Hoe St Christmas Market- Sunday 10th December
The Hoe St Christmas Market is INSIDE the E17 Trades Hall on Hoe Street (please note the entrance is on Tower Hamlets Road opposite Yard Sale Pizza). Shop in comfort with lots of seating, a DJ and a very cheap bar. They have gifts, art, jewellery, homeware, plants, beauty balms, ceramics, cushions, wooden furniture, bags, cakes, baby accessories, Christmas cards and decorations and more, as well as a stall to raise funds for the local night shelter. Outside, in the front car park, there are hot food stalls – buy outside and eat inside. Support local makers and small businesses at Ho Ho Hoe St Christmas Market on Sunday 10th December between 12-5pm.
William Morris Christmas Fete- Sunday 10th December
The William Morris Community Centre will be hosting their Christmas Fete on Sunday 10th December between 12:00-5:00pm at the centre on Greenleaf Road.
Walthamstow Florists Xmas Installation at William Morris Gallery - Tuesday 12th December
Local florists will curate a beautiful installation at the William Morris Gallery, which they hope will be enjoyed by both residents of and visitors to Walthamstow as Christmas approaches. It has been agreed that the installation will go live on Tuesday 12th December. This project is being funded by the florists themselves and they hope many Walthamstow Residents will take the time out to go visit it at the William Morris Gallery. Please do show your support and appreciation for this work by visiting and sharing on social media.
Festive Charity Performance - Thursday 14th December
There will be an evening of music and theatre - some classical, some festive, some escaping categorization - in aid of Unicef Myanmar Rohingya emergency fund at the St Michael & All Angels Church on Palmerston Road on Thursday 14th December. Mulled wine, hot chocolate & mince pies to follow. This event starts at 7:30pm and tickets (cash only!) are available on the door: £10 suggested donation (or whatever you can afford).
If on A Winter’s Night- Friday 15th December
St Mary’s Arts Collective - in partnership with a professional choir and with a collection of nine visual and performance artists from around London - will perform the Christmas story with a twist: not only will beautiful choral music be sung, but more exploratory works - from film to stand-up comedy - will compliment the songs and replace the scripture readings. The concert will be held St Mary’s Walthamstow in conjunction with the St Mary's Music Hall in Walthamstow Village on Friday 15th December, 7.30pm. Tickets for this performance can be bought here.
Gnome House Winter Warmer- Saturday 16th December
Everyone is welcome to enjoy carols from the Waltham Forest Brass Band, coffee from Perky Blenders, craft beer from Left Bank Brewery, an art exhibition curated by Inky Cuttlefish Studios, face-painting, dance, African drumming plus Father Christmas at the Gnome House Winter Warmer on Saturday 16th December, between 11am to3pm on Blackhorse Road. For more information please click here.
Gardening Club- Saturday 16th December
Are you looking for something to do at the weekend? Do you want to improve your health and wellbeing, be part of your community, meet new people, gain skills and get outdoors? Then join the friendly group of volunteer gardeners who will be meeting on Saturday 16th December to help keep Lloyd Park's William Morris Garden looking beautiful. The sessions run from 1pm to 3pm and they meet by the William Morris Garden. No gardening experience is necessary, but please wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves are provided. If you require further information, please contact Ellie Mortimer on 020 8496 2822 or Ellie.email@example.com.
Carols on the Market- Saturday 16th December
St Luke’s church will be hosting Carols on the Market on Saturday 16th December, from 11am, in the Town Square. There will also be a café serving (free!) festive refreshments from 10am. Everyone is welcome to join the carol singing.
Singing Room E17 Christmas Choir- Sunday 17th December
The Singing Room E17 Community Choir warmly invites residents to a Christmas concert and celebration in aid of Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters at St Gabriel's Church, Havant Road on Sunday 17th December. Enjoy a concert of pop, traditional and seasonal favourites from 7.30pm to 8.30pm followed by festive food and drink. Entrance is free but they will be collecting donations. For more information please click here
Festive Fa-La-La- Monday 18th December
Sing17 are hosting a festive fa-la-la on Monday 18th December, 8pm at the Orford House on Orford Road. This is the end of year sing out and is free to attend, and they will be raising money for charity at the event.
E2E Fundraiser- Monday 18th December
Educate2Eradicate is a non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness about Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, and Honour Based Abuse through education. They will be holding a Winter Fundraising concert at Walthamstow School for Girls on Monday 18th December. Featuring a Steel Pans band, a talented array of musicians, the original cast of 'Duty', comedy duo act, a raffle and more! Hot drinks and seasonal snacks kindly provided by Brü Coffee and Gelato Tickets (£4-6) are limited and selling fast so reserve yours at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a 13years and older event.
Community Christmas Carol Service- Wednesday 20th December
Charis Christian Centre on Capworth Street are hosting a community Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 20th December at 7:00pm. The evening will be filled with inspirational readings and contemporary Christmas songs mixed with traditional ones.
Christmas Concert- Thursday 21st December
St Mary's Church in Walthamstow village will be hold a Christmas Concert on Thursday 21st December starting at 7.30pm. This will include carols for choir, orchestra and audience and including Rathbone's Christmas Truce performed by London Forest Choir. This event will feature Conductor Jonathan Rathbone with the Sylvan Ensemble and Mark Williams baritone. Tickets £14 and £12 with students and benefit recipients half price. Children £3/£2. Book online and reserve numbered seats at www.londonforestchoir.org or tel. 02082816090
A Child of Our Time: Gala Fundraiser for the Refugee Council- Monday 15th January
Local resident, Libby, has helped organize a night of classical music featuring Edward Gardent, Hilary Hahn, Sophie Bevan and many more on Monday 15th January at the Royal Festival Hall to raise money for the Refugee Council. Tickets to the event can be bought here.
St Barnabas Sunday Concert- Sunday 28th January
Cabaret Sauvignon is a concert of operatic and cabaret comedy. Including operatic parody, there will be special guest soprano Caroline Kennedy and operetta by Strauss and Léhar. The concert will be held on Sunday 28th January, between 4-5pm at St Barnabas Church. Admission is free with donations gratefully accepted in support of charity.
Bicycle Exhibition- on until Sunday 25th February
John Kemp Starley (1855 – 1901) was born in Walthamstow and played a key role in the development of the modern bicycle. Starley’s modifications to the ‘safety’ bicycle enabled more people than ever before to access this form of transport, leading to the ‘bicycle craze’ of the late 19th century. The exhibition, hosted at the Vestry Museum in Walthamstow village, explores Starley’s developments, still reflected in bicycles today, and celebrates his legacy in terms of the bicycle’s unimagined social impact on health, social mobility and sustainability throughout the decades both here and abroad. This exhibition runs from Saturday 9th September until Sunday 25th February 2018.