How To Mate: The TED XXX Talk

22 & 23 July
7.30pm | £10

Come down to Edinburgh Fringe previews of “HOW TO MATE” by Daisy Doris May.
Last year Steve aced feminism. The result? A girlfriend. Now he’s venturing beyond second base and sayin’ yes to luv! Join Guildfordian iPod-DJ for a spicy seminar where you mite just find ur special someone. Note: Only appropriate for anyone who isn’t afraid of feelings. Live. LOL. Lube.

Daisy Doris May is an award-winning drag king, creative director of the queer platform HÄUS OF DONS and is returning to Edinburgh Festival with the second series of Steve Porters TED XXX Talks.

Summer Camp 2024

Week 1: 5-9 August | ages 8-13s (Years 3 to 8 – the year your child is in now).
Week 2: 12-16 August | ages 5-8s (Years 1 & 2 – the year your child is in now).
10am-4pm | FREE

Hackney Showroom and the Kings Crescent Tenants Association have joined forces to present 2 action-packed weeks of creative activities for kids. There’ll be art workshops every morning followed by games, sports, adventures and water fights in the afternoon!
Led by experienced DBS-checked youth workers.

To book your space, please fill out the forms below:
Form for Week 1 | 8-13s
Form for Week 2 | 5-8s

We still have some spots available. Please fill in the form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Places will be allocated in the following order: Priority to Kings Crescent Estate residents; 2nd priority to social housing or temporary accommodation tenants; followed by first come first served.

Dance Umbrella Family Weekend x The Bobby Dazzler

Saturday 26 October
12-5pm | FREE
At Potters Fields

As part of the Dance Umbrella Family Weekend, we’re taking over Potters Fields on Saturday 26 October with The Bobby Dazzler, our touring stage on wheels. Pop on your dancing shoes for an afternoon of DJ’s, live cabaret acts, dance floor prizes and family fun! And it’s FREE!
Check out the full programme HERE.

Haus Of Intrusive Thots Present: Spring Breaking Point

Wednesday 22 May
7-9.30pm | £12
By Haus Of Intrusive Thots

The sun is out and we’re feeling sexy! HAUS OF INTRUSIVE THOTS is BACK for round two at HACKNEY SHOWROOM on the 22nd of May. Join us for a suns out guns out school reunion, as we breakup, makeup and crown our new prom queen. We’re exactly 1 year old, so there’s a lot to celebrate (and fight about).
Expect drag, drag and more drag, as well as lots of drama and some seriously filthy games to welcome us into the official summer of scandal. We’ve seriously glowed up since we last saw you in class… 😉

HAUS OF INTRUSIVE THOTS is the thottiest, stupidest, brand-spanking new collective of Things, Kings, Queens and Drag Adjacent Clowns.

LGBTQIA+ Banner Making Workshop for Pride 2024

Thursday 30 May
12-3pm | FREE
Book your free spot HERE

Local queer artists Anka Dabrowska and Hannah Dickins have been selected by Hackney Council to create Hackney’s Banner for London Pride 2024. Come join them in creating meaningful work about what it means to be queer in Hackney right now.

This is a FREE workshop for all abilities with all materials provided. The work created in these sessions will make up the final Pride banner. This is an opportunity to build new creative skills to amplify queer voices.
There will also be some opportunities to walk London Pride parade with Hackney.

Mushroom Comedy

Wednesday 19 June
Doors 7pm / Show 7.15pm | £10
By Little Wander

Mushroom Comedy is brought to you by Little Wander, the team behind Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Join us at Hackney Showroom for the second Mushroom Comedy featuring an extended set from Tarot, Emma Sidi and Sharon Wanjohi. Hosted by Frank Foucault with Jordan Brookes and Henry Widdicombe.

Understanding and Overcoming Sleep Challenges for Little Ones (6 Months to 2 Years)

Monday 17 June
10.30am-1.30pm | £100
By Daria Sleep Specialist

Prepare to embark on a journey into the captivating world of sleep science. Gain insights into your child’s sleep patterns and empower yourself to make positive changes in their sleep habits. Explore the intricate mechanisms of sleep, uncover influencing factors, and discover practical strategies to address common challenges. Unlock the secrets to peaceful nights and energised days for your family! Plus, enjoy the bonus of a personalised e-mail consultation post-workshop to address any specific questions or concerns.
Join Daria and equip yourself with invaluable knowledge to ensure restful nights for your little ones.

Daria is a psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for Insomnia (CBT-I) and family sleep specialist. Daria’s mission is to empower parents with scientific insights into sleep and provide practical strategies to improve their family’s sleep quality.

Character Analysis & Movement Psychology with Mathew Wernham

Mondays in May, July & September
6-9pm | £230 for the course
By Studio Six

Come explore the visionary work of Yat Malmgren in theory and practice. This first iteration of the workshop is generously supported by the Friends of Drama Centre – grants for graduates in memory of Aaron Harris. comprising work on movement, acting and writing.
Split into 3 blocks, it will take place over the course of 5 months.
Breaks between each block of sessions will allow participants time for reflection and creation of material.

It is aimed at actors in the early stages of their career.
Please email a cover letter (written or recorded) to secure a place: