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Balance Festival @ Old Truman Brewery / Friday 12th until Sunday 14th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am-7pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Tickets: from £24 book online

www.balance-festival.com

Balance brings together well-travelled foodies, world-class fitness trainers, awe-inspiring yogis, and real people who share a common vision — to achieve a better self. There’s no better way to welcome the summer than with an event that celebrates the good stuff in life.

Sweat:
Be introduced to a whole host of London’s best fitness offerings, from Another Space, Equinox and Barry’s Bootcamp to Boom Cycle, F45, Xtend Barre and Triyoga. Discover new workouts with taster sessions, or go all out with a Balance signature collision-style workout, paring two different instructors from completely different disciplines to create a workout perfectly choreographed to a live DJ set.

Learn:
Master the art of healthy cooking in the Live Cooking Theatre. Expect plant-based workshops from Bettina Campolucci of Bettina’s Kitchen, learn all there is to know about fermented foods with Irena Macri of Eat Drink Paleo, or find out how to use turmeric three ways with The Flexi Foodie, Julie Montagu. Join the ultimate Fitness Feast hosted by Zanna Van Dijk, and also featuring Healthy Chef Steph, The Food Medic, and Clean Eating Alice.
The Fitness Line-Up

Mind:
Forget what you thought you knew about meditation and get over your barriers with mindfulness. Learn how best to live in the moment and enjoy a more fulfilling life balance, with guided practice from the likes of Vedic Meditation expert Will Williams and inspirational talks on everything from body image to self-empowerment with experts such as global yogi and wellness warrior Michael James Wong and motivational speaker Jody Shield.

Music:
Whether it’s drum and bass that gets your heart racing, or soulful melodies that help you find your flow, the diverse music line-up at Balance Festival has a set for every session. They’ve got everything from old-school rock-n-roll, to R&B, deep house, techno, and ska. Work up a sweat or relax and chill out to the best tunes around.

Eat:
Mouth-watering menus designed by some of the UK’s best chefs and healthy restaurants. Discover the medicinal properties of wholefoods with Dale Pinnock ‘The Medicinal Chef’ and savour healthy food-to-go with Stephanie Johnson’s Pollen + Grace. The avo-crazy are in for a treat with Avo Kitchen, solely serving gourmet variations of avocado on toast. For the particularly ravenous, you can’t beat a good burger – healthy and hearty from the BGR Shop.

Drink:
Premium protein brand Neat Nutrition will be providing post workout replenishment in their Refuel Café. You can also pull up a stool at the deliciously different dairy free MXLK Bar, and Ozone Coffee Roasters will be sharing their insights on the best nut milk pairings for your coffee. Fancy something harder? Balance Festival has got you covered, with bars dedicated to some of the finer things in life: prosecco and oysters and the best in artisan gin. After all, a little of what you fancy…

SOHO @ The Peacock (Sadler’s Wells) / until Saturday 20th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue – Sat at 7.30pm
Sat at 2.30pm
Sun at 2pm and 6pm

@ The Peacock, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.peacocktheatre.com/whats-on/soho

Circus, street and theatre mix where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders in this diverse trip around the streets of Soho.

SOHO – just one word conjures up London’s world famous district full of sounds, vibes and its unique buzz: a place filled with gloriously diverse characters. SOHO – It’s not just a place, it’s a state of mind….

The show has a seriously crazy and multi talented international cast tell the fast-paced story of a young man’s walk on the wild side, as the colourful characters he meets reveal an unexpected and darkly fantastical world, where glamour and sleaze rub shoulders.

Featuring soaring aerial acrobatics on moving trapezes take the energetic world class performers on a rollercoaster ride. With the pulsating sound of the underground, and the music scene that is Soho’s heartbeat = 21st century indie, buskers, the burlesque of the 50s, the 60s love and peace Carnaby Street generation, disco and punk of the 70s, Cool Britannia pop of the 80s and rave of the 90s – SOHO has THE iconic soundtrack that is….Soho

National Pet Show @ ExCeL Centre London / Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 9:30-17:00

@ ExCeL Centre London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Tickets: from £18 adults and £13 children, book online

www.thenationalpetshow.com

See animal experts and celebrities, including the Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick who will presenting Noel Fitzpatrick Live, and TV presenter Michaela Strachan who is hosting SuperDogs Live. Get up close and personal to find out more about favourite pet and how to take care of them.

Watch amazing animal performances including dog stars of TV and film, birds of prey displays including beautiful owls and SuperDogs Live – with some of the most skilled and heroic dogs in the UK showcasing their talents.

Whether you like dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, reptiles, ponies, fish, chickens or chinchillas (and lots more animals!) – the show promises to be a great day out for any animal lover!

Featuring:
Britain’s Got Animal Talent!
All Creatures Great and Small…
Wag and Tone – Doggy Aerobics!
Hop into a secret garden!
Paw-Fect Performances!
Therapy Horses

London Craft Week @ various venues in central London / until Sunday 7th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues in central London

www.londoncraftweek.com/programme

The third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery.

The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping.

From the V&A to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public. Likewise, the programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters, famous designers, brands and galleries. Emerging and established makers and artists such as Tom Raffield, Bill Amberg, Felicity Aylieff, Julian Stair and Grayson Perry feature alongside luxury brands including: Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, Princess Yachts, Rolls Royce, Mulberry and Georg Jensen.

Museums and galleries include the V&A, Geffrye Museum, British Museum and Wallace Collection and fashion designers include Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou and Hussein Chalayan. International content includes wood carvers from Japan, artisans from Korea, wood block printers from China, designer-makers from Hong Kong, ceramists from Taiwan, umbrella and cufflink makers from France, porcelain painters from Germany, glass artists from Sweden, furniture makers from Denmark and a guitar maker from Spain.

The Gap in the Light @ New Diorama Theatre / until 27th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, London NW1 3BF

Tickets: from £12.50 book online

www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/the-gap-in-the-light

As we grapple with a changing world – divisive politics, unstoppable temperature rises, never ending wars – Engineer Theatre Collective explore what it is to be truly afraid. Blending striking physical storytelling with visceral design, The Gap in the Light traces the nightmares that disturb the sleep of our modern world. How far do we have to fall, and who will catch us when the rope snaps?

The show tells the story of two climbers making a deep descent into somewhere they don’t belong. What they encounter in the dark feels real, but what they bring back with them, into the light, will change everything…

A sound. Stop. She’s suspended in black. What’s there? Head torch on full beam… Nothing. It’s in her head. Silent, she continues her descent.

The sound again. Closer. Head torch flickers off. She calls to her climbing partner. No answer. She hangs. Alone. Engulfed in the abyss.

Warning:
Parts of the performance will take place in complete darkness.

Eat Your Own Ears present Festival Embassy @ House of St Barnabas / Saturday 6th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 5pm-1am

@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ

Tickets: £15 book online

www.hosb.org.uk/festival-embassy-x-eat-your-own-ears

www.eatyourownears.com

An evening of entertainment curated with Eat Your Own Ears, bringing the feel and atmosphere of London’s much loved Field Day festival to the heart of Soho.

Discover dazzling acoustic music in a gothic Chapel and dance in a secret garden to live DJ sets at this magical micro-festival in a historic townhouse in central London.

HoSB believe in paying it forward; for every ticket bought, one will be given to someone who would not be able to afford one themselves, opening access to culture, live music and our home in Soho with social inclusion at its heart.

Pay it forward tickets will be given to people affected by homelessness, who are part of the House’s Employment Academy, the Soho community, or are supported by one of the many charities they work with.

Garden room DJs:
The Invisible
Jagwar Ma
Flamingods
Field Day DJs

The Chapel of St Barnabas live music:
Martin Creed
James Yorkston
Stevie Parker
Plus a special guest!

Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail @ Museum of London Docklands / until 3rd September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am – 6pm

@ Museum of London Docklands, No1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL

Free entry

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands/whats-on/exhibitions/tunnel-archaeology-crossrail

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, is on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major exhibition.

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history. Read more about the archaeology behind the exhibition from the curator, Jackie Keily.

The wide variety of items on display explores 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

These finds were discovered in locations as diverse as suburban Abbey Wood in the south east, through Canary Wharf, across to Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and ending in Westbourne Park and Acton. The finds sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

May Day Festival @ Pop Brixton / Sunday 30th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00 – 11:45

@ Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

Free entry

www.popbrixton.org/events/may-day-festival

For the second year, Pop is celebrating the best bank holiday of the year (and the official start of summer) with an all day celebration.

Craft workshops will let guests create their own flower crowns, free festival face-painting will be on offer to all, and live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night.

To get you ready for the spring spirit, there will be craft workshops by InBloom.Studio – Everlasting Flower Styling and Workshops to let guests create their own flower crowns and free festival face-painting by StarlightBoutique will be on offer to all.

Buds & Bees floral stylists will be around from 12-5pm with the freshest seasonal flowers combined with eye catching exotics you can buy, including bee-friendly flower seeds!

Soundtracking your night we’ll have live music and DJs will be performing through the day and night, including Babilondon, Coffeepot Drive and more!

RSVP on Facebook.

Limehouse Social’s first birthday x Gluten Free Festival @ Limehouse Marina / Saturday 29th April 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11am-5pm

@ Limehouse Marina, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB

Free entry

It’s Limehouse Social’s first birthday and the wonderful people at The Gluten Free Festival are joining! Expect many favourite traders plus loads of celiac friendly food and treats!

Located next to the picturesque Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Social Market is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages.

Street Food, local craft stalls and farmers market produce are accompanied by a backdrop of music, entertainment and conversation. Past markets have played host to; spoken word, hula hoop classes, live music, face painting, choirs, competitions and a whole list of other activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Canopy Market @ King’s Cross / Friday 28th until Sunday 30th April 2017 (and every last weekend of the month)

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 28 April 12-8pm
Saturday 29 April 11am-6pm
Sunday 30 April 11am-6pm

@ West Handyside Canopy, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA

Free entry

www.kingscross.co.uk/canopy-market

Returning to King’s Cross next week after the success of last year’s pop-up events, and this time it’s here to stay: bigger, better and tastier than before! The market, in collaboration with Real Food Festivals, is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy and runs for one weekend a month, starting today through this weekend.

You can shop one-off pieces from independent designers, buy artisan produce directly from traders, and sample finger-lickin’ street food, along with craft beer and coffee, all to the tune of live music and DJs.

Music lovers will be able to relax under the canopy, set to the sounds of singer/songwriter Victor Vox, DJ Claire Kalvis and jazz and blues star Dakota Jim.

Food traders include The Charcuterie Board with a selection of their finest cured meats; pioneers of flavour World of Zing; chocoholics heaven Bad Brownie; and hand-selected cheese from Borough Cheese Company. The Greek Larder, Casa Cannoli and Montadito will also each have a stand.

Visitors will shop unique vintage finds at The Hendersons and ethical and beautiful products at Buy Impossible, Lily Cole’s social retail venture; peruse the wares of designer-makers from business incubator Cockpit Arts, and enjoy the artworks from emerging illustrators, handpicked by House of Illustration.

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