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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.
For programming enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re ardent and vocal supporters of our local libraries and work closely with Hackney Library Services throughout the year. A big mention must go to the Community Library Service team who have become part of the extended LitFest family. Their work in providing books, DVDs, magazines & jigsaws to over 700 housebound Hackney residents is a lifeline to many people who would otherwise be socially excluded.
To see what they do, year round, please check out their video:
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