Live music from Jazz New Blood
Live music by Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar and vocals) and Roella Oloro (piano) from Jazz New Blood.
Weekly classes on various evenings
Classes start from £5 per session.
Hackney City Farm also offer and deliver vegetable boxes full of seasonal fruit and veggies, delivered straight to your door.
Every Tuesday evening
Make 2015 a GoodGym year and get along to our GoodGym Hackney starter session. This session is designed to show you what it’s all about.
What will we be doing?
Planting trees and make tree history!
You will be briefed on the project and then you will split up into small teams, shown where to dig a hole and then taught how to stake and guard the tree.
Each tree will take approximately 30-60 mins to complete the plant.
Why do this?
The trees will help to improve air quality, reduce noise from traffic, look beautiful and feed our local bees.
New to running? Concerned about the distance we will be covering? Fear not! Everyone will be meeting at the start location and heading out for a light jog after the task.
You can leave your bags etc at the start location ( 413 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS) and there are toilets on site that you can change in.
And it’s FREE!
Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April
The Big House Presents…
Created by Ben Musgrave, with Andrew Day.
A verbatim piece inspired by real stories from the cast.
“These people who we want to listen, I don’t think we ever get to see them… these people hide.”
The words of young men and women who have survived the chaos of the system. Who have lived the consequences of political games. Who now have 60 minutes to be heard.
Inspired by real stories, and an extraordinary visit to the Houses of Parliament, this is a wild, tender, funny and devastating exploration of the political lives of young people on the margins.
Director Maggie Norris
Designer Sarah Beaton
Movement Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Lighting Designer Peter Small
Sound Designer Ed Clarke
The Big House are back to work, collaborating with 15 young care leavers and young people at-risk to create an exciting, original production; Politrix will be a verbatim piece responding to the upcoming election. The group are in week 3 of rehearsals; Politrix will run from Wednesday 25th March to Saturday 11th April.
From 12th Feb
Hackney has a rich/diverse shopping culture that features outdoor markets, indoor shopping centres and independent shopping streets full of quirky and traditional shops. Narrow Way in Hackney Central is the latter: Pearl Wise has interviewed six shop keepers and you can see and hear the result in an exhibition at the Hackney Museum.
Entry is free, check the website for opening times.
Sat 28 February – Sun 1 March
Everyday world-renowned architect Sole Abode struggles to live under the strains of contemporary urban living which leads him to live his own unique reality leaving the fridge where he lives. This is a poetic tale exploring the limits of the mind’s sanity and invites you to see reality through a different lens.
Inspired by Ben Okris award-winning novel; The Famished Road, the play has been redesigned with award-winning storyteller and clown Stuart Bowden; with multi-instrumentalist Daniel Marcus Clark (EarFilms) joining Leo Kay on stage to create a magical, junk metal soundscape.
Shoreditch Town Hall.
Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £11.
Until 28 June 2015
Photographer Yvonne de Rosa looks into the living conditions of Bosnian and Romanian children and their families. The photographs exhibited at the V&A Museum of Chilhood is the result of a collaboration with international charity Hope and Homes for Children that aims to prevent the breakdown of families and to ensure children grow up in a adequate environment.
Check the V&A MoC‘s website for opening times.
Monday, 9 Feb
Valentine’s day is coming – hate it or not, you just can’t run from it!
So why not head to the Hackney Picturehouse’s Attic to listen to the many facets of love on a night of storytelling? You can expect it all since the first love story to that another one that had everything to end up badly but just didn’t. Spark London will encourage story tellers, both young and old, to share their ‘first love stories’, exploring all the joys, triumphs, cringe moments and challenges of young love.
Tickets are £4 and doors open at 7.30pm
Shrove Tuesday 17 February 2015
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance
Address: Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 6QL.
Every year The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance.
This year the need for funds is even greater as a new helicopter is now required to cover for the existing aircraft while it has annual maintenance. Another helicopter will also help to extend daylight flying during the summer and reach even more patients with life threatening injuries. Currently the trauma team of a hospital surgeon and advanced paramedic treat over 160 patients a month.
London’s Air Ambulance is based on the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and costs about £5 million a year to run. It may come as a surprise to some that this vital service for the 10 million people who live or work within the M25 is run by a charity. The Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service support the medical staff and the government and corporate donors make contributions but the rest has to come from active fund raising and donations.
So get in training now and join in The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race. Teams of 4 suitably dressed up (or down) will gather to compete for the honour of becoming this year’s champions and receive a specially engraved frying pan. All entrants receive scrumptious hot pancakes.
To enter a team email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and get yourselves sponsored or bring a donation on the day for London’s Air Ambulance, registered charity no: 801013.
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is organised by Alternative Arts.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 8800 666
Mon 12 Jan
Paper Dress hosts drop-in Fashion Illustration classes every Monday from 7pm-8:30pm that are suitable for all levels. Begginers, this is a great opportunity to get personalised demonstrations and guidance by fashion illustrator Clara Gomez (whose clients include Nike, Belgian-born American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and Robbie Williams are some of the most important clients).
There will a live modeling and you’ll be surrounded by fantastic vintage clothes to inspire you.
Tickets are £10 (includes all materials and equipment).
Until 8 February 2015
A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench
This complex-titled exhibition which sees the London-born, Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty transform the Curve by covering the wall of the gallery from floor to ceiling with more than 12,000 cyanotype prints.
Each cyanotype (a photographic print with a cyan-blue tint) is produced using an object from the artist’s studio, which is placed on a porous surface (such as discarded paper or cardboard) that has been coated with UV-sensitive material. After being exposed to sunlight, the object’s silhouette appears against a cyan-blue background.
The Curve, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Details at barbican.org.uk