London is a hotbed for elective frivolity just waiting to be discovered; here’s our pick of autumnal workshops to put your creativity to the test
Words Helen Brown
BEYOND-BALANCE: NUTRITION WORKSHOP FOR BUSY FAMILIES
The food our children eat is equally important to the way that we parent them, especially when it comes to their moods and behaviour. Ensuring that our children get the nutrients they need in the right amounts supports faster learning, better sleep, healthier skin and more compliant behaviour. Beyond-Balance are running a workshop for busy families in September. Come and join us in Wimbledon for a fun but informative workshop laden with luxury goodie bags and delicious treats.
CHOCOLATE INFUSIONS, GOOEY FUDGE & TRUFFLE MAKING
These sessions promise to draw you into the world of the chocolatier with an in-depth masterclass in chocolate processes and professional technique. Here you’ll make your own tasty flavoured chocolate slabs, experimenting with rose, orange, fig and mint to find an enticing taste mix. You’ll then team up in pairs to make fresh cream chocolate truffles and cut, mould and dip gooey milk chocolate fudge.
With the likes of Burberry, Nike and Jimmy Choo in their client archive, Lamplighter London opens a series of intimate calligraphy workshops for the public. Discover the intricacies of the pen and develop beautiful techniques with founder and author of Nib + Ink, Chiara Perano. You’ll also receive a personalised selection of stationery treats to take away and continue exercising your calligraphic craft.
Workshops run seasonally. Sign up to the mailing list at lamplighterlondon.com.
BISCUITEERS SCHOOL OF ICING
Grab your apron and learn a new delicious skill in the Biscuiteers’ stunning school setting. Work closely with their team of experts in a small, intimate space to get crafty with cookies. You’ll leave with a beautiful tin of biscuits you’ve iced yourself and plenty of Biscuiteers tricks and techniques.
GINGER PIG BUTCHERY CLASS
Embrace autumn with a venture into gaming season. The Ginger Pig’s Seasonal Game masterclass will have you butchering, boing and rolling a joint, or spatchcocking a game bird. You’ll also learn about where different game comes from, what to look for when purchasing, how best to cook and prepare game, as well as what seasonal ingredients are best paired with them.