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Wednesdays Almshouse tours

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11am - 4pm
Visit the Geffrye's restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880's. Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. GEFFRYE MUSEUM, KINGSLAND ROAD, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator . Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Saturdays Almshouse tours

Saturday, 05 March 2016 - Saturday, 04 June 2016 11am - 4pm
Visit the Geffrye's restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880's. Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator . Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Life drawing classes in Clapton

Monday, 07 March 2016 - Monday, 27 June 2016 7pm - 9.30pm
We will start with warming up sketches; different poses 3min to 5min long. After that we will focus on one pose. During the break you can try homemade cake, have a drink at the bar and discuss your drawings with the tutor. Everyone is welcome: from beginners to professionals. . 88 Lower Clapton Road, London, Hackney, E5 0QR. Contact: Malgorzata. Email: lifedrawing_clapton@gmail.com Telephone: .

Maruša Sagadin: Doris Ionic Iconic

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Saturday, 11 June 2016 6pm
Join us for the exhibition of Maruša Sagadin's Doris Ionic Iconic, which includes two sculptures at SPACE Mare Street and a series of wall works in the gallery. URLs: Facebook: http://atnd.it/50413-1. Free. SPACE, SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH. Disabled access: yes. Visit website

'Act Up'

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12.45pm - 2pm
Have you felt dismissed by officials, 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, London, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. Visit website

Magical Surfaces: the uncanny in contemporary photography

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016
Magical Surfaces: the uncanny in contemporary photography is an exhibition that explores the uncanny as exemplified in the works of seven artists from two generations, all of whose work includes in different forms the use of photography as a medium. . Age group: all ages. 14 WHARF ROAD, London, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kirsteen Cairns. Email: kirsteen@parasol-unit.org Telephone: . Visit website

Our common chord

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 7pm - 9pm
7 experimental workshops weaving together, movement, sound and song, poetic acts, storytelling, breath-work and meditation. To open a dialogue between themes of our current times and ancestral knowledge. Hosted by artists Fourthland. No specific background required. £185 or £160 Concession. To register, email Louise and Eva by April 12 at fourthlandinfo@gmail.com. Age group: all ages. The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, London, Hackney, E5 OPU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Louise Eva . Email: fourthlandinfo@gmail.com Telephone: 07551970977. Visit website

Law's Imagination

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - Sunday, 26 June 2016 12pm - 6pm
Law's Imagination is a gallery-residency presenting Jack Tan's exploration of legal aesthetics via his work as an artist and curator. Through interactions with lawyers, academics, writers, other artists and curators, the residency will trace connections between law and art. Unit 4, 49 White Post Lane, Queens Yard, London, Hackney, E9 5EN. Disabled access: no. Contact: Nimrod Vardi. Email: hello@arebyte.com Telephone: 07531574666. Visit website

The Government Inspector

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - Saturday, 28 May 2016 7.30pm
A simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. This is a fast, funny, bittersweet play that remains painfully relevant today. You won't be able to help but laugh at the hilarious riot of lies, greed and consequences in this sidesplittingly brilliant masterclass in comedy!. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03110. Visit website

John Stark's DoL Po | Solo Art Exhibition | Charlie Smith London

Friday, 20 May 2016 - Saturday, 25 June 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royal Academy Schools alumnus John Stark presents contemporary representational paintings in solo exhibition DoL Po at Shoreditch art gallery Charlie Smith London. Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art. Artist / Speaker: John Stark. URLs: Website: http://atnd.it/56980-0 Twitter: http://atnd.it/56980-1 Facebook: http://atnd.it/56980-2 Price: Free. Charlie Smith London, 336 Old St, Shoreditch, EC1V 9DR, London, EC1V 9DR. Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055.

Bengal to Bethnal Green Gala Mela

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016 7pm - 9.30pm
To conclude the current series of Bengal to Bethnal Green concerts. Yousuf Ali Khan brings together a start studded cast of Bengali singers in special musical arrangements also featuring Grand Union Orchestra musicians and the GU Youth Orchestra. . Age group: All ages. 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roger Wilson. Email: roger@grandunion.org.uk Telephone: 020 8981 1551. Visit website

Dave Salisbury

Friday, 27 May 2016 - Saturday, 28 May 2016 8pm - 1am
Massive Arms DJs on the night playing all your favourite 'head, Atoms for Peace, Thom solo stuff (maybe not Jonny's soundtracks), The Smiths, Pixies, The Cure, PJ Harvey, later Blur, Bowie and MORE. Bands TBA. Bring your bowler hat. Age group: 18+. Hackney Attic, 270 MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Dave Salisbury. Email: massivearmspromotions@gmail.com Telephone: .

JACUZZI with Tom Neenan

Saturday, 28 May 2016 8pm - 10pm
This is JACUZZI. The Hottest Improv. The Finest Guests. Come on in, the water's fine. Artists: The Free Association, Tom Neenan. Booking: http://atnd.it/57966-0. Price: GBP 6. Cog Artspace, 113 Southgate Road, London, N1 3JS. Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113.

Symphony to a Lost Generation - the world's first fully holographic show

Sunday, 29 May 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Brought to you by a Oscar­ winning and Grammy Award ­nominated team, whose visual effects work includes Gravity, Avatar and The Golden Compass. Booking: http://atnd.it/57615-0 Prices: Premium: GBP 25, Regular: GBP 15, Basic: GBP 10. The Barbican's LSO St Lukes 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG United Kingdom Contact: Box Office. Email: daniel@symphonytoalostgeneration.com Telephone: +44 20 7638 8891. Visit website

Symphony to a Lost Generation - the world's first fully holographic show

Monday, 30 May 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Brought to you by a Oscar-winning and Grammy Award-nominated team, whose visual effects work includes Gravity, Avatar and The Golden Compass. Booking: http://atnd.it/57746-0. Prices: Premium: GBP 25, Standard: GBP 10. The Barbican's LSO St Lukes, 161 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG. Contact: Box Office. Email: daniel@symphonytoalostgeneration.com Telephone: +44 20 7638 8891. Visit website

Improv Comedy - Harold Night

Thursday, 02 June 2016 8pm - 10pm
The FA's famous Harold Night is back, and as ever the FA is proud to present London's very best Improv Comedy. Booking: http://atnd.it/57571-0 Price: £6. Cog Artspace 113 Southgate Road United Kingdom London N1 3JS Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113.

Love N Stuff

Friday, 03 June 2016 - Saturday, 25 June 2016 7pm - 9:30pm
The smash hit comedy returns! After the huge sell-out run in 2013, Love N Stuff returns for a strictly limited run. Join Bindi and Mansoor in the departure lounge for this laugh-out-loud comedy featuring more than 20 characters played by just two actor. . Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03110. Visit website

Adaptation

Friday, 03 June 2016 - Saturday, 25 June 2016 12pm - 6pm
For AdaptationGerbrand Burger, Jackie Chettur, and Matthew Richardson explore the indeterminate time, place and space of literary fiction and how it is adapted. Unit 25 A, 8 Andrews Road, London, Hackney, E8 4QN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongalley.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Barry Thompson: Fistful of Blood and Feathers

Friday, 03 June 2016 - Saturday, 09 July 2016 12pm - 6pm
Essex landscapes, soft porn and snapshots of WW1 soldiers are amongst the subjects in Barry Thompson's forthcoming exhibition of intricate work on paper and small scale paintings at PEER. Free entry, no booking required. Supported by Acme Studios. Age group: 18-99. 97 & 99, HOXTON STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natasha Vicars. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 02077398080. Visit website

Info-Pura

Saturday, 04 June 2016 - Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:00 - 18:00
Kitty Clark / Ruth Angel Edwards / Daniel Swan / Jala Wahid. Curated by Ed Leezon . Age group: All welcome. Free. 229 Victoria Park Road, E9 7HD. Disabled access: yes.

Illustrated 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016 6.00pm - 10.30pm
Illustrated 2016 brings together a collection of the brightest visionaries in contemporary illustration and street art. Showcasing not only some of the biggest names in the business, but also offering a glimpse beneath the surface into tomorrow?s most promising artists. Illustrated 2016, Venue G4, The Old Truman Brewery (Ely?s Yard), London, E1 6QR, Dray Walk, E1 6QR. Contact: Marc Farrington. Email: marc@illustrated.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Verge Exhibition

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10am - 5pm
University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Photography graduating students are delighted be hosting their final year exhibition at Hoxton Arches. The exhibition will be displaying various genres of photographic art installations such as historical evidence, family absence to street style and music. Entry: Free . Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremer Street, E2 8HD, London, E2 8HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Elliot McCrae. Email: pompeyphotogs@outlook.com Telephone: . Visit website

CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2016

Thursday, 07 July 2016 - Friday, 08 July 2016 6pm - 1am
The CRN Sales & Marketing Awards recognise and reward the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the UK IT channel truly great. The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD. Contact: Katie Burridge. Email: katie.burridge@incisivemedia.com Telephone: +4402074849981. Visit website

Sinbad the Sailor

Saturday, 03 December 2016 - Saturday, 21 January 2017 7pm
Jump aboard Sinbad the Sailor's ship this Christmas as Sinbad and friends take audiences on a magical voyage jam-packed with laughter, audience participation and original music. Will Sinbad defeat the baddie? Will he win over the princess? What wondrous new and mysterious places will he discover? Find out. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03310. Visit website

ELCAF

Friday, 10 June 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016 12pm - 6pm
The East London Comics & Arts Festival is an annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in illustration, comics and sequential art. Each year a host of international artists to take part as well as offering workshops, talks, screenings, installations and music. ELCAF welcomes over 100 exhibitors who sell prints, zine and books for all ages. Age group: All welcome. Between £0 and £10. Round Chapel, Round Chapel, Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Rd, London, E5 0PU. Disabled access: yes.