Live blues canalside in Hackney Wick... then going underground as the sun goes down...

Every couple of months we have free live Beat, Bop and Blues at Grow. Over the summer, the bands rocked up on a canal boar ro serenade us in our garden before we headed inside as the sun went down.

Thanks to all the bands who came in 2016, look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

The Dublo
The Excellos / Rockabilly
Sunlight Service Group
Hotdog Grrrl & The Sesame Buns
Bozo Zoo
Molly’s Daggers
Jonny Halifax & The Howling Truth

Could you be bothered to see The Apathy Band with Bob and Roberta Smith?


The Apathy Band are coming back to Grow. The Apathy Band Demoralize the Motivated. The Apathy Band never rehearse. The Apathy Band can't go on.

Usually found on Resonance 104.4fm, band members include: Bobandroberta Smith, George Lionel Barker Alice Hitazo, George Cleghorn, Leonardo Ulian and Jessica Voorsanger

Here's a few photos from their performance, if you can be bothered...

Annual Grow Village Fete - cakes, games, plants for charity!

Back for it's 2nd year, the Grow Village Fete is about being together, having a good time and raising money for charity!

Raising funds for The Centre for Better Health, on sale we had freshly baked bread by one of their projects, the Bikery Bakery, amazing cakes donated by Hackney Wick locals, Canababes Food Co Ltd., and have-a-go village fete games! On sale, will also be plants from Growing Concerns, a community garden centre just down the canal on Wick Lane.

Slow Fire London will be putting on a BBQ with meat and veg options smoked in an old converted ambulance, served with crunchy slaws and punchy salads!

Hackney WickED Open DIY Studios 2017 at Grow

FRI 29 - SUN 31 JULY 2016

Hackney Wick artists are coming together to organise a DIY Open Studios event at locations in and around Hackney Wick & Fish Island;  to celebrate the artist and creative community that currently resides in the area.

We’re excited to announce artist XENZ will be displaying some of his studio work on our walls throughout the weekend.

FRI NIGHT: BEAT BOP & BLUES Hackney Wicked Special w. Hotdog Grrrl & The Sesame Buns
SAT DAYTIME: Live Jazz and workshops by the The Gaia Gallery, Hackney Herbal and photographer Moé Sekiya with music into the night.
SUN DAYTIME: We’re joined by a live brass band, ceramicist Adele Brydges and from 4pm It’s Nearly Friday take over with music and spoken word.

Expect the unexpected with DADA Night at Grow

Every Thursday at Grow@Grow we celebrate music, art, conversation and community and on Thursday 7 July, Marie Brenneis presents a night of DADA fun!  Expect the unexpected presented in a truly Hackney Wick DIY style.  If Marcel Duchamp were alive, he’d be here!

Featuring local artists:
Fear of Fluffing
Janis Sokolovskis
DJ sets from Dan DADA and Reuben Sutherland
Joel Smith
Pol McLennon
Customes are encouraged.

Celebrating 13.1 miles of the Hackney Half Marathon after party at Grow

On Sunday 8 May,  once you’ve crossed the finish line and cheered your loved ones on, you came to Grow to refuel with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, (who are donating 50p for every sale to charity) coffee or something stronger, relax on the canalside terrace enjoying the tunes and soaked up the good vibes. After 13.1 miles we’ll needed soul, uplifting and funky tunes so Mr Boogie a.k.a The Vinyl Junkie (Soulsa/Shoerditch radio and DJ KomaJazzz  spun vinyls on the decks to melt those achy legs away…. 

A couple of the Grow team also ran the 13.1 miles with you to support amazing charity Lively Minds .