Bringing home International Women’s Day 2012

To the 72 year old Chinese Mauritian Londoner who over the year left the confines of her kitchen and  crochet,  stuffed her Freedom Pass into her noodle- box and went afar over the bridge to Stratford to sing ,  marched the Black Path for crocus bulbs out of Organiclea’s muddy bags, and stitched curtains for The Mill, went on across the Lea  into Darnley Road to mould and finger clay, on to Queensbridge Road to thread beads, into Ridley Road Market to use a mic, upstairs into Intergenerational BSix’s unknown, and tasted Hackney big time, for the first time: To she who witnessed cusses on stage and learnt the joy of Hip Hop and S.E. Singers’ soul, who banged wool into felt in E17 and copied William M’s designs, to she who traipsed castles in Kent and twisted into shape a tea pot of plastic crochet whilst observing earth works from a tower on The Greenway, to that woman I offer my salute.

NB And she couldn’t have done it without Up Your Street.

Our Day Out. 20th Sept 2011

Yep, the last free outing from Circle Anglia’s Lotto funding for 55+ Active Club based at Priory Community Centre E17.  This group of ladies enjoyed Leeds Castle , Kent.

“Kind Hearts and Coronets “was filmed here in 1949. I hate that film. I can’t stand Joan Greenwood and all the other poor acting. Can’t stand Guinness either. I watched it because I needed to be informed and to find out why it is celebrated through reminiscence film screenings. As for Dennis! At the end they sing the nursery rhyme about niggers. I had to fight my mum for using that word.