The British Gestalt Journal Seminar Day is an annual event bringing together friends, readers, writers, editors and reviewers of the journal.
This year, the 13th Annual British Gestalt Seminar day took place on Saturday 22 November 2014, in the historic, Toynbee Hall, East London, United Kingdom.
The success of the event was demonstrated by the presence of 81 attendees.
The day was led by British Gestalt Journal co-founder and past editor, Malcolm Parlett. Malcolm introduced his forthcoming book: 'Future Sense: Five explorations for an Awaking World', laying out its central argument, structure, and purpose; how he is calling for a 'growing up process for humanity' on the scale of revolution; how the book has grown out of nearly 40 years of Gestalt practice; and how, in order for it to be completed, he has had to undergo his own revolution.
Toynbee Hall has been a catalyst for social reform in the UK for 130 years. Created by Samuel Barnett and his wife Henrietta, the existence of the hall marked a growing realisation that enduring social change would not be achieved through the existing individualised and piecemeal approaches.
Lunch was served on the historical dining table that was designed to seat both rich and poor, who would sit down and eat the same meal. For the Seminar day, attendees enjoyed Gluten free meat and vegan curries for lunch, prepared by Chef Orly Lascelles from Artsadmin's Arts Bar & Café www.artsadmin.co.uk/toynbee-studios/arts-bar-cafe Whilst a large array of cakes were generously donated by members of the gestalt community.