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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

Ears for the Eye

Friday, 10 February 2017 - Saturday, 04 March 2017 12 noon - 6pm
Group show looking at the ear as a design, signifier, analogy or symbol, and always with the sense that there is something beyond what we see. Unit 25a, Regent Studio, 8 Andrews Road, Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: .

Kizomba Mondays at Amber Bar - Kizomba dance class and social

Monday, 13 February 2017 - Monday, 27 February 2017 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then our Monday night Kizomba dance class is the place for you. Teacher: Syed Ali. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/82881-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/82881-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/82881-2. Prices: 2 hours of classes for £10 or 3 for £12. Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street EC2Y 9AW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393.

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

The Legend of Mike Smith

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 7.45pm - 9.15pm
Soweto Kinch and Jonzi D collaborate on a ground-breaking work of music theatre where jazz melodies meet street grooves in politically-charged debate. www.chatspalace.com. Age group: 14+. Chats Palace Arts Centre, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Chats Palace. Email: info@chatspalace.com Telephone: 02085330227. Visit website

TEDxEastEnd 2017

Saturday, 25 February 2017 12pm - 8pm
TEDxEastEnd brings the concept of TED Talks to East London. 18 speakers and performers will take to the stage at the all-day event where you'll hear inspiring stories about the biology of robots, the history of emojis, how going into space changes your perspective and personal tales of survival. web: http://www.tedxeastend.com/event2017/. Age group: All ages. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street London E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Glenn Simpson.

Champions

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.

The Adventures of Kiki Hot Pants: Angels, Superheroes and Mariachis

Thursday, 02 March 2017 - Thursday, 09 March 2017 8pm - 10pm
The Adventures of Kiki Hot Pants: Angels, Superheroes and Mariachis written and directed by Michelle Hanks. The play follows a Woman, Kiki who struggles to complete her script. While Kiki writes a comedy act for “Mike's Monday Night Open Mic Night,” she is visited by angels and memories taking her and the audience on a surrealistic adventure through mariachis, bar fights, and travels that lead to connections of the heart, friendship, love, poetry, and the "meaning of life". Throughout the play the Woman is greeted by characters from her story and her personal life while she fills in the emotional gaps of her relationships and creativity. Ryan's N16, Ryan's N16, 181 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 OUL. Disabled access: yes.

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

Phantasmagoria Cabaret

Saturday, 04 March 2017 8pm - 11:30pm
The return of the comic celebration of oddities. After a sold out performance in October 2016, Hackney based Patrizia Paolini and delightful and entertaining guests. Julian Fox returns, plus Glory Pearl Lynam, Yanaëlle Thiran and Matt Rudkin. https://www.hoxtonhall.co.uk/phantas/ . Age group: 16+. Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street N1 6SH. Contact: Hoxton Hall. Email: reception@hoxtonhall.co.uk Telephone: 020 7684 0060. Visit website

Wake Up Gigs - gigs for parents ft Joel Sarakula, Itchy Teeth and Peluche

Sunday, 05 March 2017 1pm - 5pm
Gigs for parents in Shoreditch. Tickets are £12.50 for parents, £5.50 for children aged 3 and up. Book via www.wakeupgigs.com. Age group: All ages. Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6PQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarada Chunduri-Shoesmith. Email: wakeupgigsldn@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

T'ART - a group exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 - Thursday, 09 March 2017 12 noon - 7pm
A group exhibition celebrating International Women’s Day. Age group: All ages. Free. Bones & Pearl Studios, Bones & Pearl Studios, 60-68 Markfield Rd, London N15 4QA. Disabled access: yes.

Nonclassical - Outside the Lines EP launch

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 8pm - 11.30pm
Nonclassical are releasing a new EP - and you're invited to the launch party. Outside the Lines is a new compilation series showcasing new and developing contemporary classical artists. EP released on Friday 10 March. £5 (students - on the door) / £8 (advance) / £10 (on the door). Age group: 18+. The Victoria Dalston, 451 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3AS. Contact: Karen . Email: info@nonclassical.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

New Grime Order

Thursday, 09 March 2017 6pm - 9pm
Reprezent Radio’s Uncle Bantzz brings his night New Grime Order to Boxpark Shoreditch. With a crazy line-up including Treble Clef, The Joints Show with Big Zuu, YGG and many more, this night is due to be an eventful one. Line up: Treble Clef and special guest, The Joints Show with Big Zuu, YGG and C Cane and more. Free. Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd E1 6GY. Disabled access: yes.

Sunday family workshop - In Search of the Real Me with Flora Duley

Sunday, 12 March 2017 2.30pm - 4pm
Make exciting and intriguing patterns from distorted shapes. Create a representation of yourself using the technique of collage while looking at colour palettes from Tschabalala Self's current exhibition. The workshop includes an introductory look at Cubism as representation of 3D and 2D objects. £7 per family. Booking required. Age group: 5+. 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kirsteen Cairns. Email: kirsteen@parasol-unit.org Telephone: .

Spike is 60 presents Mo' Better Blues

Sunday, 19 March 2017 2pm - 5pm
Mo' Better Blues, Spike Lee's love letter to jazz, will be shown as part of the wider "Spike is 60" film festival celebrating the director's 60th birthday. This screening will include an immersive jazz performance by musicians who will play improvised music throughout. Tickets: £7.50 (limited early bird) or £11. . Age group: 18+. Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St. Hackney E8 2PB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: We Are Parable. Email: info@weareparable.com Telephone: . Visit website