Hornbeam regular activities

As well as running Waltham Forest’s longest running vegetarian cafe from Tuesday to Sunday, the Hornbeam runs a wide variety of events for and by the community based around promoting sustainable and low cost living.

*We are recruiting for a new member to join our voluntary coordinating group and a volunteer photo editor. Details here*

Community Mondaysare one-off, drop-in opportunities 11am-2pm – we help maintain the space together, pick up some skills and often have some lunch too. Includes People’s Kitchen on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

Hornbeam Nights happen every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a range of talks, films, pop-up Supper Clubs and music.

JoyRiderswe run two cycling groups – one in Walthamstow for women only and one in Chingford for families. We also hold occasionally discussions or exhibitions at both locations.

Family activitiesWe have lots of activities at the Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge using craft, food and nature to entertain, including the regular Sunday Family Club.

Supporting community building: We regularly hold events which give support to people who need a space to meet, such as the Stories and Supper Clubs which occur regularly to give refugees and migrants a chance to meet, learn and tell their stories at the Supper Club events .

OrganicLea’s Market Stall: every Saturday 10am-3pm our partner Organiclea, run a food and veg stall outside the Hornbeam cafe.  The market stall sells organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, plus homemade bread, jams and preserves.  Another stall is held in Leytonstone outside Matalan.

Best Before Stalls: we run pay-as-you-feel food stalls around the borough providing food that is perfect to eat, but won’t be sold by shops as it’s near it’s ‘best before’ date.

More regular events also happen at our Learning Lodge in Chingford. 

Upcoming events:

Thu 29th Jun 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Women's June ride to Tottenham Marshes

Other Location, see event details

Fri 30th Jun 2017, 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Dusty Grooves - new monthly DJ night

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Sat 1st Jul 2017, 10:00am - 3:00pm

OrganicLea's Weekly Market Stall

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Sat 1st Jul 2017, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Stories and Supper: It's More than a Meal

Other Location, see event details

Sat 1st Jul 2017, 8:00pm - 11:01pm

July's 5-Course pay-what-you-feel Tariq's taster menu

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve is a beautiful small wooded area in Chingford where we organise activities for people to spend valuable time in nature.

Sun 2nd Jul 2017, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday Family Club

The Learning Lodge, London

See all events at the Hornbeam

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