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Please help me celebrate my book launch! In Ark: A Promise of Survival #InArk #clifi

Please help me celebrate my book launch! In Ark: A Promise of Survival #InArk #clifi

Dear adored Hackney people, I’m thrilled to tell you that my book ‘In Ark: A Promise of Survival’ is soon launching on Saturday, November 8th! It is a dystopian cli-fi (climate change fiction) tale about a woman who gets abducted by an eco-survivalist cult in the year 2044. It is getting positive reviews from early readers. I’ve got a few limited spaces for you to attend th... read more »

Hackney with a Twist: an amazing books/food/wine event happening this month!

From October 23rd to 30th, Borough Wines restaurant L’Entrepôt, in Hackney Downs, beckons you to enjoy the end of autumn with its fading light and fallen leaves by hunkering down with fine food and wine inside its new arts space. Hackney With A Twist is a carefully devised programme that celebrates the pleasures of great books, film, wine and food, and cultural offerings from artists who live and ... read more »

Frames for large photographs/prints

Dear all, can anyone here recommend a good local framer for largish photographs and screenprints? Thanks, Caroline read more »

Swallows and Amazons with Q&A plus more family screenings this Summer at Hackney Picturehouse

Swallows and Amazons with Q&A plus more family screenings this Summer at Hackney Picturehouse

Hackney Picturehouse are delighted to welcome Sophie Neville to our screening of the brand new 40th anniversary restoration of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS this Thursday morning. Sophie Neville, who played Titty Walker in the film, will doing a Q&A after the film as well as signing copies of her book The Making of Swallows and Amazons. The screening is part of STORIES ON SCREEN – a season celebr... read more »

Locals to interview for Hackney Stories podcast

Hi all – I’m starting a podcast called Hackney Stories where I run about the borough and interview interesting people that live or work here. Each episode will have two interviews that contrast in some way. I’m heading over to Hackney Pirates (http://www.hackneypirates.org/) next week to interview the founder and some of the young people they work with and as a nice contrast I th... read more »

SWAN FICTION COMPETITION

SWAN FICTION COMPETITION

Calling all creative types, get your quills at the ready and your brains whirring. We are running a short story writing competition. A very very short story. We’d like you to write 10 word piece of flash fiction including the word SWAN. The winner will get a 4 PINT JUG OF PIMM’S. Tweet it or post it on the event (https://www.facebook.com/events/908003302559582/) using the hashtag #thec... read more »

Alternative Photography Talk, Doomed Gallery

Alternative Photography Talk, Doomed Gallery

On Tuesday 5th August at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective (http://lapc.4ormat.com/) will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston. http://lapc.4ormat.com/next-meeting DOORS: 6.30PM TALKS: 7.00PM TALKS BY: ROSIE EMERSON Recent show at Hang Up Pictures, Stoke Newington. Rosie Emerson was born in Dorset in 1981. Since graduating in Fine Art from Kingston University In 2004. Rosie’s figur... read more »

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Workshops / classes required for downstairs at the yellow warbler

Yellow warbler is a speciality coffee shop at 9 Northwold Rd, Stoke Newington, N16. Upstairs in the coffee shop we serve Climpson and Sons coffee with Venezuelan street food. We have a downstairs area which we are currently converting into an event space, we are looking to hold interesting classes and workshops so if you are interested in using this space please contact us at [email protected].. read more »

Calling all producers/cooks/artists/ideas makers!

I am currently volunteering at the Red Route Cafe on Lower Clapton Road: http://redroutecafe.org.uk/ which is a not-for-profit, social enterprise cafe set up to help young people gain skills and qualifications. Last week, I came up with the idea to help them make a bit more money which would be to have a section of the cafe set up as a shop, selling local produce. This can be from jam right throug... read more »

Talks at the Tower 2014

Talks at the Tower 2014

Hackney Historic Buildings is pleased to present a series of fantastic free events, as part of Adult learners Week 2014. The Talks will take place in Hackney’s oldest building, the beautiful medievil St Augustine’s Tower. Please see http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7f7a50ce29289062a4336f8fd&id=2cbb17ed05 for details of each evening. Sunday 15th June 2014 – Laurie Elks: Pic... read more »

read chat drink

Lesbian book group meets monthly for two hours needs new members. Mostly fiction: Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche:Americanah; Maggie O Farrell:The Distance Between Us; A L Kennedy: The Blue Book; Ali Smith:Accidental; Barbara Kingsolver:Lacunae. Also go to readings sometimes. [email protected]@phonecoop.coop. read more »

Amazing children’s book by local author – deadline May 3

Amazing children’s book by local author – deadline May 3

Hi. I’m a local father who has written a children’s book with an incredible secret: every illustration animates and comes to life on your smartphone or tablet. Children absolutely love the rhyming story, and they can’t get enough of the animations. Right now, we’re raising funds to print it on Kickstarter, and there are just three days to go. Find out more, and make your pl... read more »

P-oint Magazine Issue 4 Exhibition

P-oint Magazine Issue 4 Exhibition

We are launching the 4th issue of P-oint magazine with an exhibition showcasing all the great work from this issue and previous instalments. It will be a great opportunity to meet and network with other creative people. You can also submit work for our next issue and exhibition. Let us know you’re coming: http://www.p-oint.com/events/ read more »

I’ve Lived in East London for 86 ½ Years: Talk by Martin Usborn

I’ve Lived in East London for 86 ½ Years: Talk by Martin Usborn

Matin Usborn of Hoxton Mini Press talks about his photographic project about Joseph Markovitch. Joseph Markovitch has left London only once to go to the seaside with his mother. He loves Nicolas Cage, has five sugars in his tea, would have married a 6’2” Hispanic woman but in the end had bad chest catarrh and never had a girlfriend. read more »

VIVA VOCE

VIVA VOCE

The Unpublishables present an evening celebrating rich diversity and uncensored rhetoric with an epic line up of spoken word genius’, storytelling greats and original live music from the beating heart of London. The night brings award winning artists from the likes of Joelle Taylor, Joshua Idehen, Leone Ross, Sarah Perry and Catherine Brogan; Poetic gems including Dan Bosi, Sara Hirsch, Nat ... read more »

Letterpress workshop for begginers / regular users

Letterpress workshop for begginers / regular users

One day Letterpress workshops on Wednesdays or Saturdays. WED/ 16:00 – 20:00 SAT/ 10:00 – 14:00 Workshops for people to experience the joy of letterpress, which we find not only a labour of love but a good time to be at one with one self, away from tablets and smart phones. We like to think about our studio as a space to think, a space for poetry and words. We have two Adanas 8×5 ... read more »

Little free library

Little free library

Spotted this on the corner of Elderfield Rd and Powerscroft Road, more at http://littlefreelibrary.org read more »

Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press is a great new venture to create books celebrating East London from photographer Martin Usborne and partner Ann Waldvogel. They are currently fundraising on Kickstarter. I caught up with them to find out more a bit more about the project. What is the Hoxton Mini Press? I love living in Hackney and love both photography and books. I wanted to bring all of this together and so I se... read more »

Thursday 4 October (National Poetry Day). 7.30. THE BUS DRIVER’S PRAYER: BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER

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Eggs Milk Butter: A new comic and coffee shop

Eggs Milk Butter A new comic book st read more »

Goldsmith Row Book market

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival (and ale naming competition!) 2012

Hi All (if this is in the wrong place, please move! Though it was more general than just something S read more »

London Fields Radio an Interview with Kate Hutchinson and Eleni Thoma

Can you introduce yourselves? Kate: Hello! We are London Fields Radio, Hackney’s very own micro radio revolution, broadcasting from the corner of the Wilton Way Cafe in E8. I am Kate Hutchinson, station manager at LFR (and Clubbing editor at Time Out) and she is Eleni Thoma, café manager, chief barista and gallery programmer at the Wilton Way Cafe. What is the idea behind London Fields Radio... read more »

How to be an editor, or write children’s books

I thought you might be interested in a couple of workshops at the FARM:shop on Dalston Lane, as part read more »

Acquired For Development By… A Hackney Anthology: Interview with Kit Caless

Tell me a bit about you. Long time Hackney resident, first time book editor. I write short stories and the like. I host a spoken word/poetry show on NTS and edit a small satire magazine, Stalking Elk. I was runner up on the awful daytime Channel 5 quiz show, Brainteaser in 2005. What is Acquired For Development By… A Hackney Anthology? It’s a collection of short stories, poetry and journalism writ... read more »

Basement sale at Pages of Hackney

Jan 2nd – Feb 1st 70 Lower Clapton Road read more »

New spoken wod and music night at Hackney Attic

I'm hosting a new spoken word and music night called The Bus Driver's Prayer.The first night is on T read more »

Hackney Hear prototype trial

On Sunday afternoon I set off to trial the first Hackney Hear, a prototype of the gps triggered sound app. I was pretty excited about it, the people behind it are also those behind the fantastic Hackney podcast who have wons awards for being just ace. The email from Matt Hill (Project manager) said dress for all weathers, which seemed slightly ridiculous considering how nice the last few days had ... read more »

Box Box London Literature talks Sat 25th July

This from the book box website (Chatsworth Roa read more »

Library near Dalston?

I've been told that there's one in Stoke Newington, but is there any in Dalston area? read more »

Words Words Words: New local live music (and comedy) gig this Thurs 09 June

Hello Hackney folk, just wanted to let you know about this new night at Off Broadway (broadway Marke read more »

Stoke Newington Literature Festival 2011

This from http://stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com-o0o-2011 Programme comin read more »

Literary Death Match – May 11th

Anyone interested in going to this?http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/may read more »

Competition to win ‘Estate’ a new book by Fugitive Images (Ends midnight 29th April)

Competition to win ‘Estate’ a new book by Fugitive Images published by Myrdle Court read more »

The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

This is the story of Harrison Shepherd. His parents are separated, and he grows up in the 1930s, liv read more »

Hackney Hear – a story telling smartphone app which triggers sound by GPS

Hackney Hear is a fantastic aural history project from Ha read more »

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom – is it worth all the hype?

Let me get the ball rolling (although, please: the real-life book club hasn't met to discuss Freedom read more »

London word festival

Lots going on in the Hackney area during The London word festival, check it out here: http://www.lo read more »

Books on Hackney’s Buildings & Architecture.

Anyone interested in books on Hackney's buildings and architecture should check out 'Hackney - Moder read more »

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