WOA give you a list of three things you could do for everyday of the working week. There’s no need for you to suffer the Monday Blues: An evening meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to; tickets to the latest shows; or a podcast candidly exploring topical affairs will help you get through your nine-to-five. Read on to find out what we suggest for you to do today.

EXTRA EXTRA – WOA also give you ANOTHER extra treat of an event to help you kick start the weekend. Scroll down to find out more.  


Music – Nerija 


Start your weekend off right with music from cutting-edge collective Nérija at Friday Tonic.

Hailing from London, Nérija blends jazz, afrobeat and hip hop. Join them on Friday 19 August as they celebrate the release of their eagerly anticipated debut EP. Nérija was recently nominated for Jazz FM’s Breakthrough Act of the Year Award (2016), and appears at Love Supreme, Latitude, Brainchild, Manchester Jazz Festival, Southbank Centre’s Friday Tonic series, The Great Escape and Jazz Re:Fest.

Featuring Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Rosie Turton on trombone, Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax, Nubya Garcia on tenor sax, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Inga Eichler on double bass and Lizy Exell on drums.


19 August 2016 – 17:30 – 19:00 

Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Rd,



Tel: 020 7960 4200



Eat – The Savanna 


Savanna is a thriving, privately owned family business based in London, founded in 2005. After a number of management positions at Marks and Spencer, main founder (Lisa Gardshol) has invested heavily in turning Savanna from a start-up into a real business: they now have over 11,500 customers a week spanning eight London stores and a growing presence online with over 15,000 members.

Ragnar Gardshol has built up our dedicated import division that ships all our groceries in from SA, while  all Savanna’s meat products are made at their Wimbledon butchery. This allowed the launch of their own biltong brand, m-eat! along with the sister website www.m-eat.co.uk.

Good friendly customer service is Savanna’s core principle. Click below for a more information about locations and opening times.

The Savanna

Listen – Badilisha Poetry


Badilisha Poetry is a project of the Badilisha Poetry X-Change, an online audio archive of over 350 Pan-African poets from over 24 different countries. The podcast consists of super short 5-10-minute episodes in which poets perform one of their poems. If you’re already up on your contemporary African poetry, the podcast provides the treat of hearing your favorite verse writers’ voices.

Sadly, Badilisha seems to no longer update the podcast, but recordings of African poets reading their work are still accessible on the website.

EXTRA EXTRA – WOA also give you ANOTHER extra treat of an event to help you kick start the weekend.


See/ Discuss – Christian Holder at the V&A


Christian Holder enjoyed a successful career as a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, working with most of the major choreographers of the 20th century. He has designed costumes for ballet companies and celebrities, including Tina Turner.

His performing career began as a child in London, where he attended the Corona Academy Stage School, acted in several British television series, and danced with his father’s company, Boscoe Holder and his Caribbean Dancers. After many years based in New York, his life in London now focuses on singing, painting, writing and archiving.

Join Christian Holder in conversation with Greta Chaffer, artist, former dancer, and previous owner of a fashion and PR company; followed by Q&A, a drinks reception and an opportunity to view the display ‘Curtain Up – Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York’.

Christian Holder

Friday 19 August 2016 (Today)

Victoria and Albert Museum 

Cromwell Rd



Time: 6:30pm

Tel: 020 7942 221

Tickets: £5, no concession, includes drinks reception 



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