issue 7 Up Your Street

Wed Sept 5th free    7pm  Bruce Castle Museum Haringey.Ben Long will give a talk about his scaffold sculpture series and the nine metre lion sculpture created for PARK ART in Haringey  at Bruce Castle Park, along with a short introduction to PARK ART by UP Projects curators Emma Underhill and Laura Harford. This is a free event and drinks will be served, to book email laura@upprojects.com.  

Thurs Sept 6th free 10-noon Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd hackney (opp, Town hall) Coffee and cake morning

free 10.30-11.30am. Walking tour. Part of Molten Festival in Barking,(see flyer below)

free 6-9pm The Mill E17 first year Anniversary and meet “The Gifted”  artists. Bring nibbles to share please.

Sat Sept 8th free 7 for 7.30pm Vegetarian Quiz Night St Andrews Church, Colworth Rd E11. Neighbours Faith Club

                                        free “News from Nowhere Club” E11 at the Epicentre (West St). Talk and shared buffet 7.30pm  “The Artist As Craftsperson”.

Sun Sept 9th free 1.30-3.30pm.  Ruth Calder Murphy’s art at the Blackhorse Rd Baptist Church, Blackhorse Road E17

  free 11.30-noon and  2.30-3pm. William Morris Gallery Poetry Tours. Just turn up.

Mon Sept 10th free 2pm The People’s Museum E15 (opp Gala Bingo) Talk, The History of Brick Lane by Judith Garfield. book on 02085534343

Tues Sept 11th £2 7.30pm The Birkbeck Tavern, 45 Langthorne Rd E11 (byLeyton Station) Radical History Group of Walthamstow hosts Speaker: Bob Light

Forty years ago: Five dockworkers in Pentonville

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Coming up in October. 12th October midnight until 7pm the next day an Hymathon at St Andrews Church E11 to save the organ! Roll up!

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Walking Tours this week

Walking Tours until Sunday in Barking. The Molten Festival 2012

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Keep up, y’all!

Pop-up cafes, pop-up theatres, Folly for a Flyover, Floating Cinema, roof-top cinemas, craft- alongs, pop-up shops……… keep up y’all!

What did happen in the run-up to the Games was that at least one person, that’s me, explored my herethereto unknown parts of the east end. There’s Fish Island, Hackney Wick, The Sharp End, Mabley Green, Leytonstone High Road again, Graham Road, Canning Town, Ridley Road again, Borough Market and on and on. The point is whether I’d see any point returning. Imagine Lord Coe and Boris schleppin’ around Hackney Wick let alone Leytonstone High Road. When’s the money going to be thrown at that road? Which council officers forgot about the scummy part of Stratford High Street by the old Rex and the new Gala Bingo. Are we supposed to blink when passing those bits? No wonder people in Stratford are switched off when they see E 20 rising and their own places shoved to the back.

Shocked I was to see Fitzgerald’s Irish pub boarded up today down by King’s Hall in Lower Clapton, Hackney.