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Things to do in February in Hackney

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With exciting exhibitions, concerts, parties, brilliant shows, weekend walks, you’ll find plenty of things to do during February in Hackney.

ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE
Hackney in the 70s and 80s
An exhibition of more than 60 images by photographer Neil Martinson goes on display at Stour Space from 1st-23rd February 2018. Possibly the largest collection of unseen Hackney images from the 70s and 80s. It was a time when there was large scale manufacturing and Hackney still bore the scars of post-war slum clearance. In 2018 a selection from the series will be be published as a photobook by Café Royal Books.
1st February, 7-10pm, free entry
Open daily: 2nd – 22nd February, 9am-5pm, free entry
7 Roach Road, Tower Hamlets,
London, E3 2PA
www.stourspace.co.uk

PAO & THE GANG
TT Liquor in East London will be hosting a five course banquet dinner, all themed around the ingredient Cacao. Starting with the fruit and seeds, the supper club will be designed to follow the chocolate making process, through to cocoa butter and finally chocolate. Each meal will be served with a bespoke cocktail, designed to compliment the food.
3 February 2018
£5 – £20 per person
17B Kingsland Rd,
London E2 8AA
ttliquor.co.uk

HACKNEY FLEA MARKET
Monthly curated vintage market returns to Stoke Newington’s Church St. with another eclectic selection of vintage stall holders, all selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items.
Items for sale will include – 20th Century Furniture, Records, Old Clobber, Salvaged French Homeware, Curiosities & Collectables, Textiles, Danish Decor, Reclaimed Industrial Fixtures, Lamps & Lighting, Bric-a-brac, the almost extinct, and unexpected flea finds.
3 February 2018, 11:00, Free Entry
4 Feb February 2018, 18:00, Free Entry
Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0AS

EXPLORE THE URBAN FOREST: HAGGERSTON
Continuing his new series of Stalking Trees walkshops, Paul Wood, author of London Street Trees, to entice you to Explore the Urban Forest in Haggerston, Hackney.
The route from Haggerston Overground station will take you past evergreen Strawberry Trees, deciduous Dawn Redwoods, early flowering Persian Ironwoods and even an Almond.
Book on-line £18 in advance, £20 on the day.

SIMON ROBERT MERRIE ALBION -LANDSCAPE STUDIES OF A SMALL ISLAND
For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences.
Merrie Albion – Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.
Ends on 10 March 2018, Free entry
82 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DP
www.flowersgallery.com

BABEL OPEN MIC SESSIONS
Hackney’s new music and arts scene, Babel Art House is anticipating to let local talents’ voices to be heard. Take your instruments and warm up those vocal chords, this is your stage and your domain – keyboard players, a full-fledged in-house piano for you. The event is hosted by Onur Uz.
Every Thursday, Free Entry
86 Stoke Newington High Street
London, N16 7PA

MIRYAM SOLOMON
Miryam Solomon is a singer/songwriter by way of Sweden and Eritrea. She released her debut EP Evergreen in 2014 and now returns with PRS Women Make Music award funded Magnolia.
Exploring jazz and electronica it features Neil Charles, Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Tansay Omar and Jean Berthon and has already garnered support from Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), Jazz FM, NTS, Worldwide fm, and Bandcamp weekly.
Performing on the night to celebrate the release of the EP with a full band consisting of Sara De Santis, Alex Haines, Dave De Rose and Jon Scott.
With a DJ set from Sara Hafeez.
12th of February 2018, 7.30 PM
Price: £5
10a Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN | servantjazzquarters.com

I LOVE ACID WITH TERRY FARLEY, PLACID, POSTHUMAN
The Pickle Factory joins with legendary acid house party I Love Acid on 17th February, for an all night long beatdown headlined by Junior Boys Own founder and UK dance music institution Terry Farley. He’s joined by We’re Going Deep curator-in-chief and deep digger Placid, and I Love Acid’s founder and resident Posthuman.
17th Feb 2018, Saturday 23:00 – 06:00
Price: £5
13-14 The Oval London E2 9DU
ovalspace.co.uk

WALK HACKNEY
Walk Hackney, specialises in telling  you the story of Hackney, through a series of scheduled walks around different parts of Hackney. The walks are led by Hackney resident, Sean Gubbins, who has researched and devised each walk.
This walk tells the history of Haggerston, the northern-most, and most rural, part of the ancient parish of Shoreditch. The walk will also go along Columbia Road, in neighbouring Bethnal Green.
17th February, 2018  at 11am.
2¾ hours
£10 (£8 concessions) – pay on the day.
Starts: Entrance to Haggerston Station (East London Line), Lee Street, E8 4DY, at 11am
End: St Leonard Church, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JN
walkhackney.co.uk

Workout Time Machine

WORKOUT TIME MACHINE

Workout Time Machine will be an immersive fitness event in Shoreditch that will transport participants back to the seventies, eighties and nineties with different workouts and music for each decade. There will also be treats, drinks and goody bags available, as well as prizes for the best-dressed visitors in the class. This is going to be a retro workout party like no other – with photo booths, inflatables, entertainers, retro fitness games and loads more surprises!
Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite decade! There will be big prizes for best dressed!
This event is open to all abilities – so bring your friends, your parents, your brothers and your sisters, your misses and your misters – & grandma too!
21 February 2018
£29.50 per person
Secret venue in Shoreditch
www.sweatandsound.com/workouttimemachine

IRE! (MATS GUSTAFSSON / JOHAN BERTHLING / ANDREAS WERLIIN)
A welcome return for the formidable, no-holds-barred grouping of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, Andreas Werliin. Having expanded out into a full-blown 28-piece Fire! Orchestra in recent years, this show sees them return to the original trio. Consisting of members from The Thing, Tape and Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Fire! is all about burning up tradition and blazing new paths and fresh approaches in improvised music – approaches informed equally by garage punk, electroacoustics and the noise of heavy industry.
21 FEBRUARY 2018, 7.30PM
£14 £12 ADVANCE £10 MEMBERS
18-22 Ashwin St
London E8 3DL
www.cafeoto.co.uk