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
Think big, eat bigger! I can’t wait to visit Dalston (I’ve been missing you this summer) and this awesome street food festival tomorrow. I’ll report back from the street… hopefully with a belly full of delicious food. With stalls from stone baked pizza aficionados Home Slice and Muscle Men serving salacious seafood, Street Feast offers up a tough choice of traders, but i’m planning at least … Read More Big Street Feast Comes East
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
arcolatheatre.com Where? The Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL Performance Times: 8.00pm. Matinees 3.00pm Saturday 14, 21, 28 April. How Much? £16 (£12 concessions) + Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door) I’ve been meaning to check out this theatre for a while, so finally, I managed to roll around the corner to Dalston Junction for a preview of A Warsaw Melody. This … Read More A Warsaw Melody – Arcola Theatre
Couldn’t have put it better myself! Plus, I know that ‘All the Queen’s Ravens’ are lovely. “Nutshell 3 is out, it’s in colour, it’s 78 pages long, it’s full of nutrients and low in sugar. It’s good for you, trust us. Other things that are good for you include broccoli and pomegranate, but also live poetry, live music and live partying, which is why you should put this in … Read More Nutshell Magazine Launch #3
Victoriana with an eastern twist? Put a womp on it and you’ve got just about the best night out this side of 19th Century Shanghai. Gypsy Baltic bands guarantee a tweedy tail feather shake that’ll last well into the wee hours. Get down to Passing Clouds, Dalston tonight before 9pm for £5 entry. In the meantime, check out Sam & The Womp to get … Read More ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at Passing Clouds
Where: 20 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 When: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Website: http://farmlondon.weebly.com/index.html When you hear the words ‘local’, ‘organically produced’ ‘farm produce’, deepest, darkest. Dalston doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But if you take one derelict building and convert the space carefully into an experiment of urban farming proportions, you’ll be surprised at the results. Dalston Lane is the home of … Read More FARM:shop – Eat, drink, grow, work, play.
When: Saturday 29th October Where: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London, E8 4AA What: HALLOWEEN PARTY – PASSING CLOUDS FEAST OF THE DEAD More info: http://www.passingclouds.org/ The venue title conjours up ethereal, heavenly scenes of fluffy clouds… but not this weekend. Hellishly delving into the depths of music, vauderville and erm, food, it celebrates the traditional mexican festival ‘Day of the Dead’. “In the tradition of Passing Clouds, … Read More Weekend: Passing Clouds Halloween Party!
http://www.riocinema.ndirect.co.uk/2011/Jun11/sundays.htm Rio cinema in Dalston usually shows a variety of double bills or family matinees on Sunday, but this week, the offering is of an entirely different nature. London’s first sex worker festival brings together “ethically produced” documentaries and films from Europe as well as panel discussions and debate. There is an after party at Dalston Superstore in the evening. The event is organised … Read More Weekend: Sex Worker Film Festival