14 June 2013

We love weekends

NEVER expect the ordinary in Hackney: there's a rooftop party hosted by Jazzie B; unusual, delicate cuts of meat served at a multi-venue celebration of food; a house and techno festival; and street party for dogs this weekend.

Edinburgh Fringe Preview

Cecilia Delatori and Daphna Baram preview the comedy shows they are taking to Edinburgh this summer. Laughs ahoy at Rosemary Branch theatre. £5. Friday, 14 June.

Nose to Tail

An event tempting diners with dishes made from lesser-known cuts of meat. Nose to Tail features Unpackaged, Better Health Bakery, A Little of What You Fancy, The Towpath Café, The Russet and The Windsor Castle. Meat lovers have the whole weekend to move between all six participating venues.£5 (price includes one beer). Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 16 June.

A Headphone Holiday With Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) Rooftop Party

Spend an afternoon enjoying great music, food and breathtaking views from the Queen of Hoxton rooftop. Kicking off the summer with a series of headphone parties, Soul II Soul founder Jazzie B will headline with his selection of soul, hip-hop and garage. First 150 tickets receive complimentary ‘Rum & Ting’. £7/free before 8pm. Saturday, 15 June.


For those who love electronic sounds, Haggerston Park hosts a day of top house and techno DJs. The first of the summer Found festivals sees five club brands fuse their musical styles. Acts include DJs Maya Jane Coles, Todd Terry and Shadow Child. £50. Saturday, 15 June.

Bark-i-tude Dog Festival

Mark the first birthday of this dog festival on Stoke Newington Church Street. Treats for owners and pooches will be on offer as well as free micro-chipping (for the latter) by the Dogs Trust, a grooming demo, ice cream for dogs, and a Paws & Purrs dog show. Dog food manufacturer Lily’s Kitchen will also host a Doggie Diner plus a puppy paddling pool. Saturday, 15 June.


Gather your outdoor crew and take part in activities including boules, table tennis,a pop-up talk show and planting workshops in Fairchild’s Garden in Hackney Road. Named after 18th century gardener Thomas Fairchild, the green space invites visitors to participate in his vision for creating beautiful habitats in urban places. Free. Sunday, 16 June.

Cecilia Delatori performs at Rosemary Branch theatre

Cecilia Delatori performs at Rosemary Branch theatre

Cecilia Delatori performs at Rosemary Branch theatre

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