RAGWORKS

RAGWORKS a wall-hangings collection made entirely by hand from discarded textiles is back at
                                the Hornbeam Café in Bakers Arms E17.
The works depict world folk-lore and nursery rhyme characters. During Black History Month hanging proudly are Anansi, Leo, The Palm-Oil Daughter and gorgeous in her harem trousers, young Cinderella.
The Hornbeam vegan Café is always buzzing with workshops, meetings, music and good cheer. They sell a wickedly delicious hot chocolate in a mug as tall as The Orbit and vegan sausages in posh bread. On Wednesdays it’s a sight to see the organic veg being packed up for delivery and the collection of useful items in the recycling bays ready to be re-homed.
All in all a good space in a good place, I’d say.
Regards, Gillian Lawrence
RAGWORKS hand-made by Gillian Lawrence is a 30 piece art collection previously on exhibition at Stratford PictureHouse E15, Hornsey Library N8, The Centre For Better Health in Hackney, The Mill, E17, the Hornbeam Café E17  and at other community venues across 4 London boroughs. gillianamuir@aol.co.uk

Issue 14 Up Your Street Oct 17th – Nov 6th 2012

Wed Oct 17th £3  7pm STRATFORD EAST SINGERS ARE BACK!

Theatre Royal Stratford East /please wait in the foyer area.

Sat Oct 20th free 3-5pm

Community 0pening Event

 at St Ann’s Community Hall, 37 Hemsworth St, London N1 5LF        For all ages…Activities:

  • Informal micro performance of LGO
  • Micro singing workshop
  • Body percussion

The Magic of Making Making Music project
with a music celebration party for the whole family
The London Gypsy Orchestra would like to invite you for music and socialising, there will be tea, coffee and cakes 🙂

Sun Oct 21st free 11-3.30pm  Valentines Mansion Wedding Fair. Ilford

Mon Oct 22nd free 7pm John Arthur sings and plays guitar    Spoonful  Of  Poison session at the Stag`s Head   55 Orsman Road  Hoxton N1 5RA               nearest station  Haggerston

 Wed Oct 24th free (but membership is sought £12 p.a.) 7pm. At Wanstead Library (W14 bus) The East Of London History Society’s. talk on the  Port of London Archive. All welcome. Refreshments.

Thurs Oct 25th  £3.7pm West Green Learning Centre N15.. HIC presents the Spike Lee film DO  THE RIGHT THING.

Sat Oct 27th free 7-11pm Priory Court Community Centre E17 Celebration of Black History Month with the Home of Opulence. Free food, stalls and fun.

Sun Oct 28th free 9.30-1pm St Saviour’s Priory, 18, Queensbridge Rd E2 Hackney. Table top sale and each Sunday in November,. Visit the cloisters and the Chapel too. Wonderful

Fri Nov 2nd £1  1-2.15pm St John’s At Hackney, Mare St by Narrow Way. over 55’s writing group all about memories of dance and singing. Refreshments too.

Tues Nov 6th free 7.30pm The ClaptonHart, Lea Bridge Toundabout, E5 . The ByteThe Book reading group chatting informally about  Muriel Sparks’ “In The Driving Seat”.  The new community pub does good meals.

Issue 13 Up Your Street being one about reading groups and literature

                                                ISSUE 13 Up Your Street

Sat Oct 6th  free 1-2pm   (thanks to  Molly in Hackney for this).

Nordic Walking 6 week course in Victoria Park For ages 50 up to 64 . Hackney residents  
Nikkii Barnett : 07989 938 242

Sun Oct 7th    usual screening times and costs . Hackney PictureHouse. “Liberal Arts” screening (show your Hackney Library card to get 2 for 1 admission: Thanks to Adrian at Hackney Central Library for that tip)

Mon Oct 8th free 12.30  and 1.30. Kidzmania  28 Powell Rd Clapton E5 (by Lea Bridge Roundabout). Malcolm’s ballroom lessons Waltz and Cha Cha today!

free 5.30pm Stratford Circus.  (by Theatre Royal Stratford east). Come and meet the staff of Rosetta Arts in Stratford, an art enterprise that reaches out to the community. No refreshments provided but the Circus has a nice bar and eaterie. If you’re an artist, show us your wares!

 Tue Oct 9th  free 2-3.30pm Idea Store Chrisp Street . Black authors and poets explored, loved and appreciated discussion group.

Wed Oct 10th free  open Wed to Sun 1-5pm.  (ends Dec). Bruce Castle Museum Lordship Lane Tottenham.

” Recreating Memories” from photographs relating to Haringey’s African and Caribbean residents since 1989.

“Haringey Impressions” Palao’s landscapes and streets.

“Landmarks of Haringey” Amor’s drawings.

free 2.30pm Rio Cinema Dalston . “The Help” film.

Sun Oct 14th  free Culpeper Gardens The Angel Islington. Sale of plants. (from Stuart Low Trust)

Tues Oct 16th free   Stuart Low Trust (Islington) trip to Kew Gardens . Phone for info and mention Up Your Street please

Wed Oct 17 th free  6pm  CLR James Library.  African, Caribbean and North American writers pilot reading and appreciation group from BEMA in Hackney

free 7pm                  Hackney Central Library. Reading Lane Book Group. Ali Smith’s “There But For The”.

Thurs Oct 18th     free  11-noon  Sutton House Homerton Rd e5 Book Brunchers reading group. reading and appreciating Gibbons’ “Westwood”.

Fri Oct 19th free  .6.30pm St Mary’s Community Centre Upper Street near Cross Street. The Stuart Low Trust presents “Naughty Nineties” music hall show (and buffet.)

(REMINDER THIS IS WELLNESS DAY IN BRIXTON. See previous issue of Up Your Street)

Tues Oct 23rd £15 10-4pm For people with disabilities. Gorgeous boat trip all adapted for disabilities with Stuart Low Trust . Phone to apply and register.02077139304

Wed      Oct 24  free coffee cake reading group 10.30-11.30 am poet

Thurs  Oct 25th £4 1-4pm. The monthly Haringey Irish Pensioners’ tea dance. Contact if need be Moira on 02088046058

Fri Oct 26th free   6.30pm. St Mary’s Community Centre. Upper St, Islington. Stuart Low Trust  presents Al Neville singer and comic. Buffet too.

Tues Oct 30th free    8pm Old Time American Music at Birkbeck Tavern Langthorne Rd E11  Sing dance look.

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Reading groups happen at Pages in Lower Clapton, The Mill E17, The Clapton Hart E5, Hackney Libraries, and all over. It’s a good way to discipline yourself to read a book! And they are free events and in Hackney Libraries lovely Lydia will get the book freely for you . Other times there’s Ebay and Amazon and check the Honesty Library down at the Mill in E17 and the Salvation Army Shop in Forest Rd increasingly called the Thrift Shop.

Hope you fine something you like especially over Black History Month 2012.

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