What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Christmas is Coming at The Mill—Saturday 10th December
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane is holding a Christmas event on Saturday 10th December from 2-4.30pm. Make Christmas decorations to take home or add to The Mill's tree. Entry and all materials free. Suitable for all ages. Help on hand from Mill volunteers. Enjoy a cake and cuppa for small donation and browse the hand knits stall for presents.
Stow Kids' Film Lounge presents The Muppets Christmas Carol - Saturday 10th December
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine) on Saturday 10th December at Gnome House on Blackhorse Lane. Doors open 4pm, Pre-film activity, Film 4.30, Close 6.30pm. Tickets: £5.50 child (inc activity), £4 acc adult, £12 child (party package must be pre-booked). Buy online at www.stowfilmlounge.com or on the door.
Stow Film Lounge presents The Blues Brothers-
Saturday 10th December
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the orphanage where they were raised by nuns. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, they are dispatched on a "mission from God" to raise $5000 to save the orphanage by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata. This is showing at Gnome House on Blackhorse Road on Saturday 10th December with doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.30pm and DJ Harry Palmer. Close 11pm. Tickets only: £8/£6 conc (senior citizens, unwaged, students), Ticket + Pizza from £13.50 (pre-book only). Buy online at www.stowfilmlounge.com or on the door.
Christmas Celebration - Sunday 11th December
On Sunday 11th December there will be a Christmas Celebration at the St James end of the High Street. Starting at 4pm with a candlelight procession there will also be a choir and community carol singing with a brass band.
Create and Donate for Refugees - Sunday 11th December
There will be another 'create and donate' session to support refugee children at the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane from 10.30am to 11.30am on Sunday 11th December. This event is for children to take part in creating boxes stuffed with supplies for refugee children. For more details about what they are collecting and how to take part please visit their Facebook site.
Christmas table top sale at The Ruby Stables - Sunday 11th December
There will be a Christmas table top sale at the Ruby Stables on Ruby Road on Sunday 11th December from 12pm onwards. Seasonal refreshments available! Proceeds from cake sales on the day to Women v Cancer. There will also be a Christmas Card workshop for children with local artist Kirsten Schmidt from 1-3pm. If you want a table top to sell your wares, please phone Leroy on 07956628554.
Christmas Quiz- Sunday 11th December
The Chingford and Woodford Green Labour Party Christmas fund raising quiz takes place at 8.00pm on Sunday 11th December at the All Saints Church Hall in Highams Park. Former Walthamstow MP Neil Gerrard will be the quizmaster. Tickets cost £10 which includes snacks but please take your own liquid refreshments. Booking essential but pay on the door. Please phone 07504 739520 /02085319836 or email: email@example.com
Walthamstow Radical History Walk with Roger Huddle- Sunday 11th December
Walthamstow is full of history and this walk uncovers the hidden radical history of the area. Meet at St James Street station at 11.30am and ends at William Morris Gallery at around 1pm. Roger Huddle is the guide for this fascinating journey. Tickets are
£10/£5 and can be booked online here.
Community Carol Concert - Sunday 11th December
St Mary's Church will be holding a community Carol Service with the Stow Orchestra onSunday 11th December. All are welcome and they will be playing well known carols. This event is free to attend and will start at 6pm.
Charity Christmas Pub Crawl- Friday 16th December
Volunteers are needed for the local performing arts charity Shapeshifter Productions Charity Christmas Pub Crawl which will be on Friday 16th December
from 7pm to 10pm.The Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM) will sing and play music to collect money for “The Smiling Sessions”, a singing project for our elderly people of Walthamstow. If you can help please email Violain
You Should be Dancing Xmas Party- Friday 16th December
It is the YSBD! Office Xmas Party for people who cut their dancing teeth in the 70s & 80s. Younger friends welcome! Expect their usual mix of classic sounds from the 60s to early 90s with added Christmas cheese and cheesy bingo! This will be on Friday 16th December at 8pm at the Walthamstow Trades Hall on Tower Hamlets Road. Tickets are £5 and can be bought online here.
Mauritian Bazaar- Saturday 17th December
There will be a fundraising event at Leyton Sixth Form College between 10am to 5pm on Saturday 17th December to raise funds and food for the people in Aleppo. There will be a range of Mauritian foodstuffs as well as activities for children. The campaigners are also collecting donations of cuddly toys for the children of Aleppo at this event.
The Gnome House Winter Warmer & Showcase- Saturday 17th December
On Saturday 17th December Gnome House on Blackhorse Road will hold a Winter Warmer and Showcase from 11am to 4pm including the Waltham Forest Brass Band, an Art exhibition including work created through the Arts4Dementia project at William Morris Gallery, artwork and prints created by the Inky Cuttlefish Kids Club, Women's LD Wednesday Group and the Gnome House Health and Wellbeing Group. Gnome House Youth Club run by Waltham Forest Arts in Education Network will be running a cake and squash stall. There will be face painting and Left Bank Brewery has been asked to create a special 'Gnome House' beer to drink on the day - or buy as Christmas gifts. Perky Blenders will be serving coffee and hot drinks. Mibila Arts will be performing African Drumming and Dance at 2.30 and DrumaSphere will have a community drumming circle at 3pm.
Crisis at Christmas Gig - Saturday 17th December
There will be a benefit gig for Crisis At Christmas the evening of Saturday 17th December at The Rose & Crown Pub on Hoe St with Graham Larkbey & the Escape Committee plus guests. The event is free but there will be a collection.
Christmas Concert- Wednesday 21st December
On Wednesday 21st December there will be a Christmas Concert by the London Forest Choir with an orchestra. Starting at 7.30pm at St Mary's Church all are welcome to enjoy carols and Christmas music including Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. There will be mulled wine and mince pies in the interval. Tickets are £12 (£10 in advance) and you can find more information here.
WF Hub Christmas Party- Thursday 22nd December
The Community Hub centre and WF Senior Citizen club are planning to have a Christmas lunch on Thursday 22nd December at the Community Hub on Orford Road. If you are interested in joining them for lunch please contact Monwara- 020 8223 0707 or Tommy- 07506733392
Ravenswood Industrial Estate Fundraiser For Eat or heat- Saturday 21st January
The Ravenswood Industrial Estate are hosting a charity fundraiser for local foodbank Eat or Heat on Saturday 21st January. More details to follow.