Tuesday, 15 January 2013

E17 Designers Valentines Special at the William Morris Gallery

Upstairs in the gloriously refurbished William Morris Gallery, we will be having a market selling handmade items for you, or for your loved one. A loving selection of artists and designer-makers, many taking Morris as their inspiration, but with amorous prices and hearty styles to suit all tastes and pockets! Featuring wandering minstrels, pop-up Poetry of Love from the Forest Poets and a Valentine  medley from Natural Voices! Gifts of pleasure from prints and precious gems, to corsages and customised cufflinks...for menfolk and ladies!
Adults £2 (including entertainment and entry to the fund raising prize draw), children under 16 free, no booking necessary. 
February 9th 2013 10-5pm
William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park Forest Road, Walthamstow, London
E17 4PP
About the gallery:
The Gallery underwent a major redevelopment during 2011-12. The project was led by Waltham Forest Council, which owns and manages the Gallery, and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of the William Morris Gallery and numerous charitable trusts, sponsors and individual donors.
The historic house was fully refurbished, with new collection displays being created on the ground and first floors. The top floor was turned into a learning and research centre, with staff offices being relocated to the refurbished basement. A new extension was built on the site of the old east wing, housing a tea room, a special exhibition gallery and a collection store.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

It's that time of year.....

when we all start thinking about Christmas presents. So pop along this Friday night or Saturday afternoon to the E17 Designers Christmas market to get a whole host of hand made goodies in one place. Completely unique gifts from jewellery, clothes and art aimed at the whole family. With live music, a free drink upon £2 entry and a chance to win a goody bag filled with handmade items from the stall holders come along and join in the festive atmosphere.

See you there

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Big thanks...

once again to everyone who came along to the E17 Designers market at the Asian Centre as part of the E17 Art Trail. The sun shined on our parade and from the lovely comments below we gather you all enjoyed yourselves too....

"everyone so pleasant helpful-lovely"
"love the fairs"
"always enjoy the market"
"usual top quality - still fresh and unusual"

Upcoming dates for your diaries for our Christmas markets are:
Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 
(remember pay £2 on Friday and keep your ticket to get in for half price on Saturday!). 

For those of you who missed us here's a sneaky peek of our handmade wares to tempt you along to our next market....

The E17 Art Trail grows every year and this year was no exception with art work literally bursting from many venues. Here's a few pictures from various events to show off the artistic and creative talents from the residents of Walthamstow.

p.s. a big thank you to Nicola Tree for all of the great images!

Monday, 13 August 2012

E17 Designers at the E17 Art Trail.....

This year the designers are back at the Asian Centre for the infamous E17 Art Trail. On Sunday 9th September from 2-6pm it's only £2 entry which gives you a free drink and entry into the prize draw (winning a goodie bag filled with handmade items from the designers).

Make sure to pick up a booklet or visit the site and find about some of the other great events happening during 1st-16th September. Some of the E17 Designers will be showcasing work in their own studios too!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Godiva creates motion........

Lady Godiva is coming to Walthamstow! As part of the Olympic celebrations a ten-metre high Lady Godiva puppet, set astride a horse powered by 100 cyclists, will make its way from Coventry to London. When she comes to Walthamstow her final destination will be the Town Hall and you can get the very chance to help Studio 3 Arts make-over the building. Pop along to any of the above workshops and get involved, no matter how talented you are all you need is a pop of creativity and bags of enthusiasm.

Here's an artists impression of the puppet to give you a hint of the flavour.....

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Don't miss the designers this Saturday.......

Bored of the same old things on the High Street then pop along this Saturday to The Mill where a little host of designer makers will be selling their beautiful wares. From 1-4.30pm there will be children's items as well as a few goodies for big kids including delicious cakes. 

For more info about the range of designers and what they're about click here.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Summertime is here....

and what better way to celebrate the summer than with a classic garden party in Walthamstow Village. Taking place at the Vestry House Museum on Saturday 8th July, with free entry starting at 12noon, everyone is welcome to come and join in.

There will be music, lovely barbecued food (veggie options available), homemade cakes and desserts, refreshments, craft stalls to keep the big ones occupied and children's activities to keep the little ones occupied!

Come and join the fun! It's a great chance meet your friends and neighbours. All funds raised go towards making the Village a better place to live and work.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Victoria Road Festival......

Want to get into the Jubilee spirit and have no where to celebrate. Then come along to the Victoria Road festival this Sunday from 12 noon until 10pm. There's loads of entertainment for the whole family including live E17 bands, street dancers, street zumba, tug o war, irish dancers, creative kids activities and bouncy castle (from 12-4.30). There'll even be a swap shop and a cake making contest. It's a charity event in aid of Studio 3 arts so make sure to enter the charity raffle and help raise some money.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thanks to all....

who came along to our Spring Fair and made it another enjoyable evening. As you can see from the photos below, there were some great designers showcasing their work. With a host of new designers and new work from established designers showing us their amazing handcrafted talents. 

Local ceilidh band, The Stowicks were playing on the night with their beautiful and relaxing folk music. Also taking the stage was Jerome Anderson and his dance partner showing us their Jive and Lindy Hop moves, in a fast and fun packed performance. Jerome's world of swing is a six week introduction to jive course taking place at x7eaven studios on the Lea Bridge Road, the routines looked amazing and strangely achievable so if you're interested then go to www.jeromelanderson.com or call on 07931 507760. 

Can't wait for the next event.....

Pictures from our Spring Market