Issue 13 Up Your Street being one about reading groups and literature

                                                ISSUE 13 Up Your Street

Sat Oct 6th  free 1-2pm   (thanks to  Molly in Hackney for this).

Nordic Walking 6 week course in Victoria Park For ages 50 up to 64 . Hackney residents  
Nikkii Barnett : 07989 938 242

Sun Oct 7th    usual screening times and costs . Hackney PictureHouse. “Liberal Arts” screening (show your Hackney Library card to get 2 for 1 admission: Thanks to Adrian at Hackney Central Library for that tip)

Mon Oct 8th free 12.30  and 1.30. Kidzmania  28 Powell Rd Clapton E5 (by Lea Bridge Roundabout). Malcolm’s ballroom lessons Waltz and Cha Cha today!

free 5.30pm Stratford Circus.  (by Theatre Royal Stratford east). Come and meet the staff of Rosetta Arts in Stratford, an art enterprise that reaches out to the community. No refreshments provided but the Circus has a nice bar and eaterie. If you’re an artist, show us your wares!

 Tue Oct 9th  free 2-3.30pm Idea Store Chrisp Street . Black authors and poets explored, loved and appreciated discussion group.

Wed Oct 10th free  open Wed to Sun 1-5pm.  (ends Dec). Bruce Castle Museum Lordship Lane Tottenham.

” Recreating Memories” from photographs relating to Haringey’s African and Caribbean residents since 1989.

“Haringey Impressions” Palao’s landscapes and streets.

“Landmarks of Haringey” Amor’s drawings.

free 2.30pm Rio Cinema Dalston . “The Help” film.

Sun Oct 14th  free Culpeper Gardens The Angel Islington. Sale of plants. (from Stuart Low Trust)

Tues Oct 16th free   Stuart Low Trust (Islington) trip to Kew Gardens . Phone for info and mention Up Your Street please

Wed Oct 17 th free  6pm  CLR James Library.  African, Caribbean and North American writers pilot reading and appreciation group from BEMA in Hackney

free 7pm                  Hackney Central Library. Reading Lane Book Group. Ali Smith’s “There But For The”.

Thurs Oct 18th     free  11-noon  Sutton House Homerton Rd e5 Book Brunchers reading group. reading and appreciating Gibbons’ “Westwood”.

Fri Oct 19th free  .6.30pm St Mary’s Community Centre Upper Street near Cross Street. The Stuart Low Trust presents “Naughty Nineties” music hall show (and buffet.)

(REMINDER THIS IS WELLNESS DAY IN BRIXTON. See previous issue of Up Your Street)

Tues Oct 23rd £15 10-4pm For people with disabilities. Gorgeous boat trip all adapted for disabilities with Stuart Low Trust . Phone to apply and register.02077139304

Wed      Oct 24  free coffee cake reading group 10.30-11.30 am poet

Thurs  Oct 25th £4 1-4pm. The monthly Haringey Irish Pensioners’ tea dance. Contact if need be Moira on 02088046058

Fri Oct 26th free   6.30pm. St Mary’s Community Centre. Upper St, Islington. Stuart Low Trust  presents Al Neville singer and comic. Buffet too.

Tues Oct 30th free    8pm Old Time American Music at Birkbeck Tavern Langthorne Rd E11  Sing dance look.

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Reading groups happen at Pages in Lower Clapton, The Mill E17, The Clapton Hart E5, Hackney Libraries, and all over. It’s a good way to discipline yourself to read a book! And they are free events and in Hackney Libraries lovely Lydia will get the book freely for you . Other times there’s Ebay and Amazon and check the Honesty Library down at the Mill in E17 and the Salvation Army Shop in Forest Rd increasingly called the Thrift Shop.

Hope you fine something you like especially over Black History Month 2012.

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Busy ole life

Many of Up Your Street subscribers out in force rehearsing at Stratford Theatre Royal (TRSE) for the “You Me Bum Bum Train” look alike performance-production “Heartfelt” this weekend. What a commitment.

I on the other hand am an iams cat and was installing RAGWORKS at The Darnley Gallery Hackney. Very pleased to be exhibiting in ‘appening  ‘Ackney.  Two exhibitions on at present; one in Darnley Road and the other in The Mill Coppermill Lane E17. I took along my whole collection of 28 wall-hangings plus elephant blankets plus this and plus that. The director decided to go minimalist. There’s a plan that I go in frequently and change the hangings to show what’s to be shown. Like I’ll be asked. The launch will be the time that RAGWORKS becomes a moving picture show. It’s a fact that I know only one person outside my own offspring who visits art galleries at all. I know that my passion was spent in the sewing and that RAGWORKS is on point what with recycling graduating to up-cycling and fairy stories being the new Irving Welsh. Good luck to me.

Lots of nice free goodies to look forward to. Up Your Street went into dormant state yesterday in its email form. I have other projects to commit to . I still tweet and facebook events but not a lot of seniors still are up to the mark when it comes to using social networking creatively and for information. Look at Jeremy Kyle slagging off social networking sites then has his own Facebook account for his runners to fill. Ah the media world of telly eh.

Amazing sight down Lea Bridge Road as the “Save Our Marshes” tents caught the Spring sunshine today. What a mess! I don’t know one person who walks along the Leyton Marshes. I’ve been doing it for years way back when the word “conservation” was just one specialist piece of vocabulary in a Social Geography degree syllabus. Been over there in the days when the grass was elephant high and lunatics sat cross-legged in it.

Ah yes. the goodies: Free Rich Mix cinema screenings of William Raban’s Londonist films on April 21st.  Free social art evening on May 3rd in Stratford east PictureHouse. Free members’ screening of “Salmon Fishing in The Yemen” on Sunday 15th April at Hackney and Stratford east Picturehouses. Free screening of “Johnny English Reborn” at The Rio in Dalston on Wed 18th April and it goes on and on.  That’s before I’ve started on the arts and tea dances.

Free screening of the Wedding at Stratford east Picture House

Double checked. You only get champagne and cake if you pay £10 to watch “The King’s Speech” at 3.45pm

The original advert wasn’t that clear. Thought it was too good to be true.
However bring your own food and even hot food can be eaten in the friendly bar where knives and forks will be supplied. Pizza Express is downstairs and Caribbean food all around plus McDonalds. Bar does a wicked hot chocolate. Enjoy!!!
 
Seen the Wedding guest list. Be amazed.
 
“The Kings Speech” is free on Wed May 11th at The Rio in Dalston 2pm and you get cake and tea free too!!