issue 38. Up Your Street

Thurs  Dec1st    free. Red ribbon day. Aids quilt exhibition happens over the coming weekend with a trail too.
Sat     Dec 3rd    free 11-4pm Leytonstone Library E11  Leyton & Stone Designers Xmas Market

                           free 10-6pm. Redbridge Central Library and Museum. The UK Aids Quilt goes on display at many other venues in London . Not seen for 20 years.
Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA (Thanks to Ian Visits for the info).
Tues Dec 6th      £1   10-12 Coffee and a  biscuit at The Mill.(fundraising)
Wed Dec 7th      free Up Your Street Community Group off to see Medieval embroidery at the V&A.
                           free 10.30-noon North Chingford Library ARTKEYS puppet workshop with artist Megan. Hosted by Hassan Vawda.
Thurs Dec 8th    free Mary Katherine Presents at East London Radio her magazine show for seniors. You can request music from 1950s-1990s. Good fun.
Fri     Dec 9th     free  Slippers For Shelter Day. Wear your pom-pom ones with gusto.
What’s at Hackney Museum

People Power: Black British arts and activism in Hackney 1960s-2000s

4 October – 21 January
Aspects of Black British arts and activism developed in Hackney since the 1960s.
Please note: the exhibition will be very busy until 3pm every day during October and November with visiting schools.

Sharing Our Stories: Jewish Stamford Hill 1930s-1950s

13 September – 17 January
A display of local people’s stories by Teen Action, a Chassidic Orthodox Jewish organisation for young women, and Hackney Museum.

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles

21 November – 28 January
A selection of rare portraits portraying people of African, Caribbean and South Asian descent in Britain during the Victorian era. In partnership with Autograph ABP and part of The Missing Chapter project.
PS. Autograph ABP in Rivington Street by Liverpool Street is selling its massive photographic books at half price. BARGAIN.
PPS Met other familiar seniors and some Up Your Streeters at La Bella Vita by Tesco up in Leytonstone. Rate that highly. Great food and service. It was a busy popular place indeed. I had a bacon and mozzarella toasted granary bread sandwich with mustard sauce on rocket and posh tomatoes for £4. Now I am the one who will say” £4 for a sarni!”  Not this time. Delicious. I was having a project planning meeting with Mary Katherine at East London Radio. All will be revealed in the New Year. Just to say we are doing it for ourselves.
Keep warm.



Made In Hackney

FREE COMMUNITY COOKERY CLASSES 2017 Casenove Rd N16 altho check for your venue.
Choose up to three then email

Sunday 8th January 12.30pm to 3pm New Year Health Kick

Looking for ideas to kick start your new year? Beat the January blues with Tamara Tahhan as she shares her seasonal tips for making delicious salads, hearty soups and super smoothies.

Sunday 22nd January 12.30pm to 3pm Fifteen Minute Meals: Dinner Make-Over

Want to learn how to make more nutritious and exciting versions of classic British dishes? MIH’s very own Andi Gaywood will reveal all.

Sunday 5th February 12.30pm to 3pm A Tour of Asia – Local Style

Asian cuisine enthusiast Rachelle Cousinea takes you on a mini tour of Asia and shows you how to whip up traditional dishes from Vietnam, Thailand and Japan, using seasonal ingredients.

Sunday 19th February 12.30pm to 3pm  Eat Like a Yogi

Yoga practitoner Fiona Law explains the principles of an ayurvedic diet, eating for your body type and helps you create delicious recipes using pulses and spices to aid digestion.

Sunday 5th March 12.30pm to 3pm Healthy Treats

Find yourself craving for junk food in between meals? Natural Chef Anoushka will show you how to make wholesome and healthy treats to sustain you throughout the day.

Sunday 19th March 12.30pm to 3pm The Smart Italian

Italian food doesn’t have to be all about processed carbs. It can be nutritious, seasonal and filling too. Carolina Stupino will show you how.

From Gillian. Mention Up Your Street please.

issue 37. Up Your Street

Mon    21st Nov    free 7.30 Auction of art and craft at The Queens Arms E17 for Refugees from Calais


Tues  22nd Nov    free 6-8pm The Mill E17

“An exhibition of artist proposals for street art in St James Street Area

Artists have been researching and developing ideas of what could be done to enhance various walls around the St James Street Area.  On the evening of 22nd November 2016 pop along to The Mill between 6pm-8pm to see a display of their ideas and leave your thoughts. This is a St James St Big Local initiative. “


Thurs 24th Nov     free 11-1pm art workshop at the Claremont Project, Angel Islington for Movement and Migration exhibition in December.(Members only but just join on the spot. It’s free)


                                free 10-noon Mary Katherine Presents at East London Radio


Fri      25th Nov       free 2.30-4pm Art workshop at Leytonstone Library. Collage and memories.


                               free 6pm Stratford Library E15 free screening

“The Theory of Everything” . Nibbles free too.



Wed    30th Nov     free 7.30-9pm Embroidery Monthly meet at 6 Central Parade E17 (time changed)

Issue 35 Up Your Street

Fri 4 Nov free
6:30pm to 8:30pm Stone Space Gallery E11 by library

You are invited to the private view of Re-pull, an exhibition by artists Michelle Avison and Claire Willberg.
Sat 5th Nov free  Hackney Museum

Join Dr Michael McMillan to explore radical bookshops through Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications, Walter Rodney Bookshop and Centerprise in Dalston.
Thurs 10th Nov free “Snapshots Through Time. ” Ilford photographic left Ilford in 1976. 5.30-7.30pm. Eastside Community Heritage
hosting the exhibition launch at Roden Street, Sainsbury
Fri    11th Nov free “India’s Gateway”. exhibition.Redbridge Museum aka the main library.
                      £5 Remembrance Day tea dance at Stratford Old Town Hall 1.30-4.30pm

Exhibition: Shared Insight at Central Saint Martins


What: Exhibition by artists Harrison Moore & Terence Wilde
When: 11 Nov – 02 Dec, 2016
Where: Window Gallery 4, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4AA

Shared Insight: A collaborative exhibition.

Shared Insight showcases the work of Harrison Moore, a Central Saint Martins Fine Art Graduate, and Terence Wilde, an artist associated with Outside In.

Harrison and Terence worked together in partnership as part of a four-month residency at Kentish Town Health Centre earlier this year, where they were exploring shared insights of what it means to be artists working in contemporary London.

This exhibition, and accompanying booklet, shows one of their films and its scripts, as well as photographs and artworks created together.

For more information on the residency and previous exhibition, click here.

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Protect Metropolitan Open Land in Waltham Forest!

Save Lea Marshes (SLM)

Below is a letter sent to the Mayor of London regarding the proposed loss of land in Waltham Forest. Contact him with your own views:

clancy-site The current Thames depot site on Leyton Marshes

Dear Mayor of London and GLA Members,

I am writing on behalf of Save Lea Marshes, a community group that exists to protect open green space in the Lee Valley. I would like to ask you if you are aware of the proposals to enclose two large areas of protected Metropolitan Open Land in Waltham Forest?

I know that you have all made pledges to protect M.O.L. and Green Belt in London so I expect that you will regard the following proposals with concern and will therefore make objections to them on that basis:

Thames Water Depot site

The current Thames Water depot site on Lea Bridge Road, which is on the border of Hackney and…

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