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 or call on 07931 507760. 

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

Pictures from our Spring Market

Monday, 7 May 2012

It's that time of year....

for the E17 Designers Spring Fair. So come along to the Asian Centre in Orford Road for our annual event bringing you established and new designers, all drawn from the local area with a mix of art and designer craft- prices for all pockets and designs for all occasions-snap up some lovely gifts for the year-for men, women and children of all ages-birthdays, weddings, or a treat for you…it’s always worth a visit- £2 entry: for first drink free, music and Suzie’s Kitchen for speciality cakes, jams and chutneys- she’s already dreaming up seasonal recipes!
Then following the E17 Designers event The Mill are hosting Animalympics......

Animalympics! Children's Art Exhibition at The Mill
15th May - 16th June 2012
Guinea Pig Roller-Blading, Hare Hurdles, and the Slow Race for snails? 
These are just a few of the fun sports that children from across Waltham Forest dreamt up for the Animalympics Art Competition set by E17 Art House Picture Framers and Gallery.
Children were given the opportunity to create pictures of their own fun Olympic games - for ANIMALS, in the art competition last autumn. 

An exhibition of all these wonderful entries is being held at The Mill from Tuesday 15th May - Saturday 16th June 2012.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Friday at The Mill.....

Pop along to The Mill this Friday from 12pm - 6pm to create your very own upcycled clothes and accessories, giving unwanted and unloved items a new life. There'll also be delicious homemade cakes and handmade items to buy.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Make Yourself at Home with the E17 Designers.....

Make Yourself at Home 
This is an exciting programme of five interwoven art interventions, exhibitions and performances taking place inside and out along Fore Street, Edmonton (A1010) from 27th April until the 27th May. Follow the route planner below to discover the artistic talents along the route. Featuring our very own Carolyn Abbott....

The E17 Designers will also be featuring at the Vestry House throughout April with handmade, one off and affordable pieces. This will just be a selection of items so to see more of the designers and their hand crafted wares then pop along to.......

E17 Designers Spring Fair.....springing you something special.....for just £2 you get entry to the fair, a free drink plus entry into a prize draw. With live music from The Stowicks, the local ceilidh band, and a fast and fun packed Jive and Lindy Hop performance from local dance teacher Jerome Anderson and partner. 
Friday May 11th, 7-10pm.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

A great new opportunity for those softies out there......

calling all artists and creatives who work in textiles in Walthamstow to be part a 'soft' exhibition. So if you work in any soft medium from knitting to quilting make sure you submit your work in person at either The Mill of The Significant Seams Hub in Wood Street Market. You've got until the 7th June to submit.

For more info visit their websites....

For those of you who haven't heard of The Mill, it's a great new community centre in Walthamstow that keeps offering interesting and great entertainment for the local community. Last night saw a contemporary dance piece, where you got the chance to work with a professional choreographer and his dancers. With many different activities every week make sure to keep checking their website for other unique and fun opportunities on your doorstep!

Monday, 2 April 2012

April events......

E17 Designers showcase at the Vestry House Museum

Come and see work displayed by a selection of our local community of designer-makers- we will be on display for the month of April, from Wednesday 4th. Items will be for sale!

Explore our museum of local heritage and the beautiful garden....
Vestry House Museum
, Vestry Road, 
Walthamstow, E17 9NH

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Entry is free.

The Museum is only a 7-minute walk from Walthamstow Central (rail/tube/bus) which is on the end of the Victoria line. Alternatively it is a 10 minute walk from Queen's Road station- Disabled access to the ground floor.

Exhibitions at The Mill

Artist Gillian Lawrence exhibits her recycled and refreshed textiles " RAGWORKS". Running from 3rd - 28th April 2012.

Photographers Chris Dransfield and Jon Stephenson celebrate 125 years of East End tradition. Walthamstow's famous mile long market and the traders.

The Mill, Coppermill Lane. E17
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday, Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 2pm

Inspired little fingers - sea life printing workshop

Then on the 11th April is a one day children's printing workshop aimed at primary school children to get creatively messy at the Brentwood Road Gallery in Romford.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Mothers day special this Saturday..........

A unique opportunity to browse and buy handmade arts and crafts from the local community of artists, makers and designers, in the cheerful setting of E17’s friendliest social space, The Mill.

Whoever cares for you – mum, auntie, nan or anyone else – here’s a chance to say a special thank-you. With bags, purses, jewellery, prints, and homewares, E17 Designers has all the right gift ideas – and at prices that even younger customers can afford. Take the chance too to sample the relaxed atmosphere and inspirational spaces of The Mill, a community centre that is open to all and truly child-friendly.

Browse, explore - and shop!

Raffle tickets for an E17 Designers Goody Bag (or two) will be sold in advance and on the day, with proceeds going to the upkeep of The Mill.

For more information, please visit

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 13:00 - 16:30
Where: The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 7HA

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Original army cabaret.......

is coming to town on Friday 16th March, upstairs at Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub. Offering a magnificent cabaret night of fantastical proportions.......

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Turnaround at the Wood Street Indoor Market.......

The Wood Street Indoor Market has been completely revamped and is now full with lots of new artists and designer craft makers, including the Turnaround exhibition space. Today is the last chance to see Turnaround 2 and tomorrow kicks off with Turnaround 3........

Turnaround - a series of 11 exhibitions in 12 weeks by members of the Waltham Forest Arts Club in a pop-up gallery in an all-windowed kiosk at the Wood Street Indoor Market February 4th to April 27th.
A group of over 30 artists has created a series of exhibitions in a shop at Wood Street Indoor Market from February 4th to April 28th 2012. The pop-up gallery will host 11 exhibitions in 12 weeks. The project is called Turnaround – referencing the hoped-for regeneration of the Market, the fast turnaround time of the exhibitions and also the idea of saying “come over here and take a look”. Because the space is completely made up of windows the title also alludes to seeing both the front and back of the hanging works. The artwork for the exhibition series includes painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance, video & sound works, installation, textiles, mixed media & crafts, bookarts, music and poetry.

The artists are all members of Waltham Forest Arts Club, a group of over 300 amateur & professional artists, writers, creatives and musicians based in Waltham Forest that meets monthly to organise exhibitions and community projects. Most of the work is for sale at affordable prices. Please email or ask at the space for the contact details of the artist to arrange a purchase.

Because art regenerates and creates cultural and social opportunities this series of exhibitions has made for fantastic promotion of the Market and the Wood Street area as well as given much needed exposure to the Arts Club and the individual artists. The pop-up gallery and the 20 other new creative practices and cafes that have joined the Market have added some new-found energy. The place is really buzzing!

See the full schedule and images on the project website:
Wood Street Indoor Market, 
Shop No.40, 
98-100 Wood Street, 
Walthamstow, London 
E17 3HX
Located in North East London, 2-minute walk from Wood Street Station, just 17 minutes from Liverpool Street Station
Opening Hours
window viewing:
 Mon. & Tue. 10:00-5:00

door open:
 Wed. to Sat. 10:00-5:00

Private View evening: each Thurs. 6:00-8:00

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Some great local events.....

Firstly is the e17 designers mothers day special, being held at The Mill on Saturday 17th March. This is a new venue and new market for the designers so expect new and special things! Perfect timing to pick up a handmade item for all kinds of special mums.

Secondly is a new arts canteen in the neighbourhood, introducing evenings of culture and Arts. From Friday 24th February is the Washing Lines exhibition with paintings by Shareef Sarhan.

Washing Lines

A miniature exhibition of paintings by Shareef Sarhan

Friday 24 February – Friday 23 March 2012

Opening times: 9.30 – 4.30pm Mon – Friday

9.30 – 2.30 Saturdays

Arts & Crusts Café and Gallery

19 Victoria Road


E17 4JT

(near to the Frederick Bremer School)