Hackney with a Twist at L’Entrepôt

L’Entrepôt beckons you inside to enjoy the end of autumn with its fading light and falling leaves to hunker down inside its arts space with fine food and wine. Hackney With A Twist celebrates the pleasures of great books, film, wine and food, and offerings from artists who live and work in Hackney.

Artist-in-residence Michael Smith has invited independent Hackney bookseller the Guerrilla Bookshop and Third Nature, to co-curate a programme for this well-loved food-and-drink destination. Guerrilla Bookshop will be resident for the duration of the events with a pop-up bookshop of vintage books and rare gems for sale.

Below is the full Hackney with a Twist events programme, including an exclusive screening of Shelly Love’s wonderful The Forgotten Circus (pictured). We look forward to seeing you at one, several or all of them… the events, not the programme…

For adults…

Thursday 23rd October: 8-10.30PM

THE ART OF SHARING – Wine, dishes, and literary classics

Tickets – £30 (from L’Entrepôt and Borough Wines Stoke Newington)

This dining event re-discovers recipes from vintage cookbooks from Guerrilla Bookshop, and brings to life passages of great literature, from Baudelaire to Orwell, which celebrate the pleasures of food and drink. L’Entrepôt head chef Patrick Hanna will provide a selection of literature-inspired sharing plates, which will be paired with carefully selected wines from the Borough Wines range.

For children & adults…

Saturday 25th October 1-3PM


(11 years to adults)

Tickets on the door – £10

This event looks at how to recycle those books that are too dog-eared to pass on but have life in them yet! Tulip Tuitt shows how you can recycle old books and their artwork and create beautiful sculptures – bringing new life to old books. Materials are provided.

Serving suggestion: Follow with a late lunch at L’Entrepôt!

Children (accompanied by adults)

Sunday 26th October – 2-3pm


Tickets on the door, £5 per child

After a delicious Sunday family lunch visit The Storeroom with your little ones for stories and fun. Relax to specially selected stories presented by Tulip Tuitt from Guerrilla Bookshop around the ‘Campfire’. This will be followed by a turn by Tower Block Books, who will be launching the second edition of their celebrated ‘architectural alphabet’ picture book of the East End, The Big Letter Hunt, with an accompanying workshop and exhibition. Books and prints will be available for sale at a discounted price during this book launch. Guerrilla Bookshop will have a large selection of vintage children’s books and classics on hand for sale for more bedtime storytelling for when you get home.

(Tickets are limited to 25 children)

For adults…

Tuesday 28th October – 8-10pm


Free – tickets limited to 30 people

Curated by artist in residence Michael Smith, L’Entrepôt hosts an exclusive opportunity to view work by some of Hackney’s finest filmmakers. Each artist will show their films and discuss their influences and inspiration. Plates of specially devised ‘cinema food’ will be delivered to the audience throughout the screenings, with wine for sale in the intervals and an opportunity to talk to the filmmakers themselves.

Michael Smith, Shelly Love and Robert Rubbish feature.

For adults…

Thursday 30th October – 8pm until late


Tickets £45 – includes house wine (from L’Entrepôt and Borough Wines Stoke Newington)

We conclude this season at L’Entrepôt with our glass in hand for a very special event. Enjoy the embers of an late October evening at L’Entrepôt’s secret dining space with a sumptuous meal and a unique opportunity to hear texts from artists who live, love, and write about Hackney.

L’Entrepôt have devised a three-course specially crafted meal based on the texts of Michael Smith, Gareth E Rees and DJ/producer/artist/writer Andrew Weatherall, who will be there to dine with you and perform their work.

(Tickets are strictly limited to 30 spaces)

Tickets are available at L’Entrepôt, & Borough Wines Stoke Newington

All Hackney with a Twist events will be scented by Warminster-based candle and scent makers True Grace, who aim to create “an essence of England as it should be”. Here they explain their philosophy:

“We believe in nurturing traditional skills and employ similar methods to those used hundreds of years ago. Our choice of raw materials and approach to manufacture is sensitive to the environment and enhances the quality of everything we produce. We continually explore new fragrance and blend our perfumes using our life in the country as inspiration. We create scents that are just as they should be and immediately evoke a flower, an object, a feeling.”