What’s on in Hackney this weekend:

PUBLISHED: 12:54 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:54 27 March 2014

Listen to The Hackney singers on Saturday at St John at Hackney church in Clapton.

Listen to The Hackney singers on Saturday at St John at Hackney church in Clapton.


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


Improve your skills, meet new people, build confidence and express yourself at an adult drama group. From 7pm, at Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road, E8. Free, email

Enjoy an outdoor art installation showing how the living histories and lost memories of Belfast Road have been transformed into magical light box images that shine through the windows of the terraced houses and warehouses – making hidden stories visible. From 6.30pm, at Belfast Road, N16. Free, call 020 8806 0817.

Listen to saxophonist Evan Parker and musicians Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson for the ad hoc Black Top series, which is dedicated to exploring the intersection of live improvisation and the technology of dub, reggae and other worldly sounds. From 8pm, at The Vortex Jazz club, 11 Gillett Square, N16. Costs £10, call 020 7254 4097.


Keep your heart healthy with a free exercise class. From 1pm, at Claudia Jones Organisation, 8 Palatine Road, N16. Free, call 020 7241 1646.

Take your children to afterschool tutorials in English, maths and science. Classes consist of no more than five children. From 4.30pm, at The Round Chapel, Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, E5. Costs £10, call 07891 713639.

Mellow out with some international jazz from American composer Nico Muhly, Danish sound artists Sandra Boss and Jonas Olesen, and Copenhagen-via-Berlin maverick Anders Lauge Meldgaard – also known as Frisk Frugt. From 8pm, at Cafe Oto, Ashwin Street, E8. Costs £6.60 (adv), visit


Bag up a bargain at a book and framed picture sale. From 10am, at St Peter’s Church, Northchurch Terrace, N1. Free, call 07846 626540.

Visit a craft fair and pick up a Mother’s Day present from local businesses, designers, artist and craft-makers. From 2pm, at 103 Stoke Newington Road, N16. Free, email

Listen to the 150-strong Hackney Singers perform Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation, inspired by the book of Genesis, the Biblical book of Psalms and Milton’s Paradise Lost. From 7.30pm, at St John-at-Hackney Church, Lower Clapton Road, E5. Costs £14 (£10 concessions), visit

Watch the interactive theatre production Adventures with Sam on the Farm, which tells the story of five-year-old Sam as he shares his passion for reading and has the most amazing adventure. From 10.30am, at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9. Costs £5, call 020 8533 0227.


Enjoy some hatha flow yoga, which links movement with breath, teaches healthy alignment and helps to improve your posture, strength, flexibility and breathing. From 10am, at 21 Tyssen Road, N16. Costs £10, email

Celebrate Mothering Sunday by designing a beautiful, curly swirly crown and make your mum queen for a day. From 2pm, at V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. Free, call 020 8983 5200.

Enjoy a comedy and music showcase at the Touch of Class Mother’s Day Special. From 8pm, at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare street, E8. Costs from £22.50, call 020 8985 2424.

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