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.

Reindeer and snowmobiles

Was happy to watch BBC Alba “The Eira Family” in Sapmi   oop North tonight to see the herding of reindeer. What photography and scenery! BBC Alba on Sky often has fascinating programmes but you have to search for them in advance as I see no pattern in the programme schedules: They do repeat on BBC i player.  So there was a guy on his snow mobile teaching his 2 year old son to snare (white ) grouse to sell whilst at the same time making calls on his mobile. Twas all good just for the film-making. Let’s remember courtesy of Age Concern and Documentary Film Group, Shacklewell Lane in Dalston I qualified as a documentary film-maker. Now I look at fades and voice-overs with a keen ear and eye! Believe me that film course was an opportunity I’ll never forget. Still grateful. I paid not a penny. Lost some self love but that grew back in a flash.

Community Channel on Sky is pretty good too with all its short films out of the community. Good stuff in docu form coming up in the new year namely “Biggie and Tupac”, “Child Miners” and “Who you callin’ a N****r?”,  “Divorce Iranian Style” and not least “Eat The Kimono”. All eddicashonal.

This is couch potato land! Not for long though as I mean to get along to a green gym c/o BTCV in Haringey as well as other healthy living options.