Issue 7. Up Your Street

Sat 15th Feb  £4  2-4pm  A History of Tottenham Marshes


Christine Protz will give a PowerPoint presentation based on her recent booklet ‘A History of Tottenham Marshes’. Informative talk about the Marshes. Coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.

Meet at Waterside Centre (WSC), Stonebridge Lock.(bus from Tottenham Hale)
To book a place, please e-mail or phone 020 8808 5612.


Tues 18th Feb free 10-4pm Bethnal Green Gardens by station. Family healthy living day.

Wed 19th Feb free 6.30pm.Woodford Library, :Exhibition and Film: “Being Civil in Redbridge” Exhibition and Film Launch for LGBT History Month.

                          free  (£5 donation expected).6.30pm

Everything you ever wanted to know about the regeneration of east London but were afraid to ask
A talk by Ralph Ward
At the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) This talk, for the East End Preservation Society, will take place at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) at 37 Spital Square from 6.30 to 8pm. Seats must be booked in advance.

bicycles at Bethnal Green


Sat 22nd Feb free  11-4.30pm Event – Bruce Castle History Fair. Tottenham.


*New* Bethnal Green Stories

This exciting new project has been funded by Affinity Sutton and aims to engage local residents in sharing their stories about the area. If you live in Affinity Sutton housing in Bethnal Green, and you would like to share your experiences and memories of the area, please contact Claire ( or Jake (


Issue 46 Up Your Street

Sat 9th Nov. free 2pm  Friends of Tottenham Marshes. Waterside Centre

 Christine Protz will be delivering her talk on Tottenham Marshes .
 We have some copies of her ‘History of Tottenham Marshes’ for sale at the Waterside Centre.  £3.50 each.
You need to book your place with Maria Lister, as she will be in charge of the event. Maria’s phone number is 020 8808 5612, and her email address is

Mon    11th Nov £3          1.30pm. Remembrance Tea Dance . Stratford Old Town Hall   E15poppy-image

                                free  6.45-8.15pm Lea Bridge Library E10. Mandarin Chinese lessons
Leyton teacher Jianhui Cai is offering a beginners course in Mandarin Chinese, for six weeks .    Book to avoid disappointment –  call 07412 485813. (25th Nov 2013  Donations asked for!)

Wed    13th Nov. £2.00  2.30pm “Les Miserables”(2012) Rio Cinema Dalston

Thurs 14th Nov £2.50      1pm”Nosferatu “Reminiscence screening at  Hackney Picture House.


Issue 2 for 2013. Up Your Street

                                                         Up Your Street.  Issue 2

Mon 21st Jan. free 6.30pm – 8.00pm Public information sharing about plans for The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Legacy. With refreshments.

Chandos East Community Centre               CANCELLED due to snow (posted 3.30pm 210113)

90 Chandos Road, E15 1TT

(Newham North and Waltham Forest)

free 8pm in The Mahogany Bar, Wilton’s Music Hall every day this week Global Beats. Music from Serbia, Nigeria and all over.

Tues 22nd Jan      free  2pm Bruce Castle Museum. Reminiscence Café. And Mrs Spinks exhibition. Take a snack.

£1   7.30 for 8pm start for The Clapton Hart Pub Quiz. At Lea Bridge Roundabout E5

Wed 23rd Jan. not free  2.30pm Managing your computer (for over 50s)

PRICE:£10 for the whole course!

                         free  noon-2pm Cook and Taste

Venue: Gaby’s Kitchen, Well Street Surgery

28 Shore Road, London E9 7TA

Starting on Wednesday, 16th January 2013, 12-2pm

for 5 weeks

Cooking course but book in advance email Don’t be surprised that all places are gone.


                                 £2.50  6pm. Stratford Picture House ‘London on Film’ screening “Piccadilly”

Thurs 24th Jan   free 11 am. “A Southern Winter’s View” Walking with David Boote for approx 90 minutes in a relaxed way. Meet at Waterworks Centre entrance, Lammas Road off Lea Bridge Road opposite Greyhound Pub. The Water Works is fabulous and has a great café. The walk is baby buggy suitable and recommended by Stroll London. (Repeats Sunday at 2.30pm). Ample car-parkingand buses 56,55 and 48 take you almost to the door.

Fri  25th Jan      free 10.30. A  walk. Meeting leader Janice Fraser at Tottenham Hale station at 10.30am and taking a train to Cheshunt, where the walk will begin.  The plan is to walk to the white river rafting Centre – stop of for a coffee etc. – and then walk back to Cheshunt to get the train back to Tottenham Hale. This is a regular walking group attached to Friends of Tottenham Marshes.

                             free 2-3pm Royal College of Music concert at the Claremont Project, White Lion St., Angel Islington .

                              free   7.30pm Bakers Arms Book Group at The Hornbeam (Café E17 by Bakers Road, Bakers Arms E10.)

IMAG0470Goan Elephants at The Hornbeam. “A lovely backdrop.”

Sun 27th Jan       free     Holocaust Memorial Day. Events at Rich Mix (see issue 1)          

                               share food/ bring food 11 am. Community Breakfast at  The Mill E

Thur 31st Jan    £2/3  7.15 pm sharp. Haringey Independent Cinema on 230 bus route in West Green Learning Centre Phillip lane N15 screening “Sobibor October 1943 4pm” in deference to Holocaust Memorial Day 2013. All welcome.


Up Your Street next week

Wed Mar 21st           free     1-7pm  for 10 days  Art2View at The Original Gallery
                                 Hornsey Library Crouch End. N8. Art work mainly by members                        
                                                                                of Friends of Tottenham Marshes.
                                      free 1-8pm  for 10days RAGWORKS art exhibition. Stratford East PictureHouse
Thurs  Mar 22nd          £6     7pm  Strings Concert.   St Mary’s Church ,Walthamstow Village
Fri       Mar  23rd         free to watch.  Kayaks on the River Lee/Lea. Between Nazeing Rd and Carthegena Lock. Tesco Sport Relief Canoe Races.
Sun    Mar   25th       NO REST DAY!  free 2-4.30pm  Tour of St Augustine’s Tower in Narrow Way Mare St. Hackney.
                                  free but £1 for reservoir entry 2.30pm another fab walk with David of Waltham Forest Walks   . meet opp. Ferry Boat Inn on Forest Rd e17 at the entrance to the Walthamstow Reservoir. No need to book. Just turn up and you’ll be welcomed well!
                       £5 10.30-5.30pm Asian Stone carving garden gnomes book on 07708205623  at 50 Pearson St E2
Tues   Mar 27th        free but register to BOOK . Canal Museum trip with Stuart Low Trust Islington.
                                    £2.50     2.30-4.30pm Leyton Community Action.Tea dance at Plumtree Centre,
                                                                                                             Leyton Green. E10
Wed Mar 28th            free 10.30-12.30pm. Dementia workshop. Morley Centre Billet Rd E17
                                              Excellent workshop by Loretta Martin of Waltham Forest Council.
SKY ARTS2      So much coming up:- “A Streetcar Named Desire” 
                   Beethoven’s “Fidelio” 
 Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” .            Verdi’s “Aida” Live from
                                                             The Royal Albert Hall.
Hockney on photography.         Haydn’s “The Creation”
                                                with John Nelson conducting , and “Coronation Street.”
Saturday, 17 March 2012 – Saturday, 31st March 2012 1pm – 8pm Free art exhibition. Hand-made wall-hangings depicting world wide folk-lore characters. All made from refreshed and recycled discarded textiles. Age group: all. Stratford East Picture House Salway Road Disabled access: yes.

Issue 3 Up Your Street

Up Your Street  issue 3

Sunday January 15th free  0830h  Friends of Tottenham Marshes

Meet at the Waterside Centre, Stonebridge Lock at 8.30am –

All those interested in the birdlife of the Marshes are welcome.

Tues Jan 17th free 0930h to noon at Colvestone School, Hackney.

“A Taste Of Hackney”

resumes and welcomes new members .Phone Sam on 07432736116

to reserve a place for this intergenerational community

project based in Ridley Road and for a chance to learn

digital skills.

£1 donation 7pm The Mill E17 reading club “Hard Times” Dickens

Wed   Jan 18th free 5pm Newham General Hosp.

Talk about diabetes management. All Invited. No need to book.

Sat  Jan  21st free         The Mill E17 Coppermill Lane E17 by St James Station.

1-4pm recycling swap shop


Tues  Jan 24th  free  11 am  Meet Walthamstow Underground sta.

Selborne Rd side. David Boote’s history walk. ”Pig Alley” E17.

No booking required.

10-1pm  – Tues Mar 20th. Low cost Ceramics course, ideal for anyone with some experience of ceramics who wants to take their idea and skills to the next level. Every Tuesday. . The Centre for Better Health, 1a Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH. Disabled access: no. Contact: Cirillo. Email:

Wed Jan  25th free  5.30-7.30pm’ Finding Spaces’ reunion

at St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare St, Hackney.

Phone Rachael on 02-085253140 for a ticket.

Thurs Jan 26th free 2pm BFI South Bank. A talk about Pal and Kapoor’s

film-making for seniors. Phone for a ticket on 02079283232

Tues Jan 31st  £2.50  2.30-4.30. Leyton tea dance @ Plumtree Centre

by Blockbusters  E10

Sat Feb 4th Ramblers to Mile End and West India Docks

Call  Paula Peaty @ L B Newham

Sun  Feb 5th £3 admission to Sutton House, Homerton High Rd,

Hackney with a free tour of the house.

(The café sells hot chocolate topped with marshmallows.

There are second hand books for sale, loads of them!)

Mon Feb 6th  free  2pm classic matinee film for over 60s at BFI,

Southbank. Book on 02079283232.



Tues  Feb 7th  free 11 am David Boote’s history walk “The Way To

Wanstead House” .   Meet Tesco E11 facing Leytonstone

High Rd side . No booking required

Wed 8 Feb  free 3-5pm Common Room, Education Centre,

Newham General Hospital

Proud to be Diverse: Celebration of Diversity – open to all

Sat 11th Feb   free 11.30am-3.30pm learn to create a blog- site

using WordPress. To reserve a place please email, or just pop in and sign up.

Mention Up Your Street please.

Asda doing tins of Heinz beans and all sorts for 50p this week. Stock up!

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.