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Well Hung Gallery present The Rabbit & the Box

Well Hung Gallery present The Rabbit & the Box

Come along to a night of Art and support local artists AR and Boxhead. The exhibition runs from Thu 11th Sept – Thu 11th Oct. Private view on Thursday 11th September 6pm – 9pm – RSVP to [email protected] AR is a London based artist whose work is influenced by the energy and environment of the underground electronic music scene. Her drawings skilfully illustrate narratives based... read more »

Planning on the Roof – 14th September 2014 – Bootstrap

I am hosting an event on Sunday 14th September at Bootstrap in Dalston to help test a new social media tool develped by Stickyworld aimed at supporting engagement of more young people in planning. The event is part of the research and development of the tool and will provide vital user feedback to help improve it, and make it more accessible and attractive to young peop... read more »

From Zeppelin Nights to Bomber’s Moon: London Under Fire in Two World Wars

From Zeppelin Nights to Bomber’s Moon: London Under Fire in Two World Wars

Hackney Historic Buildings Trust presents From Zeppelin Nights to Bomber’s Moon: London Under Fire in Two World Wars @ The Round Chapel, 1d Glenarm Road, E5 0LY Thursday 25th September 2014 @ 19.30 Hosted by two local authors, Jerry & Juilet will be exploring concepts raised in their latest books. Jerry White – Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War The war changes London l... read more »

Alternative Photography Talk, Doomed Gallery

Alternative Photography Talk, Doomed Gallery

On Tuesday 5th August at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective ( will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston. 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 »

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; read more »

Where to Stay in Hackney

Where to Stay in Hackney

Hackney. The name conjures up images of gritty, urban bars, retro antiques markets and artisan, organic, home-brewed coffee in eco-friendly, up cycled, recycled cups. This borough might be known by the uninformed as just a hipster mecca, but’s insider resident, journalist and blogger Donald Strachan knows better. He’s written his own, personalised journey through Hackney ... read more »

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

Ghostsigns Walking Tour

“Fascinating” – Londonist “A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon” – Clare Constant Whispers of advertising past are the focus of this walking tour through Stoke Newington, taking in some of London’s best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls). These are used to explore local, craft and advertising history through their unique stories and survival against the odds. Other ... read more »

Fitzwilliam String Quartet comes to Sutton House

Fitzwilliam String Quartet comes to Sutton House

The international stars return for another fascinating programme: Mozart Quartet in G major K. 80 Haydn Quartet in D minor Op. 103 Tchaikovsky Quartet in B flat major (1865) Sibelius Quartet in D minor Op. 56 “Voces intimae” Tickets: £10; concessions (proof required) £8; people under 26, disabled people and their carers FREE. The café/bar will be open before the concert and during the interval, an... read more »

Diverse Haggerston

Diverse Haggerston

A walk by Every Generation Media The walk will provide an overview of the rich cultural heritage of diverse communities that have made Haggerston their home over the last 50 years, exploring the history of places of worship, business, social history and nigh clubs Guides: Patrick Lawrence and Patrick Vernon Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected] read more »

A Haggerston Culture Trail

A Haggerston Culture Trail

A walk by Hoxton Hall A circular tour in Shoreditch of the sites of the Shakespearean theatres and of the Victorian halls, including the only survivor, Hoxton Hall Guide: Anthony Burton Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected] read more »

Haggerston Treasures walk

Haggerston Treasures walk

A walk by the Building Exploratory This walk will lead you on a tour of some of the listed buildings of the southern part of Haggerston, ending at Shoreditch Town Hall. The walk is approximately 1.5-2 miles and will take around an hour an a half. Guide: Nicole Crockett Free To book, ring the Geffrye museum on 010 7749 6024 or email [email protected] read more »

My Haggerston

My Haggerston

My Haggerston is an in-depth community history project based in the Haggerston ward of Hackney. My Haggerston will involve local volunteers, businesses, community partners and Discover Hackney members to tell the rich story of Haggerston’s heritage over the last 200 years up to the present. More info at: All events will be added to the Yeah! Hackn... read more »

Hackney Central Walk by The Hackney Society

Hackney Central Walk by The Hackney Society

This walk will explore Hackney Central – past, present and future – starting at St Augustine’s Tower. The walk will begin with a visit to the Tower (open from 1.30pm), where there will be a chance to climb the stairs for a rooftop view of the district. Guides Laurie Elks, Sean Gubbins and Emily Jost Meet 2pm, St Augustine’s Tower, E8 1HR Cost FREE to members, £5 non-members To book Booking recomme... read more »

Highlights of Haggerston walk by The Hackney Society

Highlights of Haggerston walk by The Hackney Society

Architectural and historical walk through Haggerston, taking in Ernö Goldfinger’s Haggerston School and Haggerston Baths by Alfred Cross as well as recent buildings like Adelaide Wharf and the Bridge Academy. Meet outside the entrance to the Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA Guide John Finn To book FREE to all, but booking essential. Ring the Geffrye Museum Booking Officer on 020 7749 602... read more »

Stoke Newington Local History Walk

Starting at the Finsbury Park Gates by Manor House Tube (Piccadilly Line) at 11am, walk through a ‘misty looking village of England’, discovering Stoke Newington’s story from before 1066 with its two churches (Tudor village and Victorian suburb), one of London¹s most delightful parks, with natural and man-made rivers, to end amidst the quiet, urban woods of Abney Park Cemetery at... read more »

Tedx Hackney 2014

Tedx Hackney 2014

Theme: Radical Beauty Confirmed speakers: Shaun Ross Philippa Perry Marc Kremers Diane Pernet Scottee John-Paul Flintoff More info at: Booking at: read more »

Olympic Park Volunteering

Olympic Park Volunteering

We are looking for volunteers to help contribute to the conservation and environmental management of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Under the supervision of Park gardeners you will have the opportunity to learn new gardening and horticultural skills and hear about the exciting plans for the Park in 2014. Activities might include woodland maintenance, tree and wildlife surveys and tending of the... read more »

Hackney Central WALK – Sunday 9th March 2014 2pm

This walk will explore Hackney Central – past, present and future – starting at St Augustine’s Tower read more »

Stoke Newington Ghostsigns TOUR – Dec 1st 2013 5th Jan & 2nd Feb 2014

This walking tour through Stoke Newington’s historic conservation area features some of London’s bes read more »

Hidden Hackney TOURS – Tuesdays 29th Oct to 26th Nov 11am

Hidden Hackney A City Lit tour.Date: 29 Oct 13 - 26 Nov 13Places availableUncover the varied and fas read more »

Dalston type TOUR – Sunday April 14th 6pm

\Dalston Type Safari is an evening tour of Dalston which explores the architectural and social h read more »

Heart of Hackney Walk with Sean

Ever wondered why Hackney got its name? Who Hackney people were 500 or 100 years ago or how Hackney read more »

Open House London TOURS – September 22nd & 23rd

Lots of Hackney's best buildings will be open for you to visit FOC at this year's 20th Open House Lo read more »

Walking tour of Hackney and London Fields (and try some jellied eels!)

The Amazings is running another great walking tour with Sean Gubbins - a history teacher with a pass read more »

London Velonotte – night time, narrated tour around east London

Spotted this in a magazine today, looks really interesting. Be nice to have some other YH peeps ther read more »

Talks at The Tower

Talks at The Tower - Adult Learners Week 2012: Monday 14th May to Friday 18th MayA read more »

How Hackney Women have shaped our world WALK – Saturday 28th Jan


Bowl of Chalk: Local walks by a local

What is Bowl of Chalk? Bowl Of Chalk do ‘pay what you want’ guided walking tours around London. At the moment they’re taking place on the last three weekends of each month and Sundays are devoted to a wander around Shoreditch, Hoxton, Columbia Road flower market, Spitalfields and Old Street. The walk is called ‘My neck of the woods’ as I live in Hackney and I’m the person who does the walks.... read more »

Saturday 7th January – Grand Midwinter Folk Ball @ St John-at-Hackney


Cabbages and Kings: The Garden Scene in 16th and 17th Century Hackney – TALK Thursday 8 March

At the end of Elizabeth I’s reign, although Hackney was only two miles from the City of London, it w read more »

Street Talks

Slightly outside Hackney . . . .  but about Hackney.I'm doing a brief talk on the Homerton Station w read more »

Hackney Peace Carnival Mural talk: 6th November

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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 »

Park Walk – Shoreditch Park (Parks for Life) Thursday, 30 June

Park Walk - Shoreditch Park (Parks for Life)Thursday, 30 June 2011 7pm - 8pm read more »

Iain Sinclair at Vortex Jazz Club Tuesday 28 June 2011 at 8pm (Ghost Milk)

This from read more »

Walks in Hackney (You Can Do Anytime)

This is a list of walks in Hackney that can be done at any time: read more »

]performance w a l k s [ Every Sunday 3 – 5pm

Workshop/ Activity Every Sunday 3 - 5pm\Foxes have holes birds of the air have nests but man had no read more »

Talks at the Tower (of St Augustine’s)

Hi everyoneThere are some interesting talks taking place at St Augustine's Tower (Hackne read more »

A-Z of Ridley Road Market – TOUR 20th – 21st May 10am – 5pm

A guided tour of the market posted over here: read more »

Dalston Bunker PLC Tour 10th – 15th May (various times)

INSTALLATION in Dalston 10-15 May 2011Blending sci-fi and climate change themes, th read more »

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