Thursday 30 March 2017

MEOTRA AGM - Thursday 6th April. 7 for 7.30 start

Next Thursday is Meotra's Annual General Meeting at the Epainos Church, Lichfield Rd. The AGM will begin at 7.30 sharp, with doors open from 7. 

There will be free soft drinks, wine and nibbles. It is a good opportunity to meet up and socialise with neighbours and also to hear what MEOTRA has been up to over the last year and to look ahead to the future.

GUEST SPEAKER: A volunteer from the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum will be giving a short 7 minute presentation on the neighbourhood plan that is being developed for Bow and how MEOTRA members can get involved to help both protect and shape our blessed plot. There will be 5-10 minutes for questions after.

Copies of Changing Places (a history of the MEOTRA area) will be available for sale too.

Please make an effort to come. 

Sunday 19 March 2017

Neighbourhood Forum Meeting: Saturday 25th March 4-6PM, Chisenhale Gallery

Photo of Chisenhale Gallery, Bow

This coming Saturday, 25th March, is a public meeting of the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood Forum at the Chisenhale Art Place from 4PM to 6PM

The Forum's Steering Committee will be giving an update on the progress so far. There will be the opportunity to meet other local residents, businesses, groups and resident associations. Everyone will have the chance to ask questions; to contribute to themed 'idea stations', and to find out about the next stage of the Forum and how you can get involved.

There will be refreshments too so please do pop in for a cookie and a natter about your concerns and hopes for the Roman Road Bow Neighbourhood.

I do hope a fair number of MEOTRA residents can make it. It is important that we contribute to the plan.

Further details are available here:

Sunday 5 March 2017

New Free Exhibition at the Art Pavilion: Force of Nature (5-March to 9th April)

International artist Voen Vanmechelen's floating glass eggs in nest.

A wonderfully accessible art exhibition has opened at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park. It runs from 5th March to 9th April, 12-6PM daily. Works on display are inspired by nature and include pieces from David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy, and has been curated by James Putnam with Alteria Art.

Yours truly was lucky enough to pop along to the opening night and without a doubt, it is the most enjoyable exhibition the Art Pavilion has hosted in a while - I wanted to take just about all the exhibits home with me. There are works by 28 established and emerging artists and the Pavilion is the ideal setting with some of the works overflowing into the outdoor arena of the lake and the Art Pavilion Island. The pieces are very varied, as is nature itself of course, and the curator James Putnam has done an amazing job of bringing together such a stimulating collection of exhibits of varying form, colour and texture that make full use of the Pavilion's panoramic setting.

There will be a late night opening (as part of First Thursdays) on Thursday 6th April.