October 2017

Tower Hamlets residents call for their streets to be reclaimed from toxic air

Tower Hamlets residents gathered for a ‘Clean Air Café’ on Saturday 9th September, and called for action to tackle the toxic air affecting the health and wellbeing of so many residents.

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Super Chefs

Four local gardeners received the Super Chef Apron for coming 1st and 2nd place at the recent Live Well Cook Off 2017. It was held on the 23rd of September at the Live Well Kitchen attached to Limborough Green Hub in the Burdett Estate. The Champions,  Nazma Begum and Shanaz Begum, also got an extra prize from Bow Brew Café at St. Paul’s Way Centre by including their winning recipe in the café  menu.

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Kitchenette Karts

Kitchenette is looking for 18 to 24 year olds who want to work in food and people who dream of starting their own food business.

Find out more about the training available >

Macmillan coffee morning at Teviot Centre

Thursday 5th October, 10:00am

Join the Teviot Neighbourhood Centre for a free tea and coffee, with fun games, prizes and a raffle. Cake stall and cake decorating for a small donation.

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Spotlight Sounds presents: CL

Over the summer holiday’s Spotlight a Summer Arts College program to engage young people on a three week intensive course to develop skills in lyric writing, beat making and record production. Incredible music was created and the program ended on a high with CL performing his new track to an audience which included members of BBC’s 1 Xtra team and the rapper Cadet.

Watch the music video here >

Fun Palace at Bromley by Bow Centre

Saturday 7th October, 12:00pm

On Saturday 7th October the Bromley by Bow Centre will be transformed into a Fun Palace – filled with free and fun activities, we’ll be celebrating culture in our community – and you’re invited! Join 300 other Fun Palace locations across the UK bringing together arts and science under one roof. Come along from 12-4pm – free entry for everyone.

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PATH outdoor play sessions – wrap up, jump up, get out and play

Active and imaginative play has a really positive impact on children’s physical and mental health so PATH runs outdoor play sessions 3.30pm to 5.30pm:

Wednesdays at Brabazon Street E14

Thursdays at Burdett Estate play garden (off Thomas Road)

Fridays at Blackthorn Street, Lincoln Estate

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Tower Hamlets Cycling for ages 5+

BMX, mountain biking, girls cycling and archery are just some of the activities on offer for ages 5+ during the Autumn half term. At the Urban Adventure Base, 150 Burdett Road, Mile End Park, E3 4JT

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Family tennis – free for all ages

Every Monday at Poplar Union 4.00pm-5.00pm and Teviot Centre on Thursday’s 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Call Teviot Centre on 0207 987 5764 for more information.

Men’s Health Network

Wed 4 Oct 10.00–11.00am at The Cabin

The Men’s Health Network meets once a month, to take local action, share opportunities and training and develop new ideas with local services and residents.

This month we will be receiving undergraduates from Queen Mary’s to develop a public campaign around men’s health and find creative ways to talk about men’s health.

If you want to do something to support health in the area, come along! All welcome.

Contact naomi.mead@bbbc.org.uk or 020 8709 9845 for more information.

Living with Hearing Loss course

For: Tower Hamlets residents who have a hearing loss

18th October to 29th November 2017 (Every Wednesday)

Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: DeafPLUS, Trinity Centre, Key Close, Whitechapel, London, E1 4HG

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What’s on at Bow Arts

Bow Arts is celebrating Frieze First Thursday in style with the historic East London Group, East End gin cocktails, and a new commemorative performance from Maxima Smith.

Bow Arts October listings >

Interested in a career in housing?

Learn to Hope is a Social Enterprise that was specifically created for the benefit of residents. We teach residents how to manage income collection, housing management and customer services and then find them work, after they are trained and tested on casework from other landlords.

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Poplar Harca bulk services

The Poplar Harca bulk services team collects items that have been dumped without permission. The intention is to remove fire hazards and other potential causes of injury, contamination and infestation. It is not in place to collect unwanted furniture and other large refuse items.

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Sunday Assembly at Spotlight

Sunday 8th October, 11:00am

As the nights draw in and bonfire season approaches, join us for a slighly darker, chillier assembly than usual…

The East End band and choir will lead us down the darker alleys of singalong pop – there will be thrills and there may be spills. See their Facebook page for further details.

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What’s on at Poplar Union

Poplar Union has lots to entertain you this Winter including live music, community workshops, kids events, dance classes, film screenings and much more! Take a look at what they’ve go in store!

Poplar Union listings >

E5 Roasthouse now open at Poplar Union >

What’s on at The Cabin…

There is plenty going on at The Cabin this month.

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Beehive October listings

Live music from thrashcore, psychedelic punk and acoustic punk is all happening at The Beehive (Empson Street, E3 3LT) in October, as well as a monthly first Friday comedy night.

What’s on at The Beehive >

Local artists or crafty people, can you lend a hand?

Jayne from The Cabin is on the lookout for someone with a passion for crafts or local artists who would like to join us for a session or two to share their skills and/or volunteer to facilitate a session with their Knit and Natter Group (Tuesday’s 2.00pm-4pm), as they don’t have a regular tutor.

For further details, please contact Jayne: Jayne Clavering, 020 3069 7401 / 07534 763 480 or email: jayne.clavering@poplarharca.co.uk

See more Poplar Harca volunteer roles >

One Month Bread Subscription

e5 Bakehouse and the Refugee Council are collaborating to train refugee women to gain skills and confidence to work in the food industry in the UK. During the training program the participants will produce a range of bread which is available to buy as part of a subscription service.

Sign up and receive a loaf of bread per week throughout November, with collection from a choice of four venues across east London. For more information and to subscribe visit their website >

Poplar residents get a huge discount on E Car membership

Our cars at Chrisp Street, Poplar, are waiting for you to take them out for a spin. Don’t let the autumn blues stop you, do some shopping, visit friends and family, go to a spooky castle for Halloween…hit the open road!

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Gifs of the month

Dates for your diary


Men’s Health Network

10–11 AM at The Cabin
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