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Shaun Attwood & Farah Damji Back In Stoke Newington

Shaun Attwood & Farah Damji Back In Stoke Newington

If like me, you missed this bad boy and bad bad girl turned good, at the much acclaimed Stoke Newington Literary Festival in June, here is another chance to see both authors read from their latest offerings, at Stoke Newington Library Gallery. Farah reads from her raw and no holes barred autobiography, Try Me. Her  […]

Hackney to continue free swimming programme

Hackney to continue free swimming programme

Despite the new coalition Government plans to withdraw funding to Councils, for the Swim4Life free swimming programme (16 and under and over 60s), Hackney Council has decided to continue providing free swimming to older and young people in the borough. Mayor Pipe said: “Residents aged 60 and over, plus under 18s, can swim for free […]

HMP Pentonville: Life Behind Bars

We hear a lot about crime in Hackney and those accused and convicted of it, on the streets and in court. We hear less about what happens to these people out of sight in prison. I’ve just spent four years working as a teacher at HMP Pentonville, the large holding jail on Caledonian Road. The […]

Win FREE Tickets To Lollibop Children’s Festival At Clissold Park

Win FREE Tickets To Lollibop Children’s Festival At Clissold Park

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED THIS AFTERNOON. Hackney Hive are happy to be giving away tickets yet again in our big summer give-away.  This time for  LOLLIBOP – The Big Bash For Little People. Courtesy of the nice Lollibop people and Continental Drifts Event Organizers, we have two family tickets (two adults […]

The Spy who lived in Stoke Newington

The Spy who lived in Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington can lay claim to fame to many known names in history, including authors, musicians, writers, great thinkers and activists. Now it can add Russian spy, to it’s list of illustrious residents. Anna Chapman,  nee Kushchenko, the flame haired 28 year old suspected alleged spy, arrested in New York over the weekend , lived […]

16 Year Old Hackney Photographer Detained Under Anti – Terrorism Act

16 Year Old Hackney Photographer Detained Under Anti – Terrorism Act

A 6th form student from Stoke Newington School, was stopped from taking pictures at an Armed Forces Day parade in Romford, on Saturday. Jules Mattsson who describes himself on his twitter page, as a photojournalist, libertarian socialist and Avid Reader, went into detail on his blog, saying: “I was told by the police I was […]