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WANT to know what you can do in Hackney this evening, next weekend, or next month? Then look no further, for the first time, information on the vast array of amazing events and activities happening every day in the borough, has been collected together on this website.

Destination Hackney features free listings information about arts; cinema; clubs; comedy, community events; days out; fun for all the family; museums; music; sport; theatre; and activities for the over 50s and young people.

Just search a date and get exploring everything the borough has to offer.

11 June 2017 11am to 17 December 2017 3pm

Geffrye Food Market

Find delicious treats, from bread, cakes and fresh vegetables to home-made sauces and hot food, from a range of selected local traders.

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19 September 2017 10am to 08 December 2017 6pm

Martin Puryear solo exhibition

Showing in London for the first time, American artist Martin Puryear's solo exhibition spans 40 years of the artist's career and presents over thirty works, including sculpture and works on paper.

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23 July 2017 10am to 31 December 2017 330pm

Geffrye food market

Find delicious treats, from fresh bread, cakes and vegetables to hand-made sauces and hot food, from a range of local traders. On the Geffrye's front lawn every Sunday.

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05 November 2017 330pm to 26 November 2017 530pm

Personal safety course (including self defence) for women and girls 13+

A free 4-week personal safety and self defence course for women and girls over 13. No upper age limit. You must be able to commit to all 4-sessions to qualify for a potential space. £10.50 deposit is required to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course. Terms and conditions apply.

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19 November 2017 2pm to 430pm

Big Fish Little Fish family rave with DJ SS

A drum 'n' bass rave for all the family. Bar, craft tables, toga fancy dress, glitter cannons, bubbles, parachute dance. £9 adult, £6 child, pre-walking infants free.

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19 November 2017 12 noon to 6pm

SoulFull Sunday roast at Grow in Hackney Wick

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a SoulFull Sunday Roast and bloody marys for your belly and DJs playing funk, soul and jazz for your ears.

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12 November 2017 12 noon to 25 November 2017 6pm

The Binary Graffiti Club

Arebyte Gallery is pleased to announce The Binary Graffiti Club, a project inspiring people to see the city as canvas and a user friendly public participatory spectacle across the urban space, with the hope of creating new narratives for the engagement of the environment, which encompasses performance, politics and art. Preview 11 November, 6-9pm.

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14 November 2017 7pm to 19 November 2017 11pm (approx)

Fringe! - Queer film and arts festival

Since 2011, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest has been an entirely volunteer-run organisation rooted in London's queer creative scene. In Novembers, and throughout the year, we showcase an eclectic mix of films, arts and events celebrating LGBTIQA+ stories from around the world, welcoming everybody.

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04 September 2017 to 20 December 2017

Dance classes for children ages 4+ and adults and dance-based exercise classes for the over 50s

Ballet, contemporary, modern and tap dance classes for children from 4 yrs. Adult ballet and contemporary dance - no experience necessary. Free dance based exercise class for people 50+. Email: enquiries@albiondance.co.uk

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11 September 2017 to 27 November 2017

Black People's Struggle Against Racism in America

Come and learn about the long history of black people's struggles in America with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). Each week, discussion will be accompanied by music, slide presentations and film clips. Course fee £100.80 or free if claiming certain benefits e.g. JSA, Housing Benefit, etc.

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04 September 2017 415pm to 30 November 2017 930pm

Taekwondo Class

Bozdag Taekwondo is one of central London's finest Taekwondo clubs, specialising in taekwondo training. Our club can guarantee you quality certified training that will keep you in peak shape as well as teach you necessary skills for self defence. For more information please feel free to browse our website.

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04 September 2017 1130am to 03 September 2018 1230pm

Chair-based excercise for the over 50s

Designed to mobilise joints and stretch and strengthen muscle groups in the upper and lower body. Run by an osteopath. All classes set to music to make exercising enjoyable. £2.

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18 September 2017 1030am to 11 December 2017 1130am

N16 beginners' Chi Kung (QiGong)

Weekly Chi Kung (Qi Gong) class suitable for any level of fitness and experience. Chi kung is a meditative exercise practice beneficial for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Particularly good for joint flexibility, balance, increasing energy and helping with depression, anxiety or stress.

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01 October 2017 to 13 January 2018

Hackney Black History Season exhibition and events 2017

Events will be taking place in Hackney's Libraries, Museum and Archives as well as Guided History Walks exploring some of the events which influenced African ? Caribbean life in Hackney.

All events are free but sometimes you may need to book in advance.

Visit www.hackney.gov.uk/black-history-month for more details.

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16 October 2017 7pm to 20 November 2017 930pm

Introduction to ceramics

Discover some of the many and varied ways of working with clay. Projects include tiles, small dishes, a ceramic mirror, a Roman oil lamp, ceramic jewellery and glazing. Small classes, relaxed atmosphere £172 for 6 weeks including all materials and refreshment. More details and booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-pottery-course-tickets-37775903745 or email suleaver@googlemail.com.

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01 November 2017 910am to 09 December 2017 10am

Coffee Run

Coffee Run is a social beginners running group training you from 0-5k in just six weeks. We complete a timed 5k Park Run together at the end of the six weeks on Hackney Marshes. Come train, meet new running buddies and grab a coffee together.

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09 October 2017 7pm to 18 December 2017 8pm

Boxing circuits

Boxing circuits class starting on Monday 9 October, 7pm at Haggerston School. Come on down for a great class with lots of energy and sweat. Ideal for all fitness levels. Gloves are provided but you can bring your own if you wish.

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20 November 2017 11pm to 7am

Big Fish

The biggest night of house music every Friday in Shoreditch. Every Friday night a long quality journey in to all shades of the house music. Info and group bookings: 02072516136. holly@clubaquarium.co.uk. Booking: https://go.evvnt.com/165161-0

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01 November 2017 910am to 16 December 2017 10am

Coffee Run

Coffee Run is a social beginner's running group. Training you from 0 to 5k in just six weeks. We run together and get coffee together. £90 for the full six weeks, concessions available. Every Monday and Wednesday morning for six weeks then we finish with a timed 5k park run on Saturday 16 Dec at 9am.

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13 November 2017 730pm to 18 December 2017 9pm

Ballroom and latin dancing

Open to both traditional and same sex ballroom and latin dancers of all ages and abilities, complete beginners to more advanced dancers. Courses are usually three week cycles, drop in classes are available. Class fee £7. Class partner rotation will mean dancing with both male and female partners.

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09 November 2017 12 noon to 26 November 2017 7pm

Terrarium by Rocket01 at BSMT

Take a journey into the deep and alternate reality of Rocket01. We are looking both in and out as we realise the world as we know it is like a terrarium moving through space- a delicate container, fine balance of light, atmosphere and plant life being all that sustains us. Private view - 9 Nov, 6-10pm, RSVP via: info@bsmt.co.uk. Opening hours:
Tue-Sat: 12 noon-7pm, Sun: 11am-5pm.

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14 November 2017 8pm to 02 December 2017 930pm

#HashtagLightie

Ella is mixed race, addicted to social media & Queen of the Selfie. But after her online videos goes viral, Ella finds herself in the centre of a social media storm that leads to a family meltdown. With her identity challenged, can Ella promote self-love without fueling hate? £17. Evening show 8pm (selected matinees, 3.30pm)

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17 November 2017 11am to 16 December 2017 6pm

Emma Bennett - Haunts: art exhibition

Sumptuous contemporary memento mori paintings that investigate love, loss, death, beauty, desire, memory and absence. Website https://go.evvnt.com/172303-0. Twitter: https://go.evvnt.com/172303-1. Free entry.

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21 November 2017 8am to 6pm

War on Cancer 2017

In the two years since the launch of our War on Cancer series, our discussions have taken us to a place of cautious optimism about the future. We have explored how advances in diagnostics, therapy and information technology hold the potential to transform the outlook for people living with cancer.

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08 August 2017 330pm to 12 December 2017 6pm

Mens Carers' Group

A male carers support group. Welcomes all male carers. Free.

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21 November 2017 730pm to 22 November 2017 930pm

This Evil Thing

This Evil Thing, acclaimed at last year's Edinburgh Festival, is the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war, told by Michael Mears in a breath-taking display of vocal and physical dexterity. "A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story" (The List). £12/£8 concessions.

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05 September 2017 1215pm to 28 November 2017

Mat pilates

£6 per class, open to all levels. Please bring your own mat.

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05 September 2017 2pm to 04 September 2018 3pm

Nordic walking for the over 50s

Nordic Walking with Hoxton Health. Increase your stamina and fitness levels. Improve your posture. Regain your wellbeing. Join us every Tuesday in Shoreditch Park. Learn the basics, then lets explore our beautiful green city. Subsidised class for the over 50s. Call Michelle on 07860 9326 36 for more info.

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05 September 2017 2pm to 04 September 2018 3pm

Tai Chi for the over 50s

Hoxton Health invites you to join Tai Chi classes. Tai Chi a form of martial arts developed in ancient China is a great way to relieve stress and tension, ease aches and pains, improve balance, posture. Classes led by Matt an experienced teacher. Chairs provided to enable seated exercise. £2.

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12 September 2017 630pm to 21 November 2017 8pm

Manga class for adults

This is a Manga drawing class for passionate learners. We start with figure drawing: proportions with different angles & poses in action. You'll also learn basic inking technique and composition, making a b/w or colour illustration for a mini Manga exhibition. £150 (10 sessions), £48 (3 sessions) or £18 (1 session). Registration required.

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10 October 2017 730pm to 12 December 2017 845pm

SNS Community Choir

A community choir for all singers, no auditions, no experience necessary, a wide range of music and friendly people.

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17 October 2017 to 20 December 2018

Tuesday & Thursday classes De Beauvoir Pilates

Small friendly pilates classes for all abilities. Work at your own level. Mats available. £11 per class, drop in. Benefits: strengthen and protect back, improve posture and balance, flatten stomach, tone overall body muscles. Improve motor skills and develop body awareness for everyday activities. Feel great. All abilities - beginners welcome. Every Tuesday evening, 6.30pm-7.30pm and Thursday morning, 9am-10am.

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24 October 2017 8pm to 30 January 2018 930pm

Rachel James

Enjoy the benefits of yoga; cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. A breath with alignment led practice that presents a different focus each week. Open level class to enable people to work to their capabilities, offering modifications or further challenges. Drop in £11 or 5 classes £50 / 10 = £95

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13 September 2017 to 29 November 2017

Kurdish Language and Culture - part 1

Come and learn to speak, read and write Kurmanjî Kurdish with the Workers' Educational Association (WEA). Students with no Kurdish should join in September and progress through the spring and summer terms. Course costs £100.80, or free if claiming certain benefits e.g. JSA, Housing Benefit, etc.

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19 July 2017 530pm to 18 July 2018 9pm

Slimming World

A really warm welcome awaits you as you take this life-changing step towards a healthy, slim new you. Success is an incredible journey, not just a destination, and I'm thrilled that to help you with your journey with us. Hand in hand, your dreams can come true.

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16 August 2017 10am to 28 March 2018 1230pm

IT drop-in

Free IT tuition for Hackney residents over the age of 50. Volunteers on hand to teach you how to set up an email address, browse the internet safely, shop online or use a Smartphone. One to one support means you learn at your own pace in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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13 September 2017 1pm to 06 September 2018 2pm

Line dancing for the over 50s

Slow line dancing classes are a great way to combine fun and exercise, especially stimulating for the mind as well as being very sociable. Classes are led by an experienced teacher and performance artist. £2.

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13 September 2017 1pm to 30 August 2018 2pm

Line dancing for the over 50s

Hoxton Health invites you to come line dancing. A style that incorporates many genres such as country and western, waltz, rhumba, tango and salsa. This class is both exercise for the mind and body. Suitable for both beginners and improvers. Price: £2.

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13 September 2017 645pm to 13 December 2017 745pm

Adult beginners' dance

Never stepped foot in a dance class but always wanted to give it a try? Join us to explore a range of dance techniques and styles in a class setting that is open for all who want to get their bodies moving. No experience necessary. £8 on the door. Please use the side door entrance.

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13 September 2017 645pm to 13 December 2017 745pm

Contemporary dance for children

A modern dance class for ages 7+ combining technical and creative exercises. Taught by professional dancers. Open to beginner dancers. £33 per 6 week term.

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20 September 2017 430pm to 15 December 2017 530pm

Family street dance

Part of the One You Hackney £1 fitness classes. This new fun class is for primary age kids and their parents. Great venue, music, leader and price.

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27 September 2017 730pm to 13 December 2017 9pm

Beginners' acting class

This class is for any adult new to acting who would like to learn a new skill, improve confidence, have fun and meet new people. We explore topics such as improvisation, Shakespeare, character work, movement and voice skills plus more.

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22 November 2017 730pm to 12 midnight

Reggaeoke - reggae karaoke with a live band

Reggae, bashment, dancehall, lovers' rock and soca karaoke backed by a three-piece live band. Channel your inner reggae artist and create your own stage show vibes. Advance tickets online (plus booking fee) £8-10 (more on the door). https://queen-of hoxton.eventcube.io/events/8740/reggaeoke-live-band-edition

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29 September 2017 to 30 December 2017

Run4Rene

We're an East London running crew that trains on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, bringing together people affected by mental health issues. We talk and socialise, but importantly sign up to events to raise money for CALM, Papyrus, Clasp and MIND etc. Find out more at www.run4rene.com or instagram: @run4rene.

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25 October 2017 1230pm to 06 December 2017 130pm

Strictly Wednesdays - seated social dancing

Join Step Change Studios for a fun, free 7-week programme of seated dance. Participants will learn to move to different Latin and ballroom rhythms in a supportive, friendly social class for adults of all ages and abilities. Come on your own, or with friends and family. No dance partners required.

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25 October 2017 1115am to 13 December 2017 1215pm

Chi Kung (QiGong) General

Weekly Chi Kung (Qi Gong) class suitable for any level of fitness and experience. Chi kung is a meditative exercise practice beneficial for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Particularly good for joint flexibility, balance, increasing energy and helping with depression, anxiety or stress. Every Wednesday 11.15am-12.15pm, Drop in £9. One free class for 7 week bookings.

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22 November 2017 430pm to 630pm

NCC Hackney open evening for school leavers and adults 2017

Come along and find out why so many people LOVE NCC Hackney. Talk to students and get the low down on life at NCC Hackney. Get advice from tutors. Tour our stunning campus and check out our facilities. Find out what activities you can take part in alongside your studies.

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22 November 2017 7pm to 11pm

Live jazz jam and DJs at Grow in Hackney Wick

Every week, Boris Latinov on guitar, Jamie Murray on drums Rio Kai on double bass and Tamás Gyurcsó Music on sax special guests host a jazz jam in Grow in Hackney Wick.

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22 November 2017 12 noon to 28 March 2018 3pm

Coffee Afternoon

Are you fed up of watching the telly? Wish to meet people who are over 50 and connect with people? We can help. Every Wednesday you can come and join us for tea/coffee and chat. Bring a friend or 2, sandwich and enjoy the company of wonderful people.

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17 August 2017 430pm to 14 December 2017 630pm

Hackney Borough Youth Football Club

HBYFC are currently recruiting boys and girls in school year Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to train and play in the CIYFL starting in September. Training is every Thursday 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Clissold park by the tennis courts.

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12 October 2017 4pm to 23 November 2017 6pm

Family cook and eat course

Our courses are fun and friendly and you will learn how to prepare fresh, seasonal ingredients and make nutritious, satisfying and delicious meals with your family and neighbours. Booking essential, call 02070338529 or email food@shoreditchtrust.org.uk.

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07 September 2017 10am to 03 August 2018 1pm

£5 foot clinic for over 60s

Low cost local foot health clinic. Offering toe nail cutting, treatment for callouses, corns and bunions. Drop in from 10am to 1pm. There may be a short wait. Alternatively, make an appointment by calling Hoxton Health 020 7739 2533.

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01 September 2017 to 01 September 2018

Hackney Community Orchestra

If you long to play with other musicians, and develop your skills then this the place is for you. The Hackney Community Orchestra aims to create a unique and creative ensemble for Hackney. Whether you already play or just know the basics, all abilities are welcome. Please contact jayaneric@msn.com.

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08 September 2017 1130am to 07 September 2018 1230pm

Tai Chi for the over 50s

Hoxton Health invites you to join Tai Chi classes. Tai Chi is a form of martial arts developed in ancient China that's a great way to relieve stress and tension, ease aches and pains, and improve balance and posture. Classes led by Matt, an experienced teacher. Chairs provided to enable seated exercise. £2.

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13 October 2017 6pm to 09 March 2018 8pm

Fixing Fridays

Do you feel frustrated by electronic and electrical appliances that stop working? Want to learn to make them last longer? Join Hackney Fixers for Fixing Fridays, where we show you how to repair and take back control. Free workshops at Dalston CLR James Library. Booking required.

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15 September 2017 7pm to 08 December 2017 9pm

Lishi tai Chi/Yoga

Learn tai chi, qi gong, yoga, movement meditation and self defence for beginners. Lishi is a fully qualified coach with 20 years' experience. Ideal for beginners. Get fit, healthy and meet new people. Ages 18-60. £7 for 2 hours.

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24 November 2017 10pm to 4am

Rompa's Reggae Shack and Snowbombing present: Jungle vs Grime

Rompa's Reggae Shack Snowbombing 2018 warm up party: Jungle vs Grime with Uncle Dugs vs DJ Slimzee.

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24 November 2017 7pm to 9pm

LIDF screening of Flâneurs

The London International Documentary Festival presents a special screening of Matthew Lancit's Flâneurs - Street Rambles (in presence of the director). http://www.flaneurs-film.com

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24 November 2017 7pm to 03 December 2017 11pm

Make your own retro transfer t-shirt design at Let It Gibbon and Friends' Christmas Extravaganza

Fun for all the family. Make your own unique collage design by cutting up hundreds of retro transfers. The team will press them onto a t-shirt or garment. Prices start at £15 for a t shirt including workshop and materials. Friday 24 Nov, party from 7-10pm, Saturday 25 Nov - Sunday 26 workshops 12 noon-6pm, Sat 2 Dec - Sun 3 workshops 12 -6pm.

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20 May 2017 1030am to 30 December 2017 12 noon

East London Little Ladies football sessions

Every Saturday at London Fields (by the Lido). Girls of all abilities welcome. Female coaches encouraging football and healthy living for kids. £3 for 4-5yr olds, £5 for 6-13 year olds. To register interest please email: info@eastlondonladiesfc.com. Check us out on Instagram: @eastlondonladiesfc.

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16 September 2017 12-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pm to 25 November 2017

AmIanActor AmIaDancer AmIaSinger

Our workshops were created specifically for adults, with little or no experience in acting, dancing and singing. We invite various artists to lead each workshop. We offer creative space. We offer community of non professional dancers, singers and actors. Space to play, express yourself through movement and strengthen powerful voice.

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16 September 2017 10am to 31 March 2018 12 noon

Instrumental taster scheme

Try out four instruments over 20 weeks. Guitar, cello, flute and violin. Starts 16 September. Primary school years 1 and 2, 10.15-11am. Primary school years 3-6, 11.15am-12 noon. The best way to start your musical journey. Spaces filling up quickly. Please email or call to find out how to sign up.

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16 September 2017 12 noon to 25 November 2017 2pm

AmIaDancer?

AmIaDancer is a collaborative project with various dance and movement artists. Every workshop different guest leads a session. It is a very experimentative, improvised and sometimes a completely different approach than you were used to before. Little or no experience, we encourage you to apply.

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25 November 2017 10am to 2pm

The Broadgate Tower Run Up - London 2017

Stair Climb event at Broadgate Tower in the City of London tackling 35 Floors, 877 steps. Raise money for your favourite charity or compete in the elite category.

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25 November 2017 12 noon to 03 February 2018 6pm

Shadow

Catherine Story's commission for Peer fuses her long held interest in early cinema with architectural forms encountered recently on a trip to North Africa. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Free.

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04 November 2017 930am to 02 December 2017 1030am

BootCamp in Hackney Downs Park

Elite Evolution BootCamp offers another 5 weeks of fun activities and games, a chance to meet new people. The sessions are challenging but will greatly improve general health and fitness. £10 a drop in or £40 for the 5 weeks. Every Saturday at 9.30am in Hackney Downs Park E5 8NP. All fitness levels welcomed.

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25 November 2017 4pm to 1155pm

International Beatbox Family UK - beatbox champions and DJs takeover Grow in Hackney Wick, London

The International Beatbox Family is descending on London, and - for one night only - on Hackney Wick. Expect Jams, workshops and DJ's, plus Slow Fire London in the kitchen. Free entry.

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25 November 2017 1pm to 4pm

St Michael & All Angels Christmas fete

In St Michael & All Angels church and hall. Entrance 50p. Bouncy castle and stalls for children. Santa arrives 1.30pm. Buy fabulous homemade cakes and gifts for Christmas, lose yourself in the book stall and much more.

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25 November 2017 11am to 26 November 2017 6pm

Hackney Makers open studios

Clarence Mews studios open their doors. See the arts and crafts made locally with additional stalls selling books, cards, gifts and festive cheer.

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25 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

House of Hackney sample sale at the Box, East London

Luxury British interiors and lifestyle brand House of Hackney bring their unique eye-catching prints to The Box, Hackney for the brand's annual two-day Christmas sample sale on Saturday 25 November: 10am - 6pm and Sunday 26 November: 11am - 5pm. Shop a huge selection of cushions, lighting, fabric and accessories at up to 80% off.

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26 November 2017 2pm to 430pm

St Augustine's Tower open day

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. Free admission.

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26 November 2017 12 noon to 6pm

SoulFull Sunday Roast at Grow in Hackney Wick

Come to Grow in Hackney Wick for a SoulFull Sunday Roast and bloody marys for your belly and DJs playing funk, soul and jazz for your ears.

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29 November 2017 4pm to 9pm

Let's Talk Sugar!

let's Talk Sugar is an exhibition of young artist's work and an informative evening for our African and Caribbean communities who are interested in learning about living well with diabetes. Come along, look at the art work and get helpful tips around enjoying traditional foods and managing your diabetes.

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29 November 2017 230pm to 330pm

Experience the Art of Tea Leaf Reading

Experience the art of tea leaf reading (tasseography) with diviner Freya Ingva in the beautiful surroundings of Springfield Park and its welcoming cafe. Enjoy the views or walk among notable trees of interest before an afternoon tea with a difference. Taster price £6 includes tea. www.freyaingva.com

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30 November 2017 6pm to 12 midnight

Ballie Ballerson - London's ball pit nightclub

1 million balls, 2 private ball pits. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/169277-0. Inquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/169277-1.
Prices for access to the ball pits: 6pm - 8pm: £7.50, 7pm - 9pm: £7.50, 8pm - 10pm: £7.50, 9pm - 11pm: £7.50, 10pm - 12am: £7.50.

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05 December 2017 6pm to 10pm

London's ball pit nightclub

1 million balls, 2 private ball pits. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/169279-0. Enquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/169279-1.
Prices for ball pits: 6pm - 8pm, 7pm - 9pm, 8pm - 10pm: £7.50.

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05 December 2017 630pm to 1030pm

London Symphony plus Q&A and after party

London Symphony is a brand new silent film which offers a poetic journey through the capital, celebrating its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. Followed by a Q&A and an after party featuring a DJ set of London-inspired songs. Tickets from £6: https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/whats-on/london-symphony/

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06 December 2017 18:00 to 24:00

London's Ball Pit Nightclub

1 million balls, 2 private ball pits. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/169280-0. Enquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/169280-1. Prices: 6pm - 8pm, 7pm - 9pm, 8pm - 10pm, 9pm - 11pm or 10pm - 12am: £7.50.

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07 December 2017 6pm to 12 midnight

London's ball pit nightclub

1 million balls, 2 private ball pits. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/169281-0. Enquiries: https://go.evvnt.com/169281-1.
Prices: 6pm - 8pm, 7pm - 9pm, 8pm - 10pm, or 10pm - 12am: £7.50.

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08 December 2017 10am to 4pm

Adobe InDesign courses - all levels

InDesign is Adobe's premier application for layout design. It is the professional choice for creating brochures, posters, magazines and e-books. Whatever your level; beginner, intermediate or advanced, we have the right InDesign course for you. We also provide one-to-one InDesign training. Find your course on our website here: www.platform39.com/courses/adobe-indesign

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09 December 2017 1pm to 6pm

Children's Community Christmas Party

Free Christmas party for children / families in the community, features food, fun games, activities and a talent show. No booking required. Registration at the door.

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09 December 2017 12 noon to 4pm

Winter student art exhibition

The West Reservoir is hosting a student art exhibition, featuring local schools displaying their artwork depicting industrial, urban and city landscapes. Just turn up for free admission and enjoy the artwork and beautiful views across the water.

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09 December 2017 8pm to 3am

Plush Dafunk Christmas party

A lavish Christmas party at the sophisticated and stylish McQueen in Shoreditch. Join us for a full-on festive affair as we deliver a night of pure entertainment. Dolly Rockers, John Paul. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/171046-1. £10 advance.

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10 December 2017 12 noon to 17 December 2017 4pm

Fun DMC - The Daytime Family Block Party - Xmas Specials - 10 Dec and 17 Dec

To round off another incredible year Fun DMC are throwing their biggest events to date with not one but two Xmas specials. Artists: Jazzie B, The Nextmen, Spin Doctor. Family ticket for 4: £25, adult: £8.50, kid: £5.50. Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/172234-1

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16 December 2017 8pm to 1030pm

Scared To Dance presents: Withered Hand and Papernut Cambridge

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. He has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Support comes from Papernut Cambridge. £12 entry.

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31 December 2017 10pm to 01 January 2018 6am

Visions present New Year's Eve blackout

Let's have a toast to more life and celebrate last year's shenanigans with a blackout. We're going back to old school Visions for one night and closing at 6am. £7.50 - £13.50. Artists: Snips, 7OEL, Bill Posters, NARX, Donnie Sunshine.

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06 January 2018 930am to 530pm

Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School taster day

The Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School will be holding a taster day at their Hackney branch for children aged 7-18 that are interested in performing arts. Attendees will have the opportunity to try classes in dance, singing, film and drama. To book a place contact hello@annafiorenini.com or visit http://www.annafiorentini.com/hackney.

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06 January 2018 215pm to 345pm

Fiorentini Weenies taster class (4-6 years)

Register your child free a free Fiorentini Weenies taster class for 4-6 year olds on 6 January. This class will introduce your child to the excitement of performing arts in a supportive environment, and will combine dancing, singing and drama. Contact hello@annafiorentini.com.

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13 January 2018 10am to 03 February 2018 1pm

Baking and Cake Decorating Made Easy

Have you ever meticulously followed a recipe, only for your cake to come out of the oven under-cooked, flat as a pancake or sunken? Do you want to turn your ordinary cakes into fantastically looking cakes? This workshop introduces you to the art of baking and cake decorating. £220.

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04 February 2018 330pm to 25 February 2018 530pm

Personal safety course (including self defence) for women and girls 13+

A free 4-week personal safety and self defence course for women and girls over 13. No upper age limit. You must be able to commit to all 4-sessions to qualify for a potential space. £10.50 deposit is required to secure your place, which will be returned at the end of the course. Terms and conditions apply.

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26 April 2018 7pm to 29 April 2018 12 noon

Prosecco Springs

Prosecco Springs, London's foremost festival solely dedicated to Prosecco, is returning to East London's Oval Space from Thursday 26-Sunday 29 April 2018.

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