June 2019

Refugee Week at Poplar Union

Poplar Union is marking Refugee Week this June with a number of events, including Cut the Cord presents: Beyond the Blue on 20 June.

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Spring Competition winner

Congratulations to Stan Padmore, who won the Spring Competition! The answer was Billingsgate Market moved to Isle of Dogs in 1982. Stan is very active in the local community, including voluntary work in a hospital. Stan is member of Leopold Area Regeneration Team and has been doing estate inspections for years. Find out more about LART here.

Community Cycling Training

Learn to cycle, improve your confidence, ride on safe roads, join group rides!

Sessions resume 12 June, Wednesdays 10am-12pm. Meet at Poplar HARCA Employment and Training Office, 167a East India Dock Road.

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What do YOU collect?

V&A Lansbury Micro Museum wants to hear about your collections and celebrate them by creating an exhibition this summer.

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Summer Fair Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Join Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park for their annual summer fair.

Stalls, crafts, art and cakes. FREE!


12.00pm – 5.00pm Sat 29 June

Southern Grove, London E3 4PX

Get involved in the Boishakhi Mela Parade

The spectacular Boishakhi Mela Paradeis an annual highlight on the cultural calendar, this year taking place on 30 June 2019. Local residents are invited to participate in three FREE arts workshops run by renowned outdoor arts company Emergency Exit Arts who are leading on the celebratory procession which traditionally launches this much loved annual event.

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Are you interested in creating opportunity for Poplar?

Poplar HARCA is committed to involving local people in our Board & Committees. We are always interested in hearing from people who live and/or work in the Borough of Tower Hamlets, with a commitment to empowerment and who have the right skills and interests to drive our vision.

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London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture takes place across London this June. With an amazing programme of over 500 events and activities.

Have a guided tour of St Mary-Le-Bow Church on 17 June 12.00pm-1.00pmor browse the LFA websiteto find out what else is on.

Museum of London Docklands

Take a trip to the Museum of London Docklands, free entry. Permanent galleries include exploring the dark alleyways of London’s Sailortown.

No1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
Open daily: 10am – 6pm (galleries close at 5.40pm)

Summer Music at Bow Church

Music Scholars from Queen Mary University of London perform a varied programme of instrumental and ensemble works, ranging from John Addinsell’s ‘Warsaw Concerto’ to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 12.
Friday 7 June, 7.30pm

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Construction Careers Fair

Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, E14 9YQ
Wed 12 June, 10am-2pm

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Community Celebration Day at Bow Arts

Saturday 1 Jun 2019, 12-3pm, FREE
Bow Arts Courtyard, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Contact: nunnery@bowarts.com
Web link: https://bowarts.org/nunnery/community-celebration-day-0

Join us to celebrate our community’s contribution to Raw Materials: Plastics, with a free open day of activities, food and drink.

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Bow and Three Mills shortlisted for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award

People across the country been submitting their nominations and an expert panel have chosen the final ten.

These neighbourhoods showcase some of the best of everyday walking; neighbourhoods where local authorities and community groups have improved local streets and routes for walking and with good access to green space.

Vote here >

What would you change about your local area? What would make a difference to you?

On Friday 7 June between 12noon and 7pm the highway in Columbia Road will be transformed into a community space with activities. Come along to learn more about the Liveable Streets programme.

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Events at the BEEHIVE – June 2019

If you like brutal yet elegant progressive metal get to The Beehive on 29 June. If not, see their full listings to find out what’s on in June. All events are ages 18+

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Live well courses

Free growing and cooking courses. Learn and share tips for living well and feeling good. Thurs 6,13,20,27thJune, 10.30am-1.30pm. Limborough Green Hub, Thomas Road E14 7AW

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Employment Team moves to Chrisp Street

Poplar HARCA’s employment and training team has moved to 167a East India Dock Road (Poplar HARCA’s old head office) and are looking forward to continuing their great work, getting people from the local community into jobs and training.

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Need any benefits or housing advice?

The Tower Hamlets Resident Support service will be at Poplar HARCA Employment and Training Office, every Tuesday 9:30 – 17:00.

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Messy Church

Join at St. Nicholas Church on the Aberfeldy for Messy Church on 13th June, 4-6pm. Crafts, bible story and a sit down meal. Everybody welcome!


How tall can a giant sunflower grow?

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


Dates for your diary


Messy Church

St. Nicholas Church on the Aberfeldy

Refugee Week at Poplar Union

Events throughout the week starting 18th of June

Boishakhi Mela Parade

Read more to see how you can get involved
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