Issue 1 Up Your Street 2013


                                            Up Your Street. Issue 1. 2013

Tues  15th Jan   £3 1.30-4.30pm Tea dance for seniors at Stratford Old Town Hall E15 includes raffle, tea and cake.

Wed 16th Jan £50 for 10 weeks .2-4pm Age Well Actors (50+) at Stratford Circus. Book in advance.

£2.50 (free to Birkbeck students)  6pm, Stratford east PictureHouse screening of ” It Always Rains On Sunday”

Thurs 17th Jan   £10 7pm Amateur boxing open show. Haringey Irish Cultural and Community Centre, Pretoria Rd Tottenham

Fri 18th Jan       free 12.30pm  Led walk with Tina Bates to find the hidden Walbrook River with Footprints of London. Book ahead.

Sat 19th Jan        free  10-4pm post war, post Olympic Legacy workshop with Birkbeck University at Three Mills Bow (invite only. Up Your Street subscribers currently enrolled on the Arts and Humanities course join the conference and workshop.)

Sun 20th  Jan     free 10-11 (every Sunday until end Feb)  Tai Chi for seniors at Lloyds Park Bowling Green pavilion

free 3.45pm at the Café, Downhills Park off Phillip Lane N15. Friends of… meeting. All welcome.

Mon 21st   Jan    free 12.30-2pm (weekly) beginner and intermediate. Ballroom dancing for over 60s with Malcolm at Kidzmania, 28 Powerscroft Rd Clapton (excellent).

Tues 22nd  Jan   free  6.30-9pm St Mary’s Secret Garden Annual General Meeting. Soup and entertainment . Pearson Street. Hackney. All welcome and  book at Telephone: 02077392965.

Wed 23rd  Jan  £2.50 6pm (free to Birkbeck students) Stratford east PictureHouse screening “Piccadilly”.

Thurs 24th  Jan free 10.30-11.30am. Hackney Coffee Club Reading Group at Hackney Central Library hosted generously by Lydia Julien. Book title to be announced yet.

£3 approx. per session. 6-7.30pm Building Women’s Self-Esteem at The Centre for Better Health (week 2 of 6)

Fri 25th Jan free (until Sunday) Holocaust Memorial Day hosted by Tower Hamlets. At the Rich Mix an art exhibition, an installation and then a film at noon on Sunday

Sat 26th Jan £14  6.30-10.30pm. Seasonal supper at the Hornbeam Café E17.  Book in advance for a 3 course meal. Check out RAGWORKS art exhibition.

free 10.30 am Hornbeam Cafe E10 by Bakers Arms.  LETS trading without money in Waltham Forest. Find out and enrol.

Sun 27th Jan  free noon Rich Mix, Bethnal Green. Film to do with a Jewish Extravaganza marking the Holocaust Memorial weekend with Tower Hamlets. “From Cable Street to Brick Lane”.

                 free 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m Saint Augustine’s Tower Open Day. Mare Street by Narrow Way.Hackney


Asda’s selling off very expensive jars of mincemeat for 49pence only! All in date to 2014.


Issue 20. Up Your Street. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

                                         Issue 20.  Up Your Street

Mon 3rd Dec   free 7-9pm Leyton Community Association meeting (LCA) Saint Mary’s Church Hall, Lindley Road, Leyton E10 6QT (near the junction with High Road Leyton)

 Tues 4th Dec            free  to invitees (phone Hackney Museum for a place) 10-4.30pm  A day conference with Mapping The Change to shape in our community the Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hackney PictureHouse and Museum.

Wed 5th Dec    free  6.30pm The Mill E17, Drop in to knit. Any level welcome.

                              free  5-7.30pm Choice in Hackney event…

Alex Rook, well known human rights lawyer, and Ellen Clifford of Disabled People Against Cuts will discuss accessing Community Care Support and disability benefits during times of austerity.  Refreshments   City and Hackney Carers Centre Conference Room. 5 TYSSEN STREET, Hackney, E8  Disabled access. Email:

Sat 8th Dec       free  11am Craft Fayre at Sutton House Homerton Rd Hackney.

                                 £5 donation 7pm Chats Palace Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton Rd Hackney. Unfinished Histories Christmas Quiz Night

“Unfinished Histories is a project recording British Alternative Theatre, 1968 -88, through interviews and the collecting of archive material. Companies involved were among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain. Work ranged from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre.”

Sun 9th Dec     free   11 am Craft Fayre at Sutton House Homerton Rd Hackney

Mon 10th Dec  free   12.30-2pm .Christmas social for seniors with Malcolm’s Dance Classes at 28 Powell Rd E5

Tues 11th Dec   free 2-4pm Christmas Party  at St Andrew’s Church, Colworth Rd E11

Wed 12th Dec   free but book in advance.2-5pm Brady Arts Centre E1 Christmas tea dance for seniors.

Thur 13th Dec £2  7.15pm  West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham.  Coen Brothers  film “Burn After Reading” hosted by Haringey Independent Cinema. Another shorter film too. In the break to celebrate the season there will be mulled wine and samosas. Event all done by 9.50pm.

£2.50 1pm Hackney PictureHouse Reminiscence Screenings Charlie Chaplin in “The Gold Rush” Best seats in London! The Tower Hamlets U3A keeps the price down for us from the usual £4 a time. Cheers U3A!


Vintage TV has started its “Simply Having A Wonderful Vintage Time” Christmas programmes. Interesting archive films and excellent editing.


Until  31 Dec. free  Photographic exhibition ” Art In The Community,”  The Salvation Army , 122-124 Lower Clapton Road E5

                         free.                   Hackney Museum (not Mondays) “Independence”. Excellent exhibition showcasing Jamaica and its tie-in to Hackney.


Next Up Your Street listing will be for the festive season and the last of the year so if you have any events to share please email them to me at

Up Your Street events listing issue 6

Sat        Feb 11th  £1  11.30-2.10pm Time2Craft card-making for Valentine’s day
                                                                      at Rokeby Community Link Hub E15.
                               free 7.30pm for 8. A talk and expose all about slave songs Epicentre
                                   E11 Buffet too. Bring a dish to share
Mon      Feb 13th   free 12.30-2.15pm Ballroom dancing lessons with Malcolm at St James’ Church Hall at Lea Bridge Roundabout E5. (entry via Powell Rd)
Tues      Feb 14th   £2  1.30-4.30pm Valentine’s tea dance. Old Stratford Town Hall
Wed      Feb 15th   £2.50 4pm “Vertigo” Hitchcock film at Stratford Picture House
Future      Stuart Low Trust trip to The Canal Museum . Book on March 6th.
               Coming up. Free narrowboat trip along River Lea on May 1st.
Gillian Lawrence                
Up Your Street an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 6 London 2012 boroughs.