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Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and  Robert King, have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in  Angola, the Louisiana State  Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today  after thirty eight years.  How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion […]

Two robbers targeting cyclists in De Beauvoir Jailed

Two Hackney men have been jailed for two years for mugging cyclists in De Beauvoir, a neighbourhood in Hackney that’s on the boarder of Islington. The pair Jamie Johnson and Aaron Onabanjo both 20 and of Kingland Road, Dalston, were arrested last September after police began investigating a rash of robberies in the area. Johnson […]

Arcola Theatre: Out with a Blast!

Arcola Theatre: Out with a Blast!

The Arcola Theatre have recently staged their final productions at their old home on Arcola Street. Based there for the past decade, the owner of the site has decided it’s time for some more luxury apartments in the area and consequently the theatre have found a new home on Ashwin Street, closer to Dalston Junction […]

An African Caribbean Christmas dinner at Open The Gate Dalston

An African Caribbean Christmas dinner at Open The Gate Dalston

Open The Gate Black Culture Cafe, are taking bookings for their African Caribbean Christmas dinners. Located in Dalston, the centre is a unique gathering place that celebrates and explores all things African in music, film, arts, culture, food and so much more including a vibrant monthly indoor African Market. The restaurant is open from 12noon […]

Library to keep the CLR James name

Library to keep the CLR James name

Hackney Council just released this statement regarding the naming of the new library in Dalston: Up until now Hackney Council has been focusing on the design of the brand new £4.4 million library and archives in Dalston. As part of this process the building was given a new name – Dalston Library and Archives. Cllr […]

An Italian wine tasting event for Hackney carers

An Italian wine tasting event for Hackney carers

A fund raising wine tasting event, is to be held by City and Hackney Carers in Dalston. Hosted by a sommelier who will present various wines to taste, along with cheeses to compliment, food matching suggestions and olive oil tasting. It also hopes to raise awareness of the sacrifice and work carers do. The wines are […]