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I will be DJ-ing a 2 Tone realted set in honour of Ranking Roger


One of the best book bashes in the UK – The Quietus

A literary festival that’s thrown its pretensions in a skip – Londonist

The coolest literary festival of the summer
 – Authonomy

Since 2010, we’ve been celebrating the area’s radical and literary history with a festival that’s become one of the most eclectic, diverse and, frankly, FUN in the literary calendar.

Stoke Newington has been one of the most fascinating London ‘villages’ throughout history. From the non-conformists who gathered around Newington Green in the 17th century to the diverse community that exists today, it’s long been a melting pot of new ideas, artistic endeavour and off-centre thinking and our programming is directly inspired by the mavericks and rabble-rousers who were born, lived or worked here – Mary Wollstonecraft, Reverend Richard Price, Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Defoe, John Berger, Marc Bolan, Sid Vicious & many more – who helped shape the world we know.

We’re a non-profit organisation and, as we grow, we’re generating and supporting a range of adult and child literacy projects in Hackney.