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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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ARTS, LIFESTYLE

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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Hackaball

MONEY

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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The Little Shop of Horrors

NEWS, TOP STORY

Hackney’s Little Shop of Horrors to become museum

22 Mar , 2014  

Hackney’s skull-selling Little Shop of Horrors will re-open as a museum in September.

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