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Higher Education fair

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10am - 5pm
Thinking about studying at University? Come to our HE Fair: talk to over 30 Universities, pick up prospectuses and subject info, learn about entry requirements, financial support advice and much more. Access 1st will be in attendance offering advice and support to disabled students interested in Higher Education. Age group: 18+. SPACe, Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, N1 6HQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Amaka Achike. Email: aachike@hackney.ac.uk Telephone: 020 7613 9518. view website

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

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

Fun Family Fencing

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
A family friendly and safe introduction to the sport of Fencing under the guidance and experience of Little Musketeers. Ideal for dads and lads, ladies and lasses wanting to learn something new! . Age group: Families with children aged 5+. GRAZEBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL, LORDSHIP ROAD, London, Hackney, N16 0QP. Contact: Adult Learning Services. Email: barri.disu@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 020 8820 7431 / 020 8820 7119. view website

International Cookery School

Thursday, 23 October 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Nilgun Ercan for a round-the-world exploration of great cuisine. You will learn popular recipes from all over the world and also get advice on natural ingredients and healthy eating. . Age group: Families with children aged 7+. HOLMLEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL, Dunsmure Road, N16 5PU. Contact: Adult Learning Services. Email: barri.disu@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 020 8820 7431 / 020 8820 7119. view website

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.

Cupcake Making

Monday, 27 October 2014 10am - 1pm
Do you enjoy baking with your family? Why not join our cupcake making workshop, run by Hackney Training Enterprise Associates. Learn how to measure ingredients, follow a recipe and bake with confidence using a variety of techniques! . Age group: Families with children aged 7+. BSIX SIXTH FORM COLLEGE, KENNINGHALL ROAD, London, Hackney, E5 8BP. Contact: Adult Learning Services. Email: barri.disu@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 020 8820 7431 / 020 8820 7119. view website

T-shirt Design

Thursday, 30 October 2014 10am - 1pm
For all you fashion conscious families, this workshop, run by Hackney Training Enterprise Associates, is the one you?ve been waiting for! You will have the opportunity to create your own t-shirt designs, learn how to scan artwork onto your t-shirts, develop patterns and lots more. . Age group: Families with children aged 7+. BSIX SIXTH FORM COLLEGE, KENNINGHALL ROAD, London, Hackney, E5 8BP. Contact: Adult Learning Services. Email: barri.disu@learningtrust.co.uk Telephone: 020 8820 7431 / 020 8820 7119. view website

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.

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.

The Delines UK tour 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 8pm - 11pm
New-country/soul group The Delines, lead by Willy Vlautin of Richmond Fontaine are heading back out on tour in November 2014 after filling venues across the UK earlier in June. Tickets: £14.85 (inc.booking fee). http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-delines/hoxton-square-bar-kitchen/792656. The Lux Centre, Hoxton Square, Hackney, N1 6NU. Contact: Hoxton Bar. Email: info@hoxtonsquarebar.com Telephone: 0207 6130709. view website

Age UK East London bring and buy sale

Friday, 31 October 2014 4pm - 7pm
Bring and buy sale in aid of Age UK East London. If you have any items you would like to donate or help out on the day get in touch. Kate 07969379429. Age group: All ages. Age UK East London, 22 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Angus. Email: kate.angus@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 07969379429. view website

The Big Draw at Clissold House

Sunday, 26 October 2014 1pm - 4pm
Use leaves from the park's historical trees to create stunning leaf prints and help decorate a giant '125' in time for Clissold Park's first Fireworks Night in ten years. . Age group: All ages. Families welcome. Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Lucy Gijsen. Email: lucy.gijsen@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 02083564600. view website