Venue: Hackney CVS, Dalston Lane.
In East London. Where I live. Great place.
Janine Booth, Matt Abbott, Mark Coverdale and Fran Isherwood entertaining the troops - well, pickets - during the latest strike action for a living wage and decent workiing conditions at Hackney Picturehouse cinema.
Understanding autism equality in the workplace
Booking fee: £20
Who is this course is for?
This half-day workshop is for anyone who works in the voluntary or public sector that wants to gain an understanding of the Autism spectrum.
The course equips participants with an understanding of the needs of people with ASD and enables them to develop strategies and tools for working with people.
On 13 January, I addressed Hackney's Health and Wellbeing Board as part of its Patient Voice agenda item, discussing provision for autistic adults in the Borough. Rather belatedly, Hackney is now considering a draft plan to implement its duties under the Autism Act. Here's what I said ...
Janine will be debating James Abbott, editor of railway journal "Modern Railways", at this meeting fro members of the Labour Party in Leabridge ward.
Venue: St John Ambulance Hall, 1a Mildenhall Road, E5 0RU
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word from new and established poets / writers, including a five-minute slot from Janine.
Poetry 7pm – 10pm
Dare2bDifferent After Party 10pm-3am
Tipsy Bar 20 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 7XN
A Petrarchan sonnet (yes, really) on getting a night bus to catch an international train ...
I used to but I haven't missed this bus
At 5a.m., a half-full cart to take
The staff who clean and guard before you wake
Who start the engines 'fore the rest of us
From brief repose unwilling exodus
Hold open half-mast eyes on work-worn faces
Resignedly wishing they weren't going places
No chat, no caucus, nothing to discuss
But then I disembark and change my routes
And switch dimensions through a boarding gate
Some two hours later morning, bright debate
White, coffee-charged commuters sporting suits
While most of those on night bus 38
Were black and wearing hi-vis, smocks and boots