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Online exhibition: Isolation Solitary, Suspended

From our enforced lockdown, this exhibition brings together work based on the idea of isolation before it became our reality, in the...

The best Hackney restaurants delivering food right now

Angelina The seven course menu is only available on Friday nights. Italian/Japanese fusion dishes like pea & miso tempura, stracciatella, wakame &...

TV gardener Joe Swift grows bananas in his back garden in...

By Victoria Gray TV gardener Joe Swift has some tips for budding gardeners in the borough

Bikini Beach: We first met at our father’s funeral

We first met at our father’s funeral: we are all half-brothers to different mothers. Jesus, our father and 1956 All Mexico Surfing...

How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

Join the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform to help you build the best crowdfunding campaign possible for your business.

John Keane

Flat Earth John Keane is a renowned political artist whose work continues to address the most pressing social and...

Tim Watson has been running Church Street Bookshop for 40 years

I have sold second-hand books in three different shops on Stoke Newington Church Street since 1980. In the 1970s, my wife and I worked...

From cinema to mosque

The story of one building’s remarkable century-long transformation  117 Stoke Newington Road stands proudly as the site of Aziziye Mosque, one of the largest Turkish-speaking...

The rise of sustainable fashion in Hackney

The fashion search engine, Lyst, has reported that searches for ‘sustainable fashion’ increased by 66 per cent in 2018. Consumers who careful...

The world in their hands

Stoke Newington-based studio Bellerby is one of only two handmade globe-making companies in the world. Peter Bellerby founded the company in 2008 after an...

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