ARTS

Linda Robson at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney

11 Mar , 2009  

Linda Robson talks to Hackney Post reporter Morwenna Coniam about performing in Steven Berkoff’s Purgatory as part of ‘Cycle East’, a biking tour of Hackney’s cultural scene. Robson performed at the Arcola Theatre, which aims to become the first Carbon Neutral theatre in the world. Reporter: Morwenna Coniam Editor: Nathan Bleaken

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ARTS

Three intimate short plays at the Arcola Theatre

11 Mar , 2009  

The dark but cavernous space of the Arcola’s studio theatre provides an intimate setting for three new shorts which all take the importance of being witnessed as their theme.

Repeated three times on one Sunday afternoon, the programme opens with a dark comedy from Steven Berkoff.

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MONEY

Business guru’s top five tips to survive the recession

11 Mar , 2009  

BBC presenter and former Barclays advisor René Carayol, 41, exclusively reveals his top five tips for Hackney businesses looking to beat the recession.

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NEWS

Hackney: a hub for art in the community

11 Mar , 2009  

This has been a week of simultaneous celebration and destruction for Hackney. Shakespeare launched his career in Shoreditch, as lively in the 16th century as it is in the 21st. Residents have loved, censured and explored their corner of London during this week’s East festival.

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FEATURES

Hackney cyclists ride through East End rain for arts

10 Mar , 2009  

An improbably fashionable girl prances through the door, beret in hand. “Hot chocolate, please,” she breathes, leaning a 1970s bicycle and basket against dozens of others.

This is Broadway Market’s Lock 7 cafe, where cyclists are free to park their bikes indoors while they have a coffee.

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ARTS

Hackney’s East Festival fun

10 Mar , 2009  

The Hackney Post visits the East festival and experiences some of the activities on offer. Children from the borough had the chance to make spoon puppets, and at the Geffrye Museum the Bridewell Theatre Company performed Drive, Ride, Walk – a look at commuting in the capital. Reporter: Clare Dickinson Editor: Nathan Bleaken

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NEWS

Greens defend energy bill scheme after Labour attack

10 Mar , 2009  

The Green Party has defended a scheme to reduce Hackney residents’ energy bills after it was labelled “daft” by Labour councillors.

In the 2009/2010 Green budget, Green Party councillor Mischa Borris (Clissold, Green) proposed a £5 million insulation scheme that she claims will allow all residents the opportunity to save hundreds of pounds…

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NEWS

Hackney’s new Banksy is defaced with graffiti

10 Mar , 2009  

The new Banksy in Hackney’s Gillett Sqaure was defaced with graffiti over last weekend.

Vandals have beaten Hackney Council to it by scribbling over the new Banksy stencil of a young boy with a boom box.

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NEWS

De Beauvoir residents plagued by high-pitched noise

10 Mar , 2009  

Residents in De Beauvoir Town have been left sleepless as a mystery high-pitched noise continues day and night.

Council workers and electricians are bemused by the buzzing sound on a section of Northchurch Road.

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NEWS

Hackney ‘goes bananas’ for fairtrade

10 Mar , 2009  

Hackney schoolchildren and councillors joined forces to launch the borough’s Fairtrade initiative and our reporter Alison Battisby found out why they were ‘going bananas’. Here, Speaker Ian Rathbone and Hackney Learning Trust’s Nicola Baboneu explain the benefits of buying Fairtrade, while pupils tell all about their favourite fruit.

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