What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Patient Participation Group Addison Road Meeting- Wednesday 26th April
The next meeting of the Patient Participation Group for the Addison Road Medical Practice will be held at the Practice on Wednesday, 26th April from 7pm-8.30pm. This meeting with also include the AGM for the group. Items for discussion will include an assessment of the phone system upgrade to date (from 1st April) and preparations for the PPG Awareness week in June. If you would like to attend – or would just like to be on the group’s mailing list – please contact the Group Chair, Gen Ford email@example.com
Young Theatremakers Course- Thursday 27th April
Soho Theatre will be running a 10 week Theatremakers course for 11- 16 year olds in Walthamstow on Thursdays starting on 27th April and running until 6th July at Walthamstow School for Girls on Church Hill between 6-8pm. For more details please call Holly on 0207 478 0153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org’
Wonderful Wetlands 2017 Exhibition Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 27th May
Between Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 27th May, The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be hosting an exhibition on the Walthamstow Wetlands site. You can see works by local artists, learn from historical artefacts and look out for swifts overhead. A celebration of the wildlife, history and development of the amazing Walthamstow Wetlands.
Disco Soup- Sunday 30th April
on Sunday 30th April there will be a 'Disco Soup' organised by the Hornbeam Centre at the
Scout Hut at 205a Wood Street to draw attention to food waste as part of launching their local People's Food Forum. A Disco Soup is a way of collecting a lot of foodwaste and making something really good out of it with a lot of people and having a lot of fun in the process.
Stowathon- Sunday 30th April
The Annual 'Stowathon' is returning to Walthamstow- this is a 24 hour non stop live music fundraising event which will take place from 12pm on Sunday April 30th to 12pm on Monday 1st May at the Rose and Crown Pub on Hoe Street. This hugely popular local event will feature 24 hours of non stop entertainment, and this year there will also be appearances by the News From Nowhere team, Yoga and meditation sessions alongside the usual performances from She17, Electronic 17, Walthamstow Folk, Waltham Forest Voices. In addition to this there will be Jig17 ceilidh, plus Pixie Presents Victoria Sponge and a host of traditional local bands including the Higham Flyers, Sh!ver and Cowboy Flying Saucer. This year they will be raising money for CREST Waltham Forest, which is a local charity that supports older people suffering from disabilities and dementia across our borough.
Samaritans Ceilidh Fundraiser- Saturday 6th May
There will be an evening of music, fun and dancing with local Ceilidh band Jig 17 at St Marys Welcome Centre in Walthamstow village on Sunday 6th May at 7pm - Ability to dance not required! Ticket Price: £12 Inc food (An Indian vegetarian feast provided by Star of India in Leytonstone) Buy tickets online here.
Western Front Association and Vestry House First War Event- Saturday 6th May
Western Front Association and Vestry House are organising a First War Event at Vestry House Museum. It will be an all-day event on Saturday 6th May, 10.00am-5.00pm. As well as exploring the exhibits and archives kept at Vestry House, you will be able to meet some First War soldiers and talk to them about their experiences; hear local authors and Great War experts talk on a wide range of subjects; learn about two forgotten local heroes; J. B. McDowell, one of the men who filmed ‘The Battle of the Somme’ and war artist, Haydn Mackey; have your medals valued by Antiques Road Show expert, Mark Smith; learn how to search for your First War ancestors on line and how to build a First War collection; discover why buses made in Walthamstow were taken to the Western Front; meet other local history groups and hear about their programmes. Visitors can come for all or part of the day. The event is free with collections for linked charities. Refreshments will be available. If you would like further details of the event or would like to take part, please contact the organiser, Malcolm Doolin on Malcolm@astraeducation.com or 07710 877072.
Positive Tools 4 Life Workshop- Sunday 7th May
Local group Positivetools4life Life are a community-based, volunteer-run organisation aiming to support people in Waltham Forest suffering from stress, anxiety and depression by providing low-cost counselling and affordable wellbeing workshops and classes. Their counsellors are fully qualified or trainees in the final stage of their professional qualification. All are registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. They have an Eco-therapy workshop on Sunday 7th May 1.30pm-5pm at their premises at the Peterhouse Centre in the Wood St area.
E17 Jazz- Thursday 11th May
David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London's most creative young instrumentalists. They will be playing at the Maud (the former EMD Cinema) on Hoe Street from 8.30pm on Thursday 11th March. You can buy tickets online here. Children under 15 go free.
Refugee Community Kitchen Curry and Quiz- Friday 12th May
There will be a curry and quiz night to raise funds for the Refugee Community Kitchen organised by Nat Di Maggio & Debbie Bliss on Friday 12th May at Orford Road Hous. Quiz master Rowan and Curry by Shams Kitchen. All proceeds will go to feed those in need. Tickets only available online.
Marshland Medicine Saturday 13th May
Marshland Medicine is a monthly guided herb walk on Walthamstow Marshes on Saturday 13th May between 12noon-2pm. Meet at Coppermill Car Park for this season's herb rambles with community herbalist Rasheeqa. You will roam our local wild lands to explore their bounty of plant medicine and share knowledge of folklore, traditional and current uses of herbs, and responsible ID and harvesting practices. Places are £10/£8 concessions: booking essential as spaces are limited - email email@example.com or call 07784 506 494
Swift Talks Afternoon Sunday 21st May
On Sunday 21st May from 2pm onwards, The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be hosting an afternoon of learning, inspiration and fun. Series of short talks and film related to wildlife and history. Tea and cakes available.