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Win a place on one of our exclusive cookery classes this January

Get a dose of travel inspiration for 2018 with one of these exclusive reader events

Win a place on one of our exclusive cookery classes this January

Let’s be honest. Poor January often gets a pretty bad rap. Sure, December is a rather hard act to follow after all the merriment, but look ahead and January can be full of potential, too. Particularly if you use it to start filling up the calendar. After all, nothing feels more satisfying than having mini-breaks and evenings out to look forward to. And with that in mind, ShortList – in partnership with American Express® and British Airways – is hosting a series of travel-themed events on 27 January. From a screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel, to a travel photography masterclass and a trio of continental cookery classes, it’s just what you need for some destination inspiration. Still need to get on board with the January love? With the British Airways American Express® Credit Card your next getaway could come sooner than you think? By making everyday purchases using your Card – your travel, morning coffee and all those other incidental costs – you will collect Avios which can help save you money on your next flight, taking you one step nearer the departure lounge*.

Win a place on a cookery class 

The British Airways American Express® Credit Card has joined forces with ShortList and L’atelier des Chefs to offer readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to an exclusive cookery class. So even if you can’t transport yourself just yet, you can give your taste buds a flavour of holidays to come.

Taking place on the 27 January at L’atelier des Chefs in Marylebone, three winners will each win a pair of tickets to one of these two-hour classes, where they will learn how to make a French tarte tatin, Spanish paella or fresh Italian pasta. Each winner will be welcomed with a drink – and, of course, be able to eat whatever you cook. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following question before the closing date of 22 January 2018.

Full terms here.

Jet away sooner with American Express®

If the idea of getting the most out of January sounds appealing, with no annual fee and Avios earned on every £1 you spend on purchases on the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, your everyday spending could help make your next adventure a reality. Especially as the points you earn are redeemable against reward flights to hundreds of destinations. Better yet, if you spend £1,000 or more on your Card within your first three months, you’ll receive a welcome bonus of 5,000 Avios to redeem against a flight of your choice. You simply have to pay the taxes, fees and charges. Before you know it, your Card could open up a whole new world of possibilities and adventures*. Not bad going for January. 

For more about the British Airways American Express® Credit Card, search for ‘BA AMEX’

Representative 22.9% APR variable.

*SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. APPLICANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OVER. APPROVAL SUBJECT TO STATUS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. TERMS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO THE COLLECTION AND REDEMPTION OF AVIOS, AND TO THE WELCOME BONUS. VISIT BA.COM/AMEX FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Screening

Where: Ham Yard Hotel

When: 27 January 2018, 5pm

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If there’s one film director whose work is guaranteed to evoke a little escapism, it’s Wes Anderson. Whether it’s the streets of Harlem or the railways of India, Anderson’s signature offbeat style is perfect for transporting you somewhere a little more exotic. Which is why, on 27 January, ShortList – in partnership with American Express and British Airways– is hosting an exclusive screening at London’s Ham Yard Hotel of his most recent film, the Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel. Set in a ski resort in the fictional European nation of Zubrowka, the film follows the meticulous concierge Gustave H (played by Ralph Fiennes) and his new bell boy, Zero, as they struggle to prove Gustave’s innocence following his arrest for the murder of one of the hotel’s most regular guests. Quirky, kitsch and visually ravishing, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an instant rose-tinted ticket to pre-war eastern Europe. All you need to do is sit back with your complimentary popcorn (and your ShortList goodie bag) and enjoy being transported to Wes’s world.

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Learn to capture the perfect travel shot

Where: Ham Yard Hotel

When: 27 January 2018, 2pm

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If jetting off on holiday didn’t already have enough going for it – delicious food, time off work, no alarm clock – it’s also a great chance to explore exciting new places. But how exactly do you capture those golden sands or that picturesque old town square with the shine and splendour that says ‘This is more than just another holiday photo’? Fear not. We’re holding an exclusive masterclass, on 27 January at Ham Yard Hotel, with award-winning travel blogger and Instagram influencer, Julie Falconer AKA A Lady in London. Falconer will be outlining the tips that have helped her amass more than 123k followers on Instagram in her session, ‘Behind The Filter: How to capture the ultimate travel shot’. Perfect holiday photos, here we come.

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