THE COVER for 2nd distribution early JulyI wrote, photographed, crowdfunded and published Inside Hackney, the first guide to the borough.

Inside Hackney is a celebration of all that’s best in the area, from independent shops to the flamboyant Hackney Empire to the open space of the marshes. Thousands of copies of this free pocket guidebook have been distributed throughout Hackney. The guide reflects the borough in all its diversity, with listings for Turkish, Vietnamese and Caribbean places as well as newer hip options. The emphasis is on quality and originality across all budgets.

There are features on history, art, film and Hackney people, plus the lowdown on cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas, shops, sport, kids’ attractions and accommodation. Also find out where to take a pottery class, do Afro-Brazilian dance or make a mosaic. A section on community, ‘Our Hackney’, emphasizes volunteering and communal initiatives – discover where and how to volunteer, from urban gardening to cooking for the homeless to using legal skills.

Interviews with performers, cooks, craftsmen, artists and community leaders provide inspiration, Hackney-style.

Read the book here


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