• 19th June 2019


    To celebrate 50 years since the moon landings, join us for an extraordinary evening with Wally Funk, the aviation pioneer who was set to become the first person in space.

    Yes in 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Woman in Space programme. She sailed through a series of quite terrifying physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts', including John Glenn's, the first American in orbit.

    But with one week to go, the programme was abruptly cancelled; gender politics and general prejudice meant that none of the women ever flew into space. Wally went on to become an aviation pioneer - although her dream of being an astronaut never dimmed.

    Now approaching her eightieth birthday, Wally races to make her own giant leap into space, before it's too late. She will be in London to explain her incredible story to Salon London, in conversation with the award-winning journalist Sue Nelson, the author of Wally Funk's Race for Space.

    Hear Wally’s incredible story - how she paved the way for women in space, why there’s still a long way to go and how her dream of becoming an astronaut is about to become a reality.

    Wednesday 19 June. The Devonshire. Doors 6pm. Tickets £20 and include a copy of the book, Wally Funk's Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer.

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    The Genius Within

    6th Jun 2019

    You could be a genius . . . What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to . . .


    Are psychedelics good for depression?

    30th May 2019

    Growing evidence is showing that psychedelics can improve mental health and change personality, and even political perspective in an enduring way. They are reinventing psychiatry . . .


    Life: Getting The Maximum Experience for Your Time.

    23rd May 2019

    Vice President of Twitter, Bruce Daisley will explain how you can reconnect with the joy in your work - before best selling author James Wallman will explain the 7 rules for . . .


    London is a Forest

    12th May 2019

    Can a city be a forest? In London, 8.6 million people live in just 600 square miles alongside 8.4 million trees, which, according to one UN definition, makes it one of the . . .

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  • Lloyd Bradley

    31st Oct 2013

    Lloyd Bradley

    Author, 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital

    Which record would you love to have made?

    P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) – Parliament

    Your musical  unsung  hero or heroine?

    If I can say a group then Cymande or if not Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump

    Which song is guaranteed to make you dance?

    I Love Music – the O’Jays

    Has a DJ ever saved your life?

    I don’t think so, but deejaying has on a couple of occasions 

    What was the last song you listened to?

    Pass Out – Tinie Tempah