Issue 3. Up Your Street

Mon 20th Jan free 5-6.30pm  Stratford networking in the community. Stratford Library, 3 The Grove.  Monday’s event will feature Well London, Technopop (an 8 week science and technology festival on the Olympic Park) and the introduction of ‘Echo’ – a timeback for Newham. This in addition to the usual refreshments and networking.

Tues 21 Jan free 5- 7pm
Free cook and taste course. Want to learn about eating well for better mental health. Learn to make delicious healthy meals. Find out more about healthy eating. Meet people and have fun cooking. To join contact Manny at Helping Hackney Health on 07885 629384. Age group: Adults. Well Street Surgery, SHORE ROAD, London, Hackney, E9 7TA. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Manny Epton. Email: manny_epton@helpinghackneyhealth.or Telephone: 07885 629384

Wed 22nd Jan  free 12-2pm as above cooking course.

                      free for over 60s after you’ve paid £6.90 for year card, there’s  swimming for over 50 years young. 0930-10.30am. Leyton Leisure Centre. E10.

Thurs 23rd Jan free 6-8.30pm  E17 Community Kitchen  at Waltham Forest College E17

                               free  6.15-7.45pm.Best to book.Tanya  Harris at Hackney Museum . Launch evening. “Side by Side” Living in Cazenove exhibition.

Sun 26 Jan  free 2.00  – 4.30 p.m. St Augustine’s Tower Open Day
Hackney’s oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney. Disabled access to ground floor. Admission free. . Age group: All ages. Mare Street, Hackney E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurie Elks. Email: view website

Wed 29  Jan  £3 Tea Dance 1–4pm Chingford Assembly Hall  Station Road  Chingford , E4 7EN

                          free 6-7.30pm Poetry share at The Centre for Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney. Hosted by Cirillo

Thurs 30th Jan £3 7.15pm Haringey Independent Cinema. West Green Learning Centre Tottenham. Screening of “Parade”

Issue 49 Up Your Street

Mon 2nd Dec  free 6.45-8.30 Lea Bridge Road Library. Mandarin Chinese lessons for adults

Tues 3rd Dec free. Noon-5pm. Family fun at The Old Baths Eastway E9.  Cre8 recognising International Day for people with disability.

Thurs 5th Dec.   Christmas market at The Grove E15  until 8th Dec.

                              free Age- Exchange anniversary party and showcase at Blackheath Village (108 bus from Stratford). A day of events about reminiscence and older people. (not a training session)  Book with

                              free. 6-8.30pm E17 Kitchen community cookery. Waltham Forest College. Forest Rd E17. Just bring your pinny.

                             free 6pm-8pm Memorial Community Church, 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL “Along with the last evening opening of the Art Arising exhibition in Tower Gallery, on Thursday 5th December there will be a chance to buy unique cards and gifts hand-made by local people. Come and enjoy art, crafts, mulled wine, mince pies and seasonal music.

Stalls include bags, jewellery, honey, dolls house furniture, Christmas cards, traditional crafts, framed photos and sweet treats – perfect gifts for your friends. You can also try your hand at spinning wool too!”

                              free 5-8.30pm  Artist  Sba Shaikh, owner of Mehraj Textile Art E17, shares her work at

date                         Asia House 63 New Cavendish St W1G 7LP London United Kingdom

Sat 7th Dec             free 4-6pm Abbey Gardens  Frost Fair in Newham.

“Enjoy warm winter drinks and home made soups and sing along with members of All Saints Chorus.  There will be a wreath making workshop, chutney tasting and of course, our ever-popular cake stall. ”

Sun 8th Dec   free Noon-5pm. The View Tube on The Greenway Stratford . “Hand-Made Christmas” crafts and family event. (Saturday 7th December too!)

Mon 9th Dec free 9-5pm The Centre For Better Health , Darnley road Hackney hosts RAGWORKS exhibition. Come and see the Angel Gabriel and a few other characters hand-made using refreshed textiles. All week. Thursdays 9am-8pm.

Wed 11th Dec  free 5-8.30pm The Centre For Better Health Hackney. RAGWORKS and Poems.

Fri 13th Dec      £15  7pm The Sound;check Choir at St John’s at Hackney . Leyton singer songwriter Neech sings with other talented women. Wear warmer clothes.