What’s on in Hackney this weekend

Patsy Antoine, fomer editor at HarperCollins, will eb speaking about the state of black publishing a

Patsy Antoine, fomer editor at HarperCollins, will eb speaking about the state of black publishing at Dalston CLR James library tonight - Credit: Archant

A short, sharp guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:


Listen to a talk about what is happening to black publishing and its current role. From 6.30pm at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, E8. Free, email info@hackney.gov.uk.

Co-founder of Outsider Tarts, David Muniz, demonstrates some of his mouthwatering cake recipes in a two-hour masterclass and tasting session for cake lovers. From 7pm, at Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, E9. Tickets cost £12.50, email susann@cre8lifestyle.org.uk.

Watch Sabotage, a new Radio 4 Extra comedy show. From 7pm, at 130 Hoxton Street, N1. Free, call 020 7684 0060.


Get help and advice with all things travel related when out with children or when they are alone on trains, buses and navigating busy roads. For parents/carers of children up to 25 with disabilities/SEN/additional needs. From 10am, at The Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8. Free, call info@hiphackney.org.uk.

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Listen to Ebo Taylor, who played a pivotal role in shaping Ghana’s musical landscape in the 1960s and 1970s with a style that fused jazz, highlife and funk and was unique to him. From 8.30am, at New Empowering Church, 1A Westgate Street, E8. Costs £15, email volta45@thegoldenstoolproject.org.

Watch children’s tale The Selfish Giant about boys scavenging to survive on a Bradford estate. From 2.15pm, 4.30pm, 6.45pm and 9pm, at the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8. Costs from £7.50, call 020 7241 9410.


Immerse yourself in African and Caribbean culture at this family fun day celebrating black history featuring local businesses, organisations, charities designers and artists providing, information, arts, crafts and decorative items, raffle prizes, food and entertainment. From noon, at 103 Stoke Newington Road, N16. Free, email designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com.

Enjoy workshops in DJing, mixing, MCing at a sound system expo. From noon, at Wally Foster’s Community Centre, Marsh Hill, Homerton Road, E9. Free, call 020 7249 4542.

Have fun with a multitude of events at Hackney Empire’s Family Festival weekend including Music Untamed where Grand Union and its musicians will take over the main theatre, studio theatre and rehearsal room for a day, for an event that includes workshops and a participatory performance in the evening. From 11am, at Hackney Empire, Mare Street, Hackney, E8. Free, call 020 8985 2424.


Put on your flashiest frock, plaster on the make-up and grab your children for a 1km totter in the Dame Dash towards Hackney Empire to raise money for the venue as well St Joseph’s Hospice . From 10am, St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, E8. Costs £15 to enter, call 020 8985 2424.

Check out Digital Shoreditch’s Mozilla festival, which brings hundreds of technology enthusiasts together to explore the web, learn together and make things that can change the world. From 9am, at Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10. Free, call 020 3040 3500.

Raise money for Oxfam at an evening featuring bands, house, drum and bass and R&B DJs. From 6pm, at Hackney Attic Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8. Free, call 07449 303 128.