CURIOUS CAFE

Curious Cafe

The Arches & Wellcome Collection present

Curious Cafe

part of Sexology Season

Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2015 | Sat 16th: 12 - 7pm | Sun 17th: 10am - 6pm | Unticketed, Sign up on the day | 16+

During The Arches Sexology Season, supported by the Wellcome Collection, being curious is celebrated and asking questions is necessary. This is a space created to chat and challenge.

Every 60 minutes we will start to explore a question. A question that comes from the thoughts and feelings of those present; whether you are curious about ‘bugs & babies’, the rise of ‘gamer-gate’ or sexual health and Tinder. Does it feel important to ask: what is wellbeing? What relationships can we have? Does intimacy have to be sexual? or how do we find a community which accepts us for our differences?

Over the past month we have been collecting questions and you can submit a question on the day; or you can join the discussion and help answer someone else’s! As a group you will have time to make sense of, interrogate and pose answers to your question. Whoever sit down are the right people and through intrigue, provocation and curiosity the conversation will move forward, all is allowed.

Celebrate your curiosities.

If you are interested in submitting a question and hosting a curious cafe discussion around it, please email Jodie@thearches.co.uk with I AM CURIOUS in the subject heading and we can start talking about your ideas.

Download the Curious Cafe programmes here!
Stephanie Katie Hunter: Knowing M(y Boundaries)e // Knowing You(rs)
Leah Byrne: Unconventional Relationships
Hamish Orr: Grindr Politics
Elizabeth Lynch: #NotGuilty – Rejecting Victim Blaming For Sexual Assault
Cara Berger: Female Hysteria – Pathology, Resistance and Rebellion
Barbara Drummond: Who Do You Think You Are?

Image: Fall II, 1992-1995. John Stezaker. Courtesy of The Approach, London UK
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SEXOLOGY SEASON @ THE ARCHES

Saturday 16th

1000 – 1030: Launch and Intro
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1100 – 1430: (Ongoing) BFI‘s The Birds and the Bees
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Rosana Cade Walking:Holding
1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1200 – 1900: (Ongoing) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!]
1300 – 1500: (Slots) Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex*
1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!]
1500 – 1700: Turn Me On, Dammit! with Post-Film Workshop*
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 1930: Arches Community Choir I Touch Myself
1930 – 2045: Lois Weaver What Tammy Needs To Know About Getting Older And Having Sex*

Sunday 17th May

1000 – 1800: (Slots) Curious Cafe [sign up on the day!]
1000 – 2200: (Ongoing) Lucy Asten Holmes-Elliot Skoliosexual
1000 – 1800: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raising the Skirt [sign up on the day!]
1100 – 1230: The Arches Commons Sexology Salon*
1100 – 1800: (Slots) Pillow Talk [sign up on the day!]
1200 – 1400: (Ongoing) Human Library
1300 – 1400: Rosana Cade Sitting:Thinking [sign up on the day!]
1400 – 1600: (Slots) Nicola Canavan with Dawn Felicia Knox Raise Your Skirt at The Arches [sign up on the day!]
1500 – 1700: Lois Weaver‘s Intergenerational Long Table on the Weird and Wonderful World of Sex*
1500 – 1800: BFI‘s The Birds and The Bees
1700 – 1900: (Ongoing) Human Library
1900 – 2200: End of Festival Gathering

*Shows marked with an asterisk are free, but ticketed. If you’re booking online, please drop us a line at boxoffice@thearches.co.uk so we can reserve your place for these shows.
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