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V U L P U S    V U L P U S

moved to 14 Rigg Approach, E10 7NQ

New exhibition


Vulpes Vulpes is an artist run gallery and project space in Hackney.



Purge Projects

is an artist led not-for-profit organisation aiming to promote emerging artists, using a fresh way of curating to reflect and re-evaluate art in a non-commercial capacity.

Purge Projects has no permanent space, this allows an incredible scope for a variety of exhibitions, the location changes dependent upon the requirements of the project.

The organisation encourages participation and also runs art-based educational projects for the local community.



A previous VULPUS VULPUS exhibitor you might find interesting

Adam Burton
The Space Between, Surrounds Our Desire (curated by Mona Cassey)

the Axis online project:


hacknetcityfarm Green Ambassadors Flyer.pdf

OPEN: Tuesday to Sunday

The Hackney City Farm is running a series of workshops for local residents in which you will learn about steps you can take to reduce your energy, water and shopping costs while at the same time improving your health, well-being and community.

Over the course of six months you will join in monthly meetings at which you will meet other interested locals, hear from experts and develop plans to cut your energy costs.

As a participant in the Green Ambassador scheme, you will also be able to attend a range of environmental skills courses for free – ranging from solar electricity and hot water to urban gardening and herbal medicine.

Whether you want to cut your bills, take more control of your life, become less dependent on large distant companies or help save the planet, you are welcome to take part in the free project at the Hackney City Farm.

Join in – call 0207 729 7382 and mention Green Ambassadors

or send an email to

They have a lot of activities and classes (adults & childrens) from pottery, weaving, uphostery etc to farm matters
1a Goldsmith’s Row
London E2 8QA
020 7729 6381


freeform logo

For the latest events see:

Phone 020 7249 3394



274 Richmond Road London Fields E8 3QW
Tel: 020 7249 3394 Fax: 020 7249 8499

Find out more at:

Free Form is unique in providing the full range of arts and creative services for the built environment to place art at the heart of urban regeneration.


Psychology Tests & surveys to take

Fun & informative

bbc tests

at the BBC website – link below

All 21 of them!

Have fun and maybe learn something about yourself at the same time.

From “Explore your memory” to the ‘What am I like?’ personality test” to “Spot the fake smile”

They take between 2 and 20 minutes each.

They are no longer collecting data. However, you can still try the experiment for yourself and find out how your answers compare to other people’s. You’ll also find out more about what the scientists discovered.

They collected over 100,000 results.


Time OutFirst Thursdays

On the first Thursday of every month the galleries and museums of East London open their doors late for a chance to see amazing art, culture and events after hours. With over 100 galleries and museums open until 9pm on First Thursdays there will always be something free and exciting to see.

With access to top shows and events, as well as free art tours, and great bars and restaurants nearby, East London is the place to come for late night culture on the First Thursday of every month.


(click on the poster above to see it full size &/or download it)

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Check out the EIB page for more info about Tim Norris and EIB projects in general

Picture frame with Post-it note created entirely in Photoshop by DWD


Clapton Pond

Clapton Pond was built as a reservoir for the Hackney Water Company in the 17th century and behind the Bishop Wood’s Almshouses also dating from the 17th century with a tiny Victorian Gothic chapel.

clapton pond copy


On the site of Hackney Community College by Lea Bridge roundabout stood Brooke House a medieval house later owned by Henry VIII where he had a historic meeting with his daughter (later Queen) Mary. Also in this house in the late 16th century lived Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford who some scholars believe wrote plays attributed to Shakespeare.

Another playwright whose authorship, however, is not in dispute is Harold Pinter who lived at 19 Thistlewaite Road and was a pupil at Hackney Downs School nearby. In a poem, remembering his old schoolmaster Joseph Brierley, Pinter wrote in 1977:

“Dear Joe, I’d like to walk with you
From Clapton Pond to Stamford Hill
And on,
Through Manor House to Finsbury Park
And back,
On the dead 653 trolleybus,
To Clapton Pond,
And walk across the shadows on to Hackney Downs”

Clapton Square

A square of late Georgian houses laid out in 1816 around central gardens containing a finely restored drinking fountain donated to Hackney residents by Howard Morley 1894.

SEE the “News” page for info on the proposed re-development of the listed Georgian “POND HOUSE”

The east side of the square was destroyed by bombing in the second world war but is to be rebuilt soon (Summer 2002) in Georgian style by Furlong Homes. Russian revolutionary Vladimir Illyich Lenin used to visit, around 1905, his friend and comrade Theodore Rothstein at a house on the west side. 19th century Jewish writer Grace Aguilar also lived in the Square. To the north-east of the square is Holly Villas in Clapton Passage which is a fine terrace of bay-windowed Victorian villas of 1882.

‘On the whole I spent my life more happily at Hackney than I had ever done before’ wrote Joseph Priestley one of England’s greatest scientists who lived at a house in the 1790s (demolished in 1880) on the corner of the Passage and Lower Clapton Road. Priestley discovered oxygen and was the first to pump carbon dioxide into water creating artificial sparkling mineral water, a process that eventually resulted in the multi-billion dollar business Coca Cola! He was hounded out of his house and laboratory in Birmingham by a mob that opposed his support for the French Revolution. He was invited to come to Hackney to take up the post of Unitarian Minister at the Old Gravel Pit Chapel where he had many friends amongst the Hackney Dissenters. A plaque marks the site of his house above the existing corner building in Lower Clapton Road. He emigrated to America in 1794 fearing a repeat of his family’s persecution.

In a cottage behind Priestley’s house, in the closing years of the 18th century, lived a Huguenot widow called Louisa Perina Courtauld, a designer of gold plate. Her son, Samuel, founded the Courtauld dynasty of silk and artificial fibre manufacturers and a descendant founded the Courtauld Institute now in Somerset House.


Brett ManorArchitects Edward Mills & Ove & Arup 1948.

Built by Manor Charitable Trustees in 1948 it was the first reinforced concrete box frame building in London and was very influential style wise.

It was built to provide low cost accommodation for former members of the Eton Manor Boy’s Club

Brett Manor


Here are a couple of great sites for info, views and models of historic Hackney.

The Brickfields website

is an interactive exhibition exploring buildings and the built environment.

…built by the Building Exploratory.


The Building Exploratory

…has great FREE kids & family Saturday workshops




Hackney Museum link:



is our rss feed, not an invitation to subscribe
so if you click on one you’ll just go to the comic page.

It’s on every page at the bottom of the right hand column!



If you were looking for the guide it’s still available at




RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is an efficient way to get information quickly from the Web. Basically, it drives information from the Web directly to readers instead of forcing those readers to surf a list of bookmarked sites.

For example, subscribers to the New York Times’ RSS feed see a constantly updated list of the front-page stories on the Times’ Web site without having to visit the site itself. If they see a headline that looks interesting, they can simply click on it, and their Web browser automatically opens the story.

There are two halves that make it work: an RSS feed created by a Web site (click on the RSS symbol) & a news aggregator program that reads that feed.

The FIREFOX browser has an RSS reader inbuilt.

Here are some widely used free news aggregators to get you started:

Top 2 web-based (access from any computer):

* Google Reader:
* My Yahoo:

Windows applications:

* Feedreader:
* FeedDemon:

Mac applications:

* NetNewsWire:

* Newsfire:


ANCHOR “handyman services”

for the over 60’s, disabled or vulnerable

anchor at home

At home services include any work in the home or garden that doesn’t fall within Hackney Homes repairs program.
For example your back garden or indoors things like putting up a shelf or painting.

Local office:
133 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0PH
Phone: 0207 249 4534
Fax: 0207 241 6501

or phone head office free on

0800 050 2100

and ask for the North London branch

A totally trustworthy and highly professional workforce, all of whom have been thoroughly checked before joining our team.
Honest great value prices, with no call-out charges and no VAT to pay on labour.
A completely reliable and locally based service, tailored to you

Cost £10 for 2 hours – Anchor can help you get a grant if you’re eligible


From the RHS website:

Lots for all the family over the August hols.

RHS header

RHS Olympic Park Great British Garden competition has now closed.

All the entries will be shortlisted by a panel of judges and then put forward for a public vote on the RHS website in September 2009.
Winner will be notified in October 2009


Top tips to think about when designing a garden

* Firstly, think of the Big Idea. What is the overall idea for your garden? Is it to celebrate a sense of national identity and diversity, the Olympic and Paralympic values or something else?
* Secondly, decide what the purpose of the garden should be. How should the garden be used? A space for relaxation, child play or a place to excite the senses?
* Thirdly, what is the style of your garden? Do you draw your references from pop culture or traditional garden designers? Is there a colour theme you would like to draw on?
* Fourthly, what plants and features do you want to include? How will you use the garden to showcase British plants? Do you want to include a water feature or commemorative tree in your design idea? Could you use recycled materials for your features?

Garden design – A simple guide to garden planning

By garden designer Mary Newstead


mouth that roars


museum of childhood logo

m of c daily activitiesm of a exhibitmuseum of childhood map - times



We hope you all had a great day!

See the photos (and video) on the home page

and flickr:


The poster


The “teaser” poster


click on the “Teaser” poster above to see it larger.

The event “site map”

millfields site plan REVISE 2



More info from H.Homes Communications 020 8356 2066

fun day 1

fun day 2



Moved to the new “DOWNLOADS” page

with lots of new desktops

more selected free stuff to come


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