Highlights this week are Thursday 8 December – the launch of our latest art exhibition – “Can you see what I see?” – and Saturday 10 December – Christmas is coming @ The Mill – an afternoon of festive craft activities for children and families. Full details of these and all other activities and events taking place this week are below. Please note – there will be no Junior Art Club this Thursday because the artworks team will be focusing on the launch event for the next exhibition.
Monday 5 December
6pm-7pm – Gentle Yoga – Learn some gentle healing poses and relaxation techniques, which you can also do safely at home. For more information and to book your place send an email to Josetta.
7pm-8.30pm – Ashtanga Yoga – This class is also led by Josetta who specialises in teaching beginners this dynamic style of yoga, but all levels are catered for.. For more information and to book your place send an email to Josetta.
Tuesday 6 December
10am-12pm – Real Coffee Freshly Brewed @ The Mill. On the first Tuesday of every month you can enjoy a cup of real coffee, freshly brewed + free, home-made, almond biscotti – and all for just £1.00 … ! Just drop-in – everyone welcome.
4pm-7pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic – This community clinic offers low cost, professional acupuncture treatments making treatments affordable to everyone . Patients receive treatments in small groups in reclining chairs or on massage tables distributed in the same room. You decide what you can afford on a sliding scale between £20-£40. No income verification or questions asked. Bookings are by appointment only and there are limited spaces, so to book visit the website or ring 07809211013.
7pm-9pm – English for Beginners and Improvers – General English classes for beginners and elementary level, working towards IELTS and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The groups are small and students participate as much as possible, working on their own, in groups and as a whole class. The majority of the students are Bulgarians but any other nationality is more than welcome. The classes are a maximum of 10 students and there is a fee. For more information – including details of the cost – email or ring 0778603876.
7.30pm-8.30pm – Yoga for Cyclists – This yoga course is geared toward the cyclist continues. The 1 hour classes are recommended as a course, though drop ins are also welcome (space dependent). To find out more email Vicky.
Wednesday 7 December
10am-2pm – Community Voices – A programme of ESOL, aimed at migrant women of all backgrounds who want to integrate into their community, train as a volunteer, run local community events and gain an ESOL speaking qualification. The level is intermediate, Entry 3/Level 1. For more details please contact Hilary on 0207 2756750
12pm-2pm – Laughter Club – Meets weekly and is for people to socialise and make new friends and enjoy pleasant company. Set up originally for people who are on employment support allowance on the work programme with SEETEC, but others are welcome. For more information email.
6.30pm – 7.30pm – Move the Body – Still the Mind – This is a moving meditation class, in which you will perform gentle, natural movements based on Chi Kung and Tai Chi practices and principles. Age and mobility difficulties are no obstacle as the exercises are gentle and can be accommodated to any ability. Cost £9. Please bring a bottle of water and wear flat footwear. No special clothing is required, other than that it is comfortable and allows you to move freely. For further information and contact details go to www.simonehealing.com
6.30pm-8pm – Knitting Drop-In – Suitable for experienced knitters or the complete beginner. Support and teaching where required. Everyone welcome for £1 donation. For more information email – or just come along.
Thursday 8 December
Please note – there will be no Junior Art Club this Thursday because the artworks team will be focusing on the launch event for the next exhibition.
12pm-1.30pm – Words, Conversation and Scrabble group – Come along to gain confidence in spoken English, or simply if you enjoy a good game of Scrabble to help improve your vocabulary. All nationalities welcome. For more information contact Adele Tinman: firstname.lastname@example.org
12pm-2pm Asian Women’s Support Group – A group for Asian women to socialise and learn skills. For more information email Amarjit: email@example.com
2pm-3.15pm – Rhythm, Rhyme and Drumming Stories for Babies and Toddlers. Weekly music and storytelling sessions for parents, babies and toddlers, including nursery rhymes and stories. A relaxing and fun environment for parents and small children to interact together and engage musically with song and stories. Cost: drop-in £7 per session (reduction available for multiple session booking). For more information, email Amie McBye: or ring 07751 717120
4.30pm-6pm – Preview event for the next art exhibition at The Mill – All are welcome to join young photographers and others for a popcorn and juice preview party to celebrate the start of The Mill’s next art exhibition – “Can you see what I see?”. The photographs take you on a journey along Coppermill Lane from the market to the marshes in our exhibition with some of the youngsters from our Thursday afternoon Junior Art Club. An intrepid group of photographers aged 4 – 9 years went exploring at Halloween – the results are beautiful, funny and unexpected. They were accompanied by Bobby, The Mill’s 10 year old Photo Journalist. We are very grateful to Waltham Forest Council for funds through the High Streeet. Community Ward Forum. If you can’t attend the launch event, you can see the exhibition until Saturday 28 January 2017.
7pm-9pm – English for Beginners and Improvers – see above – Tuesday 6 December – for details.
7.15pm-9pm – Singing Class – Have you ever wanted to join a singing class but felt too scared? Then this is the perfect class for you! Come and enjoy some deeply nourishing singing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. No auditions or music theory needed. All levels welcome. Perfect environment for complete beginners. All songs are taught by ear. No need to book – just turn up! Classes are £9 / £7 (concs) per session and further discounts are available. .For more information email Ania: or visit website.
Friday 9 December
10.00am-1pm – Knitting Group – Suitable for experienced knitters or the complete beginner. Support and teaching where required. Everyone welcome for £1 donation. For more information email – or just come along.
10am-2pm – Community Voices – see above – Wednesday 7 December – for details.
1.30pm-2.30pm – Learn Urdu – Asima Baig is a qualified experienced Pakistani Urdu teacher. £1 donation to The Mill. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07450 282735
Saturday 10 December
10am – 11am – Spanish for you … Español para usted. Classes run by a native Spanish speaker for beginners and improvers (of any age) The cost is £6 per session (6 week term payable in advance). You are welcome to come along to a class and try it out. For more information or to enrol please contact: Roxana – 07709937543 – email@example.com
11.00am-12pm – High Street Ward Councillor Surgery. On the second Saturday of each month one of the three High Street Ward Councillors holds a surgery at The Mill. Contact one of the councillors if you would like to attend:
Liaquat Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raja Anwar: email@example.com
Clare Coghill: firstname.lastname@example.org
2pm-4.30pm – Christmas is coming @ The Mill. A FREE afternoon event for children and families – making the perfect start to the festive season. Make decorations to take home, or add to The Mill’s Christmas tree. Lots of craft activities for everyone – from really easy for the youngest to some requiring a little bit more skill for older children and adults. Mill volunteers will be on hand to give you all the help you need. No entry fee and no charge for materials.
And there will also be a free taster session of Bongalong’s music & movement class for babies and toddlers.
For a small donation, you will also be able to enjoy festive cakes and pastries made by the Mill Bakers and have the chance to browse the Mill Knitters’ stall for a perfect, hand-crafted, present.
Sunday 11 December
10.30am-11.30am – Stay, play and protest – is an informal drop-in for parents and their children with a twist – we’ll be talking about things that make our lives difficult and how as a group we can make them better. The group is open to anyone with children under 18, although you don’t have to bring the kids along to attend.