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A treasure hunt that gives players the chance to discover London’s “hidden” gems and win prizes - including a lavish trip to Europe - kicks off on September 24th.
Swarovski’s “Discover Your Light” event has been organised to mark a short cinema spot of the same name, which celebrates the brand’s 115 year heritage.
Using a free app, pairs who sign up for the hunt will be guided around 40 locations to complete challenges and earn points. The top scorers will be in with a chance to win prizes along the way, as well as an all-expense paid trip to Paris, Barcelona, Florence or Istanbul, where the cinema short was filmed.
Players will need to download the SCVNGR app on their smart phone. They then tap the ‘treks’ icon, and after the countdown, the Discover Your Light trek will appear and the game is ready to be played- http://www.scvngr.com/
A one-week event to help adults brush up on their etiquette will be taking over a space in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, from today.
The Charm School, organised by MIEN Magazine - a website dedicated to etiquette, culture and style - will feature a variety of activities including learning the art of walking in high heels, sewing, posture tutorials, a martini masterclass and de-stressing clinics.
Dana Gornitzki, Editor of MIEN Magazine, said: ”The idea behind our new modern-day charm school is to show just how relevant social graces are in our fast-paced modern world.”
The Charm School - at 18 Exmouth Market - will run until September 22nd with the support of Meanwhile Space and will partially be furnished by ReStore - a north London community project that aids people in need.
The Cultural Exposé x The Mayor’s Thames Festival Carnival (Sunday) – The weather was tempermental on Sunday (September 11th), but that didn’t stop the annual Thames Fest carnival parading alongside the river in its colourful, costumed glory as the penultimate finale to the weekend event. Pics: Jake Bryan-Amaning
Some of London’s most acclaimed hip-hop and soul DJs - including Spin Doctor, Charlie Dark and DJ Excalibah - will be doing their bit to raise money for areas affected by last month’s riots, at East Village this Friday (September 9th).
Phil Asher, Mr Thing, Kidkanevil, Stuart Patterson, Abi Clarke, Chris P Cuts, DJ Rags, Charlee Brown, Chris Read and DJ Nickname also join the heavyweight line-up and will be spinning for free at The London Riots Fundraiser, organised by The Doctor’s Orders.
Minimum donations are £5 in advance or on the night, and all proceeds will go to local authority funds and youth groups in Hackney, Haringey, Croydon and Lambeth.
After the Flow Festival - things to do and see in Helsinki. We spoke to festival-goers at this year’s event to find out what we could get up to in our last 24-hours in the city! Recommendations include visiting the Suomenlinna sea fortress, Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki Cathedral and the Design District.