October 2018

Black History Month @ Poplar Union

Poplar Union has a series of events during Black History Month, including a screening of Spike Lee’s 2015 film Chi Raq, live performances, workshops and theatre.  The award winning play ‘The Incident’ tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.

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Cook Off 2018 at the Live Well Community Training Kitchen

Over a dozen cooking enthusiasts vied to become this year’s Live Well Cook Off Winners at our annual group cooking competition held at Limborough Green Hub on Saturday 22ndSeptember.

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Black History Month competition and exhibition

To celebrate Black History Month, Linc Centre is calling for submissions of art, photography, poetry and prose under the theme: ‘Remembering the Windrush Generation and Celebrating Today’s Communities’. There will also be film screenings every Friday at 3pm during October.

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Inclusive Football

Tuesday 2nd October, 3:30pm

Free inclusive football for children with disabilities and special educational needs. Free tea and coffee and space to relax for parents and carers if they want to stay with children.

Linc Community Centre, 70 Fern Street, E3 3PR
2 October 3.30pm-4.30pm

In partnership with Queen Mary University of London Student’s Union



Communities Driving Change

Communities Driving Change supports you to make decisions and take action on important health and wellbeing issues in your community. You can take part as a volunteer and have training opportunities, lead on activities and the 100 day challenge.

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Poplar Singers

New members welcome! Poplar’s first community choir, no singing experience needed. Monday evenings 6.45-8.30pm, The Cabin, St Leonard’s Road, E14 0QU.

Contact: POPLARCHOIR@GMAIL.COM/ 07815 536 273

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HARCA Life – sign up for monthly news

Sign up to the brand new monthly newsletter for news, events and updates. One lucky subscriber will be randomly selected to win £10 Amazon vouchers every fortnight!

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Well One

Remember to continue checking the Well One website for lots more exciting, fun, affordable activities!  www.wellone.co.uk

Health Champion Course

Would you like to know more about how to live a healthy life, reflect on their health habits and make positive changes?

If so you might like to join the next Health Champion course starting on Monday 5th November. The course comes with a Level 2 qualification in Understanding Health Improvement.

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Connected Community Cafe

The Connected Community Café is a place to connect with entrepreneurs, volunteers and others who are active in the community to network and share ideas. It is a place to grow your own ideas and explore your potential with people like you and with support from a Life Coach. It happens every 3 months.

Drop in for some free light refreshments and to find out more!

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Halloween double bill – The Cabin Classic Cinema & Supper Club

Night of the Eagle and Dead of Night. Light supper available for donation.

Free tickets in advance only, call Jayne on 0203 069 7401.

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Fun Tennis in Aberfeldy

Free 10 week programme for children over 6 years old. Every Thursday, 3.45pm-4.45pm

Starting: 4 October (Term time only)
Aberfeldy Neighbourhood Centre, E14 0NU

Parent/carer must accompany children throughout the session.

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Messy Church

Messy Church has two events in October, exploring Harvest and celebrating light in the dark.

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Level 2 Certificates

There are dates in October and November to get a qualification to develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia. Other certificates include Principles of End of Life Care, developing an understanding of support needs, dementia and grief and loss.

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Stoptober app

Stoptober is a campaign that challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 28 days during October. If people do not smoke for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit smoking permanently.

Are you or anyone you know thinking of quitting? There’s an app that can help with it: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/apps/#stoptober-app

Walk for Peace Together

Wednesday 17th October, 2:30pm

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is 13th– 20thOctober 2018.

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Big Visions in the Nunnery | P1 Tina Keane

Visions in the Nunnery is back – the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance. Three programmes will present an international overview of some of the most exciting and boundary-pushing digital art, showing over 60 international artists.

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Events at The Beehive

Fri 5th : Comedy BEE East aka Comedy be East at the Beehive:
First Friday with Josh James & Currer Ball
Like every first Friday of the month since 2016 – With MC Steve Hili & DJ Paul and Photographer Aaron Shipper. £5

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GIFs of the month

Competition - win a £50 voucher

This photo was taken in which Tower Hamlets park?

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

Congratulations to Khaleda who won the Summer Competition, who correctly guessed that the tube station closest to the O2 arena is North Greenwich.

Khaleda said ‘I cannot believe I have won this competition, I did not think it was a real competition but thought I might as well enter for a laugh. So glad I did, now I have £50 to spend on my babies nappies and wipes, Yeppie.’

Dates for your diary


Inclusive Football

3.30pm-4.30pm at Linc Community Centre

Messy Church

4-pm at St Nicholas Church

Walk for Peace Together

Meet at Altab Ali Park at 2.30 pm.

Messy Church – LIGHT PARTY

All Saints Church 5.00pm-7.00pm
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