What’s on in Hackney this weekend

Dress up as a super hero and check out retro action figures such as Muhammed Ali at a pop-up archive

Dress up as a super hero and check out retro action figures such as Muhammed Ali at a pop-up archive at the Supa World event on Friday - Credit: Archant

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


Afro Supa Hero is a snapshot of a childhood journey to adulthood, shown through pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora. Jon Daniel’s figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in Britain. Dress up in your best super hero outfit to attend. From 6.30pm, at V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2. Free, call 020 8983 5200.

Watch the best young talent in Hackney as singers, dancers, rappers, actors and comedians compete in a talent contest Alter Ego 2014. From 7.30pm, at Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8. Free, call 020 898 5242.

Listen to pianist John Cervantes present his flamenco-jazz ensemble, originally formed out of informal jam sessions with Spanish musicians living in London. From 8.30pm, at The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, N16. £10, call 020 7254 4097.

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Enjoy a Valentine’s gift day and craft fair featuring decorative items from designers, artists and craft makers. From 2.30pm, at 103 Stoke Newington Road, N16. Free, email designsbysuzanne01@hotmail.com.

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Learn how to create your own good fortune and discover how to master the factors that influence it, make good things happen and how to turn bad luck into good luck. From 11.30am, at Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, E8. Free, call 0207 836 6688.

Donate unwanted furniture, household items, books, DVDs, CDs, clothes or take away similar items for free at a community event. From 2pm, at Kingsmead Community Centre, 9a Kingsmead Way, E9. Free, call 020 8510 0113.

Watch film Under the Cranes, a lyrical evocation of how Hackney has evolved over several hundred years and discuss what can be done about the demolition of 16 derelict terrace houses in Dalston Lane by Hackney Council with poet Michael Rosen and the founder of campaign group Open Dalston. From 1.30pm, at Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8. Costs £7.50, call 020 7241 9410.


Create a keep tidy roll/ clutch bag on the sewing machine. From 2.30pm, at Fabrications, 7 Broadway Market, E8. Costs £30, call 020 7275 8043.

Watch 35 Shots of Rum, which is set in Paris, about a father who has raised his daughter but now realises that the time to leave each other is fast approaching. From 3pm, at Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8. Costs £7.60, call 0871 902 5734.

Listen to Boar, a collective of musicians based in Edinburgh who share interests in improvisation, and digitally mediated performance. From 8pm, at Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin street, E8. Costs £8 (adv), visit www.wegottickets.com/event/248788.

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