What’s on at the Hornbeam

  • Tiny Tempo:
    Thursday 25th September 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
  • Bakers Arms Book Group:
    Friday 26th September 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

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

    Tea, coffee, wine available.
    New members welcome, just turn up.

     

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 27th September 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.

  • LETS Join: information & enrolment:
    Saturday 27th September 10:30 am-12:00 pm

    Pop along to the comfortable surroundings of the Hornbeam Cafe 10.30am - 12noon on the last Saturday of every month to find out about Waltham Forest LETS (local exchange trading scheme).

    If you like the way that people can exchange all kinds of goods and services with one another without the need for money, then you can also join up on the spot. Members are also welcome to pop by to chat and trade.

    For more information please check out our website http://www.wflets.org/ or email info@wflets.org

  • Science Fiction Group:
    Saturday 27th September 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Sci-fi, Fantasy & Supernatural Fiction Group – Speculative fiction society.
    Discussion group for people interested in fantastic fiction. This involves science fiction, fantasy and supernatural fiction. The focus is broad and the discussion tends to be wide ranging.
    In connection with science fiction the discussion sometimes includes a certain amount of science fact ie astronomy, space flight technology.
    We meet 7.30pm on the first Friday of every month at the Hornbeam Cafe (corner of Bakers Avenue and Hoe Street Walthamstow).
    New members welcome, just turn up.

  • Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club:
    Saturday 27th September 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

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

    We're offering a tasty main course, as well as scrumptious starters and delightful desserts, all for just £15!
    And making use of as much local produce as possible, provided by Organiclea Community Growers.

    The supper club is open from 6.30-10.30pm so you can choose your time to book a table (latest booking 9pm).

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

  • Life Classes:
    Sunday 28th September 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 ….

     

    These courses will be held every other Sunday:

    September 14th & 28th

    October 12th & 26th

    November 9th & 23rd

    December 7th and 21st

    Artworks made on Jonathan’s previous courses at the Hornbeam and elsewhere are exhibited on his blog at:

    jonathanellisart.wordpress.com, where you can sign up too.

    Alternatively you can join by email:

    jonathan.ellis@mac.com

    or text Jonathan at 07980713819

  • Tiny Tempo:
    Thursday 2nd October 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
  • National Poetry Day:
    Thursday 2nd October 6:30 pm-11:00 pm

    Come and celebrate national poetry day at Hornbeam. Featuring Forest poets, Raw Poets, E11 Eco Poets, Library Poets, Alain English, Anthony Fairweather, Dreadful Jasper and much much more.

    There will be an open bar and food to share.

    There are limited open mic floor spots available.

    Free entry.

  • OrganicLea market stall:
    Saturday 4th October 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.

We also support community environmental events organised by other groups around the borough – click here to see what’s happening.