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Men's cardio circuit exercise

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015
50+ Men. Improve your physique and health with out cardio exercise class. Our cardio circuit exercise for men will improve your heart health, make you stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Class managed by male tutor. Men from all communities welcome. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Amy's Kitchen presents: A Handcrafted Summer 1

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 7pm - 10.30pm
This summer Amy’s Kitchen, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is hosting a series of evening events in London to encourage guests to enjoy a ‘Handcrafted Summer’. The series of four events combine a delicious, vegetarian supper with workshops from a range of inspirational creative partners. . Age group: 18+. £10. Railway Arch 395, Railway Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes.

Amy's Kitchen presents: A Handcrafted Summer 2

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7PM - 10.30PM
This summer Amy’s Kitchen, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is hosting a series of evening events in London to encourage guests to enjoy a ‘Handcrafted Summer’. The series of four events combine a delicious, vegetarian supper with workshops from a range of inspirational creative partners. . Age group: 18+. £10. Railway Arch 395, Railway Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes.

Amy's Kitchen presents: A Handcrafted Summer 3

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 7pm - 10.30pm
This summer Amy’s Kitchen, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is hosting a series of evening events in London to encourage guests to enjoy a ‘Handcrafted Summer’. The series of four events combine a delicious, vegetarian supper with workshops from a range of inspirational creative partners. . Age group: 18+. £10. Railway Arch 395, Railway Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes.

Amy's Kitchen presents : A Handcrafted Summer 4

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 7pm - 10.30pm
This summer Amy’s Kitchen, a pioneer in the organic food movement, is hosting a series of evening events in London to encourage guests to enjoy a ‘Handcrafted Summer’. The series of four events combine a delicious, vegetarian supper with workshops from a range of inspirational creative partners. . Age group: 18+. £10. Railway Arch 395, Railway Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes.

Get a healthy spine and mobile joints

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12pm - 1pm
A gentle exercise class to enable your joints to move more freely and your spine to be more flexible. Can help with short/long term injuries and pain. Feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. Suitable for all ages/levels of fitness. £10 for drop in, £48 for 6 classes taken within 10 weeks. Age group: All ages. The Well Garden, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT. Contact: Jenny Hill. Email: jennyhillnz@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07929907007.

Yoga flow in Dalston

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - Wednesday, 07 October 2015 7pm - 8pm
Join us for yoga every Wednesday evening. Open to all levels. The style is mindful, flowing hatha yoga, with a strong focus on alignment. A limited amount of mats will be available, but bring your own if possible. Fee: £10. Concession available. For enquiries please call 07745745341 or email delia@beloveyoga.net. St. Peter's Church, Northchurch Terracen, Hackney N1 4DA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Delia. Email: delia@beloveyoga.net Telephone: 07745745341. view website

New Yoga class at Yellowwarbler N16

Saturday, 28 February 2015 - Saturday, 27 February 2016 9.15am - 10.30am
Weekly Saturay Morning Yoga class at Yellowwarbler email: ashley.loveisin@gmail.com, for more information or to book your place. Age group: adults. Northwold Road, London, Hackney, N16 7HL. Disabled access: no. Contact: ashley. Email: ashley.loveisin@gmail.com Telephone: .

Westward Boys FC

Saturday, 07 March 2015 - Friday, 28 August 2015 10.00am - 12.00pm
Westward football club are looking for new players in school years 1 and 2 to play in our new teams. Westward has over 60 children from school years 1 to 5 its a great club for children to play football for. . Age group: 6 to 7 years old. Victoria Park (st marks gate), Cadogan Terrace, Hackney, E9 5HP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alan Bayram. Email: alsbayram@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07702091647. view website

Yoga with Sarah

Saturday, 21 March 2015 - Saturday, 19 December 2015 10.15am - 11.15am
Certified teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. I specialise in teaching a Vinyasa flow style of yoga. A regular yoga practice can energise, strengthen and calm you. Certainly I have found this to be true and I hope that my students will experience the same. . Age group: All ages welcome. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Hackney, N16 7NX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah McFadden. Email: contact@yoga.sarah Telephone: 07515637375. view website

Pregnancy yoga

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - Wednesday, 06 April 2016 6pm - 7pm
Pregnancy yoga is suitable for any Mum-to-Be from 14 weeks until birth. No previous experience of yoga is necessary. Each class includes gentle stretching, breath work and postures to help during labour as well as relaxation techniques. Cost drop-in £9 or £48 for 6 weeks. . Flat A, Victoria Park Road, London, Hackney E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Clare Day. Email: Clare@clareday-yoga.co.uk Telephone: 07958645978. view website

Yoga for mums and babies

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10.15am - 11.45am
Each class includes gentle yoga for mums and if awake, happy or interested their babies too. Suitable following the 6 week check until baby is mobile. Tea, cake and a chance for a natter after each session. Cost £8 per class drop-in. . Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Road, London, Hackney E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Clare Day. Email: Clare@clareday-yoga.co.uk Telephone: 07958645978. view website

Introduction to Meditation

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 08 July 2015 10am - 11am
12 weeks introductory meditation course. Suitable for novice and beginners, who are looking to learn techniques to manage stress, anxious and depressive thoughts. Also useful for people experiencing chronic pain. Available to people over 50 years of age. Age group: 50+. The Sharp End, 30 Holly Street, Hackney E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Yoga with Sarah - Vinyasa Flow classes

Saturday, 25 April 2015 - Saturday, 19 December 2015 10.15am - 11.15am
Vinyasa Flow yoga brings together yoga postures, alignment and breathing. Improve your strength and mobility, whilst also calming your mind and reducing stress. Prices are £10 drop in, or take up the intro offer of your first 3 classes for £20. Age group: All ages. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Hackney N16 7NX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah McFadden. Email: contact@sarah.yoga Telephone: 07515637375. view website

Power walking for women

Saturday, 02 May 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 10am - 11.15am
Power walking for women provides women all over london of all fitness levels the opportunity to get fit and healthy throughout the spring & summer. £6 a session or £30 for unlimited power walking classes and unlimited fitness classes for the month. Strengthen, tone. Weightloss lowers blood pressure. . Age group: 16+. Stormont House School, Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8NP. Disabled access: no. Contact: Labi Akinola. Email: Labi@elite-evolution.co.uk Telephone: 07984966964. view website

Free gentle walking group

Monday, 11 May 2015 - Monday, 24 August 2015 12am - 1pm
Free guided walks, every week starting outside the Well Street surgery. Open to everyone, and suitable for people coming back to exercise. Walks will be at a gentle pace and take a circular route ending back at Well Street. There are also opportunities for training to become a walk leader. Age group: All. Well Street Surgery, 28 Shore Road, Hackney E9 7TA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Amelia Bayes. Email: amelia.bayes@vchackney.org Telephone: 07508 095828.

GA Netball Social League

Monday, 11 May 2015 - Monday, 20 July 2015 7pm - 9pm
Get Ready. Get Fit. Get Active. Mondays 7-9pm Haggerston Park, Hackney E2 (outdoor) commencing 11 May. We welcome individuals, teams, mixed and ladies only. Hackney residents - £30 individual. Non resident-£40 (new player add £10 joining fee). Full details www.getactivesolutions.org.uk by Tuesday 5th May. Follow us on Twitter @GANetballleague Email: info@getactivesolutions.org.uk . Haggerston Park, Audrey Street, Hackney, E2 8QH. Contact: Erica Obtang. Email: info@getactivesolutions.org.uk Telephone: 07940 335 919. view website

Men only fitness class

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015 2pm - 3pm
Calling all men over 50 who are looking to get fit for summer. We offer a qualified male fitness instructor. Type of exercise is 'circuit class' whereby partiicpants spend short time doing various exercises. Great for cardio (heart health) and weight loss. Very friendly and supportive class. . Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350.

Beach volleyball and fitness

Saturday, 30 May 2015 - Saturday, 31 October 2015 6pm weekdays - 8pm
Enjoy sand between your toes and sun on your back. Free first session. Beach volleyball was the most popular London Olympic sport. Beginners to advanced, women and men. Relaxed recreational play with no formal coaching. General fitness sessions. Annual memberships from £45. Contact us to meet on the sand. Age group: 18+. Sand court in the playground, Shoreditch Park, By corner of New North Road and Rushton St, Old St Tube N1 5DR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Chris Baker. Email: info.lbvc@gmail.com Telephone: 07956 594092. view website

Affordable reiki therapy

Monday, 01 June 2015 - Monday, 13 July 2015 12pm - 7pm
Come and enjoy a relaxing reiki treatment for £20. Every Monday in the month of June to early July. Come on your own or with a friend. Taster sessions for half an hour costs only £10. Reiki for everybody, promoting wellbeing in the community. www.reikieast.org Contact: Ms Bilber Kaur. Email: bilber.kaur@gmail.com Telephone: 07891713638. view website

International cuisine cookery course

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - Tuesday, 21 July 2015 6pm - 8pm
Ever wondered how to make a healthy chow mein or a traditional chicken tagine? Join Shoreditch Trust in the kitchen for 6 weeks as we take you on a journey of the flavours around the world. This event is free but booking is essential 020 7033 8529. Age group: 16+. Somerford Grove Community Hall, Shacklewell Road N16 7TW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Trishna Shah. Email: trishna@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8529.

NHS Community Voice Ideas Swap

Thursday, 02 July 2015 10am - 12pm
NHS Community Voice is holding a community ideas swap. The one minute challenge is a chance for you tell us about your health project, what you need and what you can offer. Network with community organisations and hear how health commissioners and providers can plug into community led projects. New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, Hackney E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sulekha Hassan. Email: sulekha@healthwatchhackney.co.uk Telephone: 0207 923 8367. view website

Community ideas swap

Thursday, 02 July 2015 10am - 12pm
Do you want to find out about free local health and wellbeing services or share your project with local people? Join NHS Community Voice and swap ideas about how people can share resources and work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Hackney's diverse community. Light refreshments available. Age group: All ages. New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, Hackney E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sulekha Hassan. Email: sulekha@healthwatchhackney.co.uk Telephone: 020 7923 8367. view website

Westward Boys FC

Saturday, 04 July 2015 - Saturday, 29 August 2015 10am - 12pm
Westward Boys FC are currently looking for children in current school years 4 and 10 to play in the upcoming league season. Training takes place at Victoria park on the Saturdays and matches will be on Sundays. Age group: 9 and 15 year olds. Victoria Park (St Mark's Gate), Cadogan Terrace E9 5HP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mark Francis. Email: alsbayram@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07897263261.

Free PACT community meals

Friday, 10 July 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collect ingredients from local shops which would normally be thrown away and instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Finsbury Park Green Houses, London N4 2NQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Questions about dementia?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10.30am - 12.30pm
Everything you are concerned about but were afraid to ask about dementia. Speakers include the dementia lead at the Homerton, the clinical psychiatrist responsible for diagnosis at the East London Foundation Trust and an officer from the Alzheimer?s Society about their support services. . Age group: 50+. Our Lady & St Josephs Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Road N1 4AG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: David Holland. Email: david.holland@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 020 7241 5906.

Free PACT community meals

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Then come along to the next PACT Meal. We reduce food waste, collect ingredients from local shops which would normally be thrown away and instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10.30am. Lunch served from 12.30pm. . Age group: All ages. Newton Close Sheltered Housing Block, Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk .

Adventures in Orienteering

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10.30am - 12.00pm
Try out our fantastic new orienteering course. Non-competative, all welcome. 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

Free PACT wildlife walk - bat walk

Sunday, 09 August 2015 8.30pm - 10.30pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk around the East Reservoir where you will learn about the natural environment and the wildlife living around the Manor House Reservoirs. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. East Reservoir Community Garden, 1 Newnton Close, Hackney N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website

New dance courses

Monday, 07 September 2015 - Saturday, 19 December 2015
Royal Academy of Dance registered school - a new class opening for 4yr olds, exploring the world of movement, plus a triple style class: tap, modern and contemporary dance for 6-10yrs. Spaces are available in all ballet classes offered. Please see website for joining details and online booking: www.nelgc.org. The Cube, 46 Milton Grove, Hackney N16 8QY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Amanda Benjamin. Email: dance@nelgc.org Telephone: . view website

Free PACT wildlife walk - pond life

Sunday, 12 July 2015 2pm - 4pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk around the East Reservoir where you will learn about the natural environment and the wildlife living around the Manor House Reservoirs. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. East Reservoir Community Garden, 1 Newnton Close, Hackney N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website

Free PACT foraging walk

Sunday, 13 December 2015 2pm - 4pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk along the new river path where you will learn about safely identifying edible plants growing in Manor House that can be foraged and used to create some delicious food. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website

Zumba

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Friday, 15 April 2016 7pm - 8pm
Zumba classes: £1 a session. Every Friday 7pm-8pm. Just turn up on the day. (2 minute walk from Broadway Market or Hackney Road) Wear comfortable clothing and trainers, bring a towel, bottle of water and let's have fun. Age group: 18+. Threshold Center, 1 Ada Place, London E2 9BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Shakeira. Email: Thresholdfitness@active4life.eu.com Telephone: 07944006273.

Free Zumba classes for over 40s

Monday, 29 June 2015 - Friday, 24 July 2015 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Hackney Heath Hubs are offering free Zumba classes to all Hackney residents. Open to participants of any skill or fitness level. Zumba classes are made up of easy-to-follow dance movements, led by an instructor to the sound of Latino rhythm. It's a workout that doesn't feel like a workout. Age group: 40+. Stamford Hill Community Centre, Stamford Hill, Hackney N16 6RS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Nnadi. Email: patnnadi@gmail.com Telephone: 07887499917.

Fit for Mums - Shoreditch and Clissold Park

Monday, 08 June 2015 - Wednesday, 30 September 2015
MG Fit in Fitness runs Fit for Mums sessions designed for mums who would like a pressure free way back into exercise, with other mums and babies. 45 minute cardio and strength workout, held outdoors in Shoreditch and Clissold Park. Great social event to meet other mums. Age group: 18-55. Shoreditch Park and Clissold Park, Hackney N1 6TA. Contact: Murat Gecmen. Email: info@mgfitinfitness Telephone: 0780 9575 299. view website

Free PACT foraging walk

Sunday, 13 September 2015 2pm - 4pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk along the New River Path where you will learn about safely identifying edible plants growing in Manor House that can be foraged and used to create some delicious food. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney N4 2HA. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website

Free PACT wildlife walk - mini beasts

Sunday, 11 October 2015 2pm - 4pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk around the East Reservoir where you will learn about the natural environment and the wildlife living around the Manor House Reservoirs. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. East Reservoir Community Garden, 1 Newnton Close, Hackney N4 2RQ. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website

Free PACT Foraging Walk

Sunday, 08 November 2015 2pm - 4pm
Get close to nature and join our free guided walk along the new river path where you will learn about safely identifying edible plants growing in Manor House that can be foraged and used to create some delicious food. Walks are free and led by an expert guide. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: tt@jo.homan.me.uk Telephone: 07733 330379. view website