Hackney Shed Half Term Project at Hackney Dementia Festival

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Do you like music?

Do you like to perform?

Would you like to work with other young people to create a performance?

Hackney Shed are organising a free half term project for 11-19 year olds as part of the Hackney Dementia Festival 2019. We'd love you to be involved!

Our Hackney Shed team have been interviewing people living with dementia in Hackney, recording stories and discussing their relationship to music.

These interviews will inspire a piece of performance made over two days by a group of young people and shared back to those who were interviewed.

Project dates:

Tuesday 28 May, 11am - 4pm

Wednesday 29 May, 11am - 4pm

Who: Young people aged 11-19 years. No experience necessary and all welcome. 

Venue: Sutton House, Homerton High Street, E9 6JQ.

Cost: Free! But places are limited so sign up quick

How to sign up: You need to reserve a place in advance. email barry@hackneyshed.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Hackney Shed Runs Hackney 2019!

Hackney Shed needs your help to put on our summer showS. We have 2 fantastic runners, Jade (Hackney Shed fan) and Donal (Hackney Shed practitioner) taking part in this years Hackney Half Marathon on the 19th May 2019 to raise some funds to achieve this. Please support our runners to help us!

You can sponsor an individual runner or just donate to the cause via our Just Giving page:


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Tara ran the Hackney Half Marathon for us in 2017! We hope that this year’s runners will do as well! Good luck!

Hackney Shed Collective NT Connections Performance of Terra / Earth

Come and watch the Collective Production of Terra / Earth as part of the NT Connections festival 2019. Tickets available now!

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Tickets for our performance at Theatre Royal Stratford East are available to buy online now via their website for just £5 each. The performance takes place on Saturday 6th April at 7pm and is a double bill also featuring a performance of Salt by Petchy Academy students.

Tickets are available online HERE or via the Box Office on 020 8534 0310

For friends and family of Collective members we also have limited tickets available for the dress rehearsal on Thursday 4th April for anyone who can’t make it on Saturday 6th. Please contact vicki@hackneyshed.org.uk to request tickets for the performance on the 4th which will take place at Sutton House.

Film Making Workshop

Free Film making Workshop
Do you like to perform?

Are you interested in making films?

Then come along to our free film making workshop!

Hackney Shed are organising a free film making workshop on Sunday 3 February for young people aged 13-19 years.

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  • What: You will work to create short films with other young actors, a professional filmmaker and our experienced Hackney Shed team.

  • Who: Young people aged 13-19 years. Places are limited so make sure to sign up quick. No experience necessary and all welcome.

  • When: 11am – 4pm, Sunday 3 Feb, 2019

  • Where: Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High St, London E9 6JQ

  • Cost: Free!

How to sign up: email barry@hackneyshed.org.uk to sign up or for more information.

Hackney Shed Collective NT Connections Project

Hackney Shed Collective represents the work we deliver that is targeted at young people aged 16- 25 who identify as having a learning disability and or autism.

We are about to embark on a Collective project as part of the National Theatre Connections programme 2019. This exciting national project offers groups the chance to perform original pieces of theatre that have been specially commissioned for the National Theatre as well as the chance to perform it on a professional stage (in our case the Theatre Royal Stratford East)

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This is a free opportunity to be part of a group of young people coming together to rehearse and perform a brand new play as part of the National Theatre Connections 2019 programme. No previous experience necessary!

What: We will meet once a week from January – March 2019. We will be rehearsing a brand new play that we will perform at Sutton House on Thursday the 4th April and at The Theatre Royal Stratford East on Saturday 6th April 2019.

When: Rehearsals are every Thursday in term time from 6pm- 8pm starting on Thursday 10th January and finishing on the 4th April with a ‘home’ performance at Sutton House. There are also two longer rehearsal days during the half term holiday on the 19th and 20th February. The performance at Theatre Royal Stratford East is on Saturday 6th April. All participants need to be available for the key dates.

Where: Rehearsals and the ‘home’ performance are all at Sutton House, Hackney E9 6JQ. The final performance on the 6th April is at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford E15 1BM

Cost: This project is free to participants as it has been fully funded by our generous supporters. As a registered charity we rely on your support. More details can be found on our support us page.

How do I get involved?

To get involved or to find out more email anna@hackneyshed.org.uk. Places are limited for this project so to guarantee a place please get in touch as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any questions your might have

With thanks to The Santander Foundation and Awards for All for making this possible.