Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 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...
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Hackney theatre bars: Where to go for an interval drink

Interval drinks at theatres in Hackney - where to go?
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Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ disappoints at Hackney’s Arcola

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....

LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art

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...

6 things we learned on a historical tour of Shoreditch

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,...
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World Poetry Day: 8 famous poets with roots to Hackney

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...

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

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

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

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...

Award-winning designer in running for Louis Vuitton grant

Loverboy is a fashion brand founded by Charles Jeffrey, a Scottish-born fashion designer known for his gender-fluid designs.

Artist Helena Cardow discusses her work, feminism and race

As I walk into the Creative Debuts exhibition in Shoreditch, titled ‘Empowerment,’ I am welcomed by women. Actual women, photographs of women, sculptures of women, paintings of women — all types of women. On...

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.