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January 25th 2013

Inky Cuttlefish Workshops

Posted by Anna Alcock

WORKSHOPS in fully equipped Printmaking Studio

Contact details to find out, 07753686331


Inky Cuttlefish Workshops 2013 Schedule: email to book. Payment in advance to confirm your place.


Printmaking Taster: Screenprinting on Paper and Fabric and Etching

Sat&Sun:10-5pm (2-3 Feb 2013): £120

Learn the basics and take your own little edition of prints home.


Etching Taster

Wed: 7-10pm (20 Feb 2013): £35

Learn the basics of etching, work on your own little etching and learn how to print it. Take your prints and plate home.


Screenprinting Taster

Wed: 7-10pm (27 Feb 2013): £35

Learn how to prepare a screen and image, expose your screen and print your image on a screeprinting bed.


Screenprinting One Day Workshop

Sat: 10-5pm (23 Feb 2013): £70

Learn how to create a three colour Screenprint using UV exposure, paper templates and Monoprinting. You will take home your own small edition of prints at the end of the day.


Children's Art Workshops at Inky Cuttlefish Studios

(5-11 year olds)

Runs throughout term-time

Inky Cuttlefish Studios, 5 Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 6DS

Great opportunity to get creative and have fun. Professional Artists lead the sessions (all are CRB checked). Perfect for all abilities.  £2 per session for drop in. All materials included. Participants will make artwork to take home and work together on projects to take part in exhibitions. 
£2 per session

January 25th 2013

Free business advice clinic in Walthamstow and Wood Green

Posted by Mia Sabel

The Federation of Small Businesses has joined forces with The Mall Walthamstow and Mall Wood Green to give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive free business advice at conveniently located Business Start-Up Clinics, held at The Mall Walthamstow on Monday 4 February, 2-4pm and The Mall Wood Green, Wednesday 6 February 12-2pm. The drop-in clinic will provide people with fundamental information they need to consider when going self-employed or starting a business, as well as offer the opportunity to talk through any business issues and ask an experienced business adviser for guidance on an idea, a business plan or an existing business problem. The clinic has been organised following the launch of the Mall Walthamstow's annual Retail Factor competition, which provides ambitious local businesses with the opportunity to become -real life' retailers and trade from an established retail environment rent-free. This unique competition is open to all start-up businesses throughout the Haringey and Waltham Forest regions and gives potential entrants the best chance possible to realise their business dream.

For further information on The Retail Factor competition visit

January 24th 2013

Lloyd Park news

Posted by E17 Designers

Friends of Lloyd Park January / February Newsletter


What’s happening in the park?


Although the park is in the grip of winter, it’s still full of people enjoying whatever fun is to be had. If you have any cheerful pictures of park life that you’d like to share, then please post them on our facebook page  Aside from the re-launch of FOLP drinks at the Rose and Crown on Friday 1st Feb at 8pm, The Friends of Lloyd Park are still coming down from the fantastic Christmas sing-a-long and we don’t have any events planned for the first months of 2013 but there is still plenty happening in the park.


Outdoor gym. A free outdoor gym is going to be installed next to the basketball area at the end of February. It will be installed by the Great Outdoor Gym Company: They’ve done many popular outdoor gyms, including Langthorne Park (Leytonstone), Finsbury Park, Mile End Park & Valentines Park.  Equipment will include bikes, treadmill, crosstrainer, double lat pull down/shoulder press, double chest press/seated row and double pull up/assisted pull up. If this means nothing to you but you think you might like to have a try, all equipment will have instructions and there will be some introductory sessions with professional instructors to get you going.


Senior Tai Chi. Tai Chi can help develop balance, reduce risk of falling and improve well-being. There will be Free Tai Chi sessions for ages 50+ starting in January, which could become a permanent activity. To start with it will be every Sunday from 20 January – 24 February, 10-11am in the community bowls pavilion (by the synthetic bowling green). It will be run by the very friendly and welcoming local Tai Chi group Shaolin Gong Fu City, these sessions are suitable for all abilities. If you’d like to know more, please contact or 07713 152 999.


Big Birdwatch Day.  The weekend of 26-27th January is the RSPB Big Birdwatch weekend . There will be free, family friendly birding activities in the community room in the Aveling Centre on Sunday afternoon.

·            11am-12noon Birdwatch - (ages 7+).

·            1-2pm Make Bird Feeders - making a simple feeder (ages 3+).

·            2.30-3.30pm Storytelling - enjoy Black African & Caribbean cultural stories about birds with a professional storyteller (ages 3-10).

·            Places are limited and will go to those who arrive first. All children must be accompanied by adults.

·            More info: 0208 496 3000.


E17 Designers Valentine Special at William Morris Gallery.  On Saturday 9th Feb from 10am twenty artists and designer makers will be upstairs in the WMG selling beautifully crafted and handmade items in a range of styles and prices.  There will also be performances from Forest Poets and Natural Voices choir, returning to Lloyd Park after their triumph at the FOLP Christmas sing-a-long.  Adults £2 and children free.


Something you can do to support the park


Tell Waltham Forest College what you think about the cafe.  In the last newsletter we noted that all customer comments and the response to the college are posted on the their website at  The contract to run the café will be with WFC for at least four years so it’s worthwhile helping them to get it right.


Maintenance and improvements to Lloyd Park


Playground drainage update. I have recently spoken to Sarah Reid, the LBWF officer who is in charge of all things relating to the recent renovation of the park, about the drainage problems in the play area. I've written a short report of our conversation which is attached to this newsletter as a separate file.


To summarise, the ground under the play area was probably always damp but not waterlogged enough that land drains should have been installed. Drainage has become a problem because the upper layers of the soil were compacted during the works to the park and because the second half of 2012 was very wet. If no action is taken, the general drainage would improve slowly over years. Sarah Reid is aware that this is not acceptable and therefore she is taking advice about how best to intervene. The water under the trampoline and the water level in the attenuation pond ar are being dealt with by Jerram Falkus, the contractors who carried out the work.


Additional play equipment proposed. Some strong concerns have been raised by parents about the quantity and type of play equipment in the park.  FOLP are working with the Big Local project to see if we can secure funding from the ward forums in William Morris Ward and Chapel End Ward for more equipment to be installed somewhere in the park.  The type and location of any new installations will have to be carefully considered and agreed with Keir and LBWF.  There is a meeting to discuss what might fit the bill in the Aveling Café at 2pm on Saturday 26th January.  The next Big Local meeting is on Tuesday 29th January at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop on Forest Road. If you’re not able to make the events but you’d like to take part in the discussion,  please contact FOLP at or Grace Williams at Big Local at


Flower beds and temporary fencing. Flower beds are planned for the lawns around the WMG so there will be colour back there eventually.  The grass needs to be fully established before the beds can be cut in.  Unfortunately the shaping of the contours of one of the lawns was incorrect so it was scraped back to earth and remodelled.  This one was replanted with grass seed before Christmas but it will take a while before its grass is thick enough to do the beds.  I imagine that the other lawns will have to wait for that one to catch up so I can't guarantee that there will be flowers at the back of the house this summer. That also means that the wooden fencing will have to be kept in that area as well because there are irrigation pipes sticking out of the ground in preparation for the flowerbeds being installed and they need to be protected. Some of the chestnut fencing in the other areas of the park, such as on the island and near the hub building, should be removed very soon.


News just in.  LBWF have chosen the roads around Lloyd Park as a pilot project for two-way cycling on one way roads.  A public consultation ends on February 4th.

January 24th 2013

Press for Valentines Day

Posted by E17 Designers

Just waiting to hear if it's in Time Out:

January 24th 2013

Blackhorse Workshop wagon-make a cool stool

Posted by E17 Designers

Makle your own stool-news from a project based in Blackhorse Road:

"We will be taking  a little mobile cabinet round different venues between Blackhorse Rd and Walthamstow. The cabinet is literally a wheely contraption with tools, display shelves, and a mini tea station. One ambition is to get people making things in public with readily available tools and materials as a mini-test of the Blackhorse Workshop idea. The other reason for these day-workshops is to just meet lots of people and understand more about the potentials of the project.

The mobile workshops will look at different kinds of things, starting with a 'cool stool'. It is a fairly simply but satisfying design, which incorporates fabric, as well as woodwork , and can be assembled from scratch or simply finished with some paint/varnish, depending on the person's confidence"


Sunday 27th Jan at The Mill 2-4 all ages

Saturday 2nd Feb at The Mall, Selbourne Walk all day

Sunday 3rd Feb at Lloyd Park, 12-5

E17 Designers-welcome to turn up and help!



January 24th 2013

Waltham Forest Arts Club News

Posted by E17 Designers

News from Waltham Forest Arts Club-free to join:


http://wf arts club

January 17th 2013

Membership and dates for 2013

Posted by E17 Designers

Events for 2013 will be decided in the next few weeks at our commitee meeting, and Membership for next year will begin in March so will send reminders then to sign up to keep all your benefits.

January 17th 2013

Textile printcourse-refresher?

Posted by E17 Designers

Mini Block print Textile course.
 At the The Mill
‘Create a piece of Textiles by making your own printing block’  
Duration: 7 weeks (Starting 21st Feb 2013)
Day: Thursday’s
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost of course introductory offer of: £60.00 Concessions £50.00
(to get ASDAN Accreditation 10 hours must be covered)
           For further information and bookings – places are limited.
           Contact and The Mill

Link to Facebook events here;


January 10th 2013

Next network and knit

Posted by E17 Designers

Come along to the Bell (Forest Road, Bell Corner)

Knit and Network for the New Year (you don't have to knit!)

Wednesday 16th January from 8pm

January 10th 2013


Posted by E17 Designers


Calling all artists, designers, makers!
If you would like to exhibit your work in the William Morris Gallery Tea Room or Discovery Lounge, if you are interested in an artist in residency or if you would like our shop to stock your work, apply before the 15th January. Look for the details on our website:

January 10th 2013

Valentines Day at the William Morris Gallery

Posted by E17 Designers

Booked out, here is the event on Facebook, please share:

January 10th 2013

We Love Walthamstow, entries for new exhibition at the Mill

Posted by E17 Designers

A reminder about the new exhibition at the Mill  - terms and conditions attached.
Or available at the Mill from Tuesday 8th - or on line

Details online or cut and paste the below:

This group exhibition at The Mill will open on 14th February and will stay up till March 24th.

Opening hours Tuesday - Thursday 10 - 7pm ,Friday and Saturday 10 - 6pm,

Sunday 11 - 2pm.


There will be a celebratory “meet the artists” - for all taking part.  date tbc.

One art piece can be entered per artist for a fee of £10 (£5 for students, unemployed or low waged.)  in the following categories:

painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, and printing (max size cm 50 x 70; max weight Kg 2.30).

labelled at the back, and presented to The Mill, 7 - 11 Coppermill Lane, E17,

on Thursday 31st Jan. Friday 1st and Saturday  2nd Feb.   (10 - 6pm)


A disclaimer and entry form will need to be completed agreeing to the terms and conditions.

A selection will be carried out and only artists not accepted will be contacted.


Terms and Conditions


1 The exhibitors will either live or work in Walthamstow.


2 Exhibits will not be insured by The Mill and if the artist is concerned in any way, it is recommended that the exhibitor take out their own insurance.


3 Exhibitors will deliver and collect their own work on the agreed dates as specified on the entry form.


4 A maximum of one work per artist may be submitted.


5 All works must be signed, labelled at the back, and ready to hang.

They can be stretched canvas, mounted on card, or properly framed and suitable strung.

No clip frames accepted. No mirror plates.


6 An entry form with contact details needs to be filled in and signed prior to exhibiting.


7 All personal details and information provided by the exhibitors will not be given or shared to any third party and will only be used by The Mill.


8 Artists can if they so wish, provide a contact for the public such as a website or email address. They will have to indicate the specific information in the space provided on the entry form.


9 A selection of works will be carried out by a Committee designated by The Mill and only artists who are not accepted will be contacted.


10 If any work is sold a 20% commission is payable to the Mill.





The Mill, 7 - 11 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HA

14th February - March 24th


Handing in dates; between 31st Jan, 1st and 2nd Feb.  (10 - 6pm) please label your work on the back and also here.










email address


Please write below the name, medium of your work.


Title/name of work:




If it is for sale - please state price here.

Please include 20% commission for The Mill.



Extra contact details (optional)





The Mill will not be liable for damage to work. If you are concerned please insure your work prior to the exhibition.


I understand that all work must be collected on Sunday March 24th. between 11 - 2 pm

Please note any work not collected by April 7th will be destroyed - we cannot store it.


I have read and comply with the terms and conditions stated above and agreed on the

entry form


Signed                                                                      date       



Fee paid £10 (      )  Reduced Rate (     )

January 10th 2013

Walthamstow Folk Club

Posted by E17 Designers

Do you know we have our own folk club right here in E17?

Upstairs at Ye Old Rose and Crown, Hoe Street, every Sunday, 8pm


Admission is £7 (£5 unwaged) unless marked * when it could be anything! Details and developments always on
13th January 2013: Wizz Jones
20th January 2013: Martin Carthy*
27th January 2013: Serious Kitchen
3rd February 2013: Dick Gaughan*
10th February 2013: Playing Rapunzel
17th February 2013: Winter Wilson
24th February 2013: Dave Swabrick*
3rd March 2013: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin
10th March 2013: Tom McConville
17th March 2013: Chris Foster
24th March 2013: Gren Bartley

January 10th 2013

Creative Blog Surgeries for the New Year, from Penny and Cris (E17 Art Trail/Artillery

Posted by E17 Designers

Special offers from Cris and Penny  of Artillery/E17 Art Trail


""Have you resolved to make more artwork this year?
Have you resolved to commit time to the marketing and publicity of your creative enterprise?""

In a pair of exclusive sessions, they will give you all the knowledge you need to set up, maintain and develop your creative blog website.

Blog Taming: Tuesday 29th January
Get control of your blog - the technical low down on Wordpress; pages, galleries, posts, and lots more: Make your blog look how you want it to, and do what you need it to.
Blog Stories: Tuesday 5th February
Do you have a blog? Do you struggle to keep it fresh and interesting?
Explore ideas to generate content for your blog and how to attract and interact with readers.
Running on two consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Mill on Coppermill Lane, these group sessions are run by Cris Thompson and Penny Rutterford.

Each session runs from 6.30 – 9pm and costs £25, book both together for £40.

Book Blog Taming Session
Book Blog Stories Session
Book Both Sessions - Discounted
Following these sessions there will be the opportunity to book one to one surgeries with Cris Thompson or Penny Rutterford at £35 per hour to meet all your specific requirements.


Find out more here:

January 10th 2013

Studio Share. E8

Posted by E17 Designers

Studio Share-if you know anyone who might be interested please point them in this direction. We don't mind what they use the studio for as long as it isn't something that creates lots of dust, smell and noise (within reason)!

The studio is in lighthousespacestudio which is in Shacklewell lane, E8 and the rent is £214 per month and is available from now.

January 10th 2013

Waltham Forest Small Business Competition

Posted by E17 Designers

Follow the link for this:

Following the success of last year's first Waltham Forest Small Business Competition, we are getting ready once again to seek out entrepreneurs within our borough, celebrate their businesses and their hard work.  With the kind support of Waterstones book stores and Ryman the stationers, the 2013 Waltham Forest Business competition is now live!

Read below the events of last year.  If you have a business or you know someone who runs a business and would like to sign up for the competition then please register above.


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