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  • Above Romance

    2 August 2014

    Above Romance is a play written by Hackney's own comedian, Kojo, about a woman who has given up on love and believes Valentines Day is just a media hype until she finds herself being the last single person in her circle. 

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  • Don't Knock - Tap!

    15 August 2014

    40 young artists, dancers, musicians, singers, rappers and actors, chosen through ADP's audition process will devise a brand new and exciting piece of musical theatre, taking inspiration from the life and times of The Clark Brothers. The show will be a 21st century tribute to the golden age of blues, jazz and the civil rights movement.

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  • Crack Ya Ribs

    24 August 2014

    This year’s 9th annual Crack Ya Ribs comedy extravaganza is headlined by Nigeria’s top funny man Julius Agwu along with the finest African comedians Akpororo, FunnyFace, Osama and Pencil.

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  • Friday Night is Music Night presents Michael Feinstein

    29 August 2014

    Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook" is the leading interpreter of American standards.

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  • Ben Howard

    4 September 2014

    Ben Howard is an English BRIT Award winning singer-songwriter. His debut studio album came in 2011 titled Every Kingdom and was nominated for that year's Mercury Prize.

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  • Oliva Tweest

    6 Sep 2014 - 7 Sep 2014

    Following a sell-out show in the West End last year, the world's first Afrobeats musical is back for a limited time and officially open for bookings.

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  • Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School Variety Performance

    13 September 2014

    The award winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School for 4-18 year olds present their Musical Theatre Variety Performance; highlighting the stars of tomorrow as well as the stars of today. Many of the students are appearing regularly on TV, Film, Radio and in West End shows.

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  • Strictly Come Laughing

    14 September 2014

    A side splitting night of laughter featuring an all-star line up of 11 comedians, including Stephen K Amos and Richard Blackwood, in aid of raising money for the Ghanaian town of Kwahu-Tafo.

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  • Vocalize

    17 Sep 2014 - 22 Oct 2014

    Hackney Empire is on the lookout for young people who love to perform! Come and push your vocal expression and lyrical flow to the next level with the Hackney Empire!

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  • Change?

    20 September 2014

    In it's 10th year, The Robert Levy Foundation presents CHANGE? This year's event is not only a pause for reflection on the past 10 years and the positive changes that have been made in our community, but also for us to look forward at any possible changes we could make to enhance the lives of our young people and our community.

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  • Rudy's Rare Records

    24 Sep 2014 - 5 Oct 2014

    Starring Lenny Henry, and based on the BBC Radio 4 series, this touching comedy with real rhythm is set in an old reggae record shop in Birmingham, which is owned by the irrepressible Rudy Sharpe with the assistance of his long-suffering son Adam. The show features a live onstage band playing hits from the likes of Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Sugarhill Gang and more!

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  • Vinyl Record Market

    4 October 2014

    To celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, we will be holding an all-day Vinyl Record Market. Bring along your old records to sell or exchange or just come and chat all that is the 33’

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  • In Conversation with Newton Dunbar of The Four Aces club

    4 October 2014

    To celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, we're taking a trip down memory lane with Newton Dunbar, the founding mamanger of the Four Aces club. The Four Aces, one of London’s most famous Reggae venues, opened in Hackney in 1966. By the 1970s, the club had become a hub for West Indians, attracting people from across the UK. In its heyday, the club saw live performances from Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff and Ben E. King, and was visited by Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. 

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  • Fling Foot! The Four Aces Revisited

    4 October 2014

    For one night only, and to celebrate the final weekend of Rudy’s Rare Records, Hackney Empire’s stalls bar will morph into the late and great Four Aces reggae club. Featuring legendary DJ Newton Dunbar (founding manager of the Four Aces), and Tighten Up Crew selector Mistah Brown and MC Champian.

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  • Tea Dance with Mr Wonderful

    5 October 2014

    Come and join the Hackney Empire elders as they slip on their dancing shoes for an afternoon of quicksteps, foxtrots and plenty more. Whether you’re a certified waltzer or two-left-footed novice, we welcome you to come along and dance the day away!

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  • English Touring Opera - Life on the Moon

    17 October 2014

    Cal McCrystal, the comedy director behind the National Theatre’s smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, directs this witty new production of Life on the Moon (Il mondo della luna), one of the most popular of Haydn’s many operas.

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  • English Touring Opera - Ottone

    18 October 2014

    Returning to the area of repertoire for which the Olivier Award winning ETO have found such an enthusiastic audience and critical acclaim – Handel’s Ottone is a romantic tragedy which was written for the greatest singers of the day. It dazzles with a treasure trove of brilliant arias and rich character exploration, and is regarded by many as some of the most beautiful music Handel wrote.

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  • Almost Famous

    19 October 2014

     It's been 2 years since his last double sold out comedy special Live & Kicking at Hackney Empire....but Kojo is back with a brand new 1 hour comedy special called ALMOST FAMOUS.

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  • The Antlers

    24 October 2014

    The Antlers' European tour comes to London, with support from Marika Hackman, as part of the Transgressive Records 10th Anniversary Celebrations. Look out for their much-anticipated new album Familiars due for release 16th June.

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  • Baby Disco

    26 October 2014

    To celebrate the Family Arts Festival, Empire 2 (behind Hackney Empire) will be transformed into the hottest disco in Hackney. We will be dropping some of the coolest tunes to get you and your under 10s throwing shapes together.

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  • Great Big Gig

    26 October 2014

    A unique, interactive musical experience and part of the Family Arts Festival. Kids of all ages can join in with a 12 piece soul band of top musicians playing The Batman Theme, I’ve Got the Music in Me, hits from James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone and many more! This event will form part of the Family Arts Festival. 

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  • Half Term with The Hackney Colliery Band

    27 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    A workshop week led by musicians from the Hackney Colliery Band. Expect 5 days of cutting edge composition and exciting new arrangements of your favourite tunes.

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  • Grand Union Orchestra’s Undream'd Shores

    1 Nov 2014 - 2 Nov 2014

    Grand Union Orchestra’s 25 well-known musicians and singers are joined by 120 performers from across the whole spectrum of East London's cultural communities. Together they weave stories of migration past and present into a rich tapestry of musical textures, song and vivid visual images, celebrating the creative power of migration in today's Europe. 

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  • Grand Union Orchestra - Family Events

    2 November 2014

    As part of the Family Arts Festival, Grand Union Orchestra are offering a day of family events. In the morning, children can meet musicians and their instruments, or bring along their own instruments for the 'Instrument Menagerie', followed by a performance on the main stage in the afternoon. 

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  • Dolly House

    8 November 2014

    What does Oliver Samuels, Jamaica's King of Comedy, do when it is time to celebrate his 65th year on this earth? He assembles a fantastic cast and creates another blockbuster - Dolly House. A new hit comedy from the living legend behind Who a Di Don? and Embassy Saga.

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  • Mother Goose

    22 Nov 2014 - 4 Jan 2015

    Imagine what you could do with a magical goose who lays priceless golden eggs? Discover what becomes of Mother Goose when she is given Princess Priscilla, a magic goose with a golden talent. Perhaps having everything she ever wanted isn’t all it’s CRACKED up to be!

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