Saturday, 19 January 2019

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

Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are a few ideas for my followers who live in Leeds, London and New York:


Go behind the scenes with the ballet for £5, get a show & a cocktail for £20 and discover the city's coolest bars...

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This week...

·         Coolest bars
·         Romantic breaks
·         Reinvented restaurants


















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5 Things to Do This Weekend


It's almost the weekend. Woo! Congratulations on making it to the end of this long, bitterly cold week. If you need some inspiration for what to do this weekend, scroll on - we've picked out the best things to do in London town and the UK countryside beyond.

From art exhibitions to yoga classes, gin pop-ups to a distillery tour, there are a wide range of events and happenings popping up across London and further afield. Read this before filling up your diary, and have a great weekend!

Went with one of our suggestions? Had a blast? Tell us about it by tagging us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!

See you next Friday - enjoy!

Exhilarating Exhibitions



London Art Fair: The Living Collection


For the 2019 edition, London Art Fair has partnered with Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to present The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of exhibiting, collecting, and championing contemporary art for almost a century. It will feature modern and contemporary works by artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Gertrude Hermes, and many more.
16 - 20 January

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Searching for Libertalia at New Art Exchange


New Art Exchange presents Searching for Libertalia, a show that brings together new and existing works by artist Shiraz Bayjoo. Mauritian born, and now based in London, Bayjoo draws on personal and public archives to address issues of cultural memory, nationhood, and the challenges of establishing a collective identity within a globalised post-colonial context.
19 January - 17 March

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Wave Goodbye to Dry January



Hot Gin Roof at Ham Yard Hotel



Stay toasty this weekend with a hot gin cocktail (or two or three) at Ham Yard Hotel’s cosy candle-lit roof terrace, in collaboration with gin distillers Sipsmith. They’re also offering Hot Gin experience masterclasses, which include exclusive tastings at their West London distillery.
January 17 – February 17


Book a Distillery Tour in Ambergate 



One of England’s largest commercial whiskey distilleries has just opened in Ambergate, inside a former Victorian wire-works. Book a tour at White Peak Distillery and enjoy the new amenities such as the tasting room, shop, and a whole lot of Derbyshire dry gin.
January 20


A Guide to London's Oldest Pubs



Whether you’re in North, East, South or West London, visit one of these pubs, the oldest drinking haunts in ye olde London town, steeped in history with stories going back for centuries. So don’t tell a porky pie, get down the apples and pears and head to one of these recommended rub-a-dubs for a kitchen sink!

Get Moving


Godshill Park Farm's New Yoga Retreat


A brand new yoga retreat has opened up inside of Godshill Park Farm’s converted farmhouse. Book a residential retreat package and make use of the yoga studio which overlooks fantastic views, toasty log-fires, and the delicious, locally-sourced food. 

London's Best
Running Routes


Whether you’re a newbie, an athlete, or somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered with our round-up of London’s best running routes. From scenic jogs to riverside runs to tours of London landmarks, these will make exercising a pleasure…



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Hello New York,

The coldest day of the year might bring snow. Have you ever wondered why there's no subway to Staten Island
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Try this recipe for muddled wine while being antisocial. πŸ·πŸ‡πŸ“
Sticking to your New Year Resolution? Here's a salad to keep you to it. Or try one of these recipes at home #prepgamedontstop. πŸ₯—πŸ₯‘
The Big Banana is a new stand-up comedy series that features an open wine & beer bar. Jokes and drinks all night long. Tickets for the Jan 31st show here
Listen Up: Siimba Lives Long - Bad for the Soul
Chill Out: Bitcoin Billionaire
Art Guide
January brings new life to the New York art scene. Galleries are filled and curated with creatives trying to make sense of the corrupt power and the pain these powers cause. 
Does the future lie in toppling the systems or returning to an anthropologic version of ourselves? Visit these exhibitions this month to explore this delicate balance.
The Big Banana
Enjoy a night of comedy and booze as we present The Big Banana at Stand Up NY on Jan 31. 
Featuring some of the best up-and-coming comedians the city has to offer, the evening also includes bottomless beer and wine, courtesy of Pumphouse Wines and New Belgium Beer.
If you love drinking and laughing, this one’s a can’t-miss! Tickets starting at $40.
New Year, New Suit
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Have a loved one in your life with an ill-fitting suit too painful to bear?
KASHIYAMA the Smart Tailor is celebrating their new locations opening up right here in New York City. Make an appointment and come check out either their new Midtown (open now!) or WeWork locations opening later this month! 
Imagine This...
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Living in New York City can be pretty demanding and having a ton of student loans just adds to the pressure.
We’re constantly putting money towards commuting, groceries, clothes, and rent that looms over our heads every month. 
Your loans helped you achieve a dream and now, with CommonBond, it’s time to set them free.
Short Story Selection
Every city feels as if it is an entity in and of itself, a being created by the millions of lives that inhabit it presently and have in the past. In Jemisin's short story written, 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. 
Winter Getaway
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Getaways aren’t just for the warm weather, so look no further than Sourced Adventures for a great snowboarding, snow tubing, or skiing escape.
Bring a friend or go solo, either way, there are opportunities to meet new people and create great memories without breaking the bank.
Sourced Adventures takes care of all the logistics and provides exactly what you need to escape the city. All you have to do is show up!
Art Grants Available
NeON Arts is accepting applications for grants to fund community art projects across all five NYC boroughs this spring and summer.
Submit an application today for a chance to be awarded up to $15,000 to produce programs in partnership with local Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs).
The application deadline is Jan 31st!
Weekend Guide
Congrats to making it through January (almost).
For more details, and how to boogie through this weekend read below.
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We’re bringing back our night of stand-up comedy with The Big Banana on Thursday, January 31st at 8 PM. This time though, we’re getting rid of the drink minimums and instead, giving you unlimited wine & beer, courtesy of Pumphouse Wines and New Belgium Beer!
This month, the show will be hosted by Gianmarco Soresi and there will be sets by: Erica Spera (from AXSTV), Neko White (from VICE), AMarie Castillo (of Sirius XM), Mike Lasher (of Stand Up NY's Headliner Series), Sam Morril (from Comedy Central), and last, and certainly not least, Ramy Youssef from the Late Show with the Colbert Report.
We'll be serving jokes, wine, and beer for you to enjoy all night long. The tickets are starting at $40, and include admission and the open bar. See you there!



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