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Coffee, Culture, Cake: Story and Society

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159 Arthur Road

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Story and Society

Leon Conrad

Where does story come from? Why do we 'story'? Exploring story involves exploring oral traditions. It raises questions about the oral transmission of values and orally transmitted culture. It looks at the role of shared memory and shared value and how story shapes society.

Join a conversation and share your story, discuss the themes and effects of classic stories from different periods of humankind's past, and learn which stories you tell shape the kinds of societies we end up living in.

Who is Leon Conrad?

Riddle-writer, word-weaver, imagination-sparker, and expert traditional embroiderer, Leon grew up among the souks and bazaars of Alexandria, Egypt. His imagination is full of magical places. One of his favourites is the crossroads where thought and language come to dance. He has published a number of articles on educational and cultural topics, and arts and crafts. He is co-author of Odyssey: Dynamic Learning Journey with David Pinto, and author of History Riddles (Liberalis Books), part of a series of books of cultural riddles he is currently working on.

Leon works within a living tradition of Liberal Arts Education as a creative writer, storyteller, musician, voice teacher, presentation trainer, tutor, and embroidery expert. He is the founder of The LifeLore Institute and co-founder of The Academy of Oratory, which provides training sessions for professionals, drawing on the age-old power of storytelling and rhetoric to help clients bring their ideas to life when they present.

www.traditionaltutor.co.ukwww.academyoforatory.co.uk

This talk is part of a series of 'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events.
Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Coffee, Culture, Cake
Curated Conversations with Living Tradition Bearers

People have long gathered in coffee houses to engage in dialogue and debate. It's a practice that's vital to a dynamic, well-functioning society and one of the reasons why coffee houses were called 'penny universities' back in the 17th and 18th Century.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events are part of this living tradition. Hosted at Saucer & Cup, an artisan coffee house in Wimbledon Park, the curated conversations bring together a unique group of living tradition bearers - architects, storytellers, educators, philosophers, musicians - to share their perspectives and join in conversation with you, to facilitate the kind of discussion that helps society flourish.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' subverts the conventional lecture model. Rather than 'long time for talk - little time for questions', the format of these sessions is 'a little intro, lots of time for questions, and a meaningful summing up'.

Join us at for great coffee, great cake and—with your help—great conversations.

Coffee, Culture, Cake

Organised by The LifeLore Institute - www.lifeloreinstitute.com
Hosted at Saucer & Cup, 159 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 8AD - www.saucerandcup.com

Entry by donation.
Minimum suggested donation: £10 per person.
Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Income from the event will go towards continuing to support the work of living tradition bearers.

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