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Act Up drama

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 - Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12.45pm - 2pm
Drama class for all budding actors, whether you very confident or shy, this class caters to individuals over the age of 50. Classes are small and very welcoming. Our tutor Alison has a wealth of acting and theatre production experience. Funded by Hackney Learning Trust. Age group: 50+. 30 Holly St, Dalston, London E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 79230 0350. Visit website

Lindy Hop classes

Thursday, 02 March 2017 - Thursday, 06 July 2017 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Lindy Hop classes at Chats Palace. Thursdays. 8pm-9pm beginners' basics (partner), 9pm-10pm Lindy Hop variations (partner) / vernacular jazz (solo jazz). £8 per class or £35 for a 5 class card. Age group: 18+. Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby's Walk E9 6DF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Angela. Email: info@cookiesjam.com Telephone: . Visit website

Plonk crazy golf

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - Friday, 29 December 2017 5pm - 11pm
This is Plonk's original outdoor 9-hole course. Also to be found is remote control car racing, foosball, ping pong and a board games cocktail room. £9 per player. £4.50 per junior. Plonk, 360 Victoria Park Road E9 7BT. Contact: Marina Lorenzato. Email: info@plonkgolf.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Get Lit

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - Sunday, 16 July 2017 6pm - 10pm
BSMT SPACE is kickstarting this summer with Get Lit, an exhibition on fire with light and colour and carefully curated to feature only the freshest interpretations in working with light. . Age group: All ages. BSMT SPACE, 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 8BH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Greg Key. Email: info@bsmt.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Welcome Home - interactive experience

Thursday, 22 June 2017 - Thursday, 20 July 2017 6.45pm - 10pm
Infinite Experience reel you on an intimate journey down the rabbit hole to explore the depths of your internal world. With only six participants per event, this experience is tailored to you. Within, you will find an alternate reality with its own rules, characters, stories and ideas where your decisions shape your journey accordingly. Through the exploration of play, individualism and the illusion of identity and freedom, we collectively seek out the radical shift in understanding about our connection to the rest of the universe. . Age group: All ages. £30.00. Infinite Experience, 458 Hackney Rd, London E2 9EG Disabled access: yes.

Dominic Shepherd solo art exhibition at Charlie Smith London

Friday, 23 June 2017 - Saturday, 29 July 2017 11am - 6pm
Landscape and figure paintings by Dominic Shepherd investigating folk, Romanticism and Englishness at Shoreditch art gallery, Charlie Smith London. Artist / Speaker: Dominic Shepherd. Website: https://go.evvnt.com/135484-0. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/135484-1. Free entry. Charlie Smith London, 336 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR. Contact: Zavier Ellis. Email: direct@charliesmithlondon.com Telephone: 020 7739 4055.

Songwriting Circle

Friday, 30 June 2017 8pm - 11pm
Jam Sandwich Live x Yucatan Records present the best emerging talent from across London: 12 songwriters performing and collaborating together breaking the barriers between artist and audience. A special candlelit evening showcasing new music in a corner of the city. Age group: 18+. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Zoe Kreye's exhibition opening and The Third Body

Saturday, 01 July 2017 6pm - 10.30pm
SPACE presents Zoe Kreye's exhibition opening alongside an evening of performances featuring The Third Body and special guests as part of Art Night Associate Programme 2017. Artists / Speakers: Zoe Kreye, Irene Dresel, The Third Body, Zeta. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/130837-1. Price: free. SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH. Contact: Christine Jakobson. Email: christine@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: 02085254330. Visit website

Kizomba Monday - Amber Bar - Kizomba Dance Class and Social

Monday, 03 July 2017 6pm - 11pm
The stunning venue with a free social every Monday in the centre of London in Amber Bar, come and check it out. Amber Bar, Citypoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW. Contact: Syed Ali. Email: info@kizombaaddiction.com Telephone: 07886471393.

'She's Gotta Have It' screening and poetry

Thursday, 06 July 2017 6.30pm - 9pm
As part of the Spike is 60 Film Festival, We Are Parable are showing Spike Lee's 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It. With a special poetry performance. Tickets start from £11.50 booked via Hackney Picturehouse box office. Age group: 18+. 270 Mare St, London E8 1HE. Contact: Teanne Andrews. Email: info@weareparable.com Telephone: . Visit website

Chaps Choir

Thursday, 06 July 2017 8pm - 10pm
Chaps Choir will be filling the intimate acoustic of The Old Church for this special up close performance. Support from Nick Ereaut. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Hip Hop Heads exhibition

Saturday, 08 July 2017 - Saturday, 29 July 2017 11am - 6pm
Atom Gallery presents Hip Hop Heads, a series of portraits and prints of hip hop and rap legends by renowned illustrator Dale Edwin Murray. The exhibition, which runs for three weeks, is the first time the whole collection has been shown together. Free admission. Age group: All ages. Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Richard Pendry. Email: rich@atomgallery.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

OPEN:Art at The Old Church

Saturday, 08 July 2017 2pm - 4pm
A chance to get creative in our beautiful, inspiring space. We'll explore creative writing and collage. This workshop, led by writer and artist Maike Hale-Jones, is inspired by a technique used by David Bowie and William Burrows. Exploring words and imagery, you will create your own individual piece of art. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Chadwick. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Nonclassical presents: Curated by Freya Waley-Cohen

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 8pm - 11.30pm
Join Nonclassical for an evening curated by one of our Associate Composers, Freya Waley-Cohen, with performances by viola da gamba player Liam Byrne and contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment. £5/£8/£10. . Age group: All. The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston, Hackney, London E8 3AS. Contact: Maxje. Email: info@nonclassical.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Straight Outta Compton Tour at XOYO w/ Yella (NWA) and Lil Eazy E

Thursday, 13 July 2017 7pm - 10pm
Join us this summer for a night of west coast hip hop as DJ Yella, one of the founding members of NWA, goes through a huge back catalogue of West Coast and NWA classics. £25. Artists: DJ Yella, Lil Eazy E. XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4AP. Contact: Bluewave UK. Email: info@bluewave.com Telephone: 077766545674. Visit website

Kingsland Road - A Home-Street Biography

Saturday, 15 July 2017 2pm - 4.30pm
Celebrate life in this diverse and rapidly changing area. Share memories and enjoy film-screenings, creative workshops and lively discussion. Age group: 18+. Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum of the Home. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

Glebe Rd summer open studios

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - Sunday, 16 July 2017 12 noon - 6pm
Glebe Road summer open studios community event will showcase the work of 12 local ceramic artists & designers. Buy affordable ceramic work straight from the artists and try your hand at throwing. . Age group: All ages. 18 Glebe Road, Hackney E8 4BD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Maria Alvarez Echenique. Email: ceramics@mazchenik.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Parallax Art Fair July 2017

Saturday, 22 July 2017 - Sunday, 23 July 2017 11pm - 5pm
Parallax Art Fair takes place at Chelsea Old Town Hall on the King's Road. It is the largest artist and designer fair in Europe. . Age group: All ages. Chelsea Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tom Moore. Email: paf@parallaxaf.co Telephone: . Visit website

Fiorentini Weenies summer school

Monday, 24 July 2017 - Friday, 28 July 2017 10.15am - 12.15pm
Weenies summer school will be looking at all things musical theatre. We are going to journey back to dance and sing to the music from classics such as Oliver and Annie. The week include drama games and activities, while working on songs for an end of week performance for parents/guardians. Age group: 7-18. Princess May School, Princess May Road, London N16 8DF. Contact: Shadia. Email: hello@annafiorentini.com Telephone: 0207 682 1403. Visit website

Martin Puryear solo exhibition

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - Friday, 08 December 2017 10am - 6pm
Showing in London for the first time, American artist Martin Puryear's solo exhibition spans 40 years of the artist's career and presents over thirty works, including sculpture and works on paper. Age group: All ages. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kirsteen Cairns. Email: info@parasol-unit.org Telephone: 020 7490 7373. Visit website

London Sketchbook Festival 2017 - private viewing

Thursday, 21 September 2017 6.30pm - 10pm
Highlighting art - traditionally and digitally. LSF is a live experience showcasing local and international projects from creative individuals. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/129882-0. £15 - includes free drink and snacks. The Archivist, Unit V, Reliance Wharf, 2-10 Hertford Road N1 5ET. Contact: Pamodou Ceesay. Email: pam@londonsketchbookfestival.com Telephone: 07951455982.

Beginners' musical theatre course

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - Tuesday, 18 July 2017 8pm - 9pm
Join us as we launch our new 6 week musical theatre course for absolute beginners. Stage & The City is the adult branch of the award winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School. American Musical Theatre Academy, Europa House, 13-17 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QG. Contact: Anna Fiorentini. Email: hello@stageandthecity.com Telephone: 020 7682 1403. Visit website

Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival 2017

Saturday, 01 July 2017 - Sunday, 02 July 2017 12 noon - 10.30pm
ARGComFest returns for a sixth year, bringing the spirit of the Fringe to Shoreditch. Sixty comedians over two days for a single ridiculously low ticket price. "The comedy Glastonbury," - Evening Standard "Intense, ridiculously good-value festival," - Time Out. Website: http://argcomfest.com. Day tickets: £19-£27. Weekend tickets: £34-£44. Available from: https://www.tickettext.co.uk/argcomfest/. Age group: 16+. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Lowey. Email: hello@actuallyrathergood.com Telephone: . Visit website