issue 20. Up Your Street

Up Your Street Issue 20

Fri 29th May free 3-5pm Stratford Library Iroko Theatre presents stories and drumming. Drop in
Mention Up Your Street for a reserved place (sorry for late notice)
Sat 30th May free 2-4pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden at Dalston Junction Hackney
Sun 31st May too  “Herbal weekend: cocktails, walks. talks teas with Rasheeqa. No need to book
Sun 31st May 50p  11-1pm  Jumble Sale in aid of Samaritans in E17. Orford Road Social Club E17.
                       free   2-4pm  Clore Space at British Museum. Iroko exhibition and show of stories and drumming.
                                 Mention Up Your Street for a reserved place.
Thanks to all who came to Ethan gallery, my pop-up art gallery in E10.
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Curious about Canning Town

So I Googled “What happened to the descendants of the mixed race people in Canning Town from 1933?” I do know a sprinkling of some of them and many families were bombed/obliterated during the Blitz.

Where did Google send me? Iroko Theatre. And here’s the answer to my question.

 

Seeds You Planted
We hail the ancestors of Canning Town
You lift our spirits up; Never down
Seeds you planted have grown to bear fruit,
Grown to bear fruit for your descendants;
You made your sacrifices, big and small
The whole community can now stand tall
Seeds you planted have grown to bear fruit
Grown to bear fruit for your descendants;
African nations are independent, thanks to your inspiration
Canning Town is booming with African business today
We hold the baton, so we hope and pray
Your values will live on in future days
Seeds you planted have grown to bear fruit
Grown to bear fruit for your descendants