May Highlights

There is a broad range of events and activities happening at Gnome House this month.

On Saturday 7th May Stow Kids’ Film Lounge presents PAPER PLANES, an imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

Doors open 4pm, pre-film activity, Film 4.30, Close 6.30pm
Tickets: £5.50 child (inc activity), £4 acc adult, £12 child (party package)
Book online at or on door if not sold out.


Then in the eveing on 7th May Stow Film Lounge presents TANGERINE (Sean Baker, 2015, Cert 15) A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. After hearing that her boyfriend/pimp cheated on her while she was in jail, a prostitute and her new best friend set out to find him and teach him and his lover a lesson.

Doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.30pm, Close 11pm
Tickets only: £8/£6 conc (senior citizens, unwaged, students), Ticket + Pizza from £13.30 (pre-book only)
Book online at or on the door.


Vintage Tales: Exhibition @ Gnome House. As part of Dementia Awareness Week

Throughout the Spring London Borough of Waltham Forest have been running a series of art workshops in venues across the borough, open to parents, carers, family, friends and people interested in what it means to be someone living with dementia. Drawing inspiration from vintage fashion participants have worked with artist Anna Alcock from Inky Cuttlefish to bring their memories to life.

On Monday 16th May, from 4.30-6.30pm there is a private view of Vintage Tales. There will be drink & nibbles and all are welcome.


On May 20th Communty Dance Group, Move17 will be taking part in The Big Dance Worldwide Performance Day. Move17 will be performing along with thousands of others across the globe, who will be live linked via the Periscope app. The choreography is by Akram Khan and score by Nitin Sawhney. You can join in by watching – or taking part too!

The performance starts at 7pm with doors at 6.45pm. Tickets on door: £2 (adults) children free

Enquiries to: /
View the world dance map:
About the Big Dance Pledge:


Selected regular events at Gnome House:

There are now LOTS of weekly events and activities being run at GnomeHouse by local residents, charities and community groups. Here is a selection:

Pre-school Creative Ballet are on Mondays from 10.25 – 11.15am and 1.15 – 2.00pm. For more info: Lyndsey Ward 07933 314415

E17 Jazz have two performances this month with Babelfish performing on May 10th and the An Law Trio on May 24th. More info here:  

Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes are on Wednesday at 11.00am and 12.00pm. 
For more info:

Move17’s dance class is on Wednesday from 7.30 – 9.00pm
For more info:

Dance classes for 2–4 year olds are on Thursdays from 10.45 – 11.45.
For more info: Julia Lieberman 07930 363 404
Clubbercise is on Fridays from 6.45 – 7.30pm
For more info email: 

Streetdance for kids is on Saturdays.
4-7 year olds 9.30 – 10.30am
10-14 year olds 10.30 – 11.30am
For more info email:

Gnome House Youth Club on Saturdays from 11.30 – 3.30.
Free for 10-14 years olds.
For more info email:

There are two Yoga classes on Sunday mornings at 10am and 11am and one on Fridays at 1.00pm. For more info: