Up Your Street issue 37


Thurs Sept 15th  free     10-noon The Mill, Coppermill Lane.

Patchwork jeans workshop .(bring cuppa cash!)

                            free    1-2pm St John’s Church E11. flute and cello concert.

(by LeytonstoneStation)

                          free  11-noon  Book Brunchers  at Sutton House, Homerton High St

discussing Calvino’s “Invisible Cities” .

free   6.15-7.45pm Stamford Hill Library N16.

Author Marilyn Mendoza talks about her book

“Agrophobia To Zen”                                                                                                                                                          

Fri Sept     16th free. 2-4pm Woodford Green Library.Ilford. Reminiscence session.

(see Sept 21st)
                            free 10am Hermitage Community Moorings, 16 Wapping High Street.             Mudlarking on the Thames foreshore. Bring your wellies.
free 7pm Hermitage Community Moorings. Evening of music and fun. Bring your

whistle, fiddle, voice! No need to book.

Sat Sept    17th free (18th too) Celebrate the finale of the oral history project

“A Sense Of    Place” at The Hermitage Community Moorings in Wapping with 2 days of films, photographs, recordings and
a very pleasant venue! Just turn up.
free 1-4pm Abbey Gardens Harvest Festival. Bakers Rd E15

Sat  Sept 17th  free noon,2pm, 4pm. Just turn up to Dalston Eastern Curve (people’s) Garden and hear all about the transition from scrub to beauty. (opp Dalston Junction station)

Sun Sept    18th  free   1-7pm Leytonstone Car Free Day. Church Lane
E11 . Geno Washington on stage . Watch out for  beauty treatments marquee and crochet crafts.
(Thanks to Lynne for info). Plenty of good food and cheeses too!

Tues Sept  20th  free 1.30pm The Mill, Coppermill Lane.E17

“Recycled Teenagers“(seniors meet-up)

  Sept 21st               First day of Autumn

 Wed 21st Sept      free  1.10-1.40pm St John’s Church E15 Stratford
“The Barbican Trio” play.
free 10-noon Wanstead Library. Reminiscence Session under “ East London People’s Archive”.
free 6.30-7.30pm. Hackney Central Library reading group discussing
“On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan

Thurs 22nd Sept free until 28/9 10-6pm @1a Darnley Rd .Hackney (opp Hackney Town Hall) Paintings by Nina carter and Rebecca Hunter.


Sun 25th Sept   free noon  “UpRise Festival” against racism.

Main venue Gillett Square, Dalston  N 16.

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Tues   Aug 23rd  free  2.30-3.15pm “Working Wonders” shop. Arteast @ Bromley By Bow
                                 Central Cafe, St.Leonard’s St E3. Be inspired, and spend your silver!
Thurs  Aug  25th  fiver  7.30pm The Tottenham Chances, N17 the legendary
                             John Arthur from Walthamstow plays guitar and sings his own songs.
                           free  (phone for time on 0208 4891419) Hornsey Library, Crouch End N.8. Fun
                             Make your swim cap a la 1950s with recycled materials.Just turn up.
                           free  10-noon The Mill E17. Patchworking your jeans workshop.
                           £5   cash on door. 8pm .Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Live acoustic duo.
Fri     Aug  26th    free 1-3pm Spitalfields tea dance.  Crispin Place E1
                           free  10-noon The Mill E17 Knitting workshop. 
                           free  2-4pm       ”    ”    ”   Drawing lessons for adults.
                             morning session for Open Stage 2012 volunteers at Stratford
                                                                            east Theatre Royal. 
Sat    Aug  27th   free  noon-6pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Junction.

                                   Family day with stalls, plants etc. What a beautiful oasis!
                          free   11-noon Mary Katherine Presents on Streetlife Radio.
                                  Silver Sounds, meditation, thoughts and
                                  your emails.  (online community radio)
Sun Aug  28th   free   2-4pm Skiffle in the park! Coronation Gardens E10
Wed  Aug 31st   free   1.10-1.40pm St John’s Church Stratford E15. recital with
                                                                              Violin, piano and voice.
                         free 10.30-11.30 am Coffee and cake book club at Hackney Central Library
                                                                   discuss “The Finckler Question” All welcome.*
Thurs Sept 1st   free     6-7.30   Hackney Museum “Olympic Cities” Photographic
                               adventure. Another lovely venue with refreshments as well.
Fri    Sept 2nd   free   6-9pm Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton, Hackney
                                  Preview of photographic exhibition.”1985-2011″
                                    Contact Chats Palace for invite.
Sat  Sept 3rd     free   10-4pm The Mill Coppermill Lane E17. Art exhibition launch.
                         free    noon  “Magic Memories” of Granada Cinema E17 at The Mill
                                                                                             Coppermill Lane E17
                         ticket bargains for first night of Stratford east Theatre Royal’s
                                                                                “A Clockwork Orange”.
Sun   Sept  4th  free   noon, more “Magic Memories” as above.
                        free   2-4pm  “Unearthed” at Warton House, 150 Stratford High st E15.
                              Family party launching exhibition about the history of Carpenters
                              Road’s artists. Book 02089816811
Mon Sept 5th   free   10-noon   Stoke Newington Library. Carol Davies from Age UK
                                gives a talk about Disability Back Up, Hackney. Refreshmenets too.
* The Book Brunchers at Sutton House, E5 are reading Calvino’s “Invisible Cities”.
  The Mill in Coppermill Lane has many events. Ask them.
Artfunder Pass (for cheap entry to art galleries and museums ) is doing a special deal on direct debit membership starting Sept 1st.

Bombsites and Lollipops

Book Brunchers is strengthening. It hardly represents the diverse Hackney I know and love but hey we’re in Sutton House, off the beaten track. I enjoyed the hot chocolate for £1.90 from the cafe. “Do you want cream and marshmallows?” “Do I!” Mmm. That was my brunch.

 Jacky Hyams came to talk about her new non-fiction book “Bombsites and Lollipops”. Very lively Q&A with a great woman who maintains her working class roots and honesty. Pretty refreshing in our  Hackney at present. It was interesting to hear how she’d walked back to her old neighbourhoods and seen the changes and felt nothing. Remember Ascot geysers, tins of salmon and all those presents of boxes of Cadbury’s chocolates? There was a shared history in the packed room.

I recommended that we enjoy and pull to pieces Calvino’s “Invisible Cities” next month. I met Toby O’Connor an arts graduate involved in a project at The Games site which uses Calvino’s poetic work as an inspiration. Very exciting and relevant. We are reading it.

The marshmallows knocked me into tiredness and all my plans for the day swam around my tired head. The heavens opened . It was dark at 4pm!