Young Hackney

Half term fun in Hackney

Half term fun in Hackney

Young Hackney is hosting a huge range of free activities over the half term break, open to all 8 -19 year-olds. The Young Hackney centres will be the focus of most of the events; Concorde, in Homerton; Forest Road, in Dalston; Hoxton Hall, in Shoreditch; The Edge, in Woodberry Down and Young Hackney Stoke Newington. […]

Meet unconventional Actor, Writer and Director Patrice Etienne on his new play Venus / Mars

Meet unconventional Actor, Writer and Director Patrice Etienne on his new play Venus / Mars

Actor, writer and director Patrice Etienne is a Hackneynite through and through. This multi-hyphenated East London boy grew up in the borough and has continued to support the community through his work with youths in the area. Patrice’s latest play, Venus / Mars about love and intimacy in 21st century London is about to open at […]

Hackney’s young Parliamentarian – Rhasan Brunner

Hackney’s young Parliamentarian – Rhasan Brunner

He is young, articulate and dedicated to social inclusion.  His aspiration is to get all young people, all over the UK involved in helping their local communities – as he believes this will prevent many from falling into crime.  He held office as the Vice Chair of Hackney Youth Parliament (HYP) in 2008, finally taking […]

Hackney students take to the catwalk

Hackney students take to the catwalk

Pupils from schools in the borough including Stoke Newington High School, Horizon School and Hackney Free and Parochial Secondary School strutted their stuff at the newly refurbished Stoke Newington Town Hall on Thursday evening (2nd December). Showing designs they had made entirely out of recycled material, thanks to the Hackney Re-Made project organised by the […]

A Hackney Quest Mission In Cape Town

A Hackney Quest Mission In Cape Town

Nine young people from Hackney Quest, a Hackney based childrens charity, recently returned from Cape Town, South Africa, where they spent nine days engaging in inter-cultural activities and a life inspiring and learning mission. For 9 months they worked tirelesly to raise the over £12,000 they needed for the trip and project, by running various […]

Hackney Youth Conference: Empowering Young People

Young people who live, work or go to school in Hackney are invited to the borough’s first ever Youth Conference, offering thought-provoking debates, screenings and interactive workshops, on Saturday 11 September, 11am to 4.30pm, at Hackney Town Hall. Members of the Hackney Youth Parliament (HYP) and the four Area Youth forums (Homerton, North East, Shoreditch […]

Hackney Community College Students Make Their Mark, During Internship

Hackney Community College Students Make Their Mark, During Internship

“Consistency, Consistency, Consistency!” That was the message given by John Connolly in the Proposition team’s opening speech at the inaugural Legal & Compliance Summer Internship Program Student Debate ‘Increasing voter participation in UK General Elections’ held on Wednesday, 21st July 2010. The event, which was the culmination of a four week internship programme at UBS, […]

Hackney Young Women’s Group – Get Pampered, Fit & Have Fun

Hackney Young Women’s Group – Get Pampered, Fit & Have Fun

Hackney council are giving young women in the borough, a chance to get pampered, get fit and have fun on Friday 18th June. Workshops in dance, general health advice, drugs and alcohol awareness, and healthy eating will be complimented by free beauty and pampering sessions, plus yoga, Wii Fit, Aeroball and retro school sports day […]