Hackney top 10: autumn

Hackney’s line-up of events this autumn is a veritable harvest festival. These are our pick of the crop.

Luna Cinema

Outdoor flicks come to Clissold Park this September, with two 80s smashers: Top Gun and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.

Sept 10-11

Hackney One Carnival

A costumed parade through the centre of the borough with soca and reggae sound systems, plus street food and live music.

Sept 11

De Beauvoir Flower and Produce Show

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.

Sept 11

Hackney Job and Enterprise Fair

Brush up your CV as Hackney Town Hall plays host to a range of top employers offering placements, apprenticeships, jobs and career advice.

Open House

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.

Sept 17–18

City as Home

An evening of spoken word performances celebrating the meaning of home in London and Vietnamese cities at the Geffrye Museum.

Sept 28

Big Fish Little Fish

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.

Oct 16

The Epicurean

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.

Oct 28-29


Four cracking venues host this forward-thinking, live-music event: St John at Hackney, the Round Chapel, Oslo and the Moth Club, with Bat for Lashes headlining.

Oct 29

Halloween at Eastern Curve

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.

Oct 31