What’s on in Hackney this weekend

Watch play The Last Black Soldier on Saturday

Watch play The Last Black Soldier on Saturday - Credit: Archant

A brief guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:


Meet Mercury Prize-nominated singer Sam Lee and enjoy an evening of wine, song and story-telling from award-winning writers Vanessa Gebbie, Katy Evans-Bush and Tom Lee with The Word Factory. From 7pm, at Cafe, Sutton House, Homerton High Street, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Costs £10, call 07880 824275.

Check out show Super Everything*, which weaves different documentary narratives to create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the culturally diverse landscape of Malaysia. Juxtaposing tradition and modernity, this project seeks to discover how our complex sense of identity is formed through rituals. From 8pm, at Hackney Empire, Mare Street, Hackney, E8. Costs £25, call 020 8985 2424.

Split your sides laughing at monthly comedy club Popcorn Comedy, featuring E4 Cardinal Burns duo and Canadian Mae Martin. From 7.30pm, at the attic, Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street, Hackney. Costs £8, call 0871 902 5734.


Help break the Guinness record for the number of real nappies being changed simultaneously. It also includes a party with refreshments, stalls, taster sessions and a fashion show. From 10am, at Summerly room, V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. Free, call 020 8356 7930.

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Watch play The Last Black Soldier, which is inspired by the contributions that black men and women made in world wars. 7pm, at Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9. Costs £10, call 07948 320299.

Attend a fundraising Messiah Concert hosted by the Speaker of Hackney. From 7pm, at St Mary of Eton Church, Hackney Wick, E9. Costs £10, email speaker@hackney.gov.uk.

Combine literature and an epic three-course meal at the Book Slam (F)east with a line-up of comedy, words and music, including a talk by author Will Self. From 7.15pm, at The Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Road, E5. Costs £45, call 020 8533 9676.


Visit a new photography studio and get one free family photograph. From 11am, at Cre8 Life Style Centre, Eastway, Hackney, E9. Free, call 020 8533 1691.

Learn to make a handmade rug, mix and match design elements, prepare materials and use the “proddy” tools with renowned textile artist Annie Sherburne. From 11am, at Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8. Costs £50, call 020 7275 8043

Listen to the Mondfleck Ensemble perform Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, contrasting it with his cabaret songs, and works by Ravel and Berg. From 7pm, at Sutton House, 2 Homerton High Street, London E9. Costs £10 (concessions available), call 07505 609757.

Let loose at an acoustic special with soul singer J Appiah, Alex RV Phillips and Alex Martin. From 7pm, at 1 -5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A. Costs £5, call 07595947017.

Listen to chart-topping female singer and producer Sila perform. From 8pm, at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8. Costs £25, call 020 8985 2424.