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Hackney Heart Market

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - Saturday, 25 April 2015 10am - 5pm
Hackney Heart Market in Hackney Central opposite M&S on Mare St in the heart of Hackney. Saturdays 10am-5pm. Fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious cakes and bread and quality cheese, meat and fish from Hackney stallholders. Eat well. Shop local. Enjoy Hackney. www.hackneyheart.com facebook.com/hackneyheart @hackneyheart. Age group: All ages. Hackney Central, Mare Street, E8 1JB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jane Macintyre. Email: hello@hackneyheart.com Telephone: 07956934768. view website

filmpro lates

Thursday, 04 September 2014 - Thursday, 06 August 2015 6pm - 8.30pm
From September 2014 and every first Thursday of the month, filmpro will be turning its Hoxton studio into a small digital art gallery, showcasing new, experimental work by associate artists and more. The events are free to attend, part of the Whitechapel Gallery's First Thursdays scheme. filmprolates opening times: 6-8.30pm. 1-15 Cremer Street Filmpro Studio 3 Disabled access: yes. Contact: Foteini Galanopoulou. Email: projects@filmpro.net Telephone: 442076135856. view website

Food through the ages

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - Thursday, 16 October 2014 7pm - 10pm
A special evening combining historical food and interiors. Explore the museum's period rooms from 1600-2000, then enjoy a four-course meal featuring a key recipe from each century devised by Matt Phelps from Funthyme with introductions by food historian Kate Colquhoun. Tickets £50 (020 7749 6024 / bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk). BYOB. Age group: Adults. 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Danielle Patten. Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7749 6024. view website

Creative Futures pop up shop

Friday, 19 September 2014 - Friday, 10 October 2014 10am - 6pm
Creative Futures 'pop up shop' is a Social Enterprise project which is an opportunity for our students to market their baking and sewing businesses. In a shop for 3 weeks, they test the 'market' and sell their products and services. Delicious cakes, soft furnishings and fashion/accessories are on sale. Age group: 18+. Hackney Road, Hackney, E2 7NX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: oleander@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: 07956515419. view website

Mapping stories for Hackney City Farm's 30th Birthday

Thursday, 25 September 2014 - Friday, 26 December 2014 2pm - 4pm
Come and help prepare for Hackney City Farm's 30th Birthday. Join the very first Arts Council funded Mapped Stories trial and add your own E2 story. Led by artist Rebecca Davies. More information: charlie@hackneycityfarm.co.uk . Age group: All Welcome. 1A Goldsmith's Row, Hackney, E28QA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlie Sayle. Email: charlie@hackneycityfarm.co.uk Telephone: 02077296381. view website

Lunchtime talks

Friday, 26 September 2014 - Friday, 24 October 2014 1pm
Gain a greater insight into the Geffrye over the past 300 hundred years and plans for the future in a series of free talks. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Stoptober roadshow

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - Friday, 31 October 2014 10am - 4pm
STOPTOBER - Like October but without cigarettes. Join the Stoptober Challenge and take the first steps to becoming smokefree. Come along and meet the team at Hackney Service Centre and pick up a free preparation pack plus advice on the support available to help you quit. . Age group: All ages. Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, Hackney, E8 1DY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Fred Agbah. Email: fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8509. view website

Match&Fuse Festival, London 2014

Thursday, 02 October 2014 - Saturday, 04 October 2014 7.30pm - 1am
Taking in four shows over three nights, Match&Fuse festival 2014 features extreme jazz, brute rock, hip hop, beat boxers, ambient soundscapes and electronica from 6 European countries. Purchase tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/festivals/f/8032. The Vortex: 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ Cafe OTO: 18-22 Ashwin Street E8 3DL Rich Mix: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA Disabled access: yes. Contact: Match&Fuse. Email: info@matchandfuse.com. view website

Life on the Home Front

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 6.45pm
Join Professor Jerry White for a fascinating glimpse into life on the home front during World War I in London. 20th-century rooms and display open from 6pm, talk 6.45pm. Tickets £7.50, £5 concessions (includes a glass of wine). Age group: Adult. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival

Friday, 10 October 2014 - Sunday, 19 October 2014
CASA Latin American theatre festival is the only UK event dedicated to bringing the best of Latin American theatre. Since 2007, CASA has grown into an acclaimed arts festival of national and international repute. In 2012 and 2013, CASA won the prestigious LUKAS for Best Arts Festival in the UK. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Valentina Borja. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 020 3302 0660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Población Arenera/The Sand Settlers

Friday, 10 October 2014 - Sunday, 12 October 2014
In the 1940s the mysterious disappearance of a local boxing star-to-be and fervent believer in social justice galvanised a marginalised community against political persecution and media manipulation. Set on the sandy banks of the river Mapocho, Caldo tells this true story of resistance as a fun whirlwind of physical theatre. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

Masterclass - Erika Knight

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1pm - 3pm
Celebrating Wool Week 2014, we at Knit with attitude are delighted to invite to a talk by prominent supporter of The Campaign for Wool, renowned designer Erika Knight. The talk is free, but booking is required due to limited seating. Pop by the shop or visit our website for details. Age group: 16+. Knit with attitude, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, N16 0PH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Knit with attitude. Email: sales@knitwithattitude.com Telephone: 020 7998 3282. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Visite Argentina / Come Visit Argentina

Saturday, 11 October 2014 - Sunday, 12 October 2014
Jorge and Julia are on a mission to tell the rest of the world about the amazingness of the glorious and exotic Republic of Argentina, with its gauchos, steak and tango. If only they weren't such clowns, it might work. The Argentine Ministry of Tourism isn't laughing. But you will. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

Free PACT Wildlife Walk: minibeasts with LWT

Sunday, 12 October 2014 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to make the most of the wonderful green space that we have in our area. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival: Nuestra CASA Scratch Night

Monday, 13 October 2014 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
One of things CASA do is nurture and support UK-based Latin American artists. And the principal way we do so is via our Artists-in-Residence scheme, which is designed to support up to six artists every year with mentoring, rehearsal space and a bursary to develop a brand new theatre project. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Manuelita

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - Thursday, 16 October 2014 7.30 pm
Revolutionary, proto-feminist, and underground spy, Manuela Saenz was the beating heart of South American liberation. She died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books - until now. A tour-de-force by Tamsin Clarke blending storytelling, comedy and physical theatre with live music by Colombian musician and guitarist Camilo Menjura. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival: La Araucana / The Araucaniad

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - Thursday, 16 October 2014 7:45pm
In 1555, Don Alonso de Ercilla, a 16th-century soldier-poet travelled from Madrid to the New World. Based on his own experiences, he wrote La Araucana, a first-hand epic poem that recounted the conquest of Chile, a work that captured the heroism of the defeated indigenous Araucanian . Barbican Arts and Conference Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival: Parlamento! / Parliament!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - Thursday, 16 October 2014 9:30 pm
To try to find a solution to the endless Arauco Wars during the Conquest of Chile in the 17th Century, the Spanish forces facilitated the creation of a number of Mapuche parliaments to allow for a diplomatic resolution. This is the story of the most famous of those parliaments. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Bar Ensueño/Daydream Inn

Thursday, 16 October 2014 - Saturday, 18 October 2014 7:30 pm
On a remote island in Southern Chile the construction of a new dyke begins and the local people are forced to abandon their homes. In the face of this expulsion, they meet at Bar Ensueño, the town's only pub and turn it in a space of resistance, celebration and dreams. . 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Barrio Caleidoscopio / Borough Kaleidoscope

Friday, 17 October 2014 - Saturday, 18 October 2014
Alfonsito wakes up with an urge to get some bread from the shop. But he's scared. He's scared of lots of things. Of going outside. Of the city. Of leaving his home. But the longer he waits, the hungrier he gets and before long, he's edging towards the door. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Plush

Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Sunday, 19 October 2014 11am
Plush is a clown. And like many clowns, he works in a circus. But Plush is different. Plush is a dreamer. Plush wants to escape and travel the world. Plush wants to find that special place where everything is possible and you're never alone Tickets: £6. . Age group: All ages. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: Mi.Me. (Mundo interno? Mundo externo?) / Inside Out. Outside In

Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Sunday, 19 October 2014
Jorge has no script, no props and no music. No one to take his cues from but you. Every breath you take and every move you make will be transformed before your very eyes into creative matter that will make you laugh and maybe also cry. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival: Open CASA Community Show

Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Sunday, 19 October 2014
After the success of last year's inaugural community theatre show, we are delighted to present a brand new work by this year's company, led by professional UK/Venezuelan theatre director Natali Bass. Join us for a beautiful and poetic journey into the magical universe of the late great Gabriel García Márquez. . 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

CASA Latin American theatre festival: ppen CASA community day

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12pm
To mark the final day of the festival, we celebrate the rich heritage of London's Latin American community with a special focus this year on Afro-Latino culture as we join forces with Rich Mix favourites, Mwalimu Express. Come on down for a day of free activities for all ages. 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Bethnal Green Road, Hackney, E1 6LA. Contact: Roxi White. Email: press@casafestival.org.uk Telephone: 442033020660. view website

Makers Monthly

Sunday, 19 October 2014 11am - 6pm
Hackney Central - Local designer-makers open their doors with food, drink and music in the courtyard. Woodwork, fashion, art and framing. Age group: All ages. 18-20 Clarence Mews, Hackney, E5 8HL. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Ros Weaver. Email: makersmonthly@gmail.com Telephone: 07855 184054.

Free PACT Community Meal

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10.30am - 2.00pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Come along to the next PACT Meal! We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10:30am. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Age group: All ages. Newnton Close, Hackney, N4 2RQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

African, Caribbean and cultural family fun day

Saturday, 25 October 2014 12pm - 5pm
This event is open to the community, to come together, learn and celebrate black history. There will be local businesses, organisations, charities designers and artist providing, community information, illustrative arts, crafts and decorative items. Also arts and crafts, products, raffle prizes and refreshments. Live entertainment from unsigned artists. . 103 Stoke Newington Road Hackney N16 8BX Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

African Caribbean kidney disease charity dinner

Saturday, 01 November 2014 6pm - 12am
Prepared to be 'Enlightened & Entertained!'. Your host is Mr Geoff Schumann. A first class luxury Caribbean buffet. A great line up - Ex-Soul II Soul Singer, Melissa Bell, a top NHS Nephrologist teaching the fundamentals of kidney disease, comedian, Curtis Walker. Raffle, surprise reggae artist and more.. Age group: Over 18's. Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Amma Rose. Email: aneveningwithckd@gmail.com Telephone: 07956 335 069. view website

Jumble sale

Saturday, 01 November 2014 1pm - 3.30pm
jumble sale. Lots of bargains. Raffle. Refreshments available. Free entry. Age group: All ages. Trowbridge Senior Citizens' Club, Lavington Close, Hackney, E9 5HF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Dolly Barnes. Email: none Telephone: 02089865027.

Free PACT guided foraging walk (nuts, with Gemma Harris)

Sunday, 09 November 2014 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available. As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging winter greens growing wild. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Free PACT Community Meal

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10.30am - 2.00pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Come along to the next PACT Meal! We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10:30am. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Age group: All ages. Newnton Close, Hackney, N4 2RQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Fireside stories

Thursday, 20 November 2014 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Join us for a special atmospheric evening which offers a glimpse into the lives of former residents. With lit fires in the restored almshouse and entertaining readings from the 1881-2 diary of Ernest Baker, the son of the almshouses Chaplain. Tickets £16, £13 concessions (includes a glass of wine). Age group: Adults. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Open evening: a Georgian Christmas

Thursday, 04 December 2014 5pm - 8pm
Enjoy Christmas Past by candlelight, listen to festive music, learn about seasonal entertainments, or bring children to a Georgian decoration making workshop. Find an unusual gift from the shop or enjoy a festive supper in our restaurant. Come and be merry! Free. Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

Christmas Carols

Saturday, 06 December 2014 2pm and 3pm - 5pm
Listen to some favourite Christmas carols through the ages with The Toots. 2pm and again at 3pm. Free. . Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Geffrye Museum. Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. view website

A Celebration for Christmas: gift day and craft fair

Saturday, 13 December 2014 2.30pm - 6.30pm
This is a free entry community event, to prepare for the coming of Christmas. There will be illustrative art work, decorative items, jewellery, toys and raffle prizes. Browse through the stalls to select perfect gifts, for yourself or someone special. . 103 Stoke Newington Road Hackney N16 8BX Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

PACT foraging walk: food from foraging

Sunday, 14 December 2014 2.00pm - 4.00pm
The area around the New River and Manor House has an absolute abundance of wildlife and plants and we want to teach you how to safely forage the tasty food that is available. As winter is setting in this month we look at foraging winter greens growing wild. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Free PACT Community Meal

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 10.30am - 2pm
Love cooking? Enjoy great food? Come along to the next PACT Meal! We reduce food waste, collecting ingredients from local shops, which would normally be thrown away, instead using them to make delicious feasts for the community. Volunteer cooks wanted from 10:30am. Lunch served from 12:30pm. . Age group: All ages. Newnton Close, Hackney, N4 2RQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.