ARTS

‘We Are Funny’ review: underground comedy brought to light

8 Mar , 2017  

Farr’s School of Dancing, 17 – 19 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF. 3 out of 5 stars A comedy gig in an underground bar in Dalston was everything you would expect. It was only missing a brick wall and a spotlight. The We Are Funny Project runs a free comedy night three evenings a week at […]

ARTS, FEATURES

6 Hackney women who made history

8 Mar , 2017  

Wednesday is International Women’s Day, a celebration of women’s contributions to society. Let’s look back at six Hackney women from history who really made a difference.   Hannah Woolley (1622 – c.1675) Hannah Woolley came from a family of nurses and midwives, and spent most of her life in Hackney. After she was widowed in […]

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Single review: Flyte carves out a niche for intelligent pop with ‘Victoria Falls’

8 Mar , 2017  

4 out of 5 stars Will, Sam, Jon and Nick – better known as Hackney-based indie-poppers Flyte – have just landed back in London, having spent the last five weeks recording their debut album in Australia. The album may not have landed yet, but they have just graced us with their second single of the year […]

ARTS, NEWS

Shoreditch charity for substance misusers hosts Sufi music concert

14 Nov , 2016  

Ghulam Abbas Khan, an Indian vocalist, will take the stage at St Leonard’s Church on Shoreditch High Street later this month. The concert on 26 November is the first one organised by Foundation for Change, a Shoreditch-based charity that runs holistic psychology courses for people recovering from drug or alcohol misuse. Khan will perform Sufi music, a poetically-inspired musical […]

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Hoxton gallery hires ‘inquisitive’ young guides

10 Nov , 2016  

The latest exhibition at Hoxton’s Peer Gallery opened on Tuesday with a twist — the exhibition’s guides aren’t art world insiders, but six young people with links to the Hoxton community. For most of them, showing visitors around the installation art — a nightmarish reimagining of a Punch and Judy show — was their first […]

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‘Bake Off’ needs new recipe for Channel 4 move

6 Oct , 2016  

Celebrated cooking show the Great British Bake Off will not work on Channel 4 unless the network revamps the show’s format dramatically, a judge on a similar show has claimed. Kate Malone, De Beauvoir resident and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down, said: “I don’t see how Bake Off can work unless they [Channel […]

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Exhibition on teenage bedrooms reveals a private space

6 Oct , 2016  

An exhibition at a Hackney museum takes a peek inside the closely guarded space that is a teenager’s bedroom. Curated by Carey Newson, a PhD student at Queen Mary University, the exhibition opened 4 October at the Geffrye Museum of the Home in Hoxton. In this exploration of the hidden meanings of modern teenage bedrooms […]

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Iain Sinclair takes us deeper overground

18 Mar , 2016  

Hannah Lawrence talks to Hackney author Iain Sinclair about his 15-hour walk of the London Overground, which will form part of a film to be shown this summer at the East End Film Festival. Walking the length of Hackney to get to Iain Sinclair’s house, a few streets down from Haggerston station, seems a fitting […]

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Photography collection rebuked for lack of diversity

16 Mar , 2016  

A collection of photographs aimed at displaying Hackney’s “diverse mixture of creative personalities” has come under fire for its lack of minority representation, with even the photographer admitting it made her “uncomfortable”. Faces of Hackney’s creative industries? Hackney Studio: Photographs that celebrate the borough's diverse mix of creatives https://t.co/TiAxIGR61P pic.twitter.com/ENAwHdjp5B — Creative Boom (@creativeboommag) March […]

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VIDEO: Burley Fisher Books is Dalston’s first independent bookshop in five years. We meet the owner

15 Mar , 2016  

Burley Fisher Books is the first independent bookshop to open in Dalston for over five years. We sat down with owner Sam Fisher to talk about his new venture two weeks after it opened. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBW7yGcUt0[/embedyt] Featured image credit: Ayman Al-Juzi Like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

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