Up Your Street Issue 23

                          Gypsy and Roma Month in Hackney . Up Your Street presents Issue 23.

Mon 3rd June  free noon -2pm Lea Bridge Seniors with Up Your Street at Lea Bridge Library E10. Guest speaker Jan talks about Spitalfields and its recent tourism. We have a  raffle, free refreshments and provide jolly good company

.012Jan from Brick Lane cooking for the congregation.

Wed 5th June    free 7.30pm. Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. Presenting Ukrainian Literature.(Thanks to Derek Prince for the info.) No need to book.

                                free 10-4pm The Mill E17. Sprout There! Sale of herbs, cosmetics and more.

Thurs 6th June free 6-9pm. Boxpark in Shoreditch. A Photographic exhibition aimed at bringing social positive change through images. No need to book .

                               free 4.30pm Hackney Central Library launches  GYPSY ROMA MONTH: Explore the history, culture and languages of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in Hackney this month. The London Gypsy Orchestra plays. Always an excellent evening showcasing Irish dancing and etc. Free refreshments.

Fri 7th June       £3 10.30-12.30pm Lea Bridge Library Community Room. Elders’ Story telling workshop and quilting with Sara. No experience necessary.

                              free 2-3pm New Hall at Claremont Project in White Lion St, Islington.. For members. Just join on the spot! See and enjoy Oh La La! a French jazz band . Cuppa and cake for 20p. Marvellous.

                              free 6.30-9pm St Mary’s Community Centre in Upper Street with the  Stuart Low Trust hosting an evening of  Quilts and poetry.IMAG002416A RAGWORKS Quilt

Sat 8th June     free noon -2.30pm History n Herbs. Walking the Marshes with HedgeHerbs

                                 free  7.30pm. The Epicentre E11.  Bring a dish or snacks to share.  “News from Nowhere” presents a life of “Hancock”.

                                 free  7.30pm John Arthur, the Walthamstow Bard, is playing in the closing evening party  event   at the Holloway Arts Festival   at the  Whittington Park. Community Centre  ,Yerbury Road, N19 4RS    near Upper Holloway  station.

Sun 9th June     free 2-5pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden by Dalston Junction. Veggie taster session and sale of food grown in the Garden.

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Free exhibition at Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk Homerton. Exhibition of posters from the archive. You must email www.chatspalace.co.uk to find out when the Palace will be open for you.

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Coming soon

Sat 15th June  11-2pm. From The Children’s Centre, Cathall Road E11………

CLOTHESCYCLE We are having a nearly-new and second-hand clothes sale at Langthorne Park, Leytonstone E11″.

Please bring any clean women’s or children’s clothes you wish to donate before 14th June

Sat 15th June 8-6pm.  RANG is on its way. Art in Wood Street, E17.  The road will be closed for the major Walthamstow event.

Coming in a fortnight or so. free at The Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd, Hackney. Come and share your poems and short stories. If you are an aspiring writer, well-spoken poet or like to write for fun; join us at the Centre from the 19th June 2013. Open Poetry…takes place every fortnight on Wednesdays. Refreshments too.

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Issue 44 Up Your Street

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Tues 8th Nov   free  11 am walk with David Boote
‘across Leytonstone heath’, at 11am.

repeated 2.30pm on Sunday 13th November, starting at
the Whipps Cross roundabout bus
terminus, and ending at Davies Lane.  This
is to be the first in a series of
local walks over the winter, revisiting
our open spaces, pointing out a bit
of history occasionally, in a relaxed
atmosphere

Wed Nov 9th    £3      3pm Tour of Sutton House, Homerton Rd, Hackney. The £3 is house entry and the tour is free and excellent. Cafe with hot chocolate and marshmallows too!

£2     10.30-12.30pm    Coffee Morning in aid of The Stuart Low Trust at 63 Theberton Street, Islington N1 0QY.

Thurs Nov 10th free      and 17 November,    10am-3pm Magical Meadows at Markfield Park.Completing the pond restoration and cutting meadows in the woodland and beds of the community nature garden, alongside preparing soil for community bulb planting and possible planting to create a new healing garden. No experience necessary. Tea, gloves tools provided. Meet: Outside Markfield Park cafe, N15

Fri Nov 11th     £2.50  1.30-4.30pm Tea dance at Stratford Old Town Hall. Old favourites for old soldiers.

free 2.15- 4.14pm     Gardening at The View Tube on The Greenway. And take home produce!

£9 (need to book) 7.30-10.00pm Grand Union Orchestra 11/11/11 Armistice concert and choirs @ Hackney Empire.

Sat Nov 12th  free but book with Eventbrite or call Whitechapel Idea Store. 2pm Guided walk with David Rosenberg re Cable Street history. Meet 2pm Idea Store, Whitechapel E1.

free 7.30pm Bring food to share “The Modern Olympics; A Troubled History”. Talk by D. Porter. The Epicentre,Cathall Rd E11 (257, W14 buses).

£5  7.30pm “Six Centuries of Song”, Classical concert at St George In the East, The Highway E1

Tues Nov 15th free 9,30am “A Taste Of Hackney” senior participants meet Colvestone School, Dalston see www.upyourstreet.wordpress.com

free 8pm film ( to be announced)at Open The Gate, N16. Free film every Tuesday.

free 8pm Reading Group at The Mill E17. Potok’s “Chosen”

Wed Nov 16th £1.50 7.45pm Leyton and Leytonstone History Society. Talk entitled “Dubbin. Boots and Shin-pads” by D. Chapman and C. Kerringan about Leyton Orient at the Leyton Orient Supporters’ Club (fabulous bar), Oliver Road. E10

Thurs Nov 17th £4 Siver Screen at Hackney PH. Any screening before 5pm

free 6-7.30pm. “The African Diaspora approach to Family History.” Insights with Patrick Vernon of Hackney Routes project . Hackney Museum.

Sun Nov 20th free Stratford Lantern Parade (details soon)

free 12-3pm Community Planting day in Lloyds Park E17. Nothing heavy, whips.

£1      12-5pm Vintage Fair at Orford Rd Social Club, E17 £3 2-5pm Tea Dance at Finsbury Town Hall near Angel, Islington. £1 for tea and cake.

———————————————————————————————————— Mon Nov 21st free 11-1pm Games for seniors. Weekly sessions at Kelmscott Leisure Centre E17 ————————————————————————————————————

In it to win it.

Went along to the  ‘News From Nowhere “Club’s talk and social last night at The Epicentre in Cathall Rd E11. That venue is lovely so that was a big pull for me. “X-Factor” v News from Nowhere. A local curate talked of her/the Bishop’s latest ambition to get the local churches (of England) engaging with the local community during the London 2012 events. What? 8 months to go and  still Harvest Festival, Crimbo and Easter to do. Evidently the lead up started in 2010. No, those free recitals were on at St John’s E11 to raise money through retiring collections for the Church’s new roof. Never were the Olympics and Paralympics mentioned. Same as the stance taken by the Waltham Forest lot. Meanwhile Newham is way ahead engaging with all of its community.

The free luchtime recitals at St John’s E11  and E15 which I promote and attend are ace by the way.

And sources close to the curate (sounds like Balzac’s ” Le Cure de Tours”) told her that transport will be a nightmare during London  2012 leaving ye olde hamlet of Leytonstone joined to Barking to look after its own. No ta. Next month’s meeting is going to be another airing about Olympics per se.

I won the raffle after the talk. That was enough for me and then I washed up like a good new girl in the Club.

Was so so ill on the 257 bus . Didn’t know what to do with myself. In a pan-faced ultra sweat I got down at The Hitchcock Hotel  (easier than getting off at secured Whipps X Hospital), went through into the warmth of the place and straight down to the clean toilets where I thought I’d die. Home to my own bathroom and Eddie Murphy on telly. Yeah..real world.                                                                               The Hitchcock Hotel E11

Now in the morning it’s bucketing down and I’m off to the Battle of Cable Street Mural tour arranged by The Whitechapel Gallery.