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Geneva

l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (basement / sous-sol), Reference : Marie Claire
Avenue Blanc 7, basement / sous-sol (Call 078 721 94 19)
Genève

Almost end of summer don’t we deserve a nice and cozy Risotto?!? We will make one big classic avec saffron and one avec “Mascarpone and pink pepper”, a very intriguing and innovative way to make risotto and impress your friends! Choose some of the ingredients below or all of them as you wish! Bring the following to make Classic Risotto Saffron: 1 kg of rise for risotto (Carnaroli or Vialone Nano). 200 gr of butter 2 big onions 1 bottle white wine (not sweet) 4 bags of saffron 200 gr of parmesan cheese to grape 4 carrots/ 1 celery/1 onion for the vegetable broth You will also need salt and pepper …but I can bring those for everybody. Risotto Mascarpone and pink peppercorn (in French: baie rose): 1 kg Riso Carnaroli 200 g of parmesan cheese to grape 800 g Mascarpone 1 bottle of Spumante or prosecco 4 shallots 25 g Pink peppercorn in grans 1/2l olive oil “extravergine” 4 carrots/2 big tomato/ 1 celery/1 onion for the vegetable broth Note that Mascarpone is also the main ingredient for tiramisu … if you wish to have just a little sweet at the end of our meal… bring also 200 g more of mascarpone, 2 biologics eggs, 100 g sugar and bitter cocoa or dark chocolate! Bring also a box to bring your risotto at home back home if you wish so! However risotto is always better to eat soon after is prepared! ☺ Finally do not forget to bring also your smile and curiosity and an apron to protect your clothes! We will work hard! ☺ and something to snack and drink while cooking together!

Bring one of the following:
Bring the ingredients! We will coordinate the week before among all the students

About the teacher, Ilaria di Resta

I’m passionate about good food and good eating! I have grown up in a city where mom and grandma were always “creating” something nice for family and friends’ meals. A place where to cook is part of your everyday life and cooking for others is the way to be together and love is shared also preparing your favoring dish. With this background I have traveled the world always sharing my love for food and cocking with new friends! Cooking for me is not only preparing food that is having people around, while preparing and eating is talking about life, really the meeting point!

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Geneva

The "Ontology of Language", also known as the "Ontology of the Human Observer", is the raw material of the Ontological Coaching, also spoken of as the "Ontology of the Human Observer", is a particular kind of coaching which embodies the distinctions of the "Ontology of Language". The main purpose of this workshop is to give participants the basic tools of Ontology of Huam Obsercer so that they can start asking themselves new questions, start expanding their conscience and improve their ability to respond to life’s challenges. This workshop is not about giving answers to participants but to show how they can create their own new paradigms and metaphors.

Bring one of the following:
Bring anything to eat/drink to have an "apero" after the class

About the teacher, Julio Alvarez

I am Peruvian. My professional background is Law, Diplomacy and Political Science. In 2010, I got a certification as an Ontological Coach in 2010 and started my path as free researcher on personal development through improvement of self-awareness. Open to all religious an spiritual traditions, I like jokes and stand-up comedy.

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Los Angeles

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

2:30a.m. to 4:00a.m.
Teacher's Home in Atwater
address & parking info will be sent to attendees
Los Angeles

An antidote to the stresses of modern times, mindfulness is a mind-body approach to well-being that invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with our inner experience. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of mindfulness meditation and will present tips for bringing the practice of mindfulness into our daily lives.

Bring one of the following:
1 nice jar candle (if scented, something as close to natural as possible)
2 boxes of organic herbal tea (no Chamomile, please)
3 large bars of 65 - 85% dark chocolate (plain or any flavor, except chili pepper)
A crystal of your choosing with great vibes
A Tarot Card reading

About the teacher, Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, a Mindfulness-based Writing & Creativity Coach, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is the author of "The Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat" and blogs about mindfulness for The Huffington Post and on her blog, http://TheMindfulnessDiaries.com. For more information about Jennifer, visit http://JenniferHowd.com

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Norwich

Basic Chicken-Keeping

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
6 Hanly Close
6 Hanly Close
Norwich NR7 9EA

An introduction to keeping chickens: What to feed them How to gently pick them up Housing options Parasites and how to treat them Chicken behaviours Dispelling egg myths And any general questions. Optionally hands on (this is encouraged) I'm not an expert- just a backyard chicken-keeper who has been (mostly successfully) keeping hens since 2011.

Bring one of the following:
Advice on planning permission for habitable dwelling
Advice on using social media for business
Apple cider vinegar
Ceanothus/ rose/ hydrangea cuttings
Homemade marmalade
Pallet wood or similar for wood-burner
Shredded paper (machine shred)

About the teacher, Rachael Filbey-Howe

I'm a lover of chickens and have a taste for the "good-life". I've recently started keeping bees. I am a Dru yoga teacher, personal trainer and speech and language therapist. I'm a dedicated veggie foodie, interested in health, wellbeing and glamping amongst other things.

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Introduction to Cold Smoking Food

10:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

You will be introduced to the successful methods I employ to effectively, efficient and economically cold smoke foodstuffs such as Meats, Fish, cheeses, fresh and dried vegetables, and snack items such as seed mixes and nuts. You will be shown the equipment I use and some of the tips and tricks I learnt along the way. We will discuss the merits and flavours of different woods used in cold smoking and we will prepare some foodstuffs for cold smoking. If you like you may bring some dried sweet peppers or sun dried tomatoes or 50g whole Black Pepper grinders and exchange them with me for the same but previously cold smoked (there is nothing better tasting than cold smoked freshly ground pepper on your dinner!). Please do not bring meats fish or cheeses. This class is happening outside so please dress appropriately.

Bring one of the following:
2 different boxes of single or mixed flavour fruit teas
Dog treats: Bonos, Markies or Shapes only please
Freshly picked vegetables from your garden or allotment
Large bag of peanuts or mixed nuts: Dry roasted, ready salted, honey roast, etc.
Mixed dried fruit

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Basic Knot Tying

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
29 Pilling Park Road
29 Pilling Park Road
Norwich NR1 4PA

This is a basic knot tying course for individuals who struggle tying and using basic knots in strings, cords twines and ropes. You will be taught five basic knots and 1 basic whipping (rope end finish) when and how to use them. When learnt these 5 knots and 1 whipping will hold you in good stead around the house, garden and even some craft work. There will be a practice rope available for each attendee to use during this course, so please do not bring one of your own.

Bring one of the following:
1 packet 8 hour burn tea lights
12” Wooden Embroidery Rings
2 X 6” Wooden Embroidery Rings
3 X 40mm Beechwood balls (without holes)
500g-1000g Fresh Ginger Root
A3 Artist’s Pad
Packet Large Muslin Cloth Squares
Reels of Black Waxed Cotton

About the teacher, Gareth Lewis

54 year old teenager at heart; who's ego writes cheques his body is now becoming reluctant to cash. After a career in agricultural engineering I currently have my own small business called Cargo Cycles. I am also aiming to live as self-sufficient a lifestyle as possible.

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Beginner's Rag Rugging

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Rag rugging was a popular way of using up worn-out clothes and pieces of cloth during the 19th century. There was a bit of a revival during the Second World War and is getting popular again. During this class you'll find out about the styles and techniques of simple rag rugging. By the end of the class, you'll have a tiny rag rug to take away with you.

Bring one of the following:
00 PIzza/Pasta Flour (can be bought from the Deli opposite St. Andrews Hall)
Empty jam jars with lids
Fairtrade Tea or Coffee
Folk/Classical CDs
Mixed Nuts
Produce from your Garden/Allotment
Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbook

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Creative Writing: Verse and Worse

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A two-hour workshop that rhymes, scans, alliterates or does none of the above. Come and play with words and sounds.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish breakfast tea LEAVES (not teabags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Come and learn to play what is perhaps the finest two player card game in the world (4 player game also covered). This is the game that coined the phrases "level pegging", "streets ahead", "left in the lurch" and "one for his nob"! Cribbage, or "Crib", is around 400 years old and can trace part its roots to our fine city as the grandfather of the supposed inventor of the game was Mayor here in the 1500s. Indeed, Suckling House (which now houses Cinema City) was inhabited by, and named after, Sir John Suckling's grandfather. This session should appeal more to those who enjoy games in general and card games specifically. Maths skills help, but as long as you can add up to 31 you'll be fine :) Come and learn a skill for life, in an hour!

Bring one of the following:
A Backgammon Set
A Board Game
A Cribbage Board
A USB stick full of reggae/dub/funk
Interesting Playing Cards

About the teacher, Siv Sears

I'm a teacher who recently returned to the UK after many years abroad. I have a passion for cribbage and received a gold medal in the cribbage pairs event at the 2016 Mind Sports Olympiad in London. I've taught many people to play, including most recently a cohort of 11 and 12 year-olds at the school I currently work at.

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The Fine Art of Napkin Folding

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

Have you ever turned up at a meal to find some beautifully-folded napkins on the table in the shape of a boat, a bishop's mitre or a rose? If you have then keep up with your friends by coming along to this class and learn some great napkin folds. If you haven't then be the envy of your friends by being the first to display your new-found napkin folding skills...and just in time for Christmas.

Bring one of the following:
10 points into my NORLETS account
Christmas wrapping paper
Folk or Classical CDs
Homemade Biscuits or Cakes
Jumper for medium-sized male (second-hand fine)
Mixed nuts

About the teacher, Colin Hynson

After several years working with the Norfolk Museums Service I'm now a freelance educational writer and consultant. I like learning and teaching unusual (but practical) things.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich

A two-hour workshop to get you started, to try something new, to work on your writing project or just to refresh your skills.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
English or Irish Breakfast tea leaves (not tea bags please!)
Ground Fairtrade coffee
Help distributing leaflets and flyers
Organic fruit

About the teacher, Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker is a writer, storyteller and teacher. She runs Norfolk's storytelling gathering Tales from the Undercroft. Her book "Ghosts International: Troll and Other Stories" is published by OUP and she is working on a novel set in Norwich during the English Civil War.

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Quito

Leyendo mi ciudad

3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
Unidad Educativa Pedro Luis Calero
Diagonal al parque central de Zámbiza
Quito

La comunicación oral, escrita y las otras formas de comunicación y representación sirven de nexo entre el mundo interior y exterior, al ser acciones que posibilitan las interacciones con los demás, la representación, la expresión de pensamientos y vivencias. El contexto en el que se desarrolla un niñ@ es el que permite el acercamiento a la lectoescritura; en nuestra ciudad encontramos muchos estímulos impresos que motivan la lectoescritura, este taller pretende facilitar su adquisición, constituyéndose en un instrumento del pensamiento, en un medio de comunicación, que le permita al niñ@ entender mejor a su ciudad. Esta actividad re realizará en Zámbiza, Unidad Educativa Pedro Luis Calero. Como llegar: En la estación de la Ecovía (Río Coca) tomar un alimentador a ZÁMBIZA

Bring one of the following:
1 funda de detergente (5 kilos)
1 pollo
1 shampoo mediano (pantene)
10 libras de arroz
10 libras de azúcar
10 rollos de papel higiénico
2 libras de café de pasar
6 jabones de tocador (palmolive)
6 libras de avena

About the teacher, Sonia Cuichán

Mi nombre es Sonia Cuichán, soy docente de Educación General Básica, con una maestría en Lengua y Literatura. A lo largo de mis años de experiencia he ido fusionando diversos métodos de adquisición de la lectoescritura, buscando la manera para hacerlo entretenido, diverso y eficaz, procurando llegar al niñ@ a través del juego y elementos significativos para él.

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Cometas de Papel

3:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.
PARQUE ITCHIMBIA
punto de encuentro Palacio de Cristal
Quito

Llegó el verano, es la época ideal para volar cometas y la mejor manera es regresar a la fabricación artesanal. Con el paso del tiempo se ha ido perdiendo la tradición de hacer nuestras propias cometas, ahora se compran hechas de plástico que contamina el ambiente. Les invito a crear cometas tradicionales de papel y a ocupar el espacio público haciéndolas volar. Pueden asistir niños y adultos. NECESITAS (para 1 cometa): 5 sigses del mismo tamaño mínimo de 60 cm, 2 pliegos de papel cometa cualquier color, un rollo de piola de cometa, 6 retazos de tela liviana, tijeras y goma blanca.

Bring one of the following:
1 caja de Té True Blueberry marca Celestial
1 chompa talla M usada (en buen estado y limpia)
1 comida rica hecha por ti
1 pañuelo tipo bufanda
1/2 kilo de almendras y nueces
2 papas pringles grandes
2 paquetes de cacao en polvo Pacari
3 tamales lojanos y 3 bolones de verde

About the teacher, Cami Flores

Me gustan mucho las cometas hechas a mano, porque es más bonito volar las cometas que tú mismo fabricas.

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A Tejer! Con fundas plásticas.

3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Parque de la Mujer y el Niño
Av. Mariana de Jesús, arriba de la iglesia de la Dolorosa. Segunda entrada área cubierta con mesas.
Quito

En la búsqueda de una economía circular, libre de residuos, me parece fundamental encontrar valor a las cosas que nosotros normalmente consideramos como basura. En este caso, las fundas de plástico, tan utilizadas en todo ámbito urbano, muchas veces son utilizadas una vez y después desechadas como basura. Además de reusarlas, se puede crear cosas interesantes para el uso cotidiano con la ayuda de un crochet! Les invito a tejer utilizando fundas de plástico, tipo fundas de supermercado. Para lo cual se necesita: varias fundas de plástico (del tipo ya mencionado), una tijera, un crochet mediano.

Bring one of the following:
1 frasco de miel de abeja pura.
1 funda de 2 kg de Procan, receta original de pollo
1 libra de limones amarillos.
3 ovillos de lana (100gr c/u) cualquier color o estilo.
3 paquetes de cualquier tipo de semillas, que se puedan cultivar en un jardín urbano.

About the teacher, Catalina Clavijo

Desde hace varios años me he interesado por la sustentabilidad urbana, tanto el trabajo de huertas urbanas como el manejo de desechos en hogares cercanos a mi. Me parece de suma importancia que nos informemos sobre un estilo de vida "Basura Cero" y que poco a poco intentemos recuperar materiales de nuestro consumo diario. Además, durante los últimos 5 años me he dedicado a rescatar y recoger perritos que necesitan de mi ayuda, para luego encontrarles hogares donde podrán ser queridos y cuidados.

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Singapore

creating a portrait

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
juliana tan's studio
153 joo chiat place
singapore 427881

there are a lot of factors that go into making a great portrait. this class will focus on two aspects — light and connection with the sitter. students will learn about how light affects the depiction of a person, and also how to engage the sitter to make a great portrait. students will be exposed to the many ways a portrait can be taken to express the photographer’s intent and sentiment.

Bring one of the following:
a letter about what concerns you most in this time of your life
a list of 10 questions you’d ask a special someone
brie cheese
coffee beans
floor lamp
indoor plant
wired/gentlewomen/any magazine you like (used/old issue is ok!)

About the teacher, juliana tan

juliana tan is a singapore-based editorial and commercial photographer. she crafts mise-en-scène in her photographs to reinvent spaces and her subjects. she uses lights and colours purposefully, resulting in a cinematic splash of colours that evoke a carefully-chosen emotion to perfection. her ability to illuminate her subjects has landed her images on publications such as the new york times, international herald tribune, neon (germany), and she has also photographed for western union, rolls-royce, united overseas bank and many others. while not on assignment, juliana enjoys exploring new cities to learn about history and culture.

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