Carefree Kids

Help a local charity: become a trustee

Carefree Kids logoLocal charity Carefree Kids is looking for some additional trustees.

Here’s their ad below and you can find out more from their website: www.carefreekids.org.

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Advertise your event for free

WhereCanWeGo.com logoIf you have an event to advertise you can add it to this site http://www.WhereCanWeGo.com. A basic entry is free, though there are paid premium options too. Find out more on the Calendar page.

I’ve added a link to the Calendar page on this site. If you click on this link it will pull up events in or near ‘E11’ that are advertised on WhereCanWeGo.com.

See the Calendar page for other ways you can advertise your local event for free using this site or associated social media sites.

I’ve also moved content from the Events page on this site (http://www.leytonstonetoday.net) to the Calendar page, so it’s easier to find everything now in the same place.

Thank you to Ros Kane from local charity Carefree Kids for supplying the WhereCanWeGo.com link!

Leytonstone Festival and Arts Trail start today

Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail

12 to 22 July 2012

Leytonstone Festival 2012This year there’s a double helping of culture as Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail run alongside each other on the same dates.

From 12 to 22 July Leytonstone Festival and Arts Trail will be offering a wide selection of events including art, drama, music, comedy, photography, arts and crafts market and much more all around Leytonstone.

I’ve listed below events that people have sent to me and asked me to promote, plus I’ve tried to fill in the gaps from the official programmes and postings in the many associated Facebook pages and groups.

Do look at the official programmes on the Leytonstone Festival and Leytonstone Arts Trail websites/Facebook pages, however, to check for any last minute updates to the programmes, in case I have missed anything or where you may have to book in advance or numbers may be limited. If you spot an error, please let me know.

Independent Retailer Month poster

July is also Independent Retailer Month, so while you’re out and about in Leytonstone, take the opportunity to support your local shops, cafés and restaurants!


From Thu 12 July

When the Walls Come Down

Leytonstone Arts Trail

Norlington Rd Studios, E10


Thu 12 to Sat 21 July

As Time Goes By

Leytonstone Library


Thu 12 Jul and repeats on other dates

I am Cann Hall, 1948-2012 photography exhibition

The Holly Tree. Entrance Free.


Thu 12 July

Canary WharfLunchtime concert at St John’s

Free weekly concerts every Thursday 13:00-14:00 at St John’s Church

Sunset over London Tours

New tours, which started July 2012. You are taken to the top of the church tower for half an hour to enjoy the stunning views over London. The tours start with music from a professional musician and end with a free tea/coffee or chocolate. Booking essential.

Thu 12 July

Rye, plus support

Music night at the North Star

Thu 12 Jul

Curry and Quiz Night

Star of India

Thu 12 and Fri 13 July

O'Neills 'The Green Man'O’Neills: Pandora, Goddess of Barnsley, is waiting for you…

Come and see her in action this Thursday or Friday at O’Neills at 8pm. Tickets on the door or you can book them here:


Fri 13 Jul

Buxton School presents The Jungle Book


Fri 13 Jul

Birkbeck tavern, LeytonstoneWhat’s Cookin’ Jazz Night

The Birkbeck Tavern


Fri 13 Jul

Woodhouse Players

The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  • Fri 13 July 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 14 July 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
  • Wed 18 July 2012, 8pm
  • Fri 20 July 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 21 July 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm

Welsh Church Hall 879 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR
Performed by Woodhouse Players
Tickets £8 (£5 concessions)
Book online via the Woodhouse Players website http://www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk
Phone reservations:  020 8504 3872


Sat 14 Jul

Buxton School’s Summer Fete

www.buxtonschool.org.uk

Sat 14 July

St John’s Church Open Day

Festivity and fun, featuring tower tours, refreshment, and music. Entrance Free.


Sat 14 Jul

Lion Heart Festival Market

Leytonstone The Red Lion

Outside the Red Lion, home baked cakes, retro and vintage fashion, art and craft and lots, lots more and you can always pop into the Red Lion for food and drink if the summer weather gets too … hot … outside.


Sat 14

Leytonstone Calling, live music at The Red Lion


Sat 14 Jul

Woodhouse Players

The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (see Fri 13 above)


Sat 14 Jul

News from Nowhere Club

John Ruskin, the French Baron and the Olympic Games

Dr Cynthia Gamble, Vice-Chair of the Ruskin Society, will show how John Ruskin was a major influence on a young French Baron, Pierre de Coubertin, who was responsible for reviving the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.


Sat 14 July

Vision Voices presents an evening of opera

Leytonstone United Free Church


 Sat 14 July

Heathcote ArmsJohn Ongom Big Band and Singers

The Heathcote.


Sat 14 Jul

What’s Cookin’: I See Hawks in LA

The Birkbeck Tavern


Sat 14 July

The Diva With A Difference

The Plough and Harrow

The Plough and Harrow

See Leytonstone Festival Programme page 10 for more details


Sun 15 July

Leytonstone Green Drinks

For anyone interested in building a stronger community with more of the things we need being grown or sourced locally. Ask at the bar if you cannot spot us. (Every month on the 15th.)


Sun 15 July

Carefree Kids logo

Let’s have fun together

An afternoon for children, their parents and carers.

Epicentre


Sun 15 July

A Walk Round The Flats

Leyton and Leytonstone Historical Society walk around the green spaces of Wanstead Flats.

Sun 15 July

The Little Big Band

Luna Lounge

The Luna Lounge


Sun 15 July

What’s Cookin’ presents I See Hawks in LA, plus guests

The Birkbeck Tavern


Sun 15 July

Poetry Cafe

SunWay Cafe, 17:30-19:00

Julie Stephenson’s informal get together welcomes all Leytonstone poets (accomplished and aspiring); features two readers, a raffle, and free refreshment; and aims to encourage a stronger local poetry scene.


Sun 15 July

Hitchcock Gallery Leytonstone Tube 1The London Nobody Knows, the Leytonstone Nobody Knows, and Alfred Hitchcock

The Heathcote



… and lots more events right the way through to 22 July.

Check these pages for more information:

Mon 16 July

Don’t forget: Olympic Controlled Parking Zone period starts today! 

Leytonstone charity concert a sell-out success

Carefree Kids Alexander Baillie charity concertThere was a wonderful evening of music last Saturday (9 June) in the magnificent dining hall of Forest School, Snaresbrook, which was packed for Leytonstone based charity Carefree Kids first ever fundraising concert.

The concert, ‘From Heart to the Heart’ was performed by world renowned cellist Alexander Baillie, accompanied on piano by John Thwaites.

The event was also attended by Cllr Richard Sweden, Mayor of Waltham Forest, and was held to raise funds towards an urgently needed new mobile therapy playbus, which is central to the work that Carefree Kids does in Waltham Forest and the surrounding boroughs.

The charity would like to thank everybody who attended and who sponsored the event with prizes for the raffle.

A weekend of culture in Leytonstone

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

Alexander Baillie concert ad

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 SpaceWhat’s Going On at the Stone Space

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.


Woodhouse Players Honour AdHonour at the Welsh Church Hall

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

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!

Beth raises over £600 for Leytonstone charity

Beth Eite who represented Carefree Kids in the London Marathon Congratulations to Beth Eite who has raised over £600 for Leytonstone charity Carefree Kids in last Sunday’s Marathon.

Beth was the first person to enter the marathon on behalf of the charity and the money raised will go towards a much needed new playbus, which is used in schools throughout Waltham Forest and surrounding boroughs to help troubled kids, as well as towards general office costs.

Carefree Kids logoCarefree Kids would like to thank everyone using this site who sponsored Beth, and if you haven’t yet, you still can through: MyDonate Fundraisers BethEite1

The charity’s next fundraising event is a benefit concert by internationally known cellist Alexander Baillie, which will be on Saturday 9 June at Forest School. You can buy tickets now, and the charity would be really grateful if you’d publicise this event for them.

Alexander Baillie Concert imageFor more information and how to buy tickets go to:

Follow Carefree Kids:

Support Beth for local children’s charity in Sunday’s London marathon

Charity’s first ever marathon entry.

Friends of Carefree Kids marathon banner
Carefree Kids, a Leytonstone based charity working in schools throughout Waltham Forest and the neighbouring boroughs, is entering its first ever runner in the London Marathon this Sunday to raise money towards an urgently needed new playbus and towards general office costs.

27-year old Beth Eite is a town planner with Tower Hamlets Council. She has run two full marathons before, in Rome and Edinburgh, but has struggled with a knee injury this year, so is hoping this won’t deter her success.

Beth found out about Carefree Kids from her boyfriend, Rob, whose mum is chair of the Trustees and a volunteer. Rob was also a pupil at George Tomlinson School in Leytonstone, one the main schools the charity works with.

You can sponsor Beth Eite on her MyDonate Fundraiser profile page: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/betheite1

You can find out more about the work of Carefree Kids on:
www.carefreekids.org

Carefree Kids is also organising a charity concert with the internationally famous cellist Alexander Baillie on Saturday 9 June. Find out more, and how to obtain tickets at: www.carefreekids.org

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