Food and Drink

EmpowHER Girl’s Afternoon Tea (Mane Divas & CurlyTreats)

Sunday 2 April 2017. Radisson Blu Bloomsbury Hotel, London

Mane Divas and CurlyTreats are inviting mothers and daughters, as well as other female relatives to an empowering and bonding Afternoon Tea event. Guests will enjoy bite-sized sandwiches as well as more decadent fancies indulging delightfully sweet fantasies for younger guests with additional healthy alternatives, served with milkshake shots for children and a glass of Prosecco for adults plus unlimited tea and coffee. There will also be much-needed practical support and tools to maintain your little ones’ delicate strands, encouraging healthy hair growth and maintenance. This is definitely NOT one to miss!

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Honest Burgers, restaurant branches throughout London

Open Mon – Sun. Times vary depending on restaurant branch. Burgers from £10.50.

Can you get any more honest than this? Simplicity is the key at this food haven. With a selection of burgers topped with mouth-watering toppings, you’ll definitely be coming back for seconds!

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London Beer Week, the Oval, London

13 – 19 March. Tickets for session at beer edit, £10. Tickets for beer tours, £10

 If you love your beer, lager, ale and cider – or you know someone who does, then this is an event not to be missed! Organised by the same team behind London Cocktail Week and London Wine Week, you will not be disappointed! Come along and meet other beer lovers and enjoy all things beer!

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Berwick Street Market, Berwick Street, Soho, London

Open Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm

 Established in 1830, Berwick Street Market sells an array of delicious foods and nibbles from freshly baked artisan bread, to enticing cakes, to trendy street food, and so much more! Come along and see what tasty treats await.

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Maison Bertaux, St James, London

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 10pm and Sundays 9:30 – 8pm

With a claim to being London’s oldest patisserie, Maison Bertaux presents an appealing display of treats, sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you love your cream cakes, French fancies or your eclairs, this is the place for you! You’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Places to Visit

Orchids Festival, Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, Richmond.

Until Sunday 5 March. Adult ticket, £8.50 and child ticket £2.50

Inspired by traditional and modern Indian culture as part of the annual Orchids Festival, discover a paradise at Kew. Be mesmerised by floral fragrances and artistic displays revealing an Indian flag, elephants, peacocks and more!

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Kyoto Japanese Garden at Holland Park, London

Open 7.30am daily, closes 30 minutes before dusk. Free

Escape the hustle and bustle of central London and immerse yourself in Holland Park’s lush woodland and wildlife. Enjoy the unique Japanese garden, and play a game of tennis or cricket at the courts and pitches available at the park.

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Crepe City, Brick Lane, London

Saturday 25 March, 2017. Tickets from £7.13 – £32.33. 11am – 6pm

Looking to add a pair to your sneakers collection? Or could you do with a complete spring clean of your streetwear wardrobe? If so, head down to the Crepe city event where you can buy, sell and trade!

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Kojo Funds live, XOYO, Shoreditch, London

Saturday 25 March, 2017. Tickets £14

 Kojo adds his name to the impressive list of grime artists that have emerged from London’s east ends and also bringing a twist from Afrobeats music scene. See him perform music described as ‘Afro-swing’ – something unheard of until now!

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Seminars and Workshops   

How To Build Your Personal Brand, Voluntary Action, Pentonville Road London

Thursday 6 April 2017. 10.30am 1.30pm. Tickets – early bird £30

 Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or professional who wants to raise their corporate visibility and business credibility? Then you can’t miss this Ariatu PR seminar run by PR extraordinaire Ronke Lawal. Delegates will learn how to make more of an impact within their sectors, use PR tactics to raise their personal brands effectively and build a community of personal brand ambassadors who will champion them throughout their career or business journeys. We highly recommend this workshop.

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The importance of sleep to well-being webinar

Friday 17 March, 2017. 10.30pm – 11.30pm. Free

Did you know that 17 March is World Sleep Day? We all know that we need more sleep, but do we really understand the consequences of not listening to our sleep deprived bodies? Come along to this free webinar delivered by sleep experts to find out more.

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MBTN Connect, Crowne Plaza Hotel, city of London

Friday 3 March, 2017. 6pm. Free before 9pm. Door price, £10

MBTN have created an exclusive weekly social and professional networking event for forward thinking African, Caribbean and other diverse professionals based in London. Hosted at the stylish Crowne Plaza hotel, expect to find individuals from a range of professional background. So what are you waiting for? Be a part of the network! Friday nights will never be the same again.

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WOW – Women of the World 

7 – 12 March 2017. Mon – Sun 10am-11pm. Three-day pass (£50), one-day pass (£22).

Come and join women of the world and be inspired. Taking place at the Southbank Centre, this festival is all about championing gender equality. Come along and celebrate the achievements of women and girls everywhere.

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An Exploration of Black Muslims in British History and Heritage symposium

Saturday 18 March, 2017. 10.30am. Tickets £8

Rich Mix London presents the third ‘Everyday Muslims symposium, and this year the event will be exploring Black Muslim identity and heritage in the UK. Come along and hear the stories of Black British Muslims.

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You are beautiful workshop, Canada Water, London

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 6pm – 7pm. Free event.

Bring your daughter along to You Are Beautiful – a workshop which aims to teach girls aged 11-17 to love themselves, organised and founded by Join Vivian Moyo. The media and fashion industries will continue to promote unrealistic images of beauty, but we can lead the way in helping young girls and women realise their true and natural beauty.

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Making Jamaica: Incredible photography of the Caribbean island in the 1890s

24 February until 22 April 2017. Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London. Free

Make time to see this wonderful exhibition that explores the ‘new image’ of the country created through photography in the late nineteenth century. More than 70 historical photographs, lantern slides and stereo cards reveal the “carefully constructed representation of this transitional period in Jamaica’s history.

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Hair and Now: Be bold for change

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Drysdale Building, City University, London, Free

Do you have a good relationship with your hair? How much does society influence the hairstyles you choose? City University’s BAME Staff Networking Group invite you along to an empowering event, in support of International Women’s Day, to explore where pressure for ethnic minority women to conform and adopt certain expectations, comes from. Can it be challenged and changed? Guests will also be entertained with an upbeat hairstyle show.

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Pop Ups

The Kach It Project – An experiential Lifestyle Pop Up

10 – 11 March 2017. Red, Yellow, Blue (new digital art space) in East Village in Stratford, London, Free

Leading US celebrity fashion stylist, Kanayo Ebi and Pop Up Africa, organisers of African inspired shopping event ‘Africa at Spitalfields’, have teamed up to launch a showcase of fashion designers and brands. Fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food lovers will enjoy an assortment of African enthused brands from 2017’s one to watch list, plus interactive workshops, tasters, talks and demos.

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Danish pop-up, at The Bottle Shop, Druid Street London

Monday 20 March, 2017. 7pm – 22.30pm. Tickets £32.45 – £43.07.

 HYGGE smørrebrød is back with even more delicious delights from Denmark. Come and tuck in at The Bottle Shop with a five course sit down of a dazzling Danish dinner, with Scandinavian and traditional tastes and flavours of course! Tempted?

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