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Fixing Fridays

Friday, 13 October 2017 - Friday, 09 March 2018 6pm - 8pm
Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control. Free workshops at Dalston CLR James Library. Booking required. Age group: 18+. Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Diamond. Email: info@hackneyfixers.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Vox Voices - all-female singing classes

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - Tuesday, 20 March 2018 8pm - 9.15pm
Vox Voices is a course of friendly and playful vocal workshops for all female singers and would-be singers, regardless of experience, or talent. 9 workshops on Tuesday evenings. Led by SoundsCreative director Tara Franks with Rhia Parker.£10 single session drop in - pay on the door or book in advance. £72.50 full course. Age group: 18+. Green House, Green Lanes N16 9BU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tara Franks. Email: soundscreativemarketing@gmail.com Telephone: .

Swing Patrol - Clapton

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Thursday, 26 April 2018 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Join us for fun and friendly beginner Swing Dance classes with Swing Patrol. It's a great way to meet new people, have fun and get fit. Classes are £10. No need to book, no need to bring a partner and no experience necessary. Every Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Core Clapton, 161 Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, Hackney E5 8RL. Contact: Sibhe Lynch . Email: info@swingpatrol.co.uk Telephone: .

Personal safety course (including self defence) for women and girls 13+

Sunday, 04 February 2018 - Sunday, 25 February 2018 3.30pm - 5.30pm
A free 4-week personal safety and self defence course for women and girls over 13. No upper age limit. You must be able to commit to all 4-sessions to qualify for a potential space. £10.50 deposit is required to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course. Terms and conditions apply. Age group: 13+. Gascoyne Community Centre, Gascoyne Road, Hackney E9 7FA. Contact: Ms Sev Necati. Email: info@sevnecatitraining.com Telephone: 07050 614 116. Visit website

Adult cook and eat course

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - Tuesday, 20 March 2018 6pm - 8pm
Free adult cook and eat sessions. Learn to cook healthy, tasty recipes from scratch. No previous experience required. Learn great recipes to try at home. Tel: 0207 033 8529 to book your place. Every Tuesday 6pm -8pm from 13 Feb - 20 March. Age group: Adults. Bannister House Community Centre, Homerton High St, Hackney, London E9 6BP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olivia Woodward . Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8529. Visit website

Free family cook and eat after school club

Monday, 19 February 2018 - Monday, 26 March 2018 4pm - 6pm
Every Monday learn to make delicious dishes from around the world. Tips for making healthy alternatives of family favorites, and find out how food affects your health. Share healthy snack ideas. Meet new people and have fun. Every Monday, 4 - 6pm from 19 February - 26 March. . Age group: Families with children. Stamford Hill Community Centre, Stamford Hill, Hackney, London N16 6RS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olivia Woodward. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8529. Visit website

Make a replica Roman oil lamp in clay

Sunday, 04 March 2018 2pm - 4.30pm
A hands on way to get an understanding of Roman life and craftsmen, and an introduction to some pottery techniques. A choice of ten designs, all based on actual Roman lamps. Your lamp will be dried, fired, and picked up later from the studio with a wick and leaflet. £35 including tea. . Age group: Adults. Space Studios, 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Contact: Su Leaver. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Introduction to Ceramics

Monday, 05 March 2018 - Monday, 16 April 2018 7pm - 9.30pm
The course will cover some of the many and varied 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, Hackney studio, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 6 week course on Monday evenings with a gap on 2 April for Easter. Age group: 18+. Space Studios, 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Contact: Su Leaver. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Experience the art of tea leaf reading (tasseography) with diviner Freya Ingva in the beautiful surroundings of Springfield Park and its welcoming cafe. Enjoy the views or walk among notable trees of interest before an afternoon tea with a difference. Taster price £7 includes tea. www.freyaingva.com. Age group: 18+. Springfield Park Cafe (Spark), White Lodge Mansion, Springfield Park E5 9EF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Freya. Email: freya.ingva@gmail.com Telephone: 07578506317. Visit website

Make a replica Roman oil lamp in clay

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 6.30pm - 9pm
A hands-on way to get an understanding of Roman life and craftsmen, and an introduction to some pottery techniques. A choice of ten designs, all based on actual Roman lamps. Your lamp will be dried, fired, and picked up later from the studio with a wick and leaflet. £35 including tea. . Age group: Adults. Space Studios, 19 Warburton Road, Hackney E8 3RT. Contact: Su Leaver. Email: suleaver@googlemail.com Telephone: 07905813474. Visit website

Hackney Fixers Restart Party

Sunday, 18 March 2018 1pm - 4pm
Jaded jeans? Tired toaster? Lazy laptop? Poorly printer? Don't despair, learn to repair - Hackney Fixers will be hosting a Restart Party and clothing repair workshop at Stamford Hill Library. Our volunteers will help you understand the fault and show you what you can do to fix it. Stamford Hill Library, Stamford Hill, Hackney N16 6QT. Disabled access: no. Contact: James Diamond. Email: info@hackneyfixers.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Walk leader training

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 9:.0am - 5pm
Walk leader training is aimed primarily at volunteers who want to lead community walks, and is run where there is an existing Walk for Health scheme. We're looking for volunteers who are friendly and approachable, enthusiastic, punctual and reliable. . Age group: 18+. Dalston CLR James Library, 28-30 Dalston Lane, London E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Surbjit Mahey. Email: surbjit.mahey@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 7549/4897. Visit website

SAE London creative courses open event

Thursday, 22 March 2018 6pm - 8pm
Find out about our 2 year degrees and short courses in audio, animation, film, games, music business and web. Our alumni have gone on to win Grammys, Oscars and BAFTAs in their fields. . Age group: 17+. SAE London, 297 Kingsland Road, Hackney E8 4DD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: SAE Institute. Email: enquiries@sae.edu Telephone: 020 7923 9159. Visit website

Baking and cake decorating made easy - workshop

Saturday, 24 March 2018 - Saturday, 14 April 2018 10am - 1pm
Do you want to turn your ordinary cakes into fantastically looking cakes? This workshop will teach participants new cake ideas and professional decorating techniques, encourage creativity and passion in a relaxed and fun environment. Fee: £220 including all ingredients. For info and to book ring 0207 249 4542. Unit 25, The Forum, Independent Place, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London E8 2HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Maxine. Email: htea@live.co.uk Telephone: 0207 249 4542. Visit website

Creative craft workshops

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - Friday, 13 April 2018 1.15pm - 2.15pm
Learn the practical techniques within the creative areas of arts, crafts and design, to create decorative items. Workshops include: jewellery, marbling, papier-mache, clay, fabric painting, creative recycling plus other crafts. Workshops will be for beginners and advanced learners. Craft tools and craft resources are provided. Please contact for workshop bookings. . Age group: 4+. Stoke Newington Methodist Church, 106A Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney N16 7NY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.