09 November 2012

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FUTURE BMX stars can learn their trade in Haggerston Park, while a show at Hackney Empire commemorates both Remembrance Sunday and the opening of the London Jazz Festival in this weekend's guide to Hackney.

Street Feast at Hackney Downs Studios

The Hackney Downs Studios food festival is having a one-off ‘bring your own booze’ night. Streetfeast’s organisers are preparing to launch a new range of wines and craft beers on 16 November, so is letting visitors come with their own tipple this week, while they sample the international food on offer and check out music and art shows. Friday, 9 November.

Film Africa, various locations

The conclusion of Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, features more live music, DJ sets, screenings and an African market at Hackney Picturehouse and Rich Mix. Until Sunday, 11 November

Grand Union Orchestra at Hackney Empire

A show for Remembrance Sunday and the opening weekend of the London Jazz Festival. The Grand Union Orchestra commemorates the day at Hackney Empire with musicians from the borough and around the world. Until Sunday, 11 November

BMX club sessions at Haggerston Park

This weekly BMX club - established last year - caters for all abilities. Tailored for young people, sessions are run at Haggerston Park by accredited coaches and there is a limited supply of bikes, helmets, gloves and pads to get started. Every Sunday

Horrorgami at Gallery One and a Half

The last chance to catch Marc Hagan-Guirey macabre work that uses the Japanese paper folding art of kirigami. Each piece at Gallery One and a Half depicts an iconic location from a cult horror movie including the hotel from The Shining and the mansion house in the Amityville films. Until Wednesday 14 November

A kirigami house in the shape of the mansion from Amityville

A kirigami house in the shape of the mansion from Amityville

A kirigami house in the shape of the mansion from Amityville Grand Union Orchestra plays a Remembrance Day show at Hackney Empire on 11 November

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