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Events in our Local and Wider Community

Please see below for events and activities that may be of interest to students, parents/carers, staff and other members of our school community.




Calling all parents! Governors! Teachers! School Leaders! School staff! Unions! Local Councillors and MPs and anyone who cares about our children’s education.

On Friday 19th October there will a national day of action against school funding cuts and its impact on our schools before the budget. We are going to be ‘flossing’ for funding on Waltham Forest Town Hall steps and we are inviting you to join us.

We will be asking young people to show us how to ‘floss’ and filming our floss at 4.15 pm, sharing it on social media to get our message across. We will be recording a simple message for Damian Hinds and Phillip Hammond to ask national politicians to make an investment in our children in the next budget.

Please join us. Children and young people are welcome. Banners and messages from schools are welcome. Please share.

Councillor Grace Williams

Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families


'The Visit' by Frederick Durrenmatt

A powerful dark comedy about money, love and revenge set in 1954. A mid European town in the depths of post-war depression hopes for a lifeline when a multi-millionairess, a former resident, pays a visit to her home town. Yes, she can help but at what price?  

Venue: Forest Community Theatre, Guildford Rd E17 4EA  

Dates: 19th, 20th, 21st October 2018 

Doors Open: 7:30pm, Curtain Up 8pm  

Tickets: £9 (£6 concessions)

Get Tickets call: 02085247269 or wegottickets.com/walthamdrama

In the lead up to Waltham Forest's London Borough of Culture year, The Drama Workshop are proud to present this rarely performed play. Friedrich Durrenmatt is also the author of 'The Pledge' a powerful and memorable film starring Jack Nicholson.    Many of those involved are local to Highams Park and the surrounding area.   Booking details can be found on the attached flyer.   Drama Workshop  hope to see you there and they thank you for your support of local theatre.



Saturday 20th October British Dyslexia Association Pop-Up Road Show


Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association (WFDA) are pleased to support the British Dyslexia Association’s Pop-up Roadshow, delivered by BDA CEO, Helen

Boden, with guest speakers, from Microsoft, SEN Legal and John Hicks. This event is aimed at parents and carers of young people with dyslexia and those who have a general interest in finding out more about this learning difference. The roadshow is on Saturday 20th October at Walthamstow Central Library from 1-4pm.

Free entry but tickets must be booked in advance via email

conference@bdadyslexia.org.uk


Saturday 20th October Family Portrait As Phototherapy Workshop

The Mill Community Centre on Coppermill Lane will be hosting a workshop on family portrait photography on Saturday 20th October from 11am.

For more information on the project please visit

 https://themille17.org/events/family-portrait-as-a-way-of-phototeraphy/



CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN LIBRARIES

Black History Month with Joanna Brown at

Chingford Library Friday 19th October at 4pm - 5pm

Leytonstone Library Fri 26 October at 7pm to 9pm

Poetry event featuring Joanna Brown, mother of Alexander Paul talking about his life and legacy. She will be accompanied by young readers who will showcase some of Alexander’s poems from his book ‘Climbing Clouds Catching Comets.’

Limited Tickets so don't forget to book your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Free event Ages 16+

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The Black History Month Comedy Show

Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Friday 19 October 2018

A great family night out…suitable for 12+

Hosted by the fantastic duo of Eddie Nestor and Robbie Gee.

Tickets: £18 Concessions: £13 (under 16’s over 60 and disabled, proof required)

Tickets on Eventbrite

Doors open at 6pm
Show starts at 8pm

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Black History Month – Film, Black Panther PG- 12A

Leytonstone Library Friday 26 October 2018

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Free event, Book online

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Black History Month Event - Author talk with Barbara Ellis

Leytonstone Library Friday 26 October 2018

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Barbara Ellis will talk about her new book ' An African Journey Book 2: Emancipation 1838 to 1948, the ‘Windrush and the Mother Country.’

Free event, Book online

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An African & Caribbean Community Cultural Day

Redbridge Central Library, Gloucester & York Rooms, Saturday 27 October 2018

12.30pm to 5.30pm

Programme will include; a brief history of Africa entitled ‘Africa, From Then Till Now and Beyond’ – a
part lecture, part discussion led by historian and writer Paul Crooks on where we have been and where we are going; samples of traditional African food; Open Mic: poetry / rap / songs – a young rappers event; and much much more.


Dr Santanu Das from King’s College London will be giving a talk on 15 Nov 2018 at 19:30

The subject of the talk is Race, Empire and the First World War - click on the link for more information

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN




Football club that operates exclusively for girls.  

AFC Leyton is east London’s only youth football club that operates exclusively for girls.  

We are delighted to announce that we are running a new foundation football development course specifically for secondary school aged girls.  

The "Leyton Active" sessions are an opportunity to get fit, make new friends and learn good football techniques.

Absolute beginners to girls with moderate football skills are welcome to attend these sessions. 

Talented players are able to move from these sessions to the Development and League Teams, to progress further in the sport.

· When:  Every Saturday at 10:30 am 

· How long for: 1 hour

· Where:  AFC Leyton Home Ground, Salisbury Hall Playing fields, E4 8ST

To find more information go to : AFCLeyton.co.uk 


 


 

 



Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands  opens on 20th October - see their website for further details

walthamstowwetlands.com

Walthamstow Wetlands is open seven days a week between 9.30am and 4pm (October to March), between 9.30am and 5pm (April to September).

The Visitor Centre and Café situated in the Marine Engine House are open daily 9.30am to 4pm (October to March); 9.30am to 5pm (April to September).

The main entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands is at 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH.

 

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