Arts & Events

Prison by another name: mental Health and the black community, The Adiaha Antigha Centre, Dalston Lane, London

Mental Health event

Friday 27 January. 6.30pm – 9:30pm. Tickets £7.
Why is understanding mental health in the black community so important, and what can we do to help? Come and join this eye-opening workshop where you can expect to be educated, enlightened and moved by real life stories of mental health experiences.

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My Sister’s Pain – book launch, Hackney Empire, London

My Sisters Pain

Friday 10 February. 7.30 – 12.30pm. Tickets from £10.
My Sister’s Pain tells the emotional journey of life between two sisters. Penned by Hackney based writer Emeka Egbuonu, the launch event of his fictional new book promises to be an evening of celebrating sisterhood, with a range of female performers, special guests, singers, poets and so much more!

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Magical Lantern Festival, Chiswick House Gardens, London

Magic Lantern Festival

Saturday 11 February. 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Tickets from £5.90 – £19.70.
Welcome the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, 2017 by going to the London Magical Lantern Festival – a fantastic illuminating display of art, heritage and culture. Discover the beautifully sculpted lanterns as you are taken along a journey of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China.

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London Fashion Week, 180 The Strand, London

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London Fashion Week AW16 / BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL / BFC / Zandra Rhodes AW16

23 – 26 February.  Times vary depending on ticket purchase.
Calling all fashion lovers and wannabes – the London Fashion Week festival is here again this February! Shop till you drop with designer collections, get ahead with the newest fashion trends and ready yourself to witness the ultimate catwalk!

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Re-imagining Black Love As Revolutionary: a conversation, @ DIY Space for London  

Black Love is Revolutionary

Thursday 16 February. 7pm – 9pm. Tickets from £5.90
Back for 2017, the No Fly on the Wall Academy will be hosting a series of events based on the theme of ‘re-imagining’. First in line will be ‘Re-imagining Black Love as Revolutionary’. Expect to explore, deconstruct and re-construct Black Love – in all its forms – and as revolutionary.

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Lagos Live Lounge, Proud East, 2-10 Hertford Road, London  

Lagos Live Lounge

Sundays from 29 January. 4pm – 10pm. Free
Introducing Cococure’s very first Lagos Live Lounge event, Sunday afternoons just got better. If you’re looking to catch some African infused vibes, come and relax with lunch, dinner and drinks. Oh – and there will be ping pong and a pool table too, so what are you waiting for? Bring your friends!

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Riverlights Cruise on the River Thames, Departs Westminster Pier

Riverlights Cruise

Ongoing. Tickets £29
Cruise upon London’s famous river after sunset, and discover the riverside landmarks in their night-time glory. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapes whilst being entertained by the jazz performers provided. Sightseeing London never sounded better!

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The London Classic Car Show at ExCel London

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Friday 23 February – Sunday 26 February. Adult tickets from £24, Child Ticket (6 to 16 years old) from £18 and Child Ticket (under 6 years old), free.
Love cars or know someone who does? Boasting the world’s best classic car manufacturers, clubs, collectors and dealers, you’ll be browsing for hours. What’s more, this year marks 70 years of Ferrari race cars and to celebrate, the London Classic Car Show will be hosting an exhibition of Ferrari’s cars.

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Food

Chuku’s: the Nigerian Tapas @ The Canvas in Shoreditch, London

Chukus Tapas

Every Sunday in February from 5 – 26. 12pm – 8pm.
Chop, chat and chill at this West African food pop up offering a tasty feast of Nigeria’s finest food, tapas style.

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Tokunbo’s Kitchen at Tottenham Street Food, Craving Coffee, Tottenham, London

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Friday 3 February, 6pm – 11pm,
Tottenham Social Street Food Residencies have invited 12 street food traders over 12 nights with cuisine from around the world during February and on Friday 3 February, the wonderful Tokunbo’s Kitchen will be enticing foodies with a range of delicious Nigerian food.

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Brickhouse Sourdough – in a day bread class, Brickhouse Bakery and Café, London  

Sourdough Bread event

Sunday 27 January. 11am – 5.30pm. Ticket price, £158.74.
Are you looking to get your bread baking skills up to scratch? If so, then this is the baking class for you. At the ‘Sourdough in a Day’ hands-on workshop you can expect to learn the essentials of making beautiful and delicious bread. From Danish Rye, Focaccia to Pizza, you’ll become an expert bread maker ready for any bake-off.

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Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea @ Sanderson Hotel, London

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea

Hotel opening times: Monday to Saturday, 7am – 11.30am and 12pm – 4.30pm and 5pm – 11.30. Sunday: 7am – 11.30 and 12pm – 4.30pm and 5pm – 10pm. Main course (average): £20. Food spend (average): £50
If you’re looking for an outrageous afternoon tea, look no further. Celebrating 150 years of the anniversary of Alice In Wonderland, the unique pop-up at Sanderson Hotel in London, will have you in your own wonderland. Afternoon tea will never be the same again!

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Music

RnB Legends: Joe & Ashanti come to London, Eventim Apollo, London

Joe-Ashanti

Sunday 26 February, From 7pm. Tickets price, from £42
Two mega US R&B icons of the ‘90’s and the early 2000’s, Joe and Ashanti, will come together for the first time in history for the first major R&B concert of 2017!

Grammy award winning singer Ashanti is one of the most successful female artists of the millennium The R&B crooner and Grammy nominated songwriter, Joe, certainly needs no introduction to die hard R&B fans.

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Places to Visit

Coca Cola London Eye Champagne experience @ The London Eye

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Until March 31, 2017. Runs hourly from 12pm – 8pm. Tickets £37.60.
Known for its spectacular views, the London Eye is the perfect way to view the capital like you’ve never seen it before, and to top it all off, you can enjoy a unique champagne experience. So, if you relish the idea of sipping a glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne, as the amazing scenery unfolds before your eyes, then this is an experience not to be missed.

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The Slide at Arcelomittal Orbit, Stratford London

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Adult ticket £10, child ticket (4-16 years) £5, student ticket £7, family ticket £36. Children under 4 years go free.
Forget the slide in your local park, this slide packed with twists and turns sure to entertain! Known for its odd appearance, the Orbit is the UK’s tallest artwork open to public  not just to view, but to slide down too! So come along and enjoy the ride!

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Valentine’s Events

Open to love: the soulmate connection, 41 Queen’s Gate Gardens, London  

Open To Love

Friday 4 February. 10 – 3pm. Tickets from £15
Did you know that the security of being in a loving relationship can help you be more confident, ultimately leading to financial success? Find out more at the Open to Love workshop, where you can learn how to attract your dream partner or to strengthen your relationship. See love in a new light, and start your journey to happiness, good health and great success!

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Love Endures Forever by 1st Aspirations

1st Aspirations

Saturday 18 February. 6.30pm. Tickets from £15 – £500.
Whether you are looking for a suitable partner or you are looking to maintain your relationship, come along for advice, and to have friendly and open conversations about love, this event hosted by 1st Aspirations is for you. With motivational speakers covering relationships, love and respect, along with music food and drink, an inspiring experience awaits.


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