Stoke Newington

Cyclist injured in Stoke Newngton collsion

Cyclist  injured in Stoke Newngton collsion

A cyclist riding through Stoke Newington Church Street, was  knocked off his bike  on the corner of Bouverie Road on Monday, at about 4pm.  The car driver was making a right turn into Bouverie Road, without indicating as the cyclist came from the opposite direction. The driver then attempted to flee the scene but smashed […]

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 […]

Stoke Newington Aid worker in Afghanistan rescued by British and US special forces

Stoke Newington Aid worker in Afghanistan rescued by British and US special forces

  A Stoke Newington woman held hostage in Afghanistan along with 3 other aid workers, was freed after a daring night time raid on cave in remote north west Afghanistan. Helen Johnston along with her Kenyan colleague Moragwa Oirere and two Afghan civilians,  are all employees of  Medair, a Swiss based humanitarian NGO in Luassane.  […]

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 […]

Hollywood beckons White Van Man via Stoke Newington

Hollywood beckons White Van Man via Stoke Newington

When Adrian Poynton first heard mumblings that American TV were interested in the comedy series he created, he shrugged it off as just another tease that never materializes. What the Staffordshire raised (Litchfield to be exact) and Stoke Newington resident of five years, didn’t count on was for things to move as fast as they […]

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

Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

Cash boost and uplift for Kynaston Gardens

The Friends of Kynaston Gardens have been awarded £48,225 from Groundwork UK and the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Spaces programme to improve the site. The gardens, in Stoke Newington, are owned and managed by Hackney Council. Unfortunately it has suffered from anti-social behaviour and street drinking. The new design includes community food growing beds to […]

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

Who’s kidding who over Stoke Newington’s Sainsbury’s proposal

If there is one thing trendy white urban middle classes (affectionately known as WUMC’s) in London like, it’s a good fight on their own turf when they feel threatened by big corporations or local government. Inspired in part by snobbery, it’s tribalism with a hint of smugness, and self-entitlement thrown in with a pinch of […]