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Highams Park - What’s on



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.


"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)

Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Highams Park Festive Vintage Fair - 11am - 3pm
a fund raiser for Heat or Eat the local food bank who help people in need. There will be lots of interesting stalls with vintage and retro stalls. Refreshments will also be available. Poster attached.
Venue: All Saints Church Hall, Church Avenue, E4 9QD
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

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. This year the Highams Park Christmas Fayre will consist of an Artisan Food Market in the Station Car Park and a Craft Market in Signal Walk. With the usual Torchlit Bicycle Ride at 3:00 pm and Massed Carol Singing in Signal Walk at 4:00 pm. Don't forget to check out both markets when you come along and also to keep a look out for the stilt walking Unicorn and Elf. The Craft Market in Signal Walk will have a wide range of Arts & Craft/gift stalls, mulled wine, mince pies and live entertainments.

The Food Market in Highams Park Station Car Park will have wide range of artisan food stalls serving hot and cold food as well as fresh and cooked meats, breads, cheeses, wines and treats. There will also be entertainments, including: live music, a bucking reindeer and teacup ride.

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Walk: The Wadham Farm Estate - 10am
Venue: Meet at the Millennium Clock (near the station) at 10am.
Organised by the Highams Park Society

Saturday 20th April 2019 - Highams Park Quiz - 7 for 7:30pm
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QD
Organised by the Highams Park Society

Saturday 11th May 2019 - Walk: The Haile Farm Estate - 10am
Venue: Meet at the Millennium Clock (near the station) at 10am.
Organised by the Highams Park Society

Saturday 13th July 2019 - 11am - 4pm - Highams Park Day 2019
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 13th July 2019. 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


Station Garden Working Party - 9am to Noon (join in at anytime)
See dates below - Usually 3rd Sat of every month (except where stated)

The Highams Park Society has a small band of volunteers who plant, trim, and tidy the flower beds on the platform of Highams Park Station and the Station Car Park. They would welcome anyone else who could help. Meet at the Station Garden from 9am to midday. Join in at any time. Your help would be much appreciated and this really is a worthwhile venture.
Saturday 17th November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018 (2nd Saturday in the month)
Saturday 19th January 2019
Saturday 16th February 2019
Saturday 16th March 2019
Saturday 20th April 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 15th June 2019
Saturday 6th July 2019 (1st Saturday in the month)

English Conversation Club (ESOL)
Aimed at non-native English speakers, this club will to help you practice your English speaking and listening skills with like minded people in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
It takes place every Friday from 11th January 2019 until 5th April 2019 (excluding 22nd February) in Hale End Library in Highams Park (Castle Ave, E4 9QD).
It starts at 10:30am and finishes at 12 noon.
The sessions are free and everyone is welcome. No need to book, just come along.
For more details click here: FAQ

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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