What's on in Hackney this Christmas weekend: 22-26 December
It's the festive break! So spend it in Hackney where there's a last-minute gift-wrapping service, nights out and pantos
Red Riding Hood
£8.50/12.50/15.50. Various times, Thursday, 22 – Saturday, 24 December
Based on the classic fairy tale, everything is not as it seems. For a start, Red Riding Hood’s family runs a pie and mash shop. As Red sets off on her dangerous adventure to Granny’s house, we meet her best friend, Tommy Tucker, Mother Hood and the biggest, baddest wolf in town, all introduced through song, dance and lashings of audience participation, staging till Christmas Eve at Hoxton Hall.
Christmas Gift Wrapping
From £2.50. 8am-8pm, Friday, 23 December
Faded x Refresh
£10-18. 9pm-2am, Friday, 23 December
Still in London? New skool anthems meet throwback classics from the worlds of hip-hop and RnB for Blueberry Bar’s Christmas party in Shoreditch.
£18.50. 9pm-4am, Friday, 23 December
After a series of memorable parties across London, Electronic music label, Anjunadeep (pictured above) return to the awesome XOYO, Shoreditch for a special pre-Christmas celebration.
Free entry. 8pm-2am, Monday, 26 December
Created in order to give people an option of ‘what to do, where to go’ on a Monday night, DSD (Don’t Stop Dancing) sessions delivers the best in deep/soulful house and techno this Boxing Day at Trafik, Shoreditch.
Prophecy of House
£15/MOTD. 11pm-6am, Monday, 26 December
Head over to Club Aquarium for their red and white Boxing Day party with multiple rooms dedicated to house and a killer DJ line-up and top hosts. Over 23s only.