Father Christmas visited Gnome House – he’s still pretty limber for an old fella!
The Waltham Forest Brass Band were the first performance of the day playing a selection of Christmas favourites.
They were a huge hit – and will be the first people we book for our 2018 Winter Warmer!!
Marli’s kitchen sold-out of their amazing vegan cakes and brownies.
Sarah from ‘Grow your own Theatre’ ran a kids art-activities table which was busy all day.
William Morris Ward Councillor, Grace Williams, handed out certificates to the children from Inky Cutlefish Studios Saturday morning Art class which runs throughout the year.
And Gnome House had a surprise for Cllr Grace. A bunch of flowers as a small than-you for all the work she has done behind-the-scenes to support Gnome House and the community she represents.
People of all ages enjoyed the activities…
Walthamstow’s MP Stella Creasy stopped by to see the art work, chat with residents and discuss Gnome House’s plans for 2018 and beyond. This is Stella with Anna Alcock and Mark Burton who run Gnome House as volunteer Directors.
One of the groups that use Gnome House on Saturday mornings is ‘US GIRLS’ run by Chantelle Michaux – one of Gnome House’s founding Directors.
Chantelle brough the Adult Drumming Circle who meet on Monday evenings. They came with an amazing dancer and gymnast, Nii Black Wander.
Don’t try this at home!
Visiting Gnome House is a highlight of the year for Father Christmas.
“Climbing down chimneys is all very well,” said Father Christmas, “but coming to see everyone at Gnome House, in the heart of the East End’s community, is what makes it all worthwhile.”