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Wednesdays Almshouse tours

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 - Wednesday, 01 June 2016 11am - 4pm
Visit the Geffrye's restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880's. Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. GEFFRYE MUSEUM, KINGSLAND ROAD, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator . Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Saturdays Almshouse tours

Saturday, 05 March 2016 - Saturday, 04 June 2016 11am - 4pm
Visit the Geffrye's restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880's. Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator . Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Life drawing classes in Clapton

Monday, 07 March 2016 - Monday, 27 June 2016 7pm - 9.30pm
We will start with warming up sketches; different poses 3min to 5min long. After that we will focus on one pose. During the break you can try homemade cake, have a drink at the bar and discuss your drawings with the tutor. Everyone is welcome: from beginners to professionals. . 88 Lower Clapton Road, London, Hackney, E5 0QR. Contact: Malgorzata. Email: lifedrawing_clapton@gmail.com Telephone: .

Tuesdays Almshouse tours

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11am - 3pm
Visit the Geffrye's restored 18th-century almshouse, which has been taken back to its original condition and offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880's. Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. . GEFFRYE MUSEUM, KINGSLAND ROAD, London, Hackney, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator . Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Maruša Sagadin: Doris Ionic Iconic

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Saturday, 11 June 2016 6pm
Join us for the exhibition of Maruša Sagadin's Doris Ionic Iconic, which includes two sculptures at SPACE Mare Street and a series of wall works in the gallery. URLs: Facebook: http://atnd.it/50413-1. Free. SPACE, SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH. Disabled access: yes. Visit website

Giorgione in Clapton

Friday, 01 April 2016 - Saturday, 21 May 2016 11am - 5pm
Giorgione in Clapton affords the visitor an opportunity to view a collection of 'lost' Giorgione paintings that have been meticulously recreated. Giorgione was acclaimed in his own time as one of the greats alongside Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael but the man and his paintings remain shrouded in mystery. . Age group: All. The Old Tram Depot 38-40 Upper Clapton Road London E5 Disabled access: yes. Contact: East5. Email: info@giorgioneinclapton.com Telephone: 07595 071108. Visit website

'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

Magical Surfaces: the uncanny in contemporary photography

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016
Magical Surfaces: the uncanny in contemporary photography is an exhibition that explores the uncanny as exemplified in the works of seven artists from two generations, all of whose work includes in different forms the use of photography as a medium. . Age group: all ages. 14 WHARF ROAD, London, Hackney, N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kirsteen Cairns. Email: kirsteen@parasol-unit.org Telephone: . 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

Exhibition

Saturday, 23 April 2016 - Saturday, 21 May 2016
An exhibition of artworks of birds. Unit 25a, Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney London Disabled access: yes. Contact: Transition Gallery. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: .

The craft of wallpaper

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - Sunday, 08 May 2016 10am - 5pm
Curated by design writer Charlotte Abrahams, the craft of wallpaper is a celebration of making. An exhibition of papers by some of the UK's most innovative makers with talks and demonstrations. Free exhibition. Book tickets at www.londoncraftweek.com . Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator. Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Law's Imagination

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - Sunday, 26 June 2016 12pm - 6pm
Law's Imagination is a gallery-residency presenting Jack Tan's exploration of legal aesthetics via his work as an artist and curator. Through interactions with lawyers, academics, writers, other artists and curators, the residency will trace connections between law and art. Unit 4, 49 White Post Lane, Queens Yard, London, Hackney, E9 5EN. Disabled access: no. Contact: Nimrod Vardi. Email: hello@arebyte.com Telephone: 07531574666. Visit website

El Vez Punk Rock Review + The Little Richards

Thursday, 05 May 2016 - Friday, 06 May 2016 7pm - 1am
Because Elvis has become an international institution that can communicate across national and cultural boundaries, it comes as no surprise that El Vez the self proclaimed "Mexican Elvis" has come along. El Vez, aka Robert Lopez, has been kicking around the L.A. underground music scene for nearly twenty years. Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, United Kingdom, London, EC2A 3JX. Contact: Paul Manchester. Email: paul@dirtywaterrecords.co.uk Telephone: 07958907657. Visit website

Character Assassination with Joseph Morpurgo

Friday, 06 May 2016 8pm - 1pm
After a sell-out show this month, Character Assassination returns, the character and sketch night from Gits and Shiggles Comedy ("Consistently excellent" - Time Out), and this moth we have another fantastic line-up. Booking: http://atnd.it/53321-0. Price: £6. Cog Artspace 113 Southgate Road, Above The De Beauvoir Arms N1 3JS London Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113.

Jacuzzi with special guest TBC

Saturday, 14 May 2016 8pm - 10pm
This is Jacuzzi. The Hottest Improv. The Finest Guests. Come on in, the water's fine. Booking: http://atnd.it/53493-0 Price: Adv: £6. . Cog Artspace 113 Southgate Road N1 3JS London Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113. Visit website

Tamsin Lewis with members of Passamezzo and John Newton (narrator)

Sunday, 15 May 2016 7pm - 9pm
An evening of English baroque music to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Ben Johnson's ground-breaking publication: The Works. On this musical voyage we accompany Shakespeare's friend and greatest contemporary author along a remarkable walk he took from London to Edinburgh. Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Under 26 free. Age group: All ages. SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757. Visit website

The level 3 student graduation showcase

Sunday, 15 May 2016 6.30pm - 8pm
The FA is incredibly proud to present its Level 3 Graduation Showcase. Price: GBP 0. Cog Artspace 113 Southgate Road London N1 3JS Contact: Jonny Collis. Email: info@cogartspace.com Telephone: 07837750113. Visit website

The Government Inspector

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - Saturday, 28 May 2016 7.30pm
A simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. This is a fast, funny, bittersweet play that remains painfully relevant today. You won't be able to help but laugh at the hilarious riot of lies, greed and consequences in this sidesplittingly brilliant masterclass in comedy!. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03110. Visit website

TREMOLO Vol. 1 - The Event That Celebrates Itself

Friday, 20 May 2016 - Saturday, 21 May 2016 7.30pm - 3am
TREMOLO - The Event That Celebrates Itself - vol.1 7 hours of Shoegaze - Post Punk - Art Rock - Dream Pop - Space Rock- New Wave - Noise Rock. Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton, HOXTON SQUARE, London, Hackney, N1 6NU. Contact: Yukiko Koiwai. Email: yuki@wallofnoisepromotions.co.uk Telephone: 07492884811. Visit website

Shama Rahman - Truth BeTold: Album Launch

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 6pm - 7pm
Join the incredible Shama Rahman as she weaves stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs. Shama Rahman is an award-winning sitarist, composer and singer. She will be launching and performing her new storytelling album Truth BeTold Support the album: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1449550061/truth-betold. Age group: 6-60. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: shama rahman. Email: gunghodown@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Dave Salisbury

Friday, 27 May 2016 - Saturday, 28 May 2016 8pm - 1am
Massive Arms DJs on the night playing all your favourite 'head, Atoms for Peace, Thom solo stuff (maybe not Jonny's soundtracks), The Smiths, Pixies, The Cure, PJ Harvey, later Blur, Bowie and MORE. Bands TBA. Bring your bowler hat. Age group: 18+. Hackney Attic, 270 MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Dave Salisbury. Email: massivearmspromotions@gmail.com Telephone: .

Love N Stuff

Friday, 03 June 2016 - Saturday, 25 June 2016 7pm - 9:30pm
The smash hit comedy returns! After the huge sell-out run in 2013, Love N Stuff returns for a strictly limited run. Join Bindi and Mansoor in the departure lounge for this laugh-out-loud comedy featuring more than 20 characters played by just two actor. . Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 03110. Visit website

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Sunday, 05 June 2016 7pm - 9pm
The culmination of the series of the magnificent late Beethoven quartets played in the inspirational setting of the medieval Old Church, Stoke Newington. The programme will feature the monumental Quartet in B flat major Op.130 and the Große Fuge in B minor Op.133. Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Under 26 free. . Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington, N16 0JR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757. Visit website

Verge Exhibition

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - Tuesday, 28 June 2016 10am - 5pm
University of Portsmouth BA (Hons) Photography graduating students are delighted be hosting their final year exhibition at Hoxton Arches. The exhibition will be displaying various genres of photographic art installations such as historical evidence, family absence to street style and music. Entry: Free . Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremer Street, E2 8HD, London, E2 8HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Elliot McCrae. Email: pompeyphotogs@outlook.com Telephone: . 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

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