The Mummy Writes downloadable 6-week course

Mummy Writes help new parents get creative and have a taster of what it’s like to be a fiction writer all while snuggling with their baby.

Their 6-week course is a chance for new parents to get creative and begin to write while snuggling with their baby from the comfort of their own home.

Designed for tired brains and multi-tasking parents, it will help you to be able to write around the chaos that having children brings and find your creativity.

Explore the basics of writing fiction – from descriptions to building characters – and start writing a story of your own.

Read examples of great fiction, and participate in a series of short writing exercises with prompts designed to get you putting pen to paper and creating the first draft of a short story.

Suitable for first-time writers or those looking to refresh their writing skills after a break.

Click here for more information.

Bagels & Rye Virtual Course – live on Zoom


Nestled in West London, Hen Corner are living the good life complete with 24 hens, three colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a weekly micro bakery. During the lockdown, they are hosting online/virtual courses.

Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we create beautiful bread together from our London kitchen…

Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and has more recently completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training with Richard Bertinet at his Cookery School in Bath.

Session Content:
* Making a firm bagel dough together
* Making a dark rye dough, choose fruited or seeded
* Shaping our bagels
* Demonstration of how to poach bagels before baking
* Baking bagels and rye

You can find out more information here.

Date: Monday 8th February 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 7.30pm
Price: £35.00

Marvellous Marmalade Virtual Course – live on Zoom


Nestled in West London, Hen Corner are living the good life complete with 24 hens, three colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a weekly micro bakery. During the lockdown, they are hosting online/virtual courses.

Whilst the ground may look cold and barren in midwinter London, it’s a different story in sunny Spain – the Seville oranges are in season…

Session Content:
* A history of preserving and marmalade
* Top tips for the perfect set
* Preparing fruit and creating two varieties of marmalade:
– Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade
– Lemon, Honey & Ginger Marmalade

You can find out more information here.

Date: Wednesday 20th January 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Price: £30.00

Bread Making Part Two: Savoury Virtual Course – live on Zoom


Nestled in West London, Hen Corner are living the good life complete with 24 hens, three colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a weekly micro bakery. During the lockdown, they are hosting online/virtual courses.

Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we create beautiful bread together from our London kitchen…

Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and has more recently completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training with Richard Bertinet at his Cookery School in Bath.

Session Content:
* Making a savoury Italian style wheat dough together
* Shaping and baking Focaccia
* Shaping and baking Olive Fougasse
* Shaping and baking Pesto Pine nut Swirls

You can find out more information here.

Date: Monday 18th January 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 7.00pm
Price: £30.00

Introduction to Bread Making Virtual Course – live on Zoom


Nestled in West London, Hen Corner are living the good life complete with 24 hens, three colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a weekly micro bakery. During the lockdown, they are hosting online/virtual courses.

Pop on your pinny and roll up your sleeves, this special course has been designed to help develop your artisan culinary skills as we create beautiful bread together from our London kitchen…

Sara Ward trained as a Bread Angel with Jane Mason of Virtuous Bread back in 2015 and has more recently completed a Five Day Intensive Bread course and further Croissant & Viennoiserie training with Richard Bertinet at his Cookery School in Bath.

Session Content:
* Introduction to making bread
* Understanding the key ingredients
* Working the dough
* Shaping the dough
* Baking the dough
* Making a basic versatile wheat dough together
* Shaping and baking both a loaf of bread and batch of rolls

You can find out more information here.

Date: Monday 11th January 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 7.00pm
Price: £30.00

Online Intuitive Herb Tasting Course: Exploring Herbs Together – live on Zoom

Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise promoting health and wellbeing through herbs. They help people discover the creative and beneficial uses of herbs.

Join us for a 3-part series exploring herbs through intuitive tea tastings. Drawing on the wisdom of our own bodies, we will practice meditative herb tasting to explore and get to know 7 herbs a little more deeply. 

The sessions will be relaxed and restorative, with a mix of meditation, tasting and knowledge sharing. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some calming, focused time with herbs through your own experience and share this with others. We will look at herbs for winter immunity, stress, anxiety and digestion. We welcome all to join the sessions, no previous experience of meditation or working with herbs is required.

As part of the course, you will receive a set of mystery teabags that we will taste in our online sessions. These will be sent to the billing address you enter when you purchase your tickets. If you would like them to be sent to a different address please email us after purchasing to let us know.

Ticket price includes the 3 online sessions along with your set of teabags. It also includes signposting to places where you can source materials from (for UK). From £20.00

Group size limited to 12 people.

You can find out more details here.

Dates:
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

African Women Resistance Leaders: Political & Spiritual 6 week online course (Part 1)

Black History Walks offer guided Walking Tours London to include the African history of London however during lockdown they will be hosting online events.

This 6 week online course will detail Black women who have fought against colonialism and racism over the last 400 years and examine their varied spiritual belief systems. Mainstream history consistently ignores the contribution of Black women in general, but many of these women used indigenous spiritual belief systems to sustain their own ideologies and inspire their followers. African civilisations and belief systems were, and are, routinely denigrated by Europeans which has led to stigma and mis-representation.

Find out more on eventbrite or Facebook.

Date: Tuesdays from 2nd February 2021 for 6 weeks
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm