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......