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Forum Foods – a Hackney feast

4 Sep

Wednesday 28th August saw Forest Road Youth Hub transformed into a food fest!

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We called up Ife, Youth Forum member who planned the event.

Why food?

” one of the things i’ve always loved about Hackney is the diversity and cultures. One thing that really shows off different cultures is food! We felt everyone could benefit from it but we wanted to focus it at young people because they were on holiday and looking for things to do and that it was productive use of time. It also painted young people in a really positive light by getting them to providing food they’d cooked themselves”

So what was your vision?  ” through eating and sharing food people could understand and appreciate each other – understanding different cultures and appreciating their food is a great universal starting point! “

What next? ” dance and music festivals next!”

Who paid for all this? ” We won funding through YOF ( Youth Opportunity Fund ) –  it’s a great idea offering young people empowerment by winning funding and running their own projects. We’d love to connect more young people and encourage them to apply for funding to run their own projects”

So thanks to Ife from Shoreditch Youth Forum – Young Hackney

If you have a good project that you find interesting apply for YOF! There’s a deadline coming up!


Land of Kings

3 May

We all know Dalston is a happening place but now you can sample the best of the area over the bank holiday weekend thanks to Land Of Kings.

The topline : The Dalston double-header returns // Friday 4th – Saturday 5th May 2012 // 15 venues // 2 nights // 1 wristband

The highlights : When else can you access the Dalston Roof Garden, The Vortex & Alibi all with new and interesting bands / acts.

Oh and check out the trendy crowd of 20 somethings

Book your tickets HERE or turn up and try your luck on the door


HeVy BaSSS Night

10 Feb

Up In Arms – Launch Party @ Shacklewell Arms – 18/02/11

There is going to be madness on the 18th of this month. word on the street is that the Shacklewell Arms is hosting one of the hottest nights for all the Stoke Newington residents. hosting DJs like:

  • Aperture — Liquid D&B (Up In Arms)
  • DJ Redeye — Jungle (Up In Arms)
  • Mr.Gem — DubStep (Up In Arms)
  • BFJ — Old Skool D&B (Kool FM)
  • Nicholas Yeah? B2B Lenny Still! — 2Step/DubStep/Grime (Audio doughnuts)
  • Low-Fro — (Dialation)
  • McKoy — DubStep / House (Up In Arms)
  • Endo B2B Bugaboo — Hip Hop

Great for students that want to chill out and relax after a day at college/uni. plus there is going to cheap drinks all night.there is also a smoking area for smokers so you don’t have to leave the heavy bass scene.  entry is £5 at the door but if you happen to get a flyer for this event then take it with you on the night to the door which will make the entry fee cheaper.

The best thing about is there is going to be a big ice machine. so if you dont want to miss the fun, make your way down there on the 18th.

Shacklewell Arms – Dalston

71 Shacklewell Ln

date: 10pm-5am

Students night out.

8 Feb

Alex Metric @ Scandalism

Alex MetricScandalism is hosting a big club night for the new year.

Booking high profile acts which will bring the house down. it is going to be a powerful clubbing experience. apparently their last event saw queues round the block all night so make sure you buy tickets in advance and make your way their early for the 18th of February 2011 for the ” Alex Matric ” event  featuring the massive line up, such as:

  • Alex Metric
  • Jacob Plant
  • Stripes
20 Oct

Filmmakers are you sick of squeezing hours of footage into three minutes?  Worldview pitch at Sheffield Doc/ Fest are giving six lucky film makers the chance to pitch their ideas for a 8-10 minute documentary in front of panel from the film industry. The brief is that the documentary has to be on poverty in the developing world and displaying this in an original way. The event takes place on Thursday 4th November 2010. The winner of this competition will be rewarded with £8,000- 10,000. They will be given the opportunity to travel to the developing world, make their film and then have the finished product broadcasted on Community Channel. Sign up now.

Zan Lyons at Alpha-Ville 2010

20 Sep

More Alpha-Ville photos and videos on on YH!

Check out more  Zan Lyon


Alpha-Ville – London’s new Digital Arts & Culture Festival

17 Sep

Alpha-ville, the new London organisation dedicated to digital arts and culture, have teamed up with one of the capital’s most established contemporary galleries the Whitechapel Gallery, along with east London’s newest cultural centre, the Rich Mix Cultural Foundation to produce this new and innovative 2-day festival, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September 2010 – on the theme of Visionary Cities.

Highlights of the music programme include a rare live appearance by IDM pioneer Bola (aka Darrell Fitton), a special live set by internationally recognised electronic sound artist Scanner, an exquisite portrait of contemporary and up and coming electronic music artists such us talented composer Actress, and hyperdub’s talent Subeena.

check out  the Alpha-Ville programme