Ox Tales, a highlight of this month’s London Word Festival, was billed as an evening of “literary top-cuts and fleshy delights”, culminating in the aforementioned butchery demonstration.
Five years on from his release from the controversial US detention camp, a Hackney resident speaks about coming to terms with his traumatic experiences and struggling for recognition from the state.
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He writes novels in a tube carriage. Critics compare him to J.D. Salinger and Adrian Mole. Joe Dunthorne shows Oliver Shah around his unusual office
Residents in De Beauvoir Town have been left sleepless as a mystery high-pitched noise continues day and night.
Council workers and electricians are bemused by the buzzing sound on a section of Northchurch Road.
Author Iain Sinclair has launched a scathing attack on Hackney’s “Orwellian” CCTV culture, saying the borough’s taxpayers are being forced to “write a blank cheque” for their own surveillance.
Mr Sinclair said research he carried out for his latest book showed local money was being wasted on cameras and control room staff.
The theatre where William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed has been unearthed in Hackney.
Archaeologists from the Museum of London discovered the remains of a polygon-shaped playhouse in believed to have been built in 1576.
An audience at the Rosemary Branch theatre was starstruck when Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty sauntered in casually swigging a pint of Guinness.
The former Libertines rocker took a seat to watch the opening scenes of Serendipity, a surreal hit from the Edinburgh Fringe that ran at the Rosemary Branch last week.
Hackney North and Stoke Newington Conservatives have appointed communications executive Darren Caplan to fight Labour MP Diane Abbott at the next election.
Mr Caplan, 36, has campaigned with local activists in the constituency since last March and said he was “tremendously grateful” to win the nomination.