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Parkesine: How Alexander Parkes paved the way for plastic’s global mass production from a tiny Hackney Wick factory 

7 Jun

Parkesine: How Alexander Parkes paved the way for plastic’s global mass production from a tiny Hackney Wick factory 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> As the Gazette’s environment correspondent Will McCallum publishes a book about ‘How to give...


Parkesine: How Alexander Parkes paved the way for plastic’s global mass production from a tiny Hackney Wick factory 

7 Jun

As the Gazette’s environment correspondent Will McCallum, who works for Greenpeace, publishes a book about ‘How to give up Plastic’, Emma Bartholomew looks back to where the problem first began - at the world’s first ever plastic factory in ...


Hackney Wick Overground station reopens following £25m revamp 

4 Jun

Hackney Wick Overground station reopens following £25m revamp 41 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.


Hackney Wick Overground station reopens following £25m revamp 

4 Jun

Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.


Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 

24 May

Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 27 minutes ago Francesca Fazey --> For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.


Nice design but a longer walk: Commuters share views on new Hackney Wick station 

24 May

For the past year, passing through the London Overground station at Hackney Wick has felt like walking through a construction site.


Deputy Mayor loses SEND brief in cabinet reshuffle, as Chris Kennedy joins the fray 

15 May

Promoted: Chris Kennedy (left) with fellow Hackney Wick councillors Nick Sharman and Jess Webb.


The 59 Club: Rockers to host reunion at Hackney Wick church where world famous biker club was born 

24 Apr

The 59 Club: Rockers to host reunion at Hackney Wick church where world famous biker club was born 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The 59 Club was the world’s most famous biker club in the 1960s at the height of the rocker scene.


The 59 Club: Rockers to host reunion at Hackney Wick church where world famous biker club was born 

24 Apr

The 59 Club was the world’s most famous biker club in the 1960s at the height of the rocker scene.


‘Huge’ fire breaks out near Olympic Park in east London 

1 Apr

The fire in east London (Picture: Twitter/likeacocas) A serious fire has broken out in Stratford, with plumes of black smoke pictured billowing into the sky.


Tower Hamlets and Hackney mayors welcome progression of Fish Island and Hackney Wick Creative Enterprise Zone bid 

21 Mar

Tower Hamlets and Hackney mayors welcome progression of Fish Island and Hackney Wick Creative Enterprise Zone bid 36 minutes ago Tom Horton --> The progress of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and creative ...


Tower Hamlets and Hackney mayors welcome progression of Fish Island and Hackney Wick Creative Enterprise Zone bid 

21 Mar

The progress of a bid to make Fish Island and Hackney Wick a protected area for artists and creative businesses has been welcomed by the mayors of Tower Hamlets and Hackney.


Council to turn disused Hackney Wick buildings into workspace for artists facing eviction 

16 Mar

Council to turn disused Hackney Wick buildings into workspace for artists facing eviction 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Artists who face being forced out of their Hackney Wick studios will be offered spots in new affordable workspaces being opened in...


Council to turn disused Hackney Wick buildings into workspace for artists facing eviction 

16 Mar

Artists who face being forced out of their Hackney Wick studios will be offered spots in new affordable workspaces being opened in run-down council buildings.


Council calls for residents’ support in fight against bus cuts 

28 Feb

Wheel appeal: Transport boss Feryal Demirci (front centre) with Kings Park councillors (l-r) Rebecca Rennison, Tom Rahilly and Sharon Patrick.


TODAY: events series Wick Wednesday celebrates the plethora of creativity in Hackney Wick 

21 Feb

Hackney Wick.


River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 

20 Feb

River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 27 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a ...


River Lea oil spill: Boats stopped between Tottenham and Hackney Wick to contain pollution outbreak one week on 

20 Feb

Boaters in Hackney have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the Lea.


Project launched to tackle deprivation in Hackney Wick as young people talk centre stage 

9 Feb

Project launched to tackle deprivation in Hackney Wick as young people talk centre stage 50 minutes ago James Scott --> Giving a voice to young people growing up in Hackney Wick is a key aim of a council-backed project launched yesterday (Thursday).


Project launched to tackle deprivation in Hackney Wick as young people talk centre stage 

8 Feb

Giving a voice to young people growing up in Hackney Wick is a key aim of a council-backed project launched yesterday (Thursday).


Love is in the area: Hackney Valentine’s Day listings 

5 Feb

Yas queens: Drag Queen Bingo comes to Number 90, Hackney Wick, for some canalside carnage this Valentine’s Love yourself! Herbal Self Care Workshop Hackney Herbal, Studio 16, Celia Fiennes House, 8-20 Well Street, E9 7PX Take some time for yourself...


Vittoria Wharf: Campaigners launch final bid to halt imminent demolition 

22 Jan

Evicted: former residents of Vittoria Wharf.


Made in Hackney: Hackney Wick’s Swytch e-bike converter takes the cycling sector by storm 

30 Nov

Made in Hackney: Hackney Wick’s Swytch e-bike converter takes the cycling sector by storm 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: Hackney Wick’s Swytch e-bike converter takes the cycling sector by storm 

30 Nov

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


Police offer £10,000 reward in hunt for gunman in Hackney Wick shooting at Daubeney Fields 

8 Nov

A £10,000 reward is being offered today following a shooting in east London being treated as attempted murder at a children’s birthday barbecue.


Top conductor launches free choir classes in Hackney Wick for Christmas 

3 Nov

Top conductor launches free choir classes in Hackney Wick for Christmas 5 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An award-winning conductor is launching a free community choir in Hackney Wick – just in time for Christmas.


Top conductor launches free choir classes in Hackney Wick for Christmas 

3 Nov

An award-winning conductor is launching a free community choir in Hackney Wick – just in time for Christmas.


Cave Direct launches crowdfunder for Hackney Wick taproom on site of old cardboard factory and printing press 

26 Oct

A former plastic works, cardboard factory and printing press in Hackney Wick is on course to be transformed into a hub for beer lovers.


Sweaty Hackney Wick FC home kits stolen from car boot 

11 Oct

Someone, somewhere, has 15 or so sweaty, smelly football kits belonging to Hackney Wick FC.


Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville criticised for ‘remaining shtum’ on Vittoria Wharf demolition 

22 Sep

Hackney’s Mayor has refused to comment on Vittoria Wharf (Photo: Save Hackney Wick) Mayor Philip Glanville’s silence on plans to demolish Vittoria Wharf has been criticised by campaigners, who say he should use his seat on the London Legacy ...


Hackney Wick man one of first students on craft brewing apprenticeship 

8 Sep

Hackney Wick man one of first students on craft brewing apprenticeship 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Beer geeks will be delighted to learn you can now take an apprenticeship in craft brewing – and unsurprisingly a musician from Hackney Wick is one ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

Photos from before the Olympics 

25 May

Photo above: dumped tyres, Trego Road, Hackney Wick.


Railway update 

22 May

Railway update (1) - Hackney Wick Where shall we start? Let's start at Hackney Wick, where a brand new station building opened on Sunday.


Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens 

21 May

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.


giant steps is coming to hackney wick 

16 May

Dalston’s Brilliant Corners is teaming up with The Analogue Foundation to open Giant Steps in Hackney Wick this summer.


Events around East London 

14 May

Above a High Speed train at Stratford International Station.


Rockers and bikers from the 1960s hold reunion in Hackney church 

11 May

The Spirit of 59 Club, a splinter group from the renowned 59 Club, hold a reunion    Pic: William Taylor-Gammon A motorcycle club from the 1960s has been revived in Hackney to celebrate the rich history of rockers and bikers.


kayak to crate brewery 

9 May

Why walk down to Crate when you can kayak there instead? Yep you can paddle all the way down London’s oldest canal from Limehouse to Hackney Wick with Secret Adventures, joining the houseboats and birdlife on the water.


Artists in Hackney Wick set for studio spaces thanks to Olympic Park project 

4 May

The project will be built on the Olympic Park Pic: Carl Turner Architects ( window.


Refuse Collection Dates, Vote, Exhibitions and more 

2 Apr

Paddle a Canoe from Limehouse Basin to Hackney Wick This sounds like a lot of fun.


Outlaw protégé Tom Brown’s debut restaurant Cornerstone to open in Hackney Wick this April 

29 Mar

Nathan Outlaw protégé Tom Brown is delighted to announce the launch of his debut restaurant, Cornerstone, which is set to open on Tuesday 24 th April.


cornerstone to open in hackney wick 

26 Mar

After learning his trade under Nathan Outlaw, both in Cornwall and in London, Tom Brown is set to open his first solo venture called Cornerstone this April.


Council uses former buildings to rehouse Hackney Wick’s creative community 

24 Mar

Hackney Wick Old Baths.


Hackney football club to play against celebrities in anti knife crime match 

20 Mar

A match tackling the issue of knife crime.


SHW the Group that Burned 10,000 Names 

1 Mar

The KLF burned a million pounds on the isle of Jura in 1994 to make a statement and try (it’s said) to negate the all-pervasive power of money.


TODAY: events series Wick Wednesday celebrates the plethora of creativity in Hackney Wick 

21 Feb

Hackney Wick.


Pothole, 19th February 

19 Feb

Roadsurface worn down to cobbles Also on junction of side road 2 deep potholes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 429 Wick Lane, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Spring into spring with live music, DJs, entertainment and more at Number 90’s 4th birthday 

16 Feb

If you’re gagging for festival season already, why not get warmed up for the summer at Number 90 Bar & Kitchen’s 4th birthday party.


Mayor to respond to issues troubling Hackney’s youths 

12 Feb

The discussion at ‘Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes’ report.


tom brown x the coal shed 

12 Feb

The Coal Shed London is swinging open its kitchen doors for a series of monthly guest chef collabs and next up is Tom Brown, formerly of Outlaw’s at The Capital with his own restaurant Cornerstone opening in Hackney Wick this year.


Love is in the area: Hackney Valentine’s Day listings 

5 Feb

Yas queens: Drag Queen Bingo comes to Number 90, Hackney Wick, for some canalside carnage this Valentine’s Love yourself! Herbal Self Care Workshop Hackney Herbal, Studio 16, Celia Fiennes House, 8-20 Well Street, E9 7PX Take some time for yourself...


Hackney club offers free bouldering to combat mental health 

30 Jan

Local residents in  Hackney with mental health issues are being offered free one-on-one climbing class by a rock climbing centre.


Campaigners petition London Mayor in last-ditch effort to stop bulldozing of Hackney Wick artists’ building 

30 Jan

Vittoria Wharf Pic: SaveHackneyWick More than 10,000 people have signed a petition in a final bid to stop the demolition of a Victorian warehouse, which provided affordable workspace for artists in east London, to make way for two new bridges.


Hackney Brick 

24 Jan

Today's post is about the post-industrial edgelands to the west of the Olympic Park, specifically Hackney Wick and Fish Island, specifically how its buildings are being demolished, relentlessly, and rebuilt into flats, sucking away character to ...


Hackney Wick: Young East London Speaks 

18 Jan

We’re the youth of Hackney Wick and we’ve got something to say… A special place, I’ve been enjoying Hackney Wick since discovering it in 2009.


Why London Needs a Hackney Wick: Arts, Humanities and Alternative Culture 

17 Jan

Arts for a happier East London? On Saturday there was a protest against the intended demolition of part of Vittoria Wharf to build a bridge that many think is unnecessary (see the Save Hackney Wick petition here ) and could be the last nail in the ...


50% off the Orbit, Short Film Festival, Get Fit for Free 

11 Jan

Sat 13th Jan 2017: Hackney Wick Through Young Eyes – is the result of a survey of 400 young local people.


Pot holes on road, 7th January 

7 Jan

Hello pot holes need repairing.


Pot hole, 16th December 

16 Dec

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


Hackney murder: 24-year-old victim named as detectives appeal for information 

12 Dec

Victim of fatal stabbing, Alex Vanderpuye.


Boost for public access to sports in poorest parts of Hackney 

8 Dec

Kingsmead estate, an area that will benefit from the investment.




Schools

Forest School Week 1 

30 Apr

Our very first Forest School session was a total success despite the rainy weather! We loved looking for our new base camp under the thick canopy of trees in Wick Woodlands.


Building Bridges Project 

13 Oct

There are 13 bridges in Hackney Wick and Fish Island and the ongoing development of the Overground Station by VolkerFitzpatrick will create an underpass linking White Post Lane to the South and Wallis Road to the North, in effect putting the railway ...


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.



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