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Art for free in Hackney

Your guide to seven days of complimentary culture including art music and comedy events at the Hackney Empire, Hackney Museum and Cargo nightclub.

Comment: New arts scheme – more publicity please!

Alison Battisby shares her view on the new theatre initiative aiming to get young people enthused about the theatre

Deepcut play aims to force public enquiry

Nathan Bleaken and Beth Mellor speak exclusively to the bereaved parents of Private Geoff Gray from Hackney as Philip Ralph's Deep Cut comes to London

Art imitating therapy

Many artists claim to have led troubled lives. But Hackney based painter Natascha Germane has had an exceptionally traumatic one. Katy Barnato talks to her about using art as therapy.

Art for free in Hackney

Our arts editor's guide to seven days of complimentary culture.

60 seconds with Jessie Wallace

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

Painting over the postcode wars in Hackney’s community

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

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

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.

Linda Robson at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney

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...

Three intimate short plays at the Arcola Theatre

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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4000 Hackney children to miss out on free school meals

An estimated 4,000 school children in Hackney will miss out on free school meals under plans to change eligibility, according to The Children’s Society.