Looking ahead to upcoming events across the borough…
It may be the end of the summer holidays and back to school time this week, but the culture never stops! Read on to find out what’s happening in Waltham Forest over the next week and beyond…
The Arts Award Activity & Advice Workshops allow children aged 5 and upwards accompanied by an adult to take part in different arts and crafts activities each month. Come and get stuck in at One Hoe Street this Saturday and design a tote bag with artist Sba Shaikh of Mehraj Textiles.
Saturday 7 September, 2-4pm | One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SD | Free
Join Making it Mindful for Chingford's first health and wellbeing festival this Saturday. This uplifting event will bring the community together with the opportunity to get involved in free healthy and exciting activities. The day will feature live music, guest speakers, food stalls, craft stalls, a free bouncy castle, free arts and crafts, yoga, dance, meditation, kids yoga, tai chi and children’s mindfulness.
Tickets for The Big Bagaga Show are selling quick, with £2 (plus £0.72 booking fee) Waltham Forest resident tickets almost sold out. Running from 12 – 22 September and taking place under a big top circus tent on Chestnuts Field in Walthamstow, The Big Bagaga Show is a celebration of failure through theatre, acrobatics, aerial performance and juggling. Performances will feature aerial hoop, juggling, ensemble acrobatics, cyr wheel, aerial rope, trapeze, teeter board and tight-wire, all accompanied by a live band.
British electronic music composer, producer and musician Gazelle Twin is coming to Mirth Marvel & Maud to perform her critically-acclaimed Pastoral album in full for the final time. Pastoral is an intense exploration of a divided England, taking a look behind the picture postcard image of our countryside. Support comes from prolific Waltham Forest resident and experimental musician, Helm.
Join the Urban Crafts Foundation’s mobile blacksmiths at Capel Manor College’s Brooks Farm Campus in Leyton from 13-16 September for free hands on workshops and learn how to transform hot steel into decorative shapes the traditional way using hammers and anvils. Everyone taking part in the workshops will collectively contribute to making an amazing decorative arch that will stay at the farm for everyone to enjoy.
Pre-register tickets are sold out, but walk ups are available on each day by going to the farm from 10am and registering in person.
13 to 16 September | Brooks Farm, Jack Cornwell Park, Skeltons Ln, Leyton, E10 5BS | Free
Step into the forest and be part of a GIANT treetop experience with the upcoming GIANT Climbing and Music Sessions. Join for a one-hour session where you'll learn a group song with music leader Ellie Bowers-Jolley, before ascending the boughs of a mature oak tree, with the support of expert climbing instructors. The session will finish with a sing-song from the treetops. GIANT Climbing and Music Sessions complement the upcoming GIANT Climbing Concerts, with tickets going on sale from next week.
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.
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