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Stepping Out ? Celebrating Hackney City Farm

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Saturday, 16 May 2015
Founded 30 years ago in the E2 community, Hackney City Farm is celebrating! An exhibition at Hackney Museum will bring together highlights of the past three decades. This project is supported by Arts Council funding. Tues, Weds, Fri: 9.30am - 5.30pm. Thur: 9.30am - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 5pm. Closed: Sun, Mon and Public Holidays. Free exhibition and entry to Hackney Museum - all welcome. Age group: 4 years - 99 years. HACKNEY TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING CENTRE, READING LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Museum. Email: hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 3500. view website

St Joseph's community choir

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Thursday, 25 June 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Do you love to sing? Have you been thinking of joining a choir? Would you like to explore music and songs from around the world? Then come join the Chorus! Led by Gina Fergione, everyone is welcome. All ages and no singing expertise necessary. Age group: 18+. St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlote Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

Doodle Club

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - Tuesday, 30 June 2015 1pm - 3pm
An informal and friendly group for all art lovers. Meet new friends, share ideas and exchange tips and experiences. Simply turn up to any of the sessions listed. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlotte Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3139. view website

What I Love About Summer

Friday, 06 March 2015 - Thursday, 30 April 2015
This installation of photographic images and painting by artist Alix Edwards explores how we can create ?beautiful?, ?feminine? images of protest that move people ? and how we can translate inert static statistics into vibrant and emotive art. Part of Women's History Month sponsored by Alternative Arts . Age group: all welcome. CENTRAL LIBRARY, HACKNEY TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING CENTRE, READING LANE, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Adrian Morris. Email: info@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 3000. view website

Los Carpinteros

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Sunday, 24 May 2015 6.30pm - 9pm
Preview: Tuesday 24 March, 6.30-9 pm. This exhibition at Parasol unit, the duo's first major show in a public London institution, explores the functionality of architecture, design and the everyday object through extensive installations, sculptures, watercolour drawings and a film screening. . 14 Wharf Road, Hackney N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Niccolo Brocchin. Email: intern@parasol-unit.org . view website

Open Cinema

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm - 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

All Voices Hackney and Islington Community Choir

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - Tuesday, 22 December 2015 7.30pm - 9pm
Whether you haven't sung since your school days or sing on a regular basis, the All Voices choir group welcomes singers of all levels for rehearsals. A great way to relax and meet new people. No need to read music and no audition. allvoiceschoir@gmail.com. www.allvoiceschoir.com. . Age group: 18+. Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Road, Stoke Newington, N16 8NA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nina. Email: allvoiceschoir@gmail.com Telephone: 07730 502 695.

Happy Crafters

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1pm - 4pm
Happy Crafters is a free knitting, crochet and jewellery making group run by London College of Fashion and St.Josephs Hospice. 8 week Spring inspired course: Week 1 - 2: Hand Knitting Week 3 - 4: Crochet Week 5 - 6: Knitted Jewellery Week 7 - 8: Exhibition. Age group: 16+. St.Josephs Hospice, Mare Street, London, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Makbule Yanar: . Email: makbule.yanar@live.co.uk . view website

Goldberg Variations at Sutton House

Sunday, 19 April 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Charles Tebbs (piano) plays J.S Bach's Goldberg Variations. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of historic Sutton House. Tickets £12; concessions £10; under-26s, disabled people and carers free. Cafe/bar available. SUTTON HOUSE, HOMERTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jim Wight. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505 609757. view website

Charles Tebbs: Goldberg Variations

Sunday, 19 April 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Goldberg Variations are probably Bach's most loved and revered piece for keyboard. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of Sutton House. Tickets: £12; Concessions: £10, Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: free. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Come Fly With Me at the Rosemary Branch

Monday, 20 April 2015 7pm - 11pm
Stephen Triffitt, from West End production The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, arguably the very best Frank Sinatra performer, will be the star attraction at a dinner in aid of the charity Parkinson's UK on Monday 20 April, to mark the start of Parkinson's Awareness Week. Rosemary Branch, Shepperton Road, Hackney, N1 3DT. Contact: Lucie Marshal. Email: luciejaynemarshall@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07773 000623.

Dugout Soul Club

Friday, 24 April 2015 - Saturday, 25 April 2015 9pm - 3am
Hackney's longest running soul club. 4 DJs pump out a non-stop tirade of Northern Soul, Motown, RnB, Funk & Boogaloo for a friendly, mixed crowd at this relaxed, cosmopolitan late-night venue. Admission Free!. Age group: 21+. Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill N16 6XS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jon Dabner. Email: info@mascarabar.co.uk Telephone: 07751 205323. view website

Open The Gate at Passing Clouds ft. Afriquoi

Friday, 24 April 2015 - Saturday, 25 April 2015 7pm - 4am
Open The Gate at Passing Clouds featuring Afriquoi, along with Anna Mudeka Band's Launch Album and Nelson & Friends. DJ Upstairs. Free before 9pm / £5 before 10pm / £10 after 10pm. Age group: Over 18. 1 Richmond Road E8 4AA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Open The Gate. Email: pr@openthegate.org.uk . view website

Maiden Voyage - album launch featuring the Ballina Whalers, the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir and Will Lang

Saturday, 25 April 2015 7.30pm - 11pm
The Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir are a non-audition community choir based in Hackney exploring the work-songs of the golden age of sail and have worked with many renowned musicians from the maritime world including Jim Radford, Andy Kenna, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham. . The Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, Clapton E5 0PU. Contact: Pete Truin. Email: thetradacademy@gmail.com . view website

Serafina Party

Sunday, 26 April 2015 2pm - 10pm
Serafina Pop-up Party. The freshest Brazilian party in London. DJ Rodrigo da Matta and Live Brazilian music by Samba Bom. Brush up your dancing skills. Join the Samba and Gafieira dance workshop before the party from 2pm to 5pm. . TripSpace Projects, 339-340 Arches, Acton Mews E8 4DG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Bloco Serafina. Email: blocoserafina@gmail.com . view website

Vitor Pereira Quintet

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 8pm - 11pm
Portuguese guitarist Vitor Pereira brings his exciting London based band to the heart of Dalston's most iconic Jazz venue. Despite its obvious Jazz roots this music unveils a vast background of musical influences. . Age group: 18+. 11 Gillett Square, Vortex Jazz Club, London, Hackney N16 8AZ. Contact: Vortex Jazz club. Email: info@vortexjazz.co.uk Telephone: 020 7254 4097. view website

Let Grass Root Grow

Thursday, 07 May 2015 - Thursday, 14 May 2015 6pm - 9pm
This cutting edge contemporary collection features London based painters. 16 of the Artists have graduate backgrounds from top London Art Schools including Central Saint Martins, The Royal College of Art and also current students of the Turps Banana Art School. . Age group: 18+. Car park, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney E8 2BT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ronan Bowes. Email: info@ronanbowes.co.uk Telephone: 07597757812. view website

Maps exhibition

Thursday, 07 May 2015 - Saturday, 16 May 2015 11am - 8pm
Free exhibition exploring work from artists, designers and architects in various media and with varying interpretations of the brief. The exhibition will run alongside a programme of talks, workshops and events exploring the importance of mapping within creative disciplines, and its relevance to our culture. 70 Paul Street, Hackney, EC2A 4NA. Contact: Anna Hastings. Email: mail@sceneart.co.uk Telephone: +447581254430. view website

Hackney in pictures

Saturday, 09 May 2015 10am - 6.00pm
Do you live in Hackney and have footage of the borough you would like to share? As part of Open Cinema, we want to gather visual material of the area as part of an exciting 2-day cinema event in October 2015. Drop in. Any format (super8, 16mm, vhs, dvd). . Age group: All ages. Rose Lipman Library, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Hackney N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mike. Email: info@openschooleast.org Telephone: . view website

Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Sunday, 10 May 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Fitzwilliam perform two of Beethoven's monumental last quartets: Op. 132 in A minor and Op. 135 in F major. General: £12; Concessions: £10; Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: free. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9ES. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Baby Broadway

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10.30am - 11.15am
Stars of the West End perform well-known songs from the shows in a fun-filled concert for parents, babies and toddlers. All proceeds go to the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund. Doors 10am, concert lasts approx 45 mins. Tickets £10 (kids free) on the door or visit www.theoldchurch.org.uk to book online. Age group: 0-4. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, (opp St Mary's Church, corner of Clissold Park) N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Anna Unwin. Email: babybroadwayuk@gmail.com . view website

BUST Summer Craftacular

Sunday, 17 May 2015 12pm - 6pm
A craft fair with craft beer. The BUST London Craftacular is back with a summertime shindig. Featuring over 70 crafty vendors including Rob Ryan & the Drink, Shop & Do pop-up café and craft beer bar, DJs and DIY workshops. Goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers. Age group: 10+. York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Victoria Woodcock. Email: craftacular-uk@bust.com Telephone: 07773335428. view website

Mindfulness & Art

Saturday, 23 May 2015 11am - 2pm
Come and join us for our "Mindfulness & Art" Mediation from Jo Marshall (author of 'Managing Anxiety With Mindfulness For Dummies') and a guided life drawing session. Suitable for beginners (art or meditation) and fun day of mindfulness & creativity. Age group: 18+. Carol Young Community Centre, Cranston Estate, London, 46 Rokesly Ave, N1 5EH. Contact: Rachel Black. Email: electricmindfulness@gmail.com Telephone: 07984020072. view website

Gestures and Mudras: drawing observation

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - Saturday, 06 June 2015 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sarah Lawton will lead in a performative drawing event, which focuses on Sanskrit gesture and movement. Participants will learn about the connection between gesture and embodied movement to create their own contribution and artwork. To book workshops please contact sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk.People over 55 are particularly welcome to attend. Age group: All ages. 45 Coronet Street, Hackney, N1 6HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah Lawton . Email: sarah@sharingthemaking.co.uk Telephone: 07984529787 . view website

Roskell Piano Trio

Sunday, 07 June 2015 7pm - 9pm
The Roskell Trio will play Mozart K. 548 in C major, Shostakovich No. 2 and Schumann No. 1 in D minor. Optional free tour by Richard Griffiths, the architect for the restoration of Sutton House at 6pm. General: £12, Concessions: £10, Under 26, people with disabilities and their carers: Free. Age group: All ages. SUTTON HOUSE, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 . view website

Roman remains

Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Sunday, 17 May 2015
Six international artists, who were resident at the British School at Rome in 2014, reunite to consider how their time in the city has influenced their individual practices. Unit 25a Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road Hackney Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk . view website

Journey home talk

Saturday, 09 May 2015 2pm - 3.30pm
Join Jennifer Kavanagh for an exploration of home and homelessness today. Free entry. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Homes of the Homeless walk in the East End

Saturday, 25 April 2015 2pm
Explore the hidden history of the homeless in Victorian Whitechapel with exhibition curators. Tour starts at 2pm at Whitechapel Underground Station and lasts 1.5 hours Saturday 25 April. Tickets £16, £13 concs (includes free exhibition ticket) Ticketed events must be booked in advance www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/book-tickets/, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk . Geffrye Museum Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893.

Men's cardio circuit exercise

Thursday, 12 February 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015
50+ Men. Improve your physique and health with out cardio exercise class. Our cardio circuit exercise for men will improve your heart health, make you stronger in a fun and supportive environment. Class managed by male tutor. Men from all communities welcome. 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

I Am Industry night

Monday, 20 April 2015 4pm - 12am
Are you an artist? Singer? Performer? Actor? Mixologist? Fashion stylist? Creative? Event designer? . Canvas Bar, 235 Old Street, Hackney EC1V 9HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Canvas Bar. Email: events@canvasbar.co.uk Telephone: 02075393539. view website