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Feature
Un-gyratory buses 

25 Jun 17

(In case four days of writing about Tyneside was too much for you, here’s a post about bus changes in Stratford.


Blog
Twisty carrots, black-eyed peas, family fruit bush planting and an aubergine hat 

24 Jun 17

Community gardening is full of surprises… Thinning out our carrots this Saturday, we’ve pulled out all manner of candytwist shapes.


Blog
Tube Relief 

23 Jun 17

Caught short on the tube? TfL publishes all sorts of maps of the London Underground network, including this map of toilet facilities at stations .


Feature
345 

23 Jun 17

The first meaningful milestone on the road to Crossrail took place yesterday morning as the very first train ran in operational service.


Outdoors
Modern listing is rubbish 

22 Jun 17

Although adding new birds to lists isn’t much of a pressing concern these days, I had at least given the Elegant Tern buzzing around the south coast a little bit of thought.


Blog
Edith Walks – Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair and their band of Mummers 

22 Jun 17

Ahead of EDITH: A Performance at St John’s on Bethnal Green  in the East End Film Festival I recall the day I spent with Andrew Kötting’s merry band of Mummers as they started out on their 100-mile pilgrimage to Hastings from Waltham Abbey ~ ~ …


Blog
Flying machines in KGV Dock 

21 Jun 17

The waters of the King George V Dock in North Woolwich are usually pretty quiet with only the occasional tug or boat passing through but for one afternoon a year they become an international sporting arena.


Blog
Gail’s is really coming… this is the proof 

21 Jun 17

This is real transparency – the Gantt chart setting out the refurbishment of Barclays Bank for it to become a Gail’s Bakery – displayed in the shop window.


Feature
Postcards from Newcastle 

21 Jun 17

TYNESIDE – Postcards from Newcastle ✉ Grey Street Back in 2002 , listeners to Radio 4’s Today programme voted Grey Street the finest street in Britain.


Blog
We are loving this… 

20 Jun 17

The Wanstead-themed products made by resident Bryony MacQueen are just about the coolest thing going.


Blog
Is there a rich art-loving philanthropist out there? 

20 Jun 17

St Mary’s, as photographed by the inestimable Geoff Wilkinson This beautiful watercolour of St.


Blog
your london casino guide 

20 Jun 17

There’s no question about it, playing in casinos has never been so popular, especially if we’re talking about online casinos.


Outdoors
Egretta gardenetta 

19 Jun 17

Yesterday was very pleasant indeed in London.


Outdoors
Iceland, where to start? 

18 Jun 17

Where to start indeed.


Blog
Abbey Gardens does The Big Lunch 

17 Jun 17

From veteran visitors to our littlest gardeners, we’ve had people of all ages at the garden for The Big Lunch .


Blog
It’s a break not the final cut 

17 Jun 17

Gave notice to my subscribers that Up Your Street is taking a break.


Outdoors
ESCAPE THE CITY FOR A DAY – WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE IT….. 

15 Jun 17

Don’t miss the new East.


Blog
Bring Out Your Dead or A Bee In my Bonnet. 

15 Jun 17

I thought it was a joke; the call out from WMG to crowdfund to get May Morris the credit she deserves because she was in the shadow of her famous dad, Bill.


Feature
Next Train Indicator upgrade 

15 Jun 17

As this blog has frequently noted, many of the Next Train Indicators on the London Underground aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.


Blog
The Great Get Together At Olympic Park 

14 Jun 17

Following an incredible event last year, The Great Get Together is back this month to kickstart a fantastic summer at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Blog
Art in a bakery 

13 Jun 17

Well, there’s art in a lift, art in caffs, art on the underground so today I went to see shyly if my three works of art looked presentable on the white walls next to a sixties’ cutie faded framed print at Butlers Bakery in downtown east London in…


Outdoors
A tweet of diminishing returns 

13 Jun 17

I just returned from Iceland, a glorious trip in which I suffered severe sleep deprivation in the pursuit of birds.


Blog
This now counts as a spate 

13 Jun 17

A Ghostbusters Robin Reliant, fully bedecked and ready for action from its base somewhere in the Counties.


Blog
Seriously? 

13 Jun 17

“Seriously?” asks regular snapper Marcus Tylor.


Blog
Protected: Communities and Public Space: by Architect Iliona Outram, RIBA 

12 Jun 17

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


Blog
Tottenham level crossing to close as railway station gets upgrade 

12 Jun 17

A level crossing in Tottenham will be closed next month as part of plans to double its platforms and extra tracks to the railway in the area.


Blog
Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats BioBlitz 

12 Jun 17

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.


Outdoors
When is a church not a church? 

11 Jun 17

St Mary’s Music Hall What next? Lea Bridge Road Mosque’s Casino Whipps Cross Temple’s Friday Night Shenanigans.


Outdoors
Clickety Click 

10 Jun 17

They came from all corners of east London.


Blog
Giants in the Royal Docks 

10 Jun 17

The ExCel exhibition centre sits on the dockside of Royal Victoria Dock and hosts a wide range of events and a few of these each year have a maritime theme and occasionally these events attract visiting vessels to the Royal Docks.


Blog
This is a Really Good Mini-Documentary About What Happens in the Stratford Centre at Night 

9 Jun 17

Sometimes you need to remind yourself of how good London is.


Hyperlocal
Leyton and Wanstead election result 

9 Jun 17

Results for Leyton and Wanstead, as reported by the BBC ( More details here.


Feature
London’s weekly railway news #204 

9 Jun 17

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… TV documentary about the Jubilee Line Extension London Underground People living next to noisy train lines could see the racket reduced by an innovative new quietening technique.


Blog
Missing animal… a HAWK?? 

8 Jun 17

Not the sort of poster you see every day.


Blog
Some questions it would be really good to have answers to 

8 Jun 17

There are some unresolved questions following the incident on Hermon Hill on Wednesday which it would be good if the Met Police could answer.


Blog
This one’s all about the hands. 

7 Jun 17

Here is an obvious case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand even looks like.


Blog
Hermon Hill attack: Police should clarify matters 

7 Jun 17

An incident in which a Wanstead nursery worker was injured with a knife at 9.30am on Hermon Hill by three women reportedly shouting “Allah” is not being treated as terrorism by the Metropolitan Police.


Blog
Stabbing ‘not terrorism’ 

7 Jun 17

The Ilford Recorder is reporting that a nursery worker was stabbed on Hermon Hill on Wednesday morning by three women who, it is reported, shouted “Allah Allah”.


Outdoors
Eels, bees, dinners and nibbles. 

6 Jun 17

Issue 18.


Outdoors
Issue 17. Up Your Street. 

6 Jun 17

Thurs 8th June free 11.30 Up Your Street Community Group off to the Victoria and Albert Museum for Balenciaga.


Outdoors
Three days, three exhibitions. 

6 Jun 17

That was the week that was.


Blog
[dis]tinct: an arts and science project in our community 

5 Jun 17

Source: [dis]tinct: an arts and science project in our community…


Outdoors
Hiatus 

4 Jun 17

Ugh, it’s June.


Blog
Old West Ham to Stanley Kubrick’s Beckton 

4 Jun 17

Here’s some footage from the walk I did for Chapter 2 of my book This Other London in the summer of 2012, just before the London Olympics – starting in Leytonstone then going past West Ham Church and the site of Stratford Langthorne Abbey onwards…


Feature
New tunnel opens at Victoria tube station 

4 Jun 17

The upgrade works at Victoria tube station took another step towards completion, with the opening of a new pedestrian tunnel last week.


Blog
What a Palaver 

4 Jun 17

After months of not knowing and politely awaiting a decision, finally the deputy manager of a library housing a community art display allowed me to go ahead and exhibit.


Outdoors
Let’s kick May into touch 

2 Jun 17

Ah! a contemporary play on words–that would be good news and with Trump trying to consign the US to the fossil age and threatening the world with his crass, blinkered, stupidity god knows we need some good news.


Blog
Protected: The Phantom of Harmonie 

1 Jun 17

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


Outdoors
Whispered Happenings. 

29 May 17

There’s a big shindig happening in the London Borough of WTF all about swifts and creativity and Walthamstow Wetlands and E17 Art Trail and did we all know about it? I heard someone saying they collected their Swift sticker from The Mill E17 and as…


Blog
For The Record 

29 May 17

“Exhibitions at Central Library Did you know the Central Library has exhibition space available for the use of local people, community groups and organisations? If you are interested in putting on an exhibition or for further details please contact…






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