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Arcola theatre hosts comedy festival for Calais refugees

The current migrant crisis is no laughing matter, but a theatre in Dalston is hosting a “heroic” event to help those in need through...

What’s happening in Hackney this weekend?

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...

Stage Review: A Lady of Little Sense at the Arcola

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

Hackney theatre bars: Where to go for an interval drink

Interval drinks at theatres in Hackney - where to go?

Play about IRA shooting to debut in Hackney

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.

Comment: New arts scheme – more publicity please!

Alison Battisby shares her view on the new theatre initiative aiming to get young people enthused about the theatre

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

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.

Linda Robson at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney

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...

Three intimate short plays at the Arcola Theatre

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.

Hackney cyclists ride through East End rain for arts

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.