St Matthias Halls, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD
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The 10th Stokey History Talks!

Delighted to be hosting the 10th Stoke Newington History Talks on Monday May 20 2019, St Matthias Hall. Come, immerse yourself in three different aspects of old Stokey – the history of Hackney Brook, changing face of the Willows Estate, and what to expect from a local treasure trove. Talks organised by local history enthusiast Amir Dotan.

Doors and cash bar 6:30pm, talks 7.30pm. Each lasts for 25 minutes followed by a 10 minute break, with Q&A panel at the end.

Tickets £5 here Door profits to Hackney Food Bank 

In the spirit of keeping it local, our cash bar features beers and ales from Redchurch Brewery in Bethnal Green, including the famous Shoreditch Blonde pale ale and popular Redchurch lager. Wine and soft drinks also on sale throughout the evening.

Talks line-up

Stoke Newington history treasure troves – Amir DotanThe Willows estate: rural to industrial to gated development – Ruth Swirsky : This Plashy Stream: Memories of the Hackney Brook – Laurie Elks

More details here

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St Matthias Nights

We’re now working with the team who put on those stylish and classy music events at St Pancras Old Church to bring some live acoustic sounds to St Matthias Church.

We can’t wait to host some of their famed evenings and favourite artists. Watch this space for more upcoming shows this spring 2019.

Tuesday June 4 American alternative folk artist A.A. Bondy   SOLD OUT

Wednesday June 5 American alternative folk artist A.A. Bondy Tickets here

Thursday June 6 Swedish composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Sandberg Tickets here

Saturday June 15 Cabana with Sinfonia Cymru Tickets here 

As a rough guide, doors and bar open 7.30pm, support 8pm, headline act 9pm. Entrance to the church is via the south gate, right next door to St Matthias School, Wordsworth Road, N16 8DD.

For all concert enquiries please mail Brendan at

Previous events

Howe Gelb, Karen Matheson, Lo Fang, Jessica Pratt, Andy Shauf, Scott Matthews, Marissa Nadler

Photo of Marissa Nadler playing St Matthias Church by Alexander Carson


NEW! Sign up for Tigers Karate Club

We’re pleased and excited to welcome Tigers Karate Club to St Matthias Halls every Thursday  – everyone welcome!

Tigers is a friendly place to learn Shotokan karate under the guidance of Sensei Jason Wingrove 5th Dan Black Belt. Jason teaches a wide range of techniques from punching, kicking & blocking to traditional form (or Kata) and classes are for children 5yrs+

Thursday 4.30-5.30pm Beginners 5yrs+

Thursday 5.30-6.30pm Intermediate 5yrs+

It costs £6.50 per session. For more details or to join, email Jason

N16 Yoga – Beginners & Advanced

Mondays (Introductory) from 19.00-20.30.
Tuesdays (Advanced) from 19.00-20.30
£7.50 per class with reduced rate for unwaged.

Alison Barty is an Iyengar yoga teacher, qualified to junior intermediate level (the 5th level of certification in the Iyengar system) with many years experience including 4 periods spent studying at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Iyengar yoga combines carefully structured classes and attention to detail with adjustments to individual students’ needs. During the course of a class you will practice a range of postures, which enhance strength, stability and mobility.

For more information go to

N16 yoga beginners and yoga advanced