This week 7th May 2019

Crofton Singers rehearsal

Join in a Choir Rehearsal

On Friday 10th May 8-10pm The Crofton Singers invite you to join them in singing a variety of unaccompanied chamber choir music.

The evening is free, and at St Paul Old Ford, St Stephen’s Road, Bow, E3 5JL.

You’ll be singing a variety of pieces from 16th to 20th Centuries. The evening will be led by Jonathan Rathbone, a former musical director of the Swingle Singers.

It is an informal evening, just turn up and do what you can. Download their flyer here.

Supported by Action for Bow.

Bow Moves! event next Saturday

Try out karate or salsa dancing in free taster classes between 2.30 and 5.30 Sat 11th May. Bow Church (Bow Road, by the flyover) are holding an action-packed community afternoon. Children’s activities and tea and cake will be available. Just drop in.

Free outdoor Tai Chi

This session will be at 2pm on Sat 11th May beside London Fields Lido.

Tai Chi Master, Simon Wong, has taught Tai Chi for 35 years and wants to make it accessible to everyone, as a charitable gesture. From his long experience, he knows how good Tai Chi is and understands its benefits to society.

Yellow Dragon Tai Chi invites you to join their free class, every Saturday at 2pm. They meet under the tree close to London Fields Lido, E8 3EU, 10 minutes before. More info here.

Mile End Leisure Centre has £265k upgrade

Improvements include upgraded fitness equipment and refurbishment of fitness class studio spaces. The brand new group cycle studio is the only dedicated studio of its kind in Tower Hamlets, which will offer virtual classes. Mile End Leisure Centre is at 190, Burdett Road, London E3 4HL. See their timetable here.

New Digital Hubs coming to Idea Stores

Just like everybody else, the council is currently engaged in moving more of it’s services online. The will save residents time and be more convenient – and it will save the Tower Hamlets money. The digital hubs will be a welcoming environment with benches, tables with tablets, scanners and free WiFi. There will be help available, plus teaching sessions for residents to improve their IT skills, understand social media, and be secure online.

Think it’s Crazy here?

At the next EU elections on 23rd May the Germans will have 41 parties to choose from. Full list here.

Germany sends 96 MEPs to the EU Parliament. Belgium and Greece can only send 21 each, Luxembourg sends 6, France 79 and the UK 73. Most countries send less than 30. With Germany dominating with 96, the highest, and Germany + France with 175, you can see why there might be tensions!

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