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Open Cinema

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm - 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

All Voices Hackney and Islington Community Choir

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - Tuesday, 22 December 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Whether you haven't sung since your school days or sing on a regular basis, the All Voices choir group welcomes singers of all levels for rehearsals. A great way to relax and meet new people. No need to read music and no audition. allvoiceschoir@gmail.com. www.allvoiceschoir.com. . Age group: 18+. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, Stoke Newington, N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nina. Email: allvoiceschoir@gmail.com Telephone: 07730 502 695.

Happy Crafters

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1pm - 4pm
Happy Crafters is a free knitting, crochet and jewellery making group run by London College of Fashion and St.Josephs Hospice. 8 week Spring inspired course: Week 1 - 2: Hand Knitting Week 3 - 4: Crochet Week 5 - 6: Knitted Jewellery Week 7 - 8: Exhibition. Age group: 16+. St.Josephs Hospice, Mare Street, London, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makbule Yanar: . Email: makbule.yanar@live.co.uk . view website

Phoenix starr academy of dance

Monday, 20 April 2015 - Sunday, 19 July 2015 4.45pm - 7pm
Street dance school, that competes in competitions, show cases and more. Providing the best training by industry professionals. Weekly classes from age 7 up to 15. Home to dance crew Rhythm Junkeys who just won Young Hackney championships and Street Dance International Championships. Join the Movement enrol your child now . Age group: 7-15. Princess May Primary School, Princess May Road, Dalston, Hackney N16 8DF. Disabled access: no. Contact: jazmin-jade Buckley. Email: missj.buckley@hotmail.com Telephone: 07415025565. view website

Learn to Draw

Monday, 11 May 2015 - Monday, 26 October 2015 10am - 11am
Have you always wanted to draw? Or brush up on your skill? Every Monday 10am-12pm our art class will provide space and a facilitator for you to develop and practice your drawing techniques. All materials provided. Contact office to register your interest and to find out more. 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.

Lucy In The Sky

Friday, 05 June 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015
Lucy in the Sky presents five very personal visions of the stuff that surrounds us. unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk . view website

Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Supra Terram

Friday, 12 June 2015 - Saturday, 08 August 2015 10 am - 6 pm
Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Supra Terram, at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is the Icelandic artist?s first major exhibition in a public London institution. Supra Terram is a large and ambitious grotto-like sculpture that extends through the ceiling of the ground-floor gallery into the one above. . Age group: everyone. 14 WHARF ROAD. London, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Erica Payet. Email: erica@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +442074907373. view website

Red's True BBQ Pop-Up

Thursday, 18 June 2015 - Saturday, 04 July 2015 6pm - 11pm
Launch residency. Free. . Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, Hackney EC2A 3ES. Contact: Jamie Stockwood. Email: rtbbq@thezeitgeistagency.com Telephone: 078 664 35876. view website

Silver Songbirds choir

Friday, 26 June 2015 - Friday, 24 July 2015 1pm - 2.30pm
A friendly group of people who love singing. We sing songs from the 1900s onwards and will be opening the East End London celebration day on 4 July. Directed by Gina Fergione. No cost. . Age group: All ages. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gina Fergione. Email: gina@ginafergione.com Telephone: 07957 313601.

Twelfth Night with the Malachites Theatre Company

Thursday, 02 July 2015 - Saturday, 04 July 2015 7.30pm - 9.30pm
A rousing performance of Twelfth Night by Shoreditch's resident Shakespeare Company in the unique setting of the Geffrye's front gardens. Featuring a fantastic cast this promises to be a summer event not to be missed. Tickets £12. Concessions £10. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Learning. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Glebe Rd Studio summer show

Saturday, 04 July 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015 12pm - 6pm
Ceramic artists and designers Summer Open Studio and workshop. Free. Age group: All ages. 18 Glebe Road, Dalston, Hackney E8 4BD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Maria Alvarez Echenique. Email: ceramics@mazchenik.co.uk Telephone: 07949985306.

Clap Hands - a play at Hackney Showroom

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 - Saturday, 25 July 2015 8pm - 9.15pm
World premiere of Aaron Hubbard's hilarious, disturbing and absurd new play, Clap Hands, presented by pluck. productions. All tickets are £10. To book, please visit www.hackneyshowroom.com or call 0203 095 9747. . Age group: 16+. Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: EJ Martin. Email: pluckproductions@gmail.com Telephone: 07876 731450. view website

Workshop | Movement & Drawing | with architect Ed Frith and choreographer Caroline Salem

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 6.30 pm - 9 pm
In this workshop, you will be drawn into a heightened awareness of your body in movement, allowing you to explore your relationship with Katrín Sigurðardóttir?s installation.Open scores for movement will be followed, but also devised by participants. Drawing as a reflective practice will be a central part of the workshop. Age group: Adults. 14 Wharf Road. N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Erica Payet. Email: erica@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +442074907373. view website

Clissold House presents Summer Sessions- an evening of flute and guitar

Thursday, 16 July 2015 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Be taken on an exciting musical journey from eighteenth century Europe through to twentieth century Latin America. Nicky Russell (flute) and Alison Smith (guitar) share a wealth of musical experience and we're delighted that they are to perform here at Clissold House together for the first time. . Age group: 14+. Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Libby Blackwell. Email: libby.blackwell@gll.org .

Grounded

Saturday, 25 July 2015 - Sunday, 16 August 2015
New works by Chloë Manasseh and Jennifer Campbell that brings together their common concerns for travel and transformation within landscape. Unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk. view website

PACT bushcraft - fire lighting and cooking

Saturday, 25 July 2015 12am - 3pm
Bushcraft allows us to live comfortably in natural settings, using natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. All sessions are free and families are very welcome. Learn how to build a fire in the wild and cook using natural tools. . Age group: Adults. The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue N4 2HF. Contact: GLORIA OBILANA. Email: gloria.obilana@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 02038195615. view website

PACT bushcraft - knots, shelters and tent pegs

Saturday, 01 August 2015 12am - 2pm
Bushcraft allows us to live comfortably in natural settings, using natural resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. All sessions are free and families are very welcome. Get the grips on the basic of building a shelter and carving tent pegs out of wood. . Age group: Adults. The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue N4 2HF. Contact: Gloria Obilana. Email: gloria.obilana@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 02038195615. view website

Talk | What Was & What Is | with artist-in-residence Marjan Nemati

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 7 pm
This event will be an opportunity to hear Parasol unit?s current artist in residence, Marjan Nemati, talk about her current body of work, What Was and What Is. ?We are living in an era of destruction, reconstruction and renovation: an era where history is abolished and reassembled.? Marjan Nemati. Age group: adults. 14 Wharf Road. N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Erica Payet. Email: erica@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +442074907373. view website

The Etienne Sisters

Thursday, 10 September 2015 - Saturday, 03 October 2015 8pm - 9pm
"I can't believe my own sister would come with this thievery and anarchy to my door!" Tree and Ree Etienne are laying their mother to rest when an unwelcome arrival at the graveside intrudes on their grief. It's Bo, their troublesome estranged half-sister. . Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN London Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. view website

Anita and Me

Thursday, 29 October 2015 - Saturday, 21 November 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, the irreverent teenage daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington. When she becomes friends with the feisty Anita, she thinks she's found her soul mate but her world is turned upside down and finds herself caught between two cultures. Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. view website

The Shakeup

Saturday, 04 July 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015 9pm - 2am
The launch of an uncompromising soul night in a terrific basement venue tailor-made for dancers. DJ Jon Dabner is joined by one of London's all time great soul DJs: Ian Jackson. 100% rare soul dance music, strictly vinyl, admission free. It's going to be a blast. Age group: 21+. Stokey Stop, 176 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 7JP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jon Dabner. Email: jondabner@clara.co.uk Telephone: 07751 205323. view website

The Big Blueberry Quiz

Monday, 13 July 2015 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Our pub quiz. Every Monday at Blueberry Bar. First prize £50 bar tab. Spot prizes of free drinks and a weekly rollover cash jackpot. Bottle of bubbly for the team who comes second to last. £2 per person. Blueberry Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Paul Street, EC2A 4JH. Contact: Sofia Doyle. Email: events@blueberrybar.co.uk Telephone: 02038374674. view website

Bells from the Deep exhibition. Drawings and hand made prints.

Thursday, 02 July 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Bells from the Deep exhibition is the outcome of our open call for drawing and hand made prints. Hundred Years Gallery opens its space to over sixty artists of all ages. We have encouraged all our neighbours from the York Row Estate to participate as part of our arts community. Age group: All ages. 13 Pearson Street, Hackney E2 8JD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: montse. Email: montse@hundredyearsgallery.com Telephone: (0)20 3602 7973. view website

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