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Sat 23rd Nov  free 11-3pm Community health event at  Asian Centre, Orford Road E17

                             £1.50  10.30am – 4.30pm Bruce Castle Museum Vintage Fayre.

Sun 24th Nov free 11am members screening of “Saving Mr Banks” at Stratford and Hackney Picturehouses

                              free 11-3pm Pump House Museum, South Access Rd E17 . Car-less boot sale. Free entry to museum too,

Mon 25th Nov   £3 2-3.30pm.Stratford Circus. Age Well actors.

Tues 26th Nov free 2-4pm  Carer support
  • Chingford Assembly Rooms, Station Road, E4

Thurs 28th Nov £2  7.15pm Haringey Independent Cinema, West Green Learning Centre. ” Cathy Come Home” screening.

     free  6-8.30pm free cooking workshop Waltham Forest College E17

Sun 1st Dec          free Open Day at Three Mills Bromley By Bow with guided tours.

                                  free 2.30pm David Boote leads a walk

A reminder that our next walk , starting and finishing in front of the Library on Chingford  Green E4 7EN (cafes and shops nearby; a good choice of bus routes and 10  minutes from Chingford Station). is on 1st Dec.  Some rough surfaces and some soft muddy  surfaces (not too bad today); unsuitable for baby buggies and  wheelchairs.
David Boote Walking Free in Waltham  Forest

Wed 4th Dec        free 6-7.30pm Poetry sharing group at the Centre For Better Health, 1a Darnley Road Hackney.

Thurs 5th Dec      free 5.30-8.30pm Hackney Museum Poetry evening with The Wordlovers Society hosted by K G Lester. Refreshments too.

Mon 9th Dec         free First day to view  the  RAGWORKS exhibition at the Centre for Better Health Hackney.

                                  £3 Old Town Hall E15. Tea dance 1.30-4.30pm

Thurs 12th Dec   £2.50  1pm Hackney Picture House “Reminiscence Screening” “The Bishop’s Wife”.

Sat 14th Dec        free  7.30 for 8pm News From Nowhere Club. The Epicentre West St E11. Bring a dish to share on a cold winter’s night. Poetry & Place: Reading Poetry Through Maps Speaker: David Amery

                                free 1.30-2.30pm Showcase for Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Aveling Park Community Centre in Lloyd Park E17.


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Mon 23rd Sep. free 6.30pm Birkbeck University event at Theatre Royal Stratford E15. Community engagement evening “Birkbeck Connects”.

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Tues 24th  Sep             The Salvation Army shop in Forest Rd E17 is shut today for a funeral.

free  2 – 4pm      Reminiscence Café at Bruce Castle Museum

Decimal and Imperial Do you still think in old money and old weights and measures? Share your fond memories and frustrations with us over a cup of tea

Wed 25th Sep.  free 10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Animation techniques.

                               free 6-7.30pm Poetry at Centre For Better Health, Hackney. Read, enjoy, discuss.

                               free 7.30pm Joyce Rosser at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham talks about the history of Tottenham High Road and Spurs. Refreshments at 7pm

Sat 28th  Sep     free noon-3pm. Forest Recycling Project, Give and take day at The Asian Centre, Orford Road  E17

Sun 29th Sep     free 11.30am-1pm. Community Breakfast at the Mill E17, Bring food to share if you can.

breakfast home made bread


Bruce Castle Museum quilting taster.

“At last” said an Up Your Street subscriber. “A workshop served with passion and with time allowed for chat, tea and a good one hour lunch-break.

Angela was the facilitator and Katrina, the quilting tutor in the non-public room at Bruce Castle Museum. It was a free day workshop with every flavour of tea on the table.

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It was fantastic because the two women in charge were full to the brim with enthusiasm  about quilting today. The  women participants were all friendly. Needles were shared.2013-08-07 14.39.11

Last week there was a talk at The Museum about precious restored samplers and embroidered maps. Today  the Museum curator allowed quilters to breathe on them!

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The 123 bus can take you from Lloyd Park in Walthamstow aka William Morris Gallery to the gates of Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham. North London. Pretty goodly cultural.

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Fri 10th May free 1-3pm Lea Bridge Library Community Room E10. Information only:-

Up Your Street through Stroll London  hosts “LB Baby Social”. Not for seniors unless accompanying a babe in arms as the carer!!

Sat 11th May       free noon-4pm Three Mills Green. Activities for everyone to celebrate developments at the venue at Three Mills by Tesco Bromley by Bow. Disabled access yes. Boat trips to The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park then return as no embarking allowed.

Sun 12th May free 2.30pm  Meet Waltham Forest Walks at Gala Bingo corner of Lea Bridge Road and Church Road E10  to go west to Rigg Approach for a local history walk with host David. Flat terrain.

Mon 13th May free noon-2pm Lea Bridge Library Up Your Street invitation to use the community room to meet up. 1-3pm free David Boote of Waltham Forest walks takes us through some local history. Refreshments and lift .LEA bRIDGE LIBRARY

Tues 14th May free  11.30 am. Meet at The Angel North London tube station after booking with the office for the Stuart Low Trust trip to the Wellcome Collection for outsider art from Japan. Lunch provided as standard.

                                free  2-4pm  Up Your Street subscribers to Whitechapel Gallery group tour with artist Rebecca .Cancelled.

                              free  5.30-7.45pm Clapton Library E5 The Wordlovers Society.A group for anyone interested in poetry and creative writing. Please bring some of your own written work to read out or perform to the group. All levels very welcome. Facilitated by writer KG Lester. For more information email

Thurs 16th May free 10-noon “Hospice Information for Muslims” St Joseph’s Hospice ,Mare Street Hackney

Fri 17th May free 11-2pm Living and Dying Well roadshow with complimentary therapy taster sessions, nibbles, exhibitors and a warm welcome. St Joseph’s Hospice Mare Street Hackney. Music too by “Sinfonia”.

                               £2    7-10pm “E17 Designers” Spring Fair and exhibition at the Asian Centre Orford Road, the Village e17. Free drink on entry.

Sun 19th May free Stratford and West Ham Fair.  Stratford Centre E15.

£3   1.30-3.30pm Stratford Old Town Hall.  Newham tea dance with raffles, dancing shoes, tea, juice and jolly good company.


                               free 1-5pm Bruce Castle Museum Haringey. Weds to Sundays Charles Henry Holman – Haringey in Paint

An intimate collection of paintings, sketches and illustrations by

Charles Holman (1919-2008) capturing figures and familiar views from around Haringey. Holman’s work dates from the 1950s. He trained at Hornsey College of Art, and later taught in Crouch End. 12 April – 30 June, Coleraine Gallery


Booking now

Free cook and taste course at Gaby’s Kitchen

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 – Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12pm – 2pm Want to: Learn to make delicious healthy meals. Find out more about nutrition, Learn to shop on a budget and how to read food labels, Meet people and have fun cooking. Then come along to our free cook and taste course at Gaby’s Kitchen . Age group: All ages. 28, SHORE ROAD, London, Hackney, E9 7TA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Siobhan Mannion. Email: Telephone: 0207 561 5281.


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Wed    Feb 15th free 10-11 am Armchair exercise. Senior Citizen’s Hall, Pembury Estate. E5
                           free 6.30-8pm Vicarage Lane Com.Centre. E15 Action Community Trust
                                          volunteer meeting. Lovers of Stratford E15, come on down!
Thurs Feb 16th free  11-noon Book Brunchers reading group at Sutton House,
                             Homerton Rd Hackney E5. “The Wimbledon Poisoner” by Williams.
                          free  3.30-5pm MI Intergenerational digital project for 60+seniors. Clapton Girls Technology
                                   College, Lower Clapton E5. Learn on a computer with Year 12 students.
Sat      Feb 18th free 11-5pm Haringey History Fair:  theme 1912. Bruce Castle Museum
                                                                                      Tottenham, North London.
                           free 11-3pm Build a bird box. Mayville Centre Hackney N16 07734599286
                          free  10.30-noon and 1-2.30pm Art workshop at The View Tube,
                                                                             The Greenway E15
                            £1   11.30-2.30pm Rag-rugging at Time2Craft in Rokeby Centre E15
Sun     Feb 19th free 1pm Gabie, the artist’s film at The View Tube E15
Mon    Feb 20th  £2    2-4pm Creative writing session. Centre For Better Health
                          1a Darnley Rd Hackney (opp. Hackney Museum)
                          5 week programme @ £2 per session.
Tues   Feb 21st  £2.50 Silver screening of blockbusters at Stratford Picture
                                House E15 usually 1pm onwards. Repeated on Wednesday.
Wed    Feb 22nd free  10-noon Volunteer gardening at The View Tube, The Greenway E15
                           free Gabie’s exhibition upstairs at The View Tube.
Sat      Feb  25th £5  8-11.30pm Chats palace, Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney.
                                                    Ceilidh band and entertainment.
                             £8 or a pledge of garden volunteering for 1 day. 11-3pm.
                         Learning to graft at Edible Landscapes
                                                          Finsbury Park, N4 07733330379
                              free noon -1pm  Craft Club UK family knit day at Stratford Picture House E15
                                                         Book through Eventbrite.
                             £1  Time2Craft handicrafts at Rokeby Community Centre. E15
Sun Feb 26th         free 11-5pm first workshop of the week for “Babel”.* Bus/tube fares and dinner provided free.
                            free  12.30-4.30pm Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Rd “A Taste Of Spice” Asian influenced
                                family day. Book for workshops 30 mins in advance on the day in person!
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*Babel London  is a multi-arts project in an open space in London working with community singers and actors. Rehearsals are mainly in Caledonian Road, North London . Stratford East Singers led by Byron Gold, and other London arts groups are rehearsing for Babel but you can go along without being part of a choir or drama group. It’s all ages, all abilities.  Good fun and great results! Contact Shawab at

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Wed  Jan 25th free  7.30pm monthly evening talk . Bruce Castle Museum.  Newly digitised films

from the archives – this time on 1950s Muswell Hill and Hornsey.

Wed    Jan 25th £2.50  4pm Stratford Picture House London screening film “Eastern Promises”( 2007)

Sat      Jan 28th   free    noon .Bird watch with Malcolm Community Café,

Downhills Park. Tottenham

Sun  Jan 29th                          1-6pm Entrepeuner Designer Market. Hackney Picturehouse in the Attic.

Hosted by Nsaa Nefateri. Workshops in jewellery -making (not free)

Mon 30th Jan  @the Attic, Hackney Picture House. Discussion time.

Fri Feb  3rd   free  (no need to book) 6.30pm for 7pm  Film  “Pather Panchali” (1955)    at

Valentine’s House and Mansion by Gants Hill.

Sat feb 4th    £1        11.30-2.30pm.  Craft club at Rokeby Centre, E15

Adults only


 Sun Feb 5th     £5 before   8.30pm    @    “The Soul” by Cedars Ave, Hoe St. E17 .

Open Mic and  music hosted by Abena  from Streetlife Radio and

Stratford East Singers. All welcome.

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     icing cakes at 60+                             

Sat Oct 8th  free
( until Nov 2nd) Open The Gate, Stoke Newington Rd. Vannoni’s
15 year journey
in Africa photographing “ Mother Africa”.

                   free 12-5pm (to 5th
Nov) Christopher Crescent Gallery 21 Tudor Grove, E9

Art Trust‘s exhibition of Bishop and Shaw-Town’s work.

                   free  2-6pm
Brady Arts Centre, 192 Hanbury St (by Whitechapel tube E1)
“Power Games” a tribute to the Black Power

films, fashion, workshops. (7-10pm  for
£5 extra films, music .)

Sun Oct 9th   free
12-6pm Candid Arts Trust,
3 Torrens Place  EC1 (by Angel Islington)
Exhibition of graphics, photography, print
(Thanks to Zeb for that info)

Mon Oct 10th
       6-7pm Homerton Library.
Ghanaian music and dance with Abass Dodoo

                         free        St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street in Hackney “Care

Thurs Oct 13th free
5.30-7pm Stamford Hill Library.” S. African
Township songs”. Refreshments

 Fri      Oct 14th      £7    (half
money goes to Haven Hospice for Children)
7.30pm @

Woodford  Baptist Church, George Lane E18
(Central Line tube)  “Aida”

as in
modern day Egypt! (Repeat performance in Nov
in E11. Details in issue 41)

Sun   Oct 16th  free          1.30-4.30pm                                      “Draw Big Stokey”

Abney Park
Cemetery, N16 Tomb drawing, rubbing, techno-art .                                              



Mon Oct  17th £2 1.30-4.30pmTea Dance Stratford Old Town Hall E15

Tues Oct 18th
  6.30-7.30pm Stoke Newington
Library N16  Poetry Appreciation
discussing “Ten New Poets”
poems about  multi-cultural Britain.

free 8pm  Reading group @ The Mill Coppermill Lane E17 “Kingdom Come” by J G Ballard.

 Wed Oct 19th free    1-5pm
Weds to Sundays until Xmas. Bruce Castle Museum Lordship Lane N17

“Forgotten”. Positive images of youth by

Original Gallery Hornsey Library,
N8 until 29th Oct. Arts exhibition
“I Am Thenublack”

6.30-9pm Centerprise Bookshop, 136 Kingsland Rd E8

of guests, the work of CLR James,
African British politics, music and poetry

Thurs Oct
20th free
   6-7.45pm Hackney Central Library.Time with
Poet John Prince. Refreshments.

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Mon Aug 15th     Phone  0300  2012550 at 9am to grab a tour of The Olympic and Paralympic
                          Games site, E.20 during Open Weekend 10 and 11th September 2011.
                          free 2-4pm Bruce Castle Museum , Tottenham.”Nitter Natter” chat,
                                       knit and remember 1951.
                           from St John at Hackney, Mare Street.
  Dear FriendsJoin us for an afternoon tea on Clarence Road this Monday 15th August at 5pm. We
will be meeting at 4.30 pm at St John at Hackney to move tables, please come and
help if you are free.The tea is happening on Monday to coincide with the moment the riots started
last week, this is a community event to reclaim the streets.
Tues Aug 16th     free   6.30pm Bryant Community Centre E15 Final ACT planning meeting
                           before the Stratford Summer Festival. Feel welcome at a lovely
                                     community centre and meet friendly as ever Stratford residents.
Wed Aug  17th    free  1.10-1.40pm St John’s Church Stratford, E15, Saxophone session.
Thurs Aug 18th   free   noon. Meet Jacky Hyams at Sutton House, Homerton High Road, 
                          author of “Bombsites and Lollipops”. Buy your 99p Ebook by Jacky
                          at Amazon Kindle offers.
Fri Aug 19th        free   (for residents of Bow primarily) Walking and photography
                           course for 5 weeks. Email Graham for details at 
                          It’s possible the places are filled as it is a very popular Friday afternoon course.
Sat Aug 20th       free  noon-4pm The Stratford Summer Festival, Stratford Park. Meet
                                                     Up Your Street. 
                                                     Open Stage TRSE 2012
                                                     Mapping Your Manor
                                                     Action Community and Stratford residents.
Sun Aug 21st     11.30pm -0700h. free to watch The largest crane in Europe arrives in Stratford to erect a bridge
                                    over Stratford High Street …. all part of The Games.
Wed  Aug 24th   free  7.15-9.30pm Poetry in The Park, Coronation Gardens E10
               That Old Black Magic… tea dances on the horizon
 Stratford Old Town Hall £2 tea dances 1.30-4pm on  12th Sept, 17th october.
 Leyton Community Action £2.50 tea dances happen monthly at The Plum Tree Centre, Leyton Green, E10 
Go to London Transport photographs (IanVisits alerted me to this) to see  wonderful photographs of Wapping Station as it was.
Book at Floating Cinema for the free boat trip with eco-green films  and Harvest Festival at Abbey Gardens, Newham.
                    (no wheelchair access.) There is so much more to enjoy at Floating Cinema.
Check issue 33 for

activities resuming soon after the Summer Break “Still Alive and Kicking” (Songololo-Feet)

                                                                            Hackney Harmony Singers 
                                                                            Agewell Singers
Stocking up for Eid, BBQs, parties, larder? Go to Tesco. Bargains on savouries and 241 offers on those expensive Patak pickles.
Streetlife Radio is live on internet. Our very own Mary Katherine Presents plays marvellous music from golden times and chats , reads poetry and generally lifts us up for daily life. Other shows keep you on the music pulse as does Tony Regan at The Olde Rose and Crowne theatre pub in Hoe Street E17. 
Vintage TV on Sky is excellent for music and archive film from 1950 to 1980.
Up Your Street   an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 6 London 2012 boroughs.


Two events coming up for seniors to get vocal

Tues June 21st free  (sunset at 21.22h!)    2-4pm  Reminiscence Cafe at Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham.

                                                                    Take a picnic. Artifact led session . Lovely grounds.        

Thurs  June 23rd  free 5.30-7pm  African Roots.  A meeting organised by Hackney Museum about how we can get involved in an exhibition on its way about memories, church, markets and traditions in Hackney .     venue:- Clapton Library Northwold Rd Hackney E5  (beautiful building as it  stands renovated and glorious) 393 and 106 buses.

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Fri        June 10th          free          9pm Open The Gate, 33 Stoke Newington Rd celebrates 1 year. Congrats.
                                              free            1-3pm creative embroidery course . Hathaway Centre East Ham
Sat   June 11th     free  1-4pm  Summer Festival, Abbey Gardens. Bakers Row E15
Sun June 12th     free  2-10pm  Arcola Theatre’s Cycle Sunday. Go to Arcola Theatre, Ashwin St. E8
                                      Artist led bicycle events incl. discussions, crafts and ending at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
                                                              (opp. Dalston Junction) Phone 02075031645
Mon   June 13th           Time to phone the Olympic and Paralympic Park tours for the free tours in September!
                                       Go to the website for London 2012
                              free noon  walking with Hackney Trainers from CLR James Library to London Fields
Tues  June 14th    free 10-1 pm learn about blogging  Hackney Central Library, Mare Street.
                       free   6.30pm Meet Drapers Park, Leyton to discuss use
                                                                               of green spaces.
Wed    June 15th  free 8-9.30 pm 58 Malborough Rd, Chingford E4. Taste of meditation with
Thurs  June 16th  free 11-3pm an event for informal carers at Central Park, E6
                                                free    6.30pm Openstage 2012 TRSE volunteers meet  Theatre Royal Stratford
Fri      June  17th   free  1-3pm embroidery workshop at Hathaway Centre, East Ham (58 bus).
                               free but book with Mind in Newham 1-4pm Stratford Circus. Showcase of work
                                                                             by Mind workshop participants.
Sat     June 18th    free10-4 Homemade market at St John’s Church,
                                 Hackney by Narrow Way. weekly
                                      free  11am – 2pm  Radical Ramble .. Meeting at Stoke Newington’s Town Hall,
                                                                                                . book at 

   free 1pm Bruce Castle Fun Day, Tottenham part of Tottenham Carnival.


Up Your Street5   an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.