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Angelina crowned the winner of Alter Ego 2019

18 year old singer and songwriter Angelina was crowned the winner of Alter Ego 2019 in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 audience members of all ages, at the iconic Hackney Empire on Friday 10 May.

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Hackney Council’s apprenticeship recruitment now open

Hackney Council is looking for more than 20 local people of all ages to join its award winning apprenticeship scheme this summer.

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Women on screens

For over 15 years women in Hackney were making history behind the unassuming yellow door of 81 Lenthall Road in Haggerston. The history of the Lenthall Road Workshop is being uncovered in a new exhibition opening at Hackney Museum on 14 May, which includes posters created at the workshop, objects used and even a cuddly toy with a message.

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Over 100 young people get together for the Hackney Young Futures Commission

What would you change if you were Mayor for the Day? This is just one of the questions being answered by young people across the borough as part of the Hackney Young Futures Commission.

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Art Reparations Project opens fine art installation

Young people working on a making amends project, have created a fine art installation with the help of local artist Alexandra McKenzie, now on display at Hackney Picturehouse’s third floor gallery.

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health and wellness

Exam stress can start when you feel you can’t cope with revision, or feel pressure from your school or family. It can seem scary to talk about stress or anxiety. You might feel like nobody else is feeling this way. But bottling up stress and trying to deal with it on your own can often make the stress worse. So it can really help to talk.

Find out about dealing with exam and revision stress with Childline or pop into one of our youth hubs and speak to one of the Young Hackney workers.

What's on

For full Young Hackney event listings click here.

Dalston Children’s Festival

Those aged 12 and under can take part in a free cultural festival in Dalston this half term. From hula-hooping to pizza making, there is something for everyone

25 May and 1 June


Festival programe

Discover Young Hackney Festival

Aged 13-19? Then take part in the Discover Young Hackney Festival! Take part in cultural activities you love, or try something new, there is music production, crafts, dance and more.

June – September


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Pride in the Park Picnic

A drag queen storyteller, free bouncy castle, free sports and face painting for under 18s. Come along, bring a picnic, and enjoy the sunshine at this event aimed at LGBTQI+ families, their friends and allies.

Stonebridge Gardens

Saturday 1 June



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There are lots of fun and free things to do taking place in Youth Hubs, such as sports, arts, music and film making:

Simply go along to one of the Hubs and speak to a youth worker about what is going on, ring up or look online at the Young Hackney what’s on page.

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