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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12.45pm - 2pm
Have you felt dismissed by officials or shop assistants? Are you inhibited or shy when dealing with people? If you are over 50 and been slowly losing the confidence to assert yourself, or you just like a bit of drama, this new class is for you. . 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. Visit website

Isolation Chamber Vacation

Friday, 02 September 2016 - Saturday, 01 October 2016
Isolation Chamber Vacation is an exhibition of artist?s responses to the subject of ?aloneness? . Unit 25a Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Kenny Morgan

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - Saturday, 15 October 2016 7.30pm
Terence Rattigan is one of the best-known playwrights in town, but his relationship with the actor Kenneth Morgan is a closely-guarded secret. After a sold-out run, Kenny Morgan the critically-acclaimed new drama returns. Tickets: £10-£19. Age group: 14+. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL Contact: Arcola Theatre. Email: BOXOFFICE@ARCOLATHEATRE.COM Telephone: 020 7503 1646. Visit website

City as Home - a spoken word celebration of London and the Vietnamese cities.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 6pm - 8.30pm
A spoken word celebration of London and the Vietnamese cities. We want to allow people to express their thoughts and feelings about belonging to two cities at the same time. The event will take place on Wednesday 28 September 6pmk-8.30pm. Free entry. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lizzie Harmer. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk.

Wide Open (art exhibition)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - Sunday, 02 October 2016 12 noon - 7pm
Artists Tony Coombs and Elsie Pilbeam show 116 new paintings and drawings from observation: London in action, including Hackney life, landscapes far and near, jazz, horses, cafes, mountains, goats, dancers and much more. Free admission. 50% of profits will go to a homeless charity and overseas aid. Age group: All ages. Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG. Contact: Espacio Gallery. Email: info@espaciogallery.com Telephone: 07815 319073. Visit website

The Free Association present Harold Night

Thursday, 29 September 2016 8pm - 10pm
Prepare for the very best, and funniest improv comedy you'll find in London - Harold Night! Entry £5. The Free Association at The Artspace, Above the De Beauvoir Arms, 113 Southgate Road N1 3JS. Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113. Visit website

Dominic Watson - YEAST exhibition opening

Thursday, 29 September 2016 6pm - 8pm
Join us for Dominic Watson's YEAST exhibition opening on Thu 29 Sep, 6-8pm, at SPACE, Mare Street. Dominic Watson's new work, YEAST, consists of a single screen film. Free entry. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/67746-0. Space, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH. Contact: Nathalie Boobis. Email: nathalie@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: 02085254330.

Comedy double bill: The Petting Zoo and Dnays

Friday, 30 September 2016 8pm - 10pm
The Free Association, The Petting Zoo, DNAYS. £5 entry. The Free Association at The Artspace, Above the De Beauvoir Arms, 113 Southgate Road N1 3JS. Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113. Visit website

Lumen presents #Hackers vs Mr Robot

Friday, 30 September 2016 3pm - 11pm
Come and try some new VR immersive experiences plus a night of visuals by highly renowned VJs accompanying a set by special musical guests followed by Hackney House regulars TwoSixtySix collective. The event is free but please register via the links on our website - http://hackneyhouse.london/events-listings/2016/9/30/lumen-presents-hackersvsmrrobot. Age group: 21+. Hackney House, 25 - 27 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney House. Email: info@hackneyhouse.london. Visit website

Confuse comedy and cabaret

Saturday, 01 October 2016 8pm - 11pm
Confuse returns to Hackney House from 8pm see a line up of 6 brilliant acts, bar is open from 6pm for drinks. A human cartoon, a clowning buffoon an egg without a spoon, this will be a very fine show. Only £6 a ticket at https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/con-fu-se-comedy-lou-sanders-rob-pybus-helen-duff-javier-costales-neil-sinclair-lucy-pearman. Age group: 21+. Hackney House, 25 - 27 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney House. Email: info@hackneyhouse.london. Visit website

Robert Therrien: Works 1975-95

Sunday, 02 October 2016 - Sunday, 11 December 2016 10am - 6pm
This exhibition, Robert Therrien's first major solo exhibition in Europe, consists of works from the first 20 years of his artistic career. It includes sculptures, reliefs and works on paper, executed in a variety of media at a crucial period within the artist's oeuvre. . 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7490 7373 . Visit website

One Year Underground at BSMTSPACE

Saturday, 08 October 2016 - Thursday, 27 October 2016 6pm - 10pm
One Year Underground: an anniversary group show celebrating a year of artistic subversion at BSMT SPACE. This full repertoire will include a diverse cross-section of the finest, most enigmatic and current urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited in the gallery during our first year. Please RSVP to info@bsmt.co.uk . Age group: All ages. 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Greg Key. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: 07917225169. Visit website

Luisa Omeilan's 'Fresh' comedy night

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 7pm - 1am
Comedian Luisa Omielan announces her monthly residency at Old St Records showcasing 'Fresh' new talent. £10 entry. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/68234-0. Old Street Records, 350-354 Old Street EC1V 9NQ. Contact: Ronnie Joice. Email: ronnie@rocketleisure.com Telephone: 07429184014. Visit website

Praxis 5 - performances by sound artists/composers, Ryoko Akama, Yoko Ikeda, Wakana Ikeda and lo wie

Thursday, 13 October 2016 7.30pm
£5 suggested donation. Booking required. This is the fifth instalment of an innovative poetry series, presented by Royal Poetics Research Centre and Parasol unit. The evening features the first UK appearance of acclaimed performers Yoko Ikeda (JP), Wakana Ikeda (JP) and lo wie (KR), along with UK-based composer Ryoko Akama. . 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit, foundation for contemporary art . Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +44 20 7490 7373 . Visit website

Road to Ruin alcohol-themed walking tour

Saturday, 15 October 2016 3pm - 4.30pm
On this alcohol-themed walk where we discover an ancient drover's road which led to riches for some and ruin for others. Angel Station, Islington High Street, London EC1V 1NE. Contact: Hazel Baker. Email: hazel@londonguidedwalks.co.uk Telephone: 07545020406. Visit website

Lexigram

Saturday, 15 October 2016 - Saturday, 05 November 2016
Solo show by Samantha Donnelly. unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road Hackney London Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: .

De Beauvoir prom concert

Sunday, 16 October 2016 5pm - 7pm
Music from local residents of all ages, both inspirational and aspirational, as they sing and play a varied programme of delights. A capella groups, string quartets, instrumental soloists and more in an informal concert embracing a range of musical styles from professionals to gifted amateurs. £5. Free for under 18s. . Age group: All ages. St Peter's Church, Northchurch Terrace, Hackney N1 4DA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Cec Darker. Email: cecilia@rosemarybranch.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

"Green Creates..." Art Exhibition

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - Monday, 24 October 2016 10am - 8pm
Free entry. The Green Party of England and Wales is holding "Green Creates.", an art exhibition in Hoxton Arches from 19-24 October. We already have donations from artists as diverse as Jon Snow, Ralph Steadman, Lesley Hilling, Tom Gauld and Richard Peters. Hoxton Arches 402 Cremer Street E2 8HD Disabled access: yes. Contact: Office Volunteer. Email: officevolunteer@grenparty.org.uk Telephone: 02036919400. Visit website

The Batty Mama #2

Friday, 21 October 2016 - Saturday, 22 October 2016 9pm - 3am
Batty Mama is back. A mixed art and multi-media club night centering and celebrating Queer Black and Brown bodies and artists. Reclaiming BATTY's in every way possible. £6. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/68838-0. Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St E8 2PB. Contact: Batty Mama - Strip It Black. Email: TheBattyMama@gmail.com Telephone: 07428784982.

The Batty Mama #2

Friday, 21 October 2016 9pm - 3am
Batty Mama is back. A mixed art and multi-media club night centering and celebrating Queer Black and Brown bodies and artists. Reclaiming BATTY's in every way possible. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/68845-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/68845-2. £6. Dalston Superstore 117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB Contact: Batty Mama - Strip it Black. Email: TheBattyMama@gmail.com Telephone: 07428784982. Visit website

Panel discussion: the parallels of British and American sculpture during the 1980?s

Monday, 28 November 2016 19.00
£8 or £6 conc. Booking required. The discussion will primarily focus on the practice of sculpture during the 1980s in both USA and UK, considering the use of materials, approaches and defining a new understanding of three-dimensional object-making from opposite sides of the Atlantic during this era. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit, foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +44 20 7490 7373 . Visit website

The Batty Mama #2

Friday, 21 October 2016 9pm - 3am
Batty Mama is back. A mixed art and multi-media club night centering and celebrating Queer Black and Brown bodies and artists. Reclaiming BATTY's in every way possible. £6. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/68846-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/68846-2. Dalston Superstore 117 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB Contact: Batty Mama - Strip it Black. Email: TheBattyMama@gmail.com Telephone: 07428784982. Visit website