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There is a growing interest in how modern lifestyles effect our mental health and wellbeing. Although people have meditated for thousands of years there is a new awareness of mindfulness
There is a growing interest in how modern lifestyles effect our mental health and wellbeing. Although people have meditated for thousands of years there is a new awareness of mindfulness practice and a huge scientific evidence base to support its health benefits. The Mindful Living Show is the UK’s leading event exploring this field. It offers a unique programme for both professionals in business, health and education and to the community of people who practice as part of their lifestyle and journey of self-awareness.
In mindfulness training we “live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life. Don’t be attached to the future. Don’t worry about things you have to do. Don’t think about getting up or taking off to do anything. Don’t think about “departing”.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
At the Mindful Living Show visitors can slow down and explore these ideas. It is a truly inspirational and unique two days of peace and tranquility, learning and practice. The 2-day event will be held on 1st – 2nd June 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London. With exclusive content for both beginners and experienced practitioners, the aims are to bring those with an interest in well-being, meditation and mindfulness together, give people the opportunity to make fantastic new connections and inspire individuals to explore the field further. The show offers a unique opportunity to hear leading speakers discussing how mindfulness can benefit and impact lives, improve general wellbeing, deal with pain, help with stress or depression and promote happiness and creativity.
The two days will feature over 70 expert speakers offering a mix of live practice, workshops and the science behind mindfulness. Leading names include Will Young, Professor Paul Gilbert, Dr. Tamara Russell, Madeleine Shaw, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Kristin Neff (via video link), Michael Chaskalson, Sir Anthony Seldon, plus many more. The event also offers the opportunity to relax, reflect and discover a range of products, services and retreats for the mindfulness community.
The event has already attracted support and sponsorship from renowned organisations such as the Breathworks, Action for Happiness, Mind, Living Mindfully, Community of Interbeing, The Happiness Club, Mindfulness Works, The Mindfulness Initiative, plus media partners such as In the Moment, Psychologies, Happiful, Welldoing.org, The Counsellor’s Café, Vegan Food & Living and Gluten-Free Heaven magazines. Support and interest continues to gather pace, as more and more organisations are keen to get involved, from sponsoring or speaking through to exhibiting.
The event will feature a panel, three theatres and relaxation areas including:
- Main Stage – experience meditation, discussions and teaching from leading names
- Mindful Living Theatre – learn how to apply mindfulness to daily life
- Health & Science Theatre – the science of mindfulness
- Zen Market Garden – relaxing and uplifting products & services
- Experience Lounge – interactive workshops including the physical and creative
- Demo Zone – group sessions bringing mindfulness to life
- Mindful Living Cafe – offering tempting bites and delicious beverages, sponsored by The Happiness Club
Alex Joicey, MD of the Mindful Living Show and Pep Farley said, ‘The Mindful Living Show was created to increase awareness of the benefits of meditation and bring this wonderful community together – to create a positive and calm place for people to truly experience mindfulness and good health. As we grow, creating new features, delivering the best teaching through our unique speaker programme, building partnerships, our hopes remain the same and we look forward to the next event.’
This unique event will allow you to network and meet others in this community, pick up tips from the experts, further your practice or simply be introduced to the art of meditation and all it has to offer our health and wellbeing.
june 1 (Friday) - 2 (Saturday) GMT
Business Design Centre
52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Whether you are a family carer, care professional or simply want to learn, The Alzheimer's Show features practical workshops, informative presentations, Q&A’s with dementia experts, professional advice clinics as well as
Whether you are a family carer, care professional or simply want to learn, The Alzheimer’s Show features practical workshops, informative presentations, Q&A’s with dementia experts, professional advice clinics as well as a wide range of dementia and care specialists.
Show features you can look forward to 2018:
Alzheimer’s Matters theatre: The main theatre will host keynote speakers covering a range of topics as well as a chaired daily Question Time panel. Join experts including Andrea Sutcliffe Chief Inspector CQC, Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and Jeremy Hughes, CEO Alzheimer’s Society. Peter Berry, diagnosed with dementia at 52, will also be sharing his personal story and experiences. Topics covered include the latest in dementia research, adult social care, coping with challenging behaviour and what good dementia care looks like.
Talks and topics theatre: Listen to family carers giving a personal perspective into caring for a loved one with dementia as well as tips and advice alongside practical talks covering daily life from professionals. The talks will address issues such as nutrition, sundowning, acute care along with legal and finance advice.
Practical activities workshop: Designed to help people supporting those with dementia, take part in activities such as singing and reminiscence therapies, living well with dementia in your own home and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy.
Admiral Nurses advice clinics: Don’t miss your opportunity to book free 25 minute one-to-one appointments with an Admiral Nurse. Sessions are booked at the show.
Leading dementia and care exhibitors: Offering practical ideas, new solutions as well as informative advice from dementia and care specialists. Browse everything from care homes, technology, daily living aids as well as legal and finance training.
Musculo-skeletal experts Pure Sports Medicine have designed a series of cycling events to help Londoner’s get the most out of riding a bike this summer, avoid injury and improve performance. STRENGTH
Musculo-skeletal experts Pure Sports Medicine have designed a series of cycling events to help Londoner’s get the most out of riding a bike this summer, avoid injury and improve performance.
STRENGTH – 12th June: To tolerate those longer gruelling days on the bike your body needs to be strong and resilient. Strength training specific muscle groups off the bike is the proven way to go about this. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up a simple and effective programme that you can do from home or in the gym if you have access.
- Identify relevant muscle imbalances
- Set up your own strength training plan
- Develop better power output and reduce injury risk
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The P&P World Cycling Revival, the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen, will take place between 14th-16th June 2018 at
The P&P World Cycling Revival, the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen, will take place between 14th-16th June 2018 at Herne Hill Velodrome. The event will be a high-end heritage sporting, music and lifestyle festival celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. The velodrome will be brought to life with a full programme of serious racing and exhibition events, patrons can expect up to 15 races each day alongside a dazzling display of vintage jazz, swing and garden party style music from some of the UK’s most exclusive vintage artists.
The P&P World Cycling Revival’s various sporting, lifestyle and musical activities will create an intoxicating atmosphere that will make attendance an absolute must for any fan of cycling or heritage events. The Revival aims to become an annual highlight of the summer social and sporting calendar; creating the best hospitality experience in the sport of cycling.
Event guests will be able to explore a huge array of exhibition space, featuring extensive interactive and engaging displays, which will transport them through the history of this wonderful invention. Exhibitions will include the History of the bicycle, run in partnership with The National Cycle Museum. A number of other must-do experiences will be unveiled on the day by some of the Festival’s major partners, such as Exodus Travel. The event is expected to be the largest hosted at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics and is run with the support of Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.
Tickets for The P&P World Cycling Revival are on sale now and available from www.cyclingrevival.com. Prices start from £65 per day or £150 for a 3-day season ticket.
14 (Thursday) 11:30 am - 16 (Saturday) 8:00 pm
Herne Hill Veledrome
Dulwich Village, London
This June, Cinco Jotas, the premium brand of acorn-fed jamón ibérico, is bringing a taste of Spanish high-end cuisine to the UK with its month-long GastroTour. Diners will
This June, Cinco Jotas, the premium brand of acorn-fed jamón ibérico, is bringing a taste of Spanish high-end cuisine to the UK with its month-long GastroTour. Diners will get to discover the finest 100% jamón ibérico in the world, as 30 of the most prestigious restaurants* in the UK create exclusive dishes showcasing Cinco Jotas ham and host competitions to win gastronomic prizes.
A much-loved product amongst chefs worldwide – including José Pizarro and Nieves Barragan – Cinco Jotas jamón ibérico is created using the same authentic process passed down for four generations. Pata negra (black-hooved) pigs roam freely in the meadows of Jabugo, south-west Spain, eating acorns, local grass, roots, and wild herbs, and the resulting ham has an intensely sweet flavour and a sublime melt-in-the-mouth texture.
The inaugural Cinco Jotas GastroTour, in collaboration with 30 renowned UK restaurants – including Grupo Pizarro, Sabor, Hispania and Barrafina – is a festival of superior Spanish cuisine and brings this exceptional culinary delight to discerning diners in the UK.
Top chefs have expertly designed a menu of special tapas dishes for the GastroTour, all featuring Cinco Jotas jamón ibérico, including Jamón Churros served with Manchego Sauce at La Farola, Jamón and Monkfish Consomé at Sabor and Ragout of Sauteed Turbot with Ibérico Ham Lardons, Spring Vegetables and Pea Shoots at The Seafood Restaurant. Dishes will be available for dinner and lunch from 15 June to 15 July.
Diners can also enter a competition to win two exciting prizes (please see website for Terms & Conditions):
- A two-night break for two people with flights and luxury hotel to Jabugo, south-west Spain, to visit Cinco Jotas: The winners will stroll through the dehesas (meadows), observe the famous indigenous acorn-fed pata negra pigs roaming free, tour the curing cellars and learn about the fine art of ham carving and tasting, with luxury hotel accommodation. To enter this competition, diners simply need to order a special Cinco Jotas dish at one of the participating restaurants* and post their feedback on www.gastrotourcincojotas.com where they will be entered into a prize draw to be in with the chance of winning.
- A meal for two to the value of £50 pp at one of the participating restaurants. To enter the competition, diners will need to order a special Cinco Jotas dish at one of the participating restaurants* and upload a photo of the dish to Instagram, following and tagging @CincoJotas and using the hashtag #gastrotourcincojotas. There are five meals for two up for grabs, which will be awarded to the five photos with the most likes.
Cinco Jotas GastroTour, 15 June – 15 July 2018: To find out more about the event, including the specially curated tapas dishes featuring Cinco Jotas, visit www.gastrotourcincojotas.com.
June 15 (Friday) - July 15 (Sunday)
Want to know how to boost your daily vitamin intake to stay in tip top form this summer? Help is at hand as squash just
Want to know how to boost your daily vitamin intake to stay in tip top form this summer? Help is at hand as squash just got smart. Tetley Super Squash is offering a taste of the smart life with London’s first one stop Vit- HIIT1 shop, featuring Soul Sisters Fitness.
Join Soul Sisters Fitness at the Super Squash Sessions, on 22nd and 23rd June 2018 at 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, tickets £10 including booking fee.
Composed of three areas, inspired by Tetley’s range of Super Squash flavours; each prescribing a different remedy;
- Supercharge with a Smocktail (super mocktail) in the Sunshine Bar & Lounge complete with SAD lighting for a hit of Vitamin-D.
- Get your sweat on with energy-boosting HIIT from Soul Sisters Fitness with intense berry bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. The smart way to get and keep your heart rate up, burning more fat in less time.
- Tuck in to grub at the Immunity Café by Rob Hobson, nutritionist and author of Detox Kitchen Bible, for dishes that not only hit the flavour mark but are all naturally packed with essential health- boosting vitamins and minerals.
All the while taking in crucial facts and stats you never knew about those mighty strong organic nutrients called vitamins! Did you know Vitamin D can help spark up your libido? Suffering from unexplained mood changes, low energy or fatigue? It could be that you are low in vitamin B6. And if you’re getting sick all too often, it’s likely you’re lacking in Vitamin C…
Tetley’s Super Squash range is infused with Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D, to help maintain healthy bones and teeth, reduce tiredness and support your immune system – seriously super stuff!
Date: Location: 133 Bethnal Road, London, E2 7DG
Friday 22nd June Sessions:
Breakfast: 07.30am-09.00am (HIIT 7.45am-8.30am)
Lunch: 12.30pm-2.00pm (HIIT 12.45pm-1.30pm)
Evening: 6.30pm-8.00pm (HIIT 6.45pm-7.30pm)
Saturday 23rd June Sessions:
Breakfast: 09.00am-10.30am (HIIT 9.15am-10.00am)
Brunch: 10.45am-12.15pm (HIIT 11.00am-11.45am)
Lunch: 12.30pm-2.00pm (HIIT 12.45pm-2.00pm)
june 22 (Friday) - 23 (Saturday)
133 Bethnal Green Road
Japanese Inspired Flower Workshop June 23rd Following our successful and fun floristry basics and wreath workshops last year at The Old Fire Station, a flower
Japanese Inspired Flower Workshop June 23rd
Following our successful and fun floristry basics and wreath workshops last year at The Old Fire Station, a flower workshop combining Japanese ikebana arranging principles with British wildflowers is available to book at Opificium on June 23rd, 6 places only 🙂 INSPIRED BY IKEBANA : At Opificium June 23rd, 1pm – 3.30pm Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. It is a lifelong pursuit for its devotees, and masters of the form spend years or decades perfecting their skill and appreciation as a spiritual discipline. In contrast to contemporary western floristry, Ikebana focuses on asymmetry, the styling of space, minimalism, transience, found materials and the accenting of carefully selected plant materials with beautiful, surprising and complimentary vessels. We will be combining these principles and techniques with delicate midsummer flowers and foliage, freshly selected at the New Covent Garden flower market, to create arrangements that make the very most of their component materials and you will learn new skills that will allow you to make arrestingly beautiful arrangements at home for a fraction of the cost of western style vase bouquets. After a brief introduction to the principles and techniques of Ikebana and instruction on how best to handle fresh flowers to maximise their vase life we will work on traditional Japanese kenzan flower pins, and then each participant will make their own personal arrangement on Oasis floral foam to take home. Your arrangements will have the chance to be fuller and more varied than those of most Ikebana proper, in keeping with the idea of combining Japanese and western floral traditions and a generous variety of flowers and foliage will be available to work with. Cost per adult per workshop £42. £20 per accompanied child. The fee includes tuition, materials and light refreshments. Guest teacher Gaia E. is a working N16-based events florist in the contemporary British ‘wildflower’ style and a certified student of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana. Instagram: @stormandgraceflowers PLEASE BRING ONE SHALLOW DISH PER PARTICIPANT TO ARRANGE IN Vessels will be made available on the day, but you will find it much easier to transport your creation home if it is made in your own vessel 🙂 No experience necessary, the workshops are open to everyone regardless of skill level. The focus will be to learn a new skill and to take home something beautiful that you have made. Cost per adult per workshop £42. £20 per accompanied child. The fee includes tuition, materials and light refreshments. For more details or to book the workshop contact us by email Julia@opificium.co.uk or mobile 07722 356176.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 am
119 Green Lanes N16
24jun1:00 pm4:30 pmLondon's leading dance company Seen on Screen bring Beyoncé & Jay Z to the dance studioThe Seen On Screen instructors will teach their version of Beyoncé and Jay Z's Grammy performance of Drunk in Love
London's leading dance company Seen on Screen are bringing Wembley Stadium to the dance studio to celebrate the Beyoncé & Jay Z On The
London’s leading dance company Seen on Screen are bringing Wembley Stadium to the dance studio to celebrate the Beyoncé & Jay Z On The Run coming to London.
The Seen On Screen instructors will teach you their version of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Grammy performance of Drunk In Love in a 90 minute class, promising a 800 calorie burn. Custom designed spot lighting will maximise your Sasha Fierce potential and create the perfect atmosphere to build ultimate confidence and pure sass!
Founder Bonnie Parsons explains: ‘For the Drunk in Love workshop, we wanted to make it extra special and do something different. We wanted to keep her sense of sophisticated sensuality with that edge of diva swag when choreographing our own version for the workshop to celebrate the tour.
Beginner: 1-2.30pm, Intermediate: 3-4.30pm
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
King's Bench St, London, SE1 0QX
Boom Cycle are excited to announce their second event of 2018 in collaboration with breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel! Boom Cycle will be welcoming all to their Hammersmith studio for
Boom Cycle are excited to announce their second event of 2018 in collaboration with breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel! Boom Cycle will be welcoming all to their Hammersmith studio for a 45 minute disco themed ride. Proceeds from the ride will go directly to CoppaFeel! to support their mission to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer.