What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Picture Ourselves in Latvia- Friday 17th February to Sunday 19th February
The Waltham Forest Drama Club are hosting their upcoming show at Forest Community theatre on Guildford Road at 8:00pm, 17th Feb- Sunday 19th February. The play is called Picture Ourselves in Latvia and is comedy about a group of patients in a psychiatric ward. Tickets are £9 (concessions £6) and can be bought via 020 8524 7269.
Masjid-e-Umer Open Day- Sunday 19th February
Masjid-e-Umer will be hosting an open day on Sunday 19th February between 1-7pm. The event aims to provide an educational, fun and enjoyable experience for the all. There will be fantastic poster displays, engaging and informative presentations, artefacts and manuscript that will provide an eye-catching insight into the true Islamic faith and history. There will be a special Exhibition depicting the rich history of Islam in Britain and within Waltham Forest.
ELOP Rainbow Family Sunday- Sunday 19th February
Rainbow Families are meeting on Sunday 19th February, between 3-5 pm at The Limes Community Centre on Somers Road. The theme for this month’s session is "Messy play". There will also have some board games set out for older children and they will run some games in the main hall for those that want to join in activities. Children of all ages welcome with their LGBT parents.
Walthamstow Mall Development Mall Public Exhibition- Friday 24th February to Saturday 25th February
The Selbourne Walk Mall are hosting a public exhibition on their proposed redevelopment of the area. This includes plans for more housing and shops in the town centre as well as new outdoor spaces. The exhibition will be held on Friday 24th February, 10-6pm and Saturday 25th February, 10-5pm outside the Costa Coffee near the current town square and gardens. The plans for this can also be viewed here.
Josephine Davies ‘Satori’ at the Maud - Tuesday 28th February
E17 JAZZ have organised award winning Josephine Davies to perform at the Maud (the former EMD Cinema) on Hoe Street on Tuesday 28th February, 8.30-11pm, Price £8/£5 (Kids under 15 go free).
Sunday Market at the Limes- Sunday 26th February
The Limes Community Centre on Somers Road have organised a Sunday Market on Sunday 26th February, between 12-3pm. There will be freshly baked goods, music, organic vegetables and much more. Stalls are available for £10. For more information on how to get a stall please contact the Limes.
Your Dot. Your Story- Celebrating IWD in Waltham Forest- Wednesday 8th March
In celebration of International Women’s Day, local women are connecting the Dots across the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Every woman has a story to tell – from entrepreneurs to students, business leaders to mums, educators and committed community members. Bringing the spirit of the Italian Piazza to Waltham Forest, They are inviting you to join them for an evening of storytelling and a locally-inspired Bazaar. Tickets are free in advance for LBWF residents, £12 for non-residents. Book tickets here – registration is now open! Visit their Facebook page for more information.
WFWN International Women’s Day Celebrations- Saturday 11th March
Waltham Forest Women’s Network have organised a celebration of International Women’s Day on Saturday 11th March at the Leyton Great Hall. The theme for the event is ‘Be Bold For Change. The event is free but tickets can be booked via their Eventbrite page.
Charity Dinner for the Widows and Children of Syria- Saturday 18th March
Bags of love are hosting a charity dinner on Saturday 18th March, 5pm, at the Foster Hall, Wellesley Road, to raise money for the widows and children of Syria. For tickets please contact Ruquyya on 07872479060
Friends of Holy Family Spring Table Top Sale- Saturday 25th March
The Friends of Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form are holding their Spring Indoor Table Top Sale on their Walthamstow Site, 1 Shernhall Street, (Next to Thorpe Coombe Hospital), on Saturday 25th March, with doors open to the public from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Sellers at 9:00am. To book a table, email the Friends for a booking form via email or phone the school office on 020 8520 0482. Tables £10.00 in advance, £15 on the day subject to availability. Admission 50p adults, children free. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Western Front Association and Vestry House First War Event- Saturday 6th May
Western Front Association and Vestry House are organising a First War Event at Vestry House Museum. It will be an all-day event on Saturday 6th May, 10.00am-5.00pm with displays both by the museum and local groups, talks, book sales, etc. The event will be supported by other local historical groups and aims to both promote local history and the work and value of Vestry House.
Refugee Community Kitchen Curry and Quiz- Friday 12th March
RCK are hosting a curry and quiz night on Friday 12th March. More information to follow.
Speaking up For London's Muslims: Letter to Theresa May Re Trump
I have co-signed a letter with fellow London Labour MP’s to Prime Minister May regarding the President Trump’s efforts to ban Muslims from entering the USA. We have asked Theresa May to clarify what conversations she has had with President Trump about the Londoners whose lives will be affected by his behaviour, highlighted the positive contribution Muslim’s in London have made to our society and the risk the ban poses to potential increase in radicalization of Muslims by those who seek to exploit Trump’s ban. If you would like to see a copy of this letter please respond to this email. No response has been received to date.