did you say free? Wedding cake too?

Phone 08719025747 to get FREE tix to watch on the Big Screen at Stratford Picture House E15 April 29th the Royal Wedding.Bubbly and wedding cake too!!!!!!!!!! 10am   For £9 you can watch “The King’s Speech” at 3.45pm same day.
Big Screen! makes a difference. All free. Stratford will look good that day too.
You can ask for more than one ticket.

Gillian Lawrence                  
Up Your Street5   an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.

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Up Your Street5     issue 12

Mon  Mar 28     free 10.15-11.45 am  Golden Times for seniors at Idea Store 319

                                                                                                          Whitechapel Rd E1

                          free 12.15pm ‘Munch and listen’. Bruce Castle. Parking available.

                                  (talk related to the  restoration of Pheonix Cinema, East Finchley

                                  and music halls.) Bring your lunch.

Tues   Mar 29  £2.50 tea dance Leyton at Plumtree Centre, Leyton Green. E10

Wed   Mar30   free  7pm for 7.30pm Bruce Castle, Tottenham

                                           film “The Smallest Show On Earth”. parking.

                          free 6pm   Hackney Central Library. Reading group plus part of

                                               film “The End of the Affair”

Thur  Mar 31  free 10-11.30am ‘ Beetle Drive’  at Priory Court Community Centre,

                                                                               South Countess Rd. E.17 (W11 bus)

                  No Agewell Singers, E15. until May 12th

                  7pm  Urban Bar, 176  Whitechapel Rd. (by station). John Arthur

                                                of Walthamstow, acoustic guitar and solo voice entertains.

Mon  April 4  free  This event is cancelled. Sorry!  High Street Seniors . Walkabout. Meet 8pm Round Chapel,

                                 Powerscroft Rd E5 . Leyton seniors meet 7.15pm

                               Iceland, Bakers Arms. Bus 55, 48 to Round Chapel. 07762178941

Thurs April  7  free  5-8pm Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Rd. Viewing photos and voting for


Sat  April 9       50p  `10-1pm St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street. Jumble Sale

                          £3  3pm. “21st century tea dance” The Albany, Deptford.

                                   (Dalston  Junction to New Cross) .Search engine “Albany Theatre, Deptford “to book

Free book loan.  Stratford Circus shelf by front window. Worth a look. Brin

mud larking

Down at the North end of Millenium Bridge, a guided foreshore walk with Thames Explorer, charity. Wasn’t free even though my ticket said so and all the web site journey said it was. Slightly embarassed. The patch of shore is small and uninviting. But there’s nothing like hearing the tidal waves lap up on the stony foreshore and see the River Thames from a different angle. Our guide found a horse’s jaw and someone else found a fossilized sea urchin.  Children enjoyed themselves over the 90 minutes or so. Me? I’d rather watch paint dry. How come European laws for H&S haven’t  swooped on this part of  river education? There’s a nasty steep un-railed staircase from the cement top down to the shore sand and rock. A few people went down on their bottoms to be extra safe.  I met a woman who’d slipped on the last step and fallen onto the big rocks. Always aware of disabled and older people’s access, me.

Johny Vaughn just had to act all excited on the mud larking series he did. Weren’t all that.

Dahn the Lane yesterday with Clive Bettington of Jewish East End Celebration Society. Spitalfields again. That was good and arranged through Hackney Museum.

Saw the Whitechapel Gallery Restaurant. Hmm! Tiny. Had a tour of the East London Mosque. Hmm! promoting Islam. Ate in Iskele’s, White Cross Street, E1. Hmm nowt special but I had a Groupon  Voucher so didn’t pay massive.

Summer came in!

free celebration

At Rich Mix / Bangladesh 40 – A Golden Age
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day
Sat 26 Mar – Sat 2 Apr / Free

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence Day, Rich Mix host a series of free events touching on Home, Separation, War, Torture, Sacrifice and Freedom.

The eight-day celebration features specially commissioned performances by Tara Arts, a photo exhibition depicting the Liberation War of Bangladesh curated by Swadhinata Trust and a celebratory concert brought together by producer and singer Ershad Alamgir of popular national Bengali TV station, Channel S.

Accompanying this will be Bangladeshi and South Asian live music, traditional Bengali food and family workshops taking place throughout the week.

issue 11 Happenings!

Issue 11   Up Your Street5  free events for seniors in the 5 London 2012 boroughs

26 and 27 March 2011

Inky Cuttlefish Studios


Art and Vintage Clothing for Sale in East London



Sat Mar 26    free to watch 9am for 9.14am the steam train, the 70013 Oliver Cromwell goes through Stratford and returns at 9.59pm (2159) (credit to Ian Visits for that listing)

                          free  11-1pm Boxing in the east end walk. Meet Aldgate tube station 10.45am (Hackney Museum event)

                         free  11-5pm East London Mosque, 46 Whitechapel Rd weekend open days and exhibitions

                         free   12-4pm Green Street Spring Festival. Sandringham School Forest Gate  (58 25  325   330 buses)

Sun Mar 27    free    Augustine’s Tower by Narrow Way. Look about 2-4pm

Mon Mar 28  free  12.30-2.30pm School Room Round Chapel, Lower Clapton Malcolm’s fun and fabulous ballroom lessons. FREE!!!

                        free HAIL 2-5pm Downsell Park, Haringey. Launch of Hail, the new café. Minty from Eastenders featured.

Tues Mar 29  £3 donation 11am St John At Hackney

                           Hackney Empire  Elders. Tea and cake. Charity event.

                       £2.50  2.30-5pm. Plum Tree Centre Leyton Green.Tea- dance

Wed Mar 30  free  Whitechapel Gallery, “This is Whitechapel “  Photographs by Ian Berry during 1970s (until Sept 4th 11-6pm closed Mondays)

Thur Mar 31  free Chats Palace art auction at V&A Childhood Museum Bethnal Green Viewing and silent auction from 6.30pm
Live auction from 7.45pm – 9pm / evening ends 10pm
Welcome drink and bar

Spaces limited, please RSVP by 25th March 2011 to artauction@chatspalace.com 


Sun Apr 3     free 3-6pm Chats family disco at Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk,   Hackney

Mon Apr 4   free  this event is cancelled 1st April! High Street Seniors. Walking together at the end of the day. Meet 7.20 pm Iceland, Bakers Arms for bus to Round Chapel.Lower Clapton, Hackney. Meet  8pm Round Chapel. Finish a short walk at Fitzgerald’s in Lower Clapton for a cuppa. Contact 07762178941  Safe together!

BTCV British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

That’s what BTCV stands for. We had a walk in Finsbury Park this morning. Remember that the London 2012 borough of Waltham Forest (who’d have known?) has joined up with LB Haringey. Who actually knows that except the greens? So at long last I got to include myself in a wonderful experience in North London.  Finsbury Park is like a dead beast full of maggots on a Sunday morning: The place is heaving. All sorts of running groups, American Football going on, open air gym, cafe, kiddies’ playgrounds, laid-out gardens, squirrels, Canada Geese, moorhen, Mallards, dogs on leads, and the sun shone brightly.

Before all of that I passed through Clapton Pond, Hackney and the new leaves are streaming on the willows there. Blossom all the way to Manor House and Purim craziness going on from Amhurst Park to Lower Clapton. Good day. Wanted to stop at Grodzinski’s for some poppy seed cake but next year maybe.

Spent time this weekend too at Open Stage 2012 Theatre Royal Stratford east E15 .What a project!  We volunteer to work in the surrounding community to uphold the original ethos of TRSE as outlined by Joan Littlewood. This time we had another opportunity to go backstage , to see the hemp house with the massive manilla ropes. There’s one particular heavy rope which only one woman has ever pulled. Hey ho! I also pulled that bugger. Trumpet fanfare ….Gym paying off                                                                    .

Back to my reading today “East Of Eden” for tomorrow is reading group at Homerton Library in Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney.Love that book. Love Homerton too.

Minty off Eastenders is coming to Downsell Park, Tottenham N 15 on March 28th 2pm to open the cafe there. Eastenders post code is E20….so is the new build part of Stratford east i .e. Westfields etc.