Memo Cookery School
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

“Ravioli?? Tortelli? Isn’t the same thing? What’s the difference? Shape? Filling?”

I have heard those questions so many times…It can be confusing and that is why I decided to do a 3 hrs focus class on STUFFED PASTA: RAVIOLI VS TORTELLI.

There are so many varieties out there that even the Italians get lost in the jungle of regional specialities like pansotti, cappellacci, agnolotti, tortellini, casunzei etc.etc.

In this 3hrs hands-on class you will learn:

  • to distinguish tortelli from ravioli

  • shapes and names of some (there are hundreds!) regional stuffed pasta

  • to make the pasta dough from scratch

  • to roll the dough with a pasta machine

  • to fold and shape the pasta in 3 and more ways

  • to make a traditional filling

  • to balance flavours and seasoning

During the class you will:

  • make ravioli and tortelli to bring at home

  • cook and taste your creations

  • receive a booklet with the recipes of the class and more sauces to go with them

  • spend a great night sharing food and laughter with other people

TICKETS £55 // BUY HERE

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Winter Reset: A Yoga + Life Drawing Workshop
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Reset: A Yoga + Life Drawing Workshop

Give yourself a full Reset before the winter festivities are in full swing.

This workshop is all about finding stillness and cultivating a sense of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of London life at Christmas time.

Stop for a moment, breath deeply, move your body in a way that releases any pent up stiffness and immerse yourself in a mindful life drawing practice that keeps your mind engaged and focused on the present.

You can be sure it will be an invaluable experience that will help keep away any stress and anxiety that this busy season may bring.

WHY YOGA + ART?

There are many parallels between yoga + life drawing. They both help us feel fully present. We end up losing ourselves in the act of doing and being. They both help us explore and discover things about ourselves that we may have not known and we can feel very humbled by the process.

TIMES

7pm Arrival
7.30 - 8.15pm Yoga
8.30 - 10pm Life drawing

TICKETS £35 // PURCHASE HERE

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YOGA SUPPERCLUB WITH VEGAN PUNJABI CUISINE
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

YOGA SUPPERCLUB WITH VEGAN PUNJABI CUISINE

This event is a collaboration between YSM8, a supperclub 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 mediatation 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.

Itinerary:

6pm - Arrival and welcome

6:30pm-7:30pm - 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.

7:45-9:30pm - Sit down to a healthy vegan supper designed and cooked by Punjabi cuisine conoisseur 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. 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 of colour, 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.

TICKETS £37.27 // PURCHASE HERE

BENK+BO MEMBERS 10% OFF

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Carve London
Nov
24
11:00 AM11:00

Carve London

We want to bring to light all the fantastic makers in wood, to celebrate the wooden spoon, woodworking and modern wood culture. For one weekend, we will be taking over the beautiful space of Benk + Bo, in London. CARVE.LONDON is a one stop shop, to meet the maker and to see their creations up close.

CARVE.LONDON is a new event curated by Grain + Knot and Barn the Spoon, in partnership with Morakniv.

The event will consist of workshops, demos, talks, a dinner and an extensive range of wooden utensils and tools to purchase, and a chance to chat to the makers that made them. The event is free to attend, with ticketed workshop and dinner listed via the link below

. . .

We want to start a conversation about taking a step back from screens. We want to showcase the humble wooden spoon, with the chance to purchase items made by your favourite makers, and see the differences in their work.

We want you to work safely, using well made tools, and learn how to take care of them. We want to bring nature indoors, using natural materials and simple processes. We want to show you how our creations can fit into your home. We want to build a community of makers, we want to dine with you, talk, share and create over the weekend, and we can’t wait to see you there.

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Carve London
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Carve London

We want to bring to light all the fantastic makers in wood, to celebrate the wooden spoon, woodworking and modern wood culture. For one weekend, we will be taking over the beautiful space of Benk + Bo, in London. CARVE.LONDON is a one stop shop, to meet the maker and to see their creations up close.

CARVE.LONDON is a new event curated by Grain + Knot and Barn the Spoon, in partnership with Morakniv.

The event will consist of workshops, demos, talks, a dinner and an extensive range of wooden utensils and tools to purchase, and a chance to chat to the makers that made them. The event is free to attend, with ticketed workshop and dinner listed via the link below

. . .

We want to start a conversation about taking a step back from screens. We want to showcase the humble wooden spoon, with the chance to purchase items made by your favourite makers, and see the differences in their work.

We want you to work safely, using well made tools, and learn how to take care of them. We want to bring nature indoors, using natural materials and simple processes. We want to show you how our creations can fit into your home. We want to build a community of makers, we want to dine with you, talk, share and create over the weekend, and we can’t wait to see you there.

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Memo Cookery School
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

FRESH PASTA THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!

Fresh pasta doesn’t have to be complicated. Did you know that there are Italian traditional pasta shapes that you can do just with your hands?

Come to an immersive cookery class in the world of Italian fresh pasta.

In a 2 hours hands-on class you will:

– make pasta dough from scratch
– cook a delicious (vegan!) sauce to go with your pasta
– have food to bring at home
– cook with a real Italian teacher
– eat your creations at the end of the night
– have the recipes to recreate the pasta at home
– meet new people and have a great time!

Menu: Fresh pasta with cannellini beans and confit tomatoes sauce.

Only 8 spots available, hurry up!

TICKETS HERE

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Memo Cookery School
Nov
27
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

ITALIAN CHRISTMAS COOKIES CLASS!

Christmas is coming and you will have to start thinking about presents. Come to our Christmas factory night to bring yourself ahead of the game. We will make together Italian Christmas biscuits and gift bags to wrap them in ready for the upcoming festivities.

In a 2 hours hands-on class you will:

– make 2 traditional Italian Christmas biscuits
– learn to make gift bags out of wrapping paper
 decorate your gift bags
– cook with a real Italian teacher
– wrap or snack your creations
– have the recipes and instructions to recreate biscuits and bags at home
– meet new people and have a great time!

Only 8 spots available, hurry up!

TICKETS HERE

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The Turul Project Supperclub
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Turul Project Supperclub

The Turul Project is once again gracefully perching above the streets of London, bringing you the very definition of perfection in fine dining cuisine.

After the resounding success of its opening at London's Cooking Project, our group of inspirational chefs and food connoisseurs cordially invite you to an evening of extravagance at Benk + Bo.

Head Chef, Mihaly Valincsek and his team have designed and created a unique Hungarian dining experience unmatched from Budapest to London. Together with renowned mixologist, Gergo Murath, pairing the very best Hungarian influenced cocktails, this is an event not to be missed. 

Tickets are flying, so don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this flavour revolution.

Let your tastebuds soar to the heights of the Turul!

TICKETS £40 (4 COURSE MENU) // £58 (4 COURSE MENU WITH COCKTAILS) // TO BOOK E-MAIL turulproject@outlook.com

Menu Selection

Goulash

or

Poached Carp Consommé

(Fresh Raspberry Cordial, Gin, Kalamansi, Hungarian Sparkling Wine)

Ham Hock Terrine

or

Stuffed Peppers

(Cognac, Hungarian Pear Eaux de Vie, Chocolate Bitters, Absinthe)

Pan Fried Pheasant & Plum

or

Duck 3 Ways

(Hungarian Spiced Red Wine Punch)

Curd Cheese Dumpling & Cranberry

or

Somloi “Sponge Cake”

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Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo

Come grab a drink (we have great craft beers, wines and cocktails!) and enjoy an evening of acoustic music provided by Air B&B Music.

Watch performances from three rising stars at the forefront of London’s music scene surrounded by gorgeous greenery in a laid back and intimate environment.

Entry free for Benk + Bo members.

Tickets £15 // PURCHASE HERE

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Life Drawing + Gong Bath Class
Dec
3
8:30 PM20:30

Life Drawing + Gong Bath Class

Join us for a Life Drawing Class with Gong Bath to get your creativity flowing. 

This class 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. 





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Embracing The Balance
Dec
7
6:15 PM18:15

Embracing The Balance

Join us for a night workshop balancing our Yin and Yang energies with Yoga Asana and Sound Healing at the beautifull Benk + Bo. In this workshop we will explore and combind soft dynamic movements with warm and deep tissue relising practice. Along with focusing on Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, we will dive deeper into working with the sences through exploring the profound and powerful experience of healing sound and vibration. 

Sound Healing is all about vibration, resonance and intention. Sound is vibration, and vibration touches every cell in our body. Therefore we not only hear sound, we feel it physically, emotionally and soulfully. Vibrations influence our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies, sound and emotions are connected, and our emotional wellbeing influences our physical wellbeing. It connect us back in with our loving selves through the heart centre, to take us out of the realm of the mind and drop down into the heart.

This event will be taking place on the last New Moon of the year. New Moon is about setting intentions, manifesting and new beginnings. This workshop will allow you to ground yourself and head towards the end of the year in the most grounded, present and softest way possible.

This is a donation based event where no money is being taken by the venue or the teachers. All money from this workshop is going to the charity Centre Point that helps to support homeless youth in London and UK.

DONATE HERE TO BOOK TICKET

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Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo

Come grab a drink (we have great craft beers, wines and cocktails!) and enjoy an evening of acoustic music provided by Air B&B Music.

Watch performances from three rising stars at the forefront of London’s music scene surrounded by gorgeous greenery in a laid back and intimate environment.

Entry free for Benk + Bo members.

Tickets £15 // PURCHASE HERE

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Keskula Digital Members Workshop
Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Keskula Digital Members Workshop

In the workshop, this is what members can expect to learn: 

- How to create your digital personality through a convincing social media strategy. 

- How to easily create and curate attractive content. 

- How to engage and grow your tribe organically, through organic and paid engagement & activation (hashtags, boosted posts, influencer marketing and collaborations) 

- How to create an effective sales funnel

Free Event (Benk+Bo Members Priority)

Benk+Bo members please book your ticket through the Nexudus system.

Anybody else rsvp to rsvp@benkandbo.com to book your spot.

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Black Girls Brunch by Cairo Mcfarlane
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Black Girls Brunch by Cairo Mcfarlane

'Whenever you find yourself in a room where there aren't a lot of people who look like you...remember you have an entire community in that room with you. All of us encouraging you and cheering you on' - Senator Kamala Harris.

So often we, as Black Women are the only ones in a room full of people who don't look like us. I created this event to remind Black Women that they are not alone, that there are likeminded women who deal with challenges and the same issues that they too face. This event is not only about socialising but networking. A key statement we’re told is, “it’s not what you know but who you know.” If we can create and event for women to network and connect with others in different fields and thus create professional and personal relationships, it can aid in the empowerment and growth of Black Women as a collective.

Often I discuss topics prevalent within our community as a Black Woman on a personal level. However, I am interested in opening that discussion to a wider setting and creating a safe place to learn and share ideas. Thus during the event we will aim to discuss some key topics put forward by the attendees.

Please join us to connect with other Black Women in a fun and sociable environment.

Tickets £22.15 // PURCHASE HERE

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Chakra Balancing Day Retreat
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Chakra Balancing Day Retreat

I am so excited to be bringing you this glorious day retreat where we will be nurturing our whole bodies with yoga, food and sound.

The Chakra system are wheels of energy that run down the centre of the body. Each wheel correlates to a particular part of the body and spins allowing energy to flow freely through the entire body. However, tiredness, stress and worry can create blocks in the chakra wheels and so then energy can become blocked and stagnant, leaving us feeling flat and low in energy.

This retreat is going to help you realise if you have any blocks in the chakras and, if you do, how we can help to unlock this energy and create a more balanced body.

I always find that November is a very challenging but enjoyable time, before the christmas rush, the mad shopping and all the fun parties begin! 
Treat yourself to this very special healing and nurturing day. 

I promise you will leave feeling relaxed and vitalised.

Schedule for the day
10-11.15am Mandala Vinyasa focusing on the lower Chakras
11.30am-12.30pm Brunch with Alma Deli
12.30pm-1.30pm Chakra Food Workshop with Alma Deli
1.30pm-2.45pm Yin Yoga focusing on the Upper Chakras & Crystal Meditation
2.45pm-3.45pm Gong Ceremony with Welford Wellbeing
3.45pm Closing Circle

EARLY BIRD TICKETS £55 // TO BOOK EMAIL hello@lahoodyoga.com

*SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE*
£55
(IF YOU BOOK AND PAY BEFORE THE 4TH NOVEMBER)

Alma Deli is an organic and 100% plant-based food brand that offers well being through a soul formula created by the Alma team.
Priyanka, founder of Alma, is inspired by the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. She cooks with the intention of love, listening to her intuition  and creating dishes to enhance and balance the Chakras.

Rachel from Welford Wellbeing is an incredible Holistic therapist specialising in energy and sound. Her gong and sound baths are out of this world. Channeling healing through to the chakras, Rachel creates balance and harmony throughout the body. You will leave feeling nourished and totally zen! 

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Partnership Editions Exhibition Opening
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Partnership Editions Exhibition Opening

Come & join us for a drink to celebrate the opening of….

Partnership Editions Presents: 

MODERNIST MINIATURISTS

12 Contemporary Artists | 50 Miniature Artworks | Prices start from £85

In collaboration with Frame Factory Ltd, Partnership Editions presents an exhibition that celebrates the beauty and intrigue of the small format in contemporary art. Miniatures are an age-old way of working in art, stemming from the Medieval times. Here however, twelve emerging artists present a contemporary spin on tradition. All artworks will be for sale at the exhibition, with prices starting from just £85 for framed original artworks - making the perfect Christmas gifts.

Featured Artists: 

Alexa Coe, Hester Finch, Chica Seal, Venetia Berry, James Owens, Julianna Byrne, 

Rose Electra Harris, Isabella Cotier, Isabelle Hayman, Emily Forgot, Lisa Hardy and Fee Greening.

find out more at Partnershipeditions.com or follow @partnershipeditions

Exhibition runs from 15th Nov-7th February 2019.

enquiries: georgia@partnershipeditions.com

Image: James Owens, Sleeping Greyhound, watercolour on paper, 14.8 x 21cm, unique

FREE & OPEN TO ALL!

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Vinery London
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Vinery London

We're back and in what in what we think is the coolest and most beautiful venue yet. Benk + Bo.

For those who haven't been before here's a little bit about Vinery London:

The event was born when three close friends Charlotte, Claudia and Leeston were drinking a bottle of wine on a cosy autumn evening.

We’ve added a new exciting 'Berliner' style take on your classic London wine bar; at Vinery London, you rent a glass and drink some exceptionally tasty wine. Patrons pay what they want at the end, according to what they think the evening was worth and how much they had.

The concept is a big part of the city of Berlin and we feel London needs something similar.

Check out the link below for a bit more info on the concept:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2009/feb/11/berlin-honesty-bars-restaurants

N.B. you will be automatically signed up to receive our newsletter which is on average, a monthly mailout. If you do not want to receive this, please click the option to unsubscribe when you open it.

We'll may also be taking photography on the night. Let us know if you don't want to be featured.

TICKETS £9.99 (£4.99 TO BENK+BO MEMBERS) // PURCHASE HERE

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Wood Carving Workshop and Cocktail Making Masterclass with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Wood Carving Workshop and Cocktail Making Masterclass with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

Carve a chopping board with Grain & Knot and enjoy a cocktail masterclass with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum!

As part of the Crafted with Joy series, wood carver, Sophie Sellu, from Grain & Knot is holding a unique workshop in collaboration with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum to celebrate the joy of craft. You will learn to carve your own stylish chopping board, a perfect addition to any home bar and ideal for preparing garnishes during the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum cocktail making masterclass.

Tickets are £35 and include a welcome (or post-workshop) cocktail, rum cocktail masterclass, craft workshop and aCrafted with Joy take-home tasting kit. All sessions are hosted by rum specialists, Joe St Clair Ford and the Rum Boss - Lawrence Gregory.

TICKETS £35 // PURCHASE HERE

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Memo Cookery School
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

MEMO COOKERY SCHOOL is in town! Learn to cook authentic Italian regional food in a 3hrs masterclass. At Memo you will cook dishes passed down from generation to generation that you won't taste anywhere else. Giulia is the cook and mind behind Memo. She is an Italian girl from Florence, Tuscany, with an insatiable passion for food and teaching people her favourite recipes.

For the launch of MEMO we have prepared 3 classes on 3 nights:

- "Ravioli and tortelli class, ready to mingle!" on the 31st of October from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

- "The ultimate Italian comfort food, easy bakes to warm up your winter nights!" on the 1st of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

- "Round and soft like a pillow...it's gnocchi night!" on the 7th of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

For more information on each class please follow the link: https://memocookeryschool.com/

During the classes you will:

  • Learn history and fun facts about Italian cuisine and the recipes you are going to make

  • 3 regional dishes from scratch

  • Make food to bring at home

  • Cook and taste your creations with a glass of Italian wine

  • Use specific kitchen tools

  • Learn tips and tricks in the kitchen

  • Re-use leftovers

  • Use seasonal ingredients

  • Balance flavours and seasoning

  • Receive a booklet with the recipes of the class and extra cookery tips

  • Spend a great night sharing food and laughter with other people

Please for enquiries about food allergies and diet restrictions email memocookeryschool@gmail.com.

On the occasion of the launch you get a 30% discount on any of the 3 classes listed above, just £45.50 instead of £65!

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The Art Of You: Day Retreat
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

The Art Of You: Day Retreat

This day retreat has been carefully crafted to bring you back to your essential nature through yoga, food, drawing and igniting all of your senses, connecting you fully to a radiance that comes from being the artist of your own brillIance.

CONNECT TO THE ELEMENTS | IGNITE YOUR SENSES | UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY

Here's what to expect:

10am YOGA

We'll open the day in the best possible way, with a feel good vinyasa practice which will carry you through all the various energies of the elements - grounding and settling into the depth of earth, igniting the creative furnace of fire, energising and getting playful through the element of air and flowing through the fluidity of water...

You'll be encouraged to reflect on which energy you resonate with the most, to carry through to our creative workshop...

11.30am BRUNCH

After yoga we'll nourish our tums with a huge healthy brunch by incredible chef Soph Gordon. Food is all about passion, taste and colour and is a brilliant stimulus for bringing you back into a state of vitality and wellbeing. Food will be plant-based and vegan, any special dietary requirements can be catered to

@soph_gordon

12pm CACAO EXPERIENCE

As we finish off brunch, my amazing friend Cocoa Claire will be guiding us through a sensory experience as we learn about the potent power of cacao. There will be plenty of tasting (of course) and a guided meditation to allow the magic of the cacao to stimulate our creative senses.

@claire.cocoa


1pm CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

Using elemental symbology and our morning practice as inspiration, we’ll play with some fun drawing and painting techniques, conjuring up some ideas to decipher our own expression of identity along the way, potentially finding our very own unique symbol.

Our world is made up of symbols, from zodiac signs to the ancient symbols of the Incas - whether functional, religious or cultural, emblems are used everywhere to directly and succinctly communicate a message or identity.

Human-beings hold pure creativity at their very essence, but finding a decisive awareness of what exactly resonates with us can be near impossible - who knows what you could come up with - your ideas could plant the seed for a future business logo or personal tattoo design!

No artistic experience needed at all, this is just a fun explorative workshop for anyone curious to explore their creative side!

2pm YIN & SOUND BATH

Winding you down for the end of the day, Harriet Emily will play her gorgeous crystal bowls and gong bath while you melt into a lovely restorative practice led by me.

3pm CLOSING CIRCLE

Setting intentions to carry all of this goodness back into our day to day lives

Tickets £75 // PURCHASE HERE

10% discount to Benk+Bo members!

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Memo Cookery School
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

MEMO COOKERY SCHOOL is in town! Learn to cook authentic Italian regional food in a 3hrs masterclass. At Memo you will cook dishes passed down from generation to generation that you won't taste anywhere else. Giulia is the cook and mind behind Memo. She is an Italian girl from Florence, Tuscany, with an insatiable passion for food and teaching people her favourite recipes.

For the launch of MEMO we have prepared 3 classes on 3 nights:

- "Ravioli and tortelli class, ready to mingle!" on the 31st of October from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

- "The ultimate Italian comfort food, easy bakes to warm up your winter nights!" on the 1st of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

- "Round and soft like a pillow...it's gnocchi night!" on the 7th of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

For more information on each class please follow the link: https://memocookeryschool.com/

During the classes you will:

  • Learn history and fun facts about Italian cuisine and the recipes you are going to make

  • 3 regional dishes from scratch

  • Make food to bring at home

  • Cook and taste your creations with a glass of Italian wine

  • Use specific kitchen tools

  • Learn tips and tricks in the kitchen

  • Re-use leftovers

  • Use seasonal ingredients

  • Balance flavours and seasoning

  • Receive a booklet with the recipes of the class and extra cookery tips

  • Spend a great night sharing food and laughter with other people

Please for enquiries about food allergies and diet restrictions email memocookeryschool@gmail.com.

On the occasion of the launch you get a 30% discount on any of the 3 classes listed above, just £45.50 instead of £65!

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Memo Cookery School
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Memo Cookery School

MEMO COOKERY SCHOOL is in town! Learn to cook authentic Italian regional food in a 3hrs masterclass. At Memo you will cook dishes passed down from generation to generation that you won't taste anywhere else. Giulia is the cook and mind behind Memo. She is an Italian girl from Florence, Tuscany, with an insatiable passion for food and teaching people her favourite recipes.

For the launch of MEMO we have prepared 3 classes on 3 nights:

- "Ravioli and tortelli class, ready to mingle!" on the 31st of October from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

- "The ultimate Italian comfort food, easy bakes to warm up your winter nights!" on the 1st of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

- "Round and soft like a pillow...it's gnocchi night!" on the 7th of November from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

For more information on each class please follow the link: https://memocookeryschool.com/

During the classes you will:

  • Learn history and fun facts about Italian cuisine and the recipes you are going to make

  • 3 regional dishes from scratch

  • Make food to bring at home

  • Cook and taste your creations with a glass of Italian wine

  • Use specific kitchen tools

  • Learn tips and tricks in the kitchen

  • Re-use leftovers

  • Use seasonal ingredients

  • Balance flavours and seasoning

  • Receive a booklet with the recipes of the class and extra cookery tips

  • Spend a great night sharing food and laughter with other people

Please for enquiries about food allergies and diet restrictions email memocookeryschool@gmail.com.

On the occasion of the launch you get a 30% discount on any of the 3 classes listed above, just £45.50 instead of £65!

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Cancelled // Keskula Digital Digital Storytelling Workshop
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Cancelled // Keskula Digital Digital Storytelling Workshop

In the workshop, this is what members can expect to learn: 

- How to create your digital personality through a convincing social media strategy. 

- How to easily create and curate attractive content. 

- How to engage and grow your tribe organically, through organic and paid engagement & activation (hashtags, boosted posts, influencer marketing and collaborations) 

- How to create an effective sales funnel

Free Event (Benk+Bo Members Priority)

Benk+Bo members please book your ticket through the Nexudus system.

Anybody else rsvp to rsvp@benkandbo.com to book your spot.

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The Life in Still Life
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Life in Still Life

The Life in Still Life drawing workshops is a series a little different to the usual 'life drawing' set up - they are a mix between still life and life drawing. Attendees are presented with a still life composition of plants, fruits, ornaments and beautiful fabric textures, but the key difference is the presence of a model, posed with the elements of still life and therefore, a part of it.

Expect soulful music, refreshments, charming ornaments, a variety of plants/textures, and diverse life drawing models (either clothed or nude), to create a chilled environment where everything you draw is beautiful.

The Life in Still Life drawing sessions aims to:
- Encourage people to create drawings that collate the exploratory nature of still life with the humanistic focus of life drawing, allowing for a space to draw your own masterpieces 'providing invaluable insight into how we live and what we value most’
- Provide a calming space for people to gather and get creative, without any pressure or expectations
- Encourage the use of art as self-care, mostly by celebrating the chance to reflect and create something you can be proud of (no matter what your skill level is)

TICKETS £25 (INCLUDING MATERIALS AND REFRESHMENTS)

PURCHASE HERE

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CLUSE Closet Sale
Oct
27
11:30 AM11:30

CLUSE Closet Sale

Step into your favourite influencer’s wardrobe in the first ever CLUSE closet sale in London. Meet some of London’s top fashion influencers, grab some gorgeous pieces from their wardrobe.

As if that wasn’t enough…

Early bird tickets will receive a special CLUSE goodie bag and early entrance. 

There will be five chances for giveaways during the event! 

Who’s going? 

@oliviabynature

@misha_grimes

@melisekrem

@mossonyi

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

CASH ONLY

Free entry

Register through the link to attend

Early bird tickets: Free CLUSE goody bag & early entrance

X5 Giveaway opportunities

BOOK TICKETS HERE

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A Sicilian-inspired supperclub by & Ginger
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

A Sicilian-inspired supperclub by & Ginger

& Ginger is a quarterly supperclub concept by travel writer and designer duo, Josephine Price and Lauren Gamp.

Join them for a Sicilian-inspired supperclub where they’ll be cooking up all sorts of delicacies inspired by the Italian isle.

On the night, guests will receive six courses and a welcome cocktail. 

Vegetarian options available on request.

Sicily & Ginger


Sample Menu

While you wait

Panelle & caponata

Piles of Nocellara olives

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Amuse your bouche

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Starter

Butternut and sage arancini

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Primi

Tagliette alla trapanese

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Main

Fennel & marsala chicken, 
crushed garlic potatoes
and cavolo nero crisp

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Palette cleanser

Lemon granita

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Dessert

Tiramisu pot

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Shot with
the chefs

TICKETS £45 for six courses and two drinks • BYOW // PURCHASE HERE

 

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

 

@andgingersupperclub 

#andginger

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Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo

Come grab a drink (we have great craft beers, wines and cocktails!) and enjoy an evening of acoustic music provided by Air B&B Music.

Watch performances from three rising stars at the forefront of London’s music scene surrounded by gorgeous greenery in a laid back and intimate environment.

Entry free for Benk + Bo members.

Tickets £15 // PURCHASE HERE

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Artist Talk: First Solo Show -And Counting
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Artist Talk: First Solo Show -And Counting

You are invited to an evening of conversation, led by the curator Lucy Chenery, with artist Sophie Anne Wyth and model Michael to discuss and explore Wyth’s exhibition First Solo Show -And Counting. Please join us at 7pm for a refresher of the show and some drinks and we will promptly start the talk at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

First Solo Show -And Counting, 2018 is a holistic exploration of the body and mind. This collection of work was born from a collaboration between Wyth and the curator, Lucy Chenery, in an effort to dance with new ideas and welcome uncertainty in Wyth’s practice. Each painting, whether abstract or figurative, is derived from a series of sittings with Michael. 

Although Wyth originally pursued a career in fashion, art has always been a significant part of her life; during the late-90s she completed an art foundation in Paris and often painted in her spare time. Wyth’s subsequent move to London, and discovery of art therapy, motivated her to retrain as a painter and was the catalyst for the intimate, responsive method of painting that defines her practice today. Each of her paintings continue to be an expression of honesty, introspection and presence.

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YOGA WITH OLIVIA DAY RETREAT
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

YOGA WITH OLIVIA DAY RETREAT

Round off your summer with a day of flow and yin yoga, massage, meditation and relaxation in the beautiful and spacious Benk + Bo studio!

What does the day include?

Start the day with an energising yet mindful workshop length vinyasa yoga practice. Expect to unwind tension and improve mobility in your shoulders and hips, while also strengthening and stretching all your major muscle groups. We'll take plenty of time to bring your focus on to your body, centre your attention and move in time with your breath.

During our lunch break each attendee will receive a neck and shoulder massage. Then take the time to explore the local area and grab some lunch in one of the great local cafes or artisan coffee shops - Spitalfields market and Shoreditch are all within a few minutes walk. Or maybe just bring a book to relax with!

After lunch learn how to use yoga props to sit comfortably with a neutral spine, allowing you to observe your breath in a centring mindfulness meditation. Finish the day with a calming and grounding afternoon practice drawing on yin and restorative styles of yoga, rounded off with a guided relaxation. Float home feeling relaxed, renewed and restored!

What do I need to bring?

All mats, blocks and straps will be provided. You may also want to bring some socks/ extra layers or a small blanket for our afternoon practice, and some money for lunch if you want to eat out!

How much does it cost?

All of our super early bird spots have already sold out. But you can still grab yourself a bargain at our early bird rates of the entire day for £68, or £130 for you and a friend (full price will be £75 per person). 

Click here to go to our online booking system. After login (takes about a minute if you don't already have an account with us) click 'sign up now', then 'make single reservation'. Then choose whether you'd like to book just for yourself or for you and a friend! 

  • How much? 
    • Super early bird:         SOLD OUT
    • Early bird:                    £68.00 per person, or £130 for two people
    • Regular price:              £75.00 per person, or £140 for two people
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Budokon Yoga Workshop with Angeliki Theodorou
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Budokon Yoga Workshop with Angeliki Theodorou

Budokon is a "mixed movement arts system" that aims to transform mind through movement, building awareness, strength and developing the mind-body connection. The practice combines the integrity of martial arts movement with the strength of calisthenics, the playfulness of animal movement, and the fluidity of yoga.

Live Music by Manfred Castaneda 

Tickets are £20 // Email angelikietheodorou@gmail.com to book a spot!

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Collage Club
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Collage Club

Join Collage Club for an after-work session at Benk+Bo. The beautiful co-working space will play host to our cutting and sticking activities which will be inspired by the wealth of greenery the space holds. We'll kick off the evening with some speedy image-making before working on some observational collaging using a plant-powered still life as inspiration.

All abilities are welcome and all materials are provided!

Tickets £9.50 / PURCHASE HERE

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 Providence x Red Deer Charity Supper
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Providence x Red Deer Charity Supper

Providence is an idea formed around food, the act of service and love. Red Deer is an architecture studio that specialises in bars and restaurant design in the UK and internationally.

On 5th October, join Providence and Red Deer for a dinner at Benk + Bo to raise money for Sufra NW. In the five years since their inception, Red Deer has become leaders in the design industry and are hosting this dinner to give back to those in need. 

100% of the money raised will go towards Sufra NW, a charity who works on the front-line in the fight against food poverty and social isolation in Northwest London. 

The dinner is a 4-course mainly vegetarian menu, and includes wine pairings.

 About:

Red Deer are a herd of architects, designers and friends in an attempt to better engage with the world around them. Love for the unexpected is the starting point in their design work, studio ethos and adventures in travel.

Sufra NW works to fight hunger and food poverty whilst also offering a wide range of services and community-based activities that empower individuals and families to overcome impoverishment and social isolation. In addition, they run a community kitchen and edible garden, and offer support to newly arrived refugees access the housing, healthcare, training and jobs they need to build a new life in the community.

£10 BENK+BO MEMBERS DISCOUNT

Tickets £50 // PURCHASE HERE

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Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Air B&B Music at Benk + Bo

Come grab a drink (we have great craft beers, wines and cocktails!) and enjoy an evening of acoustic music provided by Air B&B Music.

Watch performances from three rising stars at the forefront of London’s music scene surrounded by gorgeous greenery in a laid back and intimate environment.

Entry free for Benk + Bo members.

Tickets £15 // PURCHASE HERE

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