FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

Untitled: Cocktail king Tony Conigliaro opens bar in Dalston

15 Mar , 2017  

Those not ‘in the know’ might walk straight past Dalston’s new bar, Untitled. Though the storefront looks anonymous and forgettable with its scrappy grey exterior and heavy door, the drinks are anything but. Untitled serves a changing selection of twelve original cocktails, each designed in the Drink Factory, the mysterious liquid lab near Broadway Market […]

ARTS, FEATURES

6 things we learned on a historical tour of Shoreditch

15 Mar , 2017  

What do Tony Blair, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare all have in common? In one way or another they have all played their part in establishing and sustaining the theatrical heritage of Shoreditch. Theatre, however, many not be your first association with the popular district. In recent years Shoreditch has been heralded as the centre […]

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

15 Mar , 2017  

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 plastic table cloths ubiquitous in pizzerias that value substance over form. Behind the counter, the wood-fired oven blazes, spitting out pizzas […]

ARTS, FEATURES

BBC pottery judge: artists shouldn’t be defined by gender

15 Mar , 2017  

Kate Malone is best known in Hackney for her giant ceramic fish in Hackney Marshes and a jug and bowl-shaped fountain in Homerton Hospital. Her other work, though, has been exhibited in museums in London and Los Angeles. Malone has been based in Hackney since 1986, but has recently become a cult figure as a presenter and […]

FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

8 pictures of Hackney’s best and most good dogs

15 Mar , 2017  

Here at the Hackney Post, we like to do important journalism. That’s why, to celebrate the end of Crufts, we’ve been pounding the streets of Hackney to bring you the very best dogs that the borough has to offer. Stan believes that, "Anything is paw-sible." Despite the glum look, he's actually a very happy chappy. #dogsofhackney […]

FEATURES, LIFESTYLE

4 reasons everyone on Instagram loves this Hackney café

14 Mar , 2017  

Slap bang in the middle of Mare Street is an eccentric pasteltastic café serving avocado fudge cake and beetroot red velvet lattes, among other treats. Having opened its doors midway through last summer, Palm Vaults has already gained an impressive following, especially on Instagram. Think pastel pinks and greens, tropical, vintage, the 70’s, more pink and […]

cherry orchard chekov

ARTS, FEATURES

Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ disappoints at Hackney’s Arcola

14 Mar , 2017  

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. This set a precedent that has been followed by other productions, including the one at The Arcola Theatre. That in itself […]

FEATURES

International Women’s Day: Hackney women on FGM and inequality

13 Mar , 2017  

“I used to cry a lot, but now I’m happy. I’ve gone out and talked about my ordeal with Female Genital Mutilation. People are listening to me.” The seated circle of women at the annual Hackney Women’s Forum, now in its 14th year, nodded silently in solidarity, hanging onto every word of the local woman […]