• St Mary's Church Stoke Newington c1800

  • Stoke Newington Church St & Red Lion pub 2014

Dissenters do it differently…

Dissenters London N16

Nearly two years ago, 21st Century Dissenters gathered under an urban apple tree in a Stoke Newington garden. We discussed the many local nonconformists who have gone before, and how we might arrange cultural activities of all kinds for today’s community – in their distinguished freethinking tradition.

quote-leftRuth Whitehead and those around her have created a new oasis of sociability and cultural energy binding people in and around Stoke Newington together through a shared commitment to accessible and affordable music.
quote-rightJohn Sloboda, musician and activist

We want to celebrate the creative talent of women, and stage high quality events from a different dissenting angle, with the accent on approachability.
Down with snobbish mystique, up with new enjoyable experiences for all.

This is also the home of Chorus of Dissent, Stoke Newington’s own community choir, and our professional orchestra The Elastic Band.

Dissenters London N16 is a non-profit making organisation sponsored by local independent financial advisers Ruth Whitehead Associates. Who have always done it differently.

Our next event

Made in Hackney

date & time: Launch party Friday 26 September, 6.30-8.30pm. Exhibition – Saturday 27 September 11-6pm / Sunday 28 September 12-6pm
place: The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St N16 9ES
tickets: Free entry
Dissenters proudly present an arty party based around Hackney scenes starring local photographers Heather McDonough and John Sloboda. Their interestingly contrasted static exhibition will be surrounded by a swirling marketplace of local artists selling their products, locally-sourced delicious food from Pestle & Mortar Events, and a bar selling local craft beer…

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