POSH CLUB

Yesterday I refused to sit in Stratford East Picture House and spend money on the coffee there  as I support the striking Picture House workers as at Hackney Picture House and the Ritzy.

Today I decided to find those others who might have sat in and drank coffee together, those I never met yesterday and so off I went to the Bishopsgate Institute where they might have been to Posh Club for the loveliest cabaret and high tea at lunchtime a fiver could buy.

The wine did the trick and I was forgiven for supporting workers and their rights and we all relaxed. No-one had even gone to the Stratford Picture House. 20160514_121446.jpg

POSH CLUB was amazing: POSH CLUB is amazing. It is first class organization from ticket sales by mobile phone to the clearing of tinsel to make way for the champagne flutes, from the freshly cut sandwiches to the professional stage-acts. The compere/MC, Dickie, is always on the verge of music-hall vulgarity with his jokes and strutting around and reminds us all that we are Hackney and unique seniors from all walks of manual working life. He is a gem.

Everything is smooth and considered behind the scenes. There’s music, there are servers, there are dancing volunteers, cloakrooms, and even a coach laid on to get the Hackney residents into Tower Hamlets. Today we had a dance troupe, a nimble limbo dancer, a gorgeous choir, a dance-hall queen and she was a female cos you never know, and many many  groove mixes from the DJ.

Go see for yourself. On January 5th booking opens for January through to March POSH CLUB sessions at St Paul’s in Stokey, Hackney.

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Up Your Street issue 5

Up Your Street issue 5

Sat 9th Feb free Forest Recycling Project at Lauriston School, E8 12-3pm. Take your goods along at 11 am.

free noon-5pm  Launch of communities coming together at Elise Centre (old CLR Library at Dalston Junction)  Whole programme of events and activities: Stalls, Hackney Stream Radio, advice, African drumming.

Sun 10th Feb free 1.30-4.30pm Rich Mix E1 “From Bengal to Bethnal Green”.  Music, refreshments, discussions, family activities and fun. Grand Union Orchestra hosting.

Chinese New Year 2013. Year of The Snakesnake

    free 10-3pm Farmers Market at Station Road, Chingford E4

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Tues 12th Feb  Shrove Tuesday

Wed 13th Feb   £2.50  Stratford east PictureHouse London On Screen event 6pm.”Bronco Buffalo”. described as “Mod Poetry” and depicting Stratford east London in the 1970s.

£6 Bishopsgate Institute screening of “Under The Cranes”. a film accompanied by Michael Rosen’s poetry.

Thurs 14th Feb £5  11-5pm Valentine’s Mansion Ilford. Family activities around Valentine’s Day.

£2.50 1.30-4.30pm Valentine’s Tea-Dance just for seniors. Old Stratford Town Hall. E15. Raffle, tea and cake  included and jolly good company.

Fri 15th Feb free 2-4pm Hackney Archives, 24 Dalston Lane E8 Patrick Vernon. Info and booking:- enisuoha@tssa.org.uk This is a generous workshop using the finding of your own heritage as being the history of Hackney. It will be great.

Sat 16th Feb free 10-noon Mary Katherine Presents at www.streetliferadio.com. This is Mary Katherine’s regular Saturday magazine radio show where she lifts you up to good living using golden oldies, silver sounds and interviews with her guests. Listen for the tinkling of bells.

free Body Shop Launch in E17 TBC

free 11-1pm “Love Food, Hate Waste” workshop and become a Food Champion by attending! Volunteer Centre Hackney 5 Tyssen Street E8: Book in advance at info@vchackney.org

Mon 18th Feb free Poetry at Freeword, 60 Farrington Rd EC1 celebrating the launch of poetry by Laabi. Eventbrite have places via the Poetry Tranlastion Centre.

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Tickets for The One Taste Choir and other artists at St John At Hackney , Mare Street on March 2nd are for sale at www.wegottickets.com. They’re £10 or £20 for a bubbly VIP seat! This is a Sound:Check production for Music for Childhope charity.

Hackney Stream is a great place/internet radio to keep up to date with projects for seniors in Hackney. Use a search engine to get into the site then you are helped to navigate and enjoy.

Beydagi Food Centre 221 Lea Bridge Road E10. (formerly Koza). Excellent service, very popular, great veg. and fruit, meat and cheeses. Free on road parking outside; (almost a rarity). Up the road a bit towards Markhouse Rd is Dennis Chippy. Again great service and gorgeous cod on a china plate.

Next week Hackney Central Library reading groups provide some great community getting together via books.

It will be time for the Community Breakfast at The Mill.

BOOK now for a 5 week art course at £10 the course  with a different concessions fee at The Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney. Email admin@ centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

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