up your street issue 36

  Up Your

issue 36  07762178941 All in all in! Captain Calling.

Thurs Sept 8th
   5-7pm Celebratory party to
meet artists, clients of Crisis, displaying works at Artworks exhibition at
Bromley-By-Bow Centre, St Leonards St E3.

Fri Sept 9th   £8  7pm @The Kitchen Table Anne on
02085867979  292 Barking Rd e63BA“come
along to celebrate the 60’s with music from ‘the barn jammers’, memories &
stories from the time & a themed menu! £8 including supper book now!”

Last few days of “Unearthed” art exhibition at
old Yardley building Stratford High Street. (no disabled access)

Sat Sept 10th     free
noon The View Tube by Pudding Mill Lane station. Open Access workshop
with Jessie of Textile Tale Archives project. If you find the website, Senior Sue’s
up there with her crochet bag. She’s also on The Mill website patchworking.  Credit where it’s due, folks!

Sun Sept 11th
free 2-6pm E17 designers at Asian
centre Walthamstow Village E17 (part of E17 Arts Trail) 

Tues Sept 13th  free
1.30pm  Seniors get together at The Mill
Coppermill Lane e17 Just join in.

                            free   7pm The Mill E17 reading Club  “To Kill A Mocking Bird”.

                             free  6.15pm Walthamstow Library front entrance . High Street
gently stroll down the market
to The Mill for the reading group. Jolly good company! Rain on, walk off but
the Mill is still there!

Wed Sept 14th
 6.30pm. Action Community Trust volunteers
meet Vicarage Community Centre Vicarage Rd E15. Join if you love Stratford.

Thurs Sept 15th
Agewell Singers resume after summer break. Stratford Circus

 free  11-noon Sutton House in Homerton High Street.
No house entry charge  Book
Brunchers  discussing Calvino’s “Invisible
Cities”  followed by the first
“Scribblers” session if you like, a writing group. Concession charge.

 Sat 17th and Sun 18th
Sept The Thames Festival, South Bank
.( credit and thanks to Stephen
M@ACC  for extra info for Up your Street).

Sat  Sept 17th     free
2.30pm Newham residents only, first time to the  theatre. Theatre Royal Stratford east. Book
in advance for “A Clockwork Orange” musical. TRSE

                            free 11-4pmThe Pump House is open and
ready for visitors in South Access Rd

Sun Sept 18th    free
11-3.30pm  guided tour of 300 year
old Grade 11 listed building. Valentine’s Mansion and House, Ilford . Just turn

                            free  TRSE/Open Stage noon -2pm Meet actor and
archivist Murray Melvin.This changed to 3pm

 free   Lucy Hamilton of Mapping Your Manor  (a sound installation art work at the Games
Park) invites you to Hackney Wick for her project event


The flights of steps up to the gallery area for “Unearthed”, the art exhibition about the brownfield site as Carpenters Rd when it was E15 weren’t difficult or steep at all. It was bucketing down outside and rain was pouring in through the downstairs lobby ceiling. Once again, there is no disabled access. How many more delapidated warehouses and spaces do I have to endure just to see local art which is always advertised with glossy flyers enough to think you’re at least entering something akin to the Hackney Museum? And all to engage me with the coming Games. On and on. How many “Untitled” works can be in one exhibition. There was a smashed window….now that was wonderful. like crystals in a spider web. There were quite a few busted windows and the other ones were plain dirty.

So that was nothing compared to the happening place that is Hackney Wick. Clean it up. It is dirty, ragged, cut off, undesirable and not happening in my book. That Napier’s Arms. OMG ! Men urinate and vomit  openly outside the pink or whatever colour that is splashed onto the Jungle-beats bashing dump. Looks like even the council street-cleaning operatives never visit. Glass is all over the place on the pavements in White Post Lane and litter rests its weary grunge  body  everywhere. How could you really push through that before being drawn into the magic of story-telling at the Yard Theatre? Could you really recommend an outing to there? No so I don’t. It is a disgraceful environment.

Up in private  Palace Place the travellers watch their Plasmas behind high brick walls, a white enclave within a white enclave. Up on The Greenway at The View Tube there’s a photographic multi-cultural journey exhibition.. Hooray! It’s called “Leaving Limbo Landing” and like “Unearthed” is free.

Sean, our guide on the 0930h Olympic Park tour was ace. Never seen such an empty coach. Well it was Sunday 0930h. And yet at time of booking we were told it was a full up trip.  Lies I tell you: Used to lies about The Games a-coming.

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Tues   Aug 23rd  free  2.30-3.15pm “Working Wonders” shop. Arteast @ Bromley By Bow
                                 Central Cafe, St.Leonard’s St E3. Be inspired, and spend your silver!
Thurs  Aug  25th  fiver  7.30pm The Tottenham Chances, N17 the legendary
                             John Arthur from Walthamstow plays guitar and sings his own songs.
                           free  (phone for time on 0208 4891419) Hornsey Library, Crouch End N.8. Fun
                             Make your swim cap a la 1950s with recycled materials.Just turn up.
                           free  10-noon The Mill E17. Patchworking your jeans workshop.
                           £5   cash on door. 8pm .Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Live acoustic duo.
Fri     Aug  26th    free 1-3pm Spitalfields tea dance.  Crispin Place E1
                           free  10-noon The Mill E17 Knitting workshop. 
                           free  2-4pm       ”    ”    ”   Drawing lessons for adults.
                             morning session for Open Stage 2012 volunteers at Stratford
                                                                            east Theatre Royal. 
Sat    Aug  27th   free  noon-6pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, Dalston Junction.

                                   Family day with stalls, plants etc. What a beautiful oasis!
                          free   11-noon Mary Katherine Presents on Streetlife Radio.
                                  Silver Sounds, meditation, thoughts and
                                  your emails.  (online community radio)
Sun Aug  28th   free   2-4pm Skiffle in the park! Coronation Gardens E10
Wed  Aug 31st   free   1.10-1.40pm St John’s Church Stratford E15. recital with
                                                                              Violin, piano and voice.
                         free 10.30-11.30 am Coffee and cake book club at Hackney Central Library
                                                                   discuss “The Finckler Question” All welcome.*
Thurs Sept 1st   free     6-7.30   Hackney Museum “Olympic Cities” Photographic
                               adventure. Another lovely venue with refreshments as well.
Fri    Sept 2nd   free   6-9pm Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton, Hackney
                                  Preview of photographic exhibition.”1985-2011″
                                    Contact Chats Palace for invite.
Sat  Sept 3rd     free   10-4pm The Mill Coppermill Lane E17. Art exhibition launch.
                         free    noon  “Magic Memories” of Granada Cinema E17 at The Mill
                                                                                             Coppermill Lane E17
                         ticket bargains for first night of Stratford east Theatre Royal’s
                                                                                “A Clockwork Orange”.
Sun   Sept  4th  free   noon, more “Magic Memories” as above.
                        free   2-4pm  “Unearthed” at Warton House, 150 Stratford High st E15.
                              Family party launching exhibition about the history of Carpenters
                              Road’s artists. Book 02089816811
Mon Sept 5th   free   10-noon   Stoke Newington Library. Carol Davies from Age UK
                                gives a talk about Disability Back Up, Hackney. Refreshmenets too.
* The Book Brunchers at Sutton House, E5 are reading Calvino’s “Invisible Cities”.
  The Mill in Coppermill Lane has many events. Ask them.
Artfunder Pass (for cheap entry to art galleries and museums ) is doing a special deal on direct debit membership starting Sept 1st.