Festival of Learning Events

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London Metropolitan University

Music Production and Sound Design Taster Day – London Metropolitan University

Date: Mon 25th Jun 06:00pm – 07:00pm

Event type: Taster Session

London Metropolitan University

Music Production and Sound Design Taster Day – London Metropolitan University

Date: Mon 25th Jun 12:00pm – 01:00pm

Event type: Taster Session



Hackney Fixers Restart Party in London Fields

Hackney Fixers are holding an open air event in London Fields on Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Bring along your devices you think are broken and they will try fix them extending their useful life.

They will be joined by the creative Barley Massey from Fabrications who will be helping you give some love to your favourite clothes.

We’ll be alongside a council “give and take event” so it will be busy as usual. Hope lots of our regulars can make it and we welcome first-timers.

The “Give and Take” event allows you to bring along unwanted stuff and bring back stuff you want to extend their use.


Health Services in Hackney consultation

The NHS commissioning group is holding a consultation meeting on 26th June 2018 at Amnesty International Human Rights Centre 17-25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch EC2 3EJ (near Shoreditch town hall) from 16:30-20:00hours.

It is important that you attend and hear about any cuts or changes to older peoples services, as well as giving your opinion.

To attend you need to contact 0208 816 3222 or register online at www.cityandhackneyletstalk.eventbrite.co.uk

from my heart

I would like to have my girl around but i know its impossible i would like also to do more with my friends but we are all too busy i would like to get more motivated and try to do things on my own

What makes me happy

Having good health and being able to do my daily routine without pain.

Meeting new people and making friends.

Learning a new skill like knitting and sewing.

Visting my community member and taking her to the park.

Being a compassionate neighbour.

Having family reunions and established and sustained connections.

This is an ‘update’ – if you’d heard the news in the first place…

Here is proof-positive of the remarkable healing abilities of animals – dogs in particular.

A couple of Saturdays ago; as many eyes were glued to ‘a’ wedding on the TV, my little mutt (on the left in the picture) was being squished under the wheels of a Range Rover.

She spent a week stablising at the (wonderful) Harmsworth Animal Hospital in Finsbury Park:An RSPCA run hospital, as you may know. She was eventually to undergo an extensive and lengthy surgical procedure:The details of which, I shall spare you.

Her name is Bella, and she is well on the mend, if still a little affraid of crossing the road

Do you own an Ipad?

Recently I had to help out someone transferring files (photo and videos) to a Windows laptop PC.

Unfortunately Apple has changed the software for Ipads over version 10, so now the Windows driver software cannot cope. You can still see the internal memory on the Ipad, you just cannot save to it, or get files from it.

So apart from a USB lead which plugs into the Ipad and the USB socket on the PC (same as the one you use for charging the Ipad from a USB charger), you now need to download and run some software on the PC.

There are several programs on the Internet that allow you to transfer files without using Apples Itunes running on the PC, including those that are charged for.

But one of them is Free and I have used, it is called “EaseUS MobiMover”, which allows you to transfer files both ways to and from the PC.


You download and run it on your PC, connect your Ipad and away you go.

Hackney Hackathon Free Tickets 12th June 2018

Dementia Friendly logo -Alzheimer’s Society

Dear Friends

If you are available it would be great if you could attend the “Hackathon” in the London Borough of Hackney “Techy” week.  As you have an understanding and experience of the challenges of your loved ones and people you care for on a daily basis your input would be invaluable.

The people attending are from a variety of tech companies and they have been set the task to come up with simple Information Computing Technology (ICT) solutions to make life easier, e.g. booking a train ticket, buying groceries on-line, banking…

Please use the link below to book your Free place, or let me know and I can book it for you.  I will be there on the day, giving an introduction to the task.


I  look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes

Sandra Cater                                                                                                                                  Hackney Dementia Friendly Community Coordinator

Alzheimer’s Society
Unit 1
30 Felstead St
Hackney Wick
E9 5LG
020 8533 0091

My parachute jump

Irene with her youthful instructor, both wearng parachute gear. They are on the ground after landing, still attached to the parachute cords

On 21st of May I had one off the best days of my life. My family came with me to Headcorn airfield to see me jump out of a plane.

i would love you to feel the rush it gives you, and if I could afford it I wouldd be there every week as it is so good fun. My family think that I am mad, as I do drag racing and go-carting, having fun in my life.