What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Waltham Forest Disability Confident- Wednesday 21st March
The Disability Confident event will take place on Wednesday 21st March at Walthamstow Library (upstairs in the study area) from 6pm to 7:30pm. This event is jointly funded by the DWP/JCP and Waltham Forest Steps into Work and is aimed to encourage local businesses/employers to sign up and register to become a disability confident employer and to tap into potentially talented people that may have either a health condition or a disability.. If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP here.
Book Launch: Unravelling the Yarn - Wednesday 21st March
Claire Weiss will be hosting a talk on her most recent release, the biography of Zoe Lady Hart Dyke (born Millicent Zoe Bond in Leyton in 1896). Entitled Unravelling the Yarn: Zoe Hart Dyke and the Leyton Silk Road (ISBN 978-1-9998278-3-0) the book will be launched at this meeting of the Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society on Wednesday 21st March at St John’s Church hall, Leytonstone High Road from 7.45pm. The book will be on sale, priced £10, at the event, and will be available for distribution afterwards. For more information please contact Claire.
Lea Bridge Community Ward Forum Meeting- Wednesday 21st March
The next Lea Bridge Ward Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st March at the Lea Bridge Library, Lea Bridge Road between 6.30-8.30pm. All Lea Bridge residents welcome to discuss ward specific issues.
Good Credit? local debate- Saturday 24th March
The aim of Bank Job project is to buy up £1 million worth of debt and abolish it. This is a symbolic act questioning the validity of such debt in the first place, probing predatory lending and the workings of the secondary debt market to the PFI’s (private finance initiatives) crippling hospital trusts, local councils, schools and public infrastructure. This event on Saturday 24th March between 3-5pm at the Indycube on Hoe Street (the former Co-op Bank), examines how such lending works, how it can be regulated, replaced or written off and how alternative forms of credit might work for the common good.
Waltham Forest Youth Orchestra in Concert- Saturday 24th March
Waltham Forest Youth Orchestra has developed in terms of size, standard and ambition over the past few years and we are proud its members represent the vibrant and diverse borough in which they live. They invite you to join them at Mary’s Music Hall on Saturday 24 March for an evening celebrating some of Mozart’s stunning compositions. For more information please visit their website
Forest Philharmonic - Sunday 25th March
Although almost two hundred years old, Rossini’s William Tell Overture has lost none of its appeal and vigour. Forest Philharmonic continue to showcase their lower strings with a charming double bass concerto, and the evening closes triumphantly with Walton’s First Symphony. The concert will be held on Sunday 25th March at Walthamstow Assembly Hall from 6.30pm. Tickets are £12-£17
under 25s/students £5-£8 and a
family ticket is £12. You can buy online here or reserve by email
tickets@forestphilharmonic,org.uk. For more information, please contact Eva.
St Barnabas Sunday Concert- Sunday 25th March
St Barnabas Sunday Concerts Presents "Four Score" a concert of vocal quartets from opera to jazz. Luxurious melodies and close harmonies create this exciting programme from Verdi to Manhattan Transfer. Founding artists Gillian Keith and Tom Randle are joined by special guests Sarah Pring and Adrian Clarke. The concert is on Sunday 25th March, 4-5pm at St Barnabas Church. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted in support of charity (£5-10 suggested).
Health and Wellbeing Forum- Wednesday 28th March
Healthwatch Waltham Forest would like to invite residents to the Health and Wellbeing Forum, on Wednesday 28th March from 5pm to 8 pm. This will take place at 1 Russell Road in Leyton. They will be discussing Whipps Cross Redevelopment, Better Care Implementation plan and pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). If you would like to attend or for more information, please RSVP here.
Purple Pots Pop Up- Wednesday 28th March- Saturday 31st March
Purple pots pottery will be hosting a pop up shop on Wednesday 28th March- Saturday 31st March at the Locus of Walthamstow, 1 Chingford Road. It will be open between 12-7pm on weekdays and 11-6pm on the weekend. For more information please visit their Facebook page.
Kids Easter Holiday Art - Thursday 5th April
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be holding a free kids art workshop led by Katja Rosenberg on Thursday 5th April between 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm. This is to paint easter eggs and is for children 6+, though under 8s must be accompanied. Booking is required. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 521 3211.
Hoe Street Market- Sunday 15th April
Find unique art, cards, gifts, cakes, plants, jewellery, children’s clothes, bags, beauty balms, ceramics, homeware, glass, jam, perfume and more made by local artists, small makers, bakers, designers and traders at the retro paradise at Walthamstow Trades Hall on Sunday 15th April. There are hot food stalls outside in the front car park (next to the petrol station on Hoe St) – buy outside and eat inside. There’s also a very cheap bar. Kid friendly with plenty of seating and space for prams, the address is 17 Hoe St but the entrance is on Tower Hamlets Road (opposite Yard Sale Pizza).
Silver Ring Workshop- Thursday 19th April
Flowerie88, the local jewellers, is hosting a lost wax carving, silver ring workshop on Thursday 19th April at the Locus of Walthamstow, 1 Chingford Road, 7-9pm. The workshop costs £65 with 50% deposit required when booking. For more details please visit the website and to book please email here.
Walthamstow Migrants Action Group: Fundraising Pub Quiz and Raffle- Thursday 19th April
WMAG are hosting a pub quiz and raffle on Thursday 19th April at the Rose and Crown, Hoe Street at 7.30pm. To enter the quiz, it is £5/person with up to six people per team. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information and tickets please contact the Group here. All funds go to Walthamstow Migrants Action Group.
Equal Access to Abortion: UK Govt tells NI Women No
This week, the Government finally responded to our call for women in Northern Ireland to have equal access to abortion. They have refused to extend the same right to vote on this matter as they have to the issue of same sex marriage, claiming abortion is a devolved matter. Equality is about solidarity, and to treat two human rights issues differently as this does is unsustainable. You can read more about this here - if you would like to help this campaign please do get in touch.