Summer Wild Food Foraging with James Wood
Jul
16
11:00am11:00am

Summer Wild Food Foraging with James Wood

Join us as we embark on an adventure across Hackney to discover the wild, edible delicacies to be found growing on your doorstep. During the session we will learn how to safely identify a wide range of plants and try up to 30 pre-made tasters from syrup infusions to chutney and jams. Following the foraging adventure, we will then harvest enough wild plants to cook up our own two-course wild food feast!

James Wood is an artist and wild food forager, author of books 'The Foragers' Cookbook' and 'The Foraged Book Project' and featured on BBC's Countryfile. With his company Totally Wild UK, James has led workshops and participatory events for the last 5 years, aiming to give people the confidence to go out and pick wild edibles in the future, as well as giving a fun and memorable day.

Suitable for all ages and all levels.

Departure point - Pavilion cafe, Corner Old Ford Road, Victoria Park, London, E9 7DE. There are public toilets and drinks available to buy at the departure point. Please arrive in time to set off at 11am. We will depart from the benches outside the cafe. 

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Our Picks - Shoreditch Art Gallery Tour
Jun
3
1:30pm 1:30pm

Our Picks - Shoreditch Art Gallery Tour

Introducing 'Our Picks' - a unique, curated tour of our favourite Shoreditch art galleries and an overview of our top-picks of the current exhibitions on offer. Covering a wide selection of contemporary art and photography, this tour is a must for anyone interested in the east London art scene, a chance to explore the area's gems, meeting some of the gallery owners and curators along the way. 

The tour starts at 1.30pm on the green at Boxpark Shoreditch, next to Shoreditch overground station. 

The tour includes; 

- 'The Smurfette' by Athena Papadopoulos at Emalin Gallery

- 'You Get Me?' by Mahtab Hussain at Autograph ABP

- 'Trespass' by James Pyman at PEER Gallery

- 'Tokyo Compression' by Michael Wolf / 'Connected Works' by Tom Phillips at Flowers Gallery

We will finish at 4pm, followed by an optional coffee at The Bridge coffee house. 

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Day 7 - Make Some Noise: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
13
10:30am10:30am

Day 7 - Make Some Noise: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

Making beats and making noise with multi-talented musician Tara Franks, founder of SoundsCreative Projects, we will learn to make rhythms with our bodies, our hands and even try some djembe drums. Tara is a cellist, collaborator and creative project leader working working with many organisations and venues across London, her workshops are interactive, fun and unique, don't miss this! 

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Day 6 - Pop-up Paper Magic: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Day 6 - Pop-up Paper Magic: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

A unique chance to learn pop-up card making from children’s author and paper-engineer, John O’Leary. John is a star of the children’s pop-up book scene and extraordinarily talented at making paper do magical things. This workshop will focus on super special Easter cards. Who doesn’t love a handmade card and a handwritten message from your little angels? Disclaimer: We can’t be held responsible for the spelling!

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Print the Moon: Stargazing and Lunar Photography with the Lumen Collective
Apr
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Print the Moon: Stargazing and Lunar Photography with the Lumen Collective

Stargazing and Lunar Photography from East London’s best rooftop bar! Join us at Netil360 for an unmissable evening exploring the skies! Brought to you by Hackney Arts and the Lumen collective, this unique event will help you to stare at the stars in a whole new light.

Astronomer Paul Hill will take you on a skywards guided tour, talking lunar science and helping you to view the stars and the Moon through a collection of telescopes. 

With the expert guidance of our hosts, you will be able to print your very own photograph using Impossible Project film. The Impossible Project are the only company still making analog, instant-print film since the demise of Polaroid in 2008, allowing you to make a real-life, stick-it-on-the-wall memory of this unmissable and unique event. 

Drinks available to purchase from Netil360. Buy your tickets today to avoid disappointment. Please note, that this event is dependent on weather and cloud cover.

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Day 5 - Breakdance Like A Pro: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
11
11:00am11:00am

Day 5 - Breakdance Like A Pro: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

Show us your moves! Dance master Ben Simmons will be teaching us his breakdance skills as we learn to shake our stuff with style. Learn all the moves and techniques to enable you to develop a range for dance. Top rocks and freezes, swipes and headstands, Ben will break down each move, give you the confidence to Freestyle with your peers and have lots of fun. Britain's Got Talent here we come! 

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Day 4 - Protect The Bees: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
10
10:30am10:30am

Day 4 - Protect The Bees: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

Taking residence for the day in the magical Bootstrap Bee Garden, we will get up close and personal with the other residents, the beautiful Queen Bee and her hive. We will have a talk from superb beekeeper Esther Coles and we will also make wildflower seed bombs to take home with us. This is going to bee one to remember! 

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Learn the Ancient Art of Batik (Wax Painting) at the Geffrye Museum
Apr
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Learn the Ancient Art of Batik (Wax Painting) at the Geffrye Museum

Come and learn the fascinating art of batik - an ancient textile technique where hot wax is applied to fabric using a tool called a tjanting - with artist Rhian Sutcliffe.

Fabric (usually cotton or silk) is stretched onto a wooden frame and the tjanting is dipped into a pot of melted wax and used as a drawing tool to create patterns, compositions and illustrations. Coloured dyes are then painted onto the fabric, the lines of wax resist the colour, creating striking designs. Rhian will also guide you through other more contemporary techniques such as incising and stamping. All materials included. 
Suitable for all ages, under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. 

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Day 3 - Learn to Draw in 3D: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Day 3 - Learn to Draw in 3D: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

Do us your best 3D doodle with this 3D printing pen class lead by artist Grace Du Prez. Like your very own Penny’s Magic Crayon, this class allows you to draw real life objects in colourful plastic. Make jewellery, flowers, spaceships, or simply go freestyle, our artist Grace even made a lifesize car! Whatever you can dream up will come to life.

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Day 1 - The Art of Recycling: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club
Apr
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Day 1 - The Art of Recycling: The Kids Who Can, Easter Holidays Club

Join artist Rhian Sutcliffe as we head to the amazing Roving Cafe in Shoreditch's Nomadic Community Gardens and turn one man’s trash into our very own treasure! Rhian will guide us in picking out the gems and turning them into priceless artworks.

Don't throw anything away until the event. Bring plastic bottles of all sizes, egg boxes and paper cups, if you can, to add to the materials we already have. With lots of different activities to try out, you'll learn skills in illustration, painting, sculpting and paper crafts. 

Recommended Age - 8+Yrs. Book any three 'The Kids Who Can' Easter Holidays club events and receive an arty goody bag from our friends at Cowling & Wilcox. As a social enterprise we have some places to allocate free of charge for those who could not otherwise afford to attend, please email info@hackneyarts.com for a registration form.

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Make Your Own Statement Jewellery with Designer Grace Du Prez
Mar
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Make Your Own Statement Jewellery with Designer Grace Du Prez

In this class you will be drawing with plastic to create your own designs. In a two-hour session you can make your choice of necklace, ring or earrings in floral and geometric designs with plenty of different coloured plastic to choose from. Make as many as you like during the workshop so you can even make a present for someone else as well. 

Lot of different templates to follow and you will receive guidance throughout from our expert designer.

Over 18's only - Drinks included.

Experience includes:

All equipment & materials

FREE tote bag to take your creations safely home in

FREE drink

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Spring Wild Food Foraging with James Wood
Mar
11
11:00am11:00am

Spring Wild Food Foraging with James Wood

Join us as we embark on an adventure across Hackney to discover the wild, edible delicacies to be found growing on your doorstep. During the session we will learn how to safely identify a wide range of plants and try up to 30 pre-made tasters from syrup infusions to chutney and jams. Following the foraging adventure, we will then harvest enough wild plants to cook up our own two-course wild food feast!

James Wood is an artist and wild food forager, author of books 'The Foragers' Cookbook' and  'The Foraged Book Project' and featured on BBC's Countryfile. With his company Totally Wild UK, James has led workshops and participatory events for the last 5 years, aiming to give people the confidence to go out and pick wild edibles in the future, as well as giving a fun and memorable day.

Suitable for all ages and all levels.

Departure point - Pavilion cafe, Corner Old Ford Road, Victoria Park, London, E9 7DE. There are public toilets and drinks available to buy at the departure point. Please arrive in time to set off at 11am. We will depart from the benches outside the cafe.

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Paint a Mural - Graffiti Workshop with Joe Clarke
Mar
4
10:30am10:30am

Paint a Mural - Graffiti Workshop with Joe Clarke

A unique chance to paint some awesome street art and learn serious graffiti skills from super-cool street artist Joe Clarke!

Join us as we spend a Saturday being let loose with spray paint and rollers on a massive outdoor wall in Hackney! We will be taking over Hackney Down Studios for the day as Joe Clarke, a renowned graffiti artist from London teaches us the tricks of his trade! Participants will be able to experiment with a mixture of spray and liquid paints, testing out Joe's techniques and getting creative with your own! We will have two sessions on the same day, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm, resulting in the creation of a full scale mural by the end of the day. Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult. All ages and levels welcome. All materials included, including protective clothing. 

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Past Event: Learn the Ancient Art of Batik (Wax Painting) at the Geffrye Museum
Feb
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Past Event: Learn the Ancient Art of Batik (Wax Painting) at the Geffrye Museum

We learned the fascinating art of batik - an ancient textile technique where hot wax is applied to fabric using a tool called a tjanting - with artist Rhian Sutcliffe.

We stretched fabric onto a wooden frame and used the tjanting, dipping it into a pot of melted wax and using it as a drawing tool to create patterns, compositions and illustrations. Coloured dyes were then painted onto the fabric, the lines of wax resisted the colour, creating striking designs. Rhian also guided us through other more contemporary techniques such as incising and stamping. 

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Past Event: Learn to Draw with Plastic & Make Your Own 3D Printed Phonecase!
Jan
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Past Event: Learn to Draw with Plastic & Make Your Own 3D Printed Phonecase!

We learned to draw WITH PLASTIC in this two-hour workshop with super-talented multi-media artist and designer Grace Du Prez!

The group learned the basics of the amazing 3Doodler pen that literally lets you draw your own freehand creation in multicoloured plastic. And then under Grace's expert guidance, they learned to make their very own phone case to take home or give as a gift. We spent a Saturday afternoon with a difference trying something new, being creative and having fun!

Grace gave all the best tips to ensure everyone made their own unique masterpieces. This class took place in the fantastic Surface Matter studios, the experts in unique creative materials in architecture and design.

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Dec
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Past Event: Print the Moon: Stargazing and Lunar Photography at East London's best rooftop bar!

We spent an amazing evening at Netil360 exploring the skies! Brought to you by Hackney Arts and the Lumen collective, this unique event helped us to stare at the stars in a whole new light.

Astronomer Paul Hill took us on a skywards guided tour, talking lunar science and helping us to view the stars and the Moon through a collection of telescopes. With help from the super-talented Lumen collective, East London’s art collective dedicated to astronomy and light, we were guided in taking a unique photograph of the Moon. With the expert guidance of our hosts, we were able to print our very own photograph using Impossible Project film.

The Impossible Project are the only company still making analog, instant-print film since the demise of Polaroid in 2008, allowing us to make a real-life, stick-it-on-the-wall memory of this unmissable and unique event.

 

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Past Event: Turning Points: Your Story, Your Voice - Theatre Making with Yolanda Mercy
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Past Event: Turning Points: Your Story, Your Voice - Theatre Making with Yolanda Mercy

We joined actor and playwright Yolanda Mercy for a theatre making workshop exploring past events that inspired a whole generation of poets, writers, storytellers and actors.

What are the events shaping creatives today? How will the creative world respond to #BlackLivesMatter or #Brexit? Are we at a turning point in history? What happens next? Taking inspiration from Hackney Museum’s new exhibition People Power: Black British Art and Activism in Hackney,  the group explored and developed ideas and learned practical tips about how to turn their ideas into a fully funded show. 

Yolanda Mercy is a critically acclaimed actor and playwright who is currently touring nationally her 4* show On The Edge of MeHackney Museum is a community history museum in the heart of Hackney that explores the history of migration to the Borough over 1500 years.  

 

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Past Event: Mural Painting with Joe Clarke
Oct
8
10:30am10:30am

Past Event: Mural Painting with Joe Clarke

We tried our hand at painting a large scale, outdoor mural with renowned graffiti artist Joe Clarke!

The workshop offered an opportunity to collaborate with Joe Clarke, a graffiti artist from London to produce a large scale mural at Hackney Downs Studios. Participants learned and experimented with painting techniques using a mixture of spray and liquid paints whilst interacting with the artist. We had two sessions on the same day, a morning and an afternoon session resulting in the creation of a full scale mural by the end of the day. 

Joe Clarke is a 22 year old artist from London. His body of work spans from graffiti to fashion design to 3D installation. Soft colour palettes, effects and multi medium techniques combine to create a strong impact on the viewer. He has curated and exhibited across the UK, designed for major sports brands and painted walls around Europe. His pursuit of unique aesthetics is evolutional and a reflection of the modern times of technology and design. 

Images by Andy Donahue

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Past Event: Wild Food Foraging with James Wood
Sep
25
11:00am11:00am

Past Event: Wild Food Foraging with James Wood

We embarked on an adventure across Hackney to discover the wild, edible delicacies to be found growing on our doorstep.

During the session, we explored Victoria Park and learned how to safely identify a wide range of plants. We then harvested enough wild plants to cook up our own two-course wild food feast! 

James Wood is an artist and wild food forager, author of book 'The Foraged Book Project' and featured on BBC's Countryfile. With his company Totally Wild UK, James has led workshops and participatory events for over 5 years, aiming to give people the confidence to go out and pick wild edibles in the future.

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Past Event: Herbal Skincare and Tea-Making Workshop
Sep
3
11:00am11:00am

Past Event: Herbal Skincare and Tea-Making Workshop

We gained hands on experience making our own healthy, inexpensive, and effective herbal body balm, using fresh herbs from the Phytology medicine garden. 

Taught by Molly Maitland, we explored the properties of different carrier oils, learned the different techniques of infusing herbs into oils, and made an all-natural body balm to take away with us on the day. 

Phytology is an artist and community led project exploring the use, value, resilience, and function of wildness within urban ecosystems, launching at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in 2014.

Images by Nuraan Ackers

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Past Event: Make Your Own 3D-Printed Sunglasses with Grace Du Prez
Aug
21
10:30am10:30am

Past Event: Make Your Own 3D-Printed Sunglasses with Grace Du Prez

The group came to try out the 3Doodler with designer Grace Du Prez, a 3D Printing pen that lets you draw with plastic!

This workshop combined the innovation of new technology with the love of something handmade. We learned the basic techniques of the pen and got some expert hints and tricks from the master Grace du Prez. The group learned how to follow templates and construct them into 3D masterpieces, ending in their own pair of self-made sunset shades!

Images: Nuraan Ackers

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Past Event: Build A Theatre Play In A Day with Russell Lucas
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Past Event: Build A Theatre Play In A Day with Russell Lucas

We joined acclaimed theatre director Russell Lucas in this immersive and original workshop!

This super-fast and exciting workshop aimed to produce a brand new play in one day. Director Russell Lucas (Julie Madly Deeply & Driving Miss Daisy) took the group through the fascinating techniques of making a piece of theatre culminating in a directed presentation of the group's findings - in just seven hours!

Through improvisation, research and theatre-making activities, this ensemble group developed three short plays that were presented to family and friends at the end of the day in the incredible setting of east London theatre Hoxton Hall. 

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Past Event: Create Your Own Children's Clothes with Mini Magpie
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

Past Event: Create Your Own Children's Clothes with Mini Magpie

We joined Mini Magpie's Creative Director Kimberley Golding to make fun and sustainable upcycled clothing. The class learned how to make baby or children's trousers from an old sweater!

Kimberley Golding took us on a creative journey, teaching the group to make their own sustainable, upcycled fashion for children. Mini Magpie is all about taking old things and making them new and beautiful again; using wool and cashmere to make cosy, comfy, fun and bright outfits for babies and kids. 

See the full range of Kimberley's designs at www.minimagpie.com 

 

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