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Friday, 10 June 2016 - Sunday, 12 June 2016 12pm - 6pm
The East London Comics & Arts Festival is an annual festival dedicated to showcasing the best in illustration, comics and sequential art. Each year a host of international artists to take part as well as offering workshops, talks, screenings, installations and music. ELCAF welcomes over 100 exhibitors who sell prints, zine and books for all ages. Age group: All welcome. Between £0 and £10. Round Chapel, Round Chapel, Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Rd, London, E5 0PU. Disabled access: yes.

Design Show East

Friday, 27 May 2016 - Monday, 30 May 2016 10am - 5pm
Coinciding with Chelsea Fringe and Clerkenwell Design Week, this design shopping event will offer gorgeous items for the home and garden by 70 British designers and makers. Free. Chelsea Fringe Festival events . Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA. Contact: Bookings Coordinator. Email: bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk Telephone: 020 7739 9893. Visit website

London Fields Jumble and Craft Fair

Saturday, 28 May 2016 1.30pm - 5.30pm
A vibrant, sociable and child-friendly community event packed with something for everyone. Talented crafters will be selling beautiful handmade items from baby blankets to jewellery and much more. Jumblers will offer incredible quality bargains. There'll be face painting for children and light refreshments for adults. Entry £1 Adults, Children Free. . Age group: everyone. St Michaels & All Angels Church, Lansdowne Drive, London, Hackney, E8 3ER E8 3ER. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tiffany . Email: contact@babybints.co.uk Telephone: .

Mauritian Supperclub in Dalston

Saturday, 28 May 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
MorieshUs is hosting a Mauritian Supperclub in Dalston. Four Courses of delicious Mauritian Home-Cooked delights awaits, with Prize Bingo played in between courses. What's more it's BYOB. Spaces are limited. For more information and bookings please visit: www.grubclub.com/moreish-us. Age group: All ages. ST BARNABAS CHURCH, SHACKLEWELL ROW, London, Hackney, E8 2Ea. Contact: Richard Elysee. Email: richardelysee@hotmail.com Telephone: 07581369424; 02083455030. Visit website

Abney Park Spring open day

Saturday, 28 May 2016 12pm - 4.30pm
John Hegley opens with fun and spectacles plus maypole dancing, art stalls and other fun activities. Age group: All ages. ABNEY PARK CEMETERY, Stoke Newington High Street, London, Stoke Newington, N16 0LH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: John Baldock. Email: info@abneypark.org Telephone: 0207 275 7557. Visit website


Sunday, 29 May 2016 11am - 6pm
A free festival celebrating our rivers with our 7 pledges. Headliners Hackney Colliery Band, plus lot of other music, food, drink, stalls & info on our rivers. The River Lea runs from Herts through Hackney. It's our river, lets make it healthier. Age group: all ages welcome. Lordship Rec, Lordship Hub, Higham Road, N17 6NU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Tottenham Ploughman. Email: Info@Tottenhamploughman.com Telephone: . Visit website

Stereo Sessions with the Adrian Cox Quartet

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Tuesday, 26 July 2016 8pm - 11.45pm
Adrian Cox and special guests every Tuesday for a night of world class jazz and swing, "London's most charismatic reeds man" - Timeout. £5 on the door. Why not join us for dinner before or during the show? 2 glasses of wine £6. 2 mains & a bottle of wine £29. . Age group: 21 - 75. Sterero92, STOKE NEWINGTON HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, N16 7NY. Disabled access: no. Contact: chloe. Email: info@stereo92.co.uk Telephone: 020 7241 1579. Visit website

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

Thursday, 02 June 2016 - Sunday, 26 June 2016
This summer we're bringing extraordinary music to unexpected places, from museums, cafés and churches to markets, gardens and cemeteries. Join us as the worlds of opera, folk, jazz, early, choral and contemporary collide to create memorable moments. Tickets from £5, visit our website or call the box office to book. Spitalfields Music 61 Brushfield Street London E1 6AA Contact: Hannah Fiddy. Email: marketing@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Telephone: 020 7377 1362. Visit website

Playspace - Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

Saturday, 04 June 2016 1pm - 5pm
An afternoon of experimenting and exploring, with musical performances and creative activities for everyone. Try sentence-scribbling with a poet, sound-sculpting with musicians, and get your hands messy finding your inner artist. Join us for this fun-filled creative afternoon with half-hour workshops, performances and drop-in sessions inspired by play. Free event. Age group: Open to all. ST LEONARDS GARDEN, ST LEONARDS C OF E CHURCH, SHOREDITCH HIGH STREET, London, Hackney, E1 6JN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hannah Fiddy. Email: marketing@spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk Telephone: 020 7377 1362. Visit website

Live hip hop performances with Lyrically Challenged at SPACE

Saturday, 04 June 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Extending the themes of architecture, the city, gender, language and the economy in Maru?a Sagadin?s SPACE commission, Doris Ionic Iconic. SPACE, 129-131 Mare Street, London, Hackney, E8 3RH. Contact: Nathalie Boobis. Email: nathalie@spacestudios.org.uk Telephone: 02085254330. Visit website

Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10am - 12pm
Hackney Health Hubs is hosting a free coffee morning for local residents to stop by and find out more about their local hub, activities available, meet new people and share ideas. Open to all, so bring your friends, family and neighbours. . Age group: Open to all. New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Road, London, E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Francesca Balestreri. Email: francesca@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 07584 052 612.

Euro 2016 inspiration - screenings of One Night in Turin and Matt Le Tissier's greatest goals

Thursday, 09 June 2016 7.30pm - 11.30pm
We're warming up for England's first Euro 2016 game against Russia with a bit of inspiration via screenings on our projector of: 1. Matt Le Tissier and his greatest goals 2. One Night in Turin - the story of England's World Cup '90 campaign. Age group: 18+. 205a Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, E5 8EG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Dave Salisbury. Email: massivearmspromotions@gmail.com Telephone: .

Occupy the Archives: Radical Histories and You

Thursday, 09 June 2016 6pm - 7.45pm
Do you see your passions, experiences, artistic or political expressions reflected and celebrated in your local archives or museum? If not, why? In this Anti-university event we explore what radical collecting actually is; the power of archives to affect change and your role in making history. Book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/occupy-the-archives-radical-histories-you-part-of-antiuniversity-now-festival-tickets-25476358474. Age group: Adult. Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Archives, Dalston Square, London, Hackney, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Joanne Anthony. Email: archives@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 8925. Visit website

Hackney Annual Carers Conference 2016

Thursday, 09 June 2016 9am - 3.15pm
Event Description Hackney Annual Carers Conference 2016 is part of national carers week events and celebrates the role of carers in Hackney. It is an opportunity for carers to have a day out, meet other carers and find out about national and local support and services available. . Age group: all. QUEENSBRIDGE INFANT SCHOOL, QUEENSBRIDGE ROAD, London, Hackney, E8 3ND. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nazma.Begum. Email: Nazma.Begum@hackneycarers.org.uk Telephone: 020 8533 0951 . Visit website

Well Street Common annual festival

Sunday, 12 June 2016 12pm - 5pm
Well Street Common User Group community festival, a celebration for all ages: live music, football tournament, stalls, sports, tea tent + cake comp, BBQ, dog show, children's activities, donkey rides & Spitalfields farm, table tennis, Hackney Playbus, Albion Kids Show, and more.. Age group: all. well street common, Groombridge rd/Gascoyne rd/Meynell rd, Hackney, E9 7DP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Caroline Gregory. Email: info@wellstreetcommon.co.uk Telephone: 07979751972. Visit website

Fincoder: Fintech Developer Conference, London 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Join us for the 2nd Annual Fincoder: Fintech Developer Conference at Aviva's Digital Garage in Hoxton Square. Aviva Digital Garage, 33-35 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN. Contact: Nicola Carranza. Email: nicola@fintechww.com Telephone: 07904121061. Visit website

Promised Land at Found Festival

Sunday, 18 September 2016 10am - 10pm
Promised Land at Found presents Moondance festival. Age group: All welcome. Between £20 and £30. Queen Elizabeth olympic park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hopkins's Fields, North Park, London, E20 3ZH. Disabled access: yes.