This year's Stow Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:49am Friday 29th August 2014

This year's Stow Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever

Create finger puppets at Art Smarts

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Embrace a day of artistic creativity at this event, packed with entertainment and hands-on crafting.

Digital Workshop: Create a Comic

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Turn the objects that you have seen around the museum into a wild and crazy comic strip for you to take home with you after you have finished.

Fake ID: Who am I? at the Science Museum

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Fool your family and friends and get your detective hat on, as you find out what makes everyone different and try to steal someone’s identity in this fun activity for all the family.

So you dig Time Team?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:24pm Monday 18th August 2014

Drop in for a fun day of archaeological activities for the whole family.

Top 5 events at Street17 arts festival

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

9:43am Thursday 14th August 2014

Walthamstow’s one-day street arts festival returns.

Miniature steam and electric train rides

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Adults, prepare to look daft as you struggle to fit in your seats as you hop aboard the miniature train express.

Creeping, Crawling, Slithering, Sliding returns

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Meet giant African land snails, corn snakes, stick insects and more at this popular wildlife session.

Travel back in time with 1543 and All That

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:27pm Monday 11th August 2014

Travel back to the Tudor era over the course of three days where you can take part in crafts, games and all manner of entertainment.

Vestry House Tea Party

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Join artist and tea hostess Sadia Ur-Rehman for a traditional English tea party with fun parlour games. Make and decorate your own tea caddy.

The Great Rat Hunt

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:50pm Saturday 9th August 2014

Find all the rats staff have hidden around the museum, answer the questions nearby, then enter a prize draw to win...a prize!

The top three acts to see at the Chingford Big Weekender

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:16pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Sister Sledge are headlining Chingford Big Weekender, so it's a given that they are the main draw. But who else should you check out on the bill?

Young People’s Creative Project

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:57am Thursday 7th August 2014

If you’re aged between 16 and 22 and have a keen interest in art, this is for you.

Nature in Your Park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:29pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Come along and discover nature in Ridgeway Park.

Family fun day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Gomer Faith Ministries is hosting a family fun day and barbecue.

The Big Butterfly Count

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:20pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Take part in the drop-in Big Butterfly Count at Lloyd Park.

Wednesday Wonders: The Romans

1:20pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

This summer Chelmsford Museum is celebrating Chelmsford’s past with a series of history-themed workshops to complement its City Centred local history exhibition.

Barrows Road Car Boot Sale

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:10pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

See what bargains you can pick up at this car boot sale.

Pick Cottage Car Boot Sale in Chingford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Lots of goodies to be had at this popular car boot sale.

Sandford Mill Open Sundays – Science and Nature

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

This special holiday workshop for families will involve getting up close and handling some examples of British wildlife with Zoo 4 You.

Giant Boot Sale

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

See what bargains you can pick up.

Festival in The Village

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

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

Walthamstow Village Gardening Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:07pm Friday 1st August 2014

Green fingers at the ready!

Epping Ongar Railway to host beer festival with live music

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:24am Friday 1st August 2014

A range of cask beers will be available all weekend, alongside live music.

The Big Buttefly Count comes to Walthamstow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Take part in the drop-in Big Butterfly Count at Lloyd Park

Life Drawing

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:44pm Monday 28th July 2014

Try your hand at life drawing with this class.

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.



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