The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery based in Chelsea is one of my favorite museums – ever.

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Why?..

… because it provides aspiring, unknown artists a platform to launch their careers!

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The Saatchi Gallery often displays a number of exhibitions by artists who are commonly unknown by the public, as well as the industry. It’s been labelled as the Museum of Contemporary Art for London and thus, is often a target of a lot of criticism and media controversy based on the nature of the art displayed.

 

The Gallery has a superb quirky website that offers the wider public the opportunity to gain a sneak peak of past current and future exhibitions. It also offers free admission as well as free membership offers! .. This way not only can the artists work be seen by a greater audience, but it’s great for the wider public to see the weird and wonderful things our imagination and creativity can achieve!

Let’s not forget to mention the various workshops available! This can range from actually contributing to a piece of art on behalf of an artists, fashion illustration to experimental dyes. Note that all are available to everyone at any age! however young children may need to be accompanied by an adult due to nudity, explicitness and sheer nature of some work.

I really can’t recommend this place enough. Be sure to visit and take advantage of the Saatchi Shop available at the end of your visit! It literally has the best books available at reasonably decent prices too! I always end up purchasing at least two from the INTRODUCING Graphic Guides collection .

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Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday 10am-6pm,
last entry 5:30pm

Photography by X will be captioned as so.

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FREE – Yoga & Mindfulness classes in the Park

Recently, I have been reading and practising the skillful art of mindfulness in my back garden. My yoga mat is placed in the middle of a green patch surrounded by white daisies and yellow buttercups, with my book laying at the top of the mat. I had just finished reading
‘Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace,’ by Dr Patrizia Collard.

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The book teaches you of what mindfulness is and then guides you on different way of practising it. I felt so relaxed laying in the garden, reading and listening to the sounds around me…
Being mindful means giving you a sense of awareness, bringing you into the present moment and relieving you of everyday stresses and anxiety that you may have.

During the day, I visited my local library and noticed many activities for children but less things to do for adults. I thought about creating my own Yoga and Mindfulness classes in my back garden and hugged by the beautiful summer sunshine.

However, this morning, I was informed of new classes starting next Wednesday 27th in my local area of Romford. At Rise Park, classes are primarily targeted at adults and those who are finding it difficult to get back into activity, need to de-stress, overcome some barriers or feel they need some inspiration to get our there and learn something new whilst enjoying outdoor space!
Because this event is funded from Freesport  – by the Mayor of London and sponsored by Coca Cola Zero, Coca Cola Park Lives and London Sport, its absolutely FREE.

Yoga & Mindfulness Sessions in Rise Park:

Over 50s: 2-3pm
Under 50s: 6.30-7.30pm

Location: Rise Park, Beauly Way, Romford, RM1 4XH

**ALSO, IT DOESN’T END THERE**

As well as the Yoga and Mindfulness classes, they will also be teaching basic Tennis classes again for FREE. So you have no excuse by to get up and get fit!

Photoshoot for Omar Mansoors Wimbledon Collection

Photoshoot for Omar Mansoors Wimbledon Collection

Tennis Classes:

Friday 29th July for 6 weeks – All Beginners 

Location: Rise Park, Tennis Courts, Beauly Way, Romford, RM1 4XH


All you need to do to sign up is commit to 6 sessions out of the 8, running through to September and email your name and interest to:
friendsofrisepark@gmail.com
Please include where you heard the event from (XnYStyle Blog / Amandeep Dhami) in your email

Remember to dress appropriately according to the weather as classes will be in outdoor with nature! Equipment will be provided. 

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Cutty Sark Adventures – Greenwich

Cutty Sark, the worlds sole surviving tea clipper and fastest ship of her time built in 1869. Set in Greenwich and facing the river Thames, this attraction is an award-winning place to visit.
The purpose of her was to carry tea back and from China, visiting every major port in the world. The is how she gained her fame for her record-breaking passages and now an amazing magnetism of history placed in London.

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Wednesday 20th July after 6pm, myself and my partner in crime set out to visit the Cutty Sark in Greenwich not knowing what to expect. The heat hugged our bodies as we followed the herd towards the sunset into large gates. As we looked around we noticed Greenwich University situated next to us with an incredible view over-looking London and the River Thames.

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Im sure that is sand!?

Im sure that is sand!?

Every avenue we approached and every passage we walked down looked like its own little showroom. Finally, after a short zigzagged walked, we stopped off for a lovely dinner at our favourite restaurant, Pizza Express!

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Pollo Ad Astra – Classic

Along our walk back around the ship, we found a magical carousel just made for me! Sadly it wasn’t on so I didn’t to ride it but I don’t think it will be our last time visiting here…

Now you see me..

Now you see me..

The sun set looked peaceful and couples, groups lay around us and sitting on benches observing it. The ripples laid on the river were highlighted by the scorching sunlight painted on rims of the still waves.

Beautiful

Beautiful

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I look like I have a stomach ache, but this was the best picture of the bunch taken here!

I look like I have a stomach ache, but this was the best picture of the bunch taken here!

…and now for the best and most favourite picture of the day! …

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I am everywhere

It took us 4 attempts to get this picture right! It would have taken us 3 if the bike rider didn’t speed passed us but alas, here it is! ❤ ❤

The buildings were beautiful, with small fountains placed on the people’s roundabout…

~ CLICK TO ENLARGE ~


On the way home we found cute lil shops

~ CLICK TO ENLARGE ~

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We loved it here and give it a 5/5* rating!