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What's Going On - Music, Events & Activities 2015

Thank you for your support and emails over the last few years. With full time careers to manage, finding the spare time to update this website is proving to be challenging. We continue to receive over 6,000 visits a month and will continue to post some activity along with updating existing pages and our twitter feed. 


In this section we will do our best to let you know what regular events are happening each month. There are so many diverse activities and events taking place in and around Walthamstow Village, from comedy nights to life drawing, and of course the live music scene.

Archive Events for 2013/14
Archive Events for 2012


Village Pub

31 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9NL
Tel: 020 8521 9982

Monday nights they have a general knowledge quiz from 8pm and an Entertainment quiz on a Tuesday from 8:30pm.

Wednesday night 8-10:30pm they have a live pianist playing. They also have poker on a Wednesday as well

Thursday Night from 7:30pm they have an Acoustic night that has great new local talent playing.

Sunday 5-7pm they have a Jazz band 'Thomas and Hardy' playing.


What is Ukulele Wednesdays?
Ukulele Wednesdays was the first free ukulele jam to emerge in London. We all play ukulele every Wednesday now in 3 locations. Come and join us! Everyone’s welcome who has a voice and/or a ukulele. Just grab a songbook and come along.
The Castle Pub 7.30pm onwards

E17 9LB

Drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds

Drama, dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds to help develop confidence, co-ordination, communication and concentration skills and guaranteed to be the best fun your child will have all week. This September to December, Perform children will go on an amazing adventure to discover The Fairy Tale Forest, where they\'ll meet Jack, Rapunzel, Beauty & The Beast and help rescue the Enchanted Story Book from The Wicked Queen and save everyone\'s Happily Ever Afters. And best of all, the children won\'t notice how much they are improving their social skills along the way. For more information go to http://www.perform.org.uk/classes/weekly-classes/perform-48s/themes/fairytale-forest.html or email enquiries@perform.org.uk Classes in your local area are: United Reformed Church, 58 Orford Road, Walthamstow E17 9QU.


What: Group style exercise class
The group is called A Tribe Called Fit, it's a group exercise class that's aims to be as close to personal training as possible without the hefty price tag.
In the class we assess all new members and adapt the class to their needs. We have some cool equipment, kettlebells, battle ropes and sandbags to make a fun session that is focused on burning body fat. Outside of sessions we offer an online nutrition coaching programme which is included in the session price.
When: Every Monday evening at 7.00pm-8.00pm.

Where: St Michaels Church Hall, Northcote Road, Walthamstow, E17 6PQ
1st session is free.
For more info contact Niall or Androulla at atribecalledfit@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/atribecalledfit.


Event: Sunny Side Up
Last Friday of every month

Time: 9pm - 2am
Venue: Arubar Lounge, 524-528, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4NB
Fee: £5 on the door 
Contact info: 020 8521 4001
e-mail: sunnysideupe17@yahoo.comwww.mixcloud.com/sunnysideupe17 https://twitter.com/sunnysideupe17

After tearing up the tiles at Hackney’s Lumiere Bar, Sunny Side Up begins a new residency at Walthamstow’s Arubar Lounge (Bell Corner). DJ Soul Finesse mixes a melange of musical styles and tasty tunes. Expect obscure cuts, dub-plates, rare 7’s and white labels from London’s leading crate digger. Soul, funk, Jazz, afro-beat, be-bop, hip-hop, disco, house, breaks, r&b and much, much more.


Jazz at the Bell Pub - Forest Road E174NE - FREE

Live Jazz from 7.30pm every Sunday at the Bell Pub

Featuring some of London's finest Jazz musicians, featuring members of e17 jazz collective.

New Squash club Night and League at Walthamstow Sports Club

We are looking for new players to come along to our club night at Walthamstow Cricket, tennis and Squash club on Wednesday evenings from 19.00 to 21.00.
Wether you are a beginner or an aspiring pro, everyone is welcome. Squash is a great way to get fit and it is also great fun.
If you are interested then please go to www.squashmatch.co.uk to find out more or contact Andre on 07939064514, or email, andre@squashmatch.co.uk
We will also be starting up a squash league in the very near future too!
The club also has a good bar, so there is usually a pint or two drank after the club night!
We look forward to hearing from you!


Pregnancy Yoga Courses with Samantha Wood (British Wheel of Yoga Qualified Teacher)

at Walthamstow Toy Library, Comely BanK Community Clinic,
46 Ravenswood Road, London E17 9LY 3RY. Suitable for ladies from 15 weeks pregnant to term.

Date and Time:
The courses run on Monday evenings from 7.00 - 8.00pm and cost £45 for a 5 week course. Please contact me for the next course dates.

Course Details:
Each course will include; breathing techniques that will be useful during pregnancy, yoga postures that are specifically modified to pregnancy, guided meditation, work with sound and relaxation

For further details please contact Samantha Wood on 07733 330171 or sam@gentleflowyoga.co.uk


Strung out violin group for adults

Tuesdays:  6.30 - 7.30p.m. Elementary - Easy
                      7.30 - 8.30p.m. Absolute Beginners
Thursdays; 6.30 - 8.0p.m.  Easy -  Intermediates

Studio Office,The Quaker Meeting House, 1a, Jewel Road, London, 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 of all levels, with a professional musician whose work spans from the West End to Womad.  
All styles of music welcomed from classical to traditional tunes. Fun is the key ingredient! Classes payable in advance by the term.

Private lessons also available for all age groups.

For further information, please contact Alison Jones:
07740 622 428



Weekly ukulele classes for adults in E17

Date of Event: Every Saturday 10.30 to 11.30am
easy to improvers

Venue, address: Studio Office, The Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QU


Learn the ukulele or improve your skills with an experienced, professional musician in a fun and relaxed environment. Instruments not provided!

At: Studio Office, The Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QU

For further information,  and to book,  please contact Dick Smith on:
07903 419 691
email dickbanjosmith@gmail.com 
or visit www.banjosmith.co.uk.

Five string banjo classes

Date of Event: Every Monday

Category: music, classes

Title/Name of the event: Weekly Five string banjo classes for adults in E17

Venue, address: Studio Office, The Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QU


Bluegrass style three-finger picking classes. Beginner’s class on Monday evenings. Private lessons also available with professional musician with over 20 years experience.


Mondays, 6.30 -7.30 p.m. Absolute beginners

Mondays, 7.30 - 8.30 p.m. Improvers/intermediate

Monday, 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Improving beginners

Costs and booking instructions, contact details etc:

For further information,  and to book,  please contact Dick Smith on:
07903 419 691
email dickbanjosmith@gmail.com 
or visit www.banjosmith.co.uk.

Regular events at the Hornbeam Cafe

Regular events at the Hornbeam
*Every Tuesday 7pm – 9pm: Italian Class
*Every Thursday 2pm to 4pm: Knitting and crafts group
*Every Saturday 10.00-11.30am: E17 Junior Guitar Club
*Every 1st Friday of the month 7.30pm: Science Fiction Reading Group
*Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 8pm: Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign
*Every 4th Wednesday of the month 7pm: Transition Walthamstow
*Every last Friday of the month 7.30pm: Book Group

Event: Open Mic Night 

Date: Every second Friday of the month

Time: 7.30-11.30pm
Venue: Hornbeam Cafe
: Free  entry
: andythemirror@gmail.com
Tel:  07940260558

Description; Every second Friday we at Hornbeam host an open mic. Singers, musicians, poets, comedians and magicians are all welcome to grace our humble stage. First time performers don't be shy as we are the most friendly, easy going place this side of the river! Walthamstow's finest compere 'Andy The Mirror is the host with the most and a warm welcome awaits you. Shake a leg London! Check out our website www.hornbeam.org.uk/events/at-the-hornbeam/performance-nights/

info@hornbeam.org.uk www.hornbeam.org.uk
The Hornbeam, 458 Hoe St, London, E17 9AH 020 8558 6880

Curry Club at The Hornbeam Cafe every Thursday night.

Come and sit with friends and strangers and share delicious authentic organic vegan curries and other savoury dishes.
Two courses for £10, full range of beverages. Sweets also available.
Advance booking is essential, for a single sitting at 7.30pm.

There is no hospitality like Hornbeam hospitality! Come and see for yourself! All food freshly prepared using 100% organic ingredients.

Email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, and how many people.

Addresss: 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH

Tel. 0208 558 6880

Check out our website: http://www.hornbeam.org.uk/2013/02/curry-club-weekly-from-thu-28th-feb/

Yoga classes (Iyengar yoga)

Every Thursday and Saturday
Classes are on Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm at St Patricks church hall, Blackhorse Rd E17 6NH, £6 per class.

Saturday 9-10 am at St Andrew's church hall E17 6AR (car park entrance) £7.50 per class.

For more information call Nicholette on 07962 424-460.

Music Quiz Night

Every other Monday from 8pm onwards
Nags Head Pub - Downstairs in the bar
Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LP
website: www.thenagsheade17.com

Music Quiz Night - Every other Monday from 19th March at 8pm. Hosted by quiz maestro Ric. It does exactly what it says on the tin! FREE entry.

Spin a Disc Night

Every other Monday from 8pm onwards
Nags Head Pub - Downstairs in the bar
Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LP
website: www.thenagsheade17.com

Spin a Disc Night - Every other Monday from 12th March at 8pm. Dig out your favourite old records 33s, 45s or 78s from the attic. Dust them off and bring them along for DeeJay Auntie Maureen (yes her of the Vintage Fayre, Gents Pop up Shop, Cats Wedding and New Years Eve Party upstairs in Madam La Zongas) for us all to hear, reminisce, sing a long to, dance and giggle at!

Body Fit Class - Orford House Social

Class every Monday at 7.45pm

The Body Fit is a cardio class, high and low impact with easy to follow routines.

It is a high energy fun workout that will really get you going. Fantastic for improving cardiovascular fitness and burning lots of calories. 

Mondays 7.45 pm at the Orford Social Club (E17 9QR) - Body Fit.

For more details contact Ola on: 07790 604 813

Posted 29th January 2012

Body Tone Class - Trinity Church Hall

Class every Wednesday at 8.15pm

The Body Tone focus is mainly around toning and strength with some cardio elements.

A set of body weight exercises in easy to follow routines works on both strength and endurance and gives that extra boost to help shape up all over. 

Wednesdays 8.15 pm at Trinity Church hall (E17 9QU) - Body Tone.

Posted th January 2012

Karaoke at the Lord Brooke pub

Karaoke ever Saturday night

Lord Brooke pub
47 Shrenhall Street,
London E17 3EY
Contact number  020 8257 9534

Posted 12th January 2012

Zumba Fitness - Orford House Social Club

Every Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Ditch the work out and join the party with Zumba fitness.

Orford House Social Club on Orford Road E17.

Contact Hollie Bantick on 07735 236 388

Wine Tasting - Walthamstow Wine Club

FREE Wine Tasting - Every Wednesday
Free Wine Tasting at the Walthamstow Wine Club every Wednesday between 3pm and 8pm.

56-60 Grove Road E17 9BN

For more information please visit walthamstowwineclub.moonfruit.com or call Tom on 07723 323 542 / 020 8521 8296.

Wine Tasting - Nags Head Pub

Last Thursday of each month
Wine Tasting at the Nags Head Pub, 7pm. Prior booking needed - Please contact Sean or Sharon on email at seanpic@aol.com

Farmers Market - Town Square

Every Sunday 10am until 2pm
Locally sourced organic food & drink. Take a wonder and try some of the samples they offer.

Family Bike Club

2nd Sunday of each month green love image
Meet outside Ancient house on Church Lane at 1pm
Relaxed and free cycle rides for adults and children.
For more information contact Paul on 020 8520 0648 or email him on paul.gasson@gmail.com.

Live Jazz Session

Sundays from 4pm - 8pm
Nags Head Pub
Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LP
website: www.thenagsheade17.com

Curry & Quiz

Mondays from 7.30 pm
The Castle
15 Grosvenor Rise, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LB
Tel: 020 8509 8095

Poker Night

Wednesday evenings
The Village Pub
31 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9NL
Tel: 020 8521 9982
You need to become a member, pop into the pub to find out more.

I was wondering whether we could be added to your what's on music section with our new regular nights of entertainment?

Wednesday night 8-10:30pm we have a live pianist playing.

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.

We also have a general knowledge quiz on a Monday from 8pm and an Entertainment quiz on a Tuesday from 8:30pm.


As well as the usual Poker night on a Wednesday.

E17 Guitar Club

Thursdays from 8pm - 9.15pm £10
The Deli
69 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17
Contact Chris on 07958 471 083
Friendly atmosphere and all levels welcome

Tina T's Soul & Funk Jam

One night each month - 8pm onwards - FREE
Ye Old Rose & Crown Pub
53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow Village, E17 4SA
Tel: 020 8509 3880
Playing a mixture of funk and soul to get you in the mood

Open Mic Night

First Wednesday of each month from 8pm - FREE
Ye Old Rose & Crown Pub
53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow Village, E17 4SA
Tel: 020 8509 3880

Walls Of Heartache - Northern Soul Night

Last Saturday of each month from 9pm
The Aubar - 524 Forest Road
Walthamstow, E17
dates may vary visit their facebook page

Life Drawing Classes

Mondays from 7.30pm - 10pm
Walthamstow Life Drawing
Upstairs in the Nags Head Pub, 9 Orford Road Walthamstow E17 9LP

Wednesdays 11.30am - 1pm
From the 4th April 2012, daytime sessions will also be available in the Red Room, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA

Anyone who has an interest in pursuing, improving or developing their drawing skills is welcome.

life drawing classes poster
For more information please email Harriet: harriet@harrietarmstrong.com

Live Bands & DJ Night

Friday's & Saturday's from 8pm
The Queens Arms Pub
42 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9NJ
Tel: 0208 509 2899

A Traditional Music Session

Second Tuesday of the month (except August)
Nags Head Pub - In the room upstairs
Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, E17 9LP
website: www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Aikido - The Japanese art of self defence

Tuesdays & Friday from 6.30pm
The Village Drop In
West Avenue, (near Orford Road) Walthamstow Village, E17
Phone Steve Tel: 07838 387057

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