Up Your Street. Issue 11

Tues 26th Mar   free 8pm Hackney Harmony singing show at Hackney City Farm. Donations to MERU charity. Bring food and refreshments to share.

                                free 6pm screening of “The Goddess”  then 8.30pm “Company Limited” at Wilton’s Music Hall, Celebrating the 42nd year of Bangladesh Independence.

Wed 27th Mar    free 6pm “The Goddess” and then at 8.30pm.”Two Daughters”  Wilton’s Music Hall by Cable Street E1.

Fri 29th Mar      free 3.15 for 4 pm. Bach’s “The People’s Passion” Union Chapel, Highbury.

Sat 30th Mar      free 10-5pm Geffrye Museum walled garden opens again. Beautiful.

                                 free 8pm Bonfire and fireworks Easter-eve vigil. St John At Hackney, Mare Street Hackney.

Sun 31st Mar       free 12noon -12 midnight. Open The Gate at The African Market i e stalls, family events and interests etc. until 7pm and then £7 in advance a  live gig, including Reggae, for Gambia. Happening at  The Rich Mix, Bethnal Green.


APRIL Looking forward to Holding Time dance and the Huguenot Festival. Geffrye Museum Kingsland Rd Almshouse tours coming up free and £2.50. and Reminiscence Screenings at Hackney PictureHouse and the Ritzy for £2.50 and £1. See issue 12 of Up Your Street soon.



Recommend Old Ford Lock, River Lea  as  a lovely place.

Recommend Sky Arts 1 “Rewind Festival”. 90 minutes of first class performances dating from the 1980s including Nik Kershaw, Toyah and Billy Ocean; white dreads an’all. VintageTV was filming there too so besides the inevitable and anticipated re-runs on Sky Arts1, we’ll get other versions on the increasingly popular Vintage TV channel. Ooh! Love a bit of class.

Red Red Wine. Talking about Reggae…. there’s a local* band called The Skints. Search engine them because they are worth a listen. I hear them rehearsing in a shed nearby on the rare times they’re home from touring in Europe.

“Catch-A-Vibe” promotes offers for good things. Currently they have an African meal deal offer for Open The Gate in Stoke Newington. Search your favourite engine.

*When I say ‘local’ I mean within the 6 London boroughs. I shall have to find out why no-one seems to recognise that Dagenham and Barking is the 6th London 2012 borough.  Would need to find someone who cares.