July Newsletter

Jubilant July

So much to do this month with Scribble and Smudge. Three workshops for families with under 5’s and an intergenerational workshop at The Garden Party. Plenty of ‘things to do’ in the section below for those who have finished school or college! Enjoy your freedom, Whoop Whoop!

Start July 11th with Creative kids, under 5’s workshop at The William Morris Gallery. Block printing party, printing, playing and looking at nature outdoors for this lively session. Free, but booking is essential, two sessions morning 10 til 11.30 and 1 til 2.30pm see event above: https://www.scribbleandsmudge.com/new-events/creativekidsblockparty

July 13th with Letter writing at Grandad’s Island. Be inspired to take part in this wonderful project that runs until mid October, organised by Artillery. Come an letter write on a typewriter and draw a message to your loved ones. Encouraging Grandparents/carers and their children of all ages to come and type. see: https://mailchi.mp/56171e76f07a/grandads-island-at-walthamstow-garden-party

July 30th with Creepy crawly workshop at The Mill. For an exhibition about a cooperative nursery formed in 1970’s. Families can come create and hear stories from those who formed the nursery among them Cecil the caterpillar. Free, All ages welcome, including under 5’s. See for workshop details in events above. for more information about the project: https://on-the-record.org.uk

Things to do locally:

  • 13th to 14th July Walthamstow Garden Party, free for all the family. 12 - 9.30 ( til 8pm on Sunday) highlights include Fellowship Island with Artillery and Appetite food market, around the park Drum Works, Move17, and Natural Voices, Barbican music stage highlight Zara Macfarlane, Carleen Anderson, Lemzi, Glittering plains party area, News from nowhere Matthew Bourne’s new adventures, Mrs H and the sing a long band, Art for all area Dog days with Lucky the puppet dog and Walthamstow toy library for under 5’s and near the gallery Useful and Beautiful area E17 designers market, Haus Party. Lots and Lots to do. All amazing things. Facebook. Walthamstow Garden Party Contributors: Barbican, Create and Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019

  • 6th July Walthamstow Village festival. from 1 pm , Orford rd. Good old fashioned knees up with arts, crafts, street food for all ages. Includes Natural voices choir, see https://villagefestival.wordpress.com/whats-on/

  • 25th July Inua Ellams R.A.P Party. 7.30 til 11.00pm. The Leytonstone party will be an evening of 10 poets and DJ Sid Mercutio. Neither a club night nor poetry reading, rave nor literary event, Inua Ellams' R.A.P Party is an unashamedly nostalgic, fun, no clutter, no fuss, evening of hip-hop inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs. Over 18’s only see for tickets: https://wfculture19.co.uk/events/inua-ellams-r-a-p-party-2

  • From now til 29th September at the Vestry House Museum. Cornelia Parker and Rachel Whiteread. Also on Wednesdays family learning events from 24th July see: https://vestryhousemuseum.org.uk/whats-on/

Things to do in London:

Kids week, theatre discounted for families in august. tickets are already on sale. But you never know https://officiallondontheatre.com/news/london-shows-free-child-tickets-for-kids-week-2019/

The NT’s bringing the fun this summer with weekends of free outdoor performance. 5th July to 4th August See: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/river-stage-2019

5-7 th and 12-14th July Turning tides Festival at Greenwich, free for all: https://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/whats-on/events/

Day trip to a sunny beach by train: https://palmerslodge.uk/london/sightseeing/top-sandy-beaches-day-trip-london/

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Letter writing on Grandad’s Island

Letter writing on Grandad’s Island