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Channel 4 Top Boy open auditions in Hoxton cancelled

Channel 4 Top Boy open auditions in Hoxton cancelled

UPDATE 13/11/2012 The film production company that’s producing Top Boy released a statement this afternoon: “The producers of Top Boy, Cowboy Films held an open audition specifically for 13 – 16 year olds. The auditions were attended by more people than had been anticipated and was closed early for safety reasons. The situation was extremely […]

Digs – Hackney Renters group launch

Digs –  Hackney Renters group launch

A new support and advocacy group formed to tackle the woes of renting in the borough, is launching it’s self on Thursday 25 October at the CLR James Library in Dalston. DIGS, a branch of Hackney Unites, aims to support, provide advice to renters and campaign for a better deal for renters in Hackney. With […]

Arcola Theatre Review: Everything Begins By Loving Someone

Arcola Theatre Review: Everything Begins By Loving Someone

Anyone who got the chance to see “Everything Begins By Loving Someone” directed by Secil Honeywill  at the Arcola Theatre tent, could not have left without wanting to get on a plane straight to Istanbul. This bilingual Turkish and English stage adaptation of six of  Sait Faik Abasıyanık’s short stories transports you into the everyday […]

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Date for public consultation on new Fashion Hub in Chatham Works announced

Two of the principles involved in developing the new fashion hub in Hackney,  Manhattan Loft Corporation and Chatham Works Limited, have launched a consultation on their vision for Chatham Works and the immediate area. The initial phase will be held on Thursday, 25 October, at St Luke’s Church in Homerton, where residents will be able […]

Hackney units to stop the privitisation of NHS

Hackney units to stop the privitisation of NHS

Campaign groups and community members gathered in Abney Hall, Stoke Newington, on Tuesday 9th October, to discuss how we can keep The NHS from privatisation. The Hackney Coalition to Save the NHS is made-up of local doctors and hospital workers, national campaign group 38 Degrees, patients and politicians, all fighting the current push towards privatisation […]

New Black Film Club celebrates Black History Month

New Black Film Club celebrates Black History Month

  Throughout Black history month this October (until 25 Oct), The New Black Film Club(TNBFC) is screening a selection of productions at the The  Picture House in Hackney, Stratfford and Ritzy Picture House in Brixton. Along with the award winning documentaries, features and independent films there will be Q&A sessions and debates about a genre […]

Hackney’s Morning Lane to become East London’s answer to Carnaby Street?

Hackney’s Morning Lane to become East London’s answer to Carnaby Street?

It appears last years riots in Hackney may have been a blessing to Hackney Council, high-end fashion houses and commercial real estate investors looking for new developments in East London. OK, so I’m being a little facetious and should have mentioned gold linings under every dark cloud. The dark clouds being those that hung over […]

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