Coming up in Waltham Forest - 25 July

Published Thu 25 July 19 by Callum

Your guide to events in the borough over the next seven days...

With the whole country riding a heatwave this week, there are plenty of things so do and see around Waltham Forest to keep you entertained. Whether you’re a sun seeker or prefer to stay cool in the shade, there’s something for everyone!


Living Symphonies
There are only a few days left to experience the incredible Living Symphonies sound installation hidden in the canopy of Epping Forest, near to Chingford Plain. Taking data stimulus from the species of flora and fauna that inhabit the landscape of the forest, the installation creates an ever-changing symphony heard from a network of speakers carefully placed throughout the woodland itself.

Created by artistic duo Jones/Bulley, Living Symphonies is part of The People’s Forest season and is free to visit every day from 11am-8pm until Sunday 28 Jul. This weekend, two special free tours of the installation are taking place:

Sunday 28 July 9am and 10am: Nature Sense Tours (Book Now)
What happens in the woods when you’re not looking? What sound does the tree make when you’re not watching it? Want to find out? Led by Nature Sense’s blind facilitator and coach Andy Shipley this one hour activity will combine Andy’s “Nature Sense” experience with the immersive spatial audio of Living Symphonies.

Sunday 28 July 12.30pm: Living Symphonies Artist Tour (Book Now)
Meet Jones/Bulley, the artists behind Living Symphonies and find out more about their work as they guide you around the installation.

Read an interview with Jones/Bully about everything Living Symphonies over at CLOT Magazine to find out more.

Date/Time: 20 to 28 July, 11am – 8pm
Tickets: Free, just turn up
Venue: The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH


Waltham Forest Pride
We Are Waltham Forest Pride have announced the second annual Waltham Forest Pride celebration, taking place on Saturday. Building on the amazing success of last year’s Pride, this year’s event will see the addition of a parade from the William the Fourth pub in Leyton to Walthamstow Town Square, which will once again be the focus for the Pride celebrations.

Speakers from across the political and religious spectrum, interspersed with many familiar faces from London’s cabaret and DJ scene will entertain the crowd alongside over 20 community stalls, a special play area for kids and the Waltham Forest Health Bus will be on site to offer sexual health advice.

The full programme for the day can be found here.

Date/Time: Pride parade starts from 11.30am at the William the Fourth, 816 High Rd, Leyton
Tickets:  Free, just turn up
Venue: Various locations, main celebration in Walthamstow Town Square


Kunywa Jasho Langu / Drink My Sweat: Coffee Kenya
Head along to One Hoe Street to see ‘Kunywa Jasho Langu / Drink My Sweat: Coffee Kenya’, an early photographic preview of the next step in the ‘Drink My Sweat’ coffee project, that connects the people who drink coffee to the people who produce it. The second photobook of the ‘Drink My Sweat’ series will focus on Kenya and will be released later this year by Leyton of London.

Date/Time: 23 July - 4 August 2019
Tickets: Free, just turn up
Venue: One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London, E17 4SD


Carnivalista Culture
Inspired by the rich cultural diversity and brilliance of multi-cultural communities, Carnivalista Culture is a celebration of the people of Waltham Forest. The celebrations continue this week with free carnival costume workshops that you can head along to in different locations across the borough. No need to book, just turn up!

  • The Junction, 2-4 Cathall Road, E11 4LF: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12noon – 6pm.
  • Hale End Library, Castle Avenue, Highams Park E4 9QD: Wednesdays, 4.30 – 8.30pm.
  • Paradox Community Centre, 3 Ching Way E4 8YD: Thursdays, 4.30 – 8.30pm.
  • Leyton Green, 768 High Road, Leyton E10 6AE: Daily from 29 July - 31 August, 12noon - 9pm. 

Print a Bumble Bee or Butterfly
Create a wonderful individual print of a bumble bee or butterfly at Vestry House Museum and Gardens on Wednesday. Come along and get creative by making your own marks and lines using print rollers and mix a range of bright inks. Remember to bring an apron or wear old clothes!

Date/Time: Wednesday 31 July, from 3pm – 7pm
Tickets: Free, just turn up
Venue: Vestry House Museum and Gardens, Vestry Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9NH


As you can see there’s plenty going on, so stay hydrated and enjoy! Don’t forget you can search for more events over the next week on the website and keeping checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more upcoming events and other things going on in Waltham Forest.