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Planning in Hackney Gone Wild: Two harassed residents speak out

Planning in Hackney Gone Wild: Two harassed residents speak out

Back in January I was approached by a Hackney resident who was very concerned about the formation of  a neighborhood Forum in North Hackney, which would have included his neck of the wood.  He wrote a piece for  Hackney Hive which I had every attention of publishing, but didn’t, as I needed more evidence.  To […]

Sappho …. In Nine Fragments – An interview and preview with Jessica Ruano

Sappho …. In Nine Fragments – An interview and preview with Jessica Ruano

Second Skin Theatre opens 2013 with Sappho…in 9 fragments, a politically-charged and inspirational work about Ancient Greece’s first love poet, intertwined with a fearlessly romantic modern-day affair. The Second Skin theatre is the resident theatre company at Stoke Newington’s White Rabbit Cocktail Club and have set out to create “bold re-interpretations of the classics and […]

North Pole Adventurer, Hackney’s Dwayne Fields raises funds for childrens hospice

North Pole Adventurer, Hackney’s Dwayne Fields raises funds for childrens hospice

  Stoke Newington resident Dwayne Fields recently handed a cheque for £1,000 to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, the result of a fundraising drive by him.  The hospice  serves an estimated 900 life threatened and life-limited children or young people, and their families, living within the communities of North London, specifically the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, […]

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 […]

See the Olympic torch parade in Hackney and enjoy street markets and fetes

See the Olympic torch parade in Hackney and enjoy street markets and fetes

Just a week before the games begin, folks in Hackney get their chance to witness the torch come through their borough –  one of the Olympic boroughs. Although the planned event in Clissold Park have been cancelled due to the site being waterlogged, you can still enjoy several others in and around Hackney. Please click […]

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 […]

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

Stoke Newington kidnap and torture case: Two men convicted

  Two men who kidnapped and tortured two brothers in Stoke Newington five years ago, were convicted yesterday (Tuesday 6 March) at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Ex-para trooper, Anthony Malone, 40,  who served in Ulster, was found guilty of two counts of kidnap, two counts of false imprisonment and two counts of actual bodily harm against […]