Feb 2 – Feb 9: Activities for all ages


Hackney City Farm. Pic: Yukino Miyazawa

Hackney City Farm. Pic: Yukino Miyazawa

This week’s Pick of the Line helps you to find the best attractions for the upcoming weeks and forget about the bad weather!


Now - March 5 2016: Funky Street Workshops
Location: Crystal Palace

Do you dance like a pro or do you not know the steps at all? With these workshops it doesn’t really matter. Everyone is invited. Learn about technique and body awareness.

Jan 12 - March 2: Run With Tina
Location: Meet at Lloyds Park

Haul yourself off the sofa, step away from the Doritos and check out these fitness classes and private training for women. Beginners welcome.


Feb 3 – May 16: Stepping out – Celebrating Hackney City Farm
Location: Hackney City Farm

It is Hackney City Farm's 30th anniversary and it is time to celebrate. Explore the community’s rich history and see the exhibits! There will be a variety of workshops and events provided.

Feb 12 – August 29: Hackney@50 - the People's Choice
Location: Hackney Museum

What does Hackney mean to you? 50 local groups and schools have given an answer. Come to the Hackney Museum and see the 50 objects they came up with.


Feb 4: The Bonnevilles
Location: New Cross Inn

New Cross Inn presents the evening with The Bonnevilles. Andrew McGibbon Jnr and Christopher McMullan present soulful vocals, guitar and drums in one of the most incendiary live acts in the country. Book your tickets now and enjoy a great live band from Ireland.

Feb 2: Little Explorers in Frendsbury Road
Location: Frendsbury Gardens

Keen to get your child away from the Xbox and back into the great outdoors? Spend some time in Frendsbury Gardens learning about seeds and how things grow, making perfumes from herbs and flowers and many other fun activities. Best pack an anorak in case of rain! Cost: £5 per child, sibling £3.

Tower Hamlets

Jan 31 & every Saturday in Feb and March: Saturday Drawing Workshops
Location: Whitechapel Gallery

If your child loves drawing this might be something for your family. Consider joining these artist-led workshops at Whitechapel Gallery. Tickets from £150 per term.

Feb 9 & for eight consecutive Mondays: Ten in a Bed

Location: Zander Court Community Centre

Ten in a Bed is a project offering children and artists to work with artists from Phakama. Sessions will explore sleep and dream. To book your free place sign up by 26th January with Phakama: nickis@projectphakama.org.uk or telephone 020 7882 5762.


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