25 things you could be doing in Hackney this week: 17-30 December

What’s on in Hackney this week? Street food parties, festive taxidermy, Christmas jumpers and a selection of seasonal films.

The team at Dalston boozer The Three Compasses celebrate four years at the helm of the pub on Thursday with cake and party games. And booze, obviously.

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These flats in Dalston are being marketed to buy-to-let investors in Singapore

Developer Taylor Wimpey previously said

The FiftySevenEast project would “help meet the housing needs of the borough directly”.

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Five things you might not know about East London’s new slow dating app

We’ll bet you think you know how dating apps work…

You sign up, then spend hours trawling through hundreds of potential matches in the hope of finding someone who stands out from the crowd. Right?

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