Post Tagged with: "Life"

19May
2011

Save Our Cinema rally

Like many people in Walthamstow, I attended the Save Walthamstow Cinema rally at the Town Hall. The planning application made by UCKG was rejected, and the story of the night was the community spirit around E17.

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13May
2011

Being a new mum in E17, by Liz Burtally

E17er Liz Burtally blogs about her experiences of being a new mum in Walthamstow, and gives some tips for classes, clubs and cafes which are parent-friendly.

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23Apr
2011

Bank Holiday weekend in E17

There are quite a few things happening in and around Walthamstow over the Royal Wedding/May Day bank holiday, so whether you’re a merry monarchist or a rowdy republican, you should find plenty to do in this fair postcode of ours. Here’s a selection of what we’ve heard about on the E17 hipster grapevine, feel free to post details of other things you know about which might have escaped us momentarily! Brodie’s Beer Festival The King William IV hosts the ‘Bunny […]

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20Mar
2011

Awesomestow Central

So, a new nickname for Walthamstow seems to be catching on. There I was, sitting in Chilli ’n’ Spice on Hoe St on Friday night waiting for my curry, pondering how awesome the ’Stow is, and it hit me: Awesomestow.

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19Mar
2011

Forest Recycling Project

Last week was the first time I’d ever been into the Forest Recycling Project (FRP) on Bakers Avenue, near the Bakers Arms. What a cracking find it was too. FRP is situated next to the Hornbeam Cafe. On first glance it doesn’t look like much, but the place is massive inside and there are all sorts of items available from there. I popped in to see if they would take a TV cabinet which I didn’t need any more. The […]

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3Feb
2011

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Waltham Forest Women’s Network are celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day with an event on the evening of Saturday 5 March. As well as entertainment, it will feature stalls and food, and promises to be a good night out. Last year over 100 women attended the event. WFWN are also looking for small businesses and organisations who would like to run a stall. Stalls are £5.00 if you’re doing business and free if you’re providing a free service to women […]

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2Feb
2011

Walking proud in E17

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Walking Proud in East London kicks off this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual History month on Friday. The Vestry House exhibition shows oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans East Londoners. It runs from 7pm-9pm on Friday 4 February. Other events during the month include a reading with the author Ellen Galford and various awareness-raising projects. More information on the events across the month can be found on the Waltham Forest Council website here. Walking Proud in East […]

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30Jan
2011

Have your say on Walthamstow Town Centre

A consultation on ideas about developing Walthamstow Town Centre and the Arcade site is currently running. This follows an exhibition of the designs in the library and around the market area last weekend. There are a range of ideas which cover not only the Arcade site but the market square (where the big telly is), the greenery around Selborne Walk, the bus station and the link to Walthamstow Central station. Ideas about the development of the Arcade site have, of […]

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11Jan
2011

Pillow fight on Saturday

This Saturday, campaign group Fight the Height are organising a mass pillow fight in Walthamstow Central. The event is to protest against the planning proposals for a redevelopment near the station. The pillow fight starts at midday and will last for about 5 minutes. The Fight the Height website describes this as a fun, family affair with a purpose. More details on the pillow fight, and the issue it is highlighting, are available here. Details on the regeneration plans are […]

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4Jan
2011

Wassailing comes to Walthamtstow

The Walthamstow Wassail is running on Sunday 16th January. Wassailing is similar to carol singing in that it involves wandering around houses and pubs in an area singing traditional songs. This years event is planned to run from 2.30pm in the Nags Head on Orford Road, in Walthamstow Village. There will be a chance to learn some songs (what, you’ve not been busting wassailing tunes on your ipod all winter? Shameful!) and generally get your groove on. Once it’s dark, […]

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