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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

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

Free cooking classes Dalston

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Feed your family for free. Bring your children and learn how to cook healthy tasty recipes together. Practice your cooking skills and be inspired with new recipes. Each week we make and share a meal together. Come join us! . Somerford Community Hall, Somerford Grove Estate N16 7TN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katie Edmondson. Email: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8505. view website

Free cooking class

Thursday, 16 April 2015 - Thursday, 21 May 2015 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Feed your family for FREE. Bring your children and learn how to cook healthy tasty recipes together. Practice your cooking skills and be inspired with new recipes. Each week we make and share a meal together. Come join us! . Age group: 3-16. Bannister House Community Centre, Homerton High Street E9 6BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katie Edmondson. Email: katie@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8505. view website

School of noise

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Saturday, 16 May 2015 11am - 3.30pm
A series of workshops for children exploring experimental and electronic music in a variety of entertaining and creative ways. There is no need to have experience playing music to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all musical abilities. . Age group: 7-13. Chats place, Brooksby's Walk E9 6DF. Disabled access: no. Contact: Dan Mayfield. Email: info@schoolofnoise.com . 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

French Workshops for children

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 1pm - 3pm
Fun French workshops with games and cooking activities every Saturday during term time. £15/week, concessions and discounts available. Age group: 4-11. 62 Beechwood Road E8 3DY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kemi Dowokpor. Email: mylclubs@gmail.com Telephone: 07572579501. view website

The Big Green Bus - free big days out

Sunday, 26 April 2015 12pm - 4pm
Help to turn the inside of a big green bus into a miniature jungle. Get mucky with planting, construct sand sculptures, hear stories and design giant paper flowers. All for free. . Age group: All ages welcome. 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

Music with Maddy at Hackney Museum

Friday, 01 May 2015 - Friday, 17 July 2015 10am - 10.45am
Music with Maddy is back at the museum. Come along to enjoy singing, dancing, puppets, instruments and lots of creative fun. For children and their carers age 0-5. £4/siblings over 4 months £2. Email maddyclarke@mac.com to reserve a space. . Age group: 0-5. Blurton Road, Hackney, E5 0NJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maddy Read Clarke. Email: maddyclarke@mac.com Telephone: 07710 368967. 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

Beat the Banana - 5k Family Fun run

Sunday, 17 May 2015 11am - 2pm
Beat the Banana isn't your usual family fun run. We're asking runners, joggers, walkers or strollers of all ages to chase our bunch of giant bananas around a 5k course to support World Cancer Research Fund UK's cancer prevention research. To find out more, and to register, visit http://www.wcrf-uk.org/uk/get-involved/events/beat-banana/beat-banana.. Age group: All ages. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Leanne Richards. Email: beatthebanana@wcrf.org Telephone: 020 7343 4200.

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

Magic Box

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11am - 12pm
Interactive storytelling adventures for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Drop-in sessions. £6 per child/£10 for 2. Kids under 18 months are free. See www.magicboxstories.com for more information. Age group: 18 months to 5 years. Clissold House, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lottie. Email: magicboxe17@gmail.com Telephone: . view website

Primary school tuition with a qualified Year 6 teacher, working in Hackney Schools.

Saturday, 04 April 2015 - Saturday, 16 May 2015 1pm - 3pm
Creative writing and maths booster classes with a qualified Year 6 teacher working in Hackney schools. KS2 children welcome (though parents should email to reserve their child's place). Sessions geared towards Year 6 SATS prep. Delivered by Rhys Merriman (Bachelor of Education 5-11 years) / (Hackney Primary Teacher and Subject Leader). Age group: 5-11 years. Clapton Library, Northwold Road, Hackney, E5 8RA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rhys Merriman. Email: merri.rhys@gmail.com Telephone: 07720571578. view website