February 2019

Come and sing at The Barbican!

Local community choir Poplar Singers are taking part in a choral project with choirs across the country to learn and perform ‘When We Collide: A Great British Songbook’. After taking part in recorded conversations themed around ‘what it means to be British’, the words have been turned into lyrics to form a songbook.

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Doreen Fletcher A Retrospective

Bow Arts presents a retrospective of works by painter Doreen Fletcher, curated by The Gentle Author. The exhibition was recently featured on the BBC, where you can see a painting of Bartlett Park

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Living Well with or beyond Cancer

The Macmillan Social Prescribing Service can help you to improve your wellbeing and access services and activities in your local area. Support can be provided by telephone or with a series of face-to-face sessions to explore your needs and support you to move forward.

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Poplar HARCA resident study – £60 voucher

Poplar HARCA is looking for 30 residents who are on a low income band to take part in an exciting pilot study.  Residents who are unemployed or earning up to £50,000 can sign up to study and will be given up to £60 worth of shopping vouchers for their time.

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February is LGBT History month

Tower Hamlets LGBT Community Forum will be celebrating the launch of LGBT History Month with fantastic guest speakers and presentations from a variety of organisations at the Launch Event.

1 February 6.30pm-9pm at the Reach Community Hub, E14 0GB

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Teviot Bingo

Bingo happens every last Wednesday of each month 6.30pm-8.00pm. A book of 10 games is £6. Cash winnings! Raffle –  £1 a strip.

Wednesday 27 February 6.30pm-8.00pm
Teviot Centre, E14 987
0207 987 5764

Celebrating Safer Internet Day – 6 February

Parents and carers! Come together at Chrisp Street Idea Store to help create a better and safer internet. Our workshops highlight positive uses of technology, and explore the role we all play in helping to create a safer online community.

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Sherlock Holmes – interactive family theatre show

The Open Book Theatre Company are coming back to Chrisp Street with a production of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective story. Arrive early to get a seat!

Friday 22nd February – 2:00PM
Idea Store, Chrisp Street, E14 6BT

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Bromley by Bow Community Orchard

Fruit tree planting in Bob’s Park E3 3BT.
Tuesday 12 February, 9am-4pm.

Please contact charlotte.tottenham@bbbc.org.uk for further details.

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Poet and Artist event: Charlotte Harker

Charlotte’s book explores themes like depression, self identiy and parallel realities.

Saturday 2 February 3pm-4pm
Idea Store, Chrisp Street, E14 6BT

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Events at the BEEHIVE – February 2019

Spirit of Ziggy Stardust, Defsynth and comedy are some of the highlights at the Beehive Bow in February!

Keep it local…

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All Points East is coming to Victoria Park

All Points East Festival is coming back to Victoria Park in May/June. See the line up here. There will also be In The Neighbourhood; a four-day programme of free events including outdoor cinema, street food stalls, pop-up bars, sports and wellbeing and children’s activities bookended by the two festival weekends.

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Resident Satisfaction Survey

We have commissioned The Leadership Factor (TLF), a specialist survey company, to carry out our resident satisfaction survey. TLF will be contacting Poplar HARCA residents by telephone in March to ask you a few questions on your experiences with us. Your feedback is vital in making sure that we do what we say we will and to continuously improve our services.

If your phone rings, please spare a few minutes and help us shape our services for you.

Living with Cancer sessions

Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme is organising a number of engagement sessions with people who have had cancer, or supported someone close to them with cancer. This is to find out what kinds of support people have made use of, what works well, and what needs to be improved.

Thursday 7 February 12.30pm – 2.30pm at St Paul’s Way Centre, E3 4AJ
Wednesday 27 February 12pm – 2pm at Teviot Centre, E14 6QD

For further information, please contact:
Becky Driscoll, Macmillan Living With Cancer Programme Coordinator
0207 364 3397 / 07956 360 510 / becky.driscoll@towerhamlets.gov.uk


What’s the name of this former church in E14?

Send your answer and full name to sally.anthony@poplarharca.co.uk or text/Whatsapp: 07983 576501

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Dates for your diary


Poet and Artist event: Charlotte Harker

3-4PM at Idea Store, Chrisp Street

Celebrating Safer Internet Day

11:30am - 1:00pm at Idea Store Chrisp Street

Bromley by Bow Community Orchard

9am-4pm, Bob’s Park E3 3BT

Sherlock Holmes – interactive family theatre show

2:00PM at Idea Store, Chrisp Street

Teviot Bingo

6.30pm-8.00pm at the Teviot Centre
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