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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

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.

Early Years workshops - Project Light with artist educator Natalie Zervou

Monday, 11 July 2016 - Monday, 12 September 2016 10am - 12pm
Parasol unit introduces a new series of workshops tailored to Early Years. Project Light is an immersive drop-in workshop, inviting parents and carers of young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Free. Drop-in. Image credit: Natalie Zervou. Age group: Suitable for under 5 year olds & parents/carers. 14 Wharf Road London N1 7RW Contact: Parasol Unit, foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 02074907373. Visit website

Out of Nowhere - A presentation of Jeremy Moon's work by Neil Clements at PEER and Large Glass

Friday, 15 July 2016 - Saturday, 17 September 2016 12pm - 6pm
Out of Nowhere features the work of British abstract painter Jeremy Moon (b.1934 -1973), amongst the first artists in Britain to interrogate the use of the shaped canvas. Artist Neil Clements draws on his long-standing interest in Moon to select a number of paintings and a wide range of drawings. Age group: All. PEER 97 and 99 Hoxton Street N1 6QL London Disabled access: yes. Contact: PEER. Email: info@peeruk.org Telephone: 020 7739 8080. Visit website

Rio Olympics live

Thursday, 11 August 2016 - Monday, 19 September 2016 12pm - 9.30pm
Rio Olympics live at Here East. Keep pace with Team GB on Canalside?s huge live screening of the Olympics and Paralympics. Join in the fun and games, with outdoor activities including table tennis, football skills workshops, and bicycle surgeries. Follow us on Twitter (@hereeast) and Facebook for the full timetable. Age group: All. Here East, Canalside, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park E20 3BS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: jennifer. Email: jennifer.berger@champollion.co.uk.

Kizomba Dance Lessons on Monday 29 August @ Amber Bar

Monday, 29 August 2016 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Then come along on Monday nights to lessons with Syed Ali. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/65157-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/65157-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/65157-2. YouTube: https://go.evvnt.com/65157-3. 2 hours of classes: £10, 3 hours of classes: £12, 9pm social - free entry. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street EC2Y 9AW London Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393.

Pork Loin Roast

Thursday, 01 September 2016 - Sunday, 11 September 2016 12pm - 7pm
BSMT SPACE is proud to present PORK LOIN ROAST, a solo exhibition by Sr. X showcasing a satirical repertoire of his new work. Sr.X reworks vintage adverts, inverting the former aspirational imagery to recontextualise it into something current, slightly macabre and tongue-in-cheek. . Age group: all ages. Ground Floor, Stoke Newington Road, London, Hackney, N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Greg Key. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Pork Loin Roast by Sr.X

Thursday, 01 September 2016 - Sunday, 11 September 2016 12pm - 7pm
BSMT SPACE is proud to present PORK LOIN ROAST, a solo show by Sr. X, a satirical, vintage repertoire of new work. Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art. Artists / Speakers: Sr.X. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/65367-0. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/65367-1. Free entry. . BSMT Space, 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 8BH. Contact: Greg. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: 07917225169.

Isolation Chamber Vacation

Friday, 02 September 2016 - Saturday, 01 October 2016
Isolation Chamber Vacation is an exhibition of artist?s responses to the subject of ?aloneness? . Unit 25a Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Kizomba ance lessons on Monday 5 September @ Amber Bar

Monday, 05 September 2016 6pm - 11pm
Do you want to become a Kizomba pro? Come along on Monday night for lessons with Syed Ali. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/65159-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/65159-1. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/65159-2 YouTube: https://go.evvnt.com/65159-3. 2 hours of classes: £10, 3 hours of classes: £12, 9pm social: free entry. Amber Bar Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street EC2Y 9AW London Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393.

Rana Begum in-conversation with Oliver Basciano and Hammad Nasar

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 7pm
This talk will be an opportunity to further understand the works of Rana Begum, its relationship with architecture and the urban environment. £8/6 (conc.) booking required. Age group: Adult. 14 Wharf Road London N1 7RW Contact: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 02074907373. Visit website

SuperHome open day in Hackney

Sunday, 11 September 2016 11am - 2pm
Get inspiration to green your home by visiting an older home refurbished for much greater comfort, lower bills and far fewer carbon emissions. SuperHomer Dave Raval refurbished his Victorian town house cutting his carbon footprint by 63%, after improving insulation and making use of free energy from the sun. . Age group: Adults. Full address including directions provided once you register your interest at www.superhomes.org.uk. E8. Contact: Gordon Glass. Email: Gordon.Glass@nef.org.uk Telephone: 01908 256922. Visit website

Audiovisual installation with Rana Begum and Hyetal

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - Sunday, 18 September 2016 10am - 6pm
Artist Rana Begum and musician Hyetal have collaborated to produce a unique composition and installation for Parasol unit during Rana Begum's solo exhibition. The installation creates an immersive and dynamic interplay between the elements of sound, light and colour. Free. In the events room at Parasol unit. 14 Wharf Road London N1 7RW Contact: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 02074907373. Visit website

City as Home - a spoken word celebration of London and the Vietnamese cities.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 6pm - 8.30pm
A spoken word celebration of London and the Vietnamese cities. We want to allow people to express their thoughts and feelings about belonging to two cities at the same time. The event will take place on Wednesday 28 September 6pmk-8.30pm. Free entry. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lizzie Harmer. Email: educationadmin@geffrye-museum.org.uk.

Boulevard presents MOAPA - release support from Sasha, Maceo Plex, Danny Tenaglia, Robert Babicz

Friday, 09 September 2016 - Saturday, 10 September 2016 3pm - 12am
New release "Moapa" Early support from B. Traits, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Maceo Plex, Robert Babicz, Sam Divine, Sasha, Steve Lawler. Talal's last 7 consecutive releases have received support from Sasha & Maceo Plex, in addition to general support from Dubfire, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Laurent Garnier, Mark Knight, Petar Dundov, Richie Hawtin and Steve Lawler amongst others. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/talalsound/moapa/s-7kEsl. Hugh Chambers https://www.mixcloud.com/NTSRadio/launettes-hour-w-dj-harv-hugh-chambers-16th-august-2015/ Tim Wigg is a Melbourne based DJ that plays a warm and raw style of house and techno. A resident at Melbourne's Killing Time Bar (Slinky, Sub420). Tim has spent the last two years between Melbourne and Europe playing unique parties in London, Berlin and Poland. https://soundcloud.com/tim_wigg JP (APWU). Resident of London based night A PARTY WITH US. Currently housed at the infamous South Place Hotel. Co-Founder of the long standing and internationally recognised ape-X with a string of appearances behind them at the likes of Back to basics, circus and hideout to name but a few. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen Born from creating a ‘pop-up’ Ghanaian restaurant in her live/workspace in Hackney Wick in the summer of 2011 as part of Hackney Wicked Arts Festival, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen has grown with popular demand and continues to bring Ghanaian culture to an ever-wider audience through food. Age group: All welcome. Free. Grow, Grow, 98c Wallis Road, E9 5LN. Disabled access: yes.