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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 .

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

St Joseph's community choir

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Thursday, 25 June 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Do you love to sing? Have you been thinking of joining a choir? Would you like to explore music and songs from around the world? Then come join the Chorus! Led by Gina Fergione, everyone is welcome. All ages and no singing expertise necessary. Age group: 18+. St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlote Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Doodle Club

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1pm - 3pm
An informal and friendly group for all art lovers. Meet new friends, share ideas and exchange tips and experiences. Simply turn up to any of the sessions listed. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlotte Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Art in the Community Spring Exhibition

Friday, 06 March 2015 - Friday, 10 April 2015
Come and see some of the SPRING artworks created by members of the group ART IN THE COMMUNITY in this fun, friendly café environment. Part of Women's History Month sponsored by Alternative Arts and Clapton Salvation Army. Age group: all welcome. Community Cafe, Clapton Salvation Army, LOWER CLAPTON ROAD, London, Hackney, E5 0QR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ruth Gray. Email: ruth.gray@salvationarmy.org.uk Telephone: 020 8985 3902. view website

What I Love About Summer

Friday, 06 March 2015 - Thursday, 30 April 2015
This installation of photographic images and painting by artist Alix Edwards explores how we can create ?beautiful?, ?feminine? images of protest that move people ? and how we can translate inert static statistics into vibrant and emotive art. Part of Women's History Month sponsored by Alternative Arts . Age group: all welcome. CENTRAL LIBRARY, HACKNEY TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING CENTRE, READING LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Adrian Morris. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 3000. view website

Los Carpinteros

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Sunday, 24 May 2015 6.30pm - 9pm
Preview: Tuesday 24 March, 6.30-9 pm. This exhibition at Parasol unit, the duo's first major show in a public London institution, explores the functionality of architecture, design and the everyday object through extensive installations, sculptures, watercolour drawings and a film screening. . 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org . view website

Open Cinema

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm - 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

Noteworthy Live

Thursday, 02 April 2015 - Friday, 03 April 2015 5pm - 12am
#noteworthylive. THRDS presents ML aka Mickey Lightfoot, our headline act. Hosted by Jay London bringing you an interactive interview to compliment an intimate medley performance with ML and Guests. Official brand partner: underatedco.com. DJs: House Partea, Underated Sound. More Information: http://www.thrds.co.uk/blog/noteworthylive-mickey-lightfoot-guests/ . Age group: 18+. Wallis Road, Hackney, E9 5LN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: THRDS UK . Email: zara@thrds.co.uk . view website

Filmed Public Lecture: C.L.R. James and opposition to WWII

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 7.00pm - 9.00pm
An alternative lecture on C.L.R. James and other writers opposition to WWII with James Heartfield, author of Unpatriotic History of the Second World War. Ticket Price: £7/£4. Tickets can be booked online via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filmed-public-lecture-portal-launch-clr-james-and-opposition-to-wwii-tickets-16285204485. Age group: All ages. Hatch. Unit G2, 8 Mackintosh Lane, Homerton E9 6AB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marisa Pereira. Email: world.write@btconnect.com Telephone: 020 8985 5435. view website

BBE: Legacy #theworks

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 8pm - 10pm
Internationally renowned hip hop dance collective Boy Blue Entertainment who brought you the Olivier Award-winning Pied Piper return to Theatre Royal Stratford East with a brand new show, Legacy #theworks. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney E15 1BN. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. view website

Happy Crafters

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1pm - 4pm
Happy Crafters is a free knitting, crochet and jewellery making group run by London College of Fashion and St.Josephs Hospice. 8 week Spring inspired course: Week 1 - 2: Hand Knitting Week 3 - 4: Crochet Week 5 - 6: Knitted Jewellery Week 7 - 8: Exhibition. Age group: 16+. St.Josephs Hospice, Mare Street, London, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makbule Yanar: . Email: makbule.yanar@live.co.uk . 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

Charles Tebbs: Goldberg Variations

Sunday, 19 April 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Goldberg Variations are probably Bach's most loved and revered piece for keyboard. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of Sutton House. Tickets: £12; Concessions: £10, Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: free. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Maiden Voyage - album launch featuring the Ballina Whalers, the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir and Will Lang

Saturday, 25 April 2015 7.30pm - 11pm
The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir are a non-audition community choir based in Hackney exploring the work-songs of the golden age of sail and have worked with many renowned musicians from the maritime world including Jim Radford, Andy Kenna, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham. . The Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, Clapton E5 0PU. Contact: Pete Truin. Email: thetradacademy@gmail.com . view website

Vitor Pereira Quintet

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 8pm - 11pm
Portuguese guitarist Vitor Pereira brings his exciting London based band to the heart of Dalston's most iconic Jazz venue. Despite its obvious Jazz roots this music unveils a vast background of musical influences. . Age group: 18+. 11 Gillett Square, Vortex Jazz Club, London, Hackney N16 8AZ. Contact: Vortex Jazz club. Email: info@vortexjazz.co.uk Telephone: 020 7254 4097. view website

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Sunday, 10 May 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Fitzwilliam perform two of Beethoven's monumental last quartets: Op. 132 in A minor and Op. 135 in F major. General: £12; Concessions: £10; Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: free. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9ES. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Gestures and Mudras: drawing observation

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - Saturday, 06 June 2015 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sarah Lawton will lead in a performative drawing event, which focuses on Sanskrit gesture and movement. Participants will learn about the connection between gesture and embodied movement to create their own contribution and artwork. To book workshops please contact sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk.People over 55 are particularly welcome to attend. Age group: All ages. 45 Coronet Street, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah Lawton . Email: sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk Telephone: 07984529787 . view website

Roskell Piano Trio

Sunday, 07 June 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Roskell Trio will play Mozart K. 548 in C major, Shostakovich No. 2 and Schumann No. 1 in D minor. Optional free tour by Richard Griffiths, the architect for the restoration of Sutton House at 6pm. General: £12, Concessions: £10, Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: Free. Age group: All ages. SUTTON HOUSE, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Turning Earth Easter pottery sale

Saturday, 04 April 2015 1pm - 6pm
Come and buy affordable ceramics from early-career ceramicists, made right here in Hackney. Streetfood from VOL Dutch Smokery. Open studio with demonstrations and live music. Railway Arches 361-362, Whiston Road, Hackney E2 8BW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Francesca Crocker. Email: info@turningearthceramics.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Roman remains

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Sunday, 17 May 2015
Six international artists, who were resident at the British School at Rome in 2014, reunite to consider how their time in the city has influenced their individual practices. Unit 25a Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk . view website

Journey home talk

Saturday, 09 May 2015 2pm - 3.30pm
Join Jennifer Kavanagh for an exploration of home and homelessness today. Free entry. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Homes of the Homeless walk in the East End

Saturday, 25 April 2015 2pm
Explore the hidden history of the homeless in Victorian Whitechapel with exhibition curators. Tour starts at 2pm at Whitechapel Underground Station and lasts 1.5 hours Saturday 25 April. Tickets £16, £13 concs (includes free exhibition ticket) Ticketed events must be booked in advance www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/book-tickets/, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk . Geffrye Museum Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893.

Men's cardio circuit exercise

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015
50+ Men. Improve your physique and health with out cardio exercise class. Our cardio circuit exercise for men will improve your heart health, make you stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Class managed by male tutor. Men from all communities welcome. 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. view website

Lund Flawed Heroine album launch

Friday, 17 April 2015 8.30pm - 11pm
Lund are three women from Hackney. The expressive voice and imaginative lyrics of Sarah P; Ann Day's magpie collection of rhythms, weaving around the earthy blues and electric guitar and bass loops of Deirdre Cartwright. "Fabulous album, riveting material, shivering guitar and intriguing lyrics," Musician Magazine, March 2015. . Age group: 16+. The Russet Art Café, Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah P. Email: lundband@hotmail.com . view website

I Am Industry night

Monday, 20 April 2015 4pm - 12am
Are you an artist? Singer? Performer? Actor? Mixologist? Fashion stylist? Creative? Event designer? . Canvas Bar, 235 Old Street, Hackney EC1V 9HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Canvas Bar. Email: events@canvasbar.co.uk Telephone: 02075393539. view website