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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.

 

unnamed-2M Restaurants will be hosting an evening of Art In The Frame And On The Plate with the talented and acclaimed artist Miles Aldrige, to coincide with Frieze London. The evening will be an artistic and gastronomic experience not to be missed.
Miles Aldrige will delight diners with the stories behind his celebrated artworks, several which in fact hang in M. Guests will also be treated to an array of delicious dishes which can only be described as ‘art on a plate’ prepared by M executive chef Michael Reid and wines to match which also in fact feature art on their labels.

Miles Aldridge is known for his twin obsessions, woman and colour. His work is filled with glamorous, beautiful women from dazed housewives and decadent beauties to sunbathing sexpots and ecstatic Virgins. The technicolour dream world of seemingly perfect women with blank expressions belies a deeper sense of disturbance and neurosis.

Born in London in 1964, Aldridge studied illustration at Central St Martins, and briefly directed music videos before becoming a fashion photographer in the mid-90s. He has published his work in many influential magazines including Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Numéro, The New York Times and The New Yorker. His work was showcased in Weird Beauty at the International Center for Photography in New York in 2009, and he has works in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum

Last winter saw the arrival of a unique dining and drinking concept in the heart of London’s City. Situated on the iconic Threadneedle Street, home to the Bank of England, M is an innovative and versatile 15,000 square foot space. M is the first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a decade with the company, to establish his own restaurant group. M is due to open a second venue before the end of this year in Victoria.

Art On A Plate And In A Frame
Saturday 17th October2015
8pm
£95 per person

M
2-3 Threadneedle Walk
60 Threadneedle Street
London
EC2 8HP
W: www.mrestaurants.co.uk
TEL: 020 3327 7770
T: @mrestaurants_

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Want an idea for a group evening out in London that's a little more adventurous and different to your average pub crawl? Enter Wingman with their Culinary Crawls.

Everyone wishes they had a wingman to make their jobs easier. With the hopes of relieving everyday pressures of “more work and less time,” Wingman launches in London with the simple mission of making you look good by helping you plan inspirational experiences for team or client lunches, dinners, and events. And for the same price you’d pay for dinner, they do all the thinking for you.

Wingman Events is launching in London on Wednesday, February 25 with the Shoreditch Culinary Crawl. This exciting, new interactive culinary tour will highlight three of the best restaurants, pubs, and speakeasies in the Shoreditch and Hoxton neighbourhoods. Your taste buds will dance in delight while you experience unique dishes and drinks at each stop. 

With Wingman’s global presence, help can be called on for a team gathering of 20 or a conference kickoff party with thousands. With clients such as Google, eBay, Paypal, Cisco, Square, Cupid and Apple under their belt and thousands of events executed, event planners can trust Wingman to curate the perfect event.

About Wingman

Wingman helps you find clever ways to connect, inspire, and develop lasting bonds with your audience through our inspiring event experiences and grassroots social marketing.

Wingman plans interactive experiences, food and drink adventures, and customer facing events with audiences of 20 to 2000. Curated food tours, conference kickoff parties, mixology demos, and more add inspiration to regular outings. Wingman spans 200 cities across the US, Canada, and the UK. Visit us at Wingman.events

This Week in London

 

After our lovely sunny weekend in London it's time to have a look at what London has to offer this week.

Today there is 50% off Bleeker Street Burgers today to celebrate their new home in South Bank.

This Friday get ready for more burgers at Burger Fest.

Tomorrow the W Hotel Film Club is back too.

The Affordable Art Fair starts this week on the 13th March. Full of lovely arts and goings on - you might have seen the pink plasticine promoting it this morning.

Feed Your Mind Food Festival starts this week too, today in fact and goes on almost all week at Kings College Campuses.

 

 

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This weekend is the last weekend of Winter so make the most of it!

Tonight why not have a nibble at one of our newly added Hotspots?  You could also go to one of the last evenings of Vault Festival or go and see the Roman remains that were dug up while Crossrail was being created?

The Spitting Image exhibition opens up at The Cartoon Museum this weekend too.

If you want to go to a foodie pop up tonight there is the Battle of the Pans at the Jugged Hare or The Rib and Beef pop up in Camden on Parkway.

Come Saturday you better be up bright and early to get to Beyond Retro for 10am and grab yourselves some free vintage clobber. The vintage shop is giving away 1,000 items for free from 10am.

After you grab some free bits you can head to the Argentinian pizza pop up for lunch.

Over Sat and Sunday you can pop for a swim in the Olympic pool for just £3.50 as it opens to the public this weekend.

This weekend is also your chance to get your brows shaped for free with Brow Arch March!

New and worth a visit :

HMP restaurant opened in Brixton

Dum Dum Doughnuts - but get there early they sell out almost daily

New boozy burgers at Honest Burger