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Thinking Space Free Women's Group

Source By: Hackney Women's Haven

Thinking Space 

“Improving African & Caribbean heritage women’s health & well-being” 

This space is especially for women who have experienced any form of abuse. 

We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month during term time, creating a safe space to talk about what’s on our minds and offer each other support. Regular attendees will also have the opportunity to be trained as volunteers. 

Please drop-in anytime from 10.30am-12.00pm. Session ends at 12.30pm.

We welcome you to join us when you can.

For enquiries please contact Hackney Women’s Haven: 0207 275 0385 |

Music opportunities for young people + young adults in Hackney

Source By: Vortex Jazz Co.

SC Ensemble project - Don't just play, Create!

The SoundsCreative Ensemble is back this half term.  

A two-day music project for 8 -14 yr olds who play a musical instrument and want to be in a band, get creative and compose some new music as a group.  Mixing band and classical instruments into one exciting musical pot, this project is creative and social and includes an informal end of project performance. Come and play alongside a team of 3 professional musicians!

When & Where: 23rd and 24th October 10am - 4pm at Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston
(Subsidised places available for lower income families - please contact Tara at )

Players say: 
“A really good 2 day band experience ***** A holiday must do” (Sam -Drummer)

Supported by Vortex Jazz Club and In The Changes

Welcome to the all-new Healthier City and Hackney Fund!

Source By: LBH 

Welcome to the Healthier City and Hackney Fund 

Public Health and the CCG have combined our grants schemes into one super programme 

Come to our launch!
We're hosting an event on the morning of 19th October, to talk through what's new and what's stayed the same in the grants programme.

The event is a chance to speak to the Public Health and CCG teams leading the programme, to hear more about the priority issues selected for this year, and to meet previous grantees.

This drop-in event will take place at the Arcola theatre in Dalston, from 9:30-12. Please register to attend

Join us on 19 October for the launching of the officially merged Healthier Hackney Fund and the Innovation Fund. 

Fresh Connection Event Headteachers Meet the VCS Thursday 19 October 2017 10.30 - 11.00

Source By: HCVS

Would you like to see more parental involvement in children’s education? 

Are you concerned about attainment and achievement? 

Do you know children aged 8-16 that could benefit from a mentoring project?

Hackney CVS co-ordinates a network which brings together children and families in Hackney. Over the past 5 years we have delivered Families First, a Big Lottery funded programme to improve the future lives of children and young people.  

As part of our role Hackney CVS co-ordinate training, fundraising and learning events which enable Hackney schools and charitable organisations to make fresh connections and explore new ways of working together. 

Head teachers are invited to learn more about the range of charitable organisations that currently support children, young people and parents in Hackney. Learn about the lessons from Families First.  Our partners have effective approaches that engage hard to reach parents. Meet organisations that use creative approaches and offer practical advice to parents. 

Date: Thursday 19 October 2017 | Time: 10.00 Set Up Stalls  10.30-11.00am

Venue: Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road,  London E8 3ND

For further | 0207 923 1962


GIVE TO FEEL GREAT VOLUNTEER FAIR – Tuesday 10 October, 5-7pm at Hackney Museum

Source By: Volunteer Centre Hackney (VCH) 

Want to get involved in your community but don’t know where to start? Come and meet Volunteer Centre Hackney and local charities and discover how you can give back to your community and improve your wellbeing through volunteering.  

Whether you’ve got an hour a week or an hour a month, there are hundreds of ways to get involved and give your time. This season’s Volunteer Fair is held in celebration of World Mental Health Day. Organisations attending include HealthWatch Hackney, Hands Inc, East End Citizens Advice Bureau, The Posh Club, Royal Voluntary Service, St Mary’s Secret Garden and many more!

This is a free event, no need to book – just drop in on your way home, on your way out or after work! Free refreshments provided. Check our Facebook page for up to date details. Click here to find out more or visit

We look forward to welcoming you. 

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