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…

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Culture: Films from the Chapel

A simple idea, but a good one… Each month a crowd turns up at the Gallery Café with a particular film theme in mind. They wait, pensive, having voted for the film they want to watch beforehand on the website. It’s a really nice way of enjoying the film experience before the experience. Building up…

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Eastern Culture: Picturehouse Cinema on Mare Street

The Ocean Rooms has long been empty after huge venue potential gave way to crime ridden club.  I went to see Buene Vista Social Club there back in 2003, but that was it, which is a shame as Hackney is lacking a bigger venue for bands to play at. But this autumn sees a new…

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