MAKE A HEALTHY SWAP: DIRTY VEGAN KIT
Dirty Vegan, the plant-focused sister of Dirty Bones, has partnered with Beyond Meat, Vida Bakery and CBD drinks brand MEDA to create a plant-based meal kit for Veganuary. Each kit contains everything you need for a ‘Dirty Vegan spread’: two Beyond Meat chilli burgers with buns, American cheese and all the toppings; skinny fries; a bottle of Espresso Medatini; two cans of CBD drinks; and a pack of Vida’s ready-to-bake cookies. Kits cost £42 for two people and are available for nationwide delivery.
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
The London Short Film Festival is going virtual. Short films, curated events, industry panels and workshops will be available to stream online, so you can enjoy a bit of culture at home. Running from 15th to 24th January, highlights include London Lives, which focuses on the high and lows of lockdown in the capital, and a conversation with the Intermission Youth theatre company about creating Shakespearean plays in the digital age. Tickets start from £4 for individual films and £5 for special events.
TAKE AN EXHIBITION TOUR: ANDY WARHOL AT THE TATE
Never made it to Bankside for this blockbuster exhibition? Watch the curators’ tour and explore it room by room via the Tate website. Covering Andy Warhol’s extensive portfolio in full – including the iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans – the exhibition offers up world-famous pieces alongside lesser-known collections such as the ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ series. In the online tour, curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran discuss the life and work of the artist as they walk you through the exhibition’s 12 rooms.
UP THE ANTE AT HOME: GRNDHOUSE ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES
Bored of your at-home workouts? Add a strength-based GRNDHOUSE class to your routine. As of this month, GRNDHOUSE’s online studio is offering an extensive collection of classes, including structured resistance-based workouts, taught by some of the industry’s leading instructors. Members can choose weekly programmes to target specific concerns or jump straight into the studio’s daily classes. Membership starts from £20 per month and includes access to GRNDHOUSE studios, which are set to open once restrictions are lifted.
BRING THE RESTAURANT HOME: KITCHEN VENTURES
Jonny Boud, the man behind Rum Kitchen, Passo and Island Poké, has launched a collection of chef-led delivery brands via new online delivery service Kitchen Ventures. You’ve already got options as there are currently four restaurants to choose from: Giz ’n’ Green, Farmbird, Tacos El Rey and Local Greens. Don’t miss out on a signature deep pan pizza from Giz ’n’ Green – a collaboration between chef Gizzi Erskine and rapper Professor Green – a firm SLMan favourite. Delivery is available in selected London postcodes.
ADD THIS TO YOUR WATCHLIST: THE HABIT OF ART
Tune into The Original Theatre online to watch Alan Bennett’s hit play The Habit of Art. Starring Matthew Kelly, David Yelland and Veronica Roberts, it is based around a fictional meeting of poet WH Auden and composer Benjamin Britten, exploring themes of friendship, heartache and growing old. Tickets cost £10 and the play is available to stream online until 28th February.
SMASH YOUR FITNESS GOALS: FIT BY PAUL OLIMA
Fitness influencer and ex-rugby pro Paul Olima wants to help you smash your fitness goals with his new book Fit. Whether you’re starting a fitness journey this January, or looking to take things to the next level, the book has got useful lifestyle and fitness tips, plus practical advice on how to stay strong and keep up momentum. If you’re familiar with Paul’s Instagram, you’ll know there will be laughs along the way.
HOST AN AT-HOME COCKTAIL NIGHT: COUPETTE KITS
Bring the much-missed atmosphere of the bar to your front room with Coupette’s new cocktail kits. Promising to liven up evenings during lockdown 3.0, the stylish Bethnal Green bar has created a selection of boxes for you to recreate some of its signature drinks. Choose from Apples (Avallen Calvados and homemade sparkling apple juice), Grey Goose & Cherry Soda, a G&T option, or the Chocolate & Red Wine kit that showcases Flor de Caña rum. Kits start from £40 and are available for delivery nationwide.
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