Issue 41 Up Your Street

Fri 4th Oct £2.50 10am. Learn about herbs from Rasheeqa and Charm of HedgeHerbs at Lea Bridge Library E10 hosted by the Mill in E17. One of four sessions.

Mon 7th Oct      free 12.30  Seniors only Ballroom lessons at Kidzmania 28 Powell Road Clapton.

IMAG001722Angela and Cynthia are regulars at ballroom dancing lessons in Hackney with Malcolm.

Tues 8th Oct      £3  4.30-5.30pm. Restorative Yoga works therapeutically and gently to relieve health  issues and restore the body and mind to a better level of health and  balance. Classes are small and numerous variations are given to all  postures so people of all abilities can participate. This class is for  anyone with physical and/or mental health conditions. We work at your  level and pace using yoga poses and breathing to provide relief from  health problems. Gentle stretches are used to cleanse and balance the  body and increase flexibility and tone at  The Common House
Unit 5E
5 Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green
E2 9QG

(Thanks to Jan of Spitalfields for sharing this.)

Telling it like it is. Jan at LB SeniorsJan giving a talk about Spitalfields, her home.

Tues 8th Oct           free 11am  (and Sunday 20 October 2.30pm ) Walking Free In Waltham Forest.

“Up  the Ching from Chingford Hatch”

(the  3rd section of the River Ching that we will have followed, and this one will  include  a circuit of Connaught Water; the West Essex Ramblers’ Group are exploring three  streams that feed Connaught Water on Thursday 21 November 10.30am from the Royal  Forest Hotel )

Start  from junction of Hatch Lane and Connington Crescent E4 6LQ ‎(bus routes 212 and 357, Royal Star cafe and  convenience shops)

Finish  at Butlers Retreat, Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge and The View, Rangers Road E4  7QH (near Chingford Station and bus terminus, cafes and convenience  shops)

Some  slippy mud and puddles; most of the route should be good walking but sections  may be unsuitable for baby buggies and wheelchairs; an upward slope.

(Thanks to David Boote for sharing this).

Wed 9th  Oct     free   10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Animation films and how to make them with Salmagundi Films of Stratford E15.

free  6-7.30pm Centre For Better Health Hackney poetry reading. Informal setting hosted by Cirillo.

£8 and rising. 7.30pm Hackney Empire. “AIDA”. Some Up Your Street subscribers got lucky!

Thurs 10th Oct £2.50 (for Silver Screen members. £4 otherwise)  1pm “Carmen Jones” at Hackney Picturehouse

.Up Your Street on an heritage projectReady for anything!

free 6.30-8pm.Tower Hamlets Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd E10. Asian and Black Women’s voices Heritage project  “Where I Belong”. This is a talk about the importance of recording stories and leads to a Spring exhibition. Open to all.439

Sat 12 Oct            free    (to 16 Nov) 3-4pm “Learn Together Tai Chi”.

Lloyd Park, off Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17. Community Room in the Aveling Centre.

Learn Together Tai Chi is about different generations learning together, so grab your mum, son, nan, great-uncle or neighbour etc and come along. Free sessions, all abilities welcome, places limited so book now! To be eligible, you must come with a family member or friend, who’s in a different generation to you. Mentors, befrienders and carers welcome. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for under-11s. Please contact us if you have access needs. For further information and to book:  07713 152 999.


Coming to a toilet near you, Nana comfort food café . Check @wearenana

good life

Coming Soon

2-24th Nov 2013. A Season of Bangla Drama 2013 in Tower Hamlets.


Issue 40. Up Your Street

                                             Issue 40. Up Your Street


Wed 2nd   Oct   free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage E17.

                               free  6pm Paraa invites all to the launch of the photographic and architectural exhibition at Rich Mix E1 entitled “Unlimited Dreams in A Limited Space”.

Thurs 3rd Oct   free  6-8pm “Art Arising” Launch of new Newham art gallery

Tower Gallery 395 Barking Road London E13 8AL

 All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please note that the gallery is based in the bell tower stairwell and there is no step-free access to the gallery. A video tour of the exhibition will be on show during the event at 7pm on the ground floor.                                  free 7-8.30pm SANKOFA at Hackney Museum  “The truth about Black History Month 1926-2013”

Tar babyThe Palm Oil Daughter by RAGWORKS.

Sat 5th Oct  free. 4.30-6pm Leytonstone Library E11. Play “Stories of Migration. ” Book at Eventbrite.


Sun 6th Oct.  free. Last chance to enjoy sculpture and poems at The Mill E17. “Waiting”.




Issue 39. Up Your Street

Mon 23rd Sep. free 6.30pm Birkbeck University event at Theatre Royal Stratford E15. Community engagement evening “Birkbeck Connects”.

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Tues 24th  Sep             The Salvation Army shop in Forest Rd E17 is shut today for a funeral.

free  2 – 4pm      Reminiscence Café at Bruce Castle Museum

Decimal and Imperial Do you still think in old money and old weights and measures? Share your fond memories and frustrations with us over a cup of tea

Wed 25th Sep.  free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Animation techniques.

                               free 6-7.30pm Poetry at Centre For Better Health, Hackney. Read, enjoy, discuss.

                               free 7.30pm Joyce Rosser at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham talks about the history of Tottenham High Road and Spurs. Refreshments at 7pm

Sat 28th  Sep     free noon-3pm. Forest Recycling Project, Give and take day at The Asian Centre, Orford Road  E17

Sun 29th Sep     free 11.30am-1pm. Community Breakfast at the Mill E17, Bring food to share if you can.

breakfast home made bread


Literature events in Waltham Forest

Book at Eventbrite. All free.

Sat 5th Oct      free  4.30-6pm Leytonstone Library E11. Play “Stories of Migration”


Mon 28th Oct free 7-9pm North Chingford Library E4 . An audience with Martina Cole.

Sat 2nd Nov   free 2-3pm A concert by 50 performers and more at The Great Hall . Old Town Hall Leyton E10

                           free     7-9pm Walthamstow Library E17. Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson . Poems and live music.

Thurs 7th Nov  free   10-noon Launderette reminiscence workshop. Beulah Road E17  Deep Clean Launderette. Book at

free      4-6pm Wood Street Library Communal Epic Poem get-together and write.

Sun 17th Nov.  free 3-6pm Urdu and Punjabi poetry session. Great Hall Old Town Hall E10



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                                                     Issue 38 Up Your Street

Mon 16th Sep. free  1-3pm Holden Point Waddington Rd E15 . Free taster sessions for people of 50 and better to touch on arts and crafts, Yoga and ICT help. No need to book.

                             free but book at Eventbrite. 6-8pm Rose Lipman Building at 41  De Beauvoir Rd, Hackney. CREATE event.”Create London Talk Series:  Colonised Imagination: Urban constructions within the discourse of Japanese animation“.

                            £15 for 3 hours. 5-8pm “Quilting, Quakers and the Moselle (River)”. Professional sewing class with Katrina. Fortnightly at Kat’s house in Tottenham N17. Email

Wed 18th Sep free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage project midway in its programme of events. Community Room in Lloyd Park. Free refreshments. Animation techniques.

Thurs until 6th Oct free The Mill, Coppermill Lane E17. Opening times. Not Mondays.


Artist Esther Neslen’s 6 waiting people converge on the Living Room. What are they thinking? Drawings and sculptures by Esther. Words and soundscapes submitted by Walthamstow poets and artists including Roger Huddle’s poetry.

Sat 21st Sep free 11-1pm. Architecture of Walthamstow interest walk . Meet Wood Street Library E17. Book with

Sun 22nd Sep free 2pm “Freedom Walk” with Peter Ashan meeting at The Mill Coppermill Lane E17. Exploring how multi-culturism came about and survived flourishing in the borough.

Wed 25th Sept  £3  1-4pm Tea Dance in Chingford Assembly Hall E4

                                free 6-7.30pm Poetry reading (your own and classics ) at Centre for Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney

Sat 28th Sep £5 11-3pm Flower Arrangement Workshop at St Edmund’s Church. Larkswood Road, South Chingford, London E4 9DS (just south of Chingford Mount crossroads).
Contact and booking in advance
Lesley Goldsmith
“Opportunity to learn flower arranging techniques and skills, and using flowers and arrangements as a way of exploring spirituality. Those attending will create their own displays; one to take home, and one for display in church for the following day’s Harvest Festival. Bring your own lunch; tea and coffee provided. Prior booking is required. The workshop is geared towards those aged 16 and over, though there will also be opportunity for children to take part and complete their own arrangements as well. The workshop is led by Kit Mayston-King, who trained at Capel Manor College.”

Future dates for talks at £1.50 a pop from Walthamstow Historical Society

19.09.2013                19.30 The Rise and Fall of London’s Pleasure Gardens Trinity United Reformed Church
    24.10.2013                19.30 Church Building in Victorian Walthamstow Trinity United Reformed Church
    21.11.2013                19.30 Weinstein’s War Trinity United Reformed Church
    19.12.2013                19.30 Behind the Blue Lamp Trinity United Reformed Church
    23.01.2014                19.30 Tower Hamlets – An Ever Changing Borough Trinity United Reformed Church
    13.02.2014                19.30 The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields Trinity United Reformed Church
    13.03.2014                19.30 The Docklands Light Railway Trinity United Reformed Church


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In The Stow

Issue 1 from Churchill Estates E17 was delivered to my door today:  (On A Sunday?!)

What a piece of work! Here is an extremely informative and glossy guide to what’s going down in Walthamstow including a section on schools in the hallowed borough bit. I like it because the author includes establishments that have been around for ages, those what began the hype without knowing it.

The market was down in the doldrums but is on its way up again and the success of the climb will be partly because of Churchill Estates E17 through “In The Stow” doing what it does best….selling.

Looking forward to issue 2 .

Thought there was a jolly positive vibe in the pages.

PS There’s an exhibition at Walthamstow Library all about Warner Estates as were.

Issue 37. Up Your Street

                                 Found for seniors. Up Your Street

Mon 9th Sept free noon-2pm. Seniors  get together at Lea Bridge Library. The Mill E17 hosts. Drop in.

Wed 11th Sep free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Animation film preparations. This project is possibly fully peopled.

Thurs 12th Sep free 6-9pm  Poetry readings at The Mill, E17. Invitation only featuring artist Esther Neslen.

                                        free 7-10.30pm  Walthamstow Library but book with Waltham Forest Libraries “Django Unchained” screening.

Sat 14th Sept free  7.30 for 8pm with shared food. News from Nowhere Club at The Epicentre, West Street. E11 

Brewers, Badgers and Barges:
the story of the rivers and coastal trade of East  London with Katy Andrew

Meanwhile by local artist, Lucy Harrison


FREE   remember Carnaby Street in its heyday?
Over 6 weeks, Thurs 5th Sept to Sun 20th Oct 2013, the Carnaby Echoes pop-up cinema and exhibition space presents 13 newly commissioned films by Lucy Harrison, alongside rare archival films, photographs and publications of Carnaby’s hidden music heritage.
20 Foubert’s Place, Carnaby, W1F 7PL Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12-6pm

Along a main road in east London.

0300h A fox sniffed around the black bags which didn’t get into the Borough brown compost bin then wee-ed over the abandoned settee.

0310h Van-driving  scavengers removed a glass top table from the neighbours’ pre-chucked out -mattresses pile.

0400h Our night-working neighbour returns home, parks his car and sets his bins for the refuse gangs in the morning.

0800h  A beautiful scavenger woman and her child root in the bins and retrieve saucepans galore, sniff spent soap then tidy the litter. Off they trundle pushing her stroller.

0830h Refuse gangs carry away our rubbish.

0832h Sweet rain washes the streets.