Ben Hardwidge

Sunday, July 22 2012 at 7:30PM

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133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG London, United Kingdom

Ben Hardwidge

What's the talk about?

Chinese Medicine, sharks don’t get cancer. It’s a myth that’s not only brought false hope to sufferers of one of the world’s horrific diseases, who are told that consuming shark cartilage can cure cancer, but it’s also contributed to a recent acceleration in demand for shark cartilage, which has had devastating impact on the world’s shark populations. In fact, it’s estimated that 38 million sharks are slaughtered every year.

After millions of years serving as the oceans’ main apex predator,
many shark species are now on the brink of extinction following just a
few decades of indiscriminate fishing. People often ask ‘where's the
harm?’ when it comes to using alternative medicine, and this talk will
explain the very real and costly price of relying on unregulated,
bogus medicine to treat cancer.

In this talk, marine conservation enthusiast Ben Hardwidge will
explore the theories behind using medicines derived from sharks and
rays, and explain the devastating impact that overfishing them is
having on our marine ecosystem.


This is a special event running as part of "Emperor Yes and Friends" 3 week gallery show and music single release.

Emperor Yes are releasing their first single on Tape Club Records and to celebrate we are putting on a special type of show at TOP OFFICE MACHINES.

The 3 week long event called EMPEROR YES AND FRIENDS will resemble an art gallery and will feature original art inspired by the two songs, remixes, live performances, talks, comedy, a pop up record store, 3D photo booth and a magician!

We will be open from the 5th until the 29th of July at the brand new TOP OFFICE MACHINES on Bethnal Green rd. when there isn't planned events happening come down, have a look at the art, and abuse the 3D photo booth.

15 artists have done art inspired by the two tunes. The artists are:

Low Bros 
Mr Penfold
Milo Tchais 
Tony Lee
Stevyn Colgan
Dan Schreiber 
Paul Shinn
Super Haunted from Gallops
Ayano Fukuoka
Oliver Dorman
Peter Rossiter
Sam Ballard
Anders Furevik

There will also be a music room where Tom Rogerson from Three Trapped Tigers will be curating a night of far out music, Arch Stanton are playing a show supported by Joe Innes and the Cavalcade, and Gbenga from Metronomy will headline a party that with also feature Robo Punx.
If thats not enough Pink Mist are hosting a pop up store and will be taking over the music room for a secret show, and a there will be a stand up comedy event hosted by comedian/writer/producer Dan Schreiber.

Current up-to-date details can be found here: