Buskers and musicians, your Plaza needs you

Café Bonito on the Wood Street Plaza announces a “Day of Spontaneous Music and Joy” this Sunday 20 Sept from 2 – 6 pm.

All interested musicians are invited to pre-register with the Café Bonito E17 Social Club by emailing cafebonitoevents@gmail.com. And all performers will receive a free delicious meal! (It says here).

See the poster below for a bit more detail – and feel free to click on it to download it, print it off, and spread the news of spontaneous music and joy.

Hope to see you in the Plaza this Sunday.

Poster for Bonitos event 20 Sept 2015

The Summer Fayre: all you need to know

event posterWe are pleased to announce two of the great acts who will be performing at the Wood Street Summer Fayre on the Bank Holiday Saturday.

Tina T – who is Wood Street born and bred – will be joining us, following her appearance at last weekend’s Chingford Big Weekender.

And rocker Ronnie King will also be taking the stage.

Alongside the music, song and dance, there will also be giant inflatables (again!), a funfair ride, market, food and refreshment stalls, and a basketball shootout. And we are hearing rumours of something rather special at one point in the afternoon.

As already announced, Wood Street Walls will be working with local people to create an amazing artistic tribute to a local hero. And of course the late summer sun is guaranteed to shine on us all afternoon.

Saturday 29 August 2015
2 – 6pm
at the Wood Street Plaza

We do hope you will join us.

Feel free to download the event poster (A4 size, pdf format) to print out and share with friends/post on your front door.

We are grateful to East Thames HomesCentral Estate Agents and Waltham Forest Council for their support for this event.

Your community needs YOU… to join a flash mob!

Flash mob photoDo you want to take part in a flash mob to surprise and delight your neighbours, as part of a Wood Street event? Now’s your chance to join the first ever Wood Street Flash Dance Mob!

On Saturday 29 August 2015, E17 Flash Mob will be leading a community dance flash mob to entertain members of the Wood Street local community. We will learn a simple, fun Michael Jackson routine and then perform it in a secret Wood Street location!

Open to all ages & abilities. Limited capacity, places reserved on a first come first served basis.

Date: Saturday 29 AugustPoster: Keep calm and joint the flash mob

Time: 3.30pm – 5.15pm

Location: The rehearsal and Flash Mob are in a secret Wood Street location.

Contact: To register and for an information sheet, please contact Clare Farrow , 07939 125014 or clarefarrow2@gmail.com

Twitter: @E17FlashMob

A final request: please help spread the word by sharing, emailing, liking and tweeting this post.

Do you know a hero of Wood Street?

Exciting news: at the Wood Street Summer Fayre on the 29th August, local community artists Wood Street Walls will be holding an interactive workshop. Part of this workshop will include artists producing large portraits of local heroes to brighten up the Plaza until the development works starts.

This is your chance to nominate your chosen local hero for one of these portraits. All you need to do is go here to make your nominations.

William Morris portrait by Wood St Walls

Mr Morris, hero of Walthamstow and perhaps Wood St, as rendered by Wood St Walls.

So put your thinking cap on, submit your nomination and who knows, it could be you – or someone you know – featuring in Wood Street’s very own urban art!

Saturday 29 August – it’s Summer Fayre time!

B W flierA date for your diaries

Wood Street Summer Fayre
Wood Street Plaza E17

Saturday 29 August
2 – 6 pm. 

Come along and you may find: funfair rides, jungle activity run and jungle bounce (whatever they are!), basketball shoot-out, live entertainment and food and drink stalls.

More details to be announced nearer the time. In the meantime, if you want to help spread the word, do print out the A4 Preview Flyer and display it. We would be  very grateful.

Be seeing you!

Local community hero wins Town Hall award

Last week Martin Kearney – longstanding Wood Street resident and deputy chairman of Wood Street First – received an award for his voluntary services to the community at a ceremony in Walthamstow Town Hall. The award was presented to him by the Mayor of Waltham Forest and Diana Leary from Voluntary Action Waltham Forest.

Martin Kearney getting his award

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Surprise addition to this Saturday’s festivities: a panda!

We are sure this Saturday’s Wood Street Village Fete is already in your diaries. In an exciting addition to the line-up, the Met Police have announced that they hope to bring an Austin 1100 vintage police car to the Plaza. It will appear alongside a new police car to show the differences.

Panda lovers will be in heaven!

Photo of Austin 1100 police car

A panda like this could be coming to a fete near you.

The event kicks off at 12 noon and will finish around 4 pm. Don’t miss it!