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Highams Park - What’s on



 

12JUN18

Highams Park - What’s on

This page lists events and activities taking place in Highams Park or nearby. "One off events" on specific dates are listed first with "Regular Events" listed towards the bottom of the page. Please scroll down.

Local organisations are encouraged to submit events to be displayed here. Please email them to us via the Contact us link at the top of the page. If you spot any errors, please let us know.


LINKS

"What's on in Waltham Forest" (LBWF website page)

Events in Waltham Forest Libraries

Regular activities in Hale End Library (Castle Ave, Highams Park)

William Morris Gallery

The Walthamstow Pump House Museum

Vestry House Museum

Forest Recorded Music Society (click here for 2017-18 programme)
Forest Recorded Music Society holds regular meetings in Highams Park and welcomes new members. See Clubs & Societies page for more details. Their latest programme can be seen via the above link. See also their website here: www.forestrecordedmusicsociety.co.uk


ONE OFF EVENTS (in chronological order)

Every Friday: Now until 29th June 2018 - ESOL Conversation Club
Free and friendly sessions for speakers of other languages who wish to be helped to improve their English language skills.
For more details click this link: ESOL Poster
Venue: Hale End Library in Highams Park
Times: 1:45pm - 3pm

Thursday 14th - Monday 18th June 2018 - Beer Festival at the Royal Oak
The Royal Oak are holding a five day Ale Festival starting on 14th June. There will be a talk about the brewing process on Saturday and a jazz band from 3:00pm on Sunday 17th.

Saturday 16th June 2018 - Colour Run in The Highams Park - 10am until 2:00 pm
The Friends of Oakhill Primary School are holding the first ever Colour Run in the Highams Park. This is a family fun run with the objective of raising funds for Oakhill Primary School's new and exciting outdoor classroom project. The race entry is full up but spectators are welcome to go along and watch the fun. There there will also be food stalls and other activites going on.

Thursday 21st June 2018 - Highams Park Live - 7:30pm - 11pm
Highams Park Live presents an acoustic evening of live music performance with an eclectic programme of local songwriters, poets and storytellers. Performers are booked in advance - please contact info@highamsparklive.co.uk for performing at future events. The event is free and if you want to be part of the audience then please come along on the night and be inspired by the creative atmosphere!
Venue: Upstairs at The County Arms, 420 Hale End Rd, Highams Park E4 9PB
More information can be found here: www.highamsparklive.co.uk
Further dates in 2018:
- Thursday 27th Sept 7.30pm - 11pm
- Thursday 29th Nov 7.30pm - 11pm

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 1:30 pm for 2pm - HP Soc Film Club - "Million Dollar Mermaid" (1952)
Highams Park Society's Film Club is showing the 1952 film "Million Dollar Mermaid" starring Esther Williams.
Venue: Highams Park Baptist Church - Cavendish Road, E4 9NG
Date: 23rd June 2018
Time: 2pm (doors open 1:30pm for tea, coffee and home-made cakes)
Refreshments are served before and after.
Admission 3 (Members) 5 (non-members)

Sunday 8th July 2018 - A Taste of France (Market) - 10:00am and 4:00pm
As the Farmer's Market no longer comes to Highams Park, the Highams Park Planning Group have arranged for a French market to come Highams Park Station Car Park on Sunday 8th July between 10:00am and 4:00pm. You can find out more by clicking on this link: tinyurl.com/HP-A-Taste-of-France
This is the same day as the Highams Park Jumble Trail (see below), so this will be a good place to stop off and get some food and refreshments on your way around the jumble trail.

Sunday 8th July 2018 - Highams Park Jumble Trail
Jumble Trail returns to HP on Sunday 8th July. It's like a car boot sale but on your street, the community co-ordinate to set up stalls outside their houses to sell bric-a-brac, vintage clothes, cakes or whatever you happen to want rid of!

The old Jumble Trail website is now defunct so we are organising our own this time. 5 entry fee to cover promotional material and maps. You'll get your stall location on a map that people can follow on the day. The map will be available online and at Grace & Albert, Ziggys and V&A Bookshop.

If you only have a few bits and bobs or are on the outskirts of HP, maybe get together with friends or neighbours to do a joint stall. Spread the word, invite your friends. To register or if you have any queries, please email: highamsparke4@gmail.com

Saturday 14th July 2018 - 11am - 4pm - Highams Park Day 2018
A date for the diary. More details will be posted here nearer the time. This free annual family event, organised by the Highams Park Society, will take place on Saturday 14th July 2018. There will be stalls, entertainment and refreshments. The event will take place 11am - 4pm on Vincent Green at the end of Vincent Road. Anyone wishing to book a stall at the event can contact the organisers via this website. Stalls are modestly priced and are free for community groups.

Click this link to show a map with an orange arrow pointing to Vincent Green: Map

Friday 7th September 2018 - Last Night of the Proms at All Saints
Last Night of the Proms with with mezzo soprano Sophia Grech, Crispian Steele-Perkins and friends.
Organised by: The Halex Concert Society.
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park.
Doors Open: 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.
Tickets: On the door 12.50 (under 18's 2.00) or in advance 10.00 (under 18's 2.00) from V&A Books in The Avenue, or email to HalexConcertsE4@gmail.com or by phone 020 8527 6227.
Wine and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase in the interval.
Net proceeds to local good causes.

Sunday 9th September 2018 - The Picnic in The Park
From 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Organised by The Friends of The Highams Park.
Details to follow.

Friday 16th November 2018 - The Chapman Brothers
Back by popular demand, The Chapman Brothers.
Another fun soul and Motown night with this popular duo.
Organised by: The Halex Concert Society.
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park.
Doors Open: 7:00pm for 7:30pm start.
Tickets: On the door 12.50 (under 18's 2.00) or in advance 10.00 (under 18's 2.00) from V&A Books in The Avenue, or email to HalexConcertsE4@gmail.com or by phone 020 8527 6227.
Wine and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to purchase in the interval.
Net proceeds to local good causes.

Thursday 27th September 2018 - Highams Park Live - 7:30pm - 11pm
Highams Park Live presents an acoustic evening of live music performance with an eclectic programme of local songwriters, poets and storytellers. Performers are booked in advance - please contact info@highamsparklive.co.uk for performing at future events. The event is free and if you want to be part of the audience then please come along on the night and be inspired by the creative atmosphere!
Venue: Upstairs at The County Arms, 420 Hale End Rd, Highams Park E4 9PB
More information can be found here: www.highamsparklive.co.uk
Further dates in 2018:
- Thursday 29th Nov 7.30pm - 11pm

Thursday 29th November 2018 - Highams Park Live - 7:30pm - 11pm
Highams Park Live presents an acoustic evening of live music performance with an eclectic programme of local songwriters, poets and storytellers. Performers are booked in advance - please contact info@highamsparklive.co.uk for performing at future events. The event is free and if you want to be part of the audience then please come along on the night and be inspired by the creative atmosphere!
Venue: Upstairs at The County Arms, 420 Hale End Rd, Highams Park E4 9PB
More information can be found here: www.highamsparklive.co.uk

Sunday 16th December 2018 - The Highams Park Christmas Fayre in the shopping centre
From 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
Organised by the Highams Park Planning Group.
Details to follow.


REGULAR EVENTS

Knitting/Crochet Club
First Thursday of the month from 2.30pm-4.30pm
Waltham Forest Resource Hub North (the old Library Building), 58 Hall Lane, Chingford E4 8EU
Near Sainsbury's at the Chingford Mount Shopping Centre.
Free to attend, donations welcome.
Everyone welcome, all ages, beginners to experienced.
See what others are making or just sit and create. If you are stuck for a project why not take part in one of our charity knits?
Organised by Age Uk Waltham Forest.

Computer/Technology Classes for people aged 50+
Age UK Waltham Forest run a large variety of low cost computer classes for local people aged 50+. Sessions range from absolute beginners to more advanced topics and cover all manner of technology subjects for PCs, Laptops, Tablets and Phones. There is something to suit all interests and experience.
Click this link for full details: 50+ Computer Classes

HarmonyE4 Community Choir - Practice Sessions
We rehearse every other Monday evening, at Winchester Rd Methodist Church (7:45pm - 9pm). We also meet every last Thursday of the month for a catch-up rehearsal. Check the Facebook group for the latest dates or email Kate Milner at highamsparkchoir@gmail.com. We also have a blog at harmonye4.wordpress.com which is sporadically updated.
Open to adults of all ages and abilities (men and women welcome). No previous experience or sight reading is needed. More details here: HarmonyE4 entry on Clubs & Societies page

Teen Yoga
Teen Yoga Mondays 7.15 5
@ Wingrove Hall Beech Hall Road E4
Deb Macaulay Teen Yoga Instructor
07957 102361

Tumble Tots
Tumble Tops sessions are run on Saturdays at All Saints Church, Church Ave, Highams Park.
Details are:
Every Saturday in term time
09:30: Walking to age 2
10:30: Age 2 - 3
11:30: Age 3 to school age
Contact Laura or Paul on 07855 355 694
Our web address is: www.tumbletots.com/WalthamForest

Copped Hall Tours - 3rd Sunday of the Month (except December)
Copped Hall is a large local Georgian mansion with extensive grounds and gardens. The site has historical connections back to Henry VIII. The building and grounds were once completely derelict but thanks to the Copped Hall Trust, the restoration is now a great success story. Although there is still much to be done, the site and building have been transformed in recent years and there is lots to see.

Tours take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month, excepting December and there are fascinating stories to hear. Entry fees are 8 per adult. Tours last about 2.5 to 3 hours with a 25 min tea break in between. If enough people want to go on a specific date then private tours can be arranged. Entry is from 10 am till 11 am. Site closes about 3 o'clock. For more information, click here to see the website: www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk

Copped Hall is reached off the Epping New Road that runs from Highams Park through the forest toward Epping. Its postal address is Crown Hill, Epping, Cm16 5HS but beware using a sat nav as it may take you to the wrong entrance (the site has more than one). There are good directions on the website listed above.

Tiny Saints Baby & Toddler Group
Tiny Saints is a thriving group with a welcoming atmosphere at All Saints Church Hall, Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9NW
Our web address is: allsaintshp.org.uk/SAP.aspx?pid=TinySaints_en-GB
We meet on Thursdays in term time only from 9:30-11:30
More details about the club for a short description can be found on the mumsnet site: www.netmums.com/walthamforest/local/view/baby-toddler/parent-toddler-groups/tiny-saints-baby-and-toddler-group

Highams Park Friday Films at the library
A must for any movie fan. Discover your new favourite film at Highams Park Friday Films.
Sessions are at 2pm every second Friday of each month. Entry is free.
The terms of the licence mean that we are not allowed to list the names of the films here. A leaflet is available in the library however, giving this information.
[The organisers are aware that the afternoon timing precludes many residents from attending and are exploring the possibility of running some sessions in the evening in the future.]
Venue is upstairs (there is a lift though) at Highams Park's Library (officially known as Hale End Library), at the junction of Castle Avenue and The Avenue in Highams Park). Nearest post code is E4 9QD. The Library has its own small car park at the rear. 275 bus runs passed the door and Highams Park train station is just a couple of minutes away on foot.
The venue is small (25 people can attend) so booking is desirable, but you can take your chances and just turn up on the day if you are willing to risk it. To book, visit any Waltham Forest Library, or go online at www.fridayfilms.eventbrite.com

Highams Park Society - Gardening Working Party - 2nd Saturday of every month
The society has a small band of volunteers who tidy the flower beds in the station and the Station Car Park and they would welcome anyone else who could help. Meet on the Station Garden on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10.00am to midday. Your help would be much appreciated and this really is a worthwhile venture.
Please note: Working Party will not meet during Nov, Dec, Jan, and Feb. Meetings resume in March.

Highams Park Horticultural Society's gardening club - 2nd Tuesday of every month
Meets at Winchester Road Methodist Church 7.30-9.30 pm.
New members of all ages and gardening abilities are very welcome, so do come along. 1.50 per meeting (including refreshments & raffle) and 5.00 annual membership, which gives free entry to RHS gardens, etc. A typical evening is usually a talk/demonstration, discussion and solving any gardening problems.

Baby Signing: Friday 10am-12. Once a month workshop: 15
Willows Complementary Centre 020 8523 2669
Teaching your baby Sign Language is a great way to improve communication between you and your child. Classes are fun, friendly and educational, providing an opportunity to meet new people and babies in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments provided along with baby signing starter pack. Suitable from 6 months - 18 months.

Music Classes: Fridays 12.45 - 2.30pm. 45 minute sessions: 4.25 per session
Willows Complementary Centre 020 8523 2669
Jo Jingles gives young children a fun introduction to music, singing and movement. Percussion instruments and nursery rhymes, action songs, and well known children's songs, rhythm games. Educational, creative and fun.

"Green Drinks at The Rose & Crown" - On the 1st of every month
Walthamstow Green Drinks is a social evening on the first of every month for anyone interested in environmental and community issues in the borough. Anyone can drop in to Green Drinks at the Rose and Crown pub on 53 Hoe St, Walthamstow E17 4SA from 8pm on the 1st of every month.

There is usually a talk from speakers 8.30-9.30 in the back room of the pub and a social continues afterwards in the bar. The Rose and Crown is a really welcoming community pub serving soft drinks as well as alcohol, including tea and coffee. For more information call Sue on 07950 953004 or email suewheat@mac.com

Baby & Toddler Activities - Thursday mornings
Two community groups for babies and toddlers meet in the Methodist Church in Winchester Road every Thursday morning.
Do-Re-Meebies - music for tots 9:30am - 10:10am
Baby Massage 10.30am -11:20am
There is a charge which is currently 4 a session.

"Jazz on the Park" @ The County Arms - 1st Thursday of every Month
Starting August 2014. An exciting ensemble of contemporary jazz musicians. 5 entry.
1st Thursday of every Month, 9 - 11:30pm
"Jazz on the Park" @ The County Arms
420 Hale End Rd,
Highams Park
E4 9PB
Contact shelley@twinnpromotions.co.uk

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