Feb 23, 2018 8:00 AM

OJEN’s London Law Institute is a professional development event for high school teachers. This one-day conference will be held at the Josephine Spencer Niblett Building (Faculty of Law). Address: 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7 Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 Registration Fee: $30 Your registration fee covers the full day of outstanding justice education programming, breakfast, and lunch! The registration fee also includes all session materials. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? For Parking: http://www.uwo.ca/parking//find/visitor/metered.html http://www.uwo.ca/parking//find/visitor/attended.html Public Transit: https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Western_Law_School-London_ON-efsite_51310778e4b0680a78d8849a-3020   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]   What's the refund policy? Full refunds will be given up until Friday, February 16, 2018.   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Registrations will not be refunded after February 16, 2018, however, registrant substitution will be permitted.  

Jan 18, 2018 7:00 PM

A chance for mastodon users to meetup in the flesh. the inspiration from the event came from this video of a twitter event in its early growth days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb2lfY8-iRY Social networking, back in your hands The world’s largest free, open-source, decentralized microblogging network Mastodon isn’t one place and one set of rules: it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities to choose from, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs. Don’t like the rules? You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet: you can host your own, on your own terms! Putting the user first. You’re a person, not a product. Mastodon is a free, open-source development that has been crowdfunded, not financed. All instances are independently owned, operated, and moderated. There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking. Mastodon works for you, and not the other way around. The are over 1 million users and growing fast this stepping outside the “walled gardens” It's time to take a step away and mastodon is right in many ways for this step. list of instances am hopeing will do a short presesentationt: http://social.coophttp://mastodon.me.ukhttps://campaign.openworlds.info https://joinmastodon.org

Jan 28, 2018 6:00 PM

  STORYBOOK FAMILY SKATE    SUNDAY JANUARY 28, 2018   6:00pm – 8:00 pm    Come join us for a fun outdoor family event    Please note: The atmosphere at this event may be difficult for some children with the winter elements and the lighting can be very difficult for some individuals to tolerate.  Parents are responsible to determine if this is a suitable environment for their child. Please dress warmly.    PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY ON SITE AND ARE RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES FOR THEIR CHILDREN   Note: The Potential Programme is happy to announce that we will be providing this Social Learning Opportunity at a subsidized rate    Skate rentals are available for rent for $6.00/pair. Parents are responsible for this cost.   ** Please note that any skaters under the age of 5 must wear a CSA approved helmet while on the ice. All welcome   Please NOTE: Autism Ontario cannot guarantee a allergy free or gluten free menu or environment    NOTE:  Your safety is important to us.  Please make sure that each member of your family is aware of the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the venue and adheres to them.  As a condition of use of the area and other facilities, all registrants assume all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever including but not limited to: the risks, dangers and hazards of all other recreational activities.     Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.     Marti Lussier, Coordonnatrice des événements communautaire 226-787-0333 ou [email protected] Vous désirez parler à quelqu’un en français? 416-246-9592, poste 239 ou [email protected]  

Jan 17, 2018 7:00 AM

Puzzling Adventures™ are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and an adventure race.Explore, learn interesting facts, see the sights, and challenge your mind at the same time!This self-guided adventure requires only a mobile device with web access and the desire to have fun outdoors!Consists of a series of questions and directions that guide you from location to location where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction.There is no need to race as quickly as possible from start to finish. Part of the fun is enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the tour. Our online tour only times you on solving the puzzles and the discovery of each location, allowing you to eat, drink, enjoy the sights, or use the bathroom while the game clock is not running. You can even go home and come back another day without penalty.Once your adventure is complete you will be ranked based on a combination of your answers to the questions and your game clock time.Participate in a team, as a couple, or individually. Complete the adventure as quickly as possible or meander along aimlessly. The goal is to have fun, enjoy the sights and sounds, and hopefully learn some interesting things along the way.Embark on a Puzzling Adventure for a fun, challenging, and educational journey!Special EventBrite price is only 24.99 per team entry.After purchasing your e-brite ticket go tohttp://puzzlingadventures.com/ebrite.phpand enter your ticket number.

Feb 01, 2018 7:00 PM

We are very excited to announce the launce of a brand new talks series at the Woodberry Wetlands dedicated to nature based topics. Every month, our experts in their fields will be sharing insight into different topics including the history of the London Wildlife Trust, the importance of protecting green spaces, urban orchids, our hedgehog tunnel project and many more! On Thursday 1st Febraury, we welcome ecologist Mike Waller, who will be sharing insight into his passion of Orchids and Wildflowers as well as his project  'The Ghost Orchid Project' - a research initiative seeking to locate extant populations of the extremely rare ghost orchid in British woods. We will also be joined by Emma Pooley, Emma is the Project Officer for London Wildlife Trust’s Urban Urchins project, focusing on mapping the Capital’s hedgehog population and engaging the public in saving this declining species. Before starting work with the Trust in August 2017, she was a long-standing volunteer at Sydenham Hill Wood, where she surveyed hedgehogs for 6 months as part of her undergraduate degree in Countryside Management. With a passion for nature education and urban conservation, Emma hopes to engage the public to become ‘citizen scientists’ and get them outdoors discovering the wildlife found in their local area. There will be an opportunity to ask your questions to our specialists in a Q & A session at the end of both talks.  All profits generated from these events are invested back into the running of the Woodberry Wetlands. There will be a cash bar on the night as well. where we will be selling local crafted beers, wines and soft drinks. Doors open at 18:30, with the talk starting at 19:00.

May 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Take a 2 mile guided tour with the Kenley Revival Project Manager to learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history as part of London History Day. Hear about the conservation, preservation and restoration of one of Britain's finest examples of Impermanent Architecture. Discover the features that were uncovered during our community archaeology dig and find out how we managed to relocate a war memorial complete with a time capsule. The event is outdoors and therefore suitable clothing must be worn. Surfaces may be uneven and slippery. The route will be a mixture of surfaced path and grass and therefore suitable footwear must be worn. The length of the route is approx. 2 miles. There is no parking available onsite and we would encourage you to travel by public transport (details can be found here). Limited parking is available on Hayes Lane which is closest to the RAF Kenley Tribute where the walk will commence. There are no toilet or refreshment facilities available. Always remember that Kenley is an active airfield for gliders, so for your safety remain outside of the yellow line at all times. Spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. The Kenley Revival Project is partnership project between the City of London Corporation, Kenley Airfield Friends Group and Historic England. It has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to protect the heritage of the most intact fighter airfield from World War II.

Jan 26, 2018 7:15 PM

(Payment is in cash on the night, why pay those pesky Eventbrite fees? Book your ticket to get the meeting place and all the details.) Our secret garden is overshadowed by trees. Join us in the darkness for a celebration of the light which is coming. Sublime poetry and magical storytelling with live music around the fire. Frighten the ghosts away and get ready for Spring. Bring a candle in a jar. Hot mulled cider available (bring cash!) Toilets and shelter are provided but the event is outdoors so dress warmly. with John Constable (Crossbones) George Hoyle (Cunning Folk) Vanessa Woolf (London Dreamtime)

Jan 20, 2018 9:00 AM

  Welcome to the Most Inspirational event of 2018 with Les Brown at Central Hall, Westminster, London! Join Les Brown and his amazing line up of inspirational and motovational speakers from around the World. Attending this amazing event will give you the opportunity to Transform your Life, Business and Income and more importantly show you how you can LIVE YOUR DREAM!  Where is the event: Central Hall, Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, LondonWhat date is the event:  Saturday 20th January 2018 What time is the event:  9.00 am - 6.00 pm GMTWhat tickets types are there: Gold, Elite VIP and Elite Plus VIP   The International Speaker Line Up Main Speaker: Mr Les Brown - Master of Motivation "LIVE YOUR DREAM"  As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world. Les Brown never tires of using his energies to transform the world, well-beyond the podium and public appearances, meshing traditional and social media to empower his audiences. Hundreds of thousands are watching him on YouTube and tens of thousands interact with him regularly on Facebook. He has a keen way of turning what he touches into gold. Over 20 years ago, he won a Chicago-area Emmy® for his unsurpassed fundraising pledge drive for the Public Broadcasting System. Followed by several bestselling books and hosting popular national talk shows on television and radio. Addressing audiences from Denmark to Dubai, Canada to the Caribbean, Les Brown is invited back again and again for his powerful message and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results. Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, Les has expanded his role from keynote speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got him committed to personal-and-professional development many years earlier. His charisma, warmth and humor have transformed ordinary people into extraordinary achievers by using his own life, and his in-depth study of others’ challenges, to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why. Revered as an icon by his colleagues, Brown received the National Speakers Association coveted Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), and ultimately, its most prestigious Golden Gavel Award for achievement and leadership in communication. Toastmasters International also voted him one of the Top Five Outstanding Speakers. Worldwide. Legions of followers flock to stadiums and arenas to hear a man who never stops believing that with proper guidance and training you can achieve anything you desire in life. A stumbling block in elementary school was when he was mistakenly declared, “Educable mentally retarded,” teachers did not recognize the true potential of little Les Brown. However, he used determination, persistence and belief in his ability to go beyond being a sanitation worker to unleash a course of amazing achievements including broadcast station manager, political commentator and multi-term state representative in Ohio. Les Brown is committed to motivating and training today’s generation to be achievers and leaders as he introduces new audiences every day to It’s Not Over Until You Win, Up Thoughts for Down Times and Fight For Your Dream. Les Brown’s audio series,“Choosing Your Future,” remains his all-time bestseller for its acclaimed impact worldwide. In business as in real life there are always going to be ups and downs. However, where there is a will, there is always a way to achieve amazing results for your organization when Les Brown fills the room with his high-impact, customized message and standing ovation performance! Speaker - Althea Grant BetterMUSTcome  Althea Grant is a Family Lawyer in England who stepped away from her profession to become a International Professional Speaker in 2012 and an Author in 2015.  She has spoken on many stages in UK and abroad. She has shared the Stage with such luminaries as Les Brown, Anthony Robbins, Donald Trump (now US Presiden) Lord Seb Coe, Andy Harrington (Althea's first Mentor) and in South Africa at the same event as Keynote Speaker Sir Richard Branson, Raymond Aaron, Greg Secker, Dr John DeMartini, Robert G. Allen and many more. In 2013, Althea met Les Brown when they spoke at the NAC in Jo’burg. Mr Brown was impressed with her speaking abilities and introduced himself as a possible 1-2-1 Mentor. This professional training as part of Les Brown‘s Platinum Speakers,  has increased the confidence and ability of Althea to reach the hearts of her audience.  She is a strong confident engaging speaker with communication skills drawn from her training and experience as an advocate as well as a Professional Speaker. In 2015, Althea went from ‘major operation to major event‘ , when Mr Brown agreed to Speak on the London stage with her (and a small team) as Promoter. This was her first foray into event management and promotion but that did not stop the event from being a massive success.  Now in 2018, after 2 years, Althea will again host Les Brown In London to fulfill her destiny to help other find their #BetterMUSTcome and go from ‘Adversity to advantage‘.       Co-host - Spencer Fearon Spencer Spencer Fearon, a former professional prizefighter turned promoter, is an established role model and inspirational figure on the British boxing scene. He is well known and respected by the boxing fraternity and also known as, “Mr Knowledge.” After retiring from the paid ranks he became a gym owner and a boxing manager of several champions from British Commonwealth to World title holders. His “Hard Knocks” promotional company has staged several professional boxing shows since 2008 and has received industry awards for innovation. Fearons contribution beyond the ropes has been just as impactful. He now co-presents as pundit and boxing historian on Sky Sports “Ringside #Toe2Toe” and “Ringside Toe2Toe” podcast. Fearon’s dedication and contribution to the weekly boxing programme, has now accredited it to being one of the highest following on boxing podcasts in the world, with a global audience of 1,000,000 plus. Fearons has also cultivated a proficiency in inspirational speaking. He possesses the key qualities that are essential for motivational speakers. He has extensive experience, he is able to connect with his audience, his material is edgy and has contemporary application appeal. His confidence and effective use of voice and body language places him in the top quartile of sought-after speakers. He is one of Sky Academy’s weekly main speakers to college and university graduates and also to business entrepreneurs. He imparts a message of the art of positive thinking  and the science behind it to achieve your goals. www.champions-speakers.co.uk | @Spencer_Fearon   Guest Speaker - Douglas Vermeeren   Douglas Vermeeren is the CEO of 10X Your Speaking Business and considered the top speaker trainer in North America. His students are reaching top tiers in their speaking business. He is also the producer of 3 of the top ten personal development movies of all time and a regular featured guest on FOX, FOX Business, CNN, ABC, NBC and others on the business of speaking. He is the author of multiple books on growing your speaking business in todays marketplace. If you are ready to grow your speaking career you’ve come to the right place. Guest Speaker - Raymond Aaron Raymond Aaron, has committed his life to teaching people how to dramatically change their lives for the better. Raymond transforms lives by helping people tap into their own potential. Today, Raymond is helping people achieve greater wealth, branding, recognition, confidence, respect and authority. Raymond teaches his clients how to become respected authorities and experts in their fields. Raymond Aaron has shared his vision and wisdom on radio and television programs for over 20 years. He is the author of 8 best-selling books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love and the co-author of New York Times best-seller Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul and author of the Canadian best-seller, Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul. He is also an avid adventurer having completed one of the world’s toughest races, Polar Race (a 350 mile foot race to the Magnetic North Pole).  This trek to the North Pole has inspired his newest title, How You Can Get Rich Without Getting Cold. Raymond Aaron remains one of the most sought-after speakers in North America. He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada and is the father of two daughters and two step-daughters and he is particularly proud of his grandson and three granddaughters. Expert Guidance for You One of the most sought-after speakers in North America For over 20 years, Raymond has shared his vision and wisdom on hundreds of North American radio and TV programs Author of 8 books and co-author of the New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul™ and Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul™. The only author that has ever written a Chicken Soup For The Soul™ book and a For Dummies™ book Acknowledged real estate master Member of International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs Listed in Canadian WHO’S WHO   Guest Speaker - Alfie Best   Alfie is a millionaire and businessman. Born in Leicester and grown up in poverty, Alfie Best started his professional path from scratch with his first business at the age of 14 years old, buying and selling cars and vans. During the 1990s, he became the owner of several mobile phone shops across London. Alfie bought his first mobile home park in Romford, Essex, in 2001 – the Lakeview Residential Park. Fourteen years later, Wyldecrest Parks is one of the largest park home operators in the country and the only one within its business sector which is ISO 9001 accredited and has nationwide parks across England, Scotland and Wales. Over the years, Alfie started to expand into the corporate arena. Nowadays he has successful businesses within the hospitality and leisure, events, trading and finance industries – The Rare Cow restaurant chain, the Vinyl Bar, Kyoto Furniture and Best Park Home Finance. He and his son Alfie Best Junior have appeared on Channel 4's programme "My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune".  @AlfieBestUK     Guest Speakers - Llewellyn and Rhys Davies Llewellyn and Rhys Davies were born into humble beginnings but a mindset and attitude developed through elite level success in multiple sports has enabled them to go from champion athletes to two of the UK’s most in-demand coaches. The tangible skills and winning mentality acquired during their journey through professional football, International champion boxing and award-winning bodybuilding has led to them becoming to most sought-after business coaches, public figures, motivational speakers and mentors in the country and sees the twins working with a variety of high net-worth individuals, property investors and business owners. https://en-gb.facebook.com/CHAMPIONSOFMIND/   |    www.championsofmind.libsyn.com/      Guest Speaker - Johnny Wimbrey   Johnny’s famous mantra “Say Increase!” can be heard on almost every continent around the world. When Johnny rolls up his sleeves and delivers straight-talk to audiences from Africa to Australia, India to Italy, Sweden to Spain, they respond with energetic enthusiasm. His blunt honesty motivates people to stop thinking and start doing. Johnny’s incredible rags-to-riches story touches a chord in audiences from cultures from around the globe. He transformed his life from poverty and abandonment into wealth and opportunity. When he had nothing but dreams, he created a unique high-energy style that is as sought-after as an international currency. Because he’s literally been there and done that, people feel the connection to him that they have never felt to any other public personality. He inspires his listeners who dare to take the ‘Journey to Wealth’ with him, no matter what their background, race or religion. www.johnnywimbrey.com/    Guest Speaker - Harry Sardinas Harry is the bestselling author of the book, ‘Climbing Big Ben: How to Survive, Thrive and Succeed in London’. He is also an international speaker and serial entrepreneur. Harry arrived in London in 2006 with no English and his first job was as a waiter in a pub. The long working hours and the low income motivated Harry to get out of the rat race by opening his first business in property that has achieved total sales of over 4m pounds. But his passion has always been to inspire others to take action and transform their lives. That is why he started a career as a public speaker and Leadership trainer and coach, winning the Toastmasters international public speaking contest 2 times. Harry as an international speaker had the privilege to share the stage with Anthony Robbins, JT Foxx, Blair Singer  and other elite speakers and leaders including Richard and Veronica Tan, Cofounders of Success Resources. He wants you to be empowered and develop your public speaking skills so you can speak like a leader. Harry is also the author of the upcoming book "Speakers are Leaders", on which this workshop is based. The Speakers Are Leaders Workshop is one of the best leadership workshops in the world today and will definitely transform your life. www.harrysardinas.com    Guest Speaker - Chef Keidi Awadu    is a Las Vegas based raw food chef who has developed a brand of nutritionally dense cuisine he calls Living Superfood™.  He has pioneered a healing modality called “full-spectrum hyper-nutrition” which uses using gourmet raw food cuisine as delivery vehicle for clinical nutrition (food for healing) and functional medicine (disease prevention). www.Keidi.biz   |   www.LivingSuperFood.com     Guest Speaker - Jacek Salek Jacek was born in Gdansk, Poland and grew up in the communistic Poland. Jacek was arrested twice by the communistic regime — the first time when trying to cross illegally through the Iron Curtain, and the second time when transporting a political magazine called Direction. After finishing medical university and receiving a grant to work on his PhD, he decided to change his career by entering entrepreneurship. In 1989 he was forced to close a company he co-owned with his friends and after losing all his money, he decided to emigrate to support his family. He emigrated to the Netherlands where he worked first as a manual worker, and later as an independent advisor. In 1993 he started his own business in network marketing, growing it to over a US$1m in sales. During this period, Jacek was traveling extensively to many European countries and to the USA, discovering different cultures and different ways of living. Today, Jacek is co-owner of a number of companies in the Netherlands and Poland. He is married and has three children and two grandchildren. He is sharing his experiences and personal philosophy as a public speaker and author. www.linkedin.com/in/jaceksalek    Guest Speaker - Sunil C. Patel   From a £4000 student loan I built a multi million pound empire. Now I want to serve society and build bridges not walls of greed. Hire me to speak at your event. Contact: [email protected] The greatest gift in life is the gift of giving.      Guest Speaker - Marie Cosgrove       Marie is a certified speaker, trainer and coach with special interest leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, she is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, she has access to exclusive content to help you reach your goals and objectives. As an accomplished Entrepreneur, Marie has worked with some of the most recognizable Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx and Sprint. As CEO of BalanceBack—considered the leader in fall prevention and having successfully launched a Medical Device Company by singlehandedly going through FDA 510k Clearance for CriticalCare Assessment®; plus, as part of John Maxwell's Team, trained as a Coach, Teacher and Speaker, Marie can guide you in moving you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals by offering workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth. www.linkedin.com/in/balanceback   |   http://en-gb.facebook.com/public/Marie-Cosgrove     Guest Speaker - Chis’mere Mallard     Chis'mere (pronounced "Shimere") Mallard is a native born son of Texas. His life and his story is one of overcoming. Raised by his mother and grandmother in Houston, he faced a life of hardships. Without a father in the home, Chis'mere lacked the proper role model that every young man needs when they are growing up. Today, Chis'mere owns and manages successful businesses, represents several multi-million dollar companies, as well as his own life-coaching and inspirational speaking company: Chis’mere Mallard, LLC. His rise to this level was meteoric, due to his charismatic leadership and unstoppable ambition. As an inspirational speaker, Chis'mere shares his zest for life and positive attitude by motivating others. He loves to see others succeed. www.chismeremallard.com    PLUS  special guests from Les Brown’s First Family of Motivation! Ona Brown   Ona has made her markas an expert in personal and professional transformation throughout the world, inspiring and motivating audiences in hundreds of cities in the U.S. as well as numerous locations abroad including London, England; Sydney, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa and Stockholm, Sweden. Along with her consulting, coaching and corporate training firm, World Impact Now (WIN), Ona continues to blaze a trail of transformation, empowerment and leadership development, breaking down perceived barriers and speaking to people of all walks of life. www.coachonabrown.com/     Spend a DAY in the presence of GREATNESS learning strategies from Les and other successful ‘SPEAKERPRENEURS’! As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown’s dynamic personality, experience and business acumen are highly sought-after internationally by Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners and non-profit and community leaders who are keen to expand their opportunities. Revered as an icon by his colleagues, Les Brown has received The National Speakers Association ‘Council of Peers Award of Excellence’ and its most prestigious ‘Golden Gavel Award’ for achievement and leadership in communication and is rated as one of the ‘Top Five Outstanding Speakers Worldwide’ by Toastmasters International. Are you fired-up and in flow in your business - or stuck and feeling stagnant? Take a massive leap towards greater success, impact, and clarity in your personal life and business. Discover proven strategies for success and how to inspire others with the power of your story. Grab your chance to know how Les Brown can change your life! NOW is your time to THINK - ACT - AND GROW RICH!   "STAY HUNGRY" and remember "IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL YOU WIN"! BOOK NOW and we'll see you on the 20th!   Les Brown in London Ticket Types - Les Brown in London 20th January 2018 GOLD       £177      now ONLY £77 ELITE VIP £697     now ONLY  £297

May 22, 2018 12:00 PM

                           Welcome to the Motiv8 Sport London-Paris Cycle Challenge 2018 Were looking for individuals and 1 or more teams of 6 to join #TeamMotiv8 this year and fly the flag raising awareness of Organ Donation. Each team member receives some fantastic products from our National partners and of course our Limited edition Challenge Cycle wear. This Years challenges are to raise funds and Awareness of Organ Donation and life after Transplantation. Any Funds raised will go towards Motiv8 CIC's Mixed-Ability Sports and Outdoor Programmes for Adults and Children, including our Dialysis and Transplant Kids " Raising Asspirations" Outward Bound Residentials. These much needed project's give hope to dialysis patients and inspires them to keep on fighting and provides oppotunities for Transplant patients to enjoy the gift of life by integrating them back into their communities. So thank you for getting involved and "Helping us Change Lives". EVENT DETAILS This Years challenges are to raise funds and Awareness of Organ Donation and life after Transplantation. Any Funds raised will go towards Motiv8 CIC's Mixed-Ability Sports and Outdoor Programmes for Adults and Children, including our Dialysis and Transplant Kids " Raising Aspirations" Outward Bound Residentials. These much needed project's give hope to dialysis patients and inspires them to keep on fighting and provides oppotunities for Transplant patients to enjoy the gift of life by integrating them back into their communities. So thank you for getting involved and "Helping us Change Lives". EVENT DETAILS Cycling from London to Paris is by far one of the best of bike rides in Europe, so why not join us for a truly inspirational experience. For those who choose; this is a fantastic way to raise funds for the charity of your choice.Starting in London, covering just over 300 miles, this 4 day route takes us through some glorious undulating countryside on route to the ferry from Dover to Calais. Once ‘French side’, we cycle along quiet country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of Northern France. Get ready for a fantastic ride – the tarmac in France is superb, and cycling is the nation’s favourite sport, so don’t be surprised if the locals cheer you on!Whether you are a regular cyclist or simply a novice, as long as you are willing to train, then this event is perfect for you as Chapeau Events cater for all levels of ability.The pièce de résistance is ultimately the spectacular view of the 324 metre Eiffel Tower, marking the rides overwhelming finish and certainly evoking a huge sense of achievement, not to mention those unforgettable memories. The days in the saddle are long but upon reaching Paris and celebrating our achievements in this fabulous capital, the saddle soreness soon wears off! Itinerary Day 1 – London to CalaisApproximate cycling distance 138km (86 miles) Your challenge begins, after registration, with an early start from our hotel, as you head out through the outskirts of London on to the quieter roads and the stunning villages, taking in the striking countryside of rural Kent. It’s a long cycling day through some tree lined lanes but upon reaching the port of Dover and the famous white cliffs you will feel great with what you have achieved.We then board the ferry to Calais where you will relax and have something to eat. Once disembarked, we have a short ride to our hotel, your base for the evening for some well-earned rest! Day 2 – Calais to ArrasApproximate cycling distance 135km (84 miles) After a hearty breakfast we head out of Calais remembering to ride on the right hand side of the road!As we take on the smooth, relatively flat, roads we next come across a few undulations as we pedal our way through the stunning French countryside and rolling landscapes of Northern France. After a delicious Chapeau lunch we take on a few more undulations finishing with a beautiful gentle decent into the splendid medieval town of Arras, famous for its two striking squares, made by many houses dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. This is where we find our hotel for the evening. Day 3 – Arras to CompiegneApproximate cycling distance 126km (78 miles) Our route this morning heads south through the region of the Somme, which is perhaps most famous for its battles but the name is also a Celtic word meaning tranquility…totally summing up the feeling of the day as we cycle through this superb place. You will see the battlefields of WW1, many war memorials and cemeteries as we cycle along the tree lined country lanes and stunning meadows, before reaching our next hotel stop in Compiegne. Since 1968, this town has been the starting place of the “Paris-Roubaix”, the, most famous cycling race in France, after the Tour de France. Day 4 – Compiegne to ParisApproximate cycling distance 105km (65 miles) We leave the hotel on our final day of cycling, riding through the exquisite forest that surrounds Compiegne. It was here that the 1918 Armistice was signed and still resides in a small museum.We continue on our way riding through quiet quaint villages before reaching the outskirts of Paris where we will start to spot familiar sights and infamous landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. As we cycle through the sometimes crowded Parisian streets, with car horns sounding our arrival, we pedal up the Champs Elysees and on to our grand finish at the Eiffel Tower…a truly fitting end to a challenging journey! Day 5 – Departure Day After a leisurely breakfast, the event comes to an end. Your bikes will be safely transported back to the UK leaving you hassle free to continue with your onward arrangements, whether homeward bound or enjoying the romantic delights that Paris has to offer.Chapeau Events reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate. What’s Included?• Full bike transport to route start in London and from route finish in Paris – if required• All accommodation• All meals starting from lunch on day one to breakfast on day five• Complete transport of luggage between hotels during the ride• Full trip support including mechanics, first aid, drivers and full route support• Water stops• Celebration meal in Paris at the end of your ride. What’s Excluded?• Personal transport to route start in London and from route finish in Paris• A bicycle• Personal travel insurance• Drinks, personal items or entry to any optional tourist sites you may wish to visit.• Remember to allow extra for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and other personal expenses.• We strongly recommend you carry a credit card in case of personal emergency. What can I expect from your accommodation?Accommodation is in 3-4* hotels, picked for their proximity to our route. All the hotels we choose are excellent with en-suite facilities, offering exceptional value for money; standards however may vary between the hotels. The price of this trip is based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own don’t worry, we will pair you up with somebody in a similar position. You can also opt for a single room, but this will incur a supplementary charge. What food is included and does it cater for all diets?Breakfast, lunch, and evening meal will be provided as part of the event package, starting with lunch on day 1 and finishing with breakfast on day 5. Evening meals and breakfasts will be provided at the hotels, apart from the evening of day 1 where due to timings and logistics this will be taken on the ferry. Lunches are provided by Chapeau Catering and are a generous buffet-style (hot and cold) with plenty of energy food to keep you going! In addition, we will provide refreshments at each cycle checkpoint of which there will be 2 each day, in addition to lunch of course and consisting of water, juices and high-energy snacks – 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. Chapeau can cater for all special dietary requirements provided you let us know well in advance of the trip. What’s unique about Chapeau…why should I choose you?Our events are tailored to you…our team have physically driven and assessed every mile of the route to ensure the safest and best possible route for your challenge, so rest assured you are in the safest hands. All our routes are specifically tailored with you in mind. How fit do I need to be?Chapeau events attract people of all levels of experience and fitness, all ages and backgrounds. We expect all participants to train hard in advance to achieve this challenge, but we respect everyone’s limits. You will be in the saddle for upward of 70 miles a day for 4 consecutive days, so you should ensure, as a minimum that you are comfortable riding a 60-70 mile day and have achieved this regularly before you leave for the trip. The profile on some days can be hilly, so you should include some hilly rides in your training. We design our challenges so that everyone can go at their own pace; this is not a race. Who will be there to support me during the event?Your trip will be led by experienced Chapeau Events crew. Our crew are selected for their experience in cycling events around the world, their friendliness and approach-ability, sense of humour and ability to safely and effectively deal with any situation that arises. Our crew leaders are also trained in expedition first-aid. You are in very safe hands with the Chapeau Events crew.The number of crew and support vehicles looking after you will depend on the final size of your group, but the team will be looking after every aspect of your trip whether that’s transporting your luggage, ensuring your route is well-marked, sorting out any mechanical problems or giving you a lift in our back vehicle – our “Love bus”. At Chapeau Events we pride ourselves on our high crew: cyclist ratio and believe it leads to greater trip enjoyment as well as excellent trip safety. Will I be safe?Your safety, and that of the rest of the group, is our highest priority. Our trips are designed and planned with safety in mind. Your crew will be equipped with radios and emergency mobile phones, first-aid kits and other safety apparatus where necessary. They always have access to our 24-hour emergency back-up in the UK. Our leaders are responsible for safety on the trip, and will make any changes to the itinerary they deem necessary should local conditions dictate. Pre-trip administration – such as compulsory medical questionnaires and travel insurance – is all done with your safety in mind. What happens to my luggage each day?Our support vehicles are with the group all of the time. All luggage and spares will be carried in them as we travel to each destination. On reaching our hotels, at the end of each day, you will hand over your bike for safe overnight keeping and collect your luggage. Each morning, you will hand over your luggage and collect your bike. Obviously space is limited and hard-sided luggage is not suitable, so it is essential that your kit is packed in a soft sailing bag, rucksack or expedition kit-bag. What insurance will I require?It is a requirement of entry that you have adequate insurance to cover your participation on the event. We will require a copy of valid insurance before travel. We also recommend that you apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), as the NHS will cover most medical care when traveling in Europe. You can apply for an EHIC at your local post office. Is travel, to start of route in London and from end of route in Paris, included?No…you are responsible for your own travel arrangements to the start of the event in London and return travel from Paris back to UK. Chapeau will, however ensure your bike is safely transport to and from the event if required, allowing you the freedom for free time in either fabulous capitals. Perhaps a relaxing spa day in London before you embark on your adventure or exploring the wonderful sights Paris has to offer, the choice is yours.Chapeau events will of course provide advice on best travel options and further accommodation requirements should you require. Will I receive further information?Yes…a full detailed information pack will be issued following signed registration.

Jul 14, 2018 11:00 AM

CATFEST London | cats + pop culture festival A celebration of all things feline, CatFest makes its debut in London, showcasing fancy cat food, buzz-worthy furniture and accessories, along with stylish feline-inspired products for cat-folks, books, art, veggie street food, kitty-themed cakes and cocktails while helping cats in need. Meet and fall in love with adoptable rescue cats brought by London charity Feline Friends (http://felinefriendslondon.uk) and connect with feline experts and other cat lovers. AND MORE… See cat videos and films, get glammed up at the Glamour Puss beauty bar, listen to inspiring talks from bestselling authors Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats) Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey) and much more. Plus great music, contests, and competitions will make CatFest one of the most exciting summer festivals. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit London rescue charity Feline Friends (felinefriendslondon.co.uk) Location: Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT  | ovalspace.co.uk A stunning indoor-outdoor venue in the buzzy heart of East London, close to Shoreditch and Brick Lane. • Near Cambridge Heath station + Bethnal Green tube • Accessible from Liverpool Street tube   FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? • Near Cambridge Heath station + Bethnal Green tube • Accessible from Liverpool Street tube   What can I bring into the event? 1. Bring your printed ticket. 2. We can scan your ticket from your phone. 3. We can look you up by your name.Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes. You can make name changes.Can I bring my pet? No, please don't bring your own cats, dogs or other animals! You'll get to see lots of lovely adoptable rescue cats at the on-site Meow Parlour adoption lounge. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? catfestlondon.com  

Jan 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Join the producers of the international light festival on a VIP experience Take a VIP, behind the scenes tour around Piccadilly and the West End as the festival transforms the capital's best-known spaces into an interactive playground of light. Start with a money-can't-buy cocktail reception at Lumiere London's exclusive VIP hub and hear the story of Lumiere from the people who have made it happen. The evening will continue with a guided tour of the installations within the West End, culminating with exclusive viewing access from a bespoke vantage point of one of the festival's highlight artworks. Along the route there will be a surprise moment to actually join in with one of the festival artworks!  The highlights:  A producer-led tour of Lumiere London  Enjoy the official Lumiere London cocktail in the exclusive surroundings of the festival's VIP hub  Private Q&A with the fesitval's producer, Artichoke  Complimentary Lumiere London programme and official Lumiere London gift  Surprise opportunity to be part of an official Lumiere London artwork  About Artichoke:  Artichoke is a charity and the UK's leading creative producer of outdoor events, reaching over 13 million audience members over the last ten years. Other Artichoke events include: The Sultan's Elephant (2006), La Machine (2008), Lumiere Durham (2009 - 2017), One & Other (2009), Temple, Derry-Londonderry (2015), Lumiere London 2016, London's Burning (2016). 

Jan 20, 2018 9:00 PM

//Admission; €10 on the door//Founder and resident DJ of London’s beloved subterranean community, Warm Up, Aidan Doherty has established himself as a vanguard of a special pocket of sound and space in London’s underground scene, since the movements conception in 2013.It is his uncompromising, passionate belief in music’s capacity to affect emotional change, together with total emersion in Warm Up’s own particular narrative, eclectic groove that has earned him an avid, loyal following and recognition as one of London’s most respected, sought after names.From a potent list of warm up sets for the likes of Max Cooper, Stephan Bodzin, Christian Löffler, Joris Voorn and Kollectiv Turmstrasse, to his signature extended closing sets at ‘Warm Up In The Woods’ outdoor summer events, expect above all, transition. A journey.It is there that you will begin to get quietly subsumed by a dynamic range of deep, melodic techno and electronica coupled with the unique painterly style that flows and bristles through his sets.For him, community means everything, community is after all, about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. It’s about ignoring the conventional wisdom of bland, sometime politics and playing the game by a different set of rules. You have DJ’s who play music, and you have DJ’s who tell stories, be a storey teller.