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Today to Sat 14 Sep, closest first.    

More details - Southpaw Dance Company presents Icarus
Icarus is the brand new outdoor work from Southpaw Dance Company. Featuring an impressively mythic set of wings, with blistering lifting and contact work alongside Southpaw’s distinctive mix of intense physicality and narrative, Icarus is a dance theatre interpretation of the classic Greek myth.
Ilford Town Centre Ilford
Sat 31 Aug 19

More details - Family play box activity: The Child children
Sir Josiah Child (1630–1699) was the seriously successful international East India merchant and entrepreneur who bought the Wanstead estate in 1673. Josiah had eight children including Richard Child who rebuilt Wanstead House in the grandest style in the 1720s.
The Temple, Wanstead Park
Today and Sun 18 Aug

More details - Family play box activity: The Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley children
Catherine (1789–1825) and William (1788–1857) bequeathed their children a very, very long surname and a ruined estate. But before all went to rack and ruin in the 1820s, what Regency toys might their three children have been bought?
The Temple, Wanstead Park
Sat 24 Aug 19 to Mon 26 Aug

More details - Open Air Theatre – Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves performed by Illyria
Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”. Inside the cave he finds untold amounts of gold and jewels, and takes some of it home to show his wife. But what will he do when she chides him for stealing? Can he keep the secret from his jealous brother?
The Temple Enclosure, Wanstead Park
Wed 28 Aug 19

More details - Family play box activity: A Victorian Keeper’s son
Robert Puffett (1852–1916) was employed as a Keeper at Wanstead Park from 1882. His son Robert was born in 1873. What new and ‘modern’ toys might the young Robert have played with when Victoria was Queen and Empress?
The Temple, Wanstead Park
Sat 31 Aug 19 and Sun 1 Sep

More details - Stamp Club Meeting
Date and subject to be confirmed. Organised by Goodmayes Philatelic Society. Organiser contact: Geoff Mallett (Programme Secretary). Potential new members welcome.
Methodist Church Hall, Percy Road, Goodmayes
Wed 4 Sep, Wed 18 Sep, Wed 2 Oct, Wed 16 Oct

More details - Stamp Club Meeting
Date and subject to be confirmed. Organised by Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society. Organiser contact: Richard Wood (Secretary). Potential new members welcome.
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead
Sat 14 Sep, Mon 23 Sep, Sat 12 Oct, Mon 28 Oct, Sat 9 Nov

More details - 51 Tweedmouth Road - Open Garden for NGS
Hidden away in the East End of London - a micro tropical garden with formal islamic garden accents in terms of design and Asian influences incl Indian vegetables grown for foliage.
51 Tweedmouth Road, London
Sun 18 Aug 19

More details - Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s usual monthly open day. This open day has train rides (usually steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7¼ inch outside railway for 70p a ride (£4 all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.
Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex
Sun 1 Sep 19

More details - Make Believe Leytonstone
Does your child love to #Sing #Act & #Dance? Are they aged 3-18? If this is you, book a FREE TRIAL now, or TAG a friend who may be interested. Call us on: 020 8550 1888 or alternatively email us on: leytonstone@makebelievegroup.co.uk to book your free trial.
Leytonstone School Colworth Rd
Sun 18 Aug, Sun 25 Aug

More details - The Border
Theatre Centre, the UK’s leading producer and pioneer for thought provoking theatre in schools, is excited to tour the world premiere of The Border by Afsaneh Gray, winner of the 2018 Brian Way Award.
Redbridge Drama Centre
Thu 12 Sep 19

More details - Summer Holidays at the ArcelorMittal Orbit
For a family adventure like no other, head over to the ArcelorMittal Orbit! See the capital like never before with breathtaking Skyline Views. Daredevils can make their descent in style by taking the challenge of riding the world’s longest tunnel Slide!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton Street, London
Today to Tue 3 Sep

More details - London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships
London looks set to experience the extraordinary as the 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships comes to the city from 9-15 September.
London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Mon 9 Sep 19 to Sun 15 Sep

More details - forage and feast
Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles lying all around us. After our initial meeting we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us.
Hackney Marsh
Today

More details - 23 New Road - Open Garden for NGS
This is an exotic garden, themed on the foothills of the Himalayas in India. This garden will be like no other you may have seen before despite its modest size. It is filled with exquisite tropical plants including Canna, Gingers and Bananas. A feast for the eyes filled with good ideas for vertical space.
23 New Road, Dagenham
Sat 24 Aug, Sun 25 Aug

More details - Woodford Barracudas Activity Day Camp
Fun activity days and weeks for children aged 4.5-14 years during the Easter and summer holidays. Offering 80+ activities including archery, motorsports, arts and crafts, sports and more!
Woodford County High School, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex,
Today to Fri 23 Aug

More details - Visit from the Mobile Heritage Lab & Thames21
Join us in the Bow Arts’ Courtyard for a visit from the UCL Mobile Heritage Lab and environmental charity Thames21. Bring your own plastic objects for analysis by UCL scientists, who will be on hand to test and identify plastics of any age.
Bow Arts 183 Bow Road Bow London
Today

More details - Visit from UCL’s Mobile Heritage Lab
Join us in the Bow Arts’ Courtyard for a visit from the UCL Mobile Heritage Lab. Bring your own plastic objects for analysis, with scientists on hand to test and identify plastics of any age. The UCL Mobile Heritage Lab has on-board equipment to analyse plastics for their different material make-up.
Bow Arts Courtyard 181 Bow Road
Today

More details - Final Exhibition Tour with Steering Group Member
Join us at the Nunnery Gallery for a free tour of the heritage exhibition Raw Materials: Plastics, led by a member of the project’s community steering group. Come along for a guided tour of the Raw Materials exhibition, exploring the forgotten industrial history of plastics in east London.
Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust 183 Bow Road
Sun 25 Aug 19

More details - Waste Less, Lunch Free - Waltham Forest
Help us tackle the issue of food by coming along to our food waste prevention event in Walthamstow Town Square on Thursday 29th August. Learn some great tricks that could save you £££s on your food bill. There’ll be plenty of free food samples as well to try!
Walthamstow Town Square, High St, Walthamstow
Thu 29 Aug 19

More details - Bach to Baby Family Concerts in Walthamstow
Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a coffee and catch up with friends before the performance.   Tickets: Adults £8 ~ £12, Children FREE E-tickets group/multibuy offers (£28.
St Michael and All Angels Northcote Road Walthamstow
Mon 19 Aug

More details - Summer Jazz Weekender
On the weekend of 17th-18th August, Summer Jazz Weekender returns with the new venue of The Tide. Free for all to attend, from musical generalists to families, visitors can join to find a new favourite band, or just enjoy the outdoor fun and activities.
The Tide, Pier Walk, Greenwich Peninsula, London
Today

More details - Kids' Holiday Art Workshops with an Island Theme @The Mill
Kids’ Art @The Mill is playing a big part in this major Borough of Culture project led by Artillery and based on the children’s book, Grandad’s Island. There are limited spaces so booking is essential. The workshops are FREE. There are 5 weekly workshops, all with a different topic.
The Mill 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow
Thu 22 Aug

More details - Sutton House and Breaker's Yard - Semblance: New artworks commissioned by Sutton House
A stunning exhibition of newly commissioned artworks created by Cherelle Sappleton exclusively for Sutton House. The artwork explores ideas relating to Afro-Caribbean diasporic identity and the house’s radical history.
Sutton House and Breaker’s Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney,
Today, Sun 18 Aug, Wed 21 Aug to Sun 25 Aug, Wed 28 Aug to Sun 1 Sep, Wed 4 Sep to Sun 8 Sep, Wed 11 Sep to Sun 15 Sep, Wed 18 Sep to Sun 22 Sep, Sat 28 Sep, Sun 29 Sep, Sat 5 Oct

More details - SAMPLE Autumn
Head to SAMPLE Autumn on Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 11-7pm for slow fashion, hand-made homeware and sustainable design in a one stop shopping experience curated by Hemingway Design.
peninsula square greenwich peninsula london
Sat 7 Sep 19

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