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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

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

Urban Food Fest

Saturday, 15 November 2014 - Saturday, 20 December 2014 5pm - 12am
Urban Food Fest street food night markets. Free For Everyone. The urban food fest features: 15 street food trucks and stalls (which change each week) serving gourmet global street food, craft beers, premium cider, specialist urban cocktails, spirits, international wines, prosecco, champagne, entertainment and seating areas . Age group: N/A. Euro Car Parks, 162-167, Shoreditch High Street, Hackney, E1 6HU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Jessica Tucker. Email: jessica@urbanfoodfest.com Telephone: 020 7563 3021. view website

Chatsworth Road Christmas lights switch on

Sunday, 30 November 2014 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Chatsworth Road will have its very own Christmas lights this year, paid for by the business on the street. The lights will be switched on by broadcaster, actor and comedian Eddie Nestor. Eddie was born and grew up around Chatsworth Road and still has family and friends in the area. Age group: All ages. Chatsworth Road, Hackney, E5 0LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: CRTRA. Email: info@chatsworthroade5.co.uk . view website

Pig's Ear beer and cider festival

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 - Saturday, 06 December 2014 12 noon - 11 pm
The Pig's Ear beer festival is among Hackney's most cherished events and is officially opened by the Speaker and Mayor. It offers 400 quality beers and 40 artisan ciders. Special feature is array of ales from Hackney breweries but there are others from UK and overseas. Plus Games, memorabilia, Food Stalls. Age group: 18+. The Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Road, off Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Bill Green. Email: chumnic@talktalk.net Telephone: 0208 806 6517. 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

Light up a Life - St Joseph's Hospice

Thursday, 04 December 2014 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Light up a Life is a chance to come together with friends, family and wider community to remember and pay tribute to those we have loved and lost. The service at St Joseph's Hospice takes place on Thursday 4th December at 7pm. Contact us on 020 8525 3200 or fundraising@stjh.org.uk. . Age group: 0-99. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Anna Lee. Email: fundraising@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3200.

Film audio description: the making of

Thursday, 04 December 2014 6pm - 8.30pm
A public exercise of audio description in films and accessible screenings. filmpro lates invite you to explore audio description in films and moving image. It's an invitation to give it a go yourself: how and what would you describe?. filmpro, Studio 3. ACAVA Studios, 1-15 Cremer Street. Hackney, E2 8HD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Foteini Galanopoulou. Email: projects@filmpro.net Telephone: 020 7613 5856 / 07944513590 (voice/texts). 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

Wally Foster community centre bazaar

Saturday, 06 December 2014 11am - 3pm
Sale of goods for Xmas. Toys, designer goods, clothing, books, face painting and more. Refreshments also available. Contact Wally Foster Centre Office on 07436 076 581 or 0208 985 3972 to book a table. Tables available at £10 per table. Good quality items only please. Age group: All ages. Wally Foster community centre, Marsh Hill, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9 5QB. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Pat Ash. Email: manager@wallyfostercc.org Telephone: 0208 985 3972 or 07436 076 581. view website

Sutton House Christmas craft fair and Santa's Grotto

Saturday, 06 December 2014 - Sunday, 07 December 2014 11am - 6pm
Feast on festive inspiration in East London's oldest family home and get your Christmas shopping started in style. Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto! Adults £1, Children and NT members free. Santa's Grotto tickets £2 per child. Age group: All ages. Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nia Bentham-Prince. Email: nyanna.bentham-prince@nationaltrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 8986 2264. view website

King Henry's Walk garden winter fair

Saturday, 06 December 2014 11am - 3pm
Wreath-making, carol-singing, cakes, mulled cider, St Nicholas's grotto, chestnut-roasting, craft-stalls, children's games. Plus enter our competition for the best home-made Christmas tree ornament. Entrance free. All welcome. Outdoors in award-winning community garden. Age group: All. King Henry's Walk Garden, 11C King Henry's Walk, N1 4NX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Judith Palmer . Email: info@khwgarden.org.uk Telephone: . view website

Christmas Fayre at St John The Baptist Church

Sunday, 07 December 2014 12.30pm - 2pm
Something for everyone including a bottle stall, tombola, a cake stall, Christmas goods, raffles. Delicious Caribbean food available. 50p admission. St John The Baptist Church, 3 King Edward's Road, Hackney, E9 7FS. Contact: Kathleen Dunne. Email: david.roberts@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8986 4520.

William Patten School Winter Fair

Sunday, 07 December 2014 12noon - 3pm
Santa’s grotto arts & crafts mega jumble carol singing. Toys, books & games bazaar scrummy world food market. Raffle face painting teddy tombola vintage boutique. Live music from kids and parents plus lots, lots more. . Age group: All ages. Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0HA. Contact: victoria. Email: victoriab1000@gmail.com Telephone: .

Chatsworth Road Christmas markets

Sunday, 07 December 2014 - Sunday, 21 December 2014 11am - 4pm
Christmas markets with festive wares, carol singing and children's entertainment. Age group: All ages. Adjacent 114, Chatsworth Road, Hackney, E5 0LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: CRTRA. Email: info@chatsworthroade5.co.uk . view website

Stepping Out - Celebrating Hackney City Farm 30th Birthday

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Hackney City Farm is celebrating 30 years in the local community through an Arts Council funded project. Creating an interactive map of local streets through local stories, Hackney Museum will host the exhibition from February 2015. Come along to a planning session for the exhibition in the Farm café. . Age group: All ages. Hackney City Farm, 1A Goldsmith's Row, Hackney, E2 8QA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlie. Email: charlie@hackneycityfarm.co.uk. view website

Chatsworth Road late night Christmas shopping

Thursday, 11 December 2014 - Thursday, 18 December 2014 5pm - 8pm
Late night shopping with LBJ, Botany, Hackney Draper, L?Epicerie56 and Triangle, Hop, Johnny's Carnival Cards and Sanderson Sweeting. There will be food, drink, entertainment among the many restaurants and bars including The Elderfield, The Dentist, People's Choice, The Convenience and Shane's on Chatsworth. Age group: All. Adjacent 114, Chatsworth Road, Hackney, E5 0LS. Disabled access: yes. Contact: CRTRA. Email: info@chatsworthroade5.co.uk Telephone: . 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.

Christmas bazaar

Saturday, 13 December 2014 12pm - 4pm
Fundraising event. Ornaments, board games, toys, ladies' and gents' party clothing and lots more. Refreshments on sale. Entry £1. Raffle tickets £1 - first prize: Christmas hamper. Age group: 18 upwards. Wayside Community Centre, 69 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP. Contact: Jean John. Email: wayside24@btconnect.com Telephone: 020 8985 1474. view website

Abney Park winter fun day

Saturday, 13 December 2014 11am - 3pm
Abney Park's Winter Fun Day is packed with festive fun. Santa will be dispensing festive cheer and presents, there'll be tunes from the Chorus of Dissent (2pm), and single origin Colombian coffee from the Original Colombian Coffee company. Plus a raffle, wreath making, guided tours, gift stalls, and more! . Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: John Baldock. Email: info@abneypark.org Telephone: . view website

Christmas market

Monday, 15 December 2014 11am - 7pm
Christmas market, £1 entry for adults, free for children. Santa's Grotto, arts and crafts, jewellery, chrstmas gifts. Age group: All ages. Hackney Town Hall, Assembly Halls, Mare Steet, E8 1EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Eda. Email: eda.ziya@hackney.gov.uk.