Coming up in Waltham Forest - 10 October

Published Thursday 10 October 2019 by Callum

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This World Mental Health Day, we look forward to the week ahead (and beyond!) and share a host of activities to get involved in that aim to bring communities together and help people to explore the borough in new ways…

Grandad’s Island: from Page to Pavement

Sunday 13 October, free finale event in Langthorne Park

The Grandad’s Island: from Page to Pavement project inspired by local award-winning author and illustrator Benji Davies' 2015 book has seen the borough come to life with workshops, processions, music sessions and more. The free finale event in Langthorne Park this Sunday 13 October, 12noon – 6pm will be a fun family day dancing, a procession, creative workshops, multilingual storytelling and a community feast. 

Download the full programme of events here.

We’re All Bats

October-November, borough-wide

The We’re All Bats season is now under way, with events this upcoming week including Deep Listening Sessions, a Bats and Sound talk, Sound Massages and Land Listening Walks. Inspired by bats and the way in which they use sound to find their way around the world and live their lives, this project helps us to try and do the same. Other highlights include underwater music at a swimming pool and creating sound with synthesizer and instrument making workshops.

Check out the full programme of events here.

Black History Month events

There are several events happening at One Hoe Street and Walthamstow Assembly Hall to celebrate Black History Month, read on to find out more…

Black Art We Trust
Until 13 October, One Hoe Street. Free, with a ticketed event on Sunday
Black Art We Trust is a chance to see five female and five male showcase their work at One Hoe Street. Come along and view the work of these talented artists blended with live music.

Find out more and buy tickets for Sunday

Black in Time
12 October, One Hoe Street, £5.98

‘Black In Time’ is a Black History Month '70's Groove Fest' hosted by Waltham Forest, Antigua and Barbuda & Dominica Twinning Association. Dress like your 70's shero/hero for one night as you dance to hits like Rock Your Boat, Lean On Me, Night Fever, Superstition and more.

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IN-FACTS: Black History Month Edition
17 October, One Hoe Street, £8.14 (group discount available)

An intimate evening showcasing the best talent across creative platforms. This edition of IN-FACTS will feature Demigosh, Rue and Nekkita, plus Lolly Comms screening "Motherland" and an open mic session.

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The BHM Comedy Show
25 October, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, £18

More than just a Comedy Show, this a night of belly laughter and entertainment features comedians Wayne "Dibbi" Rollins, Slim, Rudi Lickwood, Prince Abdi, Roger Dee, Njambi McGrath and Babatunde plus live performances from Jermain Jackman, Ray Carless and more.

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18-19 October, Epping Forest, £5
The GIANT climbing concerts produced by Arts and Gardens are taking place next week, where new tree song 'Epping' by Robert Macfarlane with music composed by Oliver Weeks will be premiered. Witness a chorus of children, guest soloists, London Forest Choir and Tottenham Community Choir singing to the grand giants of the forest, with works by John Clare, Grace Nichols, Benjamin Zephaniah and Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant. 

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Polish Jazz London Series: High Definition Quartet

18 October, St John’s Music Hall

The award-winning High Definition Quartet is one of the most interesting Polish jazz ensembles of their generation. Their originality and musical freshness have created an impact in Poland and beyond. They will be performing at St. John’s Music Hall as part of the Polish Jazz London Series.

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Liberty Festival

A little further ahead but still just as exciting, we’ve announced that Liberty, The Mayor of London’s free festival celebrating the work of deaf and disabled artists is coming to Waltham Forest on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. Liberty is an exciting weekend of cutting edge arts in the spaces and places of Walthamstow. Most performances will be free to drop-in, with a number of free ticketed talks and workshops.

Find out more here.

Don’t forget you can search for even more events happening over the next week on the website too and keeping checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more upcoming events and other exciting things going on in Waltham Forest.

Let us know what you see this week and share your experiences with us using #wfculture19