What’s on in Hackney this weekend

Turkey's best-selling author Elif Shafak will appear at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival tomorr

Turkey's best-selling author Elif Shafak will appear at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival tomorrow - Credit: Archant

A short, sharp round-up of what’s on in Hackney this weekend


Learn about the benefits of cooking local, organic ingredients and the growing communities vegetable box scheme. From 11am, at Stamford Hill Library, Stamford Hill, N16. Free, call 020 8356 1708.

Check out the first solo UK exhibition of Eastern European artists Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkácováwho who seek to challenge established political and social orders. From 12pm, at 2 Clunbury Street, Hoxton, N1. Free, email info@waterside-contemporary.com.

Listen to Turkey’s best-selling female author speak about the power of story-telling at the Stoke Newington literary festival. From 7pm, at Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16. Costs £7, call 08444 771 000.


Buy a hand-made father’s day gift from a group of designers, artists and craft makers. From 2.30pm, at 103 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, N16. Free, email designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com.

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Refresh your summer wardrobe by altering or making over your existing clothes. From 2pm, at Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market. Hackney, E8. Costs £30, call 020 7275 8043.

Understand the effects long term stress can have on your health and well-being, what’s keeping you stuck in stressful patterns and stressing less to accomplish more. From 11.30am and 12.45pm, at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston, E8. Free, call 020 7836 6688.


Check out the Anatolian Cultural Fete, a week-long festival consisting of foods, crafts, international and local music, traditional costume dress-up, whirling dervishes, calligraphy and art exhibitions. From 11am, at Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, N16. Free, call 0207 6849 900.

Attend the Well Street Common Summer festival replete with football tournament, dog show, cake competition. Live music, Hackney Playbus, table tennis, crafts, stalls and BBQ. From 12pm, at Well Street Common, Hackney, E9. Free, call 020 8985 7422.

Listen to a classical music performance featuring violinist Lana Trotovšek and pianist Yoko Misumi. From 7pm, at Sutton House, 2 Homerton High Street, Homerton, E9. Costs £10, call 07505 609757.