If the Olympics is not your thing and you’ve chosen to stay in Leytonstone rather than risk sunburn and heat fatigue from somewhere abroad, here are a few suggestions to keep yourself occupied.
Hire a boat on Hollow Ponds, pop into a Leytonstone pub or restaurant for a meal or …
Wandering Rocks exhibition
Check the Stone Space website for opening days and times. There’s also a new display in the Slate gallery window next door.
Now until 12 August
International Peace Quilts
The Stone Space Projects Gallery (outside Leytonstone tube)
The International Peace Quilt project will be on display in The Stone Space Projects Gallery, Station Forecourt, Leytonstone from July 28th to August 12th with a special viewing on August 3rd at 3.pm. Gary Hall jr winner of 10 Olympic Swimming medals and recently joining the U.S. hall of fame is to view the project during his time in London for the Games.
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Thursday 2 August
Sunset Tours from the Tower
St John’s Church
The forecast for this Thursday is looking good at the moment, so if you’ve not yet seen the wonderful views from the top of St John’s Church Tower, this week must be a hot favourite for your diary while the Olympics is still on. You’re asked to book in advance: see St John’s Church website for details.
Thursday 2 August
William Morris Gallery reopening
It’s not in Leytonstone, but as it serves the whole borough including Leytonstone they deserve a mention. After a period of closure for refurbishment, the William Morris Gallery is reopening on Thursday 2 August.
When the gallery reopens there will be more of this unique collection on display, including new interactive displays.
The gallery will now be fully accessible and there will be a new special exhibition gallery, an improved shop and a tea room with wi-fi where you can admire the views over the newly-refurbished Lloyd Park.
3 August deadline
Voting for the Forest Film Fest
The final event in the Council’s Big 6 programme, is now open and residents are being asked to vote for the films they want to see on the big screen.
There are seven categories to vote in:
- Children’s Disney and Pixar
- Alfred Hitchcock and horror
- Sports related
- General and action
- James Bond (probably not including any royalty …)
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August
The 2012 Festival of Sport
The fifth of the Council’s Big 6 events programme, takes place at Waltham Forest Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Watch the Olympic Games on the giant screen, master a sport of your choice, speak to professionals for advice.
Sunday 5 August
A 10 metre high puppet of Godiva, powered by cyclists, will travel through the borough, starting at Ridgeway Park in Chingford, through the Crooked Billet roundabout and onto Waltham Forest Town Hall as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Friday 3 August
Raj against the machine
Blending the best in performance, music, live bands, art and dance… Raj Against the Machine will provide the audience with a spectacular experience.
More information: www.skiddle.com
Summer Daze schools summer fun
There are activities and events in over 50 schools across the borough this summer for children, young people and their families during the school summer holidays running from Monday 30 July to Friday 24 August. See the Council’s website for more information.
Tuesday 14 August
Woodhouse Players: play choosing meeting
Looking ahead, The Woodhouse Players are meeting on the 14th to choose their Christmas Panto, if you want to take part, see their website for more details: