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Your May Agenda

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Sweat, Watch, Eat and Do.

 

Sweat: Lift + Row, Core Collective

Rowing is one of the best exercises for all-around body conditioning, take it from an ex-rower – best shape of my life. The problem is not many of us have access to a single skull or a body of water and while most gyms have indoor rowing machines, my gosh do they get tedious. Lucky then, that west London favourite, Core Collective has come up with the goods with Lift + Row, 55 minutes of high-intensity interval training that mixes indoor rowing intervals with weights and floor exercises. It’s addictive (and sweaty).

Core Collective, 45 Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RZ, core-collective.co.uk

 

Watch: On Chesil Beach 

Directed by first-time feature film director Dominic Cooke and adapted from Ian McEwan’s 2007 novel of the same name, On Chesil Beach follows a day in the life of a couple of virgin 20-somethings as they struggle to navigate the tricky circumstance that is their wedding night and the expectations that come with that time. Set in 1960s England, as the opening line of the book narrates, “they lived in a time when a conversation about sexual difficulties was plainly impossible.” It’s a story of unsaid things, young arrogance and naivety. The book sets high expectations, but with Sairose Ronan in a staring role, we’re excited by this adaption.

Released 18th May, bleeckerstreetmedia.com

 

Eat: Sapling

Go for the sustainable, organic, biodynamic wines, stay for the richly curated, beautifully plated food byJohn Beeharry, formerly at Bistrotheque. The Jersey Royals with cheese curd, monk’s beard and pangritata are especially satisfying when washed down with Sommelier, Dan Whine’s expert pairings.

378 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA, sapling-dalston.com

 

Go: London Craft Week

This May (9th – 13th) marks the fourth year of London Craft Week, a week dedicated to showcasing established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. With over 200 events on the schedule, we created The Fit Guide to London Craft Week – a don’t miss list to help you make the most of the week.

9 – 13 May; Across London, londoncraftweek.com