Month: April 2014

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... »

I’m your indie Mayoral candidate for Hackney

I’m your indie Mayoral candidate for Hackney

Hello fellow yeahHackney-ers, You might have heard that we’ll be choosing a new Mayor for Hackney on 22 May. Guess what? I’m a contender and I’m standing as an independent under the Hackney First badge. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see more of me around and more of my policies dotted around the place. As soon as we release them in the run up to the full launch on 13th Ma... »

Baristas required!

Full time/ Part time Head Barista (Coffee Geek!) Yellow Warbler is a new speciality coffee shop in stoke Newington.  We are looking for an exceptional Barista to join our team. Someone with speciality coffee experience and a demonstrable knowledge of extraction principles. You will need to have great people skills and be happy to interact and share knowledge about coffee with customers. As we are ... »

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

We’re going on a nappy hunt, we’re going on a nappy hunt …

Families in Hackney are being challenged to hunt down as many washing lines adorned with cloth nappies as possible in a bid to celebrate Real Nappy Week 2014 (28th April – 4th May) and raise awareness about the alternatives to disposables. The nappy washing lines have been hung in “top secret” family-friendly locations around the borough for the duration of Real Nappy Week. Famil... »

Clapton Library Reading Group now on Blogger

If you’re interested in reading what Clapton’s reading group thinks about each month’s book, then give this a try: http://claptonlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/ With thanks and our kindest regards! Cordula @ Clapton Library »

Inna Vision Film School screenings

Inna Vision Film School screenings

The Inna Vision Film School, based in Hackney, has been a year long project working with adults with lived experience of mental health issues, and those without. The participants have made a slate of short documentary and experimental films during the process, touching on various aspects of mental health experience, and with a particular focus on African and Caribbean communities. The participants... »

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Therapy Room to Rent By The Day, Chatsworth Road, E5

Hello! We are opening a shop June 2014 which will be for kids clothes, gifts and high quality craft, also a meeting place and friendly place to be. We are going to have many women, mothers to be and children so treatments which are aimed around families and pregnancy are perfect. The shop is on the main crossroads of Chatsworth Road, with a great corner presence and great footfall especially on Su... »

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

New Shop on Chatsworth Road!

Opening June 2014 We are opening a new shop soon on Chatsworth Road, in the busy crossroads where the market is centred around. We are both former market traders who were with the market from the beginning of the re-launch in 2011. We are now excited to have our chance to curate our own shop on our favourite street! Now we are looking for beautiful and unique things to put in it. We are working wi... »

Stills and Movies course at Hackney Picturehouse

Stills and Movies course at Hackney Picturehouse

6 week course every Wed, 7pm – 9.30pm from 7 May – 18 June NB. There will no session on 11 June Course Leader: John Digance Tickets for the course are £75 / £70 concessions / £65 Members To book please visit www.picturehouses.co.uk/hackneycourses or call 0871 9025734 We have always wanted to tell stories with pictures and the relationship between the still and moving image has characterised ... »

Historic pubs of Hackney

Reading about the fight to keep the Prince Edward pub from being demolished made me think. How many of you out there have fond memories of Old Hackney pubs? My locals were the Prince Edward and Uncle Toms Cabin both in Wick road, and the Chesham Arms, Mehetable Rd. These haunts give me great memories of the sixties. »

Curtain Maker/Fitter wanted!

I am looking for a curtain maker and fitter for a new business venture in Hackney and am ideally looking for outworkers. If you are experienced and looking for more work then please get in touch! Many thanks »

Best Pub Quiz in Hackney?

Hi all, Its my turn to organise a night out to a local Pub Quiz and was wondering if anyone had any specific recommendations? Ideally in and around central Hackney but am willing to traipse further afield if the quiz night recommended is awesome enough. Thanks for your time. Mike. »

Hear No Evil – brand new music/arts festival for 24 May bank holiday!!!

Hear No Evil – brand new music/arts festival for 24 May bank holiday!!!

What is it? Hear No Evil is a brand new music and arts festival, taking place on bank holiday weekend in the unique London Fields Brewery arches. It’s about music. It’s about nice beer. It’s about doing something fun with mates that won’t break the bank holiday bank. Oh, and you’ll be helping cancer patients and their families too. There will be bands, comedy, spoken word, musical bingo, good food... »

Weekday Accommodation in Hackney from 5th May – 13th June 2014

Hello there, I’m looking for accommodation for 4 construction workers in or around Hackney for a 6 week period starting on the 5th May 2014. They are happy to share bedrooms etc. and will really only use the accommodation for sleeping in and using the facilities, and are all respectful lovely chaps! Can anyone help at all? Many thanks sryde »

Small grants programme open for bids

Voluntary and community sector organisations are being offered the chance to apply for funding to support projects that benefit Hackney residents. Funding of £1,000-5,000 is available in the latest round of small grants from the Hackney Voluntary and Community Sector Grants programme, for projects running from 1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015. Applications are being accepted until midday on 23 May.... »

Bannister Estate launches Hackney’s first solar energy co-op

Hackney’s first energy co-op has been formed by residents on the Banister House estate in Homerton who are keen to benefit from internships and work experience as well as a ring fenced community fund. The project http://www.hackneyenergy.org.uk/ has received seed funding and is due to install solar panels. More at: http://news.hackney.gov.uk/banister-house-energy/ »

Barista wanted!

Barista wanted!

If anybody knows a local Barista looking for full time or part time work with immediate start, please ask them to send their CV to us at info@bagelonthepark.com or maybe just drop it into the shop. Rate of pay is negotiable as we are nice people! »

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/ »

Running for NIA, Hackney charity for women and children

Running for NIA, Hackney charity for women and children

I’m running and raising for NIA a Hackney charity that works tirelessly to help, support, heal children and women who have experienced violence. The Manchester Marathon has been completed, up next are two local events: the We Own the Night women only 10k on 10th May 2014 (ironically the one night out of 365 that women can run, have fun, walk, meet, share and experience the freedom of being o... »

Beer vending machine in the Fox

The Fox in Haggerston have installed a beer vending machine in their pub for those that don’t want to wait at the bar, it may be the only beer vending machine in use in the UK. More details at: http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Publican-hopes-his-beer-vending-machine-will-become-a-talking-point »

Hackney Downs – thoughts?

Hi – if anyone would like to contact me to discuss memories and thoughts for the future of Hackney Downs, please let me know! »

Very good new Italian restaurant on the block

Look to your laurels, nu-Clapton restaurants: Prima o Poi is about a fortnight old at the south end of Chatsworth Road. Very imaginative menu – starters include swordfish carpaccio with orange and pomegranate with a rocket salad – and much cheaper than you’d expect. Child-friendly, too (Baby Pomodoro pasta for a fiver). Great service, nice peeps. It will be ram jam soon but for t... »

New loos on London Fields

New loos on London Fields

London fields has never been celebrated for it’s loos, but it now has some new ones, so the london field’s summer barbeque crowd can take care of business in comfort. “The new high profile public convenience building provide modern facilities for visitors to London Fields Park and the adjacent popular Broadway Market which comes alive during weekend trading periods. The project i... »

Clapton Square: shop to let

Anyone fancy opening up their own business on leafy Clapton Square? The small retail unit next to Dreyfus has been occupied by the lovely Shop On The Square since the building was redeveloped in summer 2012, but the Shop On The Square team is moving on in June, freeing up the unit. It’s a great location, looking out directly onto the square, and gets a lot of business from Dreyfus’s cu... »

Join us for a great range of new film theory courses at the Hackney Picturehouse this Spring and Summer

Join us for a great range of new film theory courses at the Hackney Picturehouse this Spring and Summer

From the American Deep South to London on screen and from psychoanalysis and film to an exploration of our relationship with still and moving images – we have a great, diverse range of courses coming up so we do hope you’ll join us again soon for what promises to be an interesting Spring and Summer of film theory at Hackney Picturehouse! Please note our April, May and June courses are ... »

Alterations to Star by Hackney Downs/Three Sisters

Two new planning applications for Star by Hackney Downs at 35 Queensdown Road; “External works to the public house comprising erection of a new awning along the eastern elevation and erection of retractable roof system along the western elevation including it’s enclosure with glazing and erection of new double door and window to the front elevation (southern elevation). ” 2014/09... »

The Old Ship Hackney

I came across the below post on twitter, has The Old Ship had a relaunch? https://twitter.com/TheOldShipE8/status/453469490831847424/photo/1 »

Green Woodwork Courses

Green Woodwork Courses

Introduction to Green Woodwork Courses at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington Green woodwork uses unseasoned timber straight from the tree and hand tools. Over a series of structured sessions, participants will learn green woodwork basics including axe and knife work, and tool sharpening. At the end of these courses we hope participants will be confident to do green woodwork on their own at home,... »

SLABS host @ Power Lunches

SLABS host @ Power Lunches

SLABS host… 27th APRIL 2014 (£3 ON THE DOOR) @ Power Lunches Arts Cafe – 446 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4AE We are looking to set this up as a regular event and need some support. Come along, bring a friend. Bring 2! (If you have more you should count yourself lucky and bring them all). WHAT TO EXPECT? Our very own engorged phantasmagoria of wonders and oddities to delight and titillate… FA... »

Bike for sale

I have a medium sized ladies bike for sale (I am 5’7). It is about 4 years old, in good condition (serviced last year) and I will include a detachable basket (in perfect condition) which cost £30. The bike is a sit up and beg type with 18 gears. I have used it to cycle around Hackney and to work (5 miles) and am selling it as I am upgrading to something a little sportier. Price – £80. ... »

1950’s/1960’s

OK, what’s your memory like? Who remembers the shoe shop in Mare Street, opposite Woolworths, just under the bridge at the bottom of the narrow-way. It used to make the hand made shoes. What was it called? »

Carpenter needed

Hello, can anyone recommend a carpenter in the local area? It’s for a relatively straightforward job – to repair or possibly replace a doorsill. Thank you, Sally »

Ferdie’s Food Lab: secret supper club

Near Brick Lane: This Saturday! It’s a de-formalised social banquet, no dress code, 6 courses (sweets served b4 11PM) with a glass of bubbly at reception, come in groups of any size. We seat everyone at one or two banquet tables and the evening commences. It’s BYO so you don’t get clobbered on the drinks, everyone’s encouraged to socialise and there’s smoking space ou... »

Start food growing this year

Start food growing this year

Connected Roots is a food gardening social enterprise that helps homes and businesses grow their own food. We design, install and help maintain food plots across London for those who don’t have the time, know-how or inclination to grow for themselves but want the taste, freshness and clear provenance that comes with home-grown food. No matter the size of the space you have, we’ll get y... »

Curry by candlelight

Ever eaten curry by candlelight in an old Victorian hardware store? Come and feast upon a three-course Indian meal with a surprise apéritif! Raiding the vast Indian repertoire, I will cook paneer from the Punjab, curry from Kerala and a baked dessert from Bengal. If you have any dietary requirements, send me a message and I will be happy to cook something different for you. If you are a vegetarian... »

Piano – rehearsal studios Hackney?

Hello. Does anyone happen to know if there are any (affordable) rehearsal studios in Hackney with a half-decent upright or grand piano available? Any assistance greatly appreciated….. Best wishes, Nick »

New website a resource for local parents

New website a resource for local parents

A new website has been launched providing event and activity listings for families in Stoke Newington. StokeyParents.com was created by local mum and journalist Jenna Fansa in a bid to save local parents the hassle of trawling notice boards and the web for venues and activities. It features reviews of child-friendly cafes, summaries of local childcare options and schools, a forum for parents to ch... »

Calling all Hackney Runners – Lively Legs wanted for Lively Minds

Calling all Hackney Runners – Lively Legs wanted for Lively Minds

We’re a small charity called Lively Minds and we’re looking for keen runners to join our team at the ‘Run Hackney’ half marathon this summer. By supporting Lively Minds, runners will be helping to change the lives of thousands of children living in poverty in Ghana and Uganda. When: Sunday 22nd June 2014 Where: London, Hackney – The course starts and finishes at Homerton Road. Breeze y... »

Rivington Street Pedestrianisation proposal

Rivington Street Pedestrianisation proposal

There is a consultation out about turing Rivington St into a pedestrianised zone, the proposal is to: • Introduce ‘Pedestrian Zone’ • Install ‘Pedestrian Zone’ signs • Install CCTV • In operation 24/7 • Access for loading 6am-6pm • Access for taxis at all times • Loading and taxis remain one way • special dispensation for residents/businesses two way access for cyclists. An... »

Allpress to open on Dalston Lane

Allpress coffee are opening a cafe and roastery on Dalston Lane and create a new Hackney inspired blend. Via the Dalstonist: http://dalstonist.co.uk/allpress-is-opening-a-dalston-cafe-serving-hackney-inspired-coffee/ »

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