The nights are darker but there’s plenty going on in Leytonstone to lighten the mood in the next week or so.
Live classical music and tower tour
St John’s Church, Church Lane Leytonstone, E11
The season of magnificent views from St John’s Church Tower is nearing an end with one more opportunity tonight and a special for bonfire night (see below).
In 360 degrees you can see the O2, Olympic Park, right across the City to the London Eye, the Shard and even Alexandra Palace as well as Epping Forest, Whipps Cross and Wanstead Flats. The evening starts off with live music and finishes with a warm drink.
If you don’t fancy going up the tower, there’s an invitation to attend the concert for free instead.
- More information: Contact the church to book. Email:
Friday 2 November (and 3, 9, and 10 November)
Woodhouse Players — A voyage around my father
Welsh Church Hall, 879 Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HR
- More information from the Woodhouse Players website
Transition Leytonstone Composting Workshop
Church Lane Community Garden, Harold Road, E11 4QX
Go along to the new Community Garden to meet the neighbours and learn all about building clean, effective compost containers and top composting technique. Take a packed lunch to eat and /or share!
The entrance to the Community Garden is at the bottom of the foot-bridge over the A12, near where Harold Road meets Vernon Road.
- More information on Facebook: Transition Leytonstone Composting Workshops
On Sunday 11 November there is also a Raised Beds Workshop (that’s vegetable or flower beds!)
- More information from Transition Leytonstone on Facebook
On Sunday 2 December Transition Walthamstow is running a Draughtbusting Workshop which is also open to people from Leytonstone.
- More information: Transition Walthamstow website
Monday 5 November, 7pm (booking essential)
Live classical music and tower tour Bonfire Night Special
St John’s Church, Church Lane, Leytonstone
Live jazz will start the grand finale of this year’s tower tours: a bird’s eye view of Bonfire Night displays in Waltham Forest and all over Essex and London, with homemade gingerbread and hot chocolate or coffee at the top of the tower.
Reverend Raymond Draper, vicar of St John’s, says: “Our Sunset over London and London by Night tours started in June and have been a great success. The tours have helped towards the outstanding cost of the recent tower repairs and restoration, but more importantly visitors have discovered this beautiful church, enjoyed wonderful music, and had an inspiring experience of London. The special tours for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies were a highlight, and we’re very much looking forward to more fireworks for our final tour of 2012 on November 5.”
Only 20 places available. Tickets for 5 November are £50. Sorry, no under-8s.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or phone 020 8257 2792
5 November 2012, 5pm-10pm
Waltham Forest Council Bonfire Night Fantastic Fireworks Display
Chestnuts Field, Waltham Forest Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF
This is a free event for all Waltham Forest residents. There will be fireworks, music, entertainment, fairground rides and a wide range of refreshments to snack on.
More details: Waltham Forest Council website
Wednesday 7 November, 7.45pm
Leytonstone Film Club
Alice (15). Dir: Marco Martins. (2005) Portugal; 102 min.
Leytonstone Library, Church Lane, E11 1HG
- More information from Leytonstone Film Club website
Thursday 8 November
Casino Fun Night
at the Star of India.
Until 11 November
The Stone Space Tumbled House Exhibition
This exhibition continues until 11 November. Check the Stone Space website for opening days and times.
- More information: The Stone Space website