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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.


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.


Fat White Family founding member’s debut play Removal Men lands in Hackney Wick 

4 Nov

A still from the Removal Men trailer.


Pizza Parlé: a look at Hackney’s best slices from Stoke Newington to the Wick 

4 Nov

Yard Sale Pizza.


Punk band Arrows of Love take aim at Hackney Wick planning authority with ‘prophetic’ fight song 

3 Nov

Angry: Arrows of Love Hackney Wick punk band Arrows of Love are to release a single slamming the local planning authority and the march of gentrification in the area.


Wes Anderson puppeteer spooks Hackney Wick with Halloween ‘pumpkin bridge’ 

31 Oct

Spooky: A collection of pumpkins carved for Halloween line a foot bridge in Hackney Wick A puppeteer who has worked on several Wes Anderson films has lined a foot bridge in Hackney Wick with dozens of pumpkins.


People in Hackney are flocking to buy their shopping from the farm through Food Assembly 

19 Oct

In 2014 the Food Assembly launched its first UK group in Hackney Wick.


Street art superstars take part in exhibition billed as Hackney Wick’s swansong 

18 Oct

Work by Save Hackney Wick, Ben Rider, Crisitna Lina, Float, Fatherless, Sweet Toof, EDWIN, RUN and Sony at Save Yourselves exhibition at Stour Space If those people who made Hackney Wick an artists’ mecca are no longer there, then what is the point...


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.


Hackney Wick warehouse fire: Safety warning as thick smoke pours across A12 and Victoria Park 

13 Oct

Thick black smoke from a blazing Hackney Wick warehouse is pouring across the A12 and Victoria Park, sparking fears for drivers’ safety.


Hackney Wick warehouse fire: Safety warning as thick smoke pours across A12 and Victoria Park 

13 Oct

Thick black smoke from a blazing Hackney Wick warehouse is pouring across the A12 and Victoria Park, sparking fears for drivers’ safety.


Godzilla firm threatens to sue Hackney Wick’s Howling Hops Brewery over ‘Cogzilla’ beer 

29 Sep

The multi-billion-pound Japanese film company that owns the rights to Godzilla has torn through Hackney Wick to crush a craft beer brand.


Godzilla firm threatens to sue Hackney Wick’s Howling Hops Brewery over ‘Cogzilla’ beer 

29 Sep

The multi-billion-pound Japanese film company that owns the rights to Godzilla has torn through Hackney Wick to crush a craft beer brand.


West Ham fans' fury after hipster Hackney Wick bar announces match day clampdown 

23 Sep

A row has erupted after a hipster bar banned West Ham fans in club colours from entering after matches.


Gavin Turk gives cautious welcome to plans for dedicated ‘artist zones’ 

16 Sep

Artist Gavin Turk at Hackney WickED.


Olympic spirit and Brazilian flair come to Hackney 

23 Aug

Hackney residents got a taste of the Olympic spirit with a colourful Rio-themed street party extravaganza.


Peabody threatens to evict 450 in Hackney Wick – by accident 

17 Aug

A housing association mistakenly threatened 450 innocent neighbours with eviction over claims they were being too noisy – after causing them 18 months of misery with its own loud building works.


Residents fume at plans to scrap cyclists’ crossing at Olympic Park 

4 Aug

Protest: locals are angry about plans to replace Monier Road bridge.


Vittoria Wharf demolition: Olympic legacy developers have ‘no grasp’ of community, say campaigners 

29 Jul

Up in arms: Artists and residents from Vittoria Wharf.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Life Outside London 

17 Jun

Ben Jamu is a well-known face on the East London scene, flinging his dreadlocks around, cracking open cans of Strongbow by the canal, and DJing everywhere from East Bloc and Dalston Superstore to someone’s bedroom in Hackney Wick.


Large pothole under the overpass by Monier Road and Wick Lane., 9th June 

9 Jun

A large pothole has developed under the overpass.


QX Faves: Shortbus 

8 Jun

The release of Shortbus arguably marked a turning point in how people viewed the relationship between art and pornography.


Body pulled from Hackney Wick Canal 

2 Jun

River Lea Navigation off White Post Lane, where the body was found Pic: Wikipedia A man’s body was pulled from the waters of Hackney Wick Canal yesterday morning (June 1), prompting police enquiries.


Drag racing, 28th May 

28 May

I Iive on Wick Lane and we have a significant number of drag racers/motorbikes who speed down the road, especially around our corner.




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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