Events

By Parks, Leon | New Statesman (1996), July 7, 2003 | Go to article overview

Events


Parks, Leon, New Statesman (1996)


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MARXISM 2003

4-11 July.

Debate alternatives to capitalism and the future of the anti-war movement at one of over 200 meetings, debates and forums.

With: Tony Benn, George Galloway, FaustoBertinotti, George Monbiot, Paul Foot, Alex Callinicos and Mark Steel.

For information and bookings: www.swp.org.uk/marxism

E-mail: marxism@swp.org.uk Phone: 020 75382707

AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOANALYSIS TODAY

British Psychoanalytical Society. A course held on Wednesday evenings at the Institute of Psychoanalysis during the autumn and spring terms. Each week there is a lecture followed by discussion in small groups. All lecturers and group leaders are practising psychoanalysts.

For further details and to register, contact Paula Taylor at: The institute of Psychoanalysis.

Tel: 020 7563-5010, e-mail: Paula.Taylor@iopa.org.uk Webs site: www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/events2.htm

saturday * july 5

A CLOSE LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE

Progress north-east regional conference. Speakers include: Peter Mandelson, Hilary Armstrong, Hazel Blears and David Miliband.

9.30am to 3.30pm, Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE1 8QH. For a booking form, contact Mark Day on 020 78087780 or e-mail: mark@progressives.org.uk or visit: www.progressives.org.uk for further information.

sunday * ju1y 6

THE GODS OF PEACE AND WAR

Performance looks at the cultural and other roots of war or peace, from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Homer, to Shakespeare, Roosevelt, 20thcentury poetry, and John Drinkwater's 1917 play, X=0, A Night of the Trojan War, in its first professional presentation for 50 years. Followed by general discussion and debate. Free nibbles and cash bar.

3pm, Salon des Arts, 191 Queens Gate, South Kensington, 5W7 Tickets [pounds sterling]7.50 ([pounds sterling]6 concessions). Contact: 020 7589 3668 or ianflintoff@aol.com

wednesday * july 9

THE ROOTS OF WAR

Lectureby Professor Frances Stewart, director of the International Development Centre, Oxford and Professor of Development Economics. 7.30pm, Friends House, Euston Road, London. Open meeting. Queries to the Movement for the Abolition of War, tel:020 83476162

DOES MEDIA CONCENTRATION ACCELERATE THE LOSS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY?

The panel of speakers who will delve into this controversial sub]ect will include: Lord (David) Puttnam, film director; Michael Kustow, writer, broadcaster and theatre/film producer; Tim Garden, director of programming for Channel 4; and Nick Higham, arts and media correspondent for the BBC, who will chair. A question and answer session will follow the talks, giving the audience an opportunity to take part in the debate.

The seminar will take place at Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE on 9 July 2003 at 5.l5pm. It williast 1 1/2 hours. Tickets are [pounds sterling]8.50 ([pounds sterling]5 artists/students/concessions) including wine. Due to the popularity of this topic, it is highly advisable to book tickets in advance. Contact: Claire Forrest at ECF-UK, c/o International Intelligence on Culture, 4 Baden Place, Crosby Row, London SE1lYW. …

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