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Become a hip hop producer for the day

Thursday, 03 May 2018 6.30pm - 9.30pm
You will get a get hands-on experience on how to use music production software e.g. Logic Pro X which is used by all the great music producers. You will get to leave the workshop with a hot new hip hop beat that you created. Age group: 18+. Bridge Academy, Laburnum St, Hackney, London E2 8BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marcy. Email: lissenuptv@gmail.com Telephone: .

Swing Patrol - Clapton

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Thursday, 26 April 2018 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Join us for fun and friendly beginner Swing Dance classes with Swing Patrol. It's a great way to meet new people, have fun and get fit. Classes are £10. No need to book, no need to bring a partner and no experience necessary. Every Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Core Clapton, 161 Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, Hackney E5 8RL. Contact: Sibhe Lynch . Email: info@swingpatrol.co.uk Telephone: .

Sewing for beginners

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10am - 1pm
Our workshops support our students to gain an increase in their self-esteem and confidence a new skills set in sewing for fashion or their homes We also include a field trip. The fee is £50 including materials. For more information and to book, please email: info@creativelifestyel.org.uk . Forest Road Youth Hub, Hackney, London E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: oleander@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: 07538321416. Visit website

More Than Just Acting

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - Wednesday, 23 May 2018 6pm - 9pm
New intense interactive masterclasses for actors 18+ wishing to hone their skills. These sessions will cover: qualities of a consistently good actor, creating memorable characters, auditions technique, boost to general confidence. The workshop is lead by professional industry actors and directors. For info ring siobhan 02072494542. Age group: 18+. HYPU, Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Siobhan. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542.

Food For Life Social

Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Thursday, 28 June 2018 11am - 1pm
Free weekly adult drop-in cook and eat session, every Thursday from 11am-1pm. At Food For Life Social, you will increase your confidence and motivation to cook meals and make healthier choices. Participants can attend up to 8 sessions per season. Book your place by calling Shoreditch Trust: 020 7033 8529. Age group: 18+. Healthy Living Centre, 170 Pitfield St, Hackney N1 6JH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Shanaz Khan. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Family cook & eat

Friday, 20 April 2018 - Friday, 25 May 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Our free family cooking classes will teach you how to make healthy and tasty meals on a budget. We'll make new dishes and family favourites, from pizza, jerk chicken, kebabs to low sugar desserts and healthy baking. Book your place by calling Shoreditch Trust: 0207 033 8529. Every Friday 4pm - 6pm for 6 weeks from 20 April - 25 May. Age group: Families. New Kingshold Community Centre, Ainsworth Rd Hackney E9 7LP Contact: Shanaz Khan. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Alexander Technique Six Session Course

Monday, 23 April 2018 - Monday, 11 June 2018 10am - 11.30am
Early bird by 6 April £65. Late payment £72. Suitable for beginners and returners. Learn Alexander Technique concepts, develop awareness and mindful movement so you can reduce pain and tension plus increase wellbeing. Lying down procedure, hands-on work, gentle experiential games. April 23, 30; May 14, 21; June 4, 11. Due to bank holidays the 6 classes are spread over 8 weeks. Max 10 participants so please enrol in advance: http://bit.ly/2usT9HJ. Age group: Adults and teens. 3 Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 0BF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hilary King. Email: alextech@hilaryking.net Telephone: 020 7254 9206. Visit website

Vox Voices - female vocal workshops

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 8pm - 9.15pm
Vox Voices female vocal group is set up as a course of friendly, playful vocal workshops, with body percussion, movement and uplifting world, folk and jazz melodies. Everything is learnt by ear and we weave a tapestry of sound moving from part to part. . Age group: All ages. The Greenhouse N16, 49 Green Lanes, Hackney N16 9BU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tara Franks. Email: soundscreativeprojects@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Thursday, 26 April 2018 2pm - 3pm
Experience the art of tea leaf reading (tasseography) with diviner Freya Ingva in the beautiful surroundings of Springfield Park and its welcoming cafe. Enjoy the views or walk among notable trees of interest before an afternoon tea with a difference. £20 includes tea. Book in advance www.freyaingva.com. Also on 15 May and 7 June at the same times. Age group: 18+. Springfield Park Cafe (Spark), White Lodge Mansion, Springfield Park, Hackney E5 9EF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Freya. Email: freya.ingva@gmail.com Telephone: 07578506317. Visit website

Fabrications Fashion Hackathon - Fashion Revolution Week

Saturday, 28 April 2018 11am - 5.30pm
Calling all budding sewers, new designers and refashioners. Bring along your old clothes to Fabrications sustainable sewing studio and re design them into a whole new look. Basic sewing skills advised. £20 1/2 day session. Fabulous prizes will be offered for the best creations. Booking essential. . Age group: 12+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Make your own Sculptural Bucket Coat

Sunday, 29 April 2018 10am - 5pm
Make your own stylish coat from start to finish in a day. Guided by Tree from the popular YouTube sewing channel Stitchless TV using her pattern and your own cloth. £75 or £90 (with take away pattern). All levels welcome but basic sewing skills needed. Booking essential. . Age group: 16+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Japanese Katagami stenciling in indigo

Saturday, 05 May 2018 10am - 5pm
Create your own stencils from Washi paper. Using a rice paste receipe with the stencil this creates a resist design on fabric. Experiment and sampling with the techniques, learn about the history of Katagami stencilling in Japan and using indigo dye. £100. Booking essential. . Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Developing Cake Decorating Enterprise Skills

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10am - 3pm
Are you creative or enterprising? If yes - this is the workshop for you. Students will gain knowledge and skills that will enable them to: market a product, set a simple action plan, prepare a budget, sell products in pop up shop, start a micro business. £150 for info 02072494542. Age group: 18+. Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Hackney, Shacklewell Lane E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. Visit website

Free family Cook and Eat sessions

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - Tuesday, 19 June 2018 4pm - 6pm
Our free family cooking classes will teach you how to make healthy and tasty meals on a budget. We'll make new dishes and family favourites, from pizza, jerk chicken, kebabs to low sugar desserts and healthy baking. Book your place by calling Shoreditch Trust: 0207 033 8529. Every Tuesday, 4-6pm for 6 weeks from 8 May - 19 June. . Age group: Families. Fellows Court Community Centre, 86 Weymouth Terrace Haggerston E2 8LR Contact: Shanaz Khan. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8529. Visit website

Free family cook and eat sessions

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Thursday, 21 June 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Our free family cooking classes will teach you how to make healthy and tasty meals on a budget. We'll make new dishes and family favourites, from pizza, jerk chicken, kebabs to low sugar desserts and healthy baking. Book your place by calling Shoreditch Trust: 0207 033 8529. Every Thursday 4pm to 6pm for 6 weeks from 10 May to 21st June (not including half term). . Age group: Families. Banister House Community Centre, Homerton High St Homerton E9 6BP Contact: Shanaz Khan. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8529. Visit website

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 2pm - 3pm
Experience the art of tea leaf reading (tasseography) with diviner Freya Ingva in the beautiful surroundings of Springfield Park and its welcoming cafe. Enjoy the views or walk among notable trees of interest before an afternoon tea with a difference. £20 includes tea. Book in advance www.freyaingva.com.. Age group: 18+. Springfield Park Cafe (Spark), White Lodge Mansion, Springfield Park, London E5 9EF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Freya Ingva. Email: freya.ingva@gmail.com Telephone: 07578506317.

Beginners' Crochet

Saturday, 19 May 2018 11am - 5pm
Enter the world of crochet and get hooked. Get started with your hook and wool, learn how to hold your tools, create different stitches, introduce a new colour and simple design work, how to read a pattern. £35 1/2 day or £60 full day. Includes starter kit. Booking essential. . Age group: 16+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Friends

Monday, 21 May 2018 - Sunday, 27 May 2018 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Borough of Hackney is working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Community, and an integral part of that is to offer Dementia Friend Information sessions to everyone working and living in Hackney to improve the lives of those people affected by dementia. For further information please contact: sandra.cater@alzheimers.org.uk . Age group: all ages. Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, Dalston Lane, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sandra Cater. Email: sandra.cater@alzheimers.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Thursday, 07 June 2018 2pm - 3pm
Experience the art of tea leaf reading (tasseography) with diviner Freya Ingva in the beautiful surroundings of Springfield Park and its welcoming cafe. Enjoy the views or walk among notable trees of interest before an afternoon tea with a difference. £20 includes tea. Book in advance www.freyaingva.com.. Age group: 18+. Springfield Park Cafe (Spark), White Lodge Mansion, Springfield Park, London E5 9EF. Contact: Freya Ingva. Email: freya.ingva@gmail.com Telephone: 07578506317. Visit website

Free cancer course comes to Hackney

Thursday, 07 June 2018 - Thursday, 14 June 2018 10am - 5pm
Leading charity Penny Brohn UK hosts a free, two-day support course for people with cancer and a close supporter. Living Well addresses cancer's physical and psychological impact and shows how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after treatment. Call 0303 3000 118. A two-day course on 7 and 14 June. Age group: 18+. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Susan Gailor. Email: bookings@pennybrohn.org.uk Telephone: 0303 3000 118.