Culture

Live music and art from Core Arts

Live music and art from Core Arts

A Hackney arts centre  ran exclusively by practicing artists and musicians, for artists and musicians who have, or have had, severe and enduring mental health issues, will be showcasing their work  this Friday, 9 November in Homerton. Featured will be works of St Martins graduate and emerging Sophie O’Neill, whose work borders figurative portrait painting, […]

T Rex’s Marc Bolan and Stamford Hill featured in new exhibition

T Rex’s Marc Bolan and Stamford Hill featured in new exhibition

  Long before the big hair and glam-rock make-up, T-Rex’s front man Marc Bolan was a fresh faced 15 year old Mark Feld of Stamford Hill, who hung out with his friends at the local amusement arcade. Stamford Hill Mods – The Genesis of Marc Bolan will tell the story of early modernist culture, fashion […]

Book Launch; Gifts from the Garden by Debora Robertson

Book Launch; Gifts from the Garden by Debora Robertson

  Martha Stewart move over, it’s publication day for Stoke Newington resident, writer Debora Robertson’s book  Gifts from the Garden and a talk and demonstration by Debora will be held at Stoke Newington Book Shop this evening (Thursday 20 September). Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, ‘Gifts from the Garden’ contains more […]

Third Annual Festival of Yoruba Arts and Culture @ Clissold Park Saturday 28 July

Third Annual Festival of Yoruba Arts and Culture @ Clissold Park Saturday 28 July

This rich cultural festival is back for a third year. With Nigerians making up a large group of West Africans, who call Hackney home, it’s only fitting a festival celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people should take place in in the borough. Yoruba’s hail from the Western part of Nigeria…their native language […]

Hackney Wick’s offbeat White Building has all the hallmarks of a sensitive Olympic legacy, but the possible scrapping of the Lea River Park walkway suggests that petty politics not community is the driving force

Stoke Newington Literary Festival back for a 3rd year 1 – 3 June

Stoke Newington Literary Festival back for a 3rd year  1 – 3 June

  Has it been 3 years already? Hard to believe it was the year I started this site and first announced, what is fast becoming a must go to event on the literary calendar. Festival organizers  say this year, The Stoke Newington Literary Festival will be a refreshing alternative to the union jack teapots and […]

Behold and Believe; bold, moving and inspirational exhibition at Hackney’s The Vyner Studio

Behold and Believe; bold, moving and inspirational exhibition at Hackney’s The Vyner Studio

Urban, gritty and daring, Behold and Believe perfectly reflects the contemporary metropolitan landscape that it both depicts and takes place in the midst of. On display at minimalistic east London gallery The Vyner Studio between Saturday February 25th and Thursday March 1st, the exhibition, showcasing a mixed media fusion of photography, video art and installation […]

This actress, writer and ex-slam poet has the charisma to go from a comedy turn on TV to the lead in a compelling drama documentary

An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

Dazed and Confused photographer Amy Gwatkin, has spent two years taking pictures of naked men with bags over their heads. She says: “I felt that after two years I’d become disgusted and exhausted with nudity, sex, sexuality, exhibitionism and all that.” She has now delved further into her past to consider the embryonic beginnings of […]