For some reason there is a lot happening on the night of the 15th October. First up, there is author Yrsa Daley-Ward reading from her new collection of prose and poetry, bone, at Book + Kitchen on All Saints Road, 6.30pm-8.30pm. It’s free and you can rsvp at [email protected]
Then there is Pass on a Poem, a beautiful and inspiring evening of listening to poetry being read. You can read a poem too if you let the organisers know in advance. Wednesday 15 October, 7 for 7.30pm at the home of Frances Stadlen, contact [email protected] More at passonapoem.
If that isn’t enough, there is this concert and talk Paris: The Age of Enlightenment organised by the Aspect Foundation, which aims to put music in context, so there is music, then a short talk about why the music and why it was chosen. Notting Hill Post went to the last one and it was really great. Here’s the low-down: 1770s Paris was home to the brilliant philosopher, writer and chief editor of the Encyclopédie Denis Diderot – one of the most courageous advocates of a radical, godless Enlightenment. He and other like-minded intellectuals would meet at the salon of Baron d’Holbach to discuss how best to lead lives of passion and empathy, to indulge in fervent debates about opera, and to listen to chamber music. Diderot himself saw music as a direct route into people’s hearts and minds. It is of course on 15 October, 6.30pm for pre-concert talk, the concert begins 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 which includes wine. Tickets from eventbrite
Earlier in the day there is a talk about public health in local authority, past, present and future. Speakers include Professor Nick Bosanquet from Imperial College talking about some of the historical achievements in public health, and Dr Oynlola Oyebode will talk about diet. Sounds good. Its at Kensington Town Hall, 11am-4.30pm and there are more events as part of RBKC’s Celebration of Science Week with a really good programme of science talks on Saturday More here … rbkc.gov
15 October is also the opening night for Art for Youth at the Royal College of Art (see other post).
Or maybe just stay in and watch The Apprentice.