Thursday 26 January 2017

Is Exercise the New Elitism?

The House of St Barnabas and BUG present:
37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain 

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#17: Is Exercise the New Elitism?
Chaired by Miranda Sawyer
Thursday 2nd February 2017, Doors 6.30pm, Talk 7.30pm Tickets: £15 (including booking fee)

The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

The House of St Barnabas and BUG are excited to announce the next discussion in the 37 Things You need to Know about Modern Britain series.

From the costly gym membership you never use to the fat shaming of women and bragging about marathon training on social media, has our fascination with keeping fit turned unhealthy?
At the start of the New Year there’s more pressure than ever to exercise, but does this just mask a new form of snobbery? Are we creating a narcissistic culture that celebrates great abs over emotional wellbeing and treats the overweight like second-class citizens? Being fit is high fashion but can everyone afford to join in?
Join speakers including Lorraine Candy, Luxury Content Director at The Sunday Times and former Editor-in-Chief of Elle, Tim Weeks, Olympic trainer and fitness thinker and Morgan Rees, founder of Men's Health, in a debate chaired by Observer columnist Miranda Sawyer, to explore the role of fitness in modern society.
This will be the 17th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open- ended questions about life as we live it today. 

37 Things is part of The Culture Series at The House of St Barnabas, a series of events championing emerging talent, conceived to inspire and provoke thoughtful yet lively debate. Previous events have included curated acoustic gigs by Gilles Peterson, Jarvis Cocker and Andrew Weatherall. Former 37 Things talks have featured panellists including David Lammy MP, Owen Jones, India Knight and Laurie Penny.
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