A Night of Better Conversation: Relationships
Few things promise us greater happiness than our relationships - yet few things more reliably deliver misery and frustration. Our error is to suppose that we are born knowing how to love and that managing a relationship might therefore be intuitive and easy.
In this wide-ranging and thought provoking night of conversation, we will uncover the key issues of relationships, challenge our assumptions, practice self-awareness and understand why we fight and argue with those we love most.
Drawing on the work of leading thinkers, artists and writers, we'll reshape our attitudes on relationships. We'll be saying things we've never said before and asking ourselves (and each other) some big questions.
17.00 The Everleigh Bar Opens
17.30 The Elk Room Opens for Pre-Drinks (themed bespoke cocktail upon arrival)
18.30 Welcome & Introduction
19.00 Technique 1
19.30 Technique 2
20.00 Technique 3
20.30 Permission to Speak Freely
21.00 Event Concludes, Bar Open for Continued Conversation
'Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.'
– Oscar Wilde
This event is proudly presented in partnership with The Everleigh.
The Everleigh and The School of Life have a commitment to providing enlightened hospitality to its customers. Our shared mission is to create events and environments where meaningful connections can flourish.
ABOUT MYKE BARTLETT
Myke Bartlett was born in Perth, and spent his first twenty years trying to escape. A trained journalist, Bartlett writes on politics, movies, pop culture and rock music for Australia's best-known cultural publications. His debut young adult novel Fire in the Sea won the 2011 Text Prize.
ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS
Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.