Posts Tagged ‘learning’

What’s on at the library?

lbwfLibraryEventsSpring2013PicThe borough have just published the first in a new series of quarterly guides for events at local libraries.

The current guide, for January to March 2013, gives you information about books, events, courses and web sites that are useful for children, mums and dads too.

Whether you want a course to help you get on top of your finances, a book launch event about Serbian Fairy Tales or a cartoon Comic Lab – then the new guide is for you.

Get the most from your library for the whole family by viewing, printing or downloading your own guide here…

School open – Tuesday 22nd January

tractorPic4We are delighted to let you know that school will be open on the morning of Tuesday 22nd. January.

(Did you know that the Borough has a great set of Leisure and Culture pages?)

A great source of things to do in Waltham Forest when the weather is bad, or the holidays are approaching).

Read more here…

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…

William Morris Gallery – newly refreshed!

williamMorrisDesignPic4The William Morris Gallery in Waltham Forest has a new web site. You can see it here. Exhibitions and hands-on family activities.

The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’ birth – has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris, where visitors can enjoy the most intense and personal encounter with one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.

The new Waltham Forest web site for the gallery is a triumph. With information, images and some great links to a William Morris Twitter feed and a gallery Facebook page too.

Located near Lloyd Park in Forest Road, the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday and admission is free. (The major building refurbishment was funded by the Borough and the Heritage Lottery Fund).

Whether you are interested in art and design, in exploring the history of the Borough through Morris’s work or just to visit and have a cup of tea in the refreshed cafe, then the gallery website is a great learning place to start with.

You can find more information about William Morris and his impact on art and culture here, courtesy of Wikipedia…

More interesting up there…

What’s behind here…?

Break time now…!

Breakfast at Newport School?

In their brooder box, keeping warm under the light…

Beginning to break free

 

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