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St Joseph's community choir

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Thursday, 25 June 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Do you love to sing? Have you been thinking of joining a choir? Would you like to explore music and songs from around the world? Then come join the Chorus! Led by Gina Fergione, everyone is welcome. All ages and no singing expertise necessary. Age group: 18+. St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlote Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Doodle Club

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1pm - 3pm
An informal and friendly group for all art lovers. Meet new friends, share ideas and exchange tips and experiences. Simply turn up to any of the sessions listed. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlotte Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Open Cinema

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm - 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

All Voices Hackney and Islington Community Choir

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - Tuesday, 22 December 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Whether you haven't sung since your school days or sing on a regular basis, the All Voices choir group welcomes singers of all levels for rehearsals. A great way to relax and meet new people. No need to read music and no audition. allvoiceschoir@gmail.com. www.allvoiceschoir.com. . Age group: 18+. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, Stoke Newington, N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nina. Email: allvoiceschoir@gmail.com Telephone: 07730 502 695.

Happy Crafters

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1pm - 4pm
Happy Crafters is a free knitting, crochet and jewellery making group run by London College of Fashion and St.Josephs Hospice. 8 week Spring inspired course: Week 1 - 2: Hand Knitting Week 3 - 4: Crochet Week 5 - 6: Knitted Jewellery Week 7 - 8: Exhibition. Age group: 16+. St.Josephs Hospice, Mare Street, London, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makbule Yanar: . Email: makbule.yanar@live.co.uk . view website

Phoenix starr academy of dance

Monday, 20 April 2015 - Sunday, 19 July 2015 4.45pm - 7pm
Street dance school, that competes in competitions, show cases and more. Providing the best training by industry professionals. Weekly classes from age 7 up to 15. Home to dance crew Rhythm Junkeys who just won Young Hackney championships and Street Dance International Championships. Join the Movement enrol your child now . Age group: 7-15. Princess May Primary School, Princess May Road, Dalston, Hackney N16 8DF. Disabled access: no. Contact: jazmin-jade Buckley. Email: missj.buckley@hotmail.com Telephone: 07415025565. view website

Alexander Heaton: Project Thin Air

Friday, 08 May 2015 - Sunday, 14 June 2015 11am - 5pm
Solo exhibit by London painter Alexander Heaton. Age group: All ages. Free. Flat 1, 229 Victoria Park Road E9 7HD. Disabled access: yes.

Learn to Draw

Monday, 11 May 2015 - Monday, 26 October 2015 10am - 11am
Have you always wanted to draw? Or brush up on your skill? Every Monday 10am-12pm our art class will provide space and a facilitator for you to develop and practice your drawing techniques. All materials provided. Contact office to register your interest and to find out more. 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.

Dugout soul club

Friday, 29 May 2015 - Saturday, 30 May 2015 9pm - 3am
Another storming session in prospect. A roster of ace DJs spin Northern Soul, Funk, RnB, Boogaloo at this renowned North London venue, celebrated for its relaxed, cosmopolitan vibe. Excellent sound system. Wooden dance floor. Free Admission. 3am licence. Regular bar prices. Age group: 21+. Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill N16 6XS. Contact: Jon Dabner. Email: info@mascarabar.co.uk Telephone: 07751 205323. view website

Magic Violin Story Time

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 4pm - 5.30pm
A fun session exploring the Roma and Traveller tradition of storytelling. We will create a story in 'modern day' Roma style, then perform it together using storytelling and music. Please book in advance by phone 020 8356 3000. Ask for Hackney Central Library. Age group: Children and Young People. Central Library, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Adrian Morris. Email: Adrian.Morris@Hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 5000.

Gestures and Mudras: drawing observation

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - Saturday, 06 June 2015 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sarah Lawton will lead in a performative drawing event, which focuses on Sanskrit gesture and movement. Participants will learn about the connection between gesture and embodied movement to create their own contribution and artwork. To book workshops please contact sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk.People over 55 are particularly welcome to attend. Age group: All ages. 45 Coronet Street, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah Lawton . Email: sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk Telephone: 07984529787 . view website

Lucy In The Sky

Friday, 05 June 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015
Lucy in the Sky presents five very personal visions of the stuff that surrounds us. unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk . view website

Open The Gate festival @Rich Mix

Saturday, 06 June 2015 12pm - 1am
13 hours of live world music plus the African market. Free entry. This June, the cultural organization Open The Gate celebrates its sixth Anniversary. . Age group: All ages. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Open The Gate. Email: pr@openthegate.org.uk Telephone: . view website

Roskell Piano Trio

Sunday, 07 June 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Roskell Trio will play Mozart K. 548 in C major, Shostakovich No. 2 and Schumann No. 1 in D minor. Optional free tour by Richard Griffiths, the architect for the restoration of Sutton House at 6pm. General: £12, Concessions: £10, Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: Free. Age group: All ages. SUTTON HOUSE, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Men's cardio circuit exercise

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015
50+ Men. Improve your physique and health with out cardio exercise class. Our cardio circuit exercise for men will improve your heart health, make you stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Class managed by male tutor. Men from all communities welcome. 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. view website