If the exciting radical past of radical Hackney was the pizza of conventional tourism where I started, then eventually I would always end up with a big long stringy piece of cheese stretched out between it and my face. This was the future
Want to meet some kickass changemakers? Want to really connect with your area and get to know the exciting things happening in its hidden corners? Like to support your local homeless shelter? Join us this Sat at 11am for a special edition of the walk celebrating Hackney champions and changemakers – and finishing off at…
Changemaker? Sick of Doom & Gloom and National Politics? It’s grim on the national stage politically, but Hackney has the antidote! On an intimate walk with a few friends come and explore the inspiring local initiatives that are tackling national and even global issues. Meet your new friends and neighbours at the market and connect…
Depressed by the news? Hackney has the antidote. Hackney Tours offers a collection of tours distilling 10 years experience of exploring this exceptional and exciting borough (#HackneyDecade on social media). The walks join the dots between the famous Hackney radicals and reformers who pushed for a better world for hundreds of years and the dynamism…
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
From Hackney Wick to Extinction Rebellion, it’s all connected. Can we save some of the good stuff…?
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’?
Connection! That’s what it’s all about. To our environment, to each other and ultimately ourselves. Sound a bit out there? Well increasingly research shows that being out and about is good for us. Not just physically but mentally too
As winter draws in and it’s tempting to hibernate, there are still reasons to get out and exercise. This Saturday sees another free out-of-borough walk for Hackney Council. We’ll be having a little walk around
It’s been a long hot summer. And a lot of exciting exploration is already under the belt. But there’s more to come… Hackney Tours has been out on the road this summer with
We established the personal is the political in the 1960s. It affects everything around us. Where the oil comes from, who makes our clothes, how our wealth is spent – and how we care for the most vulnerable in society. Whether we have a society… Tour guides are often told to steer clear of politics….
You’ve heard about the arts community in Hackney Wick but what are the hopes and fears of its youth?