Full Circle IDEAS programme

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    • 10/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12/12/2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Full Circle House, Ch de Vleurgat 89, 1050 Ixelles
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    Local Design Christmas Market

    Fri 10th 6-9.30PM I Sat 11th 10-6PM I Sun 12th 10-5pm


    Welcome to our unique Christmas Design Market

    in an unforgettable setting 

    Unique design items from jewellery, clothing, household furnishings, stationery, art, books, toys, to speciality local food & drink - all with an emphasis on sustainability and quality.

    The market takes place against the charming backdrop of our cosy and unforgettable hôtel de maître, with live music (Friday evening), warm mulled wine and mince pies.


    Avoid the crowds and book your timed entry


    Festive food & drinks, including mulled wine & mince pies, served all day. 

    COVID conditions:

    • 10-2pm Up to 50 persons admitted. No CST required.
    • From 2pm: More than 50 people can attend the market. CST is required.
    • Masks must be worn except when seated and eating or drinking.
    • 16/12/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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    Members' Supper

    Capitalism On Edge

    Thursday 16th Dicember, 7.00 - 8.30 pm

    World renowned expert and Full Circle member shares her insights and knowledge. 
    Ask questions, challenge ideas (your own and other people’s) and meet other members, over a light supper.

    Albena Azmanova claims that what ails the 99% is not inequality, but wide-ranging economic insecurity that has not spared the well-educated, the highly skilled, and well-paid individuals. An epidemic of precarity enabled the Covid-19 pandemic. Think about it, even the most affluent, scientifically advanced, and politically sophisticated Western societies are having such trouble coping with a virus that is neither completely unknown nor too deadly. Albena's book aims to contribute to the struggle for a better world. As U.S. economist James Galbraith put it, Capitalism on Edge is "the big-think book of our time".
    Come debate Albena's big idea.

    Albena Azmanova is Professor of Political and Social Thought at the University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies, a writer and political commentator. Her research spans issues of social justice, democracy, the critique of capitalism, and is animated by her political activism. She has been involved in the dissident movements that brought down the communist regime in her native Bulgaria and to this day remains engaged with transnational progressive social movements. Her latest book has received numerous awards.

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    Please note that a Covid Safe Ticket is required in order to attend this event.

    • 20/01/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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    HOPETIMISM

    A salon with Leo Bormans

    Thurs 20 Jan / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

    "Hope is optimism with the sleeves rolled up" says Leo Bormans after having carefully researched the mechanisms of hope. He has come up with 100 keys to a hopeful life.

    Hopeful people live longer, are happier and more successful in just about all areas of life. Hope is a positive virus and it is highly contagious. It relieves pain, strengthens the organism and promotes recovery. 

    But how can we be more 'hopetimist' in shaky and uncertain times? What if we experience difficulties in life, seek more meaning or want to help others find a new balance? Join Leo at Full Circle as he shares a hundred concrete advice about falling, getting up and broadening our view. 

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    ABOUT

    Leo Bormans is global Ambassador of Happiness & Quality of Life. He is a writer, educator, international speaker and also advices governments and companies on how to increase happiness among their citizens and employees. He has written psychology books for adults and children alike on subjects related to of happiness and is the author of the international bestsellers The World Book of Happiness, The World Book of Love and The World Book of Hope.


    GOOD READS

    Hooptimisme, 100 sleutels voor een hoopvol leven (2021), The World Book of Happiness (2010), The World Book of Love (2014), The World Book of Hope (2016). 

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    A Covid Safe Ticket is required in order to attend this event.

      • 01/02/2022
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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      THINK BIG

      A salon with Grace Lordan

      Tue 1 Feb / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

      We all have big ambitions for the future, but those dreams only become reality if we do something towards them regularly. To achieve audacious goals, we need to take action and make small changes every day. Think big and act small. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioural science, Dr Grace Lordan offers immediate actionable solutions and tips that will help you get closer to your dream future, every day.

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      ABOUT

      An economist by background, Dr Grace Lordan's research focuses on understanding why some individuals succeed in life and others don't. She is an expert on the effects of unconscious bias, discrimination and technology changes. Grace is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative (TII), as well as Director of the MSc in Behavioural Science and an Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also is an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board. Her academic writings have been published in top international journals in economics and the broader social sciences. 


      GOOD READS

      Think Big, Take Small Steps And Build The Future You Want (2021).

      KEY LINKS

      Grace Lordan's personal website

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      A Covid Safe Ticket is required in order to attend this event.

        • 17/02/2022
        • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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        CHINA, FROM FOOD TO POLITICS

        A salon with Roel Sterckx

        Thurs 17 Feb / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

        Roel Sterckx shows us that to understand China today we must learn to think Chinese. 

        Never before has Chinese culture been so physically, digitally, economically or aesthetically present in everyday Western life. But how much do we really know about its origins and key beliefs? How did the ancient Chinese think about the world?

        Sterckx looks at China's world of ideas and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy. The ancient Chinese have shaped the thinking of a civilization that is now influencing our own.

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        ABOUT

        Roel Sterckx is a Flemish-British sinologist and anthropologist. Among the foremost experts in Chinese thought, he is Professor of Chinese History, Science, and Civilization at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Clare College. He has held previous posts at National Taiwan University, Wolfson College Oxford, and University of Arizona. He has authored several books on Chinese thought and ancient China, looking at philosophy, literature, history and food culture - helping us to understand the core ideas of Chinese civilisation.


        GOOD READS

        Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding (2019), Ways of Heaven: an Introduction to Chinese Thought (2019), Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China (2011), Of Tripod and Palate: Food, Politics, and Religion in Traditional China (2007).

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        Please note that a Covid Safe Ticket is now required in order to attend this event.

          • 17/03/2022
          • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
          • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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          DO NOT DISTURB

          A salon with Michela Wrong

          Thu 17 Mar / Ideas / 6:30 - 8:30PM

          One of the sharpest observers of African politics, Michela Wrong joins us to discuss her latest controversial work. Do Not Disturb is already contributing to a rethink about the nature of the regime in Rwanda as it puts uncomfortable questions about the country's track record into the public domain. 

          With her powerful investigation into a gruesome political murder and the authoritarian regime behind it, Michela upends the narrative that Rwanda sold the world after one of the deadliest genocides of the twentieth century.

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          ABOUT

          Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for the last 15 years, reporting for Reuters, the BBC and the Financial Times. She is the author of three non-fiction books on the continent and a novel. She was awarded the 2010 James Cameron prize for journalism that combined moral vision and professional integrity. Michela Wrong lives in London and is regularly interviewed by the main media outlets on her areas of expertise. She is also a consultant for the Miles Morland Foundation, which funds a range of literary festivals, workshops and scholarships for African writers, a trustee of the Africa Research Institute, and an advisor to the Centre for Global Development.


          GOOD READS

          Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad (2020), Borderlines (2015), It's Our Turn To Eat (2009), I Didn't Do It For You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation (2005), In The Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo (2000).


          KEY LINKS

          Michela Wrong's Homepage

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          Please note that a Covid Safe Ticket is now required in order to attend this event.

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          IDEAS Season

          • New programme coming soon.

          Daytime Lounge

          Meet, work or relax, iinyour own private club, with light food & drinks served all day


          Weekdays 9am-6pm

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          Full Circle Bar

          Drop in alone or with friends, for our great selection of wines, beers spirits & cocktails

          Thurs-Fri-Sat 5-10pm

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          Dining Room

          Enjoy a relaxed single-course dinner or savour a fine dining experience


          Thurs-Fri-Sat  5-10pm

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          Afternoon Tea

          Coffee & cake or the inimitable English tea experience.


          Sundays 2-5pm

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          Relax / entertain / enjoy

          IRL Classical
          Attend great live concerts with the Festival Musiq3 (RTBF), top performers from Brussels Muzique, and a new chamber & opera from Room7.

          Starts 26-27th June

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          Games Cafe-bar 
          Bring your friends, enjoy the ambiance, and choose a board - or bring your own.


          Thurs-Fri-Sat 5-10pm

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          Jazz Sessions

          Concerts, salons and jams, with a host of great artists.

          Starts August


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          UK National Theatre Live

          Watch top picks from London's National Theatre, screened with a theatre experience.


          Showing monthly


          Choose your performance.

          Inspire / reflect / challenge


          Create / enable / shape / help

          Social Purpose 

          With your help, we provided over 5000 meals and treats to healthcare workers in Brussels during the COVID period.

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          Business Circle
          Share your professional insights and learn from others to enhance your skillset. 

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