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Free upcycling workshops and skills courses

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Come along to our upcycling courses and drop-ins. Save furniture from landfill, learn and share new skills and meet local people at the same time. All welcome. Every Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm. Free shared lunch at 12.45pm. Age group: 18+. The Loop, Pembury Estate, Opposite 16 Tolsford Road, Hackney E5 8HH. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Nathalie Botcherby. Email: nathalie.botcherby@groundwork.org.uk Telephone: 07912276547.

T'ai Chi 10 week course

Thursday, 09 January 2020 - Thursday, 19 March 2020 6.15pm - 7.45pm
Learn how to increase strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mild and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way. . Age group: 18+. Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, Hackney E9 6QH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Centre for Better Health. Email: thehub@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk Telephone: 0208 985 3570. Visit website

Disco Yoga gift experience with www.indytute.com

Thursday, 09 January 2020 - Thursday, 30 April 2020 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with Disco Yoga. www.indytute.com. Uncover brilliantly inspired experience gifts. Take a friend and go to Boogie Wonderland with this experience in London. Ends Thursday 30 April 30, 2020. Trapeze Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, Hackney, London EC2A 3HX. Contact: Calypso Rolph. Email: staffroom@indytute.com Telephone: 03309994634. Visit website

Introduction to drawing - 10 week course

Monday, 13 January 2020 - Monday, 23 March 2020 10.30am - 12.30pm
An introduction to drawing. Learn to draw with pencil, charcoal, pastels and ink, exploring proportions, composition, tonal and texture values when drawing from observation. Set in supportive environment suitable for beginners and those wanting to build on existing skills. Age group: 18+. Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, Hackney E9 6QH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Centre for Better Health. Email: thehub@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk Telephone: 0208 985 3570. Visit website

Introduction to painting - 10 week course

Monday, 13 January 2020 - Monday, 23 March 2020 1pm - 3pm
An introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. Learn how to apply composition, tonal and textural values from observation. All materials provided. Sessions are set in a supportive environment suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to build on existing skills. Age group: 18+. Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, Hackney E9 6QH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Centre for Better Health. Email: thehub@centreforbetterhealth.org.uk Telephone: 0208 985 3570. Visit website

Understanding Roman Artefacts: MOLA Academy for Archaeological Specialist Training

Thursday, 16 January 2020 - Thursday, 25 June 2020 2pm - 4pm
Work with real Roman archaeological material and learn how to identify and record different types of artefact including pottery, glass, animal bones, and small finds made of metal and leather, as well as photography and illustration. Classroom sessions and practical workshops will be led by archaeological experts from MOLA. MOLA, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, Mortimer Wheeler House N1 7ED. Contact: Ashley Almeida. Email: maast@mola.org.uk Telephone: .

Cook and Eat Course - Adults

Monday, 03 February 2020 - Monday, 09 March 2020 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Free and fun community cook and eat course. Join your neighbours to learn new recipes, share healthy eating tips and cook and eat a meal together. Book through contact phone or email, details below. Age group: 18+. Shoreditch Trust, 49 Ainsworth Rd, Hackney, London E9 7JE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Food For Life. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 0207 033 8540. Visit website

Adult Cook and Eat course

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 - Wednesday, 11 March 2020 1pm - 3pm
Free and fun community cook and eat course. Learn new recipes, share healthy eating tips and cook and eat a meal together. Book through contact phone or email, details below. Particularly suitable for adults with support needs. Age group: 18+. Banister House Community Hall, Homerton High Street, London E9 6BN. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Food For Life. Email: food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8540. Visit website

Learn a Dance Routine: 'Hang On To Yourself' by David Bowie

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 19:00 - 20:00
Everyone can dance - including you! In this class you will learn: - a fun dance routine - the structure of the song we're dancing to - basic dance principles - a range of dance moves including traditional dance moves, ones we've created, or moves you create during the class. St. Hilda's East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY. Contact: Oliver. Email: contact@wedancepop.com Telephone: 02081685678. Visit website

Sewing for beginners

Thursday, 02 April 2020 - Thursday, 09 July 2020 10am - 1pm
Join us to learn some great sewing skills: basic machine and hand sewing techniques, leading on to making some simple garments/home and fashion accessories. Learn how to get that professional finished look. £50 for 11 weeks, including all material costs. To book, email info@creativelifestyle.org.uk. 07538321416. . Age group: 18+. Forest Road Youth Hub, 29 Forest Road, Dalston, Hackney E8 3BY. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Oleander Agbetu. Email: oleander@creativelifestyle.org.uk Telephone: 07538321416. Visit website