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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

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.

Creative tutoring class

Friday, 10 October 2014 - Friday, 23 October 2015 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Our small, friendly tutoring class explores the subjects of English and Maths. We have spaces still available and would love to welcome any new, local children. Learning is individually planned and the space given to develop confidence and independence. . Age group: 5-13. Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, E9 6AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ms B Kaur. Email: bilber.kaur@gmail.com Telephone: 07891713638. 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

BKD kids unicorn and rainbow cupcake class

Saturday, 29 November 2014 12pm - 1.30pm
Max of 10 children per class, accompanied by 1 adult each. £25 per child, including booking fee and VAT (adult included in this cost). Contact: Adelle Frejus 07791097481 / hello@bkd-london.com / www.bkd-london.com . Age group: 2+. The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HU. Contact: Adelle Frejus. Email: hello@bkd-london.com Telephone: 07791097481. view website

Hackney Youth Orchestras concert

Saturday, 29 November 2014 11am - 12.30pm
Free classical concert featuring short orchestral pieces by Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky and popular and classical solos. All ages welcome. Raffle tickets and refreshments on sale from 10.30am. Age group: All. Stoke Newington Media and Arts College, Clissold Rd, N16 EY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lyn Perry. Email: hyot@hotmail.co.uk .

Mildmay Community Christmas Fete

Saturday, 29 November 2014 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Community Christmas sale new and nearly new. Children’s, adults’, babies’. Come and pick up a bargain. Christmas gifts and cakes. Tables for hire refreshments on sale come and support your local community centre. Age group: 0-HOW OLD YOU FEEL. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Street, Hackney, N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Email: Telephone: .

Front line football ? World War One Christmas? FREE Family Day

Sunday, 30 November 2014 12pm - 4pm
Travel back to Christmas day 100 years and take home your own hand-made wartime keepsake. Make your own soldiers identification tag and play a game of table football! . Age group: all ages. SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Nia Bentham-Prince. Email: nyanna.bentham-prince@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 8986 2264. view website

Cinemania - Monsters screening

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 4pm - 6pm
Screening of Monsters. Followed by a discussion about the film. £4 tickets for ages 12-24. Normal price tickets also available for over 24s. Age group: 12-24. Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alastair Binnie. Email: alastair.b@picutrehouses.co.uk Telephone: . 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

BKD kids snowmen and reindeer cupcake class

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 1.30pm - 3pm
10 children per class, accompanied by 1 adult each. Nearest Tube: Haggerston. £25 per child, including booking fee (adult included). Contact: Adelle Frejus 07791097481 / hello@bkd-london.com / www.bkd-london.com . Age group: 2+. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH. Contact: Adelle Frejus. Email: hello@bkd-london.com Telephone: 07791097481. view website

Blessing of New School Building

Thursday, 11 December 2014 13.30 - 15.00
St Paul's with St Michael's CE School will be holding a blessing by Bishop Adrian of Stepney of their new 'Eco build classroom'. The Mayor has been invited along with School Governors and other key members of the school. ST PAULS WITH ST MICHAELS CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL, 57A BROUGHAM ROAD, London, Hackney, E8 4PB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Fava. Email: lfava@spsm.hackney.sch.uk Telephone: 02072541927. view website

Nigel and Louise's basement grotto

Friday, 12 December 2014 - Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Travel through the secret magic portal with the elves to visit Father Christmas in the North Pole in this unique immersive grotto adventure in the subterranean basement of Shoreditch Town Hall. Tickets £8.50-10 per child with up to 2 accompanying adults. Buy online at www.shoreditchtonwhall.com . Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ian Wilmot. Email: ian@shoreditchtownhall.com Telephone: 0207 739 6176. view website

Cinemania - Rare Exports (15)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 4pm - 6pm
Screening of Christmas fantasy chiller film 'Rare Exports'. Followed by a discussion about the film. £4 tickets for ages 15-24. Normal price tickets also available for over 24s. Age group: 15-24. Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare St, E8 1HE, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alastair Binnie. Email: alastair.b@picutrehouses.co.uk Telephone: . view website

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.

Global Games in Gillett Square

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - Tuesday, 09 December 2014 1pm - 5pm
A whirlwind tour of ancient and modern games from around the world for all ages, all interests, all abilities. Get good at games to play with friends and families. Develop your Games Skills for Life; negotiation, communication, bartering, patience, planning and decision making. For more information info@universalboardgames.co.uk. Free. . Age group: All ages. Gillett Square, Dalston, N168AZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vicky Whyte. Email: info@universalboardgames.co.uk . view website

BKD kids' unicorn and rainbow cupcake class

Saturday, 29 November 2014 12pm - 1.30pm
Kids will love this creative & messy class. You will be provided with freshly made cupcakes and all the components such as creamy butter cream, fondant, marshmallows, icing writers, glitter and sprinkles to make your very own unicorn and tie dye rainbow cupcakes. Age group: 2-13. £25.00. 81 Great Eastern Street, 81 Great Eastern Street. London, EC2A 3HU. Disabled access: yes.

BKD Kids Xmas Snowmen & Reindeer Cupcake Class

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 1.30pm - 3pm
Wednesday 10 December 2014 (Maximum of 10 children per class, accompanied by 1 adult each). Nearest Tube: Haggerston. Price: £25 per child, including booking fee (adult included). Contact: Adelle Frejus 07791097481 / hello@bkd-london.com / www.bkd-london.com . Age group: 2-13. £25.00 per child, including VAT & BF. The Proud Archivist, The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH. Disabled access: yes.