East London is renowned for its vibrant street art and edgy presence, but how much do you really know about the beautiful art pasted on the walls of one of the most creative parts of London? Why is East London so predominantly different and how have historical and cultural factors shaped this? Gain an unprecedented insight into the current challenges the East London community are facing as we move into the future, as well as all of the exciting things that people are doing to keep this amazing part of the capital unique.
Shake off your work blues with some hula hoop mid-week fun brought to you by Hooptone. Learn new hoop tricks, exercise in a fun way and get working on those abs with The Majorettes – a World Record hoola hoop troupe led by Marawa The Amazing! The class will be led by World Record Holder, Obie, from The Majorettes; a leading fitness team and international performance troupe. She will get you moving, laughing and smiling – you’ll be unstoppable by the end of the hour!
Gammadian and Ena invite you to step into the unknown, reap new energy and insight to propel you into the world of dreaming aware. Uncover techniques and practices that help you improve your daily awareness, thus immensely improving your chances of having a lucid dream. Dive deeper and find out what lies beyond lucid dreaming. For the shamans of ancient Mexico having a lucid dream was only the first step. Afterwards came more levels of awareness and skills within the dream that have been a secret for centuries. Discover what natural herbs and tonics can improve your dream recall and your ability to have more lucid dreams. Explore what stops you from acting and showing up in your life. Turn your nightmare into a dream, learn from this and reclaim your power.
Learn to make your very own, beautiful draped kimono jacket that nobody else in the whole world will have! This workshop is ideal for any budding dressmakers and you’ll learn essential sewing skills as well as getting to meet other creative people. This is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creativity and discover a new skill!
An hour and a half of rib-tickling, deep belly laughter including childlike playfulness, gibberish, improvisation, complete nonsense, meditation and dancing! The workshop is often followed by an optional social at a local cafe. Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter along with breathing techniques that originate from Yoga. We usually laugh for between 3-5 seconds, in a laughter yoga session we will laugh for between 10-15 minutes of deep belly laughter. This is the type of laughter that gives us all the health benefits and the benefits will remain with us for a good 24 hours after the session! The body reacts in the same way whether the laughter is forced or natural, releasing the endorphin’s (happy hormones). It is these endorphin’s that kick in and fight stress, boost our immune system and make us feel good in so many ways. Laughter yoga is experienced in groups, with eye contact, yogic breathing and playfulness among participants. All that is required of the participants is a Willingness to Laugh!
This one’s not for the faint-hearted… Re-trace the steps of the infamous Jack the Ripper. Although he was never caught, this tour gives you the chance to see exactly where he committed his crimes and the injuries he sustained to many of his victims. See real photos and sift through evidence and see if you can solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper.