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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

Tours of the Geffrye Museum's historical almshouse

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - Saturday, 28 April 2018
Visit the Geffrye Museum's restored 18th century almshouse for an evocative glimpse into the lives of the people who once lived there. Adults: £5. Children under 16: free. Places limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the main museum is now closed for a major development project. Tuesdays: 27 Feb, 13 and 27 March. Wednesdays: 21 Feb, 7 and 21 March. Saturdays: 3 and 17 March. 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Fran Riando. Email: friando@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Hamlet (RSC)

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - Saturday, 31 March 2018 7.15pm - 10.00pm
Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings Shakespeare's searing tragedy of murder and revenge to the Hackney Empire. £10 - £49.50. Booking: hackneyempire.co.uk / phone: 020 8985 2424 / Hackney Empire box office, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ. Monday - Saturday 7.15pm (except Thursday 8 March - 7 pm). Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 1.15pm. . Age group: All ages. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1EJ. Contact: Armani Ur-Rub. Email: armani.ur-rub@rsc.org.uk Telephone: 01789 27 2388. 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

Portrait of Heroes exhibition by Heath Kane

Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Saturday, 07 April 2018 11am - 6pm
Portrait of Heroes is an exhibition of artist Heath Kane's latest collection of prints inspired by classical portraits that reveal how art was often a means for wealthy individuals to portray their ego. It playfully suggests that the classical portrait artist was the Photoshop and Instagram filter of their time. Age group: All ages. Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, Hackney N16 9DA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Richard Pendry. Email: rich@atomgallery.co.uk Telephone: 07999255950. Visit website

Scordatura Women's Music Collective presents The Grand Tour: European Music for Wind Quintet

Sunday, 25 March 2018 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Join Scordatura Women's Music Collective in the month of International Women's Day to explore music by some of Europe's finest female composers. Tickets £5/£10 on the door or from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-grand-tour-european-music-for-wind-quintet-tickets-42999407385. . The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, London N16 9ES. Contact: Rachel Watson. Email: scordaturawmc@gmail.com Telephone: .

SoulFull Sunday Roast at Grow in Hackney Wick

Sunday, 25 March 2018 12 noon - 6pm
Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a SoulFull Sunday Roast and bloody marys for your belly and DJs playing funk, soul and jazz for your ears. Grow, 98C Main Yard, Wallis Road, Hackney Wick E9 5LN. Contact: Jordanna. Email: hello@growhackney.co.uk Telephone: 02085414328. Visit website

King Jerl - Bethnal Green

Thursday, 29 March 2018 - Friday, 30 March 2018 9pm - 2am
Bringing you up front Electronic Dance Music, ranging from Hip Hop, House, Garage and more. As it is the start of the Easter Weekend, we have got a late licence so will be open until 2am! Lets keep the party going! Category: Bars / Pubs . Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, United Kingdom, London, E2 6LG. Contact: Saul Press. Email: saul@electricstarpubs.co.uk Telephone: 07538364813. Visit website

10 Year Birthday of The Star of Bethnal Green

Saturday, 31 March 2018 - Sunday, 01 April 2018 8pm - 2am
We have invited long-time residents Strangers in Paradise to join newcomers Bop'N'Fresh and give us a special one-off B2B set. It's going to be crazy fun! Price: Free Artists / Speakers: Strangers in Paradise, Bop'N'Fresh Category: Bars / Pubs . United KingdomStar of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, United Kingdom, London, E2 6LG. Contact: The Star of Bethnal Green. Email: info@starofbethnalgreen.com Telephone: 02074584480. Visit website

Poetry LGBT open mic night

Sunday, 01 April 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers. Up to 15 poets will each have 5 minutes to share their poems. Entry £5 on the door. Age group: 18 and over. Tipsy Bar, 20 Stoke Newington road, Hackney, N16 7xn. Disabled access: no. Contact: Andreena Leeanne. Email: Poetryloungelgbt@hotmail.com Telephone: 07539608078.

Nordic Folk meets Baroque

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 7:30pm - 10pm
Debut concert of Scandinavian Folk musicians Olav Mjelva and Erik Rydvall playing baroque music with London violinist Max Baillie. £9 advance £12 on the door £7 student Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nordic-folk-meets-baroque-london-debut-concert-tickets-43922503390#tickets. Age group: 8+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES. Contact: Max Baillie. Email: maxfbaillie@gmail.com Telephone: 07958509124. Visit website

Schubert at the Red Hedgehog Tavern

Sunday, 08 April 2018 7pm - 9pm
ZRI present Schubert's great C major String Quintet reimagined to sound as radical as when it was first written. Bursting with gypsy and Hungarian themes, it is here re-scored for violin, cello, clarinet, santouri (cymbalom) and accordion. The band will have you dancing in the aisles. Age group: 8 years and above. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES, London, N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olivia Kilmartin. Email: okilmartin@btinternet.com Telephone: 02089864327. Visit website

Stoke Newington Ghost Signs Walk

Sunday, 15 April 2018 10.50am - 1.30pm
Travel back in time with the 'ghost' signs of Stoke Newington as your guide. These fading painted signs whisper from the walls with stories of advertising past, and local researcher Sam Roberts shares these alongside numerous archival images on this TripAdvisor award-winning walking tour. Age group: 12+. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London N16 6YA. Contact: Sam Roberts. Email: sam@ghostsigns.co.uk Telephone: 07989409046. Visit website

This Is Where We Came In

Friday, 20 April 2018 - Sunday, 13 May 2018 12pm - 6pm
This exhibition brings together artists Richard Ducker, and Gibson / Martelli. Ducker's practice addresses science fiction cinematic tropes, the anxiety of information overload, and paranoiac excess while Gibson / Martelli work collaboratively exploring how the figure, through dance and avatars, navigates both actual and virtual landscapes. . Age group: All ages. 26 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Claire Damary. Email: mail@angushughes.com Telephone: +44 208 9850450.

The Rheingans Sisters album launch show

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 8.15pm - 10.15pm
Tickets £14 adv/£16 door. Musicians, composers and folk music scholars The Rheingans Sisters release their third album Bright Field. Since their award winning album Already Home, the duo have cemented their reputation as an unmissable live act on the folk and world music stage, captivating audiences across the UK. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Contact: The Old Church. Email: max@jameshsoars.com Telephone: 07837 881941. Visit website

I Can Sing! music theatre taster for 5 to 14 year olds

Saturday, 24 March 2018 11.30am - 1.30/2pm
Experience the excitement of music theatre. Come and work with a fantastic team of professional artists in singing, dance, and drama to have fun, gain confidence & make new friends. For more information and to sign up, visit www.hmdt.org.uk . Age group: 5 - 14. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Angharad Thomas. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 020 8882 8825. Visit website

House of Hackney sample sale at The Box

Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Sunday, 25 March 2018 10am - 5pm
Due to popular demand, luxury British interiors and lifestyle brand House of Hackney return with another stellar sample sale. Shop a huge selection of cushions, fabric, wallpaper and gift items at 75% off - prices start from just £40. Age group: All ages. Free. The Box, 4-6 Ram Place, Hackney, London E9 6LT. Disabled access: yes.