Local paper reports on another proposed EDL march on October 27

Refer to this article in the Walthamstow Guardian for more information. Here’s a link to the We Are Waltham Forest site. Information about the Public Meeting on October 9th at 7.30pm in Truro Hall can be found on this Facebook page.


Stow Festival 20-23 September.

This annual music event continues to grow. For details refer to the Stow Festival site.

The great E17 pub revolution begins?

As the nights start to draw in, some people are beginning to notice the beginnings of a small revolution occuring in pubs nearer to our end of Walthamstow. First we hear the Antic Pub Collective have taken over The Chequers while the mystery redevelopment of The Cock Tavern continues and there are even rumours of the Coach and Horses being redeveloped. Could this mean we might get some live music back since the disgraceful loss of The Standard, for which efforts to develop a campaign to have it re-open seem to have ground to a halt despite an online petition.

? You can follow the pubs discussion on Walthamstow Scene. It seems unlikely that the former Trumans off-licence on Edward Road will ever re-open though.

Sunday Sept 23 Waltham Forest Thuso Annual Fundraising Lunch

WALTHAM FOREST THUSO IN SOUTH AFRICA (WFTISA) hold their annual fundraising lunch / garden party on Sunday September 23rd “to support young people, many of them AIDS orphans, at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in South Africa with a much needed feeding programme.” Refer to the THUSO site for more information and download the leaflet here: Garden Party Leaflet (PDF)

What’s happening this weekend…

As well as all the on-going events on the E17 Arts Trail up until 16th September, here’s a few other things that might be of interest:-

  • There are numerous free events over the weekend at the  Annual Thames Festival at locations all along the river, mostly between Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge.
  • While it appears there’s no more paralympic events on Victoria Park, there’s still free stuff going on at Trafalgar Square according to the BT London Live site.
  • The Paralympic Closing Ceremony is on Sunday, starting at 7.30pm. It’ll be the last chance for us all to dash out of our houses to see the fireworks. I’d imagine the best pubs round here that you might have a good chance of watching the fireworks from (in the beer garden) could be the Princess of Wales, or maybe the Hare and Hounds, both on Lea Bridge Road. They’re playing the closing ceremony on the big screen on the high street.
  • As usual, you can find out about live bands playing in London over the weekend by using the London Gigs site.