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Stoke Newington author and journalist Jonathan Freedland talks to Zoe Paskett about his new book, To Kill the President under nom de plume Sam Bourne

Juliet Stevenson says her fears about playing Hamlet’s mother were allayed by Robert Icke’s rich and passionate production

A special three course dinner at The Round Chapel in Hackney is the brand new menu by migrant and refugee women chefs on June 27

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Bridget Galton talks to Kevin Macdonald about his iconic movie ahead of Touching The Void Live at Barbican Hall

You can count on few fingers the number of bands who’d be able to make you cry using the words “on the rail replacement bus”.

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

It’s taken two years for Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie to transfer from Leicester’s Curve to the West End. It’s a pity it wasn’t sooner.

There’s music, art, dance, food, sports, workshops and a parade throughout the day, celebrating the community’s contributions

What started off in 2000 as a local festival for filmmakers living and working in east London has now expanded to present the best of British and international cinema, while still staying true to its roots

Despite its ambition and having plenty of potential resonance, Common is dense and wilfully bewildering with little space for development

BRIDGET GALTON visits Radici which takes over the site where the Almeida restaurant used to be, with Francesco Mazzei as head chef

Rylance and fellow actor Kika Markham will perform dramatic readings from texts which question embedded notions about war, and offer a fresh take on history that might point an end to the conflicts of today.

At its heart is an examination of how people embrace competitive outrage and offence, seeming to go out of their way to pose as holier than though and just that bit more PC than the next person.

Zoe Paskett visits the Barbican’s new sci-fi exhibition, which extends throughout the building covering film, tv, literature, art and music

Music

Friday, June 16, 2017

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You can count on few fingers the number of bands who’d be able to make you cry using the words “on the rail replacement bus”.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

There’s music, art, dance, food, sports, workshops and a parade throughout the day, celebrating the community’s contributions

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hackney local Frankie Oliver, a singer turned taxi driver turned singer again, returns to music with a new album after a two decade long absence

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Acoustic troubadour Matt Gresham is yet another export churned out from the X Factor machine (albeit the Australian incarnation).

Friday, May 26, 2017

When Too Close To Touch singer Keaton Pierce tragically lost his three year old sister, his priority was to use music to express his pain

Friday, May 19, 2017

The London Tango Quintet are playing at Hackney’s Round Chapel on May 25

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BRIDGET GALTON talks rock docs, politics and the thrill of playing live with the folk punk singer

Theatre

Yesterday, 08:00

Juliet Stevenson says her fears about playing Hamlet’s mother were allayed by Robert Icke’s rich and passionate production

Friday, June 16, 2017

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It’s taken two years for Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie to transfer from Leicester’s Curve to the West End. It’s a pity it wasn’t sooner.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Despite its ambition and having plenty of potential resonance, Common is dense and wilfully bewildering with little space for development

Friday, June 9, 2017

Rylance and fellow actor Kika Markham will perform dramatic readings from texts which question embedded notions about war, and offer a fresh take on history that might point an end to the conflicts of today.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

At its heart is an examination of how people embrace competitive outrage and offence, seeming to go out of their way to pose as holier than though and just that bit more PC than the next person.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The free projects, The Committee and You, Me, The World and Hackney, are running for the first time this summer for 15 to 19 at Hub67

Thursday, June 1, 2017

John Boyega stars in Jack Thorne’s version of Georg Büchner’s play about a young soldier driven to madness and murder, but a clichéd script does a disservice to issues surrounding veteran mental health

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

With RSC regular Greg Hicks in the title role, the interpretation highlights the interplay between hollow political promises and cruel reality.

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