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Monday November 13

Do You Think What You Think?: Julian Baggini
The Grand Price: £6 Concession: £5

Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check? Really, it won’t hurt a bit…,

Is what you believe coherent and consistent? Or is it a jumble of contradictions? Do You Think What You Think You Think? presents a dozen quizzes that will reveal what you really think and what it all adds up to (brace yourself: it might not be what you expected). An MOT for your mind from the regular BBC Radio 4 and Guardian contributor and best-selling author of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten.

Horseshoes and Holy Water: Mefo Phillips
The Grand Price: £6 Concession: £5

Proceeds of this event will go to The Alzheimer’s Society

The quirky story of two sisters’’ horseback pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Mefo Phillips and her sister Susie saddle up their Appaloosa horses in preparation for a journey that will test their patience, stamina, and the digestive systems of their charges. Beginning at Canterbury, the journey through France and into Spain follows the old pilgrim trail of the Way of St James. Mefo and her horse Leo have recently completed an even more challenging journey, riding to Rome, once again in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.

Why Creationism is Wrong and Evolution is Right: Steve Jones
The Leas Cliff Hall Price: £6 Concession: £5

Science is about disbelief. It accepts that all knowledge is provisional and that any theory might in principle be disproved. But many biologists are worried by a recent and unexpected return of an argument based on belief by the certainty that life did not evolve but appeared by supernatural means. Worldwide, more people believe in creationism than in evolution. Professor Steve Jones, one of Britain’s leading scientists, talks about what evolution is, based on the latest evidence and why creationism does more harm to religion than it does to science.

George and Sam: Charlotte Moore
The Grand Price: £6 Concession: £5

Presented in partnership with the South Kent Branch of the National Autistic Society

Novelist and Guardian columnist Charlotte Moore has three children: the two oldest, George and Sam, are autistic; the youngest Jake is not. Combining personal memoir with the most recent known information on this fascinating and elusive condition, she describes the circumstances of her children’s birth, behaviour, diagnosis, treatment - and brilliantly conveys what daily life is like for a family with autism.

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and their families. Founded in 1962, it continues to spearhead national and international initiatives and provide a strong voice for all people with autism. The South Kent Branch of the NAS is a parent support group for families who live in the Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh areas. It offers a monthly Family Fun Club, monthly speakers, a newsletter, trips and outings for families and can provide information and advice for those who have recently had a diagnosis. Further information can be obtained from Branch Officer Liz Power on 01303 210736.

Film Screening: Death of a President
The Leas Cliff Hall Price: £5 Concession: £4

...with Simon Finch & Gabriel Range

An unknown gunman assassinates George W. Bush. A couple of years later, an investigative documentary is made. It features all the people involved that fateful day: protestors, suspects and their families, Secret Service agents, press and experts, seeking meaning in this horrible act of violence. We learn, agonizingly, what happened to America… after the death of a president.

Assembling a vast array of recent media, manipulated and subtly altered, the film, which opened the Toronto Film Festival this year amid much controversy, is chilling in its believability and power. Through the lens of the future, Death of a President addresses current political issues, and draws comparison between the diminishing authenticity of mass media images we encounter in the film, and in the world today. Followed by Q&A; with the film’s producer and writer Simon Finch and director and writer Gabriel Range.
UK. 2006. 93 mins.

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