Another cold church hall.

A Taste Of Hackney resumed today with 50% of the participants coming through promotion by Up Your Street. The term is scheduled with activities towards making an app all about memories and experiences of Ridley Road Market, Dalston Hackney.

We moved out of Colvestone School after being introduced at last to the head teacher and into St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Rise. The church is magnificent from the outside. Inside it was freezing and being painted.. Brr! Lots of wooden floors.

The project introduces how to construct a web-site i.e. using WordPress blog sites.

There is a free day of learning about WordPress at The Mill E17. See issue 3 of Up Your Street.

At A Taste Of Hackney,  it was raised by a couple of volunteers that the emphasis is always on the experiences of the West Indian and Jewish immigrants with a deliberate dismissal of  the experiences of the indigenous  white English population. The response was that that needed to change. And we were all reminded that the West Indian population is and was from different islands with different cooking ways and cultures. That is, it’s not all rice ‘n’ peas. To be fair, the project was advertised as one for ethnic minorities and that ‘s all to do with funding, don’t we know. To be brutal, the community (Hackney residents) hardly responded to the call to get involved. The sessions are held from 0915h  on cold frosty mornings and we don’t all live next door to the market.

Looking forward to sessions at the new Dalston Archives and to hearing the former Children’s Poet Laureate, Michael Rosen.

Went over to Tesco, Hackney after the cold church hall to buy my Ghanaian Palm Oil. £2.99 a litre with points.