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Useful things to know about Hello Hackney

How to contact us

50+ IT Dropin contact
  • Email –
Hello Hackney pop-up podcast

Where and when

50+ drop-in venue
50+ IT drop-in days and times
  • Every Wednesday morning, 10 am to 1 pm.
Hello Hackney podcast base
  • St. Mary’s Secret Garden, 50 Pearson St, E2 8EL
  • It’s at the end of Pearson St, on the corner with Appleby St – a short walk from Kingsland Rd – not far from Whitmore Community Centre, even closer to the Geffrye Museum.
  • The nearest station is Hoxton.
  • Bus stops: St Leonards Hospital or Geffrye Museum
  • Click on this link to go to a Google map for St Mary’s Secret Garden
Hello Hackney pop-up podcast days and times
  • The Garden is a pop-up base, not a drop-in venue. We will be there often, but not every week. Please confirm by email:
  • But when we are at the Secret Garden, it will be Tuesday afternoons from 2 pm.

Web addresses

The drop-in blog (you are looking at it now)
The main website (our shop window)

What you can do

How we protect your privacy on this website

All users
  • This website does not collect or use personal data from our users. In fact, we collect no data of any kind.
  • This website does not set cookies for people who have not logged in.
Logged-in users
  • If you have logged in, the site has set a temporary session cookie that keeps you logged in. When you log out, the temporary cookie disappears.
  • All user accounts on this site have been created by us — and only for people we have met. External visitors cannot create their own accounts. There is nothing for a hacker to hack.
  • Your login display name is probably the same as your real name — but you can change it yourself, or ask us to do it for you.
  • Your login email address is a dummy (ie- it doesn’t exist).
  • We monitor your blog posts to ensure that you do not inadvertently divulge private information.

Management & funding

The Hackney 50+ IT Drop-in was kept alive for more than 18 months by funding from Connect Hackney. During that period (until 25 July 2018), the project was managed by City & Hackney Carers’ Centre — for all older people in this area.