The Art of Love and Desire

part of The Sex Lectures - Cutting Edge Dialogues of Desire

Auguste Rodin, The Eternal Idol, c. 1890-1893, plaster, Paris, Musée Rodin

Where International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

When Tuesday 18th June 2019, 6:30-9pm

Tickets £17

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This talk will be part of a wonderful line up of speakers, contributing to one of the Sex Lectures - Cutting Edge Dialogues of Desire.

About the Sex Lectures - The Most Important Things are the Hardest to Talk About. In these inspiring and connecting evenings, speakers with unique and cutting edge views on sexuality, relationships and love will share their ideas in pithy 12 minute talks. Good Sex can offer both connection and pleasure. It’s human to be fascinated by sexuality, yet with the rise in divorce, Tinder and porn, we’re wondering how the current reality could move beyond #MeToo and Cosmo to a greater understanding of the power of sexuality for connection, creativity, awareness and pleasure. How can we let love enlighten us, and sex truly enliven us? These relaxed yet thought provoking evenings will include 6 talks and time to meet and mingle.

Speakers - Sara Riccardi - The Art of Love and Desire

Jem Ayres - The Healing Power of Orgasm

John Fraser - How do I know what I want when I always know what I ought to want?

Rachel Connor - Sex, lies and ticker tape: the joys of real communication

Damon Birch - Exploring Masculinity

Heidi Chadwick -The Art of Passion

About the talk - Sara strongly believes that works of art possess a special potential to let us glimpse into something that is “beyond” us, and to affect our lives through experiences that go beyond the intellectual one. In her 12 minutes, she will explore what beautiful examples of art from past centuries can show us about love, desire, connection, intimacy, kindness, and how we can learn to connect and respond to these images emotionally and instinctively, to ultimately get to discover something new about ourselves.