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Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

This class will look at very simple photography principles that will make even your mobile phone pics look incredible! There are a couple of simple things (framing, background choice, etc) that can make your Facebook pics look amazing! Perfect for photography aficionados who have always wanted to learn a bit more! I will go through your equipment (even if its just a phone) on a one-to-one basis to squeeze the best frames out of it. Leave with mad photo skills!

Bring one of the following:
a muffin
a photo frame
a surprise
Jar to keep tea leaves in
Orange Tea Leaves

About the teacher, Laura Garcia

I am a freelance journalist, rogue photographer, university teacher, cat lover, book enthusiast, passionate geek, incorrigible nerd.....you get the idea.

Sports Massage Techniques 1

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

An introduction to the basic principles of sports massage (benefits, effects, uses etc), and an introduction to one particular technique: STR (Soft Tissue Release).

Bring one of the following:
Allen keys
Comic book (not superheroes)
Dark chocolate
Nice socks
Wrapping paper

About the teacher, Steven Taylor

Hi. I'm based at Westminser Hub with WYGU.com, and last year I did a diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy (hence the subject matter!). I read comic books, I just cycled to Paris, and I'm looking forward to being a part of Trade School! Hope to see you in class...

Introduction to Excel

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

1) Introduction to functions and formulae 2) Introduction to Excel 2010 layout 3) How to make graphs and charts 4) Applications 5) Questions *Please bring your own laptop to the class with Excel installed.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Attendance to Mix at Six @ Hub Westminster
Coffee
Computer Mouse
Kudos!

About the teacher, Alex Soskin

I am Finance Director of Hub Westminster. I have a BSc in Mathematics with Management Studies, am a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), and have about 10 years experience using excel in the workplace. Outside work, I am mostly interested in music, travelling, snowboarding and scuba diving.

How to shoot for the edit

12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

So you just shot some footage of your cousin’s wedding, or your sister’s cupcake business, or the nutter next door who deserves his own Channel 4 documentary. You open Final Cut or Movie Maker, cut it together into a little video, watch it and think, “@£$%. It’s a jumpy mess.” Then you add some music and transitions and effects to smooth it over, watch it again and think, “%$£@. Now it’s a jumpy mess set to music.” This course will not teach you how to edit that material you already shot. But it will teach you a few techniques to help you shoot your next family milestone, bake sale or amateur doc so it's easier to edit into something that flows. Good editing starts when you pick up a camera. This course will teach you the fundamentals of "visual continuity"—things like the 180-degree rule, the 30-degree rule, establishing shots and cutaways—that will help your video flow better when you edit it. First we’ll look at examples of each of these rules from films, and then you’ll get a chance to shoot a one-minute video (I supply the scenario you supply your own device that shoots video - any device that shoots video will do, from a mobile phone to a DSLR to a Red One) and put those principles into practice.

Bring one of the following:
0.3 (ND2) Neutral density filter, 52mm thread (used is OK!)
0.6 (ND4) Neutral density filter, 52mm thread (used is OK!)
0.9 (ND8) Neutral density filter, 52mm thread (used is OK!)
1.2 (ND16) Neutral density filter, 52mm thread (used is OK!)
Any memorabilia from
Backpack big enough to hold a 15-inch Macbook Pro
Cheap duffel bag like those ones at American Apparel
Running shorts (male, 30-inch waist)
Training gloves for the gym
Vest, size M (or

About the teacher, Brian C Griffin

I'm a documentary filmmaker who used to work as a trainer for international development projects. My first film, Italiano per stranieri (Italian for foreigners), won the “Avanti” Prize for New Directors at the 2008 Turin Film Festival. My second documentary, Volley Tales, about the adventures of a gay Italian volleyball team, won no accolades whatsoever but did make me a lot of cute, sporty friends. I believe the future of storytelling will be a lot like the holodecks on Star Trek and enjoy the challenge of recreating that future using tools like DSLR cameras, wigs and everyday people.

Autonomous Game Design

8:00a.m. to 9:30a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Today, digital games are seen as products of a consolidated, highly profitable entertainment industry. Yet games are also a type of artistic expression that precede literary and material forms in any culture. This workshop uses the composition of autonomous games - games that can be played, created and shared independently of any technology - to explore creative and experimental techniques that can be applied to a variety of other media and projects. Also covered will be the relationship between games and contemporary art, and the possibility of independent production and distribution of (digital, board, card, verbal, ...) games.

Bring one of the following:
A game idea
An old game, in any form
Card
Dice
Markers

About the teacher, Alex Casper Cline

Alex Casper is a Media Archaeologist and Researcher with the Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. With CRAB - the Conceptual & Research Architecture Bureau - he curates experimental exhibitions and situations in reclaimed and public spaces. His favourite game hasn't been invented yet...

Basic Origami and Fortune Telling

7:00a.m. to 8:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Origami is many things. It's relaxing and sociable, fun and creative (particularly when your swan ends up looking like a bulldog), a way to up-cycle scraps of paper and you get to learn a valuable skill to show off at dinner parties. And what's more, anyone can do it with a little bit of guidance. Learn to make and take home some beautiful decorations, a jumping frog, a swan and as an extra bonus learn the mystical art of origami fortune telling. On top of all that, try your hand at some giant, group origami. On Friday of this week it is the Hub Westminster One year party, so all donated decorations will be most appreciated! :)

Bring one of the following:
A length of bunting
A piece of fruit (no strawberries)
A shoulder massage
A story that changed your life
Grey socks
Sing a song

About the teacher, Lucy Baker

Lucy 'Loose' Baker is a professional fool who believes that play can change the world. She is the Community Manager at Hub Westminster and loves all things that get people sitting together, learning and chatting about life. She studied Textile Art at Goldsmiths University where she learnt origami and fabric folding techniques. She promises to make this the most playful opportunity you will ever have to learn some simple origami and meet some other human beings!

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

The basics of design, specifically aimed at infographic production! Will cover tips for copy, data visualisation, and graphical deliciousness. Recommended requirements for attendance: One computer! A copy of Adobe Illustrator (if you don't have this, I recommend you download the trial version the day before the class from http://www.adobe.com/go/tryillustrator_uk/ An external mouse is recommended, but not absolutely essential.

Bring one of the following:
A badass t-shirt in medium size
A bicycle?
A pair/pack of thick winter socks
Alcohol of any variety
Someone to repair my boiler

About the teacher, Wilf Horsfall

I'm Wilf, and I make badass ebooks, among other things.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

I'll be covering what gamification is. How businesses are implementing gamification. How you can implement gamification to overcome bad habits and achieve life goals. The dangers of gamification. Reviewing and getting you aquatinted with a few gamification applications and how they can be of benefit.

Bring one of the following:
A High-Five
An Origami Lesson
Anything from this website: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/
Click the 'share' button on my website www.maxbye.com
Guitar or Ukulele Strings
Pack of Coffee Beans
Toy Gun
Twiglets

About the teacher, Max Bye

I'm a freelance game designer currently gamifying the mental health service for MIND (largest mental health charity in the UK)

How to Revamp Your Furniture

9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Learn How to Sand, Clean, Paint, Oil and Varnish Antique and Retro Furniture using simple techniques, hand held machines and the best quality materials.

Bring one of the following:
brushes
egg shell paint
furniture oil
primer
white, grey or black emulsion

About the teacher, OUT OF THE DARK

OUT OF THE DARK RECYCLES, RESTORES AND REVAMPS SALVAGED FURNITURE AS A MEANS TO TRAIN, EDUCATE AND EMPLOY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

For many of us speaking in public is more terrifying than a 10,000 ft skydive. This is a class meant to help you skillfully surf through those (inescapable) situations when you have to stand up, capture your audience’s attention and deliver clear and compelling messages that will stick with them. We’ll be doing practical and creative drills on how to confront your fears and avoid the faltering voice, shaky hands and scarlet skin tone that may torture you during public presentations ☺ Equally important, we’ll be training not only the ‘how’ but also the ‘what’, making sure your arguments are cleverly chosen and logically structured. The class is limited to 10 people so that each and every one of you has the chance to take the plunge and perfect your techniques. We’ll also be very much working as a team, reviewing and supporting each other and making the whole experience fun and worthwhile.

Bring one of the following:
A samba album
Green tea leaves
Painting brushes
Skipping rope
The best book you've ever read

About the teacher, Alina Costache

Alina is a communications professional and former debating & public speaking trainer with almost 10 years of experience. She owns her boutique PR consultancy and continues to coach high profile senior executives for their media and public engagements.

Italian language and gestures

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Want to start learning some Italian language? Let's begin from simple sentences and... gestures! As a matter of fact, to understand Italian means also to understand how Italians use their hands to communicate in a non-verbal way, in a wide range of everyday-life situations. From asking the time to making a silent deal, this art of communication is deeply rooted in the habits of Ancient Rome and in the rhetoric of the great Roman orator Cicero. In this class I will show you how to tell simple sentences and how to use hands and face at the same time. We'll have fun trying to build dialogues in different situations!

Bring one of the following:
1 hour of English conversation (preferably with a native speaker)
a bunch of flowers
a children's book (from picture book to YA novel)
a gadget of "My neighbour Totoro"
a pair of striped socks
bike
dance lesson
invitation for me and my boyfriend to a dinner or a party to meet new people
ticket for a dance show or musical

About the teacher, Manuela Salvi

I'm 37, I'm an Italian children's writer and I'm in London to improve my English, meet new people, share my expertise and find new ways for my career. I love languages and spoken and written word as well as teaching!

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

You're an entrepreneur trying to get started, and you're booting around town making the deals. Oh no, you've got a flat on your bike. I will teach you how to fix a flat, do basic bike adjustments, and also help you on your perfect pitch just in case you meet Richard Branson and he's riding beside you and you got 15 seconds. * For your full enjoyment we suggest you bring a punctured tube, wheel and patch kit!

Bring one of the following:
frankincense
saffron
vanilla extract - any amount
vanilla pods - any amount
your soul

About the teacher, kelvin cheung

Kelvin is a biker. He rides bikes for fun, commuting and in his sleep. Working in his early years in a bike shop, he's had his share of changing flats. Perhaps one too many. He also runs FoodCycle. They do like, food surplus collection and cook it up into like, yummy stuff for people in food poverty and stuff in the community and all that. They do this all over the UK with over a 1000 volunteers.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

You are experiencing (or about to experience) some kind of change (trivial or massive) and are needing to map out your future in some way. But the future seems uncertain. The present is not quite the present that you were expecting it to be when you laid plans and made decisions a few years back. It's not just the ubiquitous i-phones and tablets, or the unemployment figures. You know something deeper is going on – and you-'re right. There is a whole Landscape of Change. This session is like a helicopter trip. It flies high over some parts of the Landscape of Change to give you a wide view, hovers over areas of particular interest, and lands now and again to explore a particular area in detail. Stopping points will be influenced by the interests of the people sharing the journey, and we'll develop some rough maps and diagrams along the way. At the end you should have a clearer idea of how your situation fits into the wider Landscape of Change. It's not a session to give you easy answers, but it will give you a new perspective for considering the questions. There will be ways to stay in touch afterwards should you so wish.

Bring one of the following:
Adapter so I can put two-pin plug in three-pin socket
Any chance to dance
Clothes alterations - lengthen some short trousers, shorten some long trousers or take in the waist band of a skirt.
Help to create new pictures and diagrams
Help to digitise a diagram or two
Help to filter out what I need to accept through my online channels
Help to get some stuff on youtube
Help to put some spoken ideas and anecdotes into written words
Help to share stuff on twitter and face book
Help to sort some photos from Africa
Help to sort some video clips from Africa
Inspiration to Help me de-clutter
Manicure
Pair of dangly wooden ear-rings
Sense of urgency/support to help me get on with the vacuum cleaning
Shoulder massage
Suggestions of ways you'd like to help (including ones above that have been taken)
Support in using more of my phone's features

About the teacher, Pamela McLean

I'm a systems thinker who works on a wide variety of practical projects. I do innovative work, usually in collaboration with others, and have been doing so since the late 1970's. Much of my work since 2000 relates to the Internet and how that alters the way individuals and institutions go about things, but my focus is on the "people" side of things, not the gadgets. To sample my thinking see "The Invisible Revolution" http://www.appropedia.org/User:Dougald/NPT1PamelaMcLean My collaborative projects seem completely unrelated, but change and collaboration are usually in evidence. UK examples are Collage-network: Age of Collaboration with Nikki Fishman http://collage-network.co.uk/ and safe2smile zones with Andy of FocalLocal http://dadamac.posterous.com/safe2smile-zones-london-sunday-september-23rd. Some  long-term projects in rural Africa and online are at Dadamac http://www.dadamac.net

Lampshade Making

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Learn to make a lampshade with new or recycled fabrics. Fabric will be available in the class but in order to make one to your own unique style bring along a piece of medium weight fabric measuring no less than 37cm x 100cm.

Bring one of the following:
a good frying pan
A lesson in photoshop
A piece of art
A pot plant
An iphone charger
cake tins

About the teacher, Catherine Pearson

I am an enterprising Centaur - half, structure loving, excel lusting capitalist and half creative and chaotic socialist.

Accounts for non-accountants

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

How to understand company accounts without ever becoming an accountant. Tailor made for business people who would rather focus on business than accounting “gobbledygook”. </br></br> What do you need to bring?</br> - Just bring your thinking cap and your insatiable curiosity. - I will give you some magic software to do the hard work for you. - Bring your confidence: I promise no mental torture and embarrassment, just plain English and common sense. </br></br> What would you expect to learn?</br> - You will learn how to extract the key numbers hidden in the Profit & Loss accounts and the Balance Sheet. - You will gain the ability to make the right decision looking at the ratios and break-even point. - For the first time facing daunting numbers, you will learn to relax, be yourself and have fun!

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bottles of quality red wine
Fresh allotment vegetables
Fresh fish
Home made pots of jam
Supply of Colombian ground coffee

About the teacher, Ivan Favennec

I am a public speaker and an expert in Financial Engineering who makes accounts fascinating and understandable for everyone. No jargon, no meaningless acronyms, no mental torture or embarrassment, just plain English and common sense.

Conversational French

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

The only efficient way to progress in any language is the practice. The course suits any level. From someone who wants to practice the little bit of French she/he learnt during a week-end in Paris to someone who has reached an intermediate or high level following several courses. The ultimate goal for this session is to hear something from every participants Through exercices, video materials, french culture related topics... You will express yourself in French. No one gets shy, I had myself a terrible english, and as you might figure out, I still need to improve it! The method is to free yourself, put on the table every single bit of French you've learnt and we are going to enrich it by having conversations all together.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Any kind of home made food
Earings
Empty shoes box
Nail polish

About the teacher, Juliette Sanson

Hi! I'm Juliette,I'm 23. I was born in Paris and I lived there for a while. I've traveled a lot though. Dublin for 3 months, San Francisco for 1 month followed by 6 months in Montreal...and many other shorter explorations (Madrid,Barcelona,Berlin, Amsterdam,Brussel...). I came in London in 2011, initially to complete my master degree in advertising, but I've stayed as I've fallen in love with the city.

The world is prettier upside-down

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

The world is beautiful, but did you know it's even prettier upside-down? Things look very different if you flip your usual perspective. People who frequently stand on their head have been said to live longer. This is a easy going acrobatics workshop about turning your world upside-down. We'll try head stands, hand stands, walking on our hands and other easy and fun exercises that help flip your world on a regular basis. No experience required! Wear something comfy & bring your own pillow for more comfortable headstands.

Bring one of the following:
120 mm film
a clock (to hang on a wall)
goodies for bread baking (nuts, seeds, grains, ...)
job finding advice for a creative computer science graduate
spoke tensioner (for bicycle)
vegetable seeds (for growing outdoors in London)

About the teacher, Philo van Kemenade

I recently finished my master's in Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, where I researched human computation in online video storytelling. I love learning and teaching. I like walking on my hands.

Trade School Winter Social

2:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

We would like to invite everyone who has been part of Trade School London this year to come and enjoy a festive drink and snack. Trade School has had three amazing seasons, with inspiring teachers, enthusiastic learners and lots and lots of heart warming trades. Thank you to everyone who's made it so wonderful together. Come and celebrate! (if we're having so much fun we don't want to stop, we'll move on to somewhere central at the end)

Bring one of the following:
A party trick
Christmas themed snacks - sweet or savoury
Festive decoration - on yourself, or for the space
Music
Winter warming drinks - boozy or not

About the teacher, London

Roll your own sushi

8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | DIY Kitchen
1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Hello. I'm not an 'expert' sushi maker but I know how to make basic rolls - they are a tasty and inexpensive lunch and everyone should know how to make them! I'll be bringing pre-made rice and the fixings for us to roll into some Nori wrappings. **Please bring a sushi rolling mat (available at Chinese/Asian stores and supermarkets, as well as the Japan Centre, just down the road).

Bring one of the following:
advice on setting up a website
aromatherapy oils/jojoba/wheatgerm oil
herbal tea
mix cd of music from other parts of the world
pair of socks or tights
pair of warm gloves
sea kelp or blue green algae supplements

About the teacher, Olivia Tusinski

I work in research and strategy with 00 - an architecture and urban strategy practice based in the Hub. I like world music, dancing and travelling!

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

A practical information packed session that skims over the basics of networking to expand your career and business. The ideas, strategies and tactics for effective networking can be applied to both your professional and personal life to advance the goals of both you, and the people around you.

Bring one of the following:
A Surprise
Essential Oils
Herbal Teas
Organic Oils
Shea Butter

About the teacher, Melanie Eusebe

Melanie is a Management Consultant, helping members of both large and small businesses globally to start or improve on strategic goals and initiatives. She is a regular speaker on entrepreneurship and business communication and has been networking and connecting since she was a child.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

eBooks! They have a magic ability to get people signing up to your website, newsletter or Twitter feed. But only if they're done well. Rock up to this Trade School class and I'll teach you how we at OneLeap acquire fudge-tonnes of users by crowdsourcing authorship of high-value, low effort eBooks. The class will focus on three aspects of eBook production: how to maximise virality, how to curate content, and how to design them properly. You'll get the most out of the session if you bring along a laptop with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign installed, but it's not essential.

Bring one of the following:
Alcohol of any variety
Socks
Stuff for a fireplace (tongs etc.)
Tuition in CSS
Your old DSLR camera that you don't use any more.

About the teacher, Wilf Horsfall

I'm Wilf, and I make badass ebooks, among other things.

Portrait drawing

2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

After years of obsessive sketching I came to a conclusion that everyone should be able to produce a decent portrait where you can actually guess who is portrayed. In about 2 hours I will share my strategy of producing a portrait plus these small tips and tricks I have accumulated. So bring pencils, charcoal, sepia or anything which can leave a trace on paper, sketchpad and a bit of confidence.

Bring one of the following:
A5 sketchpad
Bike front light
Bike lights
Black and blue watercolour pans
Good artist's brushes
Pine nuts
Seriously good hug
Seriously good hug
Whisky
White acrylic paint

About the teacher, Inessa Demidova

Inessa is a lighting designer based in London with a background in fine art, photography and spatial design. She works for a lighting design consultancy helping with lighting schemes for various architectural projects in the UK and abroad.

Spin Your World

2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

This workshop aims for introducing you to the world of poi spinning. You will leave with your own pois, and basic skills to build on later individually. First, we will make our own poi (material will be provided). At the beginning we will explore behaviour of your body and brain in interaction with space, objects and people. These will be linked to poi spinning and some basic tricks. This is a great opportunity for everybody who does not have any juggling experience but an interesting excercise and a lot of fun for those who have already spinned in a little bit in past.

Bring one of the following:
any baking ingredient
arts & crafts materials
flower roots/bulbs/seeds
pattern, colour-transparent paper
vegetable/fruit plants

About the teacher, Lucia Dubacova

Hi, my name is Lucia and I am a festival production person in training. I am interested in creating and exploring temporary 'pop-up worlds' where people can interact with others in different environments. I want to change the world by painting it with colours, tones and movements.

Tweet Power!

9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Want to learn how to take more advantage of your Twitter account? Freelance press officer/journalist Amy Smith will take the group through Twitter etiquette, live tweeting and marketing ideas. This session will be illustrated with good and not so successful examples plus ten minutes to discuss specific campaigns. This course is aimed at those with some experience who wish to expand their following and fully utilise their account.

Bring one of the following:
a good eraser
A round of applause
A surprise
coloured paper
pens

About the teacher, Amy Smith

Amy Smith lives and works in Islington as a freelance reporter, illustrator and theatre editor on the Islington Tribune, Camden New Journal and West End Extra and also regularly contributes to the online magazine lecool.com. She began DJing under the alias ‘Jessica Fletcher’ in 2012 and is currently editing The Community Lover's Guide to Islington, part of an international series of books highlighting community-led initiatives around the world.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

In this 90-minute introductory workshop you'll learn how to access the sound of your natural voice, a sound which is typically rich, resonant, clear, easy to project, easy to hear and capable of a rich range of vocal variety and expression. You'll also learn what the five variables are that you can control independently and how you can use them to make what you say sound interesting and engaging. The workshop is designed to run without a break and is designed for a group of 6-12 people. This workshop is particularly suitable for anyone who uses their voice as a means of earning their living, or communicates with others through civic engagement to bring about positive changes in society.

Bring one of the following:
10 unusual marketing suggestions to promote this course further
A conversation over a pleasant meal about soul-based communication
A meeting to explore what makes a good conversation
A notebook with a passage from one of your favourite books copied out in it
A story
Help me find a way to start to understand the maths behind Matila Ghyka's 'The Geometry of Art and Life'
Help redesigning a logo
Series of 5 meetings over April-May 2013 to explore clean language with someone who shares an interest in exploring this
Single meetings during April-May 2013 to explore clean language with someone who shares an interest in exploring this (
Something of emotional or intellectual value
Something pleasant
Something useful

About the teacher, Leon Conrad

Leon Conrad is a highly experienced voice-centred communication skills specialist who has run training courses in voice-centred communication skills for business for over 20 years. His career in the field started as a music graduate. Being fluent in five languages (English, French, Italian, Russian and Arabic) he began working in the field of the performing arts as a vocal coach, first with opera and then in musical theatre. He founded The Conrad Voice Consultancy in 1989, which catered to the needs of professional speakers from many disciplines who depended on the use of their voice to earn their living. The company developed into The Academy of Oratory in 2012. As a performer, Leon has learned improvisation and physical theatre from Keith Johnstone and Desmond Jones. In 2007 he was poet-in-residence at the first Edinburgh Food Festival and was invited back to be poet-in-residence at the Pleasance Dome the following year. He has written and produced shows combining traditional storytelling and performance poetry inspired by both Aesop's Fables and Tales from the Arabian Nights which have been performed around the UK. Leon has published several articles in trade magazines on the subject of effective communication, and been interviewed on BBC Breakfast television as an expert in the subject. In 2012, He co-hosted 'The Talking Shop', a series of radio shows with storyteller Giles Abbott, about different aspects of storytelling. Leon works within the classical field of an integrated liberal arts curriculum, bringing performance and traditional storytelling techniques into his mix of expertise. He is a City and Guilds Adult and Further Education Qualified Trainer and a member of Equity.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Do you want to set up your own creative business but do not know where to start? Are you a fashion designer, photographer, film agent who would like to work as a freelancer? Do you want to know if you need to set up a limited company? Do you want to know more about the different legal form ie sole trader or limited companies? This one hour session is aimed for people who are close to start their own business but need advice how to make the first step. The session focuses on the basic elements you have to deal with when you start your own business such as: - what do I need to start a business in the UK; - where can I get advice/support?; - what is the difference between Limited company, partnership and sole trader and which one shall I chose?; - how can I raise money for my business?. The session includes a presentation and a Q&A part where you can ask specific questions. The style is informal but informative. We can not warrant that you will get answer to all of your questions, but the session will give you a general overview of setting up your business and the first necessary steps. Examples might focus on the creative industry, however the start up issues are similar for all businesses so attendees from other industries are also welcome.

Bring one of the following:
attention
fashion designer ideas for catwalks and showroom
people with Pop up experience to talk at our Pop up weekend
photographer for our summer festival
questions (at or before the session)

About the teacher, Hajni Semsei

About the teacher, Hajni Semsei Hajni Semsei is a Hungarian qualified lawyer living and working in the UK. She works as a Senior Inhouse Lawyer at Manpower for the last 6 years. She has also set up her own creative business, Arbeit, an interdisciplinary place in Hackney Wick. Arbeit is an agency, studio provider, gallery for designer and artists. Hajni is also a cofounder of ARtCH, a non-profit cultural organisation. Hajni`s aim is to explain legal topics in a simple and pragmatic way. Her ambition is to show that legal issues can be interesting and to understand them on a basic level helps a business to become successful.

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Run by Founder of the Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett you will learn what Craftivism is, examples throughout history and the benefits for the maker and viewer/receiver. Then you'll get stitching!:) You will learn the classic skill of embroidery and how to use your piece of craftivism to influence change-makers & engage the public in social change through the power of needlework. Sarah will also through other projects you can use to do creative campaigning & there will be time for discussion, questions and a short period of silent stitching to music which will help you reflect on how you can be part of the change you wish to see in the world. Tempted?!:)

Bring one of the following:
a sketch/doodle linked to craftivism
a soya latte
a surprise
a thoughtful question or comment
a tweet @craftivists mention during or post event

About the teacher, Sarah Corbett

I live in London but I'm in NYC 10th May-10th June for work and holiday. I grew up in the fourth most deprived area in the UK and my background is in engaging people in global injustices working for large INGOs, the UK Department for International Development and most recently for Oxfam GB as a campaigner. I started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2009 as a hobby and reaction to traditional forms of activism. Due to demand I set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2010 which now has thousands of members. This hobby has turned me (randomly!) into one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement (The Times featured me as the leader of one of their 5 'New Tribes' of 2012). I have worked with Tate, Hayward, cult jewellers Tatty Devine, TOMS Shoes, British Library, Secret Cinema & Save the Children amongst others. As well as collaborating with charities and art institutions, I also make & sell products, delivers workshops & talks & exhibits my own craftivism work around the world. 

Hub Westminster | Dialogue Café
Hub Westminster 1st floor, New Zealand House
London GB

Are you... Relatively healthy but still at the mercy of sugar? Experiencing cravings that you constantly fight to keep your figure? Exercising A LOT so you can justify your sweet tooth and keep trim? Do you often experience... Hunger that comes on strong all of a sudden? Energy crashes? The desperate need for sweet? (& doing the odd strange thing for it) Basically that is how I used to feel and the problem is sugar, whether it's in your tea, your 'healthy' pack of dried fruit, your yoghurt or your tomato pasta sauce. It's bad for your health, causes mood swings, restless sleep, weight gain and wrinkles! This trade school is to give you an insight into what I've learnt overcoming a sugar addiction and give you some of the best quick tips and strategies to help you start getting in control. I will cover roughly the following: 1) the worst sugar culprits and what to stop and start eating 2) how to start gradually weaning yourself off 3) how much sugar you should be aiming for in your diet 4) why fat isn't as bad as we've been lead to think 5) Any Q&A!

Bring one of the following:
A bottle of dry white or red wine
A box of herbal tea
A personal training session
An hour of digital marketing advice

About the teacher, Laura

Laura Thomas is passionate about getting in control of sugar consumption and helping others with a life changing diet change. Working and living in London she was always feeling the need for sweet, until it got too much and she decided to experiment with cutting sugar out. She now blogs at Happy Sugar Habits learning everything there is to know about sugar, the body and how to free yourself within the limits of your lifestyle.

Introduction to Fairground Art

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

In February I went off to Carter's Steam Fair in Maidenhead for a week, to learn Traditional Fairground Art, with Joby Carter. It was an incredible week, and I'd love to share what I learned. I'll be introducing you to: pouncing, blocking, gradients, flamboyant glazing, and lining. It took 5 full days to pick up what I know so far, and an apprenticeship is 5 years, so I can't promise we'll get that far in a couple of hours, but I hope to wet your appetites. I'll buy a few spare brushes so you can have a go [any excuse to go to an art shop], and I'll bring along the piece that I made on the course to talk you through it. Here's a video from Carter's to get you inspired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YazC-XfMIXg PS. It's not a lettering / typography class, but more about the decorative techniques - do a Google Image search for Fred Fowle + you'll see what I mean. NB: Wear something you don't mind getting gloss paint or white spirit on.

Bring one of the following:
Anglepoise-type desk light
Old picture frame or mirror
Seedlings for garden veg
Tea lights [unscented]
Tin enamel mug / bowl
Unsalted nuts

About the teacher, Bethany Wells

I work at the Hub with 00 3 days per week, but in my other life, I am a performance + interaction designer, travelling across the country to collaborate with theatre-makers, performers + directors. I specialise in installations, site specific work, and performance in public contexts.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

One of my party tricks (perhaps my only one) is teaching people to write their names in Hebrew. The alphabet is pretty fun and simple to learn, and might come in handy if you ever want to read the bible in its original form, impress your Israeli friends or, like me, just be able to say that you can read Hebrew. Might prove to be a good pick up line. Please please please- no political stuff. This is simply an opportunity to learn something new.

Bring one of the following:
Animal suit
Chocolate Freddo
MP3 files of various language learning courses
Seeds for planting- anything edible
Yarn

About the teacher, Orna Salinger

I am a theatre practitioner and teacher. I organize free give and take events in venues around London, busk dressed as a gorilla and own a rabbit called Eric.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

This will be a quick practical class including: 1) brief overview of camera and lenses 2) how to use your manual setting to create the image you want 3) use of natural and artificial lighting - including how to use studio flash lamps 4) techniques on how to work with your subject 5) taking portraits of each other using the techniques described. I will provide the use of my Canon DSLR but if you have your own, please do bring them along so multiple people can experiment simultaneously with each other.

Bring one of the following:
35mm film
A celebrity connection who would like to be photographed
Access to interesting locations to shoot
Strange and interesting hats

About the teacher, Lynton Pepper

Architect and designer at 00 and photographer at We Own Cameras. Knee hurts a bit but everything else works

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Introductory session with: * an overview of how the web / web sites work * a practical exercise to create and deploy a website

Bring one of the following:
Anything for a baby to wear / play with on a beach / when swimming.
Baby bath toys!
Baby shoes! (size 2 and 3)
Paddington Bear stories! (book 3 onwards)
Size 4 Naty Nappies (http://www.naty.com/baby-care/eco-nappies/size-4/)

About the teacher, James Arthur

Geek generalist. Developer at OpenDesk.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Confused what all the hype is about twitter? If you're a working professional, student or academic chances are you need to have a Twitter presence. KEEP CALM and don't panic. I can teach you to wrap your head around Twitter, hashtags, trends and the lot Start by setting up an account before class and tweet me! @lauragrb

Bring one of the following:
anything cat related
Book ends
cheese grinder
door stop
just moved into a new flat...can you tell?
mason jars
pasta colander

About the teacher, Laura Garcia

I am a freelance journalist, rogue photographer, university teacher, cat lover, book enthusiast, passionate geek, incorrigible nerd.....you get the idea.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Chuck Wendig believes that writer’s block "shares the same intellectual space as the bogeyman in your closet, as the serial killer under the bed.” I don’t believe in writer’s block, either. And yet....... I was almost constantly blocked from the moment I decided I wanted to be a writer. It took me a very long time to realise that writer’s block is just a fancy name for fear. And that’s what this session is about: overcoming fear and taming the demons that terrorise you and stop you writing. We'll sit around a virtual campfire and tell scary stories about our fears and find ways to let go and start to get words down. Because that's what writers do: they write.

Bring one of the following:
A notebook of any size
Bar of chocolate (big enough for sharing)
Battered Penguin paperback
Pack of Bic biros (black)
Pack of index cards

About the teacher, Graham Stewart

I work as a freelance writer, writing everything from marketing copy to short stories to ghost-written articles. I've written for companies like Vodafone, Hitachi, Microsoft, and Reuters, as well as being a scriptwriter on the TV series The Bill. Three collections of my short stories are available for the Kindle.

Lighting spaces

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

Lighting is one of the key elements that shapes our perception of spaces but how aware are we of it? Lighting affects our mood, productivity, sleep cycle, energy bills and is one of the most varied and wonderful things in the world (for us lighting designers of course at least=) This class's aim to look at the ways artificial lighting can create and change spaces, affect people and hopefully will provide a few insights and practical tips.

Bring one of the following:
A REALLY good hug
an old map
felt fabric
Pukka tea
whisky glass

About the teacher, Inessa Demidova

Inessa is a lighting designer based in London with a background in fine art, photography and spatial design. She works for a lighting design consultancy helping with lighting schemes for various architectural projects in the UK and abroad.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

What you get in your tetleys teabag is miles away from really good tea. We talk about sourcing and provenance of coffee, but what about tea? Laura will share with you some of her favourite teas, tell you about the amazing properties of tea and make suggestions on where to buy and how to brew a perfect cuppa wherever you are. If you are going sugar free I will also include some great chilled drinks.

Bring one of the following:
70% dark chocolate
A sugar free dessert receipe
Knowledge of prototyping a product
Tea strainer
Very small whisk

About the teacher, Laura Willoughby

Laura hated tea until 2 years ago. Then she discovered fine teas - their complex flavours, innate magical properties and how they can be paired with food. She is still a newbie in this world but loves sharing the knowledge. Tea is also a useful drink for reducing sugar in your diet and a great alternative in the pub to alcohol and sugary soft drinks and Laura has fun getting pubs to supply her with hot water!

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Come and "Jam" with the Trade School Westminster team, teachers and students from our Spring / Summer season 2014! We will have short bursts of 15 min classes, such as poetry & five things to do with Jam! We will literally be having a "mini jam" with music and munchies. Stay tuned for more updates over the coming weeks!

Bring one of the following:
Jam
Mini jam pots
Music suggestions
Offer a 15 min class on the night / Offer to teach a class for our Autumn season!
Snacks and drink to share!

About the teacher, Nkechi

We are the Trade School Westminster team, Nkechi, Laura, Sarah and Olivia. We are passionate about building community programmes and events, connecting the dots and love forming collaborations that take us to new and exciting places!

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Ever wanted to build a website but found the technological step too much? Well worry no more, I will explain all the steps you need to get a simple website up and running using Wordpress and Drupel. I will cover domain names, hosting, and free open source content management systems, Wordpress & Drupal, that I have been using to build websites for the past 7 years.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Coaching
Design, marketing or sales help
Food - anything will be good, I like spontaneous surprises
Photography skills

About the teacher, Chandeep Khosa

Drupal Web Developer | Director / Developer at Imagine Creativity (Web Development, Digital Marketing & Training) | Charity & social enterprise enthusiast. I love theatre, comedy, improvisation along with learning languages, travel and exotic cuisine :)

Hands on Video Editing with FCPX

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

I'll (do my best to) teach you the basics to build and refine your video/events in the newest 'user friendly' Final Cut Pro X. In this approach, I'll try my best to make you feel excited and passionate about the many aspects of the editing process in Final Cut - from importing/organization, editing and refining, with a bit of audio and effects tips and finally exporting.

Bring one of the following:
any book which you've already read and think of worth sharing
any DVD film -will make me happy for a day-
Any surprise, really!
bottle of nice white wine (not that picky)
snacks to share between us all

About the teacher, Chris Santana

I run a startup Video Production company (www.onehundredeighty.co.uk) based here at TheHub Westminster. On a daily bases I'm either out looking for suitable projects, editing at the Library space or hosting at TheHub from time to time. Cineworld is surely another spot to find me!

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

In spite of the incredible variety of vegetarian cuisine, the vegetarian options you'll find on menus are often bland afterthoughts. This class will introduce you to some exciting veggie dishes from around the world, with an emphasis on easy to prepare balanced meals. We'll make (and eat!) some dishes together and you'll leave with some easy recipes to try at home.

Bring one of the following:
An interesting book
Dark chocolate
Fresh produce
Some of your favourite vegetarian recipes to share
Vegetarian protein source (e.g. Quorn, tofu, TVP, quinoa, seeds)

About the teacher, Genevieve Laurier

Genevieve is the Operations Officer for the Social Innovation Partnership- a dynamic social advisory business based in the Hub Westminster. She gets excited about travelling, gender studies, reading, and exciting vegetarian food- she cooks every day as a means of fulfilling her love of eating.

Coding a Website in Javascript

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

A practical session introducing web development in HTML and JavaScript. Bring your computer and make sure you have a text editor (e.g.: http://www.sublimetext.com or https://atom.io) installed.

Bring one of the following:
A woolly hat for a one year old.
Breadsticks with sesame seeds.
Dried apricots.
Paddington books.
Toys for a one year old.

About the teacher, James Arthur

Geek generalist. Developer at OpenDesk.

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 GB

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!

Learn Origami!

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

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.

Career goal setting

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

Career planning is often a dreadful experience with all the need to step back and look at yourself from a sensible perspective. What are you doing? Where are you going? And the most dreaded of all – are you really going that way? Here’s your chance to finally sit down and get your career in order, and do it in a fun way too! This career goal setting workshop makes you think about your skills, interests and aspirations, and uses fun, interactive, yet thought-provoking exercises to help you map out the path from your dreams to your goals. And if doing this for your own benefit doesn’t seem worthwhile to you, just think about how much better people around you, your network and potential employers included, will be able to help you if you can clearly communicate how. Participants will leave the class with a useful self-assessment of their current career situation, confidence about where they’re going and a clear direction on how to get there.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Guilt-free snacks to share
Introduction to a student organisation you know
Mention about the workshop in your social media channel of choice
Recommendations of events, books or experiences

About the teacher, Egle Vinauskaite

I’m a career planning enthusiast and I can’t help myself when I see a bad CV, lack of self-esteem or just plain fear as the only thing standing between a person and their dream job. I’m also a youth employability mentor at a London charity, frequent coach to my peers, and the founder of Skillbright, a platform that connects young people to part-time, flexible opportunities to show off their transferable skills.

The power of storytelling

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

This storytelling workshop is about being: "Present. Listening. Unique. Meaningful." - PLUM Discover creative tools and techniques that can help tell your personal or business story in a unique way. Learn how to craft your story to engage and connect with people in a meaningful way. In this workshop, you’ll learn the importance of being in the present moment, being a better listener and how this can improve your storytelling abilities. By the end of the workshop you will be have a range of creative tools and techniques to help you tell your story the PLUM way. What you will take away: How being present and purposeful will improve your storytelling How to listen to your audience and make your story relevant and memorable. Pre-requites: Be curious to learn and share a story or two.

Bring one of the following:
An unwanted object that could be used at a future storytelling workshop...unwanted hat
maps
pens
stamps
textured writing paper

About the teacher, Mayee Lim

Mayee Lim loves to wear many hats and has worked in media, advertising and training for the last ten years. Using her creative expertise she works with individuals and businesses to shape ideas through action. She is the founder of: www.epixodyssey.com

Dressing as expression

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

I would like to offer a workshop in individual expression through dressing. Dressing for most people is for comfort, looking good or projection of a certain image. I want to introduce a new dimension, where people choose what to wear purely from their feelings i.e. they 'feel' rather than think their outfits. It’s fun and therapeutic at the same time. The workshop will last for about 1 hour 15 minutes. If you are interested in this workshop, please come with some unwanted clothes to be used during the workshop and for the optional clothes swap at the end. We also welcome contribution of craft materials

Bring one of the following:
250g of almonds or pistachios
A conversation about cultural events in London
A conversation about personal development
A quick health check for my laptop
An empty bottle
SEO for my website
Tips on free workshops & events in London

About the teacher, Chi Phan

I am a transformational coach with experience in investment banking and business consulting. I support young people in realising new possibilities that fulfil & enrich life. My coaching & workshop facilitation is dynamic, playful and deeply engaging as I am a naturally energetic and expressive person.

Zero to Blog in 1 Hour

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

Want to start blogging but not sure how? Learn everything you need to know from Hana's popular spinoff workshop, Zero to Blog in 1 Day – from how to write a blog post in just a few minutes, which platform to use and the ultimate secreat to writing blog posts that people love to read.

Bring one of the following:
Book: Social Marketing Superstars: Social Media Mystery to Mastery in 30 Days
Book: The Abominators by J.L. Smith
Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Book: The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization & Your Life by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate 85% Cocoa
Moleskine Pocket Ruled Notebook in Red (9x14cm)
Poster: "In Bed: The Kiss" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: bit.ly/kiss-poster
Poster: "John Lennon & Yoko Ono": bit.ly/john-poster
Whittard of Chelsea 70% Cocoa Hot Chocolate
Whittard of Chelsea Smooth Vanilla Coffee Syrup

About the teacher, Hana Jay

Hana is a writer and blogger and the founder of Zero to Blog. She has been blogging for 8 year and is a former editor of various online magazines, a few of which she founded and sold. Her workshops about blogging coaching programs are designed to teach you how to create a successful blog whatever your topic or niche, and discover what's possible for you when you do what you love.

How to be a champion campaigner

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

Fundraising for any business, charity or organisation is tough. Equally difficult for many startups is gaining customers or for social enterprises to raise enough awareness for their cause. In this session of Trade School, we'll be learning: That campaigning is not just the preserve of politicians or single-issue advocates but a crucial part of your organisation. How the best in business are campaigners as well as innovators How to build a strategy from a single objective How to integrate your different channels, with a focus on public relations (by popular request) How to evaluate success. Andrew will also teach you some practical techniques, using real case studies as examples, and you'll go away with a ready-to-use template to create your own campaign plan.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
Coffee
Cool retro stuff
Craft beer
SEO/Adwords advice

About the teacher, Andrew Hadfield

Well suited to PR as I like to talk about my clients - a lot. Loves beer so working for UBREW is a pretty cool gig. We help set up companies as well as doing the PR for them - including Fretlocks.com Working across the public sector for around 8 years before setting up my own company.

Zero to Blog in 1 Hour

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Want to start blogging but not sure how? Learn everything you need to know from the spinoff of Hana's popular workshop, Zero to Blog in 1 Day – from how to write a blog post in just a few minutes, which platform to use and the ultimate secret to writing blog posts that people love to read.

Bring one of the following:
A pair of warm woolen socks – black, pink or dark grey
Honey
Moleskine diary – red/pink/purple small/medium with lines
Whittard's of Chelsea loose tea – green, black
Your favourite children's book (excl. Roald Dahl)

About the teacher, Hana Jay

Hana is a writer and blogger and the founder of Zero to Blog. She has been blogging for 8 year and is a former editor of various online magazines, a few of which she founded and sold. Her workshops about blogging coaching programs are designed to teach you how to create a successful blog whatever your topic or niche, and discover what's possible for you when you do what you love.

Impact Hub Westminster
1st Floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket
London SW1Y 4TE GB

Do you have a cause you believe in? Would you like to harness the power of the internet to promote your cause, and create a thriving community of people who believe in what you do? You already know that there is huge potential in the internet, but you probably don't know how best to use it to achieve your goals. In this workshop, you will learn practical strategies to build an online platform and community fuelled by powerful content that showcases what you believe in. This is not about shortcuts or marketing gimmicks, but about proven "content creating" methods of building a long-term, sustainable online community to promote your cause, generate revenue, and attract attention from all the right places. The speaker is Olly Richards, who has created a six-figure online business which reaches 100,000s of people each month ... all in less than two years. He'll reveal the key elements to his success, and how you can use them in your project to reach more people and create a greater impact in the world.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Design help
Good vibes
Referalls
Something to drink

About the teacher, Olly Richards

I'm Olly, 34, from the UK. I speak eight languages, and I run an online business teaching people how they can learn a new language quickly.