15th - 16th February 2020 Barbican


15th - 16th February 2020 Barbican




Aside from the three lessons in your ticket, there is so much more to explore and experience at Life Lessons.

Book Signings Find your happy with M.Y.O Mindful Crafting with Yodomo Spa Living Library The School of Life Hub

Book Signings

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Book Signings

Life Lessons festival welcomes the unique opportunity for ticket holders to meet their favourite authors and have their books signed for free. Wherever possible, we will ensure that authors are available to sign copies of their books after their lesson, however, please be aware that this may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We welcome this opportunity to the first 100 customers in the queue. 

NB: Please take note of the location of the book signings you would like to attend as they occur in different places onsite.

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Find your happy with M.Y.O

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Life Lessons will give you an opportunity to discover a new mindful crafting activity in our 'Find Your Happy' area with M.Y.O. (Make Your Own). Their mission is to help you explore your creative side! With passionate teachers and inspiring colourful environments, not only will you learn something, but you will have a great time doing it! Find Your Happy will inspire you to make time for yourself and discover a new hobby.

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Mindful Crafting with Yodomo

Housed in the green and lush Conservatory Space in The Barbican Centre, Yodomo will be running drop-in workshops and demos, plus hosting a pop-up shop selling artisanal handmade craft goods.

Yodomo unlocks your creativity with high quality online courses, kits of materials and live experiences from artists and makers. 

Over the weekend, experience workshops and demos in spoon carving with Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, book binding with Kate Rochester, jewellery and bag making from recycled leather with Eli Wislocka, botanical drawing and papercraft with Isabella Mitchell, lampshade making from sustainable fabric offcuts with Michelle Drew, an introduction to pottery with Ranjit Dhaliwal, create your own recycled leather key fob with Carréducker, decorative basket making with Julia Clarke and textile weaving with Claire Whelan.

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Take some time for you

High up under the glass roof of the Conservatory, indulge in a range of gorgeous spa treatments brought to you by triyoga in association with the Malta Tourism Authority. Take some time out and have someone look after you. Spaces are limited, so watch this space to pre-book your treatment.

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Living Library

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Learn about each other in 20 minute conversations.

Brought to Life Lessons by The University of Westminster, the Living Library is a community space where attendees can come together as 'books' or 'borrowers', breaking down prejudices by learning about each other in 20 minute conversations. 

Gain insight into a topic one on one with someone who has lived the experience. A unique experience not to be missed. Not comfortable with talking about a topic? No problem, you can choose to be the "borrower".

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The School of Life Hub

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A resource for helping us understand ourselves

The School of Life believes that the journey to finding fulfilment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work. At Life Lessons, we will have our Confessions Game, our youtube channel and The School of Life Shop, plus exclusive discounts for Life Lessons ticket holders. 

The Confessions Game

One of our expert faculty members will prompt engaging conversations on some of the most daring questions of all. This game encourages us to talk honestly about what is going on in your lives, sharing your joys, hopes, fears and triumphs and allowing you to feel less alone and embarrassed around areas that often cause so much sorrow and shame.

The TSOL Shop

Browse and buy the full range of our books, games and cards in one place.

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