Youth Activities on Kings Crescent
Youth Club (Thursdays after school)
The Residents Group (TRA) is running a youth club for 8-13 year olds on Thursdays after school, 4.30-6pm.
There will be a quiet time at the start for young people to do their homework with support if needed from experienced volunteers (all DBS checked). The children get snacks and there will be different fun activities happening in the second half of the session.
Places are currently limited to 15 young people.
To register for a place or for more information please contact: KingsCrescentN4@gmail.com or call/message 07926568497
Youth club is resuming on Thursday 5th October 2023 after the summer break
Previous events that have happened:
Hackney Showroom Summer 22 Line-Up
25 July – 7 Aug l 8-13s
A unique participatory theatre project for 8-13s exploring what the future of Hackney might look like. Led by local artists Andy Field and Beckie Darlington.
Kings Youth: DJing for Girls
25 – 29 July l 13-19s
Led by our resident DJ Emilia Harmony, who’ll provide a beginners guide to beat-mixing in a safe & supported space.
Kings Youth: Rebel Printmaking
1 – 5 Aug l 13-19s
A chance to learn printmaking techniques, explore ideas around protest & create your own piece of printed art.
8 – 12 Aug l 8-11s
An action packed week for 8-11s, bursting with imaginative activities, outdoor adventures, creative workshops, plus water fights!
Kings Youth (Thursdays 7-9pm)
If you have teenagers kicking about with nothing to do, they are welcome to pop down to Hackney Showroom (Murrain Road) from 7-9pm on Thursdays where they’ll find friendly faces keen to meet them.
From April we’re delivering a series of micro-projects on a range of different topics, a chance for young people to get a taste of different projects to identify what they’d like to do more of.
First up is KINGS YOUTH WRITE & PERFORM – a 4 week mini project where we get you to create and perform your own piece of poetry or theatre, followed by KINGS YOUTH: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS – a 4 week project of lively debate and discussion about relationships that matter to you (unfortunately the May sessions were cancelled).
In June we’ll be running KINGS YOUTH: TURNTABLE SKILLS – a chance to learn DJ’ing and beat mixing with DMC scratch champion DJ Matman (booking necessary).
Kings Youth is Supported by London Borough of Hackney Reopening Fund.
From 3 Feb Hackney Showroom’s youth team Dorran & Bex spent 8 weeks were out and about getting to know local youth, find out what fires you up, what inspires you, what frustrates you and what activities you’d like Hackney Showroom to deliver for you.
Family Fun Mornings (monthly)
We decided to postpone these events over the summer while the weather is nice. We may restart them in the winter but will let you know nearer the time.
Join us on the last Saturday of every month 10am-1pm to meet your neighbours and for the kids to have some fun together.
We have sports equipment, giant board games, colouring, kinetic sand, etc.
The event is run by residents of Kings Crescent and is free to attend. See event page for specific activities happening each month.
Parents/carers must remain responsible for their children during the event.
Half Term Feb 2022
Mon 14 – Fri 18 Feb | 10am-1.30pm | 5-8s | Free
A week-long half-term creative project for young artists aged 5-8 exploring nature, memory and landscapes through Art, DIY Shadow Theatre and Gigantic Sculptures.
Mixing art, drawing and collage with drama and storytelling, Gentleness of a Little Giant is a creative week crammed with arty fun, culminating in some home-made shadow theatre storytelling and large-scale landscape sculptures. It will develop your inspiring ideas about the unique ways you see the world and your community around you.
To sign-up, you must be able to attend all 5 sessions Monday to Friday 10am–1.30pm. Lunch is included.
There will be a relaxed sharing of the weeks work with parents, residents and friends on Friday 18th February at 12 noon.
This ongoing project is delivered by resident and local artist Andrew Mitchelson with Brazilian artist Gustavo Ciriaco (Lisbon). It continues a pilot project delivered in partnership with the Kings Crescent Tenant & Resident Association (with financial assistance from Hackney Council’s Community Development Fund).
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Futureheads Saturday Club
Returning September 2021!!
Futureheads adventure club will be back from September with a weekly programme of games and challenges for Kings Crescent Estate kids aged 8-11, with your favourite leaders Nikita, Dorran, Bex and Becky in the club to liven up your weekends. Here’s what’s in store…
Sat 25 Sept | GUERRILLA GARDENING | Making seed bombs and planting around the estate.
Sat 2 Oct | MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY | Hat making competition, cake decorating & a big tea!
Sat 9 Oct | PORTRAITS | Painting life size self portraits & exploring identity.
Sat 16 Oct | AUTUMN 3D COLLAGING | A nature ramble by the West Reservoir, foraging for natural 3D objects & making giant collages.
Sat 23 Oct | ZOMBIE WARRIORS | Making slime, zombie outfits & Halloween biscuits.
The Residents Group (TRA) is running a homework club for 8-14 year olds on Mondays after school (kindly funded by a grant from Hackney).
This provides a quiet place for young people to do their homework or additional learning with support from experienced volunteers (all DBS checked).
Snacks and drinks will be provided and we will have some games and activities at the start and end of each session.
Places are limited to 15 due to Covid-19 minimisation guidelines.
To register for a place or for more information contact: KingsCrescentN4@gmail.com or 07926568497
Now back in the Hackney Showroom space every Monday!
Futureheads Summer Project 2021
16-27 August | Monday-Friday | 10am-4pm
Futureheads Summer Project is an action-packed fortnight for 8-11 year olds bursting with activities from creative workshops (including mural painting and how to organise your own protest) to ridiculously silly games and… water fights of course!
Led by experienced, DBS checked youth leaders, each day is a different adventure aimed at developing kids’ skills in creativity, problem-solving, innovation and collaboration whilst having as much fun as is humanly possible.
Spaces are FREE and are prioritised for residents of Kings Crescent Estate, neighbouring area and Hackney Housing residents.
- Children should bring packed lunch, clothes for messing around in and a waterproof jacket
- All bookers will receive a welcome email on Monday 9 August with final details
You can book for one or two weeks, but please try and ensure that children attend each day they are booked in for: https://www.hackneyshowroom.com/futureheads-summer-project/
- All precautions to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 are being adhered to.
- Spaces are placed on a pre-registration basis to minimise
- All children attending must bring a water bottle-labelled with their name.
- For further information contact – Omarie Mears (Omarie.mears@Hackney.gov.uk / 02083564320)
November 2020 Activities
Disco Loco sessions for little ones
Fridays from 6 Nov | 10am & 11am | Free
Oh What A Glorious Morning! is for 10 adults and their mini friends in a socially distanced space.
Hosted by Disco Loco resident DJ Emilia Harmony, these 45 min sessions are full of sunshine rhythms to warm your heart & soul & fill you up with plenty of positive vibrations for the day ahead.
Get lost in a soundscape, get on your feet with your tiny dance partner, or just relax with a coffee.
Join us on Friday mornings this autumn to usher in the weekend!
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
We want this event to reach as many people as possible so please don’t block book tickets: https://www.hackneyshowroom.com/glorious-morning/
(Not able to run during lockdown)
Disco Loco: History of Reggae
9, 16, 23 Oct | 10am & 11am | FREE
Hosted by legendary reggae selector Earl Gateshead (formerly of Trojan Sound System) Disco Loco History of Reggae is a 45 minute music session for you and your babies & tots to enjoy. There are 6 tickets available per session, each ticket is for a single adult with accompanying little ones.
From its ska and rocksteady roots in Jamaica through to roots and dancehall, Earl Gatehead tells the story of reggae through the eras, accompanied by the sounds, on original 7 inch records. Listen to the stories and dance with your little ones at this very special event.
To book: hackneyshowroom.com/reggae
Hackney Showroom is offered food bags to families in need on Kings Crescent Estate, to support with kids lunches this half term (October 2020).
Bags must be collected on Monday 26 Oct between 1.30-2pm from Hackney Showroom, 4 Murrain Road, Kings Crescent Estate, N4 2BN.
Please book your bag below: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/half-term/
Each bag is for a family with 1-2 children (so book 2 bags if you have 3-4 kids).
Futureheads ran during the Summer 2020, it was a fantastic opportunity for the local young people to come together for some fun!
Young Hackney ran some free sports activities in the ball court next to Vince Murrain Hall over the summer starting 27th July 2020
Youth and School Sports Worker
Young Hackney School & Youth Sports Unit
Hackney Service Centre,
1 Hillman Street,
London, E8 1DY.
Tel. 0208 356 4320
Work Mob. 07815555487
Young Hackney are running other sports across the borough, as shown below. The same registration form (link above) isused for all sessions.