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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

Learn how to paint leopard print

Saturday, 25 August 2018 9am - 4pm
We're opening our series of paint effect classes with leopard print. Learn how to customise a piece of furniture or create a custom look using this imitation paint effect. The workshop includes materials and light refreshments. You will also take home a completed 50cm x 50cm painted wooden panel. Age group: 18+. 5d Stoke Newington Rd, Hackney, London N16 8EH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Lara Fiorentino. Email: laralovespaint@googlemail.com Telephone: . 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

Paint London

Thursday, 06 September 2018 7.30pm - 10pm
PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity - wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other. No experience needed. All art supplies provided - including paint, brushes and apron. Guidance from a qualified and practicing artist (but feel free to go off-piste). . 132 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, Hackney N16 0JX. Contact: Gareth Shelton. Email: gareth@popuppainting.com Telephone: . 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

Introduction to Ceramics

Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 15 October 2018 7pm - 9.30pm
Discover some of the many ways of working with clay. Projects include: tiles, ceramic 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 atmosphere. 6 week course. Monday evenings £185. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com. . Age group: 18+. Space Studios. 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Contact: Su Leaver. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Chocolate Making Masterclass - Truffles Galore - singles event

Friday, 14 September 2018 6.30pm - 9pm
A chocolate lover's dream which includes learning about the magical legends of chocolate and the process from bean to bar; sampling exotic flavours and taste testing (high and low quality). My Chocolate, 10c Branch Place, Hackney N1 5PH. Contact: My Friend Charlie. Email: charlie@myfriendcharlie.co.uk Telephone: 02079657531. Visit website