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Need help with a new local business…

Hi Hackney! A friend and I are trying to research the scope for starting up an interior planning service with a difference. At the moment we really need willing participants to help with a tiny bit of market research. If you have 5 minutes please complete the survey (link found below) which is completely anonymous and may help in changing our futures! Thank you for your time! http://kwiksurveys.co... read more »

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 »

Artwitch! feminist artist or feminist art?

Or both? I want to start a feminist artists group in Hackney , preferably around Hackney Downs studio area. Regular shared crits, support and group shows. Contact [email protected] and see our facebook page. Yeah, do it now! read more »

LONDON FEILDS FREE FESTIVAL OCT 17th-26th 2014

LONDON FEILDS FREE FESTIVAL OCT 17th-26th 2014

LONDON, DATE: The programme has been announced for this year’s London Fields Free Film Festival, which takes place 17th – 26th October 2014. The brand new festival aims to attract and bring together local audiences to enjoy a ten day celebration of cinema at a number of venues across London Fields. The festival will showcase an eclectic collection of features, documentaries, shorts, animation and ... read more »

Hatching Dragons

Hatching Dragons

Hatching Dragons, the UK’s first bilingual Mandarin-English early years daycare provision, is about to take flight and we’re hoping to open up our first setting right here where it all began – in Hackney. Whilst we’re waiting for the lease of our first nursery setting to be drawn up (watch this space as it’s a beautiful church hall with huge outdoor spaces for the chi... read more »

Cleaner Wanted Clapton

Hi, I posted on here a while ago but didn’t have much luck. I’m trying again in the hope that something turns up. We are in need of a cleaner to do two hours per week at our flat in Clapton. We are looking for someone who is reliable and good. If you can recommend anyone, please let us know. Thanks!! read more »

Hackney New Primary School – opening September 2015

Hackney New Primary School – opening September 2015

In September 2015, Hackney New Primary School will open its doors for the first time and welcome 50 local children into the Reception year. The school will feature music and sports every day, children will eat breakfast, lunch and tea together with teachers and there’ll be a strong emphasis on academic excellence and instilling self-belief and responsibility towards others. You can now apply for a... 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 »

Digital Media Course at the Wallace Collection

Digital Media Course at the Wallace Collection This is 3.5 day project running from Monday 27 October – Thursday 30 October 10.00am-5.00pm Monday-Wednesday and 10.00am-1.00pm on Thursday Join a free creative project for young people aged 14-24. Work with staff from the Wallace Collection, the Geffrye and Chocolate Films to learn the skills of story creation, directing, producing, camera work, soun... read more »

Fragrant Candles

31st October – Fragrant Candles 2.00 – 4.00pm Creative workshop for young people aged 11+ Create your own tinted and fragrant candles, inspired by autumnal colours and smells. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes in advance of each workshop. read more »

Luminous Lanterns

29th October – Luminous Lanterns 2.00 – 4.00pm Creative workshop for young people aged 11+ Inspired by designs in the Geffrye Museum collection, decorate your own patterned lanterns. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes in advance of each workshop. read more »

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

A fantastic FREE workshop that will show you how with a few household items, some plants, barks, grinds and berries you can turn plain fabric into something wonderful. Come and try it but be warned it is highly addictive! https:[email protected],-0.0641515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x48761cee79eb1ad1:0xded8bfe8e1df4217 read more »

Volunteer tutors needed for Hackney schools

Volunteer tutors needed for Hackney schools

Change a young person’s life with Action Tutoring Without C grades at GCSE in English and maths it’s difficult to progress in life. Action Tutoring is a registered charity that helps students from low-income backgrounds leave school with at least five A* – C grades at GCSE. These students do not perform as well at GCSE as their more affluent peers, and they are less able to access expensive ... 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 »

Volunteer tutors needed in Hackney – change a GCSE pupil’s life

Volunteer tutors needed in Hackney – change a GCSE pupil’s life

Can you spare just an hour a week for 8 weeks? Then get involved with an exciting educational charity! We place volunteer tutors in nearby secondary schools, to support pupils preparing for GCSEs on the C/D borderline in English, Maths or Science. Our aim is to help students leave school with 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and Maths, to increase their chances of going on to further education, empl... read more »

Swallows and Amazons with Q&A plus more family screenings this Summer at Hackney Picturehouse

Swallows and Amazons with Q&A plus more family screenings this Summer at Hackney Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse are delighted to welcome Sophie Neville to our screening of the brand new 40th anniversary restoration of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS this Thursday morning. Sophie Neville, who played Titty Walker in the film, will doing a Q&A after the film as well as signing copies of her book The Making of Swallows and Amazons. The screening is part of STORIES ON SCREEN – a season celebr... read more »

Are Hackney parents interested in a social enterprise offering Mindfulness courses to children (ages 5-20)?

Hello, I am conducting some research to find out whether Hackney parents would be interested in their children learning Mindfulness. These would be 8-week courses with lessons once a week for children/young people from 5 to 20. The ambition of this Mindfulness training is to help support children’s well-being and learning. Among many benefits, Mindfulness has be shown to help develop childre... 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 »

Looking for admin help (paid) in our design studio, 1/2 day a week

Hello! I run a small design studio in Shoreditch / Old Street. We’re looking for someone to help us out for half a day or a day a week (paid) with studio admin tasks. Will need to come to our sunny, busy loft studio (Shoreditch/Old Street, London) one or a couple of mornings or afternoons a week. Would suit anyone working part-time already, or a stay-at-home parent, looking for some very lig... read more »

Private Rentals (2 Bed required in Clapton Area)

Hi All… Was wondering if anyone can help…. Me, my wife and our little girl are having to to move from our 2 bed flat on downs road… we’ve been in the area for 5 years now, and love it… especially being that our little girl is settled in nursery now….. anyway, the area has obviously become crazy expensive over the years, and finding a two bed flat is proving diff... 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 »

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Hello, We are now open! Neighbourhood 53 Chatsworth Road (crossing with Glenarm Road) London E5 0HP We have kids clothes and accessories in a range of prices for every pocket, Vintage, Second hand, Ethical, Upcycled Plus! Homewares from India, Upcycled cushions, Local original artworks and loads of Granny Square blankets! Body products coming soon. We are Pete from Born Again Kidswear (Broadway ma... 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 »

Yellow Warbler Opening Date

Yellow Warbler will be open from Monday 9th June. Serving Climpson and Sons Coffee, Cakes, Pastries, Loose leaf Tea, Venezuelan Arepas. read more »

Where to Stay in Hackney

Where to Stay in Hackney

Hackney. The name conjures up images of gritty, urban bars, retro antiques markets and artisan, organic, home-brewed coffee in eco-friendly, up cycled, recycled cups. This borough might be known by the uninformed as just a hipster mecca, but HouseTrip.com’s insider resident, journalist and blogger Donald Strachan knows better. He’s written his own, personalised journey through Hackney ... read more »

Amazing children’s book by local author – deadline May 3

Amazing children’s book by local author – deadline May 3

Hi. I’m a local father who has written a children’s book with an incredible secret: every illustration animates and comes to life on your smartphone or tablet. Children absolutely love the rhyming story, and they can’t get enough of the animations. Right now, we’re raising funds to print it on Kickstarter, and there are just three days to go. Find out more, and make your pl... read more »

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

Families in Hackney are being challenged to hunt down as many washing lines adorned with cloth nappies as possible in a bid to celebrate Real Nappy Week 2014 (28th April – 4th May) and raise awareness about the alternatives to disposables. The nappy washing lines have been hung in “top secret” family-friendly locations around the borough for the duration of Real Nappy Week. Famil... 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 »

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

Opening June 2014 We are opening a new shop soon on Chatsworth Road, in the busy crossroads where the market is centred around. We are both former market traders who were with the market from the beginning of the re-launch in 2011. We are now excited to have our chance to curate our own shop on our favourite street! Now we are looking for beautiful and unique things to put in it. We are working wi... read more »

Start food growing this year

Start food growing this year

Connected Roots is a food gardening social enterprise that helps homes and businesses grow their own food. We design, install and help maintain food plots across London for those who don’t have the time, know-how or inclination to grow for themselves but want the taste, freshness and clear provenance that comes with home-grown food. No matter the size of the space you have, we’ll get y... read more »

New website a resource for local parents

New website a resource for local parents

A new website has been launched providing event and activity listings for families in Stoke Newington. StokeyParents.com was created by local mum and journalist Jenna Fansa in a bid to save local parents the hassle of trawling notice boards and the web for venues and activities. It features reviews of child-friendly cafes, summaries of local childcare options and schools, a forum for parents to ch... read more »

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

Easter holiday fun at Nancy’s Pantry, Dalston Square

We are a new family-friendly restaurant on Dalston Square; where the children are as important as the food. We have plenty of fun activities lined up for EASTER WEEK. Please see below: RUNNER BEAN RACES – Monday 7th April – All day – Help us plant and grow your own runner beans. BLAST OFF – Tuesday 8th April – Make your own rocket and blast it off in Dalston Square. C... read more »

Baby & Child First Aid Course

Baby & Child First Aid Course

Please join us this April 22 for our Baby & Child First Aid Course. At the end of the course, EVERYONE will receive a certificate CARD valid for 3 years to take home. Plus a £8 worth of goodies bag from Green Pomelo Kids to take home too! For more info and booking, please click on this link: https://greenpomelobabychild1staid.eventbrite.co.uk/ Hope to see you there. X read more »

Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappuccino

Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappuccino

This Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am! Info, vouchers, pop up nappy shop, refreshments and all for FREE! read more »

Millfields User Group AGM

Millfields User Group is having its AGM next Sunday 16th, 4pm in Chat’s Palace ( 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk ). It’d be good to see lots of people there, and the Council is giving a presentation on its spending plans…. revamped playground for North Millfileds etc – so do come along to have your say, and vote for a new committee. read more »

Hackney Dads Map

Hello all, I’ve made a map of fun stuff for dads to do with their kids in Hackney – feedback welcome. Here’s a link to the Hackney Dads Map: http://dadsmap.co.uk/ ps I’ve been to every venue on the map to make sure it’s worth a visit! read more »

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