issue 48 Up Your Street

Sat 23rd Nov  free 11-3pm Community health event at  Asian Centre, Orford Road E17

                             £1.50  10.30am – 4.30pm Bruce Castle Museum Vintage Fayre.

Sun 24th Nov free 11am members screening of “Saving Mr Banks” at Stratford and Hackney Picturehouses

                              free 11-3pm Pump House Museum, South Access Rd E17 . Car-less boot sale. Free entry to museum too,

Mon 25th Nov   £3 2-3.30pm.Stratford Circus. Age Well actors.

Tues 26th Nov free 2-4pm  Carer support
  • Chingford Assembly Rooms, Station Road, E4

Thurs 28th Nov £2  7.15pm Haringey Independent Cinema, West Green Learning Centre. ” Cathy Come Home” screening.

     free  6-8.30pm free cooking workshop Waltham Forest College E17

Sun 1st Dec          free Open Day at Three Mills Bromley By Bow with guided tours.

                                  free 2.30pm David Boote leads a walk

A reminder that our next walk , starting and finishing in front of the Library on Chingford  Green E4 7EN (cafes and shops nearby; a good choice of bus routes and 10  minutes from Chingford Station). is on 1st Dec.  Some rough surfaces and some soft muddy  surfaces (not too bad today); unsuitable for baby buggies and  wheelchairs.
David Boote Walking Free in Waltham  Forest

Wed 4th Dec        free 6-7.30pm Poetry sharing group at the Centre For Better Health, 1a Darnley Road Hackney.

Thurs 5th Dec      free 5.30-8.30pm Hackney Museum Poetry evening with The Wordlovers Society hosted by K G Lester. Refreshments too.

Mon 9th Dec         free First day to view  the  RAGWORKS exhibition at the Centre for Better Health Hackney.

                                  £3 Old Town Hall E15. Tea dance 1.30-4.30pm

Thurs 12th Dec   £2.50  1pm Hackney Picture House “Reminiscence Screening” “The Bishop’s Wife”.

Sat 14th Dec        free  7.30 for 8pm News From Nowhere Club. The Epicentre West St E11. Bring a dish to share on a cold winter’s night. Poetry & Place: Reading Poetry Through Maps Speaker: David Amery

                                free 1.30-2.30pm Showcase for Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Aveling Park Community Centre in Lloyd Park E17.


Issue 17 Up Your Street

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Wed 1st May     free 10 am -June. Art exhibition at The Mill e17 “Walthamstow Marshes”.

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Sat 4th May            10-3pm   Plants for sale. Hornbeam Centre e17
Organiclea has hand-raised seedlings to help you get ahead in the garden this late-arriving Spring, at the market stall.

                                     noon-4pm Plants for sale
At Hawkwood Nursery (Hawkwood Crescent, Chingford).

Sun 5th May       free   5am-7am Lloyd Park dawn walk Dawn Chorus Walk and Breakfast. Meeting at the Forest Road gate entrance.

Rachel Hoyes

“Enjoy a magical early morning stroll in the park and hear the birds singing their dawn chorus. Learn how to identify different bird calls then enjoy a light breakfast. Meet 5:00am at Forest Road Gate, we know it is an early start but specialist Peter Beckenham assures us it’s the best time. It will be an hour’s walk followed by a relaxing breakfast with plenty of time for questions.”

                                 free   2.15-4.30pm Beating the Bounds    
“Walk around the ancient bounds of Leyton Marsh former Lammas Lands; meet at the Ice Centre Car Park, Lea Bridge Road. Free event organised by the New Lammas Lands Defence Committee. For more information contact,”

Tues 7th May   free to join in. 9-11am.Queens Road Cemetery Wildflower meadow planting
Waltham Forest Friends of the Earth and Friends of Queens Road Cemetery are teaming up to plant a wildflower meadow. Walthamstow (Queens Road) Cemetery, Queens Road, Walthamstow, E17 8QP Contact Tom on or 020 7566 1673, or just turn up on the day.

free  12.30-2pm. Age  55 and over taster dance classes . Whittington Park Community Centre,  Yerbury Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 4RS. Nurture to Health Dance Project
Wed 8th May  £3 Haringey Independent Cinema at West Green Learning Centre Tottenham, Screening of Ken Loach’s “The Spirit of 45”.
Thurs 9th May £2.50  1pm  Hackney PictureHouse Reminiscence screening “This Sporting Life”.
NB.Currently the movers and shakers in the London Borough of Waltham Forest are the folk in Walthamstow.

31st January 2013 HIC screening Sobibor

Thurs 31st JAN 2013   £3. West Green Learning Centre (230 and 41 buses ) Film screening.

The next Haringey Independent Cinema film will be on Thursday 31 January and, as ever, doors will open at 7pm and we will start the evening at 7.15pm. Claude Lanzmann’s 2001 documentary about the remarkable uprising at Sobibor, one of the Nazis’ most ‘efficient’ extermination camps, is an amazing – and little told – example of organized revolt against the odds. Focusing on the testimony of one man, Yehuda Lerner, speaking about his experiences some forty years after the facts, Lanzmann reconstitutes the jaw-dropping events of 14 October 1943, when six hundred Jewish inmates of Sobibor attempted to elude the gas chamber which awaited them, by killing their guards and making a break for it over the barbed wire and into the surrounding forest.

Slovo’s “The Riots”

The auditorium at West Green Learning Centre, Phillip Lane Haringey was packed yesterday evening for the showing of Slovo’s work “The Riots” in film form. I’d seen the play at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre before and rated highly both the play  and the actors. I never realised the film was a recording of the play performance.

It is important to say that the late Mark Duggan’s family were the guests of Haringey Independent Cinema. In the audience, there were toddlers, babies, teenagers,  and bunched in the audience the usual contingent of older greyer people.

The in your face nature of theatre and the stage was somewhat lost in the recording. The stage script is urgent and the stage movements are fast and furious. The non-synchronisation of sound and lip-movement took away the impulsiveness of the soliloquoys.

Slovo chose to tell the story of the UK riots in a theatrical performance and I wanted to be critical of that, to divorce from the controversy  surrounding the riots and see how the staging and effects complemented the news reports. The play I saw was pure crafted drama.

You see I thought there was going to be an adaptaion of Slovo’s play into film. Never mind for the floor was there for the people. Discussion followed.

The one-off  film showing was free. I gave up my seat to a woman sitting on the steps and went out into the sweet Tottenham rain..

There’s a conference coming off soon in Hackney to be inspiration for the next stage in repairing our communities after the UK riots with emphasis on how the settled communities welcome refugees and immigrants. (Check Eventbrite UK) . There should be reference to how those subjects (of the experiment) react and respond to outstretched hands.  The setlled community cannot keep keep giving. How many times will I greet a new neighbour and be ignored knowing full well that I’ve been disrespected on many levels? Good manners and host country mores are good things to instill in each other. The inference above is that the riots are somehow connected to a desperate isolation experienced by newer members in our urban circles. And along comes the victim word.

Haringey Independent Cinema has its next film screening 27th September.

Up Your Street Summer Issue 2

Thurs July 19th free  2-5pm Stuart Low Trust’s  Robin and Jane  welcome all  to Strawberry Tea at Culpeper Gardens, 1 Cloudesly Rd Islington. No need to book.

£3  Haringey Independent Cinema film at West Green Centre, Phillip Lane N15 “Black Power Salute” in English re 1968 Olympics in Mexico. 60 minute film with refreshments and food. Bring a dish to share if you like.

Fri  July 20th free  2-5pm St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street. Tour of the venue and information with refreshments. The garden and chapel are  beautiful!

                           free 6.30pm Stuart Low Trust presents Walthamstow’s accoustic guitar singer/song-writer John Arthur at St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper St (Angel end). Always generous refreshments and a warm welcome. No need to book.

Sat   July 21st free Olympic Torch comes to Waltham Forest, Hackney and Newham

Tues July 24th free 6-9pm Launch of exhibition private view Tokarska Gallery 168 Forest Rd E17

Freedom Passes and Go!

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Thurs June 23rd free in the entertainment programme 7-11pm Ye Olde Rose And Crown Hoe Stret, E17 by The Bell end of Hoe Street. John Arthur sings and plays. (part of Walthamstow Memories event).

Fri June 24th free 1-3pm Spitalfields tea dance, Briushfield St E1.

 free Greenwich Festival until July 2nd. Performance arts and many free world class events.(Check web site.)

 Sat June 25 free 11-4pm Brooks Farm, Skelton’s Lane. E 10. Family Fun Day.

 Sun June 26th free 11-1pm The Pump House Museum open at Low Hall Lane E17

Mon June 27th  free   noon. Hour Healthwalk from CLR James Library to Springfield Park.

                  free   7pm  Jewish memorial service at St Joseph’s Hospice,

                                                            Mare St       Hackney

 Tues June 28th free 6.30-8pm Bryant Community Centre, Bryant Rd behind Old Stratford Town Hall. Action Community Team meeting to firm up the Stratford Festival and the group’s contribution to ‘Mapping Your Manor’. All welcome. 

                               free  3-5pm Fellows Court Weymouth Terrace. Party for Hackney

                                         seniors aged 50-65 (ID ready!) Phone 0207241 5908 for a place

 Wed June 29 free 1.10-2pm.Music recital at St John’s Church Stratford.E15

 Thurs June 30th £2 7pm Cinema at Haringey Independent Cinema “Inside Job” West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham

 By July 4th free Book by 4th July Canal Trips with the Floating Cinema. Apply online Good luck!

Mon July 4th free 6pm Open air opera “Madam Butterfly” at Canada Square in Canary Wharf, and at Walthamstow High Street on the Big Screen.

Fri July 1st free 7.30-10pm Floating Cinema. No need to book. a film about barges. Lea Rowing Club,The Boat House, Spring Hill, Clapton E5

Wed July 6th free “Songololo textiles and recycling group goes to Brighton.

Sat July 9th free ‘Wapping Shindig’. Events in Wapping. Details soon

free 11-4pm St John at Hackney Church Summer Fete. Circus theme.

Thurs July 13th free 7pm Leyton Community Action (LCA) meeting at Leyton Manor Park Pavilion all welcome

TCM on Sky offering Westerns at 3pm every day.”Westerns Week”.

 Sky Arts 2 Opera and Wagner galore Up Your Street5 an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.

reclaiming the streets

Decided to do something about it…the fact that seniors tell me they won’t go out after 9pm even in the summer. The streets belong to all of us. Have decided to get seniors into the streets after dark. Working on something to happen on March 8th, International Women’s Day which will be open to women, men and carers. That’s also Shrove Tuesday…mmm, pancakes, mmm lemon.

So watch this space.

Tomorrow is ballroom dance lessons at The Round Chapel, Lower Clapton, Hackney. Very very good and fun too.  1 2 3, 1 2 3….. Plus there’s  a birthday to celebrate so we’ll go off to a new cafe by Morning Lane, Hackney,and eat cake.

Talking of International Women’s Day, and remembering it’s LGBT month right now  too, the film “Frida” will be shown on March 3rd at West Green Centre, Tottenham,N 15. by the Haringey Independent Cinema. £2. That’s the biog of Frida Kahlo. It was on culture telly a couple of years ago coinciding with the exhibition of her paintings in London somewhere. The exhibition was fabulous.