Issue 42 Up Your Street

Dec 13th Charity gig is at the Walthamstow Cricket Club  in Greenway Avenue  near Wood Street station.
 The line up includes  Greg Rose, Carole Vincent, John Arthur (Walthamstow Bard), Alan Levy, Steve Dowsett, Nick Pickett, John Wishart, Al Neville and Alan Cox “
                                           Issue 42  Up Your Street

Fri 4th Dec     free 1-3pm Contact Trisha at Rosetta Art Centre in West Ham to join the workshop “Motifs” about music and art.

free Leytonstone Library opening times Fabric of The Stow celebrating 50@Watham Forest by Sba Shaikh.fabric of the stowfor a couple of weeks

Sat 5th Dec  £11    11.30-1.30pm commences at Leyden Gallery E1 Nude Drawing classes. see Tower Hamlets leisure activities to book

Mon    7th Dec    free 6.30-8.30 Tate Modern Pop Art exhibition free view Community evening.
                                 Up Your Street has a group going and Soapbox and Tottenham Art.
Tues   8th Dec    free 6.30-9pm Film screening at Chapel Cinema Bethnal Green. “It’s A Wonderful Life”.Eventbrite to book.

Wed    9th Dec 

We have a FREE Zumba class on Wednesday mornings for elderly and disabled people. If need be all exercise can be done seated.
Free Zumba Class
Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:00
90 Crownfield Road
Entrance is at the rear of the building off Amethyst Road
All welcome. However due to limited staff numbers we cannot offer one to one support. If anyone needs any extra assistance they are more than welcome to bring a support worker or career with them.
If you have any questions feel free to give me a call.
Gerry Heffernan
Tel:  020 8534 1589
Fax: 020 8534 5658

                       free noon Waltham Forest residents Christmas dinner. Tomorrow too. 600 never got a place!

                            free  6-9pm celebration of 20 affordable prints at Bow Arts at the Nunnery in Bow
Thurs 10th Dec    free 11.00-1.00pm  Steve Bush at Claremont Project Islington talking about community art.
                                   10.30-12.30pm East London Radio. Mary Katherine presents golden oldies.
Sat      12th Dec  free noon-2pm African drums and fun, workshops and education with Iroko Theatre.
Carpenters Community Centre,
17 Doran Walk,
London E15 2JL
                            free2-7pm Red Door Studios East Ham E6.Christmas Market (shared by Sally)
Sun     13th Dec  free  “3-8pm There is another charity fundraiser in aid of Sue`s House Cancer Help Centre. Dawlish Road Ilford .
                                        free 6.30pm Hackney Singers Christmas Carol Concert at St Peter’s de Beauvoir
                                         free  7pm St John at Jerusalem Classic Concert
Mon     14th Dec  free  8-10pm (note late hours) with Women’s Institute Make a Christmas door wreath Eventbrite to book
date Upstairs at The Prince Pub
59 Kynaston Road
Stoke Newington
N16 OEB London
United Kingdom
                         free  7pm at St John at Jerusalem Hackney. Classical concert.
Tues    15th Dec free 2-3.30pm Fashion Show at Caramel Rock Academy Canning Town. Eventbrite

Issue 25 . Up Your Street. July beginning.


Sat 27th June £12.10-10pm. Leytonstone School as was in Colworth Rd E11 Pagan Federation of London day of everything Pagan.

                                free  noon. Hermitage Community Moorings in Wapping. Cakes, river, books.(And on Sunday)

Thurs 2nd July free 6-8pm Oxford House . Bethnal Green Road near the station. A photographic exhibition of Aldgate East and wine. Pop by. Up Your street subscribers have done many courses and walks with the Oxford House team.

                               free 4-5pm children welcome. cakes! then for adults. Concert at St John at Jerusalem Hackney. No booking required.

Emma Dogliani, who often sings soprano solo with Festival Chorus is putting
a free concert with her group Three4 on Thursday 2nd July at St John
Jerusalem Church

Fri 3rd July       free 2-5pm  free Ally Pally i. e Alexander Palace N.22 World War 1 exhibition about the Palace’s role. (many many dates).

 free ” Due to the popularity of the  Jazz, Poetry & Storytelling event at last year’s Festival, we have been invited to do a repeat performance at – Tommy Flynn’s, 692 High Road, E 11 3AA,  8 pm : (3rd July)

Jane Grell, poetry, story and song, with audience participation
Leszek Kulaszewicz on saxophone
Stuart Brown on piano
 Alfonso ‘Nya’ Peters on drums – a welcome addition to our group.
You are cordially invited to this Free event and do bring along a friend/friends, for a joyous night out.”
Thanks to Fitzroy in Leyton for sharing.

Sun 5th July      free Whitechapel Walk. 11am Meet at Whitechapel Art Gallery next door to Aldgate East.

Thurs 9th July  free 10.30-12.30 .Canning Town library E14 (69 bus to door). Art workshop with artist Hassan Vawda of Rosetta Art Centre. No need to book or bring pencils or even                experience. Cuppa too.

                                free Oxford House dance workshop for seniors. You need to book at Green Candle, Oxford House, Bethnal Green

Fri 10th July      free 2pm Rosetta Open Studios at Hamilton Rd West Ham

                                free 6-8pm Oxford House dance show. You must book as for 9th July.

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.