After last weekend’s revellery, this weekend there are opportunties to enjoy the cultural side of life in Leytonstone.
Charity concert with international cellist Alexander Baillie
Leytonstone based charity Carefree Kids are putting on a concert at Forest School on Saturday with internationally renowed cellist Alexander Baillie, accompanied on piano by John Thwaites. Works will include Tchaikovsky, Schubert, John Ireland and César Franck. Carefree Kids does good work throughout Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs, and the concert is being supported by the Mayor of Waltham Forest, so come along and support this, their first ever concert. You can buy tickets on the night. More details: www.carefreekids.org
The Stone Space has What’s Going On?, an exhibition of works by Leytonstone based artist Jeff Cox that explores the themes of memory, relationships, birth, sex and loss. Check the Stone Space website for more details and opening times.
The Woodhouse Players are putting on Honour at The Welsh Church Hall on Friday and Saturday.
Described in reviews when it was first produced in Melbourne in 1995, then at the National Theatre as ‘an absolute gem’, it does contain some strong language and sexual content. See the Woodhouse Players website for more details.
Leytonstone Museum is looking for Leytonstone People
From the comfort of your computer chair, you can also see the next phase of Karen Pamplin’s online Leytonstone Museum. The new phase, announced today, is called People of Leytonstone, but I’m not going to tell you what it’s about, you’ll need to read up on it on the Leytonstone Museum!
The last week or so has seen the finishing touches to the building work that has been going on the length of Leytonstone High Road, in the town centre and along Whipps Cross Road to give Leytonstone a new and brighter look ready for the Olympics.
I haven’t managed to get photos of everything, the weather has not been so kind, but I’ve added a collection of photos showing most of the work and I’ve summarised some of the other main changes that have happened in the last year or so on New Look Leytonstone.
A lot has happened, new pubs, a market, an art gallery and more and all against the backdrop of one of the most horrible recessions in living history.
So, if you know someone thinking of moving to Leytonstone, investing here, or who just has a view of the area which is second hand or out of date, please share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, by email or however you can and send them to this page, it might just help!
Leytonstone tube’s Hitchcock murals were the first pictured in a recent article in Time Out Going underground: London’s unsung tube mosaics and murals. Thank you Time Out for some positive coverage about Leytonstone and to Hil Do for sharing this story on Facebook.