A simple blog which highlights the lesser known but still fascinating artistic, discussion and sporting events happening in London. Please review the calendar for further information
General Assembly hold some fascinating business courses. The institution tends to help people with starting up a new venture, but is also open to the general public.
They have introduction courses, but also 10 week courses.
Location: Chancery Lane
Date: Open ended
More information: https://generalassemb.ly/learn/business-foundations
Where: National Theatre
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Come to a free exhibit, upstairs in the National Theatre café area. You will see some great landscape photos, all from the UK. There will be urbanscapes and the countryside all wet and wild. It is an enjoyable afternoon to review some amazing photos and be inspired.
When: 8th January 2014
Nearest Tube: Paddington
With the passing of Nelson Mandela, South African begins to prepare for a new national election. The Frontline club is a great way to understand the political issues facing South Africa, hearing from well informed guests in an open forum. The event is part of their First Wednesday event, focusing on the big issues.
The debate will look at the history South Africa has gone through the fifth free election since the end of apartheid (1994). The debate will go on to examine today’s political landscape and try to estimate what is the future of the ANC.
Information & Tickets: http://www.frontlineclub.com/first-wednesday-11/
When: 16th December 2013
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
With Chris Hadfield back on Earth after living aboard the ISS as Commander of Expedition 35, Chris visits the Science Museum. He will discuss life in space, and share extraordinary stories from his book.
Commander Hadfield will be signing copies of his book in the Science Museum’s IMAX theatre.
When: 22nd January 2014
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
How To is a great events company which offers fascinating evening / day courses on a variety of interesting subjects. The course selected coming up in the near future, is about finding out more about Japan.
Do you want to understand abit more about Japan, its aesthetics, customs, and heritage. Then no better way then through its galleries and museums. The event will be guided by virtual tour guide Sophie Richard. Have you always fancied visited Japan, and after ideas, or those who love just to view on their coach, this is a good show.
And the best way to finish off the night is a little taste of sake degustation with Oliver Hilton-Johnson, the founder of Tengu Sake. Scared of sake? Think again: learning to enjoy the subtle complexities of this ancient drink is a journey in itself.
Information & Tickets: http://www.howtoacademy.com/culture/enjoy-japan-via-its-museums-1764
When: 7th January 2014
The Royal Opera House (ROH) holds regular Insight evenings in which you get a view of the behind the scenes of the major opera / ballet.
In this event, the story of Don Giovanni is examined. Kasper Holten offers a new interpretation of Mozart’s morality tale with the focus on the seducer Don Giovanni. Come and explore this exciting new production with members of the cast and production team.
When: 19th December 2013
Nearest Tube: Green Park
Did you watch the Christmas lecturers on TV when you were younger. The opportunity does not get you into the lecturers but rather gives you a behind the scene view. Sneak into the rehearsals to see how the lectures take shape. You can also take a sneak peek into how the demonstrations come to life.
When: 14th December 2013
Gizzi Erskine, the queen of food blogs, will be hosting #TwistedChristmas – a Christmas feast at Hawker House. The House is an indoor night market. There will be lots of small stands in there serving food.
The event will be operating over two timings, evenings and night. You will come across festival and offbeat twists on all your favourite street foods from traders chosen by Gizzi. You can expect to see Breddos, Smokestak and Yim Bun.
Tickets and Info: http://www.tweatup.co.uk/gizzi-erskines-twisted-christmas/