Big London Energy Switch could save everyone money on Gas and Electricity Bills.

The Big London Energy Switch aims to help people reduce their energy bills. They say:

“The Big London Energy Switch is gathering together people who want to switch without the hassle and who want to pay less for energy. Once we have enough people we will organise an ‘energy auction’, inviting energy suppliers to offer their cheapest tariffs to everyone who has registered. Whichever supplier(s) offers the cheapest tariff gets to offer you a new contract.”

It’s basically collective bargaining but could fundamentally change the balance of power between energy suppliers and their customers. It’s being run by London Councils in partnership with London Borough of Waltham Forest and a number of other Councils in London.


Wireless Festival to be held at Olympic Park this year.

This year’s Wireless Festival is being held at the Olympic Park on the 12th and 13th July. Advance tickets were made available for local residents until the 26th Feb.

David Bailey’s ‘East End Faces’ Exhibition at the William Morris

Leytonstone-born David Bailey is exhibiting his photos of the ‘part of London he grew up in’ at the William Morris Gallery.  Free until May 26th. Refer to the William Morris Gallery Website for more info.

Reservoirs & Marshes on ‘Unnatural History of London’

Some great footage of what looks like the reservoirs from around 19 mins 30 seconds on this BBC programme.

E17 Designers Market comes to the William Morris Gallery

This Saturday (9th February 2013) between 10:00 – 17:00, E17 Designers Market comes to the William Morris Gallery, showcasing the best in local handmade crafts with Valentines’ gifts for sale and performances by the Forest Poets and wandering minstrels. Check out the E17 Designers at

Adults £2 (including entertainment and entry to the fund raising prize draw), children under 16 free, no booking necessary.