Archives / 2014 / July

Local electrician looking for private jobs.

Hi guys, i’m an electrician based in Victoria park looking for private jobs to earn a bit of extra cash. I am fully qualified with over 3 years worth of experience. No job too small, even if its just to change a light fitting or replace a socket, and I promise not to rip you off like some companies will. Available evenings and weekends. Gimme a call on 07540407887. If i don’t reply lea... read more »

Grandmentors needed in Hackney

Grandmentors is an innovative project harnessing the energy and experience of older volunteers (50+) to support young people to find work, stay on in education or take up training. With youth unemployment nearing record levels, hundreds of thousands of young people across the UK are struggling find work. For many, however, there are additional barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. M... read more »

Cleaner wanted in Clapton

Hi, we are looking for a good and reliable cleaner in Clapton. We need someone who will turn up every week and someone who can do about 2 hours per week. Do you have any recommendations? read more »

Looking for a couple or single to share with me in stunning 2bed flat  £1,126 Stoke Newington

Looking for a couple or single to share with me in stunning 2bed flat £1,126 Stoke Newington

Gorgeous and large double bedroom available in a stunning 2 bedroom apartment in Stoke Newington, just off Church Street. You will also have the large main bathroom completely to yourself (as my room has an en suite). The apartment is on the 1st floor inside a very secure building with lift. Kitchen and Living Room is open plan and very spacious, kitchen has dishwasher, gas hobs, washing machine e... 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 »

London on Film course at Hackney Picturehouse

London on Film course at Hackney Picturehouse

Six week course at Hackney Picturehouse every Thursday evening 7-9pm from 14 August – 18 September Course leader: John Wischmeyer Tickets are £70 / £65 Concessions / £60 Members. For bookings please visit http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/hackney courses or call 0871 902 5734 London has become a major character in English cinema. We have all experienced that extra frisson of delight when watching a f... read more »

Spiritual Groove at St John of Hackney church with A Guy Called Gerald Live

Spiritual Groove at St John of Hackney church with A Guy Called Gerald Live

For its first edition in London, Influence, a project that aims at promoting electronic music in Europe, bring the pioneer of the pioneer of electronic music in the UK, A guy called Gerald as well as the London-based producer Danton Eeprom, both performing live for “Spiritual Groove”. The event will take place at St John of Hackney church, where beats will meet angels. Save the date: F... read more »

Part time cook

We are a new specialty coffee shop in N16 serving Venezuelan street food. We are looking for a part time Cook. The menu is very simple with most of the food pre-prepared by our offsite chef. Some experience in cooking would be preferable but full training will be given. Ideally must be able to begin week commencing 18th Aug as we have some holiday shifts which need covering. If interested please e... read more »

Run to the Beat

Local Hackney charity Headway East London are looking for people to Run To The Beat – a unique 10k sponsored challenge taking place on Wembley on Sunday 14th September 2014. Live DJ’s will be pumping out motivational tunes all around the route, leading you to the finish where our headline act will be waiting for you to join the party. http://www.headwayeastlondon.org/events/sponsored-challen... read more »

Job vacancy: Coordinator for Hackney charity Headway East London

Job vacancy: Coordinator for Hackney charity Headway East London

Co-ordinator at Headway East London – 4 days a week Link: http://www.headwayeastlondon.org/about-us/recruitment/ Closing date: 8th August Based at Headway East London, off Kingsland Road, the Co-ordinator works/supports adult survivors of brain injury (18 years+). As part of the co-ordinator team, take responsibility for co-ordinating and delivering the day service activity and therapy progr... read more »

Good gardener needed!

Hi! Could anyone recommend a decent, reasonably priced gardener in Clapton to help me with my small but overgrown garden? It needs seeing to badly at the moment! Much appreciated! read more »

Will the Hip and over-priced continue in Clapton?

It’s amazing how both Lower Clapton and Chatsworth Rd have changed. Apparently there’s even a market on Chatsworth Rd. True there are a few market stalls who trade as market stalls but is it really a market? Chatsworth Rd is the scene of an unseen restaurant / cafe war between local ventures. A ‘Turkish’ restaurant has just opened up in addition to a bike/cafe and pizza pla... 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 »

London Cycling Survey

Hi guys I’m currently conducting a study on cycling habits for my uni dissertation and in particular what things might put people off cycling in cities like London. As Hackney is one of the city’s cycling hotspots, I’m very interested in getting the views of people from Hackney and if you could fill in the survey below I would be extremely grateful: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s... read more »

Are Hackney parents interested in a social enterprise offering Mindfulness courses to children (ages 5-20)?

Hello, I am conducting some research to find out whether Hackney parents would be interested in their children learning Mindfulness. These would be 8-week courses with lessons once a week for children/young people from 5 to 20. The ambition of this Mindfulness training is to help support children’s well-being and learning. Among many benefits, Mindfulness has be shown to help develop childre... read more »

Double Room for Rent near Bethnal Green

Double Room for Rent near Bethnal Green

Cosy Double Room, recently renewed with wooden floors, new paint and double glazed window. The room has a comfortable double bed and wardrobe. Share the house facilities with 4 other flatmates including kitchen, microwave, washing machine, central heating, bathroom and toilet, fast internet connection / wifi. The house is located in a very convenient area, 5 minutes from Bethnal Green tube station... read more »

3 FOOTWEAR DESIGNERS IN NEED OF A STUDIO!

Hi! 3 footwear designers are looking for a studio space in Hackney. It needs to be at least 200 sqft and our top budget is £600pcm. Please get in touch if you know of anything available! Thanks read more »

Public consultation for the Tram Depot development

Public consultation for the Tram Depot development

#LOVE CLAPTON? Be part of shaping Clapton’s future and come to the Mapify Upper Clapton Hackshop! Mapify Upper Clapton is carrying out the public consultation for the new development plans at 38-40 Upper Clapton Road, next to Lea Bridge Roundabout. The new proposals include commercial spaces, potential market stalls, public green spaces and the retention of the main Tram Depot building. The ... read more »

Looking for PT member of staff to join our new store!

We are looking for a part time member of staff to join us in our new store – The Hackney Draper- on Chatsworth Road, E5. We are a new textile shop selling beautiful fabrics from around the world as well as homewares and accessories that we have carefully curated. We also offer a full bespoke curtain making and upholstery service. We are looking for a permanent Weekend Sales Assistant to join... read more »

Haircut and hot towel shave.

Dear Hackney! My name is Ben and I’ve just opened “Strop and Blade,” a pop up barber shop at Hatch, a multipurpose space in Homerton. I’m writing to offer one active blogger a complimentary haircut and coffee as an opportunity for you to come down and see what we’re all about. If anyone is keen just reply to this post and I’ll pick one of you to experience the s... read more »

Full service builder recommendations?

Hi everyone, Has anyone had positive experience of using full service builders – who work out all the practicalities, do drawings and help with planning permission? It’s for a major remodelling of an existing space, not an extension, so trying to work out whether better to use architects or builders for the practical stuff that precedes the building work. Any thoughts/recommendations w... 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 »

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 »

A Distant Momento From the Crooked Billet

A Distant Momento From the Crooked Billet

I found this large 2d brass disk about 30 years ago when I was doing a bit of metal detecting on Millfields, at the bottom of Southwold Road. Does anyone have any thoughts on what it may have been used for? (The 1p is just to give you an idea of the size of the disk.) Thank’s. Ken read more »

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

YARD SALE – 18 Millfields Road – Sunday 20th

Hi! We are having another yard sale in our front room this Sunday . We are the new owners of the old upholsterers on Millfields Road ( the corner house just by the pond – 18 Millfields Road ) We are selling lots of old furniture , clothes and shoes for very cheap prices. And we would also love to meet our neighbours! So please come in and introduce yourselves! Ed and Val x read more »

Art Supperclub on Regent’s Canal – Marcel Duchamp at The Artist Dining Room

Art Supperclub on Regent’s Canal – Marcel Duchamp at The Artist Dining Room

Friday 1st August, 7:30pm Guest Projects, London E8 4QL Our Summer supperclub holds an evening of Dadaist fantasy, inspired by French artist Marcel Duchamp (along with his alter egos Rrose Sélavy and R.Mutt). Guests will indulge in a French influenced 4-course meal created by Guest Chef BANQUET; taking your palate though an exploration of the world Duchamp’s mind for the evening. Guest Host ... read more »

FREE Street Photography Course in Shoreditch, 24th July

We’ve got a place on a Street Photography Crash Course next Thursday 24th July from 14.00 – 17.30, and delivered by Photography Course London at their studio in Shoreditch, The course is aimed at beginners to street photography, but is suitable for all levels of photographer. Emphasis is on the creative side of photography, so no prior technical knowledge is required. This taster cours... read more »

Urban Day Retreat

Urban Day Retreat

Looking to relax, restore and revive? Without having to leave London you can enjoy a mini-retreat or a retreatani right here in Hackney. Join the Carolina of Yoga Room East and myself from the House of Hoop for a day of outdoor yoga, a silent mindful walk, nutritious & vitamin-rich food, meditation and yoga nidra along with a hula-hoop workshop! All of this for £49 – booking essential. D... read more »

Comic/Illustration/Drawing meet ups?

Hey, just wanting to ask if anyone knows of the above going on in Dalston/Hackney anywhere? Cheers! read more »

Looking for a female/male professional pianist

I’m looking for a pianist who is interested in collaborating with female singer for potential lounge Gigs. I’m a female professional vocalist/musician based in East London. Looking to perform mostly blues/ smooth Jazz standards. If you have experience in this field please get in touch Look forward to hearing from you:) read more »

Venues and spaces available for hire HMP

Venues and spaces available for hire HMP

Are you in need of a venue or rehearsal space? At Hackney Marsh Partnership we have a variety of spaces available to hire with discounts to residents and the local community of Hackney. Just a few of the venues we have available to offer… >>Concorde Centre Hall – Refreshingly renovated in 2012, Concorde offers a modern, spacious hall available for hire just outside of the centre ... read more »

Pop up restaurant space on Lower Clapton Road coming free

Hi I quite often pop into Chez Sam on Lower Clapton Road for a morning coffee. Sam only opens the place until 6 Monday to Saturday and wants to see the place used evenings and weekend. Obviously it has a kitchen and can seat 20-30 if you count the outdoor bit. Sam doesn’t really know where to start in finding a partner on this so I’m flagging it up here for him. I guess it would suit b... read more »

The Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show

The Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show

After a fabulous launch event in June with 50 outrageously creative designers and makers, we are returning to Shoreditch Town Hall in the Autumn with more of the best & brightest cutting-edge fashion, jewellery and accessories designers, sophisticated home-wares, art objects, stationary, paper goods and more. This time round we will also be running several craft and making workshops where you ... read more »

Seeking puppeteers for August show and street theatre

Tour De Force Theatre Company is seeking six puppeteers to work on a show using life-size bunraku puppets. It’s a profit share at the moment but a fee is guaranteed. Contact [email protected] for more information. Thanks. 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 »

London Alternative Photography Collective Birthday Exhibition

London Alternative Photography Collective Birthday Exhibition

The London Alternative Photography Collective has now existed for one whole year so we have invited all of the past speakers from July 2013 – July 2014 to exhibit their work at Doomed Gallery. Confirmed Exhibiting Artists are: CONSTANZA ISAZA JENNIFER BROOKES SAM WHITE TOBY DEVESON SEBNEM UGURAL SHIELA MCKINNEY MIKE CRAWFORD MARK INGHAM ANTHONY CARR ADAM BROWN BRUNO FREITAS DE OLIVEIRA DOUGL... read more »

LBB Pop-Up School for creative thinkers and doers //  21 July – 3 Aug

LBB Pop-Up School for creative thinkers and doers // 21 July – 3 Aug

It’s time to sharpen the pencils and whip out the notebooks as The LBB Pop-Up School returns to Hackney this July. Alongside partners, Bootstrap Company, D&AD and Fashion Sunday, LBB will be hosting a range of scintillating talks and workshops for you to wrap your intellectual nugget around. Book your tickets here: http://letsbebriefpopupschool.co.uk/ – WORKSHOP: Brand Building Delivered... read more »

‘Catch Us If You Can’

‘Catch Us If You Can’

Welcome to Hollywood Spring. We’re an independent alternative cinema in the heart of hackney. On Saturday 19th July, Barrow Boy presents John Boorman’s first feature ‘Catch Us If You Can’ for one night only. Doors at 7pm Film at 8pm Bar closes at midnight More information at www.hollywoodspring.com A model and a stuntman on the run from Swinging London in an E-Type Jag. On ... read more »

Church Singer available for Weddings/Funerals

Church Singer available for Weddings/Funerals

I’m a classically trained Singer Based In East London. Available to perform at your church service Funeral/Wedding also free to travel anywhere in London. I perform both traditional Hymns including Irish hymns and Modern songs. Please refer to my website for more Info! Look Forward to hearing from you:) www.rachelchurchsinger.yolasite.com read more »

Places in the RideLondon-Surrey 100

Places in the RideLondon-Surrey 100

We’ve got a limited number of tickets for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 10th August. The ballot has closed, so you can’t get hold of these anywhere else! If you’ve been trying to get hold of a place, this is your chance, and what’s more it won’t cost you any money! (It’s being offered through the time bank economyofhours.com) If you’d like... read more »

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