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Jazz Verse Jukebox

Friday, 21 June 2019 7.30pm
The eclectic Jazz Verse Jukebox returns to Hoxton Hall continuing the age old tradition of combining jazz and performance poetry, carrying on its 10th anniversary celebrations with an exceptional line-up of wordsmiths and artists. Plus, the unique Jukebox Open Mic offers you the chance to perform your poetry or sing live on stage. Age group: 14+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, Hackney N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 02076840060. Visit website

Unity Radio Reggae Day Festival

Sunday, 23 June 2019 1pm - 12am
Unity Radio London and Grow, Hackney presents: Unity Radio London Summer Festival, a music day and a lovely full immersion into the positive vibrant location at Grow Hackney from 1pm till 12am. Grow, 98c Wallis Road, London E9 5LN. Contact: Grow Hackney. Email: anthony@growhackney.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Songs of Longing and Exile

Sunday, 23 June 2019 5pm - 6.15pm
Free concert with Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico, Syrian-oud player Rihab Azar and Woven Gold refugee community choir. For Refugee Week and Great Get Together. Age group: All ages. Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rebecca Hickey. Email: info@stileantico.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

An Evening with Sandi Toksvig

Thursday, 27 June 2019 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Join Sandi Toksvig for an evening of anything other than baking. The host of QI, The Great British Bake Off and Fifteen to One will share unimaginable stories, absurd facts and frivolous jokes. Expect to laugh both your socks and sandals off. Official link: https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/an-evening-with-sandi-toksvig/?fbclid=IwAR2ge9Ohp6TIU6mrI5xxGFARHgXWude0Fw9E3_Twi_rn83_laWnzVCcAEH0. Age group: 16+. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, Hackney E8 1EJ. Contact: Volunteer at Women's Equality Party. Email: volunteer@womensequality.org.uk Telephone: .

Sculpture

Friday, 28 June 2019 - Saturday, 14 September 2019 12 noon - 6pm
This summer PEER presents a group of sculptural works produced between the late 1940s and early 1990s by acclaimed Serbian artist Olga Jevri (1922 to 2014). Launch: 27 June: 6-8pm. All welcome. PEER Gallery, Hoxton Street, Hackney N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Cora . Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 02077398080.

Material Adventures in Knitting

Sunday, 30 June 2019 11am - 1.30pm
Workshop exploring the creative potential of knitting, using simple techniques and unconventional materials (wire, twine, recycled fabric, etc). Suitable for anyone with an interested in textiles or mixed media sculpture - all abilities are welcome. Early bird tickets - £15 (+ Eventbrite fees), standard ticket - £20 (+ Eventbrite fees). . Age group: Adults. Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Hackney E3 2PA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Rosina Godwin. Email: rosina.godwin1@btinternet.com Telephone: . Visit website

Spineless authors' night

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - Wednesday, 11 December 2019 8.30pm - 10pm
Spineless is a literary open mic night. Each month, established guest authors will share a platform with new, emerging and practicing writers from the audience. If you would like to read your work, please contact us at spinelessauthors@gmail.com. Free entry. Age group: 18+. The Clapton Hart, 231 Lower Clapton Rd, Hackney E5 8EG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Christian Butler-Zanetti. Email: spinelessauthors@gmail.com Telephone: 07810087608. Visit website

The Big Scratch feat. Mr Switch

Saturday, 20 July 2019 - Sunday, 21 July 2019 5pm - 2am
He is one of the most accomplished and talented DJs ever to come out of the UK - as a 4 times World DJ Champion, 7 times UK champion, and the first DJ in history to have performed at the BBC Proms. Old Street Records, 350-354 Old Street, Hackney, London EC1V 9NQ. Contact: Old St Records. Email: bookings@recordsbars.com Telephone: 02030065911. Visit website

AudioGiggle at Ryan's N16

Thursday, 25 July 2019 8pm - 10.30pm
A night of comedy at Ryan's N16 in Stoke Newington. Free entry. MCing from Luke Poulton. Featuring stand-up sets from: Hubert Mayr, Calum Ross, Sadia Azmat, Ginnia Cheng, Veronika Chapman, Daniel Cadey, Alex Theo, Ellie Kraft, Liz Guterbock, Jo Fletcher-Cross, Kirsty Hudson. . Age group: 18+. Ryan's, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16 0UL. Disabled access: no. Contact: Luke Poulton. Email: veganluke@gmail.com Telephone: .

La Boheme

Friday, 30 August 2019 7pm - 9.45pm
Live opera. Opera Holloway are delighted to be performing Puccini's La Boheme, a thrilling and passionate story, as depicted by one of Opera's true legends. Join us at Sutton House, Hackney as we bring to life this tragic love affair. . Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Hackney, London E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Callie Gaston . Email: operaholloway@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website