Cheap as chips up the Village aka E17 aka Awesomestow

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Detail of  Luminous Leytonstone by Sharon Foster

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Free art at Vestry House Museum, slashed prices on meat and hens at Spar where the bread is posh but is it as nice as Hoxton’s Centre For Better Health’s artisan bakery. Same bloomin’ price, And then more art at another gallery by Eden Road and then outside for anyone (here I am ) to take, a whole load of quality canvas bags.. They smell deliciously new like sacks before the potatoes pile in.

The wind was terrific too.

So I took photos of my Vestry House  gallery look about bearing in mind that the four featured artists won commissions from Waltham Forest Council arts and culture lot. The Museum was a-buzz with a Dickens Reading Group and a Stella C. forum thing. Not interested one iota. Refuse to spend my Sunday in The Village when Leyton and Whitechapel call. Mind you, The Castle E17  lunch time menu was appealing. ….. Hen to pepper up.


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Brendon’s Coronation Gardens

The Pamper Shop


Do join us next SUNDAY for our Herbal Skin Balm workshop with local herbalist (and Museum garden volunteer) Gail Farrow. Learn all about the fascinating properties of plants and herbs and make a soothing balm, ideal for pampering skin in the summer months. You’ll also get to taste Gail’s famous herbal teas! Suitable for beginners. The session will last about an hour, starting at 2pm and is then repeated at 3pm. Sunday 19 July. £1 donation on the door.

Up Your Street. Issue 20

                                                         Up Your Street Issue 20

We are in Adult Learners’ Week 2013

knittinKnitters at the Mill E17, Sharing skills.

Mon 2oth May free noon -2pm Up Your Street hosts a free social get-together at Lea Bridge Library Leyton. Tea, raffles, friendship. At 1pm Mary Fahey mary in her element

demonstrates the benefits of meditation. Book via and Eventbrite. She presents a magazine programme at Streetlife Radio, by the way.

                              free 12.15pm Bruce Castle Museum, Haringay

Walk: Around All Hallows Graveyard

Join Deborah Hedgecock, Curator of Bruce Castle Museum, as she takes a tour around the ancient graveyard of the original parish church for Tottenham. (Meet at the museum)

(If wet, the walk will become an illustrated talk on the graveyard at the museum)

Tues 21st May free Museum of London. Some Up Your Street subscribers receive their Awards certificates at Adult Learners Week 2013 event . Breakfast time. Congrats!

                              free  2-4pm Hamara Project 1b Priory Avenue E17 (by Walthamstow tube station ).Finding out about Dementia.

                             free but book 2-5pm Dalston Eastern Curve Garden (Dalston Junction, Hackney)
Making patchwork lavender pillows
Learn how to make patchwork pattern by cutting up old clothing, so you can feel confident about making use of any textile fragments you have at home. Then make a patchwork pillow to fill with therapeutic lavender from the Garden to take home!019

                           free 10-12.30 Workshop; the importance of maths for young children, a community workshop in Hackney Community Voluntary Services, Tyssen St Hackney. Phone 020 72758577.

                         free  2-4pm  Tell Me About It!

Reminiscence Café at the Bruce Castle  Museum.Remember the Lunch Hour? 

Join us and share memories (or photos and objects) about your life experiences ..and your lunch hour! What was it like at school? How long did you get for lunch at work? Did you have special arrangements, a work canteen, or take your own lunch?

All ages welcome!

Thurs 23rd May free noon-3pm. Dementia care information at Infinite Oasis Care 807 High St Leyton E10.

                                  free 7-9pm Bonnie Kemske talks about ceramics at Tokarska Gallery, Forest Rd (Opp. Tesco). Book with Eventbrite.

Sun 26th May free 11 am from  The Mill Coppermill Lane E17 “Poetry in Motion: The Market Walk” . Book through Eventbrite or phone Walthamstow Library The walk is followed by a poetry reading starting at 1.15pm in Walthamstow library E17.

Fri 31st May free 11-1pm or 2.30-4.30pm. Local History Open Day upstairs so arrange special access by phoning Vestry House Museum in E17 and/or book through Eventbrite.

Sat June 1st      Appetite begins. A celebration of food and tastes in Waltham Forest.

From a blog visitor:-

Adult Learners’ Week (18-24 May) is when our thoughts turn to learning skills – whether for work or just for the fun of it. The Esperanto Association of Britain is offering a free postal or email course in the international language – marked by a network of voluntary tutors.

The free course is suitable for those who would like a quick taster, and gives an overview of the language in twelve bite-sized portions. Once the learner has received the first lesson, they simply return their answers. Then the tutor replies with guidance and the next lesson.

For details of the work of the Esperanto Association and the free course, contact:

Peer Arts , 99 Hoxton St E1 art exhibition free

Karin Ruggaber: An outside of a house
Until Saturday 29 June

Issue 15. Up Your Street

Sat  3rd Nov   £5 and free begins the Season of Bangla Drama. Brady Arts Centre. E1. Please check my blog

Wed  7th Nov.  £5   (concessions available) 8.30pm “Mysteries Of London” film

“From Hell” 2001. Screening at Stratford PictureHouse.

Fri 9th Nov. £5 per session (concessions for seniors).Noon-2pm (4 Fridays)

Hedge Herbs workshops at The Mill E17

                          free 1-3pm EKTA Durnley Rd Community Centre,Earlham Grove,E7 .

Music and Movement for seniors.

Sat 10th Nov. free 7.30pm News from Nowhere Club at The Epicentre West Street E11. Martin Spafford and students past and present  from George Mitchell School in Leyton talk about their projects and film.

Ongoing free photographic exhibition in Vestry House Museum E17. “Out Of the Box” all about “Ensign” camera times.

Up Your Street issue 29


All correct at time of uploading and continually checked just in case…

Thurs July 28th  free  2-8pm drop by The Floating Cinema for archive canal films, artists’

                                          interpretations of the river  and good company.  Moored at  the

                                                                                                      Old Ford Lock, Hackney Wick.

Fri July 29th     free      (some)  all weekend.    Hackney  Wicked Art Festival starts in Hackney Wick

                                                 and Fish Island. (276 bus from  Hackney , Hackney Wick station, or 236).

                                                                             A feast of artists and their work.

                        free               7pm at Folly for a Flyover  along tow path by Bow . Free films.  

 Sat July 30th free   for Newham residents. 2-5pm Vicarage Community Centre, Glovier Rd E15. Cake decorating.

                                                                                          Book on 0203373 6045

                                         free. noon-5pm (and Sunday, ongoing) Epping Forest’s Literary

                                          History exhibition at The Temple Wanstead Park, E11.  85080028

Sun  July 31st £4 on door 3.30pm Vestry House Museum . Arbutus String Quartet

                             music of Vienna 1800. Haydn and Beethoven.

                      free  2-4pm Coronation Gardens  E10 by Leyton Station, music for

                                                                              pleasure with Eastern European musicians..

Mon Aug 1st                             Closure of Stratford Bus Station until October 2011

Tues  Aug 2nd  free  1-3pm Plum Tree Centre E10 (by Tesco) .Dance for Life. Just turn up.

                                                                  Take a bottle of water and a scarf for belly dancing!


Wed Aug 3rd free   Cyberlink  E10 (by Tesco) Free film course. Filming In the neighbourhood

                        £1. 11-4pm  Pump House Museum, South Access Lane,  E17. Check out the

                                                                                                 vintage transport and the museum.

                        Free  7.30-9.30pm Community Theatre at The Yard. The new theatre at

                                  White Post Lane, Hackney Wick.  Come and participate and be one of

                               a cast of 139 in a performance spurred by Ai Weiwei’s persecution. But the first get-together is in the  Anthony Marsh Building, top of Big Hill, Clapton. E5 (Jessam Avenus bus stop then 2 mins or go through Mount Pleasant Rdfrom Clapton Station and Lea Bridge RD)

                               Check the web-site as you need to register anyway.

                        free  1.10-1.40pm. Flute and guitar recital at St John’s Church Stratford E15

Thurs Aug 4th  free   Drop in…2-8pm The Floating Cinema at Bow Locks Gillender St  E3.

                                                                                                           Films of local people.

Fri  Aug   5th   free. No need to book 2-5pm at Hornsey Library, Park Rd . Hairdos of the Fifties,


Sat  Aug 6th   free.    11-5pm  No need to book.  Cemeteries and Angels, Abney Park, N.16

                                                                                             workshops. Main entrance 11 am.

                         free  Up Your Street subscribers with Precious Lives jewellery and beading

                                    group display their wares at the Haggerston Festival

Sun Aug 7th   free    10-6pm. Rehearsal  for The Yard theatre event. (see 3rd August).

                       free    11-5pm No need to book . Abney Park, N.16 Working with clay.

                                                                                                                           Main entrance 11 am