The Pamper Shop. Scents and aesthetics. February workshops.

Floristry – 5 week courseIMAG00648

27 February 2014  in Arts, entertainment, and theatre and Libraries and Talks and courses
Date27 February 2014


Location Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7HU AdmissionFree

Learn simple floristry techniques and leave with a finished arrangement to beautify your home.

Who is this course for?

This course will be suitable for those who wish to develop more skills in floristry or even progress to a longer floristry course to achieve City and Guilds Level 1

Classes will run every Thursday from 1pm-3pm
Starting date: 27 February 2014

Last session: 27 March 2014

What will you need for the class?
Flowers will be provided in the first week for everyone registered for a place, so if you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your place to avoid any waste.032

You may be required to bring along a small, cost effective bunch of flowers to further classes. Your tutor will advise.

How to book

Go to to reserve your place.
If you have any enquiries, please visit your nearest library, or phone 020 8496 3000


NEW HERBAL MEDICINE WORKSHOPS at Lea Bridge Library, Leyton! DSC_0520

With Rasheeqa Ahmad (Hedge Herbs) & Charm Elakil (Wholistic Medicine) and a sprinkling of other local herbalists. These workshop sessions at Lea Bridge Library follow on from our successful series last autumn in association with The Mill’s inspiring project there. The workshops are aimed at residents in Lea Bridge Ward, and are open in particular to families, parents & carers in the area. The charge is minimal to reflect the project’s aim of creating community activity groups for those on low incomes. When: Fridays from 7th February for 5 weeks: 10am-12noon Where: Lea Bridge Library Community Space, 382 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7HU What: An exploration of whole connected health with plants, people, medicine-making & herbalists Who: Lea Bridge Ward residents in particular but all are welcome How much: £3 per week to cover materials We would prefer that you book in advance for the whole series, but if you are unable to commit we can have you at individual sessions! If you’d like any more info get in touch with Rasheeqa on 07784 506 494.


Issue 41 Up Your Street

Fri 4th Oct £2.50 10am. Learn about herbs from Rasheeqa and Charm of HedgeHerbs at Lea Bridge Library E10 hosted by the Mill in E17. One of four sessions.

Mon 7th Oct      free 12.30  Seniors only Ballroom lessons at Kidzmania 28 Powell Road Clapton.

IMAG001722Angela and Cynthia are regulars at ballroom dancing lessons in Hackney with Malcolm.

Tues 8th Oct      £3  4.30-5.30pm. Restorative Yoga works therapeutically and gently to relieve health  issues and restore the body and mind to a better level of health and  balance. Classes are small and numerous variations are given to all  postures so people of all abilities can participate. This class is for  anyone with physical and/or mental health conditions. We work at your  level and pace using yoga poses and breathing to provide relief from  health problems. Gentle stretches are used to cleanse and balance the  body and increase flexibility and tone at  The Common House
Unit 5E
5 Pundersons Gardens
Bethnal Green
E2 9QG

(Thanks to Jan of Spitalfields for sharing this.)

Telling it like it is. Jan at LB SeniorsJan giving a talk about Spitalfields, her home.

Tues 8th Oct           free 11am  (and Sunday 20 October 2.30pm ) Walking Free In Waltham Forest.

“Up  the Ching from Chingford Hatch”

(the  3rd section of the River Ching that we will have followed, and this one will  include  a circuit of Connaught Water; the West Essex Ramblers’ Group are exploring three  streams that feed Connaught Water on Thursday 21 November 10.30am from the Royal  Forest Hotel )

Start  from junction of Hatch Lane and Connington Crescent E4 6LQ ‎(bus routes 212 and 357, Royal Star cafe and  convenience shops)

Finish  at Butlers Retreat, Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge and The View, Rangers Road E4  7QH (near Chingford Station and bus terminus, cafes and convenience  shops)

Some  slippy mud and puddles; most of the route should be good walking but sections  may be unsuitable for baby buggies and wheelchairs; an upward slope.

(Thanks to David Boote for sharing this).

Wed 9th  Oct     free   10-noon Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage. Animation films and how to make them with Salmagundi Films of Stratford E15.

free  6-7.30pm Centre For Better Health Hackney poetry reading. Informal setting hosted by Cirillo.

£8 and rising. 7.30pm Hackney Empire. “AIDA”. Some Up Your Street subscribers got lucky!

Thurs 10th Oct £2.50 (for Silver Screen members. £4 otherwise)  1pm “Carmen Jones” at Hackney Picturehouse

.Up Your Street on an heritage projectReady for anything!

free 6.30-8pm.Tower Hamlets Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd E10. Asian and Black Women’s voices Heritage project  “Where I Belong”. This is a talk about the importance of recording stories and leads to a Spring exhibition. Open to all.439

Sat 12 Oct            free    (to 16 Nov) 3-4pm “Learn Together Tai Chi”.

Lloyd Park, off Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17. Community Room in the Aveling Centre.

Learn Together Tai Chi is about different generations learning together, so grab your mum, son, nan, great-uncle or neighbour etc and come along. Free sessions, all abilities welcome, places limited so book now! To be eligible, you must come with a family member or friend, who’s in a different generation to you. Mentors, befrienders and carers welcome. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for under-11s. Please contact us if you have access needs. For further information and to book:  07713 152 999.


Coming to a toilet near you, Nana comfort food café . Check @wearenana

good life

Coming Soon

2-24th Nov 2013. A Season of Bangla Drama 2013 in Tower Hamlets.