Thursday, 4 December 2014

Hackney Marshes Ladies Running group

 Email rec'd from the Hackney Marshes Ladies Running Group:

Meet every Monday evening to be ready to leave at 7.00 pm Meeting point: The Elderfield Pub (at a table near the back) 57 Elderfield Road Hackney E5 0LF.

The fee is either £15 for a calendar month, or £5 pay as you run. So you can just turn up and run if you want.  For the first time, just come 5-10 minutes early to complete the disclaimer, and then you're ready to go. (There is an option to get changed in the ladies bathroom and leave the bags behind the counter. In exchange I would encourage to buy a bottle of water or tea once in a while as a good will gesture to recognize their hospitality) We run for an hour and a quarter, including warm-up and stretching at the end. The distance covered varies, as it depends on what kind of workout we are doing on the day, but usually 4-7km (though usually not all in one go). The session is based around 2 main sections that usually include speed and strength work and, above all, are fun. We have a mixed range of abilities from a casual runner to marathon runners, but that's fine as each session is designed to give the faster runners a really good workout whilst making sure everyone enjoys themselves and nobody gets left behind. Our Facebook page is

Friday, 14 November 2014

Telling the story of Clapton's Tram Depot

Email rec’d from Voist:

Next week sees the opening of Voist’s exhibition The Deserted Village, telling the story of Clapton's historic Tramway Depot from the perspective of those that have lived and worked on the site for the last 30 plus years. Free entry and open every day 12-7pm from 21st to 30th November at The Depot
(find us at 38 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8BQ). We look forward to welcoming you through the doors of the Tram Depot and offering one last glimpse inside the inhabitants workshops, studios and handmade homes. Sat alongside this series of portraits will be a collection of archive material and audio recordings that not only tell stories of time spent at the Old Tram Depot, but describe Clapton’s various transformations over the last 30 years.