Discover how ancient philosophy makes sense today. All human beings have questions. Philosophers are people who explore them. Learn how philosophy can expand your world and the view you have of yourself, and help deal with the challenges of everyday life. Join us (and some of the all-time great philosophers) for a course of ten evening sessions in timeless, practical wisdom. The discussions are held at the Jubilee Centre, Catherine Street, St Albans,starting on Wednesday 29th April 2009, 7.15-9.45pm. Cost for the course: £65. http://www.philosophyinstalbans.org/
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The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!