Mar 02, 2019 10:00 AM

We're thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Cape Town Raspberry Jam/Makeathon/Hackfest!! The #CapeJam is an open event for makers and hackers of all ages to get together and create anything and everying awesome using Raspberry Pi's, Arduinos and other microcontrollers.  Participants can bring their own projects and hardware, or just drop in and see what others are working on! We'll bring extra RPis, monitors, peripherals and sensors.  It's Raspberry Pi's Big Birthday Weekend - so there will be similar events being held all around the world! Tinkerers, journalists, designers, activists, and data junkies are all welcome.  We strongly encourage projects that aim to solve real-world challenges in Cape Town.  We will have a training space for those who want to dabble with scratch and/or sensors, and at the end of the day we'll raffle off some prizes! Last year the event was held in CBD at 75 Harrington Street (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf8FtbTHskS/), and this year will be even bigger and better in Harare Square, Khayelitsha. VPUU (http://vpuu.org.za) will graciously be providing a central and secure venue, and we're currently searching for sponsors for prizes and catering.   Pop in for an hour, or the whole day! We'll be arranging carpools from town and other locations.  If you can drive or need a ride let us know! Email: [email protected]

Jan 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Cape Town, 30th January 2019, 17.30 to 19.00.  This is a free but intense workshop for all startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs in Cape Town. It is a 1 hour very interactive and practical session where you will leave with useful tools and ideas for you to use immediately to generate leads for your business or business idea based on what we learned from observing and supporting SMEs in over 83 countries. Please note that the doors will be closed at 17.45 sharp so that we can start on time out of respect to the others. As always, please don't RSVP if there is a chance you won't come as you are depriving other entrepreneurs are great opportunity to learn and gain tools to help them grow their businesses. This event is organised by the SME Movement (www.SMEmovement.org) and Zelda Learning (http://www.zelda.org.za) as part of our passion for supporting SMEs.

Aug 11, 2019 1:00 PM

Join us for the 34th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  This long-standing fundraiser benefits the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and its mission to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod in order to sustain a vibrant, diverse, and strong arts community. Read more about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The preshow starts at 2:00 pm and the Boston Pops begin promptly at 5:00 pm  Please Note:  Due to changes in the Town of Barnstable's event permitting policy, TICKET HOLDERS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BRING IN OUTSIDE ALCOHOL TO THIS EVENT.  The good news is we will have beer and wine available for purchase on site.   All ticket sales are final. Tickets are nonrefundable. All items entering the concert grounds are subject to search. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod reserves the right to prohibit any items as deemed necessary.

Mar 15, 2019 10:00 AM

I'm so excited to be offering this experience to the world - a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect deeply with the indigenous KhoiSan (bushmen) people of Southern Africa, in a ten day journey to the remote and beautiful Kalahari desert country. This a truly off- the-beaten- track cultural adventure like no other ever offered, its open-hearted, close-up, personal and unique. A transformational journey - you will never be the same again. It is a window into what their world really looks like, not an idealised, romantic vision, but as it looks here, now. In this truth, we will be able to deeply connect with each other and share our hopes and dreams, as humans on the same planet, as souls connected by our hearts.  Price is ex - Cape Town. (I am happy to help you find the cheapest flight prices). Includes - all accommodation (no camping). Workshop fees. Bushman cultural tour. One night/early morning wildlife Safari tour. Two National park entry fees and conservation levies. Kalahari Desert Festival entry fees. Traditional Damara meal and khoi dance demonstration (subject to availability) at Riemvasmaak. Hot springs. Internal travel (overnight buses, hire vehicles, insurances, fuel etc.) Seven breakfasts. A personal English-Afrikaans and cultural translator (me). Adventure facilitator (me again!). Lots of love, hugs and fun. Small group size (place for seven participants maximum). Journey subject to minimum numbers. March 2019 (exact dates to be announced) Projected itinerary (subject to change): note that dates specified might alter slightly. Day one: Pickup at Cape Town International airport at 9.30am or Cape Town city at 10.30am.Drive to Yserfontein (1 hr) to settle into our tented cabins at Khwa ttu San bushman cultural centre, stopping at Bloubergstrand for supplies and magnificent views towards table mountain on the way. Day two: Breakfast provided. Morning cultural experience with San / bushman knowledge holders on land - including an introduction to animal tracking and traditional medicinal plants.Back to Cape Town for a sunset walk up the ancient rocky hills surrounding table mountain. Meditation with the setting rays of the sun.Accommodation in Cape Town. Day three: Breakfast provided. Optoional early morning at Milnerton flea market. Weaving workshop with a traditional weaver/ sangoma from Dunoon informal settlement, at Design Afrika in Woodstock. Overnight bus to Upington, Northern Cape. Day four: Drive to Augrabies Falls National park, with a walk to the falls to see the amazing proliferation of rainbow lizards and views of the deep gorge and thundering water etching its way into the earth. See the huge rose quartz rock and smaller pieces which riddle the landscape in this area. A special place indeed! Bush drive or optional (pre- booked only) special rapid rafting trip on the Orange river (grade 2 and 3 rapids), then on to Riemvasmaak hot springs for a traditional bushman/ Khoi meal, dancing and a soak in hot springs under the stars. Accommodation at Riemvasmaak. Day five: Drive to our accommodation near Andriesvale (4 hours), see the huge, amazing sociable weaver nests that line the road, in trees and on telephone poles. (We call them drop bears because that’s what they look like!) Relax at the pool.  Day six to eight: Breakfasts provided. Kalahari desert festival (KDF), which includes Weavery’s informal cultural exchange weaving workshops (and possibly other bush crafts like traditional doll making TBA). http://www.kdfest.com/ Lunch/dinner options from various local traditional food stalls at very low prices.  Day nine: Breakfast provided. Activities with local bushman craftsmen (like Yasre and his wife pictured in the event image) like bow-and arrow shooting/ making, porcupine quill necklace making, ostrich egg shell drilling and sanding, learning Nama language (with clicks, like in ‘The Gods must be Crazy’), home visits. Optional extras - opportunity to ‘sit with’ internationally reknowned traditional bushman spiritual healer Isak Kruiper (spiritual healing experience), dune surfing in the red Kalahari sand, or a visit to the meercat sanctuary. Day ten: Drive to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Count the vulture nests atop the trees that line the river alongside, on the way. Relax at your bungalow or have a swim at Tweerivieren rest camp, in the park. Evening or next morning safari drive in the park, to spot the amazing wildlife. If we are lucky, we could even see a lion or a cheetah! Day eleven: Slowly make our way back to Upington. Overnight bus back to Cape Town. Day twelve: Arrival in Cape Town at 9am. Breakfast together before we part ways. Investment: $2950 pp, extra $100 for the double bed instead of a single. (Accommodation includes 2, 3 and 4- person share rooms). Ex Cape Town. Suitable for both women and men. Additional itinerary optional (Cape Town is an amazing place) could include a trip up table mountain in the cable car, a trip to Langa township, Cape Point nature reserve, penguins at Boulders beach, Hout Bay markets, wine tours, underground tunnel tour, Jazz club visit and a visit to the V and A waterfront including the magnificent Zeitz Moccaa contemporary African art museum. Then in April, it’s time for Afrika Burn. https://www.afrikaburn.com/ Yeeeew! Exciting adventures ahead!

Feb 12, 2019 6:30 PM

Visiting Artists & Scholars: Marc LineveldtTuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.CCAD Canzani Center Screening Room Columbus College of Art & Design’s Graduate Studies department presents a talk by GSW Executive Creative Director Marc Lineveldt. Lineveldt is an optimist, he prefers the Piratesto the Navy and believes in the power of ideas. Lineveldt began his career at TBWA Hunt Lascaris where he spent 10 years, the first three in Johannesburg as an Art Director, the rest at TBWA Hunt Lascaris Cape Town as Executive Creative Director. He has also worked at Ogilvy, Y&R (originally Young & Rubicam), FP7, and Saatchi and won awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio Awards, The One Show, The Art Directors Club of NY, and DubaiLynx Awards. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit ccad.edu/calendar.

Feb 20, 2019 6:00 PM

IAS Book Launch Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family Terry Kurgan in conversation with Tamar Garb and Eva Hoffman  In this book, Terry Kurgan begins with a family snapshot made by her Polish grandfather in 1939 on the eve of the war. Presenting this evocative image as a repository of multiple histories—public, private, domestic, familial and generational—she sets off on a series of meditations on photography that give us startling insights into how photographs work: what they conceal, how they mislead, what provocations they contain. Each essay takes up the thread of the story of her family’s epic journey across Europe as they flee—country by country—Nazi occupation, until they reach Cape Town, South Africa. But Kurgan takes detours, circles back, diverts attention elsewhere, enriching and also disrupting the narrative with digressions on the way Google has changed our relationship to photography, on her grandfather’s eloquent daily journals, on the shipboard flirtations of her fascinating grandmother, on vanity, on self representation, on loss and return, home and exile. Kurgan’s richly satisfying essays are part memoir, part travelogue, part analysis and they demonstrate her sophisticated understanding of a medium that has long engaged her as an artist. “Kurgan has achieved something rare in this book: a truly dynamic fusion of text and image. She brings a deep knowledge of craft to everyday images, whether she’s teasing fugitive meanings from a creased pre-war snapshot or taking the pulse of an apparently impersonal digital image. The result is both a moving family memoir and an illuminating reflection on photography and memory.”     Ivan Vladislavić, author of Portrait with Keys and Double Negative, Wits University.  “On the basis of a detailed war-time diary and a collection of family photos left by her grandfather, Terry Kurgan builds a gripping family memoir/detective story that takes us from Poland through Romania, Turkey and India to South Africa. Balancing her account of this global Jewish refugee journey with illuminating microscopic readings of seemingly ordinary images, Kurgan invites us into the intimacies of family in conditions of extremity, even as she zooms out again to explore the revelatory power and the frustrating limits of photographs in our search for the textures of past lives.”      Marianne Hirsch, author of The Generation of Postmemory: Writing and Visual Culture after the Holocaust, Columbia University.  Bio Terry Kurgan lives and works in Johannesburg. Her artistic interest is in photography, and in the complex and paradoxical nature of all photographic transactions. She explores this through a multi-media body of artwork that foregrounds intimacy, pushing at the boundaries between ‘the private’ and ‘the public’ in the South African public domain. Her projects have been sited in spaces as varied as a maternity hospital, a public library, a popular Johannesburg shopping mall, an inner city park and a prison. Kurgan received a BAFA from the California School of Arts in San Francisco, an MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand. She’s been awarded many fellowships, grants and prizes, and has exhibited and published broadly in South Africa and internationally. Hotel Yeoville was published by Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg in 2013, and recent exhibitions include: Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2018), Public Intimacy: Art And Other Ordinary Acts In South Africa, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA 2014); Nine Urban Biotopes: Negotiating the Future of Urban Living, Spreefeld, Berlin (2014); Sharp, Sharp Johannesburg, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris (2013); Public Art/Private Lives, Gallery AOP, Johannesburg (2013); and Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the V & A Museum, London (2012). She is currently Research Associate at the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WiSER) at Wits University, and working with the other side of her family’s archive of journalsand photographs towards another work at the interface between art and literature. All welcome. Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information.

Jan 25, 2019 9:30 AM

SuperGenius is a very powerful workshop where you will learn practical tools to:- Unleash your Genius using Superconsciousness- Overcome Self Sabotage from your Unconscious Ego- Transform all forms of Tension into Creativity- Master self awareness and your Life- Create better more fulfilling Relationships- Build Wealth doing what you Love To find out more about the workshop please call our team on 0330 330 4341 and book an appointment where we will explore how this unique workshop will benefit you in going to the next level in your life. Timings for each day: 09h00: Registration Opens09h30: Training Starts19h00: Training Finishes (we may finish a little earlier) We will have short breaks and a lunch break during each day. What others say "This workshop is an eye opener...I'm happy I attended it."- Michael Akpadio "I arrived at the Discover Your Genius workshop feeling sceptical and expecting nothing more than a charismatic self-help preacher. Instead it was a surprising, deeply connected and authentic experience."- Natalie Saunders "The workshop was enlightening and and magically empowering. I urge all those who suspect we might just be more powerful than we give ourselves credit for, to let their curiosity get the better of them."- Patrick Robertson "Just a quick note to thank you and your team for the “Discover Your Genius” workshop I attended this past weekend. It was a very insightful and enlightening glimpse into a world of unlimited opportunity that lies within myself, and each and every one of us. Thank you for your time, effort, humour, vulnerability and genuine caring."- Dave Pahl About the Presenter, Ryan Pinnick In the last 4 years Ryan has trained over 1100 people in life mastery by unleashing their Genius and overcoming their unconscious self sabotage. In 2000 Ryan moved to London from Cape Town as an engineer but quickly realised that being employed was not going to enable him to create the ambitious life that he wanted. He left his job and started his journey as an entrepreneur in real estate and for a few years had many successes and failures. In 2008 he discovered the art of living superconsciously whereby he has since mastered his relationships, wealth, well being and lifestyle. Ryan Pinnick is now one of the UK’s most in demand speakers having presented events with the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Lord Sugar, Grant Cardone as well as being a regular speaker at The Business Show, Yes Group and Expert Empires.  SuperGenius launched in May 2015 and continue to lead the standard of excellence in personal development.

Mar 15, 2019 9:30 AM

SuperGenius is a very powerful workshop where you will learn practical tools to:- Unleash your Genius using Superconsciousness- Overcome Self Sabotage from your Unconscious Ego- Transform all forms of Tension into Creativity- Master self awareness and your Life- Create better more fulfilling Relationships- Build Wealth doing what you Love To find out more about the workshop please call our team on 0330 330 4341 and book an appointment where we will explore how this unique workshop will benefit you in going to the next level in your life. Timings for each day: 09h00: Registration Opens09h30: Training Starts19h00: Training Finishes (we may finish a little earlier) We will have short breaks and a lunch break during each day. What others say "This workshop is an eye opener...I'm happy I attended it."- Michael Akpadio "I arrived at the Discover Your Genius workshop feeling sceptical and expecting nothing more than a charismatic self-help preacher. Instead it was a surprising, deeply connected and authentic experience."- Natalie Saunders "The workshop was enlightening and and magically empowering. I urge all those who suspect we might just be more powerful than we give ourselves credit for, to let their curiosity get the better of them."- Patrick Robertson "Just a quick note to thank you and your team for the “Discover Your Genius” workshop I attended this past weekend. It was a very insightful and enlightening glimpse into a world of unlimited opportunity that lies within myself, and each and every one of us. Thank you for your time, effort, humour, vulnerability and genuine caring."- Dave Pahl About the Presenter, Ryan Pinnick In the last 4 years Ryan has trained over 1100 people in life mastery by unleashing their Genius and overcoming their unconscious self sabotage. In 2000 Ryan moved to London from Cape Town as an engineer but quickly realised that being employed was not going to enable him to create the ambitious life that he wanted. He left his job and started his journey as an entrepreneur in real estate and for a few years had many successes and failures. In 2008 he discovered the art of living superconsciously whereby he has since mastered his relationships, wealth, well being and lifestyle. Ryan Pinnick is now one of the UK’s most in demand speakers having presented events with the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Lord Sugar, Grant Cardone as well as being a regular speaker at The Business Show, Yes Group and Expert Empires. SuperGenius launched in May 2015 and continue to lead the standard of excellence in personal development.

Apr 27, 2019 6:00 PM

2019 Bulfinch Awards The New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is pleased to announce its Ninth Bulfinch Awards. Named for Boston architect Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844), America’s first native-born architect and the designer of the Massachusetts State House, the awards recognize the best work of individuals and firms to preserve and advance the classical tradition in New England. Awards Ceremony and Dinner$225 - $275 The winners of the Bulfinch Awards will be recognized at a ceremonial reception and dinner gala in the Harvard Hall at the Harvard Club of Boston, designed by Parker, Thomas & Rice on the evening of April 27, 2019.  Keynote Lecture Series $40/$50 Keynote Lectures: Saturday, April 27, 20199:00 & 10:30 a.m.The Harvard Club of Boston374 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02115 Breakfast will be served Speakers: Catesby Leigh & David Rau Catesby Leigh has been writing about public art and architecture for over 20 years. Particular areas of interest have been monuments (and anti-monuments), institutional buildings, urban planning, and painting and sculpture. His commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, First Things, National Review, Weekly Standard, Claremont Review of Books, Modern Age, Arts & Antiques and other publications. Mr. Leigh is a co-founder and past chair of the National Civic Art Society (NCAS), which supports the perpetuation of the classical tradition in the nation's public realm. Currently an NCAS research fellow, he is working on a long-term book project concerning the nature of monumentality and its American manifestations. He lives in Washington, D.C. David Rau is an architect whose unique, collaborative approach has attracted a diverse clientele that relies on his ability to bring together ownership, executive teams, and other stakeholders, while leading large, complex assignments worldwide for destination resorts, residential communities, cultural centers and urban infill developments. Recent work includes two new U.S. locations for Hyatt’s luxury Miraval resort brand, as well as the expansion of the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, the repositioning of Harbour Town at Hilton Head Island, and the new Outrigger Reef Hotel in Oahu, Hawaii. Prior work includes a private yacht club on Gibson Island in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, a new Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead resort in Virginia, and the repositioning of the iconic Grove Park Inn at Asheville in North Carolina. Mr. Rau’s international work includes The Belfry resort outside Birmingham, England, and a new residential community along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. A frequent lecturer, Mr. Rau recently led a panel on absolution through architecture at Congress for New Urbanism’s 26th congress and has delivered TED Talks as part of a regional TEDx event. He serves on the editorial board of The Classist, the national journal of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art. His buildings and interiors have been widely published, in print and online and, most recently, his work for Quirk Hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia, received widespread recognition, including in Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “Best New Hotels and Resorts in the World.”

Feb 23, 2019 6:00 PM

Calling all Lords and Ladies of the realm to join us at WinterFeast! Enjoy an evening of fun, food, and frivolity for adults. Age 21+ (no exceptions). Themed dress is optional. Winter Feast is our annual fundraising event. Enjoy socializing, silent auction item bidding, a meal, and entertainment. Date: February 23, 2019 Event:  WinterFeast 2019Theme:  A Masquerade A Masquerade celebration was popularized in France and Italy before finding its way to England.  It was an evening of anonymity and frivolity.  Attendees dressed in costumes (some elegant, some elaborate, some simple) wearing masks to conceal their identities.  This anonymity allowed the freeing of the spirit and for attendees to engage in behavior without the normal consequences.  Guessing the identity of the person behind the mask was a fun game guests engaged in during the evening.  Costumes were often crafted to represent other cultures, themes from nature, characters from Greek Mythology, as well as characters from Commedia Dell’Arte.  Costumes could be simple or quite complex.  Some ideas:  Turkish sultan costumes were popular. Artemis – add a crescent moon to your outfit. Persephone – flowers in your hair Commedia Dell’Arte:  Harlequin, Punchinello, etc.  (learn more here:  https://www.britannica.com/art/commedia-dellarte) Domino – the classic domino was a tent like cape covering the body, usually in black, with a black mask Concepts such as:  love, jealousy, sadness Nature themes:  specific flowers, waterfalls, birds, foxes, etc. Place:The Center for Active Generations2300 West 46th StreetSioux Falls, South Dakota 57105 Time:6-7 Social Hour7-10 Dinner & Entertainment Tickets:  $50.00 per person; $270 for a table of six. Mail:SRAP.O. Box 88038Sioux Falls, SD 57106via phone:  1-866-HUZZAH1 Email: Hamish [email protected] deadline for catering purposes: February 5, 2019 (Reservations are NOT guaranteed until money is received. Confirmation will be sent via email from [email protected]) Entertainment:Captain Nadia and First Mate Nathaniel, our favorite pub pirates, are back in port for the winter and ready for a party. Having visited the ports of Italy on their last voyage, they are bringing the Carnival of Venice to Shrewsbury. After our amazing meal you will have the opportunity to participate in a royal masquerade ball. While we're getting our dancing shoes on, our own Town Crier will impress us with his golden tenor voice. Then the talented musicians of Ravenscroft Musicke Guild will provide us with an hour of traditional renaissance music for our dancing pleasure.  Finally to really get your toes tapping and your hands clapping, we will be entertained by The Rogue Band (aka The Dregs, but shhhh, they're wearing masks so don't let the secret out!!) We hope you'll join us as we stomp out the winter blahs with dancing, music, laughter and great company.  Menu:beef bourguignon on riceroasted vegetablesgreen salad & breaddelightful desserts cash bar - malt beverages Themed dress is optional Hotel partner: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sioux Falls At Empire Mall2501 South Shirley AvenueSioux Falls, South Dakota 57106 To book at a discounted rate $79/night (taxes, fees apply), call the hotel at (605-361-0122) or via link: https://goo.gl/fTzHpm Use code: WINTERFEAST Hotel shuttle service to and from the event will be available. Please arrange shuttle service when booking your room or by calling the front desk. **New this year**:  garb rental available for Winter Feast.  Would you like to dress up for Winter Feast at a minimal cost?  We will have a special “garbing up” event in January for you to select and reserve your rental garb for the event.  Watch for more details soon. 

Feb 02, 2019 10:30 AM

If you’re interested in the complexities and darkness of the human mind and what makes people perpetrate horrors on others who are 'not like us', join us for what promises to be a powerful and deeply relevant discussion about today's tumultuous times with psychoanalyst, author and historian Dr Jonathan Sklar.  Dr Sklar will be discussing themes from his new book Dark Times in which he takes a detailed and unflinching look at events that have shaped modern times, from the Holocaust, to the persecution of the Yazidi, totalitarian regimes - and the arrival of Donald Trump.  How do we manage to listen to these horror stories, rid ourselves of the illusions, yet preserve our freedom to think, develop, challenge and create hope for the future? Who is this event for? Political activists; people working with marginalised communities; practitioners, students and teachers of philosophy, politics, history, law, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and counselling. In fact anyone interested in the human mind and its relation to the state of the world. Who is the speaker? Dr Jonathan Sklar is an independent training analyst and fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He has worked in private practice for over 35 years. He trained as a psychiatrist at the Royal Free and Friern hospitals, later training in psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and in psychoanalysis at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He spent 12 years as a consultant psychotherapist and head of department at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. Dr Sklar has recently published the book around which the workshop is based. It is available to purchase here.  He teaches and supervises at the Institute of Psychoanalysis where he regularly teaches a course on the Hungarian psychoanalyst Sándor Ferenczi, a key theorist of the psychoanalytic school and a close associate of Sigmund Freud. For ten years he convened a psychoanalytic conference in Cape Town and taught in Chicago termly for a decade. He has lectured widely in Eastern Europe and beyond. He has been Vice-President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation and is currently on the board of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has numerous psychoanalytic papers published and is the author of Landscapes of the Dark: History, Trauma, Psychoanalysis and Balint Matters: Psychosomatics and the Art of Assessment.  What do people say about his recent book? 'Not having a background in psychoanalysis I wasn’t sure how accessible this book would be but Sklar’s coruscating prose provide explanations without being patronising. The subject matter means that it’s not an easy read, nor should it be – the chapter on the Yazidi is particularly difficult – but given the times we live in its a well judged warning to humanity.' – Amazon reviewer ‘Lucid, powerful, intelligent, and deeply relevant for the days of our times: a vastly thoughtful and important book.’ – Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at University College London, author of East West Street 'Dark Times is a timely, thought-provoking, and, at times, upsetting work that is a must-read for all those looking for a deeper understanding of today’s world.' – Samir Gandesha, Associate Professor of Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada   FAQs  What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? On foot: The Circle is a 15 minute walk from Sheffield Railway Station. By bus: 10 minutes if you catch the 95 bus from Sheffield Interchange bus station, and get off at City Hall. Car Parking: 3 disabled car parking spaces available at The Circle to be booked at the Circle in advance. Discounts for general parking at nearby QPark, Rockingham Street - collect voucher from The Circle Reception Plenty of other car parking in the immediate vicinity How can I contact the organiser with any questions? email your question to [email protected] ring the Chair of the Hallam Institute, Andrew Enever, on 07957-295844 Contact the Circle directly for any questions about access and parking: http://www.thecirclesheffield.org.uk/contact/ Can I have a CPD Certificate? Yes.: On request to [email protected] before the event. We'll give it to you on the day. Refreshments? Yes.: Tea, coffee etc. available on arrival betwen 10 and 10.30. The workshop begins at 10.30