Events and News around London E3

Above a rehearsal photo of Loose Lips (see below) taken by Ollie Grove.

The Big House is a charity working with care leavers and at risk young people.  They are putting on a hard hitting play at Stoke Newington Town Hall called LOOSE LIPS from 9th to 26th May. “Lia, a sex worker, has run away from her brothel with a suitcase of stolen money…” More info and booking link here.

There’s a really good piano recital on  Sat 5th May , 5pm,  at St Mary’s Church, 230 Bow Road, London, E3 3AH. The organisers say, “Admission is free and no ticket is required, although there will be a voluntary collection in aid of the church building fund.”

4 pm: Refreshments
5 pm: Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio
Shostakovich Piano Trio. 2 (movements 1, 3 and 4)

The full details are on the Mile End Old Town Residents’ Association website.

On Sunday 6th May from 10-12am artist Mellina Van Der Welk is running a self drawing project, for young people aged 14-16. The aim is to enable them to explore how their relationships to themselves and others influences their self-esteem (at a transitional time in their lives). It’s being held at St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL – not far from the V&A Museum of Childhood. There’s more on their website plus an email address to book a spot.

Tower Hamlets Council lists all the really good sport and exercise classes you can do in May here. Many are free. Unfortunately the more info links on the right often don’t go directly to where you want. Someone with a bit of common sense needs to get a grip on their website! It undermines all the excellent work going in on the ground.

Sky News recently published an article entitled Britain’s most polluted towns and cities. The World Health Organisation has set a safe pollution limit of 10 micrograms of polluting particles per cubic metre. It surprised me to find that London is only one above it on 11 – not bad considering. Our worst towns are the steel towns of Port Talbot (18mg per cubic metre) and Scunthorpe (15). Poor old Thurrock has 14 micrograms per cubic metre.

As well as reducing pollution – Hallo! Volkswagen – we can also also absorb it by planting more trees and being less half-hearted about the green spaces that are being put in today. “Trees lift the spirit” are words I’ve heard from Mell Sutton, who is running a Mindfulness in the City walk in Chelsea on Sat 19 May 2018 from 4pm. Details and booking here.

On Sat May 5, 2018 from 11am Tina Baxter of Footprints of London will run a walk called Secret Spaces and Public Places – a tour of the hidden gardens in the City of London. More details and booking.

Nearby the Roman Road London website has published an article called: The Friends of Meath Gardens, saving our green spaces one tree at a time.


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