Hackney WickED art prize winner mixes art and science

14 Mar , 2016  

Whoever says you can watch too much television clearly hasn’t met the winner of this year’s Hackney WickED art prize. Photographer turned painter, Mick Dean proves that sometimes the best ideas happen while watching TV.   After falling asleep in front of the box one evening, he awoke to a programme in which Professor Brian […]

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Grime night in Dalston reaches out to refugees

7 Nov , 2015  

A grime night in Dalston has raised thousands of pounds for refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. GrimeAid took place at The Nest nightclub on Stoke Newington Road. It was hosted by Hackney-born Beats1 DJ Julie Adenuga and helped raise more than £4,500 for migrants settling in Serbia. Fundraiser organiser Ra’ed Khan, 28, told Hackney […]

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Credits: Cristina Matamoros


Hip Hop builds bridges with student architects

7 Nov , 2015  

A collective of architects, music promoters and hip hop enthusiasts launched their first event in Shoreditch in a bid to get more young people interested in architecture. In Situ was started by Simon Keeling and Seb Benson, two architecture students from the University of Sheffield who feel that the profession fails to engage younger generations. […]

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One of the children featured in the Fifty Children by Fifty Artists


Fifty children by Fifty artists on show in Shoreditch

26 Mar , 2015  

The portraits of 50 kids and young carers from Tower Hamlets have gone on show in Shoreditch. Artists such as Daphne Guinness, Jessica Albarn and Christian Furr, who recently painted the Queen, were commissioned to paint, sculpt and photograph the youngsters for charity. The project, called Fifty Children Fifty Artists, was organised by Miracles, a charity which […]

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Rare signed Banksys to be flogged by Hackney studio

10 Mar , 2015  

London’s first permanent display of Banksy’s prints will flog rare Banksys at £50,000 a pop. Hang-Up Gallery on Stoke Newington High Street are showing unique prints of the reclusive street artist’s paintings. The works will be displayed in their cosy underground “Banksy Bunker” starting from the end of March. The prints, recognisable to Banksy fans, […]

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Sex Shop


Raunchy sex shop exhibition makes London Fields blush

9 Mar , 2015  

Gabriel Samuels takes a peep at monster dildos and other accessories at a sex fest in London Fields. I’ve only been in Sex Shop for a couple of minutes, and it’s already making me wince. I walk over to one table and leaf through the pages of a lengthy contract, positioned alongside a huge black horse dildo […]

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Bobby Baker exhibition Chat's Palace


Review: Bobby Baker exhibition at Chat’s Palace in Homerton

26 Mar , 2014  

We review Bobby Baker’s new exhibition in Homerton; Diary Drawings: Mental Illness And Me, 1997 – 2008

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The exterior of Geffrye Museum in Hackney


Interactive: find arts venues in Hackney

25 Mar , 2014  

We’ve mapped all of the Hackney arts venues

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Interactive map: A street art tour of Shoreditch

21 Mar , 2014  

View our interactive tour of Shoreditch’s street art

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Sound sculpture – The felt experience of sound

14 Mar , 2014  

Review of Kian-Peng’s ‘A sound sculpture – the felt experience of sound’

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