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Events in our School, 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.

Ways Of Seeing: 68 artworks, 33 artists, 28 locations 

Ways of Seeing

We are so excited to announce the launch of Ways of Seeing, a brand new Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 project in partnership with Government Art Collection that has transformed the whole borough of Waltham Forest into an art gallery!

You can now view 68 artworks from 33 internationally-known artists from the Government Art Collection in 28 unusual and unexpected venues across Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow, from libraries to leisure centres.

Check out details here and start exploring… If you take a photo with an artwork, don’t forget to tag us in your photos using #wfculture19

Discover the collection...

William Morris Gallery Exhibition 

Cultural Revolution: State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s

Opens Saturday 23 February

Our next major exhibition brings together propaganda posters, revolutionary landscapes and intricate papercuts made in China during the height of Chairman Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution.

Windrush Photos for Vestry House Museum

We need your photos!

Vestry House Museum has over 80,000 photos in its archive. But only a handful depict the lives of the Windrush generation, those who left the Caribbean from the 1940s to 1970s and made a new life for themselves here in Waltham Forest.

Please email your images to curator Ainsley Vinall ( along with a date, location and brief description.


WHEN   After school Monday-Thursday and Saturdays during term time. Summer term starts Wednesday 24th April
WHERE   Waltham Forest Music School at Walthamstow School for Girls, E17 9RZ
WHO CAN ATTEND   Young people from age 5-18
COST  Music School membership is £30 per term or £15 per half term (£15/£7.50 concession for families on a low income). For this fee students can join as many groups as they like. Contact us to book a free session.
We have groups and ensembles for instrumentalists and singers of all abilities including: Choirs, Dance Band, Guitar Groups, Jazz and Funk Band, Recorder Group, String Groups, Wind Bands, Youth Orchestra,.
INFO & BOOKING or email us ( to ask which groups are suitable for your son/daughter.

Waltham Forest Music Service at WSFG 

Waltham Forest Music Service now hosts their Music School at Walthamstow School for Girls after school from 4pm Mon-Thurs and on Saturday mornings.

The service offer a wide range of groups and ensembles for instrumentalists of all abilities to join, regular performances and opportunities to perform and learn from professional musicians. They also offer one-to-one tuition on a range of instruments including flute, saxophone, piano, trumpet, violin, guitar and drum kit.

The Service also runs one-off low cost or free courses, workshops and performance opportunities in the school.

New courses for the summer term include ‘Songwriter’s Circle’ on Mondays at 4.30pm and ‘Beats and Bass Music Production’ on Tuesdays at 4.30pm.

Any pupil aged 11+ who is interested in music can attend.  For info/booking go to: /

To find out more about tuition, groups and upcoming opportunities visit, email 

or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @musicservicewf

Cityread London - May 

Cityread London is a month-long, capital-wide book group and arts and literature festival. Launched in 2012, every year we choose a book set in London and ask the whole city to read it together and meet up with other readers at themed events in libraries, book shops and other venues. About 30,000 people take part each year, with millions more reached through marketing and media coverage.

The chosen book for Cityread 2019 is 'Sofia Khan is Not Obliged' by Ayisha Malik. Billed as the Muslim Bridget Jones, it’s the hilarious romantic comedy from the writer behind Nadiya Hussain's bestselling ‘The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters’. Sofia Khan is single once more after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And she'd be happy that way too, if her boss hadn't asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isn't looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . .

Ayisha was a WH Smith Fresh Talent Pick and contributed to the anthology 'A Change is Gonna Come' (Stripes Publishing. Her third novel ‘This Green and Pleasant Land’ publishes in hardback in June 2019.

Free Girls Cricket Coaching 

Starting Monday 20 May 2019


Go Live 2019! Half term Music Production Workshop

Go Live 2019 - 28th May - 13th July 2019

MVP Workshops, in partnership with The London Community Foundation and Peabody Housing Association, brings you the perfect opportunity to get involved in the free Go Live half term holiday workshop. This project aims to help you develop your music production, singing, rapping, songwriting and performance skills, as well as to showcase your talent.

Throughout the duration of the Go Live workshop, you will have the opportunity to use industry standard equipment to practise professional techniques and create an original song with your own lyrics and own original beat, mixed and mastered by an industry professional.

Once tracks are produced, professional videographers will assist to help you create your very own music video.

Tracks produced will be uploaded to all major streaming platforms, which you will perform via a live performance at The Walthamstow Garden Party! The music video will be uploaded to YouTube.

Get the opportunity to work with like-minded people and start to build your professional network from now!

All work produced can be put towards your portfolio to help you with progression in the near future.

Also get the opportunity to learn about the 5 Major Keys to Success, all for FREE!

Please note: This workshop is for learners aged 11 - 16 years old only.

Half term sessions: 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st May 2019 Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Follow up sessions: 6th, 20th June & 4th July 2019 Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Walthamstow Garden Party: 13th July 2019 Time: 11am- 3pm

Location: Paradox Centre, 3 Ching Way, Chingford, London E4 8YD

For further information please contact 
Alternatively, you can call 07719 170 017.

To sign up for the project, please click here

Motive / Motif: Artists commemorate the Suffragettes 

Thursday 24 January 2019 - Sunday 9 June 2019 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vestry House Museum


© Charlotte Hodes

To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, Vestry House presents an exhibition of embroidered handkerchiefs designed by 20 contemporary artists, including Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum and Sarah Lucas.

The starting point for the exhibition was a piece of cloth embroidered in 1912 by Suffragettes imprisoned at Holloway Prison. Most of the 78 women who embroidered their signatures  participated in demonstrations organised by the Women’s Social & Political Union. They were denied the status of political prisoners and many were force-fed.

The contemporary handkerchiefs are presented alongside the historic cloth embroidered with the names of seventy-eight Suffragettes, courtesy of The Women’s Library Collection at LSE. The exhibition also included photographs and information about each of the Suffragettes through an AV installation prepared by London College of Fashion, UAL.

Exhibition organised by London College of Fashion, UAL.

E17 Art Trail 2019


The E17 Art Trail returns 1-16 June 2019.

We are busy preparing the biggest ever E17 Art Trail festival programme.

This is to let you know that I will be taking part in the E17 Art Trail as an exhibiting artist this year. My paintings, under the show title of  Draw, Paint, Teach, Repeat will be shown at venue 71B, which is Walthamstow Central Library, on the Central part of the Trail. There are paintings based on our school; Art Lessons, the Greek Temple, the Orange Sofas, the Steel Panners and other aspects of school and some of the students.

There will be many artists exhibiting and events taking place from 1st-16th of June, all over E17The guide is online now and more information can be found here.

Ms Hepworth

Greek Theatre Players @ WSFG


Aquathlon Training 


Pop-up Shakespeare


Active Summer Camps 2019


Phoenix Flames Children's Netball 


Olympia Handball Club Juniors


E17 Gymnastics Club


Arts Award Theatre Company


Tritons Swim School 

  • Can you swim 25 metres or more?
  • Are you interested in learning a new skill?
  • Would you like to keep fit?
  • At TRITONS we are currently running the following
  • Half term crash courses and 1-2-1s
  • Help with GCSE Swimming
  • Rookie lifeguard (first steps on becoming a lifeguard)
  • ASA/STA L1 and 2 swimming teachers
  • Save A baby’s life and more
  • Classes held at; Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JB

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us at;

Amber Childs
Service manager
Tritons swim school

Music School Composition Group

WHEN  Thursdays during term time at 4.15-5.15pm
WHERE  Waltham Forest Music Service at Walthamstow School for Girls, Church Hill E17 9RZ
WHO CAN ATTEND  For pupils aged 11+ years – great for GCSE/A Level music pupils
COST  Music School membership is £30 per term or £15 for families on a low income.  For half a term £15/£7.50. Members can join one or more Music School Group and a trial session is available on request.
Our Composition Group is currently seeking new members. In the group, pupils will learn how to turn creative ideas into a piece of music, meet and share ideas with other young composers, write for a range of instruments, create a presentable score for an ensemble, commissioner, or your GCSE/A Level coursework.
INFO & BOOKING Email or call us on 020 8496 1584

New Local History Book

Gardening Club

Leyton Orient Trust Football Training

Girls Only Football Club

Female Only Football Teams and Development Programmes (AFC Leyton - Arsenal Sister Club)

AFC Leyton is a female only football club based in Waltham Forest.  Despite our name, all our matches and squad training occurs at Salisbury Hall playing Fields and 3G pitches, Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST - which is the back of Sainsbury’s just off the Billet Roundabout.  

We have 330 female players in our club and we play competitively in the Essex Girls County Football League as well as the Capital Girls Cups.

We are looking for players to join our League teams  in the following age groups:

  • Ages 8 to 11 - for our existing U10s and U11s teams and our new U9s team
  • Age 11 to 12 - for our new U13s team
  • Age 15 to 16 - for our new U16s team

Development players of any age 5+ are welcome to join us.  We have sessions for all ages (including ladies 18+)

Any female players that love to play football and would benefit from professional UEFA training in an excellent community based female only football club, see the letter below.  Talented players in
AFC Leyton have gone on to play for Watford, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Millwall and at Essex and Charlton Regional Talent Centres as well as England U15s training camps.

For schools, we are also offering free football development sessions for your existing girls' teams to try out our professional UEFA coaching.  This programme is designed to get girls interested and stay in football/team sports.  

If you would like any further information on AFC Leyton, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes

Louise McGing
Club Secretary
AFC Leyton Girls


Free Football and Boxing

After School Club 

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands is now open - see their website for further details

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.