Sounds of Hackney Summer

You want to hear the sounds of Hackney? Are you expecting the police cars up and down Kingsland Road making Ridley Road afternoon shoppers strain even harder to be heard? Are you expecting

Vampires, Vegetables and Vitality: Another Morning at Ministry of Stories

I steeled myself yesterday for a heavy morning at Ministry of Stories, volunteering as a writing mentor for 8-year-old inner city kids in Hoxton, the southern end of Hackney that almost meets the City. I needn’t have bothered; the children of Whitmore School were wonderful. Ministry of Stories follows in the same mould as San…