Pembury Knitting Club

Free Learn to knit group Mondays (term time) 7-9pm, Senior Citizens’ Hall, Hindrey Road, Hackney, London E5 8HQ

Learn how to:

  • Read patterns
  • Choose yarns and needles
  • Cast on and off
  • Knit and purl
  • Decrease and increase
  • Deal with dropped stitches and tension problems
  • Sew up finish knitted items
  • Knit a variety of different stitches and patterns

Beginners: Bring along a pair of 4mm needles and 4 x 50g or x 2 100g balls of double knitting (DK) wool. We will be starting with a simple baby cardigan (the pattern will be given at the first meeting). The post office and Mermaid Fabrics on the Narrow Way in Mare St have some reasonably priced wool and needles. If you have any queries on what to bring before the class starts please email Jill on

Existing knitters: Bring your present knitting project. Perhaps it’s been a while and you want to refresh your memory, or you just like the idea of meeting other knitters in the area.


Facebook App training for 16-24 year-olds

Facebook and Apps for Good are running a free training course to introduce 16-24 year-olds to making apps that help solve problems in their community. 

See the leaflet for more info: Apps for Good

Hurry, deadline is April 27th!

Free Relaxation Class

Free classes to learn about massage and relaxation for a healthy life. A typical session includes practical relaxation and self massage techniques, simple stretching and pair-work. Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Tuesdays 10-11:30am for 6 weeks starting March 13th

Hugh Cubitt Centre (above Café Niko), 48 Collier Street, N1 9QZ.

For more information contact 020 7021 4127 and for directions click here: Hugh Cubitt Directions The Hugh Cubitt Centre can be reached by taking the 30 bus towards Kings Cross from Hackney Downs Station.

Lots of free classes just a #30 bus away!

The Hugh Cubitt Centre has a number of free classes that are open to all members of the local community.  The Hugh Cubitt Centre is located at 48 Collier St.N1 9QZ, halfway between Kings Cross and Angel Stations.  Local buses include the 17, 19, 259, 73, 476, 30, 214, and 205.  From Pembury, take the 30 towards central London to get to Hugh Cubitt.  If you would like additional information about any of the following activities, or to book a place, please call 020 7021 4127.  Visit us at for all the up to date information about what’s happening!

Beginning Spanish Language Class Mondays for 10 weeks starting February 20th 6-8pm, except April 9th. Spaces are limited and it is highly suggested to book ahead of time. More information:

Art Class Fridays for 10 weeks starting February 17th 10am-12pm plus Saturday February 18th and 25th from 11am to 1pm (above Café Niko). Supplies are also provided free of charge. More information:

Massage Class Thursdays 11:30am-1pm for the next 9 weeks (above Café Niko). Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. More information:

Drama Class with members of Young Vic Tuesdays 7-9pm in The Old Laundry building on the Priory Green Estate until March 13th. More information:

Net Worx Project, beginning computer training Wednesdays 3-5pm Bingo Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 7:30pm in The Old Laundry Building

In addition we will soon be starting a Bangladeshi Women’s Lunch Group and also have a few low-cost activities:

Yoga Thursdays 10-11am £1 per person per class

Dance Exercise Class Tuesdays 9:15-10:15am £1 per person per class