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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

Late Nite Art

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:00 - 22:30
LATE NITE ART: a unique art and social dining experience. The formula is simple: forty strangers, two creative facilitators, three courses of delicious food, plus one amazing piece of collaborative art. Guaranteed to be the most fun you?ll ever have on a school night. Age group: All.The Russet, AMHURST TERRACE, London, Hackney, E8 2BT. Contact: Mazí Mas . Email: mara@mazimas.co.uk Telephone: . view website

"Who AM I?" Am I being me or who I'm expected to be?

Friday, 28 November 2014 7pm - 9pm
Exploring and debating mental health, and interactive Q&A session with the specialist therapist and guest speakers, demonstration on how some therapies are delivered and how they can be used as a tool leading to well being. Age group: 18+. Hackney Marshes Centre, Homerton Road, Hackney, E9 5PF. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nichola Smith. Email: info@wholeheartededucation.org Telephone: 07960 272 147. view website

St Michael & All Angels Christmas Fete

Saturday, 29 November 2014 1pm - 4pm
Entrance 50p. Bouncy castle and stalls for children. Santa arrives 1.30pm. Lose yourself in the book stall, buy fabulous homemade cakes and gifts for Christmas and much more. St Michaels & All Angels Church, Lansdowne Drive, London, Hackney, E8 3ER. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Daniel Gerrans. Email: vicar@stmichaelslondonfields.org.uk Telephone: 02072492627. view website


Saturday, 29 November 2014 11:00 - 19:00
The Doctor's Orders presents. Sampled Sicker Than Your Average Sample Sale Sat 29th November 2014 11am ? 7pm ? Kachette, 347 Old St, London EC1V 9LP £1 Entry all day Facebook: http://atnd.it/17146-1 Category: Retail | Fashion Price: All Day Entry: £1. Kachette, 347 Old St, London, Hackney, EC1V 9LP. Contact: Rod Gilmore . Email: staff@thedoctorsorders.com Telephone: 0207 833 9544. 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.

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

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.

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

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.