Events coming up at the Hornbeam

Regular events:

  • Every Monday is Community Monday. See the calendar for details of what we are doing this week
  • Every Tuesday 7pm to 9pm – Italian Class
  • Every Wednesday 7pm to 8pm – Italian Class
  • Every Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am – Tiny Tempo
  • Every Thursday 2pm to 5pm – Knitting and crafts group
  • Every Saturday 10am to 1pm – E17 Junior Guitar Club
  • Every Saturday 10.30am – 3pm – Organiclelea market stall
  • Every 2nd Wednesday - Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign
  • Every 3rd Thursday – New Lammas Lands Defence Committee
  • Every last Friday of the month 7.30pm – Bakers Arms Book Group
  • Every last Saturday  10.30 – 12noon – WF LETS information & enrolment
  • Every last Saturday of the month 6.30pm: Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club

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  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 30th January 7:30 pm-

    We meet 7.30pm on the last Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).

    Tea, coffee, wine available.

    New members welcome, just turn up.

    Click here for more information.

  • Life Classes:
    Sunday 15th February 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Artists of all abilities are very welcome, but booking is essential as places are very limited. This is a wonderful opportunity to make original art in front of a life model and you can book the whole season in advance (8 courses from September to December) or sign up for any week you like. Why not have a delicious lunch (or brunch) at the cafe downstairs first to make it a special Sunday? You only have to bring yourself (and a sketchbook if you wish to take notes) as all materials will be provided.

    These classes will be taught by Jonathan Ellis, an experienced, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who has developed this philosophy about teaching art:

    “! teach a language, not just how to copy - copying is certainly a skill, but each artist needs to do something rich and rhythmic with their ability. My approach, using led exercises  ensures that both the teacher and the students are always on the edge of discovering something new. We are all in it together, for the first time. Art, like language, has a structure, a pattern, a syntax and the common strands in visual experience can be taught and learnt. It is up to the individual to use that language with the infinite variety of individual expression. This is a liberating approach: we all might not have the skills or inspiration of a great master, but everyone who really wants to draw, can begin to make a connection between their inner and outer worlds and communicate through art."

    Every class starts with a short slideshow to introduce that week’s theme, followed by drawing exercises in a variety of media. Expect the unexpected ….

    jonathanellisart.wordpress.com, where you can sign up too. Alternatively you can join by email: jonathan.ellis@mac.com or text Jonathan at 07980713819

  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 27th February 7:30 pm-

    We meet 7.30pm on the last Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).

    We are an informal and friendly group (sometimes some of us haven’t even read the book!).

    Tea, coffee, wine available.

    New members welcome, just turn up.

    Click here for more information.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 28th February 7:30 pm-

    The Hornbeam Cafe invites you to a feast with delicious healthy tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked and cooked!

    3 Courses for £15! Delicious, healthy & tasty food – locally sown, grown, picked & cooked. We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts. And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    Supper Club is open from 7:30pm, for a single seating at 8:00pm this month.

    We cater for all special dietary requirements – please alert us to any such dietary requirements when you book.

    Advance Booking is Essentia - email cafe@hornbeam.org.uk with your name, how many people, and what time.

    For more info, go to: www.hornbeam.org.uk/2013/09/fork-to-fork-seasonal-supper-last-saturday-every-month

    To book, click here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fork-to-fork-tickets-13873727693

  • Life Classes:
    Sunday 1st March 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Artists of all abilities are very welcome, but booking is essential as places are very limited. This is a wonderful opportunity to make original art in front of a life model and you can book the whole season in advance (8 courses from September to December) or sign up for any week you like. Why not have a delicious lunch (or brunch) at the cafe downstairs first to make it a special Sunday? You only have to bring yourself (and a sketchbook if you wish to take notes) as all materials will be provided.

    These classes will be taught by Jonathan Ellis, an experienced, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who has developed this philosophy about teaching art:

    “! teach a language, not just how to copy - copying is certainly a skill, but each artist needs to do something rich and rhythmic with their ability. My approach, using led exercises  ensures that both the teacher and the students are always on the edge of discovering something new. We are all in it together, for the first time. Art, like language, has a structure, a pattern, a syntax and the common strands in visual experience can be taught and learnt. It is up to the individual to use that language with the infinite variety of individual expression. This is a liberating approach: we all might not have the skills or inspiration of a great master, but everyone who really wants to draw, can begin to make a connection between their inner and outer worlds and communicate through art."

    Every class starts with a short slideshow to introduce that week’s theme, followed by drawing exercises in a variety of media. Expect the unexpected ….

    jonathanellisart.wordpress.com, where you can sign up too. Alternatively you can join by email: jonathan.ellis@mac.com or text Jonathan at 07980713819

  • Community Monday:
    Monday 2nd March 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    If you love the satisfaction of a deep clean then we need you! Please come along and join in with cleaning the Hornbeam kitchen. Find out about the Natural cleaning products we use and swap cleaning tips. Please email sophia@hornbeam.org.uk if you are interested.

  • Organiclea Jamming Sessions:
    Monday 2nd March 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    We will be starting up Jamming sessions again at the Hornbeam Centre, and looking for volunteers to come and help create jams, preserves, chutneys, cordials, flavoured vinegars, oils and perhaps even some fancy kale chips using surplus produce from Organiclea. These sessions will be led by a sessional worker and aim to give volunteers skills in jam and preserve making as well as how to deal with seasonal gluts by turning fruit and vegetables into jars of delicious goodness. Space is limited to about 5 per session and priority will be given to Organiclea and Hornbeam volunteers, so please let us which sessions you would like to attend.

  • Tiny Tempo:
    Thursday 5th March 9:30 am-11:30 am

    Join The Tiny Tempo Team for a fun introduction to musical concepts-using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing! With guitars, ukuleles, and a lot of energy, fun is had by all.

    9.30am start for under 18 months and 10.30 start for 18 months and older.

    £5 for one child £8 for two children
  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 7th March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.

  • Organiclea Jamming Sessions:
    Monday 9th March 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    We will be starting up Jamming sessions again at the Hornbeam Centre, and looking for volunteers to come and help create jams, preserves, chutneys, cordials, flavoured vinegars, oils and perhaps even some fancy kale chips using surplus produce from Organiclea. These sessions will be led by a sessional worker and aim to give volunteers skills in jam and preserve making as well as how to deal with seasonal gluts by turning fruit and vegetables into jars of delicious goodness. Space is limited to about 5 per session and priority will be given to Organiclea and Hornbeam volunteers, so please let us which sessions you would like to attend.

  • Tiny Tempo:
    Thursday 12th March 9:30 am-11:30 am

    Join The Tiny Tempo Team for a fun introduction to musical concepts-using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing! With guitars, ukuleles, and a lot of energy, fun is had by all.

    9.30am start for under 18 months and 10.30 start for 18 months and older.

    £5 for one child £8 for two children
  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 14th March 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    The market stall outside the Hornbeam Centre on Saturdays sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves from 10am - 3pm.
    It’s a buzzing space, where buying fresh produce is an enjoyable activity and where information about food can be freely shared.
    The produce we sell comes from:
    - Soil Association certified organic farms in East Anglia and their partners in Europe
    - Ultra-local London growers sharing their surplus through our Cropshare scheme
    - Our own Hawkwood site in Chingford.
    Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fruit and vegetables at the stalls or box scheme.