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All the Young Nudes // Life Drawing Club

Monday, 11 January 2016 - Monday, 28 March 2016 8pm - 10pm
All The Young Nudes is life drawing, set to music, for everyone - no experience needed! Join us every Monday to chill out, socialise and sketch. The bar is always open, and we keep your ears happy with a custom weekly playlist. Check us out here - www.facebook.com/ATYNEastLondon ATYN x . Age group: 18 - 65. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 5ET, London, N1 5ET. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Natalie Fox. Email: fox@atyn.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Vocallective - Women's Choir

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 - Wednesday, 23 March 2016 8pm - 9.30pm
New women's choir! Pop music. No auditions, everyone is welcome - join the feel-good fun! First session is free - following sessions £8/£6. Age group: 18-99. The Prince, 59 Kynaston Rd, Stoke Newington, N16 0EB. Disabled access: no. Contact: Christina Carty-Houson. Email: women@vocallective.london Telephone: 07977 191469. Visit website

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

Thursday, 14 January 2016 - Wednesday, 23 March 2016 6.30pm - 9pm
15 January-23 March 2016 (Preview: Thursday 14 January) Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind at Parasol unit is the first solo exhibition in the UK for this French-Swiss artist. Free. 14 Wharf Road N1 7RW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lala Thorpe. Email: lala@parasol-unit.org Telephone: . Visit website

Exhibition opening - Iván Argote: 'An Idea of Progress'

Thursday, 21 January 2016 - Saturday, 19 March 2016 6pm - 9pm
The newest SPACE artist commission, And Idea of Progress by Iván Argote, explores the prescient topic of property development in London, specifically Hackney. As well as a film and series of sculptures within the gallery, Argote will cover the entire facade of SPACE Mare Street with an ambitious large-scale banner. SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London, Hackney, E8 3RH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Persilia Caton. Email: Persilia@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 4330. Visit website

At The Swim

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - Monday, 29 February 2016 9am - 9pm
The library's community gallery exists to share local artists' work. In February east London artist Gillian Lawrence's acrylic paintings "At The Swim" depict mainly older women being together. . Age group: all. Hackney Central Library, Reading Lane, London, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Contact: Gillian Lawrence. Email: gillianamuir@aol.co.uk Telephone: 07762178941.

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - Saturday, 05 March 2016 7:30pm - 9.30pm-10pm
On stage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. She is Janis Joplin. Created by multi-award winning writing/directing team Peter Arnott and Cora Bissett, Full Tilt is a celebration of a sound, a scream of protest at the universe. See more at: http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/janis-joplin-full-tilt. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, London, Hackney, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. Visit website

The Vagina Monologues

Friday, 19 February 2016 - Monday, 22 February 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
The Vagina Monologues is the cornerstone of the V-Day movement. Benefit performances of the show like this one take place worldwide each year between February 1 and April 30. Bookings are taken via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/v-day-london-proud-archivist-the-vagina-monologues-tickets-20228428775#listing-organizer. Age group: 18+. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5SH. Contact: Stephanie Gaynor. Email: stephlgaynor@gmail.com Telephone: 07530151049.

The Vagina Monologues

Friday, 19 February 2016 - Sunday, 21 February 2016 7.30pm - 9pm
Fundraising performance for Hackney women's charity, Nia, www.niaendingviolence.org.uk. Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on door, booking recommended. www.theproudarchivist.co.uk/?s=vagina+monologues. Age group: N1 5ET. The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET. Contact: Steph Gaynor. Email: vdayperformance@gmail.com Telephone: .

When the Iron Bird Flies

Saturday, 20 February 2016 - Sunday, 21 February 2016 10am - 5pm
Artist Simone Sandelson has worked with young Tibetans in Dharamsala, to give them voice through artwork. Their paintings reveal their feelings about life in exile and their fears and hopes for the future. Their art is a poignant reminder of the extreme difficulties. . Age group: 0-99. The Hive, 264 Kingsland Road, London, Hackney, E8 4DG. Contact: Kahtyrin. Email: Kathryn@tibetrelieffund.co.uk Telephone: 020 3119 0041. Visit website

Home Time

Saturday, 20 February 2016 - Saturday, 12 March 2016
Home Time asks its artists to make responses to the objects which they surround themselves with. Age group: all ages. Unit 25A Regent Studios 8 Andrews Road London Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Corinna Spencer. Email: corinna@transitiongallery.co.uk Telephone: .

Concept

Saturday, 20 February 2016 - Saturday, 27 February 2016 7pm
Scene announces its upcoming exhibition exploring the starting points within art, architecture and design. ‘Concept’ is an archive of initial reactions, of first thoughts, of the archetypal sketch on a napkin. It is a celebration of the sketch and of the first spark of an idea before it has solidified. Sketches from all creative walks come together to create a room of possibilities. Some are ideas which have not come into fruition but are beautiful pieces in themselves, others express the potential of work to come, while still others are recognisable within their final forms. ‘Concept’ catches an ephemeral moment – the start of a process, a fleeting thought which is often consigned to the waste basket, but is displayed here as a record of such sparks. Concept works as a prelude to Scene's upcoming series of exhibitions 'Process' which begins 10th March. Free. THE TRAM DEPOT, The Tram Depot, 38-48 Upper Clapton Road, Hackney, London, E5 8BQ. Disabled access: yes.

Raphaela Papadakis (soprano), Alessandro Ruisi (violin)

Sunday, 21 February 2016 3pm - 5pm
English Songs with Violin: A rare opportunity to hear repertoire for this unusual combination, with songs by Vaughan Williams, "Along the Field" and "Two English folksongs"; Holst, "Four songs for voice and violin"; and Ivor Gurney; and a new piece by George Arthur. 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

Empirical pop-up jazz lounge

Monday, 22 February 2016 - Saturday, 27 February 2016 9am - 11pm
Empirical, the 'coolest of Britain's young jazz bands' (Daily Telegraph), invites Hackney residents to their pop-up jazz lounge at Old Street Underground station featuring a week of morning, lunchtime and late night gigs, open rehearsals and jazz education workshops. Entrance free of charge and no need to book in advance . Age group: All ages. Old Street London Underground Station, Old Street Roundabout, EC1Y 1BE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Claudia Kuss-Tenzer. Email: eumanten@hotmail.com Telephone: 07960279993. Visit website

BREATHE: Celebration of air

Friday, 26 February 2016 - Sunday, 20 March 2016 12pm - 11.30pm
BREATHE is a unique festival of art, music, dance and storytelling, centred around VOX - a wind harp installation in a stunning ancient church. The programme boasts award winning folk singers Karine Polwart and Sam Lee, beatboxer Jason Singh, multi-disciplinary Bishi and an innovative community singing project from Ansuman Biswas. Age group: All ages. The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Catell. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Breathe: A celebration of air

Friday, 26 February 2016 - Sunday, 20 March 2016 5pm
BREATHE is a unique festival of art, music, dance and storytelling, centred around a wind harp installation in a stunning ancient church. . Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0JR. Contact: Rachel Millward. Email: info@theoldchurch.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

The Marvellous Adventures of Mary Seacole

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - Friday, 11 March 2016 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Acclaimed show about Mary Seacole performed by Hackney resident Cleo Sylvestre, whose varied career has ranged from being the first Black actress to have a leading role at The National Theatre and seasons with The Young Vic and numerous tv appearances. Gala evening 11th £25 Q&A and rum cocktail. Age group: 10+. Rosemary Branch Theatre, Shepperton Road, London, Hackney, N1 3DT. Contact: Rosemary Branch Theatre. Email: cecilia @rosemarybranch.co.uk Telephone: 0207 7046665. Visit website

The Maximum Wage: A performance printing extravaganza

Saturday, 12 March 2016 11am - 4pm
Free entry Henningham Family Press stage a jubilee for the wage slave. Eight artists provoke, capture, print and publish what Londoners really think about money. Live. Featuring The Maximum Wage Screenprint Production Line, an art installation where the audience print money that can be used in the venue, and beyond. Age group: All Ages Welcome. St Paul's West Hackney Church Hall, Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Henningham Family Press. Email: ping@henninghamfamilypress.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Concert

Saturday, 19 March 2016 7pm - 10pm
Britain's Got Talent Golden Buzzer Winners, Revelation Avenue will be at Hackney Empire. Tickets: www.gigsandtours.com or call 0844 8110051. Age group: 14+. HACKNEY EMPIRE - 270, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gigs and Tours. Email: info@revelationavemusic.com Telephone: 0844811 0051. Visit website

Nicola Meecham (piano)

Sunday, 20 March 2016 3pm - 5pm
Eastern European Piano Music at Sutton House: Nicola plays a programme of early twentieth century repertoire by Kodály, Janacek, Enescu and Medtner, much of which she has recorded. . 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

Americana In Concert

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - Saturday, 02 April 2016 7.30pm
Premiere of the groundbreaking new musical by young up and coming theatre makers Hungry Bitches productions. Hungry Bitches Productions have fused grunge, pop and hip hop to create a musical that breaks all the rules in the stage premiere of Americana, presented in concert. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Hackney, London, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. Visit website

The House of In Between

Friday, 08 April 2016 - Saturday, 30 April 2016 7.30pm
What if the thing you most wanted meant giving up everything you are?. With traditional Indian music and dance, the modern world meets mystical India in this intriguing story exploring the sacrifices people are willing to make to forgive themselves and be seen. Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Hackney, London, E15 1BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Box Office. Email: tickets@stratfordeast.com Telephone: 020 8534 0310. Visit website

Roskell Piano Trio

Sunday, 17 April 2016 3pm - 5pm
A delightfully varied programme by our fabulous resident ensemble with string trios by Beethoven and Dohnanyi, plus the magnificent Piano Quartet in G minor by Mozart. 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

Prâna-Max Roach-The Journey of The Drum by Siemy Di

Saturday, 23 April 2016 7pm - 10pm
Prâna is an original music/dance/theatre production that celebrates the work of Max Roach. It is a stunning theatrical-dance work that integrates music, storytelling and dance as musicians on stage are joined by contemporary and flamenco dancers. Tickets: £12 (£10 early bird) www.siemydisystem.com . Age group: 13-100. Courtyard Theaatre, 40 Pitifield Street, London, Hackney, N1 6EU. Contact: Siemy Di. Email: siemydisystem@gmail.com Telephone: . 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 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

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

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

Bear Jokes Comedy

Thursday, 03 March 2016 7.45pm - 10pm
Bear Jokes presents eight of the very best, often award winning, new comedians in London at London Fields’ Pub on the Park. Age group: 18 years and over. Free. PUB ON THE PARK, Pub on the Park, 19 Martello Street, Hackney, London, E8 3PE, E8 3PE. Disabled access: yes.

Breathe: a celebration of air

Friday, 26 February 2016 - Sunday, 20 March 2016 5pm
BREATHE is a unique festival of art, music, dance and storytelling, centred around a wind harp installation in a stunning ancient church. . Age group: All welcome. Between £0 and £20. The Old Church, The Old Church, Corner of Clissold Park opposite St Mary's New Church, N16 9ES. Disabled access: yes.