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New LGBTQ venue to open on the site of closed pub in Shoreditch 

16 Oct

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.


Hackney is an ‘urban arboretum’ says expert Paul Wood ahead of weekend tree tour 

12 Oct

‘You get all sorts of unusual and rare trees hanging out on the streets’: a Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud, in Haggerston.


This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 

10 Oct

This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 28 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> “Eastenders are renowned for droppig their H’s, but whoever painted this sign outside Haggerston School was taking it too ...


This week 30 years ago: Haggerston ‘scool’ sign gets spotted by eagle eyed pupils 

10 Oct

“Eastenders are renowned for droppig their H’s, but whoever painted this sign outside Haggerston School was taking it too far,” the Gazette joked.


Banksy’s ‘Snorting Copper’ returns to Shoreditch after gruelling restoration 

6 Oct

Banksy’s ‘Snorting Copper’ returns to Shoreditch after gruelling restoration 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An iconic Banksy artwork in Shoreditch that had been painted over, vandalised and hacked at with an angle grinder has somehow been ...


Banksy’s ‘Snorting Copper’ returns to Shoreditch after gruelling restoration 

6 Oct

An iconic Banksy artwork in Shoreditch that had been painted over, vandalised and hacked at with an angle grinder has somehow been restored.


Burbage House: Neighbours at Hoxton block where fire wardens patrol at night urge landlord to replace dangerous cladding 

5 Oct

Burbage House: Neighbours at Hoxton block where fire wardens patrol at night urge landlord to replace dangerous cladding 24 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> People in the only Hackney tower block whose cladding is similar to that on Grenfell Tower ...


Burbage House: Neighbours at Hoxton block where fire wardens patrol at night urge landlord to replace dangerous cladding 

4 Oct

People in the only Hackney tower block whose cladding is similar to that on Grenfell Tower have urged their housing association to “get a move on” with making it safe.


Man wanted by police after Hoxton pubgoer has glass smashed in his face 

3 Oct

Man wanted by police after Hoxton pubgoer has glass smashed in his face 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man had a pint glass smashed in his face for no reason while playing darts in a Hoxton pub.


Man wanted by police after Hoxton pubgoer has glass smashed in his face 

3 Oct

A man had a pint glass smashed in his face for no reason while playing darts in a Hoxton pub.


Winterville activists celebrate Haggerston Park victory as festival moves to Clapham 

2 Oct

Haggerston Park won’t see Winterville this year Winterville was launched in Victoria Park, gaining a reputation as a “cooler”, east London version of Winter Wonderland.


Shoreditch venue Village Underground to host its first wedding 

29 Sep

Shoreditch venue Village Underground to host its first wedding 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Hip music and arts venue the Village Underground is set to host its first wedding next year.


Shoreditch venue Village Underground to host its first wedding 

29 Sep

It will be a stylish marriage, and they certainly can afford a carriage – a Tube carriage, that is.


Winterville withdraws bid to run festival in Haggerston Park over neighbours’ complaints 

29 Sep

Winterville withdraws bid to run festival in Haggerston Park over neighbours’ complaints 28 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The odds of a white Christmas in Haggerston Park have been slashed after Winterville withdrew its planning bid to run the ...


Winterville withdraws bid to run festival in Haggerston Park over neighbours’ complaints 

29 Sep

The odds of a white Christmas in Haggerston Park have been slashed after Winterville withdrew its planning bid to run the annual Christmas festival there.


INTERVIEW: ‘I’m sure The Queen would love to see a bit of it’: Jonny Woo previews his Unroyal Variety show 

28 Sep

Jonny Woo has been delivering comedy, drag and parties to the people since the turn of the millennium, be it at his own pub, The Glory in Haggerston, or at festivals and residencies around the UK.


Groundwork London’s Silver Linings Club unveils Haggerston mosaic 

27 Sep

Groundwork London’s Silver Linings Club unveils Haggerston mosaic 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Members of an over-50s club have unveiled a shiny new mosaic they have been working on for nine months.


Groundwork London’s Silver Linings Club unveils Haggerston mosaic 

27 Sep

Members of an over-50s club have unveiled a shiny new mosaic they have been working on for nine months.


Whistle to blow on Romance FC’s women’s five-a-side tournament in Shoreditch this Saturday 

21 Sep

Squad up: the 2016 line-up of teams contesting Paying For Kicks.


The Hive shares its ‘secret’: Founders of radical Hackney cultural experiment want to change planning law – and the world 

20 Sep

The Hive shares its ‘secret’: Founders of radical Hackney cultural experiment want to change planning law - and the world 51 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> After two and a half years, the Hive is nearing the end of its stay at a vacant ...


The Hive shares its ‘secret’: Founders of radical Hackney cultural experiment want to change planning law – and the world 

20 Sep

After two and a half years, the Hive is nearing the end of its stay at a vacant Haggerston building.


Murder investigation launched as man dies 13 years, two months and 27 days after being shot 

20 Sep

Marvin suffered for 13 years after being shot (Picture: PA) Police have launched a murder investigation for a man who died 13 years after he was shot in east London.


Shoreditch murder: Was Marvin Couson caught up in crossfire between rival criminal gangs from Birmingham and London? 

20 Sep

Shoreditch murder: Was Marvin Couson caught up in crossfire between rival criminal gangs from Birmingham and London? 25 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in ...


Shoreditch murder: Was Marvin Couson caught up in crossfire between rival criminal gangs from Birmingham and London? 

20 Sep

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.


Prisoner quizzed over Marvin Couson Lime bar shooting 

20 Sep

Marvin Couson died 13 years after he was shot at the Lime bar in Shoreditch in 2002.


Prince William chats with recovering addicts about legalising drugs at visit to Shoreditch charity 

19 Sep

Prince William chats with recovering addicts about legalising drugs at visit to Shoreditch charity 38 minutes ago Tony Jones --> The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch ...


Prince William chats with recovering addicts about legalising drugs at visit to Shoreditch charity 

19 Sep

The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch recovery charity today.


Fatal Shoreditch crash: Man, 44, arrested for drug driving after pedestrian ‘struck by lorry’ in City Road 

19 Sep

Fatal Shoreditch crash: Man, 44, arrested for drug driving after pedestrian ‘struck by lorry’ in City Road 10 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A lorry driver has been arrested for drug driving after a female pedestrian was killed in a crash in ...


WITNESS APPEAL: Woman killed in City Road in incident with lorry 

19 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman pedestrian died in Shoreditch in an accident involving a lorry along City Road.


Fatal Shoreditch crash: Man, 44, arrested for drug driving after pedestrian ‘struck by lorry’ 

19 Sep

A lorry driver has been arrested for drug driving after a female pedestrian was killed in a crash in Shoreditch.


Pitfield Brewery: How Hoxton beer makers were ‘trailblazers’ – decades before Hackney’s craft brewing boom 

13 Sep

Hackney is awash with microbreweries nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Kazzum: The Boy, The Bees And The Blizzard 

16 Oct

This magical interactive adventure comes to Shoreditch Town Hall 11-18 th November.


Aviva’s latest developments opposed by Hoxton locals 

12 Oct

An insurance company’s Hoxton expansion plan has taken another step forward after Hackney Council approved its latest development at a planning meeting on Monday.


Hotel to go ahead despite sunlight concerns 

12 Oct

A hotel is set to be built in Hoxton after the council granted planning permission this week, despite receiving 51 concerns and complaints.


‘Most people don’t even notice it’: the Shoreditch coffee shop with a £1.25 million Banksy artwork 

12 Oct

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy has been restored and returned to its original location after being lost for over a decade.


Neighbourhood consultation Crisp Street, Stratford Waterfront consultation, Bow anti-social behaviour actions, Writeidea festival, Street Trees Walk, Creative Industries Meeting 

12 Oct

Love Your Neighbourhood consultation and street audit – Crisp Street area Saturday morning 14th Oct – full details here.


Hackney is an ‘urban arboretum’ says expert Paul Wood ahead of weekend tree tour 

12 Oct

‘You get all sorts of unusual and rare trees hanging out on the streets’: a Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud, in Haggerston.


Audio: Normski’s WYS! Promo Mix 

12 Oct

Audio: Normski's WYS! Promo Mix Posted on Thursday 12th October, 2017 Norman ‘Normski’ Anderson is probably best known in London for being a Hoxton FM radio host and electronic music photographer, and he’s also one of our most regular and ...


bubbledogs & bao head to hoxton arches 

10 Oct

Yeah you heard, Bubbledogs and Bao are coming to Hoxton Arches…for one night only! The pair will be hosting the mother of all Halloween parties with a menu of Halloween hotdogs, including the Mexican Pitbull Dog topped with habañero salsa, blood ...


banksy’s snorting copper back in shoreditch 

9 Oct

First, we had two new Banksy pieces appear on the side of the Barbican and now one of his older artworks has returned to Shoreditch after a painstaking restoration.


What’s On This Week 

6 Oct

The House of Peroni returns to Tower Hamlets this week.


We Belong In A Museum! 

5 Oct

On October 7 th both the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies and Ministry of Stories are taking a trip to the Museum of London for a day.


catholic nuns to open pop up restaurant nundos 

4 Oct

That’s it.


nanny bill’s x birthdays 

2 Oct

You may have shed a few tears when Nanny Bill’s shut up shop in Shoreditch for summer but fear not because they have taken up residence at Birthdays in Dalston.


INTERVIEW: ‘I’m sure The Queen would love to see a bit of it’: Jonny Woo previews his Unroyal Variety show 

28 Sep

Jonny Woo has been delivering comedy, drag and parties to the people since the turn of the millennium, be it at his own pub, The Glory in Haggerston, or at festivals and residencies around the UK.


introducing shoreditch nails 

27 Sep

Tucked away just off Boundary Street, you’ll find Shoreditch Nails.


moroccan medina at queen of hoxton 

25 Sep

Queen of Hoxton is helping to banish any winter blues by transforming their rooftop into a Moroccan Medina.


ballie ballerson opens in shoreditch 

20 Sep

If you didn’t get a chance to go balls deep at their Dalston pop-up, you’ll be pleased to hear that Ballie Ballerson are back with a brand new site in Shoreditch.


Prince William raises drug legalisation on Shoreditch charity visit 

20 Sep

The Duke of Cambridge visiting Shoreditch charity.


Suspect questioned over Shoreditch murder 13 years after nightclub shooting 

20 Sep

Marvin Couson in hospital.


Hackney fails to capitalise on a way to house the homeless… and goes shy when asked about it 

18 Sep

Street beggar in fashionable Shoreditch: at least he has a dog for companionship: HACKNEY COUNCIL has made no attempt to seize any of the 20,000 empty London homes that are in the borough, despite having the law on its side.


a cheese festival is coming to hoxton 

18 Sep

First we had news of a cheese festival coming to Islington and now there’s another one heading to Hoxton.


A classic carnival. But uniting Hackney’s communities? Some things left a bum note 

12 Sep

Ride on: one of the most spectacular Hackney One Carnival costumes trots along Richmond Road THE HACKNEY ONE CARNIVAL was a great success.


insta goals at the hoxton paris 

7 Sep

If you follow us on Instagram , you probably have noticed how much we’ve fallen in LOVE with The Hoxton, Paris.


Tori Amos Album Launch – ‘A Spellbinding Set’ 

6 Sep

Tori Amos Album Launch The Courtyard Theatre | 30 August Tori Amos chose The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton for the launch party celebrating the release of her latest album, Native Invader.


introducing sans pere lifestyle house 

6 Sep

Thing come and go in Shoreditch so quick we barely have time to register most of them, but Sans Pere Lifestyle House is one YOU want to hear about.


sheps has opened on kingsland road 

29 Aug

Haggerston has a brand spanking new bar and it’s called Sheps.


introducing essence cuisine 

29 Aug

After a summer of drinking far too much, we’re – nearly – ready to start being a bit healthier so we’re looking forward to checking out Essence Cuisine which opens in Shoreditch on September 4th.


a vagina museum is opening 

23 Aug

No giggling at the at the back, but the world’s first VAGINA museum is opening in London.


Arts Council England investment in Hackney 

22 Aug

Arts and culture are one of Hackney’s great success stories.


pickled fred is your new best friend 

22 Aug

If you love a good pickle, Pickled Fred is gonna be your new best friend.




Schools

School Council Thanks Local Businesses 

13 Oct

Yesterday afternoon, our School Council visited the local businesses in Hoxton Market who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning two weeks ago.


Ofsted visit – Tuesday 3rd October. Please complete Parent View Survey 

2 Oct

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at Haggerston school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell Ofsted your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: https...


Years 8 & 9 participated in the Royal African Society’s Literature Festival at the British Library 

5 Jul

Poets from left to right: Tobia Francescato , Saki Pereira Puerto, Dorcas Adelaja, Jake Woonton, Kate Eliott, Oleanna Pereira Puerto Last weekend, Haggerston students from years 8-9 presented their work as part of the   Royal African Society’s ...


8th annual Haggerston GCSE & A Level Art end of year exhibition 

3 Jul

The 8 th  annual Haggerston GCSE A Level Art end of year exhibition took place on Tuesday 20 th June.


School Council Leadership Session 

26 Jun

Our School Council participated in the Hoxton Citizens Children’s Leadership Session on Saturday for their termly meeting.


Haggerston School’s Amphitheatre 

23 Jun

We are raising money to construct an amphitheatre in the playground.


Haggerston School wins the Carnegie Medal 

21 Jun

Haggerston School success at Hackney literary competition The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for young people.


VIVA LA ESPANA! 

23 May

A group of 16 children from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden flew to Spain to visit our partner school for a week.


Hackney regional round of the Speak Out Challenge 

18 May

Haggerston School is delighted to announce that Hal Bishop (Y10) has won the Hackney regional round of the Speak Out Challenge! Hal’s amusing story about a visit to Trump Tower was impeccably delivered and wowed the crowd and judges.


School Councils 

24 Apr

Just before the Easter break school council members from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden met together to hold a joint meeting.


Haggerston School awarded Bronze Certificate by the Incorporated Society of Musicians 

24 Apr

Haggerston School has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Bronze Certificate.


Author visit – Linda Newbery 

23 Mar

On Tuesday the 21 st  March, award winning children’s author Linda Newbery came to visit Haggerston School.


Barbican Box Music Project 

23 Mar

A spirited group of year 7 students took centre stage at the Barbican earlier this month as part of the third annual Barbican Box Music project.


Work Week 2017 

20 Mar

We held Work Week here at Thomas Fairchild during the week of March 6th-10th.


Scavenger Hunt 

14 Mar

Oak and Palm Tree classes took part in a Plant Scavenger Hunt in Shoreditch Park on Monday as part of their introduction to British Science Week.


Quicksticks Hockey Success 

1 Mar

A HUGE shout out to Heidi, Yasmin, Olive, Nathaniel, Thomas and Jiyan at the Young Hackney Quicksticks Hockey Tournament hosted by Haggerston Secondary School.


Quicksticks Hockey with Heart! 

1 Mar

Way to go Tyeisha, Jesse, Nia, Kemi, Jerry and Satch at yesterdays Young Hackney Quicksticks Hockey Tournament hosted by Haggerston Secondary School.


Sebright Primary School – Art Project visit to Haggerston School 

27 Feb

Please read the article below: Sebright Art Project visit to Haggerston School...


‘Refugee Boy’ – School Production tickets now on sale! 

23 Nov

This year, Haggerston School presents Zephaniah’s ‘Refugee Boy’ adapted for the stage by Sissay.


Peer Mediators 

15 Nov

Peer mediators from Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden got together at Orchard School for a group training session.


Year 6 Lion King Production 

20 Jul

Year 6 threw a stellar performance of the Lion King on Tuesday! After six weeks of rehearsals and a lot of determination, the big night arrived.


Student Voice 

30 Jun

Student voice Next week assemblies will be about Haggerston student voice.


Summer Sharing – Friday 8th July 5.00pm 

28 Jun

Please join us on the 8th of July.


Summer Fair 

20 Jun

The SJB Choir performed at the Summer Fair held by St John’s Church.


Haggerston Sports Tour to Orlando 

21 Apr

Haggerston Sports Tour “Mission to Orlando” Mission accomplished!!!!!! During the Easter break the PE Department took a group of 40 students to embark upon a once in a life time trip to Orlando, Florida (USA).


Sixth form basketball team wins London College Cup Championship 

23 Mar

“Having gone undefeated in the London Basketball Associations (LBA) league, Haggerston had a lot to live up to in their final game, against Quintin Kynaston (QK).


KS2 pupils visit Tramontana Brindisa Tapas Restaurant 

9 Mar

Last Monday some of our KS2 pupils were given an amazing opportunity to taste Spanish tapas in one of our local Spanish restaurants, Tramontana Brindisa Tapas Restaurant in Curtain Road, Shoreditch.


Consultation for the Federation of Hoxton Garden Primary School with the Federation of Orchard and Southwold Primary Schools. The Governing Bodies of Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden Schools are seeking the views of parents, carers and staff on the idea of establishing a hard Federation between the three schools from 1st September 2016. 

25 Feb

Please click here to find out more information about this proposal.


Consultation for the Federation of Hoxton Garden Primary School with the Federation of Orchard and Southwold Primary Schools. The Governing Bodies of Orchard, Southwold and Hoxton Garden Schools are seeking the views of parents, carers and staff on the idea of establishing a hard Federation between the three schools from 1st September 2016. Please click here to find out more information about this proposal 

22 Feb

This document and response form are also available online by visiting: www.


Holocaust memorial day 2016: Don’t stand by 

11 Feb

This year Haggerston students took part in Hackney’s annual memorial for the victims of the Holocaust.



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