What we're about

This is a group for all (non smoking) sociable adults who enjoy a varied selection of cultural events and walking activities in or near London in the UK.

I aim for a moderate walking pace* sometimes combined with stops or slower walking at points of interest. The pace* should be enjoyable for any reasonably fit and healthy person with an interest in their surroundings.

*Click the link for extra Walking Pace guidance. (https://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP-LONDON/pages/24453830/Walking_Pace_Guidance/)

It's free to become a member of the group.

Upcoming events (5+)

Economic Paradigm Shifts and the Moving Political Centre - Free!

Book your place on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ippr-commission-on-economic-justice-economic-paradigm-shifts-and-the-moving-political-centre-tickets-53640666678 When the final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice called 'Prosperity and Justice', was published in September, it was welcomed right across the political spectrum, from Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell (who called it 'a new Beveridge report') to the Daily Mail. The product of a two year enquiry by commissioners including the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, General Secretary of the TUC Frances O'Grady, economist Mariana Mazzucato and Managing Partner of McKinsey Dominic Barton, the report analyses the failings of the UK economy and makes far-reaching recommendations for its reform. Why did the report receive such widespread support, and what does this tell us about politics today? In this seminar Michael Jacobs, Director of the Commission, will explain the report's origins, its findings and its proposals. He will place the report in the wider context of 'paradigm shifts' in economic theory and policy, arguing that it represents a response to almost 40 years of dominant economic thought, and the social and political consequences which have followed. Relating the report to recent political developments ranging from Brexit to Donald Trump, the 'gilets jaunes' to nativist parties in Europe, he will ask: where does the centre of politics now lie? Professor Michael Jacobs is Professorial Research Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. An economist, he has spent time in both academia and politics. He has been co-editor of The Political Quarterly, head of the Fabian Society, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers at the Treasury [masked]) and a special adviser to the Prime Minister [masked]). His books include The Green Economy: Environment, Sustainable Development and the Politics of the Future (Pluto Press 1991), Paying for Progress: A New Politics of Tax for Public Spending (Fabian Society 2000) and Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth (edited with Mariana Mazzucato, Wiley Blackwell 2016). He was Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice from[masked], and principal author of its final report Prosperity and Justice: A Plan for the New Economy (Polity 2018). Discussants: Vicky Pryce - former Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Government Dan Corry (former Head of Policy in Number Ten Downing Street and CEO, New Philanthropy Capital) The event will be followed by a drinks reception to which all are welcome. Cost: Free. MEETING DETAILS: Meet inside the Lecture Theatre. Entrance is usually from inside the campus. There's a campus map at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/media/qmul/docs/about/Mile-End_map-May2018.pdf I'll have a small turquoise and black pattern scarf (see my profile picture). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The event starts at 6:30pm. Please check details on the day for any changes. All events are NO SMOKING and subject to the following DISCLAIMER. http://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP/pages/DISCLAIMER/ If you change your mind then please change your rsvp as I will favour reliable people on waitlists and may take action against unreliable people. Please don't post comments below before the event unless it's helpful for most of the group. If you have an urgent event related need (eg. you're trying to find us) while the event is running then post a comment below. Even if I'm busy, someone else in the group may be able to respond. If you have a question well before the event or to report inappropriate behaviour, please send me a personal message by clicking on my profile. Afterwards, if you liked the event please tell everyone and if you didn't just tell me.

£2 Canary Wharf Winter Lights Exploration Walk

Heron Quays DLR Station (Zone 2)

This event is full, it is repeated on Friday 25th https://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP-LONDON/events/258124452/ Canary Wharf is having it's own Winter Lights Festival showcasing artists from around the world, with an emphasis on cutting edge technology bringing together some of the most imaginative and exciting international artists working with light art today. The festival draws upon state-of-the-art light technology to deliver spectacular artworks, installations and experiences – many of them interactive or responsive. Join me as we explore the installations and interactive light pieces. START: 6:45pm (prompt) at Heron Quays DLR Station near Morgan Stanley 20 Bank Street – Use TfL Journey Planner (https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/) to arrive on time. FINISH: About 9pm at THE LEDGER BUILDING pub a few minutes from Canary Wharf stations. https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-ledger-building-docklands COST: £2 cash at the start meetup fee. NB. Change may not be available. DISTANCE: 3 miles. CONDITIONS: Good paths and steps. PACE: There will be a lot of stopping to look at the art. I aim for a MODERATE pace between the art - see guidance at https://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP-LONDON/pages/24453830/Walking_Pace_Guidance/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: **Wear extra WARM CLOTHES** We'll have a comfort stop part way through. Heron Quays DLR Station is a 2 minute walk from Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station where there are also toilets in addition to the facilities in the subterranean shopping centre. If you are a little LATE, wait for us in Montgomery Square and post a comment so we know to look for you. I'll have a small turquoise and black pattern scarf (see my profile picture) to begin with. Please check details on the day for any changes. All walks are for people who can do a MODERATE PACE. All events are NO SMOKING and subject to the following DISCLAIMER. http://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP/pages/DISCLAIMER/ If you change your mind then please change your rsvp as I will favour reliable people on waitlists and may take action against unreliable people. Please don't post comments below before the event unless it's helpful for most of the group. If you have an urgent event related need (eg. you're trying to find us) while the event is running then post a comment below. Even if I'm busy, someone else in the group may be able to respond. If you have a question well before the event, please send me a personal message by clicking on my profile. Afterwards, if you liked the event please tell everyone and if you didn't just tell me.

£2 Canary Wharf Winter Lights Exploration Walk

Heron Quays DLR Station (Zone 2)

This is a repeat of the event on Thursday 24th. Canary Wharf is having it's own Winter Lights Festival showcasing artists from around the world, with an emphasis on cutting edge technology bringing together some of the most imaginative and exciting international artists working with light art today. The festival draws upon state-of-the-art light technology to deliver spectacular artworks, installations and experiences – many of them interactive or responsive. Join me as we explore the installations and interactive light pieces. START: 6:45pm (prompt) at Heron Quays DLR Station near Morgan Stanley 20 Bank Street – Use TfL Journey Planner (https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/) to arrive on time. FINISH: About 9pm at THE LEDGER BUILDING pub a few minutes from Canary Wharf stations. https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-ledger-building-docklands COST: £2 cash at the start meetup fee. NB. Change may not be available. DISTANCE: 3 miles. CONDITIONS: Good paths and steps. PACE: There will be a lot of stopping to look at the art. I aim for a MODERATE pace between the art - see guidance at https://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP-LONDON/pages/24453830/Walking_Pace_Guidance/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: **Wear extra WARM CLOTHES** We'll have a comfort stop part way through. Heron Quays DLR Station is a 2 minute walk from Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station where there are also toilets in addition to the facilities in the subterranean shopping centre. Heron Quays DLR Station is a 2 minute walk from Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Station where there are also toilets in addition to the facilities in the subterranean shopping centre. If you are a little LATE, wait for us in Montgomery Square and post a comment so we know to look for you. I'll have a small turquoise and black pattern scarf (see my profile picture) to begin with. Please check details on the day for any changes. All walks are for people who can do a MODERATE PACE. All events are NO SMOKING and subject to the following DISCLAIMER. http://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP/pages/DISCLAIMER/ If you change your mind then please change your rsvp as I will favour reliable people on waitlists and may take action against unreliable people. Please don't post comments below before the event unless it's helpful for most of the group. If you have an urgent event related need (eg. you're trying to find us) while the event is running then post a comment below. Even if I'm busy, someone else in the group may be able to respond. If you have a question well before the event, please send me a personal message by clicking on my profile. Afterwards, if you liked the event please tell everyone and if you didn't just tell me.

Ambit 235 (an evening of poetry, art & music) at Tate Modern - FREE!

Terrace Bar - Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern

Book your place at https://shop.tate.org.uk/ticket/options?variant_pr_id=7180-20190129-1534330 and join me for an enjoyable evening of readings, art and music to celebrate the launch of Ambit Magazine, Issue #235 Hear poetry and prose readings from featured writers: David Harsent, Mimi Khalvati, Jennifer Lee-Tsai, Patricia Newbery, Dan O'Brien and Robert Selby. Ambit Issue #235 features art from Coco Crampton, Mark Jackson and many more. The event will be MCed by Ambit editor Briony Bax. Music and artwork will be featured from Harry Bix and the East Anglia Records House Band. Doors open at 7pm and readings start at 7.30pm. MEETING POINT: Inside where the event is taking place. COST: Free. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Blavatnik Building is the new extension away from the river. There's a building plan at https://www.tate.org.uk/download/file/fid/123743 I'll have a small turquoise and black pattern scarf (see my profile photo) to begin with. Please check details on the day for any changes. All events are NO SMOKING and subject to the following DISCLAIMER. http://www.meetup.com/ANTHONYS-CULTURAL-EVENTS-AND-WALKING-ACTIVITIES-GROUP/pages/DISCLAIMER/ If you change your mind then please change your rsvp as I will favour reliable people on waitlists and may take action against unreliable people. Please don't post comments below before the event unless it's helpful for most of the group. If you have an urgent event related need (eg. you're trying to find us) while the event is running then post a comment below. Even if I'm busy, someone else in the group may be able to respond. If you have a question well before the event or to report inappropriate behaviour, please send me a personal message by clicking on my profile. Afterwards, if you liked the event please tell everyone and if you didn't just tell me.

Past events (178)

CANCELLED TONIGHT (16 JANUARY) : Vince Cable on What Have We ...

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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