August 2018

YES to Chrisp Street

The Council said YES to our plans for Chrisp Street Market on 24th July.  Big thanks to all the traders, residents and shoppers that have supported us throughout the 8 years of consultation. We now need to work with residents and traders on the logistics so we won’t start work for 9-12 months.

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Teviot winner at Langdon Park Festival!

Congratulations to Maruf Ahmed and his daughter Aiyla, who won a competition to win an iPad at the Langdon Park Festival on Saturday 14 July. On the day of the festival, Aiyla heard music coming from the park and wanted to visit. Maruf was delighted to win and got his daughter’s name engraved on the winning iPad.

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Fun and fruit in the sun!

Thirty local children enjoyed a sun and fun-filled afternoon in The Lincoln Orchard during the last half term. The event was organised by resident volunteer Tajina Nasrin, to raise awareness of the orchard and the trees within it and to encourage people to make use of it more.

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Saturday Club for 10-16 year olds

Leaders in the Community are running weekly clubs for 10-16 year olds on Saturday’s, 11.00am – 1.00pm. To register, go to the LIC Office: 25A Limborough House, E14 7AW or call 0207 987 8796.

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Bow Brew summer activities

Lunch n Disco? Picnic n Play? Find out about the fun activities happening at Bow Brew during August – spaces are limited so please book in advance.

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Coffee Cup – a tasty choice in Chrisp Street

Say goodbye to supermarket sandwiches and have a relaxing time at one of the cafes in Chrisp Street. We love the chicken tikka toastie with fresh chilli at Coffee Cup!

Find them at Lock Up Unit 18, Chrisp Street market. The Indian Tea is a popular choice. For more details, call Jalil  07730 363303.

BMXercise at Langdon Park

BMXercise is a fun, women-only fitness session based at the BMX track for women looking to try something new.

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WellOne Healthy Poplar Festival

Come and enjoy a fun, free day out for the whole family on Saturday 18 August, 12-4pm.
Activities include boxercise, egg and spoon race, healthy cooking sessions and lots more.
Bartlett Park, Lindfield St E14 6DZ.

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STAR in the Community nominations

Do you know someone who has made a difference to a neighbourhood? You could nominate them for a STAR in the Community Award!

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Get out & about in August with E-Car Club – free membership and driving credit

Are you planning on taking a road trip this summer?

This summer, it’s all about getting out there and visiting those hidden gems around the UK.

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Internet for everyday life

Whether you’re a complete beginner or if you want to brush up on your current skills, Poplar HARCA offers free and friendly support.

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Digital champions volunteers wanted

You don’t need to bean IT whizz, just have some spare time, an enjoyment of being online yourself and a passion to help others.2 hrs per week, from August to  November.

For further details to apply:  T: 0207 536 8865 E:

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Bliss Services – from IT repairs to a travel agent

Bliss Services (next to Eastenders Pie n Mash) offers a wide range of services, including Bureau de Change, Oyster and mobile phone top ups, flight bookings and travel agents, money transfer, courier services and drop off and pick up parcels at their UPS access point. The list goes on – drop in to their shop and see what they can do for you!

173 E India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0EA
Open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday.

Free ESOL classes with free childcare

Want to learn English? ESOL classes at entry levels 1,2 and 3, with free childcare provision for children aged 1-5. Please register by 17 August. Priority will be given to parents who need childcare.

Register by calling 0207 510 9777 or email:

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NHS apprenticeship scheme – register by 3 August

Five week course designed to help local people secure employment within the 5 hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust, including Mile End Hospital.

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Aged 16-25, not in education, training or employment?

Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programmefree personal and social development course. Adventurous activities and a two night residential in sunny Sussex!

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What’s on at The Cabin

See the latest Cabin timetable, including latin and ballroom dancing on Tuesdays!

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Invitation to a Rave from Mark Titchner

Exhibition runs until 26 August (Gallery closed on Mondays), 10am – 5pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Bow Arts August listings >

Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network: Summer Gathering

Talks | Fun Gardening Workshops | Community Seed Library | Free lunch | Fruit and veg sale | Tour of local green spaces | Interactive stalls | Jumble sale | Make friends and get involved

Free Entry & Lunch, Saturday 18 August | 10.30am – 3pm
Barkantine Hall, 12 The Quarterdeck, Isle of Dogs, E14 8SJ

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Plant Walk with Roy Vickery

Sunday 5 Aug 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is home to an extraordinary number of plants.
Roy Vickery worked as a botanist at the Natural History Museum, London for over 30 years, as the museum’s curator of vascular plants.

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August Bank Holiday at The Beehive Bow

Kessfest 2.0 ft Cosmic Caz, Hannah Rose Kessler, Gulls, Devala. Sat 25 August 7pm-12.30am.

Beehive listings >

Summer Competition – win a £50 voucher

This is your last chance to enter the summer competition, thanks for all the entries so far! What is the tube station closest to this landmark?

Send your answer and full name by 20 August to or text/Whatsapp: 07983 576501


Dates for your diary


Tower Hamlets Food Growing Network: Summer Gathering

Free Entry & Lunch, 10.30am – 3pm

WellOne Healthy Poplar Festival

Bartlett Park, 12-4pm
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