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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?

https://www.meetup.com/ArtsLinkmeetup-com/

Upcoming events (4)

4 day activity holiday - Somerset - January. Yoga, dance, painting and walks

Needs a location

£50.00

4 DAYS SOMERSET - GET AWAY DURING THE JANUARY DARK DAYS…..24th-27th ******* ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT!! *******
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MONDAY 24th January 2022
London Waterloo to Crewkerne DEPT. 10.20 ARR. CREWKERNE 12.48

“VINTAGE TRANSPORT”… TO THE OLD HASELBURY MILL:
The original buildings date back many centuries and are of great local interest with a history stretching back to the times of William the Conqueror and are reportedly mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
The Georgian Mill owner’s house & adjacent cottages have been transformed into a luxuriously appointed 21-bedroom hotel all with High Speed Wi-Fi Internet connection. All rooms are en-suite and are exquisitely appointed to add that little touch of luxury to the beautiful surroundings.
The original Mill buildings have been sympathetically converted to a stylish restaurant and underneath can be found a traditional local’s bar with flag stone floors and oak panelled walls

TIME TO EXPLORE THE SURROUNDS WHICH INCLUDE A TITHE BARN, STREAM WITH BRIDGES, OLD CARAVANS, VINTAGE CAR COLLECTION AND ANTIQUES…

AFTER A LONG TIME SITTING ON THE TRAIN, we’ll stretch our legs and enjoy a local stroll …

16.00 - 17.00 Pre supper light dancing with Carol

17.30 - 19.00 Supper together
19.30 If you’re not tired and fancy a little light yoga stretching, games, …..there is lots on offer!

DAY 2 - TUESDAY 25th
07.45 - 08.45 Start the day with Carmina - yoga

AFTER A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST

10.30 - 12.30 Local walk around historic villages and learn about the hundreds of years history...

13.00 - 14.00 PRE LUNCH WORKOUT WITH CAROL - 1 HOUR

14.30 LUNCH TOGETHER at The Mill

Local drive in a classic car to a historic pub ….will appeal to classic car buffs! Cadbury Castle and Court of Camelot - home to the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table….. North and south Cadbury!

16.45 - 17.45 YOGA SESSION WITH Carmina before supper

18.45 Supper together with quiz and games entertainment

21.00 - 30 mins stretching/meditation with Carmina before retiring

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 26th

07.45 - 08.45 START THE DAY WITH YOGA…

AFTER A FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST, DAY OUT.

10.30 Local Somerset historical walk…
13.45 Lunch in a local pub…

15.00 - 17.00 Art session with Rachel in Acrylics - 2 hours. Learn how to compose and paint a landscape or sky scape - Bring your own landscape/skies photo or we can go out and capture a good local shot…materials will be supplied.

19.00 DINNER TOGETHER AT THE OLD MILL in the pub - with music and entertainment with Carol…learn how to dance

DAY 4 - THURSDAY
08.00 - 09.00 YOGA TO START THE DAY

FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST,

Leave bags at hotel after checking out…

11.00 - 13.00 Morning tour with historians Janet and Philip… of Crewkerne….drive in classic cars…

Price per person in double room with single occupancy: £547
Deposit of £50 - non-refundable unless the holiday cannot happen due to the virus
We recommend you have your own insurance in case you cannot come...

4 days itinerary to include:

3 nights accommodation in double ensuite rooms (some rooms are on the second floor and as there are no lifts, so if anyone has problems with stairs, please let me know so I can allocate you a ground floor room)
Full English breakfast every day
2 course Supper on arrival day (Choices will be sent out later.)
2 course Supper on Wednesday evening
All transport throughout the 4 days to include station pick-ups and drop offs.
Yoga - twice daily
Dance sessions - twice daily
Walks in the local Somersetset countryside or to historic local villages
Art painting lesson with Rachel in acrylics
Historic tour with local historians
Evening entertainments with Anne

Yoga with Carmina: I have two styles, a Korean called Body & Brain and a branch of Hatha called Anusara.

I mix both, the Korean has helped me to feel my body more and Anusara has helped me to align my body better in the postures.

The result has been (for me and from what my students tell me) a better understanding and focus on the body to stay connected in the moment, feeling the body and the breath constantly to bring the mind and connect it with the body. Giving a space for peace and quiet.

Please email me to reserve your room as we only have a couple left

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We will need to know if you have any dietary requirements and would like to be on our WhatsApp group

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Feisty Fitzrovia pub tour with Blue Badge guide Laurence

Goodge Street Station

£10.00

Photo by It's No Game (Creative Commons)

Meet[masked] outside Goodge Street tube station

£10 payable on the day

Once the playpen of the wealthy, then a Bohemian artists area and today a wonderful mix of a bit of everything, Fitzrovia has maintained its special edgy, off-the-beaten track appeal and is probably the most underrated area of central London.

Here we find aristocrats, writers, musicians, anarchists, a workhouse, a toy museum and a male brothel.....! All this and a little old building called the BT Tower.

It's fascinating, architecturally diverse and absolutely delightful AND FULL OF GREAT PUBS!

Leader Laurence[masked]

Were the Ancient Greeks knowitalls??? Find out out the science Museum with Gita

Please PAY HERE to book your place: https://events.more-human.co.uk/checkout/1642178868975x799530423440900100

CELEBRATING A PIONEER

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Science and Wisdom, Science Museum, Kensington
Advance booking required albeit at no cost except meetup fee.

Curiosity and investigation are central to furthering our understanding of the universe today. Ancient Greek thinkers shared a similar philosophy.
Step back through millennia in our free exhibition Ancient Greeks: Science and Wisdom and discover how this ancient civilization questioned, contemplated, and debated the natural world.
Through the intellectual fusion of the arts, science and religion, ancient Greek thinkers sought to understand the world in a logical and mathematical way.
From the stars in the night sky to the multitude of animals in the sea, discover the significance of their insights through iconic sculptures, musical instruments and more. Follow link for more information https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/ancient-greeks-science-and-wisdom.
Book Museum entry ticket for 10.45 and exhibition ticket for 11.00; both needed, both free. RSVP on meetup is not enough, you need to go to more-human site as well.
We will go for a light lunch afterwards, either in the Museum cafe or cafes near the tube station.

Fees (less meetup admin) will go to Songhaven ,a Community Interest Company,not-for-profit social enterprise; “Songhaven is committed to bringing joy and authentic connection to people living with dementia through the power of professional music-making in a relaxed and shame-free setting.”
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YOUR HOST IS GITA

Hi, my name is Gita, which means song. My interests in the arts developed in adult life as it wasn't part of my upbringing in Mauritius. First experience was opera Carmen, school visit as we were studying the book in French class.
My interest ranges from fine arts to creative arts, dance, music, sculpture, instillations, exhibitions etc.
I ve benefitted from meetup events and now its time to give back. The events I'm listing are those I would go to anyway, hence donating fees to Songhaven. I
I look forward to making new friends as well as maybe reconnecting with some existing ones.

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The Old Jewish Neighbourhood

Needs a location

Image above by ruskin51(Creative Commons)

This is a walking tour around one of London's most buzzing and character-filled areas and one that has often been the landing place for immigrants new to the city. I will show you one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, a beautiful soup kitchen, a sculpture that should melt your hearts and introduce you to a variety of colourful characters - if I'm in the mood i may even sing but don't let that put you off!

Meet[masked] outside Whitechapel Art Gallery by Aldgate East tube station and finishing by Liverpool Street station where there are plenty of cafes for those who wish to continue socialising.

Guided walk £10 - payable on the day

Leader - Laurence[masked]

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