There’s been a flurry of activity at MI6 of late. They’re feeling a bit short staffed, and looking for a helping hand. You’ve always suspected that maybe you’d make a great spy, but now’s the time to put your money where your mouth is. Your mission, should you choose to accept it (yes, wrong film, we know) is to pick up some new skills and, in the process, turn yourself into the perfect candidate.
Everybody expects Mr Bond to die. The poor man can’t go anywhere without people trying to send him to the big MI6 building in the sky. Fortunately the very helpful guys at the Institute of Krav Maga can teach you ways to defend yourself. An Israeli martial art, Krav Maga teaches how to stop attackers carrying weapons like guns and knives – undeniably useful when you’re undercover in a world crawling with assassins.
An immersive adventure from Fire Hazard, City Dash is your chance to live out that James Bond fantasy. Or to audition for the role, if you will. You have ninety minutes to run around the city, evading surveillance and rival spies while you attempt to pass on messages and stay off-the-grid. Inevitably, there will be challenges along the way. Whether there will also be fancy suits and Bond girls, we couldn’t possibly reveal.
Bond is all about his gadgets, so the guys from Project 42 have just the thing for him. The super-charged Aston Martins are great and all, but what he really needs is an airwheel, and a class about how to ride one. He’ll probably give Q a hard time when he sees the size of it, but these babies pack a punch. They’re able to top speeds of 30km per hour, which is sure to come in handy when escaping people. Or when chasing them. Or just to get from home to MI6 HQ of a morning. It’s an all-rounder really.
Our pal James famously likes his Martinis shaken, not stirred. And how would he know this very specific detail unless he had a wealth of knowledge and experience in the art of crafting the perfect cocktail? With our friends at Mixology Events you can learn how to craft a martini worthy of a secret agent, or even come up with something to suit your own sleuthing style. Just try to steer clear of sparklers, twizzle sticks, or tiny umbrellas. You are under cover, after all.
He’s a well-travelled dude, that Bond. There’s no way he’d be able to perform his job role to the best of his ability without being able to understand at least the basics in any country he gets sent to. The Babble Language Exchange in Waterloo is the perfect place to pick up a few new phrases that might help out on the next mission. It’s a swap, though, so make sure none of the phrases you’re teaching in return are state secrets or anything. You never know who else might be there.
How’s a spy to seduce his Bond girl without some kind of skill on the dance floor? We’re not talking step-touching to the Jackson Five here, either. The only dance really worthy of Bond is something smooth, sultry, and seductive. Enter, Tango.
Let’s get real for a second: Our James wouldn’t get anywhere if it weren’t for his skill with the ladies. Whether they’re just straight-up giving him information or whether they’re taking an active part in helping him complete his missions, there’s no denying the fact that he has the opposite sex in his thrall. Becoming Irresistible is a course designed to increase your confidence and, as a result, your success with romantic prospects. Not that we’re saying you need that, because you are a badass spy, but if you did…
Basically, James Bond is just a really well-rounded human being. He has a massive range of skills and he’s always open to picking up a few new ones in order to get the job done. In a way, he’s kind of the Wonderush poster boy – and Community Manager Nicola is very much looking forward to the private photoshoot.