NON-LAAG EVENT - Conway Hall, Martin Rowson - Giving Offence: words & pics


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Talks & Lectures
Martin Rowson - Giving Offence: In Words and Pictures
Wed 5 Feb 2014, 19.30
Conway Hall Ethical Society presents
Martin Rowson - Giving Offence: In Words and Pictures
Martin is a multi-award winning cartoonist and writer and is also a trustee of the British Humanist Association and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society.
In 2001 Ken Livingstone appointed him London’s first Cartoonist Laureate in exchange for one pint of London Pride per annum. This payment is still six pints in arrears, and despite being apparently reappointed by Boris Johnson, not a single pint has been forthcoming from the current Mayor either.
Martin will be talking about his life as an "offensive" secular cartoonist, and how satire is a useful tool of ethics, rationalism and reason.
His books include comic book versions of TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, as well asSnatches, a novel, and Stuff, a memoir about his late parents. His latest books are The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to be Human and F***: The Human Odyssey. His updated comic book adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels was published in 2012.
11.00, £5 in advance, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members

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  • Caroline C H

    Can't make it tonight but would like to be kept informed of any future events.



    February 5, 2014

  • Graham B.

    I would thoroughly recommend this speaker and event. I have heard him several times before and am always ready for another entertaining dose of reasoned irreverence

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    I'd recommend this event, Martin Rowson is excellent (not afraid of (in religious speak) "causing offence" i.e. in secular speak "being truthful or forthright". If anyone does go, I'd be interested to know if he still dismisses atheism as "not a civil rights movement". I disabused him of this when I saw him and he seemed to take the point.

    January 30, 2014

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