Tokarska Gallery – Commission4Mission

16 Nov

1 – 31 December 2011
PRIVATE VIEW 3 December 2011
6pm – 9pm

Contributing artists include Harvey Bradley,Colin Burns, Christopher Clack, Ally Clarke, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Mark Lewis, Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska, Janet Roberts, Caroline Richardson, Henry Shelton, Joy Rousell Stone and Peter Webb.

An exhibition designed to encourage the commissioning of contemporary Christian art opens in the Tokarska Gallery on Thursday 1st December 2011. commission4mission artists will show work in a variety of media, including concept drawings, fused glass, paintings, pottery and reliefs. With much of the work exploring Christian themes, this exhibition will be of particular relevance and interest in the preparations for Christmas.Jonathan Evens, secretary of commission4mission, explains: ‘This exhibition demonstrates some of the ways commissioned art can be used to enhance a place of worship and add another dimension to a church’s mission.’

Tokarska Gallery 163 Forest Rd., Walthamstow,
London E17 6HE Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8531 5419

How to find us Victoria Line to Blackhorse Road Station Buses: 123, 158 Map
Opening Hours Thursday – Saturday
12pm – 7pm or by appointment



14 Nov

Concert one
Sunday 27th November, 6.30pm
Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, E17
TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Suite
ELGAR Nursery Suite
DVORAK Symphony No.7

Forest Philharmonic’s last concert of 2011 starts in romantic style with an orchestral suite from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty was the composer’s biggest success on the stage, the first ballet that impresario Sergei Diaghilev ever saw and the ballet that introduced Rudolph Nureyev to European audiences. The orchestral suite captures the drama and the magic in full orchestral Tchaikovsky glory.

Continuing our Best of British theme for the season, Elgar’s Nursery Suite evokes domestic scenes from Elgar’s own childhood memories with unmistakably English sounds.

Czech patriotism made for London – Dvorak’s seventh symphony was commissioned by the London Philharmonic Society and received its world premiere in the capital to aclaim, We hope that Walthamstow will be similarly moved on 27th November.

Concert two – Sunday 19th February, 6.30pm
Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, E17
STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for violin & viola
ARNOLD Symphony No.5
We are delighted to feature two of the orchestra’s professional principals in this concert, followed by Malcolm Arnold’s Fifth Symphony, romantic and Mahlerian in style.

Stalls £10 (concessions £8) / Balcony £14 (concessions £11)

How to buy:
Online: visit and search for Forest Philharmonic, or click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ box beside a concert (where available)
In person: tickets are available for sale on the night at the Assembly Hall box office

Special 50th Anniversary screening of A TASTE OF HONEY

9 Nov

Stratford Picturehouse, Wednesday 16 November, 3pm & 8.30pm

In partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East and The BFI
With Q&A with original cast member Muray Melvin and BFI fiction curator Jo Botting.

There will also be an exhibition of original materials from the film and stage show in the cinema bar.
Join us for a very special screening of A TASTE OF HONEY(15) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of a classic film from the British New Wave.
Initially a play written by the then-18 year old Shelagh Delaney, it was first produced by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop and performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East, before being adapted into an award winning film.
Set in the northwest of England in the 1950’s, A TASTE OF HONEY stars Rita Tushingham as Jo, a 17 year old working class girl from Salford. Neglected by her mother, she starts a relationship with a black sailor (Paul Danquah), but when he goes to sea she finds herself alone and pregnant and moves in with her gay friend, Geoffrey (Murray Melvin), who assumes the role of surrogate father.

Groundbreaking in its day (the film was initially rated ‘X’), the film presents the taboos of mixed-race relationships, teenage pregnancy and unmarried mothers, and also went against the grain in foregrounding a strong female character.
With a special introduction and post-screening Q&A with actor and archivist for the Theatre Royal Murray Melvin, and Jo Botting, curator with the BFI, this special screening is not to be missed.

£6.50 for adults, £4.50 concessions, £ members. Call 0871 902 5740 or book online at .

School groups can book tickets at £2.50 per student directly through the education department by emailing or calling 07918745267.

Screen 17 Latest Listings

9 Nov

Evening Screening
Thursday 17th November

Made In Dagenham (15) Dir: Nigel Cole
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their strike led to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.

Starring Bob Hoskins, Sally Hawkins and Andrea Riseborough the film was nominated for four BAFTAs and was very well received by audiences and critics alike.

Doors open 7.45pm
Film starts 8.30pm

Our November Offer:
Buy one ticket get the second half price!
Tickets £8 from
Also available on the door.

Kid’s Film Club
Saturday 19th November

The Secret Garden (U) Dir: Agnieszka Holland
The Secret Garden is a timeless tale of a special place, where magic, hope and love grow. Troubled orphan Mary, her spoiled, sickly cousin Colin and kindly country boy Dickon discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. Discover a whole world of magic in this wonderful movie.

Suitable for 11 years and under
Doors open 10am
Scribble and Smudge film related craft session 10am – 10.30am
Film starts 10.45am

Tickets £5 child, £4 adults, under 2s free.
Available online from
Also available on the door

Woodhouse Players present Terry Pratchett’s “Carpe Jugulum

28 Oct

Welsh Church Hall 879 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR
Fri 4 November 8pm
Sat 5 November 2.30pm & 8pm
Fri 11 November 8pm
Sat 12 November 2.30pm & 8pm
£7 (£4 concessions)
Reservations or 0208 504 3872
Full details on website
About the show:
What to do, when old traditions leave you vulnerable, and the youth of today are already so long in the tooth they are bored by both the old and the new?

Count de Magpyr is redefining himself as a modern vampire, and he’s dragging his family of bloodsucking fiends with him.

Meanwhile, in the neighbouring kingdom of Lancre, there’s a little princess’ naming ceremony to conduct and everyone’s invited… even the de Magpyrs. So as much as they love having guests for dinner, they enjoy it even more when there are new people dying to meet them. The vampires are, after all, such neo-Gothic trendsetters.

Fortunately, the Witches of Lancre have also been invited to the feast (mostly) and they are solely interested in ale, handsome young men, and preserving the traditions where vampires are repelled through the light of religious faith, scalded by holy water, staked through the heart, decapitated, stuffed with garlic and roasted over a fresh pyre – until turned to ash.

Sir Terry Prachett’s Discworld books have delighted and (in a subtle way) educated readers of all ages since 1983. If you saw our 2004 production of Wyrd Sisters, you can now catch up with the continuing adventures of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Queen Magrat of Lancre. But even if you didn’t see the earlier show, don’t miss this Witches vs. Vampires Halloween showdown of epic proportions!

Cabaraoke – Going Underground

27 Oct

“The Guardian’s Guide Pick of the Clubs, Vintage Cabaraoke has hosted at one of Shoreditch’s Richmix’s Snapshots festivals as well as at the North South Divide at the Hemingway Vintage Festival 2011 at London’s South Bank Centre.

Recently featured on the Time Out London blog and in The Londonist’s recommended Cabaret section Vintage Cabaraoke is very pleased to announce that due to very high demand it has lined up another fabulous evening of entertainment taken from the era of Maggie Thatcher’s early years in power (1979 – 1984).

Featuring once again the ever popular:

SCAM 69 – four piece band who recreate the classics of their time; The Undertones, The Clash, Blondie and many more..

CLASSIC KARAOKE – all your favourite tracks from those years.

SLICK NICK – your host and compere for the evening.

Dress: ‘As you were’

Tickets are £11 and available online from wegottickets (link below)

Due to the last event selling out quickly we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.”

Animalympics Children’s Art Competition

27 Oct

Open to children aged 6-15 years, resident or attending a school in Waltham Forest. Entry is Free. Closing Date 30th November 2011.

Entrants are required to draw, paint, or collage a picture of a fun Olympic sport for animals! You can show your animals competing in a real Olympic sport or create a new sport for them.
Imagine Long-Jump for Kangaroos, frogs and fleas, animals racing, the elephant gymnastics team, weight-lifting ants, or lizards stretching their tongues to catch the furthest fly!

Drop into E17 Art House for an entry form and more details,

Screen17 Cinema Next Screenings

25 Oct

Screen17 Cinema
Walthamstow’s microplex cinema

Orford House Social Club,
73 Orford Road,
E17 9QR

More info:
tel: 020 3565 9478
twitter: @SCREEN17cinema
Facebook: Screen17 cinema

Evening Screening
Thursday 3rd November

The Social Network (12) Dir: David Fincher
A stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insugent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humour, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website’s unfathomable success.

With a complex, incisive screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a brilliant cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network bears witness to the birth of an idea that rewove the fabric of society even as it unravelled the friendship of its creators.

Doors open 7.45pm, film starts 8.30pm
Ticets on the door: £8 or online at
Licensed Bar

Kid’s Film Club
Saturday 5th November

The Secret of Kells (PG) Dir: Tomm Moore/Nora Twomey
The Secret of Kells is a magical animated classic that tells the story of Brendan, a young monk whose life is changed forever when he is initiated into the secrets of the Book of Kells and embarks on an extraordinary adventure, meeting fearsome monsters, Vikings and a serpent god along the way.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature The Secret of Kells is a unique and stunning adventure for the whole family.

Doors open 10am, craft session 10 – 10.30am, film starts 10.45am
Tickets on the door: £5 child inc crafts, £4 accompanying adult, under 2s free or online at

Please note that there are three different ticket prices across both these screenings.

london Forest choir’s Messiah

19 Oct

Oxjam Walthamstow feat. Polarbear, Akira The Don, The Melting Ice Caps & Barbarossa

17 Oct

Date and Time of Event: Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Doors: 730pm

Address Of Event: The Standard Music Venue, 1 Blackhorse Lane, London

Cost: £6 from or on the door

Details of the Event

Oxjam is Oxfam’s month-long music festival. It runs throughout October with hundreds of events around the UK and has so far raised £1.5 million for Oxfam. All proceeds from Oxjam Walthamstow go to Oxfam.

Featuring a broad mix of live music from Indie, pop and soul to spoken word. Great music for a great cause!

Ahead of an eleven night run of his solo show at Camden’s Roundhouse, the highly acclaimed PolarBear comes to Walthamstow. From the London Literature Festival, feature length spoken word pieces and regular appearances on BBC Radio 1, 3, 4 & 6, Steven Camden aka PolarBear plots a charming path between hip-hop and spoken word.
“You must go and listen to this man’s work” John Hillcock, XFM

The Melting Ice Caps – Tales of love, loss and betrayal courtesy of David Shah and his band. Reminiscent of the great English lyricists, Heaton, Tennant, Morrissey… able to craft intelligent, witty lyrics shot through with a slice of pop to embed them in your brain.

The evening will be hosted by Akira The Don, who’ll also be playing. Originally signed to the giant Interscope Records, home of Bryan Adams and Dr.Dre, Akira has just released his second LP “The Life Equation”. It was produced by Stephen Hague, the man on the mixer for New Order, Blur, Robbie Williams, and The Pet Shop Boys.

Finally Barbarossa aka James Mathe, a singer blessed with a gorgeous voice and a knack for tying lovely melodies to melancholic lo-fi electronics, he’ll be playing a stripped down set. His track “Stones” recently featured in the hit US Series “How I Met Your Mother“.
“a voice to die for and tunes to kill for” – Scotland On Sunday