Peppa Pig is coming to Epping Ongar Railway

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Peppa Pig is coming to Epping Ongar Railway. I repeat, Peppa Pig is coming to Epping Ongar Railway.

Walthamstow Village Gardening Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:50pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Green fingers at the ready!

Bell ringing for beginners

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Learn the ancient art of bell ringing. Suitable for those aged ten years and over.

Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign Monthly Ride

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Distance and destination are usually decided on the day, but this Waltham Forest cycling group tends to stick within 30 miles and does have a few routes lined up.

Creative Kids: Dreamcatchers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:30pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Play, make and get hands on with Creative Kids, a regular session for children under five to enjoy with their parents and carers.

Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal and Gwen Dickey to perform at Chingford Big Weekender

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A stellar live music line up including Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal and Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) with some of the best local talent also taking the stage.

School’s out for summer fun

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:54pm Friday 25th July 2014

With schools closed for the summer, if you’ve run out of ideas for what to do with the children over the break, here are some of the best family events taking place locally.

#LightsOut to mark World War I centenary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in #LightsOut.

Arts, crafts and music to feature at Festival in The Village

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Enjoy the summer weather while it lasts at this community festival.

Suffragettes to be celebrated in new festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A brand new festival celebrating the enduring legacy of the suffragettes is set to take place in east London.

Epping festival adopts vintage theme to commemorate world wars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

Step back in time this weekend, as Epping hosts its annual festival – but with a vintage twist. Marking the centenary anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, visitors are invited to attend in costumes from the 1914-1920s or 1940s eras.

Dance Under the Stars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:30pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Music from the 60s, 70s and 80s will be playing, and you can bring a picnic along too.

Fork to Fork: Seasonal Supper Club

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

Indulge in a vegetarian feast which will feature produce which is locally sown, grown, picked and cooked.

The Nag's Head presents: Are You Loc-Ale?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A mini ale festival, with crafts and arty goods on offer too.

Rant and Rave at library workshops

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Dress up, scream from the top of your lungs, perform, act out!

Choreographer Mark Baldwin unites Zulu traditions of song and dance in Inala

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Choreographer Mark Baldwin unites Zulu traditions of song and dance with Western classical ballet, contemporary dance and music in one breathtaking performance.

Find out All About Bees as part of Love Parks Week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

As part of Love Parks Week, find out about all the different bees buzzing in the park.

The top five must-see events taking place at Walthamstow Garden Party

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Your guide to some of the best things to do in the area this weekend.

4:33pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

It’s all happening at the Walthamstow Garden Party with music, theatre dance, art and foodie events. Amie Mulderrig selects her top five.

Works of Michael Morpurgo to be brought to life through puppetry

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:48pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Come and share Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful by creating your own World War I puppets and props.

Chelmsford's past explored in new exhibition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:08pm Saturday 12th July 2014

New local history exhibition City Centered at Chelmsford Museum features the sights, sounds and smells of Chelmsford’s past.

Leytonstone Festival returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:16pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

LEYTONSTONE festival returns for another year – it’s 21st in fact – with plenty of entertainment on offer over the next 11 days.

Get gardening at Walthamstow Village Gardening Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:25pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Green fingers at the ready!

Preparations in full swing for Leytonstone Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:07pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

While Leytonstone Arts Trail kicks off this week, next week it’s the turn of Leytonstone Festival.

Paws at The View

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:40pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A fun filled day for dogs and their owners.

Seaside fun at Canary Wharf for Action for Kids’ Beach Volleyball Championships

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:41pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Canary Wharf is set to be transformed from a business and shopping district to a beach next week, for Action for Kids’ Beach Volleyball Championships.

Magic Box: Interactive storytelling sessions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:18pm Monday 23rd June 2014

What could be inside the Magic Box?

Friends of Holy Family Catholic School to host summer fair

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

9:10am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Plenty of family fun to be had with a coconut shy, food stalls, barbecue and more at this summer fair.

Vintage Harlow 396 set to appear at the North Weald Bus and Coach Rally

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

12:30pm Saturday 21st June 2014

The ever popular North Weald Bus and Coach Rally returns featuring a display of more than 200 buses and coaches including the Vintage Harlow 396.

Walthamstow Historical Society to host a stroll down Walthamstow High Street

10:20am Saturday 21st June 2014

This guided walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society looks at the history of Walthamstow High Street.

Lots of music as Walthamstow Folk Festival returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:50pm Friday 20th June 2014

Yes, it’s the time of year again, time for the fourth annual Walthamstow Folk Festival!

Hillyfield Academy to host Summer Fair

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:20pm Friday 20th June 2014

Food, football and activities for all the family at this summer fair – what more could you want?

Herbal walk ahead of Herbal Medicine Awareness Week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

12:15pm Friday 20th June 2014

Mark the start of Herbal Medicine Awareness Week with a stroll through WaterWorks Nature Reserve.

Youth and community dance platform eNgage 2014 returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

11:50am Friday 20th June 2014

Youth and community dance platform eNgage returns to the playhouse to showcase fresh new talent from Essex and beyond.

Jenny Eclair among acts to perform at City of London Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:24pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The annual City of London Festival is back with a bang, this time returning with a new twist in the shape of a giant pop-up bowler hat stage.

Enjoy a pint at Hackney’s Summer Brew Fest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:34pm Monday 16th June 2014

Enjoy a beer or two in the summer sun at Hackney’s Summer Brew Fest.

First World War artifacts wanted for heritage event

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

11:10am Sunday 15th June 2014

Epping Forest District Museum is on the hunt for First World War artifacts for a heritage event in Ongar.

New Words, Old Things

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

Join the free guided poetry trails around Vestry House.

Discover the healing flower power of the season with a Midsummer morning herb walk

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

11:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Explore the Marshes with Walthamstow community herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad.

Strip off for the London Naked Bike Ride

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

1:30pm Friday 13th June 2014

Let it all hang out, quite literally, at the annual London Naked Bike Ride.

Father’s Day Survival Trail

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

11:00am Friday 13th June 2014

To celebrate Father’s Day, join the Lloyd Park survival trail. Learn how to start a campfire, tie knots and more.

Italian cuisine, Biberace and wine from around the world to feature at festival

4:48pm Monday 9th June 2014

Roll up! Roll up! It's time for The Third Great Nag's Head International Wine Festival.

Poetry at the Vestry

3:40pm Saturday 7th June 2014

Prize-winning poets Kayo Chingonyi and Michael McKimm take centre stage, with readings from Forest Poets.

Take a walk on the wild side

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Take a walk on the wild side

12:55pm Friday 6th June 2014

Flamboyant stilt-walkers, hilarious comedy, fantastic food from around the world, and the chance to see incredible wildlife after hours – it can only mean one thing: Zoo Lates is back.

Walk delves into Walthamstow's history

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

4:50pm Thursday 5th June 2014

This guided walk organised by Walthamstow Historical Society will look at the history of Walthamstow, tracing its transition from residential road to urban centre.

Vintage fayre to come to Essex

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

3:46pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Grab your record player and get on down at this spectacular, charity bazaar.

Got to dance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:28pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

An exciting banquet of dance, conversation and multimedia arts is set to be held at the William Morris Gallery, as part of this year’s E17 Art Trail.

Full steam ahead for 1940s weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:29pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Epping Ongar Railway is set to turn the clocks back to the 1940s for a special weekend. As you arrive at any of their stations, you’ll be greeted by British troops, Yanks and 40s policemen.

Castle to relive the days of Black Death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Castle to relive the days of Black Death

9:32am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Find out all about the Black Death at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted this weekend (June 7 and 8).

Prize winning poets Kayo Chingonyi and Michael McKimm to perform at Vestry House

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

5:10pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Prize winning poets Kayo Chingonyi and Michael McKimm take centre stage at Poetry at the Vestry.

An Evening of Poetry @ Prose

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Apple Core Beatles

2:11pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Featuring readings from Bren Gosling and Forest Poets members Hassan Vawda, Mike Sims, Mo Gallaccio, Paul McGrane and Ruth Wiggins.



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