Feb 21, 2019 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. 

Feb 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Join us to hear about Sotheby’s Institute’s range of study programmes including Master’s degrees, Semester/Study Abroad Courses and Summer Study. Learn about the Institute's unique curricular approach to the study of art connoisseurship and the international art market, and how art is explored from a range of social, cultural, economic and object-based perspectives. Our courses also offer students networking opportunities with key professionals and include study visits to art fairs, biennials, museums, galleries, auction houses and private collections. Presentations by study programme directors during the evening will introduce you to the areas of specialisation taught at the Institute: Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine & Decorative Art and Design and Asian Art. This will be followed by a panel discussion where you will hear about career pathways in the art world directly from our alumni currently employed in the field. The event will conclude with a wine reception providing opportunities to meet personally with faculty members and Admissions staff who will be on-site to answer your questions. Please note: There are limited spaces so prior booking is absolutely essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. By registering for this event you agree with our Terms and Conditions. To see our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Feb 28, 2019 4:15 PM

Join us for the North London Arts Award Network Event and TeachMeet, a partnership event from Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and the Local Area Arts Award Network from A New Direction Arrival at 16.15 for a 16.30 start This free session is best for teachers across all key stages and arts-disciplines or other subject teachers who are looking to integrate arts into their classrooms but open to schools, organisations and practitioners working across North East London and beyond. We invite teachers and educators to join us in a conversation about the role of technology in the classroom  and the challenges and opportunities these advances offer and the impact of the Arts Award in the curriculum. From decreasing attention spans to the potential for increased connectivity, we would like to hear about how you have used to technology and/or Arts Award to enhance and support the curriculum, and the impact that the ever changing technological landscape has on the students you teach. The event will include  fun and informal presentations, an engaging practical session as well as a drink reception. All teachers attending this TeachMeet and Arts Award Network event are invited to take up a complimentary ticket offer from the Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning team to an event on the same day. Register for the event to confirm your ticket and attendance. This event will be run in partnership between Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning and the North East London Arts Award Network run by A Little Learning commissioned by A New Direction. Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification for children and young people aged 5 – 25 offering five different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Encouraging involvement across the arts, Arts Award gives young people the opportunity to explore, enjoy and benefit from their local arts opportunities and creates links to creative organisations and professionals. This event is funded by A New Direction and kindly hosted by Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning.

Feb 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Hi Gluggers, We're back with our February instalment and we've cooked up a 'Multifaceted' storm for you!  Join us to hear from a magnificent mixture of creative worlds including experiential, visual identity & film.  Our pals Microsoft Surface will also be joining us and they've got a tasty brief for you to tuck into.  We’ll be at usual hot spot - The Trampery - so grab your ticks while you can, they won't be around for long!  See you then,Glug London — Line-up. Creature London - Stu Outhwaite-Noel Stu is the Chief Creative Officer of Creature a gloriously independent ad agency he set up in 2011 with Ben and Dan. Before this he spent eight years learning the ropes at Mother. He's just about worked out what he's doing and only recently got comfortable writing in the third person.  —  Bompas & Parr - Sam Bompas Sam Bompas is co-founder of Bompas & Parr, a globally recognised leading expert in multi-sensory experience design. Over the years, they have produced many immersive experiences, most of them involving food, flavour and a multi-sensory wow factor. When it comes to design ethos, it’s about layering on creative at every touchpoint of the interaction, making guests feel like part of the overall journey and always trying to surprise, delight and enchant them. They collaborated with such brands as Diageo, Cargill, Disney, Louis Vuitton, Unilever, Vodafone, Kraft Foods, Perrier Jouet.  — Turner Duckworth - Christian Eager Christian spent the first 7 years of his career at Turner Duckworth, working on both branded and own label packaging for global brands. It was this experience that established his love for designing for consumer brands. He then went on to co-found Designers Anonymous where he worked with numerous startups, as well as established brands, strengthening their position in the market using strategically creative design. In addition Designers Anonymous he also developed a house range of design-lead products from greeting cards to homewares, sold by a variety of retailers including Harrods, Selfridges, The Design Museum and MoMA. Christian left Designers Anonymous in 2015 to return to Turner Duckworth as a Creative Director.  — Boita Bag Co. - Adam Boita Adam started his career out at PlayStation working with Disney, Sega and Sony Japan. He launched PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation Network before moving to Pernod Ricard where he headed up marketing for Absolut Vodka. As well as working on brand such as Havana Club, Jameson, Malibu and Monkey 47 Gin he launched ABSOLUT London with Jamie Hewlett, drove campaigns with a purpose around the LGBTQ+ community as well as sustainability which not only inspired him to launch his side hustle of Boita Bag Co. an eco-conscious bag brand it also steered him in the direction of the National Citizen Service where he is now Director of Brand Marketing empowering 16-17 years olds to have a voice on issues of social mobility, social cohesion and citizenship. — Glimpse - Zac Schwarz and James Turner Zac and James Co-Founded Glimpse with a group of friends who wanted to try something different. Instead of criticising what’s going wrong, they wanted to imagine a world where these problems had been elegantly solved. Many of them are from creative backgrounds and wondered if they could use their existing skills to show a glimpse of something else, something better.  The pair will be talking about one of their most recent projects 'Rosine’s Hot Chocolate Salon'. To mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, Glimpse and the Fairtrade Foundation set to unveil the world’s first secret hot chocolate salon, hidden inside an unassuming East London newsagent. Within the magazine racks and behind the countless snacks, inquisitive chocolate lovers will be invited to press a secret button that will see a hidden door open and transport them to a West-African themed speakeasy-style cafe. The Salon is named after a real cocoa and aims to tell the true story behind our favourite chocolate bars and why cocoa farmers, deserve a fair living income. Three hot chocolates will be on the menu - created by leading celebrity chefs, Melissa Hemsley, Tess Ward and Tom Hunt. +  Cocktail Masterclass + Free Drink  — Overview of Deets. Date: Thursday 28 February 2019Time: 6.30 – 10.00pmVenue: The Trampery Old StreetNearest tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street Station —Events Partners.  We want to thank our lovely partners who all help us deliver our events in London and around the world. Big up to the best people around: Microsoft Surface — Drop in and show off your skills on Surface.  Getty Images — Come and meet the Getty Images team! Easle — Are you a freelance Glugger? Get involved with Easle, they're revamping creative hiring!Ugly DrinksThe DrumComputer Arts BIMAAwesome MerchandiseCact.usThe Wow CompanyIf your company wants to get involved with Glug too, get in touch with Charlotte at [email protected] and we'll give you more information on what opportunities we've got in store for you. — [Please note that a refund is only available if the event is cancelled. It's OK to sell/give away tickets without notifying us in advance.]

Feb 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Come hunt for personal treasures, rummage for bargains, and refresh your living space with unique finds from our Epic hall of salvaged olde things.Sprawling across the ground floor of a newly renovated https://earthackney.co.uk/,  The Big London Flea is host to over 50 vintage traders. Including veteran vintage sellers from established London markets like Spitalsfield/Bermondsey/Kempton, selling alongside locals having a vintage clear out.  Expect, Furniture, Records, Lamps & lighting, Electricals, Homewares, Factory Decor, Prints, maps & art, Clothing, and One-of-a–kind unexpected flea finds. Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/187675518762366/

Feb 16, 2019 2:30 PM

Laughter Yoga Colliers Wood JOHMARD COMMUNITY CENTRE New year's resolution: laught more, be happier and enjoy life :) Laughter yoga helps to find our inner joy, release stress and make friends! All ages are welcome!! Laughter Yoga involves laughter exercises, games, improvisation, creativity, social connection, breathing yoga techniques, laughter meditation, playfulness, gibberish, dancing and much more! Don’t worry if you are shy or feeling hesitant, I can say that through out the session you will feel more open, connected and confident.Some benefits of Laughter Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqR179VT8tk Laughter lifts your mood and unblock emotions Lowers your stress levels and boots your immune system Connects people Makes you more resilient, giving you energy towards life ups and downs Yoga deep breathing practice supplies oxygen to the body and it makes you feel more alert, motivated, creative and productive                                                                                                                          Workshop FacilitatorI am certificated Laughter Yoga leader, artist, performer and art teacher. I have been working in the art and performance field for more than 8 years. And lately, I am very happy to share all my creativity and laughter skills to help everyone to improve their lives happiness and well-being.What to bringWear something you are comfy to move in and we will probably lie on the floor for a short ending mediation at some point! So, if you like bring a yoga mat for your comfort. Bring water too!For more info: https://www.colorida.co.uk/laughteryoga Don’t forget to Like the page, more events in Laughter Yoga and Arts: https://www.facebook.com/coloridauk/ !!! IMPORTANT PLEASE READ !!!Laughter Yoga is not a substitute for medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses, but is a powerful natural complementary form of healing. It is like any other aerobic exercise and may not be suitable for everyone as it involves some physical strain and a rise in intro-abdominal pressure.Some people may have pre-existing medical conditions and one should take reasonable precaution before doing laughter exercises or indeed any form of exercise.It is contraindicated for people suffering from: Any kind of hernia, Heart disease with angina pain, Persistent cough with breathlessness, Uncontrolled high blood pressure, Incontinence of urine, Epilepsy, Advanced (bleeding) piles and hemorrhoids or any bleeding tendencies in any part of the body, Severe backache, Any acute symptoms of cough, cold and fever. People who have undergone major surgery should wait at least three months before doing Laughter Yoga.If in doubt first consult a medical professional for guidance. Anyone undergoing physician-prescribed therapy that experiences improvements through laughter should seek the advice of their doctor before reducing dosage or stopping treatment.See you therePaola de Ramos HoHo HaHaHa #laughteryogasouthlondon #laughteryogacollierswood #laughteryogawimbledon

Feb 19, 2019 5:30 PM

Modern Woman - The multi-media brand to empower, influence and support women in business and the workplace is expanding to West London! Modern Woman welcomes you to Searcys, Knightsbridge, London for a night of networking with inspirational women (& men), a live in conversation speaker panel plus drinks & dancing with DJ Ronnie Herel from Mi-Soul Radio! This event will also coincide with London Fashion Week! Our editor Rosie Coxshaw will be in conversation with 4 inspirational women from diverse industries and cultures discussing various topics centred around women in business. Hear the personal experiences from those already doing it, how they built their success and insight into select business industries.  Speakers to be announced soon from the following industries:  - Fashion - Beauty - Art & Culture - Dating/Love Previous speakers at Modern Woman events: Anabel Fielding (Quintessentially Events), Angel Sinclair (Models of Diversity), Nicole Bremner (East Eight Developments), Menna Cule (Brewin Dolphin), Geeta Sidhu-Robb (Nosh Detox), Paris Cesvette (DJ & Founder of OPOM), Lysbeth Fox (Fox PR) & Paola Diana Don't miss it and get your EARLY BIRD tickets now: Itinerary for the evening*: 5.30pm: Doors open 7pm: In Conversation panel of inspiring women with audience Q&A 8pm: DJ until late  *Event itinerary subject to change at organisers discretion  Tickets: £15 per person or 2 for £20 (includes: drink on arrival, goody bag and evenings entertainment). 

Feb 27, 2019 6:30 PM

London LASER 28 Wednesday 27 February 2019 6.30 - 9.00pm (registration from 6.15pm)    Remote Residencies: Moving Methods and Mindsets  London LASER presents an evening of talks on art and science interactions in remote locations.  Interdisciplinary collaboration enables artists to explore distant locations. Such visits present opportunities to create work in response to unique places both in situ and back at home. However, such residencies also pose questions about how different disciplinary methods and mindsets operate together. It also requires consideration of the interaction with local communities and populations (human and nonhuman), and ideas of legacy (what is left behind). This event brings together a range of curators and artists who have worked in remote locations, to share their experiences both individually and in conversation.   Speakers include curator Lilian Fraiji (LABverde art/nature/science residency in the Amazon rainforest), and artist and researcher Neal White (Office of Experiments).  Lilian Fraiji is an art curator and producer based in the Amazon, Brazil. She is specialist in Cultural Management from Barcelona University and has a master’s degree in Curating Arts from the University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona. She is the co-founder of Manifesta, an organization dedicated to develop multidisciplinary contents involving art, science and nature. As an independent researcher she is interesting in how culture is related to nature and how landscape is shaped in the Anthropocene era. She was the chief curator of the Amazon Pinacoteca (2008-2013) and has curated several art exhibitions involving the subject of the Amazon, including “Amazon Liquid” (L’Galerie-Manaus-2015), “Amazon: Invisible Landscape” (Stad4 Gallery – NYC – 2018) and “Latitudes”(INPA-Manaus-2018). Currently she is the coordinator of LABVERDE:  Art Immersion Program in the Amazon and is responsible for program’s social contribution at Bosque da Ciência/Inpa in Manaus. LABVERDE was created to strengthen the limits of art through a broad array of experiences, knowledge sets and cultural perspectives involving art, science and nature. The program’s main goal is to promote artistic creation through a constructive debate about environmental issues generated by both theory and life experiences in the Amazon rainforest. Developed in association with Manifesta Art and Culture and The National Institute for Amazonian Research, LABVERDE promotes an intensive experience in the rainforest mediated by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified specialists in art, humanity, biology, ecology and natural science. As an artist, Neal White's interests cover science, technology and post-conceptual practice. He has frequently undertaken collaborations with artist Tina O'Connell (IE), as well as Office of Experiments (2004). In the UK, exhibitions and projects include; Royal College of Art, Whitechapel Gallery, Henry Moore Institute, Natural History Museum, Chelsea Space and Arts Catalyst. International exhibitions and residencies include: Apexart, New York, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Portikus (Frankfurt), Center for Land Use Interpretation (Utah). As an academic he has contributed to discourse on Experimental Systems/Artistic Research, Overt Research Methods, Artist Archives, with a recent paper on the 'The Potential of Destruction in Art and Science'. He has worked closely with Arts Catalyst, London, since 2001 and was co-founder of Soda (1997-02). He currently helps coordinate the Incidental Unit (formerly Artist Placement Group) and is Professor of Art / Science, and Co-Director of CREAM at University of Westminster. The event is free but booking is required.    Stay up to date on Twitter, Facebook and at LondonLaser.net Contact us at [email protected]

Feb 26, 2019 7:30 PM

A  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? 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. If you prefer meditating laying on the floor, it‘s a good idea if you bring a yoga mat as we don’t have any at the gallery. 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.

Feb 21, 2019 4:00 PM

“There’s no competition in business, only collaboration.”   An amazing opportunity to network with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in London and learn about the current up-and-coming start-ups. Club Workspace is a fast-growing network of creative shared work spaces. By joining our network, you get to work alongside like-minded business people in an atmosphere designed for ideas to grow into long term successful business models. During the event, you will be able to connect with some of the 4,000+ businesses currently in our network, showcase your business and hopefully find customers and business partners that could help you take your company to that next level!   THE LOCATION                         Club Workspace The Frames      Shoreditch is synonymous with über cool co-working spaces in London, and the trendy new addition to our co-working family, Club Workspace The Frames, is no exception. With a rustic timber finish, iron screens, natural light aplenty and street art inspired murals, every inch of this picture-perfect space cries out for an Instagram share! Combined with an industry leading, super-fast broadband network, on-site café, bookable high spec meeting rooms, a dedicated Club Manager, and rolling monthly memberships, this Club Workspace Hangout will quickly become a hive of activity within the entrepreneurial community. The location speaks for itself, and is ideal for the foodies amongst our community with countless quirky coffee houses, pop-up shops, restaurants and bars. Box Park is just a six minute walk from The Frames and the famous Brick Lane is a ten minute stroll, well-known for its numerous award-winning curry houses and exceptional street art. AIM OF THE EVENT The aim is to provide a platform for entrepreneurs and freelancers to talk about what they do, ask for tips or advice, find new customers and form strong business partnerships with Club Workspace members. WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE EVENT •Founders of businesses, social enterprises and charities. •Entrepreneurs. •Freelancers. •Anyone that wish to learn more about start-ups and business. SCHEDULE •16:00 - Intros and welcome •16:15 - Club workspace members will pitch their business and talk about possible collaborations •17:15 - External guests will have the possibility to talk about their business •18:00 - Networking and refreshments FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No   What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? The location is within walking distance from Shoreditch high street, Liverpool street and Old Street station.   What can I bring into the event? Business cards and any material you need for your presentation.   How can I contact the organiser with any questions? For any question please contact: [email protected]   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No   Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes If you wish to book a slot to talk about your business please send 1) Your Full name 2) Name of the business 3) Logo or digital material To: [email protected]    

Feb 28, 2019 1:00 PM

Step Up at West London College! New courses for 16-18s If you’re aged 16-18 and not sure what to do next, get back into education with a Step Up course at West London College. Starting this term, these short Step Up courses can provide you with training in a vocational subject and support to improve your employability skills so that you can Step Up to the next level of study in September 2019. What courses are available? Step Up to Sport & Active Leisure Step Up to Business Step Up to Culinary Arts Step Up to IT ESOL for 16-18s Step Up to Construction (coming soon) It's not too late to apply! Come along to this event to find out all about Step Up courses and how to sign up. Parents, Guardians and Career Advisers are all welcome to attend for further information. About the venue This event takes place at Hammersmith & Fulham College (part of West London College). The closest tube station is Baron's Court on the District & Piccadilly Lines. Please note, parking is not available on campus. 

Mar 02, 2019 7:30 PM

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at The Castle will be themed around Rebecca Hunter's Waterloo Sunset painting! Why not personalise your masterpiece and add your favourite landmark into the skyline? Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You’ll be guided step by step by a practicing artist, while you drink, paint and create your way to becoming an artist for the night! Your experience will include: All art supplies – including paint, brushes, apron Guidance from a qualified and practicing artist (but feel free to go off-piste!) A themed playlist to immerse you in your experience Drinks are available for purchase from the bar A guaranteed like on Instagram if you share your pics with #popuppainting Join the event on Facebook and invite a friend. Check out our FAQs