Mary Wollstonecraft: Celebrating Heroines of Hackney on IWD

The most amazing woman you never heard of? Single mum; war correspondent; businesswoman; writer; educator; activist; political radical; patriarchy-smasher: if you’ve read “In Search of Mary” by Newington Green resident Bee Rowlatt you’ll know that Mary Wollstonecraft was a woman ahead of her time (and still is? Discuss…).

WALKS THIS WEEKEND: RADICAL STOKEY OR CONNECT WITH CLAPTON

two walk weekend coming up again… At 2pm on Saturday you can join Hackney North & Stoke Newington Labour Party for a fundraising edition of the Subversive Stoke Newington walk. Find out why it’s the ‘Village that Changed the World’ (Facebook event link here or book on Eventbrite here). Then at 10.30am on Sunday you can…

Discovering Dalston, Stokey Safari: The Biggest Story Ever?

It’s been a busy summer and that continues this Saturday with three different walks (booking here at Eventbrite). This Saturday we’re discovering Dalston and on safari in Stoke Newington. We’re experimenting with a new look and how best to tie together all the good stuff (art, creativity, socially progressive initiatives, sustainability etc) so what’s the…

Typical: nothing for months then three events come at once…

Radio silence is broken. Apologies for the silence. Or apologies for breaking it, depending on your point of view…?Hackney Tours has news of three great events coming up for you in the next few weeks, so please read on. Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon! You can also stay up to date…

Good Gym: Extreme Shovel Action In Stoke Newington

Hackney is a hotbed of history and October’s first trot for the Good Gym community volunteer crew took 15 keen runners to a corner of Stoke Newington that has seen plenty of action even before we arrived. On our 7.2km round trip we ran up from the usual Arch Gallery start – via Regent’s Canal,…

Good Gym: Mission Possible 2

On Monday I got another chance to lead a Good Gym mission, this time on my own turf in Hackney where I lead my walking/running/cycling tours. With 12 volunteers we headed north from Bethnal Green and up to N16

International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month walk: Feminism, Fame & Infamy: From Mary Wollstonecraft to Occupy – How Hackney Women Have Shaped Our World

SPECIAL ‘INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY’ & ‘WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH’ WALK: FEMINISM, FAME & INFAMY: FROM MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT TO OCCUPY – HOW HACKNEY WOMEN HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD Sun 4th March, 2pm Stoke Newington Rail Stn N16 2hrs; ends near Dalston; £9 (£7 concs). Please book if you can! Special version ending with a short tour of…

How Hackney Women Have Shaped Our World – latest guided walking tour

FEMINISM, FAME AND INFAMY: FROM MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT TO OCCUPY – HOW HACKNEY WOMEN HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD  Sat 28 Jan, 2pm Stoke Newington Rail Stn N16 1.5-2hrs; ends near Dalston; £9 (£7 concs). Please book if you can! Hear how Hackney has been home to rebels, radicals and revolutionaries for hundreds of years. From alternative…

10 Reasons to Take a Running Tour

If I had a proverbial penny for every time I’ve had a bemused reaction to the idea of running/jogging tours, I’d be lazing by day at London Fields Lido, while dining by night on fine Argentinian steak at Broadway Market’s Buen Ayre. So in the spirit of enlightenment, here are 10 reasons why you –…