About the Festival
What's it all about?
Hackney Wick Festival is a free community event organised by local residents. It takes place on the third weekend of September every year, in east London's artist quarter. Working with local residents, schools and businesses, the Festival provides an exciting and wide-ranging programme for everyone.
The Festival includes activities for children, young people, older people and families. We have incredible dance and theatre performances, art & design shows and live music as well as market stalls and workshops. The Festival also plays a strong role in promoting the community's services and building links between them. We work closely with voluntary groups, charities, the local authority and the emergency services.
We will be updating the site regularly with exciting announcements on Festival events and activities. We're also on Facebook and Twitter and will be updating our followers with the latest news. If you would like to know how you can get involved with the Festival, please get in touch through the contact section below. If you would like to apply for a stall please download and fill in the HWF Stall form.
2012 Festival schedule
Arts, Crafts, Food and Collectables
Stalls on Sunday 16th at the Wick Green (Eastway E9 5LZ) offering amazing food, local arts, crafts and designer goods.
Demonstrations and workshops for young people and the adventurous. Parkour, Capoera, and more with London experts and trainers at the CRE8 Lifestyle Centre on Eastway Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th.
Fun for Children
Albion Kids Show, Face painting, pottery and silly games( Velcro wall, egg and spoon, sack race and a whole alternative Olympics!) will entertain kids for hours.
Music, Theatre and Dance
Oxjam stage and line up, including acoustic performers, belly dancers, singers, drummers and a host of amazing bands and performers to entertain you throughout the day.
Hackney Wick’s Got Talent
Learn origami as you eat and drink around the Wick on both days – our gift to you.
We also have information stalls, a beer tent and loads more to do and see. Look forward to seeing you there.
How to get to the Wick
Hackney Wick is easy to get to, and a number of transport links serve the area. We love where we live and want to protect it, so where possible please take public transport, walk or cycle. Find us on a map.
Hackney Wick station is on the London Overground, and is located in the heart of the area, close to a lot of the events. Change from the Central line at Stratford or the Victoria line at Highbury & Islington.
Buses 8, 26, 30, 236, 276, 388 and 488 serve Hackney Wick, with a short walk to the events.
Quiet streets, beautiful green spaces and interesting sights make walking to the Festival a great option. And the environment will love you.
Bicycle is the favoured mode of transport for residents of the Wick. There's plenty of places to lock up, and you can avoid the traffic jams.
We'd rather no one came by car, but if you really have to, there's limited parking around the Wick. It will fill up fast though, and congestion is likely in the local area.
Sponsors & partners
Albion Kids Show
Gainsborough Childrens Centre
The Hackney Pearl
Hackney Play Bus
Livespace Theatre Company
St. Mary of Eton Church
About the Wick Award
Local people will help invest £1million of Big Lottery Funding over 10 years, to make Wick Ward a better place to live, now and in the future. Local skills and ideas are needed so that we can improve the area together. Hackney Wick Festival is working with other local partners to start planning.
Why we're involved
The Hackney Wick Festival organising committee have been charged with consulting the public about the Wick Award. It's important that we decide together the best way to improve the area that we live in. We think that we're well placed to talk to you all and ensure everyone has a chance to have their say. We're not the decision makers; you are.
Find out more
The brand new Wick Award website is currently in development and will be live very soon. To be the first in the know, sign up to the mailing list.
Volunteer at the Festival
Run a stall
Stalls are £15.00 for the Sunday. Covered and set up for you.