Arty Party: Hackney Wicked Festival 2011

When: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2011

Where: Hackney Wick, various venues


Hackney Wicked is once again upon the Wick. Warehouse will be opened up to have a snoop at what the trendy artists are up to in their communes (well, just the art), there’ll be dancing in the street, weird and wonderful things for sale (I loved last year’s swear cushions) and plenny of parties, bands, workshops and artsy fartsy fun to be had. You don’t have to be an artist, or a trendy, but be prepared to rub shoulders with them all emerging from the Hackney Wick warehouses.

Hackney Bubble will certainly be there! Last year’s was good times spent in mini gardens with cans of beer, sifting through crap art to find divine galleries (what the hell is Elevator all about!?), rocking our socks off to street bands and some interesting hoola hooping.

For more information on their and a lists of artists, galleries and events visit their website,


Eastern Culture: Folly for a Flyover

Folly for Flyover Cinema in Hackney Wick

Folly for a Flyover, Hackney Wick Cinema


“Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.”

This pop-up venue is situated on the banks of the canal in Hackney Wick, to show films, performances and plays for a 6 week run over the summer. The program starts with a different theme each week (fables, structures etc) and includes screenings of super gay sci-fi films such as ‘TRON + live score’, ‘Flash (ahaaaaa) Gordon’, Kubrick’s ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’ and short films from Hackney Wicked Festival.

There is also a cafe serving food and drinks and the chance to hire a boat for a paddle adventure down the canal for a mere £2. As well as some planned family activities. Check out the Folly for a Flyover website for more information and full event listings.

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