Hackney Fashion Hub ‘does nothing for Hackney’

18 Mar , 2016  

Hackney Fashion Hub might bring the world’s luxury fashion market into the borough but it is not clear how far the local community will feel its benefits. Andrew Simmons, the strategy director of Hackney Fashion Hub, said only 10 per cent of workspaces within the project will be affordable for local designers and only half […]

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Photography collection rebuked for lack of diversity

16 Mar , 2016  

A collection of photographs aimed at displaying Hackney’s “diverse mixture of creative personalities” has come under fire for its lack of minority representation, with even the photographer admitting it made her “uncomfortable”. Faces of Hackney’s creative industries? Hackney Studio: Photographs that celebrate the borough's diverse mix of creatives — Creative Boom (@creativeboommag) March […]

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“Faggerston” – Hackney’s newest LGBT hotspot

20 Mar , 2015  

Credit: Holly Revell By Miranda Larbi and Nicola Slawson Halfway between the glitzy metropolis of Shoreditch and the cool but distinctly grimy environs of Dalston lies no man’s land. But free from hipsters and burger shacks, this part of Kingland Road is gradually becoming a destination in itself, helped by the arrival of a Motown-playing, […]

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Hackney home to London’s fastest-growing house prices

14 Nov , 2013  

Gentrification in Hackney is leaving local residents locked out of the housing market, a new report suggests. Savills estate agents found that Hackney was home to four of the five wards with the fastest-growing house prices in London. The £350,000 to £400,000 price bracket has seen rises of up to 30 percent in the borough […]

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