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Happy Crafters

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 1pm - 4pm
Get crafty in our Happy Crafters group! Happy crafters is a knitting, crochet and jewellery making group run by St Joseph?s Hospice and the London College of Fashion. Suitable for people of all levels but no experience necessary. . Age group: 16+. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makbule Yanar . Email: makbule.yanar@live.co.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3139. view website

Pat Langford

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 - 16:00
An exhibition of photographs and paintings featuring scenes from Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow Marshes and Springfield Park. Age group: Any. SPRINGFIELD PARK CAFE, SPRINGFIELD, London, Hackney, E5 9EF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Pat Langford. Email: pat.langford@blueyonder.co.uk Telephone: 07795 415011. view website

Nikita Kadan: 'Limits of Responsibility'

Thursday, 29 January 2015 - Saturday, 04 April 2015 12pm - 6pm
In the background of Nikita Kadan's recent oeuvre are last spring's events in Independence Square in Kiev, the artist's native city. . 2 Clunbury Street, N1 6TT. Contact: waterside contemporary. Email: office@waterside-contemporary.com .

Changing State

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - Saturday, 14 February 2015 7pm - 9pm
CHANGING STATE is a darkly comic coming-of-age story set in inner city London. Changing State by Tian Glasgow By New Slang Productions 3rd ? 14th Feb, Tues ? Sat at 7pm, and Sat Mat 2.30pm £13.50/£10.00 . Age group: over 18's only. 109 St Pauls Road, London. N1 2NA. Disabled access: no. Contact: kevin Sutton . Email: kevinjohnsutton@aol.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Stepping Out ? Celebrating Hackney City Farm

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Saturday, 16 May 2015
Founded 30 years ago in the E2 community, Hackney City Farm is celebrating! An exhibition at Hackney Museum will bring together highlights of the past three decades. This project is supported by Arts Council funding. Tues, Weds, Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm. Thur: 9.30am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 5pm. Closed: Sun, Mon and Public Holidays. Free exhibition and entry to Hackney Museum - all welcome. Age group: 4 years - 99 years. HACKNEY TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING CENTRE, READING LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Museum. Email: hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 3500. view website

Slow Slushy Boys & Pissinboy

Saturday, 07 February 2015 8pm - 11pm
Larsen Records French quintet playing Real Soul, Deep Funk & Groove over for a special night at the Old Dentist in Clapton. Support from the indigenus Pissinboy playing twisted pop AND 60s inspired Rock'N'Roll. 33 chatsworth road, Clapton E5 0LH. Contact: The dentist. Email: catapultecollective@hotmail.com . view website

Hackney Proms present She'Koyah London to Istanbul Express

Sunday, 08 February 2015 11.30 am - 1.30 pm
Hailed by the Evening Standard as "one of London's musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain" She'Koyah will conduct us on an exhilarating trip through the rich folk music of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. Age group: All. Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, Hackney, n16 0JR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Paul Julian. Email: info@hackneyproms Telephone: . view website

The Richard Price Memorial Lecture 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 7.30pm - 9.30pm
This year's lecturer is Iain Sinclair, writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist. The Richard Price Memorial Lecture commemorates one of the great Unitarian thinkers of the eighteenth century and a former minister at Newington Green. . Age group: All ages. New Unity Unitarian Church, 39a Newington Green, Hackney N16 9PR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Shaun Joynson. Email: S_Joynson@yahoo.com Telephone: 07950331252. view website

Sutton House Music Society

Sunday, 15 February 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Raphaela Papadakis (soprano) and James Sherlock (piano) in a delightful programme of songs by Schubert, Liszt, Franz and Whitley. Tickets £12; concessions £10; under-16s, disabled people and carers free. The cafe/bar will be open before the concert and during the interval. Free tour of historic Sutton House at 2pm. . SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jim Wight. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant

Thursday, 19 February 2015 8pm - 11pm
One of BBC6's Cerys Matthews' favourites, Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant playing global rhythms from Africa Soucous, Highlife, Ethipoian Jazz, Cumbia. With a whiff of the Middle East and Turkish psychedelica. 107A Culford Road, London N1 4HT. Contact: Andrea. Email: catapultecollective@hotmail.com . view website

Antigone

Thursday, 19 February 2015 - Saturday, 14 March 2015 2.00pm - 3.30pm
See website for full details on pricing: http://www.stratfordeast.com/antigone. Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Stratford, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. view website

Sex Shop - art exhibition

Saturday, 28 February 2015 - Sunday, 29 March 2015
Curators Sarah Gillham, Jack Stokoe and Darren Nairn invited 50 artists, designers and creative people to develop a prototype version of their own sex or fetish object. unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk. view website

Sutton House Music Society

Sunday, 22 March 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Maxwell String Quartet from Scotland, with a reputation for delighting audiences with their "exhilarating performances", play Mendelssohn Op. 44/3 in E flat major and Schubert D. 887 in G major. Tickets £12; concessions £10; under-16s, disabled people and carers free. Free tour of Sutton House at 2pm. . SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jim Wight. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Goldberg Variations at Sutton House

Sunday, 19 April 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Charles Tebbs (piano) plays J.S Bach's Goldberg Variations. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of historic Sutton House. Tickets £12; concessions £10; under-26s, disabled people and carers free. Cafe/bar available. SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jim Wight. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505 609757. view website

Writhe & jerk

Saturday, 17 January 2015 - Monday, 16 February 2015
Writhe & jerk features five artists who each enjoy small battles with painting and why it continues to fascinate. unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Contact: corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk. view website

Intercommunal Orchestra

Thursday, 12 March 2015 8pm - 11pm
Catapulte Records presents: Derya Yildirim and Intercommunal Orchestra playing a highly danceable concentrate of Anatolian grooves, psychedelic sounds and Middle Eastern harmonies. The magical sounds of the Saz and beguiling vocals combine with a wild organ and a twisted electric guitar. 107A Culford Road London N1 4HT Contact: Andrea. Email: catapultecollective@hotmail.com . view website

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 01 February 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London's best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history through their unique stories and survival against the odds. . Age group: All ages welcome. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Contact: Sam Roberts. Email: sam@ghostsigns.co.uk Telephone: 07989 409 046. view website