Commemorative Prayer 28th March

Special Communal Prayers in Honour of the Martyred

His Eminence Shaykh Ghulam Rabbani invites you to join us for 
Special Communal Prayers in Honour of the Martyred , Christchurch New Zealand
: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 7pm Start-8pm Finish

Venue: Faizan-e-Islam Centre of Excellence, 
757 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DZ


WMAG Fundraiser 6th April

Fundraiser Gig at the Hornbeam Cafe, 458 Hoe Street, London E17 9AH 
Saturday 6th April 2019, 8:00pm
Juli Szatmari, guest singer-songwriter from Hungary

£6 advance, £7 on the door.
Buy your advance ticket at

The Hornbeam Cafe and Art Catcher Ltd are looking forward to their WMAG Fundraiser Gig No. III, presenting musical artists from the UK and worldwide, with songs reflecting on the societal and political state of their countries and the world.

We are happy to welcome singer-songwriter Juli Szatmari from Hungary (now lives in Bielefeld, Germany), whose songs are increasingly deeply concerned with the state of the world and attitudes she observes in European countries including her own. Juli creates a great rapport with the audience and will leave you feel like she has sung this concert just for you!
Do have a listen

Juli’s concert will be preceded by some percussion by Alex Nikolakakis, requiring a bit of audience participation!
As usual, 50% of the evening’s proceeds go to the work of Walthamstow Migrants Action Group.
£6 advance, £7 on the door.
Buy your advance ticket at

Time Bank Talking Together

TimeBank have recently received MHCLG funding to run our Talking Together pre-entry/entry 1 level basic ESOL classes in Waltham Forest over the next year:

As a brief summary, to deliver our classes, we typically partner with schools, children’s centres and other community organisations. 
Our partners provide the space and recruit the learners (and receive £120 per learner that attends 50% of the course), and we provide a trained volunteer to deliver the classes. 

We are now looking for new partners in Waltham Forest and want to make sure we’re complimenting and adding to existing provision. 
For further information about the project
Contact Calley:

Calley Clay 
Senior Project Coordinator

0203 111 0700
TimeBank, One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS

Tell MAMA Hate Crime Surgery

Tell MAMA would like to invite you to a Hate Crime Advice Surgery in Waltham Forest:
The Mill Community Centre, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA.  The surgeries will run on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

They provide a safe space to discuss hate crime and how to report hate incidents anonymously
Members of the public can drop in for advice with no appointment necessary for this free service.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Thursday 14 February 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thursday 11 April 2019
Thursday 9 May 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019

Women’s Global Story Cafe

Stories & Supper: a Women’s Global Story Cafe
Hoe Street, Central Bank in Walthamstow

Date and Time: 23rd March, 11am to 1pm 

Stories & Supper are hosting a Women’s Global Story Café
Hoe Street Central Bank, 151-155 Hoe St, E17 3AN, Walthamstow on 23rd March, 11am to 1pm

This is a community conversation about migration, home and belonging, with stories from refugee women.  Entrance is free (including global snacks) 
Booking is essential at

This event is supported by the Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary University.

Transport: Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line and London Overground) is a 3 minute walk
Walthamstow Queen’s Road (London Overground) is a 10 minute walk.

Buses: 20, 34, 48, 69, 97, 212, 215, 230, 257, 275, 357,W12, W15, W19.

Hate Crime Advice Surgery

Invitation by Tell MAMA: Hate Crime Advice Surgery
The surgeries will run on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Mill Community Centre, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HA

The surgeries are a safe space to discuss hate crime and how to report hate crime incidents anonymously. Members of the public can drop in for advice with no appointment necessary for this free service.

Thursday 14 February 2019
Thursday 14 March 2019
Thursday 11 April 2019
Thursday 9 May 2019
Thursday 13 June 2019

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse.

For more information about the surgery, contact: Rehman at Faith Matters

Saturday story making workshops for refugees and asylum seekers

Story making workshops every Saturday 11 am to 1:30 pm for refugees and asylum seekers at Gnome  House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS

  • learn skills in drama and storytelling
  • share the real story about migration
  • practise your English and build confidence

Local refugee supper club Stories & Supper will be running a series of story-making workshops for refugees and asylum seekers (status irrelevant).
The workshops will be at Gnome House (E17 6DS) on Saturdays at 11am starting on 9th February.

No experience needed –  Travel expenses paid and lunch provided.
Those who attend the workshops can go on to be facilitators and storytellers for a series of global story cafes in the community.

Please spread the word to attendees at your ESOL classes.
More info from Helen at

Connecting Communities across Waltham Forest

Connecting Communities: Joining all Networks meeting, Waltham Forest
Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS 
Date and Time: 
Tue, 5 February 2019, 10:00 – 12:30 GMT
Information by:  Mark Foster, Connecting Communities Project Manager

Please register here:
Connecting Communities – Joining All Local Networks Event

Connecting Communities is a new programme soon launching across the borough. It aims to improve the life chances of residents by making our communities feel safer and more connected. We want people in Waltham Forest to be proud of their different backgrounds, cultures and faiths, while feeling part of the bigger community.

What are the networks?
To help the council and community work better together, we have formed four local networks in Walthamstow, Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone. At the first round of network meetings in December, residents shared what they see are the key challenges for their area and mapped some of the valuable work that’s already happening across the borough. It was a chance for people to get to know others and share ideas. 

What now?
Following your feedback, we would like to join all networks together at one big meeting. As well as having the chance to network with others beyond your local area, attendees will also be involved in shaping some ideas which will become pilots in the borough over the coming months.

Click here to keep up to date with the latest Connecting Communities news and events. 
If you have any questions, contact the team on

Catalyst Leadership Programme: 18-21 February

Catalyst will be delivering a programme in Walthamstow from Monday 18thFebruary to Thursday 21stFebruary and applications are now open! 
Develop the skills and experience to play a part in building a strong civil society in a multi-faith, multi-ethnic Britain.

About Catalyst: Catalyst offers free training to young people between 16 and 26 years of age, to empower young people to act as positive role models in their neighbourhoods and communities. Catalyst emphasises the importance of religious and ethnic diversity in our country and encourages its students to be understanding and supportive to people of all backgrounds.
For more information and an application form please go to our website:

Dates: Monday 18thFebruary – Thursday 21stFebruary 2019
Location: Faizan-e-Islam, 8 Corbett Road Walthamstow, London E17 3JZ
Times: 9.30am-4.00pm
All refreshments and materials provided
Please contact us if you have any queries or special requirements such as dietary or a need for a private prayer area, as we do our best to accommodate any request.

To apply please fill out the application form on our website and return it to Florence.    
E:  T: 02078981667

Catalyst is delivered by the charity Near Neighbours.

Christmas events at South Chingford Community Library

South Chingford Community Library welcome you to join us as a thank you for the support of the community during 2018.
265 Chingford Mount Road, E4 8LP

Twixmas Drop In: Friday 28th December 2018 
From 11am – 3pm 
Singer  Annie Riley at 1pm
Buffet Lunch
All welcome

Monday’s at South Chingford Community Library 
Free Arts and Crafts for all 
Monday’s 2-4pm
10th Make your own bath salts
17TH Make your own Scarves

Drop in , for more information please contact
Alison Gordon, Local Area Coordinator Larkswood Ward
07790 362715