Friday, 3 February 2017

February newsletter

First of all, we would like to send a big thank you to Deidre for stepping in at the last minute to talk about, the Walthamstow Wetlands knitted swift project, at our last meeting. As the artist designing and leading the project, it was great to hear about other projects she has been involved with, as well as finding out more about the lives and habitats of swifts.
Sophie Churchill was unfortunately unwell on the day but will be back later in the year with ‘Copses to Corpses’.

Chisenhale Gallery were very appreciative of the cakes and support given with the performance of their current events on the 28th Jan.

February meetings
21st February, from 7 for a 7.30 start we will hear from Perdita Jones, a Heritage Officer with Tower Hamlets. Following on from the recent exhibition she curated, ‘Radical Housing in Tower Hamlets’, she will focus on the rent strikes of the 1930s and the squatting movement of the 1970s.
Meetings are free to members, visitors are always welcome, and are asked to contribute £4.

22nd February, the book club’s next book is - My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout. If you would like to find out more please reply to this email or contact Natasha.

24th February, our next coffee morning will meet at Recharge, 140 Roman Rd, E2 0RY, from 10.30am

Many of you have already renewed or joined for this year, for those that haven’t this is a gentle reminder - membership fees for the year are £39.00. This can be done at the meeting, or if you want to pay via a bank transfer our banking details are:-

Lloyds    Sort code 30-94-57    A/c 02044729

Please email to confirm that you have joined/renewed so we can keep track of who has paid.

Further on
March 12th we are hoping to participate in an event being hosted by Hackney Wick FC, who are organising a football tournament for refugees and the wider community. We have been asked to help with a tea and cake stall, there are details we are looking to clarify but think it could be an interesting and fun event to be part of.