Orford House Bowls: Beginners Day- Sunday 20th May
Learn to play lawn bowls on the historic Orford House bowls green on Sunday 20th May between 2pm-5pm. Open to all 18+, cash bar available throughout. Equipment provided, just bring flat shoes. A great way to try the game! Contact Darryl Abelscroft on 07855986370, via email or visit their Facebook page for more information.
Canned Laughter- Friday 25th May & Friday 20th July
Following four consistently sold out shows, the team behind Canned Laughter have returned with dates for shows 5 on Friday 25th May, and show 6 on Friday 20th July. Launched by three friends Kenny, Ali and Helen in October 2017, Canned Laughter run bi-monthly stand-up comedy nights, from which 100% of the proceeds go to Eat or Heat. The show has partnered with the team behind The CentrE17, a theatre and community space that Canned Laughter is now proud to call home. Tickets are on sale for £5/£7, and guests must also bring five food-bank-friendly items for donation too. Each show brings in over £600 in donations and stocks the food bank for roughly 2-weeks. Previous acts include Aisling Bea, Nick Helm, Tom Allen and Lolly Adefope. Tickets are available via here.
Chelsea Fringe Comes to Walthamstow- Saturday 26th May
Join a free two hour walk around some of Walthamstow's community gardens.Meet some of the gardeners and be inspired on Saturday 26th May 11-1pm, starting at Brown's Green (junction of Brown's Road and Hoe St). More information is available here.
Circle Dance Day- Saturday 26th May
There will be a special Circle Dance Day with a guest teacher on Saturday 26th May at the Blackhorse Road Baptist Church Hall, from 11am to 5pm. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. £20 waged, £15 unwaged, (half day –half price) Price includes tea, coffee and soft drinks. Advance booking preferred and your place can be secured via email.
Miracles from Heaven- Saturday 26th May
The Lighthouse Methodist Church on Markhouse Road continues its Movie Nights showing faith based and feel good films. The next Movie Night film is Miracles from Heaven on Saturday 26 May at 7.30pm. Free admission and refreshments available.
St Barnabas Church Concert- Sunday 27th May
St Barnabas Sunday Concerts presents 'Strings Attached- Music for Heart and Soul on Sunday 27th May at the church itself in Markhouse ward. From 4-5pm, this concert will include classical, popular and world music played by a guest quartet M-strings with violinist Mardyah Tucker. Entrance is free with donations encouraged in aid of charity and there is a reception following this concert.
London Forest Choir Perform ‘Brahms German Requiem’- Saturday 16th June
London Forest Choir will perform Brahms German Requiem on Saturday 16th June at 7.30pm at Chingford Parish Church, accompanied by pianists Leo Nicholson and Inge Davis-Rutter. The conductor will be Jonathan Rathbone with Jamie Wright singing baritone and Freya Parry soprano. Tickets £12 in advance. £14 on the door. Students and benefit recipients £7. Book online here or call 020 8281 6090.
Waltham Forest Animal Protection Meeting- Tuesday 19th June
The next Meeting of Waltham Forest Animal Protection will be on Tuesday 19th June, at 7.30pm at The Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street. Karen Heath, founder of Mama Cat Trust, will be taking a question-and-answer session about her work with wild foxes and with stray and feral cats. The event is free and all are welcome.
Walthamstow Variety Show- Friday 22nd June
Following the huge success of the London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra recently at the Orford House Social Club, village resident Maggie Regan is presenting a charity Variety Show there on Friday 22nd June. All proceeds will be donated to The Grand Order of Water Rats. Artistes performing with Maggie will be TV comic Duncan Norvelle, King of Skiffle Chas McDevitt, Grandfather of British Soul Moon Williams, Opera singer Birgit Beer and lots more. Sham’s Kitchen tasty food will be available for purchase and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £10 each and can be bought at the club, several venues in the village or telephone 07751929200.
Churchill Nursery Summer Fair- Saturday 23rd June
There will be a family fun day with bouncy castle, fabulous raffle, cakes, face painting, henna tattoos, Walthamstow School for Girls' Steel Band, arts and crafts, games for all the family and the best spring fair food in Walthamstow on Saturday 23rd June, 11-2pm, at Churchill Nursery, Woodbury Road. Entry is £1 for adults, free for children. Games tickets cost £1 for a strip of 4. For more information, please visit their website.
Holy Family Summer Fair- Saturday 30th June
The Friends of Holy Family Catholic School and Sixth Form are holding an afternoon of family fun on Saturday 30th June, 12-4pm at the Walthamstow Site on Shernhall Street. Join them for games, food stalls, bouncy activities, home made cakes & refreshments, football shootouts and Holy Family's Got Talent! A limited amount of pre-booked table top stalls are available at £10.00 each. To pre-book a table email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form or phone the school on 0208 520 0482. Entrance fee: 50p Adults, 20p children/concessions.
Low Hall Nursery School Summer Fair- Saturday 30th June
There will be a family fun day with a bouncy castle, fabulous raffle, cakes, face painting, henna tattoos, arts and crafts, retro games for all the family and the best summer fair barbecue in Walthamstow on Saturday 30th June, 10-1pm at Low Hall Nursery, Low hall Road. Entry is £1 for adults, free for children. Games tickets cost £1 for a strip of 4. For more information please visit their website.
Hoe Street Ward Forum & Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Panel: Tuesday 3rd July
The Hoe Street Ward Cllrs and local Police team will be holding a joint meeting on Tuesday 3rd July, 7:00-8:00pm at the Waltham Forest Town Hall. For more information please call 020 8496 4150.