21 August 2009

feast of strangers

Philosopher Theodore Zeldin is inviting everyone in London to celebrate his 76th birthday at the Feast of Strangers, tomorrow (that's 22 August) at the Treehouse Gallery, Regent's Park. It's a bit of a School of Life-y feeling event, with a menu of conversation (topics include "How have your priorities changed over the years?" and "How has your background limited or favoured you?") to facilitate interesting dialogue between people who've never met before. Find out more here. Nice little experiments in communicating and connecting. I always like the sound of things like this. Just thought you might like to know.

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At 8/22/2009 02:01:00 pm , Blogger ted said...

Did you go James?

I went and decided I want to do exactly the same thing for my 76th birthday. What a nice, inspiring, clever man.

At 8/23/2009 01:19:00 pm , Blogger james said...

hey ted,

no i didn't - would have loved to, though.

i'd made plans to catch up with my brother and his wife in their new house. i only found out about feast of strangers because i happened to catch the news on friday morning.

i agree completely - sounds like an inspiring, uplifting thing to do. i love the fact that it was his birthday and, in a way, it was him giving the presents out to everyone else.

would love to know more about what you thought/did/said to people there :)


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