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Diversity & Inclusion in Learning

Thursday, 01 June 2017 - Sunday, 31 December 2017 10.00 - 11.30
A workshop to promote informal learning for parents and pupils. It promotes understanding of education provisions in a diverse learning environment. The programme covers key stages, legal requirements and communication in learning. Flexible Hackney venues and dates. Positive response from participants. flexible Contact: May Tsang. Email: links.smt@talk21.com.

Mens Carers' Group

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - Tuesday, 12 December 2017 3.30pm - 6pm
A male carers support group. Welcomes all male carers. Free. Age group: All ages. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare St, London E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: ken flaherty. Email: kenneth.flaherty@hackneycarers.org.uk Telephone: 07588279465. Visit website

Taekwondo Class

Monday, 04 September 2017 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 4.15pm - 9.30pm
Bozdag Taekwondo is one of central London's finest Taekwondo clubs, specialising in taekwondo training. Our club can guarantee you quality certified training that will keep you in peak shape as well as teach you necessary skills for self defence. For more information please feel free to browse our website. Age group: 4+. Bozdag Taekwondo, 60-64 Kingsland Road E2 8DP. Disabled access: no. Contact: Seyit Riza Bozdag. Email: info@bozdag-taekwondo.com Telephone: 02070334660. Visit website

Black People's Struggle Against Racism in America

Monday, 11 September 2017 - Monday, 27 November 2017
Come and learn about the long history of black people's struggles in America with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). Each week, discussion will be accompanied by music, slide presentations and film clips. Course fee £100.80 or free if claiming certain benefits e.g. JSA, Housing Benefit, etc. Age group: 19+. Day-Mer Community Centre, Howard Road N16 8PU. Disabled access: no. Contact: James Drummond. Email: london@wea.org.uk Telephone: 020 7426 1976 . Visit website

Kurdish Language and Culture - part 1

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Come and learn to speak, read and write Kurmanjî Kurdish with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). Students with no Kurdish should join in September and progress through the spring and summer terms. Course costs £100.80, or free if claiming certain benefits e.g. JSA, Housing Benefit, etc. Age group: 19+. Day-Mer Community Centre, Howard Road, Hackney N16 8PU. Disabled access: no. Contact: James Drummond. Email: london@wea.org.uk Telephone: 020 7426 1976 . Visit website

Adult beginners' dance

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Wednesday, 13 December 2017 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Never stepped foot in a dance class but always wanted to give it a try? Join us to explore a range of dance techniques and styles in a class setting that is open for all who want to get their bodies moving. No experience necessary. £8 on the door. Please use the side door entrance. . Age group: 18+. St John at Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road E5 0PD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Rosental . Email: info@adrenalindance.com Telephone: .

AmIanActor AmIaDancer AmIaSinger

Saturday, 16 September 2017 - Saturday, 25 November 2017 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm
Our workshops were created specifically for adults, with little or no experience in acting, dancing and singing. We invite various artists to lead each workshop. We offer creative space. We offer community of non professional dancers, singers and actors. Space to play, express yourself through movement and strengthen powerful voice. . Age group: 25+. Off the Page, www.offthepagecreativepractice.com Contact: Agne & Gareth. Email: offthe_page@hotmail.com Telephone: 07753365574. Visit website

AmIaDancer?

Saturday, 16 September 2017 - Saturday, 25 November 2017 12 noon - 2pm
AmIaDancer is a collaborative project with various dance and movement artists. Every workshop different guest leads a session. It is a very experimentative, improvised and sometimes a completely different approach than you were used to before. Little or no experience, we encourage you to apply. Age group: 25+. AmIaDancer?, Hackney E2 0PT. Contact: Agne. Email: offthe_page@hotmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Fixing Fridays

Friday, 13 October 2017 - Friday, 09 March 2018 6pm - 8pm
Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control. Free workshops at Dalston CLR James Library. Booking required. Age group: 18+. Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Diamond. Email: info@hackneyfixers.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Make Kit free family cooking course

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - Wednesday, 06 December 2017 1pm - 3pm
Our free family cooking course is aimed at parents/carers in Hackney with children aged 5 and under. Every Wednesday. . Sebright Children's Centre, Haggerston Park, Queensbridge Court, Hackney E2 8NP. Contact: Sebright Children's Centre. Email: SebrightCC@sebright.hackney.sch.uk Telephone: 020 7749 1210. Visit website

Personal safety course (including self defence) for women and girls 13+

Sunday, 05 November 2017 - Sunday, 26 November 2017 3.30pm - 5.30pm
A free 4-week personal safety and self defence course for women and girls over 13. No upper age limit. You must be able to commit to all 4-sessions to qualify for a potential space. £10.50 deposit is required to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course. Terms and conditions apply. Age group: 13+. Morningside Community Centre, Cresset Road, Hackney E9 6SJ. Contact: Ms Sev Necati. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: 07050 614 116. Visit website

Adobe InDesign courses - all levels

Friday, 08 December 2017 10am - 4pm
InDesign is Adobe's premier application for layout design. It is the professional choice for creating brochures, posters, magazines and e-books. Whatever your level; beginner, intermediate or advanced, we have the right InDesign course for you. We also provide one-to-one InDesign training. Find your course on our website here: www.platform39.com/courses/adobe-indesign . Age group: 18+. 3 Westland Place, London N1 7LP. Disabled access: no. Contact: George Morris. Email: courses@platform39.com Telephone: 02033974567. Visit website

Festive floristry workshop

Thursday, 14 December 2017 5.45pm - 7.45pm
Our lovely florist Antoinette is back this year to guide you through creating your own festive wreath made from sustainable greenery from the garden. Combined with mulled drinks and late night plant shopping. Costs £35 / £30 concessions. Places are limited we advise booking early. All proceeds to our charity work. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Age group: All ages. St Mary's Secret Garden, 50 Pearson Street, London E2 8EL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Paula Yassine. Email: info@stmarysgarden.org.uk Telephone: 02077392965. Visit website

MTR BFI Film Academy for 16-19 year olds

Saturday, 06 January 2018 - Sunday, 11 February 2018
Are you passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. To apply go to our website or call/email and we can send it you. Age group: 16-19. Mouth That Roars, MTR Studio 23, 29 Waterson St, London E2 8HT. Contact: Denise Rose. Email: mouththatroars@btconnect.com Telephone: 02077292323. Visit website

Baking and Cake Decorating Made Easy

Saturday, 13 January 2018 - Saturday, 03 February 2018 10am - 1pm
Have you ever meticulously followed a recipe, only for your cake to come out of the oven under-cooked, flat as a pancake or sunken? Do you want to turn your ordinary cakes into fantastically looking cakes? This workshop introduces you to the art of baking and cake decorating. £220. Age group: 18+. Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. Visit website

Personal safety course (including self defence) for women and girls 13+

Sunday, 04 February 2018 - Sunday, 25 February 2018 3.30pm - 5.30pm
A free 4-week personal safety and self defence course for women and girls over 13. No upper age limit. You must be able to commit to all 4-sessions to qualify for a potential space. £10.50 deposit is required to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course. Terms and conditions apply. Age group: 13+. Gascoyne Community Centre, Gascoyne Road, Hackney E9 7FA. Contact: Ms Sev Necati. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: 07050 614 116. Visit website