What’s on Monday 4 to Sunday 10 September 2017

Below are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers – or for which a waiting list is in operation. Details given include whethe you need to book or can just drop-in – and there are also contact details for organisers so you can find out more.

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 current art exhibition – Fabrications – is open to view in the living room. The exhibition explores the possibility of using textiles and other soft materials in all sorts of imaginative, amazing and traditional and undtraditional ways.

Monday 4 September

The Mill is closed except for those who have booked for:

6pm-7pm – Gentle Yoga
This class is currently full. To be added to the waiting list and for information about cost, contact josettayoga@hotmail.co.uk.

7pm-8.30pm – Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style
This class is open only to students with experience of the Ashtanga sequence – and booking is essential. To book and for information about cost, contact: josettayoga@hotmail.co.uk.

7pm-9pm – ‘Make your mark’
A four-week drawing course led by local artist Jason Hawkridge. The venue alternates between The Chequers pub (back room) and The Mill – and the first session on 4 Sept will be at The Chequers. Booking is essential please contact Jason on 07788 495005 or jasonhawkridge@yahoo.co.uk  Cost £50 which covers all materials, room hire and model hire. £40 for previous participants. Participants should bring their own A3 sketchbook. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Makeyourmark17/

Tuesday 5 September

10am-12pm – Real Coffee @ The Mill
Call in for the best (and cheapest) coffee in Walthamstow. Just £1 a cup + free home-made cantucci (almond biscotti).

10am-1pm – Sociable Sewing Group
The Group meets on alternate Tuesdays.  Bring your sewing : patchwork, mending, darning or have fun with a new fabric project. Learn a new skill or sew in company. Hilary Davis, an experienced sewing instructor, will be on hand with help and advice. Cost is £1 donation + small costs for materials. Please contact info@themill-coppermill.org if you would be interested to join the group.

Wednesday 6 September

10am-12.00pm – The New Parents Social Drop In
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.

11am-12.30pm – &  3.45pm-5.15pm – French and Spanish for children 5-7 years.
Arno Meyong will be teaching the well-recognized language programme ‘La Jolie Ronde’. Booking essential – go to www.lajolieronde.co.uk and search for classes at “The Mill” and then submit an email enquiry.

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. No need to book.

Thursday 7 September

9.30am-12pm – Community Voices
A 12 week 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. Booking essential – please contact please contact Hilary on 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. No need to book – just drop in. For more information send an email to Adele Tinman – tinman.adele@yahoo.com

12pm-2pm Asian Women’s Support Group
A group for Asian women to socialise and learn skills. Booking essential – please send an email to Amarjit – amarjit786@hotmail.co.uk.

Friday 8 September

10am-1pm – 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. No need to book.


Saturday 9 September

9:30am – 10:30pm – Hatha Yoga
Gentle Hatha Flow, suitable for beginners with options for those who wish to work harder. £10 per class – £5 introductory offer. Booking essential – contact: Sarah by email sarah.fatcatyoga@gmail.com or phone 07584054686

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: cllr.liaquat.ali@walthamforest.gov.uk

Raja Anwar: cllr.raja.anwar@walthamforest.gov.uk

Clare Coghill: cllr.clare.coghill@walthamforest.gov.uk

Sunday 10 September

No particular activities this Sunday – but we will be open for you to call in 10am-2pm. There’s always someone on reception to welcome you and give information about what’s on offer.