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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: .

Westward FC youth trials

Saturday, 19 July 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014 10am - 12.30pm
Westward Football Club are currently holding football trials for children in school years 1 and 2. Age group: 6-7 year olds. Victoria Park (St Mark's Gate), Cadogan Terrace, E9 5HP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alan Bayram. Email: alsbayram@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07702091647 .

English and maths creative learning sessions

Friday, 25 July 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Using creative ideas to improve and develop English and maths. Small group and individual learning. Planning alongside the children to encourage their own sense of independence. Encouraging the writer, poet or mathematician to rise to the surface. Cost: £10, first session is free. Call or email to book your place. . Age group: 5-11. Homerton Library & Shoreditch Library Contact: Ms B Kaur. Email: bilber.kaur@gmail.com Telephone: 07891713638. view website

Gymnastics taster sessions

Saturday, 26 July 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014 9am - 12pm
Come along and try gymnastics at a brand new gymnastics facility. With specialist equipment and qualified British Gymnastics-affiliated coaches, you can learn to become a better gymnast. To book please visit the centre or call 020 7923 7773 . Age group: 3-15 years. Queensbridge Sports & Community Centre 30 Holly Street London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Queensbridge Sports & Community Centre. Email: claire.ruocco@gll.org Telephone: 020 7923 7773. view website

Kids' art workshops

Saturday, 02 August 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014 1pm - 2.30pm
Suitable for children aged between 6-12 yrs. Every Saturday in August 1pm- 2.30pm. Classes cost £15. Age group: 6-12 yrs. 32 Rivington Street, Hackney, EC2A 3LX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Michaela. Email: workshops@cocknbullgallery.com Telephone: 020 7749 0478. view website

Comet summer programme

Monday, 04 August 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014 9.30am - 2.45pm
Comet has a fun-packed summer programme in August for children under 5 and their families. Exciting activities include a water stay & play and soft play day, Tai Chi morning, family fitness, jewellery making and services such as CAB and Family Support. Call for more information. Age group: Under 5s. Comet Nursery School Bungalow, Halcomb Street, Hackney, N1 5RF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Grace Graham. Email: ggraham@comet.hackney.sch.uk Telephone: 0207 749 9850. view website

Could you be your own boss?

Monday, 18 August 2014 - Wednesday, 01 October 2014
HBV is now recruiting young learners for this course. We'll show you how the world of small business works, develop your business knowledge, and you can actually develop and test your own business idea and create your first business plan this is your chance to develop these valuable, transferable skills. . Age group: Under 25s. HBV Enterprise Centre 34-38 Dalston Lane E8 3AZ Contact: Fahima Khatun. Email: mail@hbv.org.uk Telephone: 02072549595. view website

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

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

French fun day

Saturday, 13 September 2014 3pm - 5pm
Come and enjoy French pancake making and story telling at this free fun day for 4-11 year olds, parents welcome. Register for attendance by calling Kemi on 02030225572. Age group: 4-11. 62 Beechwood Road, Dalston, London, E8 3DY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kemi Dowokpor. Email: mylclubs@gmail.com Telephone: 02030225572. 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

Painted Porcelain

Saturday, 20 September 2014 2pm - 4pm
Paint a ceramic item to take home inspired by patterns found throughout the museum. Free drop in session. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. . Age group: Children of all ages. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. 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.

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

Brilliant Bunting

Sunday, 21 September 2014 2pm - 4pm
Create crazy ceramic-inspired bunting to hang in your home. Free drop in session. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: Children of all ages. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Big Fish Little Fish family rave with DJ Tayo

Sunday, 21 September 2014 2pm - 4.30pm
Globally renowned DJs, fun craft and play activities for children and a multi-sensory dancefloor experience - what more can a family want? DJ Tayo will play tunes of all dance genres for a fun filled afternoon. Free glowsticks, Happy Monkey smoothies and transfer tattoos for all children. Age group: families with children aged 0-8. Shapes, 117 Wallis Road, Hackney, E9 5LN. Contact: Hannah or Natasha. Email: info@bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk Telephone: 07956 884 530 or 07919 598 008. view website