It was Ianvisits who told me by way of Facebook about the Architecture Festival hosted by Berkeley Developments at The Royal Arsenal in Greenwich/Woolwich. Tickets were free to join in the PR exercise. The rush was on to get a place through Eventbrite. Everything was free. Berkeley hired privately a boat, poured out fruit juice and alcohol liberally and we snacked on sushi and some posh salad served with smiles. The sun was on our side. Our hosts were the best you could want taking us through the film archives of the recently neglected and empty buildings at The Artillery and then on group tours around a silent neighbourhood (like Wapping and Rotherhithe in the evenings).
So, a boat ride with running commentaries guaranteeing we’d learn something about the box buildings along the river side, an interesting debate about social sustainability, plenty of snacks, a tour by majestic flat walls and the DLR home. All in jolly good company.
B means we have to book.
Thurs 26th June free 4.30-6.30pm Homerton Library Hackney (W15 bus).Live Roma music and culture.
Fri 27th June free 8.30-10am. Creative Mornings London. A breakfast get together for ‘creatives’ all free. The Goldsmith Centre near Old Street. Speaker and presentation. B Google Capital Mornings London
free 10-4pm SENSE at Bakers Arms coffee morning and raffles. Sat 28th too.
Tues 1st July Capital Age Festival begins at the Albany in Deptford.
Thurs 3rd July free William Morris Gallery E17. Belgian evening. No need to book.
Fri 4th July free 6.30pm. Tate Britain for Folk Art. All welcome. Nice evening out. No booking required
Mon 7th July Le Tour de France passes down Lea Bridge Road.1.15pm
Mon 7th July free 2-4pm . Recycling and upcycling – making jewellery and accessories from buttons . Hosted by Events for Prospective Birkbeck Students . Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG B
free 4-6pm Making pendants (Info as above) B Eventbrite
Wed 9th July free . 11-1pm “Soapbox” at Tate Britain, Phone Tate to book on 02078878888.We sit and talk about any topic then investigate paintings in the galleries. Very good. Nice cuppa too. B
Thurs 10th July free dance workshops all day at Oxford House
Bethnal Green B Google Capital Age Festival
Thurs 10th July free A day exploring older men and their expression in arts. B google Capital Age Festival
Fri 15th July free 3-5.30pm at North Chingford Library E4 Screening of Monsieur Verdaux directed by C. Chaplin. B Eventbrite
Wed 16th July free Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with Stuart Low Trust B Phone the charity. Firstly you apply for membership all free.
free 6-9pm Screenings of films with East London in Flux at University Square , Stratford east E15 B Eventbrite
Fri 18 July free for those caring and affected by caring.
Wed 2nd July free Where’s the pampering? Well, there’s taster Yoga for free at Leytonstone Library E11 as part of Birkbeck’s pop-up university.
Thurs 10th July free all day up until 4pm ish. The Capital Age Festival at Oxford House in Bethnal Green E2 where some massage is available along with craft tasters and lots of dance workshops.
More to list soon.
Meanwhile there’s a women in business enterprise opening in St James’ Street E17 area and it’s for 2015/16. People can show interest by applying for a rental place in the new development.
The Pamper Shop is an information sharing service which can offer practical pampering or direct you to practitioners but is not profit-making at all. In fact there is no funding of any sort. The Pamper Shop has applied for a space though at ” Rooms of Our Own” because why not? Someone else may pay the rent.