&Ginger Supperclub
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

&Ginger Supperclub

& Ginger is a quarterly supper club concept by travel writer and designer duo, Josephine Price and Lauren Gamp. Join them for a London-inspired feast where they’ll be cooking dishes inspired by their hometown.

Tickets are £45 and include five courses and a welcome cocktail. 

Vegetarian options available on request.

This time we've looked to the streets of our hometown for inspiration. We've taken the icons and given them a twist. 

 

Sample Menu

Columbia Road 
Sorrel and nettle soup

Brick lane 
Bagels

Bethnal Green Road
Pie & mash: Duck OR lentil

Neal's Yard
Cheese and quince 

Green Lanes
Kanafeh (angel hair pastry cake)

As always, this includes a welcome drink and
a culminating shot with the chefs. 

 

We grow what we can in an East London garden and source everything as locally and as seasonally as possible 

@andgingersupperclub 

#andginger

Tickets: £45 // Purchase here

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Three Sixty Conversations - Live
May
1
to May 2

Three Sixty Conversations - Live

On 1st May 2019 Live Three Sixty turns 1 and I am celebrating with a live podcast event!  I will be answering questions posed by former podcast guests then delving deep in to conversation with Jessica Huie.

I could do the whole schpiel about Jessica being a teenage mum that went on to create an award winning career in PR, becoming a multi-entrepreneur with a brand that started early conversations about diversifying our high streets.  I could write paragraphs about Jessica being a highly sought after public speaker, ambassador for organisations with a social conscience and published author, ok I kind of have.  However these things are what she does, I will be having a conversation with Jessica about who she is and how all these elements have contributed to this.

Of course we will be discussing her book PURPOSE and what this means.  For many of us this book introduced us to Jessica the person at the centre of the accolades, roles and titles.  I will also be talking to Jessica about following the gentle nudges leading her to the hidden places within and how they are unfolding in her work and life.  The conversation will be wide ranging, open and insightful.  

There will be light refreshments and great vibes.

Tickets for this event are limited.

There will be no goody bag, you will leave with the goods in your hearts and minds.  I will not be using my time to court PR’s for samples of stuff you don’t want or need!  #soznotsoz

TICKETS £20 // PURCHASE HERE

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Threadworks Dungaree Workshop
May
11
to May 12

Threadworks Dungaree Workshop

Make yourself the ultimate pair of dungarees, just in time for summer! The workshop is open to all, regardless of previous sewing experience. 

When: Saturday 11th May 2019 from 10am till 4pm & Sunday 12th May 2019 from 10am till 3pm, with one hour lunch each day.

What will be covered:

• How to trace a pattern and make small fit amendments where necessary
• Preparation and cutting of denim fabric
• A step by step construction guide including how to sew pockets
• Demonstrations of how to use domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Top tips for getting a professional finish

What will be included:

• A dungaree pattern in a range of sizes from small to large
• Domestic and overlocker sewing machines
• Scissors, rulers, pins and needles
• A range of fabric and thread
• A step by step guide

What you need to bring:

• Lunch if you would like to make your own but the delicious Benk + Bo cafe will be open if you would like to buy it there
• A notepad if you would like to jot down some notes

About the teacher:

Lydia Higginson is a costume designer and maker. She loves working with theatre and dance companies. Her collaborators include Sadler’s Wells, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Les Enfant Terribles and many more.

In 2016 she decided to give away all the clothes she had ever bought from shops and make her entire wardrobe from scratch.

She set up a blog called Made My Wardrobe to document the process. Since completing her wardrobe she has taught workshops all over the UK. Past workshops have focused on everything from bras to bomber jackets, dresses to dungarees. She is fiercely passionate that everybody can learn how to sew.

Please Note: Places are non-refundable so only book if you can attend.

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London Plant Swap
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

London Plant Swap

Bring along at least one, two or as many pest-free, beautiful plants as you wish to part with, these can be potted up or in the form of bare root propagations and cuttings. Meet some like-minded plant lovers, have a chat about the plant you are swapping and gain a new one to take away with you!

As well as potting and swapping we are going to be joined by the wonderful Caro Langton from botanical duo Studio RoCo. Caro will be chatting about RoCo's new book 'Root, Nurture, Grow', how she started out in the plant world and why propagation is the best way of sharing and growing your plant collection. There will be a Q&A at the end of the talk for any propagation questions!

11am - Workshop TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

12pm - Doors open for Plant labelling 

1pm - Talk and Q&A with Caro Langton, RoCo

1.45pm - The ACTUAL SWAP!! 

2.30pm - DOORS CLOSE

Tickets 10 // PURCHASE HERE

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Mother Rising Pregnancy Retreat
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Mother Rising Pregnancy Retreat

This is a day to nurture and prepare you in your journey towards birth and motherhood, to allow time and space to enjoy and embrace your pregnancy, to connect with your growing baby, and to meet other mothers to be.

Enjoy a wonderful Pregnancy Yoga class to help you move your body and find comfort, relief and relaxation in the many changes that your body is going through. The sequence of postures, movement and breath work can help prepare the body and the mind for labour and for your rise into motherhood.

By focusing on the key principles of hypnobirthing you will learn how your incredible body works during labour, how to create the optimal hormonal situation for birth and how to release any fear and tension surrounding pregnancy and birth.

You will blend your own bespoke massage oil for labour and learn the qualities and physiological effects of four key essential oils that can be an amazing tool during pregnancy and labour; helping you to be calm, focused and strong.

Learn the essential art of nourishing yourself throughout your pregnancy and as a new mother. By creating a plan for your fourth trimester you will set yourself up for the days and weeks after birth and your own personal period of transition into motherhood.

You will also enjoy a nutritious and delicious lunch and take home a Mother Rising bag of lovely handpicked products that we love and want to share with you.

Early Bird Tickets available for £99.50

Full Price Tickets £130

PURCHASE HERE

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Everyday Joy - Day Retreat

I have created the Everyday Joy retreat because I know you need a nourishing space. A nourishing space carefully designed for you to feel safe and held whilst you invest your energy in peeling back the amour created by your roles, titles and the characteristics you’ve embodied to get this far.  I am creating time and space for you to prioritise yourself.  


This day retreat is holistic, I have curated workshops facilitated by highly skilled practitioners supporting you to mindfully move, go deeper and connect.  A total mind, body and spirit experience.


This is a truly judgment free and nourishing space where you are able to move through the discomfort of vulnerability into your centre and observe your three hundred and sixty degrees surrounded by empathy and compassion.  My intention is for you to begin to accept yourself fully from the parts we celebrate to the parts we try to overlook.  This gentle observation of your fullness is what I believe enables you to begin to sincerely meet your needs and transition from surviving to thriving.


You will be supported to develop tools assisting you to cultivate a grounding daily practice creating space to appreciate the Everyday Joys that tell us we are LIVING rather than EXISTING.  My intention is for you to leave with the practical knowledge necessary to integrate the ethos of the retreat with your daily life.


There are refreshments available throughout the day with a nutritious, seasonal plant-based lunch provided by The V Spot.

TICKETS £125 // PURCHASE HERE

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Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch

We are teaming up with Yoga Vibes to bring you a Saturday morning packed with three of your favourite weekend essentials: yoga, prosecco + brunch!

Come stretch out with us in 2019 with 75 minutes of yoga energising, restorative and relaxing yoga, topped off with a delicious and healthy breakfast and a glass of fizz. If you want to go booze free - we'll be serving up alternative juices/ smoothies.

With Scandinavian inspired interiors, a dedicated yoga space and private family style dining area, we can't wait to invite you to this stunning space and share the fun.

We will be rounding off the yoga by serving up a well-earned brunch bursting with :

  • Cardamom and poppyseed Norwegian waffles with berry compote and sour cream.

  • Avocado on toasted sourdough with poached eggs and everything bagel seasoning.

  • Portobello mushrooms and cream cheese on toasted sourdough, topped with pistachio pesto and seeds.

  • Cacao, coconut and and almond chia pudding with orange and pomegranate. (Dietary requirements catered for, we can offer vegetarian, vegan + gluten free options - just let us know! )

All levels welcome, from first timers to those with a daily practice, YogavibesLDN events are the perfect way to unwind and destress while discovering new foodie venues across London.

Bring old friends or come to make new ones. Don’t worry about flying solo we’ll welcome you and make you feel right at home. [Plus you'll get the] chance to get to know your fellow yogis. Places are limited so book your place today! All mats provided.

Plus, did you know that we donate a percentage of proceeds from every event to charity? Well we do and this month we are donating to Cancer Research, a charity close to both of our hearts.

Follow us on Instagram @yogavibesldn or email us at yogavibesldn@gmail.com if you want to find out more about our events, classes or private bookings (we do parties and hen do's too!)

TICKETS £35

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Harvest Full Moon Sound Bath w/YogaLing
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Harvest Full Moon Sound Bath w/YogaLing

A special Sound Bath event in celebration of Harvest Moon according to the Lunar Calendar. In Eastern traditions, many cultures celebrate Nature's offering during the Yang of Summer months and celebrate Autumn's harvest with the first Full moon of Autumn, which is 13th Sept.

Created by YogaLing and dubbed the 'Three Jewels' - this is a tailored event combining three healing modalities of Yin, and Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep/Guided visualisation) and Nada Yaga (Union through Sound) Sound Bath with a plethora of soundscape tools from handcrafted Himalayan Full Moon Singing Bowls, Wind chimes, Kalimba, Tingshas and more....

This is event will leave you totally Blissed out... A home coming of your self to your Self!
Suitable for all, No yoga experience necessary. Your ability to get on the floor and lay on the magic mat is all that's required.

Early Bird offer: £5 off if booked by 30Aug, £25 with discount code: 'Harvest'. 

£30 thereafter. Purchase here

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Health & Healing Workshop w/ YogaLing
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Health & Healing Workshop w/ YogaLing

April: Focus: Yoga for balanced Menstruality & Muliebrity (Female Fertility)  - Or- strengthen Virility (men)

April's wonderful workshop will be third one run at the new home of Benk + Bo, where each month offers a different theme and focus.

April's Immersion will as usual take a Holistic and integrated approach.  And this month we'll be focusing on supporting Menstrual health and strengthen fertility for both women and men.   I have designed this compelling sequence combining my training in Therapeutic Womb Yoga and Massage and have offered these techniques to private clients in the last couple of years that have shown positive effects, when also combined with positive living, reducing/eliminating stress, healthy eating and TCM/Acupuncture.

In this Health & Well-Being workshop, you’ll be guided through gentle Somatic movements and simple massage techniques to stimulate circulation for improved well-being. Then you’ll safely stretched through a short sequence of poses -  held longer to release deep connective tissue that’s known as Yin yoga. Last but not least, you’ll be guided through a deeply relaxing yet rejuvenating Restorative yoga sequence that supports fertility health, rejuvenation for organs and calming for the nervous system and stillness for the busy mind.  


"I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your recent classes on psoas asanas. 

I have been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and fertility issues. 

Thanks to your class, I managed to have my first normal cycle - pain free!! 

~ Student, Frances C.

Regardless as to whether or not you are suffering or are free from fertility and/menstruality / virility issues - you will still benefit from this workshop immersion as Stress and modern busy living is a major and the single biggest contributing factor causing conception concerns, menstruation imbalances as well as other health related issues.


No yoga experience necessary.

Reserve your spot on the magic mat here: Bookwhen.com/YogaLing

Early Bird Offer: £30 with discount code 'SelfCare'  when booked by Fri 5th April.[£35 thereafter]

As pictured: @ Benk + Bo | Spitalfields | E1 7AW


For queries and more information, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit her website at: yogaLing.yoga

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Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Come and learn how to make a macrame plant hanger for your home in a beautiful setting in the center of London.

Isabella will teach you, step by step, all the knots to make a gorgeous Bohemian inspired plant holder to take home, along with a terracotta pot.

All the material is provided and it's ideal for beginners.

Classes are limited to 8 spaces only, book early to avoid disappointment!

www.twome.co.uk

www.instagram.com/_twome/

www.facebook.com/twomeuk/

TICKETS £40 // PURCHASE HERE

Benk+Bo Members 10% off!

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Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch

Yoga x Prosecco + Brunch

We are teaming up with Benk + Bo in Spitalfields to bring you a Sunday morning packed with three of your favourite weekend essentials: yoga, prosecco + brunch on Sunday 7th April.

Come stretch out with us in 2019 with 75 minutes of yoga energising, restorative and relaxing yoga, topped off with a delicious and healthy breakfast and a glass of fizz or if you want to go booze free - we'll be serving up alternative juices/ smoothies.

With Scandinavian inspired interiors, a dedicated yoga space and private family style dining area, we can't wait to invite you to this stunning space and share the fun.

We will be rounding off the yoga by serving up a well-earned brunch bursting with :

  • Cardamom and poppyseed Norwegian waffles with berry compote and sour cream.

  • Avocado on toasted sourdough with poached eggs and everything bagel seasoning.

  • Portobello mushrooms and cream cheese on toasted sourdough, topped with pistachio pesto and seeds.

  • Cacao, coconut and and almond chia pudding with orange and pomegranate. (Dietary requirements catered for, we can offer vegetarian, vegan + gluten free options - just let us know! )

All levels welcome, from first timers to those with a daily practice, YogavibesLDN events are the perfect way to unwind and destress while discovering new foodie venues across London.

Bring old friends or come to make new ones. Don’t worry about flying solo we’ll welcome you and make you feel right at home. [Plus you'll get the] chance to get to know your fellow yogis. Places are limited so book your place today! All mats provided.

Plus, did you know that we donate a percentage of proceeds from every event to charity? Well we do and this month we are donating to Cancer Research, a charity close to both of our hearts.

Follow us on Instagram @yogavibesldn or email us at yogavibesldn@gmail.com if you want to find out more about our events, classes or private bookings (we do parties and hen do's too!)

TICKETS £35 // PURHCASE HERE

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Outsider Supperclub
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Outsider Supperclub

Outsider is a supper club that came about through the accidental discovery of overlaps in Dominican and Latvian cuisines. Rather than recreate any particular national dish, we hope to offer you our interpretation of some of the ingredients and flavours from our respective homelands. To complement the dishes we are working alongside some of our friends to bring you drinks pairings.

Menu

Coming soon!

To drink

An alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairing to go with your meal. Each drinks pairing consists of a welcome drink, three paired drinks, and a dessert cocktail.

For the alcoholic pairing, we will showcase a selection of natural wines. The non-alcoholic pairing will be made by our friend Robbie Gamble and will feature teas, kefirs, juices and kombucha.

Dietary Requirements
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate all dietary requirements. A pescatarian option can be accommodated and is priced equally to the set menu. Please inform us when booking if requiring the pescatarian option. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus will not be available.

If requiring further information about any other dietary requirements, please reach out to us directly at outsiderfoods@gmail.com.'

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DIVE INTO THE DEEP
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

DIVE INTO THE DEEP

Im so delighted to be hosting another workshop at the beautiful Benk + Bo!

In this workshop we will be exploring the creativity and intimacy in poses and breath. Experiencing the beautiful balance of Yin and Yang in the practice through working with Yoga poses in full freedom will allow you to deepen your understanding and experience in more than just poses. The workshop will teach you how to unleash your creativity in body and mind, working with Pranayama (breath work), Meditation, Vinyasa and of course finishing in Yin Yoga.

The big focus will be on the Manipura (solar plexus) Chackra, as that is the area where we hold our creativity. The feelings of love and happiness we feel in our heart actually originate in the Manipura Chakra and rise from there to the Anahata Chakra (heart centre).

Self-awareness and self-confidence are other pearls of the Manipura Chakra. Until we discover these pearls within us and raise them into the light we live in constant fear – fear that we will not be loved, that we will be a failure, fear of becoming ill, etc. An imbalance or blockage in the Manipura Chakra destroys our energy and triggers diverse physical and psychic problems. If we are unable to think clearly, to express our thoughts and feelings, or if our mind is foggy there is often a disturbance in the Manipura Chakra. So through creative movement and breath work we will be working on realising that imbalance! We will also be learning about the exciting subject of Prananic Energy, and how to incoroprate that knowledge to balance your centre!

This is an open level workshop. It's for you who are ready to experience the bigger spectrum of yoga, more than the poses on the mat. It's for you who are curious and are open to do the deeper work.

This is another subject I hold close to my heart and I cant wait to share it with you. If you have any questions prior the event, please let me know!

Hope you see you there!

X

Dijana

TICKETS £25 // PURCHASE HERE

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Japanese Vegan Sushi Workshop
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Japanese Vegan Sushi Workshop

5 Incorporated is now presenting some creative vegan sushi workshops!

As you know there are five basic taste...not to be confused with flavours! Namely salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. 

At this event, you will experience them all. You will learn how to roll a popular sushi for each and enjoy delicious dinner in a Bento with a glass of complimentary sake / oriental tea. 

5 Senses

The Japanese believe that food should be enjoyed with all five senses. The roles of taste and smell are self-evident, but it is traditional of Japanese cuisine to ensure that sight, touch and sound are also engaged fully.

5 Colours

Traditional Japanese cuisine seeks to use five specific colours: white, black, red, green and yellow in each meal. These colours are associated with Buddism, where each colour is steeped in symbolism. Incorporating these five colours not only serves to make each dish look attractive and thereby stimulates our sense of sight, but using a variety of different coloured ingredients also helps to ensure rich nutritional content. 

Find out more.  http://www.5incorporated.co.uk

Please contact us for further info.  in@5incorporated.co.uk

TICKETS £65 // PURCHASE HERE

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Abikes X Maria Bradford // An Evening of African Cocktails & Culture
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Abikes X Maria Bradford // An Evening of African Cocktails & Culture

Join us for an evening of music, art and discussion showcasing the beauty in African culture.
Each event is a unique collaboration between creative thinkers, artists and academics.

PROGRAMME

The magic of storytelling with Asabi Hawah

Asabi Hawah is a master of storytelling and will be performing an exciting blend of original music and poetry, combined with guitar chords and African finger plucking!

 The beauty of line drawing with Line & Honey

Art pieces from Line & Honey will be exhibited on the night with an artist's talk giving insight into her artistic background. All work shown will be available for sale, along with new works that will be debuted!

Delicious cocktails and canapes throughout the evening

An exquisite menu of canapes and cocktails inspired by flavours from throughout the West African region will be served on the night by Maria Bradford whose dishes are influenced by her Sierra Leonean background.

All canapés throughout the night are included with the price of all tickets. Cocktails are available at the bar.

Book an early bird ticket for a complimentary welcome drink on arrival.

Additional information

Please note this is a 21+ event. You will need to show I.D. on arrival (passport or driver's license).

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Salt & Time Supperclub: Olia Hercules
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Salt & Time Supperclub: Olia Hercules

Salt & Time: recipes from a Russian kitchen, is a debut cookbook from Alissa Timoshkina, chef and creator of the KinoVino supper clubs. In these new supper club series Alissa collaborates with her favourite women in food industry to create intimate dining experiences inspired by the dishes from Salt&Time. Olia Hercules is a trailblazing Ukrainian chef who introduced flavours of Eastern Europe to the West. Together, they will explore their shared experience of growing up in the Soviet Union and create dishes that are at once nostalgic and bang up to date!

TICKETS £45 // PURCHASE HERE

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How To Build Your Wellness Business (Panel Talk)
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

How To Build Your Wellness Business (Panel Talk)

Whatever stage you’re at with your wellness business, you can harness the power of growing your brand.

Join us at the beautiful Benk and Bo space in East London for a panel on the key strategies you need to bolster your business, and learn from those who have already done it.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to turn your business dreams into reality, attract and keep customers, build a strong brand, use social media effectively, financial pitfalls to avoid and how to harness the power of your network and build partnerships.

Speakers:

Trish Whelan, Kundalini yoga teacher, Reiki Master and founder of Soul Adventures yoga retreats in Ibiza

Stuart Sandeman, transformational breathwork teacher, founder of Breath Pod and Mindful Talent

Charlotte Ferguson, founder of Disciple Skincare

Moderated by Helen Morris, founder of the specialist wellness marketing agency Samsara Communications.

You’ll leave knowing how to:

Achieve cut through in a saturated market

Create an inspiring social media presence

Develop and maintain a compelling brand

Market yourself effectively

Keep yourself motivated through challenges

Build strategic relationships

Plus Q & A

Email hello@samsaracommunications.com with any questions

TICKETS £15 // PURCHASE HERE

6 FREE TICKETS FOR BENK+BO MEMBERS!

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Restorative Yoga Immersion w/ Yoga Ling
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Restorative Yoga Immersion w/ Yoga Ling

March Immersion will focus particularly on the Liver & Gallbladder.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are the organs associated with Spring. Come and detox the liver and boost the gallbladder with the safe and deeply therapeutic and relaxing practise of restorative yoga practise that rebalances the nervous system and invites renewal to organs. And bathe in the bliss of your breath and return to wholeness and complete peace of mind. Different from more active styles, this workshop concentrates on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the negative effects of stress encountered in daily life.  And can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, emotional strain and the constant stresses of modern living. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels. The conscious relaxation and breath techniques taught can be used outside of yoga as well, encouraging us to take our practice off the mat and into our lives. These workshops are suitable for all from no yoga experience to expert, to those with injuries.  Prenatal participants are encouraged and catered for.

What to expect:
An integrated workshop offering multi-dimensional practises including Somatic movement - gentle, slow and mindful movement that focuses on the internal experience of the body as a way of reconnecting and re-aligning the mind and body through the nervous system.  Yin yoga poses that safely stretches deep connective tissue to release physical tension and any emotional blockages to free up the heart and re-balance the hips.  Five elements healing of Solar Plexus / Manipura chakra through soundscape experience.  And of course, not forgetting the deeply blissful practise of restorative yoga.  Benk + Bo also offers Chromotherapy aka colour therapy – it’s the use of colour to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that moves us into more harmonious balance.

Who is it for?
The beauty of restorative yoga is that anyone can practise it. And everyone can benefit from old/young, mobile/sedentary, fit/injured, women/men. If you're too active - restorative yoga can calm and soothe you.  If you're feeling run-down or lethargic - it'll help rejuvenate you. Or whether you’re experiencing acute conditions or recovering from chronic ailments – restorative yoga aids in boosting immune system, circulation and organ functioning.

About Ling:

Once suited and booted, Ling swapped her corporate life over a decade ago for barefoot and lycra and have been teaching yoga and offering workshops, retreats at home and abroad.  She is also a teacher trainer and shares her time as a yoga teacher/trainer and being an integrated therapeutic massage therapist. Ling is passionate in sharing all facets of yoga with adults and children alike – helping them find freedom in their bodies, and move them in the direction of better health and greater balance.

Kind words:

“Your Restorative yoga workshop was fantastic: the quiet atmosphere you create, the love and knowledge you bring into your teaching and the deep resonance from the singing bowls makes it all a fantastic experience.”  ~ Thea M.

"Ling's gentle and skilful teaching practice facilitated a very mindful and deep experience of restorative yoga that is really enriching and nurturing." ~ Lorraine, F. Yoga Retreat, Spain

For more information and to book, go to: bookwhen.com/yogaling

For queries, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit: yogaLing.yoga

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Full Moon Life Drawing + Gong Bath
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Full Moon Life Drawing + Gong Bath

Join us for a Life Drawing Class with Gong Bath to rejuvinate under the Full Moon.

A Full Moon is a powerful time of gratitude, gracefully acknowledging the beauty of life itself and all you have brought into beingness. You may feel a burning desire to express your creativity, bliss out in sensual activities and through fierce yet profoundly tender vibrations let go of any aspects of your life that no longer serve the grandest vision of your Soul and we can explore that concept during this class.

It is for all levels whether you're already deep into a drawing practice or have never drawn before. The point is to feel free to express and explore that expression and experimentation, through presence. You may want to draw the whole class or you may want to lay down and close your eyes...the idea is to do what you want to do. There are no rules and no expectations.

I will be there to help and guide people if they need it and Siri Atma Anselmi will provide a Gong Bath backdrop to energise our cells into being.

What is a Gong Bath?

The Gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation.... The gong also works deeply on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies to purify and quieten the mind.

Our normal waking consciousness corresponds to the Beta state, which is our brain emitting waves between 13-30Hertz.

The feeling of relaxation and concentration is linked to the Alpha state, which sends waves between 8-13Hertz.

Then we can go into Theta state (5-7Hertz), associated with Rapid Eye Movement and release of muscular spasms and energetic blockages.

Last but not least, Delta state (0.5-4Hertz), emitting extremely low vibrations associated with deep sleep and other unconscious states.

So for the combination of a Life Drawing class - being in an observatory state, looking silently as an active meditation and drawing what we see whilst being enveloped in a state of tranquility. The Gong will send signals that are interpreted at biological, energetic and emotional levels, directing the cells to develop in a homeostatic state whilst stabilizing our energies.

Its a time for us to be fully present, embrace experimentation and enjoy the creativity we all have in ourselves.

All materials will be provided and there will be time at the end for chilling with each other/talking/leaving whatever you feel.

TICKETS £21 // PURCHASE HERE

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Full Moon Sound Bath w/ Yoga Ling
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Full Moon Sound Bath w/ Yoga Ling

A special Sound Bath event in celebration of Spring Equinox and March Full Moon.
Created and hosted by YogaLing dubbed the 'Three Jewels' - this is a tailored event combining three healing modalities of Yin, and Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra (Guided visualisation) Sound Bath with a plethora of soundscape tools from handcrafted Himalayan Full Moon Singing Bowls, Wind chimes, Kalimba, Tingshas and more....

This is event will leave you totally blissed out...
Suitable for all. No yoga experience necessary. Your ability to get on the floor and lay on the magic mat is all that's required.

Tickets: £25pp Early bird £5 off with '3Jewels code by 13 Mar. (£30 thereafter) // PURCHASE HERE  

For more information visit: YogaLing.yoga

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HOPE ~ A GOURMET SUPPERCLUB
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

HOPE ~ A GOURMET SUPPERCLUB

HOPE is a collaborative gourmet supper club with a social purpose.

@hilde.stories and @caigerandco have teamed up to host an intimate and meaningful dinner experience at @benkandbo in aid of St. Cuthbert’s @refettoriofelix — an open-door drop-in centre feeding and caring for vulnerable and homeless people in West London

Launching on 21 March, the menu for this supper club series will focus on highly nutritious and macrobiotic elements, with a nod to nose to tail eating and a promise to only source ingredients from artisanal suppliers from in and around London.

The seasonal six-course menu will be served to up to 40 people who will be seated at two long shared tables. The whole event will be thoughtfully produced and designed by @hilde.stories, @stilllifeflowers and @caigerandco with the aim to offer a culinary and visual interpretation of ‘hope’ together with our partners @sixfoldstudiolondon @dearsafia @northfieldslinen @jessicawilliams.photography 

All proceeds are going to St. Cuthbert’s – registered charity no. 803638. 

TICKETS £45 // PURCHASE HERE!

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WHAT'S THE TEA SIS? HERBAL TEA MASTERCLASS X YOGA
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

WHAT'S THE TEA SIS? HERBAL TEA MASTERCLASS X YOGA

Calling all tea and yoga lovers, this is the retreat you’ve been waiting for!

The Crystal Canyon babes are taking over the trendy Benk + Bo and partnering with Hackney Herbal and Chatty Dobson Yoga to offer you a night of ultimate relaxation.

The night will kick off at 6:30pm with a 90 minute Herbal Tea Blending Masterclass, taught by the gorgeous ladies from Hackney Herbal and end with a yoga class lead by Chatty Dobson.

Herbal Tea Blending Masterclass

Join us for a workshop where we will be sharing our top tips for making your own herbal tea blends. The workshop will guide you through the properties of a range of culinary, medicinal and wild herbs and how to combine them into unique blends. You'll get to blend and taste your own creations during the class as well as making a pack of herbal tea that you can take home! We'll also be sharing our tips for tea making materials and equipment.

The session includes:

  • Introduction to a range of herbs

  • Discussing properties and uses of herbs as infusions eg. herbs for aiding digestion, concentration, relaxation, combating stress and aiding sleep

  • How to mix different dried herbs together into blends

  • Making a blend to brew up and tase during the class

  • Each person gets to make a set of herbal tea bags to take home

  • Informative colour handouts of the information covered

Tickets: £45 // PURCHASE HERE

Important Info: anti-slip mats from lululemon will be provided and there are changing facilities on site

This retreat is an exclusive event for Crystal Canyon Retreats. Spots are limited and booking is essential for retreat entry.

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New: Intuition & The Creative Process
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

New: Intuition & The Creative Process

Born out of ongoing research on the notion of intuition and a decade-long engagement with the creative process, this workshop explores curiosity, imagination and the intersections of work and wellbeing, while holding space for the alchemies of art-making to be openly discussed. Facilitated by Ellie Tsatsou, it is rooted in dialogue between the participants, as well as in integrating selected self-care practices, in line with the focus of each session. Approached from different angles, topics considered include:

Locating Distractions & Defining Attention: the role of stillness and silence
Ancient Wisdom: astronomy, oracles, dialectics and the quest for wonder
The Importance of Beauty: harmony, symmetry as change without change
Biology & Instinct: body intelligence, mirror neurons and neuroplasticity
Self-care Rituals: anatomy of spirit and toolkits for daily practice
Histories of Divination Techniques: methods and methodologies
Our Voice: breath work, language, heartbeat
Sacred Curiosity: poetic acts in the everyday


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All meetings last for two hours. Capacity is limited to 7 attendees. As soon as you purchase a ticket, a welcoming email will be sent to you within two days with further details about the workshop as well as its schedule. Ticket includes a handout/workbook as well as selected bibliography for further reading.

For any questions, please email: contact@ellietsatsou.com

TICKETS £35 // PURCHASE HERE

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Restorative Yoga Workshop Immersion w/ Yoga Ling

March Immersion will focus particularly on the Liver & Gallbladder.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Liver and Gallbladder are the organs associated with Spring. Come and detox the liver and boost the gallbladder with the safe and deeply therapeutic and relaxing practise of restorative yoga practise that rebalances the nervous system and invites renewal to organs. And bathe in the bliss of your breath and return to wholeness and complete peace of mind. Different from more active styles, this workshop concentrates on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the negative effects of stress encountered in daily life.  And can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, emotional strain and the constant stresses of modern living. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels. The conscious relaxation and breath techniques taught can be used outside of yoga as well, encouraging us to take our practice off the mat and into our lives. These workshops are suitable for all from no yoga experience to expert, to those with injuries.  Prenatal participants are encouraged and catered for.

What to expect:
An integrated workshop offering multi-dimensional practises including Somatic movement - gentle, slow and mindful movement that focuses on the internal experience of the body as a way of reconnecting and re-aligning the mind and body through the nervous system.  Yin yoga poses that safely stretches deep connective tissue to release physical tension and any emotional blockages to free up the heart and re-balance the hips.  Five elements healing of Solar Plexus / Manipura chakra through soundscape experience.  And of course, not forgetting the deeply blissful practise of restorative yoga.  Benk + Bo also offers Chromotherapy aka colour therapy – it’s the use of colour to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that moves us into more harmonious balance.

Who is it for?
The beauty of restorative yoga is that anyone can practise it. And everyone can benefit from old/young, mobile/sedentary, fit/injured, women/men. If you're too active - restorative yoga can calm and soothe you.  If you're feeling run-down or lethargic - it'll help rejuvenate you. Or whether you’re experiencing acute conditions or recovering from chronic ailments – restorative yoga aids in boosting immune system, circulation and organ functioning. 

About Ling:

Once suited and booted, Ling swapped her corporate life over a decade ago for barefoot and lycra and have been teaching yoga and offering workshops, retreats at home and abroad.  She is also a teacher trainer and shares her time as a yoga teacher/trainer and being an integrated therapeutic massage therapist.  Ling is passionate in sharing all facets of yoga with adults and children alike – helping them find freedom in their bodies, and move them in the direction of better health and greater balance.

Kind words:

“Your Restorative yoga workshop was fantastic: the quiet atmosphere you create, the love and knowledge you bring into your teaching and the deep resonance from the singing bowls makes it all a fantastic experience.”  ~ Thea M.

"Ling's gentle and skilful teaching practice facilitated a very mindful and deep experience of restorative yoga that is really enriching and nurturing." ~ Lorraine, F. Yoga Retreat, Spain

For more information and to book, go to: bookwhen.com/yogaling

For queries, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit: yogaLing.yoga

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Sri Lankan Supperclub
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Sri Lankan Supperclub

Come and join our family table, where we will bring the beautiful love and sunny flavours of traditional Sri Lankan home cooking to your bellies!

Ammie and I will be rustling up a vegetarian 3 course menu, layered in textures and earthy flavours. Expect an array of fresh steaming bowls of goodness, perfect to nourish your body in early Spring.

You are more than welcome to bring your own booze - so remember to pack a few tipples of choice!

So make yourself comfortable and grab a seat, and prepare yourself for a wonderful feast!

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Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga Vibes x Benk+Bo Brunch

We are teaming up with Yoga Vibes to bring you a Saturday morning packed with three of your favourite weekend essentials: yoga, prosecco + brunch!

Come stretch out with us in 2019 with 75 minutes of yoga energising, restorative and relaxing yoga, topped off with a delicious and healthy breakfast and a glass of fizz. If you want to go booze free - we'll be serving up alternative juices/ smoothies.

With Scandinavian inspired interiors, a dedicated yoga space and private family style dining area, we can't wait to invite you to this stunning space and share the fun.

We will be rounding off the yoga by serving up a well-earned brunch bursting with :

  • Cardamom and poppyseed Norwegian waffles with berry compote and sour cream.

  • Avocado on toasted sourdough with poached eggs and everything bagel seasoning.

  • Portobello mushrooms and cream cheese on toasted sourdough, topped with pistachio pesto and seeds.

  • Cacao, coconut and and almond chia pudding with orange and pomegranate. (Dietary requirements catered for, we can offer vegetarian, vegan + gluten free options - just let us know! )

All levels welcome, from first timers to those with a daily practice, YogavibesLDN events are the perfect way to unwind and destress while discovering new foodie venues across London.

Bring old friends or come to make new ones. Don’t worry about flying solo we’ll welcome you and make you feel right at home. [Plus you'll get the] chance to get to know your fellow yogis. Places are limited so book your place today! All mats provided.

Plus, did you know that we donate a percentage of proceeds from every event to charity? Well we do and this month we are donating to Cancer Research, a charity close to both of our hearts.

Follow us on Instagram @yogavibesldn or email us at yogavibesldn@gmail.com if you want to find out more about our events, classes or private bookings (we do parties and hen do's too!)

TICKETS £35 // PURCHASE HERE

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Sacred Sexuality ~ A Conscious Gathering for Women.
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Sexuality ~ A Conscious Gathering for Women.

Amy Lavinia White

Join us for an empowering discussion as we take a delicious dive into Sacred Sexuality.

With a panel of experienced guest speakers, we will be breaking down societal conditioning around women and sexuality and exploring how we can harness sex and our sexual energy for our own spiritual growth and personal sovereignty.

Touching on ancient practices, feminine arts and tantric teachings using a modern approach we will share how you can integrate this innate part of your being into conscious living.

The evening will be hosted by Amy Lavinia White, founder of Temple of the Feminine, who will be sharing her own personal insights as well as reflections on the night.

Order of the evening

  • 7pm – Doors open and you’ll be warmly welcomed into the space and greeted by sensual delights for your enjoyment (think delicate Love teas, juicy fruits and decadent cacao bites)

  • 7.15pm – As guests begin to arrive you can enjoy mingling and making connections new friends or simply drop into the space, enjoying the soft and welcoming energy as well as the treats available to you.

  • 7.30pm – Guests will take their seats as your host, Amy Lavinia White guides a gentle meditation before introducing the evening.

  • 7.45pm – Our speakers will share their unique wisdom, tools and tips with the guests. Each guest will be given their own booklet with space to jot down any insights and gems that arise during this journey.

  • (see below ‘Meet the Panel’ for further details on our speakers)

  • 9.15pm – Open to questions to the panel from the audience.

  • 9.40pm – Guests are guided through a beautiful closing meditation and then are free to continue connecting with others, enjoy tea and integrate the evenings discussions.

  • 10pm – Evening ends.

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YSM8 X LMJP Yoga Supperclub
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

YSM8 X LMJP Yoga Supperclub

This event is a collaboration between YSM8, a supper club series founded by creative Poonam Dhuffer, bringing fresh flavours straight from the Punjabi kitchen to South - East London tables and LMJP YOGA, founded by yoga and meditation teacher Lara Piras, whose yogic approach is all about community; bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and abilities in a safe environment, to share the incredible, calming and nourishing benefits of this ancient practice.

MENU*

Main

Green Masoor dal puy lentils cooked in ginger, garlic, green chilies, tomatoes

Carrot & cabbage sabzi carrots, cabbage curry leaves, mustard seeds, ginger

Kachumber tomatoes, cucumber, onion, cumin seeds, coriander, sea salt, lemon

Flatbread wholemeal flatbread

Sweet

Coconut + Rosewater Kheer coconut, rosewater rice pudding, pistachios, rose petals ( contains - coconut milk, white rice, nuts)

Chai spiced black chai made with cardamom, clove, ginger, oat/almond milk

Itinerary:

6 pm - Arrival and welcome

6:30 pm-7:30 pm - Yoga Flow set to a backdrop of authentic, calming yet uplifting Indian music. The class will be focused on 'sahaja' or guided free movement, which will allow the mind-body-soul to feel open, relaxed and ready for some deliciously nourishing food and drink. Complete beginners are more than welcome.

7:45-9: 30 pm - Sit down to a healthy vegan supper designed and cooked by Punjabi cuisine connoisseur Poonam from YSM8, which was was born out of pure love and respect for her culture, together with shining the light on nostalgic vegetarian foods. The cultivation of a communal spirit and sharing ideas will be, as always, at the heart of YSM8. The series of inclusive supper clubs events celebrate vegetarian Punjabi cuisine fused with global beats so expect some uplifting music and seriously good vibes. Dancing is always welcomed.

*10% of proceeds will be going to Ourmala, a wonderful charity that helps refugees and asylum-seekers rebuild their lives through yoga, which equally embodies both the YSM8 and LMJP YOGA spirit of inclusivity, diversity and community.

*The food is vegan and contains gluten, nuts, and wheat. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to a gluten, nut or wheat-free diet on this occasion. The menu may be subject to change. If you have any other allergies or requirements, please state at the time of booking by emailing ysm8events@gmail.com

About YSM8:

“Yes mate”, is Poonam's mantra, a tongue in cheek motto which embodies her attitude to life - vibrant and full of positivity. This is balanced with an unapologetic love ofcolour, pattern, people, music and deep interest in spirituality. Poonam draws on her Punjabi roots all the while celebrating her South-East London upbringing. YSM8 encourages people to seek out new cultural experiences through food, friendship, and conversation. Come and immerse yourself in an eclectic world, where discovering new tastes and intoxicating sounds will create a feast for all the senses.

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My Bloody Galentine with VERVE & Bloody Good Period
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

My Bloody Galentine with VERVE & Bloody Good Period

It’s that bloody time of year...

Our 3rd annual My Bloody Galentine Brunch

Gather your gal-pals and join us for brunch to raise funds and awareness for our favourite bloody babes ~ Bloody Good Period

Here are all the bloody details:

Your ticket includes:

* Brunch *

* All you can drink bloodies & bubbles *

* A bloody fantastic swag bag *

* Bloody delicious treats *

* A chance to win a signed print of illustrator Sue Dray’s MBG image *

* A £5 donation to Bloody Good Period * (that will be matched & donated to BGP)

...and loads more!

Bloody mary’s + Our favourite bloody babes = A BLOODY good time!

- This is a woman only event including femme and non-binary identities

- Vegetarian, vegan and GF options

- Non-alcoholic beverages always available

- We have a handful of discounted tickets for students - please email us at contact@verveup.com for more details

TICKETS £25 // PURCHASE HERE

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Restorative Yoga: An immersive practice to nourish the hips and heart
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Restorative Yoga: An immersive practice to nourish the hips and heart

Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that invites stillness to mind, rest and deep rejuvenation to body.  It’s a therapeutic and relaxing practise that rebalances the nervous system and invites renewal to organs.  Different from more active styles, this workshop concentrates on surrendering our weight to supports and softening into the stretches. This helps us to relieve the effects of negative stress encountered in daily life, and can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, emotional strain and the constant stresses of modern living. Our focus will be to calm and nurture ourselves on all levels. The conscious relaxation techniques taught can be used outside of yoga as well, encouraging us to take our practice off the mat and into our lives. These workshops are suitable for all from no yoga experience to expert, to those with injuries.  Prenatal participants are encouraged and catered for.

What to expect:
An integrated workshop offering multi-dimensional practises including Somatic movement - gentle, slow and mindful movement that focuses on the internal experience of the body as a way of reconnecting and re-aligning the mind and body through the nervous system.  Yin yoga poses that safely stretches deep connective tissue to release physical tension and any emotional blockages to free up the heart and re-balance the hips.  Five elements healing of Sacral and heart chakras through soundscape experience.  And of course, not forgetting the deeply blissful practise of restorative yoga.  Benk + Bo also offers Chromotherapy aka colour therapy – it’s the use of colour to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that moves us into more harmonious balance.

Who is it for?
The beauty of restorative yoga is that anyone can practise it. And everyone can benefit from old/young, mobile/sedentary, fit/injured, women/men. If you're too active - restorative yoga can calm and soothe you.  If you're feeling run-down or lethargic - it'll help rejuvenate you. Or whether you’re experiencing acute conditions or recovering from chronic ailments – restorative yoga aids in boosting immune system, circulation and organ functioning. 

About Ling:

Once suited and booted, Ling swapped her corporate life over a decade ago for barefoot and lycra and have been teaching yoga and offering workshops, retreats at home and abroad.  She is also a teacher trainer and shares her time as a yoga teacher/trainer and being an integrated therapeutic massage therapist.  Ling is passionate in sharing all facets of yoga with others and helping people find freedom in their bodies, helping them move in the direction of better health and greater balance.

Kind words:

“Your Restorative yoga workshop was fantastic: the quiet atmosphere you create, the love and knowledge you bring into your teaching and the deep resonance from the singing bowls makes it all a fantastic experience.”  ~ Thea M.

"Ling's gentle and skilful teaching practice facilitated a very mindful and deep experience of restorative yoga that is really enriching and nurturing." ~ Lorraine, F. Yoga Retreat, Spain


TICKETS £30 // PURCHASE HERE

For queries, email: YogaLingYoga@gmail.com or visit: yogaLing.yoga


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"Roasted" Pop Up
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Roasted" Pop Up

Roasted is back with a second pop up dinner, this time at the beautiful Benk + Bo.

Housed in a brutalist building near Spitalfields market, the multifunctional space was a project brought on by the love of hosting and community which fits perfectly with Roasted's values.

This unique event will see a new venue, new suppliers and the launch of a new menu to bring an epic seasonal feast showcasing great ingredients and classic cooking.

So join the boys for more fine food, good value booze and an even better time than the last.

Starter

Jerusalem artichoke, apple, crispy chicken skin

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Jerusalem artichoke, apple and hazelnut (V)

First course

Cod brandade agnolotti, seaweed, smoked red wine jus

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Herb potatoes agnolotti, seaweed, smoked red wine jus (V)

Second course

Scottish venison wellington, celeriac, juniper berries

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Wild mushroom wellington, celeriac, truffle cream (V)

Dessert

Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, basil


£20 a bottle, £5 a glass

Limited availability // PURCHASE HERE

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Fibre & Form: Natural Dyeing and Hand Spinning Workshop with SALT Textiles and Jessie Mason
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Fibre & Form: Natural Dyeing and Hand Spinning Workshop with SALT Textiles and Jessie Mason

This three-hour workshop explores the act of naturally dyeing different hand spun fibres. Covering all the skills and tools you need to know to begin colouring your own yarn and fabric at home.

Jessie Mason and Jordan (SALT Textiles) will explore sourcing organic dye matter, giving you knowledge about natural fibres and seed varieties, and equipment you’ll need.

Guided by Jessie, you'll be led through the stages of carding, spinning and mordanting in readiness for dyeing. With handspinning demos and further insight in the best fibres to choose and how to plan for your own projects.

With Jordan you'll gain a practical insight into the slow processes involved in making your own dyes from plant and food waste, experiencing first-hand how slow methods of making sit in relation to our fast-fabric culture today.

All guests will receive plenty of one-to-one teaching and will be provided with/given small skeins of hand spun wool and organic cotton to dye during the session.

All materials and equipment will be provided so you just need to bring yourself. There will also be a small bounty of snacks

The workshop is open to all levels.

www.jessica-mason.com

www.salt-textiles.com

*Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we have time to welcome you.

TICKETS HERE

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