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Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Sunday, 09 June 2019 - Tuesday, 17 December 2019 10am - 2pm
Ever wanted to play guitar but have never gotten around to doing it? We have put together an awesome one day intensive guitar course that is fun and interesting and which will equip you with the knowledge to play the songs you love. Age group: 12+. 205-209 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 8JL. Contact: Ray Lawrence. Email: rayl5uk@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07877123370. Visit website

Free upcycling workshops and skills courses

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Come along to our upcycling courses and drop-ins. Save furniture from landfill, learn and share new skills and meet local people at the same time. All welcome. Every Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm. Free shared lunch at 12.45pm. Age group: 18+. The Loop, Pembury Estate, Opposite 16 Tolsford Road, Hackney E5 8HH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nathalie Botcherby. Email: nathalie.botcherby@groundwork.org.uk Telephone: 07912276547.

Baking and cake decorating made easy

Saturday, 28 September 2019 - Saturday, 19 October 2019 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 fantastic looking cakes? This workshop introduces you to the art of baking and cake decorating. Age group: 18+. Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 020 7249 4542.

Self defence and personal safety workshop

Monday, 30 September 2019 - Monday, 18 November 2019 11am - 1pm
The course is a combination of practical self-defence activities and personal development, that increase the confidence and self-worth of all females. Must be able to commit to the 8 weeks of the project, to qualify for a potential free place Terms and conditions apply. There is no creche available. Every Monday, 11am-1pm, from 30 Sept to 18 Nov. . Age group: 16+. Pembury Community Centre, 1 Atkins Square, Hackney E8 1FA. Contact: Sev Necati. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: . Visit website

Hackney Rhapsody - Wicked Workshop - An Introduction to Music for Ages 4-11

Monday, 21 October 2019 - Friday, 25 October 2019 10am - 1pm
£30 per day. £130 For 5 days. This workshop is a one of a kind introduction to music fit for children aged 4 to 11. Featuring: songwriting, musical games, musical crafting, vocal warmups, group songs, basic music theory, Halloween worksheets, introduction to the orchestra, dance and singing every day. . Age group: 4-11. Hackney Rhapsody, 1 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NS. Disabled access: no. Contact: Hackney Rhapsody . Email: office@hackneyrhapsody.co.uk Telephone: 07916238865. Visit website

Hackney Rhapsody - Physical Theatre Workshop with Judita Vivas

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Tuesday, 19 November 2019 6pm - 8pm
Five week workshop for adult performers of all levels. It explores the importance of being fully present in each moment, connecting movement to breath and the power of improvisational flow. Each class will warm up and stretch the body, focus on sensory awareness and create short improvised performances. . Age group: 18+. Hackney Rhapsody, 1 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NS. Disabled access: no. Contact: Hackney Rhapsody . Email: office@hackneyrhapsody.co.uk Telephone: 07916238865. Visit website

Family learning - natural hair

Monday, 28 October 2019 9.15am - 11.15am
Come and join our one off natural hair maintenance workshop. Learn about looking after tightly textured hair using natural hair care products, which help to avoid chemically altering yours and your family's hair. To book: info@creativelifestyle.org.uk. 07538321416. This workshop is free. Supported by Hackney Council and The Mayor of London. Age group: 18+. Chatham Place, Hackney, London E9 6LL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: info@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: 07538321416. Visit website

Hackney Rhapsody - Little Groovers jazz workshop with Hannah Woodliffe

Saturday, 02 November 2019 12 noon - 12.45pm
£10. The Little Groovers Jazz Workshop is a tester introduction lesson to jazz, fit for children aged 5-8. The session includes: a physical warm-up, musical-movement based games, storytelling through movement, testing your memory, rhythm and overall coordination challenges and most importantly, sassy new dance moves. Age group: 5-8. Hackney Rhapsody, 1 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NS. Disabled access: no. Contact: Hackney Rhapsody . Email: office@hackneyrhapsody.co.uk Telephone: 07916238865. Visit website

Hackney Rhapsody - Sea Shanties and Sailors with Elisabeth Flett

Monday, 04 November 2019 - Monday, 18 November 2019 4.30pm - 6pm
£30. Want to learn how to sing a sea shanty? Interested in playing folk tunes first performed by seafaring adventurers? Come along to this fun, relaxed introduction to sea-themed folk music and songs, led by award winning folk musician Elisabeth Flett. 4 November ages 9-12, 18 November ages 12-16. Age group: 9-16. Hackney Rhapsody, 1 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0NS. Disabled access: no. Contact: Hackney Rhapsody . Email: office@hackneyrhapsody.co.uk Telephone: 07916238865. Visit website

Sewing for beginners

Thursday, 07 November 2019 - Thursday, 13 February 2020 10am - 1pm
Join us to learn some great sewing skills: learn some basic machine and hand sewing techniques, leading on to making, some simple garments/home and fashion accessories, learn how to get that professional finished look. £50 for 11 weeks, including all material costs. To book, email info@creativelifestyle.org.uk. 07538321416. . Age group: 18+. 93 Clifden Road, Clifden Road, London E5 0LW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: oleander@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: +447538321416. Visit website

Fully funded level 2 qualifications

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Employment Plus Local offers 30+ online/paper-based courses, lasting 6 weeks but flexible to suit all needs. Learners are allocated a tutor, can use our laptops and have free one-to-one support.Requirements: aged 19+, having lived in the EU for the past 3 years, ID, NIN (or evidence for asylum seekers). Date TBC. A class-based induction can be organised for 10 people (approx. once every two months). Age group: 19+. Salvation Army Hoxton Centre, 66 New North Road, Hackney N1 6TG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Eleonora Cipollina. Email: hoxton@salvationarmy.org.uk Telephone: 02077393313. Visit website