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Kizomba Mondays at Amber Bar - Kizomba dance class and social

Monday, 10 April 2017 6.30pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then Monday night Kizomba dance classes is the place for you. With Syed Ali. 3 hours of classes: £12; 2 hours of classes: £10. Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

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.

Dementia-friendly swimming

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12 noon - 12.45pm
These sessions are designed to enhance the swimming experience of those living with dementia. Our staff have undertaken dementia awareness training to ensure participants are able to attend the sessions comfortably, with all the necessary support they need. . Age group: All ages. Kings Hall Leisure Centre, 39 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kings Hall Leisure Centre. Email: kingshall@gll.org Telephone: 020 8985 2158 . Visit website

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

Yoga at Hackney Forge

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 - Tuesday, 04 April 2017 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Enjoy yoga's benefits through cultivation of strength, tone, flexibility and relaxation. This breath with alignment led class presents a different focus each week.and aims to inspire all levels offering the option of modification or further challenge. Drop in £11/£9 or discount cards 5 classes £50 / 10 classes £95. Age group: 18+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Road. E9 7HD, London, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 07966 1656568. Visit website

Beginners' Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Monday, 09 January 2017 - Monday, 03 April 2017 10.30am - 11.30am
Beginners' level Chi Kung (Qi Gong) class - an ancient Chinese meditative exercise for physical and emotional well being. This class is suitable for all levels of fitness. more experienced practitioners also welcome. £9 drop in. £54 for 7 booked sessions . Age group: all. 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

Wednesday morning Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 - Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11.15am - 12.15am
Weekly Chi Kung (Qi Gong) class suitable for any level of fitness and experience. Chi kung is a meditative exercise practice beneficial for physical and emotional wellbeing. Particularly good for joint flexibility, increasing energy and helping with anxiety or stress. . Age group: All. The Old Fire Station, 61 Lesin Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7NX. Disabled access: no. Contact: Carol Blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. Visit website

Monthly walk around Hackney Downs

Thursday, 12 January 2017 - Thursday, 30 March 2017 11am - 11.30am
2nd Thursday of the month, 11am-11.30am. Meet at the Pavilion, Hackney Downs Park, Hackney Downs Park Road, London E5 8NP. Age group: 16+. The Pavilion, Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8NP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 07891 49815. Visit website

Chinese yoga and Tai Chi

Friday, 13 January 2017 - Friday, 07 April 2017 7pm - 9pm
Beginners' class to learn Chinese yoga, meditation and Tai Chi, Qi Gong and self defence. Everyone welcome. £7 per session. 7-9pm. Every Friday. Age group: 16+. The Bath House, 78 Shacklewell Lane Hackney E8 2EY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem. Email: mem@lishi.org Telephone: 07981 589881. Visit website

Zumba

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - Tuesday, 28 March 2017 7.15pm - 8.15pm
Fun and friendly Zumba class in central Hackney. Suitable for all levels. Come and join the weekly party and dance away the winter blues as you get your bodies beach ready. £5. New members will receive a voucher for a free class. Age group: 14+. Marcon Court Community Hall, Marcon Estate, Amhurst Road E8 1LN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tricia Wallace. Email: zumbagirl15@gmail.com Telephone: 07718 696976.

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

Art of Pad Boxing fitness class

Monday, 06 March 2017 - Thursday, 30 March 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 1.5hrs of hard-hitting exercises. Age group: 18+. Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newinghton Church Street, London N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jay Wingrove. Email: taopadboxing@icloud.com Telephone: 07905614256.

Coffee Run

Monday, 06 March 2017 - Saturday, 08 April 2017 9am - 9.45am
Coffee Run is social beginners' running group, training to complete a timed 5k in 5 weeks. You will be guided and supported through a 5k training plan including stregthening and stretching exercises. You will attend two group sessions a week and be given 1 homework session. £75 for 5 week course. Age group: 18+. Well St Common, Hackney E9 7DP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Carole O'Leary. Email: hackneytrainer@gmail.com Telephone: 07595733150. 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

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

London Fields history walk

Saturday, 08 April 2017 11am - 1.15pm
Follow an ancient trackway out of Hackney to hear about the 'common land' of London Fields, the first Jews in Hackney, riots in Broadway Market and admire the striking 1960s murals of John Hayward. Meet on the steps of Hackney Town Hall, Cost £8. To book email sean@walkhackney.co.uk/text 07710 414240. Age group: All ages. London Fields, E8 1EA Disabled access: no. Contact: Sean Gubbins. Email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk Telephone: 07710 414 240. 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

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

Architecture walking tour: Olympic Village

Saturday, 08 April 2017 11am - 1pm
See the legacy of new homes and neighbourhoods since the 2012 Olympic Games. In East Village, the accommodation blocks for 23,000 athletes and officials have now been transformed into over 2,800 homes. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/108113-0. Tickets £20, RIBA friends: £15. Between £15 and £20. Stratford International DLR Station, International Way, Stratford E15 2ER. Disabled access: yes.