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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12.45pm - 2pm
Drop-in drama class. If you are over 50 and been losing the confidence to assert yourself, or you just like a bit of drama, this new class is for you. Facilitated by expert drama teacher Alison Goldie. Funded by Hackney Learning Trust. Age group: 50+. The Sharp End, 30 Holly Street, Hackney E8 3XW. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Naz. Email: nazmun-khanam@thesharpend.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 0350. Visit website

Telecare charges and Home Improvement Agency

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10.30am - 12.30pm
Consultation meeting on proposed new charges for telecare devices by Hackney Council and information on new home improvement services, called by the Older People's Reference Group. Help with transport available for those who cannot manage public transport on 07810771692. Age group: 50+. Our Lady & St Josephs Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Rd N1 4AG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: David Holland. Email: david.holland@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 07810771692. Visit website

TEDxEastEnd 2017 - Society Without Borders

Saturday, 25 February 2017 12 noon - 6pm
TEDxEastEnd brings the concept of TED Talks - ideas worth spreading, in an inspiring, powerful format - to East London. 18 speakers at an all-day event full of ideas on science, technology, human rights, history, art and design, from the biology of robots to the history of emojis. Age group: 16+. Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St E8 1EJ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Aleksandra. Email: aleksandra@tedxeastend.com Telephone: . Visit website

St Augustine's Tower open day

Sunday, 26 February 2017 2pm - 4.30pm
Hackney's oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney. Disabled access to ground floor. Admission free. Age group: All ages. St. Augustine's Tower, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurie Elks. Email: l.elks@btconnect.com Telephone: . Visit website

Amnesty UK £1 book sale

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11am - 3pm
Calling book lovers. We've got thousands of books we can't squeeze into our bookshops so we're having a big sale of excess stock. Loads of bargains - just £1 each. All our books are kindly donated by publishers, publications or the public, lots of them in new/nearly new condition. Age group: All ages. Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch EC2A 3EA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Zoe Raymond. Email: Zoe.Raymond@amnesty.org.uk Telephone: 07771 885825. Visit website

Grasmere School jumble sale

Saturday, 18 March 2017 10.30am - 12.30pm
50p entrance, kids free. Vintage and nearly new clothes, bric a brac, books, toys, shoes, clothes, tea, coffee and cake. 92 Albion Road, Stoke Newington N16 9PD. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Charlie Tinson. Email: charlietinson@hotmail.com Telephone: 07984195579.