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Creative tutoring class

Friday, 10 October 2014 - Friday, 23 October 2015 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Our small, friendly tutoring class explores the subjects of English and Maths. We have spaces still available and would love to welcome any new, local children. Learning is individually planned and the space given to develop confidence and independence. . Age group: 5-13. Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, E9 6AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ms B Kaur. Email: bilber.kaur@gmail.com Telephone: 07891713638. view website

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.

Intsrumental taster scheme

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 29 June 2015 4.15pm & 5.15pm - 5pm & 6pm
An opportunity to try out 4 instruments over 20 weeks. All Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils are welcome. Every Monday starting 12 January. Spaces remaining. Contact the Hackney Music Service to find out how you can register now. . Age group: 5-11. The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: Kelvin.Ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02072417402.

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. view 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. view website

Lennon Dance Academy starting at Haggerston School, Saturdays

Saturday, 28 February 2015 - Saturday, 28 March 2015 2.30pm - 5.00pm
New dance school focusing on Contemporary and Jazz dance. £175 per term. For age 11+. Age group: 11+. HAGGERSTON SECONDARY SCHOOL, WEYMOUTH TERRACE, London, Hackney, E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Helen Kelly. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 0208 882 8825. view website

Children's Dance Class - Turnstyles Creative Arts

Monday, 02 March 2015 - Monday, 27 April 2015 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Our FUN classes incorporate a variety of dance genres. Focusing on timing, musicality and technique, we give children an opportunity to explore their creativity and build confidence. Join the fun! Sign up today! Let?s get creative! 6 week term - £42.00, Drop in - £7.50. Age group: 6-15. Moving East - St. Matthias Church Hall, WORDSWORTH ROAD, London, Hackney, N16 8DD. Contact: Cara. Email: cara@turnstylesfa.co.uk Telephone: 0207 281 7007. view website

Bonding with Baby

Monday, 02 March 2015 - Monday, 29 June 2015 1pm - 3pm
Free drop-in play session 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 experience and discussing concerns together. Pop along for a cup of tea and a chat. Age group: under 1's. 189 Well Street, London, Hackney, E9 6QU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vanessa Kirkpatrick. Email: vanessa@hackneyplaybus.org Telephone: 0208103335. view website

'Manic Mechanics' Cadbury's Easter egg trail

Saturday, 28 March 2015 - Sunday, 12 April 2015 12pm - 4.30pm
Uh oh, our old mechanic Ron has left his tools all over Sutton House and the Breaker's Yard. Can you help him find them all? If you can fill his toolbox, then there's a Cadbury's Egghead prize waiting for you. Admission fees apply. £1.50 per trail. . Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Gemma Bending. Email: gemma.bending@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 9066. view website

'Manic Mechanics and River Tinkers' - free big day out

Sunday, 29 March 2015 12pm - 4.30pm
Visit our double decker caravan to hear stories about the magical River Tinkers who watch over our Breaker's Yard garden. Design your own River Tinker puppet and recreate the sounds of the working car yard in a musical instrument making workshop led by artist Annie Kelley. All completely free. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gemma Bending. Email: gemma.bending@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 9066. view website

Storytelling family workshop: the Unexpected with artist educator Nicola Pomery

Sunday, 29 March 2015 2.30pm - 4pm
Families will be equipped with everyday playful objects as their impractical drawing tools, as well as encouraged to collect random items along the journey. As a group we will sketch local architecture and design, gradually developing fantastical buildings that we will collectively animate with stories. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org . view website

Easter Holiday Activities Creative Mash

Monday, 30 March 2015 - Friday, 10 April 2015 9am - 4pm
Creative Mash is a series of fun creative learning programmes for 5-11 year kids. Our workshops full of fun, imagination and creativity focus on drama, crafts, dance and film. Where: TripSpace Projects in Haggerston E8 and Studio Four in Stoke Newington N16 . Age group: 5-11 yrs. ACTON MEWS, London, Hackney, E8 4EA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Dana Kolesarova. Email: dana@newingtondancespace.com Telephone: 07825565194. view website

Easter egg fun

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 2pm - 4pm
Come and hunt out the clues in the library and win a mini egg. You can also make a Easter bunny cone cup to keep your chocolate stash in and have a chance of winning one of three Easter eggs for one of the three best designs. Dalston C.L.R. James Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica Sever. Email: Monica.Sever@hackney.gov.uk.

Easter holiday activities fr 5-16 year olds: Gardens Galore!

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - Friday, 10 April 2015 10.30am/2pm - 12.30pm/4pm
Celebrate the reopening of our gardens and our new garden activity cart. Create seasonal headwear, plant seeds and make beautiful baskets. Children aged 2-16 activities are free of charge. Places allocated on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before the activity. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. . Age group: 5-16. The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893.

Nursery rhyme time: Spring has Sprung!

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - Friday, 10 April 2015 10.30am/2pm - 12.30pm/4pm
Explore springtime in homes and gardens through stories, songs and craft activities. Children aged 2-16. Activities are free of charge. Places allocated on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before the activity. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. . Age group: 2-5. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Sunday family workshop: strange new worlds with artist Kai-Oi Joyce Yung

Sunday, 12 April 2015 2.30pm - 4pm
Join artist Kai-Oi Joyce Yung for an interactive workshop inviting families to transform Los Carpinteros' artworks into a strange land, filled with new sounds and inhabitants. Crossing exploratory drawing and making, with playful use of body and voice, families will animate their personal imaginings of utopia in this experimental workshop. . 14 Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org. view 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. view website

Storytelling family workshop: Urbatecture with urbacraft, in partnership with MOP

Sunday, 03 May 2015 2.30pm - 4pm
Families will collaborate to create a small city together with urbacraft. They will become urban designers for the day, starting by making their own room, then their house, growing to the scale of the street, and the city. . Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org . view website

Sunday family workshop: Together We Create Space with artist and educator Alexandra Hughes

Sunday, 24 May 2015 2.30pm - 4pm
Families will work as a dynamic collective, using an array of materials, objects, images and ideas to develop exciting, humorous and odd installations. The workshop will take inspiration from Los Carpinteros' approach to architecture and sculpture, encouraging playful investigation in to how buildings are conceived, used and abandoned. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org. view website

May half term activities: Give Me Shelter

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - Friday, 29 May 2015 10.30am/2pm - 12.30pm/4pm
Explore shelters in the past and present. Including garden homes in celebration of Chelsea Fringe. Make nest hats, Victorian paper-dolls, and more. Children aged 2-16. Activities are free of charge. Places allocated on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before the activity. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: 5-16. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Nursery rhyme time: Safe Shelters

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - Friday, 29 May 2015 10.30am / 12pm - 11.30am/1pm
Discover different types of homes through stories, songs and craft activities. Children aged 2-16. Activities are free of charge. Places allocated on a first-come first-served basis 30 minutes before the activity. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: 2-5. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

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. view 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. view 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. view 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. view 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. view website

SHEL Kids' Easter multi-sport camp

Monday, 30 March 2015 - Friday, 03 April 2015 9am - 5pm
Fun multi sport activities for kids during the Easter holiday. Sports include football, basketball, rounders, dance, ice skating, hockey, talent shows and more. Also there will be information stations on health related topics that are essential to the growth and knowledge of young participants. All abilities welcome. Limited spaces. £8/12 daily. Book online. Age group: 7-13 years. Space Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, London, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 07938594467. view website