28 March 2013

We love Easter – part 2

HERE is part two of our guide on how to have an eggstraordinary Easter in Hackney...

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Potting up young trees at Hackney Marshes

Join the Tree Musketeers at the Community Tree Nursery on Hackney Marshes and help them to pot up young trees. All are welcome. E-mail: trees@treemusketeers.org.uk. 29 to 30 March, 10am-2pm.

Horrible Histories at Hackney Empire

Learn about the legends and lies surrounding the Tudors, the fate of Henry VIII’s wives, and what exactly a baby farmer did – plus survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience, and prepare for the Charge of the Light Brigade. Using live action and 3D effects, two thrilling shows, ‘Terrible Tudors’ and ‘Vile Victorians’, bring historical figures to life on stage.

At Hackney Empire. Tickets (£10- £20). Book both shows and receive 20 per cent off the total cost. 29 to 31 March.

Spring is in the air at the Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum is the UK’s only museum to specialise in the history of interior design and domestic life.

The museum is putting on a bumper programme of free Easter holiday 
activities for ages five to 16. There will be Easter eggs hunts as well as plenty of spring garden and craft activities. 9 to 12 April, 10.30am-12.30pm; and 2-4pm.

Hackney WOW! at Dalston CLR James Library and Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Hackney WOW! is a new children’s guide to fun stuff to do in the area. It has been created by pupils at Rushmore primary with help from local creatives. Families are invited to a free launch event at Dalston CLR James Library, which will include an exhibition of art, photography and a film by pupils.

Plus World Book Day Storytelling Superstar award winner, Hannah Gibson, will read from one of her favourite books. There will be poems about youngsters’ favourite local spots as well as a new poem by Michael Rosen on the same theme.

There will also be a creative postcard competition with NANA fairy cakes for everyone who takes part. Dalston Square is set to be taken over by Hoxton Hall’s street performers too 27 March, 4-6pm.

Free family events at Hackney Museum and libraries

There are loads of free events at Hackney’s libraries, including workshops, quizzes and author visits. For more info, pop into your local library

Hackney Museum's 'Creative Journeys' exhibition explores the history of mental health care in the borough, as well as how participation in the creative arts is helping those with mental health issues today.

In partnership with Core Arts, a programme of free drop-in Easter family workshops has been set up to accompany the exhibition. Until 25 May.

Egg-cellent fun is to be had in Hackney this Easter

Egg-cellent fun is to be had in Hackney this Easter

Egg-cellent fun is to be had in Hackney this Easter


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