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Shoreditch Trust's cook, meet n' eat

Monday, 10 November 2014 - Monday, 15 December 2014 6pm - 8.30pm
Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals on a budget with the Shoreditch Trust experts. Meet new people, share tasty food and learn new skills. Price: £6 (£1 per session). Who: Hackney residents over the age of 16 and receiving income support or at 6th form/college. Age group: 16+. Healthy Living Centre, 170 Pitfield Street, Hackney, N1 6JP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Reception. Email: info@shoreditchspa.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8504. view website

Headway East London Brain Injury Advice Clinic

Monday, 21 July 2014 - Monday, 09 March 2015
Free advice clinic for survivors of brain injury/families and carers of those with a brain injury. 30 minutes with a solicitor. Areas of advice: housing, welfare benefits, social care, debt, personal injury. Headway East London, Block B 238-240 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8AX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Christina Nettleford. Email: christina.nettleford@headwayeastlondon.org Telephone: 020 7749 7790 . view website

Family Rights Group London legal advice project

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - Tuesday, 07 July 2015 5pm - 7pm
Family Rights Group and Hackney Law Centre have set up a free advice service for relatives (e.g. grandparents) and friends, who are ineligible for legal aid but want to apply to court to raise a child at risk of entering the care system. Contact Dorett White 020 7923 2628 dwhite@frg.org.uk . Age group: Adults. 8 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E5 0PD. Contact: Dorett White. Email: dwhite@frg.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 2628. view website

Talk: the gardens of the British working class

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 6.00pm - 7.45pm
Talk by Margaret Willes on aspects of her book The Gardens of the British Working Class. A Friends of Hackney Archives event. All welcome. To attend please RSVP to archives@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 8925. Age group: All ages. Education Room, 2nd Floor, Dalston CLR James Library and Hackney Archives, Dalston Square, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Archives. Email: archives@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 8925.

Christmas farmers' market

Saturday, 29 November 2014 - Saturday, 20 December 2014 10am - 2.20pm
Stoke Newington farmers' market is cosying up to the Christmas Forest at St Paul's Church this year. Buy everything you need for Christmas dinner - organic turkeys, geese, fruit & veg, cheese, fish and more. Plus great gifts: Hackney honey, organic preserves and chutneys, lavender beauty products and gorgeous chocolates. Age group: All ages. St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, N16 7UY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kerry Rankine. Email: growcomm@growingcommunities.org Telephone: 020 7502 7588. view website

St Augustine's Tower open day

Sunday, 30 November 2014 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. Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurie Elks. Email: l.elks@btconnect.com . view website

Light up a Life

Thursday, 04 December 2014 7pm - 9pm
Light up a life is St Joseph's Hospice annual remembrance service with music and readings, a special time for family and friends to come together with a wider community to remember a loved one they have lost and to recognise the vital work of St Joseph's Hospice. . Age group: All. St. Joseph's Hospica, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Anna Lee. Email: fundraising@stjh.org.uk Telephone: 020 8525 3200.

Getting there? Transport in Hackney for older people and how well it meets our needs

Thursday, 11 December 2014 10.30am - 12.30pm
Speakers on hospital transport, dial-a-ride, taxicard, community transport, ambulance service and from Transport for All, organised by Older People's Reference Group. Help with transport available for people with mobility difficulties. Call Age UK East London on 020 7241 5906. Age group: 50+. Our Lady & St Joseph's Church Hall, 100a Balls Pond Rd. N1 4AG, N1 4AG. Disabled access: yes. Contact: David Holland. Email: david.holland@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 020 7241 5906. view website