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.


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.


Half-term events in Newham and Hackney for seniors


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Fri 21st Oct.                     Booking begins for the new Hackney Picturehouse
for screenings 
28th Oct -3rd Nov.                   0871 902 5734

Mon 24th Oct  free   6.30- 8pm singing old favourites over the decades

New singing sessions in Theatre Royal Stratford east (TRSE)

Tues 25th October
11am in the Downhills Park Community Café, Tottenham (230,
341 bus)  adults
Please bring along your old buttons, scraps
of cloth with a needle and thread or £1
and you will be shown how to create your own
attractive brooch.
Tea and coffee can be purchased from the
Lunch club, which serves a delicious lunch at 1pm if you should wish. Iranian
food served.
                         £2.50  2pm Plumtree Centre Leyton Green E10 Tea Dance.
Wed 26th Oct  free   10.30-11.30 am Coffee and cake book reading
group Hackney Central Library. Amis’ “Money”

6.30-8pm     singing at TRSE Hip Hop, R&B

8-9.30pm     “       “ “ show songs and stompers.

Thurs 27th Oct free 4pm High Street Seniors meet at The Round Chapel,

Lower Clapton Rd to walk to the Hackney Museum

for Vannoni’s photographic exhibition  and to meet the photographer re:Africa

                               free   6-15-7.45pm .  CLR James new library at Dalston Junction. A
debate about fashion industry and how black designers

influence fashion. Book with Joy Francis of

“Words of Colour”

Fri      28th Oct                        Hackney Picturehouse opens.

                           free  4pm Westfield E20. Kim and her Zumba group go public!

Sun 30th Oct     free 1.30pm – 4.30pm St Augustine’s Tower Hackney,

Narroway by Mare Street. Hackney . Calligraphy, lantern-making
and churchyard tour with Hackney Ancestors .

Contact:Emily Jost. Email:

Gillian Lawrence  Up Your Street