If you like Toulouse Lautrec you’ll like…

The exhibition of posters from Unfinished Histories is very good. It’s about to move to Camden Archives from Kentish Town Community Centre NW5 and was previously at Ovalhouse.
“Opportunity to view Re-Staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88, Unfinished Histories Heritage Lottery-funded exhibition which runs at Kentish Town Community Centre till 10th January and opens at Camden Archives on 10th February”

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There are posters and fliers forty-five years old carefully framed for posterity and looking good in their shiny skins. I recognized Spare Tyre and their Cunning Stunts posters and enjoyed the artwork from pre digital internet eras all advertising alternative theatre meaning gay and lesbian and anti-establishment.
Black theatre did their own thing I guess.

Inter Action Sat 4th Jan 2014

A day-long event exploring the history – through personal accounts – and the influence and impact of Inter-Action, the innovative and influential community arts-based organisation, based in Camden from 1968 until the mid-1980s. See http://www.unfinishedhistories.com/history/companies/inter-action/ for more information.

11.00 -11.30 Tea and coffee. Welcome by Dr Cathy Crawford, Chair of Kentish Town Community Centre
11.30 – 1.00 Panel 1, looking at the history of Inter-Action, sharing recollections of its work and impact at the time locally
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch – cost £5
2.00 – 3.30 Panel 2, exploring the influence of the Inter-Action experience on subsequent work both through its models of practice and the later careers of the individuals involved
3.30 – 5.00 Discussion and viewing rare archive material

Speakers include Inter-Action alumni David Powell, Dr Mo Throp, Patrick Barlow, Garry Brooking, along with Sara Newman of Many Cultures, One Community. Panels will be moderated by Dr Susan Croft, Director, Unfinished Histories. ED Berman MBE, founder of Inter-Action, will also be speaking

Opportunity to view Re-Staging Revolutions: Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88, Unfinished Histories Heritage Lottery-funded exhibition which runs at Kentish Town Community Centre till 10th January (and opens at Camden Archives on 10th February)
Event is free but in the spirit of Inter-Action’s Almost-Free Theatre we would welcome you to pay what you can afford/ think is reasonable charge. If you book and are then unable to attend, please cancel your booking so others who want to attend are not turned away.

Issue 51. Up Your Street

   Tues 17th Dec     free  until 21st Dec 3-8pm Ovalhouse

  “Re-Staging Revolutions:
Alternative Theatre in Lambeth and Camden 1968-88
An exhibition featuring community, experimental, Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, Theatre-in-Education, agit-prop, physical, visual,  performance art, vernacular drama, new writing, satirical and many other theatre companies; championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day British theatre.”

Included in this listing because Unfinished Histories started and continues at Chatsworth Palace, Hackney.

 

Thurs 19th Dec   free 6-7.45pm Hackney Central Library

Reading Lane Book Group Christmas Special

“We will be reviewing A Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst  and  we  hosting a Xmas quiz with prizes and refreshments and looking back over our great reads for the year.”

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RAGWORKS exhibition continues at the Darnley Gallery, Hackney.

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Issue 20. Up Your Street. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

                                         Issue 20.  Up Your Street

Mon 3rd Dec   free 7-9pm Leyton Community Association meeting (LCA) Saint Mary’s Church Hall, Lindley Road, Leyton E10 6QT (near the junction with High Road Leyton)

 Tues 4th Dec            free  to invitees (phone Hackney Museum for a place) 10-4.30pm  A day conference with Mapping The Change to shape in our community the Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hackney PictureHouse and Museum.

Wed 5th Dec    free  6.30pm The Mill E17, Drop in to knit. Any level welcome.

                              free  5-7.30pm Choice in Hackney event…

Alex Rook, well known human rights lawyer, and Ellen Clifford of Disabled People Against Cuts will discuss accessing Community Care Support and disability benefits during times of austerity.  Refreshments   City and Hackney Carers Centre Conference Room. 5 TYSSEN STREET, Hackney, E8  Disabled access. Email: info@choiceinhackney.org

Sat 8th Dec       free  11am Craft Fayre at Sutton House Homerton Rd Hackney.

                                 £5 donation 7pm Chats Palace Brooksby’s Walk, Homerton Rd Hackney. Unfinished Histories Christmas Quiz Night

“Unfinished Histories is a project recording British Alternative Theatre, 1968 -88, through interviews and the collecting of archive material. Companies involved were among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain. Work ranged from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre.”

Sun 9th Dec     free   11 am Craft Fayre at Sutton House Homerton Rd Hackney

Mon 10th Dec  free   12.30-2pm .Christmas social for seniors with Malcolm’s Dance Classes at 28 Powell Rd E5

Tues 11th Dec   free 2-4pm Christmas Party  at St Andrew’s Church, Colworth Rd E11

Wed 12th Dec   free but book in advance.2-5pm Brady Arts Centre E1 Christmas tea dance for seniors.

Thur 13th Dec £2  7.15pm  West Green Learning Centre, Tottenham.  Coen Brothers  film “Burn After Reading” hosted by Haringey Independent Cinema. Another shorter film too. In the break to celebrate the season there will be mulled wine and samosas. Event all done by 9.50pm.

£2.50 1pm Hackney PictureHouse Reminiscence Screenings Charlie Chaplin in “The Gold Rush” Best seats in London! The Tower Hamlets U3A keeps the price down for us from the usual £4 a time. Cheers U3A!

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Vintage TV has started its “Simply Having A Wonderful Vintage Time” Christmas programmes. Interesting archive films and excellent editing.

Exhibitions.

Until  31 Dec. free  Photographic exhibition ” Art In The Community,”  The Salvation Army , 122-124 Lower Clapton Road E5

                         free.                   Hackney Museum (not Mondays) “Independence”. Excellent exhibition showcasing Jamaica and its tie-in to Hackney.

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Next Up Your Street listing will be for the festive season and the last of the year so if you have any events to share please email them to me at gillianamuir@aol.co.uk