Hackney Independent’s Peter Sutton discusses possible future films with the audience…
Last week Hackney Independent organised two screenings of the film “Garfield”. Both shows werea great success. On Wednesday morning 20 children from Whiston & Goldsmiths came and Hackney Independent members were ably assisted by two members of the local tenant association.
The Thursday afternoon screening on the Geffrye Estate was our biggest ever, with 36 kids and a lot of parents in attendance. Good discussions were had at both events with parents about issues on their estates and with kids about what films they would like to see at future Independent Kids Cinema events.
The following appeared in the most recent issue of the Haggerston Pool newsletter:
UBS PULLS OUT OF HAGGERSTON POOL DEVELOPMENT
Financial Services Company UBS who are sponsoring the new city academy on the site of Laburnum primary school, (which is in the street behind Haggerston Pool) have decided not to include Haggerston Pool in their development.
They have also decided not to take the land from Tannery Arts for the school, but to fit the whole new secondary school on the site of the old primary school.
SUMMER STREET PARTY – 101st BIRTHDAY OF HAGGERSTON POOL
Planning is just beginning to have another Street Party in Laburnum Street, Haggerston in June or July this year. This will be to celebrate the 101st birthday of Haggerston Pool. Anyone who’d like to get involved please get in touch.
More information, including details of how to subscribe to the newsletter by email, are available on the Haggerston Pool website.
If you are having problems with repairs, benefits, or debts, feel free to come to the next Hackney Independent advice session, which is taking place on Thursday 7th April from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Geffrye Estate community centre.
The next Independent Kids Cinema will be screening Garfield the Movie. There are two showings:
Haggerston: Wednesday 30th March – 10:30am, Goldsmith’s Community Centre, Goldsmiths Row E2
Hoxton: Thursday 31st March – 3:00pm, Geffrye Estate Community Centre, Falkirk Street, N1
Admission to either showing is 50p, which includes a drink and bag of crisps.
Hackney Defend Council Housing, Hackney Unison and many Tenants Associations have called for a lobby of Hackney council to protest against their intention of privatising our homes.
The lobby takes place on Monday 13th of December at 6:00pm, Town Hall, Mare Street.
Vote NO to privatisation: Demand investment in council housing with no strings attached.
All of the kids who attended our showings of the film “Monsters Inc.” at Haggerston and Goldsmiths had an excellent time, and it was great to see so many adults volunteering to help out. The numbers were less than we had expected at both events, these being the first to take place on a Saturday. We shall be returning to mid-week showings again, and are currently planning further dates for later on in the year. Watch this space…
The next Hackney IWCA Advice Session will be on Thursday 2nd of September from 6-8pm at the Geffrye Estate Community Centre. Feel free to drop by if you need help with housing, repairs or benefits.
The next Independent Kids Cinema show will be on Saturday 28th of August at 10:30am. We will be showing Monsters Inc. at the Goldsmiths Community Centre, Goldsmiths Row, E2. Admission is 50p and includes a drink and crisps.
The Hackney Independent Kids’ Cinema is a series of film shows put on for local kids in community centres, with the help and support of Tenants Associations.
Over the recent half term holiday, we put on showings of “Finding Nemo” at Goldsmith’s and Haggerston Estates. The events were the most successful yet, with over 80 kids attending.
The IWCA has always made a point of getting involved in the local community. We argue that young people need more facilities and more investment in their future, and that working class areas have suffered most with council cutbacks. These events are one way for us to put our money where our mouth is.
The campaigning group Defend Council Housing is holding a meeting in Hackney tomorrow at Marcon Community Hall from 3pm. On the agenda are ALMO – two-tier privatisation? Experience of council house privatisation in Hackney so far. Campaigning for tenants’ choice and direct investment in council housing. Getting ourselves organised.
For full details download the flyer.
Hackney Independent Working Class Association (www.hackneyiwca.fsnet.co.uk) this week launch their Independent Kids’ Cinema with 4 showings of the Disney film ATLANTIS
The Independent Kids’ Cinema is a series of film shows put on for local kids in community centres, with the help and support of Tenants Associations. We ran a successful pilot in the summer half term and are now launching it with 4 showings on 4 different Hackney estates.
The IWCA has always made a point of getting involved in the local community. We argue that young people need more facilities and more investment in their future, and that working class areas have suffered most with council cutbacks. This is a chance to put our money where our mouth is.
WHERE & WHEN
Goldsmith’s Community Centre – Thursday 28th August 10am
Fellows Court Community Centre – Thursday 28th August 3.30pm
Haggerston Community Centre – Friday 29th August 11am
Arden Estate Community Hall – Friday 29th August 4pm
Working class rule in working class areas!
Over the last half term holiday, Hackney IWCA put on two kids cinema events with the support of Goldsmith’s and Geffrye Estate Tenants Associations. The events were a great success, pulling in over 60 children in total on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year.
For their 50p entry charge, all those present received a bag of crisps and a drink and a showing of Harry Potter, The Philosopher’s Stone. Thanks to the success of the events and the feedback from kids, parents and the TA members who came along and got involved, we’ve decided to run future events in the summer holiday, expanding the showings to reach other estates.
Geffrye Estate – under the spell of Harry Potter