ARTS, FEATURES

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 […]

Edgar Allen Poe

ARTS

World Poetry Day: 8 famous poets with roots to Hackney

21 Mar , 2017  

From hidden connections with Shakespeare and Marlowe right up to the present day, Hackney has a long and proud history of producing poets. To celebrate World Poetry Day this Tuesday, we’re taking a look at the borough’s literary stars.   Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) The American poet and writer of short stories was a […]

ARTS

LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art

20 Mar , 2017  

It’s not every day that art inspires protests. These days you’re more likely to see protest art inside the gallery, with the Tate Modern, the William Morris, and the Victoria Miro all getting in on the act over the last year. But things haven’t exactly been every-day on the Hackney art scene of late. Dalston’s […]

jammin mc stormzy

ARTS, FEATURES

Jammin MC: “Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model”

16 Mar , 2017  

To Caribbean grime artist from Stoke Newington Jammin MC, Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model. “He’s inspiring young black males and telling them and showing them it can be done, that is what I respect about him the most,” said the rapper. Stormzy has broken the glass ceiling, making a previously underground […]

Picture of Fee Fee La Fou

ARTS

Take a look inside Fee Fee La Fou’s quirky Dalston art store

16 Mar , 2017  

Jasper Cox talks to the owner of Fee Fee La Fou.

ARTS, FEATURES, WHAT'S ON

Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017?

16 Mar , 2017  

Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Chase & Status and Jess Glynne are this year’s Lovebox headliners. But who else is playing at Lovebox? Three months from the start of the festival, we’re looking at the whole lineup of exciting names that will be heading to Victoria Park on 14 July. Frank Ocean Fresh from the release […]

ARTS

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.

ARTS, FEATURES

6 things we learned on a historical tour of Shoreditch

15 Mar , 2017  

What do Tony Blair, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare all have in common? In one way or another they have all played their part in establishing and sustaining the theatrical heritage of Shoreditch. Theatre, however, many not be your first association with the popular district. In recent years Shoreditch has been heralded as the centre […]

ARTS, FEATURES

BBC pottery judge: artists shouldn’t be defined by gender

15 Mar , 2017  

Kate Malone is best known in Hackney for her giant ceramic fish in Hackney Marshes and a jug and bowl-shaped fountain in Homerton Hospital. Her other work, though, has been exhibited in museums in London and Los Angeles. Malone has been based in Hackney since 1986, but has recently become a cult figure as a presenter and […]

cherry orchard chekov

ARTS, FEATURES

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 […]