Age of Stupid showing in Walthamstow.

Transition Films is showing The Age of Stupid at the Asian Centre on Orford Road in Walthamstow Village on Friday 22 May.

Street Party Meeting Notes: May 4th 2009

Elmfield Road Street Party – 18th July 2009
Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on Bank Holiday Monday evening. The next meeting will be held on Monday 18th May at 8pm at the Coppermill Pub.
The following points were discussed:
1. David is waiting for the road closure paperwork. Stage insurance to be decided upon in June. We are considering whether to hire a bouncy castle for children. To look into insurance costs.
2. Ian to keep chasing up any available funding.
3. Any more volunteers to co-ordinate events?
4. Ali and Katherine will be decorating the street for the party and are asking for ANY DONATIONS OF FABRIC, PAPER, CRAFT MATERIALS (give to Ali at No 13)
5. Cliff, Stan and Alan are organising the marquee.
6. Paul (No13) to contact Fire Brigade to see if they are available on 18th July to lead activities linked with fire service.
7. Any money raised to go towards improving the street and/or green opposite (e.g. community garden, garden bench).
8. Residents may want to invite non-resident family or friends. If anyone has views as to whether non-residents should be charged for attending (e.g. £1.00 or 50p for adults, children 50p or free) or whether we should have a donation bucket at the party, please let us know. Also, should residents ask guests to donate some food and drink? If anyone has strong views either way, please let us know (David No39 or Bridget No4 or come to meeting).
9. WFM have been invited to cover the street party in their free paper.
10. Cliff suggested a sing-a-long to old time classics. Margaret has volunteered to lead a sing-a-long – (e.g. Lambeth Walk, Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, Underneath the Arches).UPDATE here’s a link to some old musicn  hall songs, for inspiration 🙂
It was decided a time table of events on the day would be useful
Provisional timetable of events

3pm Street Party begins Face Painting / children’s games / eating and drinking

4.30pm-5pm Best Dressed Pet Show? (Bridget, Andrea)

6pm-7pm Elmfields got Talent (David)

7.30pm-8pm Knees-up (Margaret)

8pm Raffle

8.30pm Band? Karaoke?

9.30pm DJ?
11.30pm Grand Finale …. Chinese Lanterns

This is only a provisional timetable and may change. For example, depending on whether a karaoke machine can be hired or borrowed, whether there is a band)
Any suggestions or contributions are welcome and valued.
Our next meeting is on Monday 18th May 8pm The Coppermill Pub. Please come along.

Street Party Meeting: Minutes from 23 April 2009

Thank you to everyone who came to our meeting on Monday evening and for all contributions.
They following was decided at the meeting:
Street Party Date When David canvassed the residents, 18th July was the date most people preferred, and so it was decided the party will be on Saturday 18th July 3pm-11.30pm.
D.J. Jeff had asked the DJ (of Chester Road Street Party fame) if he would be available on 18th July. He quoted £200. We felt this price was a little steep and weren’t sure what that included. If anyone knows of any DJs available on 18th July, we would be really grateful if you could approach them or forward their details so we could talk to them. As this is a Community Street Party and because monies raised would be donated to charity, is there a possibility prices would be dropped?
Music Whether there is a DJ or not, it was decided we would need background music during the day.
Ian suggested that people could burn their favourite tracks onto a CD so that he could mix them for the party. People would need to do this a week before the party so Ian has time to mix music.
It was suggested that throughout the day music from different decades could be played at different times … so that there would be music from the 1940s right up to 2009. People would need to give CDs to Ian so that he could make this happen. If you are unable to burn CDs, let Ian (No. 39) know what music you would particularly like to hear.
Food It was decided that we would ask all residents to contribute a dish for everyone to sample. This worked really well last year. Residents would also be asked to contribute or bring soft and/or alcoholic drinks.
Road closure and insurance. David will contact the council
Funding. Ian will contact councillors to see if there is any available funding.
Charities We talked about where any money raised (mainly through a raffle) could be donated. Alot of people were in favour of a local charity or for using the money for a Community Garden.
Street Decorations. Katherine and Alison have agreed to do a banner.
Marquee and infrastructure. Stan and Cliff will look into this also into setting up a small stage area for kareoke and/or “Elmfield’s got Talent”

Events on the day.
We thought it would be a good idea to have a timetable of when different activities would be happening.
We came up with numerous events that could be going on throughout the day.
Suggested events:
“Elmfield’s got Talent.” This would be open to children and adults.
Kareoke. If anyone has access to a karoke machine or could help in anyway, please let us know.
Kids Events: Face Painting (Bridget)
Football (Jeff)
3 legged race
Egg and Spoon race
… all open to adults too!
Raffle. Any donations would be gratefully accepted.
It was decided that if there are a lot of donations, we could group smaller prizes together as one larger prize.
Lucky Dip or Tombola.
Bring & Buy.
Pet Show
Grafitti Art
“Strictly Elmfield”
Live Band. Does anyone know of any bands who would be interested in performing at the Street Party?
Or are there any musicians who want to get a band together?
These ideas are all brilliant and it would be great if some of them could actually happen. However, to make any event happen, we need people … YOU … to volunteer to co-ordinate an event. If you are interested in a particular event, let us know (either talk to or drop a note through David’s door (No.39) or Bridget’s door (No.4). Or if you can, PLEASE come to our meeting. There were very few people at the last meeting and all contributions are welcome and needed …. The more the merrier!

Next meeting … Monday 4th May 8.30pm Coppermill Pub