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Live jazz @ The Dove on Broadway Market (ages 18+)

Sunday, 16 February 2014 - Sunday, 14 December 2014 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Live Jazz every Sunday evening featuring top jazz musicians from the UK and further afield. We kick off the season with Tom White, on trombone, Bill Mudge on organ, and Peter Ibbetson on drums. Up to date line up at www.dovepubs.com. Age group: 18+. The Dove Freehouse and kitchen, 24-28 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: hellen grogan . Email: dove@dovepubs.com Telephone: 02072757617. view website

Art for All (Ages 50+)

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - Thursday, 18 December 2014 10am - 12pm
If you wanted to learn to draw or improve your drawing skill, increase your confidence using water colours, acrylic paints etc, then this class is for you. All levels welcome, tutor on hand to offer guidance and tips. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nazmun . Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. view website

Writing Home: Letters to Hackney during the First World War

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 - Saturday, 30 August 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
Marking the centenary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition presents some of the letters written to families and sweethearts at home in Hackney by two young soldiers fighting on the Front Line. . Age group: All ages. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niti Acharya. Email: niti.acharya@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 7302. view website

Beginners' art class for the over 50s

Monday, 12 May 2014 - Thursday, 06 November 2014 10am - 12pm
Beginners' art class for people over 50. Learn to draw and paint using various mediums. Also opportunity to experiment with various medium to express your work. Course fee £20 per quarter. 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

Hackney: A Tale of Two Cities

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 - Saturday, 13 September 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
Photographs by Zed Nelson. Admission free. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niti Acharya. Email: niti.acharya@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 7302. view website

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - Saturday, 09 August 2014 12.00pm - 6.00pm
Waterside Contemporary is pleased to present The Unreliable Narrator, an exhibition of new installation and video works by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler developed especially for the gallery. The gallery is situated a few minutes' walk North of Old Street underground station, off New North Road. . 2 Clunbury Street, N1 6TT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: waterside contemporary. Email: info@waterside-contemporary.com Telephone: +44 20 3417 0159. view website

Street art Brazil project

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - Friday, 29 August 2014 10am - 10pm
Street Art Brazil Project. Price: Free. Artists: Daniel Melim. Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road Hackney E1 6LA Contact: Rich Mix. Email: info@richmix.org.uk Telephone: 020 7613 7496. view website

Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence

Thursday, 12 June 2014 - Saturday, 09 August 2014
For his solo exhibition Jimmie Durham has created a new installation that covers the entire gallery space of the foundation. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. view website

Art - Develop your drawing and painting skills

Monday, 16 June 2014 - Monday, 08 December 2014 10am - 12am
Develop your drawing and painting skills. Learn ways to expand your work to showcase your creative skills. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nazmun. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0650. view website

London Life: photographs by Colin O'Brien

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - Saturday, 06 September 2014 9.30am - 5.30pm
London Life, the stunning new photography exhibition at Hackney Museum captures the city and its people through the lens of Hackney photographer Colin O?Brien. This exhibition shows London through the lens of Colin O'Brien. Until 6 Sept 2014 . Age group: All ages. Hackney Museum, Hackney Technology and Learning Centre, Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niti Acharya. Email: niti.acharya@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 7302. view website

Triple Exposure exhibition - a collection of original photography in London

Friday, 27 June 2014 - Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:00 - 21:00
A series of photographic works from acclaimed and celebrated artists John Thornton, John Stoddart and Alistair Morrison. Expect to see a mix of visual mediums set in the historic walls of London's original smoker, Forman's Smokehouse Gallery. . Forman's Smokehouse Gallery, Stour Road, Fish Island, E3 2NT. Contact: Woodthorpe Comms. Email: chloe@woodthorpecomms.com Telephone: 0207 871 5370.

Pink Singers

Saturday, 19 July 2014 - Tuesday, 19 August 2014 7.00pm
Join the Pink Singers, the capital's biggest LGBT choir, for a splendid choral performance celebrating the best of British, including music from Edward Elgar, Annie Lennox, Elton John, John Tavener, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Benjamin Britten, Pulp and more. . Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: . view website

The Hackney Volpone Or The Fox

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - Saturday, 09 August 2014 7.30pm - 10.30pm
The Hackney Volpone, Or The Fox By Ben Jonson. Local theatre company NYLon retells a classic comedy about greed and its consequences. Live piano by Elspeth Brooke (former composer in residence at The Royal Opera House). Age group: All Ages. The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd, Hackney, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: The Mill Co. Project. Email: hello@themillcoproject.co.uk Telephone: 0207 923 3565. view website

Chew Crew

Saturday, 26 July 2014 - Sunday, 17 August 2014
A group show which looks at activities of food preparation and consumption, culinary processes, expression through cooking, and the energy and entropy of food. Unit 25a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, Hackney, E8 4QN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk. view website

Summer jewellery-making classes for 12-15 year olds

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Thursday, 31 July 2014 11am - 3pm
This course will introduce you to jewellery making techniques using crystal beads, silver coated wired and silver sheet. You will learn how to make bracelets, bag dangles, pendants and open rings. You will also work with metal sheet, bend it, texture it and polish it. Course costs £165, materials included. . Age group: 12-15 year olds. Unit 18 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield St, London, E2 7LF. Disabled access: no. Contact: Tara Grant. Email: tara@londonjewelleryworkshop.co.uk Telephone: 07528717868. view website

Let's Be Brief - Dalston Roof Park takeover

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 05:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Entry: Free. Films4Free LBB takeover. Short film Love She Wants. Based on an original screenplay by The Insomniax, directed by Johnny Morgue Channel 4/Random Acts. Music on the night by The Insomniax and The Poetic Soundsystem, with food by Stokie's finest roti maker, Roti Stop. The Print House 18 Ashwin Street E8 3DL Contact: Stephanie McLaren Neckles. Email: hello@letsbebrief.co.uk Telephone: 07752075836. view website

Artist-in-residence talk: Nazgol Ansarinia

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 7pm - 9pm
This in-conversation event will introduce the work and research of Iranian artist, Nazgol Ansarinia, who will be in residence at Parasol unit in 2014. Run in partnership with Magic of Persia, the residency gives an artist the opportunity to live in London for 8 weeks, and to develop their practice. 14 Wharf Road, Hackney, N1 7RW. Contact: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. view website

Above Romance

Saturday, 02 August 2014 9.00pm
Above Romance is a play written by Hackney's own comedian, Kojo, about a woman who has given up on love and believes Valentines Day is just a media hype until she finds herself being the last single person in her circle. . Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Getting started: Setting yourself up as a professional artist or company

Monday, 04 August 2014 11am - 12pm
Workshop from IdeasTap covering the basics of getting set-up as a professional company or freelance artist/producer, with basic dos & don'ts, handy tips on arts management and admin. Website: http://atnd.it/13808-0. Price: Free. Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Contact: Rich Mix. Email: info@richmix.org.uk Telephone: 020 7613 7496.

Her Story

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:00 - 23:00
An event dedicated to the voices of women. Join us as we explore female vocals through art, film, poetry, debate, drama and song. Booking: http://atnd.it/13888-1. Price: free. Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road United Kingdom London Contact: Rich Mix. Email: info@richmix.org.uk Telephone: 020 7613 7496. view website

DIY screen printing T-shirts

Monday, 18 August 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Be inspired by colour! Join ArtMore for a screen printing class that will take a look at artist Sonja Delaunnay and the graphic style of Orphasim, incorporating both into a t-shirt design. Tickets: http://atnd.it/13643-0. Enquiries: http://atnd.it/13643-1 Price: £15. Age group: 18+. The Book Club, Leonard Street, Hackney, EC2A 4RH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Heather Lawton. Email: heather@mothershipgroup.com Telephone: 02030561346.

Crack Ya Ribs

Sunday, 24 August 2014 6.00pm
This year's 9th annual Crack Ya Ribs comedy extravaganza is headlined by Nigeria's top funny man Julius Agwu along with the finest African comedians Akpororo and FunnyFace, US sensation Michael Blackson and UK support acts to be announced soon. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Elevate Art

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - Sunday, 31 August 2014 10am - 8pm
This is a group art exhibition where 8 very different artists exhibit under the same roof. Elevate Art celebrates mixed media with film, performance, sculpture, painting, printing, illustration and collage. There will be artists workshops on cartography during the week. Call: 07779534365 for more details. Age group: All welcome. The Gallery, Edwards Lane, Stoke Newington, N16 0JS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Danielle Higgins. Email: daniehiggins@hotmail.com Telephone: 07779534365. view website

Art of Recovery

Sunday, 07 September 2014 12.00 noon - 5:00 pm
This event is to show how addiction can affect everyone. Music, street food vendors, art and lots of different events going on during the day. Come and see the Art of Recovery at the Round chapel Clapton on 7/09/14 at 12 noon till 5pm . 1d Glenarm road, The Round Chapel Centre for the Performing Arts, Clapton, Hackney Historic Buildings Trust, E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tadgh Crozier. Email: tadgh.crozier@lifeline.org.uk Telephone: 0208 985 3757 x 225. view website

Rhythm Junction London

Saturday, 13 September 2014 2pm - 10:30pm
A festival of live vintage music and dance, featuring four fantastic swing and jive bands. As well as over eight hours of live music there will be pop-up food wagons and craft beers from Crate Brewrey. Tickets £30 for the day. . Age group: N/A. The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, Hackney, E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mike Paul-Smith. Email: rhythmjunctionlondon@gmail.com Telephone: 07855 488 462 . view website

Animal with a Language by Oreet Ashery

Thursday, 18 September 2014 - Saturday, 15 November 2014 12am - 6pm
Animal with a Language engages with 'rage against reason', an attempt to foreground agency against a backdrop of prevailing flatline economies. Within a flesh-toned environment, hypnotic sound, text, videos and assemblages, Ashery's objects and actors acquire meaning through associative transmission and direct expression. 2 Clunbury Street, London N1 6TT Contact: Pierre d'Alancaisez. Email: info@waterside-contemporary.com. view website

Rudy's Rare Records

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - Sunday, 05 October 2014
Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching, toe-tapping comedy is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham, which is owned by the irrepressible Rudy Sharpe with the assistance of his long-suffering son Adam. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: .

Fire! Orchestra + Soul Jazz Sound System

Friday, 26 September 2014 8.30pm - 10.30pm
An exhilarating one-off performance from the explosive Swedish collective, Fire! Orchestra. Soul Jazz System will open the evening. Tickets: £20 plus booking fee. Online booking: http://bit.ly/1nNpHMj. Phone booking: 020 7638 8891. The Laundry 2-18 Warburton Rd London E8 3FN Contact: Barbican Centre. Email: tickets@barbican.org.uk Telephone: 020 7638 8891.

The Intrigue Emporium autumn show

Sunday, 28 September 2014 11.30am - 5.30pm
After a fabulous launch event in June with 50 outrageously creative designers and makers, we are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall in the Autumn with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated homeware, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LT. Contact: Intrigue Emporium. Email: info@intrigue-emporium.com. view website

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair 2014

Saturday, 04 October 2014 - Sunday, 26 October 2014 11am - 6pm
ICADF will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in October. Since it launched in 2004, Candid Arts has helped provide a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their work in one of the largest contemporary art spaces in central London with the opportunity to sell directly to the public. . Age group: 11+. Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London, Angel/Islington, EC1V 1NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Arts Manager. Email: office@candidarts.com Telephone: 0207 837 4237. view website

Ghost signs walking tour

Sunday, 12 October 2014 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London's best ghost signs (painted signs, fading on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history. Tickets are £12.50 and bookings must be made in advance. Age group: 16+. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Sam Roberts. Email: sam@ghostsigns.co.uk Telephone: 07989409046. view website

The Really Affordable Art Fair

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Sunday, 02 November 2014
The Really Affordable Art Fair provides a mix of original artwork of different styles and mediums from a collection of independent artists. Free entry to the art fair with all pieces below £500, most being between £30-£200. Age group: Open to all. GingerWhite Space, Unit 11, Bayford Business Centre, Bayford Street, London Fields, E8 3SE. Contact: Ziadul Kabir. Email: ziadul@gingerwhite.co.uk Telephone: 0207 359 3964. view website

Undream'd Shores

Saturday, 01 November 2014 - Sunday, 02 November 2014 7.30
Grand Union Orchestra's 25 well-known musicians and singers are joined by 120 performers from across the whole spectrum of East London's cultural communities. Together they weave stories of migration past and present into a rich tapestry of musical textures, song and vivid visual images, celebrating the creative power of migration. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Dolly House

Saturday, 08 November 2014 8.00pm
What does Oliver Samuels, Jamaica's King of Comedy, do when it is time to celebrate his 65th year on this earth? He assembles a fantastic cast and creates another blockbuster - Dolly House. A new hit comedy from the living legend behind Who a Di Don? and Embassy Saga. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: .

Mother Goose

Saturday, 22 November 2014 - Sunday, 04 January 2015
Packed with the usual sparkle, spectacle, mayhem, comedy and incredible original music performed by a live band, Hackney Empire's must-see pantomime is officially open for bookings!. Hackney Empire 291 Mare Street E8 1EJ Contact: Marketing. Email: marketing@hackneyempire.co.uk Telephone: .

Merging Inks

Saturday, 02 August 2014 12pm - 6pm
Merging Inks brings together talented illustrators and artists to merge styles and co-create an art exhibition live. Creating the ambience for the night will be a variety of talented musicians and performers fuelling the artistic pace. Booking: http://atnd.it/13801-1. Price: free. Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Contact: Rich Mix. Email: info@richmix.org.uk Telephone: 020 7613 7496. view website

Young and Serious

Thursday, 07 August 2014 7pm - 11pm
How much does image affect the music produced?. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. Contact: Rich Mix. Email: dan.lines@richmix.org.uk Telephone: 020 7613 7496.

Breaker's Yard flag workshop on Mare Street/Narrow Way

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 11am - 1pm
?What does Hackney mean to you? Join collage artist Laura Phillimore, and Sutton House Elders, to create flags inspired by your favourite things about Hackney. Watch out for a special surprise at 1pm then join Sutton House?s procession with your flag. Age group: all ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House. Email: suutonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 8986 2264. view website

Lifestyle photography Course

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Friday, 01 August 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cre8 Studio - intensive DSLR photography course for beginners, explains the art of photography from a lifestyle perspective. Artists/speakers: Laurence Justin. Price: £125. Cre8 Studio, Eastway, Hackney, E9 5JH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Andre Humphrey-Modeste. Email: Andrehumphrey.modeste@gmail.com. view website

The Spark Collective

Sunday, 17 August 2014 1pm - 7pm
The Spark Collective are having its summer pop up event showcasing visual art, designers of fashion, jewellery and arts and crafts. Stall holders will be selling their products and promoting themselves. Age group: All. Hoxton Street, Hackney, N1 6NG. Disabled access: no. Contact: Claudia Fairman. Email: claudia@thesparkcollective.com Telephone: 07958141193. view website

SHOP at Stour Space

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:00 - 17:00
Platforming the work of emerging design. Website: http://atnd.it/12746-0. Price: Free. Stour Space 7 Roach Road E3 2PA Hackney Wick Contact: Stour Space - Coby. Email: info@stourspace.co.uk Telephone: 02089857827. view website

Hackney Jumble Trail

Sunday, 03 August 2014 11am - 3pm
A jumble sale spread across Hackney forming a trail for you to follow from street to street for more information visit. jumbletrail.com/event/Hackneytrail2014. Age group: All Ages. Mayola Rd and other streets Contact: Jumble Trail HQ. Email: hello@jumbletrail.com. view website