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Hackney Council commission top designers to promote indie sellers

Hackney Council commission top designers to promote indie sellers

Inspired by the success of previous designer and good cause collaborations, Hackney Council have commissioned some of London’s design talent to create bags for them. The canvas shopping bags will be given to those who collect enough tokens from market stalls and independent shops. Every pound spent gets you one…

Pint-sized performance at Amersham Arms

Pint-sized performance at Amersham Arms

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performed to enraptured crowds in an intimate gig at The Amersham Arms last night.…

Emerging artists showcase work in Hackney Gallery [Video]

Emerging artists showcase work in Hackney Gallery [Video]

Three up-and-coming artists have come together to display a diverse collection of artwork at Stoke Newington Library Gallery in Hackney.…

Comedian Kojo floors hometown Hackney audience in sell-out gig

Comedian Kojo floors hometown Hackney audience in sell-out gig

Hackney comedian Kojo returned to his home stage last weekend to perform his sell out show, ‘Live and Kicking’.  It was the 32 year-old’s first solo outing in five years and the comic did not disappoint.…

Turner nominated artist, Zarina Bhimji, comes to Whitechapel

Turner nominated artist, Zarina Bhimji, comes to Whitechapel

An exhibition by British artist Zarina Bhimji has been launched at Whitechapel gallery.…

Second vintage shop to open on High Street

Second vintage shop to open on High Street

A second boutique vintage clothes shop is due to open on Stoke Newington High Street as East End fashion spreads north. …

Design prize nomination for flyover project

Design prize nomination for flyover project

A temporary construction set up in Hackney Wick last summer has been nominated in the architecture category of the Design of the Year Awards.…

Wild Hackney podcast nominated for BBC award

Wild Hackney podcast nominated for BBC award

Online docu-drama, Wild Hackney, has been nominated for best use of song and best online only audio drama in the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards.…

London short film festival 6-15 Jan – East End picks

London short film festival 6-15 Jan – East End picks

Now in its 9th year, the annual London Short Film Festival is back in town with its eclectic mix of short, but very sweet, screenings.…

East London exhibition space seeking emerging new artists

East London exhibition space seeking emerging new artists

A-side/B-side gallery, a studio space in the new Hackney Downs Studios, is looking for new members who want to work and exhibit in there. Alongside using the studio as a workplace, artists can also teach, network, and run or attend workshops. Those who rent areas may also use the 450sqft…