Mary Katherine Presents

Every Saturday on Streetlife Radio housed in Walthamstow E17, grandmother and business woman Mary Fahey presents her show “Lifting Yourself up to Good Living”. She presents a playlist of golden oldies, silver sounds and some breathing techniques for listeners to find where they’re comfortable at that moment in time. It’s like standing up yoga.

Last Saturday she had in 2 campaigners, Lucy and Richard, to outline the progress being made towards keeping the old Walthamstow cinema alive and kicking as an entertainment venue rather than as a church. They base their campaign on the fact that the building was meant to be a cinema and that there is popular demand for it to be so now. The building itself in Hoe Street is beautiful inside.

There was some great music to accompany the interview by Mary Katherine and some cinema organ music. Listeners were contacting the show in their dozens: such is the interest in the topic and in Mary, dj and presenter.

You can see more about Mary on “Milling Around” , the online magazine at The Mill E17.

I have been into Mary’s studio many times talking about Up Your Street activities and bringing along community champions to experience the workings of a unique community radio station staffed by youth volunteers.

It’s all online except in August when the shows go out live on FM radio .


Recently Up Your Street has had
more reason to whoop…..

                          This past week seniors have
received free tickets to watch Paul
O’Grady at The Hackney Empire,
got their tickets for Diwali celebrations in Walthamstow
Asssembly Hall,
had places reserved for free films at BFI South
had their bookings confirmed for free Christmas
heard that Mary  of “Mary
Katherine Presents”
, our very own Silver Sounds community radio
presenter, and senior herself, will feature @ the Sound Women Website
                                           an inspiring woman in
                     ************Well done Mary @ Streetlife Radio!***********
and have been glad that a GLL Leisure Centre approached Up Your Street to rally the troops for
more social sessions starting end November.
All this and more through Gillian Lawrence of
Your Street
an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 6 London 2012 boroughs. Keep in
Mary is a volunteer radio
presenter/dj at Streetlife

Up Your Street issue 35

Mon 5th
Sept      free
E17 Arts trail all over Walthamstow. Maps online and in community
Streetlife Radio goes live on the dial. Listen for Mary Katherine

Wed  7th Sept      free
1.10-1.40pm Oboe recital at St John at Hackney Church. E15

Thurs  8th Sept     free
Hackney Museum (closed  Sundays and
Mondays) ‘Mapping The Change’ displays  “Hackney Wick Voices”.
7pm Leyton and Leytonstone History Society
trip to go up  St John’s Church E11
tower. Oooh!  Booking req’d.

Fri 9th
Sept           free
    Open Stage Volunteers go to “A Clockwork
Orange” Theatre Royal E15
£5     7-9.30pm booking req’d . Museum of Docklands   film “Quadrophenia”

Sat 10th Sept   free 11-5pm Pirates in the Park at King Edward Memorial Park, Wapping.

                               free    2.30pm Up Your Street members touring the
Olympic and Paralympic Games site

 free 10-1pm  massive jumble sale at St Joseph’s Hospice,
Mare St  Hackney.

Sun 11th Sept       free 12-4pm Tango and tea at King Edward Memorial Park, Wapping.  

                              free     1-7pm     Leyton Day, Cricket Ground High Street, Leyton

Mon 12th Sept     £2   1.30-4.30pm   (raffle and tea included in price).   Tea dance, Old Stratford Town  Hall. Always good.

Tues  13th Sept    free 10 am Westfield E20 opens . Bring your credit cards!

                               free 7pm The Mill e17, Coppermill Lane reading group “To Kill A Mocking Bird”

Wed  14th Sept    free
11-1pm Resuming  Songololo-Feet, a
textiles and recycling workshop at The Methodist ,Church
Richmond Rd. Dalston E8

                               £1  per week 10 week course for over 60s only.
2-4pm  Cake decorating course at Holden Point in Stratford. Book on 02085196603.
all correct at time of uploading