What’s On Guide – March



Tech City International Woman’s Day

18:30, March 8th

Poke, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD

Free, ticketed

“So often we mark significant days and achievements with fleeting internet-based cheers and applause from afar so this year on International Women’s Day we invite you to instead join us for an evening celebrating creative women working in Tech City.”




Goldsmith’s Row Book market

09:00-16:00, every Sunday

Goldsmith’s Row, E2

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing”



Hackney Homemade Market

11:00-16:00, every Saturday

St John at Hackney Church?Lower Clapton Road?London ?E5 0PD

“Eclectic mix of great food and drink, arts&crafts and vintage clothes”



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Public Meeting: The problem with air pollution in Hackney and what we can do about it

18:00 – 19:00, March 11th

Council Chamber, Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0JR

“Although we can’t see it the air we breathe, poor air quality contributed to over 4,000 deaths in the capital last year and many more health problems including heart and lung disease, cancer and asthma.”




Open-Mic, True Story-Telling….Theme: Awkward

19:30-23:00, March 11th

Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1HE

Tickets £3

“We all feel it at times. We have all witnessed those times when we say the wrong thing or have been present when others have. Have you been the only one at the party in fancy dress? Have you ever walked in on your friends or parents bedroom at just the wrong moment?”




Hackney Marshes Park Run

09:00, every Saturday

Hackney Marshes Centre, Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road E9 5PF

Free, register beforehand

Start the weekend as you mean to go on. Blow away the cobwebs and celebrate the arrival of Spring by charging (or ambling) round Hackney Marshes.



Mary Wollstonecraft Walk

11:00, March 9th

Unitarian Chapel at Newington Green N16 9PR

Pay what you want

“Starting at the place of Mary Wollstonecraft’s radicalisation, the Unitarian Chapel at Newington Green, we’ll get a short talk and tour of the chapel from Hackney’s most passionate and articulate advocate of the woman credited with giving birth to modern feminism. Then we’ll walk in the footsteps of Hackney’s other big-hitting females who’ve changed world history and finish up at Stoke Newington’s Abney Park cemetery”



Boxing: Erick Ochieng v Terry Carruthers

18:00 – 23:00, March 9th

Wembley Arena, Sky Sports HD

Stoke Newington hard man Erich ‘the Eagle’ Ochieng defends his English light middleweight crown. Ochieng said of his opponent: “He’s a tough, ugly fighter so I’m gonna come out and look pretty.”




Cosi fan tutte

19:30, March 6th and 7th (last night)

£32.50 to £10, Students £10

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London E8 1EJ

“In many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera score, Così fan tutte is a comedy of innocence and experience, funny and unnerving, touching and satirical. In one day fiancés are parted, and new fiancés found – or so it seems.”




The Owl Service

Exhibition opening March 8th


Unit 25a Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN

“The visionary tendencies and post-modern fantasies of contemporary painting are examined in The Owl Service, which takes its title from Alan Garner’s 1967 ‘low fantasy’ novel of the same name.”




Acoustic Rules (12A)

21:00, March 11th

270 Mare Street?

London E8 1HE?

“A fascinating history of the fertile British folk scene of the 1960s and beyond, this acclaimed film from writer-director Leman has now been reedited to include extra performance footage of its subject, folk legend Bert Jansch.”