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Welcome to the Walthamstow Village guide. This website is all about what goes on in and around the area. Walthamstow Village is a wonderful place to live and socialise and has a fantastic community spirit. Our aim is to make it easy to find out what is happening on a regular basis. We hope you find this site and its information useful.
News update from the Village Pub
We now have regular events every week
31 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9NL
Tel: 020 8521 9982
Monday nights we have a general knowledge quiz from 8pm and an Entertainment quiz on a Tuesday from 8:30pm.
Wednesday night 8-10:30pm we have a live pianist playing. They also have poker on a Wednesday as well
Thursday Night from 7:30pm we have an Acoustic night that has great new local talent playing.
Sunday 5-7pm we have a Jazz band 'Thomas and Hardy' playing.
Come along with some friends for a drink and some great tasting food.
News update from The Nags Head
Saturday 16th November 8pm - 12am
Jam Tarts - Upstairs in Madame La Zongas
The Nags Head will be holding a Jam Tarts night upstairs in Madame La Zongas on Saturday 16th November.
£5 entry payable upstairs on the door on the night. First 33 paying guests get a FREE jam tart. Cocktails available.
"Jam tarts are like a little sea of jam"
News from the new owners at Priya Maamalas Indian Cuisine on Hoe Street.
Under New Management.
Located at 256 on Hoe Street the Priyas Maamalas Indian Cuisine is now operating under new management.
Maamala's an exclusive vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian restaurant is drawn from Mediterranean, American, Oriental and Asian origin.
In addition to the restaurant offer Priya Mamaalas offer a private dining room on the second floor that has a capacity of nearly 40 people for a sit down dinner and 60 for standing, drinks and canapes.
On request they can provide required equipment.
Space has multiple uses, so if your interested in hiring this out or would like to know more then please contact Snehal Warade on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press release from Penny Fielding
Message from the Community Pool CIC
They are based in the basement of Waltham Forest College and would like to spread the word about the activities they have going on at the pool.
*Lane swimming for 14 years old and over competent swimmers during our "Community Swim "sessions.
*Swimming lessons for adults and children of all abilities including single sex sessions
*Triathlon Training sessions
*Lifeguard training and lots more!
Most people don't realised that the pool is open to the public let alone that they can come for a swim for just £4.20 during one of our 21 weekly sessions which include single sex sessions.
News update from Hedge Herbs
Hello dear herbie folks!
Wishing you a warm and strong onward journey into the season of fresh air, firelight and other autumn-winter joys! Though it continues great and sunny just now! It has been a fine harvest it seems on the fruits and berries side of things - have you been gathering? Some properly tasty jammy rosehips are at large around Walthamstow...
- I have been flitting here and there over the last couple of months on various trips but in between, Charm, Sarah & I have been running family herbal health workshops at Lea Bridge Library in Leyton through October, offering information, discussion and practical demonstrations on medicine-making in the home for common ailments, focusing on children and their parents... lovely as always to make connections in the community. We will be continuing these in November after a short break. If you'd like more information about the workshop sessions, do get in touch with me by email or on 07784 506 494.
Anyone who is interested in the community space activities at Lea Bridge Library run by The Mill, please visit their website as they are on the lookout for other local folks to run sessions they think could be of value to the community.
- Another November activity in Waltham Forest will be LETS Chill! WF LETS AGM, on Sunday 17th November, 2-5pm at the Quakers Meeting House, Jewel Road, off Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Community-building is strong in Walthamstow and there are several vital and active systems at work (and play) that enable us to share skills and resources. One is Waltham Forest LETS - the local exchange trading scheme where members offer and receive goods and services without the use of money, which helps make connections and learn about the inspiring range of skills we can share to help improve each other's lives. Join us at the AGM on 17th November to find out about the development of LETS and how you can be involved by sharing skills you want to offer, or never knew you had, as well as receiving delightful offerings that you feel you might not be able to afford normally...
2-3pm AGM - (hear how the year has gone and help plan making 2014 bigger & better for our alternative economy)
3-5pm SOCIAL - Chill, meet LETS members and do some trading. If you can offer a skill that helps people relax, enjoy, eat, drink or be crafty, please let us know ahead of time what you'd like to offer.
I will be demonstrating making natural cosmetics at LETS Chill! and we hope to have a bevy of alternative, relaxing therapies for all to enjoy (please contact LETS if you'd like to offer massage, reiki etc - on email@example.com)
London & environs herbiness
You can visit the Herbal Happenings page on Hedge Herbs website to find out about herbal medicine-related events including walks and workshops around London parts, if you're keen to get out in the autumn light and discover what's about...
And before November begins, I will be heading away again on a trip to the motherland - or rather, my mother's motherland! We are going to Kerala, India's southernmost state to find various family, forests, houseboats, beaches, and of course I will be exploring the plants and the Ayurvedic traditions... if anyone would like me to bring any particular herbs or spices back, just let me know!
Kerala is the fertile land of cardamoms and black pepper... and also coconut toddy. Yay.
Looking forward to seeing some of you out and about on this season's adventures.
Message from part of Hitchcock’s East End series creative team
Film screening 1st December
We have an upcoming film screening event as part of our Hitchcock's East End series, and was hoping that we could list the event on your website? We shall be screening Rebecca in the haunting surroundings of a Grade II listed Leytonstone School on 1st December.
Tickets are £8.50, but all Waltham Forest residents are eligible for reduced price tickets of £5.50. To claim this discounts, residents can call the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891.
All information and booking details can be found on the Barbican website here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=15515
Message from Walthamstow Cricket Squash & Tennis Club
We are looking for new members to join our club. As our club is tucked away within wood street,
we would like to spread awareness of our presence. We feel the Walthamstow village area is somewhere with many potential members.
If sports not for you we also have a welcoming bar with various events and activities taking place throughout the week.
Look forward to hear from you
St Mary’s Bells Fundraising Concert
1st November, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
St Mary's Church, 8 Church End, London,Greater London E17 9RJ
£8 including 1 glass of wine or soft drink. Children under 13 free.
As part of the fundraising activities organised by the local bellringers in order to restore the 150 year old church bells, this concert brings the International Ensemble Kuma Lisa to St. Mary's Church for the 3rd consecutive year. Kuma Lisa's music combines the mystery, beauty and fun of Bulgarian folk tradition with Western folk & jazz sensibilities.
The critics on Kuma Lisa:
"Absolutely Brilliant" - Simon Lederman, BBC Radio London
"Bristling with exotic instrumentation and far flung sounds" - Nico Franks, freshonthenet.co.uk
"Beautiful" - Ian Chambers, UKSOUNDS radio
Kuma Lisa are:
- Mariana Bogdanova: Vocals, Perc., Guitar
- Rupert Gillett: Guitar, Cello, Vocals
- Rob Stutterheim: Piano, Accordion
plus special guest soloist:
- Antonia Pagulatos: Violin
Saturday 12th October 2013 11am until 4pm
Vestry House Museum E17 9NH.
Now in its 13th year, Apple Day is at the ‘core’ of the Walthamstow Village’s celebrations, and takes place 11-4pm on Saturday 12th October 2013; as usual it will be held in the beautiful gardens of Vestry House Museum E17 9NH.
This celebration of everything “appley” drew over 1,300 visitors last year, and is a buzzing, local, family-oriented event which distributes funds raised to good causes in the area. So do come and join us for some apple activities and apple-tastic refreshments.
Activities this year will include traditional games such as apple bobbing, a challenge to make the longest length of apple peel, guess the weight (3 different sizes of apple), and William Tell … hit the apple using a bow and arrow. There will also be candle rolling, and the ever popular apple crushing & juicing using Organiclea’s press, as well as tattoos and face painting.
As in previous years, there will be a special craft activity tent for younger children where they can recycle card packaging & magazines to make small carrier bags and decorate them in a fun way.
On sale in the refreshment hall will be many cakes & deserts baked by local people and students from Waltham Forest College, and locally produced honey, jams & chutneys. To balance the sugar intake Hornbeam Cafe will be serving healthy vegetarian savoury food & snacks, and offering the opportunity to slake your thirst at its organic cider bar.
Additionally there will be organic apple tasting & sales, eco books, plant sales, apple tree sales & advice, and stalls run by Vestry House Museum Gardeners, WF LETS, Transition Walthamstow and Friends of the Earth.
We will hear musical performances from Chris Hill, Tori Freestone and Jez Franks, and The Singing Room choir.
Suggested donation is £1 per adult, which also includes entry into a raffle; children get in free.
Press release from Penny Fielding
Stay for the rain exhibition
Female filmmakers fundraise for epic short film
Independent filmmakers based in Walthamstow and Watford have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their epic short film 'The Cross'.
Based on folklore, 'The Cross' is a tragic love story set in the 16th century that tells the tale of a nun called Isabelle who falls in love with a monk.
Writer and director Siobhan Schwartzberg, 26, spent a year researching medieval life in a nunnery and has incorporated accurate details from the times into the script. The film will be a grittier and more realistic vision of what life was like for a nun in 1529.
Producer Emily Munster, 21, decided against going to university and has now committed full-time to making unique and challenging films with Siobhan. This is their second short film together.
'The Cross' has been described as a hybrid between 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Joan of Arc'.
The final film will be around twenty minutes in length and will be entered into all major film festivals, including Sundance.
For more information or to support their campaign, check out their Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects
News Update from Penny Fieldings
E17 Art Trail Summer Show
1st – 25th August 2013
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.
Artists Reception on Thursday 1st August 6.30pm until late, all welcome. Bar by Walthamstow Wines.
Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors
34 Orford Road Walthamstow London E17 9NJ
Monday, Tuesday closed Wednesday, Thursday 11am-8pm Friday 10am-8pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11 am-6pm
The Complete Blue Max Review
A Chronological Record of the Holders of the Pour Le Mérite, Prussia's Highest Military Order from 1740 to 1918.
by Kevin Brazier
Following on from his highly successful books detailing the recipients of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, Walthamstow author Kevin Brazier turns his attention to the Blue Max. The Pour Le Mérite, to give it its full title, was the most prestigious accolade a German serviceman could wish for and was awarded to the likes of Hermann Göring and Erwin Rommel. Concentrating on the men who received the medal during the Great War – when it became famous across the world – the highlights of the book are the vivid details Brazier gives of their heroic exploits. Providing a comprehensive listing of all the men who were given this high honour, The Complete Blue Max is a remarkable work of reference that should appeal to anyone interested in military history. As an anthology of acts of bravery, it would be difficult to beat.
To receive a 25% discount on the RRP, purchase the book using the link below and quote the reference WVMAX.
230 Pages • Hardback
Press Release from WAM
EAST LONDON-INSPIRED SYMPHONY
Community violin group, Strung Out, premieres exciting new work at summer festivals with umbrella collective Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM) What do a working mum and a retired vicar have in common? They both played the violin as youngsters but then, for whatever reason, let it lapse. Joining Walthamstow community violin group, Strung Out, founded by professional violinist and composer Alison Jones, has given them the confidence to tune in to old skills, learn new ones and even perform in public.
Earlier this year, Strung Out received funding from the BBC Performing Arts Community Fund, and also from Arts Council England, to work on a unique new project, which will be performed at five London festivals this summer. To build the composition and inspired by the word express in the context of living in East London, Strung Out players recorded sounds, images and text, to provide inspiration for composer Alison Jones.
Express Symphony is the result of this collaboration and conveys the everyday motions and emotion of life as seen and experienced by this very local London collective. A reaction to the London that is joyful and colourful, as well as challenging, Express Symphony is a communal expression of what it is like to live in this diverse, multi-cultural and inspirational city.
The piece will be performed in four movements incorporating violins, ukuleles, banjos and voices and to that end, Strung Out has joined forces with Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM), an umbrella for singing and music groups. In a sing-along and play-along extravaganza, more than 50 singers and players will come together at each festival to perform Express Symphony and, in addition, interpretations of Hotel California by The Eagles and One Day Like This by Elbow, as well as solo sets from Strung Out and the ukulele and banjo groups. The performance includes interactive elements so that audiences can join in the fun.
This year’s summer festivals are just the start for Strung Out. The aim for the future is to seek further collaborations with music groups from the East London area and, of course, to spread the word that it is never too late to pick up that violin.
To find out more about Strung Out or WAM performances
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7018 2927
or visit www.shapeshifter-productions.com
The Stow Fest
Saturday September 7, 1pm Town Square, Walthamstow FREE
Wanstead Festival Sunday September 15, 1.30pm Christchurch Green, Wanstead High Street
Saturday November 2, 2pm The Great Hall,
Adelaide Road, Leyton
News Update from Hedge Herbs
Hello everyone, and happy, well-blooming summertime to you all.
It's all happening now and June has been exploding with activity in Walthamstow as many of you have seen. The seasonal growth and expansion is reflected in our work as herbalists - we have been full up with observing the wonder and gathering, making and mixing, sharing and showing the bounty of the ace plants all round us (Elderflower bonanza!).
It's been great doing walks and workshops over the last couple of months and most recently a herb stall in Walthamstow Village on a perfect summer's day. Here's a little roundup of our apothecary activities on the blog with some pictures of the delights...
For July, a couple of events are planned that you can join, with me and super-Charm:
Sunday 14th July, 3-6pm
Natural Cosmetics Workshop in association with Waltham Forest LETS (link)
A practical making session - crafting healing creams & balms from lovely plant materials including oils, butters and herbal infusions. Venue confirmed on booking.
Membership of WF LETS is required to join this workshop .
Charge: 15 BEAMS (LETS currency) plus £5 for materials.
Places are limited so please email me if you'd like to book one - and let me know if you need more info about LETS and what to do if you're not already a member, I will fill you in!
Sunday 21st July, 11.30-1pm
High Summer Herb Walk, Walthamstow Marshes
Another seasonal excursion onto our buzzing, life-filled marshes to find out what new summertime medicinal delights are blooming there...
Charge: £5 (includes herb handout)
Limited spaces: please book a place with me on 07784 506 494 or email email@example.com
Other than those, some Hedge Herbs (me) & Wholistic Medicine (Charm) herbal goodies will be on sale around Walthamstow this month - find healing balms, herbal tea mixes and Elderflower Cordial on the weekly Organiclea organic veg stall at The Hornbeam Cafe, Saturdays 10am-3pm (and get a good local veg fix there too...)
Hoping this finds you all fresh & well - and we hope to see you in July out and about.
Rasheeqa & Charm
Update from Auntie Maureen
Dear food lovers,
Auntie Maureen invites you to a local market place with a flair for good food and drink at the handsome and refurbished Bell Pub E17 in Walthamstow, London. This food day out is part of the Waltham Forest-wide inaugural food festivalwww.appetitefestival.co.uk that has been taking place throughout the whole month of June.
On Saturday 26th June The Gourmet Food Fair celebrates the products and produce of independent home-makers, garden growers, artisan bakers, gourmets tasters, liqueur lovers and cook-your-own-enthusiasts. Here, under one roof, visitors can shop for delicious wares on offer from an ever-growing number of skilled, talented and creative traders proud to sustain their food and food-related businesses across Waltham Forest and East London.
For this event Auntie Maureen has been foraging for producers to come together under one roof. The growing traders’ list includes such tasty take-away offerings as local honey, wine, tray bakes and cakes, homemade gin, food charities, arty mugs, veggie snacks, health and herbal products and handmade soaps, world foods, chutneys and relishes, artisan bread, cupcakes, Appetite Festival merchandise and still so much more! Everyone is welcome so do please share with a friend. The event is on Facebook here: http://tinyurl.com/but7xbn. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/Auntie_Maureen
Saturday 29th June 2013
12pm – 5pm
£1 ENTRY for everyone, children under 12 FREE
The Bell Pub
617 Forest Rd
For unique last minute trading opportunities please ring 07432-430386 to book a stall.
Lovingly produced by www.auntiemaureen.info. Event partners are Artillery, the E17 Art Trail, To Market, Clear As Mud. Proud sponsors include Tropical Sun, Adams Catering Hire, London Borough of Waltham Forest, The Bell E17, The E-list and Made by the Chef.
Greetings from Walthamstow-on-Sea, where the sun always shines,
Dear friends of Walthamstow Farmers' Market
LOTS to tell you about!
First of all, we've got THREE new food producers starting at the market in the next couple of weeks: an organic veg farm, an organic meat farm and a gluten-free bakery!
- Starting this weekend, we welcome Adrian and his team from Wild Country Organics - organic veg growers from Cambridgeshire. They have sold at the market before, but have found it difficult in the past due in part to limited stock. No such problems any more! At the moment, they'll be bringing Tuscan kale, cucumbers, courgette, courgette en fleur, spinach, edible flowers, oyster mushrooms, various herbs, french beans, spring onions and lots more. However, they are expanding the range of crops they grow to encompass much more than the salad veg which is their speciality. For the first time, this year they are growing a range of organic root vegetables, including carrots, spuds, parsnips, beetroot, radishes, mouli radishes, swedes and turnips. Also loads of pumpkins and squash later in the season. Watch their range grow as the seasons develop. They also will be growing 23 different varieties of tomatoes this season!
- From the 30th June, we welcome Picks Organic Farm, a family run organic farm who have been producing organic meat, vegetables and eggs since 1999. They strongly believe in the principles of organic farming, growing crops and rearing animals without the use of fertilisers, growth hormones or routine antibiotics. Their Gloucester Old Spot sausage won first prize at the Melton Mowbray Country Fair and their gluten-free Dexter beef burgers are of exceptional quality. They also sell local seasonal game (in season) and organic eggs fresh from their 300 free range hens and Aylesbury ducks.
- Last but not least, we welcome Keik to the market on the 30th - they are two cordon bleu bakers who specialise in gluten-free products. They will be popular with people on gluten-free diets, but also with anyone who just likes good food - because their products taste incredible!
Secondly we're giving you the chance to splat a rat, chase a fox & pin down the pig; at our farmers' market picnic on Sunday 30th June.
This is your opportunity to come to a picnic with a difference. Play some games, meet your neighbours, eat hog roast, delicious hand-made ice lollies, seasonal soft fruit and lots more. Picnic tables, deckchairs, picnic blankets…And FREE Punch & Judy. That's the way to do it!
Fruit and vegetable printing
Splat the Rat
Pin the tail on the free range Pig
Catch the Fox….
We’re turning the farmers market into a family friendly picnic for the day with some sideshows and Punch and Judy thrown in for free, plus all the added attractions of delicious, seasonal food for sale. We encourage everyone to come and sit, bring a picnic or buy from the market, relax and have fun!
The picnic takes place at the regular farmers market location; Walthamstow High Street, opposite the Town Square
Enjoy the Farmers' Market this Sunday, and the picnic next Sunday!
Bjorn, Frances, Cheryl, Mark, Arthur and Heather
Walthamstow Farmers' Market - every Sunday 10am-2pm in Walthamstow High Street opposite the Town Square
London Farmers' Markets
PRESS RELEASE from Grow Your Own
LOLcats? Harlem Shake? Tumblr? Brand new youth theatre show explains all.
If the above is a strange language to you, the teenaged members of Walthamstow's Grow Your Own Theatre are here to help with their new show Going Viral.
Grow Your Own Theatre works with young people to tell their stories, creating an original show from scratch in just ten weeks. Going Viral is the latest from the imaginative 11-15yr olds, featuring the Forest of Social Networking, Googleland and the dangers of autocorrect... All while trying to focus on getting their homework done!
Though tweets and hashtags may be a new language for some of the audience (glossaries will be provided!), many of us can relate to the theme of distraction - and doing anything but what you are supposed to do.
As Sarah Chase, Creative Director and Facilitator of Grow Your Own Theatre, explains, 'every week the young people would be distracted - giggling over a YouTube clip they'd seen or something they'd uploaded, so we decided to use this to inspire our show. As an out-of-touch oldie, I had catching up to do... They even gave me a list - YouTube homework!'
The show is on as a double-bill with the 8-11yrs show. Pranksteria v Angelica is an epic adventure of good v. cheeky and promises lots of laughs, and some big questions too.
Both shows are sponsored by Walthamstow's newest estate agent, Estates 17, who are delighted to support the community group, and the youngsters' artistic endeavours. Estates 17 are pleased to add the creativity of our young people as another reason to live in Walthamstow.
The shows will be performed at The Mill Community Centre on Tuesday 9th July at 6.30pm and 7pm, with a Q&A reception with the young people afterwards. Tickets (donations accepted) can be reserved at www.gyot.org.uk where you can also find details of Grow Your Own Theatre's creative drama classes for all ages.
More info and pictures from firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah on 07541 082 552
Find out more about being a Chance UK mentor in Enfield and Waltham Forest
Wednesday 26th May 6.30 – 8pm
Asda (Southgate: 130 Chase Side, Southgate, N14 5PW)
Can you commit 2-4 hours a week for one year to mentor a child? Chance UK mentors are paired with an 8-11 year old child who has emotional and behavioural difficulties to do activities together such as sports, visiting museums, creating a scrapbook…anything that will enthuse and engage! You will be fully trained and supervised and all expenses will be paid.
As a mentor, you will use specific techniques to build the child’s self-esteem, so that their confidence, learning and relationships all change for the better. Not only does this change the child’s life and their prospects, but their parent/carer, siblings and classmates also benefit from the positive changes the child makes.
We are at the forefront of prevention and early intervention work with children who are at risk of developing anti-social or criminal behaviour later in life.
Help a child build a brighter future for themselves
Please register your attendance at www.chanceuk.com/mentor
020 7281 5858 ext. 201 email@example.com
Thanks for taking the time to read about Chance UK and what we do.
Roll up, roll up; That’s the way to do it! Walthamstow Farmers Market Picnic;
Sunday 30th June
Walthamstow farmers market is giving you the chance to splat a rat, chase a fox & pin down the pig; all for charity at our picnic on Sunday 30th June as part of the wider Appetite Festival.
With donations to the London Orchard Project this is your opportunity to come to a picnic with a difference. Picnic tables, LFM deck chairs, picnic blankets…And FREE Punch & Judy from expert Professor Paul Jackson. That's the way to do it!
Picnic take place at the regular farmers’ market location; Walthamstow Town Square by the Central Library, Sunday 30th June.
Hand-made Icy Fresh Pops in flavours including Strawberry Lemon, Strawberries & Cream (coconut milk), Strawberry Rhubarb, Strawberry Elderflower, Cucumber Elderflower and Cucumber Lime Chilli, yum!
Hog roast from The Giggly Pig. Bring your picnic basket, grab a spot in the sun and enjoy!
We also have three new stalls at the market;
Wild Country Organics amazing salad leaves ,the freshest you’ll find, plus the perkiest courgettes, courgettes and summer vegetables, herbs and more.
Picks Organics; from Leicestershire, Picks have rare breed beef, pork, poultry and eggs and they’ll be cooking too.
Keik; gluten free savoury and sweet. Don’t be put off, we’re been amazed at the quality of their products and we think you’ll love them too.
Fruit and vegetable printing
Chalk Street Art
Splat the Rat
Pin the tail on the free range Pig
Catch the Fox….
Cheryl Cohen from London Farmers Markets said;
‘We want to turn the farmers market into a family friendly picnic with some sideshows and Punch and Judy thrown in for free, plus all the added attractions of delicious, seasonal food for sale. We encourage everyone to come and sit down, bring a picnic or buy from the market, relax and have fun!’
For further information or to request photos please call London Farmers’ Markets on 020 7833 0338 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WVguide Date for your diary
Saturday 13th July - 8pm
The Nags Head Barn Dance
Free entry. Remember to bring your dancin shoes.
Update from Hedge Herbs,
Herbal Medicine Awareness Week!
Friday 21st - Sunday 30th June 2013
Let's bring out all the joy and power of the plants and raise the profile of herbal medicine together.
We'll be putting on a couple of events as part of this celebration, and there are a few more that our London herby friends are offering - come and join the fun.
Sunday 23rd June, 10-30-12 noon
Herbal Walk, Waterworks Nature Reserve, Leyton
Booking is necessary for this walk - please go here for more info.
Sunday 23rd June, 10am-4.30pm
Make Your Own Herbal Remedies at Hawkwood Nursery, Chingford
Two London-based herbalists and permaculture teachers will lead a guided herb walk around Organiclea's beautiful growing site on the edge of Epping Forest, then lead a session preparing plant medicines including syrups, tinctures and flower essences. Go here for more info and to book.
Monday 24th June, 1-2pm
Lea Bridge Seniors with Up Your Street, Lea Bridge Library, Leyton
I will be doing a free talk on the joy of herbs at the free weekly session for seniors (Mondays from noon-2pm) in the Community Room at Lea Bridge Library which is part of the Mill's new programme of neighbourhood activities there.
Thursday 27th June (6-9pm) & Sunday 30th June (10am-5pm)
Free workshop: introduction to Herbal Medicine at Walworth Garden Farm, 206 Manor Place, Walworth, London SE17 3BN
Looking at the history & politics of herbal medicine, exploring different ways of preparing and using herbs for common ailments, plant identification and making a simple ointment. All are welcome. Please note this workshop gets filled quickly.
Limited places: phone 0207 582 2652 or email email@example.com to book.
Saturday 29th June, Walthamstow - time & exact location to be confirmed
"Let's Talk Herbal Medicine!"
A free talk with local herbalists about just what herbal medicine is and how it can help us all. Herbal tea tasting to accompany, and do bring your own thoughts, experiences and memories to the table. Watch www.hedgeherbs.org.uk/herbalhappenings for further details on this event.
Sunday 30th June, 12 noon-4pm
Vestry House Museum Annual Garden Party, Walthamstow Village
Come see us on our Hedge Herbs & Wholistic Apothecary Stall in the garden at Vestry House where we'll be at large amongst the summer fete delights: we'll have herbal teas brewing for you to sample, lots of natural goodies like creams and balms to buy, and the opportunity to have a mini health consultation.
What a juicy choice of goodness altogether - take your joyous pick.
Around the land:
Radical Herbal Gathering, 15th & 16th June, Somerset
This one is a bit further afield, but for everyone interested in current states of our collective health in the world, socially, economically and ecologically, the Radical Herbal Gathering is thoroughly recommended and I would say, not to miss!
It's the first event of its kind happening in the UK and takes place Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June in Compton Dundon, a small village just outside Glastonbury in Somerset. It's going to be a very exciting, rousing and hope-inspiring gathering of people who want to skill-share, ask questions about health justice, social equality and ecological rebalancing and simply find out about how herbal medicine can be made accessible to everyone: reconnecting to our plant-based birthright! There will be a range of workshops on diverse topics, from community herbalism around the UK to the impact of privatisation of the NHS, intuitive herbalism & plant communication to indigenous traditional medicine systems & community-supported herbal growing, practical medicine-making - and much more. Full details can be found here. Do come!
Saturday 1st June until Thursday 6th June 2013
"Are You Loc Ale" Ale Festival
The Nags Head will be holding their annual ale festival. Local Real ales. Free to everyone.
From Saturday 1st June until Thursday 6th June.
The Nags Head Orford Road Walthamstow Village E17.
E17 art house update
Invitation: Thursday 6th June 6.30pm-9.00pm
Dear art lover,
You are invited to the Private View of TASTY - Illustration with a Local Flavour, Thursday 6th June, 6.30-9.00pm at E17 Art House Picture Framers and Gallery.
Mingle with cognoscenti, nibble on delectable cuisine from La Ruana Colombian Restaurant, sip complementary fine wine and beer, and marvel at the wit and artistic flair of the illustrators …at TASTY!
Part of Appetite Food, Drink and Art Festival 2013
Do drop by and partake in the jollity
Elaine and Kirsten
E17 Art House
Appetite Food Festival announces its full June programme
including competitions and a celebrity chef opening
to launch 30 days of food and art
Today, organisers of the Appetite Food Festival announced its full programme line up and launch opening by Chef Gennaro Contaldo, giving food lovers everywhere a chance to enjoy great dining in Waltham Forest throughout June.
The celebrity chef of tv show ‘Two Greedy Italians’ and widely accredited as having taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking, will open the Festival on 1st June in Walthamstow Town Square.
“It’s an amazingly packed programme of diverse events” said Laura Kerry of Artillery, organisers of the event “there’s something for everyone, ranging from a tudor feast, pop-up poetry café, fairytale tea parties, edible bugs, real ale festival, gourmet food fair, food walks and a food trail. Appetite has shown us that the marriage of food and art is naturally complementary; artists, chefs and food makers of all kinds are collaborating to create wonderful eating experiences!”
Appetite has created an opportunity for food makers to showcase their products and services to the public, testing new ideas and business models. Organisations are hosting creative and thought provoking events to raise awareness and gain support for a number of community food initiatives.
“The response has already been great with bookings for events going well,” said Kerry, “those that wish to explore new tastes can do so in both traditional and unconventional ways, food makers get to fuel their culinary ambitions and participating artists create a great added and sometimes surprising dimension to the festival.”
Also available throughout, Appetite’s sponsors will be hosting competitions that include a chance to win food hampers, catering hire for a special event and a chef cooked dinner at home.
The festival programme is available online www.appetitefestival.co.uk, at participating venues and Waltham Forest Libraries. Events are a range of prices; some require booking, some are drop-in and many are free to attend.
Wood Street Market to Open on Sunday’s
Opening Times 11am to 4pm
Sunday 16th June 2013
Join us on Sunday's. Due to popular demand we are now opening on Sunday and closing on Mondays. No worries about parking as it is FREE on Sundays.
Mooch around our unique independent shops and when you are peckish try our great new Heartwood Cafe in the heart of the market serving up delicious homemade food. Getting a name for the best burgers in town, mushrooms on home baked sourdough bread you just can't beat, crepes and much more. Perfect for a Sunday brunch!
Please come and support your local market !
Hedge Herbs new clinic opens at The Healthworks, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London - visit here to see details of some special offers during the opening month. (Hayfever sufferers, take note!) Half-price discounts on first consultations, free drop-in sessions and taster mixes of hayfever herbs will be available to health-seekers...
Do spread the word to all friends and family who might be interested.
- Herb walks around the Marshes - many of you have been asking about these so fear not - there's ample opportunity to get out into the green in the weeks to come.
Full details of the programme of walks and events here.
On track for town’s transformation – council leader opens new Metro.Pads@Walthamstow Central
A new residential development in the heart of Walthamstow will ‘kick start the transformation of the town centre’ according to the Leader of Waltham Forest Council.
Councillor Chris Robbins officially opened Metro.Pads@Walthamstow Central, a collection of 34 new, one and two-bedroom apartments located in the heart of the town beside Walthamstow Central Station, on 24th April 2013. The apartments’ central location ensures easy access to the town’s local shops, market and amenities and the benefit of a 17 minute commute to the centre of London.
The £20 million regeneration project is the brainchild of Solum Regeneration, a strategic partnership between Kier Property and Network Rail that sets out to regenerate under-used land near railway stations. Redevelopment of the area around Walthamstow central station began in September 2011 and in its entirety will provide new homes, shops and a hotel arranged around a new station square. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2013.
At the launch Councillor Chris Robbins, told VIPs: “I am delighted to officially open these fabulous, high quality new homes in the heart of Walthamstow. The completion of this ground-breaking project symbolises a real catalyst for change in the town which will transform the character of Walthamstow and bring an enormous boost to our local economy.
“It comes at a time when work has just begun on The Scene at Cleveland Place just across the way, which will see acinema return to the borough for the first time in over a decade. With potential future developments such as the proposed new supermarket at SouthGrove just down the road, Walthamstow is really on the up. Congratulations to Solum Regeneration in bringing this ground breaking project to fruition.”
Metro.Pads@Walthamstow Central have been designed and located specifically to help people achieve the best possible work/life balance. Each has been built to a high specification and features carefully designed, flexible layouts for modern living. Residents’ cycle spaces and a new pedestrian link to Walthamstow Central Station are also integral to the design. A superior specification comes as standard, including wooden floors, designer kitchens with fully integrated appliances and Hansgrohe bathroom fittings. All apartments will be ready for new buyers to move into in the Autumn of 2013.
Simon Rutter, Director of Solum Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to welcome Cllr Robbins to officially open Metro.Pads. Here in Walthamstow we offer a rare opportunity to buy a quality apartment in a location which is ideal for the modern commuter. Interest from buyers is high and over half of the new apartments were reserved on the launch day. So we‘d urge anyone keen to secure their perfect London pad to register their interest soon.”
The marketing suite, is open Wednesdays to Sundays (Wednesday : 9am-6pm;Thursday 10am -7pm; Friday 9am - 6pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm) For more information contact Neil Harris at Strettons, the agency handling the development, on 020 8509 4457or visit www.solumregeneration.co.uk
E17 Kitchen Tabletop Fundraiser!
Sunday 12th May 1 - 4.30pm in Walthamstow Village
Drop them an email if you want a table..
Public Meeting - Defend the NHS on Tuesday 7 May,
Harmony Hall, Truro Road Walthamstow E17 at 7pm.
John Cryer Leyton & Wanstead MP,
Dr Kambiz Boomla, east London GP,
Jacky Davis, Consultant, Whitington Hospital, and
Candy Udwin, London Keep Our NHS Public.
Update from Hornbeam Cafe
Aprils Events at Hornbeam Cafe - 458 Hoe St, London, E17 9AH just added
Cafe now open Mon - Sat
The Hornbeam Cafe has extended its opening times to Mondays & Tuesdays, and is now open 6 days a week: Mon - Fri 11am - 4pm, Sat 10.30am - 5pm.
See Events page for list of event
GUFFAW COMEDY CLUB PROUDLY PRESENTS PHIL JUPITUS AKA PORKY THE POET WITH SUPPORT FROM PAUL MCCAFFREY
Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in 'ZEITGEIST LIMBO' - After the success of 2012's 'Twenty Seven Years On' Porky the Poet returns to Edinburgh with a collection of new poetry, and ponders the cultural conundrum; "How low can you go?"
Phill Jupitus will be known to many for his role on BBC2's Nevermind The Buzzcocks and QI. But what fewer know is that he started his performing career as a poet. He took his first full length show to The Free Fringe last year in Edinburgh, and also appeared at The Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Galway Comedy Festival, National Poetry Day 2012 at The Royal Festival Hall and is scheduled to appear later this year at The Laugharne Festival, Glastonbury and a return to The Edinburgh Fringe.
*A TICKET DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT, SEATS ARE AVAILABLE ON PURELY A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS*
Just 39 tickets left as of 2100 Tuesday 2nd April
Update from Wood Street Indoor Market
Wood Street Indoor market Easter event on the 30th of March 2013!
Update from Gaffaw Comedy Club
THURSDAY 7TH MARCH, 2013 Doors 8.30pm, show starts 9.00pm
Tickets priced £15 or if available, on the door on the night priced £16.50
For further information call Alaric on 07971712019
A huge laugh and a career that blends surrealism and one-liners in equal measure are Arthur Smith's signatures.
Update from Wood Street Indoor Market
Join us for the Wood Street Market Easter Event!
Saturday 30th March 203
Easter Bonnet Competition
Make your own bonnet, selection of the best bonnet will be made between 2-3pm and announcement of winner will be at 3.15pm outside Scrolls & Shells cake shop where you can get yummy Easter cakes.
Vintage Fashion Parade all day
If you want to be a model for the day please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Music to dance to
Tony Tunes our resident DJ will be spinning the vinyls throughout the day. Easter cocktails with our special in house fruit liquors maker Mothers Ruin will be available
50 units all under one roof, with lots to discover, including second hand furniture finds, antiques, retro music, vinyl and shellacs, picture framing, cake decoration and Arts and Craft shops, jewellery shops, toys, clothes, hand made chairs, vintage clothes, a cafe, community sewing hub and galleries. You can meet and a get personal service from individuals who are passionate about what they sell and do.Wood Street Market is open Mon - Sat, 10am - 5.30pm. Here's how to: Visit Wood Street Indoor Market
WVGuide - Have you heard about!
Mr Tunes – Vintage Music DJ
Mr Tunes specialises in playing music from the 30's, 40's and 50's covering all the major genres of the age from swing, jump jive, R&B and through to the pioneers of rock n roll.
Offering a wide choice of music by mixing the old classics with contemporary groups from the swing dance scene to give you a fresh take on a classic era of dance music.
With over 10 years experience, Mr Tunes will help you create the perfect playlist for your event ensuring that the atmosphere is enhanced by music which is personal to you. If you aren't sure what exactly what music will suit your occasion just ask and Mr Tunes will be happy to assist.
Mr Tunes always dresses in appropriate vintage attire suiting the style of the occasion, and works hard to make your event memorable. So if you're ready to break away from the crowd and try dancing to music that isn't bland and over produced, give Mr Tunes a call!
email at email@example.com for a quote, query or any other question you may have and we'll get back to you a.s.a.p.
You can call Mr Tunes on 07568339786 -we don't bite, honest!
Facebook Mr Tunes Vintage dj
Update from Auntie Maureen
Dear heritage lovers,
Lighter days, shorter nights and lots of (local) dates for your dancing pleasure with Auntie Maureen on the music buttons. The dates:
- Saturday 23.02.13
OLD HAT @ The Bell E17
A complete Auntie Maureen takeover with nothing but antique beats at brand spanking new drinking establishment The Bell on 617 Forest Road E17. Music starts from 8pm and hopefully your fancy footwork too! FREE entry, EVERYONE welcome. Wear a hat!
- Monday 25.02.13
SPIN-A-DISC @ The Nag's Head E17
You bring the discs, Auntie plays 'm. 78, 45, 33 (and no, those are not my measurements), all these formats work, as long as they are your gems currently hidden in the attic, under the stairs or in a shed. Dust your vinyl, or shellac, off and bring with you for a long-overdue airing on real turntables. This event takes place every other Monday at The Nag's Head Pub, 9 Orford Road E17 9LP from 8pm until 11pm and is FREE to all.
To keep up-to-date on Auntie's local dancing and vintage action either follow @Auntie_Maureen on Twitter or befriend here: www.facebook.com/auntiemaureen.info
For bookings or additional Auntie info please visit www.auntiemaureen.info
Thank you for your time and attention. Toodlepip!
x Auntie Maureen
WVGuide - Have you heard about!
The Vintage Sisters Travelling Tea Rooms'
We are a travelling tea room inspired by the style of the 40's/50's. Our tea room is self contained and can set up anywhere. With its blend of nostalgia and style it's perfect for weddings, hen parties, shows or any event where people love a good old fashioned cuppa.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of a bygone era with music playing from an old radio and tea served with delicious sandwiches & homemade cakes on pretty crockery.
Our happy tea ladies are always dressed in vintage outfits with authentic hair & makeup and love to make you feel welcome with a nice cuppa tea and a natter.
WV GUIDE REVIEW - E17 pop Up Restaurant Project - Ye Olde Rose & Crown Pub
Monday 28th January 2013
We popped down to Ye Olde Rose and Crown on Hoe Street Monday night to check out the E17 Pop up Restaurant.
The theme of the evening was Burns Night and the food was great. Smoked Haddock soup, Haggis Neeps and Tatties, followed by Tipsy Laird Trifle. We were so full could barely move!
It’s a fantastic way to meet new people that live in your area, some may find it a little daunting to be placed on a table full of strangers but it was good fun, and a real mix of people, some new to the area and some that have lived here for a long time. Interesting stories of Walthamstow were told on the night.
It is great way to find out what other people get up to in The Stow and enjoy some great food.
The E17 Pop Up is held every other week at Ye Olde Rose and Crown. You can choose if you want to book your own table or be part of a communal table. The next meal will be a celebration of Chinese New Year Sichuan Style.
MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2013
Tricky Rics Marginally Diverting Pop Quiz Returns - 8pm
Pop Quiz Night - Every other Monday at 8pm. Hosted by quiz maestro Ric. It does exactly what it says on the tin! FREE entry.
An entertaining and fun evening…though prepare for the deadly earworm!!
Not the average music quiz.
January 2013 -
A note from WVguide
Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for your support and emails through out 2012. We look forward to keeping everyone informed as much as possible during 2013.
We are about to reach 4,000 visits a month and look forward to reaching this soon and increase this through out the year.
We are a non profit organisation and this site is run by myself and my wife during our spare time. Over the last few years our aim has always been to support and raise awareness of ever changing Walthamstow.
I am sure those of you who have been here for a while will agree that Walthamstow and especially the Village has become an even better place to live.
I would personally like to thank those of you who emailed us during 2012 to let us know that our webiste had a big influence on your decision to move into the area.
If you would like to see your event or activity listed on this site then please drop us an email with the details.
Bye for now WVguide
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Each month we will do our best to let you know what is going on in and around Walthamstow Village. There are so many diverse activities and events happening, from comedy nights to life drawing, and of course the live music scene. So take a look and be prepared to be entertained as only the Stow can.
It is hard to believe at times that you are only a twenty-minute tube or train journey into central London.
Or if you fancy a little greenery Epping Forest is also only a walk or cycle ride away, boating at Hollow Ponds in the Summer is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours if the weather is permitting (followed by a cold pint in one of the local pubs).
There is a lot of history to be found in the area, the Vestry House Museum is a great place to go and find out about the local history of Walthamstow.
As each year goes by this area has become more and more popular with artists and each year Walthamstow holds an "E17 art trail". Where people open up their homes and businesses to show the public their displays of arts and crafts.