Open House London 2014
Saturday 20 September 2014. | 1 to 4 pm.
The Swedenborg Society will once again be participating in the Open House London weekend, providing a chance for friends of the Society, architecture buffs, and the plain old curious alike to come and view our beautiful Grade II listed headquarters in Bloomsbury. Visitors can come and admire our newly restored Neoclassical lecture hall, as well as the Wynter and Gardiner Rooms. The bookshop will be open and there will be staff and volunteers on site to answer your questions.
Dead Man & Mystery Train
A Jim Jarmusch Double Bill | FREE SCREENING
Saturday 27 September 2014. | 5pm to 10pm.
In conjunction with Scalarama the Swedenborg Society is pleased to announce a double bill of films by the renowned filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, known for his life-long interest in William Blake and more recent explorations of Swedenborg.
Following our recent refurbishment the Society is also pleased to be able to showcase its recently upgraded auditorium—described by the Guardian as ‘one of the most atmospheric venues in London’—and its new audiovisual equipment.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Late arrivals will be seated on a first come first served basis.
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Apocalypse of John Card Set | Event
Thursday 18 September 2014. | 11am to 4pm.
FREE ENTRY. TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE SERVED.
The Swedenborg Society is an entirely independent academic publisher, library, event space and bookshop. Since its very beginning, however, it has kept informal ties with other Swedenborgian organizations, both ecclesiastic and academic. One of the oldest and most significant of such organisations is the General Conference of the New Church. Founded in the late eighteenth century, the General Conference included several founders of the Swedenborg Society amongst its early members, as well as such notable figures as William Blake. This organization is still very much in existence today, with churches situated throughout the British Isles, and they will be hosting a day event in Swedenborg Hall on Thursday the 18th of September to celebrate the launch of a new set of cards looking at ways of reflecting on the Book of Revelation. There will be three speakers on the day: Michael Stanley, Clifford Curry and Helen Brown. There will also be a series of 26 colour illustrations by G R Smith and several books available for sale. If you would like to know more about General Conference of the New Church and the Apocalypse of John card set please visit this link. A PDF flyer for the event can be downloaded from here: http://www.spiritualfriends.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Launch-Event.pdf