Tues 25th Oct free 10-3pm Older People’s Reference Group day taking place at City Academy, Homerton Row.
Invite only. Fish ‘n’ chip lunch, the Connaught Opera and workshops about health and money with massage sessions. Ask AgeUK City and Hackney.
Fri 28th Oct free
Private view invitation:From Lucy Harrison
WE: the ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday 28 October
Vestry House Museum
London E17 9NH
Sat 29th Oct free Last chance to see “Scarf Art” at Hackney Central Library.
Mon 31st Oct free. RAGWORKS goes up at Stratford Picture House.
Halfway through the month of older persons and I see little going on pertaining to that pie in the sky.
Do octagenarians want to be safe from sexy and violent films? Can they be asked to watch a cheerless and miserable film which had poor reviews with the subject and the angst being about the onset of dementia. It’s that or a film about how oldies reclaim urban spaces but that one’s still at rush stage, I guess.
Stratford Library E15 is showing for free “Still Alice”to mark the month of Older Persons. It was just a day on October 1st a couple of years ago and of course that date always marks the beginning of Black History Month annually. Now we have a whole month of the recognising older citizens. Boroughs got wise to the market place and actually have long term projects specifically for seniors, for example, heritage trails and oral histories.There is no trumpeting going on as far as I can see.
Stratford’s film is free together with apple juice and doritos.
No dilemma for me about that event but now I have a conundrum. At Stratford Picture House I have on display my “At The Swim” paintings as a nod to me the artist and to the glory that is old women. The cinema is owned by Cineworld, a huge global 83 million a year profit mega corporation whose directors refuse to pay a living wage to their cinema based workers. The union members involved supported by Unison walked out in Hackney today, away from Hackney Picture House. What’ll I do?
Worry about something else.
Sat 15th Oct free.10.30-5 at Fabrications Broadway Market National Sew Day. Come sew. Book.
Sun 16th Oct free 5-7pm concert at De Beauvoir. St Peters Church.
Being at Home community day
Sunday, 16 October 2016 12 noon – 4.30pm
A fun day at the Geffrye Museum for all ages exploring how people spend their time in homes and gardens during autumn. Includes craft workshops, giant games and more. Programmed with the Geffrye’s community partners. Free entry. More information: www.geffrye-musuem.org.uk/whatson/events/families/weekend-activities-family-day . Age group: All ages. Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Hackney E2 8EA.
Mon 17th Oct £3-£5 1.30-4.30pm. Old Town Hall Stratford. Tea Dance. Cake tea sequins fun.
Inspiration Arts & Crafts
Inspirations Arts & Crafts Group at Priory Court
E 17 (Photo and text courtesy of Circle 33)
Friendly, sociable group who meet once a week for a coffee and chit chat. Organised by local residents activities include Glass painting, sewing & knitting, soft furnishings, day trips out, flower arranging and jam and pickle making.
Every Monday 10am-12 noon
Tues 18th Oct free but please put a pound in the old Mill’s hat.10-1pm.Tuesday Sociable Sewing with Hilary at the Mill E17. 50p cuppa and take a packed lunch.