Tues Nov 1st £4 Silver Screen begins
and on Thursdays at Hackney Picture House, Mare St. Any film before
Thurs Nov 3rd free 6-7.30pm Hackney
Museum, Mare St. Africa Today with ref. to Ghana. A discussion.
Book on 02083562509
Fri Nov 4th free 10-noon British Bee Keepers
talk. Stamford Hill Library N16
Sat Nov 5th free
10-12.30pm. Ainslee Wood look about. Meet Normanshire Drive
Larkswood Playing Field, Chingford . Contact 020 8524
prices 3pm Film Africa season 2011 begins
at Hackney Picture House
4 screens, 4 different
Ongoing events:- Monday..Ballroom
lessons at Round Chapel, Tuesdays exercise dance at St John’s at
Hackney,Wednesdays…cake decorating, and Songololo (Different times and venue.
Ask me), A Taste Of Hackney (Ask me), Stratford East Singers.
Recently Up Your Street has had
more reason to whoop…..
This past week seniors have
received free tickets to watch Paul
O’Grady at The Hackney Empire,
got their tickets for Diwali celebrations in Walthamstow
had places reserved for free films at BFI South
had their bookings confirmed for free Christmas
heard that Mary of “Mary
Katherine Presents”, our very own Silver Sounds community radio
presenter, and senior herself, will feature @ the Sound Women Website as
an inspiring woman in
************Well done Mary @ Streetlife Radio!***********
and have been glad that a GLL Leisure Centre approached Up Your Street to rally the troops for
more social sessions starting end November.
All this and more through Gillian Lawrence of
Your Street an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 6 London 2012 boroughs. Keep in
Mary is a volunteer radio
presenter/dj at Streetlife
After High Street Seniors I raced up to Dalston Junction to the new CLR James Library. Those of us who booked with Joy Francis, Managing Director of Words Of Colour were the lucky ones to get into the venue before the masses. Tonight’s presentation as part of Black History Month celebrations in Hackney Libraries and, let’s remember it’s UN Year of People Of African Descent (which means all of humankind), was a debate chaired by Joy. The pertinent issue debated or rather discussed by the panel of eminent writers, editors and entrepeneurs is the fact that African fashion designs, black designers and black models in UK 2011 are not achieving equality of opportunity.
The room was packed. The session was serious and really the speakers wanted we the audience to get the message that when they support each other as black business people they will have the power to make others (mainstream white businesses and media) realise that they, black designers and black houses of fashion, will have definitely and without compromise equal and solid shares in the business hierarchy. Often the word African was used such that one listener asked whether the panel saw themselves as Africans designing fashionable attire or black fashion experts creating all that is marketable based on African designs.
There was much to ponder in less than 90 minutes. There are many people from many backgrounds who are surprised at the British Gas’s advert which reflects the diversity in London, at least, with a cartoon using what could be a Sikh guy, then a woman technician/engineer, a black guy and a laughing cat. There are many people of many hues asking “Where are the black people in the adverts?” Age UK had their token black guys and that was noticed and I mean that it was not enough.
Media keeps the world spinning and so is powerful. That lightweight Dyson still belongs to a woman. We all have miles to go yet. Tonight at CLR James Library was a step more towards demolishing complacency about the status quo.
Went along yesterday for 3 hours of singing; bit of soul and some harmonised soul/pop too. We assemble in our eagerness at Theatre Royal Stratford east where Shawab of the TRSE and Openstage2012 is our host. We sing to express our connection to the song and not to perform or entertain or be X Factorites. We do that.
Many subscribers to Up Your Street are involved and all the three groups of singers, and I have heard the word “choir” bandied about, represent a good mix of ages.
Our tutor is ace; disciplined and passionate.
What more can you want from a freebie?
Come on down. Monday and Wednesday evenings. Phone Shawab at TRSE for more info.
We don’t walk in the rain, but to remind folk that Pierre Vannoni
is showing his Africa Photos at Hackney Museum 5-7.30pm tonight despite the
are allowed up to 5 free Diwali tickets for Nov 4th if you prove you are
resident in Waltham Forest. Collect from library staff.
“If it wasn’t for Up Your Street we’d be in a cocoon: we’d be stuck indoors”, said an Openstage volunteer just today.
Enough for me. Issue 43 on its loaded way.