San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday 12th June - Memory
We don't realise its power until we try to forget.
It makes storytellers of us all.
Join us for an unforgettable evening
With some of the most exciting speakers and music we've ever bought to the stage.
A probing of the old in the name of the new.
Professor John Martin Hull, BA, BEd (Melbourne); PhD (Birmingham); MA, LittD (Cambridge)
John Hull is Honorary Professor of Theology at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, no less and Emeritus Professor of Religious Education in the University of Birmingham. He has written numerous books about practical theology, disability and religious education, and he was editor of the British Journal of Religious Education for 25 years and co-founder of International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV). Needless to say John Hull brings a ridiculous amount of experience to June’s talk.
Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud is a London-based composer and sound artist, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form. Since 1991 he has been involved in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings. He scored the hit musical comedy Kirikou & Karaba (2007), designed the sound for the new Philips Wake-‐Up Light (2009), and campaigns for Nike Hyperfuse (2011), Chanel’s Fall-‐Winter collection (2012) and Mercedes Benz A-‐Class car (2012). His mind-blowing work has lead him to collaborate with the likes of Bryan Ferry, Dangermouse, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor, Flanders Royal Ballet, Hermes, Steve McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Philips Design, Mike Kelley, and Miroslaw Balka.
We have a very special announcement folks, Professor and theologian, John Martin Hull, one of our speakers at next Wednesday’s Nice To Meet You, will be showing ‘Notes On Blindness: Rainfall’, a film based on his diaries of going blind. The award-winning film – it won the award for Best Short at the 2013 Hot Docs, the internationally renowned documentary film festival in Toronto, Canada – was directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney and explores John’s process of adjustment to blindness (he lost his sight in 1983), through a single diary entry in which he hears rainfall for the first time. He recorded the experience on audiocassette in September 1983 and it has been powerfully captured on film. Don’t miss it
Building on last year’s intimate and inspirational gatherings, a line-up of leaders, teachers and emerging talent from the worlds of advertising, music, film and beyond are preparing to let you in on their successes, obsessions, weaknesses and wonky bits.
And whilst our heads fill to the temples with stories and conversation, our ears and eyes won’t be left behind.
What did people say about the last series?
“Very cool night indeed” - Tatler Bystander
"It was an ace evening." - Ben Hammersley WIRED Editor at Large
“Like a mini festival jam packed into an evening. It was brilliant.” - James Walsh, Starsailor
How do I get to the event?
Train and tube: Hackney Central [East London Line], only one stop down from Dalston Kingsland, and four minutes walk to the venue. The station is part of the London Overground network so you can use your Oyster card.
Bus: The following buses stop nearby: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 254, 276, 277, 394, D6 and W15.
Bicycle: We don't have secure bike storage but all cyclists are welcome and can lock them to a railing.
How can I pay for food, drink and books on the night?
Please bring cash with you as we do not have the facilities to take cards.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Feel free to pass on your ticket to a friend or colleague.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone then show us your confirmation email on screen and save a tree. We have a record of all the bookings so a name and email address is all we need for confirmation.
What is your delegates cancellation & refund policy?
If you wish to cancel your ticket, you will need to contact us a minimum of 14 days prior to the event. We will try and re-sell the ticket online but in the event that it is not re-sold we will charge a 50% cancellation fee. We regret that no refunds can be given to requests received less than 14 days prior to the event. All cancellations must be made in writing [firstname.lastname@example.org]. In the event of a terrorist alert or incident preventing the running of Nice To Meet You, we reserve the right to retain up to 50% of the fee as a contribution to delegate registration, all venue, marketing and central administrative cost.
What are your terms & conditions?
Terms and conditions: The programme may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen speaker cancellations or illness. We will endeavour to find appropriate replacements. In the unlikely event there’s a venue change, we will notify you of changes and provide an alternative and suitable venue.
Do you offer educational discount?
We sure do. The educational discounts are available by simply emailing email@example.com and asking for a discount code.
Can Press come and cover the event?
We're very strict about who we let in to Nice To Meet You events and our customers are our priority. Art Wednesday press enquiries please contact Todd Watkins [strict rules apply - no media will be allowed entry unless otherwise authorised] firstname.lastname@example.org
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