Hackney top 10: autumn
Hackney’s line-up of events this autumn is a veritable harvest festival. These are our pick of the crop.
Outdoor flicks come to Clissold Park this September, with two 80s smashers: Top Gun and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.
A costumed parade through the centre of the borough with soca and reggae sound systems, plus street food and live music.
Put all your baking, making, gardening and growing skills to the test at this annual flower and produce show. You can also pimp-out your pooch in the dog show, or just roll up for the raffle.
Brush up your CV as Hackney Town Hall plays host to a range of top employers offering placements, apprenticeships, jobs and career advice.
Buildings of all kinds open to the public: local treasures include backstage at the Hackney Empire, Kingsland Road’s Suleymaniye Mosque and the Old Baths (Cre8 Centre) in Hackney Wick, as well as intriguing private homes.
An evening of spoken word performances celebrating the meaning of home in London and Vietnamese cities at the Geffrye Museum.
A blow-out for babes, where parents can party hard alongside their little ones. The transformed multi-sensory dance floor at Mangle in London Fields will feature a parachute, glitter, bubbles and balloons.
Unlimited tasting from over 100 craft and artisanal food and drink producers, alongside music and masterclasses at this two-day gourmet festival in the Old Truman Brewery.
Kids of all ages gather at the garden to carve a frightful line-up of pumpkin lanterns, lit as dusk falls on Halloween to create a magical wonderland of flame-lit, crooked grins.