60 seconds with Jessie Wallace

18 Mar , 2009  

Arts editor Alison Battisby speaks to former Eastender Jesse Wallace about starring in The Vagina Monologues

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Painting over the postcode wars in Hackney’s community

12 Mar , 2009  

Young people caught up in Hackney’s postcode wars have been given the chance to express themselves through paint.

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Fergus Craig, the new king of comedy for the Hackney Empire

12 Mar , 2009  

Emma Thompson stored hers beside her bath until it started to tarnish, and Susan Sarandon has an entire awards shelf in her guest bathroom. So it seems that Fergus Craig, Hackney’s rising star of the stage and screen, is already in A-list company.

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Linda Robson at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney

11 Mar , 2009  

Linda Robson talks to Hackney Post reporter Morwenna Coniam about performing in Steven Berkoff’s Purgatory as part of ‘Cycle East’, a biking tour of Hackney’s cultural scene. Robson performed at the Arcola Theatre, which aims to become the first Carbon Neutral theatre in the world. Reporter: Morwenna Coniam Editor: Nathan Bleaken

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Three intimate short plays at the Arcola Theatre

11 Mar , 2009  

The dark but cavernous space of the Arcola’s studio theatre provides an intimate setting for three new shorts which all take the importance of being witnessed as their theme.

Repeated three times on one Sunday afternoon, the programme opens with a dark comedy from Steven Berkoff.

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Hackney’s East Festival fun

10 Mar , 2009  

The Hackney Post visits the East festival and experiences some of the activities on offer. Children from the borough had the chance to make spoon puppets, and at the Geffrye Museum the Bridewell Theatre Company performed Drive, Ride, Walk – a look at commuting in the capital. Reporter: Clare Dickinson Editor: Nathan Bleaken

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