Upcoming events: 30 September – 3 October
30 September, 2019
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30
MUSIC Union Chapel Singers. Singing a variety of music, including pop, folk and classical. Members do not need to be able to read music, and there are no auditions. Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1. Booking essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org. £6. 7.30pm.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 1
CINEMA Top Dog Film Festival. A cinematic celebration featuring canine-themed films honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. 020 7405 1818. £14/£12. 7.30pm-10.30pm.
TALK Janet Todd: Sanditon. Coinciding with the current dramatisation of Sanditon on ITV, novelist and scholar of the romantic era Janet Todd will reveal the story of Jane Austen’s last unfinished novel and it’s literary context. Keats Community Library, 10 Keats Grove, NW3. Tickets £10 from the library. Call 020 7431 1266 for further details. 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2
TALK London in Motion. Talk exploring early films made by Robert Paul, who started making Britain’s first moving pictures in 1895. London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, EC1. 020 7332 3820. Free. 2.30pm-4pm.
TALK Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, writer and poet JJ Bola exposes masculinity, shining a light on historical narratives around manhood, and debunking popular myths along the way. Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. 020 7837 4473. £5/£3, redeemable against any purchase on the evening. Visit www.housmans.com to book. 7pm.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 3
LECTURE Have Women Achieved Professional Equality? 2019 marks 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 when a woman was recognised as a “person” in law. This groundbreaking Act enabled women to be awarded university degrees and to enter professions such as law and medicine from which they had been barred. In this lecture Professor Jo Delahunty QC looks at what the Act achieved, and what barriers to equality still remain. Barnard’s Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. 020 7831 0575. Free. Booking essential, visit www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures for details. 6pm-7pm.