Spring is a-coming! If you are looking to shake off your grey Winter mood, check out our Content-approved picks of events and activities for the month of March - from beauty to food, fitness and wellbeing.
Throughout March – ‘Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag’ and Win a Content Organic Facial: Who doesn't love a free makeover! If you are looking to make the transition to natural beauty, Spring is the perfect time to ‘out with the old and in with the new’! So we thought we’d help you ‘Spring Clean’ your makeup bag to be filled with natural cosmetics any green beauty would be proud of. Simply book a makeover instore and bring along your current cosmetics and we’ll help find the best organic make-up match AND enter you into the draw to win a Spring 60 minute organic facial of your choice! Call 020 375 1006 to book your consultation. For more info visit: www.beingcontent.com
Throughout March - Voga London: Whether you’re a keen yogi who fancies trying something a little different, or haven’t warmed up to yoga as you prefer something a little bit more upbeat, Voga may be just the thing for you! A dynamic fusion of traditional yoga and ‘vogeuing’ (poses from circa 1980s New York) to the backdrop of 1980s beats, it’s a dynamic practice guaranteed to make you sweat. www.vogalondon.co.uk
Until Jan 1st 2016 – Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? We’re always keen on finding out more about the connection with food: how it affects our bodies, brains and habits. So we’ll definitely be popping into the Science Museum to check out this exhibition and finding out more about how our cravings are developed in humans and animals, and take the chance to partake in neurogastronomy experiments. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Until April 17th – Monograph Supper Club: Know your Udon from your Ramen? You’ll love this pop-up supper club hosted by Monograph. Throughout the month of March and April, they’ll be serving a selection of unique contemporary Japanese dishes in tasting portions: including the Sanuki Udon, the most appreciated type of Udon noodle in Japan. We tried it last year and loved it! It’s ideal for booking with a friend or making new ones. Everyone at our table was very chatty, relaxed and ‘Content’. www.monographlondon.com
8th March – Step Up: A fan of the stepmill? If you’re not afraid of heights, why not challenge yourself with some of London’s most iconic buildings? The Step Up! vertical challenge will take you all the way to the top of 20 Fenchurch St, the City tower with a garden in the sky. So once you’ve made it to the top, you can celebrate with a glass of bubbly as you take in the breath-taking view over London. It’s all for a good cause too, as your entry fee will be supporting people with learning disabilities. www.mencap.org.uk
8th March – Yoga at the Hoxton: To celebrate International Woman's Day, we’ll be swapping brunch with our besties with a reinvigorating yoga session. The Hoxton is hosting Mira & Melody's Wellness Morning. The morning will encourage you to focus on your mind and body and #makeithappen throughout the rest of the day, through a session of energetic Jivamukti Yoga – which focuses on flow and fluidity – followed by a soulful Indian superfood brunch. www.hoxtown.com
11th March – Kjaer Weis Event Instore: We are excited to announce Kirsten Kjaer Weis from organic make-up brand Kjaer Weis will be instore on March 11th talking make-up tips and revealing her new launches for Spring 2015. Book your spot to see the three new lip tint colours revealed and try the two new foundation colours. Phone 020 3075 1006 to book! For more info visit: www.beingcontent.com
14th - 15th March – Future Fest: Wondering what the future has in store? FutureFest explores the question by gathering some of the planet’s most radical thinkers, makers and performers together to create an immersive experience of what the world might be like in decades to come. This multi-format festival will host discussions, performances, installations and interactive experiences and see attendees as active participants. Key speakers include Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood and George Clinton. www.futurefest.org
14th - 15th March – Classic Car Boot Sale: We love a bit of up-cycling. Hands up if you find that the thrill of spotting a good vintage bargain as much as we do! Which is why we’ll be visiting the Classic Car Boot Sale on the Southbank Centre and trawling through vintage clothing and accessories and indulging in nostalgic retro street food. Bring your Mum as it’s Mother’s Day or your token car enthusiast friend (everyone needs one), as there will be plenty of vintage (pre-1989) vehicles – cars, motorbikes, vans - to keep them entertained. www.classiccarbootsale.co.uk
20th - 25th March – Annie the Owl Opening: Annie is the name on everyone’s lips! You don’t often get the chance to sip on a cocktail while simultaneously hanging out with feathered friends, after all. The opening of this pop-up bar has us cooing with excitement (pun intented). We can’t wait to meet the roster of owls, including Hootie the Beauty Queen - the finalist in the World Owl Beauty Pageant. Sadly, we don’t know much about her as her identity is confidential until she arrives in the UK. Sign up for a chance to win a place at the opening. www.annietheowl.com
21st March – The Big Dig Day: Love a bit of gardening but don't have an allotment? Grab a shovel and head down to your local community garden! It's Big Dig Day, meaning that over 190 community gardens in over 40 different towns and cities across the length and breadth of the UK are opening their gates and asking locals to get involved. The aim of the day is to get people into their local gardens, getting their hands dirty and helping to prepare the garden for the new growing season. To find a garden near you and volunteer, visit www.bigdig.org.uk.
22nd March – Mindful Photography One-Day Workshop: Feeling stuck in a rut? Get creative! Learn to see the world through a different perspective with a fun one-day intensive photography workshop that will expand the way you see: a ‘meditation with a camera’, if you will. It will act as foundation for developing your ability to be present with all that you see and to create original and personal photographs. This course is suitable for people of all photographic abilities with an interest in mindfulness. Snap away! www.londonmindful.com
22nd March – Where’s Wally? Charity Run: Team your love of dressing up and charitable streak with this fun, high-spirited event in Victoria Park. The Where’s Wally? Charity run is hosted by the National Literacy Trust and helps children struggling to read or write. Your fitness level needn't be on a par with Usain Bolt’s, as you can either walk, jog or run for 5 or 10km! Children eight and over are also welcome. Show your stripes! www.literacytrust.org
27th March – Plant Remedies for Spring Course: Harbouring secret aspirations to become a herbalist? We recommend this one day practical workshop, which explores the use of garden plans as home remedies, hosted by Medical Herbalist Lara Bean. Lara will be sharing the recipes to some of her favourite Spring remedies, from gardening, to harvesting and culminating in making your very own spring tonic. Sign us up! www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
28th March – Made in Hackney Vegan Masterclass: Dabbling in the vegan culinary arts but ready to take it to the next level? Whether you’re trying to be more ‘professional’ in your own kitchen of even planning on setting up your own supper club, this masterclass is for you! Expect to sharpen your chopping skills and flavour-pairing abilities in the capable hands of Anton Petrov - Former Chef at Tibits & Vanilla Black. www.madeinhackney.com
31st March – Stylist Life Lessons: Who wouldn’t want to hear life advice from impressive women like Miriam González Durántez? The patron of volunteering campaign Inspring the Future will be joined by Sky presenter Charlie Webster and Nicola Mendelsohn, vice-president of Facebook EMEA to share life advice and inspiration. Also a great opportunity to network with like-minded women over a glass of wine. www.stylist.co.uk
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