Time Out article on Leytonstone and its best bits

“Leytonstone’s been tipped as a hot spot for a while now, but thankfully it’s escaped the Shoreditch-style makeover that most up-and-coming areas succumb to”

Read the full and very positive article on Timeout published on 15 August 2015.

Leytonstone’s place in tram history anniversary today

According to The Scotsman, today 4 March, is the anniversary of the first electric tramcars running in London in 1882. Did you know that? Is it true? Wikipedia seems to suggest that the first electric trams in London ran in 1901 in Croydon. Any local history buffs who know any more please comment at the bottom of the page!

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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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New craft and home made market

Leytonstone The Red Lion PubNew craft and home-made market

Outside the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone this Saturday from 10am. Cakes and other goodies, jewellery, vintage style homewares and all sorts of lovely stuff….”

For more details:

The Red Lion is on the corner of Harvey Road and Leytonstone High Road in Leytonstone Town Centre. Find on Google Maps.

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