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Up Your Street  Issue 35

Wed 14th Oct free  noon Up Your Street Community Group off to Fabric of India at V&A
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Thurs 15th Oct free  noon onwards.Curator’s Tour at the Mill E17 (Just saw it on Twitter) That’s with Nat.
Fri  16th Oct free 11-1pm Camden Art Centre  workshop for seniors. Book at the venue beforehand.
                      free 2-4pm Rosetta Art Centre Up Your Street students off to Whitechapel Art Gallery
                      free  2-5pm Mental Spaghetti plaster sculpture workshop in Kentish Town . Book at Eventbrite
                      free  3.30-5pm Claremont Up Your Street members afternoon with The Craft Council
                                                 at Claremont in White Lion Street, Angel.
Sat 17th Oct free 3-5pm The Mill E17  Raffle
                         .   7pm. Our Jan of Spitalfields treads the boards with Theatre Royal Stratford east 
Mon 19th Oct free Hussain’s dance rehearsals begin for A Season Of Bangla Drama in November.
Thurs 22nd Oct free 6-8.30pm , Come one and all. Meet The Artists.Launch of “Transform” exhibition at The Mill E17
                         (Exhibition runs until Dec). Always a great evening with Mo hosting and feeding us.
The Mallinson Restaurant at Waltham Forest Collage Is offering a Caribbean menu to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month. It’s all prepared and served by students.
Fabulous venue.
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  1. Thurs 1st Oct £25 for some weeks. 2.30-4pm

1a Darnley Road  Hackney. Learning how to apply Indian Head Massage . Centre for Better Health. Hackney.cbh

2) Venus hair and nails. Walthamstow Village gets coffee shops and boutiques. Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10 gets all the Arctics and JCBs,  unsmiling nail shops and badly promoted hair shops. Meanwhile for £6 a  lady can get a haircut at the newly opened, garish shop next to the closed down pound shop , view art at the same time and be mesmerised by the owner’s wig or weave.

3) Roses chocolates at Tesco for £2 instead of £4. Okay what they say is the healthy option (Whatever makes you feel good0)…..Bananas at Iceland for 68p a bunch.

Entries in Up Your Street’s diary

Sat 8th Aug free 12-7pm Rathbone Market Festival 

                        free      2-4pm weekly Drama workshops all about changing east London Whitechapel ideas Store E1. Turn up

Sun 9th Aug free 12-5pm Rathbone Market Festival

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Tues 11th Aug free 1-2.30pm The Wind Blows East. Meet Bromley-By-Bow Station. Eventbrite for places.

Wed 12th Aug free 2-4pm London’s Larder Meet Star Lane DLR. Tickets at Eventbrite

                              free 2-5pm The Mill e17 Radio making for seniors

Thurs 13th Aug free 10am Link4Coffee at Oneda’s St James end of E17 Market. Eventbrite

Fri  14th Aug free entry 730pm Bingo at Crownfield Rd e11 with Disability Waltham Forest

Sat 15th Aug and 16th Aug free Canary Wharf. Granary Place. Clay and ceramics festival.

Wed 19th Aug free Drawing your story. Bethnal Green E1 . Book at Eventbrite

Fri  21st Aug free 7.30pm film show at Three Mills, Bow with Floating Cinema. Eventbrite

Sat 22nd Aug free 11-12.30pm Building Ships. Meet East India Dock DLR . Eventbrite

Sun 23rd Aug.free 3pm Ripping Yarns on SS Robin Meet Millenium Mills Royal Victoria Docks

Fri 28th Aug free 1-5pm Pop Up UCL art of Germany and Austria 19th Century  at Gower Street . Book at Eventbrite.

Sun 30th Aug.free  Banner Parade in Green Street  off Romford Road. Celebrating the east end.

Mon 31st Aug (Bank Holiday) was free at Early Bird price  now £3.50 +50p booking fee. 10.30 Gluten- Free Festival Old Truman Brewery E1

Sat 12th Sept free  #MAFF “Why the Caged Bird…” Tottenham . Last tickets flying at Eventbrite

Sat 19th Sept free #MAFF “Delta” film, in Tottenham.Book at Eventbrite

24th Sept  free   11 am Etsy promotion at Truman Building e1 Part of TENT design festival, Eventbrite for tickets.

25th Sept free 10 am Courtauld art open day Eventbrite for tickets. at Somerset House.

26th Sept free 3pm or 5pm  #MAFF “Jump At The Sun” screening in Tottenham  Eventbrite for tickets.

 4th Oct  hopefully free Unveiling of Joan Littlewood’s statue at Theatre Royal Stratford East e15 (info not public yet).

14th Oct free V&A visit at noon

24th Oct  £7.50 at Eventbrite “London Turning?” day out at Stratford Campus E15.

25th Nov free  V&A visit at noon

15th Dec free “A Keatsian Christmas  “at Hampstead’s Keats House. Eventbrite of course for places.

 

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Wed 14th Jan £5 Stratford Theatre Royal east . The Stratford East Singers evening show at 7.30pm. Book online

Sat 17th Jan free  1.45-4pm  Brick making like the Victorians. At Bow’s Chisenhale Centre, 64 Chisenhale Road E3. Book at Eventbrite. Wear a pinny.

Mon 19th Jan free 11 am Book at  CreativeMornings Ldn website for a place to Friday’s session  entitled UGLY. Tickets go very quickly. Usually a free croissant breakfast, 20 minute talk from the rostrum then networking. Worth a peek.

Tues 20th Jan free David Boote leads and guides on another free walk.

:”Escape across the Marshes “(part 1 of Tottenham Outrage walk)

11 am.Tottenham Hale Station > Higham Hill W15 bus stop; option to continue to Highams Park Station

7pm (donation)  The Mill Coppermill Lane E17 Mill Book Club analysing and appreciating “The Blackwater Lightship “.

Wed 21st Jan £3 POSH dance. Tea dance at St Paul’s Church Amhurst Road and Stoke Newington Road . Strictly posh gear.wpid-img_95315535709391.jpegBook on 02077374043

                                 free 11-1pm Leyton Library E10 Exhibition all about memories of the Great War at Whipps Cross Hospital with Eastside Community Heritage . Tickets at Eventbrite

Thurs 22nd Jan free  4.30-6.30pm Hackney Museum. Local  Roots project launch with students entertaining. Always a great welcome. Book at Eventbrite

Fri 23rd Jan       free  8.30-10am..  AM …68, Hanbury St E1 Creatives meet up. Book last Mondayjam

Sat 24th Jan     free  2-4pm   Chisenhale tour E3  . Book at Eventbrite

                              free   2-5pm Party launch sign up to volunteer event at Bishopsgate Institute all about ye olde Centerprise in Hackney. No need to book.

 £5 plus 80p booking charge. All weekend 20 minute tours of Alexandra Palace, N8.

Mon 26th Jan free   10-3pm Toynbee Hall E1 .Conference via AgeUK “Ageing without children”. Buffet lunch  . Book at Eventbrite

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It’s been a week of art.

It’s been a week of art and it’s not over until the fat lady sings; there’s RAGWORKS to measure and catalogue ready for October 16th. Time flies.

Just caught up on BBC Iplayer to get up to date with what’s occurring in the planet of established art and saw Zephaniah and Goldie doin’ Matisse and Turner. Fresh take on things and a change from Tim Marlow who I last saw trying to get any considered responses from Bailey about the whys and wherefores of photography and legacy. That was painful and Marlow was a dog with a rag. He actually put words into Bailey’s mouth. Way to interview! Job done.

Zephaniah was interested in Turner’s depictions of slavery and he investigated an huge painting “The Slave Ship”. Ole Zeph was not in his culture comfort zone or rather responded way too emotionally to art. It was a case of “I know what I like and I like what I know”. There were some great camera shots on the works of Turner and Zephaniah’s locks.

Goldie looked like he was lovin’ it. He saw Matisse as a joy-bringer,  raved about comfortable colours and hinted at Matisse as being one for the people.

Up Your Street community group is off to see Constable at the V&A in a couple of months but I tried to watch “Constable , a country rebel” on TV late night the other night. Too too boring . I still have to plough through the “Abstract” series on BBC Four. Lordy Lord.

The word “Outsider” crept into the programmes I watched with Zephaniah describing himself as an outsider and empathising with ole Turner. Really? Didn’t get that. I did get that Goldie was the only black man in Tate Modern that day and that I’ve never in my life seen a Rasta in any posh gallery. Oh Beeb and your diverse ways.

Up to my neck in Outsider Art having been to Seniors’ Art School in Southwark Park. Saw a doodly exhibition and lots of minutiae in biro. I’d been to the BowArts exhibition of Madge Gill’s work as it was pulled from the archives. This was my first conscious sighting of “Outsider Art” and it took me two hours to think positively about the scribbles. I am not that interested in the biography of the artist or hearing any pseudo psycho-analysis about an artist in glorious retrospect. Just let me soak up the work and see if my judgemental spirit responds well.

At the workshops we participants followed through tasks to redefine drawing per se. No easy task to fiddle around with charcoal, pencil, ink , 30 pieces of A3 paper. wobbly easels, moving images, Charlie Mingus’ airs and artspeke in half an hour. No sir. We were to loosen our perceptions of what drawing should or might be so we stroked and dotted in time to Mingus. We became ambidextrous experimenting with our other hand and lapping quilled ink over wax crayon or felt tip inside pencil-drawn spirals. The hostility towards the tutor ebbed and flowed depending on the awkwardness of the task.

In the afternoon we were allowed to use biro to draw. We used postcard-sized paper and drew, scribbled, doodled, cut and pasted as in days of old, hardly laughed, felt uncomfortable and were a superficial “we”.

Another journey begins.

Mirabelle Plums

This morning on what looks like the first day of November I gathered in my bumper crop off the lawn and watched the yellow plums fall from above in the rain showers.. My neighbours had been scrumping last week and I am not one to waste vitamined fruit. I busied over a hot stove and made jars of jam resenting all that expensive sugar I had to use. The jam straight from the pot had a sharpness about it. Yuk. I Googled for any tips besides the one about adding a pod of vanilla. I followed some advice and left my jams to rest awhile. Success. Yummy. Mirabelle Plum jam. jamApparently Romanian folk eat the inviting little ones straight off the tree so I felt for my other neighbours who could only pine as they watched my boughs bend and they dreamt of home.

Today a ceasefire was declared in Gaza. Nothing on the news about that yet. It’s all about Scotland.