styles and span almost 200 years, but each offers a unique take on the theme and will invigorate us for the new year. Join us as we delve into literary works and enjoy masterpieces read out loud by amazing actors!

 

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

Knowledge of Ayurveda enables you to understand how to create a balance of body, mind and consciousness according to your own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance. This balance includes proper diet, right thinking, lifestyle and use of natural herbs.

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

As we are approaching one of the most celebrated events in the world – Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year), we would like to have a talk about Chinese symbols, especially those associated with the New Year festivities. In collaboration with Confucius Institute for Business London, this celebratory event will unveil the history of some must-know symbols, their history and impact on Chinese life and art.

6.30-7.30 PM (GMT)
Spanning from Picasso’s iconic Guernica to the works of contemporary artists like Georg Baselitz and Adrian Ghenie, we will look at how key political events of the 20th century have shaped art. Our particular focus will be on the aftermath of World War II and how some contemporary artists still find themselves working in a ‘post-war’ era.

February, 2022

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

Join us to understand the history of British multiculturalism. What did the term mean, how has it changed over time and is utilised now. Learn how interculturalism differs and could offer a more sustainable way forward when we consider better representation engagement and understanding of difference in the arts sector.

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

The 3rd winter session will focus on character  雪 Yuki (Snow) and explore The Art of Winter. In Japan, Yuki, the snow represents the beauty of winter, as the flowers of the spring and the moon of the autumn. Yuki refers to the idea of purity, fragility and beauty. However, in the Northern part of Japan where it snows heavily every winter, despite the beauty, the snow is considered as a “white devil” which brings death and fear.

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

Join our online workshop dedicated to Japanese art of Kintsugi and experience the healing power of artistic restoration. The art of Kintsugi originates from Japan where artisans began using lacquer and gold pigment to put shattered vessels back together. Nowadays, this process of mending broken porcelains, dusted with gold, or silver powder, aims to make what once was broken look even more attractive than ever.

6.00-7.00 PM (GMT)

There is something inherently romantic about folklore and myth. In this talk, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we delve into romantic tropes of folklore and myth to derive a rich symbolic and cultural meaning from tales beloved and unknown. We will explore common story patterns and symbols to see what the tales we were told as children can tell us about the world we have come to inhabit.