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 The ‘Art of Thinking’

Before the pandemic Greg Scorzo, our in-house philosopher gave talks and appeared on various panels.

This was all on the back of running over 60 Leicester based  ‘Art of Thinking’ Events which were attended by the community. These centred around a wide range of Arts and Culture topics, City Festivals,  as well as Social issues. We either gave an overview presentation of different positions / arguments or had a guest that we talked to with a certain world view.

The main aim was to encourage people to look at things in different ways, get together in a social setting and use ‘EMPATHY, CLARITY AND COURAGE when discussing what their thinking was, with other attendees.

On top of this we were publishing writing in the form of multimedia essays, on cultural issues and arts and culture, experimenting with podcasts and transcribing interesting conversations. 

Like many others, Culture on the Offensive took an unforeseen break from our normal activities due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Since March 2020 we have not been able to do any live events. We took the decision to not move them online for a number of reasons. Primarily the ‘Art of Thinking’ events were always about having an antidote to the online echo chambers and angry discourse from behind a keyboard. People enjoyed meeting and mingling in a social setting, face to face with an eclectic bunch from all walks of life, to ‘meet, drink, eat and think.’

The social events involved everyone using EMPATHY, CLARITY AND COURAGE to have some often difficult discussions, and explore and  test our viewpoints. (On top of this we didn’t want to add to the abundance of online events and much Zoom exhaustion.)

However we have kept busy.

We are excited to still be focussing on the ‘Art of Thinking’ in the form of dialogues. In our new podcasts Greg has been interrogating the ideas of a wide range of thinkers exploring different topics.

All The ‘Art of Thinking’ with Greg Scorzo podcasts are available on major platforms via Audio Boom including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and many more. 

Follow the link to listen and subscribe to all of our podcast channels that are applicable.

Our podcasts are also available via YouTube. Follow and subscribe to our YouTube channel

On top of this Greg has had time out to finally finish his book LOVE BEFORE COVID – which is is available to buy on

We have also finished the Audioplay ‘LOVE BEFORE COVID’ comprising 3 Chapters of the book which is available via audioboom linking to all major podcast platforms and via YouTube

This takes the form of a ‘feature film for your ears’.

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We will now be publishing a number of COTO’s essays in book form so watch this space.

We our sending our undying love, as always, to all our fellow thinkers and supporters. Hope to see you all soon, and looking forward to meeting and collaborating with new people too.

Lizzie Soden (Creative director)

Dr Greg Scorzo ( Philosopher, writer, devisor, podcaster.)


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