Festival Guide

Film Festival Australia @ Hackney Picturehouse Review

Film Festival Australia @ Hackney Picturehouse Review

Australia took over The Hackney Picture House for three days last week. Formally known as London Australian Film Festival and held annually at the Barbican, this smorgasbord board of Australian celluloid now in a new incarnation, has partnered with Picture House. Melissa Palleschi popped over to see what all the fuss was about. Hackney Picturehouse […]

Shoreditch Festival 2012 Hackney 14 to 22 July 2012

Shoreditch Festival 2012  Hackney 14 to 22 July 2012

From 14 to 22 July 2012, Shoreditch Trust presents its eleventh Shoreditch Festival – a free programme of performance, entertainment and exploration along the Regent’s Canal and across Shoreditch. Shoreditch Festival, one of Hackney’s largest free festivals, showcases the best of East London with live music, dance, theatre, arts exhibitions, food markets and plenty more […]

The Apple Cart Festival Review

The Apple Cart Festival Review

  This was the second time that weekend I ventured to Victoria Park having enjoyed Field Day the previous day. We were treated to blazing sun and good music. This however was quite the sharp turn. The weather was truly appalling which of course the festival organizers could not control, but was  a  sorry start […]

Win a pair of Apple Cart Festival tickets

Win a pair of Apple Cart Festival tickets

COMPETITION IS CLOSED AND WINNER WAS ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER Hackney Hive is happy to offer a pair of tickets to this years Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park. In the past lucky winners have seen Tim Minchin, St Etienne and Soul II Soul to name a few The Apple Cart – London’s unique day festival […]

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 […]

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

Jay-Z confirmed to headline BBC 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012

It’s true! Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will be headlining Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend 2012 on Saturday 23rd June. Announced this morning on the Chris Moyles Show, he is set to perform alongside a stellar line-up of acts already announced including Tine Tempah, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Florence + the Machine, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, DJ Fresh, […]