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Michael Townsend Williams shows us how to breathe better, live better and become more productive

Advertising man turned yoga teacher and mindfulness coach Michael Townsend Williams has a simple solution to the many struggles of the modern world, and it starts with breathing. Drawing on yoga exercises, meditation techniques and the practice of mindfulness, DO/ Breathe/ is an indispensable handbook to improving your health, learning to relax and achieving more in all walks of life. Michael will be reading and demonstrating in our shop on Thursday 14th May from 6.30pm – please let us know if you’d like to attend via email or phoning on 020 7625 1008. Refreshments will be served; just bring your lungs!

Queen’s Park gets healthy – and ethical

Food blogger extraordinaire Kirsten Rodgers spells out a guide to Veganism

Surely everyone in town is bored of the same old stodgy Sunday roasts by now? Food blogger, TV personality and Underground Restaurant  founder Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms. Marmite Lover, has the solution – cut out the animal products and discover a whole exciting world of fresh new flavours! Kerstin is determined to get us all eating better, and her new book V is for Vegan is the perfect start. Skip the boring old beef & two veg and join us on Sunday 31st May from 1pm – 3pm for a culinary revelation. Drinks will be available care of your local bookshop, but the food will be lovingly prepared by Ms. Marmite Lover herself! Please ask a member of staff for more details, or email the usual address.

Explore the Wild North-West with a London Safari

Journalist and author Rose Rouse guides us through NW10

We love a good local city guide, and they don’t get much more local than this! Rose Rouse’s A London Safari: Walking Adventures in NW10 is a neighborhood historian’s dream, packed with fascinating detail about an often-overlooked corner of the capital. Featuring an eclectic bunch of fellow walkees including Louis Theroux, George the Poet and many more, all adding their own unique observations to Rose’s journey around the postcode, prepare to discover more about Willesden, Harlseden, Kensal Green and parts beyond than you could imagine!

The event starts at 6.30pm on Thursday 4th of June. Refreshments will be served, as always. If you’d like to attend, email us, tweet us, or phone 020 7625 1008. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We walk the streets at night …

Take a stroll on the dark side with Matthew Beaumont

The days are getting longer, and we’ve even seen some sun over the park lately – but London truly comes alive at night, as local author Matthew Beaumont can attest to! His fantastic new book Night Walking focuses on the forgotten London – the one that exists from dusk until dawn. Seen through the eyes of some of our literary greats and the people they met along the way, drawing on sources from De Quincey to Dickens, this is the perfect event for all you insomniac flaneurs out there – and everyone else, of course!  Refreshments shall be available and of course we’ll have plenty of books to be signed!

Hear Matthew reading on Tuesday 9th June, from 6.30pm. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP via phone on 020 7625 1008, email, or twitter.

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