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Spring has nearly sprung–we’re nearly there! It’s been a long winter, but the light’s at the end of the tunnel and we want you to keep feeding your creativity as much as you possibly can. Learn about human behaviour, celebrate a festival of colours, or sniff your way through a multi-sensory dining experience – either way, you’ll learn more about yourself, your team, and your environment. Check out these 14 experiences (for teeny-tiny and unlimited budgets) to inspire, provoke, and push you into bolder thinking, extraordinary memories, and big bang to the end of the season.

1. Vault Festival: Sci-Filent Disco
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Join Vault Lates till 3 a.m. as the Vaults’ bar transforms into an arena for other-worldly music, dance, and intergalactic adventure. Show up in a meme t-shirt or full-fledged Stormtrooper suit for hours and hours of full-out space jams! This is silent disco like you’ve never experienced it before.

2. Play Holi in the City @ Cinnamon Kitchen
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Take a break from city greys and celebrate the Festival of Colour! Kick off your office clothes and don a white ensemble for paint-pelting at Cinnamon Kitchen’s party pod. Dip next door for a five-course menu at Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant including lentil-stuffed wheat bread with yoghurt, tamarind and pomegranate, grilled Kentish lamb escalopes, tandoori mushrooms, carrot samosas, pistachio burfi and more! There’s nothing brighter (or more delicious) than a good old-fashioned Holi festival.

3. Acting As If You Are Already Free
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Examine human behaviour, decision-making, and power dynamics in this hands-on workshop with artist Emma McGarry.  The workshop is presented alongside Pilvi Takala’s exhibition The Committee, a project in which local children from a Bow, London  youth centre were allowed to spend Takala’s £7,000 bursary however they pleased. They designed and produced a custom-made “Five Star Bouncy House” outside the Pump House Gallery.

4. Smith & Sinclair Edible Perfume Experience
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Have you ever worn a cocktail? Book early and don’t miss this bizarre sensory event – create your own flavour and walk through various sampling sessions of Smith & Sinclair’s 20+ bespoke edible perfumes. Try Rose, Apricot & Hazelnut, or Orange Blossom & Lavender – and don’t forget to take home your own personalised bottle!

5. The Crystal Maze
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Star in your own episode of beloved 90’s television relic, The Crystal Maze. Now you (and your friends and colleagues!) are the stars of the show, testing your mental and physical abilities across four different zones: Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Medieval. Compete in teams – whoever gets the most crystals earns more time in the final challenge at The Crystal Dome!

6. Natural Born Storytellers: Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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Ever feel like you’re missing something? Us, too. Join the Natural Born Storytellers for a night of true tales of misunderstandings (the best and the worst) at the Camden Comedy Club. The theme? “Barking Up the Wrong Tree.”

7. The Candlelight Club
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Sneak away to this stunning, secret pop-up cocktail party and travel back to a 1920s speakeasy lit completely by candles. Each event offers a unique menu and live dancing (did someone say live jazz band?), plus the occasional cabaret and burlesque. Buy your tickets ASAP! The venue will be announced two days before the event.

8. The Game (WoW Festival)
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Join THEATREclub and explore the subcultures of prostration and sex work at Southbank’s Women of the World festival. This play is a real-life “game” in which five unscripted men learn the rules, language, and power structures of the culture around them. This performance challenges our perceptions of occupation, legislation, and other people’s day-to-day.

9. Mystery Meat: World Premiere of a Brand-New Immersive Comedy Night
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What can you expect from Mystery Meat? Your guess is as good as ours. All we know is that every show is based around a different theme, so no two shows are alike.

10. Imagine That – A Team-Building Drama Experience
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Obliterate anxiety, boost confidence, improve teamwork, and learn to say YES. These improvisation sessions will leave your team more relaxed and energised – and the practitioners travel to you! Learn to work in sync and support each other in a friendly, fun, hands-on environment with as many as 30 people.

11. After Hours at The Wizard Inn
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Are the usual spells getting you down? Visit the Wizard Inn for an evening of magical snacks, bubbling drinks, and amazing live entertainment. You may run into a troll or two, but that won’t stop you from having a delightful, butterbeer-fuelled time.

12. The People's Revolt
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Picture this: Midnight. Tower of London. A private underground network of digitally-savvy revolutionaries. Still with us? Join the creators of Heist for a brand new immersive adventure and decide the nation’s fate through subterranean smuggling operations, negotiations, and disguises. London may never look the same.

13. GlowyMcGlow
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Presented by the famous ball pit for grown-ups: BallieBallerson is now offering exclusive tickets to GlowyMcGlow, a pool of 250k clear balls set on an LED dancefloor. Book today on TimeOut for 33% off!

14. Dinner at the Smiths'
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After sold-out performances last summer, Marianne Badrichani & the Company have resurrected their absurdist, bilingual theatre (and dining) experience where audience members eat their own words. This liberating and frantic experience (in French and English) is based on playwright Eugene Ionesco and brought to you by a theatre company with a decade-worth of site-specific performances in unconventional spaces.