Originally setup in 2010 to celebrate the area’s radical and literary history. From the non-conformists who gathered around Newington Green in the 17th century to the diverse community that exists today.
Stoke Newington has long been a melting pot of new ideas, artistic endeavour and off-centre thinking and the programming is directly inspired by the mavericks and rabble-rousers – Mary Wollstonecraft, Reverend Richard Price, Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe, Anna Laetitia Barbauld & many more – who helped shape the world we know.
The Old Church
Abney Public Hall
Abney Park Cemetery
St Paul’s Church Hall
William Patten School
You can buy tickets from our box office (Town Hall) over the weekend & on the door at non-sold-out events.
STREATLIFE is the new name for Alexandra Palace’s legendary Street Food & Craft Beer festival. The festival takes place over four summer weekends. Featuring over 30 of London’s top street food vendors, craft beer bars, cocktails, Pimms and all sorts of tasty treats.
Saturdays feature eclectic bands and on Sundays the DJs take over. There’ll also be live street art and graffiti for you to sit back and watch.
See animal experts and celebrities, including the Supervet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick who will presenting Noel Fitzpatrick Live, and TV presenter Michaela Strachan who is hosting SuperDogs Live. Get up close and personal to find out more about favourite pet and how to take care of them.
Watch amazing animal performances including dog stars of TV and film, birds of prey displays including beautiful owls and SuperDogs Live – with some of the most skilled and heroic dogs in the UK showcasing their talents.
Whether you like dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, reptiles, ponies, fish, chickens or chinchillas (and lots more animals!) – the show promises to be a great day out for any animal lover!
Britain’s Got Animal Talent!
All Creatures Great and Small…
Wag and Tone – Doggy Aerobics!
Hop into a secret garden!
@ Limehouse Marina, Basin Approach, London E14 7LB
It’s Limehouse Social’s first birthday and the wonderful people at The Gluten Free Festival are joining! Expect many favourite traders plus loads of celiac friendly food and treats!
Located next to the picturesque Limehouse Basin, Limehouse Social Market is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages.
Street Food, local craft stalls and farmers market produce are accompanied by a backdrop of music, entertainment and conversation. Past markets have played host to; spoken word, hula hoop classes, live music, face painting, choirs, competitions and a whole list of other activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Returning to King’s Cross next week after the success of last year’s pop-up events, and this time it’s here to stay: bigger, better and tastier than before! The market, in collaboration with Real Food Festivals, is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy and runs for one weekend a month, starting today through this weekend.
You can shop one-off pieces from independent designers, buy artisan produce directly from traders, and sample finger-lickin’ street food, along with craft beer and coffee, all to the tune of live music and DJs.
Music lovers will be able to relax under the canopy, set to the sounds of singer/songwriter Victor Vox, DJ Claire Kalvis and jazz and blues star Dakota Jim.
Food traders include The Charcuterie Board with a selection of their finest cured meats; pioneers of flavour World of Zing; chocoholics heaven Bad Brownie; and hand-selected cheese from Borough Cheese Company. The Greek Larder, Casa Cannoli and Montadito will also each have a stand.
Visitors will shop unique vintage finds at The Hendersons and ethical and beautiful products at Buy Impossible, Lily Cole’s social retail venture; peruse the wares of designer-makers from business incubator Cockpit Arts, and enjoy the artworks from emerging illustrators, handpicked by House of Illustration.
Discover how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes continue to influence designers making exciting new games today.
A timeline tracing how traditional forms of chess, billiards and mazes have evolved with a selection of contemporary examples – both physical and digital – will be on show for visitors to try, including:
Four regional variations of Orthogonal/Diagonal, Nova Jiang’s modified chess sets which showed at Now Play This in 2016. Inspired by traditional Bauhaus chess sets, the pieces’ physical shape indicates how they should move.
A playable installation of Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess, a digital game that recreates chess with a random selection of pieces for each player.
Home Turf, by Ed Saperia, a distorted billiards table that combines the normal challenges of billiards with a deliberately difficult shape
INKS by State of Play, an on-screen game within a physical pinball-style environment – derived from more traditional forms of billiards and bagatelle
Maze, a challenging, two-player table-top maze game by sculptor Alexander Berchert
In 2017 the Magical Lantern returns to where it all began, with a celebration of lanterns and Chinese culture.
The Magical Lantern Festival London is back for a second year with all new, bigger, brighter and more spectacular lanterns! The Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. Illuminating outdoor installations of beautifully sculpted lanterns taking various forms.
The festival celebrates Chinese New Year of the Rooster 2017 and the cultural significance surrounding this extraordinary event. The theme for this year’s festival is: ‘Explore The Silk Road’. Visitors will discover magnificent life-sized and oversized lantern scenes, which represent and highlight this significant route of trade and culture from Europe to Ancient China. The Silk Road Festival journey begins with a 15-metre wide lantern of London’s Houses of Parliament. Visitors continue their tour by exploring lanterns related to the Silk Road representing Europe, Central Asia, Arabia, Egypt, Persia, India and Ancient China.
The entertainment area adds another dimension to the experience with an international range of food and beverage vendors, festival merchandise, a 30-metre synthetic ice-rink, 3D lantern photo opportunities, virtual reality gaming experience, Chinese bamboo lantern riddles and a mini funfair and games.
The alphabet is reinvented in this display of critically acclaimed photographers exploring new notions of the age-old teaching tool for children – the alphabet book.
I is for… Imagine
N is for… Now
W is for… Who, What, Where, Why?
The display brings together a collection of international photography heroes and acclaimed photographers from various walks of life. Among the 26 artists are Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Alec Soth, Peter Lindbergh and Sebastiao Salgado.