Last minute notice for a good trip on Sunday 28th October.
Sat 3rd Nov £5 and free begins the Season of Bangla Drama. Brady Arts Centre. E1. Please check my blog www.dramabangla.wordpress.com
Wed 7th Nov. £5 (concessions available) 8.30pm “Mysteries Of London” film
“From Hell” 2001. Screening at Stratford PictureHouse.
Fri 9th Nov. £5 per session (concessions for seniors).Noon-2pm (4 Fridays)
Hedge Herbs workshops at The Mill E17
free 1-3pm EKTA Durnley Rd Community Centre,Earlham Grove,E7 .
Music and Movement for seniors.
Ongoing free photographic exhibition in Vestry House Museum E17. “Out Of the Box” all about “Ensign” camera times.
Credit where it’s due.
There’s a crowded Oxfam shop and a great Turkish fruiterer just sitting nearby at the end of Walthamstow Market. What more?!
Promotions and advertisements on the local Tesco community noticeboard:-
Today at the Museum opposite Stratford’s Gala Bingo and shortly to be no more cos there’s no more money for the rent I was treated to a film-showing by AbPhab, the film crew made up of energetic folk, all young and all living with their disability. What positive attitudes, what reality, what truth.
After the film and the biscuits we the guests were invited to ask the crew questions and off we fired. How did newbee film makers get together and organise all their shoots? How did they do such great shots and how come they’re never shy? These are youth who have to overcome ignorance from all quarters: They are the ones who have the right to get help. They are the same charmers who rise in confidence and strength through community projects. I applaud them.
They are not daft when it comes to their rights and what really goes on with the lack of training opportunities and people making noises but doing nothing. One mantra repeats “How do you know that you can’t do it until you try?”
Bravo. I learnt loads today.
Did you ever know that the AbPhab youth have worked on their music history film, and work with other youth in clubs? Did you realise they have ambition and want to work?
Sun Nov 4th free 9-5pm
Celebrating family history in East London
Come and celebrate Every Generation Media’s 10th birthday with our East London Routes family history day. …
EGM is based in east London and has been at the forefront of developing websites, publications, workshops and films around family learning and cultural heritage, particularly among people from minority ethnic heritage. As 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of independence for Trinidad and Jamaica, we play tribute to: The stories we know. The histories we’ve dug for. The generations we’ve learnt from. The heroes and heroines we applaud. We’ll have children’s arts activities, author readings and debates on family values, preserving our history and choosing our heroes and heroines. National Archives will throw open their treasure trove of old photos of the Caribbean and we’ll be running a workshop on tracing Jamaican, African and English family histories by people who have done it. Contributors include: authors Patrice Lawrence, Jacqueline Walker (‘Pilgrim State’) and Kerry Young (‘Pao’), Hackney campaigners Ian Levy and Pauline ‘Hackney Heroine’ Pearce, equality campaigner Simon Woolley, cultural campaigners and historians Arthur Torrington CBE, Stephen Bourne, Oku Ekpenyon MBE, Angelina Osborne, National Archives outreach team Sandra Shakespeare and Sara Griffiths, Cllr Michael Jones one of the youngest politicians in London, Guardian journalist Hugh Muir and Patrick Vernon OBE founder of Every Generation. To attend this free events please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
.uk or email@example.com www.everygeneration.co.uk (new site to be launched on shortly).
I was at The People’s Museum in Stratford opposite Gala Bingo for the debate about regeneration after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. What a nice evening; hardly a debate though. Three speakers and about 5 questions from the floor. But the speakers opened my eyes because they said so much of what is being said on the street, that is that the pushing ahead and upgrading of Newham just might be leaving people and heritage treasures behind. Who is it all for really?
In Hoo Hing Supermarket you can see whole caramelised roasted duck, beaks and all, then walk along and look in the water tanks: Proper real live eels, black fish , lobsters and crabs. Not a vegetarian delight but turn around and there’s a whole line of vegetarian foods, sauces, tins and packets, pretend prawns and cassava strips. For presents there are gorgeous crockery sets and incense burners, chop stick presentation sets and a trove of lovely stuff.
The staff are efficient and welcoming and I’m looking out for the usual food-tasting days.
Unfortunately the area around the Dorma Trading Estate is dire, derelict and dirty. On a weekend it’s deserted except for the ministry churches. There’s muck on the pavements and overgrown weeds. Still not as bad as Hackney Wick though.
Where there’s muck, there’s brass!