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Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) is presenting a play THE ADVENTURE OF THE CRYING BOY -
In the dead of night, in the middle of winter, Doctor Watson pays an impromptu visit on his old friend Sherlock Holmes. Their conversation progresses, touching on Holmes's cocaine addiction and his dalliance with Freud. Stories from childhood are revealed, including the appearance of a mysterious crying boy.
To compare and contrast the style of Conan Doyle's original writing and this drama, the play is supported by a companion piece, a performed reading of a lesser known Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Creeping Man.
The Entire Theatre Company, whose play Orbits played at RACC in September, specialise in small cast, stripped back productions. Their motto: 'Small Stage - Big Ideas'.
"An intriguing and engaging evening's entertainment."
"I own all the Sherlock Holmes stories in the Strand originals and this felt like one I'd missed."
"As a shrink, I loved it!"
Details of RACC School of Ideas programme for Autumn 2017 can be found HERE
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ HELD AT LOCAL HERO ON TUESDAY THE 3RD OF DECEMBER AT 6.00 PM are now avaiable HERE
The paper by Jeremy Smithers on 'Growth' based on his talk of 3 December 2013 is now available for download
KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2011
Roger Harrison's paper on Plato's Euthrypro can be read at http://www.e-voice.org.uk/kingstonphilosophycafe/files/view/philosophy-cafe-briefings/Plato's_Euthyphro..pdf
KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2011 - and please contact us by October 23 if you have any thoughts about 2012 Think in Kingston - theme? when? whether?...
KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2011 - see also Guy Woodall's philosophy blog www.campaignforrealphilosophy.blogspot.com - comments and criticism welcomed.
NEW: Try The Good Life Quiz at htttp://www.thegoodlifequiz.com. Mark Vernon, who devised the quiz andwhose new book is The Good Life (Hodder) spoke to Kingston Philosophy Cafe last year. Here he questions some popular self-help messages and says we need the wisdom of the old thinkers as well as the empirical findings of the new psychologists.
"Malmesbury bids to become UK's first 'philosophy town'... the market town that gave us philosopher Thomas Hobbes is aiming to become Britain's capital of thought", Guardian, 18/10/10
"Philosophy: an urban pursuit? Liverpool's Philosophy in the City festival is aiming to bring philosophical research out of academia and into urban life", Guardian 8/10/10
KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2010 - Read also Professor Kate Soper's findings on "Alternative Hedonism:a theory and politics of consumption" (her Kingston Philosophy Cafe topic in March) at http://www.consume.bbk.ac.uk/researchfindings/althedonism.pdf - and some of her very interesting papers, articles, and further reading on "Alternative Hedonism, Countering Consumerism and Sustainable Consumption" are now on the KPC website at http://www.e-voice.org.uk/kingstonphilosophycafe/files/?folder_id=3946640.
PRESS RELEASE, March 2009: Kingston Philosophy Café to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week and Kingston Readers’ Festival in May with a talk by Professor Steven Connor on "Writing, Thinking, Playing and Laughing"