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What’s on? Local libraries October to December…

libraryImageOctober2013You can download a Waltham Forest What’s on at the Library booklet here.Still plenty of time to catch an event for Black History Month, or to get ready for the Words Over Waltham Forest Festival, (WoW).

70 amazing events taking place across the Borough from 26th October, 2013. Don’t forget the This Is Me! exhibition at Walthamstow Library. An exhibition of artwork exploring the themes of identity and celebrating the diversity of Waltham Forest communities.

Look out for the Happy Hour events – creative workshops for parents and children, as well as the Rant & Rave events. Dressing up and becoming another character, let loose with percussion and poetry. Sounds great!

Finally in December there’s a whole range of Crafty Christmas Creations across the Borough. ‘Bring your own little elves down to a workshop to create cards and decorations ready for the arrival of Santa Claus’.

Get more from your local library with the children here…

Winter Daze 2013

winterdaze2013PicAnother great publication for the forthcoming holidays – Winter Daze.

Free to view or download from the Waltham Forest borough website, you will find loads of ideas and activities for the whole family during the February break.

See the latest Winter Daze here. (.pdf)

Also remember, there is always a full What’s On section on the web pages of the borough Children & Young Peoples Directory – see more here.

You can download free Adobe pdf software to access our publications here.

Waltham Forest 2013 New Year Fireworks

fireworks556PicWhy not celebrate the start of the New Year with a great Borough firework display.

A date for your diary? 2nd January 2013, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm

The events will take place at two venues. See below…

Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, Leyton E10 7DE

The Highams Park, The Charter Road, Woodford Green IG8 9RE

These free events will include fantastic firework shows choreographed to music as well as food and drink stalls available during the events.

You can read more details about transport, parking restrictions and parking for those with mobility needs here.

Fantastic Fireworks 2012

lbwfFireworksPic2The Borough are holding a celebratory fireworks event this year on November 5th. You can download an LBWF event poster with the details here.

Date: 5 November 2012 Time: 5pm-10pm
Location: Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
Admission: Free Event

2012 has been an amazing year, and while we know it’s not over yet we want to help you round off the Olympic Year and our Big 6 celebrations with a BANG!

This year admission to the event is free for you and your family. And as well as a stunning fireworks display there’ll be music, entertainment, fairground rides and a wide range of refreshments to snack on, so come along and join the party!

Make Your Mark on History

makeYourMarkimageOctober2012This is a competition, with the support of Waltham Forest Library Service, for artists, writers, poets and photographers – of any age – to submit a piece of original creative work during Black History Month.

As part of Black History Month we are looking for Waltham Forest residents young and old to submit their own original artwork, photos and poetry on the theme of ‘Recognising the Past, Shaping the Future: What Black History Month Means to Me’. Winning entries will be selected from a variety of age groups and reproduction of this work will feature on bookmarks and/or postcards available to the public within Waltham Forest Libraries.

You can find all the details for this competition here on the Waltham Forest web pages… Get creative for posterity!

World Book Day 2013?

worldBookDay2013PicWorld Book Day next year will be on March 7th, 2013.

Now is the time for nurseries and primary schools to register their interest in taking part in this great literacy event for children. Eight more great books will be available for only £1 each.

The World Book Day web site has some great resources available for children, schools and parents and carers. You can download resources now from this World Book Day web page here.

Once registered more materials are available to support learning – look out for the ‘sign-up’ link on the resources page – use them in the classroom, at home, or in your library.

You can see the books selected for next year’s event here…and there will be some great events and activities taking place too!

The Legacy of Independence

blackHistoryMonthPic6October 2012 will see a wide range of activities and events to celebrate Black History Month in Waltham Forest. The theme this year is ‘The Legacy of Independence’.

You can find a free online booklet from Waltham Forest mapping the celebration here.

Inside you will find events for children and families, history events and film screenings and workshops. Some events will charge a small entrance fee, but those taking place in Borough libraries and at the Vestry House Museum are free.

Waltham Forest have a complete diary web page for Black History Month events, making it easy to find an event near you – find it online here.

For parents, carers and with some titles for children, the Borough library service have created a recommended reading list for the month. You can see it here…

Community events in Waltham Forest – September 2012

melaLondonPicWaltham Forest Mela in conjunction with Leyton Day
Sunday 9 September 1pm-7pm, Leyton Cricket Ground E10 6PY
Join us for a fantastic day of live music, fun fair rides and activities for all the family, showcasing Asian dance and music as well as local talent.

See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

Re-opening of Lloyd Park
Saturday 15 September 12 noon-5pm, Lloyd Park E17 5EH

Celebrate the re-opening of Lloyd Park after a £4.48million transformation.
There’ll be live music and free activities including survival skills, sports,
guided walks, children’s entertainment and face painting.
Plus meet your park people, bicycle security marking and dog microchipping.

See more event news on this Waltham Forest web page here…

Car Free Day
Sunday 16 September 1pm-7pm, outside Leytonstone tube station E11 1AA

The streets of Leytonstone will be closed to cars for a family fun day featuring
market stalls and live music from ska band The Selecter and other local acts.

See the (.pdf) poster on this Waltham Forest web page here…

2012 Festival of Sport

boxingPicThe FREE 2012 Festival of Sport promises to be an exhilarating weekend of sport for all the family.

You’ll be able to watch the action from the 2012 Games live on our giant screens whilst chatting to sporting professionals and local sports clubs about how to improve your game and watching sport demonstrations.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012, 11am-7pm

Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4JF

Waltham Forest Pool and Track, Chingford Road, Walthamstow E17 5AA

You can read more, and register for information, on the Waltham Forest Big 6 web pages – see more here.

Welcome the New year in…



Waltham Forest are holding two major FREE firework displays on Monday 2nd. January 2012.

You can see the details below, with events at the Marsh Lane Playing Fields and also at The Highams Park.

We are going to be welcoming in 2012 with a bang, as we light up the sky of Waltham Forest with two spectacular firework shows that will be choreographed to music from the movies.

Mark the end of your seasonal celebrations by coming down to Marsh Lane in Leyton or The Highams Park to marvel at the fireworks, while enjoying our fun packed entertainment programme including a fantastic fun fair, fire performers and food and drink stalls for everyone to enjoy.

You can register with the Borough to keep up to date with the Big Six events in Olympic Year, with a chance to get free tickets to events, here.

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