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Community Events In Dalston Square

Hi neighbours. Just wanted to pass on some news I have received from Lucy McMenemy, Cultural Programme Officer from Hackney Council. As you all know by now, the council has plans to make Dalston Square a focal point of the local community by laying on a wide range of events and activities. The news from Lucy comes in 3 parts: Firstly, posted to the forum are the minutes from the latest meeting of the Culture & Community Engagement Forum HERE (scroll down to the last post on the thread).

Secondly, a poster for the community wide project, Dalston Children’s Festival: A summer’s worth of events, to run throughout Dalston. Click on the thumbnail below this message to see it in full. Those of you who follow our Twitter feed (@DalstonSquareRA) will have seen us mentioning this already: If you have kids, get them out there and support this wonderful initiative. Saturday 25th May should be a great community gathering, if the weather is on our side, as it is the launch of the Dalston Children’s Festival and it is also the first night of the Dalston Square Cinema. The square will be temporarily transformed into a cinema by the Lost Picture Show, and the film programme has been been chosen by local teenagers. That night the film programme includes the 70’s hit musical Bugsy Malone.

Thirdly, in order to ensure that residents do not feel left out of the loop of what is going on in what many feel is their Square, Lucy’s team is to produce a newsletter, posted out to every residence in the Square, which will contain a full programme of events. The first edition will be with you shortly. Lucy apologises for the ‘corporate’ feel of this first edition, but assures us future editions will be better. For anyone who loses track of their copy, and for followers of this blog who do not live on the Square itself, I will be posting copies of this newsletter to our discussions forum for all to download. The first edition is available HERE.

One last thing before I leave you in peace: Don’t forget our Twitter feed at @DalstonSquareRA. Although these DSRA posts go out on it, 99% of our tweets are regarding the wider community: Everything from Hackney Council updates to pop-up restaurants to local community events. And if you tweet yourself, and know of something going on we have missed, tweet at us and we will re-tweet you!

That’s it for now folks, have a great weekend.



4 responses

  1. Lucy McMenemy

    Hi Lofty Just to say thanks for this- and to mention that the Dalston Children’s Festival actually runs throughout the summer – 25 May – 31 August 2013! Thanks again for your help in getting this news out, Lucy

    Friday, 17 May, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    • Oopsy, my mistake. Thanks for pointing it out Lucy: Error corrected.

      Monday, 20 May, 2013 at 2:58 pm

  2. Asif Ghafoor

    Hi Mark

    Am I able to get access the minutes on the pro board please. I am an owner not a resident. Username Asifg



    Sent from my iPad

    Friday, 17 May, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    • Hi Asif. Follow the link above, scroll down to the bottom post and click the download link for the minutes. They are freely available to all visitors: You do not even need to be registered.

      Friday, 17 May, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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