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Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival 2017

Saturday, 01 July 2017 - Sunday, 02 July 2017 12 noon - 10.30pm
ARGComFest returns for a sixth year, bringing the spirit of the Fringe to Shoreditch. Sixty comedians over two days for a single ridiculously low ticket price. "The comedy Glastonbury," - Evening Standard "Intense, ridiculously good-value festival," - Time Out. Website: http://argcomfest.com. Day tickets: £19-£27. Weekend tickets: £34-£44. Available from: https://www.tickettext.co.uk/argcomfest/. Age group: 16+. Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: James Lowey. Email: hello@actuallyrathergood.com Telephone: . Visit website

Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 - Wednesday, 28 June 2017 9am - 5pm
The latest European category management and shopper marketing best practice and networking platform, helping manufacturers, retailers and solution providers understand shopper needs to drive growth. etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, Broadgate, London EC2M 3YD. Contact: IGD. Email: shyam.modi@igd.com Telephone: 01923 857 141. Visit website

Welcome Home: A Journey to Connection

Thursday, 27 April 2017 - Friday, 26 May 2017 6.45pm - 10.10pm
You will be taken on a journey to reveal and dissolve the constructs that separate us. From a heart opening place of play, an embodied connection to your deeper self and the rest of creation is born. Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Reeves. Email: laura@infiniteexperience.com Telephone: . Visit website

ONE2 festival

Friday, 12 May 2017 - Wednesday, 24 May 2017 7.30pm - 10pm
The ONE2 festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival celebrating diversity in the arts. With everything from cabaret to comedy, the ONE2 festival has something for the entire family to enjoy. Tickets vary from £5 - £15 and are available now through the website and eventbrite. Age group: 16-50. The Taproom at London Fields, 365-366 Warburton St, Hackney E8 3RR. Contact: Douglas A. Karson. Email: douglas@d-unit.info Telephone: . Visit website

The Darts (US), The Priscillas, Suicide Generation at the Dirty Water Club

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - Friday, 26 May 2017 7pm - 1am
Soon-to-famous The Darts (US) make a stop in London during their European tour to play at their record label's club. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/123177-1 Advance tickets £8.50. Artists: the darts (US), the priscillas, suicide generation. The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, United Kingdom, London N4 1BY. Contact: Paul Manchester. Email: paul@dirtywaterrecords.co.uk Telephone: 07958907657. Visit website

Welsh Beer festival

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - Sunday, 28 May 2017 1pm - 1am
Unofficial after party for Courtyard Festival. With Welsh Beer, a Welsh men's choir and DJs till 1am. Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX. Contact: Star of Kings. Email: info@starofkings.co.uk Telephone: 02074584218. Visit website

Star of Bethnal Green street party - East London

Monday, 29 May 2017 - Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12 noon - 2am
The best street party in east London is back on bank holiday Monday 29 May. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/115030-0. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/115030-2. Early bird tickets £3. General tickets £5. . Star of Bethnal Green, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG. Contact: Star of Bethnal Green. Email: info@starofbethnalgreen.co.uk Telephone: 02074584480. Visit website

Summer Craftacular

Sunday, 04 June 2017 11am - 5pm
London's original cool craft fair is back with a summertime shindig bursting with handmade goodness - featuring over 70 designer-makers, a host of DIY workshops, DJs and the Drink, Shop & Do pop-up café. Entrance is £3 on the door with goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers. Age group: All ages. York Hall, 5-15 OLD FORD ROAD, London E2 9PJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Craftacular UK. Email: craftacular-uk@gmail.com Telephone: . Visit website

Craft Crash: Get your fans out

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 7pm - 10pm
Craft Crash returns to the Jackdaw and Star, this time you'll get to make your own hand fan. For all those who want to rock up the Central line this summer. Jackdaw and Star, 224 Homerton High Street, United Kingdom, London, E9 6AS. Contact: Jackdaw and star. Email: info@jackdawandstar.co.uk Telephone: 020 7129 7055. Visit website

Fer-men-teur supper club

Thursday, 08 June 2017 - Friday, 09 June 2017 7.30pm - 11pm
E5 Bakehouse chef and head baker Luke Duffy showcases biodynamically grown British summer produce, sitting alongside fermented, pickled, sprouted and activated produce from spring. Innovative and progressive cooking for the adventurous palate. Rhubarb kombucha. £40 per head. Age group: All ages. E5 bakehouse, Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney E8 3PH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Luke Duffy. Email: luke@e5bakehouse.com Telephone: 07714777638. Visit website

Open The Gate 8th Anniversary Festival

Saturday, 10 June 2017 12 noon - 11.55pm
East-London based cultural organisation Open The Gate celebrates their 8th anniversary with a 12-hour festival featuring African and world music live on stage; drumming, dance and arts workshops for children and family and the famous Open The Gate African Market. And free entry all day long from midday to midnight. Age group: All welcome. Family friendly. Open the Gate, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sandrine. Email: contact@openthegate.org.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Stoke Newington history walk

Saturday, 10 June 2017 11am - 1.15pm
Walk through a 'misty looking village of England' to discover Stoke Newington's intriguing history. Meet 11am at Finsbury Park gates by Manor House Tube Station. Cost £8. To book a place: email sean@walkhackney.co.uk/text 07710 414 240. Finsbury Park gates, by Manor House Tube Station Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sean Gubbins. Email: sean@walkhackney.co.uk Telephone: . Visit website

Well Street Common Annual Festival

Sunday, 11 June 2017 12 noon - 5pm
Well Street Common Annual Festival - a free community celebration. Music, BBQ, teas, football and sport, Hackney Playbus, Albion Kids Show, family dog show, donkey rides, stalls and activities. To book a stall, or donate to festival fundraising stalls (books, plants, bric-a-brac and toys). www.wellstreetcommon.co.uk. 07979751972. . Age group: All ages. Well Street Common, South Hackney E9. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Caroline Gregory. Email: info@wellstreetcommon.co.uk Telephone: 07979751972. Visit website

Tranz-mission Festival 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017 1:05pm - 11pm
TICKETS: www.tranzmission.london or Ticket Arena: http://bit.ly/TZ17_TA. Skiddle: http://bit.ly/TZ17_Skidd. Ticket sellers: http://bit.ly/TZ17_TTS. Def tickets: http://bit.ly/TZ17_Def. Age and ID policy here: http://bit.ly/WF16_ID. All enquiries: gallery@slamminvinyl.com. Finsbury Park, London N4 2DW. Contact: Concrete PR. Email: info@concretepr.co.uk Telephone: 07500335373. Visit website

Solid and Secure Services with Linux by KernelTLV

Monday, 12 June 2017 6pm - 9pm
KernelTLV is a technical event that discusses deep Linux Kernel mechanisms. Silence of the Canaries - Kernel implamantation of stack canaries and cgroupv2: Linux's New Unified Control Group System. Google Campus, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX. Contact: Gili Yankovitch. Email: giliy@nyxsecurity.net Telephone: 972506797311. Visit website

The Digital City Visitor travel conference

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 9am - 5pm
European city visitors are using technology to inspire them when choosing a destination, to compare prices, book their tickets, decide what to do once they arrive and share their experiences whilst on holiday. Barbican Centre, Silk Street EC2Y 8DS. Contact: ETOA - European Tourism Association. Email: rread@etoa.org Telephone: 02074994412. Visit website

UK-MENA Tech Forum

Thursday, 15 June 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm
UK MENA Hub and Riseup Summit in partnership with Tech London Advocates bring you the first forum to connect and draw together UK-MENA investors, scale ups, policy makers and stakeholders. Booking: https://go.evvnt.com/122487-0. Free entry. . The Trampery, 239 Old Street, London EC 1V9EY. Contact: UK MENA Hub. Email: hello@ukmenahub.org Telephone: 02033222380.

ELCAF - East London Comics & Arts festival

Friday, 16 June 2017 - Sunday, 18 June 2017 12pm - 7pm
The East London Comics & Arts Festival returns to the Round Chapel in Hackney to offer three days of talks, workshops, screenings and an exhibitor book fair. International and local artists bring their expertise to offer a dynamic programme for adults and children. Free for under 16s. . Age group: All ages. Round Chapel, 1D, Glenarm Road, London E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Angela Francis. Email: angela@nobrow.net Telephone: . Visit website


Saturday, 17 June 2017 11.30am - 5pm
Wonderful community event as part of the Great Get Together weekend, in memory of Jo Cox. Over 60 community groups will be holding stalls, exhibitions, running workshops and screening films. This a free event for all the family, celebrating the diversity of Hackney. There will be something for everyone. Age group: All ages. Hackney Community College, Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk St N1 6HQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ambreen Raja. Email: hackneyunites@btinternet.com Telephone: . Visit website

The Shortest Nights - 40 short films in one day

Sunday, 18 June 2017 11.30am - 11.30pm
40 films. 6 screenings. 1 day. The Shortest Nights is a midsummer celebration of short film, brought to you by Short Sighted Cinema. The event will showcase 6 new cutting-edge programmes across one day, featuring the work of emerging British filmmakers. More details at bit.ly/ShortestNights17. Age group: 18+. The Yard, Unit 2, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick E9 5EN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Williamson. Email: info@shortsightedcinema.com Telephone: . Visit website

Stamford Hill Estate Peace and Wellbeing Garden Great Get Together

Sunday, 18 June 2017 1pm - 4pm
The Stamford Hill Estate Peace and Wellbeing Garden is having a Great Get Together, with music and activities. Bring some food and drink to share if you can. The event is free and open to all. We aim to bring the community together and celebrate all that unites us. Age group: All ages. Peace and Wellbeing Garden, Front of Stamford Hill Estate, Stamford Hill N16 6XP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sophie Liddell. Email: peaceonstamfordhill@gmail.com Telephone: .

#DMWF Expo Global - Digital Marketing World forum London

Monday, 19 June 2017 - Tuesday, 20 June 2017 8am - 6pm
#DMWF Expo Global is set to bring together over 1000+ worldwide marketing professionals for two days of thought leadership, insight and practical sessions. Free - £349. 155 Bishopsgate, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YX. Contact: Matt Hunt. Email: matth@sixdegs.com Telephone: +44(0)1179732353. Visit website

Oil and Gas Industry in a New Epoch - London 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10am - 6.30pm
Since the collapse of oil prices in late 2014, petroleum industry players have worked towards reducing costs and increasing production efficiency, while coping with a dramatic drop in investments. £80 - £525. Conference Centre, 200 Aldersgate, St. Pauls, London EC1A 4HD. Contact: SPE. Email: formslondon@spe.org Telephone: 020 7299 3300. Visit website

CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017 19:10 - 23:30
The CRN Sales and Marketing Awards recognise and reward the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the UK IT channel truly great. The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD. Contact: Katie Burridge. Email: katie.burridge@incisivemedia.com Telephone: 02074849700. Visit website

Wedding Fair and fundraising event

Sunday, 02 July 2017 12 noon - 4pm
It's that time of the year and we are super excited to be having our first annual Wedding Fair this summer. It's going to be an awesome experience for brides to meet with our selected vendors, indulge in tasting sessions, freebies and entertainments to keep the atmosphere buzzing. 1D Glenarm Road, Hackney E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ola Adeniyi. Email: info@golden-weddings.com Telephone: 07958280456. Visit website

In-house financial services conference

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 9am - 6pm
The Lawyer's In-House Financial Services Conference takes place on 5 July 2017 at etc. venues Fenchurch Street. Age group: All ages. etc. venues Fenchurch Street, 8 Fenchurch Place, London EC3M 4PB. Contact: Abbi Modaberi. Email: abbi.modaberi@centaurmedia.com Telephone: 02079704486. Visit website

8th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - Sunday, 16 July 2017 12 noon - 8pm
The annual Yoruba Arts Festival returns to Clissold Park for its 8th Year, celebrating the colourful arts and culture of the Yoruba's. Featuring cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, children's play area, food and more. The festival is a free family friendly community event. All invited, All welcome. Age group: All ages. Clissold Park, Green Lanes N16 9BH. Contact: Abeke Coker. Email: abeke@yorubaarts.org Telephone: 07943054045. Visit website

MoChíc Events first annual charity fundraising gala

Saturday, 05 August 2017 - Sunday, 06 August 2017 5pm - 2am
We're holding our first annual charity fundraising gala in aid of Prostate Cancer UK and The ACLT - and you're invited. Join us for an evening of fundraising, which includes a complimentary prosecco drinks reception, a 3 course luxury caribbean buffet meal, silent auction, raffle. Guest hosts, musical and fashion showcase. Age group: 18+. Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1H 1HT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: MoChíc Events. Email: info@mochicevents.co.uk Telephone: 07751986992. Visit website

Coach trip to Sandbanks, Poole

Saturday, 12 August 2017 9am - 9pm
The coach will be leaving Hackney community college at 9am and return at 9pm. Adults £30 kids £15. Please call Sharon on 07415795737 to book your seats. Raffle and prizes to give away. 18 Stanway Court, Geffrye Estate, London N1 6RY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sharon Hibbert. Email: Cynthiamorrison410@yahoo.com Telephone: 07415795737.

Mines and Money London

Monday, 27 November 2017 - Thursday, 30 November 2017 9am - 5pm
With a 14 year history, Mines and Money London is Europe's largest mining investment conference and exhibition, bringing together over 2,500 attendees from 75 countries. Category: Conferences | Energy and Environment | Mining. Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH. Contact: Bilal Azmat. Email: bilal.azmat@resourcefulevents.com Telephone: +44(0)2072166080. Visit website

Pampering With A Purpose

Saturday, 27 May 2017 1pm - 6pm
Apostolic Church presents a fund raising event. Jon us for an afternoon of beauty treatments, makeover, relaxing massage, mini manicure and pedicure. Treatments cost £5. Beauty products for sale and raffles with amazing gifts. . Age group: All families welcom. Woodside Primary School, Barrett Road, Walthamstow, London E17 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Aletia Cockrane. Email: Gcockrane@yahoo.com Telephone: 07415664717.

Secretsundaze All Day Long

Sunday, 28 May 2017 3pm - 3am
On Sunday 28 May, Secretsundaze transfer their "All Night Long" concept from The Pickle Factory to Hackney Wick for a 12 hour session at Mick's Garage. £10. Mick's Garage, Unit 8, Queen's Yard Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN. Contact: Secretsundaze. Email: james@concretepr.co.uk Telephone: 07500335373. Visit website

St Augustine's Tower open day

Sunday, 28 May 2017 2pm - 4.30pm
Hackney's oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney. Disabled access to ground floor. Admission free. . Age group: All ages. St Augustine's Tower, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurie Elks. Email: l.elks@btconnect.com Telephone: . Visit website