some art and cooking

Up Your Street   Issue 4

Mon Jan 30th £2. Available times for morning and afternoons for an ongoing weekly workshop . Art therapy at Claremont Project. We need to book. Group of 6-8 only. Contact Claremont. Members only.

Wed Feb 1st    £5  Posh Club (cabaret and high tea) at St Paul’s Church in Stoke Newington. We need to book

free  10.30-12. North Chingford Library Art 4 All.Hassan Vawda with ” Illustrating Poetry”. Book at Eventbrite if you like otherwise turn up.

Thurs Feb 2nd free 6-30-8.30pm Beginning of community International recipes cookery class (6weeks) with Made In Hackney at Nye Bevan Centre. Lower Clapton E5.  Contact


                        free  6.30-8.30pm.The Mill Launch of “Ink Press Go”. All welcome.

free No need to book. Printing workshop with Sba Shaikh at William Morris Gallery. Poems with Hassan Vawda. India soaked cultural evening.

“WMG Lates, our bimonthly after-hours events, 6.30-10.30pm  are a chance to experience the Gallery in a relaxed adult atmosphere. No need to book.

Visit the special exhibitions and sample some of the best art, music, poetry and performance in London. Curated in partnership with Beatroots, a new social enterprise focused on connecting communities through music and producers of the recent Punk Waltham Forest programme

This month discover the intense glow of Indian culture as we explore William Morris’s fascination with Indian textiles.

  • Akademi kathak artist Parbati Chaudhuri and tabla player Amritpal Singh Rasiya perform a series of technical dances choreographed exclusively for the William Morris Gallery.
  • DJ Olaf S East plays Bollywood classics from India’s seminal music makers and composers including Rahul Dev Burman, Kalyanji-Anandji and Bappi Lahiri.
  • 8.15pm in the tea room.Painter, poet and installation artist Hassan Vawda reads from the latest edition of his poetry book Ancestral Coordinates, inspired by his family’s journey from the Indian village of Kathor to their new home in Walthamstow in the 1960s.

And if you’re feeling creative, join Indian artist Sba Shaikh to make your very own fabric bookmark using the indigo discharge method, an ancient Indian printing technique that was much admired by William Morris. Finish off your bookmark by block printing your initials.”

Fri Jan 3rd       free  11-1.30pm. Bags Of Taste. Cooking for cheap meals St Paul’s Church West Hackney. Hackney residents only need apply and there is a crèche (for grandchildren?). Book with Linda at 079 23248586

Sun Feb 5th    free 12.30-3pm.Made in Hackney, Casenove Road, Stokey. Asian influenced cooking vegan style (see above for booking contact).

free Whitechapel walk about with Hackney Tours. Meet at Whitechapel Station 11am. It is bookable but as it’s so cold, people may drop out so just turn up at 10.50 am and fill in an ID form for H&S.

Claremont again. The next exhibition of artwork is entitled “Paradise” and submissions from members should be in by March 9th. Claremont said they hadn’t seen me this year and that’s because I was preparing for my own solo art exhibition called “Champions”. More on that later. Plus not noticed how bloomin’ cold it is? “Oh for a carriage”, said Cinders.