something for September. Birkbeck on the ball.

Come and join the debate about the creative industries in east London

31 July 2013

Birkbeck Connects is a series of three free events to celebrate the opening of University Square, Birkbeck’s new east London home at the heart of Stratford’s Cultural Quarter.

East London artists, writers, academics and creative entrepreneurs will gather to explore the impact of rapid change on their world. Come and join the debate: what does the creative economy in east London look like now and how does it engage with the arts, culture and creativity? How is the character of east London represented through the arts and media? Is the story changing? Which version is winning? Who and what is flourishing locally? What are local audiences enjoying and experiencing? Who are they? Is it a good environment in which to live, work and play?

Engage in lively discussions with the renowned historian Professor Jerry White, major figures from art-commissioning organisations, including Sarah Weir OBE (Chief Executive of the Legacy List and Birkbeck alumna) and Hadrian Garrard (Director of CREATE London), and locally acclaimed artists such as performer and Royal Opera House associate choreographer, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, and local creative entrepreneurs, including Vivian Archer of the famous, community-focused Newham Bookshop.

The events kick-off with a short film compilation or performance before the debate and audiences can browse at Newham Bookshop’s stall. Quiz the panellists by submitting your questions in advance to .

Programme of events

East London – A creative business

Following a short screening of the rich mix of east London on film through the ages, there will be a discussion addressing: What does the creative economy mean and how does it connects with arts, culture and creativity? Who and what is flourishing? Why east London?

Hadrian Garrard, Director, Create London
Gavin Poole, CEO iCITY
Amica Dall, Designer and Architect
Vivian Archer, Manager, Newham Bookshop
Alvin Carpio, Chairing Fabian Commission on youth unemployment

When: Wednesday 11 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Stratford Picturehouse, Salway Road E15 IBX
Booking: Free of charge; book a place direct with the Picturehouse: Box Office: 0871 902 5740,

East London – Real and imagined

How is the character of East London represented through the arts and media? Is the story changing? Which version is winning?

Professor Jerry White, historian, Birkbeck, University of London
Stella Duffy, theatre director and writer
Freddie Opoku-Addaie, performer and Royal Opera House associate choreographer
Andi Osho, comedian, actor and writer – via video from Los Angeles

When: Wednesday 18 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square E15 1BX
Booking: Free of charge; book a place direct with Stratford Circus: Box Office: 0844 357 2625

East London – Is it for you?

What are audiences enjoying and experiencing within the creative economy of east London? Who are they? Is it an environment that is good to live, work and/or play in?

Sarah Weir, Chief Executive of The Legacy List
Ruth McKenzie, Former director of the Cultural Olympiad and curator of the London 2012 Festival
Emma Underhill, Director and curator, UP Projects
Kerry Michael, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Stratford East
Jay Miller, Artistic Director, The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick

When: Monday 23 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Where: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Theatre Square E15 1BN
Booking: Free of charge; book a place direct with the Theatre Royal: Box Office 020 8534 0310

Birkbeck Connects will be filmed by the events’ producers, New Media Networks.

Last modified: 01 August 2013

issue 31 of Up Your Street

                                                 Up Your Street  issue 31

Tues   9th Aug  ( thru to 13th Aug.) £4  7-9.30pm Performance by public participants at

                                          The Yard Theatre, White Post Lane right next to Hackney Wick Station.

                                          All about freedom of speech via social networking.

                      free 6.30 pm Bryant Community Centre just behind Old Town Hall Stratford. Planning meeting with Action Community Team re The Stratford Festival on Aug 20th.

                       free 2pm Hackney Black and Caribbean Service trip around the Olympic

                                                                               and Paralympic Games site (full)

                       free 3pm   A Different Drum Productions present a free and  huge filming

                                and research project, “A Taste Of Hackney” at The Lawns, Matthias Rd (236 bus)

                     £2  2.30pm Yoga at The Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney

                                                                                 (opp Hackney Town Hall)

Thurs 11th Aug  £6  Book for Museum of London 02070019844 for “Fabulous Fifties”

                              evening of learning the jive, looking at fashion, memory lane etc.

                        free  Leyton Community Action  coach trip to Eastbourne.Booked and full.

Fri 12th Aug   £4 4pm    Boleyn Cinema East Ham “Aarakshan” set around 1948

                                                                                                               the  partition of India and Pakistan.

                      free   6.30 pm Julie Rayne entertains at St Mary’s Community Centre, Upper Street N1

                                               arranged by The Stuart Low Trust. Refreshments too.

Sat  13th Aug        free 7.30pm for buffet then at 8pm a talk on knife crime locally at

                                                              The Epicentre E11 with the News From Nowhere group.

                         free  turn up.  11-12.30pm Hornsey Library, Crouch End. “Nitter natter”

                                                                                                  vintage knitting and 1950 memories.

                         free  to enter the big day  10-4pm “ Help for Heroes”. A pamper day at

                        North Romford Community Centre, Collier Row, Romford. Phone 01708769044

                        for details and to book a massage etc. Prices from £5 for 15 minutes.

                                                                                          Loads of other stuff too which is free.

Sun 14th Aug free 10-12noon. Guided walk “Epping Forest and Wintry Wood”

                                                                                                                             Meet Epping Tube Station.

                          free 8am meet Waterside centre Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham. Friends

                                                                         Of The Marshes “Surveying Life of the Marshes”.

                           £5  1-6pm African Tango at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Junction

Thurs  18th Aug free 12-4pm in Argall Estate via Argall Bid. Conference re eco-industries.

                                                                                                            All welcome.

                          free with The Stuart Low Trust 02077139304 10am meet at The

                                                                           Angel but book for a trip to Kew Gardens

Wed    24th Aug free with The Stuart Low Trust. Trip to The Houses of Parliament with tour guide.

Fri     26th   Aug  free   11-5pm Goan Community Association. “Festival For Over 50s”.

                                 massage, displays, stalls. Keston Rd just up by Phillip Lane gate to Downhills Park,

                                                                                                         Tottenham.(230 bus route)

The Stuart Low Trust does narrow boat holidays.

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Thurs July 28th  free  2-8pm drop by The Floating Cinema for archive canal films, artists’

                                          interpretations of the river  and good company.  Moored at  the

                                                                                                      Old Ford Lock, Hackney Wick.

Fri July 29th     free      (some)  all weekend.    Hackney  Wicked Art Festival starts in Hackney Wick

                                                 and Fish Island. (276 bus from  Hackney , Hackney Wick station, or 236).

                                                                             A feast of artists and their work.

                        free               7pm at Folly for a Flyover  along tow path by Bow . Free films.  

 Sat July 30th free   for Newham residents. 2-5pm Vicarage Community Centre, Glovier Rd E15. Cake decorating.

                                                                                          Book on 0203373 6045

                                         free. noon-5pm (and Sunday, ongoing) Epping Forest’s Literary

                                          History exhibition at The Temple Wanstead Park, E11.  85080028

Sun  July 31st £4 on door 3.30pm Vestry House Museum . Arbutus String Quartet

                             music of Vienna 1800. Haydn and Beethoven.

                      free  2-4pm Coronation Gardens  E10 by Leyton Station, music for

                                                                              pleasure with Eastern European musicians..

Mon Aug 1st                             Closure of Stratford Bus Station until October 2011

Tues  Aug 2nd  free  1-3pm Plum Tree Centre E10 (by Tesco) .Dance for Life. Just turn up.

                                                                  Take a bottle of water and a scarf for belly dancing!


Wed Aug 3rd free   Cyberlink  E10 (by Tesco) Free film course. Filming In the neighbourhood

                        £1. 11-4pm  Pump House Museum, South Access Lane,  E17. Check out the

                                                                                                 vintage transport and the museum.

                        Free  7.30-9.30pm Community Theatre at The Yard. The new theatre at

                                  White Post Lane, Hackney Wick.  Come and participate and be one of

                               a cast of 139 in a performance spurred by Ai Weiwei’s persecution. But the first get-together is in the  Anthony Marsh Building, top of Big Hill, Clapton. E5 (Jessam Avenus bus stop then 2 mins or go through Mount Pleasant Rdfrom Clapton Station and Lea Bridge RD)

                               Check the web-site as you need to register anyway.

                        free  1.10-1.40pm. Flute and guitar recital at St John’s Church Stratford E15

Thurs Aug 4th  free   Drop in…2-8pm The Floating Cinema at Bow Locks Gillender St  E3.

                                                                                                           Films of local people.

Fri  Aug   5th   free. No need to book 2-5pm at Hornsey Library, Park Rd . Hairdos of the Fifties,


Sat  Aug 6th   free.    11-5pm  No need to book.  Cemeteries and Angels, Abney Park, N.16

                                                                                             workshops. Main entrance 11 am.

                         free  Up Your Street subscribers with Precious Lives jewellery and beading

                                    group display their wares at the Haggerston Festival

Sun Aug 7th   free    10-6pm. Rehearsal  for The Yard theatre event. (see 3rd August).

                       free    11-5pm No need to book . Abney Park, N.16 Working with clay.

                                                                                                                           Main entrance 11 am