Archives / 2014 / June

Studio Space in Hackney Central

Studio Space in Hackney Central

We are architects with a 1250 sq ft studio in a prime location. See advert attached. read more »

Looking for a Damp-Surveyor

Hi everyone, we’re currently looking for someone to come and take a look at our end of terrace house to diagnose our damp problem. Does anyone know of a reputable company who might be able to do this for us? Any recommendations are welcome. Many thanks, Mike. read more »

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Neighbourhood Shop is OPEN!!

Hello, We are now open! Neighbourhood 53 Chatsworth Road (crossing with Glenarm Road) London E5 0HP We have kids clothes and accessories in a range of prices for every pocket, Vintage, Second hand, Ethical, Upcycled Plus! Homewares from India, Upcycled cushions, Local original artworks and loads of Granny Square blankets! Body products coming soon. We are Pete from Born Again Kidswear (Broadway ma... read more »

Room to let

I have a double room to let for a few months from August 1st. I am looking for someone who loves cats, as part of the deal is looking after a very sweet cat, the rent will reflect this of course (no it won’t be higher because of it, but maybe it should!) Send me a private message if you are interested or know of someone who is. thanks read more »

Lea Row to Henley – 3 days, 2 boats & all the support we can get

I’m a local hackney resident and I row at the Lea Club. We are doing an epic row from the river lea on 2nd July all the way to Henley in aid of raising money to prevent our club from closing! This is going to be a long, difficult and challenging row over 3 days and over 100k. Do look at our planned route if wish to see just how far it is; https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zhtN8Wc_wH... read more »

A night of Art and Music

A night of Art and Music

A collaboration of all things artistic, mixing together music art and photography. Vinyl only sets from The Vortex Open Decks Allstars Miss Soxee Pam Hall Geoff ‘Geffhino’ Henry Tim Timma Si James Art drawings by Richard Wilson Artwork Photography by Owen Money Photography read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

Excellent & Almost Free Comedy Previews in Clapton

Excellent & Almost Free Comedy Previews in Clapton

Every Wednesday in July, The Star of Hackney Downs plays host to some of the best comedy talent. Wednesday 2nd July – JOHN KEARNS – Winner of Fosters Best Newcomer Wednesday 9th July – MAT EWINS – ‘Delivers massive hilarity’ – The Guardian Wednesday 16th July – DAVID TRENT – ‘A searing blend of live rage and mashed-up video content’... read more »

East London Mornings art guide

East London Mornings art guide

Hi there! We would like to share with our neighbors the information about the second edition of the East London Mornings book, the art guide to the best atmospheric breakfast spots in East London. We run this project since 2011, and already released the first limited edition of 50. The guide includes 78 pages, 31 illustration by UK and international artists, poems by London based poets and six han... read more »

Double bed with mattress – free

Double bed with mattress – free

I have a double bed with mattress which sits on a base with underbed storage – which is free to a good home. The mattress is clean and has been used with a mattress protector. Just needs to be collected by Sunday from south Hackney, E9 – by Victoria Park. I live on the 4th floor – but there is a lift a few seconds from the front door to the flat plus you can park right by the ent... read more »

Couple looking for 1 bed to treat like a home

My boyfriend and I are looking for a place, beginning in September / October 2014 in Homerton/Clapton/Victoria Park/Dalston etc We are a professional couple in our late 20s. It would be fantastic to find somewhere that we could care for like it was our own home, and stay for a while – we are especially keen on gardening We’d really like a private landlord to avoid giving silly amounts ... read more »

Looking for carpenter to replace our stair banisters

I’m looking for a carpenter/builder to remove and replace the stair banisters in our house. There are two flights of stairs, as well as a rail along the joining corridor that would need doing. I’m struggling to find someone who is willing to do this at the moment, so just wondering if anyone has any recommendations of someone that could help? Thanks, Holly read more »

TRANSMISSIONUK IN THE HEART OF SHOREDITCH TURNS 5!

We would like to invite all our friends and supporters to our 5th Birthday Party! Friday 20th June, 7.30pm, at the TUK Store. Entry: £5 (with a free drink). We are proud to announce that we are in the process of making a short documentary film about the projects we do and we are hoping to finish it soon so it may be ready for its premiere screening on our birthday night! We would be happy to share... read more »

Looking for help moving or man/men with a van!

Need help getting larger items over a very short distance to my new place – same street, different number! Need this in a real hurry though – within the next two weeks. Anyone have any numbers for me? read more »

Help a local charity!

Help a local charity!

Calling all Hackney eBay account holders!! We are a small charity located just behind Broadway Market, where we refurbish second-hand bikes and donate them to destitute refugees and asylum seekers in London. eBay are running a competition for new charity users, with the chance of winning up to 10k. Please please please, if you have an eBay account, can you help us by simply logging in, and clickin... read more »

Soxee & Steeley presents Open Decks at The Vortex Downstairs

Soxee & Steeley presents Open Decks at The Vortex Downstairs

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relax atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. This month we change from our usual daytime Sunday slot to Saturday. We hope you can join us as we have a special treat this June for all you Open Deck & Hackney E8 lovers out there. It is going to be another great line up of vinyl contributors for this month. https://w... read more »

Can anyone recommend somewhere for wedding dress alterations

Hi all, I am looking for recommendations for someone who can do wedding dress alterations and is local. Does anyone know anyone? Thanks read more »

Documentary looking at housing market in Hackney

We are making a documentary for Channel 4 that looks at the current situation in the housing market in London and elsewhere in the UK. One area we are interested in looking at is Hackney borough, an area that has seen dramatic rises in house prices that are impacting on anyone living or trying to move into the community. We want this to be a comprehensive and authoritative look at the housing mark... read more »

In need of a few freebies!

I am currently attempting to turn an area of Red Route Cafe into a shop through very little budget, if you have a rug, table or some shelving, please get in touch, it could be exactly what I need. Thanks! 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 »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing In The Dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX – No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no techni... read more »

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

I trust we’ve seen this? Bonneville.

This is the attitude that makes me truly despise the exclusive New Hackney club these twats think the own. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bar-apologises-over-insensitive-tweets-3701438 read more »

Henry Garner Shopkeeper

I am doing some research on Henry Garner a shopkeeper from the Arcola Street area. I assume that his shop would have been in the Shacklewell, Dalston or Stoke Newington area around the 1940’s. I don’t know what type of shop it might have been. If anyone has any information on Henry or the shop It would be really helpful. read more »

Side return extension

Just wondering if anyone in E5 has had a side return extension done and whether they could recommend a builder and also let me have a look at their extension. read more »

World Cup

Hello! As the world cup is starting it would be great to know which pubs in Hackney are NOT showing it, or am I out of luck? read more »

Need a website? Check out this workshop from Echo

Need a website? Check out this workshop from Echo

Design Your Website Brief, 6 – 8.30pm, Wednesday 25th June, LLDC offices in Stratford. Are you thinking of building a website? Need to revamp your current site? Not sure where to start? Then our next Echo Workshop is for you! Your website is your online shop-front and we know that getting it right can be tough and expensive. So our next Echo Workshop is ‘Design Your Website Brief’ – created to equ... read more »

Registration is open for the Hackney Wick Food Assembly

Registration is open for the Hackney Wick Food Assembly

The Food Assembly has been a huge success in France and Belgium so far. Over 500 assemblies have been set up: small and large, in cities and in the countryside, these assemblies take place in a wide range of venues: restaurants, pubs, cultural centres, leisure centres, schools, libraries, coworking spaces, shops, churches, community centres … and much more! Each Assembly is a meeting place m... read more »

Chelsea/Hackney aka Crossrail 2

There’s a new consultation on this, following last years, and it appears that the Regional option is the preferred one. The latest consultation will include decisions about the route of the service from Angel, which could be via Hackney Downs/Central or via Dalston. The former includes the potential for a station in Clapton, while the latter has potential for one in Stoke Newington. More det... read more »

Twee8: The Hackney Tweetup

Summer is here, the nights are long and warm! With their ‘Northern Soul Food’ menu, and variety of draft beers, ciders and ales, as well as a beergarden, The Kenton promises a great Tweetup to kick-off summer! Date: Wed 18th June Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm About the event: A group for the Hackney tweetup @twee8 and www.hackneytweetup.com. Twee8 is a social meetup running since 2008... read more »

Clapton Library Reading Group has a blog!

Have a look and see if you agree / disagree / find inspiration in the books that we’ve been reading lately… From the World War II novel “My Dear, I wanted to tell you” by Louisa Young to P.G. Wodehouse, we’ve been reading and blogging up a storm: http://claptonlibrary.blogspot.co.uk/ Warning: only for bookworms. Join Clapton Library’s reading groups: Adults Ever... read more »

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing in the dark!

No Lights No Lycra – Dancing in the dark!

Every Tuesday – 1 hour a week of dancing in the dark – for the pure joy of dance! The lights go out and the music goes on and the rest is up to you.. 7:30pm – every Tuesday Only £4! Tour De Force Theatre Company 6 Well Street, Hackney E9 7PX — No Lights No Lycra is an dance community that started in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to lear... read more »

Are people in Hackney interested in Mindfulness courses for children and young people?

Hello, We are planning to set up Wholehearted, a social enterprise delivering expertly conceived Mindfulness 8-week courses for children (from 5) and young people. We would love to hear from parents, carers, and people working with young people in Hackney if they would be interested in such courses. We would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey http://tinyurl.... read more »

Moving boxes wanted

I have to move! Moving boxes – all sizes – needed for the Big Day. Let me know if you have any or know a source, please. 🙂 read more »

Hackney based Game of Thrones Fans

Hackney based Game of Thrones Fans

Hello members! On Friday the 13th of June, 90 Main Yard will be celebrating Game of Thrones in anticipation of the final episode of the season! Come join us for an epic tournament and a jolly feast! Each participant will join 5 other high borns as part of a team that will compete to win a prize. Whether you’re from the House of Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Tyrell or the Night’s Watch, a... read more »

WANTED your vinyl/records 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s and noughties

free up some space in your loft or house.. interested in your unloved/unused vinyl i’m a collector and want to add to my vast collection most genres of interest.. particularly 60’s & 70’s rock, progressive rock & pop beatles, stones, sabbath, t-rex, the who etc.. 80’s 90’s up to the present indie/alternative smiths, new order, stone roses etc.. classic house, ... read more »

Yellow Warbler Opening Date

Yellow Warbler will be open from Monday 9th June. Serving Climpson and Sons Coffee, Cakes, Pastries, Loose leaf Tea, Venezuelan Arepas. read more »

BRAVE HACKNEY WOMAN NEEDED FOR ITV FILMING

ITV’S TONIGHT programme is looking for brave woman of all ages, shapes, sizes and background to help deliver an important breast cancer awareness message. Two thirds of women in the UK have no idea how to check for the signs of breast cancer. We are looking for brave women keen to up their breast awareness and be filmed examining their breasts under the guidance of an expert. Participants wi... 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 »

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