Category Archives: News

Baking Courses in Jan to Mar 2013

The Hornbeam Bakers Collective has a programme of 8 workshops running during Spring 2013. The workshop sessions include shaping breads, baking for special/alternative diets, sourdough baking, and breadmaking basics. Click here for full details of all the workshops and how to book.

Hornbeam Bakers’ Collective aims for substantial changes in the way we produce and consume bread in this part of London,  making fresh, handmade, nutritious, organic bread available in our neighbourhoods. inspiring people to bake their own bread for themselves, for each other and for their communities, and celebrating bread and appreciating our different baking traditions.



Open Mic 2nd Friday monthly

Singers, musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians, puppeteers and actors join our monthly showcase of local creativity at Hornbeam’s friendly & intimate venue on the second Friday of each month. Bar serving selection of organic wine, spirits, beers, soft drinks and snacks. Free entry. Doors open 7.30pm. Listen to some of the acts, and see our gallery of performers here.

More information from our talented compere & performer Andy 07790154903,

New baking courses in 2012

The Hornbeam Bakers Collective want to inspire people to bake their own bread for themselves, for each other and for their communities, so they have lined up 5 baking courses early in 2012. See here for full details.

They also make fresh, handmade, nutritious, organic bread available in our neighbourhood, and bake for the Hornbeam Cafe, Hornbeam Box Scheme, Hornbeam Saturday Stall, Leytonstone Saturday Market, Growing Communities Market and a number of other events.

Transition Walthamstow

Transition Walthamstow meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month and is developing a community led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction, with the aim of tackling these threats and creating a vibrant and sustainable future.  All are welcome to take part. For more information about Transition Walthamstow, including details of its next meeting, check out its website:

Regular events

Every Tuesday 7pm to 9pm – Italian class.

Every Thursday 9.30 – 11.30am – Tiny Tempo

     Every Thursday 2pm to 5pm – Knitting and crafts group.

 Every Saturday 10am to 11am, 11am – 12noon – E17 Junior Guitar Club.

Every Saturday 10.30am – 3pm: Organiclelea market stall

Every 3rd Thursday of the month – New Lammas Lands Defence Committee

Every 4th Tuesday of the month – Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign.

Every last Saturday of the Month  10.30 – 12noon – WF LETS information & enrolment

Every last Saturday of the Month – Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club.

Every last Friday of the month – Book Group.

See What’s On for more details, or email

Gardening for Wildlife Pack – download it for free

Gardening for Wildlife in Waltham Forest is our latest advice pack and comes in the form of a series of leaflets covering different aspects of working with nature to get the best out of your garden. Click the links to download the leaflets in pdf version


FACTSHEET No.1 Window Boxes and Containers

FACTSHEET No.2 Compost Magic

FACTSHEET No.3 Companion Planting

FACTSHEET No.4 Slugs and Other Intruders


FACTSHEET No.6 Butterflies

FACTSHEET No.7 Lawns and Meadows


FACTSHEET No.9 Organic Weed Control

FACTSHEET No.10 Insects: Friends and Foes

And here’s a page-turnable pdf of the whole pack:

Gardening for Wildlife in Waltham Forest pack of 10 leaflets