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Moving shadow karate club

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 10am - 12pm
Karate lessons for children aged 5+. Beginners class 10am-11 am. £6 per session. First session free. Just turn up and join. Age group: 5-16. St Michaelmas and All Angels Church Hall, Lavendar Grove, Hackney, E8 3LR. Contact: Morvia harriott. Email: Morviah@gmail.com Telephone: 07957 311200.

Phoenix Starr academy of dance

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - Tuesday, 08 December 2015 5pm - 6pm
Street dance class for children. Learn to dance for competitions, shows, exams, videos etc. £7. Age group: 7-14. Elite Evolution, 73-75 Lighthouse Space, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EB. Disabled access: no. Contact: jazmin-jade Buckley. Email: missj.buckley@hotmail.com Telephone: 07415025565. Visit website

Bonding with Baby

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - Wednesday, 15 July 2015 1pm - 3pm
Free drop-in play sessions for parents and carers with babies under 1 year of age. This is a lovely opportunity for you and your baby to socialise while sharing experiences and discussing concerns together. Pop along for a cup of tea and a chat. Age group: under 1's. Stoke Newington Road, London, Hackney, N16 8BX. Contact: Vanessa Kirkpatrick. Email: vanessa@hackneyplaybus.org Telephone: 0208103335. Visit website

Ballet for kids

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Saturday, 11 July 2015 9.30am - 1.00pm
'Ballet for Kids' Run by C-12 Dance Theatre, led by Professional dance teachers. CRB/DBS certified. End of term shows and certificates. Level 1, 2 and 3 classes for children aged 2.5yrs upwards. Age group: 3+. 42-44 Brooksby's Walk E9 6DF. Contact: Cherie Thompson. Email: enquiries@c-12dancetheatre.com Telephone: 020 8533 0227. Visit website

French Workshops for children

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 1pm - 3pm
Fun French workshops with games and cooking activities every Saturday during term time. £15/week, concessions and discounts available. Age group: 4-11. 62 Beechwood Road E8 3DY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kemi Dowokpor. Email: mylclubs@gmail.com Telephone: 07572579501. Visit website

Music with Maddy at Hackney Museum

Friday, 01 May 2015 - Friday, 17 July 2015 10am - 10.45am
Music with Maddy is back at the museum. Come along to enjoy singing, dancing, puppets, instruments and lots of creative fun. For children and their carers age 0-5. £4/siblings over 4 months £2. Email maddyclarke@mac.com to reserve a space. . Age group: 0-5. Blurton Road, Hackney, E5 0NJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maddy Read Clarke. Email: maddyclarke@mac.com Telephone: 07710 368967. Visit website

Baby yoga

Friday, 01 May 2015 - Friday, 28 August 2015 10.45am - 11.45am
Drop in sessions. No yoga experience needed. A baby focused class using a mix of massage, classical yoga postures, stretches and balances adapted exactly for their stage of growth. Accompanied by well known songs and rhymes to make the exercise fun and interactive. cost £6.50 per session. Age group: 6 weeks to 1 year. The Royal Inn on the Park, Lauriston Road, Hackney E9 7HJ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Karen James. Email: first-touchmassage@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07902227669. Visit website

Baby Yoga

Friday, 01 May 2015 - Friday, 28 August 2015 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Drop in sessions. No yoga experience needed. A baby focused class using a mix of massage, classical yoga postures, stretches and balances adapted exactly to their stage of growth. Accompanied by well known songs and rhymes to make the exercise fun and interactive. Cost £6.50 per session. Age group: 6 weeks to 8 months. Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Karen James. Email: first-touchmassage@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07902227669. Visit website

Hackney Reds under 12's football team

Saturday, 02 May 2015 - Saturday, 29 August 2015 11am - 12.30 pm
We are a new local under 12's youth football team. we are looking for youths in years 5 and 6 (ages 10 and 11) to train with us. Training is held every saturday morning over hackney downs park ready to compete in Hackney Marsh league in September. Age group: 10-11. Hackney Downs, Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8NP. Contact: Paul . Email: p.gissing@sky.com Telephone: 07958636351. Visit website

Ballet for kids

Saturday, 23 May 2015 - Saturday, 11 July 2015 9.30am - 1pm
High quality ballet classes for kids aged 2 and a 1/2 years old-7 years old. 3 x 1 hour long classes every Saturday. With supportive, passionate and encouraging teachers that have built a friendly and safe space for kids to learn, develop and grow. Age group: 3-7. Chats Palace, Brooksbys Walk, Hackney E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Adam Towndrow. Email: adam@c-12dancetheatre.com Telephone: 07782251816. Visit website

Phoenix starr academy of dance

Monday, 01 June 2015 - Tuesday, 15 December 2015 5pm - 7pm
Street dance school in Dalston, from age 5 + up to 16. training for live performances, show cases, competitions. every monday and tueday 5-7pm. FIRST CLASS IS FREE mondays 5-6pm crew training, 6-7pm solo training tuesday 5-6pm crew training, 6-7pm duo training £200 per 10 weeks paid in installments. Age group: 5-16. Princess May Primary School, princess may road, N16 8DF, DALSTON, n16 8df. Disabled access: no. Contact: jazmin-jade Buckley. Email: missj.buckley@hotmail.com Telephone: 07415025565. Visit website

Haren Copeland

Monday, 22 June 2015 - Saturday, 22 August 2015
We are Lee Valley Junior Ice Hockey Club based at the Lee Valley Ice Centre. Our course develops young people from 5 to 19 enjoy this exciting sport. Beginner courses every Tuesday and Friday 7.15pm - 8.15pm. FREE 4 week taster session. Contact: Eddie Joseph 07958 743680. Age group: 5 - 19 yrs. LEE VALLEY ICE CENTRE, LEA Bridge Road, London, Hackney, E10 7QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Eddie Joseph. Email: eddiejoseph@hotmail.com Telephone: 07958 743680. Visit website

Young Hackney fine arts class

Thursday, 25 June 2015 - Thursday, 30 July 2015 4pm - 5.45pm
Drawing and painting from observation are essential art and design skills which can be learnt at any age, regardless of natural ability. We have a unique and effective teaching method, the results will leave you and your child amazed. e-mail: hackneyyoungarts@gmail.com or call Noel 07590533349. View artworks on facebook.com/younghackneyfinearts. Age group: 7-16. Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith Row, Hackney E2 8QA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Noel Basualdo. Email: hackneyyoungarts@gmail.com Telephone: 07590533349. Visit website

Sutton House family activities

Sunday, 28 June 2015 - Monday, 31 August 2015 12pm - 5pm
Fun activities for families including Costume and Catwalk: Amy Grimehouse for Kids, Sunday 28 June; Music Hall Mayhem, Sunday 26 July; outdoor activities in the Breaker's Yard every day in August. Free entry to each event. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homderton High Street, Hackney E9 6JQ. Contact: Gemma Bending. Email: gemma.bending@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 9066.

Family Grow & Eat Club

Saturday, 04 July 2015 - Saturday, 19 September 2015 2pm - 5pm
Learn how to grow food and cook healthy and affordable meals. Open to carers/parents with their children. Free to attend. Book a space hello@cordwainersgrow.org.uk. Age group: Parents, carers and children. Wilton Estate Community Hall, Greenwood Road E8 1BD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natalie Mady. Email: hello@cordwainersgrow.org.uk . Visit website

PACT bushcraft - sauna/sweat lodge and carving

Saturday, 11 July 2015 12am - 3pm
Bushcraft allows us to live comfortably in natural settings, using natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. All sessions are free and families are very welcome. Build a sweat lodge in the wild and learn how to carve tools made of wood. . Age group: Adults. The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue N4 2HF. Contact: Gloria Obilana. Email: gloria.obilana@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 02038195615. Visit website

Home Front family day

Sunday, 19 July 2015 12 noon - 4.30pm
Join us for a fun day of World War I themed activities including games, drama and craft workshops. Bring a picnic to eat on the grass. Cafe open. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Learning. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Victoria Park summer art camp

Monday, 20 July 2015 - Friday, 21 August 2015 8.30am - 5.30pm
Each day children will discover a new exciting craft: pottery painting, making clay pots on the potter's wheel, silk painting, screen printing, felting, mosaic etc. and will enjoy a play in the playgrounds of Victoria Park. Age group: 8-12 years old. 237 Victoria Park Road, Hackney E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Wonderland Ceramics. Email: info@wonderlandceramics.com Telephone: 020 8985 1214. Visit website

Victoria Park summer art camp

Monday, 20 July 2015 - Friday, 21 August 2015 8.30am - 5.30pm
Each day children will discover a new exciting craft: pottery painting, making clay pots on the potter's wheel, silk painting, screen printing, felting, mosaic etc. and will enjoy a play in the playgrounds of Victoria Park (weather permitting). £144 a week or £37 a day. Early or late club £3. Age group: 8-12 years old. 237 Victoria Park Road, Hackney E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Wonderland Ceramics. Email: info@wonderlandceramics.com Telephone: 020 8985 1214. Visit website

Make a Musical in a Week

Monday, 27 July 2015 - Friday, 31 July 2015 9.30am - 4pm
Anna Fiorentini Theatre School presents two summer schools. Learn songs and dance routines from well known films and West End shows while creating a musical that you can perform in for family and friends. Early bird discount if you reserve your place by 22 May 2015. Age group: 7-18 years old. Princess May School, Princess May Road, Barretts Grove N16 8DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Grace. Email: hello@annafiorentini.com Telephone: 0207 682 1403. Visit website

HYPU summer programme

Monday, 27 July 2015 - Friday, 07 August 2015 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 baking, art, photography, breakfast club, sport etc. Cost £10 for more info ring 0207 249 4542. Age group: 11-18. Bsix College, Keninghall Road, Hackney E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: info@hypu.org.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542.

Big Bug Hunt at Clissold Park

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10.30am - 12pm
Explore the undergrowth of Clissold Park and identify invertebrates and amphibians lurking under logs. Free - booking required. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, n16 9hj. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website

Summer jewellery making course for 16-18 year olds

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - Friday, 31 July 2015 10.30am - 4.30pm
Learn how to make several pieces using traditional jewellery making skills.You will work with silver wire, silver sheet and beads. Techniques covered will include wirework manipulation using pliers, piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, bending, textures, soldering, polishing & stone setting. Course cost is £245 for 4 days and includes all materials. . Unit 18, Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street E2 7LF. Disabled access: no. Contact: Nina Gilbey. Email: info@londonjewelleryworkshop.co.uk Telephone: 02034178389. Visit website

Sensory homes and gardens

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - Friday, 14 August 2015 10.30am - 4pm
Three weeks of summer activities exploring the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of our gardens and period rooms. Create lotions and potions, beeswax candles, garden inspired drinks and more. Age group: 5-16. Geffrye Gardens, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Learning. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Nursery Rhyme Time - Sensing homes and gardens

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - Friday, 14 August 2015 10.30 - 1pm
Use the five senses to explore homes and gardens through story, songs and craft activities. Free event. Workshop places are first come first served 30 minutes in advance. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: 2-5. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Learning Team. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Clissold Park Summer Nature Club

Monday, 03 August 2015 - Friday, 07 August 2015 TBC - TBC
A week of nature exploration, craft and activities for children aged 8-12yrs. £100 for five days, places limited. Contact us for more information. . Age group: 8-12years. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, n16 9hj. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website

Kids multi-sport camp

Monday, 03 August 2015 - Friday, 14 August 2015 9am - 5pm
Two weeks of fun, organised multi-sport activity for boys and girls of all abilities. Also combining information on health, education and positive life. From £40 per week. Online registration available. A great safe family environment for your child this summer holiday. Apply now Limited spaces available. Age group: 7-13 years. Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, Hackney N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 07985111237. Visit website

Summer jewellery making courses for 12-15 year olds

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 - Friday, 07 August 2015 11am - 3pm
Learn how to make friendship bracelets, bag dangles, bracelets, pendants, open rings, creating textures on metal, bending metal and polishing. You will learn to make pieces using beads, wires, silver sheet and crystal beads. Course cost is £195 for 4 days and includes all materials. Please bring a packed lunch. Age group: 12-15 year olds. Unit 18, Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield St E2 7LF. Disabled access: no. Contact: Nina Gilbey. Email: info@londonjewelleryworkshop.co.uk Telephone: 02034178389. Visit website

PACT Bushcraft - natural navigation and making water safe to drink

Saturday, 08 August 2015 12am - 2pm
Bushcraft allows us to live comfortably in natural settings, using natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. All sessions are free and families are very welcome. Learn the basic of navigation without any technology and recycle water for drinking. . Age group: 18+. The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue N4 2HF. Contact: Gloria Obilana. Email: gloria.obilana@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 02038195615. Visit website

Pond Dipping

Friday, 14 August 2015 11am - 12pm
Get up close with the creatures living in our dipping pond. Free, booking required. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, N16 9HJ. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website

Fiorenitini Weenies - World of Stories

Monday, 17 August 2015 - Friday, 21 August 2015 10.15am - 12.15pm
Climb on board the Great Ship Fiorentini as we embark on a magical journey around the world! Using music, dance drama and creative play, we will sail the seven seas and explore the stories and traditional tales of various destinations. Early bird discount if you book by 22 May 2015. Age group: 4-6 years old. Princess May School, Princess May Road, Barretts Grove, Hackney N16 8DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Grace. Email: hello@annafiorentini.com Telephone: 0207 682 1403. Visit website

The Big Draw at Clissold House

Sunday, 11 October 2015 1pm - 4pm
Family activities at Clisosld House as part of The Big Draw, theme TBC. Free, drop-in. No booking needed. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, n16 9hj. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website

Halloween in the Park

Saturday, 31 October 2015 10am - 12pm
Join us for a family activity session searching for the rare orange pumpkin birds and celebrating the season. Free - booking required. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street. London, n16 9hj. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website

Clissold Park Summer Nature Club

Monday, 03 August 2015 - Friday, 07 August 2015 9.45am - 3pm
Looking for summer holiday ideas? Our Summer Nature Club is a fun and educational course for kids including wildlife exploration, craft and games plus a chance to earn an RSPB Wildlife Action Award. Places are limited - book now. £100 including evening bat walk on Friday. Age group: 7-12. Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney N16 9HJ. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. Visit website