Work starts on 100% affordable housing scheme in Hoe Street, new sounds coming to High Street, EMD Cinema and much more in Walthamstow Town Centre News

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Sound and colour on the High Street

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Waltham Forest Council, together with Matter Architecture and sound artist Nye Parry, invite you to a workshop to help create a new contemporary soundscape for Walthamstow High Street.

Working with contemporary composer and sound artist Nye Parry, the workshops will take place at Walthamstow Wetlands and Epping Forest, to gather and record sounds to be used in a unique sound installation, for the entrance to The Mall, which draws inspiration from the natural environment.

It will celebrate the existing life of the High Street and its connection with the Forest and Wetlands through improvements to the market and High Street.

Workshops will take place on Saturday 8 June with a morning and afternoon session. Spaces are limited to eight people per session and are on a first come first served basis. Equipment will be provided but you may bring your own.

Book your free place now to take part

EMD Cinema restoration begins

EMD Granada to re-open in 2022

The former EMD Cinema (previously The Granada) in Hoe Street, threw open the doors to its main auditorium for one day only last month before work began on transforming it into a new entertainment venue.

The Grade II* Listed Building has been bought by Waltham Forest Council, which will run it in partnership with Soho Theatre.

Residents who were lucky enough to get tickets were treated to a tour of the beautiful interior, while virtual reality headsets gave a taste of what's to come when it reopens in 2022.

The new theatre will be part of the legacy of Waltham Forest's year as the first Mayor's London Borough of Culture.

Find out more about the restoration work

54 new homes in Hoe Street: 100% affordable

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Last month saw the start of a project delivering 100 per cent affordable homes in the heart of the borough, and it’s creating local jobs too.

Thanks to a partnership between Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA), Waltham Forest Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA), ISHA has been able to increase the original scheme, which included 11 affordable homes, to provide the entire development of 54 homes as affordable.

The £11 million project at 317A and 400 Hoe Street is being built by established Leytonstone builder, Kind & Company, on the sites of an old petrol station and a former car workshop.

Find out more about this scheme

Meet your local manager and network with your community

Connecting Communities Walthamstow Area Manager Hinnah Gill 300519

We want to unlock the collective power of Waltham Forest’s people to build an integrated, supportive and safe community where every resident and local organisation is empowered to lead change that makes Waltham Forest a better place to live.

Through our Connecting Communities programme and ‘Waltham Forest, Our Place’ campaign, we are celebrating the amazing people and incredible community work already happening across Waltham Forest.

Read about Connecting Communities

Hinnah Gill is the Connecting Communities Area Manager for Walthamstow.

She is looking to work with community groups and volunteers in the area so if you want to find out more about how Connecting Communities is working in Walthamstow do come along to the next local meeting or get in touch by email.

Date and time of next meeting: Wednesday 12 June, 1pm to 3pm

Venue: Waltham Forest Community Hub, 18A Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9LN

Email Hinnah Gill for Walthamstow Connecting Communities

Keep the date free for Art Night

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London’s largest, free contemporary art festival is coming to the borough of Waltham Forest on Saturday 22 June 2019 as part of London Borough of Culture programme.

Art Night will bring the market to life out of hours, collaborating with various organisations from the borough to create lasting, shared memories among residents and visitors alike. For Art Night 2019 a curated programme of artists will create new artworks inspired by the borough and the communities that call Waltham Forest home.

More than 40 artistic projects and site-specific interventions will be presented in this year’s Art Night Open programme including multimedia installations, film screenings and live performances, karaoke, a gong sound bath, a laughter yoga workshop and the art world's first ever football cup. 

Find out more about what’s happening

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