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Pass It On - volunteer training for ages 50+

Thursday, 31 May 2018 - Thursday, 28 March 2019 11am - 1pm
Pass It On Volunteer programme is designed to share the style and content of Complimenting Your Health sessions with other small community groups, by empowering attendees to share what they have experienced. It consists of training to lead a gentle exercise class and support in delivering sessions to community groups. Training sessions run once a month on a Thursday morning until March 2019 . Age group: 50+. Hands Inc. The Old Fire Station, Stoke Newington, 61 Leswin Road N16 7NX. Contact: Jessica Green. Email: comptherapy@handsinc.co.uk Telephone: 07904 517465. Visit website

Woodland Place project

Saturday, 18 August 2018 - Friday, 30 November 2018 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Woodland Place - a new architect-led build at Hackney City Farm. Help re-purpose Tetra Paks to Tetra Tiles for a canopy roof to the pavillion, and find out about project volunteer roles. Drop in. Age group: All ages. 1a Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 8QA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ken Hayes. Email: ken@hackneycityfarm.co.uk Telephone: 0207 729 6381. Visit website

Activities for Over 50s

Monday, 03 September 2018 - Friday, 16 August 2019 9:30 - 17:00
September 2018 enrolment for adults over age of 50. Wecloming, friendly and professional organisation catering to adults over 50 years living in Hackney, since 1996! We offer a variety of activities, creative, physical and relaxation sessions, including space for social gathering. . Age group: 50. 30 Holly St, London, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nazmun. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 02079230350. Visit website

Vox Voices - female vocal workshops

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - Tuesday, 11 December 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. For all female singers and would-be singers, regardless of experience, or talent. Advance booking recommended. Book here: http://soundscreativeprojects.co.uk/vox-voices/. Age group: 14+. The Greenhouse N16, 49 Green Lanes, Hackney, London N16 9BU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tara Franks. Email: soundscreativeprojects@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Manga drawing class for adults

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 - Tuesday, 20 November 2018 6.30pm - 8pm
Would you like to learn to draw Manga art? Starting from nothing, you can learn Manga drawing foundations and tips step by step. Learn to draw Manga characters from scratch, gain confidence, and watch your art skills improve through the program in a small class environment. Visit www.froggymanga.com for details. Age group: 16+. Room 1, Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, Woodberry Down, Hackney N4 2HF. Contact: Keroko James. Email: info@froggymanga.com Telephone: . Visit website

Beginners' Knitting

Saturday, 29 September 2018 - Saturday, 27 October 2018 2.30pm - 5pm
Get your knit on this Autumn. A short course to get you started with local maker Barley Massey. Progress from casting on, different stitch textures, introducing colour to shaping and reading knitting patterns. 1 class £35 or £90 x 3 classes. Includes starter pack. 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

Colour and black & white photo printing classes

Sunday, 07 October 2018 - Sunday, 16 December 2018 10am - 1pm
Darkroom printing introduction and refresher sessions. Black and white or colour facilities are available. All ages/experience levels are welcome. £45 for first intro/induction session. Email photochats10@yahoo.com. Age group: All ages. Chats Palace Arts Centre, 42-44, Brooksby's Walk, Homerton, Hackney E9 6DF. Disabled access: no. Contact: Peter Young. Email: photochats10@yahoo.com Telephone: 07921816754. Visit website

MidEast frame drum workshops

Sunday, 14 October 2018 - Sunday, 28 October 2018 1pm - 4pm
Beginners 14 Oct and intermediate 28 Oct (Upright and lap styles). 1-4pm, £25 adv or £30 on the day (per day). Learn or develop techniques, rhythms; sense of pulse and coordination through body percussion; create your own musical phrases. Bookings: elizabethnott23@gmail.com. Age group: 15+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Rd, Hackney, London E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Elizabeth Nott. Email: elizabethnott23@gmail.com Telephone: 07852247775. Visit website

Make a ceramic hanging plant holder

Sunday, 21 October 2018 1pm - 5pm
In this 4 hour workshop you will make 2 plant holders for succulent plants in red terracotta clay, one free standing and one hanging pot. They will be fired and ready to pick up later with a selection of plants and hanging material. Cost £55 to book http://www.anexaltationoflarks.com/page9.htm.. Age group: 18+. Space Studios, 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Su Leaver. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Hackney Fixers' restart party

Saturday, 27 October 2018 12 noon - 3pm
Tired toaster? Lazy laptop? Poorly printer? Jaded jeans? Don't despair, just repair. Our volunteers will help you restart your own gadgets and repair your favourite clothes at this fun free event. Age group: All ages. Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, Hackney E9 6AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Fixers. Email: info@hackneyfixers.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Macrame workshop

Saturday, 27 October 2018 10am - 1pm
Learn simple knots used in macrame. Then design and create your own plant hanger. During the workshop Barley will also demonstrate how to make your own rope from recycled materials. £40. Includes all materials. 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

Experimental animation workshop for hearing, deaf and partially hearing participants

Saturday, 27 October 2018 - Sunday, 28 October 2018 10am - 7pm
We are looking for 12 participants, a mix of hearing, deaf and partially hearing participants. There will be four different animation techniques, two exploring the translation of a piece of music into a collaborative animation and two exploring the generation of silent animations to inform a new piece of music. Two day workshop. Application deadline - 7 October 2018. . Age group: 18-70. Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney E3 2PA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: The Light Surgeons . Email: info@thelightsurgeons.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Sewing Machine Day at Fabrications (free entry)

Thursday, 01 November 2018 10.30am - 5pm
Thinking of buying your first sewing machine or upgrading? Why come along to our open day with Brother and test drive our range of sewing, embroidery and over-locker machines? Ask questions, learn tips and tricks with special offers on the day. Materials and refreshments provided. Booking advised. . Age group: 18+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackne E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Sleep workshops

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 6pm - 7.30pm
This workshop is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. The workshop aims to help you to understand the possible causes of sleep difficulties and equip you with practical techniques to promote a better nights sleep. This workshop is open to anyone with a Hackney GP. Booking is essential via: huh-tr.talkingtherapy.nhs.net. Age group: 18+. Dalston Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, London E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Talk Changes. Email: huh-tr.talkingtherapy.nhs.net Telephone: .

Introduction to social media and content planning

Thursday, 15 November 2018 5.30pm - 8pm
Social media presence is nothing without engaging content to share through it. Great content is worthless without ways to spread them to reach your target audience. Accelerator, London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AA. Contact: Aleksnandra. Email: london@getsetforgrowth.com Telephone: 07825 653 067.

Introduction to Andean hand embroidery

Sunday, 18 November 2018 10am - 5pm
Come and learn hand embroidery the Andean way using vibrant woollen threads in floral and fauna designs. Join master Peruvian embroiderer Bella Lane who will also bring along her rich embroidery collection for study and inspiration. All materials provided. £55 1/2 day or £95 full day. 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

SAE London creative media courses Open Event

Thursday, 29 November 2018 6pm - 8pm
The perfect time for you to come down to our campus and see the facilities for yourself. We offer 2 year creative media degrees, diplomas and short courses in the following areas: animation, audio, movie, games, music business, web. Age group: 16+. SAE Institute, 297 Kingsland Road, Dalston, Hackney E8 4DD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SAE Institute. Email: enquiries@sae.edu Telephone: . Visit website

Sleep workshop

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 6pm - 7.30pm
This workshop is based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. The workshop aims to help you to understand the possible causes of sleep difficulties and equip you with practical techniques to promote a better nights sleep. This workshop is open to those with a Hackney GP. Booking is essential via: huh-tr.talkingtherapy.nhs.net. Age group: 18+. Dalston Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, London E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Talk Changes. Email: huh-tr.talkingtherapy.nhs.net Telephone: .