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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.