Category Archives: Hornbeam Nights

Have a SPICY Xmas!

We’ve absolutely LOVED being part of the Spicebox journey into East End celebrity status and will be so sad to see them go but delighted they have a permanent venue now elsewhere in Walthamstow opening after the new year.

Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!
Have a scrumptiously spicy Xmas!

Their last day at The Hornbeam Cafe is 20 December. Get your Xmas dinner outings in now to avoid disappointment! See SpiceBox’s Xmas menu

Want to do your own Vegan Weekend Hornbeam Residency? Get in touch.

SpiceBox Test Kitchen extended!

We are so excited to announce that the amazing vegan Indian-inspired SpiceBox who started their month-long Test Kitchen at our Hornbeam Cafe on Fri 21 Sept have been so popular they are staying to end of December 2018!

See: Hornbeam Cafe and SpiceBox opening hours and booking details

So if you haven’t managed to have your tastebuds startled yet, don’t worry and hurry on down!

Dishes including curry house faves tikka masala, dhansak and korma, plus doffles (dosa waffles!) for brunch at the weekends!

In keeping with the idea of testing stuff out, the menu will be changing frequently. For the current menu please visit www.eatspicebox.co.uk

 

Follow their food antics on Facebook: SpiceBox and Instagram: @eatspicebox

 

Sun 22 April – Help us Celebrate!

Sun 22 April, 4-8pm (note later start time than previously advertised).

Scrumptious winter quiche
Scrumptious winter quiche

Join Walthamstow’s first fully vegan cafe and celebrate good food and good people.

Meet the new chefs. Eat the food. Find out the amazing things the Hornbeam does. Family Friendly drop-in. 4-8pm.

 

Open Decks at the Hornbeam: Bring your tunes, spin your tunes.

You can also bring along some vinyl and spin some tunes with Patrick Steele leading Open Decks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never DJed – now’s your chance to take control of the music!

We’ll also be showing the Hornbeam JoyRiders / Cycle Sisters short film and sharing info about all the exciting things going on at the Hornbeam and Learning Lodge generally, as well as keeping you fed with scrumptious tasters.

 

Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.
Women join together to gain confidence cycling and enjoy the local area with Hornbeam JoyRiders.

Organic hot and cold drinks and bar available.

Spread the word! All welcome.

Event link

Hornbeam Nights Crowdfunder – Two days to go

Do you want more confident, high quality local businesses?
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“The Hornbeam has been instrumental to the growth of my business: without their support and encouragement, it would have been far more difficult to gain the confidence and experience to try serving so many people at once. A valuable community asset…”
Tegan – Pie N Mash Pop-up

PLEASE SUPPORT HORNBEAM NIGHTS NOW

Stories and Supper pop-ups provide a way for migrants to share their experiences, food and culture.
Stories and Supper pop-ups provide a way for migrants to share their experiences, food and culture.


“Hornbeam nights are a genuinely unique part of Walthamstow life and offer great opportunities for people. I was made to feel confident and comfortable in trying things for the first time and I’m very grateful for that. The Hornbeam Cafe is a very encouraging environment for creativity, friendship and life.”
Liam Emerson, Ra Ra Ramen Pop-up, DJ & musician

New Hornbeam Cafe team goes 100% vegan 

The Hornbeam Cafe is now proudly the first 100% plant-based vegan cafe in Walthamstow 

The Hornbeam Cafe and Centre has been running as a vegetarian cafe and community hub for 30 years. This month we have become the first fully vegan cafe in Walthamstow serving 100 per cent plant-based food and drinks (we will no longer serve dairy milk or eggs with brunch).

Salad plate with quiche.
Salad plate with quiche.
Roasted squash, french beans + tahini and harrissa sauce served with stewed greens, salad and bread
Roasted squash, french beans + tahini and harrissa sauce served with stewed greens, salad and bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are delighted to welcome our new kitchen team – Kitchen Manager Frankie and a new chef, who both have amazing culinary credentials plus huge enthusiasm to make people’s experience at the cafe better than ever.

Happiness is..... new Kitchen Manager Franke making scrumptious vegan food at The Hornbeam
Happiness is….. new Kitchen Manager Franke making scrumptious vegan food at The Hornbeam

Frankie grew up on an organic veg farm in Devon, which his parents still run, with a shop and a box scheme – so the Hornbeam is home-from-home for him.

“I started my catering career when I was 17. I worked in a restaurant based on an organic farm so all the produce we used in the kitchen came straight from the farm.

“From there I have worked in all manner of restaurants, but I am now glad to be back to my roots at a small independent business that supports local businesses just as my mum and dad still do today. 

“We are excited to be working with such beautiful seasonal produce provided by Waltham Forest’s own organic cooperative – Organiclea. We have updated our menu with the same regular favourites such as the daily curry and salad and vegan quiche and we have now rolled out the weekend brunch all week.

Hornbeam's famous vegan sausage brunch is now available all week.
Hornbeam’s famous vegan sausage brunch is now available all week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are also working on some new exciting dishes to come out soon. And of course – there is always scrumptious vegan cakes!”

Free drink with any cake during November!
Free drink with any cake during November!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hornbeam Cafe supports the local community and uses local suppliers such as Organiclea for all our veg. We have a fine selection of alcoholic drinks from local breweries including the Wild Card brewery in Walthamstow. Plus organic and locally produced soft drinks such as  Kombucha (come and learn how to make it at their  Kombucha workshop in November). We also sell Perky Blenders ethically-sourced coffee roasted in Leyton.

The Hornbeam also has a fair-trade policy so that a fair price can be paid to producers, suppliers and staff.

Wildfizz Kombucha
Wildfizz Kombucha
Perky Blenders coffee awaits you...
Perky Blenders coffee awaits you…

 

 

 

 

 

MORE NEWS FROM THE HORNBEAM

  • Hornbeam Nights are amazing… but we need some help. Please support us to keep running environmental and social change workshops, Live Music events and Pop-up Supperclubs. Please visit www.spacehive.com/hornbeamnights
  • If you are interested in running a workshop on your own environmental or social change workshop or pop up supper club get in touch.
  • Are you a local artist? We are supporting and exhibiting local artists work in the cafe every month. Would like to have your own exhibition?

For more info on the cafe or Hornbeam Nights contact: Charlie – hornbeamnights@gmail.com

Please visit our website and Facebook page for a full list of events.

Follow us on:

TWITTER: @nightshornbeam
FACEBOOK: hornbeamcafe
INSTAGRAM: Hornbeam_cafe

www.hornbeam.org.uk

Please support our Social Adventure!

 

We have launched a Spacehive crowdfunding campaign for the Hornbeam Centre and Hornbeam Nights and would love your help!

We want to continue creating our Hornbeam Nights evening workshops, supper clubs and music events to support our amazing community but need to update our equipment that has, well…. seen better days!

As Charlie who organises our events says: “We want to provide an ethical and sustainable space for creatives, where aspiring musicians, DJs, workshop facilitators, small businesses and chefs, can walk into and feel held and supported not only by just but by decent gear and equipment.

“If you can give a little today into our pot, we will keep on giving in the way the Hornbeam has been doing in many ways for the past 30 years….”

A VERY SPECIAL, COMMUNITY HUB

The Hornbeam is a community anchor, providing space to groups, support and incubation of new ideas, and a point of entry for people wanting to take action. We support people lacking in confidence and skills to set up new social enterprises and community initiatives.

For example the cafe and kitchen space is currently being used to support a supper club run by refugees, offer free meals made from surplus food, and as a pop-up cafe enabling a new catering enterprise run by women on very low incomes to trial things out before taking on their own space.

We also teach cooking and low cost living skills as well as providing a safe and supportive space. Hornbeam Nights host music, educational film nights, supper clubs, environmental & social change workshops. We are always running on a shoe-string and we’ve decided to reach out in order to sustain our people-focused community events.

Have a look at our events to see the various wonderful things happening all the time!

CAN YOU HELP?

So we’d love it if you could help us keep building our community with our latest community business idea!  Every successful Hornbeam Night raises money for and builds our community further.

But in order to continue our work we need some help to bring ourselves up-to-date with some better technology to help the events we organise inspire and enthuse.

Please help by supporting our Crowdfunder and sharing this fundraising campaign www.spacehive.com/hornbeamnights

And we hope to see you at the Hornbeam sometime very soon!

Thank you!

 

We also need social media volunteers to spread the word or volunteers to seek support from local businesses! If you can help please contact  Charlie at hornbeamnights@gmail.com

 

Hornbeam Nights – a social adventure

The Hornbeam are launching a crowdfunding campaign for our Hornbeam Nights in September at our JAM SANDWICH music//comedy//open mic night on Fri 22 Sept.

If you’d like to be one of our FIRST supporters go to our Spacehive crowdfunder page!

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.

Jam Sandwich - music, comedy, poetry, spoken word - join us!
Jam Sandwich – music, comedy, poetry, spoken word – join us!

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.

See you on the 22nd!

 

Sat 27 May – Vegan Japanese pop-up Supper Club

Hornbeam Nights: Ra-Ra-Ramen Pop-Up Supper Club

Join us for an exciting Japanese twist on our Saturday Pop-Up Supperclubs on Sat 27 May.

On the menu is a vegan take on one of Japan’s most popular dishes, Ramen. Chef for the night is local resident Liam Emerson, with sous chef Bill Rae Smith.

There will be two sittings, the first from 7pm til 8.30pm and the second from 9pm til 10.30pm, so pick one, book your place and come down and join us.

The bar will also be serving a good selection of locally brewed beer and cider, plus soft drinks and of course tea!

Facebook event. 
Booking essential: https://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/416

Dusty Grooves – last Friday of every month

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.

Fri 12 May: Jam Sandwich – (the musical type)

Hornbeam Night’s monthly Jam Sandwich, 7.30-11.30pm

Jam Sandwich is our new monthly musical jamboree on the second Friday of every month. No mics, no pressure. Just a flowing lovely musical space for people to express themselves.

Bring instruments, voices, dancing feet.
We have a fully stocked bar of local ales, ciders and bio dynamic wines.

HAPPY HOUR 7.30PM all drinks £3. Full details on Facebook.

FREE – just rock up and join us.