What’s on in Hackney
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A short, sharp guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:
Debate whether social media is a blessing or a curse with panellists such as BBC newsreader George Alagiah, lecturer in digital culture and society Paolo Gerbaudo, associate editor of Wired.co.uk Olivia Solon and journalist and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. From 7.30pm, at St Peter’s Church, De Beauvoir Road, De Beauvoir, N1. Free, email email@example.com.
Listen to London-based group Fofoulah which mixes Senegalese voices and west African rhythms with dub basslines, sci-fi synths, raw guitars and intense grooves. From 8.30pm at The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, N16. Costs £10, call 020 7254 4097.
Enjoy a musical winter warmer from DJ Collective Slapshot Soul spinning a dance mix of northern soul, funk and rare grooves. From 9pm, at The Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, N16. Free, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Listen to a classical concert performed by Hackney Youth Orchestras featuring works by Mozart, Rieding and Beethoven. From 11am, at Stoke Newington Media and Arts College, Clissold Road, N16. Free, email email@example.com. Get into the festive season with a Christmas bazaar at St John of Jerusalem Church. From 2pm, at Lauriston Road (corner with Moulins Road), Victoria Park, E9. Free, call 020 8985 5145.
- 1 70 firefighters tackle Old Street tower block blaze
- 2 Your Paper, Your Voice: We want to hear from you
- 3 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 4 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 5 Roads, Museum of the Home, Living Wage and child exploitation
- 6 NEU members continue strike action at Leaways
- 7 Hackney schoolgirl and actress Bukky Bakray wins Bafta
- 8 Lottery winners build nesting boxes for Woodberry Wetlands birds
- 9 Police hunt Ilford man after shooting in Hackney
- 10 Mare Street Narroway see's queues for Primark and independent shops reopen on April 12
Visit a winter fair featuring a craft market, mulled wine, cakes and mince pies, little donkey rides and Santa’s grotto. From noon to 5pm, at Lauriston Infant and Junior School, Rutland Road, E9. Entry fee is £1 for adults and free for children, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live it up with an evening of fine dining, wines and thought-provoking entertainment from some of the nation’s finest and funniest minds. From 6.30pm, at Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, EC2A. Costs £50, 020 7253 3741.
Buy second-hand parts, bike-related items and second-hand cycles at a bike jumble sale. From 11am, at The View Tube, The Greenway, E8. Free, call 07530 274 160.
Visit some of London’s best ghostsigns (fading advertisements painted on walls) on a walking tour with Sam Roberts, leader and curator of the Ghostsigns project. From 1.20pm, at Stoke Newington Railway Station, Station Approach, N16. Costs £16, email email@example.com.
Enjoy an afternoon of live music featuring Gram National Submarine Band, Yngve & The Innocent and DJs. Full bar selling real ale, mulled wine, hot spicy cider and more. From 4pm, at Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk, E9. Free, but donation welcomed, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel back to Christmas in the 1940s. Enjoy craft workshops, music, stories, make paper decorations at 4pm and enjoy a singsong as the tree is lit up. From 11am, at the V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. Free, call 020 8983 5200.