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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.

Voice Space

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5pm - 6:30pm
A free vocal workshop delivered by Rachel Bennett. If you like to sing and want to perfect your talent this is the place to be. Age group: 8-16. Nightingale Tenant's Hall Nightingale Estate Clapton Hackney E5 8PL Contact: John. Email: mdmdartsandsports@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 0203 643 4950.

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

Bandtastic

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - Tuesday, 19 August 2014 5pm - 6:30pm
Bandtastic is a free workshop for young people that want to play an instrument. The will be taught by a trained professional and work towards a performance in the summer. Age group: 8-16. Nightingale Tenant's Hall, Nightingale Estate, Clapton, E5 8PL. Contact: John. Email: mdmdartsandsports@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 0203 643 4950.

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: .

Summer art camp Victoria Park

Monday, 14 July 2014 - Friday, 01 August 2014 8.30 - 5.30
Cost £144 per week (£28.8 per day) or £37 per day. Each day children will discover a new exciting craft: pottery painting, making clay pots with potters wheel, silk printing, mosaic, felting etc. and will enjoy a play in the playgrounds of Victoria Park. Organic lunch and snacks provided. Age group: 8-12 years old. 237 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Wonderland Ceramics. Email: info@wonderlandceramics.com Telephone: 02089851214. view website

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

SHEL summer kids mult-sport and health camp

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Friday, 08 August 2014 9am - 5pm
Children of all abilities can enjoy daily multi-sports activities, performing arts sessions, talent shows and a weekly trip. Information also delivered on Health & Positive Life. A safe, fun, active family envioroment for your child this summer. (9am-5 pm £12 per day) - (10am-3pm £8 per day). Age group: 6-13 yaers. Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL Camp. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 02082576816. view website

Young Artists' summer programme (Ages 7-19)

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Saturday, 23 August 2014 10am - 3pm
Working intensively over four weeks, we will be creating a huge scale performance in Shoreditch Park, open to members of the public and the community. Get involved with drama, dance, art, music, costume, prop building and event production. Free. . Age group: 7-19 yrs. 130A, Hoxton Hall Theatre, Hoxton Street, Hackney, N1 6SH N1 6SH. Contact: Alesha. Email: alesha@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 02076840060 . view website

Have your cake and eat it too - how to make and sell cakes

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Friday, 08 August 2014 10am - 1pm
The workshop will cover the following: how to make cakes using quality ingredients, how to make and colour butter cream, to cover a cake surface using butter cream and decorations, how to work as a team, how to sell your cakes. To book a place email HTEA@live.co.uk. Age group: 14 - 25 year olds. Bsix, Sixth Form College, Kenninghall Road, Hackney, E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: Htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. view website

Letterpress workshop for children

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11am - 3pm
This summer New North Press invites children age 10-16 to experience setting, inking and printing their own artwork from a unique collection of movable wooden & metal type. Our oldest press is going back to 1880s and requires lots of hands-on work to get to a well earned outcome. Age group: 10-16. New North Press, Coronet Street, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: New North Press. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 0207 729 3161. view website

Free performing arts taster day

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10am - 4pm
The CDD are holding a free one-day event that gives young people interested in the performing arts the chance to try out a range of different areas, including drama, dance, circus, and backstage (technical theatre) through practical workshops led by industry professionals. Age group: 14-17 years old. National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet St, London, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jessica Benson-Egglenton. Email: jessica.benson-egglenton@cdd.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7387 5101. view website

Designer Homes and Gardens

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Friday, 15 August 2014 10.30am/ 2pm - 12.30/ 4pm
Three weeks of exciting activities exploring natural and man-made design in homes and gardens. Create mini furniture ornaments, designer hats and much more. All activities are free. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before each workshop. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: 5-16. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: GEFFRYE MUSEUM. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Nursery Rhyme Time Inside, Outside Homes

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - Friday, 15 August 2014 10.30am/ 12pm - 11.30am/ 1pm
Explore homes and gardens through story, songs and craft activities. All activities are free. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before each workshop. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Age group: 2-5. Geffry Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Kite-making

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10.30am - 4pm
10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm. Join expert kite designer Stephen King and learn how to mke a fabulous kite to take home and fly. Admission: Free. No need to book but places are limited. Arrive promptly to avoid disappointment. Age group: All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Emily Jost. Email: emily.jost@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 2686. 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

Crossing Borders with Grand Union

Sunday, 03 August 2014 10.30am - 7pm
Join members of the Grand Union Youth Orchestra for the day - learning tunes from all over the world and developing your improvisation skills! Work created during the day will be performed at Rich Mix Arts Centre at 6pm (it's free entry, so invite your friends!). Age group: 12-21. Rich Mix Arts Centre, Bethnal Green Road, London, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Claire Sivier. Email: claire@grandunion.org.uk Telephone: 0208 981 1551. 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

Pop-up carousels

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
10.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm. Be inspired by Colin O'Brien's London Life exhibition and make your own pop-up fairground attractions, with illustrator Merlin Evans. No need to book but places are limited. Arrive promptly to avoid disappointment. Age group: All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Emily Jost. Email: emily.jost@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 2686. view website

Family learning - introduction to using a sewing machine

Friday, 08 August 2014 2pm - 4.30pm
A class aimed at children (8+) and a parent or guardian in using a sewing machine while creating an attractive drawstring bag. Understand how to thread up a machine, wind a bobbin, use the different stitch functions and some simple sewing techniques. £20 (for parent / guardian and child) Includes Materials. Booking essential. . Age group: 8+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. view website

Black and White and 3D illustration

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 10.30am - 4pm
10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm- 4pm. A choice of two activities: create 3D illustrations that come to life with 3D glasses, or make black and white scenes inspired the the London Life exhibition, using stencils,wax and ink. With illustrator Jhinuk Sarkar. Booking not required. Arrive promptly to avoid disappointment. Age group: All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Emily Jost. Email: emily.jost@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 2686. view website

Geffrye Museum centenary celebration family day

Sunday, 17 August 2014 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Celebrate the centenary of the Geffrye Museum and tri-centenary of the Geffrye's almshouses. Young people can create perplexing photo portraits, children can listen to almshouse animal stories, play historic garden games and make animal masks, and everyone can dance along to some live recycled rhythms. . Geffrye Museum, Kingland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vanessa Weibel . Email: VWeibel@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: . view website

Summer schools (Ages 4-18)

Monday, 18 August 2014 - Friday, 22 August 2014 9.30am - 4pm
Perform in a Musical for 7-18 year olds with a trip to see the West End's Matilda. Cost £210 discounts for siblings. Fairy Tale Extravaganza for 4 - 6 years, (10.15am-12.15am) Cost £75. Visit www.annafiorentini.com for details or phone 020 7682 1403. Age group: 4-18. Princess May Primary School, Princess May Road, Barretts Grove, N16 8DF. Contact: Natalya. Email: hello@annafiorentini.com Telephone: 020 7682 1403. 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

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

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

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

Hackney Jumble Trail

Sunday, 03 August 2014 11am - 3pm
A jumble sale spread across Hackney forming a trail for you to follow from street to street for more information visit. jumbletrail.com/event/Hackneytrail2014. Age group: All Ages. Mayola Rd and other streets Contact: Jumble Trail HQ. Email: hello@jumbletrail.com. view website

Artburst "Make and Paint" workshop

Friday, 16 May 2014 - Friday, 15 August 2014 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Structured messy play sessions based around a well-loved storybook, from the award winning team at Artburst. £8 per session. Age group: 1-5 year olds. The Russet Cafe, 17 Amhurst Terrace, Artburst Studio, Hackney, E8 2BT. Contact: Penny Ambden. Email: info@artburst.co.uk Telephone: 020 8510 0220. view website