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Act Up drama

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 - Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12.45pm - 2pm
Drama class for all budding actors, whether you very confident or shy, this class caters to individuals over the age of 50. Classes are small and very welcoming. Our tutor Alison has a wealth of acting and theatre production experience. Funded by Hackney Learning Trust. Age group: 50+. 30 Holly St, Dalston, London E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 79230 0350. Visit website

Lindy Hop classes

Thursday, 02 March 2017 - Thursday, 06 July 2017 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Lindy Hop classes at Chats Palace. Thursdays. 8pm-9pm beginners' basics (partner), 9pm-10pm Lindy Hop variations (partner) / vernacular jazz (solo jazz). £8 per class or £35 for a 5 class card. Age group: 18+. Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Angela. Email: info@cookiesjam.com Telephone: . Visit website

Plonk crazy golf

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - Friday, 29 December 2017 5pm - 11pm
This is Plonk's original outdoor 9-hole course. Also to be found is remote control car racing, foosball, ping pong and a board games cocktail room. £9 per player. £4.50 per junior. Plonk, 360 Victoria Park Road E9 7BT. Contact: Marina Lorenzato. Email: info@plonkgolf.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Yemi Awosile - Somewhere In Between

Friday, 14 April 2017 - Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12am - 12am
Art commission, free to visit. Starting from the spring equinox, designer Yemi Awosile will share a photo journal as she explores the change of season through fashion and textiles. . Age group: All ages. 97 and 99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natasha. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 020 77398080. Visit website

James Pyman, Trespass

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Saturday, 10 June 2017 12pm - 6pm
Free exhibition. Through the medium of drawing, James Pyman investigates how identity is defined by circumstance, geography and popular culture, often in relation to comic strips, childrens illustration and other graphic narrative forms. Age group: All ages. 97 and 99 Hoxton Street, London N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natasha. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 02077398080. Visit website

Rckay Rax TERA BITES! - art exhibition

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - Sunday, 18 June 2017 11am-6pm - 12 noon-5pm
The Residence Gallery is proud to present TERA BITES! the second solo exhibition by London-based artist Rckay Rax. In this show Rckay addresses the human’s place in an increasingly tech orientated and dependent world. Age group: All ages. Free. The Residence Gallery, 229 Victoria Park Road, Hackney E9 7HD. Disabled access: yes.

A passion for tango with the London Tango Quintet

Thursday, 25 May 2017 7pm - 10.30pm
World famous musicians Craig Ogden (guitar), Milo Milivojevic, (accordion), David Juritz (violin), David Gordon (piano), Richard Pryce (bass) play Argentinian tango at the iconic Round Chapel in Hackney. Music by Astor Piazzolla, Salgan, Gardel and more. Tango dancers welcome. Tickets prices £12 - £19.50. Tickets from https://ltq-in-concert.eventbrite.com. . Age group: 18+. Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road E5 0NP. Contact: David Juritz. Email: david@juritz.com Telephone: . Visit website

Splice Festival - Coldcut, Mira Calix, DJ Food at Rich Mix London

Friday, 26 May 2017 - Sunday, 28 May 2017 6pm - 10pm
Splice Festival is back for its second edition, taking place over the bank holiday weekend 26-28 May at East London's multi-arts centres, Rich Mix, Red Gallery and Kamio. £8-£25. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/125221-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/125221-2. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/125221-3. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Contact: Splice Festival. Email: info@splicefestival.com Telephone: 020 7613 7498. Visit website

The Doctor's Orders - free Bank Holiday party at Last Days of Shoreditch

Sunday, 28 May 2017 4pm - 11pm
Spin Doctor, Mo Fingaz, Russ Ryan, Ralphonze 90, special guests. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/125289-1. Free guestlist registration. On the door: £3. Last Days of Shoreditch, 288 Old Street, London EC1V 9LA. Contact: Rod Gilmore. Email: staff@thedoctorsorders.com Telephone: 0207 833 9544. Visit website

International punk rock night

Saturday, 03 June 2017 7pm - 12am
Bug Central, Kill Bitches to Dress Foxes, Rat's Life, Red Cocks and Young Francis: £5 on the door. Age group: 18+. New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, London N4 1DN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ben Watts. Email: kasia76@btinternet.com Telephone: . Visit website

One Night with the King - Christian concert and play

Saturday, 03 June 2017 6pm - 9.30pm
BKIM presents One Night with the King. This unique Christian event includes an evening of worship with worship leaders, a prophetic drama, dance, poetry an orchestra and more. Age group: All ages. Grace Point Church, Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2TS. Contact: BKIM. Email: mariust.bkim@gmail.com Telephone: 02089026610. Visit website


Saturday, 10 June 2017 2pm - 4pm
Our regular monthly community OPEN:Art sessions for all - a chance to get creative in the beautiful, inspiring space of The Old Church in Stoke Newington. In June, we will be exploring marbling. All materials provided. Pay what you can. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Olympian Arts Tudor Grove Studios open day

Monday, 12 June 2017 11am - 2pm
Open studio day at Tudor Grove Studios / Olympian Arts. Tudor Grove Studios / Olympian Arts, 21 Tudor Grove E9 7QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Alice Walters. Email: tudorgrovestudios@fionabanner.com Telephone: .

Parallax Art Fair July 2017

Saturday, 22 July 2017 - Sunday, 23 July 2017 11pm - 5pm
Parallax Art Fair takes place at Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King's Road. It is the largest artist and designer fair in Europe. . Age group: All ages. Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tom Moore. Email: paf@parallaxaf.co Telephone: . Visit website

Beginners' musical theatre course

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Tuesday, 18 July 2017 8pm - 9pm
Join us as we launch our new 6 week musical theatre course for absolute beginners. Stage & The City is the adult branch of the award winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School. American Musical Theatre Academy, Europa House, 13-17 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QG. Contact: Anna Fiorentini. Email: hello@stageandthecity.com Telephone: 020 7682 1403. Visit website

Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival 2017

Saturday, 01 July 2017 - Sunday, 02 July 2017 12 noon - 10.30pm
ARGComFest returns for a sixth year, bringing the spirit of the Fringe to Shoreditch. Sixty comedians over two days for a single ridiculously low ticket price. "The comedy Glastonbury," - Evening Standard "Intense, ridiculously good-value festival," - Time Out. Website: http://argcomfest.com. Day tickets: £19-£27. Weekend tickets: £34-£44. Available from: https://www.tickettext.co.uk/argcomfest/. Age group: 16+. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Lowey. Email: hello@actuallyrathergood.com Telephone: . Visit website

Kingsland history walk

Saturday, 27 May 2017 11am - 1.30pm
Walk through four ancient parishes, once the hunting ground of kings, to Newington Green, a hive of seditious radicals, where the Mildmay Hospital has its roots. Meet at Dalston Lane entrance of Dalston Junction station. Cost £8. To book email sean@walkhackney.co.uk/text 0770141240. Dalston Junction station, Dalston Ln, London E8 3DE Contact: Sean Gubbins. Email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk Telephone: .

Israel, People and Place - photography exhibition by Barry Alan Shaw Hackney Central Library

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 - Saturday, 27 May 2017 9am - 6pm
From the beaches of Tel-Aviv to Hackney's twinned town of Haifa in the north, a new photography exhibition by Barry Alan Shaw explores Israeli culture through the everyday life of its people. Alongside the exhibition books from Hackney Central Library's collection will be available to lend. Age group: All ages. Hackney Central Library, Reading Lane E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: tara hudson. Email: tara.hudson@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Kizomba Monday at Amber Bar - Kizomba Dance class and social

Monday, 29 May 2017 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then Monday night Kizomba dance classes is the place for you. With Syed Ali. 3 hours of classes for £12, 2 hours for£10. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/126642-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/126642-2. . Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393.

Boutique Groove presents WE . SPEAK . VIBE

Sunday, 28 May 2017 - Monday, 29 May 2017 2pm - 5am
Boutique Groove is back. Afrojazz, funky house and hip hop from 2pm - 5am. Best Bank Holiday vibe in London. Tix on sale now: http://www.seetickets.com/event/boutique-groove-presents-bank-holiday-special/floripa-london/1099260. Age group: 18+. 91-92 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ. Contact: Boutique Groove. Email: upallnitedaily@gmail.com Telephone: 07423134424.