12 July 2013

We love weekends

THERE'S so much to do this weekend in Hackney, from a community festival in Dalston, to a Mexican film and music festival, a Caribbean food pop up and female DJs ruling the roost.

Girls

East London clubbing legend Richard Mortimer presents a night run by men, celebrating women at Vogue Fabrics, Dalston. DJ sets from residents Felicity Hayward and Cozette McCreery, who will be playing a huge variety of favourite tunes from women vocalists, plus special guests. Free before midnight, £5 after. Friday, 12 July.

MexFest

Experience the joys of Mexico on Hackney soil with the multi-day MexFest extravaganza of music and film at Rich Mix. £7/5 conc. Friday-Sunday, 12-14 July.

The Intrepid Seafood Chef Exotic

Meet other food lovers and enjoy top-notch Bajan food, hosted by Pop Up Barbados. Specialising in fresh fish dishes throughout the summer at restaurant/bar, The Passage. The venue is host to London’s underground chefs, offering dining with a difference. £25 for 5 course meal. Saturday, 13 July.

Dalston People’s Festival

Join in the community spirit at the Dalston People’s Festival. The week-long event kicks off with a street party, acoustic fun, a workshop on stop and search, and even a chance to learn how to make a film using your smartphone. Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 July.

Blues In the Night

A compilation of hot blues numbers telling the story of three women’s relationships with one snake of a guy. With no spoken text, the stories are told through music alone at the Hackney Empire. Featuring the amazing voices of Sharon D Clarke, Clive Rowe and Nikki Davis-Jones, who are no strangers to Hackney audiences. £10-£29.50. Sunday, 14 July.

A community festival in Dalston is just one of the fun things going on in Hackney this weekend

A community festival in Dalston is just one of the fun things going on in Hackney this weekend

A community festival in Dalston is just one of the fun things going on in Hackney this weekend

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