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Verb Garden – The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (Fair Pley / The Famous Spiegeltent)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This series of panels, with a  name much more mysterious and edgier than its content, offers thoughtful, learned perspectives on questions ranging from mortality to the financial crisis to the fashion industry. The particular session I attended was enigmatically titled ‘Embracing Death’, and featured four doctors, a filmmaker, and a comedian giving their views on society’s denial of death. Each offered interesting anecdotes and insights in a relaxed, conversational atmosphere that encouraged audience participation, but an hour is simply too short to delve into these broad issues at a satisfying depth. The audience, many of whom also worked in the medical industry, seemed to enjoy the discussion, indicating that this is more of a special interest option than a crowd-pleaser.

The Famous Spiegeltent, until 25 Aug (not, 10, 11), times vary.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elaine Teng]