Issue 21 Up Your Street

Issue 21.  Up Your Street

All things bright and beautiful coming in thick and fast. Remember I share activities for seniors which are usually free. I try!

Sat 8th Dec free  10 a.m-4pm  Hermitage Community Moorings at Wapping High Street Open Day. Browse and be refreshed with home- made cake. Some Up Your Street subscribers were pioneer volunteers at the Moorings.Up Your Street on an heritage projectIn 2010 at the Hermitage Moorings.

12-4pm Matilda’s Nursery Christmas Fete. St Katherine’s Way. Wapping

Sun 9th Dec free Downhills Park, N15. Meet to discuss the Park’s agenda. Meet at the Cafe 3.45pm prompt.

free 1-3pm Arcola Theatre  Ashwin St. Dalston, Hackney.The  Forest Recycling Day give or take /swap stuff. Other activities continue until 6pm. A ‘green’ day in fact

free 12-4pm Wilton’s Music Hall Bric a Brac market

Tues  11th Dec free  9.30am – 12.00pm  Become a Food Champion with “Love Food Hate Waste.” Workshop and Theatre Royal Stratford. Register at

stratford PictureHouse 1stbDec 2012where the theatre is in E15

Wed 12th Dec free 2.30pm Rio Cinema “White Christmas”.

Mon 17th Dec free 7-9pm Hackney Libraries reading groups Christmas celebration. Stoke Newington Library. No need to book.

Wed 19th Dec  free 6-8pm ‘Peer art appreciation’ with Newham Visual Arts Network at Rosetta Arts Hamilton Way. Bring your art work to show and also perhaps join the steering group for NVAN after a meeting. Express interest by 10th Dec please. Email

Thurs 20th Dec free  1pm. Meet at Eagle Pond for the annual Winter Solstice Walk with David Boote. You can join at other points making sure you end up at The Princess of Wales, Lea  Bridge Rd E10 for your deserved hot chocolate (or festive beer)2012-10-31 15.47.41E10

” Winter   Solstice walk one day early – Thursday 20th December.  The times will be   the same – 1pm at Eagle Pond (Walthamstow / Leyton corner opposite Rivenhall   Gardens), 2.30pm Leyton Green opposite Leyton Bus Garage, to finish at Lea   Bridge and the Princess of Wales pub around 4pm.”

                                                   Advance notice

Fri  11th Jan 2013 free 10-1pm with refreshments. At the Wallace Collection Manchester St W1. A conference to mark the occasion of Asian women’s art in Tower Hamlets. Book with Sophie Martin on

 Tues 15th Jan 2013 free Stuart Low Trust outing. 11 am Meet at the Angel for a trip to the Saison Poetry Library, South Bank. Lunch provided. You must book and be a registered member of the Trust . Easy. Book at Mention Up Your Street!


Walking forwards

Bravo to the High Street Seniors who ignored the rumbling clouds and went to Round Chapel in the lighning strikes. The walk was curtailed to 20 minutes  by rain dollops.

Monday May 9th we can go to Wapping Station for 5.30pm, walk the walk (along Wapping High Street from the station to Hermitage Wharf which many of us know through the Hermitage  Moorings oral history workshops). Then for  our free event and treat, reach Raine’s Hall for 7pm to see  senior Madge Darby launch her new book about pirates and Wapping, “Piety and Piracy” She’ll sign copies too. That goes on until 9 so we could do  a walk about before boarding for home to Dalston Junction. Except for the Waeppa High Street Seniors who just walk home on their own turf! Sun sets at 8.36pm so it should be a lovely evening, storm-clouds or not.

In Walthamstow lives our own fictional pirate story writer, Helen Hollick.