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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

Part I: Street Semiotics group exhibition - Charlie Smith London

Friday, 17 February 2017 - Saturday, 25 March 2017 11am - 6pm
Artists who draw on the city to inform their work, including painting, installation, video and work on paper. The first in a trilogy of shows investigating the city, landscape and interiors. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/84162-1. Price: free. Charlie Smith London 336 Old Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9DR Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055. Visit website

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Friday, 24 February 2017 - Friday, 24 March 2017 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Jazz Verse Jukebox promises to be a thrilling night of diverse spoken word and jazz from some of the freshest exponents on the scene. Tickets £9 (£8 Concessions). To book tickets please visit www.hoxtonhall.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 020 7684 0060. Age group: All ages welcome. 130 Hoxton Street London N1 6SH Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office | Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website


Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - Friday, 31 March 2017 1pm - 4pm
Celebrating International Women's Day with women who champion causes locally. Gillian Lawrence art exhibition. Age group: 16-99. Hackney Central Library, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gillian Lawrence. Email: gillianamuir@aol.co.uk.

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

Home Truths

Friday, 03 March 2017 - Saturday, 01 April 2017 12pm - 6pm
Starting with found transferware ceramics produced over the last 250 years, artist Paul Scott works onto the scenes and imagery that are the hallmark of this industrially produced tableware, and offers new narrative interpretations. Exhibition, free entry. 97-99 Hoxton Street London N1 6QL Contact: Natasha Vicars. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 020 77398080. 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

Force of Nature art exhibition

Thursday, 09 March 2017 - Sunday, 09 April 2017 12 noon - 6pm
An exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs, photography and video by 30 contemporary famous and emerging international artists inspired by nature, installed in innovative architecture set in landscaped ecology gardens close to Victoria Park. Age group: All ages. The Art Pavilion, Clinton Road E3 4QY. Contact: James Putnam. Email: james@jamesputnam.org.uk Telephone: 07952682530. Visit website

Kizomba Mondays at Amber Bar - Kizomba dance class and social

Monday, 20 March 2017 - Monday, 03 April 2017 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then Monday night Kizomba dance classes is the place for you. Detailed lessons, a fun environment and the sexiest dance on earth you will be sure to be addicted. With Syed Ali. 2 hours of classes for £10 or 3 hours for £12. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/107078-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/107073-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/107073-2. Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

We Are FSTVL pop up at Boxpark

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - Sunday, 26 March 2017 11am - 7pm
We Are FSTVL will be heading down to London’s Boxpark in Shoreditch with their very own pop up shop open from 11am - 6pm and sponsored by Bumble, the app that redefines dating rules. Get yourself prepared for the festival, with official merchandise, ticket deals, giveaways and a glimpse of the spectacular selectors, with artist interviews and hosting talks. Not only that, but on Thursday 23 March, 6pm – 9pm, We Are FSTVL will also holding an amazing after party with rising stars; KIDEKO, George Kwali, George W Harrison, plus special guests. Download the Bumble app on your phone to show at the door and enter the premium competition for the chance to win 2x VIP tickets and camping plus £100 drinks vouchers. Age group: 18+. Free. Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd E1 6GY. Disabled access: yes.

Spring equinox

Saturday, 25 March 2017 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Spring is coming and Foreign Affairs is again marking the spring equinox with an evening of performance, poetry and celebrations. Inspired by a story that has been translated into over 250 languages, The Little Prince will set us off on a journey to discover love and friendship beyond language. Age group: 16+. The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Trine Garrett. Email: trine@foreignaffairs.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Estilo String Quartet in concert for The Alzheimer's Society - music by Purcell, Mozart, Bowie, Glass, Beyoncé and more

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Classical chart-toppers Estilo String Quartet play an eclectic and exciting concert in aid of The Alzheimer's Society. Music by Purcell, Mozart, Bowie, Glass, Beyoncé and more. Licensed bar available. Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, under 8s free tinyurl.com/estilostring. Age group: 5+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Robert Simmons. Email: hello@estilostringquartet.com Telephone: 07967 332 082. Visit website

Elger Esser: Morgenland photographic exhibition of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - Sunday, 21 May 2017
Parasol unit presents Elger Esser's Morgenland, a solo photographic exhibition focusing on a new series of works created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. . Parasol unit, 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. Visit website

Lolie Darko's La Fête Triste exhibition - private view preview

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - Thursday, 13 April 2017 12 noon - 7pm
We are proud to announce that French artist Lolie Darko will be showcasing her enchanting, big-eyed paintings in her first solo show La Fête Triste at BSMT SPACE. RSVPs for the private view to: info@bsmt.co.uk. . 5d Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: BSMT Space. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: 0750 056 0323. Visit website

Landscape exhibition part II: The Turning World at Charlie Smith London

Friday, 31 March 2017 - Saturday, 06 May 2017 11am - 6pm
Three British painters explore the reality and fiction of landscape painting and the land itself. The second in a trilogy of exhibitions investigating the city, landscape and interiors. Artists: Peter Ashton Jones, Sam Douglas, Barry Thompson. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/109099-1. Free entry. Charlie Smith London, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055. Visit website

Speedway - art exhibition

Friday, 07 April 2017 - Saturday, 13 May 2017 12 noon - 6pm
Inspired by the psychogeographic poetry of place, Transition Gallery, a Regent Studio resident since 2006, has commissioned a group of artists to make contemporary responses to the long forgotten histories of the area. Age group: All ages. Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Women Warriors with The Embers Collective

Sunday, 09 April 2017 7pm - 9.15pm
Come join us in the wonderful Hackney Attic when we will be celebrating and exploring 'Women warriors'. We will be bringing you stories of fighting women and goddesses from around the world as always accompanied by the live multi-instrumental soundscapes of Tim Karp. Tickets £10. Available here: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/the-embers-collective/tickets/22475. Age group: 16+. Hackney Attic, 270 Mare Street E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: The Embers Collective. Email: theemberscollective@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Randomness of Life - photography and music at Hackney Wick - free entry

Thursday, 20 April 2017 7pm - 11pm
Local artists, the Floating Artland collective will immerse you interactive photography and music at Grow in Hackney Wick. Organic drinks available from the bar and a menu from Slow Fire London. Free entry. Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick E9 5LN. Contact: Jordanna. Email: hello@growhackney.co.uk Telephone: 020 8541 4328. Visit website

Spot Night

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 7pm - 10.30pm
Yellow Spot Collective's Spot Night presents an array of award winning short films. Key players from each film join us for a post-screening Q&A to share with us their processes and their insights into the industry. Panelists include Oscar winning producer Serena Armitage and Emmy nominated David Tucker. Age group: 18+. Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Picturehouse. Email: yellowspotcollective@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

I Am Loud/Loud Poets

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Saturday, 29 April 2017 7.45pm - 9pm
This is slam-style, make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Loud Poets are a collective of Scottish musicians and spoken word artists known for their high-octane, tightly-crafted events where music, words and comedy hit the stage. Age group: 16+. Chats Palace Arts Centre, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, Homerton E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: info@chatspalace.com Telephone: 020 7613 7498. 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.

Artist-led tour with Elger Esser

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 7pm
£8/£6 concessions. Booking required. Please note: this is a walking tour. Join exhibiting artist Elger Esser as he takes us on an artist-led tour of his solo exhibition Morgenland. Parasol unit, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Parasol unit. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. Visit website

Kizomba Mondays at Amber Bar - Kizomba dance class and social

Monday, 10 April 2017 6.30pm - 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: £12; 2 hours of classes: £10. Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Sublive with Jack Tyson Charles and D. Vyzor

Friday, 28 April 2017 - Saturday, 29 April 2017 7.30pm - 2am
Jack is a born and bred Londoner who harnesses the grit and energy of the city with explosive results. Tickets £5. . Old St Records, 350-354 Old St EC1V 9NQ. Contact: Dan Berry. Email: dan@submitmusic.co.uk Telephone: +447825326037. Visit website