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    Monthly Archives: September 2012

    The Legacy of Independence

    blackHistoryMonthPic6October 2012 will see a wide range of activities and events to celebrate Black History Month in Waltham Forest. The theme this year is ‘The Legacy of Independence’.

    You can find a free online booklet from Waltham Forest mapping the celebration here.

    Inside you will find events for children and families, history events and film screenings and workshops. Some events will charge a small entrance fee, but those taking place in Borough libraries and at the Vestry House Museum are free.

    Waltham Forest have a complete diary web page for Black History Month events, making it easy to find an event near you – find it online here.

    For parents, carers and with some titles for children, the Borough library service have created a recommended reading list for the month. You can see it here…

    William Morris Gallery – newly refreshed!

    williamMorrisDesignPic4The William Morris Gallery in Waltham Forest has a new web site. You can see it here. Exhibitions and hands-on family activities.

    The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’ birth – has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris, where visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.

    The new Waltham Forest web site for the gallery is a triumph. With information, images and some great links to a William Morris Twitter feed and a gallery Facebook page too.

    Located near Lloyd Park in Forest Road, the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday and admission is free. (The major building refurbishment was funded by the Borough and the Heritage Lottery Fund).

    Whether you are interested in art and design, in exploring the history of the Borough through Morris’s work or just to visit and have a cup of tea in the refreshed cafe, then the gallery website is a great learning place to start with.

    You can find more information about William Morris and his impact on art and culture here, courtesy of Wikipedia…

    Community events in Waltham Forest – September 2012

    melaLondonPicWaltham Forest Mela in conjunction with Leyton Day
    Sunday 9 September 1pm-7pm, Leyton Cricket Ground E10 6PY
    Join us for a fantastic day of live music, fun fair rides and activities for all the family, showcasing Asian dance and music as well as local talent.

    See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

    Re-opening of Lloyd Park
    Saturday 15 September 12 noon-5pm, Lloyd Park E17 5EH

    Celebrate the re-opening of Lloyd Park after a £4.48million transformation.
    There’ll be live music and free activities including survival skills, sports,
    guided walks, children’s entertainment and face painting.
    Plus meet your park people, bicycle security marking and dog microchipping.

    See more event news on this Waltham Forest web page here…

    Car Free Day
    Sunday 16 September 1pm-7pm, outside Leytonstone tube station E11 1AA

    The streets of Leytonstone will be closed to cars for a family fun day featuring
    market stalls and live music from ska band The Selecter and other local acts.

    See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…