Heathcote Arms

History, raised beds, theatre and art

Some of the events happening in Leytonstone this weekend and beyond. Please check with each organisation’s website for more details and confirm with them directly, where necessary, for availability.

Saturday 10 November

Young Historians in Leyton Take to the Street!

Martin Spafford, inspirational history teacher, and young people

Former history students from George Mitchell School and their teacher talk about their award winning film. Check the News from Nowhere Club website for details.

Venue: Epicentre, West St, Leytonstone E11 4LJ


7 to 10 November

Fiesta Latina

A hot celebration of everything Latin!


Friday 9, and Saturday 10 November

Woodhouse Players — A voyage around my father

Welsh Church Hall, 879 Leytonstone High Road, E11 1HR

Transition Leytonstone Community Garden site

Church Lane Community Garden, Harold Road, E11 4QX

Sunday 11 November, 11am–3pm

Raised Beds Workshop (that’s vegetable or flower beds!)

Meet your neighbours and learn about building raised beds!

The entrance to the Community Garden is at the bottom of the foot-bridge over the A12, near where Harold Road meets Vernon Road.

On Sunday 2 December Transition Walthamstow is running a Draughtbusting Workshop which is also open to people from Leytonstone.

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.


Friday, 16 November, 19:30 until 00:30

Lost Horrizons present All Things Considered

Upstairs at The Heathcote Arms 344 Grove Green Road Leytonstone E11

Supported by Louis Gilman Will O’Donoghue and Bob Munton

More details: Lost Horrizons on Facebook


Do you live in Leytonstone and have an interesting story to tell?

A photography student from Leytonstone who is studying at Westminster University is looking for people/events to photograph that demographically represent this area —dysfunctional families or anyone with an interesting story to tell. In exchange she will give you free prints. If you can spare an hour or two please get in touch with her.

London celebrates Leytonstone’s Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

The work of one of Leytonstone’s most famous sons is being celebrated this summer by the British Film Institute, as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and as part of the Leytonstone Festival.

British Film Institute Hitchcock season

From June to October 2012 the British Film Institute is celebrating the works of one of Leytonstone’s most famous sons, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, described by the BFI as “the most influential and iconic British film director of all time”.

The celebration includes displays, talks and screenings. Two years ago the BFI also began a fundraising campaign to restore Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films ‘Rescue the Hitchcock 9’ — the BFI National Archive’s biggest single project to date.

The London Nobody Knows, the Leytonstone Nobody knows and Alfred Hitchcock.

Sunday 15 July − Part of  Leytonstone Festival

Screenings and debate exploring London’s unknown ‘underside’ plus documentary on ‘The Leytonstone Hitchcock never wanted to know’.

The Heathcote, Grove Green Road, E11 4EA

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Hitchcock Gallery Leytonstone Tube

First time visitors to Leytonstone can’t miss Sir Alfred Hitchcock if they arrive by tube as his films are celebrated in mosaics at Leytonstone tube station, here are a few examples.

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