Category: Events

Headway Eats: Fab Food for Thought

When you head to a supper club alone, you know you’re off on an adventure. Without the shield of a companion, it might be daunting, but everything’s louder and more colourful too. You’re definitely going to have some new conversations. So as I cycled up the canal tow path, ready to take my place at the Headway Eats event, I felt an anxious thrill … Read More Headway Eats: Fab Food for Thought

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Lost in London – a film

I just came across this wonderful film “Lost in London”, which was posted a year ago on Vimeo. Makes you realise how fast paced life can get… take a morning to just wonder and soak up the east, meander the streets, parks and watersides, get lost in your own neighbourhood and take a moment to reflect… this is rather lovely. Enjoy the next 9 … Read More Lost in London – a film

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Netil House – Summer Party #1

Netil House threw open its summer series of rooftop parties, hailing the beginning of what will hopefully be a sunshine filled season. The premiere was last Saturday and fiery yellow ball came out to play hand in hand with chilled prosecco, condensation laden bottles of Mexican beer and some tasty chicken and taco bites. All washed down with incredible views over east London. We … Read More Netil House – Summer Party #1

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Netil House Opens Summer

Rooftops and BBQs and music are usually found holding hands and smooching. When the smoke gets-a-going with salacious burger flavours, add in a sausage or two and the party really gets started! Welcome to summer… not that we’ve seen much of it so far this year, but help is at hand to bring those summer good-time vibes to Hackney! Netil house springs into action … Read More Netil House Opens Summer

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Clapton’s Heart

I’ve moved to a new area… Clapton… Two digits down from my usual E8 postcode, it feels like a different place, slightly left of Hackney. On the ‘up-and-coming’ radar it has a unique and local personality. If it could speak, it would tell you about the great little market, some super comfy pubs, unique cafes and quirky characters and how it’s the essence of … Read More Clapton’s Heart

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St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

Hackney played host to the wonderful Little Noise Sessions, aimed to raise money and awareness for Mencap. Joe Whiley hosted the events which went on for 6 days last week – her sister was born mentally handicapped so it was a charity close to her heart. The bands weren’t paid and all the ticket and drinks profits went to charity. Nice. Also nice bars courtesy of … Read More St John’s of Hackney Host Little Noise Sessions

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Little Noises… Big Sessions… In Hackney

Mencap Little Noise Sessions 20th -25th November 2012 St John-at-Hackney Church E5 0PD http://www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk/tickets/ Hackney plays host to some not-so-little headliners at this year’s Little Noise Sessions, taking place to raise money for Mencap. The Seventh year of sessions, takes place over a week in November at St John’s-in-Hackney church in Hackney Central. The eclectic mix of music in this stunning venue promises to be … Read More Little Noises… Big Sessions… In Hackney

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TONIGHT in Hackney

A mini round up of what’s on in and around Hackney if you’re stuck for some serious amusement on this soggy evening… your weekend starts HERE! DOC BROWN AT RICHMIX Surreal sketch show Late Night Gimp Fight joins Doc Brown and a host of eclectic, eccentric and down right ridiculous comedy acts for Knock2Bag at RichMix tonight. Tickets are £8 in advance and £12 at … Read More TONIGHT in Hackney

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The Brewhouse Folk & Craft Market

Speaking of London Fields Brewery… I came across this event, which begins on Sunday 2nd September. These good folks are putting on a cute arts and crafts market, set in the lovely Brewhouse. It promises to feature a host of stalls from local craft makers and artists with bunting galore and bands to entertain your ears. Visit for the artsy craftsyness and stay for a … Read More The Brewhouse Folk & Craft Market

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Festival: Hackney Weekend Review

Rascals, machines, umbrella(ella, ella, ella)s and Jessie J jealousy…  Tor Cameron takes on Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend last Sunday.  After a rainy start to the morning the sun came out and blessed a mixed crowd to a warm day of pop music and partying at Hackney Marshes on Sunday. Popping to the shops in Stoke Newington to get supplies around 10am, I noticed plenty … Read More Festival: Hackney Weekend Review

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Onra at Birthdays

By the wonderfully bubbly Tor Cameron… Sitting at home on a Wednesday night playing with my new iPad toy, a friend sent me a text to let me know he had a free ticket to see Onra at Birthdays. HELLO! Five minute walk from home, can’t say no! So I wandered down to meet the gang and check this awesome French DJ out live. He started by … Read More Onra at Birthdays

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It’s All Happening… Bethnal Green Festival

Where: Bethnal Green’s Gallery Cafe When: Saturday 23rd June. It’s All Happening… It’s an all day event… It’s at the lovely Gallery cafe on Old Ford Road (which by the way serves up an excellent brownie), AND all profits to charity. It’s a day of their favourite things (It’s All Happening Music), and these are some of them… Folk music, indie bands, spoken word, poetry, … Read More It’s All Happening… Bethnal Green Festival

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