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Tigers karate club N16

Monday, 20 March 2017 - Thursday, 27 April 2017
Karate provides its practitioners not only with the ability to protect themselves in the event of an attack, but gives self control, determination, mental alertness and self confidence to mention but a few of the benefits it can bring. Age group: 3.5yrs+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jay Wingrove. Email: tigerskaraten16@icloud.com Telephone: 07905614256.

Women's Squash

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Tuesday, 30 May 2017 7pm - 8pm
Have fun learning from a qualified coach in a sociable and friendly environment. Sessions include a mixture of drills and match play. All abilities welcome. Age group: All ages. Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, Hackney N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Clissold Leisure Centre . Email: Clissold@gll.org Telephone: 020 7254 5574. Visit website

For the girls - basketball

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Come along to our women only basketball session, enjoy playing in a sociable and friendly environment. The sessions include a mix of skills and match play. All abilities are welcome. . Age group: All ages. Britannia Leisure Centre 40 Hyde Road Hackney N1 5JU Disabled access: yes. Contact: Britannia Leisure Centre. Email: Britannia@gll.org Telephone: 020 7729 4485. Visit website

Women's Squash

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 - Wednesday, 25 October 2017 7pm - 9pm
Have fun learning from a qualified coach in a sociable and friendly environment. Sessions include a mixture of drills and match play. All abilities welcome. Age group: All ages. Britannia Leisure Centre 40 Hyde Road Hackney N1 5JU Disabled access: yes. Contact: Britannia Leisure Centre. Email: Britannia@gll.org Telephone: 020 7729 4485. Visit website

SwingTrain dance-inspired workout N16

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 6.30pm - 7.30pm
SwingTrain is a swing dance inspired workout programme that bring the joy, fun and community feeling of swing dancing to your fitness programme. £7 a session (£6 for students), book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swingtrain-stoke-newington-tuesday-registration-29330306737 or pay on the door. Age group: All ages. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Elinor Huggett. Email: e.huggett@hotmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

American Flag football

Friday, 20 January 2017 - Friday, 28 July 2017 6pm - 8pm
First try-out session free then £7.50 per session or become a member for only £20 a month. All members have exclusive access to the NFL's Ex-Dallas Cowboys nutritionist's top tips to becoming an athlete handout. Train and play to live music. Age group: 8-11 years and 12-15 years. Skinners Academy, Woodberry Grove, Hackney N4 1SY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Faz Hossenally & Rani Lewinson. Email: reachus@florealsports.com Telephone: +44 (0)207 692 87. Visit website

This Girl Can Swim

Monday, 30 January 2017 - Monday, 18 December 2017 11.30am - 12.30pm
Swim sessions are at the same cost of a casual swim with the added benefit of the pool being dedicated to women only. Knowledgeable swimming helpers are on hand if you have any questions or need a bit of help or advice. Age group: Adults. Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, Hackney N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Clissold Leisure Centre . Email: Clissold@gll.org Telephone: 020 7254 5574. Visit website

Yoga class

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - Sunday, 30 April 2017 6pm - 7pm
Develop flexibility, inner calm and vitality. Bring unity to the mind, body and spirit, finding alignment through the breath. Gain strength and boost energy levels. Suitable for all levels. Mats available. £8 drop in. Please follow my Facebook page for confirmation of classes and contact me for more information. . Age group: All ages. 100A Balls Pond Road, Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church Hall N1 4AG. Contact: Zu. Email: hhyoga.zu@gmail.com Telephone: 07557793012 . Visit website

Vinyasa flow yoga

Friday, 17 February 2017 - Friday, 28 April 2017 7pm - 8.15pm
Open level vinyasa flow yoga class, perfect evening activity to end the week. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some yoga experience. £8 drop in or £25 for a block of 4. Mats provided. Age group: All ages. 23 Orsman Road, London N1 5RA. Contact: Rachel Robertson-Brown. Email: rachelaliceyoga@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Peer-supported type 2 diabetes self-care course

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10am - 12 noon
Free diabetes self-care course. Sessions are informal and include: health talks, information and advice, Brazillian dance, guest speakers and light refreshments. Age group: 40+ and older people. Navarino Mansions Community Hall Dalston Lane E8 1LB Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rosemary Jawara. Email: Beersheba-livingwell@sky.com Telephone: 07972 603026. Visit website

TAO pad boxing

Monday, 20 March 2017 - Thursday, 27 April 2017 7.30pm - 9pm
The fight is on at the Art of Pad Boxing Fitness class. Get ready to box your way to a leaner, meaner you, that will challenge yourself for 1-and-a-half hours of hard-hitting exercises. Age group: 18+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jay Wingrove. Email: taopadboxing@icloud.com Telephone: 07905614256.

RSHP short courses on health and wellbeing

Friday, 24 March 2017 - Monday, 08 May 2017 9am - 5pm
A general introduction into the principles of promoting health and wellbeing. Upon successful completion of each course students will be awarded the Level 1 or Level 2 Award, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Level 1 award £90. Level 2 award £175. Age group: All ages. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Richard Julian. Email: education@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3005. Visit website

SwingTrain Stoke Newington

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 - Tuesday, 20 June 2017 6.30pm - 7.30pm
SwingTrain is a swing dance inspired programme that brings joy and fun to your workout. Burn up to 500 calories per hour dancing to swing, charleston, electro swing and blues music. We'll get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. £7 online / £8 drop in. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swingtrain-stoke-newington-tuesday-registration-29330306737 www.swingtrain.com. Age group: All ages. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Elinor Huggett. Email: e.huggett@hotmail.com Telephone: 07791590538.

Self-defence classes for women and girls

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 - Wednesday, 28 June 2017 7pm - 8.30pm
Self-Defence Classes to increase your stamina, strength and confidence levels in self-defence. 4 week block: £55, 6 week block: £79.50, 4 and 6 week block booked in advance: £122.50 (plus booking fee per person). Pleaes email us for details of our pay as you go option. Age group: 13+. The Edge, Woodberry Grove Hackney N4 1SN Contact: Sev Necati. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: 07050 614 116. Visit website

Hatha yoga for the over 50s

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 - Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10am - 11.15am
Hatha Yoga for over 50s who are looking to join a class that concentrates on well being, and tailored to the needs of the client. You'll be in a supportive environment among your peer group. All equipments provided. We've been serving the community for 21 years. Age group: 50+. 30 Holly Street, Dalston E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: The Sharp End. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. Visit website

Hackney HIIT class

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - Wednesday, 20 December 2017 7pm - 7.45pm
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is on fire right now. If you can give me everything you've got for 45 minutes, we will give you a workout that will fire up your metabolism for 48 hours. Space Studios, Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 3RH. Contact: Radomira Sunacova. Email: sbuxey@outlook.com Telephone: 07572506131. Visit website

Coffee Run

Monday, 17 April 2017 - Saturday, 27 May 2017 9am - 9.45am
Coffee Run is social beginners' running group, training to complete a timed 5k in 6 weeks. You will be guided and supported through a 5k training plan including strengthening, stretching exercises. You will attend two group sessions a week and be given a homework session. £90 for 6 week course. Age group: 18+. Next to the swings, Well St Common E9 7DP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Carole. Email: hackneytrainer@gmail.com Telephone: 07595733150. Visit website

Coffee Run 0-5k

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - Saturday, 27 May 2017 9.00am - 9.45am
A 6 week social beginners running group, each session finishes with a cuppa in a local cafe. In just 6 weeks you'll be trained to run your first 5k or improve on your 5k time. Suitable for complete beginners and improvers. Age group: 18+. Well St Common, E9 7DP Disabled access: yes. Contact: Carole O'Leary. Email: hackneytrainer@gmail.com Telephone: 07595733150. Visit website

Beginners' Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Monday, 24 April 2017 - Monday, 31 July 2017 10.30am - 11.30am
Meditative exercise for physical and emotional wellbeing. Movements are slow, gentle and flowing, performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. An energising and uplifting practice, good for flexibility, stamina, concentration and balance. All fitness levels welcome. Drop in £9; 7 consecutive classes £54. . Age group: All ages. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Stoke Newington N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Carol Blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

General Chi Kung (QiGong) class

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - Wednesday, 26 July 2017 11.15am - 12.15pm
An ancient Chinese health practice comprising of individual exercises, walking forms and meditations. Movements are slow, gentle and flowing, performed with a relaxed yet focused mind. An energising and uplifting practice, good for flexibility, stamina, emotional and physical wellbeing. All fitness levels welcome. Drop in £9; 7 consecutive classes £54. . Age group: All ages. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, Stoke Newington N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: carol blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Upper Clapton history walk

Saturday, 06 May 2017 11am - 1.30pm
Climb to Hackney's summit, taking in Stoke Newington Common, Hackney's oldest surviving church and Clapton Common. See inside the Agapemonite Church, now London's Georgian Cathedral. Finish by admiring views from Springfield Park. Meet 11am at Stamford Hill entrance to Abney Park Cemetery. £8. Booking recommended: email sean@walkhackney.co.uk/text 07710 414 240. Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0LH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sean Gubbins. Email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk Telephone: 07710 414 240. Visit website

Cord Blood World Europe 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Thursday, 18 May 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Reducing cost, building deposits, increasing utilisation and regenerative application of cord blood. Age group: All welcome. Between £555 and £1700. Business Design Centre, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington N1 0QH. Disabled access: yes.

World Precision Medicine Congress 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - Friday, 19 May 2017 8.50am - 4pm
Bringing together academia, industry and healthcare to discuss the key challenges and opportunities within diagnostics, big data, genomics, infrastructure, investment, rare diseases and oncology. . Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH Contact: Katy Scrivener. Email: KScrivener@terrapinn.com Telephone: 2070921178. Visit website

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km

Saturday, 02 September 2017 9.30am - 12.30pm
First Saturday of the month, April-September inside Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings. A mixed ability race series. All runners are welcome. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/77729-0. £15-£17. . Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST. Contact: Craig Thornton. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 07401022934. Visit website

Clissold Park relay

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10am - 1pm
A unique way to run 10km with your friends. The team event will send each of the 4 members along a scenic, flat 2.5km lap of the park. All abilities welcome. Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9HJ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Craig Thornton. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 07740554190. Visit website

Clissold Park relay

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10am - 1pm
15 October 2017, Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Hackney, N16 9HJ. . Age group: All welcome. Between £7 and £28. Clissold Park, Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km

Saturday, 04 November 2017 9.30pm - 12.30pm
Race starts 9.30am. Chip timed 3 lap course. Race entry limit: 700. Urls: tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/77739-0. Inquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/77739-1 Price: affiliated: £15, unaffiliated: £17. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB. Contact: Craig Thornton. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 07740554190. Visit website

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km

Saturday, 02 December 2017 9.30am - 12.30pm
Medals - goody bag - showers - water station - baggage area - toilets - warm up. Cost: attached £15; un-attached £17 per race. All 6 races £77/£88 including Technical T-shirt. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB. Disabled access: no. Contact: Craig Thornton. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 07740554190. Visit website