The ONE2 festival will be the first event in Hackney that brings together so many different disciplines. Cabaret, poetry, sculpture, painting, comedy, dance, theatre, performance art, film, classical music, jazz, rock’n’roll, metal music and hip-hop are all under one umbrella.

This is an ambitious and exciting new project. To support the arts and promote community engagement, there are free daytime talks and workshops where local people, schools and art centers are invited to participate. Most of the schedule will consist of ticketed evening events. Prices vary by event but an All-Access Pass is available. Many of the artists have been generous enough to donate prizes such as paintings and gifts to a raffle with all proceeds going to refugee relief charities.


Norman Bailey, famed storyteller, with a tale of beginnings

Cabaret Rouge opening the first night with “Kicking off with Kicks”

Award winning film-maker Drew Cox premiering a new short

5 music events including 2 all-day Saturday events, Classical evening, Jazz evening, and a Rock’n’Roll Costume Ball

PopUpPaint running a drop-in, family oriented participatory painting event followed by a drink and paint evening (for adults only).

Screenings by acclaimed film group TurnTheSlate Productions

Award winning comedian Tony Law headlining the stand-up comedy night

Elaine Fellows performing her critically acclaimed one-woman show “Decibels”

An amazing poetry night curated by Raise the Bar Spoken Word

Need to Know:

The ONE2 festival

London Fields Taproom and Brewhouse, E8 3RR

May 12th-24th of 2017