Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles’ incredibly inspiring and internationally best selling book, explores the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which can be translated as “the reason for being”. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an Ikigai - a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Finding it is the key to living a longer and more fulfilling life, however this requires a deep search for self-discovery and understanding. This incredibly inspiring book will give you the tools you need to help you find your purpose and bring meaning and joy to your every day, to live a long and happy life.
Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts
If you’re a fan of Disney and anything art related, this exhibition might be right up your street! The Wallace Collection has collaborated with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring you this magical exhibition that displays American hand-drawn Disney animations from the 20th century alongside the 18th century French art, design and architecture that inspired it. This is a truly fascinating exhibition that reveals the unknown connection between two different artistic movements, and shows us how life was given to some of our favourite Disney animation movies from our childhood.
The exhibition is being displayed at The Wallace Collection in Marylebone and will run until the 16th October 2022. Tickets cost £14 for adults and are free for members and children under 12.
Need something to watch this weekend? This biographical documentary film provides an intimate look at the actor and singer, Jennifer Lopez, as she reflects on her evolution as an artist. Halftime focuses on Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show and reveals the pressure of life in the spotlight, as well as her determination and evolution as a Latina, a mother and an artist, who is using her voice for a greater purpose. Halftime was directed by Amanda Micheli and is available to watch on Netflix now.
A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Hosted by Marjorie Alexander, A Sustainable Mind podcast is all about inspiring conversations with environmental change makers behind today’s most impactful environmental campaigns, organisations and startups. With topics ranging from sustainable fashion and reusable cups to sustainable healthcare and filmmaking, this podcast is a must listen for any environmentalists passionate about all things sustainability.
Weekly episodes are out every Thursday and are available to listen on Apple podcasts and Spotify.