Meeting point: Mother (Cafe) - Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS
We’re on a mission to help you improve your photography skills, meet your neighbours and celebrate local culture, by bringing together photographers of all abilities to explore everything we love about our patch of east London.
As the wildflowers begin to poke colourfully from the soil, we're celebrating the warmer weather by hosting our next Echo Photowalk along the meandering waterways that lead to the beautiful Hackney Marshes.
Led by local tour guide Simon Cole of Hackney Tours we'll be reliving historic tales of past goings on, many stranger than fiction!
Following the Hackney Cut until it meets the River Lea in the Hackney Marshes, we'll be exploring a different world of nature and boats, as we stroll from Here East in Hackney Wick. There'll be public art, nature reserves, woodlands, wildlife, quaint pubs and much more.
Local photographer Frank Da Silva we'll be sharing an array of photography tips to get you snapping more shots, mastering your cameras and taking stunning photos.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the history of east London, well before the high-rise flats and Olympic stadiums that have transformed the landscape in recent years.
We'll finish at a local pub at 4pm, where we can all grab a drink and there'll be even more chances to get to know everyone, share tips and rest those feet.
This event is free to attend, however, you'll need to join Echo at economyofhours.com in order to confirm your booking. It's free to join and just takes a minute - see below for full details.
What you’ll need:
Camera / phone
Water / snacks
New to Echo?
This Echo Photowalk is free to attend. If you're not already a member, you'll need to join the community at economyofhours.com - it's free and just takes a minute.
The good news, simply by signing up you'll unlock a 5 Echo credit which you can use to spend on the Echo marketplace with our community of 3,500+ professionals and businesses.
On the day, the Echo team will be on hand to explain ways that you can earn Echoes to come to future Echo events like this one, attend inspirational workshops, or trade your skills in our moneyless marketplace.
Photo Credit: Thank you to Alan Denney for allowing us to use his photo 'Bees over Hackney Marshes' under the Creative Commons Licence. You can view the original, un-cropped version of his beautiful image here.