• Hundreds packed the sell-out event marking the start of Hackney Council’s Discover Young Hackney Festival 2015

    Sixteen-year-old Kali McLoughlin took the Alter Ego talent contest crown after wowing the crowd with her version of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 hit, ‘Loving You’

    Nine acts performed in Hackney’s number one talent contest, on Friday 30 January, which was hosted by Kat B (MTV Base) with performances from Jermain Jackman, Sneakbo, Timbo and Mandem on the Wall.

  • Young Sherlock

    A new production of a contemporary dance called Young Sherlock. Led by the C-12 Dance Theatre company in collaboration with Shoreditch Town Hall, it will tell the popular story of Sherlock Holmes in dance. Young people will input in to the fuller production which will be touring the UK later in the year.

    Young Sherlock
  • Hood

    Immediate Theatre will produce a new youth drama, Hood, whereby young people will give a modern spin on the Robin Hood story with support from professional actors, directors and designers. The new play explores a dysfunctional family whose five children work together to avoid being taken in by social services.

  • Working Fashion







    The London College of Fashion will give young people an insight in to the burgeoning fashion industry.

  • Parasol Unit


    Young people will create visual compositions and stop animation film shorts for their portfolios and a weekend exhibition at the Parasol Unit art gallery.

    Parasol Unit

23 February 2015

Hackney Live’s Big Music Project a great success

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to Hackney’s The Big Music Project on Friday. It was a top night. Here are a couple of photos of our performers and presenters.

Microphones Over White Background

6 February 2015

NEW EVENT: Music Media-2-Business Week

NEW EVENT ADDED: Music Media-2-Business Week #M2BWEEK Empowering Tomorrow’s Creatives Today! Hoxton Hall and GREYWOLF Talent join forces to bring you The MusicMedia2Business Week (#M2BWEEK) over February Half Term. 16th – 19th February 2015 Hoxton Hall will play host to three days of FREE seminars open to anyone 13-19+ yrs. Drawing on…

Hackney Live

Hackney Live – Arts and Culture Online

presents Young Hackney and the Big Music Project LIVE online

When: Friday 20 February

Sketchbook & Animation Projects

Over two projects you will respond to British artist Katy Moran’s show at Parasol Unit, to create work that will become part of a public exhibition in Hackney’s leading contemporary art gallery.

Project 1

Invitation to a Voyage: creating sketchbooks of compositions from collected materials; words, images, ideas, thoughts and storylines.

Project 2

Experimental Animation: expressive and painterly animation workshops using 16mm film and stop motion techniques.

When: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 February
For Ages: 14-19 year olds


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