Issue 2 for 2013. Up Your Street

                                                         Up Your Street.  Issue 2

Mon 21st Jan. free 6.30pm – 8.00pm Public information sharing about plans for The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Legacy. With refreshments.

Chandos East Community Centre               CANCELLED due to snow (posted 3.30pm 210113)

90 Chandos Road, E15 1TT

(Newham North and Waltham Forest)

free 8pm in The Mahogany Bar, Wilton’s Music Hall every day this week Global Beats. Music from Serbia, Nigeria and all over.

Tues 22nd Jan      free  2pm Bruce Castle Museum. Reminiscence Café. And Mrs Spinks exhibition. Take a snack.

£1   7.30 for 8pm start for The Clapton Hart Pub Quiz. At Lea Bridge Roundabout E5

Wed 23rd Jan. not free  2.30pm Managing your computer (for over 50s)

at  HOLDEN POINT SHELTERED HOUSING SCHEME, WADDINGTON  ROAD, STRATFORD E15 1QW
PRICE:£10 for the whole course!
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                         free  noon-2pm Cook and Taste

Venue: Gaby’s Kitchen, Well Street Surgery

28 Shore Road, London E9 7TA

Starting on Wednesday, 16th January 2013, 12-2pm

for 5 weeks

Cooking course but book in advance email siobhan@manorgardenscentre.org Don’t be surprised that all places are gone.

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                                 £2.50  6pm. Stratford Picture House ‘London on Film’ screening “Piccadilly”

Thurs 24th Jan   free 11 am. “A Southern Winter’s View” Walking with David Boote for approx 90 minutes in a relaxed way. Meet at Waterworks Centre entrance, Lammas Road off Lea Bridge Road opposite Greyhound Pub. The Water Works is fabulous and has a great café. The walk is baby buggy suitable and recommended by Stroll London. (Repeats Sunday at 2.30pm). Ample car-parkingand buses 56,55 and 48 take you almost to the door.

Fri  25th Jan      free 10.30. A  walk. Meeting leader Janice Fraser at Tottenham Hale station at 10.30am and taking a train to Cheshunt, where the walk will begin.  The plan is to walk to the white river rafting Centre – stop of for a coffee etc. – and then walk back to Cheshunt to get the train back to Tottenham Hale. This is a regular walking group attached to Friends of Tottenham Marshes.

                             free 2-3pm Royal College of Music concert at the Claremont Project, White Lion St., Angel Islington .

                              free   7.30pm Bakers Arms Book Group at The Hornbeam (Café E17 by Bakers Road, Bakers Arms E10.)

IMAG0470Goan Elephants at The Hornbeam. “A lovely backdrop.”

Sun 27th Jan       free     Holocaust Memorial Day. Events at Rich Mix (see issue 1)          

                               share food/ bring food 11 am. Community Breakfast at  The Mill E

Thur 31st Jan    £2/3  7.15 pm sharp. Haringey Independent Cinema on 230 bus route in West Green Learning Centre Phillip lane N15 screening “Sobibor October 1943 4pm” in deference to Holocaust Memorial Day 2013. All welcome.

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Free courses and workshops, up and down.

All happening!  The last of the cake-decorating classes in Holden Point passed yesterday with a fanfare of photography and certificates for those who were there at the right time.

Singing sessions with Stratford East Singers phased into its new time yesterday : Intense Wednesday from 7-9.30pm. Bit of Africa medley,  a la Lady Smith Black Mambazo*,  going on with some R&B stepped up and in. Nothing to complain about there as we have a teacher who is passionate about his work , is the TRSE Creative Music Director,  and  makes sure we are all engaged and on the note.  Observers came from another big event in its planning stage and clapped for us vigorously. All coincidental isn’t it that projects are busy involving the community ready in time for the Games?  That’s what I like about the Olympics and Paralympics on their way, that there are opportunities galore for seniors and others but I am, through Up Your Street, on the look out for free events and activities for those above 55.

Ballroom dance lessons close for the term soon at Round Chapel, Lower Clapton, Hackney and will go out with a sequinned flurry and a party. The Claremont Project in Islington will teach seniors ballroom dancing for £2 a go. Membership is free, smiles still being priced up.

“Still Alive And Kicking” with Songololo moved back to The Sharp End in Dalston after moving to Manor House and losing participants on the way. Live and learn!

GLL’s seniors’ sessions on Mondays at Kelmscott E17 satisfied the crowd and will get stronger as the weeks go by. 50p and lots to do.

Stratford Picture House continues to draw in seniors. Added to their viewing pleasure is a free archive exhibition all about Murray Melvin, the actor and archivist at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Murray will be in Leytonstone in March with the “News from Nowhere Club”. There’s also a season of London on Film happening at Stratford PH. That’s watching clips, eating popcorn and joining in discussions. The last one when “Bullet Boy” was screened was hot and contentious. Good to talk. I would have liked to see Openstage 2012 volunteers at Theatre Royal Stratford East (TRSE) go into discussion groups to review the free shows they get to watch. Good to air opinions and be visible contributors.

“A Taste Of Hackney” , a Ridley Road intergenerational project, had teething problems and still needs Bonjela. It is being evaluated continuously but who knows if that is a a police thing where the only people who evaluate the actions of the police are in fact the biased police. Come now! At The Lawns in Daltson there is an Hackney Healthy Eating Project where yam is king.

So so much to dip into, enjoy and learn from. I waited years to join a free and comfortable singing group. Bingo.

*By the way, SkyArts  1 is showing Lady Smith Black Mambazo, Shabalala’s Zulu choir, in their 2011 concert at Hay.  Timely! Ugh, no eye-candy.