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Private Views

The NCF's new book, Private Views: Voices from the Front Line of British Culture, is published later this month.

A reception to celebrate the launch will be held on Wednesday 27th May 2009 at 6.30pm- 8.30pm, at The Ideas Space, Clutha House, 10 Storey's Gate London SW1P 3AY.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to events@newcultureforum.org.uk

Private Views is a collection of seventeen fascinating conversations with NCF director Peter Whittle on the cultural state we're in:

Playwright Richard Bean - The politics of the theatre, self-censorship, and outmoded political labels

Critic Cosmo Landesman - The rise of celebrity culture, and the fall of the critic

Designer Dame Vivienne Westwood - Culture as an antidote to propaganda

Composer James Macmillan - Happy chaos in the musical world

Talk radio host Jon Gaunt - Class and Talk radio in the UK

Sculptor Alexander Stoddart - Stilling the Will

Novelist Lionel Shriver - Anti-Americanism and the difficulty of talking about immigration

Artist Jonathan Yeo - The revival of portraiture and the return of substance

Director Sir Richard Eyre - The UK’s growing cultural apartheid

Editor Daniel Johnson - Cultural threats to the West in the post-Cold War era

Former Arts minister Lord Smith - Government and the arts…and hating Cool Britannia

Comedian Reginald D Hunter - What’s really edgy

Cultural Advisor Munira Mirza - Culture in the capital in the post-Livingstone era

Historian Michael Burleigh - Leaving academic fashion behind- the importance of going public

Broadcaster Dennis Sewell - BBC bias, impartiality and the future of political broadcasting

Playwright James Graham - Political thinking amongst young writers and the cultural dominance of London

Artist Sarah Maple - Giving offence and freedom of expression

The book will be available on Amazon and through the SAU at www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk

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Submitted by peterwhittle on Wed, 2009-05-13 06:51.

Is Class back?

You are invited to a New Culture Forum discussion, held jointly with the Bow Group, called "Is class back?"

The guest speakers are James Dellingpole, author and Spectator columnist, Peter Whittle, Director of the New Culture Forum, and Dolan Cummings, Research Director at the Institute of Ideas.

The event will take place tonight, Wednesday 17th December 2008 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Bow Group offices at CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH.

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Submitted by peterwhittle on Wed, 2008-12-17 09:09.

JONAH GOLDBERG

Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, will be the special guest at the NCF's first event of 2009.

He will be in conversation with Douglas Murray, writer, broadcaster and director of the Centre for Social Cohesion.

The event will take place on Monday, January 26th, at 6.30pm in the Boothroyd Room at Portcullis House, Westminster. The book will be available to buy.

“In the greatest hoax of modern history, Russia's ruling “socialist workers party,” the Communists, established themselves as the polar opposites of their two socialist clones, the National Socialist German Workers Party (quicknamed "the Nazis") and Italy's Marxist-inspired Fascisti, by branding both as "the fascists." Jonah Goldberg is the first historian to detail the havoc this spin of all spins has played upon Western thought for the past 75 years, very much including the present moment. Love it or loathe it, "Liberal Fascism" is a book of intellectual history you won't be able to put down—-in either sense of the term.”  

Tom Wolfe

 Read Dominic Hilton's review of the book for the NCF here

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Submitted by peterwhittle on Wed, 2008-12-10 12:31.

IS CLASS BACK?

You are invited to a New Culture Forum discussion, held jointly with the Bow Group, called "Is class back?"

The guest speakers are James Dellingpole, author and Spectator columnist, Dolan Cummings, Research Director at the Institute of Ideas, and Peter Whittle, Director of the NCF.

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th December 2008 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Bow Group offices at CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London, SE1 0EH.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to prwhittle@btinternet.com

Directions can be found here

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Submitted by peterwhittle on Sun, 2008-12-07 10:15.
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