Coming up in Waltham Forest - 9 August

Published Friday 9 August 19 by Callum

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

After a jam-packed Waltham Forest Mela where we saw over 12,000 of you and Out in the Forest celebrating gender and queer identity last weekend, we look forward to a huge variety of events taking place over the next week across the borough.

Polish Jazz Series

As part of our year-long programme, B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough.

Next Friday’s event at St John’s Music Hall in Leytonstone showcases Marcin Masecki, one of Poland’s most prolific musicians, known for blurring the line between high art and entertainment.

Tickets are priced at £16.58. This will be the first time Marcin Masecki’s Jazz Trio have played together in London – Don’t miss out! 

Friday 16 August | St John's Music Hall, St John's Church, High Rd, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HH | £16.58
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Arts Award


This Saturday at South Chingford Community Library, children can take part in the arts and gain a special Arts Award Discover qualification. Come along to this workshop and get involved with a whole variety of arts and crafts activities.

These Arts Award Activity & Advice Workshops allow children aged five and upwards accompanied by an adult to take part in different activities each month.

At the workshops you'll be able to get helpful 1-to-1 advice on completing the London Borough of Culture 19 Discover booklet from our expert Arts Award advisers.

Saturday 10 August, 2-4pm | South Chingford Community Library, 265 Chingford Mount Road, London, E4 8LP | Free
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Horace Andy


A London Borough of Culture special featuring Leytonstone local legend Adrian Sherwood with one of the most important names in Reggae, Horace Andy.

Horace Andy is a Jamaican roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", as well as 'Man Next Door" "Angel", "Spying Glass" and "Five Man Army" with English trip hop duo Massive Attack.

This is a rare opportunity to see a legendary artist in an intimate setting, right here in Waltham Forest.

Friday 16 August | Leytonstone Ballroom, The Red Lion, 640 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3AA | £17.05
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Carnivalista Culture


Inspired by the rich diversity and brilliance of multi-cultural communities, Carnivalista Culture celebrates the customs and traditions of processions and masquerade with those living in the Waltham Forest.

This free programme of carnival costume workshops is available for families and friends of all ages. Workshops are free and you can visit as many as you like throughout the programme. No prior experience necessary and all equipment and tools will be provided. 

There are multiple workshops taking place around the borough, with workshops at Leyton Green running every day until August 30 between 12noon and 9pm.

Daily throughout August, 12-9pm | Leyton Green, 768 High Road, Leyton E10 6AE | Free
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Waltham Forest Shorts II

Come along to a special Waltham Forest themed edition of Forest Film Club’s much loved monthly short film event 'Short Film Thursdays' - where local, national and international short films are screened alongside Q&A sessions with the creative teams behind the fabulous films.

At this special edition taking place at One Hoe Street, all of the short films screened will be made by filmmakers who live and/or work in Waltham Forest. Grab some popcorn and check out some amazing creativity in a comfortable setting.

Wednesday 14 August, 7.30-9pm | One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SD | £5
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Annual Wellness Day

Presented by PT4L, this annual wellness day at Walthamstow Town Hall is aimed towards the whole community. From self-love to positive parenting, there's something for all ages.

Within the hall itself will be 40+ stalls showcasing and selling products and services all around the wellbeing sphere including: Mindfulness meditation talk/Qi Gong, CBD oil & talk, African drumming & movement, sound therapy, raw honey, mini facials, Indian head massages, reflexology, hormonal imbalance advice, homeopathy, nutritional talk, Alexandra technique talk, reiki healing, Orgone Pyramids with talk, FREE yoga tasters, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Crystals/ Salt Lamps/ Incense, Crystal Feng Shui, Flowers & Air Purifier Plants, Lymphatic Rollers, Magnetix Wellness/Tropic Skincare, Forever Living & Aloe Vera products, 1-2-1 Readings (Private Area Available), A variety of gluten free, vegan & sugar free bakes, vegan Caribbean food is also available, Kids activities and FREE Tai Chi tasters & demos.

Saturday 10 August, 11am-6pm | Walthamstow Town Hall, Walthamstow, Forest Rd, E17 4JF | Free, booking required
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The Annual Wellness Day is part of My Local Culture. If you have an event coming up in Waltham Forest that you’d like to promote, you can upload details to our website as part of the My Local Culture programme.

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 things going on in Waltham Forest.

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