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A cold wind has blown across the barren culture-less Hackney steppe. For months they have hunkered down in wind and rain with barely a BBC4 documentary to sustain them, waiting for stimulation.Finally the green shoots of cultural activity start to poke through. There is light at the end of the harsh winter tunnel.
The event is free but you will need to book using this link.
HACKNEY WICK – V&A TAKEOVER
I’m involved with the excellent Film Lab project and will be performing with them as part of a multi-media extravaganza when Hackney Wick takes over the V&A for a Friday night ‘late’. Or should I say, one of my alter-egos will be there…
Tip: get there early, several hundred were refused entry to the last event.
SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EDITION OF ‘FEMINIST (OR IS IT?) STOKE NEWINGTON’ WALK
On Sun 2nd March at 11am, I’ll be leading a special fundraising edition of this walk where 50% of the proceeds will go to the campaign for a memorial to Mary Wollstonecraft in the place where many of her views crystallised – Newington Green.
Newington Green will be the destination and we may get to pop into the chapel or even hear from MW expert and passionate advocate Roberta Wedge. But, I hear you ask (it’s amazing what you can do on the internet these days, I literally heard you) where do we start?
We start at the main gates of the wonderful Abney Park cemetery, at the junction of Stamford Hill and Northwold Road in ‘infamous’ Stoke Newington. Price £8, pay on the day.
I will volunteering for a unique (in the UK) new project that aims to help young men understand why inequality isn’t good for either them or their female peers Great Men Value Women.
I’ll be doing more tours soon, including running tours as Hackney Fit (my personal trainer persona). But don’t forget you can volunteer there twice a week and work up a sweat whilst restoring the jewel in Stoke Newington’s crown.