News from Nowhere Club

Leytonstone This Is Home new arts project

The Stone SpaceLeytonstone This Is Home

Do you live in Leytonstone? Do you consider Leytonstone home?

Leytonstone (online) Museum has announced a new project in conjunction with the Reside residency at The Stone Space gallery.

Selected photographs will be exhibited on the Leytonstone Museum website and digitally at The Stone Space gallery.

If you want to contribute photographs the deadline is Thursday 24 January. Please see the Leytonstone Museum link below.

Organisers and more information:

To 6 December


Stone Space Gallery

The artFORMS exhibition is coming to an end. If you haven’t been yet, check The Stone Space Gallery website for opening times.

Organiser and more information:

9 January 2013, 7pm-9pm

Leytonstone Community Ward Forum

St John's Church, Town CentreDiscuss local matters with your local Leytonstone Ward councillors, Clyde Loakes, Marie Pye and Jennie Gray.

The agenda will include:

  • Leytonstone Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)
  • 2012/13 Ward Funding (£10,000 available to spend)
  • Leytonstone Library
  • An opportunity for residents to raise any issues of local interest

Venue: St John’s Church Hall, 825 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 1HH

Organiser and more information: London Borough of Waltham Forest website. Please do not contact this site or the church!

News from Nowhere Club new programme out

The News from Nowhere Club has published its 2013 programme. The first event is on Saturday 12 January: ‘Adventures in the Wild East’: The Story of the Eton Manor Boys’ Club Speaker: Dr Michelle Johansen.

11, 12, 18, 19 January

Snow White

Woodhouse Players

Tickets are still available for some performances of the Woodhouse Players’ New Year Panto at the Welsh Church Hall. See the Woodhouse Players website for more information.

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.

Birkbeck Tavern and 491 Gallery launch survival websites

Two Leytonstone institutions whose futures are under threat have launched new websites this week.

Birkbeck Tavern

Birkbeck Tavern

Birkbeck Tavern

The Birkbeck Tavern faces being sold and regulars are fighting to ensure its survival as a pub. The Birkbeck Tavern, in South Leytonstone, is a favourite with Leyton Orient fans as well as being the home to the What’s Cookin’ music club.

491 Gallery

491 GalleryIt’s understood that the 491 Gallery on Grove Green Road has agreed with its landlord to move out in the New Year and the building is due to be demolished and turned into flats. Some of the members of the 491 community have now formed a limited company Wild Note Arts to allow them to obtain funding and find new premises.

News from Nowhere Club next event 12 May

News from Nowhere ClubNews from Nowhere Club

The News from Nowhere Club in Leytonstone provides a lively series of monthly talks on a wide range of subjects. Founded in 1996 it aims to foster fellowship and challenge the commercialisation and isolation of modern life.

On Saturday 12 May they will be holding a talk: ‘The Bangladesh Diaspora in the United Kingdom and Bangladeshis at Home‘. Download a leaflet with more information: News from Nowhere Club May 2012 leaflet

Other talks this year have included: real ale, making a living as an artist craftsman, young historians in Leyton, Ruskin’s legacy — and more. So there really is something for everyone.

More information: