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For women coping with stress, anxiety & related issues. The 10 week group will focus on building creative relaxation skills and freeing self expression for wellbeing and empowerment. Please contact CBH to book an interview to make sure that the group is right for you. No previous art experience required. This group is held in conjunction with City and Hackney Wellbeing Network and it’s free for Hackney residents condition apply. Contact us for more details.  

Every Wednesday from:

21st September 2016 at Centre for Better Health Hackney

Course duration:

10 weeks


2pm – 4pm

Course Fee:

Free for Hackney residents

(contitions apply)

 centre for better health in darnley rd

Trailing Time

Eeh Forest Gate, Now Forest Great. Met some long-time local residents of the changing Forest Gate of Newham who are not as happy about their hometown as are the three year old newbies who’ve researched the heritage behind their half a million houses and found mult-culturalism. Same as the E17 lot. 

So the arts trail in Forest Gate is on with art all around Princess Alice Corner and specifically ar happenings at The Gate (library). Bit like E17.
There was a walk. David Boote in Waltham Forest does the best free walkabouts in Leyton, Snaresbrook, under the sun,  during an equinox, by old railways and into the forest. Forest Gate had photographer Andrew and what a host; what a leader.Neither an historian nor an experienced guide is he but a magnificent story-maker and mindful of the heat and walking paces. He was great and I look forward to more free walks with him telling the history of pop in Forest Gate and Tragic Tales.

it was scorchio but we marched on past shoppers getting in their toilet rolls and Kingsmill.What a fabulous history has the bit around Forest Gate Station: coal bunkers for the railway back in the day and cinemas converted to supermarkets.​

Issue 25. Up Your Street.

Sat 23rd July free 11-2pm
Lordship Hub, Lordship Rec N17 6NU
Learn how to make your own compost from kitchen, garden waste.

Tues 26th July free 10-1pm The Mill E17. Hilary’s Tuesday’s Sociable Sewing.


Wed 27th July free  Police Museum Open Day

10:30 am – 3:30 pm
In October 2016, the City of London Police Museum will open in a new location at Guildhall Library.
To celebrate, the Museum will be holding an open day in Guildhall Yard with police horses and dogs and officers in uniforms from the past 175 years.
Come along to find out about the history of the City of London Police and the forthcoming museum.

                     free 6.15-7.15pm
Creative Writing Workshop with Dreda Say Mitchell .
No need to book at Hackney Central Library hosted by Lydia Julien.


After a mammoth bus journey into ‘Oxton from creative group art in Highams Park I was on the periphery of the FGM exhibition.  FGM exhibition. Blimey O’Reilly. Razors,  silhouettes and blood; clitorati and holes, poems and pins. The art should have preceded the Q&A.That was in Rivington Street. Ugh.

Issue 24  Up Your Street

Claremont has organised many trips to art galleries.
Sat       16th July free 11-2pm. Creativitea at the threatened Hale End Library. Book via Eventbrite.

                               Free 3-430pm. Autograph in Rivington St. A guided look at two exhibitions. Black Beauty and FGM.
All month and more. The Mill E17 “Home” art exhibition.  Mill opening hours.

Thurs     21st July free  11-12.30 Autograph in Rivington Street by Liverpool Street a seniors only workshop about Black Beauty.

       PS No Hilary papercraft at Claremont this day.

Issue 23. Up Your Street

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd July free. Noon-midnight. At Rich Mix E1  Dash Arts Dacha
Is  a 12-hour, ever-changing free performance venue modelled on the iconic Russian country house. After a smash-hit residency in 2014 and 2015, the Dacha returns for the season to London to Rich Mix, welcoming audiences through the prism of an Ukrainian family and their friends across a century. Music and games.

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Tues 5th July free 6.30-8.30pm

“Ex-Warner Project Volunteer Drop In
Help us record the history of the Ex-Warner Estate. Rendezvous Projects has recently gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to record the experiences of long term Warner residents by interviewing them for an archive to be held at Vestry House Museum. 

We’ll also be creating a mobile phone app walking tour and running a series of public events and activities.
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in carrying out oral history interviews, archive research and photography, full training will be given. If you would like to get involved, find out more at our drop in day on 5th July, 7 – 8pm, at The Mill, Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA, or visit our web page or email”

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Sat 9th July free noon-2pm
“Walthamstow Marshes

High Summer Herb Walk with Hedge Herbs

Join community herbalist Rasheeqa for a fragrant wander over Walthamstow Marshes to check in with the floral blossomings and juicy leaves and find out what they are useful for medicinally. We will share traditional knowledge & folklore, contemporary uses and practical responsible harvesting information for connecting with our plant medicine allies.

Meet at The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HA.

£7.50 / £5 concessions – call Rasheeqa on 07784 506494 or email to book a place.”

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Sun 10th July free 

10 am Community Breakfast aka Summer Breakfast at The Mill E17. Break bread and croissants together. Breakzit.

                           Free. Bowls Taster Day . 2pm – 7pm 

Come along, try your hand at a game of bowls and potentially become a member of the Victoria Park Bowls Club. Live band and bar available throughout the event. Coaching available throughout the day. No booking required, meet at the Bowls Green.