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London Loom pop up

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 - Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10am - 10pm
The London Loom is the home of freestyle, expressive weaving and it's coming to 274 Hackney Road for the month of January. There will be a children's weaving day on 21 Jan as well as two tapestry weaving classes on the evenings of the 12 and 26. Check out www.thelondonloom.com . Age group: 6+. 274 Hackney Road, London E2 7SJ. Contact: Brooke Dennis. Email: brooke@thelondonloom.com Telephone: 07732925704. Visit website

Act Up

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're over 50 and have been slowly losing the confidence to assert yourself, or if 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

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

Razzle Dazzle - art exhibition

Friday, 25 November 2016 - Saturday, 17 December 2016
A collaborative exhibition, Razzle Dazzle takes as its starting point Dazzle Camouflage, credited to artist Norman Wilkinson. Unit 25a, Regent Studio 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Sutton House Christmas

Saturday, 03 December 2016 - Sunday, 18 December 2016 12pm - 5pm
New indoor Design and Food Market by City Showcase throughout 500 year old Sutton House. Father Christmas will be in his magical sleigh giving gifts. Help him find lost pantomime and fairy tales throughout Sutton House. There will be lots of Panto themed activities for families to make and do. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Santa's Elf Hotline. Email: suttonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 02089862264. Visit website

Elf - Cinema in the Snow

Saturday, 10 December 2016 4pm - 7pm
Pop Up Screens is bringing Elf to the Cinema in the Snow. Tickets: adults: £20, under 10s: £10, family (2 adults + 2 under 10): £50. Hackney Showroom Hackney Downs Studio Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT Contact: Dave. Email: hello@popupscreens.co.uk Telephone: 07788720839. Visit website

The Kingdom of Paul Nash

Saturday, 10 December 2016 7.15pm - 9.00pm
Performance by The Cabinet of Living Cinema. Live music score and foley accompanying animation. Illustrations by James Edwards, and animation by Tom Brown. Tickets £10 (£7.50 for students) free for children under 8 yrs. . Age group: all ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, London, Stoke Newington, N4 2HA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lauren Ballard. Email: events@castle-climbing.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

SHE book launch

Saturday, 10 December 2016 19:00 - 22:30
Sweet 'Art would like to invite you to our latest exhibition and first book launch! 'SHE' started out in July of this year as a cross continental exhibition of feminine works and ideas. Three galleries came together from the UK, Vietnam and America to exchanged ideas, shared artistic licence and put together SHE. The exhibition was very successful and now we are showing a select few works to celebrate our book launch. 'SHE' the book is a celebration of three countries and galleries coming together and celebrating femininity. Sweet 'Art has documented, illustrated and created a beautiful publication showcasing work from all of the artists involved and complexities in the collaboration process. 'SHE' celebrates the female perspective and highlights gender identity issues that are worldwide. So come on down to Unit 5 Gallery on the 10th of December! Enjoy a drink and festive vagina cupcake with us, and an opportunity to purchase our new book!. Age group: All welcome. Free. UNITS 5 9, Yorkton Street, London, E2 8NH. Disabled access: yes.

DIY Art Market

Saturday, 10 December 2016 - Sunday, 11 December 2016 11am - 6pm
Items for sale will include, art prints, ceramics, zines & independent publications, illustration, risograph prints, photography, jewellery, sewn items, comics, custom tees, homemade cassettes, screen prints, records, and artist books. Age group: 12-89. 29-32 The oval, Hackney, London, E2 9DT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mark. Email: diyartmarket@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Reel Rebels crowdfunding art exhibition

Saturday, 10 December 2016 - Friday, 23 December 2016 8pm
Local artists support Reel Rebels Radio crowdfunding campaign with an extraordinary exhibition of paintings, tapestries, photography, video art and fashion, with a few Banksy's thrown in. Opening night: Sat 10 December after 8pm, with live music from the Stamford Hill Billy Buskers Band, Club DJs and video art from Tangledwood Roots. Age group: All welcome. Upstairs at Reel Rebels Radio Studios, 7a Bouverie Mews, Stoke Newington N16 OAE. Disabled access: no. Contact: Alicia Graham. Email: hq@reelrebelsradio.com Telephone: 0208 8000 881. Visit website

Beauty and the Beast

Monday, 12 December 2016 - Thursday, 22 December 2016 6.30 - 7.45
Join Tea Break Theatre this Christmas as they bring Sutton House to life in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, using puppetry, music and drama in this interactive promenade performance that promises to be their most magical yet. Will you follow Belle into this enchanted place and help her break the spell?. Age group: 3+. Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High St, London, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Katharine Armitage. Email: teabreaktheatre@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Print the Moon: stargazing and lunar photography at East London's best rooftop bar

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Join us at Netil360 for an unmissable evening exploring the skies. Astronomer Paul Hill will help you to view the stars and Moon through a collection of telescopes. You will also be guided in taking unique photographs of the moon for you to print and keep. Tickets £20 at www.hackneyarts.com.. Age group: 18+. Netil360, 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Arts. Email: info@hackneyarts.com Telephone: . Visit website

The Muppets' Christmas Carol @ Cinema in the Snow

Sunday, 18 December 2016 4pm - 6.30pm
Prices: adults: £20, under 10s: £10, family (2 adults + 2 under 10s): £50. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/72568-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/72568-2. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/72568-3. . Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studio, Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT. Contact: Dave. Email: hello@popupscreens.co.uk Telephone: 07788720839. Visit website

Nonclassical's Battle of the Bands 2017

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 8pm - 11.30pm
Nonclassical's annual Battle of the Bands is back. Come down to The Victoria, Dalston to hear a showcase of the most original voices on the contemporary classical scene, from avant-garde classics to electronics and improvisation. Line-up to be confirmed. If you want to enter, apply to eleanor@nonclassical.co.uk by Tuesday 3 January 2017. Age group: 18+. 451 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Eleanor Ward. Email: eleanor@nonclassical.co.uk Telephone: .

Become a volunteer - get free film training

Thursday, 12 January 2017 7.30pm - 10pm
Fancy having a go at Citizen TV making and shooting hard-hitting programmes? Then this introductory evening taking place on Thursday 12 January 2017 at 7.30pm at the WORLDwrite centre in Hackney is for you. Free camera training and practice opportunities. Apply now: www.worldbytes.org/become-a-volunteer/ . Age group: 16+. Millfields Lodge, 201 Millfields Road E5 0AL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marisa Pereira. Email: world.write@btconnect.com Telephone: 020 8985 5435. Visit website

The Dark Wood

Saturday, 14 January 2017 - Saturday, 04 February 2017
In this group show curator Henry Hussey draws on the sense of exile, trepidation and loss in the first Canto of the Inferno, using the idea of the dark wood to bring together a group of artists who have each inhabited such a place in their practice. . Age group: all. Unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitongallery.co.uk.

The Breath + Kirk McElhinney

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 19:00 - 23:00
Former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer Rioghnach Connolly's new band brilliantly mix Irish folk influences with anthemic rock, electronica and nu jazz. Echoes Live, TripSpace Projects, Arches 339 - 340, Acton Mews, E8 4EA, London, E8 4EA. Contact: Malcolm Duffin. Email: malcolm.duffin@mac.com Telephone: 07748917201. Visit website