Issue 14 .Up Your Street

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Tues  7th  April free 1-3pm Doodle Club at St Joseph’s Hospice Mare St Hackney.

Arts and Crafts get-together with tea and custard creams. Disabled access. Great fun.

Wed 8th April free noon. Up Your Street community group off to “Savage Beauty” at the V&A

Nicely booked up and welcoming new subscribers thanks to Shirley, Sally and Anna

Thurs 9th Apr. £3 1pm Hackney Picturehouse “Meet Me In St Louis”. Reminiscence screenings. Lovely hot drink and one biscuit too included.

free and tomorrow. 11 am Dilston Grove art classes for seniors. (Surrey Quays) We had to book in advance. Next sessions in May. I will alert you.

free 6-9pm Start of Roehampton Alumni photography  exhibition at Oxford House, Bethnal Green.

Sat 11th Apr. free   1-3pm. Upcycling  Church Lane Community Garden,Harold Rd E11

 

I’d take an old dress or shalwar kameez, old neglected something then no need to book; just trot along.

free  7.30 for 8pm at Epicentre, West St E11 a talk about George Lansbury. Just turn up.

Tues. 14th  Apr. £5  1-4pm Leyton Great Hall, Adelaide Road, E10 5NN. Tea Dance

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Highly recommended by users:-

“Wednesday, 25 March 2015 – Saturday, 31 October 2015 3pm – 6pm
Open Cinema is an 8-month long digital film project offering free training, free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of an exciting 2-day cinema event in Hackney. The project includes opportunities for training in: collecting, digitalizing, editing, camera use, audio recording and programming. Age group: All ages. Open School East, Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurence Taylor. Email: info@openschooleast.org. view website

If you find out which days we attend, do share info.

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Sun 19th Apr. 7pm – 9pm Sutton House
“The Goldberg Variations are probably Bach’s most loved and revered piece for keyboard. A rare opportunity to hear this astounding and moving piece in the intimate surroundings of Sutton House. People with disabilities and their carers: free. £10-12 otherwise.

 Sutton House, Homerton High Street, London, Hackney, E9 6JQ. Contact: Sutton House Music Society. Email: info@shms.org.uk Telephone: 07505609757 .

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Up Your Street Special issue

B means we have to book.

 

Thurs 26th June free 4.30-6.30pm Homerton Library Hackney (W15 bus).Live Roma music and culture.

Fri 27th       June free 8.30-10am. Creative Mornings London. A breakfast get together for ‘creatives’ all free. The Goldsmith Centre near Old Street. Speaker and presentation.                                                                                                 B Google Capital Mornings London

free      10-4pm SENSE at Bakers Arms coffee morning and raffles. Sat 28th  too.

Tues 1st July     Capital Age Festival begins at the Albany in Deptford.

Thurs 3rd     July free William Morris Gallery E17.  Belgian evening. No need to book.

Fri 4th           July free 6.30pm. Tate Britain for Folk Art. All welcome. Nice evening out. No booking required

Mon 7th         July Le Tour de France passes down Lea Bridge Road.1.15pm

Mon 7th July   free 2-4pm . Recycling and upcycling – making jewellery and accessories from buttons . Hosted by Events for Prospective Birkbeck Students . Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG            B

                             free 4-6pm Making pendants (Info as above)                          B Eventbrite

Wed 9th       July free . 11-1pm “Soapbox” at Tate Britain, Phone Tate to book on 02078878888.We sit and talk about any topic then investigate paintings in the galleries. Very good. Nice cuppa too.                                                           B

Thurs 10th     July free dance workshops all day at Oxford House

Bethnal Green B                                                                                                                 Google Capital Age Festival

Thurs 10th    July free A day exploring older men and their expression in arts. B google Capital Age Festival

Fri 15th July free 3-5.30pm at North Chingford Library E4 Screening of Monsieur Verdaux directed by C. Chaplin.                                                                                                 B Eventbrite

Wed 16th         July    free Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with Stuart Low Trust B Phone the charity. Firstly you apply for membership all free.

free 6-9pm Screenings of films with East London in Flux at University Square , Stratford east E15   B Eventbrite

Fri 18             July free for those caring and affected by caring.

1.30-3.30pm St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street . “Colours and our senses”.Canna 2  2012Canna in Leyton2012

Hackney Museum

Rain, rain, rain and into Hackney Museum which was swamped by buggies and babies as Maddy was doing her Friday sessions of Sing-along-with-Maddy (see Stroll London listings http://www,strolllondon.wordpress.com)). If ever there were a museum which reached out to the community and has relevant exhibitions, this is the one . Things are set to get even better as a re-vamp and re think are underway to trawl out the nets and haul in the punters . Museums are businesses.

I’d wended my way from Walthamstow to visit two exhibitions and to sign up for the many workshops on offer. (Who knew?) Firstly there was The Core Arts exhibition of art work by people who are diagnosed as having a mentally ill status and then the collection of Hackney’s oldest photographs, photos of the rich and influential e. g Booth of Abney Park Cemetery  and Sally Army fame

.2013-04-12 10.31.50  There’s a video playing in the corner of the artist Jacqueline Chin dancing to her own music against a background of her own paintings. Jah Rastafari!

The whole exhibition is well-presented with interactive elements and lots to smile at. Each artist describes herself/himself in terms of mental states and where they are now.

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There’s an excellent display of visual information about how east London did not care for their insane fellows and how drugs took the edge off whippings. I come from a childhood near Colney Hatch Lane and children and adults regularly taunted each other with “You’ll end up in Colney Hatch” a well-known North London suburbs lunatic asylum. Goodness knows what was going on in there in the fifties.

Ghostly was the photographic display. I too have hundreds of 1800’s sepia photos all un-named and maybe useful one day. Doubt it. It was hard to read all the information with mummies reading aloud stories to Tarquins in the same space but hey, that’s a community museum.

Well worth the 48 bus ride.

Jumble sale at Hackney’s Hospice in Mare Street on Saturday 13th April. Is it that time already?

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Sat 13th April free 10-3pm Organiclea Market Stall outside Hornbeam Café Hoe Street E17                                                                                              .breakfast home made bread

                       50p  10-2pm Hackney St Joseph’s Hospice Mare Street. Major event, Jumble sale. Refreshments, nearly new, proper jumble and great community fun.

mary in her elementStreetliferadio.com is having a major site renovation so Mary Katherine Presents on Saturday mornings is off Cyberspace for a while.

Mon 15th April free 11-5pm “Synethesia” art exhibition at the Centre For Better Health. 1a Darnley Rd opp. Hackney Museum. Fine art from students at the Uni of East London Docklands. In and out of form multi-media exhibition. Jump in.

Tues 16 April. free. 2-4pm Hackney Museum

“Creative Maps Draw” and print locations past and present, and journeys that hold personal meaning for you, on top of current and historic maps of Hackney with inspiration from artists.

Thurs 18th April  free 11-12noon . Friendly book group discussing Nabokov’s “Lolita” Book Brunchers at Sutton House, Homerton.

                                   £2.50 for Silver Screen Members “Sofia Turns 100”. Hackney PictureHouse. Everyone welcome but seniors get a special rate as a member (Join Silver Screen for free).

                                      free 6-7.30pm Hackney Museum . Round table discussion about arts and well being. (Moved to May)

                                    free 6-7.30pm Poetry performance by Core artists.

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Next week World Book Night giveaway and Leyton Orient tea dance for over 55s plus a film special screening at £1 in Greenwich.

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Thurs 14th Mar £2.50      1pm. Hackney PictureHouse Reminiscence screening   “The 400 Blows” (1959 French  film with subtitles).

Fri 15th Mar      £3.00      1.30-4.30pm Tea Dance Stratford Old Town Hall E15. Raffles and sequins.

                              £5.00           films  3.15pm. Stow Lounge 74, Orford Road Social Club E17

“Friends with Kids”

7.45pm   “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ”

                            free  In Old Spitalfields Market E1. Book a table and try Le Drunch for free over both weekends at  www.visit maille.co.uk, or just pop into the market where alongside serving Le Drunch, visitors will have the opportunity to sample and buy Maille’s extensive range of mustards, condiments and sauces. (until 24th March).

Wed 20th Mar free   5.30-7.30pm Find out about the Marie Curie Helpers at Finding Space, St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare St., Hackney.

                             free 6-7pm Geffrye Museum , Kingsland Rd. Planning meeting for future activities. Go along!

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Up Your Street Summer Issue 2

Thurs July 19th free  2-5pm Stuart Low Trust’s  Robin and Jane  welcome all  to Strawberry Tea at Culpeper Gardens, 1 Cloudesly Rd Islington. No need to book.

£3  Haringey Independent Cinema film at West Green Centre, Phillip Lane N15 “Black Power Salute” in English re 1968 Olympics in Mexico. 60 minute film with refreshments and food. Bring a dish to share if you like.

Fri  July 20th free  2-5pm St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street. Tour of the venue and information with refreshments. The garden and chapel are  beautiful!

                           free 6.30pm Stuart Low Trust presents Walthamstow’s accoustic guitar singer/song-writer John Arthur at St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper St (Angel end). Always generous refreshments and a warm welcome. No need to book.

Sat   July 21st free Olympic Torch comes to Waltham Forest, Hackney and Newham

Tues July 24th free 6-9pm Launch of exhibition private view Tokarska Gallery 168 Forest Rd E17

Pampering for senior informal carers

 Starting June 13th, various free therapeutic sessions for carers in Newham and in St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney.

There are limited places  at St Joseph’s, so booking is essential. 

To book your place  email r.yearwood@stjh.org.uk now
 

 Mon  June 13th  free 10-3pm  therapists, linch and information stalls, Stratford Old Town Hall  E15  .no need to book

  • Tues 14 June  free    11am-4pm: Pampering and Sharing Day email to book at St Joseph’s.
  • Wed 15 June   free  1pm-6pm: Voice and Choice – Information and Knowledge with lunch. email to book at St Joseph’s.

Thurs  June 16th   free   11-3pm cream tea .   Central Park E6 (58 bus). Bowls and flower gardens walk. Just go along.

Fri       June 17th  free  10.30-3pm All kinds of therapy, manicure, threading, henna, waxing, the works! The Stratford Advice Arcade, The Grove E15. Check for places on 02085190811 between 2 and 4pm.

                                  free     6.30-9pm  in Finding Space at St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare St. Hackney. World music and food . email to book.