Dec 20, 2018 10:00 AM

A unique opportunity to learn under Christie's auction house artist Oksana Leadbitter, and her New Arts Club.  Tailored to your schedule, this boutique course is 36+ hours of figurative and landscape painting that suits anyone from beginners to more accomplished painters. No experience needed! All art materials are supplied, including paints, brushes, aprons, easels and more. All you need to do is bring yourself, and a desire to learn and meet new people. Oksana will guide you through a series of art styles and techniques, offering frequent demonstrations and support. You will not need to attend every class. The course works on a by-hour basis, meaning that it works with your schedule and the hours you have left.  Come and join us every Thursday at the recreational rooms of the beautiful St Sofia church in Bayswater.  Available time slots: 10:00 - 12:00 - Adult class 12:00 - 15:00 - Children's class 19:00 - 22:00 - Adult evening class Feel free to pop in and say hello.  For more information, email: [email protected]  --- The organisers reserve the right to cancel any of the events, should unforseen circumstances arise, resulting in the refund of any canceled remaining classes. 

Dec 15, 2018 5:00 PM

Art event with a twist! FREE drinks all night, live music acts, DJ sets and extraordinary art!

Dec 19, 2018 6:30 PM

This free 90 minute class is an introduction to the world-renowned Art of Living *Happiness Program*, a transformative immersion in to powerful breathing techniques and mind mastery. Get a taste of...- Powerful Yogic breathing exercises: The quickest, most effective way to REDUCE STRESS and experience deep effortless MEDITATION.- Mind mastery: Get insights on how to stay SKILFULLY PEACEFUL and positive, even through challenging times.- Effortless guided meditation: See how to fully relax and let go, even if meditation has never "worked for you" before. Learn to effortlessly connect with the most powerful and inexhaustible source of energy and wellness that resides within you. Register for FREE to attend. Get first-hand experience of meditation & unique breathing techniques in this free 90 minute introductory workshop to the HAPPINESS PROGRAM. Note: by registering for this event, you agree to be informed of other upcoming and relevant workshops which we host.

Dec 15, 2018 3:00 PM

Gin is a spirit forever synonymous with the Big Smoke. Like tea & biscuits, bacon & eggs, Holmes & Watson. These two go together like the best of them. Gin has walked a long and winding road with London. From the days of despair during the gin craze to the wonderment of the modern gin renaissance you can’t keep these two apart, and well, why would you? The Gin Journey Bermondsey visits the likes of Jensen's and VICTORY Gin, two state of the art distilleries that make incredible gins. You'll visit hidden bars in one of London's coolest boroughs and discover gin's connection with the area and London as a whole. The Gin Journey Bermondsey begins at 14:00 and finish at 18:30. Food is available on every tour but not provided. You are informed of your meeting point and Gin Guardian a week before the event. The tour includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, in 5 amazing venues a chauffeured drive from bar to bar, a distillery tour and a ridiculous amount of fun.

Dec 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Gin is a spirit forever synonymous with the Big Smoke. Like tea & biscuits, bacon & eggs, Holmes & Watson. These two go together like the best of them. Gin has walked a long and winding road with London. From the days of despair during the gin craze to the wonderment of the modern gin renaissance you can’t keep these two apart, and well, why would you? The Gin Journey Bermondsey visits the likes of Jensen's and VICTORY Gin, two state of the art distilleries that make incredible gins. You'll visit hidden bars in one of London's coolest boroughs and discover gin's connection with the area and London as a whole. The Gin Journey Bermondsey begins at 14:00 and finish at 18:30. Food is available on every tour but not provided. You are informed of your meeting point and Gin Guardian a week before the event. The tour includes 5 samples of gin, 5 cocktails, in 5 amazing venues a chauffeured drive from bar to bar, a distillery tour and a ridiculous amount of fun.

Dec 28, 2018 11:00 AM

Experience a different side to the city, in that magical time betwixt Christmas and New Year. To celebrate the launch of four new Secret City Trails in London - and the holiday season - we’re running a special one-off social edition of our ‘Secrets of London’s Square Mile’ trail. Join us! While the city is blissfully quiet, uncover the Square Mile’s quirky art, ancient ruins and unexpected wild spaces, on a playful city discovery game! As you solve a playful trail of riddles on your phone, you’ll uncover hidden gems and local stories. All you need is a smartphone (with a little data) and a sense of adventure! Do you want to meet new people while you discover the city? Awesome! We’ll match you up with other players to create teams of up to 5 people. Already got a team of your own? Great!  Want to know more about how our discovery games work? Want to book your own game to play whenever suits you? Come visit our website! www.secretcitytrails.com/discover-london

Dec 14, 2018 11:30 AM

Diana Ibáñez López and Hadrian Garrard of Create London, will talk about A House for Artists; a new, affordable block of 12 apartments in Barking Town Centre, delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, with support from the Mayor of London and designed by London-based architecture studio Apparata. A House for Artists provides both genuinely affordable, high quality housing and a fully-staffed community hall with a resourced public programme. Both are a scarcity in London, but Create has established a new model that works by combining the two to make it possible. The 12 flats will be rented at 65% of market rent, and be rented on a long-term basis, with capped annual rent rises, providing secure housing for artists wanting to put down roots. As part of the scheme’s affordable rent tenure agreement, resident artists will contribute to forming the community hall programme, providing a regular programme of arts and education activities with and for local people. The project is designed to act as a template for other affordable housing schemes tied to delivering public good in the future, replicable not just for artists but also for those working in other industries. Create is now actively in conversation with other cities and councils to take this project template to other places. Diana and Hadrian will be joined by Nicholas Lobo Brennan, from architecture studio Apparata, who is leading on the design of the building. More information on the project can be found here:http://createlondon.org/event/a-house-for-artists/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CREATE_London Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/createlondon/

Dec 18, 2018 7:30 PM

It's Christmas time! And we'll celebrate our last workshop of the year with an exciting Xmas themed class. Expect Christmassy meditations and art workshops. Join us for an evening of relaxation, fun, joy, inner work and mince pies! The theme has no religious connotation and this workshop is open to any culture and religion believes. About ArtFulnessA  workshop taking place in a small gallery in East London, in a friendly and relaxed environment where we will meditate, create some art and have fun. These classes are an innovative way of combining art and wellbeing, spirituality and creativity, as we believe they complement each other and one helps the other. You will explore a new way of creating art being connected to your deeper Self; at the same time, you will explore how mindfulness can improve your life, balance your emotions and enhance your creativity. You won't find another class like this! Using a series of exercises taken from art (drawing, painting etc.) and mindfulness (meditation, visualisation etc.), we will explore our creativity, the knowledge of ourselves, our minds and spirit, pushing the boundaries of what we believe we can do and achieve, becoming more in tune with ourselves, our creativity and the world around us. Join us for an evening of fun, relaxation and art! Usually each class will be composed of 3 parts: a meditation/mindfulness exercise, followed by some art making (usually drawing from still life or portraiture), ending with a relaxing meditation. The idea underlying this workshop is art as exploration of the Self, and mindfulness/spirituality as a booster of our creativity and general wellbeing. For any question, do not hesitate to contact me. Our website: www.artfulnesslondon.co.uk FAQs What can I bring into the event? You can bring a yoga mat if you have one, so you can be more comfortable during some meditations that involve laying down on the floor. You can also bring a cushion for your own comfort and some water to drink. Having said that, you can also just bring yourself and nothing else, we provide chairs if you prefer or you can always lay on the floor or sit against a wall to support your back during meditations. Basic art materials are provided, usually white paper and charcoal, but you can always bring your own such as drawing pads and papers of different sizes or thicknesses, charcoal and pastels of different colours etc., if you want to experiment with different things and explore your personal taste/creativity. I have never meditated before and I'm not very good at drawing either, is that a problem? Absolutely not a problem at all. This workshop is suited for any ability and first timers are very welcomed, and so are people that have practised for many years too. The idea behind this workshop is to integrate mindfulness and art making to improve our life. You don't need any prior knowledge, all you need to do is to follow my voice during meditations and let yourself go and enjoy it. Anybody can do it and mindfulness is now even taught to children as its benefits are proven. Likewise, it is a false myth that some people can't draw, everybody can draw, if you can doodle you can draw too. This is not an art class and nobody is judged for its art making, we use art and drawing as a tool to explore ourselves and as a complement to our mindfulness exercises. It is a great way to explore what you can do and let yourself go completely and have fun. Why meditation with art? Shouldn't be one or the other? It's a good question. We believe that every thing is connected and our feelings and emotions have a deep importance and effect on ourselves and our physical bodies. These classes are a good way to let yourself go, to embrace and understand better your emotions, to relax and connect to your creativity and ultimately to enjoy yourself. Creativity is very important, regardless the nature of your job or your hobbies; every thing we do is connected with and can be improved by our creativity, including our lives. At the same time, knowing yourself better, calming your mind and emotions and being in peace with yourself can definitely improve your life. This series of workshops is a new way of using art and mindfulness as tools for our wellbeing. We strongly believe that actually meditation and art really work well together and can be extremely helpful to improve our life.

Dec 21, 2018 11:00 AM

Meet at Camden Town Underground tstation - Camden High Street Exit 11am. Pre-walk briefing and route map handouts plus hints and tips on settinge etc.  Following the walk walkers can submit up to 10 images for feedback and one image for post-processing work in Lightroom. All walkers will receive a free copy of the e-book "How to shoot Anything".  We then head up Camden High street visiting the many street markets on either side of the high street. You walk leader will also point out the many areas of street art and 'funky' architecture which will provide vibrant images for you. We will also visit a very unusual building which changes colour depending on the angle you look at it from - great for abstract shots. We then head in to Camden Lock for views of the canal, canal boats and architecture before more market photography in the vibrant and colourful markets in that area. We then head back down Camden High Street before returning to Camden Town station at around 1.30pm. Your walk leader will be available to help and advise you throughout the walk. We recommend you bring a DSLR or CSC camera with a small selection of lenses on our photo walks. A wideangle and telephoto lens will always be useful as would a standard zoom or standard lens. A Compact camera would be equally useful if you dont have an interchangeable lens camera. We don't recommend you bring a tripod but do please bring your mobile phone if you have one. Walks are designed to be on mainly level ground and there are plenty of opportunities en-route for comfort breaks. Should you get seperated from the group the walk leader's mobile number is provided and they will re-attach you! The walk leader will take images as the walk progresses and show these to you to give you ideas on the type of images you may wish to take. Please note that you will receive an email from us a day or two before the event with full meeting point instructions and suggestions on what to bring with you.

Dec 21, 2018 1:00 PM

It can be an absolute nightmare getting your head around how to use Instagram when promoting yourself to progress in your fashion career or generate sales for your fashion business. In this practical session, with me, London's leading Social Media Expert, I mentor you to start, sell, post, promote and grow using Instagram. With an expert by your side, I will save you time, hassle and money supporting you to progress in your career or business. As an Award-Winning Social Media Expert specialising in fashion, I meet students, designers, students, bloggers and Founders with extraordinary ideas/collections but little or no sales. Unless you have connections or a secret stash of thousands to spend on social media marketing, starting a business or career in fashion can be overwhelming and a scary thought. Whether you're a startup, designer, fashion student, blogger, business owner or an individual wanting to pursue a career in fashion I am here to help you promote and market yourself or your business with this practical 1-to-1 session designed for you to make your vision a reality. Summary I tailor the one-to-one session to you and your needs, and through a combination of hands-on support and mentoring, I take the stress out of Instagram, the fear out of failure and support you to start your career or grow your business into the Chanel of its niche confidently.  What's Unique About The Masterclass? Access to a Fully-Qualified Digital Marketing Practitioner, Award-Winning Social Media Specialist & Business Mentor Delivered by an industry expert, who has over a decade of experience working with global brands Affordable, digestible and practical hands-on Masterclass (sharing secrets to growing your business) Bespoke Masterclass tailored to you and your business needs, with follow-up aftercare support You're saving hundreds to thousands (estimated saving of £2500+) Outcomes 1. Branding Your Instagram - I break down what it takes to transform your small business into a brand for Instagram and show you how to start on branding your account. In addition, I’ll share examples of successful Instagram of all sizes and I help you create your Instagram account. 2. What to Post on Instagram to Increase Followers, Likes & Comments (Engagement) - Creating and posting Instagram posts is an art form thus, this segment will be hands-on to show you and inspire you when crafting posts that secrets to getting ahead of your competitors. Also, I share an effective weekly Instagram post plan to help you with what time to post, when to post and how to post. Including Instagram rules and secrets to saving you time! Tasks on how to gain followers, likes and comments (engagement) for your Instagram account I share examples of what to post on Instagram for your business, ideas for posts and how to create easily  What to write in captions, hashtags and Instagram tips to get engagement  When to post, the best days and times with themes to help you Where you can be more efficient from saving time and hassle e.g. with free solutions you can use (hands-on) 3. How to Promote Yourself, Company or Business Effectively on Instagram (Advertising) - I share secret techniques to connecting and getting attention from your target audience, industry experts and bloggers. And a how to get to grips with responding or connecting with influencers, with practical templates we will work on together. How to create successful Instagram ads. What to watch out for with Instagram advertising and what they don’t tell you Instagram secrets when advertising and ideas to boost the creditability of your Instagram How to promote yourself or your business using Instagram to have a better chance of gaining sales Testimonial "I went to the Masterclass expecting to have an informative session on Instagram, instead, I received more than I paid for. It was a masterclass, a coaching session rolled in one and, towards the end, I felt I was talking to a friend who has my best interest at heart. I totally and utterly recommend her! If you use social media, go to one of Sarah's Masterclasses, you will thank me in the end." - Laura Mariani, Corporate Director & The People Alchemist. Book Your Place Today You wouldn't go to an unqualified doctor or specialist, so why do it to your future investment, yourself and your business? Don't procrastinate, it's rare you get an opportunity for an event like this that could transform your life (worth £497). To find out more about me, please visit, www.sarakdigital.com. I genuinely look forward to meeting and supporting you to become the Chanel of your niche. FAQ's Is this Masterclass fit for me? Every Masterclass is one-to-one support and bespoke to you. If you are unsure if this masterclass is for you or have any questions, let's have a chat 07511 273 141. What if I can't do the day or time you have selected? That's no problem, please get in touch and I can schedule you in on a day that works for you [email protected] Why don't you offer refunds? The session is bespoke to you, due to the prior preparation and extra time is taken to design a session just for you sadly refunds are not possible. Although, I understand something urgent could come up, so I offer rescheduling option.