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Free workshops on offer across Hackney during Festival of Learning

Hackney residents can pick up new skills, sharpen their social media knowledge and even learn a new language at this year’s National Festival of Learning.

Hackney's annual Festival of Learning aims to help more adults take up courses, workshops and classes, such as learning how to start a business and picking up practical skills like first aid or basic IT.

The Festival also aims to deliver quality training into employment for those with no qualifications or residents who have learning disabilities and mental health conditions. This is part of the Council’s commitment to ensuring that all adult residents can access quality training to develop core skills such as language, literacy and numeracy.

The festival runs from 11- 22 June, over 10 venues across Hackney, including Hackney Museum and Hackney Central Library.This year’s festival will also include taster workshops in everything from photoshop skills, and online safety for parents to soap making, craft-building and yoga.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources
This year’s festival really proves that it is never too late to learn new skills. So whether you’re looking for a new hobby or want to sharpen up your CV, you’ll find plenty of useful activities.

The Council’s Festival of Learning programme is a pathway to help residents take their first steps towards community involvement, personal development, informal and formal learning and will encourage them to engage with the Council’s Adult Learning Service even after the Festival is over.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

For further information, including online enrolment visit https://www.learningtrust.co.uk/section/adult-learning