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Filmpro Lates

Thursday, 05 February 2015 - Thursday, 03 December 2015 6pm - 8.30pm
Every first Thursday of the month the filmpro studio turns into a small digital art gallery, showcasing new, experimental work by associate artists and more. Doors open at 6pm with a smile and a drink to welcome you in. No ticket needed but any contribution never goes amiss. Age group: 16+. filmpro, Studio 3, ACAVA, Cremer Street, Hackney, E2 8HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Foteini Galanopoulou. Email: info@foteinig.net Telephone: +442076135856. view website

Urban Food Festl

Saturday, 28 March 2015 - Saturday, 19 December 2015 5pm - 12am
Free entry for everyone. The urban food fest features: 15 street food trucks and stalls (which change every week) serving gourmet global street food, craft beers, premium cider, specialist urban cocktails, spirits, international wines, prosecco, champagne, entertainment and seating areas Facebook: urban food fest Twitter: @urbanfoodfest Instagram: urbanfoodfest . Euro Car Parks 162-167 SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET Shoreditch E1 6HU Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kelly Young. Email: kelly@urbanfoodfest.com Telephone: 020 7563 3021. view website

Shacklewell and Somerford Grove

Saturday, 30 May 2015 1.30pm - 3.30pm
A free exhibition about the unique history of this estate, showing archive material, film footage and prints. There will also be art workshops for children to discover what they think is special about the estate. Light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. . Age group: All ages. Shacklewell and Somerford Grove Community Centre, Shacklewell Road, N16 N16. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Helen Brown. Email: helenaorta@hotmail.com.

Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War

Sunday, 31 May 2015 5.30pm - 7.30pm
31 May 2015 marks the centenary of the first ever bomb to be dropped on London. Jerry White tells the fascinating story of this first air war on London, especially its impact on the people of Hackney. Free entry. Please RSVP to info@hhbt.org.uk or 02089860029. Age group: All ages. Round Chapel Arts Centre, Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Glenarm Road, Hackney E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lisa & Kamil. Email: info@hhbt.org.uk Telephone: 02089860029. view website

Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War

Sunday, 31 May 2015 5.30pm - 7.30pm
31 May 2015 marks the centenary of the first ever bomb to be dropped on London. In this free talk, Jerry White tells the fascinating story of this first air war on London, especially its impact on the people of Hackney. Call 02089890029 or email info@hhbt.org.uk to reserve a place. Age group: All ages. The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, Off Lower Clapton Road E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lisa Pressland. Email: info@hhbt.org.uk Telephone: 02089860029. view website

Volunteer fair

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 3pm - 7.30pm
Volunteer Centre Hackney is pleased to host another volunteer fair on 2nd June 2015 as part of Volunteers? Week. This is a showcase of flexible volunteering opportunities offered by local organisations that fit around people?s lives and commitments. We hope to see you there!. Age group: 16+. Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Hackney, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katie Barton. Email: info@vchackney.org Telephone: 07989 814 577. view website

Culpeper's Herbal Remedy - a talk on herbalist, botanist and apothecary Nicholas Culpeper

Saturday, 06 June 2015 2pm - 4pm
Join Margaret Willes for a fascinating talk about herbalist, botanist and radical apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, then create your own historic remedies and natural cosmetics. Tickets £16, £13 concs. Part of the Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival and Chelsea Fringe. Ticketed events must be booked in advance www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/whatson/book-tickets/, or e-mail bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk . Geffrye Museum, 136 Kinglsand Road, Hackney, E2 8EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laura Bedford. Email: LBedford@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893.

Well Street Common annual festival

Sunday, 07 June 2015 12am - 5pm
Well Street Common User Group and local residents to celebrate community life on Well Street Common E9. Live music, football tournament and sports, refreshments, Hackney Playbus, Albion kids' show, family dog show, stalls and activities for families, and for residents young and old and in-between. . Age group: All ages. Well Street Common, Hackney, E9 E9. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Caroline Gregory. Email: info@wellstreetcommon.co.uk Telephone: 02089857422. view website

Hackney Annual Carers' Conference

Thursday, 11 June 2015 9.30am - 3.30pm
Events will be held at St Joseph's Hospice. Carers will hear speakers on topics such as: building compassionate communities and the Care Act 2014, plus workshops on looking after your health, understanding dementia, being money smart, DIY Massage and life coaching. . St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: City and Hackney Carers Centre. Email: Joanna.Brunt@hackneycarers.org.uk Telephone: 020 8533 0951.

Bard's Yard summer garden party

Sunday, 14 June 2015 2pm - 5pm
Join us and celebrate a new Shakespeare-themed garden in the heart of Shoreditch. The afternoon will be full of amusing acts, family fun and delectable delicacies. Pin the beard on the Bard, face painting, pop up choirs, lucky dip and tombola, freebies and more. . Age group: All ages. St Leonards Church, Shoreditch High Street, Hackney E1 6JN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mike Coffey. Email: mike.coffey@sct.org.uk Telephone: 0207 613 5722. view website

Iain Sinclair: Expeditions in Hackney Subterranea talk (with a few diversions around the circuit of the Overground Railway)

Monday, 15 June 2015 7pm - 9.30pm
Iain Sinclair's new book Overground is a meditation on a tour of London following the London Overground. His talk will explore Hackney above and below ground including the Mole Man of Hackney and the basement excavators of Finsbury Park. To book a free ticket call 02089860029 or email info@hhbt.org.uk. . Age group: All ages. The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, Off Lower Clapton Road E5 0LY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lisa Pressland. Email: info@hhbt.org.uk Telephone: 02089860029. view website

Simon Inglis: Played in Hackney - talk

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 7pm - 9.30pm
Sport has played an integral part in Hackney life for centuries. In this illustrated talk, Simon Inglis revisits cricket at the Spotted Dog, rowing on the Lea, football on the Marshes and cycle speedway at the Rec. Free entry. Call 02089860029 or email info@hhbt.org.uk to book (only 40 spaces available). Age group: All ages. St Augustine's Tower, Behind 354 Mare Street, St John's Churchyard, Hackney E8 1HR. Disabled access: no. Contact: Lisa Pressland. Email: info@hhbt.org.uk Telephone: 02089860029. view website

The Skills Show Experience at HCC: Digital and Creative

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11am - 4pm
Have a Go activities to give you a taste of digital and creative skills in a range of industries: Fashion show, Circus and performing arts show, art, design, media exhibition and more. Plus open mic session - pre-book your group to avoid disappointment. Age group: 14 - 25. Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street N1 6HQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Abigail Couch. Email: acouch@hackney.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7613 9228. view website

The Skills Show Experience @HCC: Digital and Creative

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 11am - 4pm
Have a go activities to give you a taste of digital and creative skills in a range of industries; fashion show, circus and performing arts show, art, design, media exhibition and more. Plus open mic session - pre-book your group to avoid disappointment. . Age group: 14+. Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street N1 6HQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Abigail Couch. Email: marketing@hackney.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7613 9228. view website

Black Film Festival 2015

Thursday, 02 July 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015 9am - 10pm
Black Film Festival films represent a range of filmmaking talent from around the globe. The longest running black independent film festival in the UK. . Age group: 16+. Bernie Grants Art Centre, Tottenham N15 4RX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Joy. Email: bfmfest@coco-orange.com Telephone: 07000789900.

London at Night Pink Ribbonwalk

Saturday, 04 July 2015 - Sunday, 05 July 2015 7.30 pm - 6.30 am
Sign up to Breast Cancer Care's London at Night Pink Ribbonwalk and you will experience a magical evening with inspiring people, breath-taking sights and lots of fun and laughter. It is the perfect way to support people affected by breast cancer and have a great time with friends and family. Age group: 8+. Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ. Disabled access: no. Contact: Breast Cancer Care. Email: pinkribbonwalk@breastcancercare.org.uk Telephone: 03701450101. view website

6th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival

Saturday, 25 July 2015 - Sunday, 26 July 2015 12pm - 9pm
The 6th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival is back, bigger and better. Celebrating the rich vibrant, colourful arts and culture of Yoruba's and Africa. Featuring Cultural performances, Workshops, Childrens activities, Competitions, African Market, DJ's and Live Music. This is a free family oriented community event open to all. Age group: All Ages. Clissold Park, Green Lanes, London N16 9AE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jacqueline Adewunmi. Email: ma@yorubaarts.org Telephone: 07943054045. view website