Arcola theatre hosts comedy festival for Calais refugees

10 Mar , 2016  

The current migrant crisis is no laughing matter, but a theatre in Dalston is hosting a “heroic” event to help those in need through comedy. The Crew for Calais Festival is a week of entertainment aimed at raising money for refugees from around the world stuck in squalid conditions just miles away from the English […]

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what is happening in Hackney this weekend


What’s happening in Hackney this weekend?

4 Mar , 2016  

Want to know what is happening in Hackney this coming weekend? Read our friendly guide! CLUBS Mister Saturday at St John at Hackney – Sat 5 March Brooklyn NY DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, otherwise known as Mister Saturday, are known for their early doors club nights, which run from 5pm til 11pm. On previous […]

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Bath, UK. 12.09.2013. The Spanish Golden Age season, curated by Laurence Boswell, opens with A LADY OF LITTLE SENSE, by Lope de Vega, translated by David Johnston, in the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath. Directed by Laurence Boswell, with lighting design by Ben Ormerod and set and costume design by Mark Bailey. Picture shows: Nick Barber (Laurencio), Katie Lightfoot (Nise), Chris Andrew Mellon (Duardo) and Doug Rao (Leandro). Photograph © Jane Hobson.


Stage Review: A Lady of Little Sense at the Arcola

16 Mar , 2014  

A Lady of Little Sense is reviewed by Hackney Post Arts Editor Frankie Gooday following its run at the Arcola Theatre.

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Play about IRA shooting to debut in Hackney

14 Mar , 2013  

Former Casualty script-writer, Sian Evans has joined up with media law expert, Alastair Brett in a brand new play based on a bloody moment in Gibraltarian history.

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Olympic Games will be a test of Hackney’s green ethos

12 Mar , 2009  

Sunday’s Cycle East event was just the tip of Hackney’s environmental initiative. As the Arcola Theatre picks up national awards for its innovative outlook, Hackney is taking steps as a borough to improve its ecological status.

In fact, Hackney has the lowest carbon emissions in London.

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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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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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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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