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Award-winning designer in running for Louis Vuitton grant

Loverboy is a fashion brand founded by Charles Jeffrey, a Scottish-born fashion designer known for his gender-fluid designs.

From plumbing depot to music venue, Shoreditch artist reflects on 30 years of change

When Paul Daly first moved into a derelict building on Hoxton Square, he and his fellow artists did not choose the area because of its reputation. “We had no money! That’s why we came...

Review: the RSC’s Hamlet at Hackney Empire

Director Simon Godwin and Paapa Essiedu bring something different to the table in this all-black production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. The thing about Hamlet is that there are no surprises. Everyone in the room knows...

Things to do in Hackney this weekend

We’ve curated a list of what’s on in Hackney this weekend to save you some research time, leaving you free to enjoy fun events and relaxing weekend spots without having to trek too far from home.

All-female comedy night celebrates International Women’s Day

An all-female line-up of comedians took to the stage yesterday in the name of International Women’s Day. The sold-out comedy event, now in its ninth year, was hosted at the Old Queen’s Head in Islington. This...

‘Give our books back’ demands school student

An A-level student from Skinner’s Academy in Woodberry Down has started a petition asking the government to “increase school funding in Hackney schools back to what it was.” 17 year-old Agnieszka Rudnik believes the cuts...

Feminist party fields first council candidate

Harini Iyengar from the Women’s Equality Party is standing for Hackney Council for the first time.

Smartphone photography captures underground culture

A series of pictures taken by smartphones are being exhibited in the heart of Shoreditch, focused on the theme of London’s underground culture.
#LikeAWoman, is a collaborative project from Penguin Publishers and Waterstones bookseller

All female bookshop opens in Hackney for International Women’s Day 2018

#LikeAWoman, a collaborative project from Penguin Publishers and Waterstones booksellers, is a retailer by day, selling fiction, non-fiction, and a range of children’s literature, but is an event space by night, hosting talks chaired...
Image used with thanks to Photographer: Anna Victoria Best Stylist: Naiomi Hodgkin Location: Hill & Szrok

“It’s all down to that little lamb” – Meet Hackney’s Female Butcher

You’d be forgiven for conjuring up an image of a big burly man in a red striped apron if asked to imagine a butcher. Perhaps he's wearing a white cap, maybe he has a...

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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.