Welcome to Leyton

Hello. Welcome to Leyton. Did you come far today? Oh you thought you’d try and see what’s on the other side of Stratford. Oops, careful. Mind that on the floor. Must’ve been from a seagull. Oh yes! The seagulls come in all the time. No, not really. Well, they don’t go  to the River Lea. No, well, there’s a landfill behind Orient Football Ground. Oh yes you’ve heard of Orient. Yes, sometimes it’s spelt “Lea” and sometimes “Lee”. Yes, in Leyton we say “The Lea” spelt “e a”: Well the people who have lived here all their lives. Okay, this is now Leyton Village. Oh yes , very colourful. We like to say a “pallette of paint”. Well mostly private businesses, perhaps family-run. Wel, there is one English shop down the road still left. Oh! You’re from Derby. No there isn’t a bank. Oh there used to be a NatWest and that was a Barclays over there.  That’s Coronation Gardens. Look though and you’ll see the bandstand. We have some concerts there. Oh yes, the park is used all the time. Oops, careful, that’s glass! Well often the post box is still there but no real post office. Ooh, there used to be a postbox here as well. Wow, it’s gone!  What? Would you like me to take you back to the station? No problem. Well that way goes to Leytonstone; there’s a tube station there and trains back to London, St Paul’s etc. Yes, a W15 bus, very regular. That way takes you to Hackney. No it’s not that bad at all now.  Yes, the children are indeed on holiday but we don’t think they’ll be rioting this summer. Hope not anyway. Ok, safe journey and thank you.

Up Your Street issue 29

                                            

All correct at time of uploading and continually checked just in case…

Thurs July 28th  free  2-8pm drop by The Floating Cinema for archive canal films, artists’

                                          interpretations of the river  and good company.  Moored at  the

                                                                                                      Old Ford Lock, Hackney Wick.

Fri July 29th     free      (some)  all weekend.    Hackney  Wicked Art Festival starts in Hackney Wick

                                                 and Fish Island. (276 bus from  Hackney , Hackney Wick station, or 236).

                                                                             A feast of artists and their work.

                        free               7pm at Folly for a Flyover  along tow path by Bow . Free films.  

 Sat July 30th free   for Newham residents. 2-5pm Vicarage Community Centre, Glovier Rd E15. Cake decorating.

                                                                                          Book on 0203373 6045

                                         free. noon-5pm (and Sunday, ongoing) Epping Forest’s Literary

                                          History exhibition at The Temple Wanstead Park, E11.  85080028

Sun  July 31st £4 on door 3.30pm Vestry House Museum . Arbutus String Quartet

                             music of Vienna 1800. Haydn and Beethoven.

                      free  2-4pm Coronation Gardens  E10 by Leyton Station, music for

                                                                              pleasure with Eastern European musicians..

Mon Aug 1st                             Closure of Stratford Bus Station until October 2011

Tues  Aug 2nd  free  1-3pm Plum Tree Centre E10 (by Tesco) .Dance for Life. Just turn up.

                                                                  Take a bottle of water and a scarf for belly dancing!

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Wed Aug 3rd free   Cyberlink  E10 (by Tesco) Free film course. Filming In the neighbourhood

                        £1. 11-4pm  Pump House Museum, South Access Lane,  E17. Check out the

                                                                                                 vintage transport and the museum.

                        Free  7.30-9.30pm Community Theatre at The Yard. The new theatre at

                                  White Post Lane, Hackney Wick.  Come and participate and be one of

                               a cast of 139 in a performance spurred by Ai Weiwei’s persecution. But the first get-together is in the  Anthony Marsh Building, top of Big Hill, Clapton. E5 (Jessam Avenus bus stop then 2 mins or go through Mount Pleasant Rdfrom Clapton Station and Lea Bridge RD)

                               Check the web-site as you need to register anyway.

                        free  1.10-1.40pm. Flute and guitar recital at St John’s Church Stratford E15

Thurs Aug 4th  free   Drop in…2-8pm The Floating Cinema at Bow Locks Gillender St  E3.

                                                                                                           Films of local people.

Fri  Aug   5th   free. No need to book 2-5pm at Hornsey Library, Park Rd . Hairdos of the Fifties,

                                                                                                                                      demonstration.

Sat  Aug 6th   free.    11-5pm  No need to book.  Cemeteries and Angels, Abney Park, N.16

                                                                                             workshops. Main entrance 11 am.

                         free  Up Your Street subscribers with Precious Lives jewellery and beading

                                    group display their wares at the Haggerston Festival

Sun Aug 7th   free    10-6pm. Rehearsal  for The Yard theatre event. (see 3rd August).

                       free    11-5pm No need to book . Abney Park, N.16 Working with clay.

                                                                                                                           Main entrance 11 am