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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.

Ballet and Street Dance classes

Sunday, 08 May 2016 9am - 12pm
Js Dance Factory Shoreditch, is now open. Children work towards regular public performances and can take IDTA exams and/or vocational qualifications. The school is connected to a talent agency supplying dancers to West End shows. Classes cost between £5-£7 per class, paid termly. Book a place to avoid disappointment. Age group: 3-17. SPORTS CENTRE, FALKIRK STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jali Henry. Email: shoreditch@jsdancefactory.co.uk Telephone: 007946341233. Visit website

Plant safari and drawing walk

Friday, 13 May 2016 3pm - 5pm
Come on a wildlife adventure on your doorstep. We won't be hunting big game but small, unnoticed plants in the cracks and crannies of the street. Learn about these plants, and have a go at drawing them. Free. . Age group: Any. Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Poland. Email: kate@cordwainersgrow.org.uk Telephone: 07714 288 286. Visit website

Hackney Community College interview evenings 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 - Thursday, 19 May 2016 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Come along and find out why so many people love Hackney Community College! Talk to students; Tour our stunning campus; Check out our great facilities; Find out about other activities you can take part in; Have an interview with tutors; Get a conditional offer for a place at HCC!. Age group: 16+. Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk Street. London, N1 6HQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sue Pemble. Email: info@hackney.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7613 9123. Visit website

May half term activities: many hands

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Friday, 03 June 2016 10.30am - 4pm
Inspired by the jobs that families and servants around the home and garden through the centuries. Make natural cleaning products, bake biscuits and plant seeds.Celebrating Chelsea Fringe. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator. Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

2-5 nursery rhyme time: busy bees

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Friday, 03 June 2016 10.30am - 1pm
Discover the jobs people do in homes and gardens through stories, songs and craft activities. Age group: 2 to 5 years. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator. Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Bowie's Baby Ballroom

Sunday, 12 June 2016 11am - 4pm
Celebrating the life, legacy and sheer creative brilliance of David Bowie; join the 'magic dance' at the Bowie Baby Ballroom. . Age group: Suitable for anyone with children aged 8yrs or younger. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL. Contact: Jessye. Email: hello@liatandco.com Telephone: . Visit website

Hackney Community College interview evenings 2016

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - Thursday, 16 June 2016 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Come along and find out why so many people love Hackney Community College! Talk to students; Tour our stunning campus; Check out our great facilities; Find out about other activities you can take part in; Have an interview with tutors; Get a conditional offer for a place at HCC!. Age group: 16+. Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk Street. London, N1 6NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sue Pemble. Email: info@hackney.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7613 9123. Visit website