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Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 01 February 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London's best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history through their unique stories and survival against the odds. . Age group: All ages welcome. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Contact: Sam Roberts. Email: sam@ghostsigns.co.uk Telephone: 07989 409 046. view website

Ballet classes

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 4pm - 4.30pm
Beginners ballet. Every Monday with a very talented Ballet teacher. Term fee: £41 for members, £55 for non members. Membership: £60 for 12 months which includes a pack of essential goodies. For more info and to book a space for your child please contact Monica or Renee at j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. Age group: 3-5 years old. 3 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Monica / Renee. Email: j2g_ltd@hotmail.co.uk. view website

The Martial Arts Place

Monday, 01 September 2014 - Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Discover kickboxing and improve your fitness and confidence. Also helps with stress relief and gives you an energy boost. Ages 3+. If you'd like to sign up or have more information please call 020 7254 0332 or email n16@themartialartsplace.com for more details. The Martial Arts Place, Victorian Grove, N16 8DR. . Victorian Grove, London, N16 8DR. Contact: The Martial Arts Place. Email: n16@themartialartsplace.com . view website

Yoga @ Hackney Forge

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 - Tuesday, 01 September 2015 8.15pm - 9.45pm
A Vijnana Yoga class that incorporates flow with attention to alignment. Classes incorporate sitting, breathing techniques and focus on a different set of poses each week. This open level class enables people to work within their own capabilities yet offers the opportunity of a further challenge. £10/£8 or discount cards. Age group: 16+. 243A Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London, E9 7HD E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 07966 165658.

The Martial Arts Place

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 - Thursday, 03 September 2015
Discover the world of kickboxing and improve your fitness and confidence. Everybody can learn Mo-Gei-Do kickboxing here, regardless of age, experience or fitness levels. Term starts for both adult and kids' classes on 3rd September, call 020 7254 0332 to book your place, or for a free trial lesson. Age group: 3+. Victorian Grove, N16 8DR. Contact: The Martial Arts Place. Email: n16@themartialartsplace.com Telephone: 020 7254 0332. view website

Stretch and Relax

Thursday, 11 September 2014 - Monday, 02 February 2015 10.00 - 11.00
Gentle exercise, joint release movements, stretching, breathing and guided relaxation. Mats and equipment provided. All abilities welcome. Tea / coffee available after. Age group: 50+. Blue Community Hall, Millard Close, off Boleyn Road, Stoke Newington / Dalston, Shellgrove Estate, N16 8EP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Anna Blackmore. Email: ambazen@gmail.com Telephone: 07866 573739. view website

Friday gentle yoga classes

Friday, 26 September 2014 - Friday, 21 August 2015 10.30am and 12pm
Weekly yoga classes for every body. Gentle yoga, Scaravelli inspired, for improving your general wellbeing and relaxation, helps with strength and flexibility. Classes are small and will be adapted for individuals. Block booked classes are £10 each or call me, Sarah, to arrange a free taster class. Age group: 30+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Road, Hackney, E9 7HD. Disabled access: no. Contact: Sarah Reynolds, Yoga4EveryBody. Email: sarah.yogatraining@gmail.com Telephone: 07947 367 579.

Indoor jogging

Thursday, 23 October 2014 - Thursday, 22 October 2015 10am - 11am
Indoor jogging tailored to meet all ailments. Suitable attire recommend. One to one personal training also available. . Age group: 55+. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Bouverie Road 37 Grange Rd Stoke Newington Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 447961188727. view website

Indoor Jogging

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 10am - 11am
Anyone who want to lose a bit of weight and get healthier. This class is tailored to meet the needs of cancer survivors, managing diabetes and obesity, low back pain, stress and depression, fallers and cardiac patients. I take referrals and self referrals. The cost is £3 per session. Age group: 50+. Our Lady of Good Councel Catholic Church Bouverie Road Stoke Newington Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website

Indoor jogging

Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Thursday, 29 October 2015 10am - 11am
This classis designed for anyone with any health condition. Call Olive for a telephone assessment. Appropriate attire vrequired. The cost is £3 per session. My number is 07961188727. Age group: 50+. Our Lady of Good Councel Church, Our Lady of Good Councel Church Contact: Our Lady of Good Councel Church. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website

For The Girls - Street Dance

Monday, 10 November 2014 - Monday, 09 February 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Street Dance class for Women and Girls 14 and over. Groove along while you work out and learn some moves. Free with a monthly Better Lesiure Centre membership or £2:50 with a play and play membership - available at the Britannia Leisure Centre. Age group: 14 Plus. Britannia Leisure Centre, 40 Hyde Road, LONDON, Hackney, N1 5JU. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vicki Carter. Email: forthegirls@gll.org Telephone: 07914685261. view website

For The Girls - Running Group

Thursday, 13 November 2014 - Friday, 13 February 2015 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Running Group led by Timea, running in and around Clissold Park. Free for monthy paying Better Leisure Center members or £2:50 with a pay and play membership available at Clissold Leisure Center reception. No need to book in advance. Get more out of your run!. Age group: Women and Girls over 14. Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, London, Hackney, N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Vicki Carter. Email: forthegirls@gll.org Telephone: 0791 4685261. view website

Circuit fitness in Hackney/Dalston

Monday, 29 December 2014 - Saturday, 28 February 2015 7pm - 8pm
Full body fitness class. £6 a session, booking via email or contact number. . Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EB. Disabled access: no. Contact: Labi Akinola. Email: Info@elite-evolution.co.uk Telephone: 07984966964.

Yoga @ Hackney Forge

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - Tuesday, 07 April 2015 8pm - 9.30pm
Classes incorporate flow with alignment where each week presents a different focus and aims to inspire all levels, offering the option of modification or further challenge. Taster classes in January are £5.00, discount cards are 5 classes for £50.00 or 10 classes for £95.00. Drop in is £11/£9. Age group: 18+. Hackney Forge, 243a Victoria Park Rd, London, E9 7HD E9 7HD. Contact: Rachel James. Email: rachelcjames@gmail.com Telephone: 07966 165658. view website

Get a healthy spine and mobile joints

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12pm - 1pm
A gentle exercise class to enable your joints to move more freely and your spine to be more flexible. Can help with short/long term injuries and pain. Feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. Suitable for all ages/levels of fitness. £10 for drop in, £48 for 6 classes taken within 10 weeks. Age group: All ages. The Well Garden, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT. Contact: Jenny Hill. Email: jennyhillnz@yahoo.co.uk Telephone: 07929907007.

Lishi Tai Chi and Oriental yoga class

Friday, 09 January 2015 - Friday, 03 April 2015 7pm - 9pm
Tai chi movements/meditations and Oriental yoga for beginners. . Age group: 10-50yrs. The Bath House. 76 Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2EY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Mem . Email: mem@lishi.org Telephone: 07981589881. view website

Family yoga

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 28 March 2015 10am - 11am
A chance for parents and children to do yoga together. This is also a great introduction to yoga for first-timers. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, nursery rhymes, visualizations and relaxing techniques. Parents, children of any age, grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome to join. Age group: All ages. Young Hackney, Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com. view website

Back to netball

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 23 March 2015 9.30am - 10.30am
Come along to a gentle re-introduction to netball in a sociable and friendly environment. Have fun and get fit, welcoming all abilities. No commitment so come down and see what you think. Hope to see you soon. Just £2.50. Age group: Ladies 16+. Britannia Leisure Centre, 40 Hyde Road, Hackney, N1 5JU. Contact: Lucy Nicholls. Email: lucy.nicholls@englandnetball.co.uk Telephone: 07872407219. view website

Tai Ji Quan

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5pm - 6pm
Free weekly sessions! Experience the graceful movements and learn about the benefits to your wellbeing and health. A great way to release all the tension and stress that accumulates throughout the day. Led by experienced teacher Awais Mian, no previous experience is necessary. . Age group: 16+. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Complementary Therapies. Email: C.Griffin@STJH.org.uk Telephone: 0208 525 3144. view website

Weekly Yoga Classes

Thursday, 22 January 2015 - Thursday, 26 March 2015 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Classes based on yoga with various breathing techniques and a relaxing meditation at the end. It is perfect for increasing flexibility, muscle tone and weight loss and creating space for relaxation and stillness in your life. Yoga mats can be provided, £5 per class . Age group: 16+. ST JOSEPHS HOSPICE, MARE STREET, London, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Sarah Hunt. Email: C.Griffin@STJH.org.uk Telephone: 07864 650065. view website

Zumba

Friday, 23 January 2015 - Friday, 19 June 2015 7pm - 8pm
Zumba is a latin based exercise class. Fun and exciting to help burn those calories, learn some dance moves or just to have a good workout. Aimed at those between 17-25yrs. Price: £1 per session, suitable for beginners. Age group: 17-25. Threshold Centre, 1 Ada Place, London, E2 9BA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Shakeira. Email: thresholdfitness@active4life.eu.com Telephone: 07944 006 273. view website

Ghostsigns walking tour

Sunday, 01 February 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

AthleFIT - fun athletics sessions

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
AthleFIT is a non-competitive fun athletics, welcoming all ages and fitness levels. Come and join the fastest growing recreational sport in the UK. No experience required, because you don?t need to be fit to AthleFIT! Sessions are FREE with funding through England Athletics in Hackney . Age group: All ages. Kingshold Community Centre, Ainsworth Road, Hackney, Off Well Street, E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Joseph Hylton. Email: Jhylton@englandathletics.org Telephone: .

Death Café & Panel Discussion with BBC Radio 4?s Fi Glover

Thursday, 05 February 2015 3.30pm - 7.00pm
Death Café. Come drink tea, eat cake and talk about death and dying in a supportive environment. Everlasting Lives & Panel Talk. Moving and intimate portraits of objects that represent the lives of some of our patients. Followed by a panel talk chaired by BBC Radio 4's Fi Glover. Age group: All welcome. St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlotte Griffin. Email: c.griffin@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3139.

Adventures in Orienteering

Thursday, 09 April 2015 10.30am - 12pm
Try out our fantastic new orienteering course. Non-competative, all welcome. Children must be accompanied. Free - booking required. . Age group: All. 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

Swimathon

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 10am - 5pm
Swimathon is a swimming challenge with distances of 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k that can be taken on as individual or as a team, there is truly a place for everyone; beginners, experienced swimmers, groups of friends and families. Raises funds for Marie Curie Swimathon.org. Age group: 12+. Clissold Leisure Centre, Clissold Road, Hackney, N16 9EX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Katy Chason. Email: katy.chason@mariecurie.org Telephone: 0207 599 7307. view website

Swimathon

Friday, 17 April 2015 - Saturday, 18 April 2015 7am
Swimathon is a swimming challenge with distances of 5k, 2.5k and 1.5k that can be taken on as individual or as a team, there is truly a place for everyone; beginners, experienced swimmers, groups of friends and families. Raises funds for Marie Curie Swimathon.org. Age group: 12+. London Fields Lido, London Fields, Hackney, E8 3EU. Contact: Katy Chason. Email: katy.chason@mariecurie.org.uk Telephone: 0207 599 7307 . view website

Adventures in Orienteering

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10.30am - 12.00pm
Try out our fantastic new orienteering course. Non-competative, all welcome. Free - booking required. . Age group: All - children must be accompanied. 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

Line dancing for over 50s

Monday, 12 January 2015 - Monday, 14 December 2015 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Brand new line dancing class kicks off in the New Year. Join the Sharp Enders in a new energetic dance class on Monday afternoon. Have a whale of a time and lose those winter blues. Age group: 50+. Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, Hackney, E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: .

Chi Kung

Thursday, 08 January 2015 - Thursday, 26 March 2015 10am - 11am
Chi Kung (Qi Gong) Ancient Chinese practice comprises of gentle, flowing exercises to loosen joints and release muscular tension, static postures, breathing techniques and meditations. Great for fatigue/ stress/depression. £9 or reduction block bookings. Any level of fitness. . Age group: All ages. Clissold House, Clissold Park, N16 9HJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: carol blakemore. Email: chikungbeing@gmail.com Telephone: 07905098413. view website

Hatha Yoga all levels

Saturday, 10 January 2015 - Saturday, 28 March 2015 11.15am - 12.15pm
Saturday morning practice to kick start the weekend. Each class incorporates postures, breathing and meditation. With emphasis on the breath, we flow into a sequence of poses with stability and ease. Age group: 18+. Young Hackney, 29 Forest Road, Hackney, E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Patricia Olabre. Email: samyamayoga@yahoo.com . view website

Ghostsigns walking tour

Sunday, 22 February 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 15 March 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, London, N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Sunday, 19 April 2015 1.20pm - 3.30pm
Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington. Age group: All welcome. £12.50. Stoke Newington Station, Station Approach, Hackney, N16 6YA. Disabled access: yes.

AgeWell 2015

Monday, 05 January 2015 - Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Free activities. Dance, zumba, seated exercise, yoga, walking groups. Computing classes and social and health activities including men's breakfast club. . Age group: 50-64. 22 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Contact: AgeWell. Email: agewell@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 020 7241 5909. view website

Over 50s Indoor Jogging and Waliking

Thursday, 08 January 2015 - Thursday, 17 December 2015 10am - 11am
Exercise with a difference targeted at those with health conditions. All health conditions catered for in this Indoor walk jog class. The cost is three pouns per session. Wear Suitable clothing and shoes. One to One Personal Training also avalable. Age group: 50 plus. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 24 Bouverie Road, Hackney, N16 0AJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Olive White. Email: olives.bodycare@btinternet.com Telephone: 07961 188727. view website