Construction Careers Fair
Find out about the huge variety of jobs available in the Construction sector, from Technical, Trade and Business Apprenticeships to working as a Community Liaison Officer. The Annual Construction Fair is Wed 2 May, 11am-3pm at New City College.
Spotlight launch a new Youth Empowerment Programme for 15-19 year olds
30 young people from across London will come together and form a new group of likeminded individuals; all wanting to broaden their horizons, improve their skills and develop their understanding of key issues affecting young people today. The programme will run from May to December 2018, apply by 6 May.
George Lansbury Walk
Adopted East Ender George Lansbury (1859-1940) had a distinguished career in Labour politics which included his early championing of women’s suffrage. Led by Malcolm Barr-Hamilton (Tower Hamlets archivist), the annual Lansbury walk will take in many of the sites associated with George and other East End radicals he knew and worked with. The walk starts from St Mary’s Bow, where George long served as church warden, and returns there for refreshments afterwards.
Free 2.00pm – 5.00pm Sat 12 May
The Altab Ali Story
Commorating the 40thanniversary of the death of local London Bengali garment factory worker Altab Ali, murdered on the night of the local elections. The Cabin Cinema Club screening Thursday 3 May, doors 6.30pm. Followed by Q&A with writer Julie Begum. Light supper available for donation.
Free tickets in advance only, contact Jayne: 0203 069 7401
Evelyn’s Cards in Chrisp Street Market
Check out the handmade cards by Evelyn’s Cards – positioned at Unit 23, Chrisp St Market, Poplar, E14 6AQ – under the Clock Tower. Open Tues – Sat 9am-5pm.
Handmade personalised greeting cards/picture frames, fridge magnets, buttons, ribbon and more. There is plenty to choose from at Evelyn’s Cards, including seasonal cards like Communion, Eid and Chinese New Year.
Carers coffee mornings at Bromley by Bow Centre
Are you a parent or carer of someone with a disability or health condition? Come along to a monthly coffee morning run for and by local carers.
Every 2ndFriday of the month
Garden Room, Bromley by Bow Centre, 10.30am-12.00pm
To find out more, contact Mandy: CommuniTea@bbbc.org.uk
Reuse and recycling centre (RRC)
Residents can bring a wide range of materials to the Reuse and Recycling Centre on Yabsley Street.
Tower Hamlets Reuse and Recycling Centre
London E14 9RG
Tower Hamlets Council is no longer operating the waste transfer station at Northumberland Wharf.
Limehouse Cut Canal monthly clean ups
Tired of looking at a filthy canal and towpath? Now’s your chance to make a difference and get stuck in with Poplar Union’s monthly litterpicks! Working in partnership with Moo Canoes and the Friends of the Cut, these events aim to tackle litter both on and off the water. With canoes and litter-picking equipment freely available at every event, the only thing missing is you!
Mon 28 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Over 50’s tea dance at Poplar Union
Dust off your dancing shoes and have a fun filled afternoon with teas, cakes and lots of finger food. Entertainment and raffle on the day.
Thursday 10 May 1pm-4pm. Tickets are £3.50 and available from all the Poplar HARCA community centres. For more information, please call: 020 7987 5764
Spotlight Sounds record launch
On Friday 13thApril Spotlight hosted the Spotlight Sounds Season 2 Launch Night. A total of 16 acts performed, all aged 11-19. The group performed an eclectic mix of genres, from alternative rock, to grime, R&B, and spoken word. The night was hosted by Rellik Tha Don, radio host and DJ for Reprezent Radio, London’s most popular youth-led radio station.
Celebrating 20 years of Poplar HARCA
This film shows the special friendship Dave from Poplar HARCA has with Irene, a local resident. Other stories have been gathered to give a snapshot of all that we’ve achieved together, from the people who made it all happen.
Tragic death on the Lincoln Estate in 1973
Did you or anyone you know live in Gayton or Sleaford House in the Lincoln Estate in 1973? Do you remember a tragic death that happened there at the time? Maria is trying to find anyone who has any memories of this for a book she is writing.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Club for ages 6+
A free 10 week Tennis Club for children aged 6+ started at Teviot Centre on Thurs 26 April. For more information, please call 0207 987 5764. Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
Veras Academy – Karate Do
Martial arts fitness for all ages at the Linc Centre. Build your confidence, self -discipline, mobility and motivation.
Community Friday at The Cabin
Join The Cabin to give the Cabin Garden some love and help with weeding, painting and tidying. Refreshments provided.
Friday 11 May, 12-2pm
For further details, contact Jayne: 0203 069 7401 / email@example.com
Dance exercise and IT support on Tuesdays at Burcham Street Centre
Get energised and enjoy the challenge of learning dance combinations to music. Pop into Val’s IT café for 1 to 1 IT support and enjoy a cuppa and chat (for a small donation).
Burcham Street Centre, 96 Burcham Street, E14 0SH
Call Dyane: 0794 779 8685
Spring Competition – win a £50 voucher
This area is known as the Limehouse _____?
Guess the missing word. Send your answer and full name to firstname.lastname@example.org or text/Whatsapp: 07983 576501
Dates for your diary
Construction Careers Fair11am-3pm at New City College
The Altab Ali StoryFree tickets in advance only, contact Jayne: 0203 069 7401
Over 50’s tea dance at Poplar Union1pm-4pm. Tickets £3.50
Community Friday at The Cabin12–2pm, contact Jayne: 0203 069 7401
George Lansbury Walk2–5pm, the walk starts from St Mary's Bow
Limehouse Cut Canal monthly clean ups5.30pm – 7.30pm
HALF TERM ACTIVITY!! Family Fun Day and a movie at Bow Brew/St Paul's Way Centre on Wed 30 May 12.30pm-4.00pm. *Mov… https://t.co/GzhNGbhKNW21st May, 8:40am
Tired of looking at a filthy canal and towpath? Now’s your chance to make a difference and get stuck in with Poplar… https://t.co/zBuIuMxN3U15th May, 5:05pm 10th May, 12:19pm 10th May, 12:14pm
Martial arts fitness for all ages at Linc Centre, Sundays 11.30am - 12.30pm. https://t.co/5RvYTjgKlR9th May, 8:45am