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Children and Young People

Instrumental taster scheme

Monday, 11 April 2016 - Monday, 28 November 2016 4.15pm - 6pm
This will take place in the Tomlinson Centre. A 20 week programme that introduces young musicians to instrumental learning. Please email HMS for more info kelvin.ghann@larningtrust.co.uk . Age group: Keys Stage 1 & 2. Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: kelvin.ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02030761537.

Project Light

Monday, 11 July 2016 - Monday, 12 September 2016 10am - 12pm
Project Light is a new and exciting multi-sensory installation for under 5s inspiring playful experimentation and exploration. Open to parents, carers and nurseries looking after young children for a fun and playful creative experience, in a safe multi-sensory environment in the unique setting of Parasol unit gallery's education room. . Age group: Under 5's. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, WHARF ROAD, London, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lala Thorpe. Email: lala@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 0207 490 7373 ext 32. Visit website

Chinese youth culture workshop

Thursday, 21 July 2016 - Friday, 26 August 2016 10am - 4pm
CYC workshop teaches Chinese music instruments, traditional puppetry skills inherited for Lion Dancing Martial Arts. We will also supply a homework revision club, and confidence building indoor activities. It will increase social communication skills, social interaction, between young people from different backgrounds and cultures. . Age group: 10-18 years old. Hackney Chinese Community Services Centre. 28-32 Ellingfort Road, London, Hackney, E8 3PA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rita Tsang-Richards. Email: Rita@ChineseCentre.org.uk Telephone: 020 89866171. Visit website

In your hands: Summer craft activities

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 29 July 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm
Young people engage with the process of making by experimenting with the nature of the material to develop new skills within a professional environment. Craft activities are delivered by artist educators throughout the 5 days in ceramics, letterpress printmaking and textile/natural dye/felt making. . Age group: 8-14. Standpoint Studios, CORONET STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Beatrice Bless. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 079 4847 9430. Visit website

Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust Summer School

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Saturday, 30 July 2016 to be confirmed - to be confirmed
A summer classical music school for children and young people. Students will be playing in ensemble groups, an orchestra and a choir and will be taught by professional musicians. Students will take part in a concert performance. . Age group: 6 to 21 years. Gainsborough Primary School, Berkshire Road, E9 5ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Heidi. Email: summerschool@hyot.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Free children's summer theatre school in Dalston

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Saturday, 30 July 2016 9am - 1pm
Make a street dance performance and a musical theatre number and perform in a professional Variety show line up. Opportunities to work backstage, and learn theatre craft with Hackney Children's Theatre. No auditions but some performance experience required see for registration, http://goo.gl/qbalnh . Age group: 7-16 years. 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: andrewcoombs. Email: hackneychildrenstheatre@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

HYPU summer programme

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 05 August 2016 9am - 4pm
Are you aged between 11-18? Want to do something different this summer? Why not start your career here while having fun. Workshops and clubs include: Breakfast clubs, baking, cooking, sports, music, Photoshop, hair dressing and much more. £20 for whole programme, book at www.htea1.com or 0207 249 4542. Age group: 11 - 18. Bsix, Sixth form College, Keninghall Road, London, Hackney, E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. Visit website

Summer art camp Victoria Park

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 10am - 5pm
Each day children will discover a new exciting craft: pottery painting, making clay pots with potters wheel, silk printing, mosaic, felting etc. Then enjoy a play in the playgrounds of Victoria Park. Bring a packed lunch. £154 a week or £39 a day (discounts available siblings etc.). Age group: 8 to 12. 237 VICTORIA PARK ROAD, London, Hackney, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Wonderland ceramics. Email: info@wonderlandceramics.com Telephone: 02089851214. Visit website

Geffrye Museum takeover day

Sunday, 31 July 2016 12pm - 4.30pm
Young people from the Geffrye Museum's Youth Advisory Panel have programmed a fun, free day of events for children and families, including activities and workshops. Everything is free, and workshop places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each activity. Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olivia Murphy. Email: omurphy@geffyre-museum.org.uk Telephone: .

Girls Rock London

Monday, 01 August 2016 - Saturday, 06 August 2016 10am - 5pm
Girls Rock London (GRL) is offering girls aged 11 to 16 the opportunity to make and perform music this August at Girls Rock Camp in Dalston. You will form a band, learn an instrument, write and perform an original song at a showcase. No previous musical experience necessary. . Age group: 11 to 16. The Blue Studios, 160 DALSTON LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1NG. Contact: Geraldine Smith. Email: girlsrocklondon@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

SHEL kids summer multi-sport camp

Monday, 01 August 2016 - Friday, 12 August 2016 9am - 5pm
Two weeks of fun, active and structured multi-sport activities for girls and boys aged 7-13 and of all abilities. Information stations and quiz's on health, education and positive life. Prizes and trophies to be won throughout the week. Limited spaces available. Apply Now. Age group: 7 to 13. SPORTS CENTRE, FALKIRK STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 07938594467. Visit website

Sunmmer smart club

Monday, 01 August 2016 - Thursday, 18 August 2016 2pm - 5pm
Free Activities, everyone welcome: Sports: cricket, hockey, dodgeball, skippimg Board games: games from around the world Painting: face paints drawing and painting Wax: making fun stuff with wax Cooking: ymmy pancakes, marshmellows etc. Age group: 5-15. Robinhood community Garden Big Hill/spring lane Hackney Contact: Vicky Whyte. Email: info@universalboardgames.co.uk Telephone: 07981589936.

Robotics workshop

Thursday, 04 August 2016 2pm - 3pm
Learn the basics of robotics and construction. Build your own and watch it go. Places are limited on a first come first served basis. Age group: 8+. Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Library staff. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083565235. Visit website

In your hands

Monday, 08 August 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Three week-long courses over the school holidays aimed at passing on traditional craft skills by experimenting with the nature of the material to develop new skills within a professional environment. Ceramics, letterpress printmaking, textiles/ natural dyes/ felt making. Free of charge. Sign-up form and more details on our website. Age group: 8-14. Standpoint Studios, CORONET STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HD. Contact: Beatrice Bless. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 079 4847 9430. Visit website

Springfield youth club summer project

Monday, 08 August 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 10am - 4pm
We have 60 places for young people aged 6-16 years. To book visit Springfield Youth Club Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 July from 6pm-8pm or Monday 25 - Friday 29 July from 10am-12pm. The summer project costs £15 for one week or £30 for both weeks. . Age group: 6-16 years of age. Springfield Youth Club, The Anthony Marsh Building, London, Big Hill, E5 9HH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Steve Herbert. Email: steveh@springfieldclub.co.uk Telephone: 07838378992. Visit website

Animal encounters with Mr Creepy Crawly

Thursday, 11 August 2016 2pm - 3pm
See, hear and touch a whole range of creepy crawlies. Free event. Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Library Staff. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083565235. Visit website

Jewellery making

Friday, 12 August 2016 2pm - 3.30pm
Try your hand at creative jewellery making and take home your own piece of jewellery. Free event. Age group: 4+. Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Library Staff. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083565235. Visit website

SHEL kids summer performing arts camp 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 9am - 5pm
A week full of fun, active and organised performing arts activities. Participate in singing, acting, dancing and gymnastics workshops throughout the week from experienced and qualified instructors. All leading towards an end of week performance put on for parents and carers. From only £5 per day. Limited spaces. Apply now. Age group: 7 to 13 years. COMMUNITY CENTRE, WEYMOUTH TERRACE, London, Hackney, E2 8LR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 07938594467. Visit website

Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme

Thursday, 18 August 2016 2pm - 3pm
Inspired by the books of Roald Dahl, join poet Neal Zetter at the library where he will perform his own Dahl inspired rhymes. You will also be writing, illustrating and performing your own rhymes. Free event. Age group: 6-12 years. Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Library staff. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083565235. Visit website

Universal Games

Thursday, 25 August 2016 2pm - 4pm
Come and play board games from around the world Free Event. Age group: 4+. Stoke Newington Library, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Library staff. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083565235. Visit website

Instrumental taster scheme

Monday, 12 September 2016 - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 4.15pm - 6pm
The taster scheme is for primary school kids in years 1-6, and introduces them to explore four different instruments; Cello, Violin, Guitar and the Flute. Spaces are filling up fast. Age group: 6-11 years of age. Tomlinson Centre, QUEENSBRIDGE ROAD, London, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: kelvin.ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02030761537.

Big Fish Little Fish family rave

Sunday, 16 October 2016 2pm - 4.30pm
A rave for all the family with top DJs, licensed bar, craft and play activities, bubbles, glitter cannons, balloons and fancy dress theme. 13-18, SIDWORTH STREET, London, Hackney, E8 3SD. Contact: Natasha. Email: info@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk Telephone: 07919598008. Visit website