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African Art Lavish Lunch Dates and Guilt Free Chocolate Galore

October 8, 2014 in Eat Local & Organic
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African Art Lavish Lunch Dates and Guilt Free Chocolate Galore

 

'Harvey', one of the films being screened at World Mental Health Day, is a delightful black and white comedy-drama starring James Stewart -Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be mentally unwell – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

‘Harvey’, one of the films being screened at World Mental Health Day, is a delightful black and white comedy-drama starring James Stewart -Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be mentally unwell – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Calling all psychology buffs, curious scholars and mere mortals alike – on World Mental Health Day 10th October, the Cinema Museum is hosting a free event; juxtaposing mental health and film, this informative yet entertaining event is perfect for those of us who love to soak up knowledge in a diverting and compelling atmosphere.

A new ‘Museum of the Mind’ will be opening its doors February 2015 in an attempt to de-stigmatise mental health and enhance public knowledge on a subject that needs to be discussed more openly and sensitively – this event offers a stirring sneak-peak of things to come.

 

The day’s agenda:

 

12.30pm Doors open
1.00pm Tours of the Cinema Museum
2.00pm Talk by celebrated laughter therapist, Alice Hortop
3.30pm Complimentary tea, cake and comedy films
5.00pm Talk by museum staff on artist William Kurelek
6.00pm Film screening: “William Kurelek’s The Maze”
7.10pm Complimentary tea and biscuits
7.30pm Screening of Harvey in the small cinema and Chaplin shorts in the main hall

 

With enlightening talks and film screenings on offer (not to mention free tea, cake and biscuits on two occasions) we’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing you down there!

Visit www.cinemamuseum.org.uk for more information and booking.

 

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From 16-19th November, take a trip to iconic Somerset House for what promises to be a breathtaking display of contemporary African art. Taking its name from the 54 countries on the continent, 1:54 returns as a leading platform for artists, galleries, curators, independent art centres and institutions dedicated to promoting African and Africa related art practices and projects.

From beautiful sculptures to cutting-edge metal works, boasting a plethora of colours and textures, this awe-inspiring art display is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

 

Tickets are available via www.ticketweb.com

Adult: 12

Concessions: £5

 

Gorgeous exterior of The Bingham Hotel Richmond

Gorgeous exterior of The Bingham Hotel Richmond

 

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The alluringly chic Bingham Hotel, situated in picturesque surroundings beside the River Thames, offers the perfect trio for a refined Emerald Princess: Wine, Women and Yoga.

This October, Sue James will host ‘Love Lunch’ – a lunch club for individuals to enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch in a beautiful setting and listen to a speaker with an interesting story – glass of fizz in hand, naturally – for just £50.

Equally tempting, is the chance to immerse yourself in culture at the Spanish wine dinner, with tasting plates and matched wines on Fri 14 November for just £95 per person, or enjoy an uplifting, energising candlelit yoga class, 3 course vegan supper and inspiring company at the Bingham’s Yoga Supper Club on Thursday 23rd October, a snip at just £50.

This gorgeous hotel is an EH jewel bolt hole, the perfect escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life; our resident Emerald Princess AJ is a huge fan, so what are you waiting for?

 

Book your place on any of the aforementioned, completely exquisite events here: www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Assortment of luxurious organic chocolate bars by British Chocolate maker extraordinaire 'Seed and Bean'

Assortment of luxurious organic chocolate bars by British Chocolate maker extraordinaire ‘Seed and Bean’

 

Finally, we have a snippet of news that we think you’re going to like; 13th-19th October is national chocolate week – and here at Ethical Hedonist HQ we plan to take this opportunity to eat as much sumptuously delicious organic chocolate as we can get our hands on!

Having just won two ‘Great Taste Awards’ for their mouth watering ‘Extra Dark Sea Salt’ & delectable ‘Milk Hazelnut & Almond’ bars – British organic chocolate brand Seed and Bean seems a pretty good place to start…

Look out for our upcoming Top Ten Organic Chocolate Bars feature for the best chocolate bars around – guaranteed to satisfy the harshest of chocolate critics!

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