ARTS, FEATURES

Hackney WickED art prize winner mixes art and science

14 Mar , 2016  

Whoever says you can watch too much television clearly hasn’t met the winner of this year’s Hackney WickED art prize. Photographer turned painter, Mick Dean proves that sometimes the best ideas happen while watching TV.   After falling asleep in front of the box one evening, he awoke to a programme in which Professor Brian […]

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hackney proms

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Hackney Proms plays its last concert after 11 years

10 Mar , 2016  

After 11 years of Sunday morning concerts, the Hackney Proms have drawn to a close. Instead of focusing on world-renowned performers and high-profile venues, the Hackney Proms – run by a team of volunteers – aimed to provide family-friendly concerts where grandparents could pass the baton of classical music appreciation to their grandchildren. “The organisers […]

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Pillow Cinema campaign to renovate Hackney theatre hits £10,000

9 Mar , 2016  

The historic Castle Electric Theatre on Chatsworth Road in Clapton could once again become an active cultural hub, thanks to a campaign launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, by the company behind the pop-up Pillow Cinema. The online fundraiser has raised almost £10,000 in its first week, with more than 150 backers supporting the campaign. The theatre opened as a […]

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what is happening in Hackney this weekend

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What’s happening in Hackney this weekend?

4 Mar , 2016  

Want to know what is happening in Hackney this coming weekend? Read our friendly guide! CLUBS Mister Saturday at St John at Hackney – Sat 5 March Brooklyn NY DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, otherwise known as Mister Saturday, are known for their early doors club nights, which run from 5pm til 11pm. On previous […]

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Best art galleries in Hackney

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The 9 best art galleries in east London

4 Mar , 2016  

For decades Hackney has been a hive for cultural creation and remains an artistic hotspot at the heart of the East End. Here’s our guide to the best art galleries in Hackney. 1. Whitechapel Gallery At the foot of the ever-trendy Brick Lane sits the Whitechapel Gallery, a revered hub among art critics and tote-bag-toting […]

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The house in Clissold Park. Photo: David Knowles.

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These amazing photos of Hackney parks will make you swoon

1 Mar , 2016  

We reckon Hackney has some of the most beautiful parks in London. So sit back, relax and enjoy our pick of photos from the top 7 parks in the borough. With skittish deer, languorous streams and a beautiful old house you’ll never want to leave Clissold Park   As one of Hackney’s best loved parks, it’s difficult to know where […]

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“What Makes a Man?” asks De Beauvoir exhibition

27 Nov , 2015  

Masculinity was the centre of attention during an evening of short films on Tuesday night. The What Makes a Man? event included six short films and a debate about men’s issues. Event organiser Gem Carmella said: “People say ‘there is no point, men have got everything.’ Well, only if you’re a certain kind of man.” She […]

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Coldplay announce Radio 1 gig at St John at Hackney Church

18 Nov , 2015  

  The BBC has announced that Coldplay will play a concert at St John at Hackney Church on 3 December. BBC Radio 1, which will broadcast the show, released the details of the gig, which comes the night before Coldplay release their seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams”. Quick sell-out Around 1,200 public tickets were available […]

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Sex workers seek community support

13 Nov , 2015  

Sex workers need more support from local communities, said an organiser of the Sex Worker Film Festival in Dalston on Sunday. The organiser, who asked not to be named, said allies in the community were essential to protect sex workers from marginalisation. “We don’t want people to speak for us,” she said, “but then also […]

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Selfie gallery makes an art of vanity

13 Nov , 2015  

Venue inside the Old Street tube station A new pop-up gallery in Shoreditch is using the selfie phenomenon to draw attention to classic and contemporary self-portrait art. The exhibition entitled “Art of the Selfie” not only displays contemporary self-portraits such as Andy Warhol’s pop art photos but also invites viewers to use a self-portrait machine made […]

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