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Musical instrument taster scheme: Hackney Music Service

Monday, 12 May 2014 - Monday, 24 November 2014 4.15pm & 5.15pm - 5pm & 6pm
Get the opportunity to try 4 intsrumetns over 20 wks (May-Dec), before deciding on which instrument suits you best. Costs £200 for entire programme including use of instruments. Next programme runs Sept - Mar. For further info, contact: musicservice@learningtrust.co.uk. 0207 241 7408. Age group: Key Stage 1 & 2, 5- 11 Year Olds. Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Music Service. Email: musicservice@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 0207 241 7408.

Westward Acorns

Saturday, 17 May 2014 - Saturday, 29 November 2014 9am - 9.45am
Westward Acorns is a FUN football training session dedicated for children aged between 4 and 6. The first session is a free taster session, then it will be £4 a session from then on. . Age group: 4-6 Years old. Victoria Park (St. Mark's Gate), Cadogan Terrace, Hackney, E9 5HP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alan Bayram. Email: alsbayram@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07702091647.

Friday Fun - stay and play for parents and carers with pre-school children.

Friday, 06 June 2014 - Friday, 19 December 2014 9.30am - 12pm
Stay and play for parents / carers with pre-school children. Toys, songs, stories and crafts. Refreshments provided. Age group: 0-5. St. John's Church, Pitfield Street, Hackney, N1 6NP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ruth Cant. Email: ruth@stjohnshoxton.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9302. view website

One School of Performing Arts

Saturday, 07 June 2014 - Saturday, 13 June 2015 9.00am - 1.00pm
One School of performing arts is East London's prestigious IDTA performing arts school. The ONE crew are kicking off their West End performance's at The O2 Greenwich Sunday 29th June. To be apart of this summers performance's contact info@ospa-academy.co.uk and book your FREE trial. £15.00 weekly thereafter. (Sibling discount available) . Age group: 4-18 years. Urswick School, Paragon Road, Hackney, E9 6NR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ms John-Lewis. Email: info@ospa-academy.co.uk Telephone: 07961566375. view website

Piano lessons

Monday, 30 June 2014 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Piano lessons available in the Stoke Newington/Stamford Hill area from a friendly and experienced teacher. Lessons available in your own home after school or at the weekend. Focus on encouragement and enjoyment of learning the piano. Experience of teaching both ABRSM and Trinity exams. Music technology and theory also available. Age group: All ages. Flat A, Durley Road, Hackney, N16 5JS. Contact: Tom Byrne. Email: tsbyrne@live.com Telephone: .

Perform - drama, dance and singing classes (Ages 4-8 and 8-12)

Monday, 01 September 2014 - Wednesday, 31 December 2014 4.00pm - 6.00pm
The only drama, dance and singing workshops that focuses on helping develop children's confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. . Age group: 4-8. 8-12. Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU. Contact: Lucy Quick. Email: enquiries@perform.org.uk Telephone: 08454004000. view website

London Fields Playgroup

Friday, 05 September 2014 - Friday, 17 July 2015 10.00am - midday
London Fields Playgroup has been run by parents for pre-school children since 1987. There are tons of toys, activities, snack time and a singsong. There's outdoor playspace for fine weather days too. £3.50 admits one child, £5 for two - this covers the running costs. Age group: 0-4. St Michael and All Angels Church Hall Lavender Grove Hackney E8 3LS Contact: Melissa Gates. Email: melissa@welikenicethings.com Telephone: 07979657434. view website

Baby yoga

Friday, 05 September 2014 - Friday, 10 July 2015 10.45am - 11.45am
Drop in sessions for parents with babies from 6 weeks to 1 year. Classes offer a mix of active and gentle movements, including massage, stretching and balancing for babies, always accompanied by well known songs and rhymes to make the exercises fun and interactive. £6.50 per session. 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. view website

One School of Performing Arts

Saturday, 06 September 2014 - Saturday, 13 December 2014 9am - 1pm
One School of Performing Arts is East London's prestigious IDTA performing arts school. The ONE crew kick off the summer with performances at The O2 Greenwich contact info@ospa-academy.co.uk and book your £5 trial. £15.00 weekly there after. Payment must be paid termly. (Sibling discount available). Age group: 4 -18 years old. Urswick School, Paragon Road, Hackney, E9 6NR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Miss John-Lewis. Email: info@ospa-academy.co.uk Telephone: 07961566375. view website

Girlguiding Hackney

Monday, 08 September 2014 - Friday, 19 December 2014 6pm - 7.30pm
Guiding for girls from 5 to 18. Weekly meetings throughout term time. Fun, games, friendship and learn new skills. Age group: 5 to 18. various locations in Hackney Flat 28, Kingsmead House Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maureen Sinclair-Benstead. Email: masb1@sky.com Telephone: 447732583833. view website

Ballet classes for children

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Ballet for children aged 3-5 year old, £36 for 12 weeks until August 7th, £48 thereafter. At 4pm until 4:30pm. Classes for 6-11 year olds, £60 until August7th, £72 thereafter. To book please email j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-11 year olds. Energie, READING LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386. view website

Saturday ballet class

Saturday, 13 September 2014 - Saturday, 13 December 2014 9.30am - 10.45am
The class is for children aged 3-5 years old, 9.30am-10am, £36 until August 13th. £48 thereafter. For the older children, aged 6-11 years old, early bird price is £60 until August 13th. £78 thereafter. Age group: 3-11 year olds. Upper Clapton United Reformed Church, Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 9BU. Contact: Monica. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386. view website

Saturday ballet class

Saturday, 13 September 2014 - Saturday, 13 December 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Ballet for children aged 3-5 year old, £36 for 12 weeks until 17 August 17, £48 thereafter, at 9.30am until 10am. Classes for 6-11 year olds, £60 until 17 August, £72 thereafter. To book please email j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age: 3-11 year olds. Age group: 3-11 year olds. Upper Clapton United Reformed Church, 85A Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 9BU. Contact: Monica. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386. view website

Baby yoga with dads

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 11.15am - 12.15pm
Baby yoga is for babies from eight weeks to crawling. All yoga sequences are age-appropriate, include stretching with movement through songs, nursery rhymes and active play. Bonding time with dads exclusively. £35 for 5-week course. Youth Hackney, 29 Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com. view website

Family yoga

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 10.00am - 11.00am
Family yoga is back for one last term this year. A chance for parents and children to do yoga together. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, nursery rhymes, visualizations and relaxing techniques. £50 for parent and child; extra £1 per person per class. Young Hackney, 29 Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com. view website

A Piece of Cake

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 11 October 2014 10am - 12pm
Join our family cake-decorating workshop for both children (9+) and adults. The workshop will cover a range of cake decorating techniques including: how to make butter cream, how to use different icing nozzles, and much more. Cost £20 per student to book places ring 0207 249 4542. . Bsix, Sixth Form College, Keninghall Road, Hackney, E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: Htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542.

Ballet for kids at Chats Palace

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 06 December 2014 9.30am - 1pm
Ballet is back at Chats Palace. Providing high quality ballet teaching for children aged 2 - 5+. There are 3 levels to sign up to with exams at the end of the year. C-12 is an award winning company based in Hackney. . Age group: 2-5+. Chats Palace, Brooksbys Walk, Hackney, E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Adam Towndrow. Email: adam@c-12dancetheatre.com Telephone: 07782251816.

One School of Performing Arts

Saturday, 20 September 2014 - Saturday, 18 July 2015 11.30am - 3.30pm
We open this Saturday, 20 September at the Urswick School. Ages 7-18 classes & times are 11.30am-3.30pm ages 4-6 11.30am-1.45pm. New Students trial day (20 Sept) £5 each child. Be there for 11.15 to register. . Age group: Ages 4-18. Urswick School, Paragon Road, Hackney, E9 6NR. Contact: Ms John-Lewis. Email: info@ospa-academy.co.uk . view website

Ballet classes

Monday, 22 September 2014 - Monday, 08 December 2014 4pm - 5.15pm
Age 3-5 years old: 4pm-4.30pm £40. Age 6-11 years old:4.30pm-5.15pm-£60. Please email for more details: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-11. Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica . Email: J2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386.

Tales from the past

Sunday, 05 October 2014
Hear about the adventures of Victorian school boy Ernest Baker who lived in the building over a hundred years ago, then create puppets to tell more of his exciting stories. . Age group: Children and families. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

BKD minibeasts biscuit class

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 1.30pm - 3pm
Kids will love this creative and messy class. You will be provided with 6 freshly baked chocolate biscuits and all the components such as fondant, icing writers, cutters and sprinkles to make your very own minibeast biscuits. BKD provides tuition, boxes, aprons and all decorating supplies. Suitable for ages 2+. . Age group: 2+. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, Hackney, N1 5SH. Contact: Adelle Frejus. Email: hello@bkd-london.com Telephone: 447791097481. view website

BKD outer space cupcake class

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 1.30pm - 3pm
Kids will love this creative class. You will be provided with 6 freshly baked cupcakes and all the components such as creamy butter cream, fondant, icing-writers, cutters and sprinkles to make your very own space themed cupcakes! BKD provides tuition, boxes, aprons and all decorating supplies. Suitable for ages 2+. . Age group: 2+. Nancy's Pantry, Labyrinth Tower, Dalston Square, Hackney, E8 3GP. Contact: Adelle Frejus. Email: hello@bkd-london.com Telephone: 447791097481. view website

Family day - Autumn gardens

Sunday, 19 October 2014 10.30am - 4pm
Celebrating the Family Learning Festival. A fun family event for children of all ages exploring autumnal gardens through craft activities, stories and more. Age group: Children and families. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Big Fish Little Fish family rave

Sunday, 19 October 2014 2pm - 4.30pm
A rave for families with children aged 0-8 with DJs the Readers Wifes. Crafts, play area, cake stall, bar, food and free glowsticks and transfer tattoos. Glitter cannons, bubbles and parachute dance. Free Happy Monkey smoothies and bear nibbles to take home. Buggy park, baby change. Age group: Parents and their children aged under 8. Shapes, 115 Wallis Road, Hackney, E9 5LN. Contact: Natasha Morabito. Email: natasha@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk Telephone: 447919598008. view website

Baby disco

Sunday, 26 October 2014 11am - 5pm
We'll be dropping some of the coolest tunes to get you and your under 5s throwing shapes together. No unaccompanied adults or children. Times: 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Price(s): £ 5-£ 3 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone). Age group: Under 5s. Hackney Empire/Empire 2 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: box.office@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: 020 8985 2424. view website

Great big gig

Sunday, 26 October 2014 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Kids of all ages can join in with CBeebies' Katy Ashworth and a 12 piece soul band of top musicians playing hits from James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone and plenty more. Price(s): £ 15 - £ 9 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone). Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Contact: Box Office. Email: box.office@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: 020 8985 2424. view website

SHEL kids half-term multi-sport camp

Monday, 27 October 2014 - Friday, 31 October 2014 9am - 5pm
A week of fun, active and organised multi sport activities for children. Including information on health, education and positive life. A great active and fun envioronment for your child this half term. Activities include - football, basketball, rounders, hockey,ice skating, tennis, dance, talent shows and more. Age group: 7-13. Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 0208 2576816. view website

HYPU half-term project

Monday, 27 October 2014 - Friday, 31 October 2014 10am - 1pm
Are you aged 11-18? Want to do something different this half term. During this fantastic project you will have the unique opportunity to work along side professionals and entrepreneurs from the food, music, fashion and media industry. Cost £5. For more info 0207 249 4542. www.hypu.org.uk.. Age group: 11-18. Bsix, Sixth Form College, Keninghall Road, Hackney, London, E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Enrolment Team. Email: info@hypu.org.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542.

Happy Birthday to the Geffrye Museum

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Friday, 31 October 2014
Join us as we celebrate our special year. Bake special treats, create party ware and make decorations. Age group: Children and families. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Half Term Nursery Rhyme Time - let's celebrate!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Friday, 31 October 2014
Celebrate the Geffrye Museum's birthdays through stories, songs and craft activities. Age group: Children and families. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Hackney Music Service holiday course

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - Thursday, 30 October 2014 9.30am - 3.30pm
Hackney Music Service is holding the thirteenth holiday course for children in key stages 1, 2 and 3. Creative music making for key stage 1 from 9.30-12.30 key stage 2 and 3 can take part in activities including guitar, strings, brass, woodwind, samba, steel pans and singing as well as collaborative composition. Age group: Key Stages 1,2 and 3. Northwold Primary School, E5 8RN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Music Service. Email: musicservice@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 0207 241 7408.

Luminous lanterns

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 2pm - 4pm
For young people aged 11+. Inspired by designs in our collection, decorate your own patterned lanterns. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes in advance of each workshop. . Age group: 11+. The Geffrye Museum 136 Kingsland Road E2 8EA Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vanessa Weibel. Email: VWeibel@geffrye-museum.org.uk.

BKD Halloween gingerbread men fancy dress class

Friday, 31 October 2014 1.30pm - 3pm
Kids will love this creative class. You will be provided with 8 freshly baked gingerbread men and components such as fondant, icing-writers, cutters and sprinkles to make your own scary Halloween gingerbread men. Come dressed to terrify. BKD provides tuition, boxes, aprons and all decorating supplies. Suitable for ages 2+. . Age group: 2+. Nancy's Pantry, Labyrinth Tower, Dalston Square, Hackney, E8 3GP. Contact: Adelle Frejus. Email: hello@bkd-london.com Telephone: 447791097481. view website

Badaboom's big bad halloween bash

Friday, 31 October 2014 6pm - 8pm
Badaboom Costume Party Emporium presents a spooktactular Halloween Party in Stoke Newington. Dress up fun, plus- DJs, circus performers, shadow puppet making, crafts and not forgetting Badaboom's infamous photo booth. £3 entry. All proceeds to Grief Encounter charity, helping bereaved children in the U.K. www.griefencounter.org.uk Charity number 1101277 www.badaboomkids.co.uk . Age group: All children and families. Scout Hall, Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington, N16 0AH. Contact: Gemma Theobold. Email: gemmowemmo@hotmail.com Telephone: 07930256332. view website

Boys only streetdance class

Monday, 03 November 2014 - Monday, 08 December 2014 4.30pm - 5.30pm
The class is from 4.30pm-5.30pm for children aged 3-11 years old. It is a 6 week course for £30. For more details: please email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-11. Upper Clapton United Reformed church, Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 9BU. Disabled access: no. Contact: Monica. Email: J2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07956672386.

Street dance classes - ages 6-11

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 - Wednesday, 10 December 2014 4pm - 5pm
Boys' street dance class for 6-11 year olds in East London. To book a place, email j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 6-11 years old. 3 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Journey2Greatness CIC. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. view website

Magical Moments - learn magic at the Geffrye Museum

Saturday, 06 December 2014
Learn how to create magic tricks to amaze your friends just like schoolboy Ernest Baker over 100 years ago. Age group: Children and families. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website