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Hackney is undergoing a period of massive economic growth, particularly in the technology, digital and creative sectors.

London is an international centre for the arts and creativity with East London acknowledged as a focus for creativity. Hackney is a major provider of the ‘cultural offer’ in East London through our concentration of practicing artists, major cultural venues and creative industries. Part of our remit as a local authority is to ensure that Hackney remains the creative heart of East London and that our practitioners and organisations are best placed to take advantage of any emerging opportunities.
Creative Hackney: a cultural policy framework, London Borough of Hackney

Hackney has one of the most vibrant cultural economies in London.

Clissold Graffiti

The Shoreditch and Hoxton areas have been dubbed the UK's ‘Silicon Valley’ with huge expansions in the tech industries, leading to the Government setting up the Tech City Investment Organisation to encourage further growth in the region. 

The borough's position as a key location for the digital industry received a further boost when it was announced in July 2012, that the Olympic International Broadcast and Main Press Centres in Hackney were set to beome the iCITY tech hub post Games, creating a potential 6,500 new jobs.
Destination Hackney

Crowd Watching Carnival Copy

Hackney has its own festival with a procession around several of its market areas

Welcome To Hackney

Hackney Wick Skate Park Film Location Full

Street art is highly visible around Hackney but one motif will stand out; the Stik people. Stik himself is known around the world and his people, soulful, drunk, playful, sad can be found by chance. Stik is a luminary of these parts and in September 2015 he created a limited set of signed prints of Baby which he sold to raise money for the hospital. In one day he raised £50,000 for the art workshops we run in our RNRU unit. Read the news report hereBelow two of his Stik people hide behind some flats above a shop. 

Housing 2 With Stik 500
The area we serve is old and new, elegant and unkempt, thrusting and peaceful but whichever country you call home it is likely you will find a fellow countryman. This is a great place to be.

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 Olympic Park Fireworks

There are many markets in the area; these are some

Hoxton Street Market Bob
Hoxton Street Market

Broadway Market
Broadway market

Chatsworth Rd Market
Chatsworth Rd

Hackney Flea Market
Hackney Flea market

Ridley Rd Market
Ridley Rd market

 

Rihanna Performs Hackney Weekender Festival Hackney Marshes East London 2012

Rihanna Performs Hackney Weekender Festival Hackney Marshes

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A lot more can be learned by visiting Hackney Council's website