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Thu 27th Apr 2017
Below the Bridge
SLADA Fundraiser

SLADA volunteers will be at the Star of India on Friday 5th May lending a helping hand.

They get to keep any 'tips' they make and in a generous gesture the restaurant has agreed to 'match' their tip total!

So if you are a customer on 5th May PLEASE TIP GENEROUSLY to help with community work in South Leytonstone!

Sun 23rd Apr 2017
JaneyD
Community Transport Waltham Forest - Big Day Out Fundraiser

Community Transport do amazing work. Last year they took 200 children from Newham and Waltham Forest (looked after children and young carers) to the seaside for the day. And this year they're doing it again!!!

They are fundraising at the moment and here's what they say on their website :

"We are leaving no stone un-turned in our effort to raise £15,000.00 to make this event possible; and our amazing staff are fully on board and eagerly participating in fundraising challenges to ensure we reach the goal. First up on the 29th April will be our Fleet Supervisor, Alison Louis, as she completes the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. Please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlisonFowlerlouis1 and kindly sponsor Alison on her challenge."

Please do give generously.

Find out more on their website http://communitytransportwf.co.uk/big-day-2017/

Fri 7th Apr 2017
Emma
Ballet contemporary fusion class

Ballet contemporary fusion class is for age 5-adults at School 21 New mount Street E15 3pa

Wed 5th Apr 2017
Emma B Fitness
New fitness classes in South Woodford

Totally Shredded, an equipment-free boxing style HIIT workout set to drum and bass music, designed to increase fitness, stamina and make you sweat! - Wed 7pm Fitness Pilates, a total body general fitness class including traditional Pilates exercises, designed to strengthen, increase flexibility and de-stress - Wed 8pm Held at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 185 Hermon Hill, South Woodford. Book your places via www.bookwhen.com/emmabfitness

Sat 18th Mar 2017
Richard Price
Diane Abbott speaking at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Labour meeting

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and NEC member Cllr Claudia Webbe are among the speakers at a launch meeting for BAME Labour at The Epicentre, 41 West Street, Leytonstone, London E11 4LJ on Wednesday 29th March at 7.30 pm.

Fri 3rd Mar 2017
JaneyD
Leyton Orient Regeneration Fund

Leyton Orient is London's second oldest club, formed in 1881. For much of its life it has managed to survive in the shadow of much bigger London clubs and is often referred to as Londoners' second-favourite club. Now it faces an uncertain future. Sold to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti in July 2014, just after the club missed out on promotion back to the Championship for the first time in over 30 years, Leyton Orient has since suffered a dramatic decline. The club faces relegation out of the Football League for the first time in its 112 years in the league, and while it appears Mr Becchetti is willing to sell, the reported asking price may put off potential buyers due to the level of debt he has built up during his ownership. Leyton Orient Fans' Trust (LOFT), an independent supporters' trust representing hundreds of O's fans has set up of the Leyton Orient Regeneration Fund. The fund would be used to help regenerate Leyton Orient (or, in the event of liquidation of the club, a successor ‘phoenix club’). Please check out their website and support them if you can. http://leytonorientfanstrust.com/fund.asp

Fri 3rd Mar 2017
Richard Price
Fighting back against the Tories!

Leyton & Wanstead Constituency Labour Party is holding a public meeting on Wednesday March 8th at Leytonstone High Road Methodist Church, 578 High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3DA at 7.30pm. Highlighting issues including the crises in the NHS, mental health and social care, as well as the soaring cost of rent and property while wages stagnate, the meeting will set out Labour’s alternative. Speakers include local MP John Cryer, who is also Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party; Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon, MP for Leeds East; Emine Ibrahim, who is a councillor in Haringey, as well as secretary of Redbridge UNISON; and Young Labour activist Rachael Ward, who is London Youth Representative on the Co-op Party National Committee.

Wed 1st Mar 2017
All That Jazz
Jazz at the RAFA

This Thursday at the RAFA Club, 295 Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

The wonderful Tracey Mendham

Free admission, club opens at 8pm, music from 9-11

Ten minutes walk from Ilford or Gants Hill Station.

Sat 25th Feb 2017
The sociable socialist
Film Night : Made In Dagenham

Leyton & Wanstead Labour Party Socialist Film Club are pleased to announce a showing of Made In Dagenham.

Wednesday 15th March. Leytonstone Library, Church Lane E11 1 HQ. 7.30pm.

£5 (£3 concessions) to cover costs. Light refreshements available.

The film celebrates the women sewing machinists at Ford, who in 1968 struck against a discriminatory grading system. Although they were few in number, they won a historic victory.

There will be a Q&A session.

Booking Essential

Please email tharris0457@gmail.com if you'd like a seat: demand is likely to be great! This will sell out.

We are also taking donations for local foodbanks which are badly needed. Any food or toiletries are welcome.

Thu 16th Feb 2017
The story of bart
The story of bart - a musical play

Lionel Bart from the East End of London was a songwriting genius having a career penning huge global chart hits, musicals, film scores and one of the biggest musicals of all time 'Oliver'. He was earning every minute the same as the average working mans weekly wage in the 1960′s, but things went wrong, very wrong and by 1972 he was tragically declared Bankrupt. 'The Story of Bart' tells the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Britain's greatest songwriter. West End Star John Barr (Les Miserables, Aspects of Love, Evita & Sweeney Todd) will be taking on the role of Lionel Bart telling you his own story, he will be joined by some very special guests and full band performing Bart’s most unforgettable hits as well as one or two songs you haven’t heard before. Was there a Happy Ending? Coming to Walthamstow for the first time, this fascinating tale will start its UK wide tour with five dates at the iconic former Granada cinema venue, Mirth, Marvel & Maud.

Tue 14th Feb 2017
All That Jazz
Jazz at the RAFA

This Thursday at the RAFA Club, 295 Cranbrook Road, Ilford.

Ten minutes walk from Ilford or Gants Hill Station.

The wonderful Graham Pike Quartet, Jazz Trumpet and Blues Harmonica.

Free admission, club opens at 8pm, music from 9-11

Wed 11th Jan 2017
Great Outdoors
Public Meeting - A Vision for our Open Spaces

Friday 13th January. 7.30pm Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Rd

Local residents are very fortunate to have on their doorsteps Wanstead Park, Wanstead Flats and Epping Forest which offer a unique combination of history, natural beauty and facilities for sport and recreation.

Come along and hear the latest plans and news from

Paul Thomson, Superintendent of Epping Forest

John Meehan, Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands

John Cryer, our local MP

and let them know your own thoughts and views.

Wed 11th Jan 2017
Cygnus Trust
Curry & Quiz

Quiz Night at the Star of India

23rd Feb 2017

Food served from 6.30pm.

First question 8pm

£15 for quiz and curry.

Raising funds for local charity Cygnus Trust (www.cygnustrust.org)

Mon 9th Jan 2017
The sociable socialist
Film Night. I, Daniel Blake.

The Leyton and Wanstead Labour Party Socialist Film Club are pleased to announce a showing of Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake, a powerful portrayal of the modern welfare state.

Wednesday 18 January 2017 Leytonstone Library, London E11, UK 7.30pm - 9.30pm

£5 (£3 concessions) to cover costs Light refreshments available

Book now : Contact Tim Harris, tharris0457@gmail.com

 

Mon 14th Nov 2016
JaneyD
Crisis Christmas Party

Take a break - enjoy some cake!

Sunday 11th December 11am - 1pm

Enjoy coffee, cake, mince pies and other goodies and help us raise funds for Crisis - the homelessness charity.

Mon 14th Nov 2016
Irene
Pensioners Christmas Meal

Monday 5th December at 5pm

Delicious Indian Buffet, Dessert and a Drink

Entertainment

Raffle

All for only £10

Call Irene on 8530 8484 to book your place

Star of India Restaurant

875 High Rd E11 1HR

Sat 5th Nov 2016
The sociable socialist
Leyton and Wanstead Labour Party Socialist Film Club

On Wednesday 16th November we will be showing the inspirational and humorous PRIDE, the true story of the lesbians and gay men who went to the South Wales coalfield in 1984 to support the miners in their titanic struggle against the Tory government. One of the men involved, our very own Ray Goodspeed, will lead a Q&A after the film. Leytonstone Library (1st floor),Church Rd, Leytonstone Wednesday 16th November, 7:30 pm £5 (£3 concessions) to cover costs Light refreshments available Demand for tickets will be great, so booking is essential: Tim Harris, tharris0457@gmail.com Come along and meet some of the most sociable socialists in town.

Wed 2nd Nov 2016
Peta Richardson
Pilates with Peta in Wanstead

New classes starting in Wanstead including Post Natal Pilates, HIP (High Intensity Power) Pilates and 1to1 Reformer Sessions. For more details, please contact Peta on 07950326244.

Thu 20th Oct 2016
JaneyD
Jazz with Pete Skiv's Swingfellows in aid of Cygnus Trust

A night of top music and a delicious curry in aid of local charity the Cygnus Trust.

Thursday 3rd November at the Star of India from 7pm.

Featuring Pete Skiv's Swingfellows and the amazing vocal talent of Arifa Hafiz.

Tickets £20 from David 07923 470 734 or email jane@starofindiauk.com

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"Arifa Hafiz. Remember that name. She's the real deal." Dave Gelly, jazz critic of The Observer.

Bassist Pete Skivington and long-time collaborator guitarist Jim Douglas were for many years members of the Alex Welsh Jazz Band, "the best small band of its kind in the world" - Bud Freeman, saxophonist with the Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman orchestras.

Wed 19th Oct 2016
Anna Davies
North Star Charity Vinyl Night

This is guaranteed to be a good night....put it in your diary. All funds raised from vinyl selection and raffle to go to the Breast Cancer Now charity which is raising much needed funds for research to prevent all women dying from this disease by 2020. Raffle, Dance and Fireworks from 7pm.

Tue 11th Oct 2016
Phantom Cake Baker
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 15th October at Star of India. Come along and have a coffee and a slice of cake. Together we can make sure no-one faces cancer alone. 10am - 11.30am

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Alice Stanley
Oasis in the desert II

mixed media, fabric collage £120

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Alice Stanley
Oasis in the desert

mixed media, fabric collage £120

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Alice Stanley
Day & Night, Darkness & Light

mixed media, fabric collage £150

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Alice Stanley
Children’s collages:

A Frog and a Dog, Pink Elephant and Blue Hippo Cat and Mouse, Rabbit and Chicken mixed media, fabric collage, 26cm x 20cm £25 Little Red Riding Hood, MacDonald's Farm £30

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Alice Stanley
Orange composition

mixed media, fabric collage, 35cm x 35cm £50 each, two for £90 (with green composition)

Sun 28th Aug 2016
Emma
Open House Week - Ballet contemporary fusion classes

Monday 5th September 7-8pm Free Beginner Teens/Adults, Wedneday 7th September 6-6.45pm Free tots 3-6year old, 8-9pm Intermidate Teen /Adults (£2.50), Friday 9th September Junior/Pre Teen 7-12years old -6-7pm (£2.50).

Thu 21st Apr 2016
JaneyD
Charity Cycle Ride

Local man Martyn Bellamy is raising funds to take 500 to 600 children in care or young carers to the seaside for a day to remember. To do this he is cycling the 76 miles from Waltham Forest to Southend-on-Sea - and back on 22nd May 2016 and is seeking sponsorship. Click on the link to sponsor him and find out more https://t.co/6kldpyCtiO

Thu 7th Apr 2016
Poetic Justice Productions
Theatre: Scampolo (Leytonstone Festival favourite) in Islington run
From April 19th to May 1st, Islington’s Rosemary Branch pub theatre will play host to Poetic Justice’s new English language production of Scàmpolo, a 1916 romantic comedy by renowned early 20th c Italian playwright and director Dario Niccodemi, first trialled at the 2015 Leytonstone Festival. The translation and performance is a dream come true for Wanstead-based actor and politician Ashley Gunstock, who had picked up an old copy of the play on his honeymoon in Italy, and had for many years wanted to create a translation of it. A special team of three at Ashley Gunstock's Theatre company Poetic Justice have combined their skills to create this groundbreaking translation. Poetic Justice now celebrate the play’s centenary with this, the first ever full-length English stage production of Scàmpolo . Scàmpolo is a classic early 20th century tale of a girl on the threshold of womanhood, living on the harsh streets of Rome. Her introduction into the life and social circle of an impoverished engineer – with dreams of having his Libyan railway project accepted by the Italian government – raises quite a few eyebrows and questions regarding the hypocrisy of the bourgeoisie. Poetic Justice is delighted to be staging the centenary and first ever English production of this quirky, poignant and beautifully written Italian romantic comedy, the first of Niccodemi’s works to be translated by Marzia Marani, Diana Korchien & Ashley Gunstock. Rosemary Branch Theatre 2 Shepperton Road London N1 3DT Box Office: (0)20 7704 6665 Online bookings: http://bit.ly/20InmXt Performances: Tuesday 19 April - Sunday 1 May 2016. Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7.30pm & Sundays at 6pm. Tickets: £12/£10 (concessions)
Thu 10th Mar 2016
Leytonstone Festival
Leytonstone Festival 2016

1st – 17th July 2016 CALL FOR ARTISTS Got an event you’d like to showcase? Visit our website www.leytonstonefestival.org.uk and find out how to get involved in the best little festival in London

Thu 3rd Mar 2016
Waltham Forest Twinning Association
A night of entertainment for a good cause.

A Fundraising Show & Dance in support of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015. An evening of superb local and international artists, dancers, poets and musicians. It’s a great line up to start the weekend! The Show will be compered by the delightful TV presenter Denise Nurse in the presence of Waltham Forest’s Mayor as well as the High Commissioner of Antigua & Barbuda and the acting High Commissioner of Dominica. The doors will open at 7pm and you will be welcomed by the tropical sounds of Nite Blues Steel Band. The show’s final performance will be from the excellent Stratford East Singers followed by DJ Floyd’s musical selection for all tastes to dance, till midnight. You will be able to buy your drinks, food and raffle tickets for great prizes. Date: Friday 11th March 2016. Doors 7pm, Show 7.30pm, followed by dancing till midnight Venue name: Chingford Assembly Hall Venue address: Station Road, Chingford, London E4 7EN Nearest train station: Chingford Buses: 97, 179, 212, 313, 379, 397, 444. Parking: Richmond Road car park – free after 5pm. Tickets: Advance adult £12 (including a raffle ticket), U16s £5; Door £15 http://wfta11march16.eventbrite.com Tickets/Info: wftwinningassociation@gmail.com 07732 332 814

Tue 1st Mar 2016
Gill Taylor
Woodhouse Players - Double Bill

Woodhouse Players present a Double Bill of Modern Classics - “The Long Christmas Dinner” by Thornton Wilder and “God Of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza Friday 4 March 8pm Saturday 5 March 2.30pm & 8pm Friday 11 March 8pm Saturday 12 March 2.30pm* & 8pm * - BSL-signed performance At the Welsh Church Hall 881 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR Tickets £8 (£5 concessions) booked/reserved in advance; £9/£6 at the door Book online at www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk Phone reservations 020 8504 3872 Not suitabable for under-14s Further information: "The Long Christmas Dinner" Ninety years in the life of the Bayard family told through their annual Christmas gatherings. A meditation on life, death, time, continuity, and change by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays "Our Town" and "The Skin Of Our Teeth", and novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". "God of Carnage" Two couples meet to build bridges after their sons get into a playground scrap, but simmering tensions and unresolved conflicts reveal that the parents can be far more juvenile than their children. "God of Carnage" was written in 2006 by French-Iranian playwright Yasmina Reza and translated into English by Christopher Hampton in 2008. A smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic, it has won both the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Tue 9th Feb 2016
www.theflowerdesigner.com
The Flower Designer

The Flower Designer specialises in all arrangements for weddings & civil ceromonies including Bridal bouquets Bridesmaid bouquets & accessories Buttonholes & corsages Venue flowers A free design consultation will allow you to discuss your wedding flower requirements and look through books & magazines for ideas on your special day. ***Valentines Special Offer*** 10% off your wedding flower orders when booking a consultation before 18th February. Contact Katherine to arrange an appointment.

Tue 2nd Feb 2016
JaneyD
Big Band Night

Sunday 21st February 7.15pm for 7.45pm In aid of the Mayors Appeal with the Denmark Street Big Band featuring vocalist Paul Wood. Ilford Golf Club 291 Wanstead Park Road Ilford IG1 3TR Tickets £25 including buffet Tel : 0208 708 2297 Email : maryallen43@btinternet.com

Fri 8th Jan 2016
Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society
archaeology talk

The Archaeology of Gardens: Historic Landscapes now open to all - a talk by Les Capon mentioning Ingress Park, Osborne House, Chiswick Park, Witley Court, The Regent’s Park, and Hampton Court. Thursday 14 January 7.45 pm, Orient House, Leyton Sixth Form College. Essex Road E10 6EQ

Fri 8th Jan 2016
JaneyD
Burns Night - Charity Fundraiser hosted by Cllr Barbara White. Mayor of Redbridge.

Saturday 23rd January. 7pm for 7.30pm Ilford Golf Club, 291 Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, IG1 3TR. Tickets £30 - call 0208 708 2297 or email maryallen43@btinternet.com Traditional Burns Night meal a band and a piper.

Thu 10th Dec 2015
Milene
Christmas Concert

Our beautiful Christmas Concert with Waltham Forest Youth Orchestra. Refreshments will be provided in the interval, incl. mince pies and hot chocolate. Tickets £8 when bought in advance and £10 on the door. Children 16 and under - free entry.

Tue 8th Dec 2015
Janey D
Condition Critical - London's NHS Crisis

PUBLIC MEETING 9th December 7.30pm at The Score Centre, 100 Oliver Rd E10 5JY

Speakers : John Cryer, Ivana Bartoletti and local health campaigners. All very welcome.

Trouble getting appointments? had a long wait at A&E? Got ideas about where more money is needed or ideas to improve things? Come along and have your say about our local health services.

Organised by Leyton & Wanstead Labour Party as part of a series of public meetings on important local issues.

Thu 19th Nov 2015
Jan Ashford
Ecstatic Dance East / Open Floor

Saturday 21st November 7-9pm at Leytonstone United Free Church 55 Wallwood Road E11 1AY £7- entry Ecstatic Dance East is a free form movement practice for people of all ages and abilities who love to dance. Movement is good for the body and soul not forgetting the mind and emotions. We will be engaging all these elements as we move dancing both alone and with partners, in a supportive, exploratory space encouraging expansion and growth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, most people dance in bare feet or you can wear trainers. Bring water to drink although tap water is available. I first experienced ecstatic dance through the 5 rhythms practice eighteen years ago and have been hooked ever since. I am currently a teacher in training with Open Floor International. I particularly love the way dance connects people, and hope to create a soulful community of dancers here in East London. It's a ten minute walk from Leytonstone tube, plenty of parking.

Thu 19th Nov 2015
Anonymous
Hitchcock's Home does Christmas

HITCHCOCK’S HOME DOES CHRISTMAS – SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER at "The Mission Hall", 10 - 11 Aylmer Road, London, E11 3AD Celebrating Christmas with ‘Hitch’ in his home town! Leytonstone gets ready for Christmas with bumper family fun and frolics and some festive films If Hitchcock came ‘home’ for Christmas – what sort of celebration would he want? ItDoesTheJob.com have come up with just the answer! Following hot on the heels of this summer’s sell-out event ‘Hitchcock’s Home’, they’ve come up with a bumper festive family event ‘Hitchcock’s Home does Christmas’. The whole idea of ‘Hitchcock’s Home does Christmas’ is to make a big family thing of the Sunday before Christmas with festive fun and frolics with a ‘Hitchcock’ twist. Hopefully with all the prezzie shopping done and the food stacked in the larder, the whole family can spend some fun time together enjoying Christmas fayre, treats and some great family films. It all happens at The Mission Hall in Aylmer Road E11 which will be ‘decked’ out with yuletide cheer. Come early before the main film programme and soak up the festive atmosphere. There’ll be lots of seasonal fun and frolics and decorative trimmings in exciting ‘Hitch’ style. You’ll also enjoy a selection of delicious locally sourced food and drink, treats and tipples – and of course traditional cinema snacks. And you don’t have to rush off after the film – stay and carry on with Christmas! Here are some of the tasty treats in store: • Deeney’s ‘toasties’ – legendary haggis and cheese toasties and more • Popcorn and Pick n’ Mix – your favourite cinema treats • Burgess & Hall – stunning red and white wines, mulled wine, craft beers and some Hackney-made gin And more……see here for more details: http://www.hitchcockshome.co.uk/food-and-drink (Please note: to support local businesses we ask that no outside food or drink be brought in) And for the main event: Programme: • Early afternoon (film starts 12.30pm): The Snowman & Father Christmas • Late afternoon (film starts 4pm): The Muppet Christmas Carol • Evening (film starts 7.30pm): Gremlins Ticket prices are: Adult ‘Premium’ £14/Adult ‘Standard’ £12.40/Children £9.70/Family ticket (group of four with at least two children £38.80). With the compliments of the season, ItDoesTheJob.com are paying the booking fee. Book now on: http://www.hitchcockshome.co.uk/tickets The best day and evening out in London – right in the heart of Leytonstone! For tickets and information follow these links: http://www.hitchcockshome.co.uk/home Twitter: @HitchcocksHome Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HitchcocksHome Instagram: @HitchcocksHome Email: hello@hitchcockshome.co.uk

Thu 19th Nov 2015
JaneyD
Redbridge Mayors Charity Appeal Fundraiser

TEN PIN BOWLING Wednesday 25 November 2015 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Rollerball at the City Pavilion, Collier Row, Romford RM5 2BH. Tickets £12.50 includes 2 games and buffet Email maryallen43@btinternet.com or call 020 8708 2297.

Wed 18th Nov 2015
Anonymous
ST JOHNS FUNDRAISER GIG - 25 NOV - 7.30PM

CHARITY FUNDRAISING CONCERT Leytonstone, St John’s Church. 25 Nov Ticket: http://goo.gl/7yqAZI A fundraiser for a new sound system in St John's Church. Please come and support this event. Free glass of wine with each ticket sold. Featuring Blair Jollands (w/Cellist Maud Hodson & Band) * * * * NME * * * * The Guardian * * * * UNCUT 'Great songs' - David Bowie 'Listening to this all the time. Gotta get this record' - Boy George 'Blair is a welcome breath of fresh air to the modern folk rock scene' - The Vinyl District also featuring The Wild Rye https://www.reverbnation.com/thewildrye ...and Adam Brown http://adambrownguitar.co.uk

Thu 5th Nov 2015
The Flower Designer
Christmas Flower Offers

TRADITIONAL XMAS DOOR WREATHS. Luxury handmade fresh moss/ spruce door wreaths. Place your orders now for Christmas. Small 10"- £30.00 Medium 12"- £40.00 Large 14"- £55.00. Order before end of November and receive 10% off your order. Visit me at www.theflowerdesigner.com www.facebook.com/theflowerdesigner

Thu 5th Nov 2015
Gwyn Jones PTA
Curry & Quiz - what's not to like!

Fancy a tasty curry and a fun quiz? Then get yourself to the Gwyn Jones PTA Curry and Quiz night! The event will be at Gwyn Jones School on Wednesday, 11th November 2015 at 7.30pm Curries will be supplied by fantastic, local Indian restaurant – The Star of India. Tickets are £10 per person (Includes dinner and quiz), please feel free to bring your own wine or soft drinks There are only 50 tickets available so get in quick. All welcome, just email hello@gwynjonespta.com

Tue 3rd Nov 2015
Jan Ashford
Ecstatic Dance East / Open Floor

Friday 6th Nov. 1.30-3pm Leytonstone United Free Church 55 Wallwood Road E11 1AY Ecstatic Dance East is a free form movement practice for people of all ages and abilities who love to dance. Movement is good for the body and soul not forgetting the mind and emotions. We will be engaging all these elements as we move dancing both alone and with partners, in a supportive, exploratory space encouraging expansion and growth. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, most people dance in bare feet or you can wear trainers. Bring water to drink although tap water is available. I first experienced ecstatic dance through the 5 rhythms practice eighteen years ago and have been hooked ever since. I am currently a teacher in training with Open Floor International. I particularly love the way dance connects people, and hope to create a soulful community of dancers here in East London. limited parking, permits available for £1, bikes can be brought inside. £5 entry.

Tue 13th Oct 2015
Anonymous
The Secret - The musical

Local residents Angela Broome and Marcus Scroop have written this new, original musical. A haunting tale for Haloween. Act 1 is set in 1986 and features 4 teenagers from Leytonstone who go on holiday to Ibiza. An event occurs while they are away and the girls vow that they will always keep the secret. Act 2 is set in 2012 and suddenly the secret begins to unravel.... This show is being performed in the Deaton Theatre, Forest school at 7.30pm on 30 Oct and 2.30 and 7.30 on 31 Oct. Tickets are ON SALE NOW

Thu 8th Oct 2015
Woodhouse Players
Woodhouse Players present \

Before "Bridesmaids" there were Five Women. . . During an ostentatious wedding reception at an estate in Knoxville, Tennessee, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose failing marriage triggers outrageous behaviour; Meredith, the bride's rebellious younger sister; and Trisha, whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching play by the author of "American Beauty", "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood". Friday 23 October at 8pm Saturday 24 October at 2.30pm* and 8pm Friday 30 October at 8pm Saturday 31 October at 2.30pm and 8pm * - BSL-signed Welsh Church Hall 881 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR (next-door to the Star!) Tickets £8 (£5 concs) booked/reserved in advance, £9/£6 at the door. Book online at www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk Phone/email bookings 020 8504 3872/tickets@woodhouseplayers.co.uk NB Contains adult themes - not suitable for children

Tue 6th Oct 2015
David Boote
Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

A View of the New River: 400 Years of Fresh Water for London’ a talk about the New River by Rachael Macdonald Wednesday October 7th 7.45 pmSt Mary’s Parish Hall, Lindley Road, Leyton E10 6QT (next to the Jet petrol station on Leyton High Road; 69 and 97 buses)

Thu 1st Oct 2015
Jackie Withnall
Woodhouse Players present Five Women Wearing The Same Dress by Alan Ball

The perfect tonic as Winter approaches. A contemporary American comedy by the writer of American Beauty. Contains Adult themes. 6 shows- 23, 24, 30, 31 October See www.woodhouseplayers for full details and booking

Fri 18th Sep 2015
Gill Taylor

Next door to the Star - the Woodhouse Players next production opens on 18 September. Everyone's favourite classic girls' coming-of-age saga of four sisters growing up in New England during the American Civil War. Laughter! Tears! Romance! Frocks! Performances Fri 18 Sept 8pm, Sat 19 Sept 2.30 & 8pm, Fri 25 Sept 8pm, Sat 26 Sept 2.30 & 8pm. BSL-interpreted performance 2.30pm Sat 26 Sept. Tickets £8 (£5 concessions) booked/reserved in advance, £9/£6 at the door. Full details, including how to book, on the website http://www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk/productions_201509littlewomen.html

Tue 18th Aug 2015
Andrew Coles
Calls for council to increase arts budget after Leytonstone Festival refused funds

Leytonstone Festival organisers have called for the council to slash its own 'enormous budget' for cultural events after their funding application was refused. 

The community-led festival is scheduled to run over 170 events, including free concerts, art shows, and theatre performances until July 19, but is facing a £15,000 shortfall in its £25,000 budget after the council's decision.

This year, the arts development grant was described by Waltham Forest council as 'highly competitive and never guaranteed’, after receiving 27 applications requesting around £250,000 – 10 times more than the £25,000 available.

Full article here

Tue 18th Aug 2015
Shah Ahmed
Listed in Time Out's Great bits of London.

Listed in Time Out's Great bits of London. http://t.co/flol1zW99Rstarofindiauk

Wed 21st May 2014
Shah Ahmed
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