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Alternative sports showcased at East London games

Hardcore bicycle polo and carrom hit Spitalfields Market as part of East Festival

The swish new fashion craze for the credit crunch

It is the latest fashion phenomenon to come out of the credit crunch. Based around the idea that one woman's trash is another woman's treasure, swishing is the only way to update your wardrobe without opening your wallet.

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.

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: a hub for art in the community

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.

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.

Hackney’s East Festival fun

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...

Hackney cyclists ride through the rain for the East Festival

Hackney cyclists braved the rain for a varied programme of Venezuelan music, East End plays and jazz across the borough yesterday. Some 30 cyclists dashed between three venues to catch the performances as part of Cycle East in this week's East festival.

Artist at East Festival introduces an ice cream currency

The City may be fretting about sterling's slide against the dollar, but that's no worry for Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas. Ms Cuevas has introduced a new currency to the streets of Shoreditch - the S.COOP - which is being circulated among traders in Petticoat Lane market as an interactive art project funded by East Festival.