This weekend is the One Hackney Festival - and Stoke Newington has a starring role!
The parade starts at 10.30am on Pitfield Street, and will arrive in Stoke Newington three hours later
The Parade will feature 15 floats, including six "soundscapes", which together tell the story of Hackney. Joining local DJs and musicians, is a 35-strong troupe of top musicians from Brazil, who are coming over specially to take part in the Parade.
There will also be plenty of entertainment throughout the borough until the arrival of the Olympic Torch at Shoreditch at 15.54.
As you will have seen, the planned event at Clissold Park will no longer take place as the event site is waterlogged and has been deemed unsafe. Anyone who booked tickets for this event is being contacted. The Parade will run as planned along the same 2.8 mile route, and ends in Stoke Newington. There will be some extra pop-up surprises around the borough during the day which will be announced this week - we'll keep you posted!
For more details about the One Hackney Festival see www.hackney.gov.uk/one-festival.