Little Noises… Big Sessions… In Hackney

Mencap Little Noise Sessions
20th -25th November 2012
St John-at-Hackney Church
E5 0PD

Hackney plays host to some not-so-little headliners at this year’s Little Noise Sessions, taking place to raise money for Mencap.

The Seventh year of sessions, takes place over a week in November at St John’s-in-Hackney church in Hackney Central. The eclectic mix of music in this stunning venue promises to be quite an event AND it brings awareness of this great charity for people with learning disabilities, their carers and families.

Musically, there’s something for everyone from stunning crooner Richard Hawley supported by the lavish King Charles and beautiful duo First Aid Kit, to soft vocal harmonies from Daughter, Noah and the Whale and delicate songstress Lucy Rose. Highly recommended!

A few more pop-tastic acts have just been announced including omnipresent Gary Barlow, Scottish singer Amy MacDonald and Olli Murs.

You can buy tickets HERE


Festivals: Apple Cart

Apple Cart Festival, Victoria Park

Sunday 7th August, Victoria Park, Hackney

Victoria Park’s Apple Cart Festival is a feast for the eyes, ears and feet. Organised by the people that bring us Field Day, it’s got a more leftfield flavour including comedy, dance, magic (yes, magic) and cabaret as well as the usual, yet fairly unusual musical fare. There is promise of food and fairy tales, clothes sales and carousels as well as a load of balearics.

The line up goes a little something like this….


James Yorkston

Badly Drawn Boy

Balearic Folk Orchestra

Chilly Gonzalez

Magic Numbers

St. Etienne

Soul II Soul DJs

Giles Peterson


Tim Minchin


Doc Brown

Jon Richardson

Kevin Eldon

Mark Steel


Candlelit Matinee by The House Of Fairy Tales Charity.

“A live arts project for all ages from Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis’ House of Fairy Tales. Under themes of light and shadow, young artists will make and present interactive art projects, workshops and performance exclusively for the Apple Cart audience to get involved in. The results – in a wide range of media, from fashion to film, painting to puppetry, gaming to gastronomy and much more”

Art Carboot Fair – “A fete within a festival”


Mawara the Amazing – Hoola Hooping as seen on Britain’s Got Talent.

Bourgeois and Maurice

Literary Death Match

The Erection Section

Find out the full line up and more information as well as how to get your hands on some tickets at

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