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Saturday, September 9, 2017

When I was growing up, I went to youth club to play football, have a go at table tennis and spend my pennies at the tuck shop.

Summer has left Hackney. Like the end of a party it’s loitering on the doorstep, unwilling to bid goodbye - but it’s over, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Bored of traditional yoga? There’s a world beyond your well-worn Argos yoga mat, and it’s a world of disco lights, hip hop tunes and ultra-challenging weights

A fitness and creative hobbies showcase comes to Archway’s Hargrave Hall

A forest retreat in Belgium has all you need to recharge your batteries, from a morning bootcamp run by the lake to a lazy afternoon in the spa

The Lake District has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bridget Galton visited a spa hotel to try out its walking tours of the scenery that inspired Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

Bet your bottom dollar on this home in Stoke Newington, now the bookies’ favourite to win RIBA’s prestigious Stirling Prize.

Zoe Paskett tries out an aerial circus hoop class - who hasn’t dreamed about flying? But who ever said flying was going to be easy? (Spoiler: it isn’t)

A deaf Nepalese photographer from the University of East London credits her disability with enhancing her artistic talent.

Now in its 11th year, Field Day is bringing together an exceptional mix of artists and genres once more to an east London park.

If you’ve got a small city garden, balcony or just a windowsill, Carolyn Dunster knows how to make the most out of every inch of space

Fold in Newington Green was started last year by two Hackney instructors and comes with a clear message: to promote wellness, inclusivity and rein back on some of modern yoga’s more aerobics-based aesthetics

Artist Dale Grimshaw talks to Zoe Paskett about his exhibition raising awareness for the situation in West Papua

Panicking that she might have to start rationing vegetables, Zoe Paskett meets Shane Harrison, a New Zealand born restaurateur and expert in foraging for food

EMMA BARTHOLOMEW and her family find the picture-perfect Arc 1950 has a wealth of activity going on during the summer, meaning you’ll never be stuck for things to do

Zoe Paskett tries out a new exercise class that combines swing dance and aerobics, finding that the exhaustion is outweighed by enjoyment and great music

Set up by Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur Venetia Archer, the service usually exists as an app to make the process of booking an appointment with salons, spas or beauty therapists easier and quicker

Choosing where to eat on buzzy Chatsworth Road can be difficult.

Marrakech is at its best off season with mild temperatures and fewer crowds but the same great tagine, finds Zoe Paskett, who stayed at the newly refurbished Movenpick Hotel

Bloggers, designers and filmmakers: young Hackney locals to look out for in 2017

The future of Shoreditch’s iconic music venue Village Underground has been secured for the next 15 years after Hackney Council rejected plans to redevelop the site.

The core of the Parkhotel regime is the seven day programme, with three medical assessments, daily treatments, a diet plan, use of swimming pool, sauna and panoramic gym

Dalston Italian restaurant Lardo served up lashings of Christmas spirit by welcoming dozens of hard-up families in for a free festive dinner.

CORIANDER STUTTARD travelled to Tuscany this autumn to help out with the olive harvest at Agriturismo Donata Origo

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