Weekend of Wick Fun for festivalgoers

Events across Hackney Wick form part of weekend festival

One corner of Hackney will be fit to bursting with events including boat trips, live theatre and rickshaw rides this weekend.

Crowds can take part in the Hackney Wick Festival on Saturday and Sunday (September 18-19), a free community event organised by local residents.

There is the opportunity to take a canal boat ride on narrow boats which are moored at the Hackney Cut, near Gainsborough Primary School in Berkshire Road, on Sunday while the school itself holds its annual fete on Saturday, including trampolining and performing arts workshops.

On Saturday afternoon, visitors can take part in meadow planting at Mabley Green, next to Homerton Road and enjoy rickshaw rides around the festival while on Sunday there is a Hackney Playbus event for children in Biggs Square in Felstead Street and a council ‘give or take’ recycling event in Leabank Square.

Over both days, there is also the Wick Green Market, a display of archives at St. Mary of Eton church in Eastway and actors from the Romeo and Juliet Experience will be moving around Hackney Wick to perform the Shakespeare play.

For information, visit hackneywickfestival.org.uk.