Music

Christmas cards, music and recipes for you to enjoy

Christmas Card 8 frontIf you were waiting to see if the world was going to end this morning before sending your Christmas cards, well the good news is the Mayan’s got it wrong and we’re all still here, the not so good news is you’ve left it too late to post a card, except by Special Delivery (check Royal Mail’s Christmas posting dates here).

Help is at hand. I’ve added some (free) Leytonstone Christmas cards you can download and email or print off yourself. Plus a page of Christmas and New Year music, including Carols, other songs and Auld Lang Syne (including the words).

Don’t forget also there’s a page on Christmas and New year events in Leytonstone (recently updated) and Christmas shopping ideas and I’ve added a page with some links to Christmas recipes.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or try to avoid it, best wishes for the season and for 2013. I hope you find this site useful and will share it with colleagues, friends and family.

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

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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!

Have a good night out and support your local charities

Three Leytonstone based charities have events coming up in the next few weeks and would love your support. Please see their websites/Facebook pages for details of times, costs and if booking is needed.


Cygnus Trust Quiz Night

Wednesday 16 May 2012, Star of India

Includes a delicious Indian buffet.


Precious Premies

A charity night of mediumship with the lovely Becs, including buffet and raffle.

Friday 18 May 2012, The Plough and Harrow


Carefree Kids

Concert with the international cellist Alexander Baillie, including works for cello and piano by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, John Ireland and Cesar Franck. Accompanied on piano by John Thwaites.

 Saturday 9 June 2012, Forest School

(Tickets from Carefree Kids, not Forest School).

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:

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You are invited: international cellist to appear for Leytonstone charity

Carefree Kids Charity Concert

Saturday 9 June 2012

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Light refreshments (food and non-alcoholic drink) will also be on sale.

Download a poster and leaflet below and please publicise this concert on behalf of Carefree Kids. You can also add the web banners (there are .gif and .jpg versions) to your website or Facebook pages. These should be linked to: http://www.carfreekids.org.

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Alexander Baillie concert small vertical banner

Venue details and more information (map, transport and accessibility):