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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)

Friday-Sunday 19th-21st October 2018 - "The Visit" by Frederick Durrenmatt - 7:30pm
A play by the Drama Workshop who are based in Guildford Road just the other side of Wadham Bridge. Many of those involved are local to Highams Park and the surrounding area. Drama Workshop hope to see you there and they thank you for your support of local theatre.

This is rarely performed play. A powerful dark comedy about money, love and revenge set in 1954. A mid European town in the depths of post-war depression hopes for a lifeline when a multi-millionairess, a former resident, pays a visit to her home town. Yes, she can help but at what price?

Venue: Forest Community Theatre, Guildford Rd E17 4EA
Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 19th, 20th & 21st October 2018
Time: Doors Open: 7:30pm, Curtain Up 8pm
Tickets: 9 (6 concessions)
Get Tickets call: 02085247269 or wegottickets.com/walthamdrama

Friday 9th November 2018 - WFMS Live - Piano & Cello performance: Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn - 7:30pm
Waltham Forest Music Society (formerly Forest Recorded Music Society) is presenting a series of live performances in 2018/9.
Event: Concert pianist JOHN PAUL EKINS will be joined by cellist ELLA RUNDLE playing music by Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn.
Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QD.
For more information call into V and A Books in The Avenue for a programme of the season's events.

Thursday 15th November 2018 - Quiz Night: Walthamstow School for Girls - 7pm
Event: Walthamstow School for Girls Alumnae present a fundraising quiz night
Date: Thursday 15th November 2018
Time: 7pm (door open 6:30pm)
Tickets: 5 per person in advance or 7 on the door. Booking essential.
Adults only. Open to staff, parents, alumnae and friends over 18
Bring your own food and drink. Tables of eight.
To book a place please contact
Lesley Winter on: 020 8509 9410
Or email: lwinter@wsfg.waltham.sch.uk

Friday 23rd November 2018 - The Chapman Brothers
(Please noted the change of date. Was originally 16th November)
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, E4 9QD.
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 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.


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 7th September 2018 until 14th December 2018 (excluding 26th October) 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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