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What’s on in Hackney this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:38 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:57 29 August 2013

Check out contemporary parenthood exhibition Being Mum Being Dad exhibition at Hackney Museum until August 31

Check out contemporary parenthood exhibition Being Mum Being Dad exhibition at Hackney Museum until August 31

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A short, sharp guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:

Friday

Meet Sarah Hadland, from TV’s Horrible Histories, who will be taking about the gorier side of history. From 2pm, at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston, E8. Free, call 020 7836 6688.

Make a giant fruit salad and taste it as part of the great grub club which teaches children about healthy eating. From 2pm, at Homerton Library, Homerton High Street, E9. Free, call 020 8356 1690

Enjoy some afrobeat and reggae with Bukky Leo and Dennis Bovell Live. From 8pm, at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, E8. Costs £5, call contact@openthegate.org.uk.

Saturday

Check out an exhibition on the extinction of the dodo at Hackney Central Library. From 9.30am, at Hackney Central library, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8. Free, call 020 8356 4358.

Visit the last day of contemporary parenthood exhibition Being Mum, Being Dad, which provides a snapshot of life as a typical Hackney parent. From 9.30am, at Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8. Free, call 020 8356 3500.

Learn what locally sourced produce works best for your skin type and make face-masks, lip balms, scrubs, body cream and more. From 11am, at Food For All Basement, 3 Cazenove Road, Stamford Hill, N16. Costs £60, call 020 8442 4266.

Step into summery ’60s rock’n’roll Las Vegas with an all-female dance troupe and screening of 1964 musical Viva Las Vegas. From 8pm, at Hackney Attic, Hackney, 270 Mare Street, E8. Costs £5 advance, call 08717042068

Sunday

Check out the wonderful produce and food at Chatsworth Road Market in Clapton. From 11am, at Chatsworth Road, Clapton, E5. Free, visit www.chatsworthroade5.co.uk.

Learn how to set up the machine, wind a bobbin, different stitch functions, basic sewing skills and the confidence to progress on to making things for yourself using a machine. From 11am, at Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8. Costs £30, call 020 7275 8043.


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