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)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Upcoming local events not to miss....


Love Wood Street Indoor Market?
Or never been to Wood Street Indoor Market?

Come along to an exciting Valentinesy day of fun in the Market, on
Saturday February 11th, 10am to 5.30pm.

This is the result of a 3-month-long competition process and so we are really excited to finally open the doors on our new tenants.

There'll be all your favourite antiques and records shops, AND the *GRAND
LAUNCH* of our 21 BRAND-NEW shops!

Our new shops include a Florist (just in time for Valentine
s!), an Artisan Bakery, a new Coffee Shop, a Film-Makers-Shop, vintage clothes, accessories and poster shops. There will also be new spaces run by Craft Guerilla, Significant Seams, exhibitions by E17 Designers and the Waltham Forest Arts Club. As well as arty happenings by The Pink Bear Club and the Wood Street Picture Palace.

For those last minute Valentines gifts, there will be a host of new shops including new crafts and gift shops. Strange Fruit greeting-card makers will even send the Valentines Card for you!

With plenty of exciting launch events, including live mural pa
inting by Animaux Circus (thanks to them for designing the poster!), and lots of special offers, it will be a great day to visit the Market, so hope to see you there!

See the
Facebook event page and the the full list of new shops on the Wood Street blog.

This coming Thursday night is also the Private View of the 'sap studios collective exhibition', 6-8pm at St Johns Arc Gallery in Old Harlow.

The exhibiting collection is from the staff and workers of Sap Studios, at the Snaresbrook Arts Project. The Project is an arts project which employs adults with learning difficulties who make and sell art and craft items. This exhibition is a chance for the staff at the Project to exhibit their artistic talents along side work from the artists at the studios. It's a wide mix of work from photography, painting, textiles and print so hopefully something for everyone.

The exhibition runs until 17th February.

2012 Waltham Forest Small Business Competition....

This is a great opportunity for small businesses in Walthamstow, as long as you have less than 50 employees. Good luck!

2012 Waltham Forest Small Business Competition

Open to ALL businesses operating in Waltham Forest with less than 50 employees.
To find out more and to register your business for a chance to win,