Up Your Street issue 5

Up Your Street issue 5

Sat 9th Feb free Forest Recycling Project at Lauriston School, E8 12-3pm. Take your goods along at 11 am.

free noon-5pm  Launch of communities coming together at Elise Centre (old CLR Library at Dalston Junction)  Whole programme of events and activities: Stalls, Hackney Stream Radio, advice, African drumming.

Sun 10th Feb free 1.30-4.30pm Rich Mix E1 “From Bengal to Bethnal Green”.  Music, refreshments, discussions, family activities and fun. Grand Union Orchestra hosting.

Chinese New Year 2013. Year of The Snakesnake

    free 10-3pm Farmers Market at Station Road, Chingford E4

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Tues 12th Feb  Shrove Tuesday

Wed 13th Feb   £2.50  Stratford east PictureHouse London On Screen event 6pm.”Bronco Buffalo”. described as “Mod Poetry” and depicting Stratford east London in the 1970s.

£6 Bishopsgate Institute screening of “Under The Cranes”. a film accompanied by Michael Rosen’s poetry.

Thurs 14th Feb £5  11-5pm Valentine’s Mansion Ilford. Family activities around Valentine’s Day.

£2.50 1.30-4.30pm Valentine’s Tea-Dance just for seniors. Old Stratford Town Hall. E15. Raffle, tea and cake  included and jolly good company.

Fri 15th Feb free 2-4pm Hackney Archives, 24 Dalston Lane E8 Patrick Vernon. Info and booking:- enisuoha@tssa.org.uk This is a generous workshop using the finding of your own heritage as being the history of Hackney. It will be great.

Sat 16th Feb free 10-noon Mary Katherine Presents at www.streetliferadio.com. This is Mary Katherine’s regular Saturday magazine radio show where she lifts you up to good living using golden oldies, silver sounds and interviews with her guests. Listen for the tinkling of bells.

free Body Shop Launch in E17 TBC

free 11-1pm “Love Food, Hate Waste” workshop and become a Food Champion by attending! Volunteer Centre Hackney 5 Tyssen Street E8: Book in advance at info@vchackney.org

Mon 18th Feb free Poetry at Freeword, 60 Farrington Rd EC1 celebrating the launch of poetry by Laabi. Eventbrite have places via the Poetry Tranlastion Centre.

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Tickets for The One Taste Choir and other artists at St John At Hackney , Mare Street on March 2nd are for sale at www.wegottickets.com. They’re £10 or £20 for a bubbly VIP seat! This is a Sound:Check production for Music for Childhope charity.

Hackney Stream is a great place/internet radio to keep up to date with projects for seniors in Hackney. Use a search engine to get into the site then you are helped to navigate and enjoy.

Beydagi Food Centre 221 Lea Bridge Road E10. (formerly Koza). Excellent service, very popular, great veg. and fruit, meat and cheeses. Free on road parking outside; (almost a rarity). Up the road a bit towards Markhouse Rd is Dennis Chippy. Again great service and gorgeous cod on a china plate.

Next week Hackney Central Library reading groups provide some great community getting together via books.

It will be time for the Community Breakfast at The Mill.

BOOK now for a 5 week art course at £10 the course  with a different concessions fee at The Centre For Better Health 1a Darnley Rd Hackney. Email admin@ centreforbetterhealth.org.uk

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Under The Cranes

   Joined Hackney Society this evening to watch the film by Emma-Louise Williams, Hackney woman, all about Hackney as it is now and how it lives through its history and vice versa. Wonderful filming, clear and mesmerising at times. Michael Rosen came in to answer questions too. He reads and shares his poetry throughout the film so we have a film-poem. Loads of archive film, and stills from Getty. Beautiful music.

The event was at Hackney Museum and a warm welcome we had. Hackney is outrageously multi cultural yet our gathering never reflected that at all.

 These past 2 years, I’ve seen many films and photographic displays about Hackney and especially Ridley Road market, and been on many oral history workshops and ‘let’s film Hackney’ courses.. “Under The Cranes  is 56 minutes long and I felt I’d been in the locations too many times. Hackney is overdone at present but more is to come as the thirty-somethings bring out their projects to coincide with the plonking of the Olympic and Paralympic Games site. Have you noticed all the stuff exposing and celebrating Hackney? “Folly for a Flyover”, walks galore , secret cinemas, roof-top cinemas, photographic competitions, and on and on. Love it but saturation point a-coming and the risk of being at someone else’s party.

Course coming up…

A Taste of Hackney is an innovative intergenerational project that charts the
different contributions made by ethnic minorities to the culinary landscape of
Hackney.
Participants will be trained in oral history, research skills, photography,
web-design, blogging and app design and filmmaking to provide material to create
the website, smartphone app (iPhone and Android), and exhibition.
The project will explore the Ridley Road market’s history from its humble
origins in the mid 19th Century to its evolution as a hub of migration
throughout the 20th Century.
(“ethnic minorities”?  In ‘Ackney? Can’t get my head around that and the fact that funders still want that kind of category in 2011.)

Now to catch up on the Hacking Scandal.

Up Your Street5 issue 27 and some Sky TV programmes.

Tues  July 19th.  free    2-4pm Bruce Castle Museum
                                “Reminiscence Café” led talk and participation
                            free  5.45pm but book with Hackney Society .
                               at the Hackney Museum. Film “Under The Cranes”
                                                              Michael Rosen attending too .
                        free  7.30pm Hackney Harmony  Summer Concert
                                    at Hackney City Farm (donations to Oxfam)
Wed  July 20th free  1.10-2pm Organ recital St John’s Church
                                                                        Stratford E15
                          free 7.45pm St John’s Church E11 Tony Regan
                                     dj and musician talks about HMV records.
 
Thurs July 21st £2     7pm for 7.15 Haringey Independent Cinema
                                     West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham
                                        Ken Loach’s“ Land and Freedom“
Sat      July 23rd free  1pm and all day at Stratford Circus
                         “Eastside Matsuri (Japanese Festival) sushi, flower,
                           and drumming workshops, and more.
Sun    July 24th free   (£5 donation) 11-6pm  gargoyle making (stone craft) at
                 Dalston Eastern Curve Garden but book via www.thekindest.org

                  Wear sturdy shoes.

Iceland is doing a good deal on Anchor Butter presently.
    No Ballroom dancing with Malcolm until July 25th.
       Songololo-feet textiles/recycling on Summer break.
Precious Lives jewellery and bead-making classes ended but I will give details soon of classes at The Centre For Better Health, Darnley Rd Hackney.

Programmes worth a look on Sky TV this coming week July 14th onwards 

 

Thomas Dolby on Vintage TV

“The Fugitive Kind” with Marlon Brando 1960  Tennessee Williams drama TCM

“Moby Dick”   2010 on Movies 24

Etta James  on Sky Arts2

Louisville Chorus on EWTN

The Triangle Factory True Movies 1

Imaginary Man  Ray Davies BBC 4

“Heaven and Hell”  True Movies 2

Gore Vidal’s Billy The Kid True Movies 2

Up Your Street5   an information-sharing service for seniors listing free events and activities in the 5 London 2012 boroughs.