What's happening in Walthamstow this week...
Significant Seams Pop Up Shop- Saturday 18th March
Social Enterprise Significant Seams at 131 Wood Street is hosting a one day pop-up vintage haberdashery, sewing and knitting sale on Saturday 18 March from 11-5pm. Antique Sewing Machines, Knitting Machines and lots of fabrics, tins, and sewing boxes will be on sale.
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.
E17 Designers Market’s Mother’s Day Special- Saturday 18th March and Sunday 19th March
E17 Designers’ will be offering a unique opportunity to browse and buy mostly handmade goodies from emerging and established makers and designers, just in time Mothering Sunday on Saturday 18th March and Sunday 19th March at the Hoe Street Central Pop up shop.
ELOP Rainbow Family Sunday- Sunday 19th March
Rainbow Families are meeting Sunday 19th March, between 3-5 pm at The Limes Community Centre on Somers Road. The theme for this month’s session is Co-operative games for all.
Stow Film Lounge presents ALL ABOUT EVE - Sunday 19th March
This multi Oscar winning classic is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). This will be shown on Sunday 19th March at Mirth (the former EMD cinema) on Hoe Street. Tickets can be purchased here. Doors open 2pm, Film 2.30pm, Close 4.30pm and tickets are £7, £5 concession (senior citizens, unwaged, students).
Folkestone Road Spring Clean- Sunday March 19th
The residents of Folkestone Road will be holding a spring clean event on Sunday 19th March covering Folkestone Road, West Avenue Road, Church Hill and further if they secure more helpers. Meet at 10.30am outside the Potters House - All equipment provided but bring gloves if you want them as well as cake.
Spring Volunteering Event - Wednesday 22nd March
Waltham Forest Council are holding a volunteering event on Wednesday 22nd March at the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane. This is a chance to develop skills in recruiting and supporting volunteers, join the new Waltham Forest volunteer co-ordinators network and promote volunteering locally. There will be two sessions you can attend- one from 2-4pm and one from 6-8pm. You can find more details here.
Friends of Holy Family Spring Table Top Sale- Saturday 25th March CANCELLATION
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously advertised Spring Indoor Table Top Sale at the Holy Family School on Saturday 25th March has been cancelled.
Boardgames Evening Monday 27th March
Echo17 Events are holding their monthly boardgames, backgammon & cards evening on Monday 27th March. Its at the William Morris Bar (Forest Road) from 6.30pm. You will find over 80 games to choose from AND Great food available all night. For more details visit www.echo17events.co.uk
Boardgames Afternoon Saturday 1st April
In April, Echo17 Events are hosting a Family Board Games Afternoon at the St Mary's Welcome Centre (Church Lane). All proceeds from the afternoon are to be donated to a local Girl Guide who is raising funds for a summer trip to Thailand. It is on Saturday 1st April from 2.00pm to 6.30pm. For more details visit www.echo17events.co.uk
Walthamstow Labour Party Fundraiser : Neil Gerrard to Host Quiz Sunday 2nd April
Walthamstow Labour Party will be holding a Quiz night fundraiser to raise funds to support our local community and campaigning work. Hosted by Neil Gerrard, the former MP and well known fiendish quiz master, this will be on Sunday 2nd April at the Chequers pub. Limited spaces so do book in advance - tickets available now online here.
Holiday Fun Art workshop - Thursday 6th April
The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane is holding a holiday art session for children where they will make birds from recycled materials. This free session will be led by local artist Michelle Reader and be from 2-4.30pm on Thursday 6th April. Its for children aged 6+ ( those under 8 must be accompanied) and booking is essential which can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0208 521 3211.
Bach's St Matthew Passion - Saturday 8th April
On Saturday 8th April at 5.30pm at Chingford Parish Church the London Forest Choir will performs this work with outstanding orchestra, soloists and the Southend Girls' and Boys' Choir. There will be an extended 'supper' interval. Tickets £13 (in advance) £15 on door £7.50 students and benefit recipients. For more details contact www.londonforestchoir.org.
E17 Jazz- Thursday 13th April
The award winning E17 jazz collective presents concerts featuring local musicians of national renown plus exciting guest stars in a relaxed jazz club setting on Thursday 13th April at Maud (the former EMD cinema) on Hoe Street. For more information and tickets please visit their website.
Earth Day Plant Sale Saturday 22nd April
On Saturday 22nd April between 11am-2pm, the Mill Community Centre on Coppermill lane will be holding a plant sale. There will also be a Mill Knitters stall with children's wear and toys. Sweet and savoury bakes by Mill Bakers. Fresh coffee. Children's activity packs available. Bring and buy sale, your chance to swap seeds and plants.
Wonderful Wetlands 2017 Exhibition Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 27th May
Between Wednesday 26th April to Saturday 27th May, The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be hosting an exhibition on the Walthamstow Wetlands site. You can see works by local artists, learn from historical artefacts and look out for swifts overhead. A celebration of the wildlife, history and development of the amazing Walthamstow Wetlands.
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 onSaturday 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 May
RCK are hosting a curry and quiz night on Friday 12th May. More information to follow
Swift Talks Afternoon Sunday 21st May
On Sunday 21st May from 2pm onwards, The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be hosting an afternoon of learning, inspiration and fun. Series of short talks and film related to wildlife and history. Tea and cakes available.