Issue 37 Up Your Street

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At the PictureHouses this week there’s Spectre out. Become a member of

Silver Screen

for cheap tickets and a cuppa with bourbons

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Tues 27th Oct free  6.30pm Chapel Cinema in St Margarets Bethnal Green.”West Side Story”

African Threads – Hackney Style

Tues 27 Oct free , 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm

Create textile designs, patterns and prints with a professional textile artist. Supported by Hackney Learning Trust.

BHM

“Hackney Fashion

Wed 28 Oct free 2pm-4pm

Design fabulous fabrics and fashions inspired by Hackney and Africa.

Music of African and Caribbean Memories

Wed 28 Oct   free 11am-1pm. all ages

Come and enjoy music of African and Caribbean roots from the past 50 years; song-sheets and percussion will be provided and participation is encouraged. The Spitz Charitable Trust brings music workshops to older people in care homes and links them with young people to reduce isolation, improve well-being and create a positive impact on the lives of everyone involved. Free entry. ” (from Hackney Museum website)

Wed 28th Oct free 2-4pm Leyton Library E10. Henna Workshop. Book at Eventbrite

                              £5 1.30-4pm Chingford Assembly Hall/E4. Tea Dance

Thurs 29th Oct free  Coffee cake and book group 10.30-11.30am Hackney Library with Lydia.

“At our cake and reading  meeting, we’ll be discussing The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale. Please note you’ll now need to reserve this title from our library catalogue. Reserve online or pop into one of our libraries around the borough. Contact adrian.morris@hackney.gov.uk for further details “.

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The Wordlovers Society Clapton library

Second Tuesday and last Thursday of each month, 5.30pm-7.45pm

A group for anyone interested in poetry and creative writing. Bring your own work to read or perform to the group. All abilities welcome. Facilitated by writer KG Lester. For more information email tyaxx@hotmail.com.

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                          free 6.30-7.45pm African Threads exhibition with a connected talk-time at Hackney Museum called  The Textile Trade

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Fri 30th Oct free 6.30-9.30 QEOP Timber lodge Pop Up Arts festival via Univ College London Book at Eventbrite and dress for the cold windy open space that is QEOP. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Sat 31st Oct free 11-1pm Chinford Library “Black Superheroes” animation fest with Tony Warner  Eventbrite for tickets.

Loads of events coming up in November at Hackney Picture House and Open School East in De Beauvoir posh Hackney  and all over. You will be informed. There’s my Facebook Page too Up Your Street which is way ahead. And then Whitechapel for the November Writing Festival. And Bangla Drama Season at Brady Arts. E1.

Saving Integrity.

Was slightly peeved when some media types set homework  for me to find vouchers on t’internet for me to use  to take out older people to dinner . Mother hen there. That is so NOT

Up Your Street.

Haven’t even started on that Wowcher etc stuff as it is actually holiday time with reference to resurrections (although I did hear that telly advert production never stops), Benedict Cumberbatch is on repeats  in all those delicious episodes of Sherlock: For fear of missing a grimace or of the codes appearing on the screen I cannot multi-task. Then, importantly, I have listings to get out to seniors highlighting the myriad of events such as festivals and workshops for wiser older people who don’t want to spend £15 on a discounted dinner of leaves arranged on a plate.

Seniors are targeted everywhere now especially since they were outed as isolated and lonely. I find events and activities for seniors which are free or as cheap as chips around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Last week I grabbed the last free places on a clay sculpting course in West Ham. No vouchers required just a peek into tweets and emailed newsletters. After that and after a fabulous choral evening I gathered places on a choir workshop for seniors to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. Who knows to where that may lead? A coming highlight,  a little out of our manors but related to Hackney, is a great afternoon out at Keats House in posh Hampstead when Michael Rosen gigs and seniors picnic on the lawns…on benches of course.

Seniors can find their own vouchers for discounted wares and food on the internet. The ones I know have collected vouchers and money-off coupons all their lives. If I do my homework I will need to find mega bargain deals in my target area.

On it ….after my hols.

Oh and they weren’t media types. They were media themselves.

KPMG OMG

Went to the KPMG art exhibition in partnership with Rosetta Arts in Stratford east courtesy of David Allies-Curtis, photographer.

KPMG is situated right in Canary Wharf and beautifully too. The exhibition of works by local artists attached to Rosetta Arts is not open to the general public at all : Security is tight. So I was privileged.

There were glossy brochures too á La Tate.

I knew about Rosetta Arts when they first opened and  I wanted to visit an exhibition then got lost in East Ham as opposed to West Ham. Not my usual habitats. Then there was an open evening all about Rosetta Arts at Stratford Picture House which was welcoming, informative and full of olives. Then Birkbeck was in cohorts with Rosetta for the beginnings of an excellent pre-degree course for people unused to formal education and the study of  art. Jealous I was. Recruiting is on for the next intake of that probably free Birkbeck access course which will be based in the new campus at Stratford east…. E15.

IMAG000536“Doris At the Swim” looks splendid in different lights. NFS.

Issue 13 Up Your Street being one about reading groups and literature

                                                ISSUE 13 Up Your Street

Sat Oct 6th  free 1-2pm   (thanks to  Molly in Hackney for this).

Nordic Walking 6 week course in Victoria Park For ages 50 up to 64 . Hackney residents  
Nikkii Barnett : 07989 938 242

Sun Oct 7th    usual screening times and costs . Hackney PictureHouse. “Liberal Arts” screening (show your Hackney Library card to get 2 for 1 admission: Thanks to Adrian at Hackney Central Library for that tip)

Mon Oct 8th free 12.30  and 1.30. Kidzmania  28 Powell Rd Clapton E5 (by Lea Bridge Roundabout). Malcolm’s ballroom lessons Waltz and Cha Cha today!

free 5.30pm Stratford Circus.  (by Theatre Royal Stratford east). Come and meet the staff of Rosetta Arts in Stratford, an art enterprise that reaches out to the community. No refreshments provided but the Circus has a nice bar and eaterie. If you’re an artist, show us your wares!

 Tue Oct 9th  free 2-3.30pm Idea Store Chrisp Street . Black authors and poets explored, loved and appreciated discussion group.

Wed Oct 10th free  open Wed to Sun 1-5pm.  (ends Dec). Bruce Castle Museum Lordship Lane Tottenham.

” Recreating Memories” from photographs relating to Haringey’s African and Caribbean residents since 1989.

“Haringey Impressions” Palao’s landscapes and streets.

“Landmarks of Haringey” Amor’s drawings.

free 2.30pm Rio Cinema Dalston . “The Help” film.

Sun Oct 14th  free Culpeper Gardens The Angel Islington. Sale of plants. (from Stuart Low Trust)

Tues Oct 16th free   Stuart Low Trust (Islington) trip to Kew Gardens . Phone for info and mention Up Your Street please

Wed Oct 17 th free  6pm  CLR James Library.  African, Caribbean and North American writers pilot reading and appreciation group from BEMA in Hackney

free 7pm                  Hackney Central Library. Reading Lane Book Group. Ali Smith’s “There But For The”.

Thurs Oct 18th     free  11-noon  Sutton House Homerton Rd e5 Book Brunchers reading group. reading and appreciating Gibbons’ “Westwood”.

Fri Oct 19th free  .6.30pm St Mary’s Community Centre Upper Street near Cross Street. The Stuart Low Trust presents “Naughty Nineties” music hall show (and buffet.)

(REMINDER THIS IS WELLNESS DAY IN BRIXTON. See previous issue of Up Your Street)

Tues Oct 23rd £15 10-4pm For people with disabilities. Gorgeous boat trip all adapted for disabilities with Stuart Low Trust . Phone to apply and register.02077139304

Wed      Oct 24  free coffee cake reading group 10.30-11.30 am poet

Thurs  Oct 25th £4 1-4pm. The monthly Haringey Irish Pensioners’ tea dance. Contact if need be Moira on 02088046058

Fri Oct 26th free   6.30pm. St Mary’s Community Centre. Upper St, Islington. Stuart Low Trust  presents Al Neville singer and comic. Buffet too.

Tues Oct 30th free    8pm Old Time American Music at Birkbeck Tavern Langthorne Rd E11  Sing dance look.

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Reading groups happen at Pages in Lower Clapton, The Mill E17, The Clapton Hart E5, Hackney Libraries, and all over. It’s a good way to discipline yourself to read a book! And they are free events and in Hackney Libraries lovely Lydia will get the book freely for you . Other times there’s Ebay and Amazon and check the Honesty Library down at the Mill in E17 and the Salvation Army Shop in Forest Rd increasingly called the Thrift Shop.

Hope you fine something you like especially over Black History Month 2012.

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What’s to do? Up Your Street bulletin

Booking required now , or expression of interest
 The People’s Museum 306 High St E15 just by Stratford Station. 4 events
Mon 10th September, 2pm – Talk about living in the East End.
Mon 17th September, 6.30pm – Neil Fraser (Author, “Over the Border”).
Mon 1st October, 4pm – Talk about the Coloured Men’s Institute & Kamal Chunchie.
Wed 17th October, 6.30pm – Regeneration Debate.
All free Email claire@ech.org.uk
There is a nice cooking course re healthy living (Be interesting with the soaring cost of veg and fruit. Ah, sugar rules again)
5 weeks free in Hackney (Manor Gardens)  starting Wed 12th Sept 2pm -5pm Email siobhan@manorgardenscentre.org
£2.50 per session (I negotiated for this half price for OAPs!) HedgeHerbs 5 weeks  at 2 .30pm at The Mill E17 on Saturdays from 22nd Sept. Email hedgeherbs@gmail.com
 Radio course concentrating on healthy living for seniors on Tuesdays at 10.30 to 1.30pm free for 10 weeks starting Sept 25th. Waltham Forest College. Email who you are and why you want to join the course to info@ageukwalthamforest.org.uk
 Rosetta Arts and Birkbeck Uni art appreciation course.Free Prof.Lesley Topp. 6th Sept. 11am initial talk. Email to express interest
 East End Family History Society’s walk on Oct 7th meeting at Liverpool Street Station (exit 2 at 10am). Free. “Churches of Shoreditch”. Book with the society.
and same day last chance. Free. 4pm an art installation and drama at Poplar Business Centre E14 by Dennis Mcnulty. Book through Eventbrite
                                            

Issue 6. less than a month to go to The Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Thursday June  28th    £5 Phone 08442485136    for fiver tickets to The Olympic Park in first week of Games. Phone lines open until 6th July First come first served. Pay with VISA only. Postage is £6.

free (not confirmed) noon-7pm (Thurs to Sat) Tokarska Gallery 163 Forest Rd E17. Kate Green’s photographic exhibition showcasing 1948 Olympics.

£10  Greek Theatre E17 back of Walthamstow Girls School E17 until 30th June. “Richard 111” Annual open air performance by The Greek Players. Inside if it rains.

Sat  30th June   10-noon Mary Katherine Presents on StreetlifeRadio from Waltham forest College. Golden oldies, modern hits and silver sounds “Lifting yourself up to good living”.

£3  1-5pm. Interview and film course for archives in Rivington Place (second Saturday) all about the changes the Olympics brings. Book on 02077299616 with INIVA.

Sun 1st July  free. 2pm Support the British Cyclist Sky ride n Haringey.Leaves Finsbury Park at 2pm and goes to Bruce Castle and back.

Tues  July  3rd  free    6pm  Canary Wharf  at 1, Churchill Place. NME’s  Pat  Long talks about his years at NME.

free SOFT at the Mill e17. Exhibition of textiles. RAGWORKS features.

Thursday  July 5th   £2  6-8.30pm  Book for workshop on scripts  “Understanding Text” with Theatre Royal Stratford’s Jan Starkey-Dodds. Recommended.

Fri         July 6th   free 6pm  Party to mark the glorious end of Openstage 2012. TRSE Phone to book if you belong to OpenStage on 02082791100

Available now. A Taste Of Hackney free App

Coming soon  Rio Cinema free film, free David Bailey talk at TRSE, free Ruskin’s Legacy talk with “News From Nowhere ” club E17/E11,  Mapping Your Manor Walk 11, Rosetta Arts course with Birkbeck Uni.