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FREE Reflexology

Hiya, I’m looking for volunteers to practice Reflexology on. I’m half way through my training, fully insured and in need of people to practice on! I’m based in London Fields but happy to cycle to wherever you are. Get in touch www.rachelmorganreflexology.com read more »

Launch Party!

Launch Party!

YES TO LOCAL! Stoke Newington Food Assembly – Launch Party at The Prince Pub. Come and meet local producers, taste their fantastic food and listen to some great bands. Head Chef at the Prince, Will Dee will be using our producers’ ingredients to create exclusive canapés and dishes on the night. Date: Tuesday 21st October from 6-9pm. FREE. Grab your free ticket here https://stokeyfoodas... read more »

In need of a little de-stressing or pampering?

In need of a little de-stressing or pampering?

I offer relaxing and rejuvenating massage and reflexology treatments that nurture the self. I practice a variety of treatments including holistic massage and pregnancy massage, reflexology, maternity reflexology, fertility reflexology, spinal and hot stone reflexology. I offer personalised treatments that address your individual needs and I can combine the techniques of both massage and reflexolog... read more »

Hackney Wick Food Assembly – every Tuesday 6-8pm – Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Hackney Wick Food Assembly – every Tuesday 6-8pm – Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Welcome to the Food Assembly collection evening! You can get as much of your staple goods as you like from bread and cheese to fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, fresh pasta, local ale to interesting luxuries such as fruit snacks, jams and ginger beer! Head over to: https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/84/ But as well as providing a platform which enables direct and fair trade between local farme... read more »

Personal trainer wanted

4 older women would like to find a personal trainer to motivate and advise them to increase general fitness levels gradually. We are based around Stokey, and want to work together in one of our flats. Basically 90 mins per wek or fortnight.contact zzzzz on [email protected] thanks read more »

Looking for mums to be in Hackney

Are you a soon-to-be first-time mum or a veteran of the labour ward? Does everyone around you have an opinion on drinking alcohol while pregnant – are you confused by the advice you’ve received? October Films is making a sensitive documentary about pregnancy, alcohol and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Whether you’ve set out to avoid drinking alcohol, enjoy the odd guilt-free glass of wine or a... read more »

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Classes downstairs at Yellow Warbler Coffee Shop

Yellow Warbler will be holding classes downstairs starting from Monday: Rucksack music for 0-4 yrs (drop in) 10.30 Monday Funky music for 5yrs+ (drop in) after school 16.00 Monday Toddler Yoga (drop in) 11.00 Tuesdays (please bring a yoga mat if you have one – not essential) Coffee tasting and home brew course – Selected saturday’s booking required Coming soon; Ole Kids – S... read more »

We’ve got tickets for the Color Run, 28th Sep

We’ve got tickets for the Color Run, 28th Sep

We’re offering places in The Color Run on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 28th September, via Echo. All you need to do to access them is join the network at economyofhours.com More about the race: The Color Run™ event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colour crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participa... read more »

“Action for Happiness”  8 week course

“Action for Happiness” 8 week course

Join us for a unique and inspiring 8-week course to explore what matters for a happy and meaningful life. The Action for Happiness course is intended for people of all backgrounds and particularly those who would like to see a more positive and caring society. Each session has a theme, based on a ‘big question’, such as What really matters in life? What actually makes us happy? or How ... read more »

Reflexology treatments by Donation

Reflexology treatments by Donation

Hello!! I am finishing my studies at The London School of Reflexology. I still having some practice hours to do in order to complete my studies. All sessions will last 1h and I will need to take your medical history, which will be confidential. If you like to know more about me, you can have a look at my site: http://www.healingbydonation.com/ You can call me on 07856181456 for more information an... read more »

Are parents in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Are parents in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Hello! I am a Mindfulness Teacher doing some research to find out whether parents in Hackney would be interested in Mindfulness courses for their children and teenagers (from 5 to 18 years old). These would be 8-week long with lessons of up to an hour once a week. Mindfulness helps children develop attention skills, regulate emotions and thrive. I would be really grateful if you could take a few m... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

TONIGHT ! COME DANCE AT OUR ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY! Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no ... read more »

London Cycling Survey

Hi guys I’m currently conducting a study on cycling habits for my uni dissertation and in particular what things might put people off cycling in cities like London. As Hackney is one of the city’s cycling hotspots, I’m very interested in getting the views of people from Hackney and if you could fill in the survey below I would be extremely grateful: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

Urban Day Retreat

Urban Day Retreat

Looking to relax, restore and revive? Without having to leave London you can enjoy a mini-retreat or a retreatani right here in Hackney. Join the Carolina of Yoga Room East and myself from the House of Hoop for a day of outdoor yoga, a silent mindful walk, nutritious & vitamin-rich food, meditation and yoga nidra along with a hula-hoop workshop! All of this for £49 – booking essential. D... read more »

Venues and spaces available for hire HMP

Venues and spaces available for hire HMP

Are you in need of a venue or rehearsal space? At Hackney Marsh Partnership we have a variety of spaces available to hire with discounts to residents and the local community of Hackney. Just a few of the venues we have available to offer… >>Concorde Centre Hall – Refreshingly renovated in 2012, Concorde offers a modern, spacious hall available for hire just outside of the centre ... read more »

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Yellow warbler is a speciality coffee shop at 9 Northwold Rd, Stoke Newington, N16. Upstairs in the coffee shop we serve Climpson and Sons coffee with Venezuelan street food. We have a downstairs area which we are currently converting into an event space, we are looking to hold interesting classes and workshops so if you are interested in using this space please contact us at [email protected].. read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

ARTISTs, URBAN PLANNERs, PSYCHOLOGISTs, COMMUNITY WORKERs, ALL those who LOVE TO PLAy

ARTISTs, URBAN PLANNERs, PSYCHOLOGISTs, COMMUNITY WORKERs, ALL those who LOVE TO PLAy

I am kicking off the ground an exciting community project which changes how we relate to our urban public spaces and to one another in those spaces. The project is a platform and a street movement of passionate people who know that a daily dose of PLAY in our public spaces is important for the health and well-being of ADULTS. We come together and act on our own initiative to use the power of PLAY ... read more »

Lea Row to Henley – 3 days, 2 boats & all the support we can get

I’m a local hackney resident and I row at the Lea Club. We are doing an epic row from the river lea on 2nd July all the way to Henley in aid of raising money to prevent our club from closing! This is going to be a long, difficult and challenging row over 3 days and over 100k. Do look at our planned route if wish to see just how far it is; https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhtN8Wc_wH... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

Help a local charity!

Help a local charity!

Calling all Hackney eBay account holders!! We are a small charity located just behind Broadway Market, where we refurbish second-hand bikes and donate them to destitute refugees and asylum seekers in London. eBay are running a competition for new charity users, with the chance of winning up to 10k. Please please please, if you have an eBay account, can you help us by simply logging in, and clickin... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing in the dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing in the dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX — No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to lear... read more »

Are people in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Hello, We are planning to set up Wholehearted, a social enterprise delivering expertly conceived Mindfulness 8-week courses for children (from 5) and young people. We would love to hear from parents, carers, and people working with young people in Hackney if they would be interested in such courses. We would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey http://tinyurl.... read more »

Excellent deep tissue massage on Richmond Road

Have just discovered Fix on Richmond Road. I’ve had two deep tissue back, neck and shoulder massages with Robbie and they are pretty much the best I’ve ever had. Not for those seeking relaxing spa massages but if you’re sporty or have aches and pains from being bent over a computer all day, I would highly recommend. http://m.fixlondon.co.uk/contact.html read more »

Adult Swimming Lessons

Hi Guys, I’m looking at buying like 5 or 10 hours of adult swimming lessons as a gift. Preferably at London Fields Lido or Clissold. Does anyone know if they offer adult swimming lessons or someone that can offer one-to-one swimming lessons at either of those locations? Thanks! read more »

Running – need to find a hill

I’ve recently started running and finding routes (and groups) has been easy but I need to start including hills in my training. Can anyone recommend any hills to practice on around Hackney – Clapton to Vic Park/Broadway area ideally. I’ve only thought of Springfield Park so far and it’s not that near to me. read more »

Inna Vision Film School screenings

Inna Vision Film School screenings

The Inna Vision Film School, based in Hackney, has been a year long project working with adults with lived experience of mental health issues, and those without. The participants have made a slate of short documentary and experimental films during the process, touching on various aspects of mental health experience, and with a particular focus on African and Caribbean communities. The participants... read more »

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Hello! We are opening a shop June 2014 which will be for kids clothes, gifts and high quality craft, also a meeting place and friendly place to be. We are going to have many women, mothers to be and children so treatments which are aimed around families and pregnancy are perfect. The shop is on the main crossroads of Chatsworth Road, with a great corner presence and great footfall especially on Su... read more »

Calling all Hackney Runners – Lively Legs wanted for Lively Minds

Calling all Hackney Runners – Lively Legs wanted for Lively Minds

We’re a small charity called Lively Minds and we’re looking for keen runners to join our team at the ‘Run Hackney’ half marathon this summer. By supporting Lively Minds, runners will be helping to change the lives of thousands of children living in poverty in Ghana and Uganda. When: Sunday 22nd June 2014 Where: London, Hackney – The course starts and finishes at Homerton Road. Breeze y... read more »

Hackney’s Youth Sports Fund

Hackney Council is on the look out for local sporting talent to apply for the latest round of Hackney’s Youth Sports Fund. Hackney Council’s Youth Sports Fund provides assistance to talented young athletes who are committed to becoming the best they can be in their chosen sport. Support of up to £500 is available on an annual basis through an application process. Furthermore the fund support... read more »

Actual Vinyasa Flow Yoga but without sun salutations. What! How is that even possible!?

Do you sometimes find yourself wishing you were already at the end of your yoga practice… That you could somehow bypass that uncomfortable bit at the beginning when your body feels kinda sluggish and stiff? Is it a struggle to get on the mat because you know your body is going to complain during those first few creaky downward dogs? Especially those early rounds of sun salutations does your ... read more »

Run Hackney

Run Hackney

A half marathon around Hackney’s streets On 22nd June 2014, Hackney will close its roads to cars and open them to thousands of runners for the very first time. Lace up for this flat run through the greenest borough in London. The route is single lap through the heart of Hackney starting at 9am starting and finishing in Hackney Marshes If you book by 24 February 2014 you can take advantage of... read more »

Olympic Park Volunteering

Olympic Park Volunteering

We are looking for volunteers to help contribute to the conservation and environmental management of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Under the supervision of Park gardeners you will have the opportunity to learn new gardening and horticultural skills and hear about the exciting plans for the Park in 2014. Activities might include woodland maintenance, tree and wildlife surveys and tending of the... read more »

Run Hackney half marathon

Run Hackney half marathon

“On 22nd June 2014, Hackney will close its roads to cars and open them to thousands of runners for the very first time. Lace up for this flat run through the greenest borough in London.” The route is single lap through the heart of Hackney starting at 9am starting and finishing in Hackney Marshes If you book by 24 February 2014 you can take advantage of their early bird rate: Affiliate... read more »

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

Food for Health: Nutritional Cookery Course, Palm 2, 17/2/14

The Good Food Cookery School: fun, hands on and interesting food courses, classes and events. TAKE YOUR HEALTH TO THE NEXT LEVEL! 17th February 2014 – Food for Health Course Visit: http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/food-for-health-nutritional-cookery-course to book your place on our Food for Health Nutritional Cookery Course today! Ditch the gym and the trendy diet: try something different for ... read more »

BTEC Sport & Leisure Course

We will be launching a BTEC Level 1 Sports course in Hackney starting Monday 17th February. For more of an insight into the centres please watch the following short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvX4OYg5x1o). HACKNEY – SPORTS COURSE (LEVEL 1) VENUE: Forest Road Hub Forest Road, Dalston, E8 3BY START DATE: Monday 17th February 2014. The course is open to 16 to 24 years olds and will offer t... read more »

Yoga/Drama Group for parent and Child

Hi Everyone, I teach Parent / Child(4-7) Yoga group classes in Schools around East London and a read more »

My Local Pilates – Dalston

Hi all!I've just set up a new Pilates class in Dalston and am looking for new recruits!  If you've w read more »

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