Wily Badger Winter 2014 print issue

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Wily Badger is pleased to announce the launch of its Winter 2014 issue. Themed on development, this issue of Wily Badger magazine looks at the bits of Clapton that are reshaping the face of the neighbourhood, and those that have stood the test of time. Features include a look at some of Clapton’s notable buildings, and an in-depth interview with the Redundant Architects … [Read more...]

The Clapton Inventory – Winter 2015

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To mark the Small Business Saturday initiative taking place today, here are some of our favourite locally made products - as featured in our Winter 2014 edition. Coffee by the Roasting Shed Hand roasted in small batches at an E5 home, the Roasting Shed’s coffee is the perfect gift for the conspicuous coffee consumer. For those who are still learning, each package features … [Read more...]

Review: The Jackdaw & Star’s Brewery Brawl

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The Homerton-based Jackdaw and Star’s first ever brewery brawl on October 29 saw two favourites from London’s beer scene - Redchurch and Hackney Breweries - battle it out among Hackney’s craft ale connoisseurs. With six beers on the menu, portions were generous in size for a Wednesday night. The beers are served to you two at a time, to allow for easy comparison. To help the … [Read more...]

An interview with a Clapton chocolatier

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Photos by Martina Tomasello. Wily Badger blogger Emma Trotter talks to Phil Landers about his late night chocolate crafting habit I heard you made the chocolates for musician Lucy Rose’s wedding? Lucy is a good friend of mine. I’d started making quite a few batches of chocolate, so she asked me if I’d like to do the wedding favours, which meant making 94 bars of … [Read more...]

The Clapton Pot: 5 tips for throwing the perfect dinner party

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The Clapton Pot is a free monthly dinner party run by two local food lovers - Anna Hafsteinsson and Violaine Verry - who enjoy meeting new people in their neighbourhood. Together, they concoct a home-cooked offering for their guests, who are encouraged to bring a bottle to share. We asked Anna Hafsteinsson for her top five tips to ensure dinner party success. 1. … [Read more...]