Up Your Street issue 3

                                                   Up Your Street.  Issue 3

Mon 28th Jan free 1-2.30pm Leyton Library. Healthy eating demonstration. Best to book.

Tues 29th Jan £2.50 each film at Stratford east Picturehouse From 1pm.Three blockbusters with tea and biscuits!  “Django Unchained”, “Les Miserables”, “Lincoln” from 1pm.

Wed 30th Jan free 7pm Leyton Community Action meets at All Saints Church Melbourne Rd E10 off Capworth St. All welcome. Sec: Pete Towler.

£2.50  6pm Stratford east PictureHouse “Lavender Hill Mob” part of Screen London .Free for Birkbeck students. All welcome.

Thurs 31st Jan free Watney Market Ideas Store. Open afternoon. Book a place.

free 9.30-3pm Flower arranging course. Leyton Library E10 and on 7th Feb. Book your place.IMAG001614


£5  submission of your one piece of art work to The Mill E17 for “We Love Walthamstow” exhibition. Walthamstow residents apply online or at The Mill.IMAG000536

Fri 1st Feb free    3.30pm-8pm Open Day KNI Foundation Billet Road E17. New studio, great staff, refreshments,  and find out about this community enterprise.

Sat 2nd Feb free 1-4pm Chandos east Community Hub E15.  Family fun day with info re Chobham Manor E20 and the Legacy.

Mon 4th Feb free   10-noon  and 2-6pm   Chandos east Community Hub E15. . Information morning and evening about The Legacy.

Thurs 7th Feb free  4.30-5.30pm.Stamford Hill Library reading group. The group will discuss The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler.

free flower arranging course. See 31st Jan.008

Up Your Street issue 5 part 2 final

Wed Aug 22nd £2.50 noon onwards .Stratford east PictureHouse. Screenings of block busters for seniors plus tea and biscuits. Best staff ever.     

 Fri Aug  24th (and 31st ) free 10.30 am Walking for Health are part of Natural England’s programme (supported by Haringey). Meet Stonebridge Lock . Last approx 30 to 45 minutes. Leader Janice Fraser.
Sunday August 26th  free 8am  Meet at the Waterside  Centre, Stonebridge Lock . Investigating and viewing wild fowl and birds  on Tottenham Marsh
from Aug 30th various venues in Waltham Forest will be holding Open Nights to kick off the E17 Arts Trail “Bestow” 2012.
  There’s Hornbeam Café at Bakers’ Arms E10 and Beautiful Interiors, Walthamstow Village E17 and more.
Find events to suit you by getting a brochure from public and community buildings in the Borough.There is an App available too.

Silver Screen today at Stratford east Picturehouse

Finally got along  to see for a mere £2.50 (senior price for Silver Screeners) and a lovely cuppa in a china cup and many biscuits to”The King’s Speech” after everywhere I turned I had to listen to how uplifting it is and how amazing it is and bloomin’ etc. Well, it is S L O W and what?  was I supposed to swoon over whatsisname Firth? I found it all a yawn, slow-moving and very contrived. It’s box-office stuff and we must remember that and so that’s why in any street scene out came every piece of marker for the time e.g. a boy on a scooter in front of the king’s car (as if!), was that Clarice Cliff crockery? and on and on. What did I take away? That the young Queen Mother’s bust went from banana shapes to the trademark full bosom.  I was warned not to voice my lefty derogatory remarks about the film. There is no point putting 21st century thinking onto those times. I sat tight-lipped but bored at the portrayal of a Royal who couldn’t ‘man up’ because he was disabled by his arrested development. The cartoon character mothering wife was a major irritant to me.

Such rubbish too like the Queen- to- be going along to a back- street voice therapist without at least a lady in waiting. Cor luvaducks and mind mi p’s and q’s! So to get over the niggly bits, I tried to appreciate the cinematography. Nah, didn’t do it for me.

And was that a toad or Churchill?

From start to finish it was all so predictable. Tedious but a bargain as the DVD will surely cost more. Stratford east Picturehouse rules!