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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 puppets, and at the Geffrye Museum the Bridewell Theatre Company performed Drive, Ride, Walk – a look at commuting in the capital. Reporter: Clare Dickinson Editor: Nathan Bleaken
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.
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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.