FEATURES

Hackney Mosaic Project offers sneak peak of work in progress alphabet

26 Mar , 2017  

The Hackney Mosaic Project has revealed the first half of their alphabet mosaic, set to be unveiled in the coming months. The second half of the project is nearing completion, and the mosaic will be mounted onto its wall once the weather becomes warmer, so that the adhesive is more effective. The alphabet artwork will […]

FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

TT Liquor: New Shoreditch bar serves up ‘hipster drink of the century’

23 Mar , 2017  

TT Liquor is known for two things. It recently opened in the former Shoreditch Police Station and it also serves the hipster drink of the century – quinoa vodka. Although I got to experience the original brick of the former police station, unfortunately they were right out of the novelty spirit. So I had to […]

FEATURES

Sisters Uncut: Mayor Philip Glanville has broken his promises

22 Mar , 2017  

The first flare shocks the police, who rush up the steps of Hackney Town Hall, through the smoke already filling the air, towards the woman holding a metal canister aloft, still belching bright purple. As they near her, however, five more women set off their flares. At this, the police’s fear of escalation is palpable, […]

ARTS, FEATURES

Guys and Dolls of Broadway Market

22 Mar , 2017  

We found out what it’s like to be an artist in Hackney’s changing creative scene. William Cheshire, jewellry William used to work in jewellery centre Hatton Garden, but decided to open his bespoke jewellery shop on Broadway Market four years ago. William Cheshire offer both custom and ready-to-buy pieces, and is staffed by a small […]

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ARTS, FEATURES

Jammin MC: “Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model”

16 Mar , 2017  

To Caribbean grime artist from Stoke Newington Jammin MC, Stormzy isn’t just a talent, he’s a role model. “He’s inspiring young black males and telling them and showing them it can be done, that is what I respect about him the most,” said the rapper. Stormzy has broken the glass ceiling, making a previously underground […]

ARTS, FEATURES, WHAT'S ON

Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 2017?

16 Mar , 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 whole lineup of exciting names that will be heading to Victoria Park on 14 July. Frank Ocean Fresh from the release […]

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Bennett on Beer: “I can’t wholly recommend the Crate sours”

16 Mar , 2017  

The sour beer is having somewhat of a renaissance in the beardiest parts of the world. In Seattle, the craft brewers serve sours in tasting flights, like whiskey, which show the vast range of these concoctions. Sours, range from fruity to bitter, dark brown to off-white, and come from nearly everywhere beer does. The fruit […]