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The Dressing Room tosses the traditional salad to the side, stabs Caesar in the back, checks out of the Waldorf and pops up in East London. A tasty rebuttal to the idea that salads are solely for the health conscious, The Dressing Room serves filling and delicious dishes full of inventive textures, with an emphasis on the dressing. The clue is in the name. Everything comes with DIY dressings for the diner to complete the dish themselves. The menu has been crafted by Tom Sarafian, who is by day a resident chef of Moro, Exmouth Market. With previous stints at the Michelin starred restaurants St John and Petersham Nurseries, Tom is committed to fresh and contemporary dishes that give a playful ... »

Space for nursery in Hackney – with outside area

Hello guys! I’m searching for place to open a holistic nursery in Hackney. It is extremely difficult to find anything that has an outside area/garden. Please let me know if you know of any good space – up to 1000ft2, on a ground floor. Thank you! »

Can anyone recommend an electrician?

I’ve got two new light fittings I’d like installed, but don’t know where to go to find a decent sparky. I live in Homerton so someone local would be good. Thanks »

FREE Real Reusable Nappies Workshop

Nappuccino – Friday, May 23, 2014 – 10:30am to noon – Dalston C.L.R. James Library Around 6% of waste in Hackney comes from disposable nappies; this is equivalent to the weight of nearly 456 double decker buses each year! Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction in the borough. Nappuccinos are a one stop shop for everything you need for real nappies in Hackney. In a relaxed atmosphere, you can get all the information you need, all your questions answered and the opportunity to obtain your £54.15 voucher. Just what you need if you haven’t got your head around which type of nappy will suit you best! Vouchers are only available to Hackney resident... »

Double room in Clapton for rent for two months

Some of our housemates are fleeing the country for the summer so we have a furnished double room available to rent for approximately two months in our lovely, recently redecorated flat. We have two bathrooms, a fully mod con fitted kitchen, lovely living room and a beautiful garden. We are also close to Clapton station for commuting. The cost is £700 a month all bills included, with a month’s deposit down. Females only please. Smoking in the flat isnt allowed either I’m afraid. »

Buckingham Palace ride out and Strongrooms party

This Saturday – meet at Carnaby Street and drive round London to Shoreditch More at https://www.facebook.com/events/1440735926172181/ »

Scooter mechanics/repairs

Hi My Vespa GTV125 needs a bit of looking at as the coolant has been leaking pretty badly recently. I usually use Scooterden for repairs/servicing, however they seem exceptionally busy lately and I’ve heard they’re possibly at the pricier end of the scale, though I’ve never had a problem with any of the work done there. Does anyone have any recommendations when it comes to mechanics/scooter repairs? Cheers! »

The popular Roskell Piano Trio returns to Sutton House

The Roskell Piano Trio at Sutton House plays trios by Haydn and Schubert, and works by Bartók and Armenian composers. FREE tour of Sutton House at 6pm Tickets £10, concessions (proof required) £8, children and under-26 free, disabled and their carers free; Sutton House, 2 Homerton High Street, London E9 6JQ. Booking: 07505 609757, http://shms.org.uk »

The Clapton Pot – 31st May

Hello Hackney, and happy friday! The Clapton Pot is back again: come and meet some locals over dinner (on us, ie FREE!) and wine (BYO). Next dinner is Saturday 31st May (bank holiday) Sign up here https://theclaptonpot.eventbrite.co.uk and find out more over here http://theclaptonpot.com/. See you soon! Violaine & Anna »

Adult Swimming Lessons

Hi Guys, I’m looking at buying like 5 or 10 hours of adult swimming lessons as a gift. Preferably at London Fields Lido or Clissold. Does anyone know if they offer adult swimming lessons or someone that can offer one-to-one swimming lessons at either of those locations? Thanks! »

Desk space wanted

Hi there, I’m writer looking for desk space in the Mare Street or Clapton Road area for weekday evenings and the odd Sat or Sun only. Short term let considered. My budget is £100/pcm max – inclusive of wifi, bills etc. Can sign up now. If you know of anything that might be suitable, I’ll be very pleased to hear from you. Many thanks! »

Where to Stay in Hackney

Hackney. The name conjures up images of gritty, urban bars, retro antiques markets and artisan, organic, home-brewed coffee in eco-friendly, up cycled, recycled cups. This borough might be known by the uninformed as just a hipster mecca, but HouseTrip.com’s insider resident, journalist and blogger Donald Strachan knows better. He’s written his own, personalised journey through Hackney for the home stay travel specialists, taking in its family-friendly parks and cycle paths and its impressive collection of independent shops, restaurants and museums and reminding readers just how much there is to love about this buzzing London Borough. HouseTrip is committed to inspiring visitors t... »

Running – need to find a hill

I’ve recently started running and finding routes (and groups) has been easy but I need to start including hills in my training. Can anyone recommend any hills to practice on around Hackney – Clapton to Vic Park/Broadway area ideally. I’ve only thought of Springfield Park so far and it’s not that near to me. »

Plumber/shower expert

Hi, I need some help with our new shower! We recently had a refurb in our bathroom, but our new shower is experiencing very weak pressure and swinging wildly between scalding hot and ice cold water. Which all in all is not pleasant, and is a very disappointing after spending a great deal of money. (If you’re wondering why we don’t contact the guy who built it, he has moved onto other jobs in London and doesn’t want to come by) Can anyone help, or recommend someone who knows plumbing or shower systems in-depth, and could take a quick look at the problem for us? I am based in Clapton. Please leave details or DM me. Thank you! »

We Own the Night 10k 10/05/14

I am running the We Own the Night 10k in my NIA Project t-shirt, not the corporate stuff sadly attached to this race. I’ll be thinking of Margaret Muller as I run. She was brutally murdered whilst running round Victoria Park, where tomorrow’s event takes place, in 2003. She was a Hackney-based artist originally from the USA. I will donate my ‘goodie’ bag (see pics on @gillygill) consisting of a N*ke running t-shirt, bag and, apparently ‘exclusive’, Alex Monroe designed finisher’s necklace to the highest donator to the charity I’m doing MANY runs for, The NIA Project in East London, a local charity. They help women and children who have experien... »

Part-time book-keeper needed

Hi People, Anyone out there looking for a part-time job either working from home or in our office flexi-time. If you have experience and are interested give me a call Thanks Niall »

Desks in Round Chapel Studios Coworking space

Hi, we have two desks to rent in our new coworking space in Round Chapel Studio on Lower Clapton Road. We are currently two photographers and a feature movie script writer. Some of us also make the magazine I Love Chatsworth Road. Desk will suit computer based people. Great room in great building with perfect Clapton location. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=649410555145418&set=pcb.649416975144776&type=1&theater Kitchen Small garden Ramp access Use of large halls for discounted rate with lift access 24/7 accesss Alarm system Rent is £180 per month including all bills, rates and wifi. Please email [email protected] if you are interested. Thanks! »

Songs for our sisters: a fundraising concert to help girls refusing female genital mutilation in Tanzania

An entertaining evening of song, music and dance from around the world to raise money for a safe house on behalf of the Tanzanian Development Trust. A wide range of world musicians will be filling the Russet with sound as we come together to protect girls from the horror of FGM. Speciality Tanzanian food available from 6pm. Food reservations recommended. Music from 8pm, DJ until 11.30. Ticket via £5 donation at http://bit.do/TanzFGM or £6 cash on the door. Further information and full line up at: http://songsforoursisters.blogspot.co.uk/ Or from Janet: [email protected] The Russet Hackney Downs Studios Amhurst Terrace London E8 2BT http://www.therusset.co.uk/ 020 3095 9731 »

Looking for a flat

Need to stay in Hackney but have to move. Currently have one bedroom flat and would like the same or better. Anyone have any leads? »

Re-mapping Hackney Project

Re-mapping Hackney is an upcoming art project which is entirely produced by the people of Hackney. We are looking for people to contribute their concerns, thoughts or memories about Hackney… If you have any experiences you would like to contribute about living in Hackney please share them with us here (it is entirely anonymous so be as silly or serious as you like) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uPWWe_TiYbOZKBHMUQmKNeWzGT6Xyn7FHqunHf4aksU/viewform If you are interested in finding out more about the project or contributing more directly with us please get in touch at: hackingthemap@gmail.com- we’d love to hear from you! »

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