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‘Senseless’: Hackney Wick campaigners renew calls to halt Vittoria Wharf demolition 

8 Aug

Protest: campaigners on Fish Island spell out ‘No LLDC’.


Decades-old children’s charity pleads for council ‘rescue package’ 

2 Aug

Walking the plank: the charity is well known for its pirate ship.


Hackney Wick play charity Albion Kids Show in desperate appeal as rent hiked from £3k to £19k 

31 Jul

Hackney Wick play charity Albion Kids Show in desperate appeal as rent hiked from £3k to £19k 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The fun could soon be over for a kids charity that has hosted play days on Hackney estates for 33 years – unless it can be...


Hackney Wick play charity Albion Kids Show in desperate appeal as rent hiked from £3k to £19k 

31 Jul

The fun could soon be over for a kids charity that has hosted play days on Hackney estates for 33 years – unless it can be “rescued”.


Gavin Turk launches Hackney Wicked festival in his new studio – after development forces him out of his old one 

27 Jul

Gavin Turk launches Hackney Wicked festival in his new studio - after development forces him out of his old one 25 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Celebrity artist Gavin Turk will launch the ninth Hackney Wicked festival this weekend in his new ...


Gavin Turk launches Hackney Wicked festival in his new studio – after development forces him out of his old one 

27 Jul

Celebrity artist Gavin Turk will launch the ninth Hackney Wicked festival this weekend in his new studio – after he was forced out of the old one in Hackney Wick to make way for flats.


Tweeting vicar shares the love: Hackney Wick’s #everhopeful Rev Sue Makin on reaching out on social media 

25 Jul

Tweeting vicar shares the love: Hackney Wick’s #everhopeful Rev Sue Makin on reaching out on social media 20 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> It’s just as likely that you know Rev Sue Makin from social media as from St Mary of Eton in Hackney ...


Tweeting vicar shares the love: Hackney Wick’s #everhopeful Rev Sue Makin on reaching out on social media 

25 Jul

It’s just as likely that you know Rev Sue Makin from social media as from St Mary of Eton in Hackney Wick.


Hackney Council wants to install cycle tracks in Wick Road – and remove 110 parking spaces 

25 Jul

Hackney Council wants to install cycle tracks in Wick Road – and remove 110 parking spaces 55 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Bike tracks could be installed along Wick Road as part of Hackney Council’s plans to make the borough safer for cyclists and ...


Hackney Council wants to install cycle tracks in Wick Road – and remove 110 parking spaces 

25 Jul

Bike tracks could be installed along Wick Road as part of Hackney Council’s plans to make the borough safer for cyclists and pedestrians.


Chelsea FC scores 3-year deal with Institute of Sport Business’ Olympic Park campus 

25 Jul

Chelsea FC scores 3-year deal with Institute of Sport Business’ Olympic Park campus 45 minutes ago Mike Brooke --> An academic programme for former Chelsea FC players making the transfer away from football as part of an ‘aftercare’ scheme is ...


Chelsea FC scores 3-year deal with Institute of Sport Business’ Olympic Park campus 

24 Jul

An academic programme for former Chelsea FC players making the transfer away from football as part of an ‘aftercare’ scheme is being set up by the Institute for Sport Business at its Hackney Wick campus.


Troubled water: Boaters and rowers clash over River Lea traffic plans 

13 Jul

The River Lea runs through Hackney Wick.


‘So much love and time has gone into it’: Nányë musicians heartbroken after songs stolen from van in Hackney Wick 

27 Jun

‘So much love and time has gone into it’: Nányë musicians heartbroken after songs stolen from van in Hackney Wick 54 minutes ago Emma bartholomew --> A pair of musicians have been left heartbroken after their latest compositions and a beloved ...


Heartbroken musicians appeal for return of their music after theft from van in Hackney Wick 

27 Jun

A pair of musicians have been left heartbroken after their latest compositions and a beloved guitar were stolen out of their van.


Made in Hackney: London Tradition’s duffle coats are a big seller – just not in the UK 

17 May

Made in Hackney: London Tradition’s duffle coats are a big seller – just not in the UK 6 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


Made in Hackney: London Tradition’s duffle coats are a big seller – just not in the UK 

17 May

Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Hackney.


Local community football team Hackney Wick FC to turn semi-pro 

28 Apr

Wick-ed game: Hackney Wick Fc’s first XI.


Putting in a Shift – ideas from the public sought for new canalside community and business hub 

13 Apr

Quay to the city: Philippe Castaing of Make Shift.


Installation of Hackney Wick subway will see Overground line from Stratford to Camden Road shut at Easter 

29 Mar

Installation of Hackney Wick subway will see Overground line from Stratford to Camden Road shut at Easter 21 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> The Overground line between Camden Road and Stratford will be shut for the whole of the Easter weekend so a ...


Installation of Hackney Wick subway will see Overground line from Stratford to Camden Road shut at Easter 

29 Mar

The Overground line between Camden Road and Stratford will be shut for the whole of the Easter weekend so a new subway can be installed at Hackney Wick station.


Start-up of the week: New Hackney Wick business clinic Upstarter ‘helps avoid pitfalls’ 

28 Mar

Start-up of the week: New Hackney Wick business clinic Upstarter ‘helps avoid pitfalls’ Yesterday, 09:39 Emma Bartholomew --> The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney.


Start-up of the week: New Hackney Wick business clinic Upstarter ‘helps avoid pitfalls’ 

28 Mar

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney.


MISSING: Have you seen Leon Lewis from Hackney Wick, by Victoria Park? 

9 Mar

Police are appealing for help in locating a vulnerable autistic man missing during the night from east London.


Warming up the Wick: community’s charity coat rack heats up 

24 Feb

Warm hearts: people come from all over to donate their wares.


Car on fire closes Hackney Wick road near Stratford’s London Stadium 

17 Feb

The A12 Northbound at the junction of Wansbeck Road is closed near Stratford’s Olympic Park following an earlier car fire.


PEARL Hackney Wick, restaurant review: ‘an upstart in a changing neighbourhood’ 

9 Feb

When longstanding Hackney Wick haunt Hackney Pearl closed suddenly some months ago, it was a shock to longstanding locals in this “buzzy”, rapidly gentrifying corner of town.


Hackney Wick Overground station and surrounding streets on track for £25m redesign 

23 Jan

Work is underway on a £25 million scheme for east London’s new Hackney Wick Overground station complex with major improvements in the surrounding streets.


Boost for east London as Network Rail launches £25m Hackney Wick scheme 

23 Jan

Work is underway on a £25 million scheme for east London’s new Hackney Wick Overground station complex with major improvements in the surrounding streets.


Swans are rescued from oil pollution on River Lea at Hackney Wick 

5 Jan

A family of swans have had to be rescued from the River Lea in east London after getting covered in cooking oil—but a cygnet was seen dead in the water close by.


Kingsmead kids and Immediate Theatre deliver serious message through fairytale show 

23 Dec

Hackney youngsters gave their Christmas performance of Hansel and Gretel a hard-hitting twist, by touching on the problems of homelessness and food poverty.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Hackney Wick open studios Sat/Sun 29th & 30th July 

26 Jul

Hackney Wicked open studios are this weekend.


Do you remember the 59 Club? 

26 Jun

A number of the Geezers have happy memories of playing sport at Eton Manor – the sporting facilities which had been generously funded by Old Etonians at Hackney Wick.


Rachael Williams’s OUTSIDE 

25 May

Queer nightlife connoisseur Rachael Williams has had more nights out than you’ve had hot dinners! She doesn’t own a single handbag that hasn’t been vomited in by a drag queen at some point, and she’s drank every single drink on every single ...


ldner #207: adam wilder 

19 May

Our LDNER this week sure does love to throw a party.


we are what we eat exhibition 

17 May

‘You are what you eat’ has been drilled into us for years but Ana Gil Gómez and Borja Oliván have taken it quite literally with their new exhibition ‘We Are What We Eat’.


WHERE NEXT FOR OUR AREA? 

24 Apr

Joint ward forum Kings Park Lea Bridge wards.


Introducing…Bimini-Bon Boulash 

29 Mar

Get off her areola! East London drag pioneer Bimini-Bon Boulash is uninhibited, unapologetic and, after a few beers, UNPRONOUNCABLE.


A four-day riverside party in Hackney Wick? It might even be worth splashing out on a paddleboard 

10 Mar

THE FREE FOUR-DAY PARTY that seems too good to be true is happening again.


win £350 vouchers for here east 

13 Feb

Have we got a competition for you! We’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win £350 worth of vouchers to spend at Here East.


Ray Noir 

3 Feb

Most of you probably know Ray Noir quite well.


New entrance and redevelopment for Hackney Wick station 

23 Jan

A plan for a major overhaul of Hackney Wick Overground station and the redevelopment of local properties has been shown off by Network Rail.


Gardening trip with De Beauvoir Estate TRA & De Beauvoir Gardeners 

22 Jan

by Councillor James Peters Yesterday, I invited members of the De Beauvoir Estate tenants and residents' association (or the "TRA") and members of the De Beauvoir Gardeners to visit estate gardening projects in the east of Hackney.


Litter, 14th January 

14 Jan

Litter Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wick Lane, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Public asked for views on Hackney schooling in face of ‘major challenges’ 

1 Dec

Gainsborough School, Hackney Wick.


Fly tipping, 30th November 

30 Nov

Street needs sweeping.


Hackneyed 

28 Nov

One of the pleasures of alighting from the Overground at Hackney Wick station is the whiff of bagel.


Removal Men at the Yard Theatre | Theatre review 

13 Nov

“Can love exist in an immigration removal centre?” was the unusual question posed to the audience via contextual handouts as they queued up outside the Hackney Wick warehouse theatre for Removal Men .


Hackney Wick war memorial 

31 Oct

To the memory of Hackney Wick men who fell in the Great War, 1914 - 1919.


Bins over flowing, 18th October 

18 Oct

Bins overflowing all around Hackney wick.


Door to d’Or: Gavin Turk unveils new public sculpture in Hackney Wick 

13 Oct

Gavin Turk with ‘L’Age d’Or’, his new public sculpture that was unveiled this week A surreal sculpture by renowned British artist Gavin Turk has been unveiled in Hackney Wick.


£10 Tickets to Clean Break’s Unmissable Double Bill in Hackney Wick 

9 Sep

Don’t miss, Clean Break’s explosive double bill House + Amongst The Reeds at The Yard theatre, Hackney Wick.


Night Tube FAQ & Things You Can Now Do 

19 Aug

The long awaited opening of the Night Tube in London means our fine city definitely trumps New York for the ‘city that never sleeps’ crown.


Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria 

11 Aug

Reaching Gotto Trattoria does feel like a pilgrimage unless you are a resident of Hackney.


Phil’s Boston Belle Canal Boat Cafe en Route to Tottenham 

7 Aug

On a walk down the River Lee path yesterday, we stumbled across Geordie Phil and his canal boat cafe moored near Hackney Wick.


Now, let’s talk about Vicky Park. 

7 Aug

Long ago when Hackney Wick was full of peanuts and never called Fish Island or was simply confused with the name The Isle of Dogs by North Londoners pushing east, Victoria Park was not a landmark, a picnic place, an interest for a documentary.


Aftermath2012: First they came for the residents, businesses, gardeners, then they came for the artists 

31 Jul

Hackney Wick has greatest density of artists in ALL Europe read more...


Queen Elizabeth Park eateries: Breakfast Club, Mason & Company, and Randy’s Wing Bar – reviews 

25 Jul

The Buffalo wings at Randy are highly recommended.


Randy’s Wing Bar, Hackney Wick 

11 Jul

Chicken wings, chicken wings, you are the joy of my life.


E9: Would you Adam and Eve It? 

24 Jun

E9 is Homerton and also Hackney Wick.


News in Brief 

17 Jun

Lewisham Southwark College which was previously rated “inadequate” has gone up a rating by Ofsted.




Schools

BT Sport Filming Hackney Wick vs. Paddington Elite FC 

14 Jan

When: Saturday 16th January Where: Mabley Green BT Sports are coming down to Mabley Green on Saturday to cover the match between Hackney Wick and Paddington Elite.


Christmas Celebration this Thursday 

15 Dec

See you at the Church! This Thursday, 18th December is our Christmas Celebration at St Mary of Eton Church in Hackney Wick.


Superheroes Day 

4 Dec

A huge well done and thank you to everyone who took part and dressed up as a superhero to raise money for Children in Need.


Black History Celebration 

26 Nov

Don’t forget to get your tickets for our Black History Celebration on Friday 28th November 2014.


Black History Month Competition Reminder 

21 Nov

Black History Month Competition Reminder Remember to get your ‘I have a dream’ speeches or poems into Miss Gordon by Wednesday 26th November for your chance to win: 1st prize – £10 book token 2nd prize – £5 book token 3rd ...


Harvest Collection 

19 Nov

We would like to thank the whole school community for working together to collect an enormous amount of food and drink donations! The food was safely delivered to the Hackney Food Bank where it was very gratefully received.


Fabulous Fireworks 

19 Nov

What a wonderful event!  Thank you to all the parents and families who joined us to celebrate our annual display!  It was great fun.


Superhero Day. Friday 14th November 

10 Nov

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Firework Display 

6 Nov

Join us for our Fireworks Display, Friday 7th November starting from 3:30pm Fireworks Night Schedule 3:30 – 4:30pm: Food, Music and Activities 4:45 – 5:15pm: Fireworks display...


Year 1 Trip To The Barbican. 

16 Oct

This Friday 17th October our year 1′s will be taking part in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Key Stage 1 Concert ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’.


The Local Offer at Gainsborough 

18 Sep

We are currently in the process of developing our Local Offer in collaboration with parents and staff.


The Children’s Centre – September events 

18 Sep

If you have a child under 4 (older brothers or sisters up to 8 years old are also welcome),  then visit the Gainsborough Children’s Centre this September! Please see the attached timetable and additional flyers for details of the fantastic ...


New School Term 

1 Sep

The new school term starts for pupils on Monday 7th September at 8:55.


Summer at the Children’s Centre! 

22 Jul

If you have a child under 4 (older brothers or sisters up to 8 years old are also welcome), then spend your summer with the Gainsborough Children’s Centre! Please see the attached timetable for details of the fantastic events running ...


School closed Thursday 10th July 

9 Jul

The school will be closed tomorrow due to the teachers strike.


Governors’ Walk – Saturday 12th July 

8 Jul

This is an exciting challenge and the governors would like to invite staff, parents, children and members of the local community to get involved with them on the day.


Kingsmead Art is on show at Olympic Village 

7 Jul

Two artworks created by Kingsmead pupils were chosen to decoarte the Athletes Village at the Olympic Park.


Our Diamond Jubilee Picnic 

7 Jul

Kingsmead had its very own Diamond Jubilee Street Party with a picnic lunch for all the children...


Car Story 

7 Jul

Box Clever Theatrecame to Kingsmead and performed their show Car Story to years 3, 4, 5 and 6.


Well done Daniel! 

7 Jul

Congratulations to Daniel Aidoo (yr 5) who was chosen as an Outstanding Mayor’s Music Scholar at the London Music Awards...


Year 5’s BMX trip 

7 Jul

Earlier this term Year 5 went on a whole class trip to the Velo Park in the Olympic park, for an afternoon of riding BMX bikes on the BMX track...


World Cup Launch 2014 

7 Jul

We held a fantastic whole school launch event for the World Cup in early June.


School closed due to the tour de france 

4 Jul

On Monday 7th July the school will be closed due to the tour de France.


Tennis is the new… 

4 Jul

A brand new hockey and tennis centre has just opened on Lee Valley Park (did you go to the opening on June 21 st ?) and to commemorate the opening Reception and year 2 have been taking part in taster tennis lessons.


Run Hackney Schools Challenge! 

3 Jul

A large number of our children from years 4, 5 and 6 have been working really hard with Diana Chapman and Rusna Begum to complete the 12 miles before running the final mile for their half marathon on Sunday 22 nd June.


Children for CiTV Cooking Show 

26 Jun

Please see the attached flyer, it’s an opportunity for children in Y4-6 to appear on a CiTV Cooking Show.


Gainsborough Summer Festival! 

18 Jun

We are very excited to announce that the Gainsborough School Summer Festival is to take place on Saturday July 5th 12pm – 4pm.


Magpies Learning Journey 

18 Jun

On Friday, Magpies Class took us on their learning journey for Year 1.


Parent Governors 

29 May

This week letters went home asking for new representatives for the school’s governing body.


Key Stage 1 Phonics Fun ! 

29 May

Children in Key Stage 1 will soon be taking an informal phonics test.



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