A Midsummer Night’s Dream in February

Leyton Sixth Form, College Theatre is advertising ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ tonight and tomorrow. This Saturday really is the opening of the E11 Market, outside Matalan. Reside continues at the Stone Space and check out the local pubs for their music nights.

6-9 February 2013

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

“An exciting liberal new take on this most famous and classic of the Bard’s comedies”.

See Leyton Sixth Form College website for more details.

Leyton Sixth Form College Theatre
Essex Road

10 January–17 February 2013

Reside: at The Stone Space

The Stone SpaceOpen Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Check their website for exact times:

Saturday 2 February

E11 Market

From E11 Market:

“E11 Market is open, free to the public every Saturday and trades on the pavement at Matalan, Leytonstone High Road.  We support the work of local charities, hand craft designers and local food producers.

We have a wide range of products on sale, including local Lea Valley Honey, home baked cakes, bread and biscuits, locally made garden ornaments including hand made bird boxes and feeders, hand sewn crafts, hand made greeting cards, natural fruit drinks, vintage collectibles, hand-made gemstone jewellery, hand blended skincare and vegetables from OrganicLea.

Our market is a great meeting place and contributes to the sociable community in Leytonstone.  We donate to the NSPCC and have ‘no steps’ wheelchair access”

Looking ahead

Woodhouse Players

Book ahead for the next production from the Woodhouse Players, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year:

Triple Bill

  • Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
  • A Separate Peace by Tom Stoppard
  • The Book Club of Little Witterington by Joan Greening

Fri 8 and Sat 9 March 2013
Fri 15 and Sat 16 March 2013
Welsh Church Hall

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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:

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!

Book now for Woodhouse Player’s latest production ‘Honour’

Scene from Honour

Book now for Woodhouse Player’s latest production ‘Honour’ by Joanna Murray Smith.

Scene from HonourWhat is loyalty? Isn’t it just resistance to change?

First produced in Melbourne in 1995, then at the National Theatre in 2003, reviews described as this play as “an absolute gem”. It takes a wrenchingly honest look at a familiar theme — the break up of a thirty-two year marriage.

The comfortable existence of literary critic George, his devoted wife Honor and daughter Sophie is shattered by the arrival of ambitious young journalist Claudia. Not only does Claudia take Honor’s husband but she berates the older woman for sacrificing her early talent for writing.

Scene from HonourHowever, the shifting power play between the four characters brings surprising twists as they question the very nature of love. What is more important – passion or shared history and commitment? Is love essentially selfish? Or do the compromises involved prevent individual fulfillment? The bittersweet themes are explored with frankness and humour.

The play contains some strong language and sexual content.


  • Fri 1 June 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 2 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
  • Fri 8 June 2012, 8pm
  • Sat 9 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm


Welsh Church Hall, 879 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR


£8 (£5 concessions)

To book

Photos © Jeannette Tucker

Spring and summer plays from Woodhouse Players

Woodhouse Players

Welsh Church HallOpen auditions for “Honour”
by Joanna Murray Smith

Saturday 25 February at 2pm, and Tuesday 28 February from 8pm

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

Spring Double Bill
Bed by Jim Cartwright
TrueFM by Andy Harker

Fri 9 and Sat 10 March 2012
Fri 16 and Sat 17 March 2012

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

by Joanna Murray Smith

Fri 1 and Sat 2 June 2012
Fri 8 and Sat 9 June 2012

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

For more events in Leytonstone, check my Leytonstone Calendar