5 Soul-Nurturing Events in London This Week
With Valentine’s Day approaching, carving out time to spread the love this week is crucial – regardless of your relationship status. Whether your heart lies with protecting the planet, deepening your connection with yourself, or chatting all things feminism with a community of likeminded ladies, the five events are sure to pique your interest.
1. PEACE OUT PLASTIC: Wellness Wednesday by Sweaty Betty: How to Reduce Plastic
If you love the planet, and want to do your part to protect it, then head to No.1 Carnaby on Wednesday for an insightful talk from Lizzie Carr on how to reduce your plastic use. The Founder of Plastic Patrol, Lizzie is an environmental activist, author, and adventurer who works to reduce plastic pollution through education, and engaging the community in hopping on paddle-boards and physically picking litter out of waterways. Pop along to learn from Lizzie, get your hands on an exclusive goody bag and Sweaty Betty discount, and mingle with likeminded people.
When? Wednesday 12th February, 19:00 – 20:00
Where? Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QF
2. SKETCHING + SISTERHOOD: Galentine’s Day Art Workshop
Dose up on girl power this Galentine’s Day at this awesome art workshop, where all materials are provided, and no boys are allowed – bliss! Keen to encourage the building of strong female communities, Arts Sisterhood want you to spend your Wednesday evening reaping the therapeutic benefits of collaborative art, whilst discussing as a group how we can all better work to support fellow women. Expect plenty of cocktails, lots of feel-good music, and a safe space to share and create.
When? Thursday 13th February, 19:30 – 21:30
Where? Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
3. RIDE LIKE RUPAUL: LOVE YOURSELF: Valentine’s Day Drag Queen Bingo
A firm favourite of the many Boom Cycle events, Drag Queen Bingo has returned to Battersea, and looks to be an unforgettable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Get your sweat on at a high-energy 5:15 cycle class, before heading to The Boom Bar for bubbles, beer and bingo, hosted by the fabulous Tia Kofi. Tickets include a Love Potion cocktail, and two rounds of Bingo where there are fabulous prizes to be won.
When? Friday 14th February, from 17:15
Where? Boom Cycle – Battersea, 1 & 3 Arches Lane, London, SW11 8AB
4. BE HAPPIER + HEALTHIER: The Sunday Times Life Lessons Festival
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Megan Jayne Crabbe (she/her) also known as her social media handle @bodyposipanda has over a million followers on Instagram.⠀ Megan is an eating disorder recovery advocate, unapologetic feminist, and body positivity campaigner. Her #1 bestselling debut book Body Positive Power has taught thousands of women how to stop dieting and make peace with their bodies for good.⠀ Megan appeared in Little Mix's music video, Strip, is an ambassador for The Body Shop and has spoken around the world on the topic of body positivity.⠀ In 2019, Megan hosted her first live show 'Never Say Diet Club' which sold out venues around the UK and has plans for another tour in 2020. ⠀ ⠀ 16:00-16:40 – Self care for the modern woman: Megan Jayne Crabbe, Nadia & Katia Narain, hosted by Melissa Hemsley – Sunday 16th
Set to be an insight-fuelled weekend of talks and debates, The Sunday Times Life Lessons Festival invites bestselling authors, influential figures, and world-class leaders to share their top tips for a happier, healthier, and more inspired life with those in attendance. Expect talks from the likes of Bill Bryson, Derren Brown, Ruby Wax, Romesh Ranganathan and Adam Kay, as well as an abundance of mindful activities and events like yoga, meditation, sound therapy, crafting and more.
When? All day on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February
Where? Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
5. UNWIND WITH BIND: Yoga @ The New Cross House
A yoga class led by Siân Louise Spicer of BIND, this Vinyasa Flow will relax your mind, stretch and strengthen your body, and leave you feeling fully connected through your mind, body, and breath. Suitable for both newbies and seasoned yogis, look forward to a blissful hour of focusing inwards, and flowing through a creative sequence aimed at leaving you feeling grounded, and in tune with your body. Mats are provided, and comfortable clothing is recommended.
When? Sunday 16th February, from 12:00 – 13:00
Where? The New Cross House, 316 New Cross Road, New Cross, London, SE14 6AF