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'Act Up'

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 - Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12.45pm - 2pm
Have you felt dismissed by officials, shop assistants? Are you inhibited or shy when dealing with people? If you are over 50 and been slowly losing the confidence to assert yourself, or you just like a bit of drama, this new class is for you. . Age group: 50+. QUEENSBRIDGE SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE, 30 HOLLY STREET, London, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. Visit website

Our common chord

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 7pm - 9pm
7 experimental workshops weaving together, movement, sound and song, poetic acts, storytelling, breath-work and meditation. To open a dialogue between themes of our current times and ancestral knowledge. Hosted by artists Fourthland. No specific background required. £185 or £160 Concession. To register, email Louise and Eva by April 12 at fourthlandinfo@gmail.com. Age group: all ages. The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, London, Hackney, E5 OPU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Louise Eva . Email: fourthlandinfo@gmail.com Telephone: 07551970977. Visit website

Barry Thompson: Fistful of Blood and Feathers

Friday, 03 June 2016 - Saturday, 09 July 2016 12pm - 6pm
Essex landscapes, soft porn and snapshots of WW1 soldiers are amongst the subjects in Barry Thompson's forthcoming exhibition of intricate work on paper and small scale paintings at PEER. Free entry, no booking required. Supported by Acme Studios. Age group: 18-99. 97 & 99, HOXTON STREET, London, Hackney, N1 6QL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natasha Vicars. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 02077398080. Visit website

CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2016

Thursday, 07 July 2016 - Friday, 08 July 2016 6pm - 1am
The CRN Sales & Marketing Awards recognise and reward the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the UK IT channel truly great. The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD. Contact: Katie Burridge. Email: katie.burridge@incisivemedia.com Telephone: +4402074849981. Visit website

Comedy

Thursday, 07 July 2016 - Wednesday, 07 September 2016 7pm - 11pm
The Comedy Base, new material weekly (no subject is safe). Free event. Age group: 18+. GREEN LANES, London, Hackney, N16 9DA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Maria Emmanuel. Email: socadancefitness1@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07528786300.

Grand Union - Jelly Roll Soul

Friday, 08 July 2016 - Sunday, 10 July 2016 8pm - 11pm
3-day mini-festival of performances and workshops featuring critically-acclaimed artists from Grand Union commemorating 75th anniversary of the death of Jelly Roll Morton, self-proclaimed 'inventor of Jazz'. Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, Performances 8.30pm Saturday 9 Free Workshop 2.30pm-5.30pm Sunday 10 Free Youth Orchestra Workshop 10.30am-1.30pm. Age group: See Vortex website for Admissions Policy. 11 GILLETT SQUARE, GILLETT SQUARE, London, Hackney, N16 8AZ. Contact: Roger Wilson. Email: Roger@grandunion.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Miami Vice

Friday, 08 July 2016 - Saturday, 30 July 2016
The exhibition, Miami Vice, beckons a new pop-culture revolution of pretty pictures and decadence. Unit 25a, Regents Studio, Hackney, 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Kizomba dance lessons at Amber Bar

Monday, 11 July 2016 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. Category: Dance. Artist: Syed Ali. Prices: £0-£12. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street United Kingdom London EC2Y 9AW Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Kizomba dance lessons at Amber Bar

Monday, 18 July 2016 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. Category: Dance. Artist: Syed Ali. Prices: £0-£12. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street United Kingdom London EC2Y 9AW Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Kizomba dance lessons at Amber Bar

Monday, 25 July 2016 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. Category: Dance. Artist: Syed Ali. Prices: £0-£12. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street United Kingdom London EC2Y 9AW Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Summer ceramic open studios

Saturday, 30 July 2016 - Sunday, 31 July 2016 12pm - 6pm
Inspirational handmade works by 12 local ceramic artists and designers. Demonstrations on various techniques and smoke firing event at this two day sale. Free. Age group: Open to all. 18 Glebe RD Studios, Dalston, Hackney, E8 4BD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Maria A Echenique. Email: cheniki@hotmail.com Telephone: 07949985306. Visit website

Kizomba dance lessons at Amber Bar

Monday, 01 August 2016 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then Monday night Kizomba dance classes are the place for you. Detailed lessons, a fun environment and the sexiest dance on earth you will be sure to be addicted. Category: Dance. Artist: Syed Ali. Prices: £0 - £12. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street United Kingdom London EC2Y 9AW Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Kizomba dance lessons at Amber Bar

Monday, 08 August 2016 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. Prices: £ 0-£10. Amber Bar, 1 Ropemaker St, Citypoint, London, EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393. Visit website

Sinbad the Sailor

Saturday, 03 December 2016 - Saturday, 21 January 2017 7pm
Jump aboard Sinbad the Sailor's ship this Christmas as Sinbad and friends take audiences on a magical voyage jam-packed with laughter, audience participation and original music. Will Sinbad defeat the baddie? Will he win over the princess? What wondrous new and mysterious places will he discover? Find out. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03310. Visit website

Two Seas: EP press support from Sasha, Maceo Plex and Luciano

Friday, 08 July 2016 - Saturday, 09 July 2016 8pm - 3am
Two Seas - EP Release Support From Sasha, Luciano, Maceo Plex at Shutterbug. DJ sets from Talal, Elle, Tim Wigg. . Age group: 18 years and over. Free. Shutterbug, Shutterbug, 1 RIVINGTON PLACE, EC2A 3BA. Disabled access: yes.