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:

Mon 29th May 2017, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Stories and Supper: Workshops

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

Tue 30th May 2017, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop In Tuesdays at Friday Hill, Chingford

Other Location, see event details

Thu 1st Jun 2017, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

E17 Art Trail: Love Life at the Hornbeam - Preview Night

The Hornbeam E17, Walthamstow London

Fri 2nd Jun 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

FILM NIGHT. Violent Borders : Mass Deportations, Migration & Detention

The Hornbeam Café, Walthamstow London

Sat 3rd Jun 2017, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

E17 Art Trail off the map: Taster art class for adults

The Learning Lodge, 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 4th Jun 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