Monthly Archives: May 2014

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.

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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

Another exciting addition to Wood Street’s cultural calendar.

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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