Other Groups at the Hornbeam

smiling people with guitarsThe Hornbeam is an essential space for community groups, individuals and local enterprises to use.  Art classes, play readings, yoga, language and music lessons, campaign groups… a diverse range but we have in common the wish to meet together and use the space!

Subscribe to the enews for monthly up to date information, below is a selection of the regulars… If you’d like to use the space check the bookings page, or you may have an idea that we can support as part of Community Mondays.  Get in touch:  volunteering@hornbeam.org.uk

  • Tuesday
  • 9.30-10.30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 7pm to 9pm – Italian Class Level B1 intermediate (see below). Upstairs meeting room. Contact Marzia
    email: lafabbrica@hotmail.co.uk (see below)
  • Wednesday (starts 14 Sept) Swedish class, 7-9.30pm. Booking necessary (see below). Cafe.
  • Wednesday German class, 7-9pm. Contact Viola Benz to book a place. Upstairs meeting room.
  • Thursday 2pm to 5pm – Knitting and crafts group. Cafe, drop-in.
  • Friday Café Life – 1-5pm, drop-in for those with drug/alcohol issues. Contact Sabbir 020 3826 9600. Upstairs meeting room.
  • Saturday 10am to 12pm – E17 Junior Guitar Club (see below). Upstairs meeting room.
  • Saturday 12 noon  E17 Adult Guitar Club (see below) Upstairs meeting room.
  • Saturday 10.30am – 3pm – Organiclea market stall (volunteers very welcome)



Italian Classes


“La Fabbrica classes offer me far more than languages. I enjoy the friendly atmosphere, the conversation, even the grammar! An unmissable weekly fixture in my life.” D. K. Leytonstone

For more information please contact Marzia: lafabbrica@hotmail.co.uk, 07905303086

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E17 Junior Guitar Club and E17 Adults Guitar Club

Every Saturday, music can be heard coming from the first floor at the Hornbeam cafe, from where Chris Karlsson runs the E17 Guitar clubs.

There are clubs to suit all ages and levels, from 8-80.

The learning is in small groups and is designed for pupils to gain confidence in playing guitar, right from the beginning, and also to have some fun.

The guitar groups will also be performing at the Chingford Festival on Saturday 13th June.

Lessons are 30 minutes.  The first session is a trial drop in at £8 (£10 for adults), followed by half termly payments in advance.

See the website for more details www.e17guitar.com or call Chris on 07958 471 083 or email chris@e17guitar.com

Come and learn Swedish!!

Why not come and learn a new language and learn about Scandinavian culture at the same time. Or do you have a scandi partner or family member and want to be more confident when speaking to them?

There are both Beginners and Continuing Beginners Swedish classes at the Hornbeam. Chris Karlsson who takes the classes is Swedish and has lived in London for 12 years.  It is a fun and informal class, which will also teach you about the swedish way of life and you will get to sing some swedish songs 🙂  Fees are paid termly in advance.

Beginners course at 7pm, Continuing beginners at 8pm, Wednesdays, Hornbeam cafe.

e17swedish.com    Chris 07958 471 083  chris@e17swedish.com







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