Free workshops on offer during Adult Learning Festival


Hackney will be celebrating the National Festival of Learning by offering free classes to encourage residents to continue their education long after they leave school.

Hackney's annual Adult Learning Festival celebrates lifelong learning and aims to help more adults to take up courses, workshops and classes, be it learning to belly dance, trying out a new language or picking up some practical skills like first aid or basic IT.

The festival runs from 13 - 17 June, over 10 venues across Hackney, including Hackney Museum and Hackney Central Library. With over 50 classes and events to attend, there is something for everyone.

Harriet Cash-Abby, who has attended previous adult learning events, said: “I want to become a dinner lady so I found the Food Safety course helpful. I am now at a college completing a Hospitality and Catering course and will soon be taking my Level 2 in Food Safety.”

This year’s festival will also include taster workshops in everything from social media for beginners, African drumming and money management to creative writing, self-defence and yoga.


It has been said that you’re never too old to learn something new and this year’s Adult Learning Festival line-up really proves that to be true. The taster workshops on offer range from arts and crafts to key skills for the workplace, so whether you’re looking for a new hobby or want to sharpen up your CV, you’ll find plenty in this year’s brochure.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children's Services and Education

For further information, including online enrolment, pick up a brochure from your local library or visit www.learningtrust.co.uk/adultlearningfestival