December is a fun time of year. We are going to add to this good cheer with two very joyous workshops
Stow Film Lounge is screening Incredibles 2. We will be making Super hero masks, become the villain or hero of the day. Free craft with every ticket bought see: https://www.scribbleandsmudge.com/new-events/2018/12/8/incredibles-2-superhero-mask-making
December 8th, 10.30 a.m, at Centre17
Creative kids, an under 5’s workshop at The William Morris Gallery. We are looking at The Rob Ryan exhibition this month. His beautiful paper cutting pictures will be our influence for creating a festive paper cut bauble. Strong fingers and scissors at the ready to make a holey (get it?) mess! We will be playing games thanks to the Walthamstow Toy Library, singing songs and even eating snacks to a wintery theme. It’s a fun and festive craft session, that is enjoyed by the little and big ones too. Free but booking is essential see: https://www.scribbleandsmudge.com/new-events/2018/12/13/make-a-winter-scene
December 13th two sessions available, am or pm
Events in and around Walthamstow this December for ALL the family.
A MUST SEE EVENT, The Tricycle Thief, A World premier film made of a cast of local kids and persons from Waltham Forest made by The Stow Film Lounge.
Someone stole Grandad’s antique red tricycle – who is the thief and can 9 year old Audrey get it back?
Spot local places and faces ( including my own kin) in this endearing Children’s film foundation documentary. Sit with cast and crew at the premiere.
December 23rd, 2.15 pm, Mirth Marvel and Maud. Tickets here: http://www.stowfilmlounge.com/2018/10/23/ttt/
Christmas grotto at Walthamstow Toy Library. For Under 10’s. A visit from Santa, crafts and games to enjoy, £6 entry. http://www.walthamstowtoylibrary.org/upcoming-events/
December 9th and 8th, 10 am til 5pm, Walthamstow Toy Library
Christmas Shopping, of local craft makers with E17 designers. Come and meet, eat, drink and be merry. For a list of crafters and Suzie cake stall see: http://www.e17designers.co.uk/index.php?page=23&e=176
December 8th, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm , Waltham forest Community Hub
Christmas cheer, with Natural voices choir. Singing a whole heap of traditional and not so traditional christmas songs. Free entry! See: https://twitter.com/NaturalVoices
December 8th, 6pm, St.Mary’s Church
Victorian Christmas at Vestry House Museum, meet santa and christmassy craft for families. See https://vestryhousemuseum.org.uk/whats-on/vestry-house-museum-family-day-2018-12-09/
December 9th, 1.30 to 4.30 pm, VHM
The Wassail is coming January 6th 1.30 pm at The Vestry House museum. Bringing cheer to E17 for 2019! see https://www.facebook.com/groups/432904136767441/
Events in and around London town, a few pricey and a few that are free.
Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Ginger bread cities made by architects. tickets and info here, under 12’s go free, £6 entry. There are workshops £30 per child ( yep thats what you saw!): https://www.thegingerbreadcity.com/
From now to January 6th 2019
20 years of Panto, At Hackney Empire . This year is Aladdin. Plenty of chances to boo and cheer, entertaining good fun with Clive Rowe as the dame! You might even spot a few local kids from Vestry School of Dance on stage! see for tickets: https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/aladdin/?action=book
December 7th to 6th January 2019
Lights, Lights, Lights! look up and see some festive lights, lots of places to see but these are for free! at Carnaby street for its Queen song references, Leadenhall market for its Christmassy feel, St. martins court yard in Covent Garden for its cuteness.
Not enough christmas? How about christmas trees? Granary square kings cross, and Claridges hotel in Mayfair are spiffing! Free, all ages ! Buy one locally at The christmas forest https://www.christmasforest.co.uk/pages/lee-valley-hackney
From now til early January
Winter festival at The Southbank centre, includes choirs, a caribbean christmas and dj sets ( 16+) free events, all ages : https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/winter
From now til January 2019