Free Women's Leadership Workshop- Thursday 2nd August
There will be a free women's leadership workshop - the Circular Firing Up Squad- on Thursday 2nd August in central London. This non partisan workshop is 90 minutes long and open to any woman over 14. To book a space please RSVP here.
Waltham Forest Mela- Sunday 5th August
The annual Waltham Forest Mela is taking place on Sunday 5th August at Chestnuts Field from 2pm to 8pm. Featuring music, sports, foods, a funfair, arts and dancing, this event is free to attend.
Family Pop-up Pottery- Thursday 9th August
Join the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane on Thursday 9th August, between1.30-3.30pm for an afternoon of creativity and fun. Choose your blank pot and let your creative juices flow. Recommended age 4+. Cost is £10 and includes choice of a ceramic piece, use of pottery paints and equipment, glazing and firing of your piece for collection a week later. Limited spaces so booking required. To book please email the Mill or call 020 8521 3211
Walthamstow Village Food and Drink Fest -Saturday 1st September
Walthamstow Village will be hosting a food and drink fest on Saturday 1st September, between 12-5pm. The festival will be celebrating Walthamstow’s rich diversity with live demonstrations, wine tasting, craft beers and much more. If you would like more information or to volunteer please contact the Community Hub.
World War One Day - Saturday 15th September
World War I Day to commemorate the Great War will be held on Saturday 15th September at the Vestry House Museum. Although most of the events will take place in the museum and church, there will also be a marching band and WW1 soldiers around the village during the day. The day has two parts to it: from 11am to 5pm, there will be activities, displays and talks in the two main venues and then at 7.30pm in St Mary’s there will be a showing of the 1917 film The Battle of the Ancre, Advance of the Tanks with a live orchestral accompaniment by young people from Waltham Forest Music Service’s Youth Orchestra. During the day, which is free entry, there will be talks about the RAF in Waltham Forest, the contribution of Nigerian soldiers to the war , the Blackhorse Road Boy who won the DCM and stories of WW1 ancestors. There will be displays from schools, local history groups and national organisations and a Homefront Kitchen. A local artist will run a wreath making workshop to commemorate the Unremembered of the Labour Corps. There will be trails and prizes for children.
Tickets are already on sale for the screening of the Battle of the Ancre at St Marys. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-the-ancre-and-advance-of-the-tanks-live-tickets-47727365836
Walthamstow Village Jumble Trail - Sunday 16th September
Walthamstow Village will be hosting their 4th annual Jumble Trail on Sunday 16th September. A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but on your street- Communities co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever. Register your stall online here.
Addison Road Medical Centre Open Day - Saturday 22nd September
The Addison Road Medical Centre Patient Participation Group will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 22nd September. The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for patients to find out about the range of health services on offer in Waltham Forest. For further details please visit their facebook.
Family History Society - Saturday 6th October
On Saturday 6th October the Family History Society will be holding an open day at Vestry House Museum. They’ll be in the Garden Room from 11am to 4.30 pm. There will be talks on how families lived and worked, family history help-desks, as well as displays on family history. The archive and search room will be having a drop-in open day from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm (accessible only by stairs).
Summer Swimming Classes: Triton Swim School
Tritons Swim School is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that provides one-to-one or group lessons and activities to suit all ages and abilities. During the summer, Tritons offers crash courses at the Community Pool in Waltham Forest College. Prices range from £25 to £90 and classes are available for purchase now. You can contact them for more information via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8501 8172. You can also contact them via their poolside office at The Community Pool in Waltham Forest College
Branches Fundraising Walk
Over the summer a group of Trustees and friends of our local homeless hostel Branches are walking the London LOOP (150 miles) to raise monies for their Resettlement Services. They have started in Chingford and are working through Chigwell, Havering Atte Bower, Harold Wood, Upminster, Hornchurch CountryPark, Rainham Marshes, Purfleet, Crayford, Orpington, Petts Wood, Coulsdon, Banstead, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Stanmore, Elstree, Stanmore, High Barnet, Cockfosters and Enfield.
The walk finishes at Chingford’s Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge on Saturday 1st September. You can find out more about this fundraising activity and how to sponsor them here.