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VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Old Castle Cinema

The whirring of the film reel, plush seats and the heady strains of a pipe organ: all are hallmarks of a previous golden age of cinema. And now one company is trying to bring that...

Meet Pauline Pearce, London riot hero turned Mayoral candidate

Hackney Post interviews Pauline Pearce, Hackney Liberal Democrat’s mayoral candidate, who rose to fame for single-handedly fighting off looters during the London riots. “One thing you learn with Pauline – you always run on...

Welcome to ABQ, the bar bringing Breaking Bad to Shoreditch

Everyone remembers the RV. Even if you’ve only watched the first episode with Walter White standing in a pair of unflattering white briefs as he pulls out a gun from his elastic waistband, you’ll remember...

Who’s on the lineup at Lovebox Festival 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...
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Hackney Mosaic Project offers sneak peek of work in progress alphabet

The Hackney Mosaic Project has revealed the first half of its alphabet mosaic, set to be unveiled in the coming months. The second half of the project is nearing completion, and the mosaic will be...

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Chocolate calzone: better as a marketing strategy than as a dessert

Pizza Pilgrims is a wonderful blend of Italian cooking and American style, catering for its London audience. The Shoreditch location is furnished with a Rambo poster, blackboards with pizza puns, and the kind of...

Spud Brothers spread love of potatoes in Hackney

A “potato-obsessed” chef is launching a stall this Sunday at Chatsworth Road Market, selling all manner of spud-based dishes. Max Grimes, co-founder of the Spud Brothers food stall, told Hackney Post he was tired of...
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Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ disappoints at Hackney’s Arcola

Famed Russian playwright Anton Chekhov wrote The Cherry Orchard as a satirical comedy, but in his old age he was unable to prevent influential Russian director Konstantin Stanislavski from deciding it was a tragedy....

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.