‘The existential vacuum manifests itself mainly in a state of boredom’ – Viktor Frankl
Friday 16th May I went along to the ‘Lost Chance Saloon’ hosted by the wonderful Lost Lectures team. Its been on my list for longer than I can remember and it did not disappoint. The premise is a series of 10-15min talks/presentation given by a crazy variety of individuals over 2 nights, with the aim of amusing, amazing, entertaining and teaching the audience.
Just as a flavour of the mad mix of characters, on the night I attended we had;
- Dame Sally Davies, the first female chief medical officer in the UK, discussing the increasing resistance of antibiotics
- Vicky Pryce who went to prison for taking her husband’s driving license points, and spoke about the cost of keeping women in Prison
- Joseph Cox who gave an enlightening talk on the deep web
- Nir Paldi speaking about his attempt to explore the Israel/Palestine conflict through the art of drag and cabaret
- Andrew Szydlo who amazed the audience with spectacular chemistry experiments
- All topped off with a mind-blowing performance by The Hackney Colliery Band
Such a unique night out and so much fun! I learned so much and left with that warm glow you get when you’ve been part of something special. All of this was set in the mad, eclectic art deco Troxy in Limehouse where I’ve also happened to sit an exam and watch a boxing match.
Think TED talks gone wild. Go. I insist! You won’t regret it. Next event is August 13th, might just see you there!