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Goldie Rocks, Stuart Semple, Katy Eary and more speak in a series of free talks on a variety of topics close to their heart and your heads.

WJ London has partnered up with London Bridge City and Happy Matters to bring you a series of 'Clean Thinking' talks over their Summer Season.

The Clean Thinking series aims to tackle a collective of beliefs surrounding the external world. Hear and take part in Q & A's surrounding fake news, the myths of the entrepreneurial bubble, how rebellion can be positive and focus on what really matters.

Running each Thursday for a month starting on the 8th June the line up is below -

8th June

'WE'RE ALL WINGING IT'

Take a look at how much effort and time it actually takes to make something a success behind the scenes before it 'breaks'. There is no shame in doing more 'menial' jobs whilst you are working up or building something bigger. We're all doing this for the first time but that's no reason to hold back. Take a look at healthy ways to see & deal with challenges and set backs along the way.

Rebecca Walker - Bexfast - bexfast.com


Mumpreneur Bex creates healthy vegan Bexfast pots which are now stocked around London and guilt free recipes for her followers online. CEO and founder of Bexfast.  After having her daughter Tyler Bex decided it was time to ditch the unhealthy lifestyle she had been living for a vegan, plant based diet. During her journey she realised she had a good skill of making healthy breakfast pots that made breakfast a guilt free splurge every day.  Bex also suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), finding out she had the condition when her arms and legs stopped working in 2014. As her body started to shut down she fought hard to keep her daily routine of being a mum, keeping fit and keeping a healthy, balanced plant based diet. Her mantra was “ I am going to get stronger then I have ever been, NOT weaker” And it seems to have worked with a growing business, a beautiful growing daughter and Bex getting on with an exciting, active and above all healthy life!

Goldierocks - International DJ & Broadcaster

Goldierocks, AKA Sam Hall, is an international DJ and broadcaster with a celebrity following that includes Madonna, Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson and Jade Jagger (she's performed exclusively for them all).

Her weekly global radio show 'The Selector', goes out to a staggering 44 countries with 4.3 million listeners; from Vietnam to Russia to Palestine. The Sunday Times has described it as "the most cutting-edge British music show out there. 2016 saw Sam become the 'face of dance music' for Capital FM presenting The Capital Weekender with Ministry of Sound.

15th June

'THINK BIGGER / POSITIVE REBELLION'

Realise you don't need to follow the norms, you can 'break the wheel' to create what you want to. You don't have to do things the way they 'should' be done. You don't have to learn about what your told to learn about, realising the wealth of opportunity in online learning, the ability to connect and ask for help.

Celebrity Stylist, designer, fashion consultant and style commentator - Kyle Devolle

Kyle Devolle is a talented innovator and influencer, engaging his creative skills and razor-sharp eye across multiple platforms within the fashion industry.

Known first and foremost for his work as a celebrity stylist, Kyle has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with Rita Ora. In addition to Rita, Kyle has worked with Cara Delevingne, Bruno Mars, Leight-Anne Pinnock, Andreja Pejic and Stooshe, among many others.

Kyle grew up in the stylistic melting pot that is Notting Hill. Renowned for it's rich mix of cultures and colourful creative history, west Londons artistic environment helped to mould Kyle's unique aesthetic - a dynamic blend of urban street style and luxe design clubland meets couture.

In just eight years as a stylist, Kyle's work has appeared across an impressive array of broadcast and print media. His television and editorial credits include The X Factor UK, The Voice UK, The MOBOS, Britain's Got Talent, MTV, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Feroce and Mixte Magazine. Kyle has also styled all manner of live performances and public appearances for a roster of A-list names.

A True Industry Inside, Kyle's contacts are second-to-none within the fashion and celebrity worlds. he has a powerful social-media presence - hence the demand for his contribution as a creative consultant.

Fashion Designer - Katie Eary

Subculture is love. It is born out of love in a world of conformity.Identifying with her British-born heritage, Eary's spirit of rebellion nevertheless speaks a universal language. Marrying the intricacy of couture with the simplicity of the sweater ,the biker jacket and the slim cut jean has won her fans in the shape of Georgia's 2 Chainz and Harlem's A$AP Mob. It's a model for the future but is a model that keeps on changing.

Graduating from the RCA with an MA in 'Menswear Design' in 2008. Eary won MAN in 2010, awarded NEWGEN in 2011 and now shows independently as part of LC:M. Eary's subsequent collaboration with Kanye West (DONDA) launched her onto the world stage. Now having reached her 1th season she’s pushing forward with equal emphasis on both men's and womenswear and a fully interactive website, Eary's universe is expanding, like the underground movements that continue to inform her work, So Katie Eary rises up to face the challenges of the future.

Artist - Stuart Semple

Stuart Semple is a British artist, curator and activist. During his 15 year career Stuart has enjoyed solo exhibitions dedicated to his works in London, Milan, New York, Hong Kong, Denver and Los Angeles and numerous international group exhibitions. He is well known for his large scale public art installations around the globe. Stuart’s 2009 piece ‘Happy Cloud’ saw him flood the London skyline with thousands of smiley faced artificial clouds from London’s Tate Modern, which led to him receiving a Happiness Hero medal at the House of Lords on the UN’s first International Day of Happiness. Stuart has presented for the BBC, written for the Guardian, Art of England and the Huffington Post and regularly speaks about art, creativity and mental health appearing at ICA, Denver Art Museum, The Southbank Center, Oxford University, The Whitworth, Dublin Museum of Modern art and several others.  Stuart is an ambassador for Mind the mental health charity, where he has founded a creative therapies fund that supports create therapies throughout England and Wales. Stuart is also the founder of CultureHustle.com a website in which he makes his own art materials available to artists around the globe, including the world’s pinkest pink and most glittery glitter.

29th June

'NOTHING REALLY MATTERS'

What really matters? Aside from jobs, money, business... How to remember to keep a level head and spend time on what matters - family, self care, friends and loved ones. Conversation and learning to always be asking questions. Listening. Dealing with disappointment well and using setbacks to propel you forward.

Louise Orwin - Award Winning Live Artist - Co-Founder Lemonade & Laughing Gas

Louise is an award-winning writer, researcher and theatre maker. She makes research-driven theatre projects about subjects that are close to home, hard to get your head around, and need to be spoken about. She makes work about what it means to be a woman today, in a fast-moving, media-saturated world.

Her last two shows received great critical acclaim. Pretty Ugly, which delved into how teenage girls interact with the internet today, caused a bit of a media stir in 2014 and was featured widely in national and international press, on the radio (Woman’s Hour, BBCR4), TV (Fusion News, ABC, US), and broadsheet press (Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Independent). A Girl and A Gun, her most recent show looks at women and violence on film, and has been featured in The Guardian, Vice Magazine, and on the BBC Radio. She is currently touring both shows throughout the UK and Europe.

Louise likes to make work that is provocative and brash, intimate, awkward at times, and generally filled with a heady dose of pop culture. She makes work that gets under your skin, and will stay there days after you’ve left the theatre.

‘I can’t decide if Louise Orwin is a lunatic or a genius’ (Jimmy Richards)

‘An extraordinary performer – a magnetic presence’ (Carole Woddis)

‘[Louise’s work] demands and deserves to be seen’ (Exeunt)

 

Ronnie Joice - Soho Radio

Currently hosting The Ronnie Joice Show on Soho Radio tackling mental health alongside celebrity interviews encouraging discussion on the topic with a focus on the fade rather than the black.  Ronnie is also a regular contributor to The Guardian on a variety of issues, including his father’s personal struggle with alcoholism. When not trying to channel his own darkness into light, he can be found at the forefront of London’s food & drink scene, where he works as a PR & Marketing manager. No stranger to the limelight and with an eclectic London awakening, throughout his 20s Ronnie was DJing for crowds at numerous festivals, fronting indie bands around the world and even hitting the catwalk for fashion designers Hedi Slimane and Dior Homme.

Niall Green - Second Screen

Niall Green established Second Screen in 2014. He became immersed in the music and entertainment industry from a young age. After attending numerous gigs and events, Niall realised these experiences were amazing and unique, but there was no dedicated social space for attendees to share the buzz and excitement online. At just 20 years old, Niall developed Second Screen into a white label service which allows brands, events and artists to create bespoke applications in a turnaround time of only seven days.

To date, numerous apps have already been created, including tie-ups with pop sensation Anastacia; as well as several prominent UK festivals, including The Isle of Wight Festival, Liverpool’s Sound City, Horizon Festival and Fusion Festival - with further apps set to roll out throughout the year. Music is at the heart of Second Screen, but as the lines between music, art, film, fashion and sport continue to blur, Niall is excited about the prospect of expanding across these industries.

 

Walk tall. Flex your muscles. Talk in a deep voice. Do you feel like a real man now?

Wellcome Collection’s next late night event on 7 April will be wrestling with emotions and exploring the complex science of masculinity. Artists and experts will sit alongside drag kings and choirs to challenge every assumption about what it means to be macho, from the celebratory to the damaging.

Event highlights include:

  • BROMANCE, a rolling drag king cabaret curated by Milk Presents, with live performance from LoUiS CYfer, The Great White Males, and many more special guests. Visitors can create their own king persona with costumes, packing materials, make-up and expert advice on tap throughout the night.
  • Real Men Used to Cry: an expert talk busting the myths about men and emotion, tracing the history of male mental distress and challenging the dominant depictions of masculinity.
  • Talks from the Domestic Violence Intervention Project and the GREAT Men Initiative, two organisations seeking to tackle negative and damaging manifestations of masculinity in our society.
  • Pop-up choir performances by Chaps Choir and barbershop group Capital Chorus, artist-led making activities and interactive games inspired by real testosterone research.
  • A long table discussion on why femininity in a male body can be so threatening and an interactive experience from Wellcome Collection’s youth programme, RawMinds, created in collaboration with award-winning theatre company non zero one.

This is a special late-night event and the bar will be open all night. The majority of activities are drop-in but some talks and activities require booking. Online booking will be available from 11.00 on Friday 31 March.

Macho? will take place on Friday 7 March 2017, 19.00-23.00 at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE.

This Spring the Pig & Butcher in Islington will be launching a new series of monthly supper clubs, each showcasing one of the restaurant’s producers and farmers. The specially curated feasts will focus on provenance and celebration of the suppliers produce by taking it from farm to fork, working side by side with Head Chef Michael Chan to create one-off dishes.

Kicking off the series will be a dinner with long term partners and good friends of the Pig & Butcher, Chart Farm, a family run farm near Sevenoaks, Kent who share the same passion and pride for the highest quality seasonal produce. On Wednesday 15th March, Simon Maynard will host an evening showcasing his rare breed of venison, Fallow Venison and Sika Venison.

The following months will see Paddock Farm in Oxfordshire and their Native Tamworth pigs and a showcase of beer fed Dexter beef from Duchess Farm, Hertfordshire. A meat-lovers dream, the evening will be dedicated to the various cuts promoting the different textures and flavours from the 65-day aged beef. Sixth-generation agriculturalist Oscar Harding from the farm will be in attendance to share his wealth of knowledge and love of his herd.

Our chain of independent farmers and suppliers who share our ethos for quality and sustainability are crucial to everything we do. The series of dinner will give diners an intimate look at our relationship with them by creating one-off menus showcasing their produce.” says Scott and Maria Hunter, Founders of Pig & Butcher.

The Pig & Butcher’s private dining room will act as the backdrop for each feast, with long sharing tables, guests will enjoy dishes with matching wines hand picked by Giles James, from Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest established winery.

Series events:
27th April – Duchess Farm, dishes based on slow cooked and underused cuts from Oscar Harding’s personal herd. Cuts will come from an 8-year-old cow raised on the untouched pastures of the farm and has been finished on beer grain and beer from Redchurch Brewery, Hackney.

25th May – Paddock Farm, Oxfordshire, will join the team in May showcasing the Tamworth pig, one of the oldest pig breeds in the world and a direct descendent of the wild boar.

29th July – Pop-up lunch at Duchess Farm. Embarking from the Pig & Butcher, guests will visit the farm to take in the surroundings and experience first hand how the farm interacts with the environment. On arrival, John ‘the poacher’ will give guests a guided tour of the main house and share his expertise on the wildlife and foraged foods, before a communal lunch featuring produce available on the farm including rabbit, crayfish, foraged herbs and Dexter beef.

24th August – Lake District Farmers Co-operative gather some of the best produce in the country from the surrounding Cumbrian farms. On the night, the Pig & Butcher team will base their menu around the new seasons milk fed ‘rose’ veal from Gatelands Farm in Penrith and Herdwick Lamb from Millbeck Farm in Ambleside.

28th September – Game Night, to welcome in the beginning of Game season, the menu on 28th will incorporate all the new seasons’ game from the Fells and Moors to the table.

To Book Please Contact:

Phone: 020 7226 8304
Address: Pig & Butcher, 80 Liverpool Road, London, N1 0QD
Email: crackling@thepigandbutcher.co.uk
Twitter / Instagram: @pigandbutcher
www.thepigandbutcher.co.uk

Opening Times:
Monday to Wednesday5pm - 11pm
Thursday5pm – 12am
Friday and Saturday12pm – 12 am
Sunday12pm - 11pm

Samarkand, the first Uzbek destination restaurant in London, has announced a schedule of free cocktail masterclasses launching this week. Called #TillTheLastDrop, the series has been devised by Bar and Restaurant Manager at the Silk Road inspired venue, Fabio Immovilli.

Immerse yourself in exotic flavour combinations amidst glamorous surroundings while you discover the provenance behind some of the world’s most classic cocktails alongside contemporary interpretations. Open to cocktail lovers, industry experts and journalists, each free event will be joint hosted by an exciting drinks brand currently leading the way in drink innovation. At every tasting, you’ll learn all the trade secrets from the professionals that will see you mixing the perfect creation in no time at all.

The #TillTheLastDrop series kicks off this Wednesday with an evening hosted by George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila  Brand Ambassador and renowned mixologist Sam Plummer. As well as the masterclass, guests will explore the history of tequila and mescal whilst enjoying four distant margarita expressions (£6.50 each) designed by Fabio and his team.

You can join The #TillTheLastDrop masterclass series on:

Tuesday 28th February, 7pm – 9pm

Fat Tuesday – Vodka Masterclass with Vestal’s William Borrell

Also known as Shrove Day or Mardi Gras Day, Fat Tuesday is a traditional day of indulgence ahead of Lent. Samarkand invite you to join them for an evening of libatious hedonism and to discover new vodkas hitting the UK this year.

The Vestal Vodka masterclass will be hosted by founder and owner William Borrell who will open the evening with the history of vodka and the brand. A Vestal sharpener will get taste buds flowing, followed by a look at the new premium vodka range. Samarkand have designed a dedicated Vestal Vodka menu for the evening for only £6.50 per cocktail.

For that little something extra on Fat Tuesday, Samarkand’s kitchen will be treating guests to servings of the on-trend ‘paczki’ (polish donuts) that have foodies queuing around the block from bakeries in the States.

For those who would like to extend their stay after the class, guests can continue their gastronomic journey in the restaurant or sample the new signature cocktails in the stunning Silk Road bar.

More events to announced in the coming weeks. Book your place on one of these cocktail adventures online (www.samarkand.london) or by phone at 020 3871 4969.

Samarkand, 33 Charlotte St London W1T 1RR enquires@samarkand.london

 

On International Women's Day (March 8th) The Mayfair Collective are launching 'The Women's Space' - a unique hub designed to celebrate and facilitate women of achievement.

Taking place in a two-storey Edwardian townhouse and endorsed by the founding members and retailers of Mount Street, the concept will merge a lively and inclusive co-working space with an event space equipped to host a schedule of daily talks and events for members to attend.

Many of the retailers of Mount Street will be taking part, hosting talks and contributing to panel discussions and the full programme of events will be available on 28 February.

Complimentary membership will be available following completion of an online application (link below).

The Women's Space is a week long pop-up forming part of The Mayfair Collective, a year-long initiative of talks and workshops aimed at those interested in fashion, culture, business and the arts.

 

The Women’s Space will take place at 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K, 8th-16th March 2017

For more information, visit www.themayfaircollective.co.uk

For complimentary membership, please visit the EventBrite link

@Mayfair_ldn

www.TheMayfairCollective.co.uk

The Mayfair Collective

5, Carlos Place

Mayfair, W1K 3AP

Open from 8th – 16th March, 8am – 9pm daily