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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

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

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

Women Leading Change

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10am - 2pm
Free 8-week training programme for women to make changes in their personal lives and/or in their local communities. Coaching support will be provided afterwards. Tuesdays 8, 15, 22, 29 May, 5, 12, 19, 26 June. . Age group: 18+. Whitmore Community Centre, 2 Phillipp Street, London N1 5NU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marika Mason. Email: hackneywomenforum@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07950 220214. 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

Wood decorating and wooden block printing course

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018 11am - 2pm
Wood decorating and wooden block printing techniques will enable learners to practice decorating skills and techniques onto wooden and MDF materials. Decorate old items or buy new materials. If interested please get in touch with us on 07946344667 and visit us to see the venue if you wish. Age group: 25+. 14a Graham Road, Dalston, Hackney E8 1BZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gulnur Salih. Email: gulnur21@msn.com Telephone: . Visit website

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

Introduction to Ceramics

Monday, 04 June 2018 - Monday, 09 July 2018 7pm - 9.30pm
The course covers some of the many ways of working with clay. Projects include tiles, mirror or clock; Roman oil lamp; ceramic jewellery and a taster session of throwing on the wheel. Suitable for beginners or improvers. Small classes, friendly relaxed Hackney studio. £180. Book on website or https://tinyurl.com/y6wt3sxy. Age group: 18+. Space Studios, 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Contact: Su. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Community Computer Club

Thursday, 07 June 2018 - Thursday, 12 July 2018 5pm - 7pm
This course offer you the opportunity to gain a Microsoft Office Specialist qualification for free. Depending on your needs and interest the you have the freedom to attend and complete the course at your own pace. You can certify as a specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or Access. Every Thursday, term time. Age group: 16+. Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street, Hackney E2 8BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Faisal Bakht. Email: faisal.bakht@bridgeacademy.hackney.sch.uk Telephone: 0207 7495240. Visit website

Community Computer Club

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - Wednesday, 11 July 2018 5.30pm - 6.30pm
This course offer you the opportunity to gain a Microsoft Office Specialist qualification for free. Depending on your needs and interest the you have the freedom to attend and complete the course at your own pace. You can certify as a specialist in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook or Access. Every Wednesday, term time. Age group: 16+. Bridge Academy, Laburnum Street, Hackney E2 8BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Faisal Bakht. Email: faisal.bakht@bridgeacademy.hackney.sch.uk Telephone: 0207 749 5240. Visit website

'Moody Bright' hand embroidery workshop

Saturday, 23 June 2018 11am - 5pm
Join Milou Stella and learn a range of hand embroidery stitches, how to transfer designs onto cloth and tips on composition. In the afternoon use your new skills to start upcycling an item of your own clothing with hand embroidery. Everything provided. £45 or £80 full day. 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

SAE London creative media courses open event

Thursday, 05 July 2018 6pm - 8pm
We offer 2 year creative media degrees and short courses in the following areas: animation, audio, film, games, music business, web. Meet staff and students. Learn more about our courses. Learn about your career opportunities. Get admissions advice. Production demonstrations will be going on throughout the day. Age group: All ages. SAE, Haggerston, 297 Kingsland Road, E8 4DD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SAE Institute. Email: d.castle@sae.edu Telephone: . Visit website

HTML and CSS course

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10am - 4pm
Our one day beginner's HTML and CSS course provides an easy to follow, hands-on introduction to HTML and CSS. Participants will learn how to create an attractive and well-structured web page. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn how to create websites or how to edit newsletters. Age group: 18+. Platform 39, 3 Westland Place, London N1 7LP. Disabled access: no. Contact: Platform 39. Email: courses@platform39.com Telephone: 02033974567. Visit website

Unwind, Free-up and De-Stress

Monday, 30 July 2018 10am - 12 noon
Earlybird by 20 July £20. Later £25. Teens £15. Learning the Alexander Technique can help you calm yourself, manage stress and move more freely and easily. Gentle experiential games and hands-on work. Offer: Reduced rate 1:1 follow-up lesson. Small Group so please enrol in advance: www.hilaryking.net . Age group: Adults and teens aged 14+. Alexander House, 13 Aden Grove, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 9NP. Disabled access: no. Contact: Hilary King. Email: alextech@hilaryking.net Telephone: 020 7254 9206. Visit website

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Join me for possibly the last tea leaf reading session on this side of the restoration and refurbishment of Springfield Park and Mansion. Book in advance to secure a place at www.freyaingva.com. . . Age group: 18+. Springfield Park Cafe, Springfield Park, Hackney, London E5 9BU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Freya Ingva. Email: freya.ingva@gmail.com Telephone: 07578506317. Visit website

Alexander Technique six week course

Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 15 October 2018 10.15am - 11.45am
Suitable for beginners and returners who want to refresh their AT skills. Gentle games and hands on work, mindful movement, lying down procedure plus basic concepts of the AT. Improve your poise and ease of movement. Small friendly group - please enrol in advance. 10, 17, 24 September and 1, 8, 15 October. Early bird by 20 Aug: £80. Later: £90. . Age group: 18+. Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion, 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