Weekend: Passing Clouds Halloween Party!

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London, E8 4AA


More infohttp://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, unite with us for the very special celebration of Halloween as we arise from our sleeping states and break forth our ghostly selves in a great cacophony of abundant mayhem”

Looks like a party to get involved in! It all kicks off at 12pm with the devilishly deliscious people’s kitchen – bring along your pumpkins and cook up a feast! The day carries on with entertainment and merriment well into the witching hour. All for a mere fiver! Have a happy halloween in the Hackney Bubble. Or a scary one actually.



Festival Bicycle!

When: Sunday 31st July 2011

Where: Mabely Green, E9

More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=175011075887549

Another bike fest comes to Hackney in the form of ‘Festival Bicycle’, this Sunday on Mabley Green, E9. Definitely worth riding along to if you love the two wheelers – they are covering everything from classic bikes to a workshop dedicated to getting you in the know and on the road.

Hackney Wicked is just up the road in Hackney Wick, so Sunday is sure to be packed full so no need to leave the Hackney Bubble this weekend!

They say… 
Celebrity bicycle guest celebrity opening speech!
Try a Tandem – come along and try riding with two!
Grass Track Racing & Cycling Competitions! – do you have an unusual bicycle?, bring it along! It might win a prize.
Weird and wonderful in cycling! – tandems, penny farthings, tall-bikes!
Bike workshop – free maintenance and advice for your bike and on cycling!
Bicycle Art and Culture – Bicycle art, films, music, and drinks!
The festival will be the best of summer fete feel, with a bicycle twist!
During the same weekend as Hackney Wicked Arts festival and just across the road, so something for everyone.
Bicycle film after party back at The Kenton, E9 7AB – Yes, The Kenton!

A Flying Visit to a Folly

I finally made it down the Folly for a Flyover on Sunday afternoon. Lured by rumors of tasty bagels and the chance to hire a row boat on the emerald green canal. The Folly is situated under the A12 flyover – they’ve taken a disused space and created something of a buzzing summer event. As well as the cute café with cuter staff, there is a theatre with plenty of film and theatrical events for kids and adults; mainly showing a gay sci-fi film selection, but also workshops and other intriguing events.

The space has been put to good use- the café and cinema are made up of light wooden bricks balancing on one another around scaffolding creating in what can truly be called a ‘pop-up’.

On Sunday, the bagels were delicious, the coffee good (served through strange cylindrical glass filters) and the boats were great fun. £2 gets you half an hour to slowly paddle down the canal in a wobbly boat with heavy oars. The ear splitting drum n bass sounds of a left over canal-side warehouse party merging with the industrial canal sides viewed from a twee little rowing boat was quite surreal for a Sunday in Hackney!

The 6 week long folly is run by Assemble CIC, the people behind the cinema on Clerkenwell Road’s ugly abandoned garage last year. Get down there for one of their viewings or events, or just have a couple of hours to enjoy the scenery (and bagels, it’s all about the bagels for me).

Photography by Keith Allen / Olenka Gibbs

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