Issue 16. Up Your Street

issue 16

Up Your Street looking for free workshops, courses and outings, gatherings and activities to share with seniors around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

up_your_street_2[1] (2) St Joseph’s Hospice, Waltham Forest Walks,  films.

Fri 26th April  £6. 8pm “Growing Old Disgracefully” play at Redbridge Drama Centre and 29th April,

good life

Sat 27th April free  10.30 am Rich Mix Bethnal Green. “The History of Bangladesh” with The Brick Lane Circle group.

Tues 30th April free 2-5pm Hackney Museum ” Creativity for well-being workshop”,

Wed 1st May free The Mill Coppermill Lane E17 art exhibition (all media) and celebration:”Walthamstow Marshes” exhibiting into June.

                                         free 6-7.30pm Hackney Central Library. Meet author Louise Millar.

Thurs 2nd May free  10.30am – 2.30pm  with The Conservation Volunteers Haringey

Wonderful Woodlands at Lordship Rec

Continuing our work to create drainage to help alleviate flooding along the woodland footpath, this is an opportunity to learn the technique of building French drains that involves digging a ditch and filling it with recycled rubble and stones.

Meet: Downhills Park Rd. entrance of park, Tottenham N17


free 2.30-5pm Hackney Museum

Explore Your Own Creativity

and Ideas about Happiness

and Well-being

Choose to use art, sound, personal storytelling or theatre games as stimulants to explore and uncover your own creativity and happiness.

For People Who Access

Support Services:

free  6-7.30pm  Hackney Museum. Round table discussion on Arts and well-being.

With Health Service Commissioners, Health Practitioners and Service Users


Tues 7th May free 11am. Meet at the former cinema /Gala Bingo corner of Lea Bridge Rd and  Markhouse Road E17 for a walk into Leyton streets with Waltham Forest Walks. These walks are excellent and informal.


Coming soon…..

13th-17th May  free at St Joseph’s Hospice Mare Street, Hackney  is “Dying Matters Week”: A  programme of events outlining will-making and funeral arrangements, (details in Issue 17).


Issue 17. Up Your Street

Sun 18th Nov free 2.30pm Walking around Leyton High Road discovering about its creation, with Waltham Forest Walks. Meet at junction of Church Rd and Leyton High Rd opposite where once was the pub The Lion and the Key. Walk ends at Leyton Station around 4.15pm.

£5 6.45pm Brady Arts Centre, Whitechapel E1. Comedies by Tagore in “A Season of Bangla Drama”.

Tues 22nd Nov free 3.30-6pm “The Big Stick Up” craft afternoon making cards at The Garden Cafe Cundy street E16 3DJ. All welcome and refreshments too!

Fri 23rd Nov free 11-2pm Active Club 50+    Chandos East Hub, 90 Chandos Road.E15

Sat 24th Nov £3 7-9.30pm Hornbeam Café  E17 Film: “A Farm for the future.”No fossil fuels                                              
Transition                                                          Walthamstow 

In the same building,  “RAGWORKS” textiles on display.                                                                                                    

Sun 25th Nov   ( Bring a contribution). 11.30-1pm The Mill E17 Sharing a community breakfast.

free 2-3.30pm pm Peter Ashan’s walk discovering Black Britons in Walthamstow. Meet at The Mill E17

Thurs 29th Nov free 5-7.30 pm. Hackney Museum . Poetry workshop for adults with Walthamstow wordsmith Adisa the Verbaliser. On the theme of independence explore your own prose potential.  The first of 2 events.

Event June 16th and hours of fun

June 16th is Bloomsday, an annual global celebration of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Never told you that at school, did they?

Lucy Harrison, artist i/c Mapping Your Manor is about to start more walkabouts. David Boote of Walthamstow Walks is out and about regularly too. High Street Seniors don’t want any more drenchings for a while. They’re the seniors sporting yellow and red Clancy Docwra hi-viz vests.

Gonna take the W12 to The MillE17 today to submit “SOFT” works for a major exhibition. That’s after Somerfield in Narrow Way E5 to spend my Co-op coupons. Every little helps.

New song for interactive grans and families:-

Where is Mummy?

Mummy’s gone to Iceland

Papa’s gone to Tesco

Baby’s gone to  Sainsbury’s

Where are you? (points to family member).


Grandma’s gone to Poundshop

Mummy’s gone to Budgen

Baby’s gone to Waitrose

Where are you?


Papa’s gone to the Co-op

Grandma’s gone to Koza

Baby’s gone to Primark

Where are you?


Hours of fun

Up Your Street next week

Wed Mar 21st           free     1-7pm  for 10 days  Art2View at The Original Gallery
                                 Hornsey Library Crouch End. N8. Art work mainly by members                        
                                                                                of Friends of Tottenham Marshes.
                                      free 1-8pm  for 10days RAGWORKS art exhibition. Stratford East PictureHouse
Thurs  Mar 22nd          £6     7pm  Strings Concert.   St Mary’s Church ,Walthamstow Village
Fri       Mar  23rd         free to watch.  Kayaks on the River Lee/Lea. Between Nazeing Rd and Carthegena Lock. Tesco Sport Relief Canoe Races.
Sun    Mar   25th       NO REST DAY!  free 2-4.30pm  Tour of St Augustine’s Tower in Narrow Way Mare St. Hackney.
                                  free but £1 for reservoir entry 2.30pm another fab walk with David of Waltham Forest Walks   . meet opp. Ferry Boat Inn on Forest Rd e17 at the entrance to the Walthamstow Reservoir. No need to book. Just turn up and you’ll be welcomed well!
                       £5 10.30-5.30pm Asian Stone carving garden gnomes book on 07708205623  at 50 Pearson St E2
Tues   Mar 27th        free but register to BOOK . Canal Museum trip with Stuart Low Trust Islington.
                                    £2.50     2.30-4.30pm Leyton Community Action.Tea dance at Plumtree Centre,
                                                                                                             Leyton Green. E10
Wed Mar 28th            free 10.30-12.30pm. Dementia workshop. Morley Centre Billet Rd E17
                                              Excellent workshop by Loretta Martin of Waltham Forest Council.
SKY ARTS2      So much coming up:- “A Streetcar Named Desire” 
                   Beethoven’s “Fidelio” 
 Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” .            Verdi’s “Aida” Live from
                                                             The Royal Albert Hall.
Hockney on photography.         Haydn’s “The Creation”
                                                with John Nelson conducting , and “Coronation Street.”
Saturday, 17 March 2012 – Saturday, 31st March 2012 1pm – 8pm Free art exhibition. Hand-made wall-hangings depicting world wide folk-lore characters. All made from refreshed and recycled discarded textiles. Age group: all. Stratford East Picture House Salway Road Disabled access: yes.