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I have a confession to make… I’m a cider snob. I like it dry or medium-dry, and cloudy – with the heady scent of fermented apples still brimming in the glass. The kind of cider that’s been greasing the wheels of agriculture and industry in Somerset for centuries. Not for me, the sugary, sweet, supermarket […]

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Over the last few weeks my family and I have been making full use of the now, free Severn Bridge and exploring Wales!

The other weekend we visited Caerleon Amphitheatre, a real Roman Amphitheatre in Newport which was built around AD 90.

It is free to visit and kids can roam freely and climb bits of it. It’s perfectly circular and in amazing condition and such a great place to explore.

The amphitheatre is open from Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. You can find it at Broadway, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1AY.

Caerleon Amphitheatre is a perfect way for kids to learn a bit of history while having lots of fun!

To find out more about Caerleon Amphitheatre by visiting https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caerleonamphitheatre/?lang=en

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Free Vegan Cappuccino

 

This Friday, January 25th, Europe’s largest vegan campaigning charity – Viva! – are giving away free vegan cappuccinos in Cabot Circus.

To encourage the people of Bristol to choose plant-based milk alternatives, the charity‘s Viva!ccino bike will showcase four types of plant-based milk – oat milk which has been donated by Swedish plant-based company Oatly, alongside coconut, almond and soya milk. Vegan campaigners will be on hand to distribute leaflets and answer questions about dairy-free diets.

In recent years, the UK has seen a steady decline in the demand for animal-based products whilst sales of plant-based products continue to grow. However, many people are still unaware how readily available vegan coffee and plant-based milks are on the high street.

Laura Hellwig, Viva! Campaigner, explains the reasoning behind the Viva!ccino tour:

“We want to show the public how easy and delicious it is to make the switch to dairy-free products. There has been an explosion of new vegan products on the high street and Bristol is no exception!

By touring some of the largest cities with our Viva!ccino bike, we hope to reach people who may have never considered dairy alternatives. We also hope to educate people about the realities of the dairy industry. Female cows are artificially inseminated at a young age and will carry their babies for nine months, just like humans. The calf is taken away from the mother shortly after birth, in order for humans to consume the milk. This is standard practice across the dairy industry and happens on small organic farms to large zero-grazing mega-dairies.

The best way to help animals, the environment and improve your health is to go vegan. If you are at all curious to try plant-based milk, come along and discover your new favourite vegan drink!”

Head to Cabot Circus between 11am and 2pm for your free cappuccino – and read more about the campaign here.

 

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We’ve rounded up some of the best bars in Shoreditch to help you plan your next big night out.

The bar scene in Shoreditch, east London, has become the stuff of legend over the past ten years. Some of the venues below are regularly named among the world’s best cocktail bars, while others offer the outrageous decor and hedonistic vibes that unforgettable nights out are made of. Start your evening at one of these excellent Shoreditch restaurants and end up at one of these snazzy Shoreditch bars.

1. Tonight Josephine

Josephine

Resplendent in neon, glitter, mirror and chrome, Tonight Josephine’s throwback ’80s vibes make it the perfect Shoreditch bar for a girls’ night out. Better yet, you can grab 3 cocktails for £16 or 6 cocktails for £26 here.  39A Hoxton Square, N1 6NN.

2. Nightjar

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📸 by @diffordsguide

Drawing influences from all over the world, Nightjar has a seemingly endless menu of cocktails. The bar aims for stylish sophistication and hits it pretty much bang on the mark. Swinging jazz nights also help to draw in the cool cats. 129 City Road, EC1V 1JB. Find out more.

3. Cocktail Trading Co.

Yes, this is a COCKTAIL. It's made with Jack Daniels, matcha plum wine, cardamom-ginger brew and yuzu juice, and topped with crunchy noodles. (📸 by @rosiexrozx)
Yes, this is a COCKTAIL. It’s made with Jack Daniels, matcha plum wine, cardamom-ginger brew and yuzu juice, and topped with crunchy noodles. (📸 by @rosiexrozx)

Known for some of London’s craziest cocktails, Cocktail Trading Co. is a bubble of Instagrammability. We’re talking drinks served in conch shells, hot air balloons and wellington boots – and that’s only the beginning. There’s also live music on Wednesday evenings, between 8-10pm. 68 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GQ. Find out more.

4. Happiness Forgets

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📸 by @dripino

“Great cocktails, no wallies” is the mantra of Happiness Forgets, and they do both pretty expertly. Though it may look like an unassuming little place, the quality cocktails at this Shoreditch bar routinely earns it a place on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, and it cracked the top ten in 2016.

5. Nikki’s

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Inspired by “the nightmare girlfriend your mum warned you about”, Nikki’s is a place where hedonism reigns. Haters and hangups should both be left at the door for this one, because you never know where the night will take you. Drawing kitschy influences from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, amongst others, Nikki’s promises outlandishly trashy decor splashed with colour. They’re also sticking a bed in the middle of the bar – purely for the purposes of lounging around and giving zero fucks, mind you. 39A Hoxton Square, N1 6NN. Find out more.

6. Callooh Callay

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At least you know what the toilets look like… (📸 by @_lizard_skin)

O frabjous day! Named after a line from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’, Callooh Callay has drinks that will make you chortle with joy. The intriguingly titled Gorilla Panic catches the eye, whilst the Saint Hellier looks strong enough to take down a frumious Bandersnatch. 5 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY. Find out more.

7. The Gibson

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📸 by @wynii_

One of the best bars in the world. A step through The Gibson’s Art Deco-style swing doors is a step into a time machine. Both its interiors and its cocktail menu will take you on a journey through the ages: from the Edwardian era, passing through the glamorous twenties and thirties, and flinging you forward into the future.

The bar only seats up to forty people, and there’s often live jazz playing from a corner. But it’s the drinks that people come for. Made by some of the best bartenders in the world, the cocktails are, well, some of the best in the world. The classic Gibson cocktail – the bar’s namesake – is their speciality, of course. 44 Old Street, EC1V 9AQ. Read more.

8. BallieBallerson

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Feeling ballsy? This ludicrously–named bar invites you to dive into a pool of 1,000,000 balls while drinking sweet shop-inspired cocktails, including the Dibbie Dabberson and the Skittle Sour. (OK, you aren’t actually allowed to takes drinks in the ball pool.) 97-113 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS. Read more.

9. Lounge Bohemia

Colour-changing cocktail. (📸 by @food_chewed)
Colour-changing cocktail. (📸 by @food_chewed)

Lounge Bohemia doesn’t sound particularly inviting if we describe it as “a bar beneath a greasy kebab shop that’s inspired by communist Prague.” Which is exactly what it is. But it’s the drinks that you stay for. They go all in for molecular mixology, with drinks bubbling, smoking, and even arriving in non-liquid forms. For instance, the wonderful Bearllinis (fizzy bellini flavoured gummy bears). Other cocktails come served in lightbulbs, toothpaste tubes, or a bubbling volcano. 1e Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ. Find out more.

10. Boundary Rooftop

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📸 by @julian.ambrose

Open all year round and fully protected from the weather, the popular rooftop of Boundary Rooftop is an elevated hot spot the streets of east London. As well as having ideal coverage and heating in the winter, they also adapt the food menu to warm the cockles of your chilly heart. We’re talking hot, gooey fondue and raclette. 2-4 Boundary Street, E2 7DD.

11. Proceed Clockwise

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Proceed Clockwise is a café during the day, and there’s a bar serving wine and beers until late. But that’s not the reason people visit. Boasting over 600 different games – including the classics (Monopoly, Cluedo, Risk, Jenga, Guess Who?) and some modern favourites (Exploding Kittens, Cards Against Humanity) – Proceed Clockwise is the perfect spot for a nerdy and nostalgic get together with your mates. 150 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6DG. Find out more.

12. The Book Club

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Contrary to what the name might suggest, The Book Club is, in fact, a lively place for a dance. Join them for ‘The Get Down’ every Friday night, where resident DJ Jimmy Plates will be mixing all sorts of R&B, hip hop, disco, funk, and soul classics. Find it at 100-106 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH. Find out more.

13. Queen of Hoxton

 

Shoreditch Bar Queen of Hoxton
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Queen of Hoxton is another great place for dancing into the early hours, but it’s mainly known for its rooftop. This changes seasonally but, at the moment, it’s decked out to look like a seductive Parisian speakeasy. Expect lots of absinthe, hot buttered rum, spiked hot chocolates, and gooey raclette. 1-5 Curtain Road, EC2A 3JX. Find out more.

14. Mikkeller

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📸 by @captain_coombs

This bar, believe it or not, is part-owned by pop musician Rick Astley. The partnership began when Mikkeller founder Mikkel (a big Astley fan) was introduced to Astley (a big beer fan) by the singer’s Danish wife. It’s Mikkeller’s first UK bar, although they have many others in Copenhagen, New York and San Diego. The interiors are deliciously Danish, with lots of wood and bold colours to complement the array of beer taps. 2-4 Hackney Road, E2 7NS. Find out more.

15. Looking Glass Cocktail Club

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📸 by @infatuation_london

Another bar that loves a bit of Absinthe, Looking Glass Cocktail Club is Alice in Wonderland-themed and bills itself as a “haven of debauchery”. To enter, you’ll have to step through a looking glass (i.e. a big mirror) and you’re likely to be there until the early hours, cocktail in tow. 49 Hackney Road, E2 7NX. Get two cocktails for £12 over at Fever.

16. Nuala Bar

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Offering a whirlwind of music, craic and typical Irish merriment, NUALA Bar takes the ‘Irish pub’ thing to a whole new level. Expect extra strong whiskey cocktails, plenty of Irish music, and the best Guinness in the city. 70-74 City Road, EC1Y 2BJ.

17. Black Rock

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📸 by @certifiednosh

This bar has a very unique selling point, and it comes in the form of a massive 185-year-old oak tree filled with rivers of whisky. We’re not kidding. They’ve taken a trunk, laid it on its side and chopped it in half, chiselled two channels down its length and filled them both with 17 litres of whisky cocktails. The tree is then covered with glass and used as a table.  The drinks age as they sit in the trunk, and are delivered straight to your glass through taps at the end. 9 Christopher Street, EC2A 2BS. Find out more.

18. Bull in a China Shop

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📸 by @philip_salter

Bull in a China Shop has over 100 Japanese and Scotch whiskies behind the bar, claiming to have something for everyone – even the most insistent whisky sceptics. They also have a magnificent list of signature cocktails, such as the chamomile and charcoal Old-Fashioned. Find it at 196 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6LG. (Bull in a China Shop also features on our list of the best Shoreditch restaurants for its popcorn chicken paired with Japanese whisky.)

19. TT Liquor

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Nobody wants to end up in jail, but what if we told you you could come and go as you please and drink as much booze as you like? TT Liquor on Kingsland Road is an old Victorian police station, converted into a three-storey haven dedicated entirely to high-quality liquor and damn good cocktails. If you were just walking past, you’d probably mistake it for a humble old liquor store (and we wouldn’t blame you) but, lo and behold, if you had just popped in and made your way downstairs… TT Liquor is more than just a store or a bar, it’s a bit of history and a whole lot of fun. 17B Kingsland Road, E2 8AA. Find out more.

20. Old Street Records

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📸 by @gardnergareth

Time spent at Old Street Records will be some of your happiest hours, mostly because they have a wicked 2-4-1 offer on their cocktails between 5-8pm every day. It’s also a great place for pizza and partying into the early hours. Find it at 350-354 Old Street, EC1V 9NQ.

21. FOUND

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📸 by @mkhong

You’ll find Found hidden beneath Ravey Street. It’s a cosy bar spread across four rooms with a menu featuring six different cocktails for each of the major spirits (as well as a ‘lucky number seven’ for showing off any recent experiments). They pride themselves on great drinks and great service, and we’re pretty confident that that’s exactly what you’ll find. Find it downstairs at 5 Ravey Steet, EC2A 4QW.

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All week

See archive photos of ‘hilltop community’ Dawson’s Heights.

DISEASE X: You’ve only got a few more days to see this contagious display at Museum of London. Disease X looks at what London’s next big epidemic outbreak could be, 100 years after the outbreak of the deadliest wave of ‘Spanish Flu’, which killed at least fifty million people. The exhibition looks at past epidemics in London and what we can learn from them to protect ourselves for the future. Museum of London, free, just turn up, until 1 February

DAWSON’S HEIGHTS: Last chance to see this exhibition of archive photography of Dawson’s Heights, a housing estate in south London designed by architect Kate Macintosh as something of an experiment. RIBA (Portland Place), free, just turn up, until 2 February

CLOSE-DRAWN PORTRAITS: Close encounters between artists and their subject are on display at this exhibition, which features work by the likes of Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Hockney and Landy. Self portraits also feature and all the works on display show incredible skill in their particular medium, be it pencil, charcoal or oil. Drawing Room (Elephant & Castle), free, just turn up, until 3 February

TOMORROW’S TIGERS: 10 artists including Anish Kapoor have each designed a tiger-themed rug in order to raise money for and awareness of WWF’s conservation work with wild tigers. See the works on display before they’re sold off — only 10 of each design will be made so they’ll be limited edition. Sotheby’s, free, just turn up, 29 January-4 February

Monday 28 January

Polari returns to Southbank Centre

HIT SO HARD: There’s a chance to watch Hit So Hard — a documentary about Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole — for free. The film follows her from her childhood when she knew she was different from other children, to seeing herself on the front cover of Rolling Stone, including the personal difficulties she faced along the way. London College of Communication (Elephant & Castle), free, book ahead, 6pm-8.30pm

THE CLASS CEILING: Find out why it pays to be privileged at this LSE lecture and book launch, which looks at how class background still affects those trying to break into elite professions, and what barriers there are to upward social mobility. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 6.30pm-8pm

JOKÉMON GO: At this comedy night, acts including Jamali Maddix, Lucy Frederick and Faye Treacy have the opportunity to resurface material they were forced to retire due to the zeitgeist changing/news events fading into memory/fewer people getting the references. Betsey Trotwood (Farringdon), free (donations welcome), book ahead, 7.30pm-10pm

POLARI: Author Julie Cohen is the special guest at regular LGBTQ+ literary salon, Polari. Cohen discusses her latest novel, Louis and Louise, which follows the life of a person in two realities: one in which they’re born male, and one in which they’re born female. Southbank Centre, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm

Tuesday 29 January

500 years of evolution with Gresham College

GRESHAM LECTURE: The latest in Gresham College’s special series of lectures marking 500 years since Thomas Gresham’s birth looks at evolution over those 500 years. Specifically, Professor Steve Jones discusses how factors such as gold-mining and global warming have cause humans to evolve. Museum of London, free, just turn up, 6pm

POLITICS OF MEMORIALS: Memorials are a tricky one. Who deserves a public memorial, and who doesn’t? When (if ever) should a memorial be removed? A panel of experts discusses several issues around the topic of memorials in this debate. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 6.30pm- 8pm

COLLYWOBBLERS COMEDY: Comedians Vikki Stone, Grant Busé, Kelsey De Almeida, Daniel Audritt, and Lorna Shaw perform at tonight’s Collywobblers Comedy, aided by MC Sion James. Between them they’ve performed on the likes of BBC Radio 4, E4, BBC One and ITV, so we’re expecting great things. The Craft Beer Co. Brixton, £5, book ahead, 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 January

LUNAR EXPLORATION: 50 years since Neil Armstrong and co. made it to the moon, hear Gresham Professor of Astronomy Joseph Silk talk about how space exploration has developed since, and future plans to visit the moon. It has potential for mining and tourism, but how will we avoid making the mistakes we’ve made here on Earth? Museum of London, free, just turn up, 1pm

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Tweed… not as uninspiring as it sounds, as author Fiona Anderson proves. She talks about her book, Tweed, her research for which uncovered the origins of the powerful associations between tweeds, fashion and nature. V&A (South Kensington), free, just turn up, 1pm-1.45pm

MUSEUM LATES: It’s the final Wednesday of the month which means the Science Museum is open late. China is the theme this month, so celebrate Chinese New Year with talks about the Chinese Space Programme, Chinese traditions and more, as well as the usual silent disco. Note, you now have to book a (free) ticket to gain entry. Science Museum (South Kensington), free (charge for some activities), book ahead, 6.45pm-10pm

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL: Mark Holocaust Memorial Day with an evening of poetry, music and talks. Torn From Home has traditional and contemporary Jewish music from Cantor Tamara and indigenous Latin American music from Phaxsi Coca, plus Ben Gidley of Birkbeck College talks about current experiences of anti-Semitism. Union Chapel (Islington), free, just turn up, 7pm

Thursday 31 January

END OF THE WORLD: There’s a theory that we’re at the end of the world as we know it, due to current ecological, political and technological uncertainty. Tonight, attend the second in a trilogy of events, looking particularly at the internet, including the ramifications it has on freedom and privacy. Somerset House Studios, pay what you can, book ahead, 6.45pm-8.45pm

BOOK LAUNCH: As part of her Keats House residency, author Hannah Lowe wrote her book, The Neighbourhood, about how communities survive under extreme pressure. Tonight’s the launch event, with guest readings from poets Fran Lock and Anthony Anaxagorou and a Q&A with Hannah Lowe herself. Keats House (Hampstead), free, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

COOKERY WORKSHOP: This free cookery workshop aims to cut down food waste by focusing specifically on bread (apparently 24 million slices are wasted every day in the UK). Learn how to whip up a bread and butter pudding with your stale slices, or turn them into croutons, and pick up tips on how to make your bread last longer. Barnfield Primary School (Edgware), free, book ahead, 3.30pm-4.30pm

UNDERGROUND FOLKLORE: You’ve probably heard about the corpse on the tube, but there’s plenty more folklore where that came from. Author Antony Clayton talks about London’s underground folklore — not just the tube, but tunnels, passages, secret hidden streets and subterranean ghosts. Kensington Central Library, free, book ahead, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Friday 1 February

Free skating at House of Vans

THE KING ‘S WAR: The relationship between King George VI and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, during the second world war was made famous in 2010 Colin Firth film, The King’s Speech. Author Mark Logue — grandson of that speech therapist — talks about the years that followed the end of the film. The talk is followed by a book signing. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, book ahead, 11.30am

OUTING THE PAST: Hear stories of groundbreaking gay and trans rights activists of the 1950s who inspired change, at LSE Library. Historian and author Alex Bakker talks about research into unknown LGBT+ history, including Christine Jorgensen, a former GI from New York, who had sex reassignment surgery in Denmark in the 1950s. LSE (Holborn), free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

THE OBJECT HABIT: A UCL volunteer offers an insight into an object of their choosing from the Petrie Museum’s collection, on the theme of love — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Petrie Museum (UCL), free, just turn up, 1.15pm-2pm

SK8 FRY-DAYS: House of Vans — located in tunnels under Waterloo station — is quite the little gem for anyone on a budget. Tonight, there’s a free skate session on the skate bowl (bring your own board/skates), and free fried chicken and beers for anyone popping out some impressive tricks. Limited spectator space available. House of Vans (Waterloo), free, book ahead, 6pm-10pm

COMEDY: Comedians Ciarán Dowd and Stevie Martin join forces for a work-in-progress show, giving you the chance to see their new material at a reduced price, before it’s shown anywhere else. Pleasance Theatre (Islington), £5, book ahead, 8pm

Saturday 2 February

Meet members of the Household Cavalry

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY: Meet members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, who are taking part in a day of talks, workshops and family activities to give an insight into their jobs. See saddlers at work and find out how the horses are cared for, learn about the history of the regiment, and meet the most senior animals in the Army. National Army Museum (Chelsea), free, just turn up, 10am-4.30pm

MARKETS: A ceramics market and art market run side by side today so you can browse all manner of artworks, homewares, custom jewellery and accessories and more, all under one roof. Bussey Building (Peckham), £1 entry, just turn up, 11am-6pm

CRAFTY FOX MARKET: If that wasn’t enough craftiness for you, swing by Elephant & Castle where Crafty Fox Market has curated a selection of exhibitors, including jewellery makers Esoteric London, Malako skincare and typewriter artist Keira Rathbone. Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle), free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

CREATURE CREATIONS: Take the whole family along to the wonderful Grant Museum of Zoology and spend the afternoon creating artworks inspired by the weird and wonderful animals on display. Grant Museum (UCL), free, just turn up, 1pm-4pm

CLOTHES SWISH: Get yourself some new clothes without parting with all your money. Take some old (but clean and good quality) items along to the Swish and Style, and swap them for items other people have brought along. Workshops showing you how to mend items and offering upcycling tips take place at the same time. New Unity (Islington), free, just turn up, 2pm-5pm

CHINESE NEW YEAR: The Year of the Pig doesn’t begin until Tuesday but there are early, family-friendly celebrations at both the Museum of London Docklands and Cutty Sark this weekend, with storytelling, crafts and dancing. Free, just turn up, 2-3 February

Sunday 3 February

Attend a clown church service in east London. Image: Shutterstock

COMEDY RECORDING: Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun is filming her 2018 Edinburgh show, in which she traces her journey from the conservative Midwest of America to becoming an unabashedly liberal London-based comic, in front of an audience — that’s where you come in. 2 Northdown Street (King’s Cross), £5, book ahead, 7.30pm

CLOWN CHURCH SERVICE: In one of the capital’s more unusual annual events, hundreds of clowns (in full costume) pack into an east London church for a service in memory of Joseph Grimaldi, the original modern-day clown. Members of the public are welcome, but seats go fast — we’d advise arriving at least a couple of hours in advance. All Saints Church (Haggerston), free, just turn up, 3pm

CRAFT SWISH: If Marie Kondo’s got you clearing your flat out, get rid of your joyless craft items at the Big London Craft Swish. Take along any of your craft stash that you’re not gong to use and swap it for items donated by other crafters. OK, so your flat probably won’t be any emptier, but at least it’ll be full of things you’re actually likely to use. Cecil Sharp House (Camden), £5, book ahead, drop off from 10am, claim items from 11am

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Free Vegan Cappuccino

 

This Friday, January 25th, Europe’s largest vegan campaigning charity – Viva! – are giving away free vegan cappuccinos in Cabot Circus.

To encourage the people of Bristol to choose plant-based milk alternatives, the charity‘s Viva!ccino bike will showcase four types of plant-based milk – oat milk which has been donated by Swedish plant-based company Oatly, alongside coconut, almond and soya milk. Vegan campaigners will be on hand to distribute leaflets and answer questions about dairy-free diets.

In recent years, the UK has seen a steady decline in the demand for animal-based products whilst sales of plant-based products continue to grow. However, many people are still unaware how readily available vegan coffee and plant-based milks are on the high street.

Laura Hellwig, Viva! Campaigner, explains the reasoning behind the Viva!ccino tour:

“We want to show the public how easy and delicious it is to make the switch to dairy-free products. There has been an explosion of new vegan products on the high street and Bristol is no exception!

By touring some of the largest cities with our Viva!ccino bike, we hope to reach people who may have never considered dairy alternatives. We also hope to educate people about the realities of the dairy industry. Female cows are artificially inseminated at a young age and will carry their babies for nine months, just like humans. The calf is taken away from the mother shortly after birth, in order for humans to consume the milk. This is standard practice across the dairy industry and happens on small organic farms to large zero-grazing mega-dairies.

The best way to help animals, the environment and improve your health is to go vegan. If you are at all curious to try plant-based milk, come along and discover your new favourite vegan drink!”

Head to Cabot Circus between 11am and 2pm for your free cappuccino – and read more about the campaign here.

 

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BRISTOL ARTIST CREATES ‘SHREDDED GRAFFITI ART’

Long standing and highly respected Bristol graffiti artist, Soker, known for his flamboyant and detailed ‘Wild Style’ lettering has created a concept artwork in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Shredded!

For the first time ever, as far as we know, he has created a piece of graffiti art that has been shredded!
Soker who was once in the same graffiti crew as Banksy in the early 1990’s, decided to embark upon this concept because of how close his artwork would be to Banksy’s Mild Mild West, and was influenced by Banksy’s stunt at the London auction house in late 2018, when the Girl with the Heart Shaped balloon was shredded shortly after being sold for more than £1 million. By all accounts this doubled the value of this piece of Banksy art.

Concept, design and paining by @_sokem_ (Instagram)
Produced by Where The Wall

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