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October 2012

“The Skin I Live In”

October 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Circle, Rockingham Lane
Sheffield, S1 4FW United Kingdom
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  “The Skin I Live In” A Film by Almodόvar Starring Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things:…

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June 2012

Monsters and the Monstrous: a Psychoanalytic Perspective

June 16, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 10 St James Street
Sheffield, S1 2EW United Kingdom
£15 – £20

The Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy presents a morning meeting featuring a talk and discussion continuing our theme of monstrousness, from Iago to the couple in 'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and beyond.  A Presentation by Patrick Loftus  Monsters are by their nature exceptional, yet they are a commonplace of fiction and popular culture. In this talk, I explore this paradoxical state of affairs from a psychoanalytic point of view. To begin with, I describe the lawless spaces where monsters are…

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March 2012

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

March 17, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£15 – £20

Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton had recently married when they paired up in this film and it is well known what a turbulent marriage they had. However, their brilliant performances are truly memorable.  Taylor received an Oscar for hers, sadly Burton did not.  Taylor died 23/03/11. A viewing of the film on DVD, starting promptly at 1.00pm, will be followed by tea and a talk by SANDRA THOMAS 'The Games People Play, or Compromise and Chaos' Ionesco reminds us that…

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October 2011

Farewell the Tranquil Mind

October 8, 2011 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

by Barbara Hardwick In this talk, I wish to argue that some of Nietzsche’s ideas about obtaining a balance between logic (Apollonian) and art, myth, music and revelry (Dionysian) are essential to healthy life, as is the ability to bear suffering rather than to escaping into denial, illness and loss of self. In other words, living a balanced life consists in the ability to bear contraries. In Tragedy at least one character has lost this capacity. My belief is that…

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