Up Your Street. Issue 12



Tues 17th Mar        donation  7-9pm The Mill Book Club Coppermill Lane E17 analysing

“A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing” (This was cancelled due to lack of reading!)

Wed 18th Mar  free 6.30-7.30pm Hackney Central Library “We are all Completely beside ourselves” Book club meeting. Host Adrian Morris.

Hackney Museum’s Cheryl Bowen is leaving this week.

Thurs 19th Mar      free 11-12.30pm East London Radio Mary Katherine magazine show

                                      free    2-4pm The Mill E17  “Telling Tales Lounge” with Sonali. Reminiscence session.

Fri 20th Mar            free  10-11 am and other times .Hackney Museum. Tickets at Eventbrite International Day of Happiness giving priority to people living with disabilities.

date Hackney Museum
Ground floor, Learning & Technology Centre
1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ Hackney
United Kingdom

Mon 23rd Mar         free 2-3pm Eastside Community Heritage presents Women of Redbridge reminiscence session at  

                                       free (donation at Eventbrite)  6-8pm Two more sessions of “Drift” at GAS in  Gainsborough Centre by West Ham Station. Immersive theatre. Ends 30th March


date Redbridge Central Library
Clements Road
IG1 1EA London
United Kingdom

Wed 25th Mar         £3    5-7.30pm Links4Growth meet up in your neighbourhood at

Lily’s Indulgence Coffee Shop
107B George Lane
E18 1AN South Woodford
United Kingdom                                                                       Book at Eventbrite

                                      free 10-1pm  Clay working at Rosetta Art Centre West Ham. Cup of tea. Aprons supplied. Email for a place at admin@rosettaarts.org Digital photography too.

                                        free 7pm at Friends House Euston. Film by Clapham Film Unit “These Dangerous Women” all about the 1915 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Up your Street is involved in it and an accompanying book too. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Thurs 26th Mar       free 10.30-11.30 Coffee, cake and  book club at Hackney Central Library with Lydia. Book “Ridley Road” by Jo Bloom. Books in reserve so no buying necessary. Hosted by lovely Lydia.

                                        free 2-4pm Last of “Telling Tales Lounge” at The Mill E17

                                       free 9.30-5pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square by Holborn . A day of showcasing, discussion, lunch and entertainment all about how we seniors interact with London as a changing city. Book at Eventbrite. This is listed because it stems from invitations to an Hackney Buildings Exploratory group. All welcome.


                                       £5 6-9pm

This takes place every fortnight on a Thursday evening,
The club is a friendly, supportive and creative evening.
Bring along your own projects (whether it be knitting, crochet, sewing, patchwork etc)
It’s an ideal follow on to our classes for continuity or extra guidance.
Come with friends or make new friends
£5 includes tea & biscuits, use of facilities. JUST TURN UP! *
* If you’d like to use a sewing machine please BOOK IN
as machine places are limited. Basic sewing skills required.

                                      free 6.30-9.30 St Paul’s Cathedral Bach’s “St Matthew Passion” Tickets (which must be printed off ) at Eventbrite. Save a tree! It is possible to Smartphone your ticket but not for St Paul’s. Most events’ staff  don’t even bother to look at the printed tickets. Waste of paper and ink. I usually just photograph my ticket on my mobile phone.



Sun 29th Mar              free St John at Jerusalem Lauriston Rd Hackney by Victoria Park. Classical concert. Email to book a pew to rosemary.sales@zen.co.uk


Wed 8th April free Up Your Street Community Group is off to the V&A for the Alexander McQueen exhibition. Couple of spare places. You need to be on Up Your Street’s email contact list to request places on our trips.____________________________________

Issue 9. Up Your Street


Mon 23rd Feb free 2.30pm Stratford Heritage Walk with Abby from Eastside Community Heritage. No need to book  Meet at Stratford Station (one of three walking tours).

Tues 24th Feb £60 negotiable 10.00-1pm Hackney City Farm. Learning to set up an healthy eating and cooking workshop for pre-toddlers with Kids Kitchen. Go to website or see at Eventbrite

Wed 25th Feb £3 noon-3pm POSH Club cabaret at St Paul’s Church Stoke Newington. Book in advance as it’s popular.

£5    1.30pm-4pm Tea dance. Chingford Assembly Hall, Station Road, Chingford, E4

Thurs 26th Feb free 10am An heritage walk around The Queen Elizabeth Park. Meet at the Moke Café East. Book with Katherine of Eastside Community Heritage at Katherine@ech.org.uk (one of three walking tours)

free 10am-6pm Exhibition of community driven events since 2011 at The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow E17 7HA Contact.Carolyn Abbott info@themill-coppermill.org

                               free 2-4pm Telling Tales Lounge with Mo our art director at The Mill . Informal reminiscence group on a script project.

                                   £5 FABRICATIONS CRAFT CLUB: 6-9pmBroadway Market Hackney The club is a friendly, supportive and creative evening.

Bring along your own projects (whether it be knitting, crochet, sewing, patchwork etc)
It’s an ideal follow on to our classes for continuity or extra guidance.
Come with friends or make new friends

Fri 27th Feb free The Rabbit Hole, Maryland E15. Done gone. Bye Nicci. It was a blast.

                        £5  7pm-10pm The Mill 7-11 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA. Contact Adele Tinman 020 85213211


Sat 28th Feb free “Women in Bloomsbury” walk with Goodenough. Book at Eventbrite


Sun 1st Mar free 3-5pm Creative writing workshop at Blend, 587 Green Lanes Harringay N8 ORG. Book at Eventbrite


Mon 2nd Mar free Book with Stuart Low Trust for 18th March trip to the Wellcome Centre

Tues 3rd Mar £10 Rose ‘n’ Crown Theatre Pub E17 preview “Norma Jean The Musical” Tickets at the website for the musical.

free 8/8 Last session at Oxford House E1 Journalism Course for locals

Wed 4th Mar£3 11 am Empire Seniors Walthamstow E17  screening “A Most Wanted Man ” with tea and biscuits.

£3 noon -3pm POSH Club (see last week)



Senior soldiers

Today was the day Up Your Streeters formed the Cultural Archives training group  on a day trip to West Silvertown to fall in love with the Tate&Lyle syrup tin hoarding. That is the oldest brand advertising. On a beautiful sunny end of October day we straggled around the Lyle park to see the original Harland and Woolf factory gates. Amazing. Then we looked over the Thames and saw the barges going by and the working cranes as in new development building works’ cranes. By DLR we travelled to King George Vth station and had a good trek around the quiet back-of-beyond to work out where the Harland and Woolf sheds were. Walk, walk walk then finally split from the leader to explore the North Woolwich to Canning Town Woolwich Ferry. We ended up in South Woolwich or somewhere not inspiring.

All was wonderful. All was new.

Next time we’ll pay our respects to Soldier Rigby’s memorial by the Woolwich Arsenal and Barracks which is actually a memorial to all fallen service personnel from the Woolwich Barracks. Ah, Greenwich Council. Lee, our flowers will be for you, son.

In the afternoon we made it to Fabrications in posh Broadway Market to a free Brother sewing machine demonstration. Wow! Someone buy me that toy. Our hostess Barley is the most generous of business women. We were greeted with tea and biscuits and a seat at a machine. The place at No.7 Broadway Market is lovely. It’s bright and spacious. There are craft afternoons there every other Thursday. Sounds good. Next one for a fiver is on November 6th evening time. We’re at Patrick Vernon’s talk at Hackney Museum then.