Coming up in Waltham Forest - 23 August

Published Friday 23 August 19 by Callum

Your guide to events in the borough over the next week...

Over the next seven days there are opportunities to check out live music on the streets of Walthamstow, taste culinary delights across the streets of Leyton and the chance to take the ideas of a magical picture book and bring them to life on the streets of the entire borough. Sound good? Read on…

Red Light Busking

Transforming Walthamstow Town Centre into a busker’s paradise, Red Light Busking is a one-day busking festival taking over six shop fronts on Saturday 24 August.

The mini-festival will feature artists playing the freshest sounds from varied genres; from Grime to Guitar music, Afrobeat to Jazz and Reggae to Love songs. Keep an eye and an ear out for the performers at 100% U Hair Barbers, Clipmasons Barbers, GO2 Mens Wear, Costa Coffee, Turtle Bay and Mirth, Marvel & Maud.

24 August, from 12pm | Walthamstow Town Centre | Free
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Culinary Walking Tours

Walthamstow-born tour guide Abdulmaalik Tailor is leading a series of Culinary Walking Tours through Waltham Forest's diverse communities, with this weekend’s tour focusing on Leyton. 

Travelling from cafés to bakeries, these tours will introduce your tastebuds to every sensation our borough has to offer. Remember to wear loose clothes, bring a good appetite and don’t be in a hurry to get anywhere else – these tours could last from brunch till dinner. Learn more about Abdulmaalik Tailor and the Culinary Walking Tours series in our Q&A.

There is just one ticket left for this tour, so don’t delay! The next tour wall take place in Chingford on Saturday 28 September.

24 August, 11am-5pm (approx) | Leyton | £25
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Grandad’s Island: from Page to Pavement Open Call

Calling all budding artists! We are looking for help from local residents to bring the story of Grandad’s Island to life as part of Grandad’s Island: from Page to Pavement, transforming ideas from the pages of this beautiful picture book to the pavements of Waltham Forest.

Artillery will be creating a story map and listings of all the activities, exhibitions and performances taking place from 4 - 13 October. All of the commissions from across the project will then take part in an installation event in Langthorne Park on Sunday 13 October, where residents and artists from across the borough will come together to celebrate the work they’ve created.

Simply complete this form to provide details of your event for the printed guide. The deadline to send details of events to be included is Friday 30 August.

Find out more

Next week is also your last chance to get involved in Carnivalista Culture. Join in these fantastic carnival costume workshops daily at Leyton Green and next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Junction Centre in Leytonstone.

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