Ninth chapter for “coolest literary festival”
Book lovers, history buffs, foodies and families are in for a treat this week as Stoke Newington Literary Festival prepares to enthral. The event, dubbed “the coolest literary festival of the summer” by Authonomy, is in its ninth year and the line-up won’t disappoint. Novelist Ali Smith will be taking a look at London’s fractured communities on the opening night and delving into issues like Brexit, gentrification and immigration, with performances by refugee writing group Akw
Foodbank reveals bleak picture of poverty in Hackney
In the face of tremendous adversity and ever-worsening local poverty, Hackney Foodbank is providing a vital lifeline for thousands of people. What are the issues? The rising cost of living, stagnating and sometimes falling wages, less job stability, changes to benefits and soaring private rents are causing people in our community to go hungry. In 2017 Hackney Foodbank dependency increased by 24%. Of the almost 4,000 people they provided emergency food parcels to last year, a
Go indie for lunch! Top City spots to get your fill.
Hopefully you've already entered our competition to win lunch every day for a week (well 5 days!) at any of the top lunch spots featured in this article. If not, just click to enter on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (T's & C's below) Eating out in the City is so much more interesting than the offering from generic big-name High Street restaurants. Food-loving City workers could be tucking into meals prepared by award-winning and innovative independents; from Indian street f