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      Body Love Sketch Club: BEACH PARTY! in City of London

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      July 22, 2019

      Monday   7:00 PM

      100 - 106 Leonard Street
      City of London, Westminster EC2A 4RH

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      Body Love Sketch Club: BEACH PARTY!

      Join us for a beach-themed summery special of Body Love Sketch Club, a participatory life-drawing class and and artistic adventure in body positivity. We love Summer but it's unfortunate that as the temperature increases, so too does the pressure to conform to an idealised 'beach-ready' body-type, and the prospect of swapping our comforting Winter layers for some skimpier beachwear can be truly terrifying. This session explores how we might learn to shed our insecurities along with our warmer clothes, and what it would mean to stride into summer with more confidence and unconditional self-love. A nourishing tonic to the daily bombardment of idealised, sexualised and heteronormative depictions of bodies in our media, Body Love Sketch Club is a life drawing class like no other where you both draw and are drawn. In this participatory class we cast a joyful, loving and accepting eye over the (optionally) naked body, tap into a playful and sensual creative practice, and explore our relationships with ourselves as both artist and model. Leave all negative judgements at the door (along with your clothes, if you choose to shed them when you pose) in this fun and empowering class.  Throughout, we will have time to reflect and share about our experiences of learning to look at and relate to our bodies in new ways. We will discuss ideas for how to nurture a sense of kindly embodied love towards ourselves and others through all aspects of our lives, and how to connect with our innate childlike creativity.This class is open to all glorious humans in proud possession of a body. If you have any questions about this, please do drop us an email on - £15 including all drawing materials. Body Love Sketch Club is founded on a principle of inclusivity and has a NOTAFLOF policy (no one turned away for lack of funds). If our ticket price is prohibitive to you, please drop us an email on bodylovesketchclub@gmail.comOPTIONAL UNDRESSING-UP CODE: BEACH PARTY! Bring your swimming costumes, mankinis, huge sunhats, outrageous sunglasses and inflatable crocodile lilos. Your facilitators will most definitely be dressed up (at least to begin with). WHERE Our venue, The Book Club, is a bar, events and arts space in the heart of Shoreditch. We will have the privacy of the quirky, spacious basement level for the evening, with time to grab food and drink from upstairs in the break and afterwards. WHEN Timings: please arrive by 6:45pm for a 7pm start. Latecomers may not be admitted. A FINAL NOTE Inclusivity, safety, respect, confidentiality and consent are fundamental principles of Body Love Sketch Club sessions and all attendees are expected to uphold them. The organisers reserve the right to ask anyone to leave should their behaviour be deemed to be inappropriate. TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS ATTENDEES: 'Today I got to experience human connection, compassion, creativity, kindness, vulnerability, and nakedness in an environment free of shame, guilt, judgement and stigma. The incredible Rosy and Ruby are the funniest and friendliest people and their passion for what they do is so tangible.' 'You do so much more than help people with their body image, you help in healing the past and building a wondrously naked and confident future.' 'Beautifully held life drawing where you are invited to sit as well as sketch - revealing no more than you choose - but doing so in celebration of all the glory of bodies. Silly and moving and classy AF.' 'A life drawing class like no other where everybody is truly good enough and the only goal is to love the bodies you see and love the way you draw them, however that may be.' 'A truly welcoming space for creativity and self-expression.'

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