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Taking your mind off work can be challenging, especially in a busy city like London. Fortunately, getting creative has been proved to help you relax, calm your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. So make sure you check out all the amazing workshops and experiences that happen after work every day in London.

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Kensington and Chelsea

£20

Combining learning new dance steps and getting fit and healthy at the same time. Ever wanted to unleash your inner Strictly?! Well now is your chance! You will be led through the class by three of our wonderful teachers in Salsa, Cha cha, Jive, Disco and many other dance forms to some uplifting beats. You will also get the chance to do a little partnering at the end! Fun and exercise at the same time on a Wednesday evening, what better way to enjoy the middle of the week?

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Southwark

£79

Learn the art of wax carving and sculpting to form your very own ring, in this widely used jewellery making technique.

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Newham

£8

Fun and creative ballet classes designed to develop coordination and motor skills. Our classes provide a fun start for children wishing to experience the joy of dance in a creative and structured environment. There is a strong emphasis on performance from our team of classically trained ballerinas, who actively dance and demonstrate with the children ensuring that each class is taught in a stimulating but instructive manor. Children aged over 5 years are able to enrol for Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examinations. As with all our classes the emphasis is on inspiring the young dancer to fulfil his or her potential.

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Wandsworth

£30

Gather your amici and join La Famiglia for an unforgettable night of dough-tossing, Italian pizza-making and fantastico cocktails! We’ll kick off the evening with a welcome drink of either wine, beer or Aperol Spritz, alongside a delizioso selection of authentic Italian antipasti. Discover our secret family recipe to the perfect stone-baked pizza! While you learn how to make Italian sourdough from scratch, La Famiglia will be on hand to keep the drinks flowing and the party going. Then, get ready to throw some dough! Show off your best dough-tossing skills, as you compete against your amici in the ultimate #BiggestTosser competition. Once you’ve topped your pizza with your favourite Italian ingredients, we’ll place it in our stone oven in the Bunga kitchen. And, of course, you will then have the chance to tuck into your very own bellissimo Bunga-style pizza!

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Newham

£8

Junior Dance class with elements of Acrobatics, taught by professional choreographer and gymnast. Both boys & girls are welcome (6-10 year olds). Kids are taught classic choreography to improve their balance and coordination as well as learn basic acrobatics.

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Sutton

£35

Get to know your sewing machine at our Beginners Workshop. A complete introduction to sewing on a machine. We will cover threading, overview of stitches, and basic maintenance. There will be lots of time for you to practice and build your confidence before we start our project to make a tote bag. Walk away with a reusable shopping bag and lots of inspiration to use your new skills! All materials are included in this 3hr workshop, and small group sizes mean you get loads of personal tuition.

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Brent

£10

The session is open to all skill levels and an excellent introduction to drawing for beginners or experienced artists alike. We host regular drop in sessions every Wednesday evening at the Slightly Curious Studio and alternate each week between male and Female models. The sessions are untutored but help is on hand if you need any advice. The classes are fun and relaxed, no pressure, just have some fun and learn at the same time. Our sessions begin with short, gestural poses and move up to a longer sustained pose. All basic materials are provided but feel free to bring your own materials! This is ideal for anyone looking to try something new and good place for you to meet and network with fellow creatives!

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Southwark

£65

Spend an afternoon or evening getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by close friends and award winning jewellers Ros Millar & Milena Kovanovic (Crucible London). They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. Over the course of the evening you will be given the opportunity to practice your newfound skills, before making your final silver ring. Come and enjoy this 2 1/2 hour workshop with a glass of bubbly and sweet treats to toast the class in style.

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Southwark

£65

You may well be wondering what on earth is a Kokedama? Which is a fair point as the name is not a mainstream term...YET! It's the ancient art form of creating a traditional Japanese hanging garden and the latest botanical craze, currently sweeping LA and Sydney following on from the 2018 botanical trend and all round obsession with terrariums! “Kokedama” is a Japanese word which literally translated means moss ball. Using traditional wrapping techniques and soil combinations we teach you the skills required to create these wonderful pot-less hanging plants. Not only does a Kokedama look amazing but they are really low maintenance and so much fun to make, we think once you see one you will just love them!  In this hands-on workshop you can create your own stylish urban oasis. During the botanical workshop you'll create three different types of Kokedamas from tropical plants of your choosing and learn best practices for plant care and upkeep to keep your new string garden beautiful and healthy, all while enjoying complimentary sake, bubbly and East Asian inspired nibbles. A Kokedama workshop provides an opportunity to learn a new skill and **connect with nature in a creative way, through an experience that is both playful and relaxing. With many Londoners not having outdoor space, attending a Kokedama workshop provides the perfect opportunity to get stuck into nature and leave with a beautiful new hanging garden that means you can bring the outside inside in your home as well. Your teacher Hayley, is an experienced set designer and interior stylist for the film and advertising industry and can offer lots of tips on how to present your Kokedamas in your home. We offer different coloured strings and twine as well as a range of plants to choose from, so that everyone can create something truly unique and express their own sense of creativity. The Venue The workshop will take place in a hidden, heated and covered garden, housed at the back of the jewellery store Kas & Ros right by the iconic Tower Bridge, with tube stations, Borough, London Bridge both nearby . The magical garden space, is decorated particularly for the event, so expect to see lots of examples of what you can create. This is an example of what you should expect to learn at a workshop: - An introduction to the tradition of Kokedama making - Choose three tropical house plants from a wide selection of plant variations - Prepare your own soil mixture - Learn the basic method for the moss ball - Create your first Kokedama using the sheet moss technique - Choose from a range of coloured twines - Learn and perfect the skill of the Kokedama wrapping technique and make a different style of Kokedama - Create two more Kokedamas in colours and styles of your choosing - Create string supports to hang your garden - Learn about upkeep and how to maintain and display your new garden - All the while enjoying some nibbles and bubbly (served with good ol’ Irish Hospitality;) )

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£35

The Novice Night class is a way for adults to embroil themselves in a small world of creativity once a week without the pressures that surround more formal classes. The Novice Night class is seen as a training-wheels assisted departure into the world of creativity where there is no pressure to do the right thing or create something of acclaimed standard.

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