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Upcoming cultural events hosted at the Centre are listed below.

 

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January 2018

Piano and flute recital by Clara Novakova and Tim Lissimore/Amalamati

Saturday, January 27th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The first of WLBC’s 2018 series of concerts by leading professional musicians, featuring award-winning flautist Clara Novakova and pianist Amalamati, who combines his work as a musician with his role as a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Chair of the Valencia Buddhist Centre. The programme is likely to include sonatas by César Franck and Bohuslav Martinu and Choreae Vernales by Jan Novak.

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February 2018

Film club: The Great Beauty

Saturday, February 17th at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films, selected and introduced by members of the WLBC sangha. Join us to hang out, watch the film and discover its connections (whether direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings. All welcome.
This month, Sameer Patel presents Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty.

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Sameer Patel

Concert: Caroline Dearnley and friends

Saturday, February 24th at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

For this concert, Caroline Dearnley, one of the country’s leading cellists and particularly well known as a chamber musician and principal cellist of the Britten Sinfonia, gathers a select group of fellow artists to offer an evening of solo and small ensemble works.
Numbers limited – booking highly recommended! 

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March 2018

Film club: I ♥ Huckabees – introduced by Abhayadevi

Saturday, March 10th at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Abhayadevi introduces the 'existential comedy' 'I ♥ Huckabees'. All welcome.

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Abhayadevi

Bassoon and piano recital by Ursula Leveaux and Simon Marlow

Saturday, March 24th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Latest in WLBC's series of classical concerts by leading professional musicians. Programme includes J S Bach, Schoenberg, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Saint-Saens. Numbers limited – booking highly recommended!

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April 2018

Film club: Everything is Illuminated

Saturday, April 21st at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

At this month’s Film Club, Jonathan Cohen presents the film 'Everything is Illuminated', which traces the protagonist’s travels in search of a Ukrainian woman who had rescued his grandfather from the Nazis.

In introducing the film, Jonathan makes personal links to a recent ‘roots’ trip of his own, to the birthplace of his grandfather in Central Ukraine. Expect the unexpected, and fields of sunflowers and poppies.

In the post-film 'sharing' there'll be a chance (strictly optional) to learn and sing some traditional Eastern European songs, and to experience the delights of the Eastern European delicacy 'Borscht' (traditional beetroot and red cabbage soup).

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Jonathan Cohen

May 2018

Film club: Encounters at the end of the world

Saturday, May 19th at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films, selected and introduced by members of the WLBC sangha. Join us to hang out, watch the film and discover its connections (whether direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings. All welcome.
This month, Akashadevi presents Werner Herzog’s Encounter at the end of the world.

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June 2018

Piano recital for four hands by Alberto Portugheis & Bobby Chen

Saturday, June 9th at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The latest in WLBC's series of concerts featuring professional musicians. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Film club: The Lunchbox

Saturday, June 16th at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Lunchbox

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films, selected and introduced by members of the WLBC sangha. Join us to hang out, watch the film and discover its connections (whether direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings. All welcome.
This month, Manju Gregory presents Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox.

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Manju Gregory

July 2018

Film Club: To Walk Invisible – The Bronte Sisters

Saturday, July 21st at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films that have a connection (direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings, selected and introduced by people from the WLBC sangha (community) and often accompanied by food, drink or music related to the film. Join us to enjoy and discuss the film, and to hang out.

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August 2018

Schubert – the Wanderer

Saturday, August 11th at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A dramatic portrait of Schubert’s final months with live performance of his music
by Ratnadhya/Michael Lunts.

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Wolf at the door writing workshop

Saturday, August 18th at 10:00am - Sunday, August 19th at 5:00pm

Imagination is essential to a fully human life - and to effective spiritual practice. This weekend workshop uses writing to reacquaint us with its richness and power.

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Dharmavadana and Vishvantara

Film Club

Saturday, August 18th at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films that have a connection (direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings, selected and introduced by people from the WLBC sangha (community) and often accompanied by food, drink or music related to the film. Join us to enjoy and discuss the film, and to hang out. This month, Abhayadevi introduces 'I ♥ Huckabees'

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September 2018

An evening of folk music with the Askew Sisters

Saturday, September 1st at 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Askew sisters

Two of the foremost performers and interpreters of English folk music bring new and original versons of traditional songs and dance tunes to WLBC - breathtaking arrangements which allow words that are centuries old to resonate profoundly with contemporary audiences. (We are very fortunate that they're stepping in to replace the previously advertised concert by Jacquelyn Hynes, who is unwell.)

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Film Club: Tous le Matins du Monde

Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00pm - 9:30pm

WLBC’s Film Club shows top notch films that have a connection (direct or oblique) to Buddhist teachings, selected and introduced by people from the WLBC sangha (community) and often accompanied by food, drink or music related to the film. Join us to enjoy and discuss the film, and to hang out. This month, Anna Basaldu introduces Tous le Matins du Monde.

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Anna Basaldu

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