Issue 35. Up Your Street

Hornbeam  Café shut for the week. Re-opens 31st Aug2013-08-05 11.00.50Advertising the Paint Shop at The Hornbeam. Ragworks_Logo (1)View at The Hornbeam an homage to a Victorian Sampler in E17. There are wood-turned items for sale too. Very reasonably priced. And home-made bread!

Wed 28th Aug free. Screening of “Lincoln” . 7-9pm North Chingford Lib. Book with Waltham Forest Libraries.

Sat 31st Aug                       free Linda Green . The artist is holding an ‘Open Studio’ on Sat.31st August and Sun 1st September from 10am-6pm at

48A PEMBROKE ROAD E17.  Ceramics, photos, paintings

info@lindagreenarts. (Promoted by The Mill E17).

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage…….

Wed 4th Sept                    free LPSH  10-noon . Tree walk.lloyd park 2

Fri 6th Sept           free  1.10-2pm Christ Church, Spitalfields. Vintage America songs with piano, guitar,and classical singers. Gershwin, Foster, Copland.

Christ Church first Friday of the month free concerts!

Sat 7th Sept           free  noon-4pm Cathall Green family arts event.   Theme: Sustainability                      

                                  free  12-3pm Hornbeam event; Buskers’ Brunch.

Thurs 12th Sept   free  7.30-10.30pm screening of ” Django Unchained” (18). Walthamstow Library. Book in advance with Waltham Forest Libraries.


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Fri 30th Nov free New exhibition from the RAGWORKS collection at the Hornbeam Vegan Café in Hoe Street E17. RAGWORKS is a collection of wall-hangings made from recycled textiles.

£4.50     6.50pm Book at Stratford PictureHouse E15 for 11th Dec Gala evening at Stratford PictureHouse to see Lesely Garrett and Amore and Hoffman’s film “Quartet” with Q&A.

Sat 1st Dec    free 9 am  Re-opening on the View Tube, Green Way E15. Accessed from Hackney Wick or Pudding Lane Station (DLR)

Sun 2nd Dec free 1.30-5pm Christmas Fair .  Christ Church Spitalfields E1

Thurs 6th Dec free   2.30pm – 4pm Disability History Month Reminiscence Session at DABD, 177 Valence Wood Road, Dagenham, RM8 3AJ,  With Eastside Community Heritage.

Fri 7th Dec       free 2.30pm – 4pm Disability History Month Reminiscence Session at DABD, 177 Valence Wood Road, Dagenham, RM8 3AJ, .

7-9pm  Red Door Studios E6. Night Party (craft fair).

Sat 8th Dec free 9am start Nordic walking group then a 3 course Christmas Dinner at The Eagle in Snaresbrook £10.99. Book with Dan on 07971539050

free 12pm – 8pm.Launch of AbPhab’s latest project, “Making Music”, as part of the the Together! 2012 Disability Arts Film Festival, UEL Docklands Campus, beautiful place.

Sun 9th Dec free 7.30pm St John’s of Jerusalem Church, Lauriston Rd E9 . Brahm’s “German Requiem”.

free noon-4pm Hackney City farm Christmas Fair

Week beginning Monday 10th December. Free Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner courtesy of Waltham Forest Council. Various venues and times. Phone the WF Council.

Wed 12th Dec. free noon-3pm  “East End to East End”, talk by Ted Parker about the anti-aparteid movement and anti-racist movements in the east end of London, followed by a reminiscence session facilitated by Eastside Community Heritage, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, 12pm – 3pm.

free 6.30pm. Ramfel Conference “Migration Matters”, “Luo Community in East London” Exhibition and Film Screening at the Old Town Hall  Stratford E15. Free tickets at  Eventbrite UK London

” My day? Cosmic”, as Rodders would say.

Tesco has a greetings card collection in store called Cards Up Your Street. Gillian pulls a face meaning “Yep. Should be good”. Actually I like the designs a lot and the prices are real. When Clinton’s went bust, where did all their cards go?I checked my Tesco notice board and went along umbrella-less to Hornbeam Café  E17 to check RAGWORKS was still hanging from the picture rails in a busy place. Wednesday is second-hand day so the back store room is open to the public. I espied lots of leafy vegetables belonging to the land, to Organiclea being boxed up for bicycle delivery.

In order to thank the cooperative owners of Hornbeam for allowing me display space for RAGWORKS I decided to brunch in the café.Jams for sale in the Hornbeam Café.

I had vegan sausages which are a bit like eating flip flops.    It was time for me to get the 97 bus to Stratford and then bus along through posh new Stratford to Bow.    From the bus I saw this monument to the Olympic Torch. What’s that then?                                         

Stratford is indeed looking smart and I hardly recognized Gala Bingo! Bow Church is the other landmark besides McDonalds to guide us to The Nunnery Gallery adjoining Bow Arts Centre, Bow Road. The place had been done up since last I went. Then it was  a dilapidated place where an International Women’s Day art event was occuring. I was insulted on that day: Poor surroundings on my special day. We deserved the best environment for one day surely

.The Nunnery, Bow in east London

Just by Bow Church, east London.

Madge Gill’s art work (the G in Gill is pronounced as in garden). What beauty! We had to be in a darkened dried room as the intricate and old art work is liable to crumble. Paul and Rosamond were our hosts, with Michael in the Carmelite Café, and Annabel was our trainee informant and assistant to Rosamond. What a welcome in the Nunnery.

The work intrigued me and there were reminders of William Morris and Frida Kahlo for me as well as Ghanaian and Nigerian wax cloth . Madge worked with ink on cardboard and the effect is rich and enticing, curious and perfect.

Cup of tea £1.20.

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Sun July 22nd free The Temple Wanstead Park E11 Poluck’s illustrations of the Forest Flora and Fauna over the year . See 27th July too. Opening hours 12-5pm. Phone 85080028

Tues July 24th free 11 am meet  Neil Houghton (Walthamstow Historical Society) Blackhorse Rd Station for a guided walk around the Warner Estate. No need to book.  Recommended.(Photo off Walthamstow Wikpedia site. Thank you)
 Wed July  25th  free 11 am RAGWORKS exhibition (wall hangings made entirely from discarded textiles and depicting nursery rhyme characters)  at Hornbeam Café  Hoe Street E17   

Thurs  July  26th free  10-1pm CLR Library Dalston Junction. All things digital workshops.

Fri July 27th free   noon to 5pm. Illustrations by Poluck at The Temple, Wanstead Park, Wanstead London E11 2LT

Check events at Stratford Theatre E15 for the Nigeria House festival. Play tickets at £8 only.