Family Fun Day line-up announced

Fun Day posterWe are pleased to announce the entertainment line-up on offer at the Family Fun Day. As we hope you know by now, the event takes place on Saturday 30 August 2014 12 – 4 pm in the Wood Street Plaza.

The schedule features a varied mix of performers at two venues: a main stage in the Plaza and – for the first time – a performance area outside the Dukes Head pub on Wood Street.

Line-up

  • Steel Band
  • Footsteps dancers
  • Solo singer Kaylou
  • East London Royals Majorettes
  • Inspired Souls: a tribute to Michael Jackson
  • Zumba with Chloe
  • Classical Indian dancing with Sundaresan and Lazmi
  • Rock ‘n’ roll with Ronnie King

Events on the main stage will be hosted by Whipps Cross Radio DJs.

Thanks to the Soul Project for help with the programme outside the Dukes Head.

Stalls, bouncy castle, funfair rides and more

As well as the performances, the event will feature:

  • Bouncy castles
  • Popcorn
  • Candy floss
  • Funfair rides
  • Climbing wall
  • Toddlers’ soft play

Alongside a local traders’ market, food stalls and street entertainers.

In short: all you want for a great Summer afternoon!

Spread the word

We would love you to spread the word. Why not stick the event poster up in your window or workplace? Click on this link for a pdf version.

Looking forward to seeing you there for a great day!

Thank you

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the event sponsors: London Borough of Waltham Forest, Mayor of LondonMetropolitan Police and Riney Ltd. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped to put the event together. A special thanks to the Dukes Head for getting on board.

Find out more about the Family Fun Day at a meeting on 20 August

Family Fun Day graphicWith the Wood Street Family Fun Day fast approaching, the organisers are holding an meeting for volunteers, stallholders, entertainers and anyone else interested in the event.

It takes place on Weds 20 August 2014 from 8 – 9 pm at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 3JF. If you have any questions at all about the event or the work, or are curious to find out more, do come along.

AND we need one or two more volunteers for the Fun Day itself, which (as we hope you know) takes place on Saturday 30 August in the Wood Street Plaza. We could do with some extra hands for the set-up between 9:30 and 11:30. And we would also appreciate offers of help with taking down equipment after 4 pm. If you think you can help, please contact.

Finally, look out for details of the line-up here in the next week or so.

Temporary project planned to celebrate the Wood Street Plaza

To celebrate a local popular space whose future is uncertain – as reported on this website – a group of local architects are planning to assemble a small temporary in­stallation in Wood Street Plaza. Architects E17 explain all below.

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Apply now for table top stalls at the Family Fun Day

Table top stall spaces are available for the upcoming Family Fun Day, which will take place in Wood Street Plaza on Saturday 30th August 12pm to 4pm.

There is no charge for having a pitch, but we do require a £30 refundable deposit per pitch to secure each pitch. This will be refunded on the day of the event.

The deposit will not be refunded if you do not take up your allocated pitch on the day of the event. This deposit will need to be paid once we receive your application and confirm your pitch.

Stall at event

Trestle tables and chairs are also available to hire. Charges and further details are given in the Stallholders Application Form. Please read the form carefully – if contains lots of useful information.

To book your pitch or get more information, email us at the address below. Attach your completed application form if you are ready to apply for a pitch.

Email address: info@woodstsnt.co.uk

Thanks!

Wood Street First raises concerns about future of the Wood Street Plaza

Wood Street First is calling for local redevelopment plans to ensure that the area’s valued public spaces – especially the newly-improved Wood Street Plaza – are respected and enhanced. We plan to hold discussions and host and attend meetings on these issues.

Significant sums have been invested in the Plaza and the children’s play area in recent years, with funding from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund. As a result the main square and pavements have been transformed, and the play area has had a major refurbishment. Many locals have welcomed the changes (although more could be done). The Plaza is now a place where people of all ages meet, where new businesses are opening (including a popular café) and where children play in the fountains as well as the playgrounds. Wood Street First has put on a number of successful events in the Plaza in the last year or two.

However the future of the Plaza is uncertain under plans for the redevelopment of the Marlowe Road estate, Northwood Towers and the surrounding shops and premises.

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A date for your diary: 30 August

Yes the Wood Street First event committee are pleased to announce that this year’s Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday 30 August between 12 noon and 4 pm.

Family Fun Day graphic

More details to follow!

E17 Art Trail 2014 starts today!

E17 Art Trail Guide coverThis weekend marks the start of the 2014 E17 Art Trail, the highlight of the Borough’s creative calendar. This year it has moved to a new May/June fortnight, finishing on Sunday 15th June.

As in previous years, Wood Street artists and venues feature strongly. Venues in our area include Images in Frames (59 Wood Street), Mothers Hub (133 Wood St), Significant Seams (131 Wood St) and Peterhouse (122 Forest Rise) as well as houses on Raglan Road, Turner Road, Barrett Road, Upper Walthamstow Road and Vallentin Road. And Greenway Avenue and Forest Rise (oops – see below).

For all the details, check out the E17 Art Trail website. You can pick up a free printed trail guide from Significant Seams – and for the first time, there are dedicated pages for the Wood Street trail (as well as other trails throughout Walthamstow). So it’s easier than ever to check out our local participants.

If you do take part, why not drop by here and let us know what you thought? We’d love to hear your views – just use the comments box below.