Events & Activities
Mindfulness for Everyday Awareness
17.00 - 17.40 Every Wednesday Ongoing
Perhaps you’re struggling to keep focus in your work or you’re in need of a more reflective time in an otherwise hectic day. Do you sometimes feel like you need to improve your relation with what’s going on in these turbulent times: with your thoughts; with colleagues, family, and friends; or, with so much more working in the virtual world? Yusuf (University of Westminster) will share with you his inclusive approach of mindfulness for everyday awareness, which he has developed over many years to meet to the challenges of today in his work with corporate professionals, academics and students.
The session will include some time in silence plus an opportunity to share thoughts on a topic which will be shared before the session. Topics so far have included routine and hope. In between sessions there will also be able to stay in touch with Yusuf.
Stretch and Scribble for International Women’s Day
Monday 8 March 8.00 - 9.00
A session focusing on celebrating female writers paired with a powerful feel good yoga flow. Yoga teacher Gemma Bolger and professional writer Laurie Bolger, guide you through an energising 45 Minute workshop: Stretch and Scribble. They mix yoga, meditation and writing in this creative session to kick start the week and International Women’s Day in the best positive way.
You will need a yoga mat or soft surface to stretch on, a notepad and pen (colours also welcome) and comfortable clothes you can move easily in.
International Women's Day: Panel Discussion
Monday 8 March 12.30 - 13.30
Join us for a lunchtime discussion where our panel featuring women from the Quarter, will share their success stories, how they have been mentored in their careers and how they continue to develop their skills to keep moving forward.
The panel features:
Jennifer McCabe, General Manager – Holmes Hotel
Rebecca Eckles, Head of Marketing and Communications Associate Director – The Portman Estate
Amanda Cherry Director of Organisational Development – Aspect Capital
Penny Alexander CEO – Baker Street Quarter Partnership
The discussion will then be followed by a Q&A.
The first 30 people to sign up will receive an exclusive treat box to enjoy on the day, featuring samples from Anatome, on Chiltern Street, and petit fours from The Montagu Kitchen at The Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. This event is open to all.
Women's Mental Health: Exploring Self Doubt and Imposter Syndrome
Monday 8 March 16.15 - 17.15
Most women juggle many roles in life: Professional roles, family roles and personal roles. It can sometimes be challenging to balance these different roles without experiencing exhaustion, guilt and self-doubt – all of which contribute to psychological wellbeing.
We also know that women often have a greater risk of experiencing imposter syndrome, the fear of being ‘found out’ or being exposed as a ‘fraud’ regardless of their seniority in the workplace is often cited as the key contributor for lack of confidence. This session, is led by a female clinical psychologist, and aims to explore some of the challenges facing women in the workplace:
- Help you develop strategies to increase self-confidence and manage self-doubt
- Share practical solutions to achieving a better work life balance
- Suggest how to implement a ‘self care toolkit’ in to daily life
All are welcome to attend this session. Register here
Public Art Trail
Wednesday 10 March 12.30 - 13.30
Take a virtual stroll around the Quarter with our Blue Badge guide, Mark, and get acquainted with many notable pieces of art including the much-loved, yet, mysterious Orderly Boy, visit our Wonderpass and to take a closer look at the curios and fun trivia installed within and find out more about the Wallace fountain and it’s French inspiration.
A Virtual Tour of The Wallace Collection
Thursday 11 March 12.30 - 13.30
Whether you’ve not yet had the chance visit, or if you’re simply missing a certain jovial Cavalier, our virtual highlights tour presentations offer an hour-long escape into the luxurious surroundings of the Wallace Collection.
Join one of our team of expert guide lecturers for a private zoom lecture covering all of the finest works in our collection and the family who collected them: The first four Marquesess of Hertford, Sir Richard and Lady Wallace.
Yoga for Flexibility
Tuesday 16 March 12.30-13.30
West 1 Physiotherapy and Pilates have teamed up with Dabbs Fitness in Marylebone, to bring to you a Yoga session which will bend you backwards and push you forwards with your flexibility. Working from home is tough on the body, especially those hours sat at your makeshift desk. If you’ve love yoga, come and join. If you’ve never practiced yoga, come and join. If you don’t know what it is, come and join. If you’re feeling stiff and sluggish – come and join.
SOE and the Secret Service
Thursday 25 March 12.30 - 13.30
Learn the top secrets of the Quarter with a virtual walk with Mark, our guide, as he uncovers the history of the SEO (Special Operations Executive) and the most selfless heroes of WW1. You will also find out about a very famous novelist who based his fiction on real life subterfuge here.
Creative Writing Club
Wednesday 21 April 12.30 - 13.30
Join writer Laurie Bolger for Creative Writing Club, a chance to get scribbling from the comfort of your own space via Zoom.
This session is about letting your creativity lead the way, generating new and exciting writing in your own unique style. During this 60 minute workshop Laurie will take you through fast paced writing exercises to boost mindfulness. All you need is a pen and paper and somewhere quiet to sit and let your imagination flow.
Laurie Bolger is a London based writer her work has featured at Glastonbury Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, for Sky Arts, various BBC platforms and for TATE. Laurie has been running creative writing workshops for the past decade allowing people to celebrate their own unique voices and individuality. The Creative Writing Club as featured in Time Out is a Free Flow Creative Writing hour with writer Laurie Bolger.
Aromachology & Sleep Online Workshop
Tuesday 27 April 17.00 - 18.00
Join us for the virtual sleep master class with anatomē’s sleep expert Winder Ton Msc. Discover how to sleep, why we sleep and how essential oils can transform how you sleep. You will receive a sample set of anatomē essential oils in advance of the workshop, which you be invited to utilise and mix during the virtual master class.
Places are strictly limited and bookable in advance – (please note booking will close 7 days before the event to ensure the essential oil discovery set will make it to your home address ahead of the event). IMPORTANT NOTE: You must provide your home address when booking a ticket, to ensure the samples arrive on time.
Email to book
Wednesday 28 April 12.30 - 13.20
From gruesome days out to the Tyburn Tree to view public executions, to the sophistication of its Pleasure Gardens, people for centuries have come to Marylebone to be entertained. Discover London’s first Indian restaurant and its first ice rink, plus pubs, parks, galleries and London Zoo.
Slow Flow Yoga and Words
Wednesday 19 May 20.00 - 21.30
Join writer Laurie Bolger and Yoga Teacher Gemma Bolger via Zoom for a relaxing and cosy evening. London based Yoga Teacher Gemma Bolger and Professional Writer Laurie Bolger, guide you through a relaxing 90 Minute Session: Slow Flow Yoga with Words. This is not your usual yoga experience, in a peaceful safe environment we mix the flow of yoga and breath with calming extracts read from carefully chosen books. During the session there will be time for you to journal and clear your head.
This unique experience allows you to enjoy yoga and meditation whilst soaking in these calming words and even writing a few of your own. This practice is both cleansing and creative, sending you into a blissful state of relaxation, switching off and getting ready to enjoy a good sleep.
All levels are welcome. You will need a yoga mat or soft surface to sit on, a notepad and pen and clothes you can stretch comfortably in.
George's Park Pop-Ups (coming soon!)