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 31 of Up Your Street

                                                 Up Your Street  issue 31

Tues   9th Aug  ( thru to 13th Aug.) £4  7-9.30pm Performance by public participants at

                                          The Yard Theatre, White Post Lane right next to Hackney Wick Station.

                                          All about freedom of speech via social networking.

                      free 6.30 pm Bryant Community Centre just behind Old Town Hall Stratford. Planning meeting with Action Community Team re The Stratford Festival on Aug 20th.

                       free 2pm Hackney Black and Caribbean Service trip around the Olympic

                                                                               and Paralympic Games site (full)

                       free 3pm   A Different Drum Productions present a free and  huge filming

                                and research project, “A Taste Of Hackney” at The Lawns, Matthias Rd (236 bus)

                     £2  2.30pm Yoga at The Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney

                                                                                 (opp Hackney Town Hall)

Thurs 11th Aug  £6  Book for Museum of London 02070019844 for “Fabulous Fifties”

                              evening of learning the jive, looking at fashion, memory lane etc.

                        free  Leyton Community Action  coach trip to Eastbourne.Booked and full.

Fri 12th Aug   £4 4pm    Boleyn Cinema East Ham “Aarakshan” set around 1948

                                                                                                               the  partition of India and Pakistan.

                      free   6.30 pm Julie Rayne entertains at St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street N1

                                               arranged by The Stuart Low Trust. Refreshments too.

Sat  13th Aug        free 7.30pm for buffet then at 8pm a talk on knife crime locally at

                                                              The Epicentre E11 with the News From Nowhere group.

                         free  turn up.  11-12.30pm Hornsey Library, Crouch End. “Nitter natter”

                                                                                                  vintage knitting and 1950 memories.

                         free  to enter the big day  10-4pm “ Help for Heroes”. A pamper day at

                        North Romford Community Centre, Collier Row, Romford. Phone 01708769044

                        for details and to book a massage etc. Prices from £5 for 15 minutes.

                                                                                          Loads of other stuff too which is free.

Sun 14th Aug free 10-12noon. Guided walk “Epping Forest and Wintry Wood”

                                                                                                                             Meet Epping Tube Station.

                          free 8am meet Waterside centre Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham. Friends

                                                                         Of The Marshes “Surveying Life of the Marshes”.

                           £5  1-6pm African Tango at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Junction

Thurs  18th Aug free 12-4pm in Argall Estate via Argall Bid. Conference re eco-industries.

                                                                                                            All welcome.

                          free with The Stuart Low Trust 02077139304 10am meet at The

                                                                           Angel but book for a trip to Kew Gardens

Wed    24th Aug free with The Stuart Low Trust. Trip to The Houses of Parliament with tour guide.

Fri     26th   Aug  free   11-5pm Goan Community Association. “Festival For Over 50s”.

                                 massage, displays, stalls. Keston Rd just up by Phillip Lane gate to Downhills Park,

                                                                                                         Tottenham.(230 bus route)

The Stuart Low Trust does narrow boat holidays.