Category Archives: Hackney

You won’t meet these Muslims in a mosque: the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi, in Ridley Road, Dalston

THE dancers are swirling kaleidoscopes of colour, lost in a beautiful, hypnotic music, while hundreds of Hackney’s men, women and children look on in wonder. The ritual is centuries old and during three hours it builds to a crescendo of … Continue reading

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History rarely rests forever: a ramble with Iain Sinclair in Abney Park Cemetery

WHILE Iain Sinclair points out the imposing Egyptian pillars outside the cemetery, which represent the gates of paradise, something remarkable happens. A white hearse rumbles by, up Stamford Hill, followed by a white cortege, with dozens of motorcyclists dressed in … Continue reading

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London raises funds to help war-torn Donbass

A PACKED Islington cafe hosted a fundraising event for hospitals and schools caught in the middle of Ukraine’s civil war. More than 70 people spilled out onto the street to attend an auction at the Blackstock Kitchen, Blackstock Road, to … Continue reading

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London Fields vs Slovenia: international cricket

Hackney. London Fields Cricket Club take on Slovenia’s national team, the second day of a charity weekend tournament, six-a-side on the Saturday, 35 overs each on Sunday, a 2.15pm start. Cricket was first played in Slovenia during the 1970s after … Continue reading

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