Friday, 28 September 2018

Things to do this weekend in Leeds, London and New York

Including details of the WORD CLUB event at the Chemic Tavern tonight in Leeds where the 100 Thousand Poets for Change anthology, featuring two of my poems, will be launched, here are some ideas of things to do this weekend for those of my followers who live in or near to Leeds, London and New York:





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The launch of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100 TPC) anthology is tonight, Friday 28th September in line with the annual 100 TPC festivities. There are readings from the anthology at WORD CLUB on this very night so please come along and join us if you can. New Half Moon poet, Rachel Kerr, will also be reading on the night. The event starts at 7.30pm. Hope to see some of my followers there:

The Chemic Tavern, 9 Johnson Strret, Leeds, LS6 2NG

Word Club is a monthly spoken word event for local poets!  Come and listen to pro and beginner poets or even perform as part of their open mic.

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Looking for Lewys

Look no further! Male beauty vlogger Lewys may have sold out on his live Q&A but fans can also get a selfie with the YouTube star during a meet and greet afterwards!

The Meet & Greet will be held on floor G of Trinity Leeds, outside Topman and Cafe Nero. This is first come, first served and is not a ticketed event!



Star Makeover

Kaz Crossley will host a meet and greet at Trinity Leeds – pop down and get a selfie with the Love Island star! Join us from 2.30pm outside Cafe Nero!



Beauty Bridge

We will also be joined by Ruby Hammer, Andrew Barton, Danny Richo across the weekend. Plus don't miss the Trinity Leeds Beauty Bridge where leading brands will be offering a selection of mini makeovers, hair tips and beauty advice in the middle of Trinity Leeds!


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5 Things to Do This Weekend


Wondering what to do this weekend? What's On by Country & Town House is here to help.

We bring you the hottest events and culture in the town and country – including a festival for film-devotees, a contemporary art exhibition in Mayfair and a very special invitation to our private event at Timothy Oulton's new Chelsea showroom...

Enjoy!
 


Diary Highlights


 Barnes Film Festival
Barnes Village is hosting the second annual Barnes Film Festival, a celebration of emerging talent, award-winning films, filmmaking workshops, talks and much more. If you love film, want to know how to make films, or learn how to get into the industry, this is a fantastic introduction! Great for kids, the programme also includes film-making workshops for under 16s. 28-30 September 
Cliveden Literary Festival
Cliveden, the English country estate steeped in politics, aristocracy, espionage, sex and scandal is home this weekend to a festival celebrating literature. Meet political and history stars including Sir Antony Beevor and Alain de Botton in the beautiful gardens and impressive staterooms of the Grade 1 Listed house. Make a weekend of it and book a night at the nearby cosy Stoke Park 29-30 September 


Shiny and New


Galeria Gaudi 

This weekend, the 5-star Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair will host Galeria Gaudi’s first major exhibition showcasing contemporary art and expressionism from talented young artists such as Lea Gulrich and Gabriela Tolomei. Once you’ve admired the art, head to the bar to celebrate with a Gaudi-themed cocktail or two. 27-29 September


Timothy Oulton’s Five Senses of Hosting

You’re invited! You’re going to want to save the date for this evening affair. Explore the new Timothy Oulton gallery at Bluebird, Chelsea and hear from C&TH editors on how sight, touch, smell, sound and taste make the ultimate dinner party. 10 October


Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018

Visit the 36th annual Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 for fine craftsmanship, educational talks by experts, special exhibitions and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where all sales go directly to the independent designers themselves. Book now! 25 September – 7 October

Treat Yourself


Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
This weekend, head to the Aldeburgh food and drink festival to experience all of Suffolk’s best food and drink under one roof with a large indoor market, food stalls, masterclasses, events and talks from renowned chefs including Melissa Hemsley and Joe Hurd. 29-30 September


International Coffee Day
Coffee is hotter than ever. Do you know your flat white from your piccolos? If you're a caffeine fiend and love the mighty coffee bean, give your weekend a shot of International Coffee Day spirit with the help of our round-ups of the best independent coffee shops in the countryside and in London1 October



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Hey New Yorkers,
This season is bringing in lots of new Pop-Up exhibits! The Broken Windows Pop Up is in NYC, bringing attention toward social rifts between the police department and lower income communities. πŸŽŸπŸ™πŸ•Š
Rooted in culinary tradition, the NYC neighborhoods of Flushing, Queens, and Chinatown, are always serving up Congee through the day. The breakfast meal is a staple that can be turned savory or sweet, and now you can try it at home with this authentic recipeπŸ²πŸ‘€πŸ˜‹
Sometimes absence gives us the precious time and perspective we need to see everything more clearly, and that's what takes place in, "The City Born Great". Author N.K Jemisin gives audiences suspense and mystery from the struggles of life as a homeless individual on New York's streets. πŸ‘€πŸ“šπŸ™
It's time to relax and smile, this feel-good exhibit at the MET is showcasing the art of visionaries from grades Pre-K through to twelfth grade. The creativity and inspiration bundled up in "The Future Of New York" is refreshing and a must-see. πŸŽ¨πŸ—½πŸ˜
It's hard to decide where to shop with so many farmer's markets across the city. There are some in every borough and they each showcase great produce at the prime of their harvest, so how can you choose? Maybe you don't have to! Visit all of the green markets in our farmers market round-upπŸ’πŸ₯–πŸ₯•
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Greenmarket Grocery Guide
There is an easy way to find the ripest fruits, veggies vibrant in color and nutrients, soft artisan bread, fresh milk, delicious pastries, handcrafted cheese, and farm-fresh eggs. Take the struggle out of your grocery shopping and visit one of these farmer's markets! 
Everything you find from the vast array of vendors will be fresh, full of flavor and wholesome!  There are tons of locations, operating at different hours during all days of the week. So, check out the list and find one in your borough.
Bacon And Beer!
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Play some games and drink some beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic NYC. This Flushing Meadows Biergarten has options for every taste bud — beer snob, or not! Whether you prefer cider or a strong stout, this is one beer and food fest you shouldn't skip out on!
Escaping Reality
Every city feels as if it is an entity in and of itself, a being created by the millions of lives that inhabit it now and have in the past. In this short story written by Jemisin, we follow a young black homeless man just trying to survive in NYC. 
An older man named Paulo helps him from time to time, buying him coffee and sandwiches in exchange for someone to listen to his rants. One morning, Paulo’s rant goes into the inner workings of the city, how it breathes and is ready for someone to help it live. 
Our main character is wary of the breathing sounds he hears but assumes being homeless for so long has warped his mind. The story begins to rapidly pick up as our narrator is forced to run from both the NYPD and something much more sinister.
Languedoc Wine Time
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Say goodbye to your boxed vino and hello to some fancy French wine that won’t break the bank.
This fall, Languedoc wines will be taking over New York City and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the chance to try some of these glorious grapes.
Throughout the months of September and October, L’Aventure Languedoc will be celebrating the most underrated wine region in France by offering special events, tastings and promotions on Languedoc wines at various retailers and restaurants across the Big Apple.
Rising Flow
If you haven’t been listening to Sheck Wes, then you haven’t been on the latest hype train. A former model out of Harlem, his first music video for his song “Live SheckWes Die SheckWes” was an instant hit. 

He then followed it up with one of the biggest rap songs in recent months, “Mo Bamba." Proving that he means business, Sheck Wes is now signed to both Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack. Crazy flows and a wild personality have Sheck Wes rising quickly to the top.
The Future Of NYC
The Future of New York is an annual show, hosted by the Met that displays artwork from 123 different students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. This includes students from all five boroughs and School District 75, a district serving children with disabilities. 
The talent among the students is immense and definitely provides comfort in knowing that these future artists are being taught well in our public school system. On display at the Met’s Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, this show is a bright spot for the future of New York City.
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