Inside Hackney guide

by inside-hackney in Hackney, Greater London, England

We are fundraising to produce a second edition of Inside Hackney, our compact, beautiful and fact-filled guide to London's best borough

by inside-hackney in Hackney, Greater London, England

We did it
On 7th October 2016 we successfully raised £6,031 with 109 supporters in 36 days

New stretch target

Extra funds will be reinvested in our not for profit company, and will be used to make Inside Hackney bigger, better and more beautiful. 


The first edition of Inside Hackney came out last spring, and the feedback from you is that you like it! We celebrate all that’s best in the area, from independent restaurants to the flamboyant Hackney Empire to the open space of the marshes. The second edition of our free pocket guidebook will be published in January 2017. It will have a print run of 25,000 and will be distributed throughout Hackney in 2017.

We want to bring the guide bang up to date by telling readers about the best places to eat, drink, shop, party and participate. We will add new interviews - with a community football star, Hackney's carnival king, a health activist, campaigners, singers and entrepreneurs. 

There will be features on history, fashion and street art, plus the lowdown on cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas, shops, sport, kids’ attractions, accommodation and evening classes. 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. 

We've raised some money through sponsorship, but producing a good guidebook is costly. We're using a local printer and FSC paper stock, but the print run alone costs £7000. Your contribution will go towards the print costs.

Experience therapies at St Peters De Beauvoir

Get your piano tuned

Hear the Hackney Colliery Band at Village Underground

Buy Hackney cards

Cheers!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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£5 Reward

Thank you for supporting Inside Hackney! We hope you enjoy our new edition.

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£10 Reward

Thank you for supporting Inside Hackney! We hope you enjoy our new edition - please come to our launch party in January, be the first to get a new copy, and help us celebrate.

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MIDCENTURY EAST EVENT 9 OCT Be the first to get into the show at Goldfinger’s famous Haggerston school, a stone’s throw from Columbia Road. Get in at 9.30am and feast your eyes on modernist furniture and Brutalist architecture. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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FAMILY SWIM TICKET @ LONDON AQUATIC CENTRE Up to four people can swim like champs in the Olympic pool. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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FAMILY SWIM TICKET @ LONDON AQUATIC CENTRE Up to four people can swim like champs in the Olympic pool. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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TWO TICKETS FOR THE RIO Take in a movie in Hackney's beautiful Deco picture palace. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HEART OF HACKNEY WALK Two-hour walk through the borough, led by local expert Sean Gubbins of Walk Hackney especially for Inside Hackney – could be bought by a group. Maps handed out, prize for best guess of paces walked and a quiz at the end! Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX @ HOXTON HALL This Friday 30th! Two tickets to join Jumoké Fashola for a jazz poetry party, continuing the age-old tradition of intertwining jazz improvisation and spoken word. The setting is a gorgeous 1863 music hall. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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£20 Reward

We'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HACKNEY POSTCARDS 20 Hackney postcards on 100% recycled card with 4 images: the Hackney Carnival, Hackney Empire, Hackney City Farm and Peace Mural. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HACKNEY CHRISTMAS 10 Hackney Christmas cards on 100% recycled card with 4 images: the Hackney Carnival, Hackney Empire, Hackney City Farm and Peace Mural. And a 'Hackney Christmas' greeting inside. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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ACUPUNCTURE @ STEPPING STONES Join the multibed acupuncture clinic in the lovely setting of St Peter's De Beauvoir. Traditional Chinese medicine to balance the body. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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THURSTON MOORE @ ST JOHNS SESSIONS 2 tix for tonight Weds 28 at St Johns in Hackney with Sonic Youth great Thurston Moore, Japanese noise musician Merzbow, Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

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DINNER @ SUTTON & SONS Buzzy and delicious fish restaurant in Stokey. £40 voucher for £30!

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Hotels/airbnbs - we'll deliver a box of 50 Inside Hackney guides for your guests. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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MASSAGE @ STEPPING STONES 1 hr session of remedial massage/myofascial release. Remedial massage aims to correct imbalances in the body, improving posture, easing holding patterns, and boosting hydration and circulation in the body's soft tissue. Myofascial release is a relatively gentle and slow technique that targets the body's connective tissue to begin to allow long-held patterns of holding and congestion to disperse, encouraging a deeper connection with the body, and improving movement and comfort. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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FELDENKRAIS @ STEPPING STONES Feldenkrais is an awareness based technique, which enables people to move in a pain-free and pleasurable way. Its particularly effective for those with chronic pain linked to everyday activities, for mindful stress reduction and those with neurological conditions. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND @ VILLAGE UNDERGROUND 2 tickets to hear Hackney's finest band at Hackney's finest venue. "A tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, marching percussion and electronics." Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HAIRCUT at the stylish Studio 90 warehouse salon in De Beauvoir. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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PULSING THERAPY @ STEPPING STONES Pulsing is a rhythmic, movement-based body therapy. It uses gentle and nurturing approach to increase body awareness and sensitivity. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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DINNER FOR 2 @ FRIZZANTE Dine on the farm, any Thursday evening in October. Shared starter, main, dessert and a glass of wine. Frizzante cafe is styled on the agriturismi in Italy, where farm restaurants offer homecooking and local produce. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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PRO PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION Portrait, family photographs or an event photographed by Helena Smith. Helena was senior photographer at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and has been commissioned by the Guardian, Rough Guides, Alastair Sawday and others. Plus we'll credit you as a sponsor in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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HACKNEY WONDERLAND Ticket for both Sat 15 and Sun 16 Oct. Headliners Mystery Jets and We Are Scientists. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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PIANO TUNING by an expert tuner who works for the National Theatre, London Symphony Orchestra + Resonance FM. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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5 CLASS YOGA PASS offered by Fold Yoga in their beautiful new space on Green Lanes. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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SET OF 6 SMALL/MEDIUM CERAMIC BOWLS handmade in De Beauvoir by Helen Evans of Planet Ceramics. Beautiful blue glaze with gold tints. Insides are white with a delicate hint of pink. Largest 17cm in diameter, smallest 7cm in diameter. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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WORKSHOP @ PRINTCLUB LONDON Weekday printmaking workshop in the heart of Hackney. Learn how to screenprint - you will go through the whole process from digital image to pulling the squeegee. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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SOURDOUGH PIZZA CLASS @ E5 BAKEHOUSE Mixing, kneading, spreading, toppings and baking. Classes run 6-9pm, beer included!

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BOX OF BOOKS for hotels/airbnbs/businesses - we'll deliver a box of 90 Inside Hackney guides for your guests. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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BRUNCH FOR 2 @ ANDINA, gorgeous Peruvian restaurant in Shoreditch. Plus a signed Ceviche Cookbook by Andina’s Martin Morales, plus any gatefold vinyl LP or CD from Andina’s own record label Tiger’s Milk Record, plus each of the 3 chilli sauces that Andina makes under their own brand PK Peruvian Kitchen, plus you a chance to be in a video with Chef Martin Morales on his YouTube Channel Martin’s Peruvian Kitchen. AND we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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BOX AT THE HACKNEY EMPIRE seats 4 people. Choose a show from November 6–30th, includes Sleeping Beauty panto. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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SET OF 4 MEDIUM/LARGE CERAMIC BOWLS handmade in De Beauvoir by Helen Evans of Planet Ceramics. Beautiful blue glaze, insides white. Largest 22.5cm in diameter, smallest 12cm in diameter. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

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COOKING CLASS One-to-one evening cooking class with Alicia of the superb Parkholme Supper Club. Alicia will tailor-make a class for you, whether you want to learn about Chinese imperial cuisine, Georgian banquets or Indian veg curries. Plus we'll thank you in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

We'll credit you as a sponsor in the Inside Hackney guide, and invite you to our launch party. Plus our photographer will visit your business/ project/ party/ home and provide you with 20–30 high resolution, high quality images.

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MEAL FOR 2 @ THE CLOVE CLUB Hackney’s most ambitious restaurant, located in Shoreditch Town Hall. 5 course tasting menu featuring interesting and often overlooked British ingredients and produce, plus a bottle of wine. Normal price £160!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Your business logo will go on the inside front cover of Inside Hackney. We'll give you a full credit as a sponsor of the guide, and invite you to our launch party. Plus our photographer will visit your business/ project/ party/ home and provide you with 20–30 high resolution, high quality images.

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ADVERTISE WITH INSIDE HACKNEY We will give you a full page advert in Inside Hackney - we can work with you to create text and take great pictures. 25,000 copies of Inside Hackney will be professionally distributed throughout the borough in 2017. The guide is designed to keep, so it has a long shelf life.

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