Issue 10 part 2. Up Your Street

Sat Sept 22nd £2.50  2-3.30pm HedgeHerbs workshop beginning a course of 5 sessions at the Mill E17.  £2.50 negotiated price for we seniors.

                              £1.50  11-4.30pm Vintage Fair at Bruce Castle, Tottenham.”Step Inside Love”

Sun Sept 23rd free but book on Eventbrite  “Imago Dei “. At the Queen Of Hoxton , Curtain Rd Shoreditch. Food and craft fair .

Tues Sept 25th £3.50 3.30pm  Pictures at Rich Mix  “To Rome With Love”.

                             £2.50   noon Hackney PictureHouse “Anna Karenina” and Vertigo” and more films with refreshments too. (Thursday too)

Thurs Sept 27 th free 7-8.30pm Saying goodbye with a fling to an excellent photography project for seniors called ” Glimpses” at  Oxford House Bethnal Green before Black History Month events move into the house. Be buzzed!

£1.50 2-5pm Knitting group  at Hornbeam Café, Bakers Arms E17

free 9pm “Loopers” at Hackney Picture House for members. Tickets in advance.

Fri Sept 28th free  2pm.  The People’s Museum in Stratford E15 (opp Gala Bingo almost) Thames Paddle Steamers” talk by Robert Rogers.

 free last day to get in poetry for free comp at United Press. Go to their website for rules.

 free (donations always accepted!) 10-noon. Knitting for beginners and experts at The Mill E17

£1  11.30-12. 30    Exercise, expression and dance at St Johns in Narrow Way, Mare St, Hackney with Catherine Bell.  55+ and Up Your Street recommends it.

Oct 1st start of Black History Month. Many free events. Check the Tower Hamlets  Black History Month 2012 brochure. Excellent stuff.

Mon Oct 1st free but book on Eventbrite UK events in London. 7pm . New  reading group Byte The Book at Clapton Hart. Chatting about ” Pnin” by Nabakov.

free 4pm. Geoff Bell talk at The People’s Museum, Stratford E15 “The Coloured Men’s Institute”.


Coming soon….

Tues Oct 2nd free 2-4pm walk about Colworth Road with  architectural historian Neil Houghton. Meet at St Andrews Church, Colworth Rd Leytonstone. E11. (Highly recommended by Up Your Street).

Oct 4th  free  7pm.John Arthur (The Walthamstow Bard) sings and plays accoustic guitar at Camden Head, 100 High St , Camden.

free Formans Gallery exhibition preview by invitation. Ask William at the Smokehouse Gallery, Hackney Wick.

free 6-8pm.The Nunnery at Bowarts by Bow Church .  Dennis McNulty talks about his work “Precast.” There’s a great café  too, The Carmelite Café with not expensive wine and cream cakes plus a great person behind the counter.

                         free 7pm     Hornsey Library  Crouch End N8 screening of  Shabazz’s film “The Story Of Lovers’ Rock”.

Up Your Street Summer Issue 2

Thurs July 19th free  2-5pm Stuart Low Trust’s  Robin and Jane  welcome all  to Strawberry Tea at Culpeper Gardens, 1 Cloudesly Rd Islington. No need to book.

£3  Haringey Independent Cinema film at West Green Centre, Phillip Lane N15 “Black Power Salute” in English re 1968 Olympics in Mexico. 60 minute film with refreshments and food. Bring a dish to share if you like.

Fri  July 20th free  2-5pm St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street. Tour of the venue and information with refreshments. The garden and chapel are  beautiful!

                           free 6.30pm Stuart Low Trust presents Walthamstow’s accoustic guitar singer/song-writer John Arthur at St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper St (Angel end). Always generous refreshments and a warm welcome. No need to book.

Sat   July 21st free Olympic Torch comes to Waltham Forest, Hackney and Newham

Tues July 24th free 6-9pm Launch of exhibition private view Tokarska Gallery 168 Forest Rd E17

Streetlife Radio

On the FM dial 87.7 and on internet.

Today Up Your Street was a guest on Mary Katherine Presents  morning show at Streetlife Radio from 10-noon. The station situated in Waltham Forest College, Forest Rd E17  is Waltham Forest’s sole community radio and is staffed by seniors and youth so is intentionally diverse generationally. The senior presenters and djs are Silver Sounders. So Mary Katherine’s shows suit Up Your Street nicely. Seniors do text in and email Mary for their favourite golden oldies and silver sounds and Mary brings on community talent and local people who keep the grass roots community going like the people at The Pump House Museum in South Access Road e17.

I was greeted very well both at The College reception and by the managers and producers on duty voluntarily at Streetlife Radio. Today it was young Zara, Chima and Jason.I was offered tea and made to feel like a welcomed person. Last year some seniors from Up  our Street went into the studio to be interviewed about their war-time experiences in east London. Prior to that singer and songwriter Neech was a guest and John Arthur too.

Community groups only have to contact the station to get an airing. The radio is there for all of us and it is an exciting chapter now as Streetlife Radio has a licence to broadcast live for a few weeks.

Today I talked about the Wellness Games and Older People’s Day, both scheduled for October, and also about the Gala Opening  of The Mill hub in Coppermill Lane e17. this day 8th September. The art exhibition there is ace. Look out for “Sea Creature” and “Blackhorse Road Station”.The venue is smart too.

Freedom Passes and Go!

Up Your Street5     issue 24

Thurs June 23rd free in the entertainment programme 7-11pm Ye Olde Rose And Crown Hoe Stret, E17 by The Bell end of Hoe Street. John Arthur sings and plays. (part of Walthamstow Memories event).

Fri June 24th free 1-3pm Spitalfields tea dance, Briushfield St E1.

 free Greenwich Festival until July 2nd. Performance arts and many free world class events.(Check web site.)

 Sat June 25 free 11-4pm Brooks Farm, Skelton’s Lane. E 10. Family Fun Day.

 Sun June 26th free 11-1pm The Pump House Museum open at Low Hall Lane E17

Mon June 27th  free   noon. Hour Healthwalk from CLR James Library to Springfield Park.

                  free   7pm  Jewish memorial service at St Joseph’s Hospice,

                                                            Mare St       Hackney

 Tues June 28th free 6.30-8pm Bryant Community Centre, Bryant Rd behind Old Stratford Town Hall. Action Community Team meeting to firm up the Stratford Festival and the group’s contribution to ‘Mapping Your Manor’. All welcome. 

                               free  3-5pm Fellows Court Weymouth Terrace. Party for Hackney

                                         seniors aged 50-65 (ID ready!) Phone 0207241 5908 for a place

 Wed June 29 free 1.10-2pm.Music recital at St John’s Church Stratford.E15

 Thurs June 30th £2 7pm Cinema at Haringey Independent Cinema “Inside Job” West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham

 By July 4th free Book by 4th July Canal Trips with the Floating Cinema. Apply online Good luck!

Mon July 4th free 6pm Open air opera “Madam Butterfly” at Canada Square in Canary Wharf, and at Walthamstow High Street on the Big Screen.

Fri July 1st free 7.30-10pm Floating Cinema. No need to book. a film about barges. Lea Rowing Club,The Boat House, Spring Hill, Clapton E5

Wed July 6th free “Songololo textiles and recycling group goes to Brighton.

Sat July 9th free ‘Wapping Shindig’. Events in Wapping. Details soon

free 11-4pm St John at Hackney Church Summer Fete. Circus theme.

Thurs July 13th free 7pm Leyton Community Action (LCA) meeting at Leyton Manor Park Pavilion all welcome

TCM on Sky offering Westerns at 3pm every day.”Westerns Week”.

 Sky Arts 2 Opera and Wagner galore Up Your Street5 an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.

Up Your Street5 Issue 17

Tues 26 April      free   1-3pm (provide your own file, paper and pens) “Volunteering”

                             An introduction to a course for those already committed to volunteering. In conjunction
                             with CLASS of Waltham Forest and Circle 33 Housing at  Priory Court Community Centre,
                             South Countess Rd, E17 (W11 bus)
                             Poss. restricted to Waltham Forest residents. Course is 2 days a week,
                             Tuesdays and Thursdays all day until July 6th.
Wed  27 April     free   10.30-11.30 am Hackney Central Library Coffee and cake reading group. Trotsky.
                         free   11-1pm Methodist  Church Richmond Rd, Hackney.
                                   Towards a market co-operative  via  the “Still Alive and Kicking Project” with Songololo-Feet.
                                Introduction to plastic crochet
                             free   10-8pm. Exhibition by Gina Southgate, Hackney artist joined by other artists in different media
                               at Stoke Newington Library, Church St, Hackney.N16
                             with The Paint Quartet, a programme of performance and art.
                              The Paint Quartet play  30th April and May  1st. 2-4pm.
                             free  6.30-8.30pm Walthamstow Library. Workshop on social media and your business
                                                                                                              i. e. Facebook, apps etc.
                             Up Your Street5 is on Twitter for quick updates and information.
Thurs 28th April    free  7pm  John Arthur’s  gig at Tottenham Chances, by Seven Sisters Underground Station
                            free  6pm  Rich Mix free film called “Celebration”. (see issue 16)
Sat   April 30th      free  8am  Walk in Coldfall Wood,Haringey, North London (car parking on street)
                                                                      Seeking birds’ habitats. Book with Friends of Coldfall Wood.
                                       May is Pirate  month in Wapping!!
                                       May 1st                     Dawn Chorus Day.
Thurs  5th May    free  £1      11.30-1.15pm Agewell Singers at Stratford Circus resumes. New blood wanted!


                          free 5-7pm  Flyover Arts. Bromley by Bow Centre, St Leonard’s Road, E.3.

                                   Crafts and arts workshop, sale  and open evening. Music at 7.30 but you need to buy a ticket.
                          free  6.30pm  Women’s Library 60 min. Spitalfields walk around the history of Jack The Ripper.
Fri 6th May              Smith’s of Ongar new Fish restaurant opening in Wapping
                                              (not 100% confirmed but  checking with the proprietor daily)
                         free   10-noon   Stamford Hill Library Chair-based exercises.

                         free     11-6pm  “Urban Planning In Berlin, London and Paris” a visionary project at Unit B Dalston Lane South
                                                                     Labyrinth Tower E8. City Visions Exhibition. Until 14th May 
Mon 9th May      free    7-9pm Raines Hall, Wapping.  (Dalston Junction to Wapping 15mins by train!)
                                                                           Madge Darby signs
                                                                             and launches her new book “Piety And Piracy”. All welcome.
Tues   10 May    free    all day  with Stuart Low Trust. Visit to V&A Museum with lunch provided. Join and book.
Fri      13 May    free    6pm Waltham Forest Assembly Hall. We celebrate Vaisakhu.
                                                                               Tickets (max 4) in advance from WF Direct Shops.
Sun     15 May    free    2pm Coronation Avenue, Stoke Newington Road. Plaque and
                                memorial event with George Alagiah presenting.

Issue 14 Up Your Street5

   Fri   April  8th      free    7pm Openstage 2012 volunteers from Up Your Street5  attend
                                                “Funk It Up About Nothin'”
                                   at Theatre Royal Stratford east.
Sat April 9th       free   12-6pm  Indoor community market.   Navarino Mansions Hall. Dalston Lane E8
                          free   8.30pm    John Arthur (Walthamstow singer and author) sings and plays at
                                   the Zenith   125 Packington Street  Islington N1 7EA       nearest tube  is Angel.


Sun  April 10th        free      11-12.30pm Guided walk of Abney Park Cemetery and nature reserve. Meet 11 am main gate

                                            Casenove Rd , Stoke Newington
                                           90 minutes cafe. (Thanks to Susan in Upper Clapton for that entry)
                              free        noon    Hackney Downs Park allotment meadow planting.
Mon  April 11th     
                              free       2.45pm        Walk to Olympic and Paralympic Games site with BCTV volunteers who are
                                            starting in Tottenham. One way. Meet outside Princess of Wales pub, Lea Bridge Rd E10
                                            Ending up at Pudding Lane Station near Stratford Station.
Wed April13th     free       NB Songololo-Feet is on Easter break.
Thurs  April 14th     Agewell Singers performing at Newham Hospital.
                                Openstage 2012 volunteers at TRSE launch their website. All volunteers from Up Your Street5 will be going along
                               to the theatre in Stratford’s Cultural Quarter.
Advance notices 

Sun    April 17th     free            5pm Downhills Park Cafe Haringey . AGM Downshill Park friends. All welcome.


                                                 Smith’s fish restaurant opening this month in Wapping, 22 Wapping High Street.E1

                                                 (Up Your Street5  negotiating a seniors’ deal!)

                                                 Eel pie anyone? (Hurry up builders!)
Gillian Lawrence                  
Up Your Street5   an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.