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Free – art workshop

Popular art workshop provided by Wood Street First and Mehraj Arts is on at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road.  It will run on the following dates from 1 pm to 4 pm on Monday the 8th August, Monday the 15th August and finally Monday the 22nd August.

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‘Free’ Art workshop for children

Saturday 9th April is your next free art and craft event on Wood Street Plaza, 1pm to 4pm.

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Wood Street First Creative Club

Free Arts, Crafts & Activity Workshops With free refreshments  Workshops held on the Plaza are being held inside a Marquee For more information email woodsreetfirst@hotmail.com

Free Arts, Crafts & Activity Workshops With free refreshments 
Workshops held on the Plaza are being held inside a Marquee
For more information email woodstreetfirst@hotmail.com

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!

New creative force makes its mark, shares its vision, and asks for your support

News of a new creative force in our area: Wood Street Walls. The group is working to bring street artists and the local community together. In this guest post (our first – and we are always happy to receive more) Mark Clack, one of the group’s founders, shares his plans.

Ravenswood mural with artist Continue reading

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.

The Wood Street poem

Wood Street First is proud to publish The Wood Street Poem, written by local poet Michael Shann, to mark the Words Over Waltham Forest festival, which runs from this Friday (26 October) until 17 November. Continue reading