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Wapping Seniors: Up Your Street Events

Wapping Seniors: Up Your Street Events

We’ve covered Kids in Wapping and now it’s the turn of Seniors:

Up Your Street

Gillian is a 2012 East London Greeter, has joined the Heritage Project and is now in the process of setting up an “Up Your Street” for the Seniors of Wapping.

Up Your StreetHi, I’m Gillian and I run Up Your Street.

It’s a free “What’s On” list just for Seniors, those aged 55 and above. I publish a list of free or very cheap accessible activities and events that are going on in and around Wapping.

I enjoy putting together Up Your Street and love getting out there to meet people with similar interests and I share all my information so that we have a chance to try new stuff. I research the events and also access details at venues. There are thousands of physically able and fit seniors, so I’ll include things like whether on a six mile hike there is a refreshment stop!

Make good use of your Oyster and Freedom Pass

Enjoy tea-dances, outings, workshops, courses and much more …

It is a well-known fact that going out increases one’s well-being, physically and mentally. Up Your Street lists all types of things which seniors have told me appeal to them.

Most seniors I know like tea dances, musical shows and places of interest. People like to learn new skills be it dance -steps or felting, digital camera or film- production.

How Can I Sign Up for the List?

Email gillianamuir@aol.co.uk and I’ll add you to the list distribution.

Read my Blog: www.Upyourstreet.wordpress.com

Or come and meet me at “A Sense Of Place” the Heritage Project at Hermitage Wharf, 22 Wapping High Street

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  • gillian lawrence

    Hi everyone. To all those who voted for “Up Your Street” to get a Community Kerrygold Award I am really grateful. Other very worthy causes won and all the best to all who try for our communities. Check out my events listings for Seniors on http://www.upyourstreet.wordpress.com
    Enjoy Whatsinwapping Website!

  • Gillian Lawrence/ Up Your Street-an information-sharing service for Seniors.


    Free films at Museum of London Docklands as part of Black History Month 2010

    26th Oct 1-3.30pm “Queen Nanny Of The Maroons” just turn up

    31st Oct 2-3.45pm “Burning An illusion” just turn up

  • http://www.Upyourstreet.wordpress.com Gillian

    Some of this weeks events:


    free 9.30-5.30 Mile End Arts Grove Road E3 The East India Company and its
    legacy, exhibition from a book by 18-25 year olds.The Bengali connection . Runs until Oct 10th

    Tues 5th Oct free guided walk Health and education! Meet 3pm Crisp St Idea Store

    Wed 6th Oct £3 12-1pm SENIORS lunch John Scurr Centre E14 (fridays too)

    Thurs 7th Oct free 6-8pm Museum of Childhood Cambridge Heath Rd E2 Launch of Heather McDonough’s photography of
    10-11 year olds growing up.

    free 6.30pm basic Tango steps Ampitheatre Canopy, Brushfield St, Spitalfields.
    Fri 8th Oct £2 noon -2pm John Orwell Centre Wapping “No Strings Badminton ” All laid on for you. Just turn up.

    55+ The Wellness Games for £3 spectator and £2 participant takes place in Brixton on Oct 15th but you must register. Minibus to Brixton, good fun and refreshments. Inter-borough Wellness Games. Check at John Orwell Centre Wapping or Mile End.

    Taken some good photos? The weekly Tower Hamlet newspaper wants them . email to eastendlife.news@towerhamlets.gov.uk

  • http://www.WhatsinWapping.co.uk What’s in Wapping

    Full list coming from Gillian soon but here are a few upcoming events in and around Wapping she’s picked out already:

    Sat 25th Sept free 12-6pm Rick Mix 35 Bethnal Green Rd. Fabulous launch of Black History Month.
    music drama films hair- braiding crafts drumming.

    Sun 26th Sept free 11 am -1pm Rotherhithe Pumphouse Educational Museum. Guided walk on Thames foreshore.

    free 1pm from Guildhall Yard EC2 .The Annual Pearly Kings and Queens Society of Costermongers
    Harvest Parade. Service 3pm St Mary-le-Bow Church.

    Tues 28th Sept free Phone John Orwell Centre for info re: Wellness Games Trials and International Day of Older Persons
    programme for health. 02074889421

    Wed 29th Sept free 12-2pm John Scurr Community Centre,E14 by Limehouse Over 50s club (Fridays too)

    Fri 1st Oct International Day of Older Persons (see 28th Sept)
    free 1-4pm further up the road! Newham Leisure Centre. Tea -dance celebrating Seniors’ special day!

    Mon 4th Oct free 6.30pm Rich Mix. Celebration of More4 on Satellite TV with a film “A Very Special Secretary” and
    discussion. Great venue. Phone for ticket on 0207613 7498