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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 Website: www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/events2.htm
A V&A exhibition on contemporary architecture inspired by animals. Zoomorphic will display examples of such buildings from around the world, none more than 15 years old and many still under construction. Among the international architects whose work is featured are Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Renzo Piano, Greg Lynn and Michael Storkin. Architectural models, sketches and photographs will be displayed alongside stuffed animal specimens lent by the Natural History Museum. No animals were harmed during the making of this exhibition.
The exhibition is FREE.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW72RL. Tel: 020 7942 2000.
friday * july 18
THE ROYAL ACADEMY'S ELUSIVE FIRST PRESIDENT
Ian McIntyre, author of a new biography on Joshua Reynolds, discusses the Royal Academy's first president, who rose from humble Devonshire origins to become the most celebrated portrait painter of his day and exercised a powerful influence over the development of British art.
Venue: The Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J OBD. Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm. Tickets: [pounds sterling]12/[pounds sterling]6 students inc. entry to Summer Exhibition and drink.
friday * july 25
The V&A, in collaboration with achingly hip French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles, will bring to London some of the hottest and most exciting music acts from the underground scene in France, Shhh!!...Les Inrockuptibles presents an eclectic mix of the cream of the French dance scene, decadent Gallic rock and off-the-wall electronica, promising an unmissable evening of live performances and DJ sets by some of the most exciting French musicians today. The evening includes rare appearances from Daft Punks Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo's label, Crydamoure, and the prestigious dance label F-Com, founded by Laurent Garnier.
Tickets [pounds sterling]12, advance booking only 020 7942 2211. Held on the last Friday in every month. The museum is open from 10am to 10pm, with Friday late events starting at 6:30pm. These contemporary evenings offer live performances, cutting-edge fashion, music, debates, one-off displays, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs, and late-night exhibition opening.
sunday * july 27
FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN
Organised by The Muslim Parliament. Roundtable discussion. Speakers: Fuad Nahdi, Shaikh Haytham Tamim, Dr Abdulkarim Khalil, Abdullah Trevathan, Dr Musharaf Hussain, Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui.
2pm-6pm. Attendance by invitation only, please call 0208 563 1995 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
tuesday * august 5
Carol Hayman will be in conversation with Fay Weldon and Sue Townsend on the publication of Hard Choices (Aurora Metro Press).
7pm, at the London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, WC1. Tickets: [pounds sterling]3 available from the LRB on 020 7209 1141. …