Love Hackney, Love Summer - Limited edition postcards kick off #hackneysummer

Hackney Wick by artist Lucy Dalzell

Some of Hackney's most iconic landmarks are celebrated this summer in a set of collectable postcards by top local artists

Free to pick-up from venues across Hackney, there are seven limited edition postcards to collect – Chatsworth Road, Dalston, Shoredtich, Victoria Park, Stoke Newington, Hackney Wick and Hackney Central. Collect, send or swap them; invite your friends and share your summer moments using #hackneysummer.

Visit Destination Hackney and follow @lovehackney for tonnes of great activities and seasonal entertainment. Whether it’s shopping in the many independent stores, grabbing the freshest foods and produce, finding something special at the many local markets, checking out the latest events happening at all hours or getting some fresh air in one of our green spaces, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

Jane Smith, Dalston-based artist said: "I loved creating the Dalston summer postcard of the neighbourhood in which I have lived for 20 years. I felt instantly at home when I moved here and it has lost none of its freshness and interest, in fact it gets better year-on-year. Hackney has real sense of community and a never ending range of things to do indoors and out. There is a thriving creative and art scene, lovely parks, cool shops, cafes, swimming pools, the variety of interesting buildings and the canal. I can't think of a place I would rather live."

These postcards show the outstanding creativity that Hackney is known for, portraying the unique neighbourhoods that make our borough a great place to live and visit. When you’re out and about in Hackney, why not try to collect all of the postcards… and remember to send them to friends, encouraging them to visit and enjoy a Hackney summer too.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council

The town centres featured and local artists are:

Chatsworth Rd - Artist: Isabelle Kosciusko

Stoke Newington - Artist: Katrina Wight

Shoreditch - Artist: Pete Fowler

Hackney Central - Artist: Seetal Solanki

Dalston - Artist: Jane Smith

Victoria Park - Artist: Mikki Smit

Hackney Wick - Artist: Lucy Dalzell