Issue 5 Up Your Street

Mon June 25th free     (To 9 September 2012)
Hidden London. “Nothing Is Set In Stone”  a monolithic installation by artist Mira Calix.  Venue: Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside IG6 3HN (location to south of lake) Time: Dawn to dusk  ….

                                        free 12.15pm With friends of Bruce Castle. Around Tottenham Cemetery  The walk will leave Bruce Castle Museum at 12.15pm for the short walk to the cemetery.

 Wednesday 27th June. free 7.30pm Bruce Castle Museum Autobiography of Jack the Ripper …. and his connections with Tottenham ….from Alan Hicken (of the Montacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum)

                                        free            11-1pm drop in at All Saints Church, Church Rd E15

                                    free    6-7.15pm  Travellers’ lives’ films at Hackney Library

free   Big Reads “Ulysses” with N Quentin Woolf. Internet book group

 Sat June 30th (cost and time to be announced) Open weekend at Wilton’s Music Hall (credit to IanVisits for listing)

Other good stuff….

                   free app to be had called “A Taste Of Hackney” all about Ridley Rd Market. Check your App store online.

free  textiles exhibition “SOFT” at The Mill E17 .See some RAGWORKS there.

Up Your Street5 issue 27 and some Sky TV programmes.

Tues  July 19th.  free    2-4pm Bruce Castle Museum
                                “Reminiscence Café” led talk and participation
                            free  5.45pm but book with Hackney Society .
                               at the Hackney Museum. Film “Under The Cranes”
                                                              Michael Rosen attending too .
                        free  7.30pm Hackney Harmony  Summer Concert
                                    at Hackney City Farm (donations to Oxfam)
Wed  July 20th free  1.10-2pm Organ recital St John’s Church
                                                                        Stratford E15
                          free 7.45pm St John’s Church E11 Tony Regan
                                     dj and musician talks about HMV records.
Thurs July 21st £2     7pm for 7.15 Haringey Independent Cinema
                                     West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham
                                        Ken Loach’s“ Land and Freedom“
Sat      July 23rd free  1pm and all day at Stratford Circus
                         “Eastside Matsuri (Japanese Festival) sushi, flower,
                           and drumming workshops, and more.
Sun    July 24th free   (£5 donation) 11-6pm  gargoyle making (stone craft) at
                 Dalston Eastern Curve Garden but book via

                  Wear sturdy shoes.

Iceland is doing a good deal on Anchor Butter presently.
    No Ballroom dancing with Malcolm until July 25th.
       Songololo-feet textiles/recycling on Summer break.
Precious Lives jewellery and bead-making classes ended but I will give details soon of classes at The Centre For Better Health, Darnley Rd Hackney.

Programmes worth a look on Sky TV this coming week July 14th onwards 


Thomas Dolby on Vintage TV

“The Fugitive Kind” with Marlon Brando 1960  Tennessee Williams drama TCM

“Moby Dick”   2010 on Movies 24

Etta James  on Sky Arts2

Louisville Chorus on EWTN

The Triangle Factory True Movies 1

Imaginary Man  Ray Davies BBC 4

“Heaven and Hell”  True Movies 2

Gore Vidal’s Billy The Kid True Movies 2

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


issue 15


Wed    April 13th   free 6.30-8.30pm Walthamstow Library .Discover self.
                                  Book at
Thur   April 14th           Open Stage volunteers at Theatre Royal Stratford launch the website.
                                   Agewell Singers sing old favourites at Newham Hospital.
Sat     April  16th   free  Patrick Vernon of Hackney Routes project invites us:-

                                         Family History Research Workshop at The Royal Geographical Society SW7
                                        Times: 10.00 – 11.30 OR 12.00 – 13.30 (workshop is repeated)
                                        Tickets: Free but a £5 returnable deposit (per person) is payable
                                        to secure your booking. Spaces are limited and booking advised
                                        Tel: 020 7591 3052 Email:
                                        Led by Patrick Vernon, a leading expert on African and Caribbean
                                        Diaspora family genealogy, find out about maps from the collections.
Sat April 16th             Walthamstow Village residents tea- dance at the Welcome Centre, E 17.
                           free   2pm-4. meeting place Dalston Junction Overground station
                                    Hackney Society. Dalston history walk.
                                                                     Book at

Mon April 18th     free 10-2pm Hampstead walk and picnic with Agewell Hackney.
                                   contact Carol Davis  for your
                           free 12.15pm Bruce Castle Museum, Tottenham. ‘Munch and listen’.
                                   A professional talk about Tottenham while you eat your lunch!
                           free  pick up in advance tickets for Vaisakhi celebrations at
                                   Waltham Forest Assembly Hall due for May 13th 7-11pm
                                                                             at any Waltham Forest Direct shop.
Tues April  19th    free 10.30-12.30pm Coffee morning all welcome at Hermitage Wharf
                                16 Wapping High St,E1 (15 mins train from Dalston Junction!)
Wed   April 20th   free  7pm LCA  (Leyton Community Action)meets at The Hut, Capworth St E10.
                           free   7pm “The Passion (of Christ)” film for Easter at St John at Hackney,
                                  Lower Clapton.  £1 donation.
Thurs   April 21st  free  1.30-4.30pm St George’s Day tea dance Stratford Old Town Hall.
                                 (Thanks to Kathy for double-checking that event)
Sat    April   23rd free  7pm High Street Seniors walking by The Round Chapel.
                                   (St George’s Day walk) Details to follow.
                                   Then join in the fireworks family fun at St John at Hackney.
                            free   8pm Fireworks and bonfire at St John at Hackney on Easter eve.
advance notice      free    1.30 for 2.30pm. May 11th at the Rio Cinema in Dalston “The King’s Speech” 
                            free                intro to meditation June (details soon)
                           £3.50  1pm     Wed  June 1st Tea Dance Stoke Newington.(Thanks to Susan of
                                                                                                                    Upper Clapton for that)
 Matzos for Passover £1 instead of £1.68 in Asda   Yeah!   After Passover they go down to 20p…
                                                                             Look out for that bargain!