Yoga with Dinosaurs

 

Enjoy a bit of yoga, then why not pop over to a class in the National History Museum this summer.

For 3 dates only you’ll have the chance to workout in the presents of Million year old bones and fossils, have a relaxation session towards the end of the class and then have the chance to enjoy an exhibition or gallery before the museum opens to the public for the day.

 

 

If this sounds like your cup of tea then click here to book a session, don’t forget to bring your mat!

 

Where:  The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

When: 

3 June 2018 08.15-09.30 
15 July 2018 08.15-09.30
19 August 2018 08.15-09.30

How much: £35, £31.50 for Museum members

Time: 8.30am (last entry 8.15am) – 9.30am

Ages: 16 and older

 

 

Pancake Day Races

 

It’s the season of love…love for PANCAKES, bring on the batter.

 

London Pancake Races

What better way to work up an appetite then racing in a costume with a pan in your hand, brilliant fun. There’re a number of races happening across the capital today, get down to your closest, whip your phone out and get to filming.

 

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LONDON INTER LIVERY PANCAKE RACE

Watch the 4 tradesman teams of the City of London race for the pride of the City, the proceeds go towards a number of different charities. 

Guildhall Yard, London EC2V

calendarcustoms.com/articles/london-inter-livery-pancake-race/

 

GREAT SPITALFIELDS PANCAKE RACE

Teams of 4 will race to the bitter end to raise funds for the London Air Ambulance. Races start at 12.30, free admission.

Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields E1 6QL

alternativearts.co.uk

 

BETTER BANKSIDE PANCAKE RACE

Upto 25 teams of 4 will be racing for the championship of the pan (I made that up) who will win brag rights over all all others, get yourself over to Borought Market at 12.30pm to find out. All proceeds go to Paintings in Hospitals

Jubilee Place Borough Market, SE1 9AA

betterbankside.co.uk/events/13-february-better-bankside-pancake-day-race

 

FLIPPIN’ GOOD FUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE – THE GREENWICH MARKET PANCAKE RACE

Teams, pairs of friends or solo mission persons are all welcome to take part in this race, medals up for the winning, free pancake for all participants. Race starts at 12pm all donations go to The Greenwich and Bexley Hospice. 

Greenwich Market London SE10 9HZ

greenwichmarket.london/events/detail/flippin-good-fun-for-a-good-cause-the-greenwich-market-pancake-race

 

2018 REHAB PARLIAMENTARY PANCAKE RACE

Even PMs, Lords & the Media get in on the racing action.  Watches these Westminster lot don their costumes and battle it out, pan in hand for the right to rub it in the faces of the LOSERS for the next 365 days. Funds go to Monument Skills, a charity that helps those with brain injuries and neurological conditions. Race starts at 10am

Victoria Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA 

rehab.ie/fundraising/pancake-race

 

 

All info used from: rehab.iegreenwichmarket.londonbetterbankside.co.uk, alternativearts.co.ukcalendarcustoms.com

Image used from: metrouk2.files.wordpress.com

 

The Great Willy Waddle

 

Cancer in any form is no joke and though the majority of us do our best to stay informed and give to Cancer Research Charities Penile Cancer still seems to sit in the background.

So how can we bring this issue back into the public eye? …With a Penis Fun Run, of course.

On the 26th September Orchid will be hosting a 2k charity run in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

To participate you must register in advance HERE, minimum pledge amount is £100. All donations will go towards Orchid’s work in penile cancer research, education and support services.

 

On the day you’ll receive your inflatable penis costume upon entry (alternative costume colours available please email to enquire), you’ll then run, walk or waddle your way to the finish line all in the name of charity.

Never before has it been more acceptable to be a penis :0)

 

 

The Time:  Tuesday 26th Sept at 6.30pm

The Place:  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London 

Price:  Registration Fee is £20, minimum pledge amount £100

Contact:  events@orchid-cancer.org.uk or orchid-cancer.org.uk

 

 

 

Chel-Ski Ski-Fit

 

Skiing and fitness go hand-in-hand, needless to say if you don’t have a reasonable level of fitness then skiing is going to be difficult, trust me I learnt that the hard way.

 

 

Chel-Ski in Fulham have introduced a new exercise class that teams Core & Strength Exercises with practical indoor slope experience, so not only are you getting some slope time in you’re also throwing some additional cardio in there for good measure.

Get 2 taster sessions, fully qualified tutor included, for 20 quid here.

 

 

The Time:  Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-9am & 9am-10am

The Place:  4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, London SW6 2EJ

Price:  2 trial classes for £20

Contact:  chel-ski.uk email: info@chel-ski.uk

 

 

 

 

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Barnes Film Festive 2017

 

Aspiring young film makers charge your cameras, finalize your scripts and get to filming because the Barnes Film Festive wants to show your movies to the world.

From September 29th – October 1st Barnes will be hosting their second annual festival showcasing the talents of movie makers under the age of 25 from across the Country. The submission deadline for the festival was initially set for September 1st but has been extended to the 15th due to popular demand.

 

A number of workshops, screenings & Q&A sessions along with an Opening Ceremony Gala and Competition Awards Ceremony will be on during the event. click here for the full schedule. 

“Competition will be judged by leading film industry professionals, and will be screened during the Festival. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Festival”

 

So if movies are the name of your game then head over to Barnes for tips on how to get into the Industry.

 

The Time:  29th Sept – 1st Oct

The Place:  Various location around Barnes

Price:  Tickets for the event start from £4, click here to purchase.

Contact:  barnesfilmfestival.com for details on how to submit your films click here.

 

 

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One 10 Cycle

 

Cycle classes have just been upgraded from ‘hmm’ to ‘Yeah OK’, gone are the days of boring sessions and an hour of repetitive motion, it’s time to inject some excitement and technology into your ride.

 

At One 10 Cycle every pedal you push is recorded so you can keep track of your progress and achievements.

There’re 2 types of classes on offer at One 10, Paceline which is a fast paced, HIIT style workout where you can live track your progress against your fellow riders, and Nirvana which focuses more on an immersive full body work, where you move to the rhythm and enjoy the energetic music.

 

A juice and shake bar is also available onsite where you can pump self full of nature after your session.

So if you’re after a new style of spin workout then get your buns down to Baker Street, you’ll be sore but happy.

 

The Time:  Class times vary, check time table here

The Place:  16 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3BL

Price:  You purchase credits to book sessions, £20 per class or you can block purchase credits at a discount

Contact:  one-10.com

 

 

 

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London Improv Theatre

I cannot act, there isn’t an inch of me that should be on stage or in front of a camera (unlike a friend of mine who is A brilliant actor, I hate her!), the thought of improv literally scares me into a sweaty panic attack, but there’re those crazy bastards who thrive on that type of adrenaline, step forward the London Improv Theatre.

 

 

Established in 2016 by Jake Lyons, the theatre plays host to Improv performances such comedy, sketches, music and even magic, oh how I love me a bit of magic.

A number of performances are on over September including an acoustic showcase (showcase performances are on the first Saturday of each month) , ‘Scared Scriptless’ where the participates improvise scenes based on audience suggestions and ‘The Magicians Showcase’ which I may well attend myself (love me a bit of magic).

If you’re after an evening of impromptu theatre, or in the mood to joy in yourself, pop on over to Swiss Cottage, it won’t disappoint.

 

 

The Time:  Varies

The Place:   London Improv Theatre, 104-A Finchley Road, Londnon, NW3 5JJ

Tickets:  Prices vary but generally start from £5/6 in advance.

Contact:  londonimprovtheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Tilly and the Buttons

 

Fashion has become very fast, trends turning over in a matter of months and wages disappearing in hours in the pursuit to stay en vogue…ain’t nobody got time for that, so what to do?

Make it your self, and Tilly and the Buttons are here to help.

 

London College of Fashion Trained Tilly Walnes (pictured at top) started her fashion blog almost a decade ago so she could share her passion for making clothes with the world, over time the blog evolved into a business so Tilly and her team could teach others how to make their own clothes too.

 

Online courses with step-by-step lessons, jargon free easy to use garment sewing patterns and an award winning book are a few of the things on offer from Tilly and the Buttons, if you’ve ever wanted to create your own wardrobe (literally) then go check her out.

 

The Time:  Depends on when you purchase a course

The Place:  In the comfort and safety of your own home, and West Dulwich

Price:  Vary 

Contact:   tillyandthebuttons.com

 

 

 

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Solar Eclipse 2017

 

On August 21st North America will see it’s first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years, lucky them, we won’t be so fortunate (I’m not bitter), but we will see a partial eclipse so not all is lost.

The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the UK (weather permitting) in the early evening, for Londoners it will start from around 7.40pm, will reach maximum eclipsieness at just after 8pm and will end at roughly 8.25pm.

 

Viewing an eclipse with the naked eye can be dangerous, watch the vid below for handy hints and tips on how best to view the event:

 

The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 23rd September 2090, so enjoy this while you can!

 

 

 

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How to seeing a shooting star

On the 12th August the UK will bear witness to the most active meteor shower all year, with up to 80 meteors streaking through the sky..if we’re lucky, this sodding “summer” whether is doing my ******* head in, but I digress. 

The duration of the shower is actually from the 17th July – 24th August, however the event will reach it’s peak on the 12th due to the earth passing through the most dense part of comet Swift-Tuttle’s trail.

According to timeanddate.com the best direction with which to view the shower is as follows:

“Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus, which can be found in the north-eastern part of the sky.”

 

The best place to see the shower well be up high and away from artificial lighting, not the easiest thing to do in a city, so if you have access (legally) to a flat roof or can get to a hill/open late park (again legally) then that’s your best bet.

The meteors will start to be visible from the early evening, so grab a blanket (hopefully not an umbrella), a buddy, some snacks and enjoy the show.

 

 

 

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