Hackney Unites message

First of all our compliments of the season
As the year draws to a close, we are beginning to think about how we can build upon the success of this year’s More in Common festival, held in the grounds of Hackney Community College.

Share your ideas of how to make the 2018 event an even bigger success.

Over 700 people and at least 45 groups participated in the event in June. We had a series of meetings with political, faith and other community leaders. We had a fashion show, debates, a commemorative lecture, and hanging yoga (not to mention the sunshine and the food!).

Now we want your ideas about how to make a planned event for June 2018 bigger and better. Unfortunately we have a shoestring budget, so we rely on the good will of groups and individuals across the borough.

Rather than tell you how wonderful it was, let’s just share a few pictures:


The student fashion show was one of the many highlights of the day


The numerous meetings lead to lively discussions


Over 45 groups had stalls at the event


Hackney’s Mayor and cabinet members were on hand for Q&A sessions

Campaigners discussed school funding


The amphitheatre was a great space for events


Throughout the day, the positive message was everywhere


Did we mention the free ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s?


Some of the very contented organisers at the end of the day

If we are to make the event in 2018 a success, we need volunteers and ideas that will inspire others to get involved. Share your ideas here.

Help spread the word

Please help spread the word about this event by cascading on this email to friends, neighbours, colleagues, family, etc. If you are not yet on our mailing list and would like to join, please sign up here

Who we are
Hackney Unites is a coalition for social justice, we work to create organised and inclusive communities. We are grateful for financial support from our many individual donors.


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