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Children and Young People

Instrumental taster scheme

Monday, 11 April 2016 - Monday, 28 November 2016 4.15pm - 6pm
This will take place in the Tomlinson Centre. A 20 week programme that introduces young musicians to instrumental learning. Please email HMS for more info kelvin.ghann@larningtrust.co.uk . Age group: Keys Stage 1 & 2. Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: kelvin.ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02030761537.

Hackney Youth Orchestras Saturday School (summer term)

Saturday, 23 April 2016 - Saturday, 09 July 2016 9.00am - 12.30pm
Saturday morning music school: 2 orchestras, theory class, starter groups, tuition in cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, trumpet, viola, violin. 3 free public concert performances a year. Tuition, theory class, starter groups (waiting list), orchestras (junior grade 1, chamber grade 3, immediate entry). Age group: 6-21 years. Stoke Newington School, Clissold Road, Hackney, N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lyn Perry. Email: hyot@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Children's ballet classes

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - Sunday, 17 July 2016 9:15 - 11:55
Js Dance Factory Shoreditch is a local branch of a successful chain of kids dance schools offering ballet and street dance classes and IDTA qualifications on Sundays. Cost £5-£8 depending on age group. Option to connect to talent agency supplying to West End shows. See our website for more details. . Age group: 3-17. Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jali. Email: shoreditch@jsdancefactory.co.uk Telephone: 07946341233. Visit website

Children's Street Dance classes

Sunday, 22 May 2016 - Sunday, 17 July 2016 9:15 - 11:55
Js Dance Factory Shoreditch is a local branch of a successful chain of kids dance schools offering ballet and street dance classes and IDTA qualifications on Sundays. Cost £5-£8 depending on age group. Option to connect to talent agency supplying to West End shows. See our website for more details. . Age group: 3-17. Sports Centre, Falkirk Street, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jali. Email: shoreditch@jsdancefactory.co.uk Telephone: 07946341233. Visit website

Boys Brigade

Monday, 23 May 2016 - Monday, 18 July 2016 6.30pm - 7.30
1st Hackney Boys Brigade & Girls Association is a uniformed organisation. Activities include Games, Craft, Football, cooking,Drama, summer camps, sporting tournaments and lots more. £5.00 yearly registration fee. £1.00 sub each week. Offsite activities may carry additional cost. We are an inclusive organisation and accept children from all backgrounds. Age group: 5 - 15. NTCG Community Hall, Cricketfield Road, E5 8NS. Disabled access: no. Contact: Neil Folkes. Email: bb-1sthackney@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 07831399567. Visit website

Hackney Youth Orchestras concert

Saturday, 09 July 2016 11am - 12.30pm
Free classical concert featuring orchestral pieces by Mozart, Bizet and Vivaldi and a range of popular and classical solos. Doors open 10.30am for sale of raffle tickets and refreshments. No booking required. Donations appreciated. Age group: all. Stoke Newington Media and Arts College, Clissold Rd. N16 9EY. Contact: Lyn Perry. Email: hyot@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Project Light

Monday, 11 July 2016 - Monday, 12 September 2016 10am - 12pm
Project Light is a new and exciting multi-sensory installation for under 5s inspiring playful experimentation and exploration. Open to parents, carers and nurseries looking after young children for a fun and playful creative experience, in a safe multi-sensory environment in the unique setting of Parasol unit gallery's education room. . Age group: Under 5's. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, WHARF ROAD, London, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lala Thorpe. Email: lala@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 0207 490 7373 ext 32. Visit website

In your hands: Summer craft activities

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 29 July 2016 10.30am - 3.30pm
Young people engage with the process of making by experimenting with the nature of the material to develop new skills within a professional environment. Craft activities are delivered by artist educators throughout the 5 days in ceramics, letterpress printmaking and textile/natural dye/felt making. . Age group: 8-14. Standpoint Studios, CORONET STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Beatrice Bless. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 079 4847 9430. Visit website

Hackney Youth Orchestras Trust Summer School

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Saturday, 30 July 2016 to be confirmed - to be confirmed
A summer classical music school for children and young people. Students will be playing in ensemble groups, an orchestra and a choir and will be taught by professional musicians. Students will take part in a concert performance. . Age group: 6 to 21 years. Gainsborough Primary School, Berkshire Road, E9 5ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Heidi. Email: summerschool@hyot.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

HYPU summer programme

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 05 August 2016 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: Breakfast clubs, baking, cooking, sports, music, Photoshop, hair dressing and much more. £20 for whole programme, book at www.htea1.com or 0207 249 4542. Age group: 11 - 18. Bsix, Sixth form College, Keninghall Road, London, Hackney, E5 8BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. Visit website

Summer art camp Victoria Park

Monday, 25 July 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 10am - 5pm
Each day children will discover a new exciting craft: pottery painting, making clay pots with potters wheel, silk printing, mosaic, felting etc. Then enjoy a play in the playgrounds of Victoria Park. Bring a packed lunch. £154 a week or £39 a day (discounts available siblings etc.). Age group: 8 to 12. 237 VICTORIA PARK ROAD, London, Hackney, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Wonderland ceramics. Email: info@wonderlandceramics.com Telephone: 02089851214. Visit website

Geffrye Museum takeover day

Sunday, 31 July 2016 12pm - 4.30pm
Young people from the Geffrye Museum's Youth Advisory Panel have programmed a fun, free day of events for children and families, including activities and workshops. Everything is free, and workshop places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each activity. Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olivia Murphy. Email: omurphy@geffyre-museum.org.uk Telephone: .

Girls Rock London

Monday, 01 August 2016 - Saturday, 06 August 2016 10am - 5pm
Girls Rock London (GRL) is offering girls aged 11 to 16 the opportunity to make and perform music this August at Girls Rock Camp in Dalston. You will form a band, learn an instrument, write and perform an original song at a showcase. No previous musical experience necessary. . Age group: 11 to 16. The Blue Studios, 160 DALSTON LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1NG. Contact: Geraldine Smith. Email: girlsrocklondon@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

SHEL kids summer multi-sport camp

Monday, 01 August 2016 - Friday, 12 August 2016 9am - 5pm
Two weeks of fun, active and structured multi-sport activities for girls and boys aged 7-13 and of all abilities. Information stations and quiz's on health, education and positive life. Prizes and trophies to be won throughout the week. Limited spaces available. Apply Now. Age group: 7 to 13. SPORTS CENTRE, FALKIRK STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SHEL. Email: shel@generalworldsports.com Telephone: 07938594467. Visit website

In your hands

Monday, 08 August 2016 - Friday, 19 August 2016 10.30am - 4.30pm
Three week-long courses over the school holidays aimed at passing on traditional craft skills by experimenting with the nature of the material to develop new skills within a professional environment. Ceramics, letterpress printmaking, textiles/ natural dyes/ felt making. Free of charge. Sign-up form and more details on our website. Age group: 8-14. Standpoint Studios, CORONET STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HD. Contact: Beatrice Bless. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 079 4847 9430. Visit website

Instrumental taster scheme

Monday, 12 September 2016 - Wednesday, 22 March 2017 4.15pm - 6pm
The taster scheme is for primary school kids in years 1-6, and introduces them to explore four different instruments; Cello, Violin, Guitar and the Flute. Spaces are filling up fast. Age group: 6-11 years of age. Tomlinson Centre, QUEENSBRIDGE ROAD, London, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelvin Ghann. Email: kelvin.ghann@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 02030761537.