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.

Reminders of last month’s Plaza playground reopening

Our community once again got together to celebrate the reopening of the play park in the Wood Street Plaza on 19 April. Here are some reminders (or perhaps a flavour of what you missed).

It all began quietly.

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Coming Soon! A Night at the Pictures

Tim Gill:

Another exciting addition to Wood Street’s cultural calendar.

Originally posted on Wood Street Indoor Market E17:

Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st May

Performance times 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm

The Project

Back in 2012 we created a show called A Night at the Dogs and performed it in the Wood Street Indoor Market. We loved it here so much, we knew we had to come back!

Based on the unique cinematic history of the Indoor Market and the Wood Street area we decided to create something that the local community can really engage with. Providing free arts and educational events we are inviting Walthamstow to connect not only with their area but also with the people around them, encouraging them to come together through their shared experiences and memories.

Our project has three main strands:

Workshops

Professionally led community workshops for local elderly care homes, primary and secondary schools.

Community Installation

An ongoing community film installation and oral archive in a recreated vintage cinema within the…

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