Your cultural life in Walthamstow No.7 â€˘ August 2013
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A scene from the UK professional premiere of “Phantom”, This american version was overshadowed by Lloyd Weber’s UK hit.
All Star Productions are a thriving theatre production company who regularly perform dazzling shows at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub on Hoe Street. Their aim is to produce the highest quality professional musical theatre on London’s Fringe. E List chats to Andrew Yon. What’s been the high point for the company so far? The continued praise from audience and critics complimenting the high standard of professional talent and shows that we have produced, resulting in 4 and 5 star reviews, and winning and being nominated for various theatre awards.
Tell us about the Ye Olde Rose and Crown as a theatre venue? Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre is one of the largest pub theatre venues in London with a seating capacity of between 60 – 80 depending on the configuration of set and staging of a production. It also comes with its own theatre bar which recently was awarded the Off West End award for “Best Theatre Bar in East London”
Tell us about the sort of productions you put on there and how you select which shows to do? Our artistic policy is to produce shows which have not been revived professionally in London for a long time or to produce works which have not yet been produced in this country at all. Our recent show “Phantom” was the UK professional premiere with other shows such as “Flora The Red Menace” which was the first London production in 18 years.
How do you assemble a cast and what sort of performers do you feature? We audition professionally trained actors some of which have already had a professional career in the West End. In most cases they are
required to sing, dance and act during the audition process which can include being invited back for recalls etc. before the final decision is made.
You have a show this month. Tell us about it? LITTLE ME: The story of Belle Poitrine’s ascent from the wrong side of the railroad tracks in Venezuela, Illinois to the exquisite luxury of Southampton, Long Island. Belle meets high-born Noble Eggleston. He cannot marry her because she does not have “wealth, culture and social position.” She achieves these goals through her association with seven men, some of whom help her progress by being taken dead at opportune moments. You can see Little Me performed at the Rose and Crown Theatre Pub between 13 –31 August 2013. Tickets £15.00/ £12.50 concessions. For more details and box office: www.allstarproductions.co.uk. Tel: 0843 289 2144.
ummer has finally arrived as I write and one
of my friends has reacted to the current heatwave by renaming E17 as Costa del Stow (nice one Richard!). Normally at this time of year many of the town’s numerous creative residents would be stuck indoors working hard to complete their pieces and exhibitions ready for September’s E17 Art Trail. However the Trail is taking a break this summer, ready to return at its new time in May/June next year. In its place and for the whole of August, Walthamstow has its very own Summer exhibition (yes, just like the one at the Royal Academy). The show at Penny Fielding’s on Orford Road features 135 works selected from the best of local talent and promises to be the Walthamstow art event of 2013. I have taken part in previous Trails and with each year I have seen more and more visitors from other parts of London and even beyond. The sheer number of artists and people involved is staggering (I think around 3,500 last year) and the benefit it brings to the area and its businesses can not be underestimated. Obviously as the Trail grows so do the admin costs so not only will the summer show be a brilliant event but it will raise funds to help us build an even better Art Trail next year. The establishment and growth of the E17 Art Trail is one of the major changes I have seen over my 25 years in Walthamstow. I think it is the way that the town is constantly changing and developing that keeps me here. I mentioned ‘potential’ last month and it feels that there are always things just bubbling under ready to explode at any time given the right people and environment. Just such people are Clare and Andrew who I met last week. They have taken over the rear part of the old Litho Printers shop on Orford Road as a base for their fab children’s clothing business, Little Mashers. This leaves the front of the building that faces onto Orford Road, which they are offering as a space for pop ups/workshop/gallery space. Orford Road is already a hotbed of restaurants, pubs and of course the likes of Penny Fielding and Finamore so this is an amazing opportunity for somebody to come up with something new to add to the mix and to take advantage of the street’s growing popularity. So if you think you have an idea for the space please email Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org Another recent welcome change is the successful revival of several of the area’s pubs after a long period when many had been lost. The latest one to watch out for is the former College Arms on Forest Road, soon to be renamed as The William Morris. New landlord Laurance hopes to have it reopened by the end of the month. Finally I am very pleased to welcome in this issue the Soho Theatre as an advertiser and supporter of the E List. And who says nothing ever happens? Paul Lindt, Editor
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This month in Walthamstow
Big Bad Bat Mobile Making – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Create a terrifying swarm of vampire bats to hang in your room or even over your bed… if you dare! 11am12.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Beastly bones – Creepy House Craft Higham Hill Library, North Countess Road E17 5HS Be like Dr Frankenstein as you dismantle various bones and body-parts and put them back together with split pins to create a moving monstrous skeletons. 11am-12.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Learn to Knit for Kids Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX £5 plus £4 kit if materials needed. 10am-12pm. www.significantseams.org.uk Circle Dancing to World Music Quaker Meeting House, 1a, Jewel Rd E17 4QU All welcome. No need for a partner. 2-4pm. £4. Pat on 020 8556 3508 or email@example.com Origami Class Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX £5. 4-5pm. www.significantseams.org.uk E17 Art Trail Summer Show Penny Fieldings, 34 Orford Road, E17 9NJ A salon-style group show of 135 selected artworks hosted by Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors to raise funds for the E17 Art Trail. The show features an extraordinary range of artworks for sale including painting, printmaking, illustration, photography and ceramics. FREE. Private View 6.30 until late, with a bar by Walthamstow Wines. www.pennyfielding.com WMG Late: Sweetness and Light William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Enjoy a summer’s evening at the Gallery. Indulge in a candied feast and listen to Theo Bard. Galleries, exhibition & bar will be open. 6.30-10.30pm Free with additional charge for dessert. Dropin no booking necessary Tel: 020 8496 4390 www.wmgallery.org.uk Cabaret: Everybody Says Don’t Ye Olde Rose Theatre, Hoe Street E17 4SA An evening of songs with cabaret performer with Gregory Hazel with Aaron Clingham on piano. 7.30pm. Price: £12.50/ £10.00 concessions Box office: www.allstarproductions.co.uk
Saturday 3 St Gabriel’s Community Café St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Rd E17 3FJ Fresh and affordable food served in great company… Snacks and cakes, tea and coffee. 5-9pm Carnival of Animals The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA Come see the REcycled Animals, Hear their poems, bring animal poems to share, plus animal themed fun, drama, music, face painting! 2-5pm. FREE or small donations. For more info 020 8521 3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org Walthamstow Village Monthly Gardening Group Meet at Village Square on corner of Orford and Eden Roads To tidy and tend the flowerbeds in the Village. 10.30am-1.30pm. FREE. Helen Lerner 0781 404 2499 or email@example.com Contribute to the Community Mosaic Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX Suggested donation £5. 4-5pm. www.significantseams.org.uk ‘Fragile’ - photographs, art and video by Jean- Pierre Mas Blackhorse Lane Studios, 114 Blackhorse Lane E17 6AA Walthamstow-based artist Jean-Pierre’s work includes images of places in and around E17, as well as recognisable London landmarks and scenes from nature. His work captures the fleeting and transient nature of light, colour and patterns in everyday moments. FREE. 2-7pm. ‘Life in the universe’ video screening: 3pm and 6pm. Today only private view: -4pm with food and refreshments provided. firstname.lastname@example.org Events marked
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McGuffins Film and TV Quiz Night Ye Olde Rose Theatre, Hoe Street E17 4SA Test your knowledge of the film and TV greats at this popular monthly quiz night in aid of the campaign to save Walthamstow’s EMD Cinema. Doors open 8.30pm. £1.50 per person. www.mcguffin.info
Jive and Lindy Hop for the Absolute Beginner The Trades Hall, 17 Hoe Street E17 4SB (entrance in Tower Hamlets Road) If you have no experience of partner dancing, this one hour taster workshop is for you. 7.30-8.30pm. £10 per person. More info www.jeromelanderson.com
Fabulous Beasts Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH Join sculptor Michelle Reader to create animal sculpture from scrap and recycled materials. 1.30-4pm. FREE drop-in event for families of all ages 020 8496 4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
VIVA E17 The Nest, Unit 2, Wood Street Indoor Market, 98-100 Wood Street E17 3HX Help us celebrate & support e17s amazing independent cafes & retailers. Great plants, live music & viva e17 t shirts for sale. 12-2pm. FREE, but please spend £1. twitter @viva_e17
Sunday 4 From the Ground Up - Helen Alveranga Winns Gallery, Aveling centre, Lloyds Park, Winns Terrace, E17 5JW A solo exhibition of Helen’s carefully observed images inspired by nature. Painting exclusively in oils, she plays with the notions of what is important and worthy of depiction. FREE. Private View 12pm to 4.30pm ‘Fragile’ - photographs, art and video by Jean- Pierre Mas Details as Saturday 3.
Monday 5 Freaky Frankenmouse – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Unleash the mad scientist within at our junk modelling activity – use a myriad of materials to create the most monstrous Frankenmouse imaginable! 11am-12.30pm. FREE. Higham Hill Library, North Countess Road E17 5HS 2-3.30pm. FREE. Wood Street Library, Forest Road E17 4AA 2-3.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 Waltham Forest Rising Meeting Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN All women welcome to take part in debrief from the Midsummer Picnic, clarification of our aims and objectives & planning next action. FREE. 7.30-9pm. Twitter: @WF_Rising, Facebook: Waltham Forest Rising or www. walthamforestrising.wordpress.com
Tuesday 6 We’re telling tales! Young Adults Writing Workshop (Ages 15-24) Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Create flash fiction through introspection, group discussion and multi-sensory exercises. Part of the Words Over Waltham Forest Festival. FREE. 6.30-8.30pm. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Canvas Collage – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Create spooky mural artwork on canvas using collage materials and all your favourite Creepy House characters. 2-3.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 MOVEMENT: Walthamstow Pictorem Gallery, 383 Hoe Street, E17 4LJ A gathering of some of the most artistically gifted people ever to exhibit in this fine borough of Walthamstow. FREE. Private View 7-9pm. 07772 518 716 email@example.com Music in the dark Blackhorse Lane Studios, 114 Blackhorse Lane E17 6AA Unique and intimate acoustic guitar performance by local artist and musician Jean-Pierre Mas takes the audience on a journey in the dark through Oriental, Spanish, Gypsy and Celtic soundscapes. 8pm. £8. Only 25 seats for each performance so tickets must be booked online in advance. To book: jpartworks.com/events CEE JAY 80’s Night Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA DJ CEE JAY is back with sounds from the 80’s so come dressed in your favorite 80’s outfit. FREE. 8.30pm.
Saturday 10 Itchy Witchy: Storytelling and Craft with Aadam Elahi Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Join Aadam Elahi for a story session based on his new book Itchy Witchy, followed by a craft session to make an Itchy Witchy puppet! 11am-12pm. FREE. Wood Street Library, Forest Road E17 4AA 2-3pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 ‘Fragile’ - photographs, art and video by Jean- Pierre Mas Details as Saturday 3. Music in the dark Details as Friday 9.
‘Fragile’ - photographs, art and video by Jean- Pierre Mas Details as Saturday 3 except for the following: Open 2-5.30pm. ‘Life in the universe’ screening: 3pm and 5pm. Music in the dark Details as Friday 9 apart from start time which is 5pm.
Monday 12 Jive and Lindy Hop for the Absolute Beginner See Thursday 8 for details.
Tuesday 13 Spin Me A Web – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Arachnophobes beware! We’ll be creating a group of eight-legged freaks to move across hand-crafted webs… 11am-12.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 Family ESL Workshop Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX This workshop offers a shared creative project and practice English conversation for families for whom English is an additional language. Suggested donation £5. 11am-2pm. www.significantseams.org.uk
Wednesday 14 Musical Steps ‘Space’ Summer Band + Café! Salvation Army, 434 Forest Rd E17 4PY Musical fun and games for 0-3s followed by Crumbs coffees, teas and treats. Free biscuits & drinks for children, activities to take home. Siblings welcome. 10am - 12pm. Child £5, siblings £1. Book with Atty on 07950 526662 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 15 Waltham Forest Arts Club Summer Exhibition The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA The State of the Arts in Waltham Forest. Meet the Artists - 6-9pm www.themill-coppermill.org
Creative Kids: Birds of a Feather William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Make a bird costume and learn to fly. For children under 5 and their carers. 10-11.30am (Repeated 1-2.30pm). FREE. Booking essential. Tel 020 8496 4390 or email wmg. email@example.com The Melting Pot The Hornbeam Café, 458 Hoe Street E17 9AH Meet friends and strangers, share delicious authentic dishes from around the world. Cuisine changes weekly. Advance booking essential. 7.30pm. Two courses £10. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with name and how many people.
Friday 16 Contribute to the Community Mosaic Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX Suggested donation £5. 4-5pm. www.significantseams.org.uk Lyrics on Loan: Elvis Lives! Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN It’s the day The King died, but he lives in Walthamstow, so put on your blue suede shoes and get down to our Elvis inspired Open Mic Night. 7-9pm. FREE. www.wflibraries.eventbrite.com to reserve your place, visit the library or phone 020 8496 3000. Performers should pre-register by sending an email with the subject ‘Lyrics on Loan’ and your name to “mailto:librarypromotions@ walthamforest.gov.uk” email@example.com. uk and arrive at 6:30pm on the night to confirm your registration. 17Blues Club Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club, 48A Greenway Avenue E17 3QN Sean Taylor. Comparisons with some old style blues players, John Martin and, we think, even JJ Cale, are not unwarrented. Sean has played on Bob Harris’ radio 2 show, at Glastonbury etc - You don’t want to miss this one! DJ Lanky Mick from 8.30. Band on approx. 9.15. FREE but contributions welcome, as these keeps us going.
Saturday 17 Dracula Drama! Higham Hill Library, North Countess Road E17 5HS Join John Kirk – actor, performer and storyteller extraordinaire – for an interactive re-telling of Bram Stoker’s vampire tale adapted for children (ages 7+). 1-1.45pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
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Wood Street. A Street of Surprises Meet outside Wood Street Library, corner of Forest Road and Wood Street, E17. Wood Street is one of Walthamstow’s oldest shopping streets. It also once had film studios. This walk will look closer at this interesting street. 2pm. FREE, no booking required. www.walthamstowhistoricalsociety.org.uk
Sunday 18 Jazz At The Bell The Bell, 617 Forest Rd E17 4NE Live Jazz and Grooves featuring some of London’s finest Jazz musicians. A relaxed atmosphere with excellent music perfect for a Sunday evening. 8pm. twitter@JazzatTheBell or on Facebook - search for Jazz at the Bell e17 Depersonalisation in Medicine William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Emma Barnard and Michael Papesch discuss the stories behind the photos in the Person as Patient exhibition from their viewpoints as artist and surgeon. 2pm. £5 Booking essential as places are limited. Tel 020 8496 4390 or email wmg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 19 Howling at the Moon: Werewolf Mask Workshop – Creepy House Craft Higham Hill Library, North Countess Road E17 5HS Scare your friends and family by creating a horrifying werewolf mask to wear during the full moon… or half-moon… or whenever you fancy! 11am-12.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 Jive and Lindy Hop for the Absolute Beginner See Thursday 8 for details.
Tuesday 20 “Summer Daze”supper club by eat or heat. Rose and Crown Pub, 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA A monthly communal dinning experience for 20 guests, prepared cooked and sevevd by volunteers with all profit going to the local food bank. This month a celebration of British summer time, chilled soup, over baked fish with seasonal vegetable and amazing desserts by aurarosa.co.uk £15 for 3 courses. 8-11pm. For bookings please contact email@example.com or @eatorheat
Wednesday 21 Wood Street. A Street of Surprises Details as Saturday 17, except for start time: 11am.
Matzine issue #13 launch 38 Hoe Street, E17 4PH The launch of Matzine issue #13: a collaborative zine which dwells in the peripheries of architecture. The launch event will also include a debate around the subject of jargon. FREE. 7-10pm
Thursday 22 Freaky Frankenmouse – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Details as Monday 5. This venue only. Jive and Lindy Hop for the Absolute Beginner See Thursday 8 for details.
Friday 23 Spin Me A Web – Creepy House Craft Wood Street Library, Forest Road E17 4AA Details as Tuesday 13, except for venue and times: 2-3.30pm. Summer Holiday Programme TSP Youth Space Charity (The Soul Project) 245 Wood Street E17 3NT Want to keep busy during the school holidays? We have loads of fun activities such as film production, music production, graphic design, street dancing, group games, outdoor activities, fun trips and much more. For 8-14 years old. 9.30am – 3.30pm. £5 per day, £3 for lunch (optional). Visit www.tspyouthspace.co.uk or 0870 626 0710 for more details. Summer Jam Party TSP Youth Space Charity (The Soul Project) 245 Wood Street E17 3NT Come and chill out at our summer party with DJ Stevie B, fun & games, food & soft drinks for children ages 8-14 years old. 3-7pm. £2 entry fee with possible special offers for tickets purchased in advance. Visit www. tspyouthspace.co.uk or 0870 626 0710 for more details. Eid Milan Party Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN An evening of celebration through performance and the sharing of traditional dishes with friends, family and neighbours in the spirit of Eid. All welcome FREE. 6-9pm. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Saturday 24 Neighbourly Knitting and Stitching Significant Seams, 131 Wood Street, E17 3LX Bring your current project or get involved in one of community projects. Suggested donation £3 includes tea and fresh homemade baked goods. 1-3pm. www.significantseams.org.uk
Walthamstowfoodies supperclub Venue address confirmed on booking but central in E17 Our cooking style is seasonal British with Mediterranean influences, with a sprinkling of Stow. You won’t go home hungry but you may leave having made new friends. 7-10.30pm. Cost is £25 per person for a 7 courses. Places go fast as only take 6-10 people each month. Book in advance (£10 deposit per person required) - email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.walthamstowfoodies.com Put your Money where your Mouth is! The Warrant Officer Pub, 318 Higham Hill Road, E17 5RG A night of 70’s & 80’s Old Skool Funk and Soul. 8pm-12pm. £5.00 on the door, advance tickets available from the Warrant Officer Pub or www.jeromelanderson.com
Interactive storytelling with Wizard Stories (Ages 4-7) Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Storytelling for young children with music, performances and plenty of enthusiasm! You never know where the story will take you next… 11am-12pm FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 Story Creation Workshop with Wizard Stories (Ages 8-12) Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Become the story… Take part in a group storytelling session like no other. Plus get the chance to create and develop your own stories! 12.301.30pm FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Build Your Own… Mini Puppet Theatre of Doom! – Creepy House Craft Walthamstow Library, High Street E17 7JN Create a cast of stick-puppet characters and a box-stage to bring your stories to life! 2-3.30pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
Family Day: Paper it! William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Give ordinary objects a makeover using the paper art of decoupage and surround yourself with things that are beautiful. 1-4pm. FREE. Free drop-in event for families of all ages. Tel 020 8496 4390 or email wmg. email@example.com
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Guns2Roses The Dog and Duck, 222 Chingford Road, E17 5AL Come and rock with the sounds of one of the world’s top bands, but our version won’t keep you waiting two hours cos of a strop by Mr Rose, brilliant atmosphere. £10. 9.30-11.30pm. More info Wolf 07877612548 or Chop 07708951389.
13 - 31 August Little Me Ye Olde Rose Theatre, Hoe Street E17 4SA The story of Belle Poitrine’s ascent from the wrong side of the railroad tracks in Venezuela, Illinois to the exquisite luxury of Southampton, Long Island. The first professional London revival in over 20 years. 7.30pm. Price: £15.00/ £12.50 Concessions Box Office: 0843 289 2144 www.allstarproductions.co.uk
Saturday 31 Creepy Character Masquerade Masks Wood Street Library, Forest Road E17 4AA Join artist Elizabeth Oniri for this family masquerade mask workshop to create your own creepy character. The Addams Family will have some seriously spooky competition! 11.30am-1pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000 We are Waltham Forest tba Weekend commemorating a year since Walthamstow came together to see off the EDL. Details yet to be confirmed so please visit www.facebook.com/ wearewalthamforest for latest news. Canvas Collage – Creepy House Craft Higham Hill Library, North Countess Road E17 5HS Create spooky mural artwork on canvas using collage materials and all your favourite Creepy House characters. 2.30-4pm. FREE. Bookings www.wflibraries.eventbrite. com, visit the library or 020 8496 3000
3 August - 1 September Catboy’s Travelling Circus Blackduke & Cashman, 83 Grove Road E17 9BU. A collection of drawings and paintings continuing the visual narrative of the boy with the cat shadow, created by artist Carl Harris. FREE. Fri 12-7pm, Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm. www.catboy.co.uk 20-24 August Young People’s Photography Project William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP A photography project for young people aged 16-22 including an exhibition of their work at the Gallery. Booking essential as places are limited. For more information and booking visit the project website: www.wmgallery.org.uk/learning/youngpeople
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Until 25 August E17 Art Trail Summer Show Penny Fieldings, 34 Orford Road, E17 9NJ A salon-style group show of 135 selected artworks hosted by Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors to raise funds for the E17 Art Trail. The show features an extraordinary range of artworks for sale including painting, printmaking, illustration, photography and ceramics. FREE. Visit website for opening hours. www.pennyfielding.com 10 August - 8 September “Wildlife REworked” Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, E17 9NH Recycled wildlife sculptures inspired by urban creatures around E17 and displayed in the garden. Made by local families in workshops with artist Michelle Reader. Wed-Sun 10am - 5pm firstname.lastname@example.org www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house 10-31 August MOVEMENT: Walthamstow Pictorem Gallery, 383 Hoe Street, E17 4LJ A gathering of some of the most artistically gifted people ever to exhibit in this fine borough of Walthamstow. FREE. 9am-5:30pm Tue-Sat. 07772 518 716 email@example.com 15 August - 7 September Waltham Forest Arts Club Summer Exhibition The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA The State of the Arts in Waltham Forest. FREE. Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm. Fri-Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 11am-2pm Meet the Artists - 15 August www.themill-coppermill.org 4 -17 August From the Ground Up - Helen Alveranga Winns Gallery, Aveling centre, Lloyds Park, Winns Terrace, E17 5JW See Sunday 4 for details. FREE. Daily 11am - 4.30 pm. 18 - 24 August “Healing Gods” Winns Gallery, Aveling centre, Lloyds Park, Winns Terrace, E17 5JW An exhibition about the Sri Lankan Tamil Hindu Community in Waltham Forest. A photographic journey, by a local documentary photographer, Chiara Contrino, through religious festivals, rituals and life stories of members of the Community. FREE. Daily 11am - 4.30 pm.
Until 29 September A Tourist in Other People’s Reality Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH Using archives and memories, this new art exhibition both attempts and wilfully fails to represent the ‘true’ history of Vestry House. Weds-Sun, 10am-5pm. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house Until 22 September The Art of Embroidery: Nicola Jarvis and May Morris William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Embroidery specialist Nicola exhibits new work created in dialogue with the ideas of William Morris’s daughter May. Rarely seen archive materials also on show. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE. www.wmgallery.org.uk 3 August - 22 September Person as Patient William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road E17 4PP Explores depersonalisation in medicine. Notes, scans and surgeon’s drawings are superimposed onto patient portraits. Collaborative project with Whipps Cross artist-in-residence Emma Barnard and surgeon Michael Papesch. Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. FREE. www.wmgallery.org.uk Until 30 December Waltham Forest in Pictures Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road E17 9NH A display of oils, watercolours and drawings from the Museum’s collection, showing some familiar places in a new light, and a few surprises too. Weds-Sun, 10am-5pm. Free. email@example.com www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house Mondays Walthamstow & District Photographic Society Greenleaf Baptist Church Hall, Greenleaf Road E17 6QQ For those new to photography and those wishing to improve their skills. 2 visits free then membership £65 inc Summer Course. For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wdps.org 1-31 August New York – Florence – Venice Le Délice cafe, 114 Hoe Street E17 4QR Reflections of Spring Days and Nights in New York and Summer Days in Florence and Venice by Valerie Stapleton. 8am-11pm. FREE. email@example.com
Mondays Spinning class/group Chewton Road, E17 Spindle and Wheel hand spinning group. Beginners welcome. FREE. 11am-1pm 020-8521-6963 Walthamstowspinners@yahoo.co.uk Sundays Neil’s big quiz The Victoria Pub, 188 Hoe Street E17 4QH Money, chocolate and wine to be won. 8.30pm start. £1 per person Mondays Youth Out East ELOP Centre, 56-60 Grove Road Walthamstow E17 9BN LGB&T social group for people aged 13-21 who are LGBT or questioning their sexuality. A space for you to be yourself, meet new people and share experiences in a supportive environment. 6-9pm start. £1. 02085093898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesdays Life Drawing with Esther Neslen Walden Studios, 95a Lynmouth Road, E17 8AG Relaxed drawing session in a creative space on the West Side. Everyone is welcome, and materials will be available at cost price. £7. 7.30-10pm. Every Tues. email@example.com 07773 769 379 Mondays Five string banjo Studio Office, Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road E17 4QU Bluegrass style three-finger picking classes. 6.30-7.30pm – basic/beginners 7.30-8.30pm easy/improvers For further info call Dick Smith 07903 419 691 or email dickbanjosmith@ gmail.com www.banjosmith.co.uk Tuesdays Chapel End Savoy Players St John’s Church, Chingford Road, E17 5AL. New members always welcome. We are a friendly Amateur Operatic and Dramatic group specialising in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. 8-10pm Contact Marjorie on 020 8529 3143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thursdays Coppermill Poets The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane E17 7HA Come and join our new local poetry group to discuss poems and ideas and workshop your own writing! We have a friendly atmosphere and biscuits! 7.309pm £5 drop-in or £15 for monthly membership.
Tuesdays or Thursdays Strung Out violin group for adults Studio Office, Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road E17 4QU Got a violin in your attic you want to dust down? Fancy learning a new skill? Our motto is “it’s never too late!” Strung Out is a fun violin group for adult enthusiasts. Absolute beginners – Tues 7.308.30pm. Elemental easy – Tues 6.30-7.30pm. Thurs 6.30-8pm Easy - intermediary. Visit www.shapeshifter-productions.com for prices and availability of places. Thursdays The Singing Room Community Choir E17 Small side hall, St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Rd E17 3JF If you enjoy singing and would like to sing/perform with a friendly group of people, come along! Pop, folk, gospel, world and more. No audition. No experience necessary. £7. 7.30-9.15pm. Contact Anna on 07931372996 or email@example.com for further details or just turn up! Now with Sunday opening, 11am to 4pm. Wood Street Indoor Market 98-100 Wood Street E17 3HX There’s nothing like finding something new and unique in a great market. From gifts to music, art to food, retro and vintage there’s plenty of bargain hunting to be found at Wood Street Indoor Market. Come on over and discover it all for yourself! 10am-5.30pm, Mon-Sat Sundays Walthamstow Farmers’ Market Top of the High St by town square Fresh vegetables & salads, fruit in season, unpasteurised milk, cheese & dairy, artisan bread & cakes, juice, free range eggs, meat & poultry, herbs, locally made preserves & honey, plants and lots more. 10am-2pm www.lfm.org.uk Sundays Open Church St Peter’s in the Forest, Woodford New Road E17 3PP Enjoy tea/coffee and cake and the tranquility of St Peter’s in the Forest Church. All welcome. FREE. Donations appreciated. 2.00 - 5.00 pm. Thursdays Parents, Babies & Toddlers ELOP centre, 56-60 Grove Road E17 9BN Weekly social group for LGB&T parents and carers with bumps, babies and toddlers. With plenty of activities for the little ones and a chance to share stories & build better networks for the adults. Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm. £2.50 for adults, free for children. 020 8509 3898 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elop.org
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E17 Art Trail Summer Show: a group show of 135 selected works to raise funds for The E17 Art Trail. Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors 34 Orford Road Walthamstow E17 9NJ Opening times: Monday, Tuesday closed Wednesday, Thursday 11am–8pm Friday 10am–8pm Saturday 10am–6pm Sunday 11am–6pm
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www.pennyfielding.com/ summershow Artist Reception, Thursday 1 August, 6.30pm until late, all welcome. Bar by Walthamstow Wines. Image courtesy: Paul Tucker www.paultucker.co.uk
Saturdays starting 14 September Toddler Spanish Class Mission Grove School, Buxton Road E17 7EJ Half hour fun class with native Spanish Speaker. A fun introduction with games, songs, cooking and craft activities. Suitable from 4 years old. £70 11 week term from 14 September. Rachel 07568 157028 email@example.com
Sundays Forest Fitness Meet outside the Peterhouse Centre, 122 Forest Rise, Upper Walthamstow E17 3PW A fun, varied & challenging fitness session suitable for all abilities, in the beautiful surroundings of Epping Forest. 10 am. £8 per session. www.forestfitnessuk.com 07813 104384
Tuesdays Rockies & Wranglers: Country Music & Line Dance Club The Trades Hall, 17 Hoe Street E17 4SB (entrance in Tower Hamlets Road) Beginners Class. 7.15pm-8.15pm. £5. Improver/Intermediate Club. 8.15pm11pm. £6. More info www.timezonelinedance.com 07968036373 Lesley
Saturdays starting 14 September French for Children Mission Grove School, Buxton Road E17 7EJ 45 minutes class, with native French Speaker. A fun introduction with games, songs, cooking and craft activities. Suitable for 5 years up. £77 11 week term from 14 September. Rachel 07568 157028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays A Tribe Called Fit Church Hall of St Michael and All Angels, Northcote Road E17 6PQ Fun group exercise class, designed to help you look, move and feel better. It’s almost personal training for a fraction of the price. All abilities welcome. 7pm. First session is free, then £8 per hour. www.facebook.com/atribecalledfit or Niall 07717294158
Tuesdays from 6 August Zumba® Fitness with Chloe! Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill E17 9RZ Wear low tread supportive trainers and bring a bottle of water to enjoy this exhilarating Latin dance fitness class in a low pressure atmosphere! 7pm. £5 or £3 for under 15’s (supervised by an adult). www.DanceChloe.com
Mondays Donation Based Yoga United Reform Church Hall, Orford Rd (Entrance actually on West Ave). A Vinyasa flow community yoga class, open to all, with E17 based yoga teacher Hayley Johns. 7pm. No booking required. Drop in. First come, first served. www.hayleyyoga.com for more details or call 07842 149 119
Tuesdays and Fridays cCc - Chloe’s Circuit Classes! Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, E17 5JW. Point 22 past the Bowls Club on the park map. Benefit from specially designed conditioning & Pilates exercises in the fresh air, with variations for all levels. Aiding weight loss, muscle tone & flexibility in a fun & friendly, low pressure atmosphere. 7.35am to start at 7.45am. £5. 079036 29636 email@example.com www.DanceChloe.com
Saturdays starting 14 September Spanish for Children Mission Grove School, Buxton Road E17 7EJ One hour class, with native Spanish Speaker. A fun introduction with games, songs, cooking and craft activities. Suitable for 6 years up. £80 11 week term from 14 September. Rachel 07568 157028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturdays Pilates Classes Studio 1, Church Hill Studios, Stainforth Rd, E17 3RY We take a summer break all of August and return Sat 7 September! email@example.com Saturdays Saturday Morning Yoga The Walthamstow Yoga Studio, Vestry School of Dance, Church Hill Studios on Stainforth Rd E17 3RY The energy boost you’ll get from this 75 minute Hatha Flow class with Adele Craciun will leave you feeling energised, brighter and more focused. Sat 1011.15am. £10 drop in. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07853 285669. Saturdays Iyengar yoga class St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew’s Road E17 6AR The practice of Iyengar yoga is suitable for all, regardless of flexibility and age. Iyengar yoga helps to gain good health, bring greater peace of mind, improve posture, relieve tension, promote sleep, increase stamina and flexibility and reduce aches and pains. £7.50. 9-10 am. Beginners welcome. Nicholette on 07962 424-460.
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Welcome Walthamstow Dad. It has to be asked but are you a native to the town? I’m not from London. I grew up on a farm in rural Leicestershire. I moved to London in ‘96 and lived in Camden, Hoxton and Finsbury Park before moving to Walthamstow. We’ve lived here for 12 years. Assuming you are indeed a Dad, tell us about your kids? We have 2 daughters: Isobel - 6 and Bo - 4. Constant trouble in a really good way. Tell us how you transformed from a normal man to Walthamstow Dad? I invented Walthamstow Dad the night Isobel was born. I’d had way too much gas & air and fashioned a cape out of a hospital bed sheet. I’d made a T-Shirt with DADDY printed on it and the seeds of what is now Walthamstow Dad were sown. I felt so grateful for all the help and kindness we were shown at Whipps Cross, I decided to try and use my design skills to fund raise for the Maternity Department. I found the anonymity of a ‘character’ easier to promote and so separated it from my professional work as a 3D designer but it’s become a significant part of my portfolio. I’m very proud that the community has taken it to heart, they are its success. Apart from your kids what is your greatest achievement to date? I’ve managed to surround myself with a cracking bunch of mates. You use your T-shirt designs as force for good. Tell us about your new designs. I’ve designed two more T-shirts this summer, one for Walthamstow Mums and one for kids. They are raising money for Specialist Children’s Services at Wood Street Health Centre. The speech and language team have been brilliant with our daughter Bo who had a hearing problem. You can buy them through my website: www.jonathanmaker.com 6
Have you any other projects on the go? I’ve been commissioned by The House of St Barnabas to design a huge lighting installation for the entrance foyer at their SoHo members club. It’s an inspiring space to work in and a real challenge. Not many dads get to create their own currency. What was the Stowner and how did it come about? The Stowner is alternative Walthamstow money. I created it for the E17 Art Trail last year. It was meant to be a performance piece where I created a bank within my house and robbed the bank whilst visitors came round the show. I got as far as creating the money... Back to the kids, is Walthamstow a town fit for children and if so why? It’s an interesting place for children to grow up. My kids will learn how to rub along with a diverse range of people from all walks living in Walthamstow. They will even meet vegetarians. What’s the worst thing about being a Dad here? The spaces where children play are not good enough. Badly designed too. And the best? Having the marshes and the forest on our doorstep is fantastic. What is Walthamstow’s best kept secret? There’s an infamous dogging road
in Walthamstow. I’m not saying where because that really will affect house prices. Last year you went viral with the brilliant YouTube mash-up, Walthamstow - The Final Days* inspired by a Mumsnet discussion. Why do you think people get so polarised about E17. I don’t think it’s different elsewhere - villages where I grew up always had rivalries. There’s a lot of reverse snobbery around the whole issue. Walthamstow is no better and no worse than anywhere else and that was the message of the film. But it is where our children were born so it’s a very special place to us. On to possibly Walthamstow’s most contentious issue: buggies in pubs. Discuss. Kids should not be in pubs. No one relaxes. That said, the people who raise the most objection about it always strike me as the least tolerant. Don’t get me started on Bugaboos! What are your dreams for Walthamstow in the next few years? I’d like to walk my girls to the local EMD cinema and watch a movie. Thanks Walthamstow Dad, any final message to all those other local dads? You’ll get no parenting wisdom from me!
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Meet the creator of the eponymous T-shirt, a currency and who made Hitler scream for Stella*. It has to be local blogger, artist, designer and of course father, Walthamstow Dad.
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Maynard Road, London, E17 2 bedroom cottage for sale Guide Price £400,000 - £450,000 Original features, a 17’9 kitchen diner, two double bedrooms, a ground ﬂoor bathroom, and large garden.
Shernhall Street, London, E17 4 bedroom town house for sale Guide Price £475,000 - £500,000 Amazing four bedroom, three bathroom townhouse in this converted factory - periphery of The Village.
Woodstock Road, London, E17 3 bedroom detached house for sale Guide Price £549,995 1960’s built, set over three levels the amount of space in this house is incredible.
Shernhall Street, London, E17 3 bedroom ﬂat for sale Guide Price £300,000 - £325,000 Two ensuites, first ﬂoor bathrooms and a large roof terrace area with far reaching views.
Maynard Road, London, E17 3 bedroom terraced house for sale Guide Price £599,995 - £624,995 Fantastically restored, large through lounge, family sized 20’ kitchen diner. Three double bedrooms
Chester Road, London, E17 2 bedroom end-terrace house for sale Guide Price £375,000 - £400,000 Light and airy lounge, contemporary kitchen. Two double bedrooms and a large stylish bathroom.
Northcote Road, London, E17 2 bedroom terraced house for sale Guide Price £379,995 Features two reception rooms, contemporary kitchen. Two double bedrooms and family bathroom.
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London’s most vibrant venue for new tHeatre, comedy & cabaret
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