The Mill is open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm – and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm. Below are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.
Read on for to find out more about these, including contact details of who you should contact to find more, details of cost (if any) and whether you need to book or can just drop-in
But … you don’t have to join an activity to call in. 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 (Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun)
Our latest exhibition of artworks by local artists is part of the E17 Art Trail 2017.
The exhibition has the theme of ‘Wonder’ so drop-in to view works in all media by local creatives showing what they find ‘curious and awe-inspiring’.
Tuesday 13 June
10am-1pm – Sociable Sewing – Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an experienced sewer, all are welcome. You can bring your own sewing, patchwork, darning or mending. Learn a new skill, have fun with fabric or just sew in company. An experienced sewer, Hilary, will be on hand for help and advice, and we have sewing machines available if you need them. £1 donation + small costs for materials. For more information, please email
4pm-7pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic – For full details of this low-cost acupuncture clinic click here . Booking is essential.
Wednesday 14 June
1.30pm-2.30pm – Urdu Conversation – Asima Baig is a qualified experienced Pakistani Urdu teacher. £1 donation to The Mill. For more information email Asima or ring 07450 282735
2pm-5pm – Carers First – If you are aged 18+ and provide support for a relative or friend and would like to find out more about support for you as carer come along to this session at The Mill. For full information including how to join in call Carers FIRST on 0300 303 1555 or visit www.carersfirst.org.uk.
4pm-5.30pm – French and Spanish for children 5-7 years. For more information click here.
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 15 June
10am-2pm – Community Voices – A programme of ESOL, aimed at migrant women of all backgrounds. For more information and to confirm if the session will take place contact Hilary by email or ring 0207 2756750
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.
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
7.30-9pm – Singing Class – for full details click here.
Friday 16 June
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 – A programme of ESOL, aimed at migrant women of all backgrounds please contact Hilary by email or ring 0207 2756750
2pm-4.15pm – Bongalong – Fun music sessions for under 5s and their carers together. For full details click here.
Saturday 17 June
2pm-5pm – Lactic Fermentation. An in-depth introduction into everything you need to know about lactic fermentation techniques. Learn how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, preserved lemons and other vegetables and fruit ferments. For full information including how to book email.
Sunday 18 June
10am-1pm – Mill Radio – Mill Radio is a small group that meets at the Mill to make recorded programmes for podcast (distribution on the Internet) and distribution by means of free CDs at the Mill reception desk. Our aim is to explore issues that matter to local people, give a platform to local creative talent and engage in informal chat about all our lives, interests and opinions. Please check out our past programmes here– and join us on the third Sunday of each month between 10am and 1pm to make new ones.