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Creativity Mixes With Extravagance @BOXPARK For Valentine's Day
Taking your other half to a restaurant for Valentine's Day is a bit of a yawn. But if you'd like to surprise your sweetheart, Shoreditch's BOXPARK offers an alternative with a creative mix of activities so you don't have to suffer during the cheesiest week of the year. Single? You don't have to be in a couple to join these events. Have a read of what's on offer:
Creative Leather Workshop
Join Tobi and Julius, co-founders of fashion brand Nomadic People, for a hands-on leather workshop. Learn basic leather working techniques and make your own personalised leather card-holder. Your Valentine will surely appreciate a handmade gift. On Saturday 7 February, 2pm-3.30pm. Tickets, £15, are available here.
The Art of Chocolate
Valentine's Day includes a remarkable quantity of chocolate, so why not indulge for once? The Cocoa Den presents a Valentine's-themed workshop. Learn about chocolate origins and production, create a personalised choco-milkshake and decorate your very own chocolate truffles — is your mouth watering yet? On Wednesday 11 February, 7pm-9.30pm. Limited tickets, £45, are available here.
Late Night Party with Defected Records
Share the love with your friends and party on the upper deck of the pop-up mall. Resident DJ is Sam Divine with more special guests to be announced. On Thursday 12 February, 6pm-9pm. Free entry.
Who said flowers are just for gifts? Join Christabel's inside BOXPARK's candlelit tent and taste their special edible rose petals. During the romantic evening you will be able to pick your favourite ingredients from their herb garden and create your perfect botanical cocktail. On Friday 13 February, 6pm-9.30pm. Free entry, petals cost £6 each.
Even if St Valentine's Day is associated with love, flowers and chocolate it actually celebrates... the death of a saint. And if you don't get those romantic feelings or have just been let down, the Hex Your Ex Workshop is a good one for you. Learn the art of voodoo and get vengeful. On Saturday 14 February, 2pm-4pm. Limited tickets, £20, are available here.
The Perfect Bouquet
Columbia Creative returns to BOXPARK from 11-15 February with a romantic Valentine's pop-up. For the occasion, they've organised a vase design workshop: learn how to create striking vase arrangements to decorate your house — ticket price includes a case, flowers and decorative material. On Sunday 15 February, 11am-12pm. Limited tickets, £45, are available here.
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Last Updated 02 February 2015