Highlights: Autumn 2016

Save the date! On Saturday 17th December at Gnome House there will be Christmas carols with a brass band – and lots more beside. More info to follow – but please ‘save the date!’

Idea Sparks Talk Series: Art and Mathematics


Monday October 10th 7.00 – 9.00pm

Zarah Hussain, an artist currently working on an installation for the Barbican and Sarah Hart, professor of mathematics at Birkbeck will discuss maths in art. In particular geometry, symmetry, pattern, symbolism and the historical context of these.

Book your place now: www.artillery.eventbrite.co.uk

E17 Jazz


E17 Jazz organise regular gigs at Gnome House and have a great line-up of exciting musicians heading to Blackhorse Lane:

Tuesday 11th October: 8.30-10.30pm
Special guest: Bid Bad Wolf
Price £10/£8 (under 15’s free)

Tuesday 25th October: 8.30-10.30pm
Special guest: The Button Band
Price £10/£8 (under 15’s free)

Tuesday 8th November: 8.30-10.30pm
Nick Tomalin Quartet
Price £10/£8 (under 15’s free)

Tuesday 22nd November: 8.30-10.30pm
Special guest: Andre Canniere Group
Price £10/£8 (under 15’s free)

Sunday 4th December:
Price £8/£5

More info for these gigs please go to the E17 Jazz website

The Stow Film Lounge at Gnome House


Saturday 22nd October
Stow Kids’ Film Lounge presents KUNG FU PANDA 3

Po must do the impossible and train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

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 must be pre-booked)

Book online at www.stowfilmlounge.com or on the door.

Saturday 22nd October
Stow Film Lounge presents HIGH RISE (Ben Wheatley, 2016, Cert 15)

Dr. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper but as power outages become more frequent the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war.

Doors open 7.45pm, Film 8.30pm, Close 11pm
Tickets only: £8/£6 conc (senior citizens, unwaged, students)
Ticket + Pizza from £13.50 (pre-book only)

Book online at www.stowfilmlounge.com or on the door.

Future films:
Saturday 12th November: The Goonies and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Sunday 18th December: The Muppets Christmas Carol

The Ideas Kitchen – Ever heard of a great idea over dinner?

The ideas kitchen is where great ideas become great projects in your community. It’s where local people pitch ideas to their neighbours who vote for the project they’d like to see realised.

Applications to Pitch are now open! If you have a creative idea that will benefit your community, and you live, study or work in Waltham Forest, you can submit an idea to the community board to pitch your idea at the next Community Dinner on 19th November here at Gnome House. Applications are open until Sunday 16th October.

To submit an idea or book tickets for the next dinner: barbican.co.uk/ideaskitchen

Lovebop: Family Disco

The Lovebop family disco is returning on Sunday 6th November from 1-4pm.

Perky Blenders


Perky Blenders will be on the Gnome House terrace on weekdays with their ever-popular coffee wagon. Times are 7 – 10.30am but poor weather may prevent coffee being served – so please follow @perkyblenders for time and date changes.

Jerome’s dance workshops


Jive and Lindy Hop for Beginners
Starting Thursday October 20th for a 4 week course
Time 7.30pm – 8.30pm

This new four week partner dance course at Gnome House will teach you the basic moves to dance to 6 count jive to the music of the 40’s and 50’s. Once completed, you can build on your skills by learning 8 count Lindy Hop dance moves.

Charleston Workshop for Parents and Children
Saturday 22nd October 11.30am- 12.30pm

This fun one hour interactive Charleston Workshop is aimed at families to dance and develop a new skill. You will learn classic Charleston moves such as the ‘Black Bottom’ and ‘Grannies Kneecaps.’ As this is an energetic workshop, the suggested age for children to attend is 5 and over. Please note, children MUST be accompanied by adults, and cannot attend on their own.


Vestry School of Dance


There are three pre-school Creative Ballet classes on Mondays at 10.15am, 11.15am and 1.15pm. Classes are £5 and are for both boys and girls. For more info: Lyndsey Ward 07933 314415

Mullberry School of Dance

Mulberry Dance classes for 2–4 year olds are on Thursdays from 10.45 – 11.45.
For more info: Julia Lieberman 07930 363 404

Youth Club


The Youth Club is for 10-14 year olds and will from 11.30am-2.30pm on Saturday’s from 24 September to 3rd December (exc half term).

It’s FREE and activities include games, music, table tennis, trips, football in the park, art, chill-out and refreshments. For more information contact Chantelle on 07535 326157 or email: info@wfaen.org.uk

We are tremendously grateful to William Morris Big Local who are funding the Youth Club.

Street Dance for kids on Saturdays

Have fun, get fit and learn street dance techniques and routines with Josh Franklin of New Movementz.

Saturdays from 24 September to 3rd December (exc half term)

9.30-10.30am: 4-7 yr olds
10.30-11.30am: 8-12 year olds
Price £60 per term (£50 concessions)
For more information call Chantelle on 07535 326157 or email info@wfaen.org.uk

African Drumming and Dance for Children


African drumming and dance for kids of all ages
Tuesdays 6-7pm
£3.00 per session payable 4 weeks in advance
First session FREE!
Contact Chantelle on 07535 326157 or email chantelle@mbillaarts.co.uk

Talk: Girls Can Drum!

Saturday October 15th, 5.30pm

The amount of Female drummers is rising, but there’s still not many; why? Are girls encouraged to drum? Are they not? We also explore the history of Female drummers. Talk is led by local drummer Amie McBye.
FREE. Please email Amie spiderwebs15@hotmail.com for info/to book a space.

Women’s Drumming Social Club

Every Thursday, 6pm from October 27th

Learn how to drum with local drummer Amie McBye. We will also go out after class fortnightly (for dinner, a gig etc, the group decides) to get to know and support each other. Let’s get more women drumming!

9 week course, £72. Please contact Amie spiderwebs15@hotmail.com for info/to book a space.



Move17 is a fun class for those who want to learn dance routines by famous choreographers. Our last project was choreographed by Akram Khan with 1000 Londoners in Trafalgar Square in July. We also learn how to create our own dance pieces. Open to all, no previous dance experience necessary.

Wed 7 Sept – 19 Oct (7 week term)
Wed 2 Nov – Wed 14 Dec (7 week term)

£56 per 7 week term, or £8 drop-in (contact Clare if you wish to sample the class)

Contact clarefarrow2@gmail.com, 07939 125014
For people aged 16+

Inky Cuttlefish printmaking studios, based at Gnome House run the following workshops:

Saturday Morning Art Club for kids


Saturdays 10.30-12pm for 6-16 year olds.
£5 drop in or £40 for 10 sessions
If you’re interested please email: art@inkycuttlefish.com

Well being workshop

Enjoy time in a safe environment where you can be share, be creative and learn to print making.

Wednesday mornings: open to all abilities
Weekly through term-time
Drop in art workshops with a focus on printmaking
Everyone welcome
£5 per session/£2.50 concession
If you’re interested please email: art@inkycuttlefish.com

Printmaking Workshops


Introduction to Etching Workshop: Saturday 15 October 2016: 1-5pm
Fast Track Screen printing: Tuesday 18 October: 7-10pm
Printmaking Taster covering etching, screen printing and relief printing
Saturday 12 November 2016: 1-5pm

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