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issue 250 // 13 – 20 July 2012 // Host borough for 2012 Games

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Take five with Blue Peter

Cameras fighting crime

Story Lab summer reading

Cable car gets lift off

Garden is cool for school

Lighting the way The Olympic Torch Relay at the Mayor’s Newham Show (p19)


Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July

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fun including: Fantastic family d donkey rides l A real beach an ed activities l Olympic them n competitions l Grow Your Ow ances d cabaret perform l Live music an or also This year the May Blue Peter’s welcomes BBC to both Big Olympic Tour , featuring days of the show Skelton presenters Helen wood. and Barney Har cular PLUS the specta l Newham Carniva London celebrating the rch 2012 Olympic To ay Relay on Saturd am 11 21 July, from

430 2000 For info call 020 8 om/summer www.newham.c

No public parking, please use public transport. Tube: East Ham Station. Buses: 58, 104, 101, 115 to Central Park 5, 147, 238 to Barking Road. Disabled Parking, toilets and access. This event takes place on grass. You may be searched as a condition of entry. No glass bottles or dogs.


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13 July 2012 // issue 250

It’s getting busier all round the borough as we gear up for our big summer of events. The Mayor’s Newham Show is going to be the biggest and the best-ever with something for everyone. Our eight page special (p19) has all the details of fun for all the family. It’s extra special this year because the Olympic torch relay will be paying a visit to the show – as is popular TV show Blue Peter. Make sure you don’t miss out. Not only that, the Summer Reading Challenge is back with prizes up for grabs (p12) to keep the youngsters occupied while school’s out. And we can all now take to the sky with the river cable car (p15). Our borough’s simply the best.

Regulars 04 NEWS – two pages of news from across the borough 06 MAYOR’S VIEW – news from Sir Robin Wales 08 TAKE FIVE WITH – Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton 10 NEWHAM IN PICTURES SPECIAL – your fortnight in photos 17 YOUR SPACE – Liam Day on transforming his school’s garden 31 OUR NEWHAM – community news from across the borough

If you are aged between four and 12 years, come along to your local library and join in the free fun. The challenge runs from Saturday 7 July to Saturday 15 September. All you have to do is sign up and read six or more books this summer holiday. You can read whatever you like – fact books, stories, joke books, picture books or even audio books – as long as you’re

borrowing them from the library. Reading will earn you stickers as you progress through bronze and silver levels until you have read six books which rewards you with that all important gold medal and an invite to the end event. Joining in the scheme also gives you a chance to win prizes including an iPad, Cinema tickets, Olympic Park Tickets

and much more! That’s not all, if you take part, you will be invited to special events including arts and crafts and musical weekends. For more information about the scheme visit www.summerreadingchallenge. org.uk or pop down to the Mayor’s Newham Show on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July where you’ll be able to register.

What’s on The challenge begins All libraries: Saturday 7 July. Come along to register your details and start reading Reading Experiment Have fun with a series of reading activities. Discover Centre will be coming to support two sessions as guests speakers making puppets with children and sharing stories. Beckton Globe Every Tuesday 2-3pm Canning Town Every Friday 2-3pm Custom House Every Monday 2-3pm East Ham Every Thursday 2-3pm The Gate Every Tuesday 2-3pm Green Street Every Tuesday 2-3pm Manor Park Every Tuesday 2-3pm North Woolwich Every Monday 2-3pm Plaistow Every Tuesday 2-3pm Stratford Every Monday 2-3pm Story Lab Experiment Time Fun craft activities based around stories and drawing workshops. Beckton Globe Every Friday 4-5pm Canning Town Every Monday 4-5pm

Custom House Every Thursday 4-5pm East Ham Every Monday 4-5pm The Gate Every Friday 4-5pm Green Street Every Friday 4-5pm Manor Park Every Thursday 4-5pm North Woolwich Every Thursday 4-5pm Plaistow Every Thursday 4-5pm Stratford Every Wednesday 4-5pm Mad Inventors Story Sessions Fun for all the family with interactive storytelling evenings. For children aged between 5-8 years.. Beckton Tuesday 24 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 7 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 21 August, 6-7pm Canning Town Thursday 26 July, 6-7pm Thursday 9 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Custom House Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm East Ham Monday 23 July, 6-7pm Monday 6 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Green Street Tuesday 24 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 7 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 21 August, 6-7pm

The Gate Tuesday 31 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 14 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 28 August, 6-7pm Manor Park Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm North Woolwich Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm Plaistow Thursday 26 July, 6-7pm Thursday 9 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Stratford Monday 23 July, 6-7pm Monday 6 August, 6-7pm Monday 20 August, 6-7pm Bubble Face painting Children participating in the SRC aged between 4-12 years. Come along to a fun face painting session where you will be transformed into your favourite character by Newham Arts face painters. East Ham Saturday 28 July, 11-12noon Canning Town Saturday 4 August, 1112noon Beckton Saturday 11 August, 1112noon Green Street Saturday 18 August, 11-12noon The Gate Saturday 25 August, 11-12noon

Stratford Saturday 1 September, 11-12noon Music Mayhem Musical weekends where children can come and have taster sessions with instruments and take part in a fun musical quiz. Manor Park Saturday 28 July, 11-12noon Canning Town Saturday 4 August, 2pm-3pm Beckton Saturday 11 August, 2pm-3pm Green Street Saturday 18 August, 2pm-3pm North Woolwich Saturday 25 August, 2pm-3pm Stratford Saturday 1 September, 2pm-3pm Movie Nights For children and families. Until 2 September, every Wednesday from 2pm, enjoy a free family movie matinee at The Gate Library, 20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, E7 0QH. For further information on the Summer Reading Challenge, visit your nearest library of www.newham.gov.uk/ libraries

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12 Cleared for take-off The futuristic cable car service that now links Newham with Greenwich makes our borough the most connected in the country and will open a world of opportunities. Passengers are now boarding the Emirates Airline cable cars on a daily basis so that for the first time you can cross over the River Thames between the Royal Docks and the Greenwich Peninsula. It offers spectacular views of the Olympic Park and the majestic Thames but this is more than just a flight of fantasy. This summer, the Games will bring more people to Newham – an extra 450,000 visiting the borough per day. In order to manage this, there’s been a great deal of work to improve transport connections locally. And as well as helping us to deal with the extra visitors, the new transport infrastructure will last well beyond the Games, helping to build a more resilient Newham. Councillor Conor McAuley, executive member for regeneration said: “The borough is now one of the best connected places in London and we’re working hard to help bring our community the wider benefits of being better linked up.”

“The borough is now one of the best connected places in London and we’re working hard to help bring our community the wider benefits of being better linked up.” Our transport network will take you anywhere in the world with departures at London City Airport or via the high-speed rail link which now connects Stratford International with central London and the Channel Tunnel. The UK’s first urban cable car adds a unique local option to the Tube and DLR network and will entice further regeneration in east London. Better transport doesn’t just offer residents a way to get around; it gets businesses investing in Newham – that means more jobs and a thriving economy. Our connectivity has already attracted major businesses to the area including Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and the Siemens Pavillion (pictured right) which is the showcase for new sustainable technology on the Royal Docks. Long after the Olympics these transport improvements will help strengthen the local economy with more jobs and opportunities. The journey has just begun.

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Ain’t no river wide enough… The cable car gondolas cross the river at a height of up to 90m (300 ft) which is higher than that of the Millennium Dome. The service makes a crossing every 15 seconds and will carry up to 2,500 passengers per hour in each direction – the equivalent of 50 double-decker buses. The cable carrying the 34 gondolas is 1,100m [3,600 ft] long from North Woolwich Peninsula to Royal Victoria Dock On the Royal Docks side, the three helix cable tower is 66-metres (217 ft) high. At £60m, the cable car is the most expensive cable system ever built. This has been partly funded by the European Development (l-r) Cllrs Alec Kellaway, Conor McAuley, Ian Corbett and Deputy Mayor Lester Fund and commercial Hudson on the cable car sponsorship.

Let’s fly away > Cabins can take wheelchairs and single battery power source motorised wheelchairs, as long as they are no wider than 800mm. Access is step free, with staff present at both terminals to offer assistance to passengers. > The service runs weekdays 7am to 9pm and 8am to 9pm at weekends. > A single cash adult fare is £4.30 and a return is £8.60. A single cash fare for children is £2.20 and a return is £4.40 > Discounts are available for any form of Oyster card (Pay as you go, Travelcard, Freedom Pass and holders of paper Travelcards). > The discounted adult fares are £3.20 for a single journey and £6.40 return. The child discount (aged 5-15) is £2.20 single and £3.20. > Children aged 5-15 can get child rate Boarding Passes for travel. Children under five travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. You can find out more by visiting www.emiratesairline.co.uk/information

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Save the world and go for gold The Summer Reading Challenge is back with adventures, fun, prizes and more for eager young readers.

32 KIDS’ CORNER – poems, pictures and puzzles for our younger readers 34 WHAT’S ON – five pages of activities and events for you to try – most of them free 09

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Features 09 SMILE FOR THE CAMERA – technology is cracking down on crime 12 BROUGHT TO BOOK – our Summer Reading Challenge is back 14 UP, UP AND AWAY – cable car is go 19 OH, WHAT A SHOW – your eight-page guide to The Mayor’s Newham Show

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IN BRIEF // Rich pickings for culture vultures Two of the world’s top professors and the country’s top political commentators are the latest headliners for the Ideas Olympiad, a series of free lectures staged by Newham Council. Author and television presenter Professor Robert Winston, one of the world’s leading experts on fertility, set out his ideas on how human creativity has led to brilliant innovations and why progress comes at a price. Professor Christopher Stringer, the lead researcher in human origins at the Natural History Museum, will give his take on mankind’s evolution. Political analyst and former BBC Newsnight presenter Peter Kellner and Ian Birrell, contributing editor at the Daily Mail, will be part of a panel debate on the future for young people in the current economic climate. Tickets are going fast. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.newham.gov.uk/ ideasolympiad

Games time road closures Games organiser LOCOG will be introducing traffic controls and road closures at certain locations in the Stratford and West Ham area, including Manor Road, Leyton Road and Rick Roberts Way. These measures are being introduced to help the running of the Games and ensure the area is safe for residents. Restrictions and a vehicle permit checkpoint are already in place in Leyton Road, as this road is very close to the Athletes’ Village and provides access to the Olympic Park. Restrictions in Manor Road and Rick Roberts Way will be brought in just before the Games start. All residents and businesses affected by these closures should have already received their free access permits from LOCOG so that they can continue their daily lives as normal. For more information on these road closures or if you require more access permits please contact LOCOG via email parkingcontrol@london2012.com or call 0300 777 2012.

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Carers’ Week celebrated The contribution and achievements of Newham’s dedicated carers were recognised during National Carers’ Week. Carers enjoyed an exciting programme of activity including massage and Zumba at a healthy Cllr Neil Wilson (fourth left) at the Carers’ Week pamper day living event plus facials and reflexology at a pamper day. There was also a chance for carers to find out about support services available to them. A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to a relative, partner, child or friend due to illness, disability, frailty, a mental health condition or substance misuse problems. Councillor Neil Wilson, executive member for equalities and social inclusion, said: “Carers’ Week is a chance to recognise the work of thousands of dedicated carers in Newham. Being a carer can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also feel isolating. “The events gave carers the opportunity to find out more about support available to them and show that that their hard work does not go unrecognised.” To find out more about support services for carers visit www.newhamcarers.org.uk

Young swimmers make a Big Splash for charity A Beckton hospice is set to benefit from an Olympian effort by a group of young swimmers who took the plunge as part of a charity fundraiser. A group of 47 members of the Newham and University of East London Swimming Club completed 2012 lengths Charity swimmers of a swimming pool for the sponsored Big Splash swimathon to raise money for Richard House Childrens’ Hospice and their own club. The youngest swimmer, Molly, aged 6, completed 20 of those lengths with her dad, Andrew, swimming alongside her throughout. Another club member, Harry Cua, raised £1,000. The event, which was supported by the borough’s Let’s Get the Party Started programme, has so far raised almost £3,000 in sponsorship with more still coming in.


Bridge of sighs is no more The transformation of a former grot spot has been celebrated with music, poetry, dance performance and more. The Sibley Grove Bridge in Manor Park was a crime hot-spot until community volunteers, children and teachers from Kensington School joined forces with local artists to give it a makeover. The installation of CCTV and art on the bridge has helped cut crime and anti-social behaviour in P ictured left to right: artist D ebbie Scott, K ensington School teachers K eti Cross and Serin the area. P atel, Ros Southern of Confl ict and Change, councillors J ose A lex ander, P aul Sathianesan Everyone involved in the project got together and F iroz a Nekiwala, volunteer community artist D ebra Wallace with members of the Byaan Girls Group last week to celebrate its completion. East Ham North Ward councillors Jose Alexander, Firoza Nekiwala and Paul Sathianesan joined pupils to launch the improvements. Councillor Alexander said: “Everyone has worked hard on ridding the neighbourhood of this eyesore.”

Council secures Olympic stadium future An important step forward has been taken to ensure the Olympic Stadium in Stratford will provide a lasting community legacy of jobs, education and grassroots sport. Newham Legacy Investments Ltd (NLI), a subsidiary company owned by Newham Council, and the London Legacy Development Corporation, have together set up E20 Stadium LLP to manage the stadium and transform it into a major multi-use venue. The partnership will allow the council, through NLI, to invest up to £40m in the joint venture. Community benefits from the deal include job opportunities, educational uses and the use of both the stadium and the neighbouring 400m warm-up K im Bromley- D erry and Sir Robin outside the O lympic Stadium and community track for sports and events. Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “The Olympic Stadium deserves a fitting legacy that is good for Newham, London and the nation. We have stepped up to the mark to secure such a legacy for our residents.” Kim Bromley-Derry, chief executive of Newham Council, said: “The agreement with the LLDC is prudent and ensures that residents will benefit from our investment. “This is an investment that will give Newham more than just financial return. It will create a community legacy which guarantees that residents will be able to access events held at the stadium, play sport, be educated and get opportunities for employment at the stadium.”

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O n to the future and an O lymp ic legacy for everyone We’ve taken a major step towards achieving a lasting legacy for the Olympic Stadium and negotiated a major stake in it for our community. It’s not been easy but I am delighted that we are all going to benefit directly from the London 2012 Games. We have signed a unique agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation which is the public body that owns the Olympic site. It guarantees a lasting community legacy of jobs, education and grassroots sport. We’ve worked hard to nurture our partnership with LLDC because there is nothing to be gained by sitting on the sidelines hoping for the best. We have taken a business decision to invest £40m because we want the borough to share from the profits generated by stadium over the long-term. We can only get a dividend by being one of its shareholders. From the start, we were determined meet the Government’s pledge set out in the original Olympic bid to transform the lives of people living in London’s East End. As a council, we could have decided that in the current economic climate it wasn’t for us. That’s understandable but it would have been the short-term option. It would have also meant that we as a community would

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Looking forward to the stadium’s future

have been locked out of any future decisions and opportunities. The Olympic Stadium deserves a fitting legacy that is good for Newham, London and the nation. We have again stepped up to the mark to secure such a legacy for our residents.

A critical part of the future will be improving the life chances of the next generation of people in the East End. Too often regeneration doesn’t benefit residents but I am delighted we have delivered some real benefits for our community. Let me put the record straight. We’ve got London’s only

Enterprise Zone, the new UCL campus coming to Stratford and Westfield Stratford City. Workplace has got 13,000 into work – 5,000 of these were helped into work last year. Half of the 5,000 were long term unemployed. Real achievements through hard work and we’ll continue to deliver for you.

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O ur schools are in top gear There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the media about young people and I don’t believe a word of it. It just doesn’t tally with the enthusiastic and motivated students I meet at our schools across the borough. I was delighted to be invited to the Little Ilford School Annual Summer Fete which made the most of our summer weather. I had a great time visiting the different stalls and saying hello to the residents and pupils who attended on the day. There was live music, the Little Rubies Cheerleading team, hand made crafts and foods from all over the world. I even got behind the wheel of the school’s box car, watched by Cllr Andrew Baikie! This is what our schools do best; providing lots of opportunities for young people to channel their energies and being a real part of our community. Our schools and our pupils are a real credit to us and a source of hope for the future.

In the driving seat at Little Ilford School

Picture p erfect: we’ re in the frame

With David Bailey and some of his pictures

Our trailblazing innovations continued with the official opening of the Bailey exhibition at Compressor House which drew in some big names from the world of fashion and media. Some of them even I’d heard of! The photographs took us back in time, celebrated our heritage and showed the progress we’ve made together over the last four decades. Many of the characters have gone and some of the traditions have changed but you can tell it’s our borough. I’m very proud that we are hosting this landmark event which in itself is a marker of how far we’ve travelled. Also, to put it in perspective, I understand that to put on an exhibition of this magnitude would normally take about two years to put together. We’ve done it in five months. This council is one that innovates and moves quickly.

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Take Five with… Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton

Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour is one of the star attractions at the Mayor’s Newham Show on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July at Central Park, E6, where the team will be broadcasting live. Blue Peter presenters are household names. How does it feel to be a part of something like that? Cheesy as it sounds I can honestly say I feel really privileged to be a part of the show. My job is amazing and I love taking part in the challenges and activities. Do people stop you in the street or supermarket? People are genuinely interested in the challenges I do and I get kids and parents stopping to ask me about them, which is great. I spend a lot of my spare time training and travelling for new challenges though, so it happens less than you might think. What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done? Trekking to the South Pole was amazing, it was such an incredible feeling when I completed it. Overall, I think the Namibian Ultramarathon was my most exciting film, though no one, including me, thought I would make it.

What advice would you give for someone who wants to become a TV presenter? Education is important. I trained as a journalist before I became a presenter and this has stood me in really good stead. Work experience is important too, it makes you useful in the workplace.

“ Education is important. Work experience is important too, it makes you useful in the workplace.” What are you looking forward to about the Games? The most exciting thing for me personally is being a part of the Olympic Torch tour. The atmosphere is electric as we’re broadcasting live from each of the events. Plus, each week Barney and I take on Brendan Cole, Adele Silva, Laura Wright and Romeo in a series of challenges with a gold medal at stake at the end of the series. Were you sporty at school? I grew up on a farm so we were always outside playing games. I was one of those kids who tried everything and made the team because I was eager rather than any good though. Turn to page 20 for details of Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour.

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The frontline fight against crime is being boosted by the latest high tech miniature cameras to increase court convictions of offenders. Criminals caught in the act will have no excuses thanks to new equipment aimed at leaving courts in no doubt of their wrong-doing. Enforcement officers equipped with body worn video cameras (BWVC) are being deployed across the borough. The RS2 camera is tough, lightweight and specifically designed for use by enforcement and police personnel. It has been developed in line with official guidelines from the Home Office. With up to two hours recording available, they can track every word and action at a crime scene. The cameras are now standard issue for the council’s uniformed enforcement officers

and are used in all operational duties. They are being used to secure the best quality and accurate evidence of an offence. The recorded footage can be used as evidence and to support written statements in order to secure a prosecution of offenders. Newham Council is also using the recordings to pursue cases involving aggressive and abusive behaviour towards officers. The cameras are not the only crime fighting tools being deployed across the borough this summer. The council’s two new CCTV vans, which started operating in December, will enforce dispersal zones and gain evidence

to serve Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. The extra 66 Metropolitan Police officers funded by the council to tackle low-level disorder will be patrolling the streets. Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “Safety is residents’ number one concern so we are investing more in making Newham safer. These cameras are a new means to help us crack crime and reduce anti-social behaviour. “Crime and anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and we will never apologise for being tough on the yobs and vandals who make the lives of the hard-working majority a misery.” To report anti-social behaviour call 020 8430 2000 or visit www.newham.gov.uk

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Save the world a The Summer Reading Challenge is back with adventures, fun, prizes and more for eager young readers. If you are aged between four and 12, go to your local library and join in the free fun. The challenge runs until Saturday 15 September. All you have to do is sign up, read six or more books this summer holiday and enjoy some great rewards. You can read whatever you like – fact books, stories, joke books, picture books or even audio books – as long as you’re

borrowing them from the library. Reading will earn you stickers as you progress through bronze and silver levels until you have read six books, which rewards you with that all important gold medal and an invite to the end event. Joining in the scheme also gives you a chance to win prizes including an iPad, cinema tickets, Olympic Park tickets and

more. That’s not all, if you take part, you will be invited to special events including arts and crafts and musical weekends. For more information about the scheme visit www.summerreadingchallenge. org.uk or pop down to the Mayor’s Newham Show on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July at Central Park, E6, where you’ll be able to register for the challenge.

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and go for gold What’s on The challenge is under way in all libraries. Here are some great events happening near you. Reading Experiment Have fun with a series of reading activities. Stratford’s Discover Centre will be coming to support two sessions as guest speakers making puppets with children and sharing stories. Beckton Globe Every Tuesday 2-3pm Canning Town Every Friday 2-3pm Custom House Every Monday 2-3pm East Ham Every Thursday 2-3pm The Gate Every Tuesday 2-3pm Green Street Every Tuesday 2-3pm Manor Park Every Tuesday 2-3pm North Woolwich Every Monday 2-3pm Plaistow Every Tuesday 2-3pm Stratford Every Monday 2-3pm Story Lab Experiment Time Fun craft activities based around stories and drawing workshops. Beckton Globe Every Friday 4-5pm Canning Town Every Monday 4-5pm Custom House

Every Thursday 4-5pm East Ham Every Monday 4-5pm The Gate Every Friday 4-5pm Green Street Every Friday 4-5pm Manor Park Every Thursday 4-5pm North Woolwich Every Thursday 4-5pm Plaistow Every Thursday 4-5pm Stratford Every Wednesday 4-5pm Mad Inventors Story Sessions Fun for all the family with interactive storytelling evenings. For children aged between 5-8 years.. Beckton Tuesday 24 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 7 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 21 August, 6-7pm Canning Town Thursday 26 July, 6-7pm Thursday 9 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Custom House Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm East Ham Monday 23 July, 6-7pm Monday 6 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Green Street Tuesday 24 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 7 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 21 August, 6-7pm The Gate

Tuesday 31 July, 6-7pm Tuesday 14 August, 6-7pm Tuesday 28 August, 6-7pm Manor Park Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm North Woolwich Thursday 2 August, 6-7pm Thursday 16 August, 6-7pm Thursday 30 August, 6-7pm Plaistow Thursday 26 July, 6-7pm Thursday 9 August, 6-7pm Thursday 23 August, 6-7pm Stratford Monday 23 July, 6-7pm Monday 6 August, 6-7pm Monday 20 August, 6-7pm Bubble face painting Children participating in the SRC aged between four and 12 years. Come along to a fun face painting session where you will be transformed into your favourite character by Newham Arts face painters. East Ham Saturday 28 July, 11-12noon Canning Town Saturday 4 August, 1112noon Beckton Saturday 11 August, 1112noon Green Street Saturday 18 August, 11-12noon The Gate Saturday 25 August, 11-12noon

Stratford Saturday 1 September, 11-12noon Music Mayhem Musical weekends where children can come and have taster sessions with instruments and take part in a fun musical quiz. Manor Park Saturday 28 July, 11-12noon Canning Town Saturday 4 August, 2pm-3pm Beckton Saturday 11 August, 2pm-3pm Green Street Saturday 18 August, 2pm-3pm North Woolwich Saturday 25 August, 2pm-3pm Stratford Saturday 1 September, 2pm-3pm Movie Nights For children and families. Until 29 August, every Wednesday from 2pm, enjoy a free family movie matinee at The Gate Library, 20 Woodgrange Road, E7. For further information on the Summer Reading Challenge, visit your nearest library or www.newham. gov.uk/libraries Turn to page 38 for all library addresses.

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Cleared for take-off The futuristic cable car service that now links Newham with Greenwich makes our borough the most connected in the country and will open a world of opportunities. Passengers are now boarding the Emirates Air Line cable cars on a daily basis so that for the first time you can cross over the River Thames between the Royal Docks and the Greenwich Peninsula. It offers spectacular views of the Olympic Park and the majestic Thames, but this is more than just a flight of fantasy. This summer, the Games will bring more people to Newham – an extra 450,000 people visiting the borough per day. In order to manage this, there’s been a great deal of work to improve transport connections locally. And as well as helping us to deal with the extra visitors, the new transport infrastructure will last well beyond the Games, helping to build a more resilient Newham. Councillor Conor McAuley, executive member for regeneration said: “The borough is now one of the best connected places in London and we’re working hard to bring our community the wider benefits of being better linked up.”

“The borough is now one of the best connected places in London and we’re working hard to bring our community the wider benefits of being better linked up.” Our transport network can take you practically anywhere in the world with departures at London City Airport or via the high-speed rail link which now connects Stratford International with central London and the Channel Tunnel. The UK’s first urban cable car adds a unique local option to the Tube, DLR or ferry and will entice further regeneration in east London. Better transport doesn’t just offer residents a way to get around; it gets businesses investing in Newham – that means more jobs and a thriving economy. Our connectivity and skilled workforce has already attracted major businesses to the area including Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and the Siemens Pavillion, also known as the Crystal, (pictured right) which is the showcase for new sustainable technology on the Royal Docks. Long after the Games these transport improvements will help strengthen the local economy with more jobs and opportunities. The journey has just begun.

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Ain’t no river wide enough… The cable car gondolas cross the river at a height of up to 90m (300ft), which is higher than that of the Millennium Dome. The service makes a crossing every 15 seconds and will carry up to 2,500 passengers per hour in each direction – the equivalent of 50 double-decker buses. The cable carrying the 34 gondolas is 1,100m [3,600ft] long from North Woolwich Peninsula to Royal Victoria Dock On the Royal Docks side, the three helix cable tower is 66-metres (217ft) high. At £60m, the cable car is the most expensive cable system ever built. This has been partly funded by the European Development (l-r) Cllrs Alec Kellaway, Conor McAuley, Ian Corbett and Deputy Mayor Lester Fund and commercial Hudson on the cable car sponsorship.

Let’s fly away > Cabins can take bikes, wheelchairs and single battery power source motorised wheelchairs, as long as they are no wider than 800mm. Access is step free, with staff present at both terminals to offer assistance to passengers. > The service runs weekdays 7am-9pm and 8am-9pm at weekends. > A single cash adult fare is £4.30 or £2.20 for children aged between five and 15. > Adult Oyster card fare is £3.20 for a single journey. Children aged five to 15 with a child rate boarding pass or Oyster card pay £2.20 single or £3.20 return. Children aged under five travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. > A frequesnt flyer boarding pass gives you ten single journeys for £16. You can find out more by visiting www.emiratesairline.co.uk/information


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CENTRAL PARK, E6 STRATFORD PARK, E15 Giant screens to view the live action from the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 11am-11pm

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Plus weekends of children’s activities, live music, sports, games and entertainment. Times vary, visit www.newham.com/summer for more information.


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Make history at the Mayor’s Newham Show If you want to enjoy a weekend of free entertainment, catch Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour, cheer on the Olympic Torch Relay or watch the spectacular Newham Carnival, don’t miss the Mayor’s Newham Show. The actionpacked event takes place on Saturday 21 July, from 9.30am-6pm, and Sunday 22 July from 12noon-6pm at Central Park, High Street South E6.

An unforgettable show The Mayor’s Newham Show is the official start to a season of splendid events and great days out for residents. With Newham playing host to the 2012 Games, this year will go down as one of the most memorable in the borough’s history. The fun and games begin at the Show and continue during the Olympic and Paralympic Games when you can enjoy all the action at giant screens In Central and Stratford Parks. Mayor Sir Robin Wales is committed to providing free opportunities for residents to come together. He said: “More than 100,000 people come along to our summer events every year to enjoy free entertainment, live events, top musicians, local talent and so

much more. “This summer is set to be hugely entertaining and inspiring, from the Olympic Torch Relay on 21 July to Under the Stars over the August Bank Holiday weekend. “I’ll be in Central Park throughout the weekend and I hope to see you at what will be an unmissable event.”

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Blue Peter

Main Stage The best of Newham talent will fill the main stage throughout the whole weekend. Hosted by Ashley J and Tee-J, the stage will be full to the brim with a variety of acts from street dance to soul, rock to reggae. There really will be something for everyone!

Watch the spectacular arrival of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay and a special performance by Newham Generation 2012, a choir consisting of school children from across the borough. Enjoy dance performances from Deborah Day Theatre School Trust and music from all genres including pop, rock, Latin and world fusion. Some of the acts taking to the stage include: n n n n n

Native Sun Redtenbacher’s Funkestra James Anderson Roberto Pla & his Latin Ensemble Bollywood Brass Band

The country’s longest running and most loved children’s TV programme is coming to the borough. There will be two-days of fun and games at the Mayor’s Newham Show when Blue Peter presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood come to Central Park to host the final leg of Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour. As well as a chance to see Helen and Barney on a live stage visitors can try out a range of Olympic sports, including athletics and cycling, discover facts about the ancient Olympics with the Horrible Histories Takeover and have a go at being a BBC sports presenter. And there will be chemistry of a different kind in the Zone where you can find out about sports science.

Newham’s rising stars will take to the stage on Sunday 22 July for the Time to Shine finale. Come and support your area and be amazed by the wealth of talent we have on our doorstep. Finalists include:

Take a look at Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour so far by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/ bluepeter

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Isabella Maila (Stratford & West Ham) Marvin Muoneke (Beckton) Paul Creane (Forest Gate) Mathew Meshe (Manor Park & Little Ilford) Sangre Latina (Custom House and Canning Town) Kyra-Paige West (Plaistow) EC Lighthouse (East Ham) Young N Gifted Choir (Green Street) Umaymah El-Nhamuchi (Royal Docks)


Newham at the seaside Relax and sit back in a deck chair and enjoy live music from a steel band and other seaside entertainment as the beach returns with seaside favourites including donkey rides, a giant helter skelter and a crazy golf course. Bring your swimwear and towels and take a dip in our paddling pool.

Newham Village Fete The very best of a traditional British village fete te returns with lots of free funfair games including: ng: g > > > >

coconut shy hoopla tin can alley hook-a-duck.

Don’t miss out on the Maypole dance on both th days at 1.45pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. Visit the Food Adventures marquee to thrilllll all your senses. The adventures are being run n by Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Stratford with the National Federation of Young Farmers, Natural England and Inspire to e Sustainable Living. Follow the trail across the d show to discover Newham’s rich cooking and food growing scene then spend some time in n the marquee for delicious cooking and a full-on range offood adventures.

Get competitive Enter the Best in Show competitions and show off your gardening skills. Prizes will be awarded to Newham’s best home grown produce. Categories include longest carrots, s,, u juiciest strawberries and reddest radish. You itth ith can also take part in classic competitions with categories including best bunting, jam and chutney, cake decorating and best tasting cake. To enter any of the Best in Show competitions, just email competitions@ he he newham.gov.uk or bring your entries to tthe information point at the event.

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Children and Under Fives Area

Cabaret Tent From stylish magic and breathtaking acrobatics to a ukelele band, Hawaiian dancing and our very own Elvis – be sure not to miss out on outstanding entertainment from some of the UK’s best cabaret performers. Highlights include: Jones and Barnard 21 and 22 July, from 12.15pm The duo are back to host the cabaret as well as treating spectators to a traditional variety show that includes hilarious comedy and astonishing escapology. Hui Ling’s Chinese Entertainments 21 July, from 2.30pm A world renowned troupe of traditional Chinese entertainers will amaze you with their athleticism and awesome skills.

London Swing Dance Society 21 and 22 July, 4pm and 2.20pm New York’s swing dance scene comes to Newham and is sure to jazz up the atmosphere with entertainment that will make you want to get your hips moving!

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Asian Elvis 22 July, 4.50pm Sal Bashir returns by popular demand bringing his own unique tribute to the king of rock and roll. Bowjangles 22 July, 1.10pm Bowjangles combine virtuosic string quartet performances with classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. This stunning show harks back to the good old days of Music Hall Variety, when talent was truly multidimensional.

The borough’s tiniest residents have their own area of fun and entertainment where they can enjoy assault courses, circus activities, face painting, hoola hooping, a bouncy castle and so much more. Children can also become an Olympus star by taking part in a wide range of activities including mini sailing, agility tests and a world flags quiz. There will also be baby changing facilities and places to breastfeed in the children’s area.

Petting Farm

Topcats 21 July, 4.50pm Experience the full feeling of being at a Ska gig in the late Sixties. Topcats, led by the charismatic Natty Bo, will move you with their authentic sound.

She’Koyokh 22 July, 3.10pm She’Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble present a foot stamping, heart rending and refreshingly entertaining selection of East European Jewish and Gypsy tunes.

Come along to the Village Fete and meet adorable farm animals: n n n n

Pygmy goats Baby spotted pigs Rabbits and Guinea pigs fluffy yellow ducklings


Young Mayor

Pride of Newham Our Place in the Future of London

Come and meet the Young Mayor Abraham Male and his team of youth councillors, and break the ice with a spot of Japanese Sumo Wrestling! This is also a chance for young people to discuss issues affecting them, including crime, the environment, health and how we can benefit from the 2012 Games.

Come and discover the borough’s heritage beside the War Memorial in Central Park.

Hobbies and Crafts Tent

If the excitement of one torch isn’t enough, the 1948 Olympic Torch will be on show throughout the weekend along with an exhibition about the 1948 Olympics to really get you in the mood for the coming Games. There will also be an exhibition on Jubilee celebrations from years gone by. At 1pm and 4pm on both days enjoy A Newham Jubilee, a performance showcasing Jubilee celebrations from past to present. Sugar Girls, Gladys and Eva will be sharing their experiences of working at the Tate & Lyle Factory in Silvertown. They will be giving a talk at 3pm on both days followed by a book signing.

Healthy Living Tent

Find out about the array of regeneration projects happening on your doorstep and get your questions answered about major developments across the borough. The Workplace employment team will be on hand for information and advice about jobs and training opportunities available to Newham residents as well as celebrating five years of success at Workplace.

This is the place to go to try your hand at a range of new hobbies. Come along and get involved with activities which are sure to bring out your creative side including model railways, arts and crafts and cake decorating. You could find yourself a new hobby!

Art in the Park Look out for live wood carvings outside Central Park Café on 21 July and in the Discovery Gardens behind the café on 22 July as part of a series of Olympic outdoor wood sculptures. The sculptures will be carved from locally sourced fallen tree trunks. Come and guess what’s being created.

NHS Newham will provide all the help and advice you’ll need on how to achieve a healthy body, heart and mind at the Healthy Living Tent. As well as information and free health MOTs, visitors to the tent will have the chance to win a prize by taking part in six different activities. Make sure you stamp the card you’ll be given after each activity and you’ll be able to redeem the card for a special prize. Family entertainment will also be available such as face painting and games.

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The event takes place on grass. Please note: only guide dogs are allowed. Do not bring glass bottles or sharp items into the showground. You may be searched as a condition of entry. Please recycle your waste at the recycling points on the site. Thank you.

Please use public transport District or Hammersmith & City Line to East Ham Station. Buses: 58, 101, 104, 115, 474 to Central Park; 5, 147, 238 to Barking Road

How to get there

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Parking for Blue Badge holders is on a first come, first served basis near Rancliffe Road gate. Wheelchair entrances are on Bartle Avenue, High Street South and Rancliffe Road. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available on site. Bicycles are not allowed on site. A wheelchair platform is positioned in front of the mainstage.

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Public Notice London Borough of Newham

Members’ allowances Publication of allowances paid to members and co-opted members in the 2011/2012 financial year As part of the legislation that sets out the arrangements for the payment of allowances, details of amounts paid to each Member of the Council and each Co-opted Member of a Committee must be published within the local authority’s area. This notice sets out the relevant information for the 2011/2012 financial year. During the 2011/2012 financial year, the Council operated the following allowance scheme: Basic Allowance per Councillor: Mayor’s Allowance: Deputy Mayor’s Allowance:

£10,829 per annum £81,029 £4,000 per annum (pro rata)

Special Responsibility Allowances (in addition to the basic allowance) for posts with different levels of responsibility attached to them:

Special Responsibility Allowances (in addition to any other allowance) for Members appointed to represent the Council on the following Bodies (this allowance to cease if that Body establishes a scheme of its own):

Band

SRA £

External Body

SRA £

1A

3,621

East London Waste Authority

1,035

1B

5,176

Association Public Service Excellence

1,035

2A

7,762

2B

10,347

3A

14,488

3B

18,624

4A

22,765

4B

26,901

4C

31,042

Annual Allowances for non-elected Co-opted/Independent members serving on the following: Committee/Sub-Committee/Commission

Annual Allowance £

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

497

Scrutiny Commissions

497

Chair of Standards Committee

1200

Standards Committee

800


The Council is required to publish details of the payments made to each Member of the Council and each Co-opted Member of a Committee in respect of the following allowances:

Childcare/ dependants allowance – £7.27 per hour up to 10 pm and £9.70 per hour after 10 pm irrespective of the number of people cared for. Travelling Allowances – The reimbursement of actual travel costs incurred whilst undertaking duties outside Newham. S ubsistence Allowances – The reimbursement of actual subsistence costs incurred whilst undertaking duties outside Newham. This allowance is limited to a maximum daily rate of £28.99 for meals and a maximum overnight rate of £116.15 for accommodation.

Basic A llowance Special Responsibility A llowance Travelling A llowance Subsistence A llowance D ependants’ Carers’ A llowance Co- optees’ A llowance •

The amounts shown are before the deduction of Tax and National Insurance. Schedule 1 details the payments made to each elected Member under the scheme. Schedule 2 details payments made to Co-opted Members. Kim Bromley-Derry Chief Executive, June 2012

Details of the amounts paid to each Member in the 2011/2012 financial year are set out in two Schedules.

SCH E D U L E 1 – Current Members of the Council serving from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 I nitials

Name

RA

WALES (Mayor)

Basic A llowance £

Special Responsibility A llowance £

Travelling A llowance £

Subsistence A llowance £

0

81,029

0

0

D ependants’ Carers’ A llowance £

S

AHMAD

0

10,734

0

0

0

0

J

ALEXANDER

10,734

0

0

0

0

AR

BAIKIE

10,734

35,655

0

0

0 0

F

BOURNE

10,734

14,488

0

0

S

BRAYSHAW

10,734

5,176

0

0

0

PM

BRICKELL

10,734

9512

0

0

0

L

CAMERON

10,734

0

0

0

0

NK

CHADHA

10,734

0

0

0

0

AA

CHAUDHARY

10,734

0

0

0

0

A

CHOWDHURY

10,734

5,176

0

0

0

D

CHRISTIE

10,734

0

0

0

0

B

COLLIER

10,734

0

0

0

0

MS

COLLIER

10,734

0

0

0

0

IK

CORBETT

10,734

32,077

0

0

0 0

JH

CORBETT

10,734

14,488

0

0

RJ

CRAWFORD

10,734

32,077

0

0

0

U

DESAI

10,734

31,042

0

0

0

C

FIBERESIMA

10,734

0

8

0

0

CW

FURNESS

10,734

26,557

0

0

0

O

GANGADHARAN

10,734

0

0

0

0

J

GRAY

10,734

3621

0

0

0

A

GRIFFITHS

10,734

0

0

0

0

PM

HOLLAND

10,734

361

0

0

0

LT

HUDSON

10,734

31,377

0

0

0

F

HUSSAIN

10,734

2,533

0

0

0

KJ

JENKINS

10,734

0

0

0

0

KR

KAZI

10,734

0

0

0

0

A

KELLAWAY

10,734

26,901

0

0

0

JH

LAGUDA

10,734

22,765

0

0

0

S

MAHMOOD

10,734

0

0

0

0

RN

MANLEY

10,734

15,523

0

0

0

AB

MCALMONT

10,734

14,488

0

0

0

C

MCAULEY

10,734

31,042

0

0

0

C

MCLEAN

10,734

0

0

0

0

RA

MIRZA

10,734

14,488

0

0

0

P

MURPHY

10,734

0

0

0

0

F

NAZEER

10,734

0

0

0

0

FA

NEKIWALA

10,734

0

0

0

0

M

NICHOLAS

10,734

0

0

0

0


SCH E D U L E 1 – Current Members of the Council serving from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 (cont.) I nitials

Name

Basic A llowance £

Special Responsibility A llowance £

Travelling A llowance £

Subsistence A llowance £

M

PATEL

10,734

0

0

0

D ependants’ Carers’ A llowance £ 0

S

PATEL

10,734

0

0

0

0

T

PAUL

10,734

0

0

0

0

G

PEARSON

10,734

0

0

0

0

Q

PEPPIATT

10,734

18,624

0

0

0

R

RAHMAN

10,734

5,176

0

0

0

E

ROBINSON

10,734

0

0

0

0

P

SATHIANESAN

10,734

0

0

0

0

PW

SCHAFER

10,734

10,347

0

0

0

K

SCORESBY

10,734

14,488

0

0

0

L

SHAH

10,734

5176

0

0

0

PJ

SHILLINGFORD

10,734

0

0

0

0

A

SINGH

10,734

10,347

0

0

0

MM

SKYERS

10,734

0

0

0

0

EH

SPARROWHAWK

10,734

22,765

0

0

0

R

TALATI

10,734

0

0

0

0

A

TAYLOR

10,734

0

0

0

0

S

THOMAS

10,734

0

0

0

0

WT

VAUGHAN

10,734

14,488

0

0

0

H

VIRDEE

10,734

0

0

0

0

NJ

WILSON

10,734

14,488

0

0

0

NOTES 1. All Members who are provided with a computer at home to support their work as a Councillor and use the computer for personal use are required to make a payment of £60 per year. This contribution is taken from the basic allowance (Column 3) before payment of the basic allowance is made. 2. All Members are required to pay fees (£35 per annum) to the Data Controller in respect of Data Protection Registration. This contribution is taken from the basic allowance (Column 3) before payment of the basic allowance is paid. 3. The SRA (Column 4) paid to Councillor Baikie included an additional pro rata payment of £4,612 in recognition of being appointed as Deputy Mayor. 4. The SRA (Column 4) paid to Councillor Hudson included an additional pro rata payment of £1,714 in recognition of being appointed as Deputy Mayor for two consecutive six-month periods. 5. The SRA (Column 4) paid to Councillor Manley included an additional payment permitted under the allowance scheme as the Council’s representative on the Association Public Service Excellence. 6. The SRA (Column 4) paid to Councillor Ian Corbett and Councillor Crawford included an additional payment permitted under the allowance scheme as the Council’s representatives on the East London Waste Authority. 7. Travel claims (Column 5) relate to trips outside Newham.

SCH E D U L E 2 – Co-opted Members serving from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 or part thereof I nitials

Name

Co- optees’ A llowance £

A

Saquat

871

R

Glazzard

800

L

Goddard

800

A

Hussain

928

E

Kemp

993

J

O’Hara

T

Robinson

800

J

Van Bussel

800

S

Wilson

993

P

Daly

754

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L ots of free activities for everyone to enjoy, including free courses from N ewhan Champions’ S ummer S chool This year is set to be an amazing and special time in Newham’s history. To celebrate the London 2012 Games there will be an exciting programme of events and activities and there is no better time for you to be inspired to try something new this summer.

You can pick up your free copy at your child’s school. Alternatively, copies are available across the borough at local service centres, libraries, leisure centres and all children’s centres.

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OUR NEWHAM Party with Cody Dock Residents are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Cody Dock on Saturday 21 July. Improving public access to the dock in Canning Town before the 2012 Games has been an ongoing project for the volunteers at Cody Dock Community. The once derelict space is starting to develop, unveiling a new beautiful space in Newham. Join their Let’s Get the Party Started event, and get ready for a free, fun day of activities open to all residents. Jump on board a free guided tour on the Fun Bus – London’s only double-decker theatre bus and discover more about Cody Dock. Enjoy a BBQ by the river, live entertainment, meet the project workers and find out how you can have your own garden plot at the dock. The event takes place from 11am-8pm, Cody Dock, 11c South Crescent, Cody Dock Road, E16. Email info@ gasworksdock.org.uk to find out more about the event. To find out more about the project visit www.spacehive.com/ codydock or check out their Facebook page by logging on to www.facebook.com/CodyDock

Cheer for Ascension Eagles Cheerleading group Ascension Eagles reached new heights after beating more than 33 teams at this year’s Jamfest European competition which took place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. All eyes were on them throughout the competition and they also managed to bag a Grand Champion title in the competition with a chance to compete in the Cheerleading Majors held in Indianapolis, USA, open exclusively to the top ten teams in the world. Try out for the team... The Ascension Eagles are looking for new members. If you think you have what it takes, come along to the Tryout Camp and see if you could make the team. The camp is open to girls and boys and takes place from 28 to 31 August, 10.30am-4.30pm at Talent Central, Unit 27a, 3 Armada Way, Gallions Reach Shopping Park, E6. Sessions cost £6. For more details email emily@ascensioneagles.com or call 07866 612 610.

Win - When Chaplin Met Gandhi Students from Canning Town’s Eastlea School will take to the stage with professional actors for a new play, When Chaplin Met Gandhi. The play tells the story of Gandhi’s visit to east London in 1931and his meeting with movie star Charlie Chaplin. It will be performed from 8 to 12 August at Kingsley Hall, Bromley-by-Bow, where Gandhi stayed during his visit to London. We’re giving you the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets. To be in with a chance to win, answer the following question: Where did Gandhi stay during his visit to London in 1931? A) Buckingham Palace B) Kingsley Hall C) The Wolseley Hotel

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Email your answer to whenchaplinmetgandhi@gmail.com with your name, age and address. Answers must be submitted before 6pm on Tuesday 31 July. Dates subject to availability – terms and conditions apply. If you can’t wait, you can purchase tickets online by visiting www.ticketsource.co.uk/whenchaplinmetgandhi Tickets cost £10 (£7.50 concessions).

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WHAT’S ON? To view hundreds of events, or to add your own, log on to www.newham.gov.uk/whatson

OUR THRILLING THREE... London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Welcoming our Torchbearers to Newham. Saturday 21 July, 11.15am, Central Park, High Street South, E6. Visit www.newham.com/summer to find out more. Newham Carnival Join the parade and enjoy live entertainment. Saturday 21 July from 11am. Meet at Central Park, High Street South, E6. Visit www.newham.com/summer to find out more. Visions of Summer Free art workshop hosted by Rosetta Arts Centre. Open to all. Materials provided. Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July, Central park, High Street South, E6. For details email info@ rosettaarts.org or call 020 7511 1117.

TRY SOMETHING NEW... LIGHTS, CAMERA – ACTION! Are you a drama queen or king? Interested in theatre and over 18? Then take to the stage and volunteer with Open Stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Take part in a variety of activities, interview the public, plan events, decorate sets, benefit from free training and more. You can get involved with your community, meet new people and take a step into the spotlight towards a new career. You don’t need any previous theatre experience just a good attitude to work. Fancy a slice of the action? Visit www.stratfordeast. com/volunteering where you can download an application form. Email openstage@stratfordeast.com or call 020 8279 1169 for more information.

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MENTION THE MAG... Kick up a sweat this the summer with a family fitness class. Sessions are open to everyone aged six or over and you can enjoy your first session for free when you bring this copy of The Newham Mag. Take part in a range of pulsing exercises and get fit with your friends and family. Classes usually cost up to £5. Come along every Thursday from 4.30-5.30pm at Britannia Village Hall, 65 Evelyn Road, E16. Find out more about the new upcoming outdoor family fitness boot camps by visiting www.5starphysique.co.uk or call 07904 625 402 for more details.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Family Movie Matinees Free film night, open to all. Puss in Boots (U) Wed 25 Jul, 2-5pm, The Gate Library, 4-20 Woodgrange Road, E7. For details call The Gate Library COURSES Do it Online Basic computer sessions for all. All sessions take place at local libraries. You must book in advance. Wed, 10am-12noon, Stratford Thurs, 10am-12noon, Canning Town Fri, 10am-12noon and 2-4pm, East Ham and Plaistow Knit & Natter Craft group for men and women of all ages and

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FIVE PAGES OF ACTIVITIES MOSTLY FREE, ALL FUN!

abilities. All sessions take place at local libraries. Weds, 10am-12noon, Beckton Globe Fri, 10am-12noon, Canning Town Have fun with computers For children aged 5-7. Learn how to use a computer effectively and have fun all for free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch. Tues 17 Jul, 10am-3pm, Little Ilford Learning Zone, 1a Rectory Road, E12. You must book in advance. Call 020 3373 6508. UNDER FIVES LIBRARY ACTIVITIES Open to under fives with their parents/carers. All sessions take place at local libraries. Storytelling Mon, 10.30-11.30am,


Canning Town Tues, 10.15-11.15am, Custom House Tues, 11am-12noon, Plaistow Tues and Fri, 11am-12noon, Stratford Wed, 2-3pm, East Ham Thurs, 10.30-11.30am, Manor Park Thurs, 2-3pm, North Woolwich Thurs, 10.30-11.30am, Green Street Fri, 10-11am, Beckton Globe Crafts Club Tues, 10.30-11.30am, Manor Park Toy Library Mon, 10am-12noon and Thurs, 1-3pm Tues and Thurs, 10am12noon, East Ham Imaginative Play Fri, 10.30-11.30am, East Ham YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIBRARY ACTIVITIES All sessions take place at local libraries. Games Clubs Free activities such as Sony PS3, Xbox 360, Wii games, board games and more for all children aged 8-13. Mon, 3.30-5.30pm, Canning Town and Manor Park Tues, 3.30-5.30pm, Custom House and East Ham Teen Xtra Evenings Free activities for ages 12-21 Thurs, 6-8pm, The Gate

ADULT LIBRARY ACTIVITIES All sessions take place at local libraries. Adult Reading Groups Mon 16 Jul, 6.30-7.30pm, East Ham Over 50s Club Thurs, 10am-12noon, Beckton Globe ICT Surgeries Thurs, 10am-12noon, The Gate BASKETBALL Youngbloods Basketball All sessions cost £1. - U12s, mixed Sat, 1-3pm, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 - U13/14s, boys Mon, 6-8pm, St Angela’s School, E7 Tues, 5.30-7.30pm Newham Leisure Centre, E13 - U14s, girls Mon, 4.30-6pm, St Angela’s School, E7 Tues, 5.30-7.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 - U15/16s, boys Tues, 6-8pm, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Fri, 6-8pm, St Angela’s School, E7 - U17/18s boys Tues, 8-9.45pm, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6

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Thurs, 7-9pm, St Bonaventure’s School, E7 Fri, 6-8pm, St Angela’s School, E7. For more details call 07958 307 657. Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) All sessions take place at UEL, Docklands Campus, University Way, E16. Sessions are £1 unless indicated otherwise. Visit www.nassasports.org.uk for more details. Wed, 4.20-6pm, U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Men Thurs, 4.20-6pm U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Women, £2 Fri, 4.20-6pm, U13-14 6-8pm, U16-18 8-10pm, Senior Men Run, £2 Sat, 10.20am-12.20pm, junior boys and girls, 8-14, £2 For details call 07703 503 995 or 07712 176 301 National League Mon, 6-8pm, U13/14s, Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16 Tues, 6-8pm, U15/16s Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16 Thurs, 4.30-6pm, U13/14s boys, U14s girls, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 6-8pm, U16s, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 6-8pm, U18s, Cumberland School, Oban Close, E13

Gifted and Talented Fri, 4.15-5.30pm Cumberland School, Oban Close, E13 Basketball Session Sat, 10am-12noon Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 Senior Men/Women Programme Mon, 7.30-9.30pm Division 2 Women and Division 3/4 Men. Rokeby School, Canning Town, E16 To find out more call NASSA on 07947 401 616 FOOTBALL Mayor’s Football League 8-16s, Mon, 4-6pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 4v4 Football 8-19s, Wed, 5-7pm Stratford Park MUGA, West Ham Lane, E15 5v5 Football 8-19s, Fri, 5-7pm Royal Victoria Gardens, Pier Road, E16 4v4 Football 8-19s, Fri, 5.30-7pm Snowshill MUGA, High Street North, E12 5-a-side Tournaments (First Sat of the month) U12s/U14s/U16s, Sat, 10am-1pm Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E7

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9.30-11.45am King George V Park, King George Avenue, E16. For more details call 020 7511 1232 BOXING AND SELF DEFENCE

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8-19s, Wed, 7.30-9pm. Winsor community MUGA, Manor Way, E6 For more details call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@newham.gov.uk WHU Kickz (free) Mon, U14s, 4-5.30pm - 15+, 5.30-70pm West Ham United Community Astro Turf (Beckton), E6 - 11-18s, 5-8pm Forest Gate Youth Centre, E7 Tues, U14s, 4-5.30pm - 15+, 5.30-7pm West Ham United Community Astro Turf (Beckton), E6 - 11-18s, 6-9pm Priory Park MUGA, E6 Wed, 11-18s, 5-8pm Priory Park MUGA, E6 Thurs, 11-18s, 4-7pm Priory Park MUGA, E6 Fri, U14s, 4-5.30pm - Girls 11+, 5.30-7pm West Ham United Community Astro Turf (Beckton), E6 - 11-18s, 5-8pm Forest Gate Youth Centre, E7 Air Football 16+ Tues, 1-3pm, Stratford Park, E15 Fri, 3-5pm, Beckton Powerleague, E6. Visit www. airfootball.co.uk to find out more. Ascension Football Academy All sessions £3. School years reception to 11,

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Boxing West Ham ABC - community boxing, 11-19s Free Olympic style amateur boxing sessions. Hathaway Community Centre Hathaway Crescent, E12 Wed, 7pm. To find out more email carl.barton@newham. gov.uk or call 020 8430 2000 - West Ham Boys ABC 9+, boys and girls Mon, Wed, Fri, 5-6pm The Black Lion, 59-61 High Street, E13. Call 020 8472 3614 for more details - Peacock ABC 8+, Mon, Wed, 6-8pm boys and girls Caxton Street North, E16. For more info call 020 7511 3799 - Newham Boys ABC 6+, boys only Mon, Wed, Fri, 6-7.45pm Old Bath House, 141 Church Street, E15. For more details call 020 8519 5983 - Fight For Peace 11+, boys and girls Woodman Street, North Woolwich, E16. To find out more call 020 7474 0054 Non-Contact Boxing Wed, 7-8pm, 11-19s Hathaway Community Centre, Hathaway Crescent, E12. For more details email carl. barton@newham.gov.uk Hop, Skip and Punch (16+) Free fitness classes Mon, 5-6pm, Field Community Centre, Field Road, E7 Wed, 5-6pm, Beckton Community Centre, 14 Manor Way, E6 Fri, 5-6pm, Katherine Road Community Centre, Katherine Road, E7. Email carl.barton@ newham.gov.uk for more details

Punch Out (16+) Free boxing fitness workout. Thurs, 4-5pm and 5.15-6.15pm To find out more email getactive@newham.gov.uk Newham Shoujin Karate During term time only. Sessions for beginners: Mon, 6.20-8.20pm, Docklands Shoujin Karate Club, Sports Dock, UEL Docklands Campus, E16 Wed, 4.30-5.30pm, Thurs, 6-8pm, Fri, 6-7pm and 7-8pm, Sun, 10-11am, Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For further details call 07508 070 638 or visit shoujin.co.uk Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts for 5+ to adults. £5 per session. Family discount available. Sat, 1-2.30pm (arrive at least 15 minutes before start) The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16. To find out more call 07725 948 426 or email ace_rosillo@hotmail. com WCKD Karate & Self Defence Institute Free Style Karate and self defence Children, 5-9s, £3.50, Mon and Wed, 5-6pm, Sat, 11am-12noon Juniors, 10-15s, £5, Mon and Wed, 6-7pm, Sat, 12noon-1pm. Maryland Studioz, 84-86 Leytonstone Road, E15. For more details visit shoujin.co.uk

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HEALTH AND FITNESS Handball (free) 8-16s, Tues, 3-4.30pm 16+, Fri, 6-8pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For more details email aranka. bekker@newham.gov.uk Multi sports (free) Wed, 1-3pm and 5-7pm, 16+ Stratford MUGA, West Ham Lane, E15 Fri, 5.30-7pm, 8-19s Snowshill MUGA, High Street North, E12. For details call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@newham.gov.uk Athletics Sun, 10.30am-12.30pm, 10-19s Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13 For more info email coral. nourrice@newham.gov.uk - Newham and Essex Beagles Athletics Club, Mon and Wed, 6.30-9pm, 10+ Sun, 10am-1pm. Call 020 7511 4477 or email jacqueline.ramsden1@ btinternet.com for details Cricket Wed, 6-8pm, 8-18s, Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, E13. For more info call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@ newham.gov.uk for more info Hockey Mon, 3-5pm, 8-14s Kingsford Astro, Kingsford


Way, E6 (by Asda car park). For more details call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@newham.gov.uk Rugby Tues, 4-6pm, 10-16s Memorial Park, Memorial Avenue, E15. To find out more call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@ newham.gov.uk Volleyball Mon, 3.30-5pm, 11-18s, Royal Docks School, Prince Regent Lane, E16. For details call Abul Hussain on 020 3373 4119 or email getactive@newham.gov.uk Newham Swords (4+) Tues, 6.30-9pm Thurs, 6.30-9pm Fri, 7.30-10pm The Hub in the grounds of Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For more details call Linda Strachan on 07956 618 898 or visit www.newhamswords.co.uk Newham Striders Free, sociable walking group that go striding in the local area seven days a week. To find out more email paula. peaty@newham.gov.uk or call 020 8430 2000 East End Road Runners Free coached sessions for all abilities. Tues and Thurs, 7pm Sun, 9am, meet on the track, Newham Leisure centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For further details call 07979 261 647 Free Men’s Health Football Fitness Sessions Sat, 10-11am, West Ham United Community Training Facility, 60a Albatross Close, E6. Call 020 7473 7724 for more details Free Family Fit Club Sat, 11am-12noon, West Ham United Community Training Facility, 60a Albatross Close, E6. For more details call 020 7473 7724

Newham Young Britons A.S.C Learn to swim and/or improve your strokes. For all ages and abilities. Men’s session, (12 week course, £70.60) Sat, 5.30-6.15pm Children’s session, (£2 per session) 5-16, Sat, 6.15-7pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For details call 07956 304 518 Yoga Classes £5.50 for full-time workers or £3.50/£4 for students and those in receipt of benefits Tues, 6.10-7.10pm and Fri, 10.30-11.30am, The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16 Wed, 6.30-7.30pm The Unitarian Church, West Ham Lane, E15. For find out more call 07956 808 007 or visit www.yocoma.co.uk Tang Soo Do Korean Martial Arts for 5+ to adults. £5 per session – family discount available. Sat, 1-2.30pm (arrive at least 15 minutes before start) The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16. To find out more call 07725 948 426 or email ace_rosillo@ hotmail.com Run England sessions All sessions are £2 indicated otherwise. Sun, 10am-12noon, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) Mon, 4-5.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) 5.45-6.45pm, Newham Dockside, E16 (meet at Building 1000 reception) Tues, 6-7pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13 (meet on the track) Wed, 12noon-1pm, Newham Dockside, E16 (meet at Building 1000 reception) Thurs, free, 5.15-6.15pm, UEL Docklands Campus, E16 (meet at reception at UEL Docklands Campus) Sat, 10-11.30am, East Ham

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Central Park, E6 (meet at the café) 10-11.30am, Wansted Flats, E12 (meet at Harrow Road Changing Pavilion) 10-11.30am, Memorial Park, E15, £4 (meet at car park) For further info call Anne-Marie White 07718 394 874 Qi Gong Suitable for adults of all abilities. £5 per session. Thurs, 8pm on the Docklands Community Boat moored near ExCeL. Meet at the gates to Millennium Mill, Mill Road, E16. For more details call 07930 610275 or email lee@ bigheavenlittleheaven.com Summer Athletics festival Egg and spoon race, sack races, sprinting, relay, team activities and more. Medals and prizes to be won. Sun 19 Aug, 12noon-6pm, Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane, E13. Register before 1 Aug to take part. Email coral.nourrice@ newham.gov.uk or call 07718 394 756 for details. FEMALE SPORTS Bollywood FuZion (12+) Bollywood and Latin inspired fitness programme. £5 per session. Tues, Bollywood FuZion: 7.30-8.30pm Zumba fitness: 8.30-9.30pm The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16 To find out more email

bollywoodfuzion@gmail.com or call 07830 455 823 Dare2Dance Free street dance classes for girls, 12-16s Fri, 3.30-5.30pm Newham Leisure Centre (New Indoor Multi Sports Centre), Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call Nicole Napier on 07970 783 526 or email nicole.napier@ newham.gov.uk to find out more Women United FC (11+) Mon (term time only) 6-7.15pm, Kingsford School, Kingsford Way, E6. Call 07968 665 849 for more details Girls Spinning Sessions 11-16, Mon and Wed, 4-4.30pm. Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For more details call 020 7511 4477 Female Only Gym Sessions Free, 11-16, Tues and Thurs, 3.30-5pm. 16-25, Weds, 1.303pm. Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. For further details call 020 7511 4477 Female Boxfit Classes (16+) Mons, 4.15-5.15pm, Balaam Leisure Centre, Balaam Street E13. For further details call Carl Barton on 020 3373 6034 Girls Football Mon, 6-7.30pm, 12/14s football tournaments Kingsford Astro (entrance by Asda car park) Beckton, E6. For more details call 020 8556 5973. 12-14s football coaching and tournaments,

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Wheelchair Basketball 11-19, Wed, 4-5pm Rokeby School, Barking Road, E16. For details call NASSA on 07947 401 616

Wheelchair Basketball

Tues, 3.30-5.30pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. To find out more call Farrakh Khan 020 8556 5973 or email Farrakh.Khan@locsp.org Female Multi-Sports Cardio, Tennis, Handball, Rounders, Football and more. 10-16s, 4.30-6.30pm, Tues, 4.30-6.30pm Newham Leisure Centre, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Fri, 4.15-5.15pm, Little Ilford Youth Zone, Rectory Road, E12. For more details call Farrakh Khan 020 8556 5973 or email Farrakh.Khan@locsp.org

Sheila’s Yummy Mummy Buggy (16+) £5 per session Mon, 10-11.30am East Ham Central Park, E6 (meet outside cafe in the park) Fri, 10-11.30am, Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6. For details call 07908 614 958 or email spoleon@aol.com Get Back into Netball OPA Netball Club sessions. Tues, juniors, 6-7pm, seniors, 8-9.30pm. £2 per session. Lister Community School, St Mary’s Road, E13. Call 07717 281 529 or email opanetballclub@hotmail.com for more details Zumba Classes Tues, 8-9pm, £4 per hour, The Swift Centre, 387 Barking Road, E13 Thurs 7.30-8.30pm, £4 per hour, The Hub, 123 Star Lane, E16. For more details call 07500 898 665

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Body Blast (16+) Mon, 7-8pm and Thurs, 6-7pm Talent Central, Unit 27a, 3 Armada Way, Gallions Shopping Centre, E6 Sonia’s Circuits (16+) Circuit classes for beginners, get fit and work at your own pace. £3 per class. Tues, 10-11 am, Ridley Christian Centre, 94 Upton Lane, E7. Call 07763 230 106 for details SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Multi-Sports Free Flying Wheels club for young wheelchair users 6-22. Wed and Fri evenings, 6-8pm. Rokeby School, Barking Road E16. Call 07888 085 259 for details Mon, 4-5.30pm, Eastlea multi-sports club for SEN & disabled young people, Eastlea Community School, E16 U19s, Fri, 4.30-6.30pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. Disabled Multi-Sports. Tues, 10.30am-12noon, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. For details call 020 7511 4477 Fri, 4.30-6pm, NewVIc, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07811 671 082 for further details Ability Club 11-25, Fri, 4.15-6.15pm Newham Sixth Form College, Prince Regent Lane, E13. Call 07811 671 082 for details

Free Family Swims for Disabled Children and Adults Newham Otters Swimming Club, Sat, Newham Leisure Centre, E13, 4.30-5.30pm. For more details call 07931 788 739 Family Swim, Sun, 12.30-2pm, Balaam Leisure Centre, E13, £5. For more details call 020 7476 5274 Get Fit for Free Free use of the gym for one year for people with learning disabilities at Newham Leisure Centre. Tues, 1.30-3.30pm and Fri, 10am-12noon. To book an induction call on 020 7511 4477 B1 Football Club Third Sun of every month, 10am-12noon, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6 Free Trampolining Sessions U19s, Fri, 5-7pm and Sat, 12noon-2pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. To find out more call 020 7511 4477 Free Soft Play and Exercise to Music Sat, 2-3pm, Newham Leisure Centre, E13. For more details call 020 7511 4477 Mixed Swimming Sessions for Adults and Children Wed, 10am-12noon, East Ham Leisure Centre, E6. £1.15 per session. For details call 020 8548 5850 Free Swim for Families dealing with Autism Wed, 4-5pm, Balaam Leisure Centre, E13. Call 020 7476 5274 for more details COMMITTEE MEETINGS

All meetings take place at Newham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6, unless specified

Tues 17 Jul Licensing (2003 Act) SubCommittee, Council Chamber, 10am Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, E16, Room E3.04/05, 7pm Audit Board, Committee Room 1, Newham Town Hall, E6, 7pm Weds 18 Jul Licensing (2003 Act) SubCommittee, Council Chamber, 10am LIBRARY CONTACTS

Beckton Globe 1 Kingsford Way, E6 Canning Town Barking Road, E16 Custom House Prince Regent Lane, E16 East Ham High Street South, E6 The Gate 4-20 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, E7 Green Street 337-341 Green Street, E13 Manor Park Romford Road, E12 North Woolwich 5 Pier Parade, E16 Plaistow North Street, E13 Stratford 3 The Grove, E15 Archives and Local Studies (limited postal and email service only) call: 020 3373 6881 email: archiveslocalstudies@ newham.gov.uk Community Outreach Services To find out more call 020 3373 0813

Hundreds of services – just one number for all council enquiries Call 020 8430 2000 Follow us on twitter: @NewhamLondon Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ NewhamCouncil


SARNATH BANERJEE — 'GALLERY OF LOSERS (NON-PERFORMERS, ALMOST-WINNERS, UNDER-ACHIEVERS, ALMOST-MADE-ITS)'

Curated and produced by Frieze Foundation. Commissioned by CREATE and the London 2012 Festival. Visit friezeprojectseast.org for further details


The Ideas Olympiad is a free series of events, organised by the London Borough of Newham, which is bringing high profile and interesting speakers to the borough throughout the summer to talk with residents about their ideas and vision.

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Bad Ideas 16 July lecture by Professor Robert Winston This pioneering fertility scientist, will focus on whether creativity always produces desireable results.

The Origin of Our Species 18 July lecture by Professor Chris Stringer This research leader in Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, will focus on how humans evolved to be different from each other.

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Generation 2012: 19 July the challenges ahead This is an interactive panel debate on what lies ahead for the 18-25 year olds of this generation, led by British Future with Carlene Firmin MBE and Peter Kellner, Chairman of YouGov, to name a few.

To book your free tickets and for more information on the series visit: www.newham.gov.uk/ ideasolympiad Follow us: 'newhamlondon Like us: newhamcouncil


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