Issue 35. Up Your Street

Hornbeam  Café shut for the week. Re-opens 31st Aug2013-08-05 11.00.50Advertising the Paint Shop at The Hornbeam. Ragworks_Logo (1)View at The Hornbeam an homage to a Victorian Sampler in E17. There are wood-turned items for sale too. Very reasonably priced. And home-made bread!

Wed 28th Aug free. Screening of “Lincoln” . 7-9pm North Chingford Lib. Book with Waltham Forest Libraries.

Sat 31st Aug                       free Linda Green . The artist is holding an ‘Open Studio’ on Sat.31st August and Sun 1st September from 10am-6pm at

48A PEMBROKE ROAD E17.  Ceramics, photos, paintings

info@lindagreenarts. (Promoted by The Mill E17).

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage…….

Wed 4th Sept                    free LPSH  10-noon . Tree walk.lloyd park 2

Fri 6th Sept           free  1.10-2pm Christ Church, Spitalfields. Vintage America songs with piano, guitar,and classical singers. Gershwin, Foster, Copland.

Christ Church first Friday of the month free concerts!

Sat 7th Sept           free  noon-4pm Cathall Green family arts event.   Theme: Sustainability                      

                                  free  12-3pm Hornbeam event; Buskers’ Brunch.

Thurs 12th Sept   free  7.30-10.30pm screening of ” Django Unchained” (18). Walthamstow Library. Book in advance with Waltham Forest Libraries.

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                                                                      Issue 24 Up Your Street.
Mon 10th June free 1-1.45pm At Lea Bridge Library Community Room at Lea Bridge Seniors which starts at noon with a cuppa, Norman Minter will tell stories about his building works in Palestine with slides. Book with gillianamuir@aol.co.uk or through Eventbrite.
                               free 11-4pm At the Hornbeam Café by Bakers Arms, Leyton.  RAGWORKS displays embellished linen bags. All recycled textiles.
Tues 11th June free  11am, Meet Leyton Midland Railway Station  for Walking Free in Waltham Forest. The finishing point of a walk about well-known people who lived in the area is Leytonstone Station.
Wed 12th June free 2.30pm  “Hello Dolly” Rio Cinema, Dalston. Hackney. Free beverage and cake.
Thurs 13th June  £2.50   1pm.  for Silver Screen members at Hackney Picturehouse”. Reminiscence screening of  “The Best Years Of Our Lives”.
Fri     14th June £3 donation for materials. 10.30-12.30pm. Elders Crafting at Lea Bridge Library Community Room. Stories and quilts. ( 13th June 2013 CANCELLED)
Sat 15th June     free noon-4pm Wood Street Love Festival. Rang Arts work with Mehraj Textiles E17.
Mon 17th June  free noon until 2pm Up Your Street hosts Lea Bridge Seniors at Lea Bridge Library Community Room. “Sierra Leone memories, textiles and artefacts”. Raffle, tea, fun.
Tues 18th June  free 4-7pm Eastside Community Heritage invites us to an evening with dance, workshops and fun . ” The Luo Community in east London” at  Redbridge Library’s York Room . Part of Ramfel’s Refugee Week.
Wed 19th June  free  6-7.30pm. Come and enjoy reading poetry and sharing your writing. Centre for Better Health 1a Darnley Road Hackney. Donations always welcome. There’s free refreshments. A fortnightly event.
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RAGWORKS at The Hornbeam Café in E17

Hornbeam bags 2“Embellished Bags”.

                   At The Hornbeam Café right plonk in the “Appetite” festival time RAGWORKS is on display. Down came the nine elephants of Goa and up went linen bags embellished with recycled and rescued textiles and sequins. 
                  
                  The Café was looking beautiful today with the hanging bags, Kat in her African dress and the sun streaming onto the buggies and jam-jars. Well worth a visit and the hot chocolate!

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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Current

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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Chestnut cutlets and coldiflower.

We have to remember that the Hornbeam Café in E17 is a community space and not a restaurant like say, La Delice, a mile or so along the road towards The Bell (refurbished). Last night it became a restaurant serving a seaonal supper. The enterprise was managed by Organiclea and The Hornbeam Café who were out to promote organic products from Hawkwood Allotments up in Chingford and the bread made by community-minded local bakers. I do believe they were preaching to the choir.

The Hornbeam Café is well known in the Bakers Arms area as the hippy recycling centre, a place out of sync with the curry and chicken shops, Iceland and Tesco. It’s dead easy to find even for Dial-A- Ride and buses stop almost outside its purple door. Easy to find but not always open. It’s a part-time eaterie. It’s a part-time art gallery, music venue and club space. Nothing wrong with it at all. For its businesses it is in a great location with a pavement in Bakers Avenue for on- street marketing, be it veg or bicycles and a long back yard for storing  Forest Recycling Project preloved goods and for Organiclea volunteers to pack up  organic veggie boxes for distribution by bike to paying customers.

The dinner was very good and the proportions generous. The wait for the main course was unacceptable really but was accepted. Stepping into the Hornbeam is like going home so no-one wants to make miserable noises about the cold chestnut cutlets or the cold cauliflower. The staff,  always nice, deserve better. I’d come in out of the cold and was warmed by the candle-light and cheered up by the colourful RAGWORKS textiles on the wonky walls.

The three course meal cost me  £14.00 in real money. And then it was time for The XFactor Finals. Ah, sweet life.

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Sun 18th Nov free 2.30pm Walking around Leyton High Road discovering about its creation, with Waltham Forest Walks. Meet at junction of Church Rd and Leyton High Rd opposite where once was the pub The Lion and the Key. Walk ends at Leyton Station around 4.15pm.

£5 6.45pm Brady Arts Centre, Whitechapel E1. Comedies by Tagore in “A Season of Bangla Drama”.

Tues 22nd Nov free 3.30-6pm “The Big Stick Up” craft afternoon making cards at The Garden Cafe Cundy street E16 3DJ. All welcome and refreshments too!

Fri 23rd Nov free 11-2pm Active Club 50+    Chandos East Hub, 90 Chandos Road.E15

Sat 24th Nov £3 7-9.30pm Hornbeam Café  E17 Film: “A Farm for the future.”No fossil fuels                                              
Transition                                                          Walthamstow 

In the same building,  “RAGWORKS” textiles on display.                                                                                                    

Sun 25th Nov   ( Bring a contribution). 11.30-1pm The Mill E17 Sharing a community breakfast.

free 2-3.30pm pm Peter Ashan’s walk discovering Black Britons in Walthamstow. Meet at The Mill E17

Thurs 29th Nov free 5-7.30 pm. Hackney Museum . Poetry workshop for adults with Walthamstow wordsmith Adisa the Verbaliser. On the theme of independence explore your own prose potential.  The first of 2 events.

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Mon Oct 1st     OLDER PEOPLE’S DAY

                         free Hornbeam Café E17 (Bakers Arms).  RAGWORKS wall-hangings depicting global nursery rhymes returns!

                           free  4pm     Black History Month in Newham
Talk on Kamal Chunchie and The Coloured Mens Institute at the Peoples Museum & Gallery of Newham.

Wed Oct 3rd free 10-4pm St Andrew’s Church, Colworth Rd. E11 Dementia Day with stalls,  info etc.

Fri Oct 5th free 11-2.30pm Upton Community Centre. Bring a friend day activities for seniors.

Sat Oct 6th free 12-3pm Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane. Forest Recycling Project give or take

Mon Oct 8th free 5.30-8.30.Stratford Circus E15 Find out about Rosetta Arts in Stratford

Coming next week

in Newham and Hackney, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park residents meetings to prepare for The Legacy.

Caribbean Though a Lens
Reminiscence session in partnership with the National Archives,  as part of the “Caribbean Through a Lens” project.  Come and view a unique collection of photographs spanning over 100 years of life in the Caribbean, and share your own memories and photographs of Caribbean life. 10th October at the People’s Museum & Gallery of Newham, 2pm. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to claire@ech.org.uk or phone 0208 553 4343.

Thurs 11th Oct £2.50  1pm “Song Of Freedom” at Hackney Picture House.

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issue 4 Up Your Street

Long time coming……

Wed June 20th    11-1pm free WEST HAM CHURCH DROP-IN.

Everyone welcome to attend a Drop-In at All Saints’ Church, Church Street, Stratford E15 3HU, on Wednesdays from 11am – 1pm. Just behind Old Town Hall.

You will get a warm welcome and a light lunch, will meet friendly people, and it will get you out for an hour or two! No pressure at all – just come and sit and chat, or look round this historic church. No charge!

Wed June 20th free     

                                 free                  6.30-7.30pm Hackney Library Reading Lane book Group

                                                                                                   discusses ' Capital' by John Manchester
 

Thurs June 21st free   11-3pm DASL Open Day. Have you ever wondered how

‘treatment’ for substance misuse works?

                                           Come and find out what really happens in a community based drug

                                            and alcohol service.  www.dasl.org.uk

Light lunch available

Please RSVP to: annsaunders@dasl.org.uk

free 1-5pm St Matthias Church Hall Wordsworth Rd. Dalston

AgeUK Hackney seniors Diamond Jubilee party.

                                          free    12-6pm         Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk E5

(and every Thurs to Sunday until October) .Music and photography exhibition

free   6.30pm.Launch of SOFT textiles art exhibition at The Mill E17

Please book via admin there. RAGWORKS revisits with elephants and a pram quilt!

Fri   June  22nd free  10-1pm New walking and photography course starts for over 60s in Tower Hamlets with Walkeast. graham@walkeast.org

Newham’s Shindig

Smashing evening at The Stratford east Picture House  E15 last night. Laura Beswick i/c community and engagement @Newham Council hosted an evening of Olympic and Paralympic based quizzes, talks and refreshments: Yes even  ADAM THE PASTRY GUY’s tiered celebration cake was adorned with flags (UK) and festooned with the Ring colours found on the free Newham pens. it was a chance to lark about and fill in seriously forms with ideas to get the community engaged in London 2012 by suggesting local tea parties etc. Sorry mates, you lost that engagement a long time ago as Maccas and the Cadbury Giants moved in buying up all the tickets then doing a Willy Wonka chocolate bar lottery or by grooming  kids with give- away pedometers. Lion King, Marvel Man etc move over.

It was great to see over the road through the lit windows of Stratford east Theatre Royal the Stratford east Singers swaying away . Their timetable is over the top what with Babel and private concerts. Lovely outfit, every age, every colour. Don’t mind the promo stuff; you’d think it was a black girls’ Sunday school choir. What suits eh?

Laura did well. The buffet was very good. I met Sandra, DLR ambassador who sat on Action Community Team Newham with me ,and she was generous enough to have guided tourists to the RAGWORKS exhibitions. The Germans recognised Rumpel- Stilts- Kin and loved the three blind mice versions. Furry.

Talking about hair. I read Vagenda’s blog about she growing her bodily hair in defiance of the big guns advertising lot telling we women what to mutilate on our bodies. Love the hair and the article is excellent. Bollox to Nair.

“Macbeth” wasn’t on but I saw three witches plain as day. How is Time2Craft getting on ?