What’s on in Hackney this weekend
- Credit: Olivia Harris
A short, sharp guide to what’s on in Hackney this weekend:
Watch the Focus Youth Theatre group perform new play Letter to Lacey about domestic violence by Catherine Johnson, known for her hit musical Mamma Mia! From 2pm and 4pm, at Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk, E9. Free, email email@example.com.
Attend a private view of an exhibition exploring themes around enslavement, which features jazz from Dafydd Williams’ Bigtet and a talk from art historian Prof Geoff Quilley, who will be speaking about painting during the slave trade. From 6pm, at St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16. Tickets £4.95 (concessions £2.50), visit www.dissenterslondon.org.
Listen to a stellar live music line-up ranging from hip-hop to folk to jazz. From 8pm, at The Others, Manor Road, N16. Costs £3, call 07756 343 810.
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Perfect stop-motion animation using anything you like as props. Develop a storyboard and character by using film-making software to add visual effects, voiceovers and a soundtrack to bring your story to life. From 10am, at Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, E8. Free, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 Three men who went on stabbing spree in Hackney convicted of murder
- 2 "Outcry" over fortnightly rubbish collection in Stamford Hill
- 3 Campaigners to protest at GP surgeries as outrage grows over US takeover
- 4 Hackney police commander calls on community to "play its part" in crime prevention
- 5 Broken De Beauvoir Estate lift saw man "bump" wife in wheelchair down stairs
- 6 "Predator" jailed after sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Hackney bus
- 7 ‘We are still human’: homeless households speak out over living conditions
- 8 Calls for black women's voices to also be heard in light of Sarah Everard death
- 9 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 10 Newington Green's Meeting House to stream concert series for Mary Wollstonecraft's 262nd Birthday
Bag a bargain at a jumble sale and enjoy some homemade refreshments. From 1pm, at Trowbridge Senior Citizens Club, Lavington Close, E9. Free, email email@example.com.
Listen to hip-hop collective Shop Floor Sessions at a Stop the Arms Fair benefit. From 7pm, at The Waiting Room, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16. Costs £4, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick a side in Prince vs Michael Jackson battle of the bands. From 8pm, at 270 Mare Street, E8. Costs £5, email email@example.com.
Check out St Augustine’s Tower – Hackney’s oldest building – and climb its 135 stairs for the best view of the borough. From 2pm, at Mare Street, E8. Free, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about tree-pruning, woodland ecology and specimen trees. From 10.30am, at Stamford Hill Gates, Abney Park Nature Reserve, Stoke Newington Street, N16. Free, email email@example.com.
Join SNUG (Stoke Newington Common Users’ Group) for Common Connections – Creative Conversations, which will feature workshops asking, What do we have in common? and What binds us together? From 2pm, at The Boiler House Community Centre, George Downing Estate, Cazenove Road, N16. Free.