Up Your Street. Issue 7

Tues Feb 28th free 11-1pm Pancakes for Claremont members at White Lion Street.
Wed Mar 1st free Two art exhibitions acknowledging International Women’s Day 2017.
“Champions” paintings featuring Hilary, Mary, and Marcella from Up Your Street and then other worthy local women represented in acrylic at Hackney Central Library for the month.

“Headscarves 1950s” at Stratford east Picturehouse all month.

Thurs Mar 2nd free 11.30-noon East London Radio. “Champions” art and radio. Here we are linking to Gillian Lawrence’s art in Hackney. Studio guest this week is mover and shaker, Claire Weiss.

Sun Mar 5th free Noon-3pm Stoke Newington. Made in Hackney vegan cookery. Phone to book.

Wed Mar 8th £2 6-8pm The Mill “Printing from a Woman’s Perspective”. With Anna Alcock.

free 6-8pm “51% Remember Her”. Art exhibition and entertainment at the Tower Gallery in Barking Road. Lots of steps. Friendly venue. Active church.

Thurs Mar 9th free 11.30-noon Soul Conscious Creations Hyacinth Myers takes to Cyberspace talking as Mary Katherine’s guest at East London Radio as part of Gillian Lawrence’s art project, “Champions” at Hackney Central Library.

free 4-5pm for Claremont members. Informal launch of the latest art exhibition “Paradise”. It’s a sale too.


Shaping our awareness

was at the first of a series of FREE workshiops in Waltham Forest, you know the Borough whose council is allegedly hardly preparing for London 2012 (not just me who says that!) all about environment, Permaculture and sustainability for Waltham Forest businesses delivered by Islingtonians. It was just wonderful. Spot on in terms of pace, information, participant interaction, and group loveliness. We were all full up on the delicious dinner served before the proceedings. What a welcome! Waltham Forest always comes up top when it comes to receiving guests so we hold out positively for the Games.

Once you’ve accepted the science of Climate Change then you can be practical in the work place. Lots of talk about transport costs, energy bills, Waltham Forest’s car borrowing schemes, disposal of recycled materials and the rest and what does go into a cup of tea. it was ace. We were mostly the converted but always uplifting to come together for the common good. was sometimes reminiscent of the measures the public had to adopt during the 1970s oil crisis. Hey ho!  Hold onto your seat belts. A rough ride ahead.

Next workshop’s in mid-March . All welcome. I’ll list it in Up Your Steet5 issue 10. It’s in a fabulous venue. Today we were guests of Argall Bid in the Argyll Industrial Estate altho’ I will check on that name as over the years the dump by any other name has had so many unconvincing titles. That area is where not even High Street Seniors would want to stroll at night. What is does have is the pong of Kingsmill Bread being manufactured; I mean baked. 

Off to the Stratford Theatre Royal  TRSE to see “The Graft” AGAIN because I can! I am after all an Open Stage 2012 volunteer. The play finishes its highly successful run in 2 days time. Get there!