Issue 18. Up Your Street



Fri 23rd Nov £5 6.45pm play “Londonee” at “A Season of Bangla Drama” in Brady Arts Centre

 Sat 24th Nov free noon onwards.The Mill E17 Christmas Fair.

                           free 10.30-4pm Give and take sale with Forest Recycling Project at Mission Grove School, Buxton Rd E17 off Walthamstow Market.

Sun 25th Nov. free  11-1.30pm The Mill E17 Community breakfast with guest speaker Mary Katherine of Streelife Radio in Waltham Forest

free 11am Leyton Library High Rd E10. Leyton Gallery art  exhibition “Winter”

Mon 26th Nov £4  1pm Greenwich PictureHouse reminiscence Screening “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947).  96 mins long.Turn up or book on 0871 902 5732

Tues 27th Nov free 7-9pm  Meet photographer Duncan Holmes at The Mill E17

Thurs 29th Nov free                                 Tottenham Music Festival begins

free 7pm Hackney Historic Buildings hosts at the Round Chapel E5 Big Bold Brass Ensemble. Fabulous venue, great music and a warm welcome.

Fri 30th Nov free 10-2pm until Dec 2nd .”In and Out of Form ” exhibition at Darnley Gallery E9

Sat 1st Dec free 10-6pm. Glebe Road Studios 18 Glebe Rd E8.Ceramics to see and buy.

free 3-5pm “Drawing The Culture” award ceremony Tokarska Gallery Forest Rd E17

                      £5  8pm Camden Rock, 18 Kentish Town Road N1 (by Camden Tube Station).   John Arthur, The Walthamstow Bard, sings and plays guitar.

Sun 2nd Dec free 1-5pm Bruce Museum N17 Folk music.

11-5pm Glebe Road Studios 18 Glebe Rd E8 beautiful and functional ceramics to see and buy.

£3.50 ish      2-5pm Tea dance at Finsbury Town Hall Islington. Grand, friendly, eats and tea, demos, teaching. Dress up , up to you.

Wed 5th Dec free. 6.30pm Commonwealth Carol Concert at St Martins in the Field (tickets via Eventbrite)

Thurs 6th Dec free 6-9pm Salon 111 private opening party night. Phone Forman’s gallery in Fish Island for an invitation.


Asda supports BBC Children In Need and in the advertising booklets on Asda’a counters there are money off coupons for eggs and butter.(Sounds like World War 2 rations!)

There are free weekend places available with the Legacy of the  Olympic Park bus tours. email

Up Your Street Issue 3

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Busy London! Remember Up Your Street finds free or very cheap activities for seniors

Tues Aug 7th free 10 am  (on until Aug 31st). At the Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Rd, a  photographic  exhibition in the mezzanine:- “The Green East End”.

Fri Aug 10th £2    2-4pm (weekly) drop in art at The Centre For Better Health,

Darnley Rd, Hackney

                         free     6-8pm, Tokarska Gallery Forest Rd E17  (just by Blackhorse Rd Station).  Book for an evening conversation “Writing about Painting” Dr Pen Dalton

Sat Aug 11th free        3pm Hoxton Hall. The Black Cab Theatre , Dalston, is hosting a participatory performance! Exhibition too until 6pm. Book via Eventbrite or Hoxton Hall.

                                           free  7.30 for 8pm. Epicentre West Road E11 (next to Cathall Rd Leisure Centre.) Parking too. News from Nowhere Club presents a talk on FairTrade. Refreshments and a great venue.

Mon Aug 12th £2  10-noon  (weekly)The Centre For Better Health ,Darnley Rd (opp Hackney Town Hall) Ceramics and jewellery making.

In advance

Booking now at Priory Court Community Centre E17 . Free fabric courses beginning Sept 26th on Wednesday all day for 5 weeks.

RAGWORKS is on display until August 30th at the Hornbeam Café, Hoe Street E17. The Café opens Weds to Saturdays.

Eagerly awaiting an art exhibition at the Mill E17 called “Gifted”. Watch this space!

“Chariots of Fire ” about the 1924 Paris Olympics is coming up on Film 4 this week also coming up on 12th September at The Rio, Dalston and so is “Passport To Pimlico” .

Remember there are hundreds of things going on but Up Your Street finds free or very cheap events and activities for seniors.

Tokarska Gallery, Walthamstow. London

All visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Park would get another treat by taking a 158 bus down to Blackhorse Road Station and soaking up the art in the Tokarska Gallery. It’s a 3 minute walk from the big junction at Blackhorse Road Station to a fabulous venue on Forest Road E17. Who’d have thought a gallery would be there? And there’s a Tesco opposite too.

Nadiya Tokarska’s work is thorough in its celebration of London images and iconic views. There are the red buses, the black taxis, the Metromales, the Free Mason and  parking signs, and the Pret á Manger adverts. You are drawn into slate blues, ochre and pillar-box reds and traffic light unshiny black hoods.

The Mayor himself should award wall space to those first class oil paintings in hallowed Guildhall or St Paul’s Cathedral; up in the City where they fit nicely. Tokarska is displaying great pieces of her architect and artist self.

It was good to see good art.

The art is for sale giving a chance to all art lovers to consider a buy at a mere £270 and rising. Hard honest work always pays off.

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

Issue 6. less than a month to go to The Olympics and Paralympics Games.

Thursday June  28th    £5 Phone 08442485136    for fiver tickets to The Olympic Park in first week of Games. Phone lines open until 6th July First come first served. Pay with VISA only. Postage is £6.

free (not confirmed) noon-7pm (Thurs to Sat) Tokarska Gallery 163 Forest Rd E17. Kate Green’s photographic exhibition showcasing 1948 Olympics.

£10  Greek Theatre E17 back of Walthamstow Girls School E17 until 30th June. “Richard 111” Annual open air performance by The Greek Players. Inside if it rains.

Sat  30th June   10-noon Mary Katherine Presents on StreetlifeRadio from Waltham forest College. Golden oldies, modern hits and silver sounds “Lifting yourself up to good living”.

£3  1-5pm. Interview and film course for archives in Rivington Place (second Saturday) all about the changes the Olympics brings. Book on 02077299616 with INIVA.

Sun 1st July  free. 2pm Support the British Cyclist Sky ride n Haringey.Leaves Finsbury Park at 2pm and goes to Bruce Castle and back.

Tues  July  3rd  free    6pm  Canary Wharf  at 1, Churchill Place. NME’s  Pat  Long talks about his years at NME.

free SOFT at the Mill e17. Exhibition of textiles. RAGWORKS features.

Thursday  July 5th   £2  6-8.30pm  Book for workshop on scripts  “Understanding Text” with Theatre Royal Stratford’s Jan Starkey-Dodds. Recommended.

Fri         July 6th   free 6pm  Party to mark the glorious end of Openstage 2012. TRSE Phone to book if you belong to OpenStage on 02082791100

Available now. A Taste Of Hackney free App

Coming soon  Rio Cinema free film, free David Bailey talk at TRSE, free Ruskin’s Legacy talk with “News From Nowhere ” club E17/E11,  Mapping Your Manor Walk 11, Rosetta Arts course with Birkbeck Uni.