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?
“I didn’t even know this place was here…” …music to Hackney Tours ears. That’s what it’s all about, helping people see their own back yard in a different light. From places to stories to ideas – exploration is at heart of everything. On Sunday we went walking, on a little Clapton safari for #IndieWknd
Radical History Lover? Curious Local? Love Photography? Something for Everyone… It’s been a busy summer, so you may have missed the Hampstead Heath walk for Hackney Council or the literary adventure that was our trip to a Margate book festival in the guise of Half Day Holidays. I took some Wickers around Hackney Wick to…
East End Independents’ Day: Well Street Market launches tomorrow! We’ve been exploring community a lot recently and many of you have been part of that. One of the ways it’s built is through markets. They’re a great space for people to come together. Tomorrow will see an exciting afternoon in Homerton: the launch of a…
These are tumultuous times. In response we’re stepping up our communal activities. Winter is here but we’re not slowing down. There’s walking, talking and connecting to be done… The civic sphere is where we’re going to find each other and make sense of this year. Whatever happens, surely conversations are where any solutions will start?…