Yoga studio @ Stretch, east London

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@
Broadway Market, 6B Ada Street, London E8 4QU
Columbia Road, 59 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

www.stretch-london.com

Accessible to all, community focused and inclusive.

With a humble beginning in the creative hub of Netil House, now running two studios in the heart of the East End, Stretch is the place to find expert teachers teaching strong dynamic yoga classes (and also some of that lovely restorative stuff). A family run yoga company founded on community. Offering a safe and comfortable space to practise yoga and connect with others. From our strong base we have grown to offer many fabulous retreats around the world and teacher trainings for those looking to deepen or share their practise.

Stretch is easy going and take their yoga seriously. Perfect to work and practise in a friendly place with a strong community element which is open to anyone…

yogi toes in the air… we don't care #yogalife #yogafam #stretchlondonyoga

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Just opened: yoga and pilates studio @ The Refinery E9, Hackney

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Refinery E9, 2 Collent Street, The Basement, The Ceramic Works, London E9 6SG

www.therefinerye9.com

Hosting yoga, pilates, other health services and complementing products as well as training in specific forms of energy, health and fitness work​outs.

Whether you enjoy a particular form of exercise, or would prefer a holistic approach to your health, at the Refinery they provide the tools for you to manage your “well–being” network.

The Refinery offers 3500 square feet of expertly designed indoor fitness area with fitness studios, wifi- connected lounge area and comfortable male and female changing rooms.

There are three studios in total offering a whole range of holistic as well as cardiovascular/respiratory endurance exercise methods, which will aim to increase your stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed and agility helping you feel connected and healthy.

Meantime Brewfest @ Pepys Building / until Monday 25th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-21:00

@ Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LM

Tickets: £25 on the door (£20 advance)

www.meantimebrewing.com

Back by popular demand the fourth instalment of BrewFest, giving you the chance to taste outstanding examples of craft beer from around the world, all in sight of the Thames in the beautiful setting of Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College.

#beer #wewantbeer #thirsty @meantimebrewing

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Summer Tales @ Red Market / until 28th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sun 5pm-midnight (bank holiday weekend only)
Thu 6pm-11pm
Fri 6pm-12am
Sat 5pm-12am

@ Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London EC1V 9DP

Entry: £4, £5 after 9pm book special tickets online

www.nighttales.co.uk

Summer Tales is a jungle-gym of sun fuelled frolics and a playground of hammocks, rope swing chairs and terraces for that all important lounging.

You can even hire out private multi-level huts for a group hangout session where beats, eats and booze are right at your doorstep. Gallivant to your hearts content around this exotic wonderland and take to the mini adventure trails that will take you from the food littered jungle floor all the way up to the canopy’s above. 

On the Summer Tales menu they have Burger & Lobster making their pop-up debut with fan favourites like Bonnie Gull’s Seafood Shack, Morty & Bob’s, Forza Win and Pizza Pilgrims bringing the rest of the munching noise. Drinks will be knocked up at the Lazy Flamingo Cocktail Bar and a Frozen Punch Bar so you can shlurp and sup your way through the summer haze. Coco Shack will also be making an appearance for those looking for some natural refreshment.

 

Thomas Struth @ Marian Goodman / until 6th June 2015

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Doors: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

@ Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY

Free entry

www.mariangoodman.com

New work by Thomas Struth at his first show in London since the 2011 retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.

This exhibition will present works made in the context of two different recent projects, which are getting interwoven here for the first time: Photographs he made in Israel and Palestine as part of “This Place”, and of places of scientific and technological research in California.

Struth travelled to Israel and Palestine six times between 2009 and 2014 and worked in East Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Golan Heights, Ramallah, Al–Khalil/Hebron, Nazareth and the Negev. His visits were informed by listening to the stories of his guides and other people he met along the way, ‘my exploration was about observing the human drama and what seemed to touch me most. In essence, it was about the reading of the signifiers and the pictorial possibilities of the place’. And, in eschewing the colossal for the personal, Struth set himself ‘the challenge of how to condense an epic narrative into a still image’.

Struth was aware, from the very beginning, of the inherent conflicts and obstacles in approaching such a politically laden region as a subject, and he commented, ‘as an artist who has always been politically conscious and interested in the organisation of society, I was not sure what it meant to work in a conflict zone, or if you can do justice to it at all…moral and ethical questions are impossible to avoid; you have to acknowledge social and political injustices in this area…’ So, rather than assume a self-ordained role as moral arbiter, Struth attempts to represent what he refers to as ‘a particle of the conflict of the region’.

Women only Nike store open day @ Nike, King’s Road / Friday May 22nd 2015

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@ 33 King’s Road, London, SW3 4LX

www.nike.com

Nike is opening its first women’s only space in Europe today in King’s Road. The dedicated women’s store will offer a wide range of Nike services, both physical and digital, with all products geared to expanding and improving the women of London’s athletic potential.

Nike will offer services including pant hemming, which will allow you to have your training and running tights personally fitted to suit your workout style. Also on offer are Gait Analysis and Bra Fitting appointments, where a Nike expert will advise on the best products for individual running techniques and chosen training programmes.

The store will act as a fitness hub in the King’s Road community by allowing customers to book in to free Nike+ Training Club classes and attend Nike+ Run Clubs.

In addition to weekly Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Clubs, there will be stand-alone events from the store to celebrate key moments in the capital including Wimbledon and London Fashion Week.

Visit Nike’s website to check the full Nike+ Training Club and Nike+ Run Club programme, and to reserve a place at weekly events hosted throughout London.

www.nike.com

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist @ IWM / until 30th May 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-6pm

@ IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

Free entry

www.iwm.org.uk

Peter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist whose imagery has become synonymous with the modern protest movement. This first major retrospective of his work demonstrates how Kennard has consistently confronted issues in world politics and British governmental policy both at home and abroad, inspiring many of today’s politically-aware artists from Mark Wallinger to Banksy.

The Unofficial War Artist book brings together the best of Kennard’s work from 45 years of his career. Explore his works in the context they were created in – with accompanying facts, data, newspaper clippings, United Nations reports, and testimony from both victims of war and its instigators. Buy online.

Yoga @ Trip Space Projects / ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: all week

@ TripSpace Projects, Arches 339-340, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

Around £10 per class

www.tripspace.co.uk

Trip Space Projects is a cultural centre focusing on progressive forms of dance, movement, music, and physical theatre with an overarching vision of social engagement. We are situated in two converted railway arches in Acton Mews, just off the Regents Canal in Haggerston Hackney.

The beautiful TripStudio, in addition to hosting regular nights of cutting edge and experimental performances, offers a full schedule of yoga and dance classes. The regular workshops and festivals, led by top European practitioners, are extremely popular with people of all skills and experience.

Key classes:

Yoga and Sound Bath
An hour of restorative Hatha Yoga followed by a blissful Sound Bath. An opportunity to connect to your mind and body while balancing your energy levels. These sessions are an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulating the glandular system and observing the emotional landscape.

Budokon
An innovative style of yoga fresh from the US with a focus on both physical agility and fitness and inner wellbeing and peace. The style relies upon the utilisation of ‘instinct’ to bind the separate aspects of yoga, martial arts and meditation into a fluid movement that is distinct from the sum of it parts.

Yoga and Light
Combining a light performance with a physical Asana practice. Artists Somang will create live fluid imagery to add a visual element to the meditation part of the practice. The wonderful exploration will unite disciplines with sensitive and intrigue.

IKEA Breakfast in Bed Café @ Blackall Studios / until

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: every hour between 7am and 2pm

@ IKEA Breakfast in Bed Café, Blackall Studios, 73a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS

Free

To book your bed and style of pillow from the ‘Pillow Menu’, email IKEAbreakfastinbed@hopeandglorypr.com with your preferred time of arrival on the hour, every hour between 7am and 2pm for a 45 minutes slot.

www.ikea.com

IKEA has opened the doors of The IKEA Breakfast in Bed Café, a concept eatery where tables are replaced with beds to stimulate a breakfast in bed revolution.

A survey of 2,000 Brits found that 50% have never had the pleasure of enjoying breakfast in bed, sparking the Swedish retailer to inspire a change in how we start our days. Patrons will get to have breakfast and choose from a menu of IKEA’s most comfortable beds and pillows – bringing a whole new meaning to ‘comfort food’.

Walter Oliver’s Solo Exhibtion @Anise Gallery / Sunday 24th May 2015

TIME AND PLACE:Walter Oliver

Doors: 12pm – 5pm

@ Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU

Entry: FREE

www.anisegallery.co.uk

Walter Oliver’s Solo Exhibtion

Analogue Thoughts explores and celebrates the photographic achievements of Walter Oliver through a selection of pieces from his body of work, created over a period of more than 30 years. Having previously taken pictures of subjects including Lennox Lewis and Nigel Benn for such institutions as Campaign, Black Britain and ITV News, this exhibition showcases Walter’s stunning photographic collection, shot through the lens of his Hasselblad 500C/M camera.

This one day spectacular exhibition depicts Walter’s work in three distinct themes: Images in Colour, The Globetrotter and The Essence. Renowned for his unique dark room techniques, which comprise of a variety of lighting and exposures, Walter creates remarkably distinctive visual effects without any digital enhancement.