THE EXPLORERS CLUB

UPCOMING EXPLORERS CLUBS:

OCT19 Beaver TALK - Dr. Sam Gandy Sat 14:00 · by The Explorers CLUBHastings Museum & Art Gallery,Hastings

MARINA FOUNTAIN:

NOV6 The Buddhist Matrix - Ann MathieWed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

DEC4 Healing with Joy and Psychedelic Strangeness - Oli Genn-Bash Wed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

THE EXPLORERS CLUBS 2020:

JAN8 Future Perception - Carl H. Smith Wed 21:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

FEB5 Cartography of The Altered State - Matt Brown Wed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

MAR4 MAD MEN: Masculinity, Sanity & Space - Angga Kara Wed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

APR1 Cheating The Ferryman - Anthony Peake Wed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB, Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

MAY6 Hypnosis and The Occult - Danny Nemu Wed 19:30 · by The Explorers CLUB Marina Fountain, Saint Leonards

Let’s talk about BEAVER

19th October - 2pm, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery with Dr. Sam Gandy

Tickets are £10 - kids come free (Under 18s) and £5 from each ticket sale will go straight to the River Otter Beaver Trial organised by the Devon Wildlife Trust.

Join us in the beautiful Durbar Hall at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery for talk by Sam Gandy about the re-introduction of beavers to the UK.

After the talking, we'll be inviting attendees to join us for a walk through Bohemia Woods. The Return of Beavers to The UK - and why this should be celebrated!

The implications of beaver reintroduction to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

Sam Gandy has a PhD in ecological science from the University of Aberdeen and an MRes in entomology from Imperial College London. He has a lifelong interest in nature and wildlife and has been fortunate enough to conduct field research in various parts of the world including the UK, Kefalonia, Almeria, Texas, the Peruvian Amazon, Vietnam and Ethiopia. He has a keen interest in beavers and their overdue introduction to the UK, and was media volunteer for the Scottish Wild Beaver Group, effectively a PR agent for Scotland's beavers.

I’ll also be doing a short ‘B’ Talk about Hastings’ own beaver fanatic ‘Grey Owl.’

Sam Gandy with his chameleon friend Ron.

Sam Gandy with his chameleon friend Ron.

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The Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners  Mushrooms have been growing wild since prehistoric times. Their therapeutic value has been prized in indigenous cultures, for thousands of years. They play a critical role in medicinal practice and were noted in some of the first books on herbal medicine written thousands of years ago  In the past few decades, mushrooms have become more popular for their therapeutic qualities in the west as a result of an expanding body of scientific research supporting their numerous health benefits.  Come and learn the basics of mushroom cultivation, explore various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake and many other strains of mushrooms.  This will be a hands on experience we will cover everything you need to know to get you started.  What will we cover?  What are Mushrooms? How do Mushrooms grow? How do you grow Mushrooms at home? Mushroom Aftercare How to make and use Spore Prints, Spawn & Spore Syringes Where to get everything? Each participant will leave with an inoculated mushroom growing jar, handouts and supporting material.  Darren Springer will lead the workshop. He's a keen mushroom grower and teacher, for the last seven years he has been growing edible mushrooms. He is Horticulture and Food Enterprise worker and tutor for and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment. In this workshop Darren shares his practical tips and experience to help you successfully grow mushrooms at home.  General tickets £30 Earlybird ( before end of July) £20  PSYCHEDELICS, EGO DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE  20:00 - 22:00  TICKETS £8 ADV / £10 ON THE DOOR  In this talk Darren Springer of Ancient Future, will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the mythical Underworld and the ancient art of navigating the afterlife, and how this all corresponds with the psychedelic experience coined "Ego Death".   He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these practices in ancient Africa, Mesopotamia and Europe and how they have become coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world in initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.   In this presentation, Darren will share how these Psychedelics were used in experiencing navigating the afterlife and dance with death, allowing you to live a more purposeful and liberated life.  Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006, a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and ancient spiritual systems in his community.

The Shroomshop: Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners

Mushrooms have been growing wild since prehistoric times. Their therapeutic value has been prized in indigenous cultures, for thousands of years. They play a critical role in medicinal practice and were noted in some of the first books on herbal medicine written thousands of years ago

In the past few decades, mushrooms have become more popular for their therapeutic qualities in the west as a result of an expanding body of scientific research supporting their numerous health benefits.

Come and learn the basics of mushroom cultivation, explore various techniques for growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms such as Oyster, Reishi, Shiitake and many other strains of mushrooms.

This will be a hands on experience we will cover everything you need to know to get you started.

What will we cover?

What are Mushrooms?
How do Mushrooms grow?
How do you grow Mushrooms at home?
Mushroom Aftercare
How to make and use Spore Prints, Spawn & Spore Syringes
Where to get everything?
Each participant will leave with an inoculated mushroom growing jar, handouts and supporting material.

Darren Springer will lead the workshop. He's a keen mushroom grower and teacher, for the last seven years he has been growing edible mushrooms. He is Horticulture and Food Enterprise worker and tutor for and has translated his home growing experience into a commercial experiment. In this workshop Darren shares his practical tips and experience to help you successfully grow mushrooms at home.

General tickets £30 Earlybird ( before end of July) £20

PSYCHEDELICS, EGO DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE

20:00 - 22:00

TICKETS £8 ADV / £10 ON THE DOOR

In this talk Darren Springer of Ancient Future, will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the mythical Underworld and the ancient art of navigating the afterlife, and how this all corresponds with the psychedelic experience coined "Ego Death".

He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these practices in ancient Africa, Mesopotamia and Europe and how they have become coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world in initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.

In this presentation, Darren will share how these Psychedelics were used in experiencing navigating the afterlife and dance with death, allowing you to live a more purposeful and liberated life.

Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006, a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and ancient spiritual systems in his community.

Don’t Let Me Be Lost to You   Don't Let Me Be Lost to You   Ian Nagoski - Canary Records (Baltimore, US)   Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City   EU/UK dates  June 19  LISBON  Teatro de Bairro Alto June // 21-22 tba please help! // June 23  GLASGOW  Old Hairdresser’s// June 24  BRADFORD  Fuse Arts Space June 25  HASTINGS  Wow + Flutter // June 26  GENEVA  Bongo Joe // June 28-30  PARIS  tba // July 2  LONDON  Cafe Oto TICKETS:  £5 ADV get your name down at  Wow And Flutter   £7 on the door ONLY 30 places available. ADV tickets highly recommended!  At the height of immigration to the United States 100 years ago, a wave of people from the collapsing Ottoman Empire and settled in the U.S. At the same time, the burgeoning record industry in an around New York City radically hastened the distribution of dissemination of musical cultures and documented thousands of performances by performers from present-day Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Greece within the U.S. And then, for a half-century, those recordings were neglected. Who were these musicians? Where did they go? How did their work affect America?  Ian Nagoski’s talk-and-record-listening conference illuminates a world-within-a-world of a musical culture as it developed over two generations, reveling in the specific and presenting little-heard masterpieces. It is an exploration of the details of artistic expressions of immigrants and the social realities of a “nation of immigrants” and its ambivalences concerning who matters and who gets remembered.  Biography  Ian Nagoski is a music researcher and record producer in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than a decade, he has produced dozens of reissues of early 20th century recordings in languages other than English for labels including Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, his own Canary Records, and others. His enthusiastic talks have been hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens Greece, the University of Chicago, and New York University, and he has presented his work in installation at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin Germany, the Wellcome Center in London England, and the Peale Center in Baltimore Maryland. A fragment of his work is included on the MoonkArk, the first object to be permanently installed on the moon, in 2020.  "Nagoski is a Walter Benjamin visionary, using his collection of 78s to hallucinate a history that actually happened but which remains hidden beneath official dogma and nationalisms.” - Marcus Boon, the Wire  "Nagoski's approach is great, because he's got a DJ's ear, and he's got this historian's perspective. He's looking at these songs as somewhere between a poem and an autobiography." - Jace Clayton, DJ/rupture  "His work is so rare and important that it should almost be treated as a ritual object, a pathway to the past and a voice for ghosts of a forgotten part of American musical history." - Nate Wooley, SoundAmerican  "...as essential to an understanding of American music as anything else." - Amanda Petrusich, Pitchfork   https://canary-records.bandcamp.com/

Don’t Let Me Be Lost to You

Don't Let Me Be Lost to You

Ian Nagoski - Canary Records (Baltimore, US)

Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City

EU/UK dates

June 19 LISBON Teatro de Bairro Alto June // 21-22 tba please help! // June 23 GLASGOW Old Hairdresser’s// June 24 BRADFORD Fuse Arts Space June 25 HASTINGS Wow + Flutter // June 26 GENEVA Bongo Joe // June 28-30 PARIS tba // July 2 LONDON Cafe Oto
TICKETS:
£5 ADV get your name down at Wow And Flutter
£7 on the door
ONLY 30 places available. ADV tickets highly recommended!

At the height of immigration to the United States 100 years ago, a wave of people from the collapsing Ottoman Empire and settled in the U.S. At the same time, the burgeoning record industry in an around New York City radically hastened the distribution of dissemination of musical cultures and documented thousands of performances by performers from present-day Turkey, Syria, Armenia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Greece within the U.S. And then, for a half-century, those recordings were neglected. Who were these musicians? Where did they go? How did their work affect America?

Ian Nagoski’s talk-and-record-listening conference illuminates a world-within-a-world of a musical culture as it developed over two generations, reveling in the specific and presenting little-heard masterpieces. It is an exploration of the details of artistic expressions of immigrants and the social realities of a “nation of immigrants” and its ambivalences concerning who matters and who gets remembered.

Biography

Ian Nagoski is a music researcher and record producer in Baltimore, Maryland. For more than a decade, he has produced dozens of reissues of early 20th century recordings in languages other than English for labels including Dust-to-Digital, Tompkins Square, his own Canary Records, and others. His enthusiastic talks have been hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens Greece, the University of Chicago, and New York University, and he has presented his work in installation at the Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin Germany, the Wellcome Center in London England, and the Peale Center in Baltimore Maryland. A fragment of his work is included on the MoonkArk, the first object to be permanently installed on the moon, in 2020.

"Nagoski is a Walter Benjamin visionary, using his collection of 78s to hallucinate a history that actually happened but which remains hidden beneath official dogma and nationalisms.” - Marcus Boon, the Wire

"Nagoski's approach is great, because he's got a DJ's ear, and he's got this historian's perspective. He's looking at these songs as somewhere between a poem and an autobiography." - Jace Clayton, DJ/rupture

"His work is so rare and important that it should almost be treated as a ritual object, a pathway to the past and a voice for ghosts of a forgotten part of American musical history." - Nate Wooley, SoundAmerican

"...as essential to an understanding of American music as anything else." - Amanda Petrusich, Pitchfork

https://canary-records.bandcamp.com/



The Explorers Club is a local, DIY educational outfit that has been operating out of living rooms all over Hastings and St. Leonards since 2012. 

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MIND: Past, Present + Future MAY 31 - JUNE 1

A Symposium of future thought and technology.

ROCK HOUSE, HASTINGS, UK

Explore VR Worlds, emerging technologies and cutting-edge philosophy and psychology with some of the world's most forward-thinking academics, researchers and technologists.

Exploring everything from somatic wearables that alter your sensory perception to love drugs, sex robots and secret CIA remote viewing studies.

Taking the format of a very relaxed conference, attendees will get the opportunity to ask questions, take part in debates, experience VR and other technologies first hand, practice remote viewing techniques and experience sleep hypnosis in a Dream Lab and more.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. David Luke (University of Greenwich), Carl H. Smith (Ravensbourne University London), Lena Korvovelou, Samantha Treasure (Birkbeck), Jazz Rasool (Ravensbourne), Jayney Goddard (CMA), Sarah Janes (The Explorers Club, Alistair Coombs (SOAS), Brian Earp (Oxford University), Dr. Blay Whitby (University of Sussex), Darren Springer (Ancient Futures), Cynthia Harrison (Rhombus Healing Arts), Beatrice Brown, Jose Montemayor and Sanae Orchi (African Yoga)

Book now

TICKETS £15 for 2 DAYS!