Idea Store - New Activities & Events September

New Activities & Events September


Prime Time Events

Thursday 7 September 10:30am – 12:00pm
The Men who were Sherlock Holmes

Local author Dan Smith talks about Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn, criminal investigators from whom Arthur Conan Doyle took inspiration.  
Thursday 14 September 10:30am – 12:00pm
Simon Chambers

Chambers talks about and presents excerpts from his films, whose subjects include India and east London’s
Bengali community.

Thursday 21 September 10:30am – 12:00pm
East End Community Foundation

Tracey Primus talks about this organization, which is dedicated to increasing opportunities for people living in London's East End.
Thursday 28 September 10:30am – 12:00pm
Film Screening

Local film-maker Jenny Barraclough presents her film ‘Summer of 76 - The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’, in anticipation of the RA’s 250th anniversary next year.


Thursday 26 October 6:30 – 7:30pm
Poetry Tribute

Gita Jaggan is a poet and songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago who lives in East London. Her father was a descendent of the indentured labourers who worked on the sugar plantations on the islands. Gita’s poems and songs reflect on this history. She is presenting a selection of her work on the occasion of Black History Month. Free, all welcome.

Prime Time Events

Thursday 5 October 10:30am – 12:00pm
Green Fingers

Garden designer Carol Johnston gives expert advice on all things horticultural.

Thursday 12 October 10:30am – 12:00pm
UK Finns

Mervi Mattila offers an insight into the Finnish Church in London, a religious, cultural and social meeting place for Finns who live in Britain as well as anyone interested in Finland.

Thursday 19 October 10:30am – 12:00pm
Saving Bears

Anne Walker talks about her work in China to help save bears, an endangered species.

Thursday 26 October 10:30am – 12:00pm
O2 Cable Car

Join us for a free ride on the O2 cable car. Limited availability, pre-booking required (please ask at library helpdesk).