Thank you to all who joined us at this special CPU fundraising event, with Antony Gormley and Hugh Brody in conversation with Margot Waddell.
On Wednesday 7 November 2018 at Belsize Square Synagogue we hosted a screening of "Inside Australia", Hugh Brody's 52 minute documentary about Antony Gormley's evolving relationship with the people of Menzies in Western Australia and his stunning installation on Lake Ballard. His 51 sculptures standing over 10 square kilometres celebrate both the Menzies community and the surrounding landscape.
Antony Gormley's sculptures, installations and public art works have made him one of Britain's leading artists. Next year he will present his most significant solo exhibition in over a decade at the Royal Academy of Arts. Hugh Brody is a renowned anthropologist, writer, filmmaker and lecturer at Cambridge and Toronto Universities. Psychoanalyst and author Margot Waddell chaired the discussion about their collaboration.
On Sunday 16th September a host of CPU friends and supporters cycled the 54 miles from London to Brighton. After a strenuous ascent, they took in the wonderful views from Ditchling Beacon and then whizzed down to the seaside for a triumphant finish. Their efforts have resulted in an amazing £27,000 being raised to fund our community psychotherapy service. Year after year, long term psychotherapy becomes harder for people on low incomes to access. Here at CPU we ensure that Londoners can get the help they need. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, whether financially or by pedalling hard! Together we can keep our service thriving.
Thanks again to all those that spoke at, attended, or helped to organise "The Good Life" Conference. It was a fascinating and edifying day and we were very grateful for everyone's support and input.
Feedback from some of those who attended:
"I’ve rarely experienced a day conference have such a strong and positive impact."
"I wanted to say what a truly wonderful event this was yesterday; a beautifully conceived and executed programme. Thank you so much to all involved."
"I was deeply moved by the conference, the Venn diagram that was created by religious and psychoanalytic thinking found profound resonance with a rapt audience. The difficult issue of leading a ‘good life’ whilst suffering goes on in other pockets of the world is a profound one. .... the big issues of inequality, unhappiness, privilege, happiness and joy were engaged with in a poignant way. The idea that joy is something that comes from being on the side of life in relation to oneself and others is an important message."
"I heard many say that was the best conference they had ever attended! I so appreciated the day!"
"Thank you for the amazing experience you provided last Saturday. It was a privilege to be part of it!"
"I really enjoyed the day and found the combination of speakers and film both informative and thought provoking. I felt all the speakers and audience contributed to the subject on a number of important levels which was reflected and enhanced by the film. Not only were the different strands informed within Psychoanalytic principles but also accessible in a more ordinary/straightforward way which made them so much more meaningful to me. This was evidence by the active audience comments and particularly articulated so well and warmly by the last audience comment from a lady who was not from a Psychotherapeutic background."
We'd like to thank the magnificent London Medical Orchestra, their summer concert helped to raise funds for CPU.
Many thanks to all who attended and took part in this event on the 7th May, 2017:
‘WHY WRITE AND WHY WRITE NOW?’ – WRITERS ‘IN CONVERSATION’
TRACY CHEVALIER, JOSH COHEN, EVA HOFFMAN, DEBORAH LEVY AND ADAM THIRLWELL
Belsize Square Synagogue, 51 Belsize Square, London NW3 4HX
6.45pm – 7.45pm – Writers ‘In Conversation’
7.45pm – 8.15pm – Q & A with the audience
8.15pm – 8.45pm – Book signing and refreshments
Tickets were £25 including a glass of wine.
All proceeds went to CPU - a long established community based psychotherapy charity.
Helping us to help people in mental distress.
Camden Psychotherapy Unit trading as CPU