Lower Clapton, Hackney, E8 2BS
The Hand of Glory is a pub, food and music venue from JaguarShoes Collective sited at the original Amhurst Arms in Hackney Downs. It holds a liquor licence dating back to the 1800s when the surrounding area was primarily fields and farmland.
Giant maypoles, wicker masks, brass icons, a straw bear and a ghostly mare; the cosy interior unites a collective of artists in a disquieting but colourful exhibition of British folk culture. Like The Wickerman sacrificing Bill Oddie to the gods of Countryfile, it celebrates pagan festivals, traditional iconography and folkloric customs from across the history of the British Isles.
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