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Daubeney Fields Easter Picker-Nic

Saturday, 19 April 2014 11.00am - 1.00pm
A litter pick-up on Daubeney Fields followed by community picnic with Easter Eggs, nature watch and other activities. Bring food, blanket and a smile and tell us what you want for the Fields. Age group: All ages. Daubeny Fields Park off Daubeney Road London E9 Hackney Disabled access: yes. Contact: Gerry Tissier. Email: daubeneyfields@gmail.com Telephone: 07806 689 836. view website

Open The Gate @ Passing Clouds

Friday, 25 April 2014 - Saturday, 26 April 2014 8pm - 4am
Open the Gate is back at Passing Clouds with an amazing line-up of live music from various genres and styles that will make you get on your dancing feet and travel the world. With AFRIQUOI, RENKON BAND and JESSIE LEE BURN. Age group: +18. 1 Richmond Road, London, E8 4AA. Contact: Open The Gate. Email: pr@openthegate.org.uk Telephone: . view website

The Music Circle and Radio 1's Gemma Cairney present Rumble in the Jumble #3

Saturday, 26 April 2014 12pm - 6pm
London's most stylish charity jumble sale returns to Oval Space, featuring second-hand items from celebrities including Annie Lennox, Arctic Monkeys, Jessie Ware, Daisy Lowe, Paloma Faith and Bat For Lashes. Plus clothing from Whistles, Dr Martens, ASOS, Topman and more at jumble prices. Entry £3 with a bag of jumble. Age group: 16-35. 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, E2 9DT. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Hutchinson. Email: k8.hutchinson@gmail.com Telephone: 447786016296. view website

Common Conversations

Sunday, 27 April 2014 2 - 5
SNUG and the Boiler House Community Centre are running 3 discussion sessions to celebrate the wonderful diversity of thought, backgrounds, faiths and other things in the Cazenove area. This is part of Hackney Museum?s Side by Side project and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Boiler House, George Downing Estate, N16 6BE. Contact: Berni Graham. Email: info@n16boilerhouse.com Telephone: 07870303143. view website

African Market - Bank Holiday Festival

Monday, 05 May 2014 11am - 5pm
Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May for a full day of African fashion, arts & crafts, live music, edu-tainment, networking and food! The African market - Bank Holiday festival! @Old Spitalfields Market FREE ENTRY - all welcomed. Age group: All ages. 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: OpenTheGate. Email: pr@openthegate.org.uk Telephone: . view website

Save the NHS public meeting, with photo exhibition 'How come we didn't know?'

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 5.30pm - 9pm
Save the NHS public meeting and hustings. 7.30pm: will your council candidates sign the pledge to fight NHS privatisation? Also a major photographic exhibition 'How come we didn't know? from 5.30 pm. City and Hackney Coalition to Save the NHS. Abney Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney, N16 0AS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Marion Macalpine . Email: marion.macalpine@blueyonder.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 11 May 2014 13:20 - 15:30
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London?s best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history through their unique stories and survival against the odds. Age group: 16+. STOKE NEWINGTON STATION, STATION APPROACH, London, Hackney, N16 6YA. Contact: Sam Roberts. Email: sam@ghostsigns.co.uk Telephone: 07989409046. view website

FREE PACT Foraging Walk: spring greens, with Andy Pattenden

Sunday, 11 May 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, if you know where to look. 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, 20 May 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 N4 2RQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Free PACT Wildlife Walk: birds with LWT

Sunday, 08 June 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 help you make the most of it! As summer is setting in this month we look at wildlife and the many migrating birds around the Stoke Newington reservoirs. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Celebrating Fathers Gift Day & Craft Fair

Saturday, 14 June 2014 2.30pm - 6.30pm
This is free entry event for the community. There will be raffle prize draw, decorative items from, designers, artists and craft makers. Join the celebration for fathers, browse through the variety of stalls, to select special gifts to surprise your father on father?s day. . 103 Stoke Newington Road Hackney N16 8BX Disabled access: yes. Contact: Suzanne Asphall. Email: designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com Telephone: 07956905730.

Found Festival 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:00 - 21:00
Following its debut in 2013, Found Festival returns to Haggerston Park this summer, showcasing 30 of the finest electronic artists from across the globe. Please visit http://www.foundfestival.com for the full line-up, tickets and information, as well as information on local resident tickets (this is in FAQ section). Age group: 18+. Haggerston Park, E2 8QH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Found HQ. Email: hello@foundseries.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Free PACT Community meal

Tuesday, 17 June 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.

Dalston Square community dance showcase 2014

Sunday, 22 June 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Free entry. Families with young children are invited as this event is all about dance. If you can provide activities for kids and want to hire out stall, please contact us for more details. There will a stage for performances we are also looking for performers from other schools/groups and companies in dancing. . Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Miss Tulin. Email: ozsoytulin@hotmail.com Telephone: 07450206241. view website

Great East End walk

Sunday, 06 July 2014 09:30 - 17:00
Adult early bird - £10. Adult standard - £12. Child early bird - £5. Child standard - £5. Child under 10 - FREE. St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Anna Lee. Email: GEEW@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 6033. view website

Free PACT Wildlife & Foraging Walk: Edible Flowers

Sunday, 13 July 2014 2.00pm - 4.00pm
These free, family friendly walks will this month focus on foraging summer berries and plums that grow around the east and west reservoirs in Manor House. With the help of our expert guide, you'll learn and hopefully taste which berries are good to eat and which ones should be avoided. Age group: All ages. The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes, Hackney, N4 2HA. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Free PACT Community meal

Tuesday, 15 July 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.

5th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival

Saturday, 26 July 2014 - Sunday, 27 July 2014 11.00am - 9.00pm
Now in its 5th year, the annual Yoruba Arts festival is a family oriented community event showcasing Yoruba Arts and Culture. Featuring Cultural performances, arts and crafts, workshops, competitions, children's activities, youth performances, African market, traditional food, DJs and live bands. The festival is free and open to all. Age group: All Ages. Clissold Park, Green Lanes, Hackney, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Abeke Coker. Email: abeke@yorubaarts.org Telephone: 07943054045. view website

Free PACT Wildlife Walk: bats with LWT

Sunday, 10 August 2014 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Did you know Manor House has a thriving bat population? Have you ever wanted to learn more about these creatures of the night? Then come down and join us for our latest wildlife walk and find out more about bats and if all those vampire stories are true. Age group: All ages. London Wildlife Trust, Newnton Close, Hackney, N4 2RH N4 2RH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379.

Free PACT Community meal

Tuesday, 19 August 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: 0773330379.

Free PACT Foraging Walk: fruits, with Gemma Harris

Sunday, 14 September 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, if you know where to look. 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 September 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clissold Park Annual Fair

Friday, 25 April 2014 - Monday, 05 May 2014 1pm - 9pm
Annual Family funfair for Children and adults, selling tokens for rides and offering special prices including family attractions, childrens rides, stalls and light refreshments. The event will operate Fridays-Sundays only. CLISSOLD PARK, Green Lanes, London, Hackney, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mannings Amusements. Email: joseph@mannings-org.com Telephone: 01992 631 388. view website

Carters Steam Fair (subject to final approval)

Saturday, 21 June 2014 - Sunday, 22 June 2014 12.00 - 21.00
A selection of vintage funfair rides originating from 1895-1960's. The fair offers candy floss, sweets and fairground hot dogs from a selection of stalls. There is no fee to enter the funfair but there is a charge for the rides. Age group: Family. Clissold Park, Green Lanes, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Carters Steam Fair. Email: info@carterssteamfair.co.uk Telephone: . view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 09 May 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses), Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 13 June 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 11 July 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 08 August 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 10 October 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website

Free PACT Community Meal

Friday, 14 November 2014 10:30am - 14:00pm
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. Edible Landscapes London (Greenhouses). Green Lanes, Finsbury Park. Inside gate by Manor House Tube. N4 2NQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jo Homan. Email: manorhousepact@mhdt.org.uk Telephone: 07733330379. view website