Hoe Street Market- Sunday August 13th
Hoe St Market is a new monthly event in the front car park of the Trades Hall, 17, Hoe St, between the disused petrol station and Yard Sale Pizza. Come and have a massage and buy cards, art, handmade ugly dolls, candles, soaps, herbal goods and glassware from local designers, small businesses and makers as well as ice cream, bread, jams, chutneys and preserves from independent bakers and producers. For £5 you can also buy a tote bag with all funds supporting women and girls kidnapped by Isis. The next one is Sunday August 13th, 12-4.30pm and then on the second Sunday of every month.
‘Wind & the Willows’: Mask-making - Sunday 13th August
At Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow village on Sunday 13 August between 1.30pm -4pm there will be a family friendly mask making event. Inspired by the characters in Kenneth Graham’s classic novel written in 1908 using card, collage and fabric. Explore the museum and gardens as your chosen character, make links with collection objects and take part in a storytelling and roleplay activity.
Martha Tilston- Thursday 17th August
St Marys Music Hall is producing a number of concerts over the summer period at the new music venue at St Marys Church in the village. On Thursday August 17th, folk singer Martha Tilston will be playing. Tickets are available online here.
Lighthouse Church Movie Night- Saturday 19th August
The Lighthouse Methodist Church on Markhouse Road continues its Movie Nights showing faith based and feel good films. The next Movie Night showing is the award winning Hidden Figures on Saturday 19 August at 7.30pm. The film highlights the untold history of the challenges faced by African American women who worked on the US Space programme in 1950s and 1960s. Free admission and refreshments available.
Rally for the SERCO Workers- Saturday 19th August
On Saturday 19th August there will be a rally at Whipps Cross hospital to support the workers currently in dispute with their employer SERCO over the pay and conditions they have been offered. This will run from 11-12pm at the hospital and all are welcome to show their support. Full details here.
Comms Boot Camp - 18th, 19th and 20th August
Are you interested in a career with comms? Want to work for charities and social action? Join The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane for a weekend boot camp for 16-22 year olds who are interested in working in communications from Friday 18th August to Sunday 20th August. For more information visit our website, themille17.org. Limited spaces so booking essential. Sign up by emailing email@example.com with a short paragraph about yourself and why you would like to take part.
Create a new animal for the Children's Room - Saturday 19th August
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane is holding a kids art activity on Saturday 19th August between 10am-4pm and help add finishing touches on Sunday 20th August between 10.30am-1.30pm. Work with Vanessa to create a new Mill animal. For kids of all ages and local families. Drop in sessions 10.30am-1pm and 1.30pm-4pm. Wear appropriate clothing as it can get messy! Children under 8 must be accompanied.
Tea Dance - Thursday 24th August
Waltham Forest Sheltered Housing & Pensioners Association will be holding a Tea Dance on Thursday 24th August at the Community Hub on Orford Road. This event will run from 2pm to 5pm and tickets are £4 each with all the funds raised going to the Christian Kitchen which feeds the local homeless. There will be teas coffees and cream teas and entertainment from Sandra Jerome.
There will be a community garden open day at the Manual Instruction Centre on the corner of Brooke Road and Barrett Road on Sunday 3rd September between 11am to 2pm. Please join them for a session of cleaning up, planting and planning for the coming year in the Manual Instruction Centre Community Garden. They want to hear how you would like to see the garden developing over the next year or so. Refreshments will be provided. All ages and gardening abilities welcome. Just turn up at the garden.
Holistic Wellbeing Day - Sunday 10th September
On Sunday 10th September
local charity Positive Tools 4 Life
is holding a Holistic Wellbeing Day to celebrate their first year of being in operation. They will have a range of stalls promoting Holistic Wellbeing, food stalls, face painting and a bouncy castle. Fun for all the family. From 12pm until 5pm at
122 Peterhouse Centre on Forest Rise road.
Walthamstow Electronic Festival- Saturday 23rd September
Walthamstow Electronic is a celebration of the full spectrum of Electronic Music, centred on Mirth, Marvel, and Maud (formerly the EMD Cinema) on Hoe Street on Saturday 23rd September. The festival is split in two – Daytime, and Night-time – with separate tickets for each (and a cheaper Combined ticket for both) and the headline acts are LEFTFIELD, who will be gracing the decks, and Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble playing an exploratory and eclectic live show. Tickets range from £12.50 to £20 - more details can be found on their facebook page.
Stop and Search Public Meeting- Monday 9th October
This is early notice of an open meeting on Stop and Search in Waltham Forest that will take place this autumn. This will take place at 7pm in the Council Chamber at the Waltham Forest Town Hall on Monday 9th October 2017.
Stop and Search is a vital tactic used by the police in combating crime and keeping us safe, but it has a controversial history. Some people feel they are unfairly singled out. This meeting will allow you to ask police important questions: What grounds to police have to have to stop someone? What are my rights if I'm stopped? How can I complain if I think I've been treated unfairly?
This is an open meeting where any Waltham Forest resident can attend and ask to speak, under the following guidelines:
- We will listen respectfully to each other without interruption.
- We will follow any directions given by the Chair.
They will particularly welcome residents who are part of any community which may not have much history of dialogue with the police. You can find out more about Stop and Search here.