In that rain! And E20 roads named.

In that rain the pensioners came in their droves to the Festival for Over Fifties at the Goan Community centre next to the Maya Angelou Centre next to the Keston Community Centre behind the Downhills Park Cafe. It was chuckin’ it down today.

 A jolly good time was had by all with dancing of all types to see performed by Candy’s troupe all doing belly dancing, clog-dancing, African Dance etc and all over 55.

Up Your Street was there dishing out free bags, perfumed soaps and all sorts to jolly along the day. Because ……. ….. it!”

It’s on until 5pm so you can catch it but you missed the generous dinner.

 There too were The Friends of Downhills Park who had a petition to bring back staff into the park as it’s going downhill. And gathering herbs in the rain was the cook of Downills Park Cafe!

Diamond Geezer tells me the TFL map shows the named roads for the Olympic Village E20!

Issue 25 of Up Your Street5

                                          Up Your Street issue 25

Wed  July 6th free 11am – 3pm. 20 mins free Reiki healing. Book on 02072498582 at Balik Arts,
                                             The Basement Cafe, Mostra, 86 Stoke newington High Street N16 7PL
Fri      July 8th     free   10:15 – noon  Preventing falls; exercises and awareness.
                                             Stamford Hill Library N 16  
Sat   July 9th  £1  noon-4pm     Hackney African Caribbean craft fayre,  Morley Hall, Dalston E8
                         free  9.15 pm –  Bat Walk.   Meet main Philip Lane Entrance to Downhills Park, Tottenham
                                                                     (9.15 pm) (230 bus)


Sun 10th July  free  1 pm – 6 pm   art in the park at Downhills Park by the cafe. Refreshments to buy.
                             all materials free

Sundays until 21st Aug.. 3pm free soft toy-making, purse-making, clothes swapping! at ‘Here Today Here Tomorrow’  Balls Pond Rd by Dalston Junction . You need a voucher from the ‘Create’ free newspaper (in libraries and museums). Phone to book on 02072410103 The vouichers are via “Wedge Card”.

Wed   July   13th  free   1.10-1.40pm St John’s Church, Stratford. School choir sings.

Thurs  July   14th  free   2-3.30pm At Stamford Hill Library, N 16 Folk dance for over 50s
Sat      July 16th   free  12-6pm Newham Mayor’s Show Central Park, High St South. E6
Sun     July  17th   free  1pm- 4pm Meet 1pm Stratford Theatre Square, E15. Walking easily
                                                                           with Lucy and Newham Striders
                                     around the perimeter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Park.
Visit the Riverside Cafe, Springhill, off Clapton Road by Springfield Park. Nice cup of tea, home-bakes  and the River Lea to sit by. Springfield Park is very steep as it curves up from the river.
Good meals at The Lamb’s Cafe, 891 Lea Bridge Rd by Whipps Cross Hospital.