Enjoying Wapping in the fallen leaves.

Wapping will feature a lot this coming week. I’ll start off at the Wapping Police Museum on Monday. The tour has to be arranged and that’s easily done. I’ll put the details on my Up Your Street listing in a moment in events. My neighbour did the knowledge to be a taxi-driver and was telling me how he loved Wapping . We both agreed it was a gem.

My friend told me how when she was a girl Cable Street was so rough that when her mother was walking down the road with her in tow, a man came up and advised her that she shouldn’t be alone with her child on that road and that he’d escort her on her way. Love those stories. Hermitage Community Moorings coffee morning on Tuesday to launch the story- telling project. Hooray!

X Factor

Do you know I had to shut my eyes when Matt Cardle sang Roberta Flack’s song? He and his singing are very beautiful and that was painful !

Well “deClutter” was an interesting dynamic workshop at Theatre Royal Stratford east, Newham. We were exploring the ways that disabled actors can gain through universal awakening an improved experience on the stage  and make it so that the audience engages with everyone.  We smashed what we thought worked and thrashed out through movement, signing , speech and discussion why it didn’t really work for everyone, how we all interpret by bringing in age-old formula and how we’ve moved on.  It was exhausting, irritable, hot and new. Not everyone was comfortable. We were a mixed bunch but all took some floor space as our own at different intervals. Well worth the fiver. Funding has been stopped!

Looking forward to the Ragroof company’s tea dance at Finsbury Town Hall, Islington tomorrow and then on Monday a tour of the Wapping Police Museum before Gauguin at the Tate.