The House of St Barnabas Historical Building Tour
Date: Sat 24 November
Join our historical tour for a chance to peek behind our big front door at 1 Greek Street, to explore our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse which is usually only open to our members. The House is notable for its elaborate Rococo plasterwork and rich history, but we’ll save the juicy details for your visit!Book Now
Thought Starters: Stop talking, start doing!
Want to change the world but don’t know where to start? This autumn, HoSB has partnered with Thoughtful Works to host a series of themed workshops that will help turn your ideas into action.
Monday 17th September, 6:30-9:00pm – Start your passion project
Monday 22nd October, 6:30-9:00pm – Start changing your career
Monday 12th November, 6:30-9:00pm – Start writing your book
At each session you’ll get: a Thoughtful Supply Kit (a simple set of tools inspired by Martin Luther King’s Six Steps of Social Change), support from experts and peers to help you get started, and the time and space to get going.
Plus, each booking will provide someone from our Employment Academy with a similar kit and experience to start something of their own.Book Now
The House of St Barnabas Sessions Presents: Artic Lake & Million Miles
Date: Tue 23 October 2018 19:30 – 22:00
After a sold-out show in September with Mt.Wolf & George Ogilvie, Killing Moon return to The House of St Barnabas with the sixth gig of the series. Arctic Lake will be playing on Tuesday 23rd October with Support from Million MilesBook Now
Countless Actions - Movements: The Languages of Organising
Date: Tue 16 October 2018 18:30 – 23:30
The House of St Barnabas and Smoke Creatives present:
Countless Actions: Movements, Action and Social Change.
All over the world people are standing up and challenging the social norms that have so long ruled the discussion on social change. As issues like gender equality, trans rights, institutionalised racism and privilege are kept under the spotlight, we are in a state of social transition.
Countless Actions kicks off with a House takeover for a night of dancing, discussion, art, and activism. Explore the rooms curated by Skin Deep magazine, a platform for amplifying voices of colour. Listen to readings by writer Selina Nwulu, who has performed her poetry at Glastonbury and Edinburgh Fringe and whose work has been featured in Vogue and i-D. Get a manicure and talk trans issues with Charlie Craggs, trans activist and author, in her pop-up salon. And of course, party to live music curated by Laura Brosnan, known to many as Hyperfrank.
* This event is open to Non HoSB MembersBook Now
Countless Actions: Movie Night
Date: Tue 23 October 2018 18:30 – 21:00
Elaine Mitchener is an experimental vocalist, movement artist and composer, whose work encompasses improvisation, contemporary music theatre and performance art. She has performed at numerous UK and European festivals, venues, and galleries including the 56th Venice Biennale, Southbank Centre, Wellcome Collection, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. In collaboration with the Stuart Hall Foundation who co-commissioned Elaine’s latest project ,Sweet Tooth, we will be screening a film and then talking to Elaine about how it influenced and changed her life and inspired her work.Book Now
The House of St Barnabas: Autumn Art Party
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018, 19:00 – Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 01:00
Join us for our bi-annual art party, an evening event celebrating the latest exhibitions from our not-for-profit art programme.
Explore works by:
Yanghwa (Hwa Seon Yang)
Rob Olins & Douglas Benford
Intensity, Group show with:
D J Roberts
Interlude, group show with:
Come along at 7pm to chat with the artists and peruse the exhibitions. Guest DJs Radio 1’s Benji B and Lulu Levan will take to our decks at 8:30pm.Book Now
Countless Actions - Aesthetics of activism
Date: Tue 6 November 2018 18:30 – 21:00
How is visual language used in social change? Join Craig Oldham and Sarah Boris for a talk and workshop on organising and deploying creativity for your causes, concerns, and campaigns. Craig Oldham is an award-winning designer and creative director who curated In Loving Memory of Work, a visual record of the UK miners’ strike in the 80s. Sarah Boris is a graphic designer and art director who has worked for the Tate and London’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She also designed the book Can Art Change the World?Book Now
Barnabas Book Club
Date: Tue 13 November 2018 18:00 – 21:00
Join us for wine and informal conversation led by journalist Alex Clark.
At the next book club we will be discussing the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Milkman by Anna Burns.
In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous…
Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.Book Now
Countless Actions - Conversations on Privilege
Date: Tue 20 November 2018 18:30 – 21:30
As we try to create an intersectional world, particularly within the creative industries, who has the power and how can it be used? Join Nikesh Shukla, writer, editor of The Good Immigrant, and co-founder of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, as he leads a discussion with Vinay Patel, writer of BBC drama Murdered by My Father, and Bridget Minamore, poet, writer, and regular guest on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. Together they’ll be examining the world of privilege and power and exploring how we can deploy it for change.Book Now
Countless Actions - Organising and Inciting
Date: Tue 4 December 2018 18:30 – 21:00
In the final installment of the Countless Actions series, we look at turning beliefs into actions.
The evening will be a discussion about inciting positive change in your community and the micro steps you have to continue taking to see change and social justice come about. Panel to be announced.Book Now