Breaking Convention Hosts

Lectures, Workshops & Festivals


In addition to a biennial conference, Breaking Convention also hosts a series of evening lectures throughout the year.  You can also find us at select festivals during the summer months, and we also work with partners on workshops at various locations in the UK.  See below for the latest up-coming events and for recent content produced.


DOSED movie

Darren Le Baron - For the love of Mushrooms

We’re very excited to announce that grass-roots researcher and teacher, the infamous Darren Le Baron will be presenting his most recent talk about the history and nature of mycology.

Psychedelic mushrooms have been used for millennia to reach altered states of consciousness. In this talk Darren explores the connections between psychedelics, relationships, love, sex and ceremony.

He will also share some of the latest scientific research, as well as exploring the ancient symbolism of mushrooms. He will reveal to you the amazing world of fungi, in his usual thought provoking and engaging way. Come and discover the hidden, and in some cases taboo knowledge and how it has become encoded in many cultures in our modern world!

This event is FREE, click here to sign up!
Honouring The Work And Legacy Of Kilindi Iyi

Honouring The Work and Legacy of Kilindi Iyi

Thank you for tuning in to our zoom event 'Honouring the Work & Legacy of Kilindi Iyi'.

The talk is now available on YouTube, please feel free to share widely.

As some of you may be aware, proceeds from this event are being donated to The Detroit Psychedelic Conference, an event Kilindi was organising before his passing. It is happening this weekend (7th-9th Aug) with a memorial to Kilindi on Sunday. We wish the organisers and attendees a great event, and for those of us who cannot make it we will be thinking of Kilindi on Sunday during this memorial ceremony. The conference will not be virtual but the organisers will film the event which will be available afterwards. For more info visit the Detroit Psychedelic Conference.

You can still donate via using the reference 'kilindi'.

We would like to thank Darren (, Ayana, Moudou and Omolewa for sharing your stories with us.

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R.I.P Baba Kilindi Iyi


DOSED movie
DOSED + Q&A (18)
Sat 29th Feb 2020 14:55, Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London, UK

After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga.
Shroomshop with Darren Springer
Shroomshop with Darren Springer: Mushroom growing workshop
Thurs 13th Feb 2020
University of Greenwich, London
Psychedelics, Ego Death and The Afterlife, Darren Springer
"Psychedelics, Ego Death and The Afterlife", Darren Springer
Weds 5th Feb 2020
University of Greenwich, London
Rick Dodgson on Ken Kesey
Author and Historian Rick Dodgson on countercultural icon Ken Kesey
Thurs 16th Jan 2020
University of Greenwich, London