Post by: Bennett Bonci


London needs to do more to support art scene says local artist

16 Mar , 2017  

Hackney artist Oliver Needs tells the Hackney Post how London needs to do more to support its artists.

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Bennett on Beer: “I can’t wholly recommend the Crate sours”

16 Mar , 2017  

The sour beer is having somewhat of a renaissance in the beardiest parts of the world. In Seattle, the craft brewers serve sours in tasting flights, like whiskey, which show the vast range of these concoctions. Sours, range from fruity to bitter, dark brown to off-white, and come from nearly everywhere beer does. The fruit […]


Black Hackney Councillors were mistaken for cleaners at City Hall

15 Mar , 2017  

A City Hall security guard asked three black female councillors if they “were there to clean” according to a tweet by Hackney Central’s Sophie Conway. Conway, along with Clissold’s Sade Etti and Hoxton West’s Carole Williams, were at City Hall for an event celebrating International Women’s Day last Wednesday. Attended an #IWD2017 event at City […]

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Chocolate calzone: better as a marketing strategy than as a dessert

15 Mar , 2017  

Pizza Pilgrims is a wonderful blend of Italian cooking and American style, catering for its London audience. The Shoreditch location is furnished with a Rambo poster, blackboards with pizza puns, and the kind of plastic table cloths ubiquitous in pizzerias that value substance over form. Behind the counter, the wood-fired oven blazes, spitting out pizzas […]

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Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ disappoints at Hackney’s Arcola

14 Mar , 2017  

Famed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov wrote The Cherry Orchard as a satirical comedy, but in his old age he was unable to prevent influential Russian director Konstantin Stanislavski from deciding it was a tragedy. This set a precedent that has been followed by other productions, including the one at The Arcola Theatre. That in itself […]