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Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!

Arts, culture, walks, theatre, galleries, museums, music and more...

This group is for people who wish to adventure in and around London in the daytime - people who have the time and the spirit for exploring nooks and corners, big or small of this lovely city. Join us lucky people who can enjoy London when it is quieter - when everyone else is at work!

If you also wish to take part in evening events, why not join our bigger sister group, Arts Link London?

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Upcoming events (5+)

Skiing, snowboarding in Borovets, 3* hotel £ 260 (5 days), return flight £45

Have you thought about a ski experience this year? Feel the comfort and cosy atmosphere of a winter wonderland. Hotel Sokol is located right in the centre of Borovets, next to the ski slope and the cable car. It features a spa centre and offers free Wi-Fi. We are offering you a fantastic way to enjoy winter sports for those who are new to winter sports or just to spend some quality time in the mountains. The Bulgarian ski resorts are known for great weather conditions, quality facilities and easy access to the slopes. Our experience will start on 28th March 2019 with a flight London Stansted- Sofia, departure in the afternoon from London. A private bus shuttle will take us from the airport to Borovets one of the biggest ski resorts in Bulgaria. Your accommodation: All of the elegantly furnished guest rooms in the historic building of Sokol hotel are air-conditioned and have a private bathroom. The package £ 260 includes the following: - 4 nights in a spacious 3-star hotel in a double/twin room - 4 breakfasts - 4 dinners - access to fitness - transfer from/to Sofia airport in Bulgaria - assistance with bookings, ski hire, translation, travel advice throughout the entire stay - Compliance with Travel Package Regulations 1992 and financial protection The price DOESN'T INCLUDE: - Flight London Stansted - Sofia - London Stansted with Ryanair or easy jet starting at only £45 return - Personal expenses - Travel insurance - Ski rent The price of the trip: £260 Upgrade to a single room: £60 This experience is designed for a small boutique group of 10 people and if you are willing to join please do so as soon as possible. Deposit (non-refundable): £100 payable to Travel in vision ltd To secure your place please send an email: [masked] or call[masked] (Tina)

5* Pilates Holiday in Halkidiki, Greece

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Discover a healthier body and mind. A Pilates holiday is the perfect way to either gain an introduction to Pilates with expert teaching or to enhance your current practice. The retreat is designed for all levels of practice. Experience the re-energising benefits of Pilates on a healthy holiday to Greece. Develop the stepping stones to a healthier way of life as you tone your physique and calm your mind on during this holiday. Enjoy the physical and mental benefits of Pilates as you take in the stunning coastal scenery during daily classes. Location: Kassandra Palace, 5 stars Hotel Located along a private sandy beach in Kriopigi, Kassandra Palace features a spa centre and an indoor pool. Including a restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea. The spa centre features a hot tub, sauna, hammam and indoor heated pool. Sports facilities include a fitness centre and tennis court. Thessaloniki International Airport is only 50 miles away. Your invested for this 6 days Pilates holiday in a 5 star hotel is £ 680. If you have travelled with us before, the discounted price is £ 620. The single supplement is included, there is no additional payment. What is included: 6 days, 5 nights in a double/twin room ( 5 stars hotel) 5 breakfasts 5 dinners Daily pilates classes Daily access to the spa area Short day walks Airport transfer from/to Thessaloniki airport, Greece Tour leader assisting with local information, meeting and greeting at the airport Financial protection according to Travel package regulations 1993 What is not included: Return flight London Gatwick/Stansted to Thessaloniki from £80 Personal expenses Travel insurance The total number of people for this trip is 12. To secure your place please email [masked] or send a message to[masked]. Happy travels!

Black sea coast- vacation with yoga, mindfulness and art in May

Highlights: - Ancient Sozopol, with its charming old town of meandering cobbled streets and pretty wooden houses - The Castle In Love with the Wind – a fairy tale near the sea - Plovdiv, European capital of culture 2019 - Daily yoga, meditation and art activities Six days of yoga, art and general creativity plus some great sightseeing, walking and good company. All materials supplied...including inspiration! The aim of this holiday is for you to be able to immerse yourself in the adventure of learning, to discover a unique and beautiful part of the Black sea coast and to make new friends. Marina is a certified Hatha Vinyasa Yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for the last 10 years. Have lived and practiced in different countries, including Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and India, her interest and knowledge have deepened, as she met her yoga master in the Bhakti yoga tradition. Marina will guide us through the daily yoga practices to gently energise and rejuvenate the body and mind, offering various clues about breathing, meditation and mindfulness. Dessi is a graduated Art therapist. She facilitates personal development programs, as well as individual and group therapy for 10 years. Her vocation is to create a supportive and inspiring environment for people to relax, trust and let the soul BE.Dessi is striving to do and promote conscious art: art dedicated to healing, self-discovery, higher purpose, social awareness and change. Her sessions help us unlock playfulness, strengthen communication and togetherness. She will walk us through: expressive art, art games, art for playfulness, meditations and open air activities. Come to sunny Bulgarian seaside and enjoy an invigorating May vacation with yoga, mindfulness and art sessions. Six days to unplug yourself at the beautiful beaches in Bulgaria. Refresh your body, clear your mind and elevate your spirit with the daily yoga class by Marina. Unlock your creativity and playfulness with the art and self-discovery practices guided by Dessi. Location of our private villa: Chernomorets is situated in a beautiful bay between Bourgas and Sozopol (9km) offers convenient access to either town for entertainment and sightseeing. A Short drive from our accommodation is Sozopol an ancient seaside town located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. We will visit The Castle in Love with the Wind (https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/top/best-castles-in-europe/), in 2016 the castle won the first prize of the international competition "A’ Design Awards 2016”. Itinerary: Day 1 Arrival in Plovdiv Day 2 Breakfast Guided walking tour in Plovdiv, European capital of culture[masked]:00 Transfer to Black sea coast 17:00 - 19:00 Mindfulness through Art & Play Day 3- Day[masked] - 09.00 - Morning Yoga to Wake-up and Energise 09:30 - Breakfast 10:30 - 17:00 Free Time and/or Daily walks and sightseeing 17:00 - 19:00 Mindfulness through Art & Play Day[masked] - 09.00 - Morning Yoga to Wake-up and Energise Transfer to Plovdiv Your investment for a week £[masked] for a shared room and £ 585 for a double room single use (Deposit of £100 secures your reservation) Included in the package price: 1 night in Plovdiv, European capital of culture[masked] nights accommodation in fully equipped double room en suite with a balcony (sea view) and kitchenette Airport transfers both ways ( from/to Plovdiv airport) 2 yoga classes and art sessions a day Breakfast supplies provided and in the fridges on your arrival 2 lunches 1 picnic on the beach Admission fee to Ravadinovo castle Welcome goody bag Optional daily excursions or walks What is not included: Return flight London- Plovdiv airport around £ 100 Dinners Some lunches Personal expenses Travel insurance This trip is limited to 12 people maximum so book early to avoid disappointment. To secure your space please email: [masked] or[masked]

Rose valley, Sofia and Plovdiv 2019

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NATURE GETAWAY IN OLD PLOVDIV AND THE VALLEY OF ROSES Repeat trip! Explore the history-rich sites of the 6th oldest city in the world, Plovdiv, (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/galleries/The-worlds-20-oldest-cities/1old-plovdiv/) visit Bulgaria’s enticing valley of roses with its acclaimed Rose Festival and discover the secrets of the age-old tradition of rose oil production. OLD PLOVDIV – A JOURNEY TO ANTIQUITY Plovdiv is one of the most ancient cities in the world with signs of habitation dating as far back as the 6th millennium BC. The Old Town of Plovdiv is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s small, quiet and picturesque and a real gem for culture and history lovers! Fascinating highlights: The world’s most aromatic rose oil today comes from Bulgaria. ‣ The highest percentage of rose attar in the world is obtained from the Valley of Roses, Bulgaria ‣ The Bulgarian “attar” of roses is an important component in the perfume business throughout the world. ‣ Rosa Damascena is the name of the oil-yielding rose, which made Bulgaria famous for the production of the best rose oil in the world. Damascus, Rosa Damascena Mill was brought to Bulgarian lands during the 17th century. ‣ Plovdiv is the World’s 6th most ancient city and European cultural capital for 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtH_TAXUf80 The festival itself takes place every year on the first Sunday of June. It originates in the Rose Valley and runs across the near by towns of Karlovo, Kalofer, and Kazanlak. The area is breathtaking when the famous Bulgarian rose blossoms in May/June exuding its enticing fragrance. 3,5 tons of rose petals go into the making of one kilogram of rose oil, which costs as much as gold. Join this extraordinary experience in Bulgaria, take part in the authentic rose-picking ritual and gain insights into the rose-distillation process. In addition to the authentic rose gathering ritual, the festival offers a small beauty-pageant of a kind, where the most beautiful girl amongst the rose-pickers is crowned Queen Rose. But that’s not all! There are even more celebratory events taking place during the festival weekend, such as choir a cappella, folklore concerts, art shows, exhibitions, wine-tastings and much more! Dates 30th May- 3rd June 2019 Itinerary: Day 1 Thursday Arrival in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Guided walking tour in Sofia city center. Departure for Plovdiv and check-in at your hotel. Day 2 Friday Breakfast. Walking tour in the Old town of Plovdiv. Lunch near Plovdiv Roman stadium. Dinner and folklore program in an authentic Bulgarian restaurant Day 3 Saturday Breakfast. Optional excursion to Bachkovo Monastery or a spa day. Day 4 Sunday Breakfast. Departure to Rose festival - a day full of impressions. Transfer to Plovdiv in the evening Day 5 Monday Breakfast. Free time for shopping, sightseeing in Plovdiv. Flight: Plovdiv airport to London Stansted What is included: 4 nights in a 3-star or 4-star hotel in Plovdiv 4 breakfasts 2 Guided walking tours One day trip to Rose Valley Festival Rose picking ritual Degustation Wine tasting- selection of 5 wines Transfers from/to the airports in Bulgaria Social event with the group, before flying to Bulgaria Compliance with Travel Package Regulations and financial protection 1992 What is not included: Flights: London- Sofia/Plovdiv; Personal expenses; Travel insurance. The price for this trip: £360 in a twin/double room share. Single supplement: £ 60 In conjunction with other groups. To secure your place [masked] or[masked] for further details.

Past events (735)

Freemasons Hall - Day out

Cittie of Yorke

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