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…

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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…

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Blanche & Shock (& Awe) at Stepney City Farm

Where: Stepney City Farm When: Friday 22nd June 2012 Those clever chaps at Blanche and Shock are putting their green fingers to good use once more to host an epic epicurean evening at Stepney City Farm this Friday. As well as using ingredients inspired by the setting, a working city farm, they’re actually using the ingredients grown from the farm…

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The Apple Cart Festival Flies By

The Apple Cart festival came to Hackney, following on from promoter’s ‘Eat Your Own Ears’ ‘Underage Festival’ and ‘Field Day’ last weekend. And what a mixed up, jumped up, pulled around and start up festival it was! In Victoria Park’s bosom there nestled tents, bandstands and stages awash with teatowels, haybales and gingham for the…

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Gigs: Wave Pictures presented by Duke of Uke

When: Thursday 14th July 2011 Where: Spitlefields Church Crypt Cost: £8 on the door If I wasn’t at a previous drunken daytime engagement, I would make every effort to go to this. Wave Pictures combine intimate story telling with simplistic poetical loveliness and catchy riffs sung with proper accents. Like opening a children’s storybook to…

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