Following last years success, Woodford Fire station is again hosting this event on Sunday 28th July from 11:30am to 5:00pm. Entrance is free and there is free parking nearby in Hawkey Hall car park on Sundays. Come along and meet your local Police and Fire Fighters, and benefit from our important safety messages whilst having fun with activities for all ages. Dan's Luxury Travel are able to offer free help with transport for the less mobile and community groups who would like to attend. Please call 020 8721 2564 to book transport.
On Sunday 14 July 2013 these two Bandstand events are free and form part of the annual national celebration of locally organised 'Big Gigs' to revitalise the use of Britain's bandstands! Two events of uplifting live music from different genres will include pop and rock to folk and blues via jazz, soul, bluegrass and classical Indian.
At Valentines Park 10 different acts will be performing from 11am to 5pm, including country bluegrass band The Spangles Gang, the Spare Tyre creative percussion band, songwriters Headspace, Dread Fury, R&B covers band Blue Hearts, Americana bands Little Rock and Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective, tribute band the Traveling Tilburys, singer/keyboard player Ryan Green, and indie-rock band Impossible Things.
In Seven Kings Park the show will run from 1 - 4pm with cool jazz band Indigo Shades, internationally acclaimed violinist Jyotsna Srikanth with students from her Indian carnatic classical music academy Dhruv Arts, and classic rock covers band Rebound.
Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunshine and the music!
We look forward to seeing you again this weekend....keeping music live!
Steve Collins & Chris Wyatt
PS next date for your diary....
Sunday 21 July Best of the Music Fest in the Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion, Ilford 11am - 3pm with Damaged Goods, Rachael Silver, Storm in a Teacup, Lewis Hammond and more!
Transition Leytonstone are organising a screening of Spirit of ‘45 in July as part of the yearly Leytonstone Festival.
Doors open at 6.30pm for light refreshments, the film will start at 7pm. This public screening is free of charge, donations gratefully accepted.
This new documentary by renowned director Ken Loach celebrates the postwar era, a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years, and which may yet be rediscovered today. In keeping with the Transition ethos, we are using the screening and subsequent discussion as a vehicle to cement community values, which are already locally on the uptick.
In Ken Loach's own words:
“Generosity, mutual support and co-operation were the watchwords of the age. It is time to remember the determination of those who were intent on building a better world.”
Is Leytonstone already on track to regain that wonderful community spirit in 2013? A panel discussion follows the film.
James Meadway, film participant and senior economist, nef
Ann Williams, allotment holder, historian and community activist
Jon Rackham, Transition Leytonstone Steering Group
Christine Corion, Church Lane Community Garden