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£55

Learn the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand and enjoy a truly unique experience in a relaxed, homely atmosphere, where you'll learn all there is to know about pasta and will create some of the most unusual and beautiful pasta shapes, traditional in Italy but virtually unknown in the UK. Each month there is a new pasta to learn, new flours and flavours to explore.

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£20

Imagine operating from a PEAK state in your professional life. What would it look like if you: Improved your ability to sell yourself and communicate your ideas? Spoke with confidence, clarity and composure in the professional arena? Made a clear and firm commitment to yourself and invested in improving rare and valuable skills? This is the state I want you to operate from, so you can maximise the positive impact you are having in the world. You will be able to overcome obstacles and dismiss doubts in your mind, enabling you to fulfil your potential. You have something unique and wonderful to offer. You have more to give. Let me guide you through some practical strategies and techniques for putting your experience and wisdom into action to better your own life and others. You, and I have an individual responsibility to convert our passion, determination and knowledge into useful service for others. Let me help you increase our contribution, and secure more optimal outcomes and more rewarding results. Make a big investment in you, the greatest commodity you have, and challenge yourself to pitch the best version of yourself in the professional environment. In these public speaking sessions we will cover: 1. Making a positive first and lasting impression 2. Networking, the event and the follow-up 3. Elevator pitches 4. The role of body language 5. Dealing with objections and difficult questions 6. Universal presentation principles. My approach to these sessions is to blend the theory and practice of each of these aspects. We will look at WHY they are important and also HOW to execute them, with many interactive activities and opportunities to practice and implement what we learned, with regular, immediate and constructive feedback. My experience in coaching individuals and organisations to speak with confidence and with clarity includes: 1. Working in political press communications in Westminster 2. Lobbying and public affairs for multinationals and the UK legal sector 3. Volunteering on social action projects to train teachers and students in Africa.

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£28

Discover the best coffee in London on a day tour across the city. From the west side to the east side, we will discover the different periods of coffee history as well as the characteristics of a good cup of coffee.

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£70

Luxury wine and champagne tasting paired with fine cheese, fruit and chocolate truffles in the heart of London. We are showcasing some of the most exclusive artisan wines, including a 10 years old Bordeaux Superieur, as well as an exclusive Champagne. - Sample 5 different exclusively selected wines and a Champagne Brut - Learn how to pair food and wine - Understand different styles of wine - Learn how to read wine labels - Luxury wines paired with fine cheese, fruit, dark chocolate and chocolate truffles - Luxury Champagne paired with rose petals and raspberry lemon curd all butter mini tartlet

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£10

Join Michael once a month for his guided tours on the Black Presence in Art, which take place on weekends at midday.

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£150

Established filmmakers will often tell you that writing, directing and producing a film is merely ten percent of the equation. The remaining 90% of a filmmakers effort is finding their independent film distribution. This one-day masterclass is lead by writer/director Simon Hunter and distributor and marketing expert Jonathan Sadler. Together they form an invincible team with over fifty films produced and distributed between them. They worked together on Simon’s award-winning film Edie starring Sheila Hancock.

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£99

Indulge yourself with some of the most exclusive, famous and highly admired vintage and estate red wines in the world in the Red Wine & Cheese Tasting event of the month! Amongst others, try Saint Emilion, Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes de Beaune, Vintage Bordeaux and an exclusive 12 years old Vintage Carinena Gran Reserva. What is more, do not just taste these six exclusively selected red wines, but have each paired with a carefully selected fine cheese to compliment the wine. Celebrity Wine Connoisseur Kam Zadeh will host the evening for you and share his passion, knowledge and experience with you in fun and informative evening.

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£150

Think of any film that you loved and it is nearly always the main character that stays with you they are engaging and believable. Presenter Kira-Anne Pelican calls this Deep Characterisation. Learning to create deep characters is one of the hardest skills writers need to develop. It is not helped by the fact that many of the best-known approaches to characterisation are over simplistic and based on pop psychology.

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£40

Learn how to make your very own hand-made notebook using the traditional Concertina bookbind. Run by the London Centre for Book Arts, a super cool open-access studio dedicated to preserving traditional book arts in the UK. This morning workshop -second in the LCBAs series- will look into the Concertina method. This method was used for many early Greek texts, it is a folded structure made by simply folding a sheet of paper back and forth in page-width increments. Producing the accordion-fashion book involves folding and manipulating paper using specialist tools to create traditional book structures by hand. The final product is yours to take home with you and can be used for anything from serious sketches to absent minded doodles. Bookbinding is hungry work, so there i™s also the option of lunch in the Carousel restaurant after you a€™re done.

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£28

The next installment of our Wildlife drawing is bigger, better and scarier than ever as we are joined by the friendliest wolves this side of Canada. Okay, our furry friends are in fact British Lupine dogs that happen to be the perfect wolf doppelganger for this next sketching session. The perfectly tame canines have pure wolf in their bloodline and have even been known to howl at the moon. With a short talk from Canine Behavioural Scientist and Head Wolf Natalie Lagstrom, and we will look in detail at their anatomy and how they have evolved to adapt to a variety of habitats across the globe. As well as drawing these amazing animals, we will discuss current conservation issues facing these wonderful creatures. Our wolf experts are full of facts and will be ready and willing to answer any questions you might have and of course, everyone can have a stroke and a cuddle at the end.

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£197

Are you someone who likes to have fun with makeup and wants to pursue a career as a makeup artist? The Beginner Makeup Artist Course is just what you need to get started. Beauty and especially makeup is one of the biggest specialised industries in the world. There is a constant demand for skilled makeup artists within the industry. The Beginner Makeup Artist Course is a taster session for students to begin learning the basic skills required to start developing a career to work in the business of beauty, either independently as a freelancer, in a salon, boutique or beauty counter. Students attending this course will also learn about the opportunities that are available to work in the beauty & makeup industry. It is our goal and aim to develop your talent and ability with makeup to be strong, powerful, confident, inspired and focused on an independent career in makeup. During the course students will be provided with information on how to further develop their skills. And each student will have the opportunity to create an education plan with their tutor providing guidance and advice. On the Beginner Makeup Artist Course Students will learn: Flawless Makeup, Red Carpet Makeup and Smokey Eye Techniques Topics and subjects covered on the Beginner Makeup Artist Course include: - Cleansing techniques - Best practices for skincare and face preparation - Concealing blemishes and imperfections - Choosing the correct foundation - Essential tools and products - Contouring and highlighting - Eye preparation, defining eyebrows, eyeliner tips and tricks - Choosing suitable contrasting eye colours - False Lash Application - Defining and colouring lips - And more

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£35

The guys behind Cult Vinegar are coming to Carousel for a hands-on workshop where you will learn about the process of making vinegar in small batches. These delicious vinegars are not only a fab way to reduce wine waste but their probiotic nature come with a whole host of health benefits, so its a no brainer, we all need to get vinegar-making. You will get to try a series of interesting wine based vinegars from a Ruby Port to an Oloroso Sherry and the starter vinegar means you can transform any of your favourite wines at home into a delicious vinegar - waste not want not! Aside from learning this ancient recycling method, you will also be shown the best tips and tricks on using your creations for different types of dressings and sauces. Enjoy the experience alongside a lovely glass of wine with the experts on hand to answer any burning questions on the subject.

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£35

Wine expert Matt Varona is back with another evening of informative, informal wine tasting. In these relaxed and unpretentious monthly sessions, Matt introduces the uninitiated to lesser known natural wines, accompanied by a smorgasbord of seasonal snacks from Ollie Templeton and the Carousel kitchen team.

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£65

Working from the marble busts and paintings, you will be learning how to draw a face at the National Portrait Gallery; the perfect location for drawing portraits. Many people struggle with face drawing, so we will show you how to draw a realistic face in no time at all!

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£150

Saturday Film School has launched the careers of hundreds of British independent filmmakers. The techniques and tools described in this information-packed day are the ones used by filmmakers like Edgar Wright and Christopher Nolan. It has been taken by over 15,000 filmmakers and screenwriters worldwide.

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£5

The Raindance Open House is your opportunity to experience a real taste of our world-renowned evening & weekend film training courses, classes and workshops. Attending our Open House will allow you to learn more about the different filmmaking disciplines and crafts through sample lectures and workshops delivered by experienced film professionals over the day. Attendees will leave with an introductory knowledge of the many filmmaking disciplines taught by Raindance.

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£40

Here's your chance to meet Peter Hall, founder and former Chief Investment Officer of Hunter Hall Investment Management, an investment firm focused on "ethical investing". Peter formerly owned stakes in Prospect and Monocle magazines. Peter will tell us about his journey from financier to philanthropist while we enjoy fine wines from Seven Springs Vineyards in South Africa“ plus a "blind tasting" of something special. Can you guess what it is...?

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£15

Halloween is creeping up on us again and Sanctum is expressing its sinister side with an epic bloodthirsty experience planned at our haunted hotel! Kick off the night with our indulgent three course Halloween menu to feast on, with a complimentary glass of Gosset Champagne!

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£27.5

We will be learning about sociable animals, creatures that prefer the company of their own kind, form social bonds and stick together to raise their young. Very excited to welcome a duo of prairie dogs for the first time, herbivorous rodents that live in giant family groups that are known to kiss and groom others in their clan. We will be meeting members of a meerkat mob, all siblings that take turns to watch for danger. We will be drawing a trio of Degus, small social rodents that need lots of attention and nibble on each other to show affection. And lastly, three rescued sugar gliders, small marsupials that mark each other with saliva to ensure the whole group smells the same.

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£8.5

This will be 45 minutes session of of bodyweight functional training. You will work hard, sweat and most of all - enjoy the experience!

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£59

From shimmering silks and sumptuous satins, glittering gold brocade to sheer muslin gowns, artists through the ages have reveled in depicting details of dress.

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£35.9

PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at MELONDON is inspired by Frida Kahlos Self Portrait (by Annie Dalton). Cocktail in one hand, paintbrush in the other create your own inspiration on canvas to take home! Mexican born, Frida Kahlo is recognised as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. Severley injured after an accident in her youth, she took up painting when confined to bed. Medical images feature in her work as well as self portraits and influences from Aztec and Mexican cultures and Surrealism. See Frida Kahlo exhibition at V&A until November. MELONDONHOTEL.COM is a high end avant garde hotel! Why not book into their Radio Rooftop Bar for drinks or dining before your painting experience! Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You will be guided step by step by a

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£25

Art Trek is a new series of monthly tours to carefully selected exhibitions that will introduce you to a new and exciting aspect of our city. We will look at paintings, sculptures, videos and photographs by living artists. We will also think about the work of the curator and the thought process behind that. Art Trek will go to many types of galleries, from long - established spaces, to more up-and-coming galleries, to high-end establishments. Some of the art will be by well-known international artists. At other times, we will see art that's by artists who are just starting out. Art Trek will be unstuffy and we will avoid jargon. We will provide some straightforward background to the artists and their fascinating artworks, and try to answer the questions you may have. It will be an introduction to art by living artists and a chance to meet other people with similar interests.

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£145

This dynamic 1 day workshop will lead participants on a facilitated journey to explore, on a personal and group level what it means to cultivate and harness Feminine Power. The workshop is of interest to you if you would like to better understand the qualities of the Feminine in the context of both professional and personal environments and how to work with these qualities to improve your relationships. We will explore: - How can you work in a traditionally male environment without sacrificing your connection with your feminine qualities? How much are you conforming and at what personal cost? - Do you feel you need to lead with your masculine, and your feminine qualities are not valued? - Have you considered how you use your masculine and feminine strengths? Are you uncomfortable with this use of language? - How comfortable are you being confident, and showing your confidence when that display may evoke a negative response from others around you? You will gain an understanding of: - Unconscious biases and how to notice and work with them in yourself and others. - The relationship between confidence and personal power. - What is to be gained from operating from a place of integration of the masculine and feminine. - How feminine qualities and power can be better used in the workplace At the end of this workshop you will have a greater awareness which will help you improve: - Personal and work relationships - How you think, feel and react to situations This event is limited to 15 participants to allow for close focus on each individuals process.

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Recent Reviews

Make Your Own Painted Ceramics

An absolutely wonderful evening of great company and fantastic facilities. Whilst there was no alcohol provided, the BYOB encouragement was a welcome and fun addition. The team were lovely and super attentive, and made sure that all needs were met at all times. Couldn’t recommend the experience more!

Jasmin
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

BYOB Ultimate Pottery Experience

So much fun! And bring your own bottle, so great for anyone who loves to craft! :-)

Raksha
Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Specialty Coffee Tasting Workshop

It was a really lovely morning, very interactive and informative. I enjoyed the pairing with food which was fun and tasty. I would recommend doing this if you would like to learn more about coffee!

Rachel
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

BYOB Ultimate Pottery Experience

Very nice atmosphere and teacher

Anike
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

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