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Outdoor cinema (1)From 2nd September, come down to London Riviera, enjoy exotic summer cocktails, delicious Eastern Mediterranean street food, grab your seat and some popcorn and get ready for a classic film with sundown views of Tower Bridge and the Thames. Whether it’s a cult movie with your mates or a movie you can enjoy with your children, London Riviera has something for everyone. 

With movies ranging from Ghostbusters, Big and The Sound Of Music to The Imitation Game, Selma and Paddington, the 1,000-seat amphitheatre fills up fast, so make sure you arrive but arrive early to grab your seat! Sit back, relax and experience film like never before…under the stars in the fresh air of a warm summer’s night in one of the world’s most iconic locations.

2 September The Imitation Game (2014) cert12a

3 September Paddington (2014) cert PG

8 September Ghostbusters (1984) cert PG

9 September To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) cert PG

10 September Frozen (2013) cert PG

11 September The Theory of Everything (2014) cert 12a

16 September Moulin Rouge (2001) cert 12

17 September Selma (2015) cert 12a

18 September Big (1988) cert 12

22 September Still Alice (2015) cert 12a

23 September Zoolander (2001) cert 12

24 September The Sound of Music (1965) cert U

Movies start at 7.30pm but arrive early as the 1,000-seat amphitheatre fills up fast! Sit back, relax and experience film like never before…under the stars in the fresh air of a warm summer’s night in one of the world’s most iconic locations.

www.thelondonriviera.com

London Riviera at More London, Riverside will be located next to City Hall

8am - 10pm daily, until 31th October

Nearest tube: London Bridge

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What: Häagen-Dazs celebrates the launch of the Master Ice Cream Academy with free 15-minute sensory sessions and ice cream samples

Where: Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1 (Holborn tube)

When: Tuesday 4th August, 11:00 – 13:30 (final session begins)

Wednesday 5th August, 11:00 – 17:00 (final session begins)

When: Tuesday 30th June 2015, 11am – 5pm

Take a break with a difference on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th August and come down to the Häagen-Dazs Master Ice Cream Academy in Bloomsbury Square. Let our experts guide you through a unique and awakening experience in which your senses of aroma and sight will be expanded and explored during a fun and free 15-minute session, before tucking into a delicious tub of Häagen-Dazs on us!

The Refinery - NQ

The Refinery is a free one-day event in Newburgh Quarter on Saturday 8 August 2015 from 12-5pm. 1 day, 31 shops, 6 restaurants, live art in the street, free in-store workshops, free food & drinks, music and more…

Get insider tips at:

 Denim Masterclass at Levi’s Vintage Store

 Denim customisation workshops at Evisu

 Clay workshops with Charlotte Mei at Lazy Oaf

 Piñata making class with Lizzie Kingdom at Lazy Oaf

 BBQ Grill Masterclasses at Kua ‘Aina

 Learn the art of the perfect espresso with all day demos at Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

 Gin tasting at Cubitts

 Shave and finish at Gentlemen’s Barber Pankhurst London

 How to apply lashes and create the perfect brow at Lash Perfect Lash Bar

 Master the art of the bow tie at Peckham Rye

 Trend talks with famed tailor Mark Powell

Want more?

Learn how to create bespoke jewellery at Joy Everley Fine Jewellers, celebrate all things analogue at Lomography with their instant photobooth, try live screen printing at new store Supremebeing, attend leather care workshops at Filson, listen to acoustic music sets at Laurel Wreath by Fred Perry plus much more.

Sit back and relax outside Red Wing Shoes for a good old fashion shoeshine, slurp on a free milkshake from Carnaby Burger Co. All this plus from spoken-word artists, acoustic musicians, brass bands and more.

Pick up your free craft ale from The White Horse pub on Newburgh Street by registering for a free ticket at Carnaby.co.uk. Live-art installations in the street from contemporary artists in partnership with Supremebeing’s The White Canvas Project will see a group of artists working on unique objects as their canvas such as Mr Penfold, All Type No Face and additional artist Daisy Emerson.

Other shops to check out: Oi Polloi, Billionaire Boys Club, Barbour Heritage, Mor, The Face, CP Company, Nixon and Shinola.

For more information and updates visit Carnaby.co.uk and follow @CarnabyLondon #Carnaby #NewburghQuarter We will be supporting our charity partner Trekstock by selling limited edition tote bags on the day.

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Everyone knows that be you a smoker or non, the smoking area of many a bar pub and restaurant is an ideal place to get chatting.

And now that smoking is unhealthy and makes you stink and this problem has been solved by e-cigarettes why not embrace it with this Speed Vaping event- the first of it's kind both in London and the world! You could be part of history.....

Recent research suggests 36 questions can lead to love but a groundbreaking flavour matching experience is out to prove you can identify your beloved in just four. Staged by blu UK and best selling dating coach James Preece, the first ‘speed vaping’ event will invite London’s lonely vapers to meet their match in an exploration of flavours on Tuesday 24th February at The Hoxton, Shoreditch.

Shaking up the traditional speed-dating format, participants will get the chance to break the ice with fellow love-seekers at four flavour stations – Cherry, Menthol, Classic Tobacco and NRG - by revealing their answers to a series of four carefully crafted questions inspired by each flavour.

Whether a fan of sports, cooking, music, or vaping, hobbies and habits play a huge role in finding the perfect partner. With a little help from blu, ‘speed vaping’ offers the capital’s single vapers the opportunity to meet likeminded people and explore compatibility through the unique insight revealed from the flavour-based questions.

Dating coach James Preece said “Taste is a very powerful sense and our flavour preferences are hugely personal; they have the potential to provide a real understating of someone’s character so I’m hugely excited to see what romances arise from the blu UK speed vaping event.”

The one-of-a-kind dating experience is open to those between aged 25-45 and is free of charge and includes a complimentary welcome drink.

To apply for your free place at the exclusive speed-vaping event on Tuesday 24th February 2015, please visit: https://billetto.co.uk/bluspeedvaping

Address: The Hoxton, Shoreditch, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU (Nearest tube: Liverpool Street)

Sam_Bompas_Harry_Parr_Blu_e_cigs_vapour_cigarettes-20141124110501557Anyone that has been to something created by these guys will know that a free event from them is not something to miss.

Flavour architects Bompas & Parr have collaborated with blu eCigs to create a first-of-its-kind chandelier that emits a mist designed to emulate characteristics of e-cigarette vapour, inspired by the distinctive blue light that shines from blu electronic cigarettes.

The renowned culinary experience designers, who founded their namesake Bompas & Parr in 2007 and have led the forefront in flavour-based experiences, havetaken their unique brand of flavour architecture to new territory, drawing inspiration from the futuristic technology of e-cigarettes to reconstruct the process of vaping on the largest scale ever seen.

15 litres of a non-nicotine version of blu eCigs bluBERRY flavoured e-liquid combine with water to create a ‘blu mist’ of vapour that cascades from the chandelier to create a completely immersive experience.

The blu Chandelier uses light, flavour and sound to produce a multi-sensory piece of art. Users step into a blue glow - inspired by the LED light that shines when a blu eCigs electronic cigarette is vaped – to become enveloped in gently billowing blueberry-scented vapour that can been seen and tasted. Turning the concept of a household object on its head, the chandelier will appear almost alive to guests as the sounds of breathing fill the space.

The design took three months to produce from initial design to completion.

Following the one-day showcase, the prototype will be available for hire, with custom-made commissions available on request, expected to cost upwards of £100,000.

The blu Chandelier will be unveiled at Ice Tank Studio, which is located between Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden on Monday 15th December from 11.30am – 4pm  for a one-day exhibition where visitors over the age of 18 will be able to see and experience the design up close, free of charge.

Bompas & Parr founder, Sam Bompas said: “The idea of taking inspiration from blu eCigs and turning it into the world’s largest ‘vape’ installation was hugely exciting for us – e-cigarettes are a brand a new technology that asks us to reassess the norm and we wanted to reflect this by taking a seemingly ordinary household object and making something that almost feels alive. The blu Chandelier is designed to create a collective, immersive experience that becomes a form of art in its own right.”

Date: Monday 15th December 2014

- Time: 12am – 4pm

- Location: Ice Tank Studio, 7 Grape Street, London, WC2H (Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road)

- Price: Entry to the event is free