07 June 2013

We love weekends

POP down to a street market, take part in a pie-eating contest or listen to the sounds of jazz while sailing in a boat. Just a few of the unique activities to get stuck into this weekend in Hackney.

Digital Africa

Experience deep traditional sounds from Africa blended with urban-grooves and electronica at Rich Mix. Presented by UK contemporary jazz musicians Loop Collective. Fofoulah debuts their single 'Bene Bop' and Electric Jalaba perform live. £7/10. 8pm. Friday, 7 June.

Jeremy Underground Paris

The Nest kicks off the first of its June headliners with French house peddler Jeremy Underground Paris. Line-up also includes DJ Hunee, beat-makers Silk86 and live performances from Femme and Unmade Bed. £7. Friday, 7 June.

Creative Journeys: Responses To Mental Health in Hackney

A collection of shocking, darkly humorous and always empowering works from artists, poets and musicians who have responded to their mental health issues through creativity. The The White Hart event is part of Stoke Newington Literary Festival and promotes creativity as a vehicle for mental well-being. Free. Saturday, 8 June.

Hoxton Street Market

Take part in a pie-eating contest, listen to some music courtesy of fundraisers Out of Hand and indulge in some delicious food at Hoxton Street Market. The event will welcome a glut of new fashion and food stalls to this traditional East End market. Free. Saturday, 8 June.

Sail Away To The Sounds of Jazz

Gather the family for a day out on the water at West Reservoir Centre in Stoke Newington. Sail away while listening to the sounds of the Tim Emmett Quartet. Try free sailing and canoeing taster sessions plus a barbecue with organic food. £5-7.50. Get barbecue tickets here. Free. Sunday, 9 June.

Nigerian cuisine at Hoxton Street Market on Saturday, 8 June (photo by Joe Woodhouse)

Nigerian cuisine at Hoxton Street Market on Saturday, 8 June (photo by Joe Woodhouse)

Nigerian cuisine at Hoxton Street Market on Saturday, 8 June (photo by Joe Woodhouse)

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