We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header.

Monday 23 October

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 24 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 1 – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A four week course focusing on how meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing. This course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions and establish boundaries.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 25 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Introduction to Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Spoken Minds (Mixed Pathway) – Drop in – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00-13:00 (started on 18/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 26 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 21:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. An eight week course that support the development of mindfulness and self-compassion when we meet mental or physical health challenges. Suitable for people who may have attended mindfulness previously and also for new comers wishing to get started. Participants will be invited to practice in their own time in the week in between sessions.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Evening Stress Management For Wellbeing – Group Course – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our well-being. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioral strategies, Relaxation techniques and a well-being coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Gym: Horticulture – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
Core Landcapes, Stepney Way, Whitechapel, E1 2JL

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 27 October

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Saturday 28 October

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Event type: Wellbeing, Keeping Well Workshop – 10:30-13:00 (started on 28/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

For anyone who has attended mindfulness or mindful self-compassion courses and wishes to attend to support their wellbeing.


In Progress: 28/10/2017

Monday 30 October

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 31 October

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Understanding Relationships – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

A four week course focusing on how meaningful relationships have a positive effect on our wellbeing. This course looks at how to maintain positive social interactions and establish boundaries.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 1 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Introduction to Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Spoken Minds (Mixed Pathway) – Drop in – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Home Decoration – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This 4 week course, open to beginners and those with an intermediate knowledge of using a sewing machine, will see you design, construct, create and decorate soft furnishings for your home. Learn how to use a sewing machine and to attach a zip or button to complete your design. The course will leave you with a huge sense of achievement and an item that you can keep & display in the home!


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 2 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
The John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 21:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. An eight week course that support the development of mindfulness and self-compassion when we meet mental or physical health challenges. Suitable for people who may have attended mindfulness previously and also for new comers wishing to get started. Participants will be invited to practice in their own time in the week in between sessions.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Stress Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 02/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our well-being. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioral strategies, Relaxation techniques and a well-being coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Gym: Horticulture – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
Core Landcapes, Stepney Way, Whitechapel, E1 2JL

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 3 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 6 November

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Pilates CFBH – Group Course – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The course will encourage movement and release unwanted tension in the body, whilst strengthening core muscles such as abdominal's. Gentle exercises promote good breathing and posture and will leave you with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Suitable for all levels and taught by an experienced and highly qualified teacher.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017,
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 7 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Facilitating Groups for Health & Wellbeing – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:30 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
170 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6JP

This course is open to people who are interested in becoming a health and wellbeing group facilitator. You will explore what makes a good facilitator and practice the skills to create a safe space where people can share their experiences, get support from peers and make positive life changes. You will learn about specific approaches to supporting groups toward health and wellbeing, shadow more experienced facilitators and receive support to consider moving on to volunteering and sessional opportunities at Shoreditch Trust.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 8 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Introduction to Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Thematic Approach To Depression – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please Note: This group is for persons who want to learn about the roots of their depression and would benefit from meeting and talking with others. Please contact Orlaigh before booking any clients as clients need to be eligible. Each week we will present and discuss a theme underlying the roots of depression and helping people re-learn how to love again.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Spoken Minds (Mixed Pathway) – Drop in – 10:30 – 12:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00-13:00 (started on 18/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Card Crafting – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 08/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Craft birthday cards, congratulations cards, and cards for any occasion in this 3-week drop-in course. Let your creativity flow and give loved ones cards that have been hand-crafted with love. All materials provided.


In Progress: 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 9 November

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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chair Yoga – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

A great way to make yoga accessible to people with different levels of physical abilities. The 8 week course will focus on breath awareness, yoga flows and relaxation. We will practice progressive muscle relaxation to release tension in your body and help to recover from pain and illness. The practice can be continued at home to increase the positive impact on your body and mind.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 21:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. An eight week course that support the development of mindfulness and self-compassion when we meet mental or physical health challenges. Suitable for people who may have attended mindfulness previously and also for new comers wishing to get started. Participants will be invited to practice in their own time in the week in between sessions.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Stress Management – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 02/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

If left unchecked, stress (difficulty coping with pressure, tension & worry) can have a big effect on our well-being. There are many things that can help to reduce stress. Our Stress Management and Relaxation course is a great introduction to practical approaches to overcoming stress, including mindfulness based strategies, cognitive behavioral strategies, Relaxation techniques and a well-being coaching session to help you take the first steps forward. The sessions are fun, creative, challenging but supportive.


In Progress: 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Green Gym: Horticulture – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 14/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
Core Landcapes, Stepney Way, Whitechapel, E1 2JL

Come along to our beautiful horticulture site! Sessions will cover food growing, seed sowing and collection, plant propagation and much much more.


In Progress: 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 10 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga for the Mind (CHM) – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

We meet once a week for two hours over an 8-week period. During each session we inform you of how the mind, body and brain work together from a scientific perspective and teach you how to use practices that will promote well-being in all these aspects of yourself. Sessions include a 1 hour 10 minutes yoga practice, breath work, additional mind-body activities and a group discussion. During the first two weeks of the course we focus on regulating breath as a mode to alter the functioning of your nervous system so that you can manage stress with greater ease. From weeks 3 – 5 we concentrate on the relationship between body and mood and in weeks 6 – 8 we focus specifically on the mind. No yoga experience is required.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 13 November

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 14 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In – 18:30-22:00 (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 15 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft Course – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Introduction to Herbs & Make Your Own Tea Bags Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Herbal First Aid Kit Natural Soap Making Herbal Tonics and Boosting Your Immune System.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Traditional Chinese Medicine – Group Course – 11:00-13:00 (started on 18/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This 4 weeks course is an introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, exploring the 12 organs and their functions, the meridians which are the pathways for our energy called chi to flow throughout the body and how stagnation can affect its flow causing pain. You will explore how the body work together in a holistic way. You can, if choose to, experience some acupuncture (body and ears), meridians stretches and cupping. This course will leave you with practical tools to help relieve pain and tension as well as ideas to maintain good health.


In Progress: 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Card Crafting – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 08/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Craft birthday cards, congratulations cards, and cards for any occasion in this 3-week drop-in course. Let your creativity flow and give loved ones cards that have been hand-crafted with love. All materials provided.


In Progress: 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 16 November

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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Tai Chi – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

I practice and teach in Yang style where all the forms include positions which come originally from combat Tai Chi and Kung Fu. However there is no physical contact with others in our practice. We learn how to increase our strength and eventually become more focused and in control of our body. The ultimate goal is to achieve unity of body and mind and learn to move in a balanced and effortless way.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Self Compassion – Group Course – 18:30 – 21:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Please note this course is only open for the first 2 sessions, if you wish to join the group after these sessions please do get in touch and we can let you know about the next available course. An eight week course that support the development of mindfulness and self-compassion when we meet mental or physical health challenges. Suitable for people who may have attended mindfulness previously and also for new comers wishing to get started. Participants will be invited to practice in their own time in the week in between sessions.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 17 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 20 November

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 21 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mindful Movement CFBH – Group Course – 11:45 – 12:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In the class you will explore small and gentle movements to help you release tension, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, improve breathing and body awareness. You will also practise some guided Mindfulness meditations to help you feel more calm and centred. This class is suitable for all fitness levels, abilities and ages. Comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear. Mats and chairs are provided so you don't need to bring anything but yourself.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Therapeutic Writing Group – Group Course – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 12/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

The therapeutic writing group will give you an opportunity to experience ways in which poetry and self-reflective writing can help you improve your confidence, self esteem as well as work through difficult emotions. This group is experiential and open to everyone. No previous experience of poetry or expressive writing is required, only a willingness to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.


In Progress: 12/09/2017, 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This five week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 22 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Dance Movement Psychotherapy – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:30 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to support people to build awareness, both physically and emotionally, to discover expression through movement and to experience a state of relaxation. This can lead to increased self-confidence and sense of connection. Maura (member of ADMP UK, the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy, UK) practises yoga, Pilates, capoeira and various forms of creative and partner-based dance.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Card Crafting – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 08/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Craft birthday cards, congratulations cards, and cards for any occasion in this 3-week drop-in course. Let your creativity flow and give loved ones cards that have been hand-crafted with love. All materials provided.


In Progress: 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 23 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 24 November

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 27 November

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Event type: Recovery, Nyam & Go – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 23/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come cook and share your favourite dishes, stories, and memories in an environment aimed at bringing people together and building hope.


In Progress: 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Beginners Ceramics – Group Course – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH

This course aims to explore clay as a material and introduce students to the main pottery techniques for hand-building: coiling, pinching, press moulding and slab-building and throwing. It will also cover simple surface decoration with slips, glazing and explain how work will be fired. Students will be encouraged to engage creatively and develop personal projects.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 18/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to drawing. In 10 weeks, you will familiarise yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pastels and ink when applying composition, tonal values and textures from observing still life and portraiture.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 18/09/2017, 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 28 November

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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Sculptural Ceramics – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

Bring along your own ideas, images and imagination and learn how to make your own personalised piece of figurative art. The course will include learning techniques in coil and slab building and how to use a variety of tools to create different surfaces. All levels welcome.


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This five week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Wellbeing, Wellbeing Workshop – 18:30-20:30 (started on 28/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

For those who have been assessed and are waiting for the wellbeing pathway courses in the new year. This workshop will be an introduction to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion approaches. It is also likely to give people some ideas for how to support their wellbeing over the holiday season.


In Progress: 28/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 29 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Festive Stockings – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 29/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 30 November

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting CFBH – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course offers an introduction to painting with acrylics and watercolour. In 10 weeks, you will familiarize yourself with specific techniques, subjects and skills. You will learn how to paint both with watercolours and acrylics, applying composition, tonal values and textures from observation.The sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 1 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Daytime Class – Group Course – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 22/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

If you’ve watched The Great Pottery Throw Down on the BBC and thought about having a go on a wheel, this class is your chance to learn a new skill or if you have experience throwing, this is your opportunity to polish your skills. Unlike the pottery throw down however this is a relaxed throwing class with an emphasis on focus, breath, centring the clay and hopefully ourselves. Students will be introduced to spiral wedging, centring and throwing various forms, pulling handles and if time allows throwing and altering forms. This class is open to beginners as well as intermediate.


In Progress: 22/09/2017, 29/09/2017, 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 4 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Gentle Yoga – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A variety of stretches that will help to build your strength, flexibility and stamina. These calming sessions are specially designed to relax and de-stress you. The class is suitable for mixed abilities. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Open Ceramics – Group Course – 09:30 – 11:30 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9, 6QH

The course will help you learn and improve your ceramic skills and develop your creativity in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners and intermediate students who will be able to learn and develop their creative hand-building and decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials. You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This five week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Relapse Prevention – Drop In – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 19/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for turkish speakers only. Group therapy to share, deal and manage long term depression, anxiety disorders, social isolation. To provide safe and confidential environment to develop peer support with the help of two facilitators/counsellors


In Progress: 19/09/2017, 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 24/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) introduces mindfulness skills and stress management as a pathway to managing the day to day fears, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience, gradually decreasing the power of fear over our lives and making room for living life according to what we care about most. The course focuses on being fully present and engaged and taking effective action guided by our deepest values.


In Progress: 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ESOL E2/E3 – Drop In – 15:30-17:30 (started on 31/10/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Improve language skills, facilitate self-expression, reduce social isolation and improve interpersonal skills. The course consists of developing and practicing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at ESOL E2/3 levels. The course provides the clients with the tools to improve English skills for everyday life and to access support where required. Clients will be able to set their own goals for learning English and will receive bespoke individual help in reaching these. Improving English and the group and pair work used on the course will facilitate improved communication and social inclusion thereby enhancing levels of confidence and wellbeing.


In Progress: 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017

Wednesday 6 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Yoga For The Mind – Drop In – 18:00 – 19:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This Yoga class has a strong emphasis on the breath. This is a supportive session where you can move and learn at your own pace. Suitable for beginners and for people who are familiar with yoga techniques. Yoga mats are available for use during the class.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Festive Stockings – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 29/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Tai Chi – Drop In – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/09/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of the mind and body. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits.


In Progress: 20/09/2017, 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions – Group Course – 18:00-20:00 (started on 01/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
8-10 Tudor Road, London, E9 7SN

Struggling to manage anger or other difficult feelings of anxiety, guilt or shame? This group will support participants to gain a greater understanding into their emotions and change their relationship with these using a compassion focused approach.


In Progress: 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017

Thursday 7 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Mental Health Awareness – Drop In – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
The John Scott Health Centre, 220 Green Lanes, Woodberry Down, London, N4 2NU

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Educational group session; To gain awareness of mental wellbeing and mental illness and decrease stigma. Covering range of different Mental health related issues every month.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Potter’s Wheel Evening Class – Group Course – 18:15 – 19:45 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

This course will help you learn how to throw in the potter's wheel or improve your exciting throwing skills in a relaxed atmosphere, coached by a professional practising ceramicist. The class is open to beginners & intermediate students.Students will be able to learn and develop their throwing & decorative skills using a variety of ceramic materials.You will be able to work on your personal project and receive one-to-one guidance and support throughout the course in a pressure free environment. There will be also demonstrations by the tutor of various techniques.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Evening Pilates – Drop In – 18:30 – 19:30 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Clay Jewellery Making Workshop – Group Course – 13:00 – 16:00 (started on 16/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

A course where you will be encouraged to unleash your inner creativity. You will use bright modelling clay (oven baked) and try your hands at jewellery making. Suitable for beginners and for anyone who wants to try something creative and a bit different.


In Progress: 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self-Help Group For Depression – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 21/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho-educational group sessions in understanding possible causes of Depression, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.


In Progress: 21/09/2017, 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 8 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gentle Yoga CFBH – Group Course – 09:30 – 10:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London, E9 6QH

In this gentle class we will focus on moving the body through the breath, helping unify both the body and mind as well as promote a sense of general wellbeing. Although this is a gentle yoga course, there will be the occasional challenge. Therefore, we do require that students have a level of mobility which allows them to manoeuvre themselves up and down off the floor.***All levels welcome & adaptations given where necessary.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Hypnosis – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 17/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Learn a clear and simple process for getting into a deeply relaxed state through Self Hypnosis, using positive suggestions and visualizations to help achieve your goals. This course is aimed at people experiencing stress, anxiety and sleeping problems. You will get a chance to practice techniques to help you manage your problems. Dispels the myths surrounding hypnosis.


In Progress: 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 11 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Stretch & Relaxation – Drop In – 15:30 – 16:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A gentle and feel good stretching class for all abilities. This class focuses on relaxation and breathing techniques, take the time to be committed to this calming and feel good experience.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 08/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Psychological Wellbeing – Group Course – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 25/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. To develop a resilience to cope with difficulties in life and helping manage mental difficulties.


In Progress: 25/09/2017, 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 12 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art & Talk – Group Course – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is For Turkish Speaking Women Only! Aiming to combine arts and talking therapy during the sessions. We will use photography and paper marbling (drawing on water) as a way of both explaining ourselves and discovering the resources in visual materials. During the sessions the participants will learn the techniques of paper marbling, using colours and their reaction to the thickened water. They will also learn composition, framing and light in photography through using their smart phones. The sessions will be followed up talks to understand their perspectives and let them aware of their inner worlds.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Introduction To Art – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

If you're new to visual arts, this class is the place to develop your skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes that inspire you. Explore a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Art Techniques & Materials – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A focused session exploring a variety of Art techniques, tools, and a range of Art Materials. Learn about how paints are made and the differences across mediums and learn about yourself as an Artist through exploration and playful activities


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Lifedrawing – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Draw from the human form through observing a life model. Create drawings in quick succession through short poses or detailed drawing or painting. Learn to use a range of art materials and mediums to develop your techniques.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction To Music Production – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 10/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. learners will be encouraged to follow the learning method they prefer, make original pieces and keep CD recordings of their work at their own pace. You will meet other like-minded music creatives and learn skills adaptable for home recording or further courses.


In Progress: 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 09/01/2018, 16/01/2018, 23/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Club Core Poetry and Music Wellbeing Event 2017 – Drop In – 18:30-22:00 (started on 11/07/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Performance evening promoting positive mental health, new poetry and musical material can be tested in confidence with a friendly environment. As part of the ethos and membership support and showcase talent to one another and invited guest performances.


In Progress: 11/07/2017, 08/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 10/10/2017, 14/11/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Chi Kung 2 – Group Course – 07/11/2017 (started on 07/11/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Centre for Better Health
1A Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH,

Chi Kung (Qi Gong) is an ancient Chinese holistic health practice. It is usually translated as 'vital energy work'. It comprises of individual slow movement exercises, static postures and meditations. This six week course will focus on practices which are energising, emotionally uplifting and encourage the development of groundedness and balance. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels. If unable to stand exercises can be done sitting down. Free for Hackney residents conditions apply.


In Progress: 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Shoreditch Trust Pilates – Drop In – 10:30 – 11:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

PLEASE NOTE - There is no Pilates class on Tuesday 17th October. Pilates is a gentle exercise class that will help you improve your posture and strengthen your core muscle. Pilates lengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. It requires concentration in finding a centre point to control your body through movement. Suitable for beginners.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This five week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Self-Help Group For Panic Attack – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 26/09/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This Group Is for Turkish Speakers Only! Psycho - educational group sessions to provide an overview of mental health problem and develop coping strategies.


In Progress: 26/09/2017, 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2018, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017

Wednesday 13 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walk and Talk – Drop In – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 27/09/2017)
Event Type: Physical Health,
Derman
New N Rd, London N1 6TA

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speakers only. Promotes the concept of Eco therapy and mindfulness. This activity is to encourage exercise and active healthy lifestyle. Participants are supported emotionally as well as encourage regular walking exercises.


In Progress: 27/09/2017, 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2018, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Create It Yourself – Festive Stockings – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 29/11/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

Construct creations that are completely individual – designed, made and decorated by you! The first 2 weeks of this 4 week course will teach you how to create a Makeup Bag to neatly keep your cosmetics in and carry them around. The second 2 weeks will teach you how to construct a shopping bag with a zipped-pouch inside – ideal for bits and bobs and to carry around your new makeup bag!


In Progress: 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017

Thursday 14 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Handcraft Group – Drop In – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 28/09/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Derman
66 New N Rd, London, N1 6TG

Please Note: This group is for Turkish speaking women only. Derman’s Handcraft Group is women only and run weekly. The aim of this group is to help women from our communities break their isolation and to regain their self confidence, self esteem and re-validate their skills through craft activities.


In Progress: 28/09/2017, 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017/ 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Be shown how to release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics Individual Work 2 – Group Course – 17:00 – 18:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop and create your own ceramic pieces in this early evening class. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay as well as using glazes to colour your pieces.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Table Tennis – Drop In – 16:00-17:00 (started on 05/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

A fun, social session to help improve your table tennis game. Shall include friendly rallies, matches and drills to improve your playing technique. Those wanting, can enter the tournament and play competitively.


In Progress: 05/10/2017, 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018

Friday 15 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques In Focus – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion – Group Course – 11:30-14:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Create textiles using a range of fashion garments and soft furnishings. Design, and tailor your own styles or creative ideas. Be inspired by others in the group. Learn the skills of applique, embroidery, printmaking and create something truly unique.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting 1 – Group Course – 10:30-12:30 (started on 20/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

In this session you can learn how to construct and write music lyrics for your songs. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creating sounds and playing in a group as well as sharing creative ideas. Practical demonstrations will be given; course includes structure, lyrics, melody, harmony and rhythm.


In Progress: 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/12/2017, 05/01/2018, 12/01/2018, 19/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Monday 18 December

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Event type: Recovery, Time To Relax – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 02/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

An Opportunity for clients to drop by for a calming massage or acupuncture by a professional masseuse and also to socialise with light refreshments with fellow service users and network staff.


In Progress: 02/10/2017, 09/10/2017, 16/10/2017, 23/10/2017, 30/10/2017, 06/11/2017, 13/11/2017, 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017, 11/12/2017, 18/12/2017

Tuesday 19 December

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Event type: Recovery, Cook & Eat – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 21/11/2017)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Shoreditch Trust
Shoreditch Trust, 170 Pitfield St, London, N1 6JP

This five week course will help participants to gain (or regain) the core skills, knowledge and confidence to independently prepare simple, affordable and healthy meals. The sessions will combine practical activities with essential healthy eating advice and information covering topics such as store cupboard essentials, affordable shopping and basic kitchen equipment.


In Progress: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Expressive Art – Drop In – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Over this period We will practice art as a means of expression. We will draw inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Hilma af Klint. We will pay particular attention to colour, texture, form and explore movement and sound in relationship to our work. We will look at our environment and use nature as a way of connecting to the here and now of our shared art experience.


In Progress: 03/10/2017, 10/10/2017, 17/10/2017, 24/10/2017, 31/10/2017, 07/11/2017, 14/11/2017, 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017, 12/12/2017, 19/12/2017

Wednesday 20 December

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Event type: Recovery, Jewellery & Small Accessories – Group Course – 14:00 – 16:00 (started on 04/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Taught by a professional Fashion Accessories Designer, with experience designing jewellery and accessories for fashion brands, as well as her own label, the course will offer a variety of technical disciplines, and demonstrate product ranges that can be seen in the Jewellery and Small Accessory departments of modern fashion brands, as well as helping members to conceive and construct conceptual pieces.


In Progress: 04/10/2017, 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 25/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017,13/12/2017, 20/12/2017

Friday 22 December

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Event type: Recovery, Acupuncture – Drop In – 09:00 – 11:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Join us for our acupuncture drop in sessions which take place every fortnight. This may help you to feel more relaxed and able to deal with everyday challenges by alleviating stress and tension. Regular treatments may contribute to improved wellbeing so enjoy the drop ins, and be more at peace in those moments of relaxation!


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Sewing For Recovery – Drop In – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Tears in your clothes? Need a new wardrobe? Then come by and learn how to mend your clothes and make new garments.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, The Soup Lounge – Drop In – 12:15 – 13:15 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Come in for our free weekly soup from around the globe whilst listening to world music.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017
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Event type: Recovery, Time To Talk – Drop In – 12:30 – 14:30 (started on 06/10/2017)
Event Type: Mental Health,
City and Hackney Mind
The Recovery Hub, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED

Like to Chat? Come along every week for an hours session over hot drinks and snacks. We will have a themed discussion each week. Please Note: The first Friday of each month the Mind User Group takes place instead of Time To Talk.


In Progress: 06/10/2017, 13/10/2017, 20/10/2017, 27/10/2017, 03/11/2017, 10/11/2017, 17/11/2017, 24/11/2017, 01/12/2017, 08/12/2017, 15/12/2017, 22/12/2017

Wednesday 3 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting 2: Experienced Musicians Jam – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Enter in a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Use your existing skills to collaborate with like-minded musicians to develop your skills and ideas, get creative with this easy going jam.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Self Portraiture: Collaborative Arts Project – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your portrait painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing, visualisations and composition design through structured Art projects in a group for an inclusive range of skills and abilities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Beginners – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Pick up a guitar and try your hand at a different song each week. Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Intermediate – Group Course – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop your technique as a guitarist, in this supportive group setting. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and finger picking patterns. Guitars are provided.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 1 – Group Course – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts to life through creative writing and poetry performance. Develop your repertoire & literacy skills and improve your confidence to read & compose prose in these group sessions with a variety of activities.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry & Creative Writing 2 – Group Course – 13:00 – 15:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Develop skills learnt in the Poetry 1 explorative sessions to work on your personal projects such as spoken word, lyrics, journalism, short stories or novel writing in this advanced session.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Oil Painting – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 11/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Develop your techniques in brush work, colour mixing and composition design. Use and interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the history of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in group discussions. Be supported to increase your confidence and ability in this calm and fully resourced Art studio environment with artists on hard to advice and coach your skills.


In Progress: 11/10/2017, 18/10/2017, 01/11/2017, 08/11/2017, 15/11/2017, 22/11/2017, 29/11/2017, 06/12/2017, 13/12/2017, 03/01/2018, 10/01/2018, 17/01/2018

Thursday 4 January

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Event type: Recovery, Rhythm & Carnival Drums – Group Course – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 12/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

This class is led by a professional musician within a keen interest in African and funk music. Develop your techniques and experience new sounds creating a carnival atmosphere and learning about timings, fills and rhythm.


In Progress: 12/10/2017, 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Botanical Drawing & Colour Techniques – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Each week, have the challenge of detailing and responding to vivid, beautiful still life designs. With a special focus on botanical drawing the group will look at various painting forms, including watercolour.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics & Claywork 1 – Group Course – 14:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

A fantastic opportunity to develop and create your own ceramic pieces. Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, and designs using different forms of technique and clay. Further your skills by trying your throwing skills and experiment with the wheel to create pots, plates and bowls.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Performance & Vocal Skills: Studio Experience – Group Course – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Enter into a fully equipped, ready to record studio. Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable studio sessions exploring popular songs. Musicians will be on hand to provide the backing in this fun and performance based session.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile & Social Media (Recovery) – Group Course – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St Barnabas Terrace, London, E9 6DJ

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice. Social media has given artists more control over their career than any point in history and this course is designed to explore the opportunities now available. Using platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and facebook. Release electronic books, music and use internet based services to manufacture hard copies.


In Progress: 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 02/11/2017, 09/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 07/12/2017, 14/12/2017, 04/01/2018, 11/01/2018, 18/01/2018
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Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile & Social Media (Wellbeing) – Group Course – 16:00 – 17:00 (started on 19/10/2017)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
1 St. Barnabas Terrace, Homerton, E9 6DJ

Increase or create a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice or get to grips with various social media and useful web platforms such as bandcamp, blogspot, Blurb, Wix, soundcloud, youtube and f