mud larking

Down at the North end of Millenium Bridge, a guided foreshore walk with Thames Explorer, charity. Wasn’t free even though my ticket said so and all the web site journey said it was. Slightly embarassed. The patch of shore is small and uninviting. But there’s nothing like hearing the tidal waves lap up on the stony foreshore and see the River Thames from a different angle. Our guide found a horse’s jaw and someone else found a fossilized sea urchin.  Children enjoyed themselves over the 90 minutes or so. Me? I’d rather watch paint dry. How come European laws for H&S haven’t  swooped on this part of  river education? There’s a nasty steep un-railed staircase from the cement top down to the shore sand and rock. A few people went down on their bottoms to be extra safe.  I met a woman who’d slipped on the last step and fallen onto the big rocks. Always aware of disabled and older people’s access, me.

Johny Vaughn just had to act all excited on the mud larking series he did. Weren’t all that.

Dahn the Lane yesterday with Clive Bettington of Jewish East End Celebration Society. Spitalfields again. That was good and arranged through Hackney Museum.

Saw the Whitechapel Gallery Restaurant. Hmm! Tiny. Had a tour of the East London Mosque. Hmm! promoting Islam. Ate in Iskele’s, White Cross Street, E1. Hmm nowt special but I had a Groupon  Voucher so didn’t pay massive.

Summer came in!

issue 10

Issue 10                                                                          Up Your Street5

 (Greenwich, Hackney, Waltham Forest  with Haringey!, Newham and Tower Hamlets.)

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Hackney Circuit  has arrived!

 The newspaper made by “ Mapping The Change” participants  at Hackney Museum has arrived in the Museum (closed Mondays),  hot off the press. This is a journal of all things pertaining to London 2012 and its impact on people in and around Hackney. It’s the culmination of a free  journalism course headed by Joy Francis, entrepreneur and director of “Words Of Colour”.

N B Stoke Newington  (LB Hackney) Tea Dances cost £4 now! There’s one on  Wed March 23rd at the Town Hall Stoke Newington. 1. to 4pm

Sat Mar 19     free    12-6pm    Open The Gate-London, Stoke Newington Rd.

                                                                             Many activities and fun

                                      9.30pm Volunteers  needed at St John at Hackney,

                                     Mare Street  to lift heavy  furniture from back

                                      to front of lovely building.

                                     Leather  goods at Beautiful Interiors in

                                                                           Walthamstow Village, E.17.

                       free     2-5pm  Open Stage 2012 TRSE What’s volunteering

                                    at Stratford east all about?  Phone Shawab on 82791106

Sun March 20  free    11-noon Walk in Finsbury Park, Haringey.

                                                                        Meet at the park gate opp.Manor House Station .

                         free      Greenwich. demonstrations from moored HMS Bulwark

                                   personnel and a chance to spectate.  From 16th March

                                     for 5 days.( Credit IanVisits for that info.)


Mon Mar 21  free 12.30-2.30pm School Room, Round Chapel,

                                 Lower Clapton, Hackney. Ballroom fun with

                                  Malcolm resumes. Cuppa by Marcella.

                        free  6.30-8pm  Homerton Library, Brooksby’s Walk, Hackney.

                               Reading group discussing informally Steinbeck’s

                              “East Of Eden” .

Tues Mar 22   £5 towards charity “Water Aid “. 8pm  St John at Hackney,

                           Mare Street

                             Singing groups come together  for a concert.

                        free   1.30-3.30pm St Joseph’s  Hospice.  Creative writing.

                                 5.10pm TCM Channel on Sky. James Dean’s in his  first major role in

                                  Steinbeck’s “East Of Eden “(dir: Elia Kazan)

Wed Mar 23  free  10.30-11.30am.   Hackney Central Library .Coffee and  cake

                         reading group  with Lydia .

                         Discussing informally     G. Joyce’s “The Limits of Enchantment”

Thurs  Mar 24   £3 if a guest.  6.30-8.30pm Bingo at Priory Court Community

                                Centre in Walthamstow, South Countess Rd  (W11 bus).

                               Phone  Eamonn 02074473061 (mention Up Your Street5).

                                                             Take your own snacks.

                         free until 27th   Jubilee Walk, Canary Wharf. Café and bar festival.

Fri   Mar   25   free    6.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Islington by Angel

                        with the Stuart Low Trust. And  refreshments too.

                          Merengue and Samba fun and learning.          

Sun   Mar 27th free    2.30pm Millenium Bridge . Thames Explorer

                          river shore family walk. contact to book,

                         £3       2-5pm  Finsbury Town hall, Islington. Tea dance


April 4                free High Street Seniors. Walking together at the end of the day.(info soon)

Car Boot sales  free for buyers to enter. starting  April 10th at Leyton Football ground. 07508692419.

“Mud Men”       History Channel  on Sky tv. Mud-larking in  Greenwich

“White Swan and Cuckoo” pub just by Wapping Station begins  its 7 day menu.