Let the festivals begin in Hackney

Let the festivals begin in Hackney

The continuous warm and sunny weather we have been experiencing isn’t the only indication that summer is upon us. A long list of festivals, including home grown ones organized by locals, the council and colleges and big name established ones like Love Box will add to our summer fun. The first major festival kicks off […]

44 Frocks: designer & vintage clothes near Broadway Market

44 Frocks: designer & vintage clothes near Broadway Market

Imagine having 44 carefully selected affordable designer gear and beautiful handmade jewelry,  lined up for you to try on and buy.  Imagine that place is not a crowded store up town, but a private apartment near you or even your home with your friends. Throw in some cup cakes, tea or champagne, like minded souls, […]

East End Gay Pride organiser resigns over EDL affiliation

East End Gay Pride organiser resigns over EDL affiliation

Raymond Berry lead organiser of East End Gay Pride (EEGP) resigned yesterday after he could no longer deny his  English Defence League affiliation. Following homophobic posters showing up in the East End, the group was formed by a group of friends and promptly began organising a march set for next month, to combat homophobia and […]

A slow boat in the East – Hackney to host The Floating Cinema

A slow boat in the East – Hackney to host The Floating Cinema

An exciting and ambitious project is under way in East London, in time for the 2012 Olympics and Paraplegic Games as well as the cultural and entertainment activities leading up to and surrounding the events. It will be developed by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed by Hackney based […]

Appeal for missing Hackney teen.

Appeal for missing Hackney teen.

Emilio Branco-Bonfim, who is 15 years old was last seen at Birchington House, on Pembury Road Lower Clapton E5 on Sunday 13 February, 2011. He is described as black, approx 5′ ‘7″ tall and he is of slim. It is unknown what he was last wearing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Hackney […]

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and  Robert King, have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in  Angola, the Louisiana State  Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today  after thirty eight years.  How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion […]