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Athens

Πολυχώρος Animus Corpus
Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας 54
Ιλίσια / Αθήνα

There are all sorts of occasions in life when our nerves can get the better of us. Feelings of anxiety – a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, sweating, and light-headedness – are normal in these situations. Fortunately, with a little practice, you can turn this nervous energy into positive concentration using a technique called Rebirthing Breath Work.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
creative writing lessons
music lessons
organic produce
text translation from greek to english and engish to greek

About the teacher, Padmini

Padmini Maria Tsamplakou is a public speaker, a highly experienced Entrepreneur, Marketeer, Political, Animal and Plant Activist, Master Therapist, Meditator, Rebirthing / Breathwork Professional and Personal Energy Development Counselor.

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Edinburgh

Ashtanga Yoga

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Tribe Porty CIC
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh

In this session you get to geek out on what yoga is! Spend sometime with Emma learning about the Ashtanga Yoga system and what the "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" are and how they apply to a yoga practice that exists both on and off the mat. This class will involve breathing, moving and a sprinkling of philosophy. Be prepared to get warm- but this class is suitable for all levels. If you have any injuries/ medical problems, please do let me know before class starts. If you have a yoga mat- bring it, Emma will bring as many as she can carry...

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of Website/ Wordpress design skills
A list of 5 of your favourite books
Anything homemade/ grown is magic- especially: Fruit & Vegetables, eggs, bread, cake
One of your favourite quotes

About the teacher, Emma Isokivi

My name is Emma Isokivi and I've been teaching in Ashtanga Yoga in Edinburgh for the past two years. I regularly study in India at the Ashtanga Institute in Mysore with her teacher Sharath Jois. Alongside teaching yoga, I also make print and sculpture, spend lots of cycling and rock climbing around the city. Born in Edinburgh, but lived all over the world- she still always calls this city home.

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Geneva

Film screening: E-Motion

7:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol)
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 809 17 58)
Genève

E-Motion is a factual documentary that explores how human emotions affect the physiology of our bodies and how once negative emotions are replaced with positive emotions bona fide physical changes occur. Imagine the world where everyone is manifesting their dream from their heart? A team of emotion experts from around the world share their wisdom and negative emotion clearing methods to show humanity the path to health and enlightenment. These experts will talk you through the world of your hidden emotions and show you the way out of your emotional prison: Neale Donald Walsch, Nassim Haramein, Dr. Darren Wiesmann, Don Tolman and many more. Film: 85 minutes

Bring one of the following:
Food for thought (free refill a volont?)
Fun and laughter
Heartfelt feelings
Inspiration
Willingness to meet with likeminded agents of change

About the teacher, Alexander Senchenko

For the last 20+ years Alexander is researching and seeking the truth about our spiritual origin all over the world. On this journey he blends reason with intuition, science with metaphysics in an effort to broaden understanding of our world. To be in a state of consciousness greater than our limiting concept of the mind is what he's striving towards.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

Apprendre le vocabulaire de base par une mise en situation et des phrases type. L'alphabet et les chiffres. Lire. Osez faire des erreurs et en rire. __________________________ Learn the basic vocabulary by a situation scenario and typical sentences. How to spell, figures and reading. Dare to make errors and have a sense of humor

Bring one of the following:
1Kg de fruits, légumes bio ou morceau fromage bio
cours de dessin portrait ou modelage argile
cours de fabrication colliers
pain bio ou cake/tarte/biscuits
produits faits maison
produits Weleda ou huile de massage bio

About the teacher, Carlstrom

J’ai passé mon enfance au Tessin et suis arrivée à Genève en 1976. J’ai ’enseigné l’italien à l’Ifage pendant 23 ans et j’ai obtenu un diplôme de Formatrice d’Adulte FSEA en 2002 (Eduqua). J’ai également obtenu un diplôme de Teacher Training de l’ASC 1977 et j’ai suivi divers cours pédagogiques. I spent my childhood near Lugano, Italian part of Switzerland, I arrived in Geneva in 1976. I taught Italian to adults at Ifage for 23 years and I obtained trainer's diploma for Adult Teaching FSEA in 2002 (Eduqua). I also obtained a diploma of Teacher Training of ASC in 1977 and I attended diverse educational classes.

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Introduction to Chess - Part 1

7:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève

The theoretical session is meant to teach the very basics of the game of chess to someone with no/little prior knowledge of the game. The session will cover the following: (1) Presentation and Course objectives; (2) Brief History of chess; (3) The Chessboard and notation; (4) The Pieces and their movements; (5) Check and Checkmate; (6) Draw rules; (7) Special rules; and (8) Session Recap. This class will be followed up by part 2 where the theory will turn into practice and where the learned concepts will be applied.

Bring one of the following:
consider giving a class through Trade School Geneva
help me practice my basic French
invite a friend to join us for the class
tips about how to network to find a job
your presence

About the teacher, Paulo Barbosa

I am a professional trainer even though I am currently unemployed. I used to develop and deliver training courses for international corporations and on my spare time I delivered chess classes to children or coach them for competition. I have a University degree in Education and a true passion for teaching. I am also part of one of the chess clubs in Geneva and although an amateur, I am a fairly strong chess player.

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Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève

This is a follow-up of the course we had on May 20th. (Too much to talk about and show :)) But newcomers can catch up. --- A mini-class for people with side projects or solopreneurs. Once you make progress on creating a great product or service, you need to market it, get followers and clients. And this requires a precise set of skills. We will have a quick look at recommended strategies (website / blog, content marketing / content promotion), and end with discussing how to organize an online launch or campaign. Tips for solutions and practices such as blogging, e-mail communication, social networks, fan pages, and landing pages, as well as related productivity tools I have tested. --- Un mini-cours pour ceux qui s'investissent pour développer leurs projets, les solopreneurs, etc. Une fois que vous avez travaillé à créer un très bon produit, vous devez le promouvoir et trouver des clients. Et cela demande un ensemble de compétences spécifiques. Nous aurons un aperçu des stratégies recommandées (site web / blog, content marketing / promotion), et nous finirons avec comment organizer un lancement ou une campagne online. Astuces de solutions et pratiques telles que le blogging, l'e-mail marketing, les réseaux sociaux, les fan pages, les landing pages, ainsi que les outils de productivité associés que j'ai pu tester.

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of wine is appreciated.
A surprise.
Mention our work on your blog or twitter or facebook.
Opt-in for an experiment: I will help you create your landing page, and I will publish a case study about it.
Your smile.

About the teacher, Kamon AYEVA

Web developer and entrepreneur, I currently blog about my work and interests on these sites: http://contentgardening.com/, http://productivitepersonnelle.com/.

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What is the highest goal of all?

9:30p.m. to 11:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève

This is not a traditional teacher-student meeting, but rather an open discussion between like-minded people. This time, we will be exploring everything around what we strive for in this life, on an individual and also on a global level. What am I striving for? What is most important to me in this life? What am I here for? What is driving me every day? What itches me deep down? Is it the same in every human? If not, is there a common denominator? Or are we all here for something else? Who am I? Etc. We will look into how this impacts our daily lives and how this reflects the society we live in. Also, as always, we open the discussion to any related topics, so feel free to bring your burning questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there, our current and new members. Thank you!

Bring one of the following:
Presence

About the teacher, Benjamin

We warm-heartedly invite everyone who is ready to let go of all of our opinions, concepts, conditionings and judgements to together think in openess and peace and explore and create a world that is not based on greed, dependancy, competition, etc., but on freedom, inner and outer peace, joy, sharing and togetherness. In our meetings, we sit down, leave everything we have learnt outside the door and think together about topics that concern us all such as "How can we live a life in true freedom?", "Who are we?", "What is money and how would we want to use it in today's society?", "What is possession?", "Why is there so much war?", "Where is humanity heading?", "Are we in control of life?", "What is the self?" and everything else that concerns us, always starting from a tabula rasa, i.e. as if we created the world anew, from scratch. Most of the times, when attending conferences or lectures, or even when trying to solve problems, people tend to only use opinions and acquired knowledge vs. openly approaching such topics without any past knowledge. Often times, we are not even aware of how our culture, upbringing, friends, teachers, media and society have conditioned our thinking. The objective is to become aware of our thinking patterns, challenge them, and explore solutions for our freedom and the one for society and potentially action those solutions.

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l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 809 17 58)
1202 Geneve

Ce cours a pour objectif de vous faire découvrir les prémices de la Salsa, et :-) qui sait ce qu'il adviendra ensuite... Au programme: salsa cubaine pas de bases, figures simples, compréhension et acquisition du rythme

Bring one of the following:
1kg de fruits
Cake, tarte ou biscuits
Cuisine fait maison
Présence et motivation
Votre sourire

About the teacher, Flores

Passionnée des mouvements du corps, c'est à travers la danse que j'ai découvert une nouvelle façon de communiquer, ce n'est pas simplement une danse, mais c'est une complicité entre les partenaires pour s'exprimer différemment et de laisser sortir ce qu'ils ressentent le temps d'une chanson.

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Indianapolis

Clothing Refashion 101: Add a Pocket

11:00p.m. to 1:00a.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll learn the basics of refashioning and then practice using our new skills to add a pocket to a garment from your closet! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you choose to add a pocket to. It’s recommended you know the basics of operating a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching & sewing straight seams) since we will be using sewing machines in class. We can also do a short tutorial for any beginners.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Ready to take your clothing refashioning skills to the next level? Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. In this class, we’ll explore many refashioning possibilities for sleeves and then practice using our new skills to refashion a garment of your choice. These skills can then be applied to any part of a garment! Trade School will supply everything except the garment you use for your sleeve refashion. Basic knowledge of how to operate a sewing machine (threading, forward & backward stitching, sewing straight seams & sewing curved seams) is highly recommended since we will be using sewing machines in class.

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Clothing Refashion 202: Silhouette

4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

Clothing refashion can be as simple as adding or subtracting elements from existing garments to make them better fit your personal style. It often includes making silhouette adjustments so that it better fits YOU. We will discuss basic fit adjustments and more complicated silhouette overhauls, and then we will break into groups and practice one on an ill-fitting, TOO BIG garment (garment provided). Take these skills home with you and start making your clothes FIT! You should know the basics of sewing machine operation: (threading, sewing straight & curved seams, sewing stretchy fabrics) since we will be using sewing machines in class. If you are not an intermediate sewer, it is strongly recommended that you attend Clothing Refashion 101 and 201. Please bring your sewing machine if you can. Make sure it has thread, a full bobbin & a good needle!

Bring one of the following:
a spiral bound graph paper notebook
any kind of heirloom flower, fruit, or veggie seeds
fresh local produce
homemade/paper crafted/collaged bookmarks or stationary (the zanier, the better!)
organic dark chocolate or whole bean coffee
raw local honey
various canning jars with unused lids
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sophie Williams

Sophie is a human being who fervently believes in the power and importance of true craftsmanship. She believes that nearly every facet of life can be enhanced by the art of craftsmanship - whether it’s cooking, eating, writing, conversing or simply BEING. Sophie is an improviser, composer and bandleader with a desire to inspire others to appreciate jazz music. She's also become enamored with the crafts of knitting, crocheting, fine tailoring and garment design and has made most of her own clothes!

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Visual Storytelling

5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center
Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center at 727 N. Oriental St
Indianapolis

This interactive workshop will show you the skills needed to analyze, critique, and re-imagine works of visual media such as television, film, photography, etc. We'll focus on language, concepts and standard techniques used to tell stories and convey meaning in various genres and formats. You can use these skills to better understand how writers, directors and producers use coded language to communicate with audiences of any visual media! Please bring a print ad from a magazine, newspaper, or mailbox flyer for an in-class exercise.

Bring one of the following:
fresh herbs
freshly baked goods
packaged local coffee or tea
various cat or dog supplies (food, litter, toys, leashes, collars, etc.) to donate to FACE on Mass Ave
volunteer hours for this class as a facilitator (must be an approved TS facilitator)

About the teacher, Sheila Plank

Sheila believes in changing the world - one conversation at a time, and in "being the change you hope to see." She is a writer and independent filmmaker who hopes to empower others to find their own authentic voice.

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Los Angeles

Story Telling

11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Story Telling. We all have stories inside of us that define us, shed light, make us laugh, help shape who we are and who we want to be. What's yours? The power and truth of personal stories destroys the lie that we are just another cog in the wheel... Storytellers can empower our moral imagination to envision how the world could work better. In other words, they help us mediate between the ideal and the real by cultivating the right balance of critical thinking and hope. Truth and falsehood belong to this mediation, but it is guided primarily by what we are made to believe is real, what we stand for. The art of storytelling erases the boundaries between storyteller and audience, enabling both to connect through commonalities, hopes, dreams and fears. Whether it be a humorous memory of childhood or a life changing moment, the stories we share connect us as people. Join Me (Christopher Rivas) as I help you discover and craft your story in a fun, supportive environment. Storytelling is not just for the performers. There is no experience necessary, you already have every thing you need to tell a story - You are alive, you have lived. If you're afraid of getting up in front of people, so are most of us, challenge yourself, and I help you get there without judgment. *Supplies you'll need for class: paper & writing utensil* If you want to get an idea of what we'll be doing check out some of my work: https://vimeo.com/96426086 https://vimeo.com/124235857

Bring one of the following:
Delicious Coffee Beans or Coffee Related Things
Organic Nut Butter
Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free Plane Snacks (Flying the next day)
Something You Love. Surprise Me.
Tea(s)

About the teacher, Christopher Rivas

I am an artist, actor, writer, and storyteller who is blessed to be able to share my He(Art) daily. I'm so proud to say that I am the founder of LifestyleDeZine.com - a mindfulness and happiness community. And I love sharing with people. Art, word, life, spirit, love. Join me. *christopherrivas.com* *Lifestyledezine.com*

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Beeswax Candle Dipping

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Learn the art of candle making and create a pair of artisanal hand-dipped beeswax candles. In this class you will not only learn how to make beeswax candles yourself, but will get hands-on experience and take home a pair of tapers you make yourself.

Bring one of the following:
1 lb. 20 mm x 6 mm Collar Wick Tabs for Candles new/unused
1 pound bag of new, unused beeswax pellets
1 pound block of new, unused beeswax
200 ft. roll of #4/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused
500 ft. roll of #2/0 Square Braid Wicking new/unused

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a professional tarot reader and the proprietor of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Highland Park. She has been a reader for 30 years and a teacher for more than 20. She loves to empower her students and show them that learning about the tarot can be filled with humor and fun.

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Introduction to Tarot

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Book Show & Parlour of Wonders
5503 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles

Have you been curious about the mysteries of the tarot? Have you always wanted to learn to read tarot but felt overwhelmed by memorizing the meanings of the cards? With this fun, interactive introductory class, you will learn the history of tarot, how to choose a deck, how to begin developing your own intuition, and begin interacting and interpreting the cards. You can bring your own tarot deck or purchase one at the workshop. ** Wheelchair / Walker Access: This classroom space is accessible by wheelchair or walker

Bring one of the following:
12 (or more) roll pack of toilet paper
2 (or more) rolls of 2" wide clear packing tape
24 (or more) bottles of drinking water
8 (or more) roll pack of paper towels
Pack of 25 (or more) clear plastic party cups

About the teacher, Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a professional tarot reader and the proprietor of Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders in Highland Park. She has been a reader for 30 years and a teacher for more than 20. She loves to empower her students and show them that learning about the tarot can be filled with humor and fun.

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Norwich

Using a Sketchbook

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Brandon House Farm
Brandon Parva
Norfolk

This is a drawing course with a difference. My aim is to show you how rewarding it can be to keep a sketchbook diary. It is easy to cultivate a full blown drawing addiction and you will learn a lot about yourself. Playfulness and fun are the key ideas here: by letting go of polished end results you can learn to allow the process to unfold just the way it wants.

Bring one of the following:
A new or second hand sketch book ( old photo albums with paper pages- not plastic- are excellent
Books about poster design/ illustration/street art
Colourful Blankets or tablecloths
Flowers
Jeans cords or cargo trousers size 32 waist and long on the leg
Lampshade spherical paper kind is good

About the teacher, Jack

I'm an artist. I draw a lot and teach contemporary and traditional drawing techniques. I keep a sketchbook religiously, usually having several on the go at once. I was always told off for daydreaming at school. Now it's part of my job description!

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More Fabric Flowers

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Brandon House Farm
Brandon Parva
Norfolk

Making flowers out of scrap fabric, if you've got some fabric you'd like to make a flower out of then bring it along. Otherwise, I'll provide everything needed; fabric, brooches and clips. We'll be making different flowers to the first class, so if you have been before, then you can work on learning a different type of flower, and if you haven't been before, don't worry, you won't be left behind. Please bring fabric scissors with you if you have them.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Chocolate
Fabric/Sewing Supplies
Home-grown Veg
Something flowery or with butterflies

About the teacher, Mary Myerson

I've recently taken up sewing, I did a dressmaking course a couple of years ago, and then got a sewing machine for my birthday last year and haven't really stopped. I generally make cushions, bunting, flowers and bags, but I've made some quilts, and some clothes.

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Paris

Ecoute, voix et mouvement

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
La Maison de l'Arbre
9 Rue François Debergue
Montreuil

Dans un monde où nous sommes submergés d'images et de sons, je propose de revenir à l'écoute "essentielle". A partir d'éléments issus de la musicothérapie, du qigong et du chant, apprendre à lâcher le visuel, se détendre et se recentrer grâce à l'écoute, à l'expression vocale et corporelle. Pas besoin de savoir chanter ou d'avoir des connaissances musicales pour participer. Durée: 1h30

Bring one of the following:
Produit Bio (un fruit par exemple)
Produit équitable (une tablette de chocolat par ex.)
Un massage de détente (cou, épaules, dos... 10' miminum).
Une belle pierre (une petite agate par ex.)
Une petite percussion (genre éveil musical)

About the teacher, Nadareg

Musicien "acousticien", je m'intéresse au son et à la musique depuis l'adolescence. J'ai étudié (et pratiqué) le piano, le chant (jazz, chants du monde), l'improvisation et l'acoustique musicale. J'ai suivi des formations en pédagogie musicale (Ariam, pédagogie Willems) et en musicothérapie (Ateliers de musicothérapie d'Ile de France et de Bordeaux). Je m'intéresse aussi au qigong, à la danse improvisée, au théâtre et au conte.

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Westminster

Father's Day Card Making

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

Come and hand make your Dad a Father's Day card just in time to post. Learn cutting and decorating techniques to make your unique card. You're welcome to come and make a non Father's Day card if you wish. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along anything you think you might want to use!

Bring one of the following:
Black card
Cake/Sweet stuff
Dark coloured card
Photos & tweet from the workshop
Tea

About the teacher, Hannah Miles

I'm a paper artist and creative officer at email app startup Paperfold. Lover of craft, tea and cake!

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Learn Origami!

6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE

Come and join a handful of us for an informal Origami class at the Hub. It will be a fun, relaxed social where you can learn the art of paperfolding. We’ll provide the origami paper, simply bring your hands! We will be teaching a variety of models over the afternoon and will also bring along some books for those of you who would like to try some of the more challenging models as well. We just moved to the Hub, so we’re looking forward to meeting the community. Please note that as we are a small team, we can accommodate around 15-20 people for our class, so do let us know if you can make it. You can email me to confirm at shash@paperfold.me.

Bring one of the following:
A song
A tea recommendation
A tweet about the event
An app review!
Pics of the class

About the teacher, Shash Deshmukh

I'm the CEO and founder of an email app startup called Paperfold. I previously started the Oxford Origami Society and have been teaching origami for more than 20 years.

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