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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

One Year Underground at BSMTSPACE

Saturday, 08 October 2016 - Thursday, 27 October 2016 6pm - 10pm
One Year Underground: an anniversary group show celebrating a year of artistic subversion at BSMT SPACE. This full repertoire will include a diverse cross-section of the finest, most enigmatic and current urban and contemporary artists who have exhibited in the gallery during our first year. Please RSVP to info@bsmt.co.uk . Age group: All ages. 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Greg Key. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: 07917225169. Visit website

Hugh Mendes Artist Obituary Paintings | Solo Art Exhibition | CHARLIE SMITH

Friday, 14 October 2016 - Saturday, 12 November 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hugh Mendes presents obituary paintings of historical & contemporary deceased artists at Shoreditch art gallery CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art. Artist / Speaker: Hugh Mendes. URLs: Website: https://go.evvnt.com/70918-0 Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/70918-1 Price: Free. CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch United Kingdom London EC1V 9DR Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055.


Saturday, 15 October 2016 - Saturday, 05 November 2016
Solo show by Samantha Donnelly. unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road Hackney London Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: .


Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - Monday, 31 October 2016 7.30pm - 10am
Tea Break Theatre present a journey into Bram Stoker's Dracula, to discover a legacy of blood that stretches through the ages. Join us on an immersive Hallowe'en theatrical experience that will transport you back in time and bring you face to face with your darkest nightmares. #somethingisstirring . Age group: 15+. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney E9 6JQ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Tea Break Theatre. Email: teabreaktheatre@gmail.com Telephone: 07970 633371. Visit website

Tangled Feet presents Kicking and Screaming

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - Wednesday, 26 October 2016 2pm
Like a tiny bomb exploding in the middle of your life, the baby arrives - and suddenly the world you knew becomes a different place entirely. How do our priorities shift when we become parents? How do we adjust? And what happens if we don't?. Age group: Adults (plus baby-friendly performances 11am & 2pm). Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace E8 2BT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nina Lyndon. Email: nina@hackneyshowroom.com Telephone: 020 3095 9747. Visit website

SRS open mic Cypher at Latimer - live

Thursday, 27 October 2016 7pm - 8.30pm
The Pit LDN are collaborating with Latimer and taking over the terrace at Oval Space with a Smoke Room Sessions Cypher for the last time in 2016. Oval Space 29-32 The Oval E2 9DT Contact: Tramell. Email: tramell@thepitldn.co.uk Telephone: 07949005331. Visit website

Culture Trip 'Dance with the Devil' and Halloween Aperitivo

Friday, 28 October 2016 5pm - 12am
Culture Trip present 'Dance with the Devil' at the wonderful Tripspace arches located two minutes from Haggerston station. TripSpace Projects Arches 339-340 Acton Mews London E8 4EA Contact: Neil Thornton. Email: n_thornton@hotmail.co.uk Telephone: 020 7503 9421. Visit website

The Big Draw

Saturday, 29 October 2016 12 noon - 3.50pm
Join us for a day-long celebration of drawing. This year's festival takes its inspiration from science, technology, engineering and maths. Age group: 7+. The Prince's School of Traditional Arts 19-22 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3SG Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rasha Al Sarraj. Email: rasha.alsarraj@psta.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Hackney Foodcycle's Halloween Hangover

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 7pm - 11pm
Join us for live music and a feast made from pumpkins rescued from the frightening fate of landfill. Tickets £3.50 (£4.50 on the door). All profits go to FoodCycle, a charity that believes that food waste and food poverty should never coexist. https://www.facebook.com/events/1708852466104205/. Age group: All ages. Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane London E8 3DF Disabled access: yes. Contact: Krysia Williams. Email: krysia.williams@gmail.com Telephone: 07838 727 093. Visit website


Thursday, 03 November 2016 - Sunday, 06 November 2016 6pm - 6pm
Free entry. This new mixed-media exhibition by London-based artist Yani B aims to free visitors of all gender-specific associations attached to them at birth. The artist has grown a family of 350 Aloe vera plants, transplanted from the offsets of a single plant over four years. . Age group: All ages. Archive Gallery, The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Yani B. Email: hello@yanib.org Telephone: 07951754610. Visit website

WE-DOM People Power exhibiton

Thursday, 03 November 2016 4pm - 7pm
New artworks which explore the challenges faced by migrants setting up new communities. Girls from Hackney schools working with artists using technology and engineering. . Age group: All ages. SPACE 129-131 Mare Street E8 3RH London Disabled access: yes. Contact: Fiona Fieber. Email: fifi@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 4330. Visit website

London SketchFest - The London Sketch Comedy Festival

Saturday, 05 November 2016 - Sunday, 06 November 2016 4pm - 11pm
London SketchFest returns for its fourth annual festival of the best new comedy talent. The biggest alternative comedy festival, with a unique spotlight for new and emerging comedians. Tickets can be purchased the for the whole weekend or individual shows. For more information or to purchase your tickets, see http://hackneyhouse.london/events-listings/2016/11/5/the-4th-annual-london-sketchfest-festival. Hackney House 25-27 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3LT Contact: Mel Sperryn. Email: mel.sperryn@cube-space.co.uk Telephone: .

Lonely Planet Pop-Up Photography Exhibition

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 - Sunday, 20 November 2016 11am - 7pm
Lonely Planet is hosting a free pop-up photography exhibition and we'd love to see you there. Browse our exhibition, colour our giant colouring wall and explore our pop-up sale. Lonely Planet Kids is taking over for one weekend too, with activities for the whole family. Discover more: lptravel.to/boxparkLP . Age group: All ages. Boxpark Shoreditch Unit 26 2-10 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6GY Disabled access: yes. Contact: Emily Cross. Email: press.enquiries@lonelyplanet.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Non-classical / Beni Giles w/ Kit Downes & Tom Challenger + Tre Voci

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 08:00pm - 11:30pm
Featuring the very best of the contemporary classical, experimental and electronic scene, November's monthly night is curated by Nonclassical Associate Composer Beni Giles - featuring Kit Downes and Tom Challenger, alongside the wonderful Tre Voci cello ensemble. All this plus Nonclassical DJs, tasty craft beer and delicious burgers. Age group: 18+. The Victoria Pub 451 Queensbridge Road E8 3AS London Contact: Nonclassical. Email: info@nonclassical.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

The Classical - painting exhibition

Friday, 11 November 2016 - Sunday, 20 November 2016
A group exhibition examining contemporary painting and its relationship with art history. unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Wake up gigs - MALKA and Shanade

Sunday, 13 November 2016 1pm - 5pm
Wake up gigs showcase new artists for parents and their babies to enjoy live music and the gig experience in a relaxed atmosphere, a baby friendly venue and at baby friendly times. Age group: All ages. Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Hackney E1 6JJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarada Chunduri-Shoesmith. Email: www.wakeupgigs.com Telephone: . 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

Panel discussion: the parallels of British and American sculpture during the 1980s

Monday, 28 November 2016 7pm
£8 or £6 conc. Booking required. The discussion will primarily focus on the practice of sculpture during the 1980s in both USA and UK, considering the use of materials, approaches and defining a new understanding of three-dimensional object-making from opposite sides of the Atlantic during this era. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit, foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: +44 20 7490 7373 . Visit website

LaMarzocco presents 'Out of the Box'

Saturday, 03 December 2016 10am - 11pm
A cultural celebration of La Marzocco's, bringing together the local community through passion for amazing coffee. Product previews, panels with industry leaders, competitions, a workshop on water quality, European True Artisan Café, music and street food, prizes and more. It's free to attend but you need register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/out-of-the-box-2016-tickets-27675104984 . Hackney House 25-27 Curtain Road EC2A 3LT London Contact: Mel Sperryn. Email: mel.sperryn@cube-space.co.uk Telephone: .

Jumble sale

Saturday, 26 November 2016 1pm - 3pm
Raffle, china and glassware, clothing. Teas and sandwiches available. 30p entry. Buses 30, 388, 276, 236, 26, 488 all stop nearby. Age group: All ages. Trowbridge Senior Citizens' Club 15 Lavington close Hackney Wick E9 5NF Contact: Gordon Fryer. Email: gordonfryer78@gmail.com Telephone: 07544592666.

Body Love - poetry to celebrate Black History Month

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 6.30pm - 8pm
To celebrate Black History Month, ethnic greeting cards brand Sweet Design Studio and the Hoxton Library present a poetry night celebrating the black female body. Watch live performances from female poets telling their stories on body image. This event is free. Age group: 18+. Shoreditch Library, Hoxton Street, Hackney N1 6LP. Contact: ese akpojotor. Email: sweet@sweetdesignstudio.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

In your hands - Autumn half-term craft activities

Monday, 24 October 2016 - Friday, 28 October 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm
Young people engage in the process of making by experimenting the nature of materials to develop new skills. Activities are run by experienced artist educators in ceramics, letterpress printmaking and textile / feltmaking, teaching different techniques. Includes a field trip. Free of charge. Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cYOaS3CuSGgJZyTPLf1bKZM6DNplN7T91OmRXmro0ho/edit. 45 Coronet St London N1 6HD Contact: Beatrice Bless. Email: newnorthpress@gmail.com Telephone: 07948479430. Visit website