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Older people's alternative therapy treatments

Friday, 01 December 2017 - Friday, 01 March 2019 9am - 5pm
Subsidised massage, osteopathy, acupuncture treatments for older people. Prices on a sliding scale. The older you are the cheaper the treatment. For example, if you're over 70 a half hour treatment is £17. Call to book. Age group: 50+. St Leonard's Hospital, Nuttall Street, Hackney N1 5LZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Liz Hughes. Email: liz@hoxtonhealth.org Telephone: 020 7739 2533. Visit website

East London beer tour

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - Saturday, 01 September 2018 12 noon - 11pm
This tour starts from Mason and Co near the Olympic Park and ends in the Hipster Shoreditch district. . Age group: All ages. Mason and Co. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25 E Bay Ln E20 3BS. Contact: Jonny Quirk. Email: hello@beeradventuresapp.com Telephone: 01614432610. Visit website

Mosiac Exhibition

Monday, 19 March 2018 - Friday, 29 June 2018
Hackney Mosaic Project Exhibition at Joe's Gallery, St Joseph's Hospice in Mare Street. Free entry. Mosaics can be purchased with 10% of sales going to St Joseph's. Age group: All. Mare Street, London, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sam Nasser. Email: s.nasser@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 6075. Visit website

Pieces for Pauline: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Sunday, 27 May 2018 2pm - 10.30pm
A half-day event exploring and promoting Pauline Oliveros' 'deep listening' ideas through new works and improvisations, featuring Rhodri Davies and The Vocal Constructivists. Concert 1 doors open 2pm - concert starts 2.30pm. Workshop - 4pm. Concert 2 doors open 7.30pm - concert starts 8.30pm. Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Cafe Oto. Email: mark@cafeoto.co.uk Telephone: 020 7923 1231. Visit website

Bey-Z bank holiday party

Sunday, 27 May 2018 5pm - 3am
Nothing says three day weekend like brushing your shoulders off, getting drunk in love and celebrating 10 years of the world's ultimate power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Old Street Records, 350-354 Old Street, Hackney, London EC1V 9NQ. Contact: Old St Records. Email: bookings@oldstreetrecords.com Telephone: 02030065911. Visit website

Sister Collective at Birthdays with Killjoy, Carly Wilford, Shan McGinley

Sunday, 27 May 2018 - Monday, 28 May 2018 10.30pm - 4am
Sister Collective take over Birthdays on Bank Holiday Sunday with a rammed line up of heavyweight bass to put the custom Funktion One soundsystem through its paces. Prices: £5-7. Artists: Killjoy, Carly Wilford, Shan McGinley, Jaguar, Delo, Tayylor Made. . Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, London N16 8BJ. Contact: Sister Collective. Email: info@sistercollective.co.uk Telephone: 0764756564545. Visit website

Plastic - The First 100 Years

Thursday, 31 May 2018 7pm - 9pm
Local historian Carolyn Clark has put together a fascinating illustrated talk, which will focus on the origins and evolution of plastics over the first 100 years, from ivory substitute to the Tupperware Burp! She promises "There'll be some surprises and a focus on its early development in Hackney." . Barge Fiodra, River Lea Tow Path, White Post Lane on the edge of the Olympic Park E9 5EN. Disabled access: no. Contact: Bob Chase. Email: bobhase37@gmail.com Telephone: 07954417165. Visit website

London History Day: Free tours of the Geffrye's restored almshouse

Thursday, 31 May 2018 11am - 4.30pm (last entry 4.15pm)
In celebration of London History Day, enjoy a free tour of the Geffrye's restored almshouse to discover what life was like for pensioners living there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Limited capacity - admission one in, one out. Please note there is no step-free access. . Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton E2 8EA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Nancy Loader. Email: nloader@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: .

Albatross - free film screening

Friday, 01 June 2018 7pm - 9pm
Albatross - a special screening and talk. "Chris Jordan?s new film is a call to action to repair our broken relationship with planet Earth," - Anna Turns, The Guardian. Chris Jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work explores contemporary mass culture from multiple perspectives. Barge Fiodra, The River Lea Towpath, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick E9 5EN. Disabled access: no. Contact: Bob Chase. Email: bobchase37@gmail.com Telephone: 0795 441 7165. Visit website

Stewy: Psycho Geographic

Saturday, 02 June 2018 - Saturday, 23 June 2018 11am - 6pm
From Owls to Joe Orton (via Mary Wollstonecraft) celebrated stencil artist Stewy brings his prints of cultural icons - and beloved British wildlife - back to Stoke Newington for an exclusive exhibition of work new and old. . Age group: All ages. Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9DA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Richard Pendry. Email: rich@atomgallery.co.uk Telephone: 07999255950. Visit website

Navigating Proximities

Thursday, 07 June 2018 - Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10am - 5pm
Humourous, colourful, multi-layered, and mythological, Ana Kazaroff and Alicia Reyes-McNamara have found inspiration in imagination, memory, science fiction and folk art. Deeply influenced by their Latin American upbringings, both artists have found interest in exploring their own identities through incorporating elements of personal and cultural experiences. Private viewing 7 June, 7pm-9.20pm. . A-Side B-Side Gallery, 352 Mare St, Hackney E8 1HR . Disabled access: yes. Contact: Catherine Magnani . Email: info@asidebsidegallery.com Telephone: +44(0)20 8533 7258. Visit website

12:40 - National Opera Studio

Thursday, 14 June 2018 - Friday, 15 June 2018 8pm - 9.30pm
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists, to collaborate with the Young Artists in the creation of twelve unique contemporary audition arias, which they can take forward into their professional careers. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, Hackney N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall . Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 02076840060. Visit website

Out of the Ordinary

Friday, 15 June 2018 - Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11am - 4pm
Expressionist paintings, street photography. Justine Roland-Cal brings the audience a refreshing rawness, free expression and moving black and white photography that captures the core of the individuals beauty and vulnerability. From humorous to the political, this exhibition will disturb amuse and touch its viewers. . Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Library Gallery, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 OJS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: justine Cal. Email: justineccal@yahoo.com Telephone: 07949418827. Visit website

The Casimir Connection

Friday, 06 July 2018 7.30pm - 9.30pm
The Casimir Connection at Sutton House. After sellout performances last year, The Casimir Connection jazz/classical fusion ensemble performs at the atmospheric Sutton House. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house-and-breakers-yard#. A bar will be available. Doors open 7pm. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £12 in advance £14 on door. Tickets available here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/440250. http://www.thecasimirconnection.com. . Age group: All ages. 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Diane McLoughlin. Email: diane@dianemcloughlin.co.uk Telephone: 07779617639. Visit website