Muvvahood Show and Workshop - Wednesday 18th October and Thursday 23rd November
Local resident Libby Liburd brings her powerful self written show Muvvahood back to Walthamstow with a performance on the Thursday 23rd November at The Maud (formerly EMD Cinema) on Hoe Street at 8pm. You can book tickets online here. Ahead of this, there will be a workshop about the show's theme- single motherhood- at Locus on Chingford Road. This event at 2.30pm on Wednesday 18th October is for single parents and is free to attend but you must book in advance to participate. You can do this online here.
Disapora Dialogue Exhibition- Wednesday 18th October
There will be a showcase for artworks by artists of African Caribbean dissent from Wednesday 18th October to Tuesday 24th October at Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park between 10.30am to 6pm. This exhibition will provide an opportunity for emerging artist of African Caribbean descent to showcase their work alongside work of more established artist, creating a platform for those who lack the opportunity, knowledge or confidence to give their work exposure and create a wider awareness of African Caribbean art. For more details visit www.aliciadean-artworks.co.uk
Waltham Forest Maternity Voices Meet Up- Thursday 19th October
The meeting of the Maternity Voices Partnership for patients who use maternity services in Waltham Forest will focus on miscarriage support in the borough as this has been identified as a priority area for focus this year. If you would like to share your story or give them ideas for how support and information could be improved, please attend this meeting on Thursday 19th October at the Leyton Youth Centre at the Leyton Cricket Ground between 10.30am-12.30pm. It is also a good chance to connect with other service users over a cup of coffee and a biscuit.
Movie Night- Saturday 21st October
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 box office smash War Room on Saturday 21 October at 7.30pm. The film highlights how everyday challenges can be faced through the power of prayer. Free to attend.
Holiday Art Fun - Thursday 26th October
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be holding a Holiday Art Fun event on Thursday 26th October from 2-4.30pm. Make Van Gogh masterpieces using plasticine. This free workshop is led by Lesley Palmer and is for children 6 years+. Under 8s must be accompanied. Limited spaces so booking essential. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 521 3211.
Foodbank Fundraiser - Thursday 26th October
Canned Laughter is a totally different kind of comedy night, coming to CentrE17 on Church Hill on Thursday 26th October at 7pm. Six of the biggest names in comedy come together in Walthamstow to raise food and funds much needed by the local food bank, Eat or Heat. Entry via reserved ticket only - you can get yours via Eventbright page, and on the night the entry fee is five items for the food bank or £5. If you’re lazy or late they will take your £5 of your money, with all proceeds going to Eat or Heat. A full list of items needed can be found here and you can reserve your seats here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/canned-laughter-charity-comedy-night-tickets-37660686126
Halloween Fun Saturday 28th October
On Saturday 28th October the Mill Community Centre will be holding a Halloween event between 2-5pm. Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume and join them for games and activities. £3 entrance per child gives access to all activities including face painting and crafts. Cakes on sale by The Mill Bakers.
Echo17 Games Night- Tuesday 31st October
Echo17 Events are holding their monthly boardgames, backgammon & cards evening on Tuesday 31st October. Its at the Orford House Social Club on Orford road from 7.00pm. You will find over 80 games to choose from AND a well stocked bar. For further details visit www.echo17events.co.uk
Souper Wednesdays - Every Wednesday in November commencing 1st November
Enjoy delicious homemade vegetarian soup with ingredients predominately donated by Organic Lea every Wednesday in November at the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane. £2.50 per bowl with £1 from each sale donated to The Mill, 12pm-3pm.
Women's Drumming Social Club - Mondays in November
Starting at Gnome House on Blackhorse Lane there will be weekly beginners or post beginners drum-kit groups for women where you can learn about and how to play/progress with the drums. The group will also go out (for dinner, a gig etc, the group decides) to get to know and support each other. The sessions are 6-7.15pm from Monday 6th November for 6 weeks. The course costs £10 per class, £55 for the course. 7.15-8.45pm Beginners class (same dates and course length as above). £12 per class, £65 for the course. Contact Amie McBye 07751717120 or email Spiderwebs15@hotmail.com
Waltham Forest Animal Protection Meeting- Tuesday 7th November
The next Meeting of Waltham Forest Animal Protection will be on Tuesday 7th November , 7.30pm at The Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street. Guest speakers, Sheila Rose and Mark Twinn from Waltham Forest Cats Protection, will be giving a talk about Trap-Neuter-Return, the 'cat vacuum' effect and colony management. They will also be speaking about neutering schemes and volunteering. The event is free and all are welcome.
Neighbourhood Midwives- Celebrating One Year of Service- Tuesday 14th November
This November Neighbourhood Midwives will celebrate one year of service providing continuity of care to women in Waltham Forest. You can join the celebrations on Tuesday 14 November at Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, 6pm - 8pm, Guest Speaker: Baroness Cumberlege. For tickets please click here
Penya Gig- Saturday 18th November
Penya is a 4-piece, percussion driven, electronic band led by producer and multi instrumentalist Magnus PI .Magnus's percussive wanderings in Cuba, Turkey, Morrocco and India have garnered a tribal, alternative dance floor take on Afro-Latin rhythms, which he was described on BBC 6Music DJ Tom Robinson’s ‘Fresh On the Net’ site as a sound that "has been spun by an Afro-Jazz DJ at the end of a three day bender”. The show on Saturday 18th November starts at 7pm at St Marys Music Hall in Walthamstow village and tickets are available online
The Ideas Kitchen- Thursday 30th November
The Ideas Kitchen is where great ideas become great projects. This project allows local people to pitch ideas to their neighbours who vote for the project they’d like to see happen in their area. If you have a creative idea that will benefit communities in Waltham Forest you can submit it to the project. Every idea submitted will be read by the Apex Arts Board who will invite four people to pitch their ideas to a live audience at the next Ideas Kitchen. Everyone that attends The Ideas Kitchen will be asked for a suggested donation of £5 which will give them a hot meal made locally, and the opportunity to vote on the idea that they like the most. Voting is done secretly and the winner will be announced on the night. The project with the most votes gets £500 funding, plus all the money donated on the door, which will be doubled by Apex Arts. So in total, a project could walk away with up to £1,500 plus mentoring from the Barbican and support to make their idea happen. The next event is Thursday 30th November at the CentrE17. You can find out more about this project here and also follow them on twitter to keep up with the opportunities this scheme provides. Their twitter account is @IdeasKitchen1.
Transformational Breath Workshop- Saturday 4th November
Local resident, Aimee Hartley will be running a transformational Breath workshop on Saturday 4th November from 3.30-6.30pm at East of Eden, Hatherley Mews. During this three hour workshop you can learn how to use your breath to improve your well-being. Tickets cost £35 and to book email email@example.com.
Side by Side Fundraiser- Saturday 2nd December
Side By Side with Refugees will co-host a charity gala with St Marys Church in Walthamstow village on Saturday 2nd December. So far Ian Shaw, Tanita Tikram, Ann Mitchell and Simon Callow are already confirmed for the evening and they are hoping it will be a wonderful evening with a mixture of all the art. To keep upto date with this event and how to buy tickets please follow their facebook here.
A Child of Our Time: Gala Fundraiser for the Refugee Council- Monday 15th January
Local resident, Libby, has helped organize a night of classical music featuring Edward Gardent, Hilary Hahn, Sophie Bevan and many more on Monday 15th January at the Royal Festival Hall to raise money for the Refugee Council. Tickets to the event can be bought here.
Bicycle Exhibition- on until Sunday 25th February
John Kemp Starley (1855 – 1901) was born in Walthamstow and played a key role in the development of the modern bicycle. Starley’s modifications to the ‘safety’ bicycle enabled more people than ever before to access this form of transport, leading to the ‘bicycle craze’ of the late 19th century. The exhibition, hosted at the Vestry Museum in Walthamstow village, explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy in terms of the bicycle’s unimagined social impact on health, social mobility and sustainability throughout the decades both here and abroad. This exhibition runs from Saturday 9th September until Sunday 25th February 2018.