A conversation with Hoxton based composer Stuart Wood

A conversation with Hoxton based composer Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood is a Hackney-based composer who not only scored the notorious ‘Go Compare’ television adverts but also devised and wrote the original Music Hall piece ‘Frank’s Closet’, which drew crowds to Hoxton Hall last year. In his studio, in Hoxton Works, he talked of his career and how he finds Hackney as a creative […]








Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

What began as a rumour following the savage Government Spending Review of October 20th 2010 has now gained more credence. Last week, an anonymous Council source spoke out about a proposed merger between Hackney and Haringey Council to take in certain core Benefit services. These could range from Council Tax Benefits to Employment Support Allowance […]








Which will win it for Hackney? The ‘Academies Act’ or the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme?

Which will win it for Hackney? The ‘Academies Act’ or the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme?

Little over a month ago, the ‘Hackney Free & Parochial Church of England Secondary School’ opened it’s recently renovated doors to the new term’s intake of pupils. Can it prove the Conservatives folly in ending the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme? Or may it simply reaffirm the belief that the pursuit of Academies, built […]