In the first half of the evening discover something amazing with a talk from someone with a fascinating perspective on love, relationships, sexuality, kink or intimacy.
In the second meet and team up with other guests on a practical exercise / mini workshop / quiz. Plus general socialising in the breaks.
For updates specifically on the Seasons of Love talks/socials, join our Meetup group.
Next event: Wed 26th july 2017
doors 7pm, talks from 7.45pm
Chris campbell - loving more
ian street - play
CHRIS CAMPBELL - LOVING MORE: RESEARCH ON CONSENSUAL NON-MONOGAMY (7.45pm approx - arrive any time)
Chris Campbell is a senior lecturer in Psychology at St Mary’s University in West London. She’s been an academic for sixteen years and has been researching non-traditional relationships for about the last five years. Her work focuses on romantic relationships, sex and sexuality and particularly those areas that we don’t hear a lot about like bisexuality and non-monogamy. She’s done research on swinging, and in her spare time she swings about on a flying trapeze.
There are many alternatives to monogamous relationship structures. What might they look like and what might the challenges be? Chris will give a brief overview of the history of consensual non-monogamy and use data from her research to talk about some of the "swings" and roundabouts of these relationships.
IAN STREET - PLAY (8.45pm approx - arrive any time)
Ian trained to be an actor at E15 Acting School, London, and went on to study physical theatre and clown with Mick Barnfather. His theatre work has taken him all over the UK and USA, and his unique brand of physical comedy cabaret is being performed in venues around London and festivals. He was an original cast member in Threesixtys' Peter Pan playing the part of Curly the Lost Boy, which premiered in London's Kensington Gardens and toured the USA for two years.
When we go to the theatre and see a dynamic scene between two actors what are we watching? This workshop will explore the dynamics of play between performers. We will discover the beauty and pleasure of connecting with each other in a playful way through some simple exercises. No acting required, these exercises, or more specifically games, will help to bring out these most simplest and pleasurable forms of connection. Using theatrical exercises to explore connection and play can unlock this pleasure in other parts of our lives.
Tickets are £5 in advance (£3 concessions) or £10 on the door.
PRICES, TIMES, ADDRESS, FOOD
Doors 7pm, talks from around 7.45pm, end around 10.30pm. Feel free to arrive at any time.
Tickets can be booked on the Hackney Attic website (regular advance and discount student/unemployed tickets)
OR if you want to use PayPal or if you're a Meetup member, order here (advance tickets only)
Address: Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE. Nearest transport: Hackney Central Overground.
All areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. The Hackney Attic bar is accessible by an additional wheelchair lift.
In the breaks and afterwards there will be a chance to get drinks and chat to other guests. There is food available downstairs in the lobby of the Hackney Picturehouse, and you're welcome to bring it upstairs.
30 August 2017
20 September 2017
18 October 2017
15 November 2017
20 December 2017
21 june 2017
rosie wilby is monogamy dead?
bridget minamore writing and talking about love and sex
17 May 2017
ada cable from commune to village
gary winer the negative aspects of love
19 April 2017
julia samuel on how grief works
kim letizia & phillipa G with a mini vagina workshop
15 MARCH 2017
MATHILDA GREGORY ON FAT and FAT BODIES
RUBYYY JONES ON SHAKING OFF THE PATRIARCHY THROUGH BURLESQUE
1st FEBRUARY 2017
ITZI ON FEMALE TO MALE STRAP-ON SEX and FORCED-BI SCENARIOS IN FEMDOM
JET MOON on THE HOWS AND WHYS OF 'TALKING DIRTY'
14th DECEMBER 2016
bisi alimi on his thought provoking experiences of lgbt life in nigeria
raCHEL COOKE ON DEVELOPING TRUST AND COMMUNICATION IN OPEN, POLY AND MONOGAMOUS RELATIONSHIPS
23RD NOVEMBER 2016
KATE MONRO ON 'WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ASK PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR VIRGINITY?'
ALIX FOX 'TIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH!' AN ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE GAME-STYLED TALK
21ST SEPTEMBER 2016
David stuart - from 56 dean street - on chemsex and the gay community
20th july 2016
justin hancock & Meg-john barker - author, rewriting the rules - talk and workshop on 'how to make your own relationship user guide'
15th june 2016