Archives / 2014 / March

Family wanted for new BBC2 food history series

BBC2 are looking for a fun and adventurous family to take part in a new series – spending summer 2014 immersing themselves in the food that we have eaten from the 1950s to the present day. If you would enjoy the chance to show your children just how much family life and meal times have changed then we would love to hear from you. For more info go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/... read more »

Free internet in Hackney

The council have a page with all the libraries you can use the internet for free http://www.hackney.gov.uk/libraries-wifi.htm • access is free to library members • you must be a library member • use your library card number and library password to login • printing is not available via wifi • you can use the service for as long as you like within library opening hours. Added to that there are of co... read more »

Ram Place pop-up fashion market

The Barbican is creating a Jean Paul Gaultier inspired fashion market at Ram Place For nine days in July the roofless warehouse shell in Ram Place, in the new fashion hub off Morning Lane, will be transformed into a market celebrating contemporary alternative fashion and street style, along with workshops for budding ­designers. Encompassing a market, a fashion installation and a theatrical specta... read more »

POÄNG Ikea armchair and stool

POÄNG Ikea armchair and stool

Free to a good home (or any home really) for anyone who can collect from South Hackney. The chair and stool are in great condition, and a couple of years old read more »

Charity Fashion Show

Charity Fashion Show

THE ANGELMAN SYNDROME CHARITY FASHION SHOW ON SUNDAY 13 APRIL 2014 THE PICTURE HOUSE ATTIC 270 MARE STREET LONDON E8. read more »

Shelter launches project in Hackney to help families at risk

Shelter have launched the Hackney Family Service, which aims to tackle the problem of families at risk of losing their homes, and will offer intensive support to those most at risk of homelessness, and housing advice to hundreds more. To access support call Hackney Family Service on 0344 515 1447. via http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/shelter_launches_flagship_project_for_hackney_families_at_ri... read more »

A gaming-themed cocktail bar coming to Stoke Newington

The Dalstonist has reported on a gaming cocktail bar relocating from soho to Stoke Newington. Loading Bar is opening this week in its new home at Scenario Bar, 97 Stoke Newington High Street. Their website isn’t live at the time of writing this, but their twitter bio says: “One of those lesser spotted gaming bars making game themed cocktails and hosting events with London Game Space at... read more »

Public bike sheds in Hackney

Never again will you come back to a wet bike seat, Loving Dalston has published about the new public bike sheds trial coming to Hackney http://lovingdalston.co.uk/2014/03/ride-on-hackney-streets-get-more-bike-stores/ read more »

Hackney businesses WE NEED YOU

Hi, Thanks to YeahHackney Twitter for giving me the ok to promote this. I’m very conscious of etiquette! My name is Rich founder of Generationhackney a new social enterprise supporting local young people (aged 16-18) who are disassociated and at risk of antisocial behaviour. Currently piloting, we take referrals from youth organisations and train young people to in ‘rewarding workplace... read more »

Free shelves up for grabs

Hi all, I’m doing some redecorating and I have some shelves that I no longer have room for. They are in a good condition and free to the first taker. There are two sets: birch coloured EXPEDIT shelves 79×149 cm (4 x 2 shelves) http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50103086/ and a billy bookshelf in a mahogany veneer (which they don’t make anymore) 40x28x106 cm http://www.ikea.com/... read more »

Baby & Child First Aid Course

Baby & Child First Aid Course

Please join us this April 22 for our Baby & Child First Aid Course. At the end of the course, EVERYONE will receive a certificate CARD valid for 3 years to take home. Plus a £8 worth of goodies bag from Green Pomelo Kids to take home too! For more info and booking, please click on this link: https://greenpomelobabychild1staid.eventbrite.co.uk/ Hope to see you there. X read more »

Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappuccino

Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappuccino

This Friday: 10:30am – 11:30am! Info, vouchers, pop up nappy shop, refreshments and all for FREE! read more »

why no Heart in N16?

Due to social changes that have occurred in recent years in East London we have the Clapton Hart and the Hackney Heart. Why is there no Stoke Newington Heart? Is it too far north to bask in the full glow of suburban hipsterness? Let’s leave Dalston out of this. read more »

Ginner (Gin & Dinner) in Hackney Wick

Ginner (Gin & Dinner) in Hackney Wick

Join Nik Noks Cambodian Kitchen this week for a four course feast. Each dish served will be paired with a Butler’s Gin cocktail creating a toothsome experience to you, the food and drink enthusiast. 4 courses & 4 cocktails – £26 Tickets: https://www.eatmyworld.com/listings/event/?EventId=266 Menu ~Appetizer~ Food – Grilled prawn paste on sugar cane Drink – French 75, A ... read more »

street artist commision

looking to meet with and speak to young street artist about potential commission at residental property if any interest read more »

Dalston Square and Dalston Eastern Curve Garden projects

Dalston Square and Dalston Eastern Curve Garden projects

Hi residents Do you care about Dalston? How would you like to improve it? Say your mind about Dalston here http://dalston.commonplace.is/?YH Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE London) and Commonplace have created a new way to share your ideas about your neighbourhood. We are inviting your comments about Dalston Square, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden and surrounding neighbourhood. The process of... read more »

Clapton Career Changers

Hi all, I recently moved to Lower Clapton and am currently undergoing a mid-life crisis… I mean career change! I’ve been a photographer for the last 8 years but now want to do something more rewarding and fulfilling. I wondered if there were many in the Hackney area that are considering a career change, and would fancy getting together locally. I think it would be rewarding meeting new... read more »

Purim in Stanford Hill

If any of you were around Stanford Hill last weekend, you would have seen an array of costumes as the Jewish community celebrated Purim, which looked like a whole lot of fun. From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim Purim (Hebrew: About this sound פּוּרִים (help·info) Pûrîm “lots”, from the word pur פור,[2] related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the d... read more »

“Don’t Let Their Stories End on The Streets” a project to help homeless kids get off the street

“Don’t Let Their Stories End on The Streets” a project to help homeless kids get off the street

Depaul UK, the youth homelessness charity, has enlisted a group of graffiti artists to create street art that tells young peoples’ stories, with the aim of helping them off the streets. The collaboration is part of a campaign for the charity by Publicis called “Don’t Let Their Stories End on The Streets”. You’ll find the work around Dalston and Shoreditch and on http://streetstories.org.uk/ ... read more »

Hackney Business Awards 2014

Hackney Business Awards 2014

We would like to thank the community and more importantly the judges for this humbling experience…..Thank you…. read more »

Complimentary Curry Thursday

Prince Edward Pub 97 Wick Road Hackney E9 5AB From 6.30pm read more »

Mothers Day bbq

Prince Edward Pub 97 Wick Road E9 5AB From 4pm All Welcome read more »

Ghana taste Mauritius – pop-up restaurant

For one night only, Taste Mauritius is going head to head with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen to bring you a 12 courses (6 Mauritian & 6 Ghanaian) pan-asian taste explosion! Tickets are extremely limited so if you want to come along, get your tickets soon. Details: Date: Saturday 22nd March Time: 19:30 – 22:30 Cost: £36 (bring your own drinks) Location: Lower Clapton (full address on booking)... read more »

Huge room in Georgeous Victorian Terrace, Clapton Pond

Huge room in Georgeous Victorian Terrace, Clapton Pond

Short term let Available from 1st April – 23rd June 2014 due to current tenants travelling for 3 months. This is a gorgeous Victorian converted semi detached garden flat in Hackney to share with one female two young cats in Clapton. The current tenant is currently finishing her masters so will need someone who prefers to live respectfully in the flat and not been wanting any house parties or... read more »

What is your favourite restaurant in Hackney?

What is your favourite restaurant in Hackney?

We at Hackney Post compiled a list of our top restaurants in Hackney last week – http://hackneypost.co.uk/2014/03/10/best-restaurants-in-hackney/ – but now we want to hear from the residents and visitors of the borough! Please tweet us @hackneypost, contact us via facebook or email us at [email protected] with your favourites and why. The best picks will be turned into an articl... read more »

Gardener needed in Clapton

We live in a rent shared house near to Chatsworth Rd in Clapton and have a small garden that is overgrown, with weeds, vines and unruly bushes. We are looking for a gardener who can come and clear the garden lawn and borders of weeds and trim back the tree/bushes, so that we can re-seed the currently non-existent lawn. Does anyone have a reasonably priced gardener they can recommend? Thanks all read more »

Tesco express Lower Clapton Road illuminated signs application

Tesco express Lower Clapton Road illuminated signs application

Not a big planning application, but I’m interested in this as it’s so close to me. I also clearly remember a condition being put on the planning application that it shouldn’t have an illuminated sign as it’s so close to a conservation area, hence the slightly nicer one that is there right now. I’ll do some digging around and see if that note was actually recorded at t... read more »

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

This 1910 Edwardian dresser is in Fab condition. I’m selling it for £120, collection only. Let me know if you’re interested 07886945415 read more »

Looking for someone to custom make curtains

I have a big bay window in my bedroom and am looking for someone to custom make some good quality curtains for me. The hand-me-downs I have are getting me down and I don’t have the haberdashery skills to do it myself. Can you recommend anyone? read more »

Charity Drop off for Syria

Charity Drop off for Syria

Hello, I will have a stall at Rushmore Primary school (part of the Sunday school yard market) entrance on Chatsworth road E50LH on Sunday the 23rd of March 2014 from 11 am till 3 pm this is part of the charity Hand in hand for Syria Big Aid Drop weekend where people can come and donate much needed goods especially for women, children and the elderly such as Nappies and baby wipes Women’s sanitary/... read more »

Looking for friendly dogs to be walked (for free) in London Fields

Hi, My soon-to-be-8 step-daughter is a dog lover and she is looking to help dog owners with walks before and after-school and at the weekends. Of course one of us adults would be doing it with her. Do you know anyone around London Fields that we could help? Thanks a lot, Sonini read more »

Looking for David the former pubowner of the Rose and Crown

I am a former Hackney residence since about 20 years ago. I am Icelandic but came to Hackney to start a shroe business and had an office and a show room on 3 Mare Street. I am trying to locate a friend that owned the bar next door (old Rose and Crown) and his name was David but sadly I cant remember his surname. His girlfriend was from Romania. He used to be a police officer and his dad worked as ... read more »

Prince Edward pub under threat

This came via twitter @fuckyeahhackney PLEASE help SAVE the Prince Edward pub. Come Sunday 5 PM – Let's RALLY! 97 Wick Road, E9. RT? — Lisa Devaney (@lisadevaney) March 14, 2014 More about the pub here: http://pubshistory.com/LondonPubs/Hackney/PrinceEdward.shtml read more »

New Bulk Brew Bar in Shoreditch: Clipper Coffee Merchants

New Bulk Brew Bar in Shoreditch: Clipper Coffee Merchants

For Hackney coffee lover,s Clipper Coffee Merchants is Shoreditch’s (and London’s) first bulk brew bar, opening in March on Leonard Street. They will be sourcing coffee from all over the world and showcasing ever changing single origins, roasted at Ozone just up the road. Coffee specialists will be on hard to talk to customers about the “farm to cup” coffee and it’s origins... read more »

Hackney’s Youth Sports Fund

Hackney Council is on the look out for local sporting talent to apply for the latest round of Hackney’s Youth Sports Fund. Hackney Council’s Youth Sports Fund provides assistance to talented young athletes who are committed to becoming the best they can be in their chosen sport. Support of up to £500 is available on an annual basis through an application process. Furthermore the fund support... read more »

Mabley Green to be London’s First Edible Park

From Mabley Green users’ group: “Hackney Today, which goes out to over 100,000 households, carries the story of the council’s investment in parks including the Edible Park on Mabley Green (see P.7) – we are official now!” read more »

Hackney joins other borough to fight the Mayors ‘affordable’ rent

Eight borough councils including Hackney are challenging the Mayor of London’s Revised Early Minor Alterations (REMA) to the London Plan. “For many years, boroughs have been able to ensure new affordable housing is provided at rents local people can afford. Typically, in inner London that is 30-40 per cent of market levels. However, Boris Johnson is seeking to impose ‘affordable&... read more »

Documentary on Experimental Music in Shoreditch School

In 1969 at a school in Shoreditch, England, children young and old learned to experiment with avant-garde music composition using tape recorders, loops, electronics, and other techniques. The BBC documented the program with this short documentary, “Music In School: A New Sound.” via http://boingboing.net/2014/03/13/experimental-music-in-uk-eleme.html read more »

The Pony Tea party, cocktails and cake at The Hoxton Pony

The Pony Tea party, cocktails and cake at The Hoxton Pony

Some friends and I had the chance to partake in a tea party with a twist at the Hoxton Pony. As expected there is cake, but instead of tea, there is a choice of a cocktail to share served in tea cups from the Pony’s unique infusion jars, which keep the drink cold, whilst keeping the ice separate, so you don’t end up with a watery cocktail-like drink by the end. The choice of drinks is ... read more »

New gallery and events space at L’Entrepot

According to the Dalstonist, L’Entrepôt is opening a new gallery and events space in their basement opening at the end of March read more »

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