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Bao Class
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Bao Class

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

This Bao Class will likely increase your Bao obsession but hey ho, let’s bao down to the bao!

In this Class you will learn how to make one of Taiwan’s most loved and delicious dishes – The Bao! including an array of mouthwateringly delicious fillings!

What to expect?

Oh gosh! we are officially obsessed with these pillows of heaven! After lots of practice we have mastered our favourites, and, as it’s in our nature to share, we want to teach you our top 3 on this delightful Bao Class.

This class will teach you how to kneed, steam and fill beautiful Bao Buns. You will be waving good-bye to the days of average bao, and learning how to not only achieve perfect, fluffy, dreamlike buns but creating a burst of flavour in their fillings!

On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly chefs and a glass of wine. You will then take a seat for an informative demonstration displaying what you’ll be making during the class – Bao of course, but alongside a delicious fresh Asian Salad. Once you have absorbed a whole host of Bao Bun tips and knowledge, you will head to your stations and recreate the little dreams – with the hands-on help from our knowledgeable chefs!
At the end of the class, you will sit down at our large dining table and enjoy your creations amongst great company with more wine!.

You will leave this Bao Class an absolute Bao pro, taking your knowledge home with you to impress your friends & family!


Date:  21st October 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £75 per person

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Gung Ho Food for Thought Dinner
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Gung Ho Food for Thought Dinner

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To launch the next collection of Guns Ho’s Food For Thought Campaign they are taking over The Curtain, Shoreditch on Thursday 12th September for an evening of pure delicious inspiration. Gung Ho strives to be a real game changer within the sustainability movement inspiring change through design and getting people to understand the issues within the cause - in this case, the food world (what a great talking point it is too)!

To really inspire and connect with these issues they are selecting the best of the best to chef up a 12 course sustainable fine dining experience so you can taste the change too.

Be the first to see the new collection, modelled by these inspirational female chefs - after all who better to front this campaign!

Sustainability is a buzz word, but what impact do our day to day actions have and how can we adjust our lifestyle without compromising on taste?

Look no further, immerse yourself in an evening of sustainable inspiration, they can't wait.

Tickets are limited, and get in touch if you have any dietary requirements.

Each ticket includes 12 courses plus drinks.

7.00pm Welcome drinks

7.30pm Introductions

8.00pm Dinner is served!


Date: 12th September, 2019 at 7.00pm

Venue details:  The Burbage Room, Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd , EC2A 3PT London, United Kingdom

Investment: £54.49


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Bao Class
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bao Class

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

This Bao Class will likely increase your Bao obsession but hey ho, let’s bao down to the bao!

In this Class you will learn how to make one of Taiwan’s most loved and delicious dishes – The Bao! including an array of mouthwateringly delicious fillings!

What to expect?

Oh gosh! we are officially obsessed with these pillows of heaven! After lots of practice we have mastered our favourites, and, as it’s in our nature to share, we want to teach you our top 3 on this delightful Bao Class.

This class will teach you how to kneed, steam and fill beautiful Bao Buns. You will be waving good-bye to the days of average bao, and learning how to not only achieve perfect, fluffy, dreamlike buns but creating a burst of flavour in their fillings!

On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly chefs and a glass of wine. You will then take a seat for an informative demonstration displaying what you’ll be making during the class – Bao of course, but alongside a delicious fresh Asian Salad. Once you have absorbed a whole host of Bao Bun tips and knowledge, you will head to your stations and recreate the little dreams – with the hands-on help from our knowledgeable chefs!
At the end of the class, you will sit down at our large dining table and enjoy your creations amongst great company with more wine!.

You will leave this Bao Class an absolute Bao pro, taking your knowledge home with you to impress your friends & family!


Date:  28th August 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £75 per person

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Bao Class
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bao Class

baoclass

HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

This Bao Class will likely increase your Bao obsession but hey ho, let’s bao down to the bao!

In this Class you will learn how to make one of Taiwan’s most loved and delicious dishes – The Bao! including an array of mouthwateringly delicious fillings!

What to expect?

Oh gosh! we are officially obsessed with these pillows of heaven! After lots of practice we have mastered our favourites, and, as it’s in our nature to share, we want to teach you our top 3 on this delightful Bao Class.

This class will teach you how to kneed, steam and fill beautiful Bao Buns. You will be waving good-bye to the days of average bao, and learning how to not only achieve perfect, fluffy, dreamlike buns but creating a burst of flavour in their fillings!

On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly chefs and a glass of wine. You will then take a seat for an informative demonstration displaying what you’ll be making during the class – Bao of course, but alongside a delicious fresh Asian Salad. Once you have absorbed a whole host of Bao Bun tips and knowledge, you will head to your stations and recreate the little dreams – with the hands-on help from our knowledgeable chefs!
At the end of the class, you will sit down at our large dining table and enjoy your creations amongst great company with more wine!.

You will leave this Bao Class an absolute Bao pro, taking your knowledge home with you to impress your friends & family!


Date:  26th July 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £75 per person

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Ice Cream Making Class
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Ice Cream Making Class

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

Join this fun Ice Cream Class to learn how to make this classic sweet treat at home! This class will teach you how to create 7 different types of ice cream, including some delicious toppings and sauces.

The class will begin with a short demonstration on the ice creams you will be creating. Then (in pairs) it will be over to you to create these marvellous treats!

While the ice-creams are churning, another demonstration will take place on no-churn ice creams. These will be pre-made and ready to taste. We will be explaining how to add flavour and creativity to the basic vanilla ice cream, as well as some useful tips and tricks!

At the end of the class it will be time to taste all your delicious creations with a topping of your choice! You will go home with full bellies and an ice cream in hand- yum!

What to expect?

Ice Cream Class Menu

  • Lemon Sorbet (made by you)

  • Custard Base Vanilla Ice Cream (made by you)

  • Cornflour Thickened Vanilla Ice Cream (made by you)

  • Quick Vanilla Ice Cream (made by you)

  • White Chocolate & Raspberry Parfait (demonstrated only)

  • Grapefruit & Gin Granita (demonstrated only)

  • Honeycomb Ice Cream (demonstrated only)

  • Salted Caramel Sauce (demonstrated only)

  • Raspberry Syrup (demonstrated only)

  • Pistachio Butter(demonstrated only)

  • Oreo Crumb (demonstrated only)


Date:  15th July 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £65 per person

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Vegan Brunch Club
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Vegan Brunch Club

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

Love a hearty Brunch, but short of eggless ideas?! Come and join this Vegan Brunch Club with Bottomless Bellini’s and learn how to make the ultimate Vegan brunch, that might even beat a normal one!

What to expect?

You will learn how to cook up a 3-course meal filled with new vegan ideas and tips!

Greeted with a drink, you will sit down and watch a demonstration on what you will be cooking. You will then get to make the dish yourselves before dining round our table with new and old friends.

Brunch Club Menu

  • Bottomless Bellini’s

  • French Toast with Smokey Aubergine Bacon, Berries and Maple Syrup

  • Homemade Granola (to take home)

What We Offer

  • Fun and upbeat classes

  • Recipe booklet to take home

  • Everything provided including bottomless bellini’s

Skills Acquired

  • Making 3 delicious Vegan Brunch dishes 

  • Time management

  • Table setting and much more…


The Merit Club members receive and exclusive 10% discount of this class.


Date:  15th June 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £44.10 per person (£4.90 savings)

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Vegan Brunch Club
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Vegan Brunch Club

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

Love a hearty Brunch, but short of eggless ideas?! Come and join this Vegan Brunch Club with Bottomless Bellini’s and learn how to make the ultimate Vegan brunch, that might even beat a normal one!

What to expect?

You will learn how to cook up a 3-course meal filled with new vegan ideas and tips!

Greeted with a drink, you will sit down and watch a demonstration on what you will be cooking. You will then get to make the dish yourselves before dining round our table with new and old friends.

Brunch Club Menu

  • Bottomless Bellini’s

  • French Toast with Smokey Aubergine Bacon, Berries and Maple Syrup

  • Homemade Granola (to take home)

What We Offer

  • Fun and upbeat classes

  • Recipe booklet to take home

  • Everything provided including bottomless bellini’s

Skills Acquired

  • Making 3 delicious Vegan Brunch dishes 

  • Time management

  • Table setting and much more…


The Merit Club members receive and exclusive 10% discount of this class.


Date:  1st June 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £44.50 per person

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Afro Hair and Beauty Live
May
26
to May 27

Afro Hair and Beauty Live

  • Business Design Centre (map)
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HOSTED BY Hawker Consumer Publications

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE is the place to be on Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 2019.

There’s no show quite like Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE. Now in its 38th year, it continues to be the hub for debuting the latest trends for hair (of every texture and style), beauty and fashion. Last year’s show had over 100 exhibitors and welcomed more than 7,000 visitors during the Bank holiday.

The jam-packed weekend will be buzzing with on-the-spot makeovers, amazing hair and fashion shows, competitions and lots of freebies from top hair and beauty brands. Seek out one-on-one advice from award-winning experts and see upcoming trends from the African diaspora in the exclusive fashion boutique.

There’s a selection of FREE interactive seminars with tailored subjects relating hair, health and lifestyle choices. These are always popular and work on a first come first served basis.


Date:  26th-27th May 2019

Location:  Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

Investment: Early Bird 2 for 1 £7.50/ £15 at the door

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Wellbeing Festival
May
24
to May 27

Wellbeing Festival

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HOSTED BY Mind Body Spirit Ltd

The Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival returns to London’s iconic venue “Olympia” to party and celebrate the ultimate gathering of the tribes.

They'll be celebrating the beauty, uniqueness and inspiration that has made this festival so special to so many people. So, if you are a shaman, yogi, vegan, spiritual seeker, urban hippie or just a little curious then you don’t want to miss this life changing festival experience.

They’ve lovingly curated and designed over 48 transformational workshops, consisting of a glittering galaxy of movers and shakers, all contributing to a melting pot of ideas. Providing life hacks, lessons on relationships, spiritual awakening, inspired living, nutrition, yoga and meditation, this festival focuses on delivering practical and accessible life skills.

Plus, don’t miss their amazing array of FREE features!

For 2019 they’ve assembled a fabulous selection of FREE performances and experiences. In total you can enjoy nearly 200 hours of free content in their special feature areas; The Ceremony Space, Alchemy of Sound, Wellbeing Studio, Live Stage, Pop Up Temple and Yoga Rave.

Mixed in with and complimenting the high energy of the festival, they also bring you the largest collection of alternative exhibitors in Europe, providing the ultimate ‘not on the high street’ experience. Including psychic & aura readings, psychedelic light machines, Cacao, tantra and holistic shopping, perfect for you to find books, crystals, clothing, supplements and discover new ways of living.


Date:  24-27th May 2019

Location:  Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Investment: £11-13 per person, per day

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Finding a Fulfilling Job
May
19
9:40 AM09:40

Finding a Fulfilling Job

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HOSTED BY The School of Life

One of the most extraordinary and yet quietly routine assumptions of our age is that we should be able to find work that we can not only tolerate for the money, but profoundly appreciate - work with a high degree of purpose, camaraderie and creativity. We see nothing strange in the remarkable notion that we should try to find a job we love.

This one-day workshop insists that, in order to stand any chance of honouring our desire for meaningful employment, we will need to lavish concentrated brain power, time and imagination on its underlying complexities.

What to expect?

We examine how our expectations about a ‘good job’ were formed. We probe whether these are grounded in reality, and consider a helpful alternate notion of ‘good enough’ work to guide our ambitions. We finish up by considering some of the downsides of all jobs, even those we consider the most fulfilling.

Our culture has set us a devilish problem: promising us that fulfilling jobs exist while, at the same time, leaving us woefully unprepared for how to discover our own aptitudes and appetites. The purpose of this day is to help to correct an epochal problem which quietly gnaws at our lives and tramples upon our legitimate hopes. We come away better able to understand our talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

This one day workshop brings together the best of The School of Life’s Work curriculum into a single high intensity session. You can explore our full curriculum here.

(Please be aware, Finding a Fulfilling Job contains material from the following individual classes: How to Identify Your Career Potential, How to Fail, and How to Be Confident).


Date:  19th May 2019

Location:  The School of Life 70 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB

Investment: £150 per person

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Glitter Lettering Workshop
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Glitter Lettering Workshop

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Glitter, typography, girl power slogans and cocktails. What more do you really need?! 

Enjoy a fun workshop with illustrator Salome Papadopoullos where you will be able to make your own custom A2 glitter word art, and while you create your glitter sign you'll get to sip on a FREE yummy cocktail! 

No creative ability necessary, everyone is welcome! All materials provided. 


Date:  15th May 2019

Location:  9 Caledonian Road N1 9DX

Investment: £35 per person

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Sunrise Yoga at Sky Garden
May
11
to May 14

Sunrise Yoga at Sky Garden

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HOSTED BY Sky Garden

36 floors high - Sky Garden is the perfect setting for sunrise yoga and a delicious breakfast.

Set among Sky Garden's luscious tropical greenery with a backdrop of incredible city views, take to the mat in the idyllic City Garden. With a dynamic, vinyasa flow style, this class is suitable for all levels and abilities and they offer two ticket options for each class - yoga and breakfast package or yoga-only ticket.

On weekdays enjoy a delicious continental buffet breakfast in the luxurious yet laid-back Darwin Brasserie whilst on weekends, they offer a virtuous smoothie and muffin or pastry in the stunning Sky Pod Bar.

Kicking off bright and early the class runs for one hour followed by breakfast treats to be enjoyed as you soak up the panoramic views across London then wander the exquisite gardens at your leisure.

Please note there are no shower facilities and mats are not provided, so they ask you to please bring your own. 


Date:  11th May 2019

Location:  20 Fenchurch Street 1 Sky Garden Walk EC3M 8AF

Investment: £10-17 per person

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Tackle Your Inner Critic: Increase Your Confidence in Work and Life
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Tackle Your Inner Critic: Increase Your Confidence in Work and Life

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HOSTED BY The Guardian

Learn how to lessen the power of your inner critic, feel more confident, fulfil your potential and increase your resilience in this encouraging evening class.


Most of us are guilty of being harder on ourselves than we are on others. The things our inner critic tells us about our progress and worth are things we would never say to a friend - and this can have devastating effects on our personal and professional development. We are living in an epidemic of self-criticism; everyone suffers with it, even very successful people.

If you want to fulfil your potential and learn how to realise your self-worth, you will need to battle your inner critic - but this can be a daunting task; how do you shut off that negative voice?

Enter leading life coach Fiona Buckland, who has worked with organisations including the School of Life, the United Nations, Google and many more. In her evening class, she will show you how to break the vicious cycle of self-doubt and setbacks, providing you with skills and techniques that you can integrate into your everyday life.

You will come away feeling confident in your abilities to reduce the power of your inner critic, diminish negative self-talk, and with an increased connection to those inner resources that energise and inspire you into positive action - even in challenging times. You will also learn how to be more present, to notice your habits of negative thinking, and how to take action with courage and compassion so that you can be more positive, effective, resilient and successful in every aspect of your life.


Date:  1st May 2019

Location:  The Guardian, Kings Place , 90 York Way  N1 9GU London

Investment: £49 per person

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Making Relationships Work
Apr
28
9:40 AM09:40

Making Relationships Work

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HOSTED BY The School of Life

We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But it is also, of course, one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are as intense as those we experience in relationships. Viewed from the outside, love could be mistaken for a practice focused almost entirely on the generation of despair.

The problems begin because, despite all the statistics, we continue to think of love as an enthusiasm, rather than a skill that can be learnt. One of the gravest errors we make around relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at.

In fact, as in all areas, we can improve how good we are at loving another person, which is what this one-day workshop will help us to do. It will teach us to understand why we are all, in our different ways, tricky to be around and prone to sabotage love.

When difficulties strike in relationships, we often fall prey to the idea that it is the other person’s fault. The sadness must be someone’s fault: and, naturally enough, we conclude that the blame has to lie with our partner. We avoid the far truer, darker yet gentler possibility that this one-day workshop will help us to perceive: that we are trying to do something very difficult, which we need to learn to get better at.

Together, we bury the Romantic intuition-based view of relationships and learn to practice and rehearse our skills at love.

What to expect?

In Making Relationships Last we will learn:

  • That it is normal for love and sex to have a complex connection, and that they may not always belong together.

  • That we are all rather flawed, and accepting this can increase the amount of tolerance and generosity in circulation.

  • That we will never find everything we need in another person, nor they in us - not because of these flaws, but because human nature makes this impossible.

  • That we need to make immense efforts to understand one another.

  • That intuition alone can’t get us to where we need to go.

In most relationships, we are trying to do something enormously difficult without the bare minimum of support necessary. It is not surprising that – very often – we have troubles. In this intensive day of study, we learn how to acquire skills and attitudes that can lead to a new, more hopeful future for love.

This one-day workshop brings together the best of The School of Life’s Love curriculum into a single high intensity session. You can explore our full curriculum here.


Date:  28th April 2019

Location:  The School of Life 70 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB

Investment: £150 per person

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Pleasing the Petals: The Art of Female Pleasure
Apr
24
to Apr 27

Pleasing the Petals: The Art of Female Pleasure

  • 23 Monmouth Street, London (map)
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HOSTED BY Coco De Mer

Unveil the mysteries of female pleasure and reciprocal satisfaction with Miss England’s expert salon, and realise your true erotic potential with lessons in delivering pleasure to yourself and your partner.

Firstly, Miss England will offer expert guidance in the arts of self-pleasure, detailing how an open mind and patience are both imperative to discovering your own erotic drives and desires.

Students of the Salon will then explore how to fully exploit the giving and receiving of pleasure through confidence, creativity and being present in the moment, and discover techniques to banish insecurities and nerves from the bedroom.

Pleasing The Petals also includes tips for choosing the right toys to upgrade your oral sex life.

As Coco de Mer’s resident DreamMaker, Miss England is uniquely qualified to instruct you on how to use sex toys and bondage equipment, and both the novice and more experienced player will leave enlightened.


Date:  24th April 2019

Location:  23 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DD

Investment: £95

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Vegan Brunch Club
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Vegan Brunch Club

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HOSTED BY The Avenue Cookery School

Love a hearty Brunch, but short of eggless ideas?! Come and join this Vegan Brunch Club with Bottomless Bellini’s and learn how to make the ultimate Vegan brunch, that might even beat a normal one!

What to expect?

You will learn how to cook up a 3-course meal filled with new vegan ideas and tips!

Greeted with a drink, you will sit down and watch a demonstration on what you will be cooking. You will then get to make the dish yourselves before dining round our table with new and old friends.

Brunch Club Menu

  • Bottomless Bellini’s

  • French Toast with Smokey Aubergine Bacon, Berries and Maple Syrup

  • Homemade Granola (to take home)

What We Offer

  • Fun and upbeat classes

  • Recipe booklet to take home

  • Everything provided including bottomless bellini’s

Skills Acquired

  • Making 3 delicious Vegan Brunch dishes 

  • Time management

  • Table setting and much more…


The Merit Club members receive and exclusive 10% discount of this class.


Date:  20th April 2019

Location:  13 Enterprise Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1FZ

Investment: £44.10 per person (£4.90 savings)

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Improving Your Emotional Intelligence
Apr
7
9:40 AM09:40

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

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HOSTED BY The School of Life

Emotional Intelligence is the quality that enables us to negotiate with patience, insight and temperance, the central problems in our relationships with others and with ourselves. It can manifest in partnerships as a sensitivity to the moods of others, a readiness to grasp what may be going on for them beyond the surface, and to enter imaginatively into their point of view. It shows up in relation to ourselves when it comes to dealing with anger, envy, anxiety and professional confusion. Emotional intelligence is what distinguishes those who are crushed by failure from those who know how to greet the troubles of existence with a melancholic and at points darkly humorous resilience.

What to expect?

This one-day workshop is designed to equip us with the core skills of Emotional Intelligence. We learn:

  • Why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves.

  • How to map and understand our anxieties.

  • How to make sense of the hurts and resentments we carry.

  • How and why we characteristically respond to frustration.

  • How much we like ourselves.

  • How easily we trust others.

  • What our true identities are.

Emotional maturity doesn’t have to remain a vague pipe dream. It is, when we approach it more closely, reached by a number of coherent steps and insights that can move us beyond our habitual state. To develop emotionally involves:

  • Learning to understand and sympathise with ourselves.

  • Taking proper stock of our childhood influences.

  • Communicating our flaws and eccentricities to others in good time.

  • Interpreting others beyond what they have directly said to us.

  • Recognising the hard edges of reality without being destroyed by them.

  • Accepting our needs for consolation and assistance.

  • Achieving a necessary degree of confidence.

  • Being able to detach ourselves from turmoil and take pleasure in local circumstances.

  • Knowing how to fruitfully despair without giving up on existence.

This one-day workshop brings together the best of The School of Life’s Self curriculum into a single high intensity session. You can explore our full curriculum here.

(Please be aware, Improving Your Emotional Intelligence contains material from the following individual classes: How to Develop Self-Knowledge and How to Be Sociable).


Date:  7th April 2019

Location:  The School of Life 70 Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AB

Investment: £150 per person

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Writing for Women: An Evening with Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief Farrah Storr
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Writing for Women: An Evening with Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief Farrah Storr

  • The Guardian, Kings Place , 90 York Way , N1 9GU (map)
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HOSTED BY Guardian Masterclasses

Learn how to pitch your story ideas to women’s magazines and websites, and discover what editors look for when hiring.

Whether you dream of writing for women’s glossies, multimedia platforms or independent newsletters and blogs, don’t miss this unique masterclass with Farrah Storr, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and former editor of Women’s Health.

You will learn the key things you need to know about working in the women’s journalism industry, including how to approach editors, pitch them your feature ideas and get hired. 

This course is suitable for those looking for a desk job as well as those who want to increase their chances of getting freelance commissions. You’ll leave with a better understanding of women’s journalism and an increased confidence in your ability to apply for jobs, pitch story ideas and stand out in a competitive industry.

Content

  • How to kickstart your journalism career

  • What editors look for when hiring in the women’s journalism industry

  • The key components of a great feature

  • Writing women’s content – finding the right tone, format and language

  • How to pitch story ideas – the key things that editors look for in a pitch email

  • Headlines, sells and cover lines – how to make them shine

  • Practical exercise on writing headlines and cover lines

  • Q&A: a great opportunity to pick the brains of an experienced editor

Tutor profile

Farrah Storr is the award-winning editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. Prior to this, she launched Women’s Health in the UK, where under her leadership it became the most successful women’s magazine launch of the decade. Over the course of her career, Farrah has been a writer for Good Housekeeping magazine, as well as an editor at Marie Claire and Glamour. She tweets @Farrah_Storr.


Date:  3rd April 2019

Location: The Guardian, Kings Place , 90 York Way , N1 9GU 

Investment: £49

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Afternoon Tea at the Covent Garden Hotel
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Afternoon Tea at the Covent Garden Hotel

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HOSTED BY Covent Garden Hotel 

MOTHER'S DAY AFTERNOON TEA WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF 'A STAR IS BORN'

Join on for a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea followed by a special screening of A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

What to expect?

Covent Garden Hotel is a stylish place to have Afternoon Tea. Served in Brasserie Max or by hotel guests in the Drawing Room, guests can enjoy a selection of both savoury and sweet menu items.The fee includes film screening and Afternoon Tea. Mum's will also be treated to a special gift. 


Date:  31 March 2019

Location:  10 Monmouth Street, London, England, WC2H 9LF

Investment: £40 per person including film screening and Afternoon Tea. Mum's will also be treated to a special gift. 

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Women in Business London Networking
Mar
21
12:30 PM12:30

Women in Business London Networking

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HOSTED BY Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

Join Nockolds Solicitors at their next Women in Business London networking event 

You will enjoy wine and small bites whilst overlooking the River Thames and mixing with other female professionals.

What to expect?

You will hear from guest speaker Ms Sunny Crouch. OBE, DBAHon Chairman, Visit Greenwich.

Sunny has successfully held a wide range of executive and non-executive positions in her long and distinguished career including, chairing boards and is often asked by women how to successfully get themselves onto a board. 

On 21st March Sunny will be sharing her recommendations on How to Get Your Knees Under the Boardroom Table - a 'must attend' event, if that is an aspiration of yours!

Alongside all this, you also have opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to one of the famous Globe tours later that afternoon- if you are interested please email sharman@nockolds.co.uk for further details.


Date:  Thu, 21 March 2019, 12:30 – 15:00 GMT

Location:  Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, SE1 9DT

Investment:  £40

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How to Avoid Burnout with Dr. Emily Nagoski and Dr. Amelia Nagoski
Mar
20
to Mar 21

How to Avoid Burnout with Dr. Emily Nagoski and Dr. Amelia Nagoski

  • 12 Little Titchfield Street London, England United Kingdom (map)
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HOSTED BY How to Academy

Science tells us that women experience burnout differently than men. This ground-breaking talk provides a plan to help women minimise stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life.

This compassionate, practical and optimistic talk will provide you with the science, inspiration and practical solutions to thrive in a stressed-out, unpredictable and anxious-ridden world.

What to expect?

You’ll learn:

• How to actually deal with stress and not just the things that cause you stress, e.g. work, money, family. How to separate it and solve it by completing the stress cycle

• How to overcome emotional exhaustion at home and in the workplace – setting boundaries without the guilt, avoid feeling swallowed up by work or suffocated by commitments

• Why sometimes struggling and things ‘going wrong’ increases learning and creativity

• How listening to your ‘inner critic’ and acknowledging limitations helps diminish them

• Why physical activity, affection and human connection are the key tools to combating stress

• Why a lot of advice on stress is unhelpful to women – the majority of research on stress is based on male participants even though women actually respond very differently to stress

• Why different social pressures and expectations on women add to their overall stress burden and why engaging with your ‘something larger’ will help combat them

• Understanding that it is normal – nearly universal – to want to accept and love your body as it is whilst also wanting to change it to conform to the culturally constructed aspirational ideal


Date:  WED, MARCH 20, 2019, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM GMT

Location:  Portland Hall

4 - 12 Little Titchfield Street
London W1W 7BY

Investment: £30-£40 + fee & VAT

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FIRMDALE ART WALKS AT HAYMARKET HOTEL
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

FIRMDALE ART WALKS AT HAYMARKET HOTEL

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HOSTED BY HAYMARKET HOTEL

Firmdale Hotels are giving art enthusiasts a guided tour of Haymarket Hotel. Find out how to collect and successfully hang art, making it fun and interesting within a living space.

Creative Director, Kit Kemp’s passion for art is present within the interior design of all Firmdale Hotels with famous artists juxtaposed beside up-and-coming ones.

What to expect?

Visitors will be guided through Kit’s personally chosen art collection, before journeying on an intimate walking tour to some of Mayfair and St James' most prestigious galleries, led by curator Olivia Paterson.

The walk will end back at the hotel, where guests can choose to enjoy a delicious three-course lunch or Afternoon Tea in Brumus Bar & Restaurant.

Walks last approximately 2.5 hours followed by lunch or Afternoon Tea. Each walking tour will operate with a maximum of 12 guests but a minimum number of 6 guests must book in order for the tour to go ahead.


Date:  16 March 2019

Location:  1 Suffolk Place London SW1Y 4HX

Investment: £99 per person, including walking tour and three-course lunch or afternoon tea

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How do I protect a business idea?
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

How do I protect a business idea?

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HOSTED BY The British Library

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s a business, an invention, a brand name or a song.

What to expect?

This session will introduce the various areas of intellectual property and help you understand which ones may apply to you and your business. The session provides a basic introduction to patents, trade marks, registered designs, copyright, know how and trade secrets.


Date:  Mon 11 Mar 2019, 14.00 - 17.00

Location:  Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Investment:  FREE

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Naomi Klein in Conversation (Part of WOW – Women of the World)
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Naomi Klein in Conversation (Part of WOW – Women of the World)

HOSTED BY Southbank Centre

Renowned journalist, activist and author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly.

Klein is the author of international bestselling books including No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We NeedThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The ClimateThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo.

What to expect?

In this conversation, Klein takes a close look at politics and media at this critical time for women, human rights, economic justice and climate change.


Date: Saturday 9 March 2019 8:00PM

Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Investment:  £18 - £38 + booking fee: £3.00