Up Your Street. Issue 17


Tues 10th May free   6.30pm for 6.45pm. Chapel Cinema St Margarets Old Ford Road.E2  “The Jazz Singer” (1927). Take your own crisps.

Wed 11th May free 11-1 Tate Britain Soapbox for over 60s discussing art and wotnot. Great chance to appreciate class art hung on a prestigious wall. Cuppa too.

Thurs 12th May free 6.30-7.45 pm.  Workshop for Anti university facilitators at Hackney Museum.

Fri 13th May free last few days at Bow Arts in Bow to see art by residents of Notting Hill called Dolly Mixture. Ends 18th May,
                        This is super heroes day.

Sun 15th May free Some Up Your Street subscribers off to see a lovely concert at The Tower Of London with The Connaught Singers.
                          free noon-6pm Crown Gate at Victoria Park bandstand music and entertainment.

Thurs 19th May and tomorrow. Free Dilston Grove senior art school. Brilliant workshops with Jean Campbell and free lookabouts at major on- site exhibitions,
Phone Bridget Virden, Learning Manager.
+44 (0)20 7237 1230


Issue 14 .Up Your Street

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Tues  7th  April free 1-3pm Doodle Club at St Joseph’s Hospice Mare St Hackney.

Arts and Crafts get-together with tea and custard creams. Disabled access. Great fun.

Wed 8th April free noon. Up Your Street community group off to “Savage Beauty” at the V&A

Nicely booked up and welcoming new subscribers thanks to Shirley, Sally and Anna

Thurs 9th Apr. £3 1pm Hackney Picturehouse “Meet Me In St Louis”. Reminiscence screenings. Lovely hot drink and one biscuit too included.

free and tomorrow. 11 am Dilston Grove art classes for seniors. (Surrey Quays) We had to book in advance. Next sessions in May. I will alert you.

free 6-9pm Start of Roehampton Alumni photography  exhibition at Oxford House, Bethnal Green.

Sat 11th Apr. free   1-3pm. Upcycling  Church Lane Community Garden,Harold Rd E11


I’d take an old dress or shalwar kameez, old neglected something then no need to book; just trot along.

free  7.30 for 8pm at Epicentre, West St E11 a talk about George Lansbury. Just turn up.

Tues. 14th  Apr. £5  1-4pm Leyton Great Hall, Adelaide Road, E10 5NN. Tea Dance


Highly recommended by users:-

“Wednesday, 25 March 2015 – Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm – 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

If you find out which days we attend, do share info.


Sun 19th Apr. 7pm – 9pm Sutton House
“The Goldberg Variations are probably Bach’s most loved and revered piece for keyboard. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of Sutton House. People with disabilities and their carers: free. £10-12 otherwise.

 Sutton House, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 .


Seniors Art School

For free for over 60s. Dilston Grove in Southwark Park is just spot on and by Surrey Quays Overground Station on the posh clean line. Seniors from local parishes and from Leyton under the Up Your Street banner have just enjoyed three days of drawing tuition and a freebie to the Tate.

Michele Fuirer was the tutor working in partnership with CGP (Community Gallery Projects) and in September there are three days with Alex Julyan.  Book with cgp London.

At the same time Mark Titchner has his sound and visual installation entitled “Rose”. It’s powerful and beautiful. Big screens and speakers blast out kinda meditation music and red spots from the interior of the ugly old concrete church built in 1911.

Today I was engaged big time. It was great to get to the venue on the East London line. The art/community space is not actually in the miserable-looking church: It’s in an add-on extension with cooking and toilet facilities. All to the good.

In my evaluation I mentioned that an highlight was the fact that we seniors were not talked down to in tones of condescension. It’s possible that most of the wise ones were from U3A, you know, white middle class and professional. Love ’em,