What’s on this week in Hackney

Amber Run
Photo Credit: Amber Run

We’ve collated this events listing of all that you need to know about in Hackney this week here:


Cloud Boat
7.30pm, Tuesday 25 March 2014
Chats Palace,  42 – 44 Brooksby’s Walk, London, Hackney, E9 6DF

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Blending indie folk with murky electronica, Cloud Boat’s Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke have successfully melded an unlikely hybrid of ethereal guitar lines, shuffling beats and sweeping melodies. Consider their album “Book of Hours” amongst 2013’s most accomplished debut efforts.

Tickets: £8 . Age group: 16+.

Amber Run
7pm, Tuesday 25 March 2014
Oslo Club, 1a Amhurst Rd, Hackney, E8 1LL

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Amber Run are currently in the studio recording their debut album which is being produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Jake Bugg), due for release later this year. The band recently headlined the BBC introducing night at Koko in London.

The Men
7:30pm, Thursday 27th March 2014
Village Underground, Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, EC2A 3PQ

The Men are a post-punk band from Brooklyn, New York. They are currently touring in support of their new album Tomorrow’s Hits.

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Anton Mirto Earning Innocence
The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

Earning Innocence is a new sculptural performance in development by local Hackney artist Anton Mirto.

The trailer is available here

Bobby Baker Diary Drawings: Mental Illness & Me
Monday 24th March – Wednesday 26th March 2014 
Chats Palace, 42 – 44 Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney, E9 6DF.

This exhibition charts the ups and downs of Bobby Baker’s experiences of the mental health system over 11 years.

Preview of ‘Freedom has no script’ by Burak Delier
6:30pm onwards
Iniva, Rivington Place, Hackney EC2A 3BA
Burak Delier
The Turkish artist. Photo credit: Iniva

On Wednesday the new exhibition by the artist Burak Delier begins, which will run until mid-May. Burak Delier explores the relationship between capitalism and art, mixing seriousness and wit to critique society in a way that is relevant to his native Turkey and beyond.

More details here


Short Waves Grand Prix Festival
6.00pm, Sunday 30th March 2014
Hackney Picture House, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
£6 advance / £5 members / £7 on the door

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The Short Waves festival showcases the seven best Polish short films of the year and asks viewers around the world to vote on what they think is the best.


Tim Key: Single White Slut 
9.00pm, Monday 24th March – Saturday 29th March 2014
Arcola Theatre, 2 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
Tim Key Hackney
Tim Key. Photo credit: Chris Fleming Flickr

Did you seen the Alan Partridge movie? Remember this unfortunate sidekick who kept getting screwed over? That’s Tim Key. He’s also an Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner and the Time Out Comedy performer of the year.

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Weirdos Comedy
8.00pm, Sunday 30th March
The Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JX

This Chortle Award-nominated show is a regular fixture at The Lion in Stoke Newington, brining surreal high-concept comedy to Hackney. This show is “all about experimentation, with acts trying totally different things, however weird it gets.”

More details here