The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex

Gillett Square

Gillett Square is a unique public space in Dalston, playing host to exciting outdoor events as well as providing a place for people to hang out in the heart of the bustling local area. The activity is run by a partnership, in which Vortex plays a pivotal role alongside Hackney Co-operative Developments and the London Borough of Hackney

During the year Gillett Square plays host to markets, live music and dance, art exhibitions and evenings of film and photography; it’s also the home of a Pop-up Playground. Occupying the western edge of the square, the Vortex is a crucial part of all these events, as well as the every day life of the square. On the ground floor is the Vortex Downstairs. This fantastic bar/restaurant has floor to ceiling windows all the way around and plenty of outside seating, so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a quick drink with friends or a slow evening meal and watch Gillett Square come alive.