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VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Old Castle Cinema

16 Mar , 2016  

The whirring of the film reel, plush seats and the heady strains of a pipe organ: all are hallmarks of a previous golden age of cinema. And now one company is trying to bring that experience back. The creator of Pillow Cinema, a company that creates unique cinema experiences, is now focusing on bringing the […]

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Sustainable juicing company launches crowdfunding campaign

16 Mar , 2016  

A Hackney Wick drinks company has launched a crowdfunding campaign which aims to extend their environmentally-friendly approach across the country. Rejuce, founded in 2012 by Thomas Fletcher, collects perfectly edible fruits and vegetables destined to be thrown away and turns them into fresh juices. Recently, business has been booming faster than Fletcher can manage. Sustainable […]

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Pillow Cinema campaign to renovate Hackney theatre hits £10,000

9 Mar , 2016  

The historic Castle Electric Theatre on Chatsworth Road in Clapton could once again become an active cultural hub, thanks to a campaign launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, by the company behind the pop-up Pillow Cinema. The online fundraiser has raised almost £10,000 in its first week, with more than 150 backers supporting the campaign. The theatre opened as a […]

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Hackney company crowdfunds interactive balls for hi-tech kids

11 Mar , 2015  

A Hackney company hopes to get kids moving and computing at the same time, with their new creation: a digitally interactive ball. Hackaball, created by Map – a Hackney-based creative consultancy – has just been launched on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to raise funds for the project. Senses movement Map built the tough outer layer […]

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Made In Hackney


Made in Hackney raises crowdfunding target

19 Mar , 2014  

Eco-community kitchen Made in Hackney raises over £13,000 through crowd funding to stay alive

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