Top 10 Best Summer classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Traditionally warm, the most anticipated time of year for most brings holidays, sunshine and a break from all of the dull weather that limits our fun. Make the most of your summer with jam-packed activities, learning opportunities, travel and work experience.

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3. Cook Along Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Noodles and Dipping Sauces Cookery Course. Replay Available!
Having lived in Singapore and travelled, I have a passion for Vietnamese cuisine. It is so fresh and vibrant and colourful, which makes it one of my favourite cuisines to cook. I describe my style of cooking as ‘ish’. Which means I look to global cuisines, and using a handful of authentic ingredients, give local produce an exotic flair. So my recipes are a nod and a wink, a salutation if you will, to wonderful world cuisines. But with a real depth of knowledge and understanding of what makes that cuisine special. This is how I wrote my cookbooks: Delish and Relish BBQ. And it is how I enjoy cooking at home and entertaining friends. The chapters of my cookbooks are Mexican-ish, Thai-ish, French-ish and so on. This is a fun and exciting way to cook, while keeping it accessible and practical as you don’t need a long list of ingredients. I’m a wholefood chef, so I am a big fan of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables where possible. Not just for health, but also for colour, texture and flavour. The dishes look gorgeous and so appealing. You don’t need any special food styling skills, the ingredients do all the work. How this course works: -A week before the class you will receive all your recipes and a timeplan. -Select the recipes that you would like to cook along to and purchase the ingredients. -On the day, do the prep and ‘mise en place’ in your timeplan to prepare for the class. -Cook along to the live class and ask questions along the way. Follow the instructions on how to store and reheat your food safely. Enjoy!
Book this class as a private group!
£30
50
7. Summer Vegan African Cookery Class
A cookery class and supperclub for a splendid Staurday night! Love African food, longing to discover new and exciting flavours, or just need help with your jollof rice or groundnut stew? Join me in my kitchen for a culinary adventure as I share my secrets to cooking vibrant and sumptuous feasts with seasonal produce inspired by cuisine from Africa and beyond that you can easily recreate at home. This class is plant-based and open to all. Our cookery session will start with cocktails as you get to know your fellow cooks, followed by an introduction to African cooking, the regional inspirations for recipes on the menu, spices and unique African produce. I will share my secrets to some of your favourites at my supper clubs such as the much-loved suya aubergines with nomadic suya spice mix, non sticky and well seasoned jollof rice or quinoa you can be proud of and more. See the full menu below. FORMAT My cookery class is very hands-on, as we peel, chop and cook together. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal. INCLUDED Botanical cocktails Canapés Aprons All cooking equipment, utensils and ingredients Wine to match your meal (vegan wine available) Recipes of the day. BOOKINGS Limited spaces are available for each class to ensure a bespoke lesson so it's a good idea to book early before they sell out. WEST AFRICAN COOKERY NIGHTS ‘Zobo’ Cocktail and canapés on arrival A welcome glass of my homemade brew of hibiscus flowers, seasonal berries and prosecco (non-alcoholic available) Aubergine & Pepper Rolls with peanut-based suya spice blend. Make your very own suya platter with nomadic peanut-based spice mix blended by you and served with fresh vegetables. Jollof Quinoa Learn to cook a modern version of this rich traditional West African dish with healthy quinoa. Groundnut Chop An indulgent and rustic stew with groundnuts, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.
Book this class as a private group!
£75
00
8. Paint Party Summer Paradise
Join us as we paint something beautiful and create happy memories. 🎨 Whether you come alone or with a group of friends, you’ll have a fantastic time painting and listening to “feel good” music. Hosted at our favourite venue, The Lion Teddington, with fantastic staff, delicious food, and a positive atmosphere with a good ambiance, this night will be your most memorable night just yet. You do not need any prior painting experience, and you do not need to bring any supplies. All you need to bring is just yourself (and your friends and/or family too), a ticket, and a reminder in your calendar for this event. You’ll get everything you need to create your masterpiece, including: Acrylic paints A premium stretch canvas (which you will take home with you after the party) Easel Handpicked brushes for this particular painting A theme for the event apron to protect your clothing A few other bits like a palette, a cup to wash your brushes, a paper napkin An eco-friendly bag to take home your fabulous masterpiece Take Some unforgettable happy moments to capture in photos and share with friends on social media Additional Drinks & Food are available for purchase Our events are truly one of a kind and cannot be compared to others and because we want you to feel satisfied and walk away with nothing but only fond memories (and your beautiful painting too!), we have prepared a few special surprises for you to make your evening even more enjoyable and exciting you can’t stop talking about. What are you waiting for? Let’s sip and paint together and let your inner creativity overflow. Register now and tag your friends along. I’ll see you there!
Next available date:10th August 2022
£35
00
17. Summer Love Necklace Kit
Nothing says summer like a shell necklace, but not any kind of shell necklace, of course. This one you can make by yourself using delicate shell and glass mix beads in an off-white and gold chain combination gives the perfect summery feel no matter where you spend your holidays this year. This is an easy to intermediate project for an impressive result. You will learn how to combine glass and shell beads with metal spacer beads. Two rows of this three row necklace are made using tiger tail wire, so you will learn how to correctly finish the end of the wire and combine the ends to make a multi-row necklace. There is even a small amount of pinning and looping of beads, so this kit really covers a wide range of skills that will be useful in your jewellery making journey. Please note that to complete this kit you will need a basic set of pliers (round nose pliers, flat/chain nose pliers, and cutters). If you don’t have any please pop over to our website and on the Bead Shop Tools page, you can find a set of basic pliers starting at £12. https://nadiaminkoff.com/workshops/bead-shop/tools/ *Please note, there may be minor variations in the contents compared to the images. Our kits are made in the UK so if we run out of any beads or parts we will substitute them with something very similar and within the same colour and theme. There will always be enough to complete your creation. Safety note: When you make your jewellery, there will be small discarded parts such as ends of metal pins, wire etc, that need to be disposed of carefully, especially if you have small children nearby.
£18
00

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£55