Issue 2 Up Your Street

Thurs June 7th  £3   7.30-9.30pm  the history of the poor in Waltham Forest

at Ye Olde Rose and Crown E17

all day, Bow Locks closed on the River Lea (take your camera).

The Mill E17 £5 per submission of your  textile art for “Soft” a major exhibition.

Fri    June 8th free  trip to seaside with Leyton Community Action. (needed to book)

Sun  June 10th free 3pm Stratford East Picture House pre film discussion

about “Dorian Gray”  Film screening @ £2.50

so not mediocre

Found it. ..A workshop above mediocrity. Tonight I went to Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub Theatre E17 to The Red Room to spend time with good honest folk at the Walthamstow Radical History Group workshop all about Walthamstow.  I enrolled by text because on offer was a cluster of workshops, intellectually-challenging ( change from cake decorating) and less than a fiver a time.

I learnt loads tonight , all about how Walthamstow grew because of boundaries and how to do intelligent research.

Roger was mein host and Neil the energetic workshop facilitator.

The pub is really nice. It is welcoming and warm, full of royal reds and golds, cubby holes, a massive wooden bar and lovely staff who smile! The toilets are older and shinier than me (altho’ I do flush every time) and there was a vintage dress sale on tonight.

Really good. Most stuff I go to is really useless and not up to my standard and definitely mediocre. (By the way the whole John Donne evening I attended at St Paul’s Cathedral a couple of weeks ago is online.) Tonight’s lecture and workshop was ace. Looking forward to part 2.

Yesterday  I chanced by  a cafe in Walthamstow Village. Had lukewarm mash, neither warm nor cold onions and delicious hot ye Olde English old-fashioned posh sausage from next door. That was followed by Tiramisu with alcohol. Now that was full marks: The dinner I give 6 out of 10 and the whole experience 4 because the staff never smiled or made me feel welcome. Won’t be spending my £8 there again. Crossed over to Spar. SPAR! Upmarket silly prices Walthamstow Village Spar  pulling us in with its smells of fresh bread and baking pizzas. What can you do ?…a little bit of cultural hegemony in full swing-not the first time in E17.

Up Your Street issue 38


25th Sept
    free  6pm Rich Mix    Errol Linton, harmonica and vocals.

free 12-6pm until 9th Oct. Photos by
Connolly and Pink “Hackney Revisited 1985-2011”.
Chats Palace, Brooksby’s Walk E5

Tues 27th Sept

Spring into Autumn at St John at Hackney!
Adrenalin Dance Classes 

1.15-2.15pm Over 55’s dance
class (free) all welcome
7 – 8.15 pm Adult movement class, all welcome

free    until end Nov . Geffrye Museum, 136
Kingsland Rd E2  Alexandra Blum’s
drawings of the regeneration of Dalston E8.
10-5pm. Sun noon-5. Shut Mondays.

Wed 28th Sept
£5 .6.30-8.30pm  Rivington Place EC2.Emory Douglas, Culture
Sec Black Panthers talks about his life and work  02077491240

                           free 6.30pm Walthamstow Library . Meet east London poets, part of East London Libraries Festival (ignore the line through typing)

                         free 10.30-11.30am Hackney Central
Library . Coffee, cake and book club discussing Steinbeck’s “East Of Eden”.

7.45pm  ‘The blue plaques of
Loughton’. St John’s Church, Leytonstone.E11 (Leyton and Leytonstone History

1.10-1.40pm Organ recital by Losq. St John’s Church Stratford E15

Thurs 29th Sept to 2nd Oct. Stow Music
Festival 2011  E17. Ye Olde Rose and
Crown and other venues.

Fri 30th Sept   free 10-3pm. Newham Leisure Centre Older Person’s Day. Sports, get
fit, and stalls.

free 10-8pm Art displays by local professional artists “Hackney Utopians” highlighting the community project in Abney park last Summer at Stoke Newington Library

1-3pm   Spitalfields tea dance.
Crispin St.

Sat 1st Oct
free   12-4pm Apple Day at
The Mill E17  Bring  pies in apple shapes. Yum

free   until 31/10 Exhibition by Alix Edwards called “Tradewinds” part of Black History Month at Hackney Central Library.

free 1.30 or 4pm guided 2 hour walk of the Lower Lea Valley. Book with Graham of ‘Walk East’  on  07919221806.

                        free 10-5pm Older Person’s Day Kelmscott
Leisure Centre E17

Sun 2nd Oct    £1 noon-5pm  Stow Vintage
Lifestyle Fair at The Ballroom Orford
House Social Club E17

Thurs 6th Oct free     6-9pm (until 26th from 9am -7pm) Black and White Photographer of the Year 2011 at 74 Kingsland Rd E28DL

8th Oct
    free  11-4pm Apple Day , Vestry House Museum garden

Sat  Oct 8th 7pm free

                  From “News From Nowhere Club” which meets at The Epicentre , E11 at 7pm on Saturday 8th October 2011. Refreshments too. All welcome.

Performing arts, the church & the community: an

Speaker: Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson is a priest in the Church of England. She
lives in Walthamstow & serves at St John’s Church, Leytonstone, as
associate minister. She also serves as part of the Bishop of Barking’s team as
his adviser for the performing arts. This is a pioneering new post established
in 2009 by the Bishop of Barking, the Right Reverend David Hawkins. The Barking
area, set within the Anglican diocese of Chelmsford, covers five east London
boroughs – Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge & Waltham
Forest, plus a small part of Essex. The main focus of Kathryn’s work is to
promote, encourage, support & develop good practice in the performing arts
within the churches in the Barking Episcopal Area & to encourage the church
& individuals to engage with their local communities & their local arts
scene. This evening Kathryn will speak about her experiences as performing arts
adviser & how she combines a passion for the arts with her calling to be a
priest in the Church of England.


First Leyton Temple Mills free introductory
day guest pass. Try the gym.