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CYMH Instrumental School - jazz and blues

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 23 March 2019 9am - 11.30am
Music classes for students playing at Grade 3 standard and above who are interested in pursuing jazz. The Jazz Blues Programme offers students the opportunity to develop their instrumental studies further at the Saturday Programme with individual lessons, higher level choirs and ensembles, theory lessons, and the CYMH Orchestra. Half term: 16 and 23 February. Age group: Entry by audition. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Haggerston, Hackney E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 020 8882 8825. Visit website

The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
A weekly Academy under the artistic direction of internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph. Talented young instrumentalists and vocalists have an amazing opportunity to work with some of the world's top jazz musicians to develop their creative talents and performance skills, through exploring the American roots of jazz. Half term: 16 and 23 February. Time dependent on programme. For more information please contact HMDT Music. Age group: Entry by audition. Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street, Haggerston E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 020 8882 8825. Visit website

The Music Box

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019 9am - 10.30am
The Music Box family learning programme for under 4s explores the foundations of music in a fun and interactive way. With their regular leader and a weekly guest musician, young children and their parents learn about music through rhythm and melodies, and experience a wide range of instruments and genres. Half term: 16 and 23 February. Age group: 6 months - 4 years. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 020 8882 8825.

Fledglings Foundation Course

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019 9am - 9.50am
Fledglings Foundation Course offers Reception age children an introduction to music through singing, movement and games leading to end of term performances. Children are introduced to a range of vocal repertoire, encouraged to find their voices and helped to develop their confidence and team-work. Fees payable. Half term: 16 and 23 February. Age group: Reception. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 02088828825. Visit website

I Can Sing! Music Theatre

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
I Can Sing! offers students in school years 1-11 the opportunity to experience the excitement of musical theatre and performance training in dance, singing and stagecraft with leading professional artists. With repertoire ranging from Broadway hits to new operas, they gain new skills, confidence and firm friendships. Termly fees payable. Half term: 13 and 23 February. Time dependent on programme. For more information, please contact HMDT Music. Age group: School years 1-11. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 02088828825. Visit website

CYMH Instrumental School

Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
CYMH Instrumental school for students in school years 1-11 develops well-rounded musicians, with all students taking part in choir, General Musicianship (a mixture of Music Theory, Aural, History and Games) and Ensemble learning. Most programmes include an instrumental lesson, although Ensemble only options are available. Termly fees payable. Half term: 16 & 23 February. Time dependent on programme. For more information please contact HMDT Music. Age group: School years 1-11. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 02088828825. Visit website

Anna Chrystal Stephens: Anorak

Thursday, 17 January 2019 - Saturday, 23 March 2019 6pm - 5pm
A timely show for our uncertain times, artist Anna Chrystal Stephens: Anorak examines modes of survival for the 21st century in her first solo exhibition. SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street London E8 3RH Contact: Emma Guest. Email: emma@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Music Treehouse

Saturday, 19 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
Music Treehouse is for students with Special Educational Needs, and is available to students from Early Years, up to and including Secondary. The interactive sessions focus on creative composition and are based around students individual abilities and needs. Half term: 16 & 23 February. Time dependent on programme. For more information please contact HMDT Music. Age group: Early years through to primary. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Haggerston E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 02088828825. Visit website

Music Treehouse - storytelling music project for Primary School students with SEN/D

Saturday, 26 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
Music Treehouse - Saplings is our exciting storytelling music project for Primary School students with SEN/D. Led by renowned workshop leader Tim Yealland and his team, the sessions use storytelling and music to enable children to have fun creating songs, working with instruments, developing responses to and communication through music. Half term 16 & 23 February. Timings dependent on programme. Please contact HMDT Music for more information. Age group: KS1-2. Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, Haggerston E2 8LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: HMDT Music. Email: info@hmdt.org.uk Telephone: 020 8882 8825. Visit website

The Numbing Vibrancy of Characters in Play

Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Saturday, 30 March 2019
PEER presents The Numbing Vibrancy of Characters in Play, new paintings by Jadé Fadojutimi in her first solo exhibition in a UK public institution, including large-scale works specially created for the gallery?s street-facing space. Free exhibition. PEER, 97-99 Hoxton Street, Hackney, London, N1 6QL. Contact: Cora Cuthbert . Email: cora@peeruk.org Telephone: .

Instant Mash exhibition

Saturday, 02 February 2019 - Saturday, 23 February 2019 11am - 6pm
Instant Mash is a solo exhibition of paintings and screenprints by Hackney-based pop artist Carl Stimpson - his latest mashup of Muses, Murals and Music. Age group: All ages. Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9DA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Richard Pendry. Email: rich@atomgallery.co.uk Telephone: 07999255950. Visit website

UPSCAPE: new work by Alison Dunhill

Thursday, 07 February 2019 - Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10am - 5pm
Artist Alison Dunhill upcycles domestic and industrial ephemera and detritus of the city into objects of beauty. For this latest exhibition, Dunhill has created fine-textured collages and startling three-dimensional constructions using found materials, everyday objects, things that most of us overlook or throw away. Age group: All ages. A/side-B/side Gallery, 352 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roger Bilder. Email: roger@alisondunhill.com Telephone: 07976761871. Visit website

Margarita Madness at Star by Hackney Downs

Thursday, 21 February 2019 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Join us for a night dedicated to our favourite cocktail the Margarita. Let Oli our tequila educator take you through what makes a perfect margarita. £5. The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, Hackney, London E5 8JQ. Contact: Star by Hackney Down. Email: info@starbyhackneydowns.co.uk Telephone: 02074584481. Visit website

Gemini Trio - live Jazz

Thursday, 21 February 2019 - Friday, 22 February 2019 8pm - 12 midnight
Gemini are a contemporary jazz trio with a hint of progressive rock, blues and African music. They made their official live debut at The Half Moon in Putney and will be releasing their first single at the beginning of January. Grow, 98c Wallis Road, London E9 5LN. Contact: Grow Hackney. Email: anthony@growhackney.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Zkeletonz live for Jaguar Shoes

Friday, 22 February 2019 8pm - 2am
Local heroes Zkeletonz return to the stage after a Winter of recording and releasing new explorations in their trademarked #POSTPOP music. NEW SINGLE 'Neighbourhood Nightclub' on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer etc Jan 14th 2019. "an element of French disco" CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL "pioneering" NATIVE MAGAZINE "truly memorable electro-pop" MYSTIC SONS. Age group: 18+. 451 Queensbridge Rd, E8 3AS. Contact: Gav Venture. Email: wearezkeletonz@gmail.com Telephone: 07792643608. Visit website

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Friday, 22 February 2019 7PM - 11PM
The Jazz Verse Jukebox continues its new season with a Ones to Watch special at Hoxton Hall on Friday 22 February, featuring an eclectic line-up of guests. Continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and spoken word, JVJ is a thrilling night of diverse spoken word and improvisational jazz. Age group: 16+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney, London N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Reception. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website

Ms Paolini's Phantasmagoria Cabaret

Saturday, 02 March 2019 7.45pm
Phantasmagoria Cabaret is an unashamed celebration of theatre and comedy, which examines the issue of flitting between real and inauthentic self. This is is not the regular cabaret, but, rather a push towards reinventing roles for females, and any other gender and identity politics. Age group: 16+. 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney N1 6SH Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website

Oneida and Mugstar at Oslo, London

Monday, 11 March 2019 7pm - 11pm
Old Empire and Tidal Concerts proudly present: Oneida and Mugstar. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/304853-2?pid=2348 Doors: 7pm. Tickets: £16 (adv). www.old-empire.co.uk. Links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_(band), Label: www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/collections/oneida. Bandcamp: oneida.bandcamp.com. www.mugstar.com mugstar.bandcamp.com, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mugstar. Oslo Hackney, 1A Amhurst Road, Hackney, London E8 1LL. Contact: Tidal Concerts London. Email: dan@tidalconcerts.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Aisha Orazbayeva, Kathryn Williams and Andy Ingamells

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 8pm - 11pm
Witness two daring contemporary instrumentalists in this double bill, featuring violinist/composer Aisha Orazbayeva, and experimental flautist Kathryn Williams. Age group: 18+. Between £5 and £10. The Victoria Dalston, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, Hackney E8 3AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Non Classical. Email: info@nonclassical.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical

Thursday, 21 March 2019 - Saturday, 11 May 2019 7.30pm - 8.50pm
This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences. Mon - Sat: evening, 7.30pm. Sat matinees, 3pm. . Age group: 14+. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: boxoffice@arcolatheatre.com Telephone: 020 7503 1646. Visit website

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Friday, 22 March 2019 7pm - 11pm
The Jazz Verse Jukebox continues its new season with a Ones to Watch special at Hoxton Hall on Friday 22 February, featuring an eclectic line-up of guests. Continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and spoken word, JVJ is a thrilling night of diverse spoken word and improvisational jazz. Age group: 16+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney, London N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website

Sound Out

Friday, 29 March 2019 7pm - 11pm
Created by future industry professionals from the local area, Hoxton Hall Youth Arts quarterly event, Sound Out, lends a stage and gives a voice to the soon-to-be discovered talent of east London. Singer, rapper, poet, dancer? To apply email soundout@hoxtonhall.co.uk to find out more. Age group: 16+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, Hackney N1 6SH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website

Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda)

Monday, 01 April 2019 - Saturday, 13 April 2019 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose presents a new English version of Donizetti's Mary, Queen of Scots (Maria Stuarda). Playing at the Old Church, Stoke Newington from 1-13 April. Tickets £15-£35 and available at: https://www.operaupclose.com/maria-stuarda/. Age group: 13+. The Old Church, Church Street, Stoke Newington N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sam Harding. Email: sam@operaupclose.com Telephone: 0203 176 7823. Visit website

Garage rock punk blues with Jonny Halifax and more

Friday, 05 April 2019 - Saturday, 06 April 2019 7pm - 2am
A night of garage rock 'n' roll, punk blues and heavy overtures comes to Grow, Hackney Wick with Jonny Halifax and the Howling Truth, The Cogs (Italy), The Dublo - plus vinyl DJs. Grow, 98c Wallis Road, Hackney, London E9 5LN. Contact: Grow Hackney. Email: anthony@growhackney.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: May 10K - Saturday 4 May

Saturday, 04 May 2019 9.30am - 12 noon
Along a flat, smooth course, you'll be inspired by the scenic waterways, green spaces and sporting venues including the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The Last Drop, 5 Thornton Street, Greater London E20 2AD. Contact: Craig Thornton. Email: info@theraceorganiser.com Telephone: 02076847185. Visit website

Mozes & the Firstborn to play single UK date in 2019

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 8pm - 23pm
"Fancy a sweaty mix of grunge, powerpop, and songs called 'Dadcore'? Great." - The Guardian. Age group: 18+. £6.50. The Shacklewell Arms, The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB. Disabled access: yes.