Thursday, 8 December 2011

Upcoming local events....

From all of the E17 Designers we want to say a huge thanks to everyone who came along to the Christmas Fairs to support us. The weekend was buzzing and busy, we had nearly 800 people over the two days, thanks to the mulled wine and live music (we're still not sure who was the loudest either the two-man band on Friday or the 30 strong choir on Saturday!)

Some great local events:

Firstly tomorrow The Mill have a table top sale, i'm not sure if there are any tables left but another chance to get some more christmas pressies.

Next week end, for all of those Cabaraokees out there the next evening of fun and merriment, brought to you by the fabulously talented Helen Fuchs, is the Christmas Vintage Cabaroke.

Tickets are already going so be quick as you really don't want to miss out on their birthday party I am sure. They are available here

For those of you who can't make it don't worry as they have lots of ideas to bring to fruition over the next year including: first foray into the wonderful world of the web, more special themed nights and of course, if you want to have a night all to yourself, you can book Vintage Cabaraoke for your private/corporate function.
Another great night of entertainment is the next world music night at the Walthamstow Cricket club on the 17th December.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Only a few weeks left......

until the E17 Designers' Christmas markets. Starting off on Friday 25th November, running onto Saturday 26th November, with a hall packed full of great ideas for Christmas gifts and indulgences!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Great local events......

Firstly there's a new street photography exhibition starting next Tuesday followed by a photography workshop on the 19th November.....

Mill on the Street

A Street Photography project at The Mill.

7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London E17 7HA

An exhibition of Street Photography by local photographers, Including Imraan Ismail,Rachel L’Anson, Wendy Le Ber (Padmayogini) Nathaniel Legall and Fabien Ho.

Street Photography is growing in popularity and at its heart Street Photography is about the well captured moment on the streets. “ You never know what you are going to photograph when you set out, that is one of the challenges of Street photography. You are looking for the decisive or elusive moment when something happens or strikes you on the street. There can be humour, pathos, banality, beauty and ugliness in everyday encounters on the street”

Open Tuesday 8th November –Friday 2nd December

Tues, Wed, Thur: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: TBA
Tel: 020 85213211e

A Street Photography Workshop on Saturday 19th November 10.30 -2.30pm Lead by Wendy le Ber

The workshop will include looking at the exhibition at The Mill and well known Street Photographers work.

Discussing the themes, styles, ethics and subject matter of Street Photography.

Getting started, choosing the subjects we will be working with on the photo shoot.

A photo shoot around Walthamstow Market lead by Wendy.

Looking through our photographs at The Mill and choosing work for inclusion in the exhibition.

Free to attend For bookings contact The Mill

Work chosen from the Street photography workshop will go on show as part of the exhibition

From Tuesday 22nd of November- Friday 2nd December.

Wendy Le Ber ( Padmayogini), one of the e17 designers, is a local artist and photographer who has been taking part in the year long Street Photography Now project organised by the Photographers Gallery and was part of the Fringes Images from the Street exhibition in Brixton earlier in the year. “ I am drawn to the vitality and action on the streets whether that is in the faces and fashion of the people I see around me, street markets or protests and parades happening in London.”

Why not pop along to The Second Friday Society for monthly evenings of cocktails, craft and good company starting next Friday 11th November......

For more info go to the create place

Friday, 28 October 2011

Dates for your diaries.......

E17 Designers’ Market – twice as good at Christmas

Two fairs, twice the delights at the E17 Designers’ Market this November. Fancy a hand stitched leather watch strap in your own choice of colour? A print from a local artist, which can be framed at your local frame shop? A set of ceramic mugs with your favourite hand-drawn dog? Jewellery for all pockets, mixed in with upcycled clothes, bags, bits and bobs for all shapes sizes and ages?
Just £1 could buy you a funky badge, £10 a hand stamped “awesomestow” leather key-ring from Sabel, £15 a pair of silver earrings with semi precious gems and £20 a limited edition Illustrated Ape tee and a couple of issues of the magazine… Whatever your budget you will find presents for the people you love (and something for yourself). Buy these products and you also buy into the story of how they were made.

Also featuring the ‘The E17 Neighbourhood Quilt’ on display from the E17 Art Trail 2011, Suzie’s Kitchen for cakes, the Round Hearth for speciality jams and chutneys, and French~Made for gorgeous gift packed macaroons.

Different designers each day. Music from fiddler and guitarist Andy Green and Tom Lynch. Entry £2 – includes a drink and the chance to win E17 Designers’ goody bags! (Keep your ticket for £1 entry on Saturday.)

Second seasonal market featuring choir The Singing Room.
Entry £2 – includes a drink and the chance to win a goody bag!

Asian Centre, 18a Orford Road, Wathamstow, London E17 9LN

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Nearly here.....

It's almost time for the next E17 Designers event so share the love and let everyone know about our market at the Leytonstone Art Trail, follow here on Facebook, and of course all the other great art offerings in the area.

We need bums on seats people! There will be shellac spinning music from Auntie Maureen and real voices from The Singing Room, oh the usual gorgeous hand made goodies including cakes of course.

So head on over to Leytonstone, check out some great art then come along to the library for some great entertainment all for only £1 entry (which includes a free drink and a raffle ticket for some lovely goodie bags). Plus in the evening is the art trails closing party from 7.30pm, click here for more details.

Friday, 8 July 2011

E17 Designers next event.......

E17 Designers Market will be sandwiched between both the Leytonstone Festival and Arts Trail, when we have our annual Summer event at Leytonstone Library. £1 raffle ticket for a cooling drink and the chance to win a goody bag….. featuring jewellery, artworks, photography, ceramics, bags, kidswear, and Suzie’s Kitchen, all personally designed and hand made- a special event with music from DJ SiSamo and real voices with The Singing Room!

Saturday 16th July

Times 2-6pm

Leytonstone Library, 6-8 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG

Nearest tube Leytonstone

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Invitation to the Launch of Dream Catcher 24....

Paul Sutherland, the editor of Dream Catcher, would like to invite you all to the launch of Dream Catcher 24.
Thursday 7 July at 7pm
Launch of Dream Catcher 24

Come and join us in the celebration of the launch of Dream Catcher 24. The issue is an extraordinary blend of national and international writing, from Turkey, Nigeria, Ireland, USA, and from the UK. Well-known authors such as Graham Mort, Myra Schneider, Tony Roberts, Ian Parks, Mario Susko, Micheal Henry and Chris Hardy are featured and Abigail Morley (short-list for the Forward Prize Best First Collection, 2010).

Humorous stories from the USA; translation of Ingeborg Bachmann, excellent artwork and reviews of such writers as the Austrailian Sandy Fitts and UK poet, Josephine Dickinson.

Dream Catcher is as much fiction as poetry, as much national as international. It knows no barriers or borders. It aims for diversity and excellence, to encompass all subjects and all forms of writing to represent the contemporary world's cultural mix. Contemporary Writing for Contemporary Readers.

To celebrate the launch, poets reading include: Marilyn Donovan (from Kent published by Cinnamon Press) * Chris Hardy (London, Original Plus Press) * Alan Dunnett (MA Screen Course Director at the Drama Centre London), * Steve Allen (London, Indigo Dream Press), * Mike Lyon and Patrick Drysdale translators of Ingeborg Bachmann and editor/poet * Paul Sutherland who’ll be reading from his new pamphlet Spires and Minarets.

On the night, with each purchase of Dream Catcher 24 you will recieve a back issue free.

Taking place at:
Pages of Hackney,

70 Lower Clapton Road
, London E5 0RN
020 85251452

Dream Catcher is available at and
My books - Seven Earth Odes, Spires and Minarets and April Renga are now available at Beetroot Books

Kids' crafty workshops.....

Jennie from Cheeky Handmades is holding some kids' crafty workshops both at her home in E17 and at The Creative Biscuit cafe in Woodford.

Please see for a full list and booking. Fully insured and CRB cleared.

£10 per child per session on average, some are more expensive as it will cover kids taking tools home afterwards (knitting needles etc). 4+ for most classes apart from knitting.

Also one for the grown ups......

Friday, 24 June 2011

Nothing planned this week end....

then head along to the down town flash shop for Fashion, starting tonight and continuing tomorrow......

Also on this week end is the"Picture Show" an art exhibition featuring Hitchcock, Spielberg and more film inspired artworks from more than 20 East London artists, designers and photographers. So head along to the E17 Art House Gallery and Courtyard tomorrow night from 7pm - 10pm.

Another great event, for a few weeks time, is the "Music in Wanstead Park", a great event for all the family with loads of entertainment including a wide mix of music and activities happening throughout the day.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Some great upcoming local events......

First upcoming event is 'down town' a great little flash shop for fashion, featuring the E17 Designers fashion members. So head down to the Old Glass Factory (15 Hoe Street, the Tower Hamlets Road Entrance) on Friday 24th June from 7 until 10pm and then Saturday afternoon from 2pm until 6pm and make sure to get your fashion fix.

William Morris Folk Fete, with craft stalls, bouncy castle, beer tent, tea and cakes and of course folk bands on Sunday June 26th from 2pm until 6pm at Stoneydown Park (off Pretoria Road)

Also don't forget that Victoria Road are having another flash shop at Beautiful Interiors this Saturday, perfect for any last minute Father's Day gifts and if you quote E17 Designers you'll get a 10% discount.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Victoria Road's pop up shop in Beautiful Interiors....

The first Victoria Road pop-up shop in Beautiful Interiors
Have you got a gift idea for Father's Day?
We've got one for you! Think cool, vintage style, 100% recycled and handmade here in Walthamstow!
Beautiful Interiors, 34 Orford Road, E17 9NJ

Sat 11 Jun 2011 & Sat 18 Jun 2011
Come along and simply mention E17 Designers to claim your 10% discount!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Some great exhibitions for your diaries.....

There are some great exhibitions happening this week and next so make sure to pop along to the Private Views and meet some of the local artists.....

First up this week is:

And next week there is....

Dazed and Refused

Thursday 16th June, time 7 –11


299 Railway Arches Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9HA

Exhibiton runs until Sunday 10th July

(exhibition open 7am-7pm Monday to Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday to Sunday, during Café hours)

It’s tough when your work is unloved but the artists rejected from this year’s BP Portrait Award show that even though they may be down, they’re not out, by staging their own Salon Des Refusés exhibition. Paintings will for sale on opening night from the exhibition of a total of 55 refused artists.– the same number as can be found in the BP exhibition.Entries have been sent from Chelmsford, Cambridge, Birmingam, Margate and Mexico...

Some pieces from the exhibitions......

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sizzlin Summer Ball

Yes it is that time again. Tickets are now on sale for the next Vintage Cabaraoke event taking place on the 17th June. Be sure to book yours before they sell out......

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Quick thanks....

to everyone who turned up on Friday night to support the E17 Designers. We also want to say a big thanks to The Stowicks for supplying great music on the night.

In the first hour 146 people came, who had never been to an E17
Designers event before.

We had some great comments from visitors:

"I have been to the art and craft events at Lauderdale House
(Highgate) and the quality of design and making here is much better.."

"The designers have all upped their game in terms of presentation-
every stall looks great"

"The website is a great tool, all the images look lovely and it means
that they can be seen not just at makes me want to come
again and again to see who is here."

"I have been coming for three years and this is the best selection

"It's such lovely work-does everyone make a living doing this?"

I could just about get to some of the stalls to show you more of the great work being produced and the cakes had almost run out by the time I got there but here's some pics to show you what you missed out on…

Friday, 6 May 2011

One week to go.....

until the first E17 Designers event of the year. So make sure to put it in your diary as it will be filled with lots of new spring and summer goodies.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Victoria Road.......

Victoria Road are a new venture to Walthamstow, introducing upcylced vintage pieces creating unique and eclectic pieces for your home. Set up by 2 young artists who are looking to promote other artists in the area, we thought we'd repay the favour to show you some of their great work and give them the chance to tell you a little about themselves..........

Take Victoria Road and recycle history!

Victoria Road isn't only a place in Walthamstow.
It's also a design concept by two young artists living in the area.

The couple creates a quirky range of homeware, the most striking fusion of tradition and tomorrow. Their handmade Eco- products echo the beauty of vintage pieces.
Some of the pieces are interpretations of great designs from the past. Others were removed from their original context to serve a different purpose and earn their new place in the contemporary setting. Both styles could add timeless glamour to classic or modern interiors.

Victoria Road is recycling and up-cycling your way from the past into the future. The materials are reused and so is the design. All the products are created by reusing a design concept from the past. Each item is unique and threads the added dimensions of your memories in.

As a small business that relies on skilled handcraft, customization is Victoria Road's strength. Bespoke designs and unique commissions are their favourite challenge.

Just think of your loft! How many lovely pieces could be waiting to be transformed into something that you can actually use? Something truly unique that would make a great gift or you could impress your guests with.

Upcoming events:

Saturday the 11th of June

Saturday the 18th of June

Father's day Pop up shop in Beautiful Interiors (34 Orford Road, E17 9NJ)

To see the online catalogue, order or just ask a question:

To see a selection of their designs, visit Arts and Crusts Cafe on Victoria Road

Beautiful Interiors on Orford Road in the Village

Monday, 18 April 2011

Up and coming events......

Looks like May is going to be jam packed with events starting off with the E17 Designers spring market on Friday 13th at the Asian Centre, but don't let the date put you off as there's even great music being supplied on the night from the Stowicks!

Then on Saturday 14th May it's Poetry at the Waltham Forest Literature Festival...

Then the following week end is the Book-ish event, a fair of artists' prints, books, cards and stationery. Taking place at Leytonstone Library on Saturday 21st May, 12-4pm.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Another one for your diaries....

It's official the E17 Designers' Spring Market has been booked for Friday 13th May so make sure to pop along and feast on an abundance of new and brightly coloured spring and summer items. We've also got The Stowicks on the night, our local ceilidh band.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Great Arteast London feature......

The E17 Designers are currently being featured in the great Arteast London Magazine.

This is a free magazine, with its main focus to showcase the best in arts and entertainment in the East London area. The magazine will be a genuine voice for East London artists and creative businesses.

To read the latest edition of the magazine click here.

To read our specific article click here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

We're very pleased to announce that....

our very own Carolyn Abbott has been nominated for an Arts Award as part of the Waltham Forest 'love your borough' awards.

Obviously we all think she should win for all of her hard work, dedication and commitment that she has put into the E17 Designers over the years. From her hard work she has helped arts and culture to be taken more seriously as a major economic driver in the borough, supporting local artists and designer makers within the local community.

So fingers crossed for Friday 8th April.

To read more click here

Monday, 14 February 2011

It's a Love Thing......

at E17 Art House right now, where you still have time to grab a last minute special something for your sweetheart in time for Valentines Day. There are some fab new art prints and glitter-free cards. Pop into their shop and take a look, based on Stainforth Road E17, just opposite Church Hill Post Office Sorting Office.

Tel 020 8509 8211

Thursday, 13 January 2011

News from Mia Sabel.......

Penny Fielding is continuing her "Pop-up shops" in the terrace of Beautiful Interiors in Orford Road. You will be able to catch Mia Sabel there with a regular pop-up shop for the next couple of months, where you can see her once a week. She will also be doing a saddlery demonstration / leather design stall at Epping Forest on the first Bank Holiday in May. Be sure to check out her lovely and beautifully crafted items.

Here are some unique pieces available just for Valentines Day and Mothers Day....

As featured in Craft and Design News.....