Wynwood Art Exhibition- Monday 23rd July- Monday 20th August
There will be an art exhibition at Wynwood Art District, 2a Chingford Road , from Monday 23rd July- Monday 20th August. It has been organised by a group of service users at St Ann’s hospital, Haringey, our closest eating disorder inpatient and day service and seeks to raise awareness of the struggles of those suffering from an ED. There will also be a collection box for BEAT, the ED support charity.
Lloyd Park Children’s Charity Table Top Bonanza- Tuesday 24th July
The Lloyd Park Children's Charity are holding a table top sale of pre loved baby and children's items on Tuesday 24th July 10am to 12pm. Priory Court Community Centre, 11 Priory Court. All monies raised will go toward their baby bank service helping families in need. For more information please visit their website
MP Expenses Panel Meeting- Thursday 25th July
Each year I host a meeting to which any current resident of Walthamstow is welcome to attend. At this meeting we go through my proposed budget and actual spending, and residents vote on whether to approve or veto all commitments in this budget, including office costs and projects. Please note this panel has the ability to veto any spending commitment as well as suggest changes that are within the parliamentary rules. This year this meeting will take place on Thursday 25th July at 5.30pm. If you are interested in attending please email for more details.
Summer club for dyslexic/dyspraxic children - Monday 23rd July to Friday 27th July.
Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association are running a free summer club for children who have dyslexia or are dyspraxic and who are transferring from primary to secondary school. This will run between Monday 23 - Friday 27 July, 10 am - 3 pm, at the Forest School in Snaresbrook. The week has been run successfully for several years with fun activities that will help the children to cope with the change and to give them strategies to deal with potential problem areas, such as finding their way round the new school, making friends and dealing with bullying, as well as literacy and numeracy. Find out more here.
Renata Rosa at St Mary's Music Hall- Thursday 26th July
On Thursday 26 July, award-winning singer, songwriter and rabeca (local violin) player Renata Rosa brings the sounds and rhythms of north-east Brazil to Walthamstow. Don't miss the chance to see her perform in the beautiful setting of St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow Village, just days before heading off to play at WOMAD Festival. Doors open 6.30pm, pop-up street food & bar available. Tickets can be bought on the website or local residents can but tickets £10 at Froth & Rind / Today Bread cafes. For more information or queries please email St Mary’s Music Hall.
Tottenham Marshes River Fete - Saturday 28th July
There will be a Fete between 11.30am and 3.30pm on Saturday 28th July at Clendish Marsh, Tottenham Marshes & Stonebridge Lock (nearest Tube Tottenham Hale). This event is free to attend and there will be activities for children and all the family including free Moo Canoes taster sessions. Bring a single-use-Plastic-Free picnic or sample the Waterside Cafe and Onion Barge's BBQ and homebakes or the Village Butty Bar. Please note that due to the hot weather there has been a change to the previously advertised programme and decided to
postpone the Fishy Business, Water Fowl Matters Pooch Parade & Dog Show. Contact them on email or find out more on Facebook
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.
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.
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).