This year I became the first Writer in Residence at Grow Hackney. It’s a vital hub of arts and culture but you might not realise how it contributes to Hackney Wick in other ways. You’ll find sustainability initiatives here, art made from waste and even a way into physical activity that promotes good mental health….
Category: Hackney Wick
Street to Screen and Back: Wick Speaks!
When you’re all about IRL (in real life) work and Covid hits, how do you respond? This was the challenge for myself and The People Speak when we did the pioneering Wick Speaks! project in 2020…
Hackney Changemakers: Sara Kärpänen
The latest in the Hackney Changemakers series, Women of the Wick founder Sara Kärpänen shares her story with us…
Wick Speaks! Sat 17th Oct
Exciting times Saturday 17th October sees the culmination of the Wick Speaks! project, a collaboration with the exciting interactive East London international artists of The People Speak. We’ve been out in the Wick, collecting stories from local people who are going to feature in an online tour, tomorrow. It’s free and anyone can join. BOOK…
Saved – Our Stour. Hackney Wick Comes Good.
ALMOST. There’s a sting in the tale… This weekend a lot of Hackney Wick folk came together in a grassroots community response to the threat of losing Stour Space. The Commune Festival was thrown together in a week by local people who wanted to keep this creative community hub and a legacy
Hackney Wick to Extinction Rebellion: Everything is Connected
From Hackney Wick to Extinction Rebellion, it’s all connected. Can we save some of the good stuff…?
Save Stour Space – Chew On This Fish Island
If Stour Space goes, Fish Island will lose its last link with the recent past… Can we keep some of the ‘spirit of the Wick’?
SHW the Group that Burned 10,000 Names
The KLF burned a million pounds on the isle of Jura in 1994 to make a statement and try (it’s said) to negate the all-pervasive power of money. On Tuesday on another island, Fish Island, Save Hackney Wick burned 10,000 names on a petition to mark the apparent failure (at the time of writing) to…
Hackney Wick: Young East London Speaks
You’ve heard about the arts community in Hackney Wick but what are the hopes and fears of its youth?
Why London Needs a Hackney Wick: Arts, Humanities and Alternative Culture
As the Hackney Wick art scene threatens to disappear, why do we need the Arts in London?
Regeneration Game: Margate 1 – 0 London
The exodus is on. If once London attracted the avant garde, does it now repel them? This week arts accessibility champions Open School East joined the artists heading to the south coast, Bristol continues to pull the permaculturists and environmentally ambitious while ‘startup centre’ Berlin is a no-brainer for the entrepreneur.
Hackney Wick Warehouse Culture Goes Mainstream
Hackney Wick is a special place – and a place in transition. Increasingly the property sections are picking up on it as ‘the place to be’, as in this week’s Evening Standard article heralding the rise of a ‘new’ London trend of co-living. We’ve been living this lifestyle since 2009 and celebrating it on our…