It’s a short week as we will be closed for the Easter bank holidays and weekend – but here are details of all activities/events taking place up to Thursday 13 April which are open to newcomers as well as regulars. Information given includes cost (if any), if booking is required or if you can just drop-in, and who to contact for more information. It’s a short week as we will be closed for the Easter bank holidays and weekend.

But – remember – you don’t have to join an activity. Everyone is welcome at The Mill whenever we are open … you can borrow a book from the honesty library, bring your little ones to enjoy all the toys in the playroom, make a cuppa and have a chat – and browse leaflets, flyers and posters on display to  find out what else is going on throughout Waltham Forest. There’s always someone on reception to welcome you and give more information.

All week (except Monday)

Memories of Shops and Shopping around St James Street – An exhibition which you can view in The Mill’s living room until 22 April 2017.

Over the last year, LBWF, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been restoring historic buildings and improving shop fronts and the street environment in the St James Street Conservation Area. As part of this project, Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop (WFOH) members and volunteers have been interviewing shoppers, shop workers and stallholders and have created a collection of more than 30 recordings to bring the area’s history to life. Extracts from these recordings can be heard in the exhibition alongside other voices from the archive, some dating back to the First World War. There are vivid memories from many decades ago together with local people’s hopes and opinions about the future of this part of Walthamstow. WFOH has also explored archive sources in Vestry House Museum and selected images from its extensive collection of historic photographs, to demonstrate how local shops and the local population have changed over more than a hundred years. For more information contact WFOH by email or ring 020 3002 0111 (during office hours).

Monday 10 April

The Mill is closed on Mondays – except for those who have booked for one of the following activites.

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 11 April

Dao Nu: Affordable Community Acupuncture Clinic4pm-7pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic – For full details of this low-cost acupuncture clinic click here for contact details and how to book (booking essential)

Wednesday 12 April

10am-12.00pm – The New Parents Social Drop In is an informal coffee morning for parents of pre-crawling babies to get to know others who are also welcoming a new little person into their family.  You can just drop-in to join in and find out more.

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.

1.30pm-2.30pm – Learn Urdu  – Asima Baig is a qualified experienced Pakistani Urdu teacher. £1 donation to The Mill. For more information email Asima or ring  07450 282735

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 13 April

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 email Adele Tinman.

Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April – closed

The Mill will be closed for the Easter Bank Holidays and weekend.

We’ll ‘spring’ into action again from 9.30am on Tuesday 18 April.

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