Welcome to the Hornbeam:  a community organisation working with a range of partners in Waltham Forest and beyond.

  • SPACE for communities to meet in E17 and E4
  • TIME and support to develop community initiatives
  • SKILLS and knowledge about low cost, low impact living.

Our E17 space hosts the Hornbeam Café with Hornbeam volunteers… serving affordable vegetarian food made from organic, seasonal, locally grown and/or fairly traded ingredients.

Follow the Hornbeam on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date news and events.

We’re planning lots of fun Hornbeam Nights in 2017!

Rosamund DJing at Hornbeam Nights
Rosamund DJing at Hornbeam Nights

We are open every Thursday night and occasional other nights for music, drinks and friendly chat!

We hold monthly Soulfulised music nights (first Thurs of the month), Open Decks evenings (second Thursdays), Film Nights (third Thursdays) plus music quizzes,  coffee & cocktail nights, and individual gigs on other Thursdays.

Keep up to date by following Hornbeam Nights Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If you’ve got an idea for a great night we can put on in 2017 do get in touch with Charlie at hornbeamnights@gmail.com or of course, pop into the cafe.


  • World Disco Soup Waltham Forest March 24, 2017 Rebecca TullySat 29 Apr, pm TBC – World Disco Soup Waltham Forest and Local People’s Food Forum Launch The Best Before Project is teaming up with Plan Zheros . On April 29th we join the movement to call for attention and action to stop ...
  • An invitation to Stories and Supper – 1 April March 23, 2017 Rebecca TullyAre you wondering about the stories and the people behind the migration headlines? This is a Supper Club with a twist. Great global food with global stories thrown in too. “I think he’s quite isolated… your welcome came along just at the right time.”  Through a broken phone conversation, one of our volunteers had told his English ...
  • No Community Monday Mon 27 March March 23, 2017 Rebecca TullyThere will be no Community Monday (next Mon 27 March), including no jam making. Apologies to those planning to come. We look forward to seeing you all on 3 April however for a fabulously tasty People’s Kitchen. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogleEmailMorePrint
  • Felicia Ruperti March 23, 2017 Rebecca Tully  We are sharing a beautifully written post written by Organiclea in memory of our co-worker and friend Felicia Ruperti who died last Friday 17 March.    Some of you will know Felicia well, and some not at all. She worked with such compassion and care and joy running OrganicLea‘s jamming project at the Hornbeam every Community Monday with ...

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Community cafe, event space and environment centre // 458 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 9AH // 020 8558 6880