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

Monday 9 October

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.

All week (Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 October)

Urban Nature Photography Exhibition call for artistsUrban Nature: A photography exhibition – exploring the urban and where nature and the city collide. Whenever The Mill is open you can call in to view the exhibition on the walls of our living-room. The exhibition continues until 11 November.

Tuesday 10 October

4.30pm-7.30pm – Community Acupuncture Clinic 
Patients receive treatments in small groups in comfortable 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. For full details click here. Booking is essential.

Wednesday 11 October

1.30pm-3pm – Urdu Conversation Class
Asima Baig is a qualified experienced Pakistani Urdu teacher. £1 donation to The Mill. For more information emaiasima76baig@yahoo.co.uk or ring  07450 282735

4pm-5.15pm – French and Spanish classes for children
Arno teaches the well-recognized language programme “La Jolie Ronde”.Classes are 30 mins long with a maximum of 10 children to ensure they all get the attention they need. Price: £5.50 per lesson + £20 for activity book and CD.If you would like further information or book a free taster session please call 07846018215, e-mail arnomeyong@hotmail.com or visit www.lajolieronde.co.uk .

Gem suncatcher6pm-8pm – Jewellery Making Workshop
This first workshop of the course will take you through a variety of techniques from forming basic wire loops to make a gorgeous charm bracelet, working with tigertail wire and beads to make a floating necklace, to a washer and seed bead pendant and finally a fabulous suncatcher using real gemstone chips. £20 per class or £75 for all if booked and paid for up front. Booking essential by contacting Birgit – tel: 07910 251 629 or visit http://www.beyondbeading.co.uk/jewellery-making-at-the-mill

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 send an email to info@themille17.org  – or just come along – no need to book.

Thursday 12 October

9.30am-2pm – 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 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

4pm-5pm – Junior Art Club
For children of 6+. Each week of sessions during term-time 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. Donation (to The Mill) of £2 per child. Spaces are limited so booking is essential – in person by visiting The Mill, or ringing 020 521 3211

Friday 13 October

9.30am-2pm – 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 Hilary on 0207 2756750

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 send an email to info@themille17.org  – or just come along – no need to book.

2pm-4.15pm – Bongalong
Fun music sessions for under 5s and their carers together.  Booking essential. For full details go to www.bongalong.co.uk

Saturday 14 October

09:30am – 10:30pm – Hatha Yoga
Gentle Hatha Flow, suitable for beginners with options for those who wish to work harder. £10 per class. Booking essential – contact: Sarah by email sarah.fatcatyoga@gmail.com or phone 07584054686

10am-11am – Spanish For You
These classes are run by a native Spanish speaker with a UK teaching qualificiaton and are for beginners and improvers (of any age) The cost is £6 per session (6 week terrm payable in advance). If you are not sure you are welcome to come along to a class and try it out. For more information or to enrol please contact: Roxana by phone 07709937543 or e-mail: roxanaspanish@yahoo.co.uk

Design tote bag for kids activity at the Mill10am-12pm –Saturday Kids’ Art
Fun art for primary age children – painting, drawing, designing and working with clay – run by David, a very experienced art teacher. £3 payable on the day, materials included. Booking essential by calling to The Mill, ringing 020 8521 3211 or emailing info@themille17.org

emergency first aid for kids training at The MIll E1710am-12.30pm – Baby and Child Emergency First Aid Training
This  2-hour first aid class is ideal for all parents, grandparents and carers and is conducted by fully-qualified first aid instructors. Booking essential – please click here to book and find out more.

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 15 October

No particular activities this Sunday …

but we’ll be open 10am-2pm for you to drop-in and view the Urban Nature exhibition, use the honesty library, bring your little ones to enjoy the children’s playroom , and/or find out what is coming up at The Mill in future weeks.

 

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