Post by: Amanda Cashmore


Hackney Mosaic Project offers sneak peak of work in progress alphabet

26 Mar , 2017  

The Hackney Mosaic Project has revealed the first half of their alphabet mosaic, set to be unveiled in the coming months. The second half of the project is nearing completion, and the mosaic will be mounted onto its wall once the weather becomes warmer, so that the adhesive is more effective. The alphabet artwork will […]


Stoke Newington School under threat from funding cuts

23 Mar , 2017  

London schools are facing the largest cuts since the 1970s, according to a National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative. Andrew Baisley, who spoke on behalf of the NUT, stated at a meeting last night at Stoke Newington School that there was a projected 16% increase in London schools’ number of pupils in just over five […]


Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market

22 Mar , 2017  

We found out what it’s like to be an artist in Hackney’s changing creative scene. William Cheshire, jewellry William used to work in jewellery centre Hatton Garden, but decided to open his bespoke jewellery shop on Broadway Market four years ago. William Cheshire offer both custom and ready-to-buy pieces, and is staffed by a small […]


‘We Are Funny’ review: underground comedy brought to light

8 Mar , 2017  

Farr’s School of Dancing, 17 – 19 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF. 3 out of 5 stars A comedy gig in an underground bar in Dalston was everything you would expect. It was only missing a brick wall and a spotlight. The We Are Funny Project runs a free comedy night three evenings a week at […]

Clissold Park car crash


Local group ramps up campaign to improve Green Lanes road safety

8 Mar , 2017  

A group in Hackney is renewing its campaign to improve driving safety after a car flipped when it hurtled up a curb in Clissold Park. The Green Lanes N16 Association (GLAN16), a local traders and residents organisation, said the incident, which took place on 24 February, was a “wake up call” for them to push […]