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Join The Connect Hackney Senior Media Group

Monday, 11 March 2019 - Monday, 15 July 2019 10am - 1pm
Join the Connect Hackney Senior Media group. Free computer and media training for Hackney's over 50s. Learn how to use computers, smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience. You will also have the opportunity to create content for this magazine. . Age group: 50+. Kingsland Hub, 242 Kingsland Road, Hackney E8 4DG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Zelina Kaya. Email: zelina@connecthackney.org.uk Telephone: 0207 9231962. Visit website

Recovery College

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10am - 4pm
Drop by the recovery college to enroll. Age group: 18+. 23 Primrose Square, Hackney, London. E9 7TS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rachae Levettl or Coutney Hart. Email: rachael.levett@nhs.net Telephone: 0208 525 4480 / 4487. Visit website

Beginners' Knitting

Saturday, 20 April 2019 - Saturday, 04 May 2019 2.30pm - 5pm
Get started in the world of knitting. Learn how to cast on, knit & purl stitch, introducing new yarn or colours, create textures and follow a knitting pattern. Lots of tips and tricks to inspire you. 1 class: £35 or 3 classes: £90. 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

Creative courses at Arcola Theatre

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - Friday, 24 May 2019 8pm - 10pm
Arcola's innovative professional workshops provide participants with opportunities to learn from internationally-renowned artists and practitioners. Tuesdays: Viewpoints for Performance, Wednesdays: Accent Masterclass, Thursdays: Intro to Production, Fridays: Writing for Stage. Booking and further info can be found on the Arcola website (click the 'Participation' tab under 'What's On'): https://www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/#1542799911051-433f2f98-a3b3. Age group: 18+. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Hackney E8 3DL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rach Skyer. Email: rach@arcolatheatre.com Telephone: 02075031645. Visit website

Free personal safety and self-defence course - women only

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11am - 1pm
Sev Necati Training partnership this funding was awarded by EECF as part of the Tampon Tax CF, to deliver their award winning course, which local residents have said is amazing. The course works on increasing the self-esteem, confidence of females by training them in self-defence, as well as personally developing them. Starts Tuesday 23 April 2019 and continues every Tuesday until 11 June, from 11am to 1pm. 8 - WEEK COURSE . Age group: 16+. Pembury Community Centre, 1 Atkins Square Hackney E8 1FA Contact: SEV NECATI. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: +447050614116. Visit website

Landscape painting workshop

Saturday, 27 April 2019 10am - 5pm
A one day workshop, appropriate for beginners and more experienced painters. We'll meet at Woodberry Wetlands in the morning and spend a few hours making studies directly from nature; in the afternoon we'll translate these sketches into a larger paintings in oils back at the studio. A chance to slow down and immerse yourself in your local natural setting. Age group: 18+. Woodberry Wetlands, Hackney N16 9AS. Contact: Marcia at Draw London. Email: drawlondon@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Yarn Shop Day - taster classes in knitting and crochet (Free)

Saturday, 27 April 2019 10am - 2pm
Celebrate the National Yarn Shop Day at Fabrications, 10-11am: Children's knit and knatter. 11.15am-12.15pm: Introduction to stranded colourwork. 12.30-1.30pm: Freestyle crochet (Choose 1 session per person). All materials and tuition included. Also on the day - goody bags and prize draw for YSD visitors. Age group: 6+. Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney E8 4PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Barley Massey. Email: barley@fabrications1.co.uk Telephone: 020 7275 8043. Visit website

Hackney One Voice community choir

Saturday, 04 May 2019 - Saturday, 20 July 2019 10.30am - 12.30pm
Hackney One Voice is a community choir for everyone. Adults and children welcome (suggested age 6+). Come and have fun and discover your voice. Enjoy free refreshments and meet your community in a friendly atmosphere. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Email hackneyonevoice@gmail.com to book your place. Every Saturday during Spring term. No session during half term. Age group: Adults and children (suggested age 6+). Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, Homerton, Hackney E9 6AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney One Voice. Email: hackneyonevoice@gmail.com Telephone: 07951723704. Visit website

London Fintech Week 2019

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fintech Week 2019 is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops and hackathon. Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking | Startups. Prices: GBP 238.80 - GBP 334.80. 133 Houndsditch, 133 Houndsditch, EC3A 7AH. Disabled access: yes.

1-1 baking and cake decorating classes

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10am - 4pm
Do you want to take your cake decorating creations or baking to a new level? In this 6hr workshop you'll work on a one to one basis on a specific area of cake decorating or baking that want to improve. Fee: £150. Tel 020 7249 4542. Age group: Adults. Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 020 7249 4542.

Brother sewing day at Fabrications (free)

Friday, 17 May 2019 10.30am - 5pm
Are you considering buying a sewing machine? Or upgrading? Or perhaps you are an existing Brother customer and would like to make more of your machine? Learn more and try out our machines. 10.30-11.30am: Overlocker focus. 12 noon-1.30pm: Feet and attachments. 2-5pm: open session. 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

Introduction to hand sewing repairs

Saturday, 18 May 2019 11am - 5pm
A comprehensive hand sewing repair workshop focusing on both common fabric and woollen garments. The workshop is very informative, enjoyable and encourages a mindful approach to clothing repairs. AM: Fabric repairs. PM: Woollen repairs. 1/2 day £35 or full day £60. Includes starter kits. 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

Free NHS Stress Workshop

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 - Thursday, 20 June 2019
This free NHS workshop aims to help you understand the possible causes of your sleep difficulties and teach you different techniques which can help. Both workshops are available people registered with a City and Hackney GP. Booking is essential. Email us at huh-tr.talkingtherapy@nhs.net if you would like to attend. Tuesday 2 July, 12 noon-2pm, Wednesday 10 July, 6-7.30pm, Thursday 18 July 6-7.30pm. Age group: 18+. Dalston Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, London E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: aisling tennyson. Email: aisling.tennyson@nhs.net Telephone: .

Mums do Brunch

Saturday, 08 June 2019 1pm - 4pm
After a successful turn out at our first event we are back. Lets talk vision, body confidence and identity. A platform to meet new mums, enjoy interactive discussion, share tips, advice and more. Limited early bird tickets available. For more info and tickets see below link: https://mumsdobrunch.eventbrite.co.uk . Age group: 18+. Monaliciousfood, Provost Estate, 189 Hoxton St, Hoxton N1 6RA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lavina Allison-Morgan. Email: Mumsdobrunch@gmail.com Telephone: 07983100664.

Free NHS sleep workshop

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 - Thursday, 18 July 2019
This free NHS workshop aims to help you understand the possible causes of your sleep difficulties and teach you different techniques which can help. Both workshops are available people registered with a City and Hackney GP. Booking is essential. Email us at huh-tr.talkingtherapy@nhs.net if you would like to attend. Tuesday 2 July, 12 noon-2pm, Wednesday 10 July, 6-7.30pm, Thursday 18 July 6-7.30pm. Age group: 18+. Dalston Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, London E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Aisling Tennyson. Email: huh-tr.talkingtherapy@nhs.net Telephone: .

London Fintech Week 2019

Friday, 05 July 2019 - Wednesday, 10 July 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fintech Week 2019 is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops and hackathon. Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking | Startups. Sub-Categories: Exhibitions | Other, Conferences | Business & Economics | Finance | Financial Technology. Prices: GBP 238.80 - GBP 334.80. 133 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AH. Contact: Luis Carranza. Email: luis@fintechweek.com Telephone: 00447909915743.