What’s on Monday 24 to Sunday 30 April 2017

This week sees the launch of our latest exhibition – Wonderful Wetlandssee below Thursday 27 April for more information. Also below are details of all other activities/events taking place this week 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.

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.

Monday 24 April

The Mill is closed on Mondays, except for those who have booked a yoga class.

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 25 April

1.30pm-3pm – Tiny Talk – These classes are a programme created especially for toddlers by the award-winning TinyTalk baby signing team. These fabulous, fun classes will help to give your child a strong foundation in communication and language. The classes are designed to develop your child’s confidence and other essential skills such as teamwork and listening, to get the best from school and life! Suits children who are starting to walk and talk (usually around 18months – 3yrs). Classes are £7 per class, booking in advance is essential – contact Rose: by phone 07770531075, by email or go to website

4pm-7pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic – For full details of this low-cost acupuncture clinic click here . Booking is essential.

Wednesday 26 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.

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 by email or ring 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.

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

4pm-5.30pm – Spanish and French for children – Arno teaches Spanish and French, under licence from the well-recognized language programme “La Jolie Ronde”. His classes are for children 5-7 years and are 30mins long with a maximum of 10 children to ensure they all get the attention they need. Cost: £5.50 per lesson + £20 for activity book and CD The first session is free as a taster. Spanish 4pm-4.30pm, French 4.45pm-5.15pm. If you would like further information or to book a free taster session please contact Arno – call 0784601821, email or visit the website.

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 27 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.

12pm-2pm Asian Women’s Support Group – A group for Asian women to socialise and learn skills. For more information email Amarjit

4pm-5pm – Junior Arts Club – For children of 6+. Each week of five sessions there will be a new approach. It’s best if you can make all sessions but we try to accommodate drop-ins and a few younger children. Children under 8 must be accompanied. Remember – being creative can sometimes be messy! Donation (to The Mill) of £2 per child. Spaces are limited so please book – in person by visiting The Mill, or ring 020 521 3211

5pm-6pm – Pure Pulse Pilates -blended pilates, PRT, dynamic stretch. £8.50 per session – early bird price (2 days prior) £7. To book and for more information contact 0740 5437320 or email.

6pm-8pm – launch of Wonderful Wetlands exhibition. Mingle with people from The Wetlands, local artists and poets. Enjoy photographs, film clips, archaeology, art, knitting and kids’ craft –  and some nibbles and Mill Punch. Celebrate the amazing Walthamstow Wetlands, right on our doorstep and soon to be open to all. Everyone welcome! The exhibition will run until 27 May 2017 and there will be associated events during this time – click here to find out more.

7pm-8pm – How the mind works – participants will learn how the Body Mind Workers Map of the Mind gives a way to understand how we process, filter and code information, and how this is inextricably linked with conditions such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain and many other chronic digestive problems. The event is aimed at anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and/or chronic digestive problems, and for anyone that would like more information on a new, transparent, biopsychosocial approach to the natural resolution of disease. The event is free, for educational purposes and open to for anyone to walk in, no booking required but there is limited capacity, so – once full – later arrivals cannot join.. For more information click here.

Friday 28 April

10.00am-1pm – Knitting Group – 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.

10am-2pm – Community Voices – see Weds 26 April for details

Bongalong music sessions for under 5s at the MIll2pm-4.15pm – Bongalong – Fun music sessions for under 5s and their carers together: Singing, dancing, make believe and amazing percussion instruments. Bongalong provides opportunity for fun and interactive learning aimed at supporting social, physical, creative and intellectual development. Booking essential to build familiarity and confidence. Cost – classes work out at £5.25 a week.  Come for a trial session £5.50, then book for the remaining weeks. To book contact Fiona by email or 07811 460114

Saturday 29 April

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 email  Roxana or ring 07709937543.

Sunday 30 April

No particular activities this Sunday, but we’re open 10am-2pm so do drop-in to use our open access facilities such as viewing the Wonderful Wetlands exhibition, borrowing a book, or bringing your little ones to enjoy the children’s playroom.