What’s On in June


Love coffee?

Then you’ll be excited to know that E17’s favourite coffee roasters, Perky Blenders, are coming to Gnome House!

On Mondays in June, from 7am to 3pm Perky Blenders will be serving freshly made coffee from their funky Piagio van outside Gnome House. So please come along, grab yourself a coffee and support this fantastic local business!  


Movies at Gnome House: Saturday June 11th

Stow Film Lounge are back at Gnome House on Saturday 11th June with two great films – one for kids in the afternoon and one for the adults in the evening. There will be the usual pop-corn & hot-dogs – with a bar and pre-ordered pizza in the evening.

Goosebumps is an adventure for all the family. Doors open at 4pm and the film is at 4.30pm. Tickets and further info HERE

Trainwreck is a romantic comedy. Doors open 8pm with the film starting at 8.30pm. Tickets and further info HERE  


Inky Cuttlefish Summer Exhibition: Saturday 10th – Sunday 12th June

Cocktails Saturday 11th June from 2-6pm

If you’re looking for some wonderful affordable art then come along to the Inky Cuttlefish Studios summer exhibition from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June from 12-6pm.

On Saturday 11th June from 2-6pm all are invited for cocktails – and to celebrate the launch of Inky’s mezzanine shop – a treasure trove of print works made by Inky Cuttlefish members.

AND… at 6PM on the 11th a 25 min film by Vanya Sacha will be shown called ‘Walthamstow: An Urban Renaissance.’ Vanya’s film explores the impact that artists, from different ethnic backgrounds, are having on Walthamstow and how they are contributing to revitalising the community. Local artists talk about their practice and how they see art improve and break through religious, social and economic barriers within the community.


Jazz performance for Children: Molly & the Owl
Sunday 12th June 2-4pm.

Molly and the Owl is a “jazz fairy tale” about a young girl and her strange meeting with a saxophone playing owl. The piece is part of the E17Jazz summer-season and is performed live by composer & pianist Nick Tomlin & guests. Molly & the Owl introduces the basics of jazz to a young audience (5-12 year olds) in a fun and accessible way.

Tickets available HERE


The Ideas Kitchen: Saturday June 18th, 7pm

Come and share in a community dinner, listen to five creative ideas that would benefit the residents of Waltham Forest and then vote on your favourite. Suggested donation (which will go to support the winning project) is £5. More info HERE


Children’s Art Workshops: Saturdays and Tuesdays after-school

Inky Cuttlefish printmaking studios, based at Gnome House are running two childrens art workshops.

Saturdays 10.30-12pm for 6-16 year olds.
£5 drop in or £40 for 10 sessions (siblings half price)

Tuesdays after-school – starts June 7th for 4 weeks.
£5 drop in or £15 for 4 sessions (siblings half price)

If you’re interested in either class please email: art@inkycuttlefish.com


Adult Printmaking Workshops

Inky Cuttlefish printmaking studios, based at Gnome House are running a series of printmaking workshops for adults.

16 July 2016: 1-5pm Introduction to Screenprinting 
24 September 2016: 1-5pm: Introduction to Screenprinting
15 October 2016: 1-5pm: Introduction to Etching
12 November 2016: 1-5pm: Printmaking Taster

Each workshop: £35 members, £60 non members

If you’re interested in booking or becoming a member please email: art@inkycuttlefish.com 

Selected regular events at Gnome House

There are now LOTS of weekly events and activities being run at Gnome House 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 the Tori Freestone Trio on the 14th June and the Nick Costley-White Group on June 28th. More info here: https://e17jazz.com/category/whats-on/  

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

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: Lisswindell@googlemail.com 

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: info@wfaen.org.uk

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