Hackney Summer Activities Guide 2015 out now


A summer packed full of free events and activities awaits Hackney’s young people, listed in the new Summer Activities Guide.

The Summer Activities Guide 2015 (PDF, 2MB) lists hundreds of Hackney activities to make this summer like no other – everything from arts and media to sport and outdoor events for children, families and young people.

Young Hackney, Hackney Libraries and The Hackney Learning Trust have joined with GLL and community and voluntary groups across Hackney to offer a wide variety of activities, highlights found in the Guide include:

  • Hoxton Hall’s daily dance, drama, music and art workshops, which lead to an interactive and immersive show at the end of the summer
  • Hackney Jam: a free music festival at Stoke Newington Town Hall showcasing the best local bands from around Hackney
  • Young Hackney Forest Road: daily arts and sport activities combined with themed activities every week, for example, trips to the Olympic Park and to the theatre
  • The Summer Reading Challenge: a fun way for children to get inspired through reading by picking-up six or more library books to read over the holidays, gaining rewards and certificates for set challenges
  • Children and family film screenings at local libraries, plus film making and editing workshops for 13-19 year olds across other venues
  • Play schemes and adventure playgrounds for 5-15 year olds.
Cllr Anntionette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children's Services
The Summer Guide is a one-stop shop for everything that’s happening in the borough during the school holiday, including details of activities going on in our youth centres, libraries, leisure centres and beyond. Most of them are free, and we’ve teamed up with some really exciting organisations to help people plan a fun-packed summer.

I’m ambitious for the youth of Hackney and I’m very fortunate that every day I get to meet inspiring, talented, enthusiastic young people who help to make Hackney a fantastic place to live. The activities on offer reflect this and cater for all, whether a person is creative or sporty, interested in culture or wants to make new friends – there are lots of opportunities for young people to make the most of their time off school or college.
Cllr Anntionette Bramble, Cabinet Member for Children's Services

For details of this year’s summer activities for young people in Hackney, pick up a copy of the 2015 guide from Young Hackney youth hubs, libraries and the Hackney Service Centre.

Copies should also be available through primary and secondary schools in the borough, and you can download a copy from Young Hackney. For daily Twitter updates, follow @younghackney or @hackneycouncil.