Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Before talking about parties and our next events I want to thank Magic Me for last week's interesting and fun meeting, talking about manners and creating a manifesto.

Following on from which here are links to the video clips we watched. Firstly, Vanessa Kissule delivering her Personal Malleable Manifesto.

And we also saw part of the video of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, giving her TED talk, to hear the whole thing go to "We should all be feminists".  The talk has been turned into a book, which is given to all 16 year olds in Sweden, which was featured in an article in the Guardian, and to buy the book (from Amazon) click here.

There are still a few places on Magic Me’s Decorum 2 Project.
Who decides what good behaviour is? 

Are you a woman over 55, living in east London who has an opinion, likes drama, movement and storytelling?
If so, and you are able to join them on Wednesday afternoons in the New Year, at the Osmani Centre E1, call Magic Me on 0203 222 6064 or email Katherineeves@magicme.co.uk
Coming up in December

5th Dec, 6.30pm will be our next committee meeting. All members are welcome to participate. To find out where it will be please reply to this email or call Natasha on 0770 1015588.

9th Dec everyone is invited to meet at 11am at the William Morris Museum to see the Mae Morris exhibition and have lunch. There may be some space in a car if anyone wants/needs a lift. Again reply to this email or speak to Natasha for more information.
Some may also go on to see the Walthamstow Wetlands, but this will depend on the weather and other variables.

19th  Dec will be our Christmas Party with singing led by, soprano, Bethan Williams. We also want to talk about our local charitable giving, please bring your ideas to the meeting.

22nd Dec our Christmas coffee morning will be, as usual, at the Geffrye Museum, from 10.30am.

And then we will be into another whole year!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

At our next meeting, on Tuesday 21 Nov, we are looking forward to meeting Magic Me, an inter-generational arts project. They will be introducing their Decorum project, an exploration of what ‘good behaviour’ means for women in the 21st Century. And offering a creative workshop, led by two artists asking the question; How is Decorum experienced by women of different generations? 

Doors will open at 7 and we aim for a 730 start, at St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PL. Enter via the gate to the left of the Gallery Cafe and walk around to the garden - you will see us in the hall which is behind the Gallery Cafe.
Our next coffee morning will be on Friday 24 Nov, at Whitechapel Art Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX (from 11 as that is when the gallery opens).
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The annual over 50's  Christmas Tea Dance for Tower Hamlets residents is on Friday 15th Dec, at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park.  There will be live music and an afternoon of dancing, light refreshments and Christmas cheer. Tickets need to be booked in advance and there are a couple of slots for EEWI members to help out.

Another event that could be fun is at the Museum of Childhood on Thursday 7 Dec, when you can enjoy live music from harpist, Ruby Aspinall, and musician, MG Boulter whilst embellishing drawings by artist Amy Brown in the museum’s atmospheric environment. For more details click here