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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

22 July 2014

Welcome to the Hackney Ark “Resource Centre” weekly newsletter! We are here to keep you informed!


22nd July 2014


Resource centre news

We have a fantastic New Rompa Corner in the Resource Centre!

Why not pop in when you visit Hackney Ark…

Tuesay 2014 rompa

One of our young visitors, enjoying the interactive lights in the bubble tube in the Resource Centre.


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- Summer in the Park

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park being open to all, we’ve got a packed summer, full of things to do – all in a stunning

new Park, that’s free to explore!

 SUMMER Dates for your diary

There is something for everyone on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer. Many of our events are free, and all of them will be special. Find out more at

 Q E

The Park Mobility is currently only available on a Friday and Saturday , 10am until 3pm while we assess demand for this new customer service.


Hackney Young Peoples University (HYPU)

HYPU Summer Project Generation vs. Generation Dates:  28 July – 8 August 2014 

The exciting courses and activities taking place are:

·         Film / documentary making

·         Fashion – A Touch of the 1950’s

·         Baking and cake decorating

·         Music production

·         Dance

·         Event planning

These courses will take place at Bsix, Sixth Form College and are aimed at ages 14- 25, for an enrolment fee of just  £5. The purpose of our programme is to give young people professional training to help them reach their full potential and get them ready for the world of work in the future.

For further information about courses and to book a place, please log onto our website,  email: or  ring our hotline on 020 7249 4542. 
All of our places are allocated on the first come first serve basis – it’s strongly recommended to book early to avoid any disappointment!

We look forward to hearing from you.


Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group 

  • Are you a Deaf Parent/Deaf Parent to be?
  • Live in Hackney and Neighbouring Boroughs?
  • Want to mix with other Deaf Parents & Children?
  • Want to receive information, support and advice?

 Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group run by Deaf Parenting UK.

 When: 3rd Monday of every Month, 12.30-2.30pm

Where: Comet Children’s Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney N1 5RF

 If you would like to attend or for more information – contact: Nicole Campbell, DPUK Coordinator

Email: SMS: 07928 842529



At the special request of local play schemes and holiday clubs we are bringing back THE LEGO MOVIE and RIO 2 for Autism-Friendly screenings at Clapham and Greenwich Picturehouses this Summer. These will also be open for bookings from families shortly and the details are as follows.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2D (Cert: U, 100 mins)

Greenwich Picturehouse: Tue 29 Jul, 10.30am

Clapham Picturehouse: Fri 1 Aug, 11 am 

RIO 2 2D (Cert: U, 101 mins)
Greenwich Picturehouse: Tue 5 Aug, 10.30am


Clapham Picturehouse
76 Venn Street, Clapham SW40AT
Bookings & Info: 0871 902 5727

Greenwich Picturehouse
180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN

Bookings & Info: 0871 902 5732


Dawn Markham

Advice & Information Officer

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hackney Ark, Resource Centre

Downs Park Road

London E8 2HY

Tel.:  020 7014 7006

Fax.: 020 7014 7232

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