24 May 2013

We love weekends

HACKNEY has everything to make your Bank Holiday weekend one to remember. Enjoy an outdoor cinema screening, a DJ set for an ex-nun, or a 15 hour rave if you’re hard enough.

Field Day Weekend Takeover

Kick off your Bank Holiday with a Field Day warm-up at Shacklewell Arms, Dalston. Featuring DJ sets by Wild Nothing, Beach Creep and a performance by new indie/alt band, Dark Bells. RSVP online and receive 25 per cent off a main meal from Mother Clucker. Free. 8pm-3am. Friday, 24 May.

The Big & Small Band

Inter-generational workshop at The Vortex, Gillett Square, brings together professional, rusty and aspiring musicians of all ages to create a band. Created by Tara Franks with members of Quest Ensemble. They will spend the morning (2-6pm) collaborating with The Lost Picture Show to create a one-off composition to accompany a film from its tape reel project, which will be performed alongside the film at the launch of Dalston Children’s Festival, Dalston Square, 8.45pm. For eight years and upwards. To take part, e-mail: tafanks@hotmail.com. Saturday, 25 May.


Experience cinema with a unique twist. Bring along a bike to generate power for the projector and sound system. This year’s summer series of outdoor movies kicks off with a screening of ‘The Blues Brothers’ at Hackney Attic. Local ales and delicious home-cooked vegan food will be served. Bring along a blanket (it can get chilly). Free. Donations at the door, all proceeds go to Bike Yard East which had its workshop burnt down earlier in the year. Doors open 8.30pm. Saturday, 25 May.

Sister Pantychrist

Special guest and 'ex-nun' DJ Paulette headlines alongside a long list of female DJs delivering a night of funky beats and phat basslines at Dalston Superstore. DJ Paulette has performed at Ministry of Sound, across Ibiza and presented on TV and radio. 8pm-4am. £5/Free before 9pm. Sunday, 26 May.

Zombie Soundsystem

Zombie Soundsystem rolls back into town for another special one off daytime event at Cargo. Be sure to have a big lunch, as it is a 15-hour rave. Featuring a four-hour set by Shane Watcha. Electronic music producers, Loverdose also celebrate the launch of their new album. Free before 9pm. 2pm-5am. Sunday, 26 May.

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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