Hornbeam nights have not only become a great success but also built a wonderful community of creative folk. Alas, our equipment doesn’t reflect the quality of the creativity… We’d love the opportunity to spruce things up.
WITH YOUR HELP: Our nights will be able to host top notch evenings with a large sway of activism & education, for a better community, environment & world.
LAUNCH: We’ll be launching our campaign at our exciting new Open Mic evening Jam Sandwich on Friday 22nd September – the campaign will take place for six weeks.
TARGET: We hope to raise £5,000 to acquire sustainable sourced equipment: PA system, turntables, a mixer, a projector, projector screen, installation and setting up costs. Live music equipment. Furniture.
Please keep supporting local talent, businesses and the community at The Hornbeam.
Remember – it’s at Forest Recycling Project behind the Hornbeam this month – a big bright warehouse-esque space to hold more performers, punters and for any movers and shakers.
We have so much going on that the support of volunteers is vital to helping us run all the projects that we do.
If you have time or skills you’d like to share or just time and energy and would like to learn some skills, please get in touch!
Volunteer press Liaison Do you have experience or would like to gain it talking to the local and national press and providing them with what they need to create great stories about the amazing work we do? We have so much going on that’s worth letting the media know about we’d love some help. Tell us why you think you’d be good at this here.
Volunteer Photo Editor
Are you familiar with online photography storage? Could you help us create a system to store all our amazing photos in one place and for staff to have easy access to them? If this is your world we’d love to hear from you. Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org More info on the role
Walthamstow Apple Day volunteers
Save the date: 14 October is Apple Day! The Hornbeam and the Learning Lodge will have a stall to tell people about our work and if you are a fan of the Hornbeam and love chatting to people, we’d love to have you join us. Tell us about yourself here.
Join our Social Media Champions Could you help us get the word out about the amazing work we do around the borough on social media? Whether your preferred ‘platform’ is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram we’d love to hear from you. We’d like to recruit a few Social Media Champs so we can share the sharing love. Do spread the word. Message Sue at the Hornbeam on Facebook or Twitter if you’re up for it!
We are excited to welcome La Buenaventura to the Hornbeam, for the month of September helping us all extend summer with the taste of Spain…
The regular Hornbeam Cafe team will have a small pause in September ahead of a re-launch in October. More of this soon…
This has given us the opportunity to support an excellent pop-up business with a stellar reputation in East London to try out the cafe life during September and we think you’ll love them!
Sheila and Pino – the La Buenaventura team – will be serving the regular Hornbeam menu with a Spanish twist, still local food at reasonable prices.
Vegan chorizo brunch, anyone…?!
The Hornbeam will be open regular cafe hours (except Thursday 14th) with a celebration evening menu on the final Saturday, 30th September. Check our events listings and Facebook page for more information – and tell your friends!
YES – vegan tapas! Hurrah!
“Last night’s Vegan Tapas with La Buenaventura was amazing. A superb menu
and each course an absolute delight. Thank you for putting on such a delicious feast for us…can’t wait to eat your food again soon! Mark
“I can honestly say the food I’ve tried from la buenaventura is the yummiest ive had in a long time!
So delicious and the staff are so friendly! Stephanie
Have you done something with your home or workplace that makes it energy efficient or eco in some way?
You might have gone the whole hog with solar panels, or have nifty gadgets that help you save energy. Have you upcycled lots of things or insulated your house to lower your energy bills? Perhaps you’ve got a wonderful garden that uses permaculture principles or is landscaped using reclaimed items?
Whatever you’ve done – we’d love to hear from you asap. The Hornbeam has run Waltham Forest’s Green Open Homes every year now and this is the fourth year and it’s always really popular. Like Open House or the E17 Art Trail – people kindly open their doors to the public and share their top tips of low cost and eco living.
If you would like to open your home/workplace on the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 please get in touch.
Or if you’ve got an idea for a talk, demo or activity – we’d also love to hear from you!
We also need VOLUNTEERS to help out on events chatting to the public, social media and proof reading. If you’re able to help please fill in our volunteering form giving your availability, interest and skills.
Hornbeam Nights DJ slot – last Friday of every month
Starting on Fri 26 May, 7.30-11.30pm – Hornbeam Nights’ resident DJs Lounch & Noods will be providing your ears with super deluxe ambient down tempo grooves, dub, low-fi electronica and underground hip-hop on the last Friday of every month from May.
HAPPY HOUR 7.30pm
Drinks, cocktails, lazers and a little dance floor action.
Thurs 11 May, GROWING THE LOCAL DREAM: a talk on making food sovereignty a reality and how to start growing your own.
We have three guests speakers who are involved in growing with Hornbeam partner and local community growing project Organiclea.
SPEAKERS: Melanie Strickland – OrganicLea: What is Food sovereignty?
Food sovereignty allows communities control over the way food is produced, traded and consumed. The food sovereignty movement is a global alliance of farmers, growers, consumers and activists.
Mel is the Community Food Movement Builder at Organiclea
Terry Bennett – OrganicLea: How to bring small growers into the political mainstream.
Terry will be referencing the Land Worker’s alliance post brexit agricultural policy.
– A new growth model for a new generation.
– Grow the dream and nurture your brain.
Jon Rackham – Gardens for all
Do it yourself. How to bring your growing home.
FREE although donations to Hornbeam and Organiclea’s community work are gratefully received.
FOOD AVAILABLE: hot vegan curry and rice bowl for £6.
DRINKS: choose from our fully stocked bar of local ales and ciders, bio-dynamic wines, locally made soft drinks and vegan snacks.
FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEERING: You can also find out about the work of Organiclea and the Hornbeam and volunteering opportunities at both
Learn practical pharmacy skills, share knowledge, stories & healing remedies and take home your medicines as well as making a stock for the community to be available from the Hornbeam Cafe. This will be a lively participatory workshop to make healing connections together and find out about our neighbourhood plant allies and resources.
This month, connect with the glorious Dandelion: we’ll roast Dandelion root coffee, brew tea and make a contemporary Dandelion and Burdock root beer tonic for cleansing and liver health – joyful seasonal additions. Price £10. Book your ticket
The Hornbeam can now be hired as a Supper Club venue – just get in touch, or come along to try out the amazing food cooked by local cooks keen to put on their own Pop-Up!
We have a lovely, cosy cafe seating around 25 people. We have a fully-equipped professional catering kitchen for your use upstairs with a dumb-waiter to help deliver the food with minimum stress to the cafe downstairs.
Organic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are all available.
If you’re a lonesome eater, don’t be shy, The Hornbeam is a cracking place to meet and mingle with new lovely people.