What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Waltham Forest Pensioners Club- Every Thursday 2-4pm
A new pensioners club has now been set up, operating out of Vestry House museum (please note the venue change) Admission is £1.50 and there will be refreshments and entertainment from 2-4pm every Thursday. All welcome to join.
Small Wonder Exhibition: Septemper 5th-24th
The centerpiece of Punk Waltham Forest, Small Wonder Records was located 162 Hoe Street from 1975 to 1983 and was home to the debut releases of bands including The Cure, Crass, Bauhaus, Cockney Rejects and Patrik Fitzgerald. It also turned Walthamstow into one of THE destinations for fans of the emerging punk and post-punk sounds as well as fostering the growth of DIY fanzines like Walthamstow's Fair Dukes and Nihilistic Vices.
The exhibition tells the story of the growth of the label, its bands as well as tying it in with local history particularly the fight against the National Front. There are rarely seen artefacts from dozens of collectors, interviews with bands like Bauhaus and Crass along with a phenomenal recreation of the shop itself, put together by a set designer for Saturday Night Live.
The exhibition is open from the 5th-24th of September at Unit 3, Central Parade, Hoe Street. Visit www.facebook.com/SmallWonderE17 for the latest information and any surprise late additions.
Capris Gig- Saturday 17th September
Local band 'The Capris' will be playing their 10th Anniversary Gig at 9pm on Saturday 17th September at The Flower Pot pub in Wood Street.
Opera in the Stow- Sunday 18th September
On Saturday 18th September 'Opera in the Stow- give it a go' is taking place at St Barnabas Church in Markhouse. From 4.30pm to 5.30pm this even will involve a concert of crowd-pleasing opera favourites performed by International Opera Stars (and Walthamstow residents!) Gillian Keith and Tom Randle, joined by special guest, Leigh Melrose, and featuring the Waltham Forest Community Choir. The programme includes the famous drinking chorus from 'La Traviata', the rousing Toréador song from 'Carmen', the stirring duet from 'Pearl Fishers', and other show-stoppers guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This event is free to attend.
Curryoake for the Nightshelter- Sunday 18th September
Starting at 5pm on Sunday 18th September, there will be live jazz, karaoke and curry at the Queens Arms Pub on Orford Road to raise funds for our local homelessness nightshelter. The event starts with live music from Lisa Hedlund, which will be followed by the return of Karaoke to the Queens Arms after a three year gap. DJ Harry Palmer takes to the decks to play out Sunday night.Curry and street-food by the incredible Shams Kitchen will be served from about 5pm onwards. As if that's not enough, there's also a cracking raffle. Prizes include an ipad, beer from Wildcard, Beavertown and five points brewery's, dinner at the Chequers, brunch at cafe 56, tickets to the tower of London, a bike service at Walthamstow Cycles, cheese from Froth & Rind, Perky Blenders coffee and much, much more. Tickets for the raffle are £5.00 a strip and are onsale at the Queens right now.
Barts AGM- Wednesday 21st September
On Wednesday 21st September at 5.30pm Barts Hospital Trust which includes Whipps Cross will be holding its AGM at Stratford Town Hall at 29 Broadway in Stratford. Waltham Forest Save our NHS group invite you to join them there lobbying this meeting regarding the future of the NHS.
Apple Day at The Mill - Saturday 24th September
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be holding their annual Apple Day event on Saturday 24th September
from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Take a turn on the apple press, join in with apple bobbing, make an apple bird feeder, decorate your own straw head garland and enjoy apple cakes and pastries made by The Mill Bakers. Small donations requested for juice, cakes and some activities. All proceeds to The Mill.Barking Gospel Oak Line Closes - Saturday 24th September
A reminder that on Saturday 24th September
the remaining sections of the Barking-Gospel Oak line will be closed for the electrification of the line. This section - from South Tottenham to Gospel Oak- will be closed until 30th January 2017 when the new line will reopen.
E17 Jazz: The Josh Kemp Quartet - Tuesday 27th September
E17 Jazz at Gnome House in Blackhorse Lane will host saxophonist Josh Kemp as part of his UK tour on Tuesday 27th September from 8.30pm. Tickets are £10/£8 and children under 15 go free. For more information on all these gigs visit www.e17jazz.com/whatson/
Lea Bridge Ward Policing Panel- Wednesday 28th September
The Lea Bridge Ward Policing Panel will be held at the Lea Bridge library from 6.30pm on Wednesday 28th September.
All Lea Bridge residents welcome.
Healthwatch Waltham Forest Annual Conference- Wednesday 5th October
Healthwatch Waltham Forest are holding their annual conference The Power of People on Wednesday 5th October from 2:30-7:30pm in the Mallinson Suite at Waltham Forest College. The theme of the event is public involvement. It is aimed at professionals, voluntary sector and individuals who work, volunteer or provide public involvement in the borough. This event will showcase how Waltham Forest have involved the public in key health and social care decision making and how volunteers have contributed to local improvements. You will hear from national and local speakers to share best practice and you don’t have to be from a Health & Social Care background to attend. Please click on the link to Eventbrite to book a place.
Lea Bridge Community Ward Forum- Wednesday 5th October
The next Lea Bridge ward community forum meeting will be on Wednesday 5 October at the Lea Bridge library from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All Lea Bridge residents are welcome.
The Mill Anniversary Quiz - Friday 14th October
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be holding an anniversary fundraising quiz on Friday 14th October from 7pm to 10pm. Enjoy Mill punch and nibbles while testing your general knowledge in a friendly competition. As this is a birthday special there will be additional rounds with a 'Mill' theme. Prizes to be won. £5 per person.
Walthamstow Village Residents' Association Annual General Meeting - Monday 17 October
The Walthamstow Village Residents' Association AGM will be held at the WF Community Hub (Asian Centre Building) at 18A Orford Road on Monday 17 October 2016 starting at 8pm. All village residents are welcome to attend.