What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Froth & Rind Furniture Pop Up- 1st October- 31st October
Froth & Rind Cafe at 37 Orford Rd is hosting a monthly pop-up shop of work by local artists and makers. During October this will be for vintage furniture and upcycled and re-upholsterered work from four local makers which showcase their passion for breathing new life into unloved furniture. Work includes vintage, retro and mid-century pieces.
Wonderful Town- 12 - 30th October 2016
With music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and based upon the Play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov, this musical will run at the Rose and Crown Theatre on Hoe Street until Sunday 30th October. Tickets are £20.00/ £18.00 Concessions and the box office can be contacted on 020 8520 8674 or you can book online here.
Revive Gardening Project - Tuesday 25th October
The Revive Gardening Project at the Wood Street health centre, will be holding its next meeting on Tuesday 25th October, between 10-12pm. This group will be developing the planting of new gardens at the site as well as supporting the therapeutic effects of gardening. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Morris Safer Neighbourhood Ward panel - Wednesday 26th October
The next meeting of the William Morris Safer Neighbourhood policing panel will be at the Fire Station on Forest Road on Wednesday 26th October at 7pm. All residents of William Morris welcome.
Community Outdoor Group and Free Half Term Cycling for Young People - 24- 28th October
Over the past few months,
Higham Hill Hub have been working alongside British Cycling, Waltham Forest Police, Waltham Forest Council & The Cycleway to develop and deliver, a series of cycling groups and bike maintenance workshops for all ages and abilities - under the banner COG
(Community Outdoor Group). This half term they are offering another free week of cycling sessions for young people aged 8 to 14 years old this half-term between 1.30pm to 3.30pm at the Higham Hill Hub in Higham Hill Park. To sign up and for more details please follow this link
or if you are interested in becoming a COG volunteer, please contact email@example.com
Fright Feast - Friday 28th October
Night Feast returns for a Halloween special in Walthamstow Town Square on Friday 28th October. Meet the undead of E17 in your best fancy dress and enjoy great street food with some new traders, drinks and entertainment. There will be a catwalk competition for best dressed child and adult. 5pm till late.
You Should Be Dancing! At Halloween- Friday 28th October
They are going spooky for this popular, relaxed and friendly night, where clubbers who cut their dancing teeth in the 70s & 80s can feel comfortable having some attitude-free fun! They’ll be dancing to the brilliant soul, disco, reggae, pop and funk of the era but with a Halloween twist. If you love fancy dress - go for it!! But you'll not be turned away if you're above all that! Younger friends are equally welcome and everyone can briefly rest their feet while enjoying the guilty pleasure of the traditional bingo interlude, which is a regular staple of Friday nights at the Trades. The event is on Friday 28th October at Walthamstow Trades hall. For more information and tickets please click here.
Community Hub Table Top Sale- Saturday 29th October
The Community Hub on Orford Road will be hosting a table top sale on Saturday 29th October to help raise money to improve their kitchen facilities in time for the annual Christmas Lunch they organise for senior citizens. If you are interested in hiring a table at the hub please email Monwara Ali or call her on 020 8223 0707.
Priory Court Fun Day- Saturday 29th October
Priory Court will be hosting a fun day on Saturday 29th October, 1-4pm. As well as activities, there will be a chance to find out more about plans for the hub, what this means for other services, including the library and an opportunity to shape future plans.
Hallowe'en at The Mill - Saturday 29th October
Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume and join the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane for games and activities on Saturday 29th October from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Lots of scary (but lighthearted) fun for all ages. £3 entrance for children and includes access to all activities including face painting, crafts and quiz. Cakes on sale by The Mill Bakers.
E17 Puppet Project at the Whitechapel Gallery- Saturday 29th October
on Saturday 29th October between 12.00pm - 4.00pm at the Whitechapel Gallery the E17 Puppet Project will be making shadow puppets and shadow theatres, among other things. Children taking part can draw on acetate and project their work on a large scale on the wall for everyone to see. You can also enjoy the great exhibition 'Thick Time' by William Kentridge - FREE (usually £11.95). To book your free tickets click here.
William Morris Big Local Forum - Tuesday 1st November
William Morris Big Local partnership would like to invite William Morris residents to come along and find out what has been happening in the ward as well as future projects at Gnome House on Tuesday 1st November between 7pm - 9pm. They also want to hear what is important to you in the ward and your ideas on how to improve the area.
Waltham Forest Coop Fundraiser with Chuka Umunna - Thursday 3rd November
Over the last year the Coop Party in Waltham Forest has been campaigning on a range of issues - whether for child refugees, improving housing or to stay in the European referendum. They are holding a fundraiser on Thursday 3rd November
to raise the money to continue and expand that work in Walthamstow as part of helping lead change in our local community.
The keynote speaker at this event will be Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Ummuna MP and ticket prices include a three course indian meal. You can find the link to buy tickets online here
or by contacting the organisers directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
or ringing or texting the campaign's office 07957228019
Waltham Forest Dementia Action Alliance- Thursday 3rd November
The next meeting of the Waltham Forest Dementia Action Alliance will be at Waltham Forest Housing Association, at the Energy Centre at 31 Church Hill. This meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd November at 10:30am – 12:30pm. Please contact Esther for more information.
ChitChat Future Walthamstow- Thursday 10th November
Architects E17 - a locally based group of industry professionals - announce the second in their Chit-Chat series, taking place at 8:00pm on Thursday 10 November at The Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow. This evening of discussion about the built environment is supported and sponsored by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The evening has been organised to inspire public discussion and to raise, consider and debate issues that are currently impacting Walthamstow, shaping this rapidly changing part of London.
Circle Dancing Day- Saturday 12th November
There will be a circle dancing day with surprise entertainment on Saturday 12th November from 11am to 5pm at the St Marys Church Welcome Centre. Tickets are £18 waged, £14 unwaged and you can secure more information about this event from Pat on 020 8556 3508 or Jean email@example.com
Forest Flyerz Turn 5- Tuesday 15th November
The first disability hockey club in the UK, will be celebrating their 5th birthday on Tuesday 15th November between 7.15pm-8.15pn in the gym at Walthamstow Academy.
High Street Ward Panel- Tuesday 29th November
The next ward panel meeting will be on Tuesday 29th November 2016, at 7pm, at the Mall Offices. Please visit website for more information.