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7th Jan 2021
Launching us into January, we explore a lesser-known side to Sylvia Plath, the American novelist and poet, whose creativity still influences and resonates so strongly today. While readers may be familiar with her work and life, there are so many chapters of it left unexplored and, by focussing on Sylvia’s adventures in Paris, Dave Haslam brings a new, welcome perspective to what we think we know. Haslam is a broadcaster, author and former Hacienda DJ, whose latest series ‘Art Decades’ is building into an intriguing collection of small format books about writing, music, and art, rooted in lived experience and a love for cities.
29th Dec 2020
How do we process the unique stresses of 2020? We realise this year has been difficult and so to help us find our own way to effectively process the stress of this most unusual year, we’ve invited academic psychiatrist of the year, Prof. Carmine Pariante (Kings College London) to ALSO Twixtmas.
28th Dec 2020
2020 has been tough but Everything Isn’t Terrible, and to prove it we have therapist and respected mental health writer, Dr Kathleen Smith beaming in from Washington, DC to explain how her work can help us live a less anxious life.
28th Dec 2020
Many of us struggle with overthinking but rarely does this treat the stresses of our lives, instead we risk becoming overwhelmed.
27th Dec 2020
From the evening of 27th through to the 29th December we are bidding farewell to an amazing Salon London year with an extravaganza of big, bold ideas, magnificent masterclasses, clever comedy, magical music, mind-body-spirit experiences and fantastic food (of course). So whatever your plans are for the end of the year, why not spend some of it with us at our ALSO Digital Twixtmas Festival?
13th Dec 2020
A love-hungry goddess of the sea arrives on an island inhabited by eunuchs. A girl from Martinique moonlights as a Grace Jones impersonator. Dimension-hopping monks sworn to silence must face a bloody reckoning. And a homeless man goes right back, to the very beginning, through a gap in time…
7th Dec 2020
Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it's the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves.
30th Nov 2020
According to John Adair, the most important word in the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least important word is "I". But if this is true, it raises one important question: why do psychological analyses of leadership always focus on the leader as an individual – as the great "I"?
25th Nov 2020
On 25th November, hear from bestselling author Philippa Perry (The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read) and Flo Perry, author of How to Have Feminist Sex, in a thought-provoking, clever and funny Salon as we celebrate the new edition of Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy, written by Philippa and illustrated by Flo.
24th Nov 2020
The instinct to fight may be innate in human nature, but war--organized violence--comes with organized society. War has shaped humanity's history, its social and political institutions, its values and ideas. Our very language, our public spaces, our private memories, and some of our greatest cultural treasures reflect the glory and the misery of war. War is an uncomfortable and challenging subject not least because it brings out both the vilest and the noblest aspects of humanity.