Friday, 18 July 2014

Walthamstow Garden Party takes over Lloyd Park

Walthamstow Garden Party
Walthamstow Garden Party
Saturday 26 July and Sunday 27 July, 12noon-9pm (8pm on Sun)
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 5JW
Organised in conjunction with Barbican and Create London, join us at the Walthamstow Garden Party in beautiful Lloyd Park for two days of music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family activity.
Celebrating Walthamstow’s creative and cultural communities, the event will feature two music stages, a theatre and performance stage and welcome a range of international and local artists including the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Saturday) and Tiken Jah Fakoly (Sunday).









Cllr Grace Williams Cllr.Grace.Williams@walthamforest.gov.uk

15 Jul (3 days ago)
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What we're doing at the Walthamstow Garden Party, 26 & 27 July
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chill out with us at the Garden Party
 
 
 
We’ve designed a little oasis of calm at the Walthamstow Garden Party to offer you respite from the crowds. If you’ve enjoyed the laid-back jazz vibe at our park picnics in previous years, then Saturday’s Soul Picnic is for you. We’ll have a groovy hexagonal dance tent with DJs, zumba and lindy hop dancing (more relaxing to watch than to do!) and Yum Yum Thai will be back with their tasty Thai food and creative cocktails.

On Sunday we’re partnering with BeBop Baby, playing groovy tunes for all the family, including a special rainbow room for babies. There will be indoor and outdoor dance floors and even tables to dance on! Plus loads of space for chilled picnicking on both Saturday and Sunday so you can eat all the goodies you’ve bought at the Real Food Festival in the park.

Visit the Friends’ tent on both days to buy your vintage park postcards (we’re reprinting six of our favorite designs from the early 1900s), and we’ll be selling Create London’s ‘Dogs of Waltham Forest’ tea towels too.

You’ll also be able to renew your membership so if you’ve not quite got round to it yet, next weekend is the time to do so. After the Garden Party we’ll be taking all non-members off our email list so please renew to keep getting our park news and special members-only offers.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Garden Party!

The Friends of Lloyd Park
 


Sat 26 Jul
Music Stage

Brand New HeaviesSoul and funk pioneers for 20 years

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 
'A Fistful of Ukuleles' - from 'Housewives Choice' to 'Voodoo Chile', the ukes' genre-crashing antics continue 

Chicha Libre 
Psychedelic Peruvian cumbia via Brooklyn 

Lokkhi Terra
From the Mela's of Bangladesh to the streets of Havana, via some districts in Lagos and on to a bustling club in London

More music, theatre and dance performances and workshops

Boy Blue Entertainment 
Award-winning hip-hop dance company and Barbican Artistic Associate 

Walthamstow Acoustic Massive 
Local community musicians 

Jaipur Kawa Brass Band 
Joyous Indian brass from Rajasthani folk to Bollywood hits 

Söndörgő 
Hungarian string band playing music from Southern Slavic traditions 

Debademba 
Mandingo roots with a contemporary twist from this talented West African combo 

Bollywood Vibes 
Spectacular fusion dance company 

The Fairly Famous Family 
Pop-up performances designed to entertain, inspire and surprise 

Rock a Hula! 
1950s rock 'n' roll, hula hooping and swing dancing 

Gravity Circus Centre 
Leyton-based Circus Centre presenting a variety of thrilling acts 

The Black Eagles 
Tanzanian acrobats showcase their breath-taking skills 

Real Food Festival 
Real Food Festivals will be showcasing the very best, most creative street food traders, celebrating the amazing multiculturalism of London's street food scene. They will also be setting up a craft beer bar including the best of Walthamstow's own micro breweries, and a mini-farm where kids (and adults) can pet, feed and learn more about where our food comes from. 

Appetite Summer FestivalShowcasing local food businesses and growers. A boutique food festival with a village-vibe, complete with deckchairs, vintage milk float and the opportunity to taste and buy from stalls set up  by our favourite local foodies - everything from Walthamstow-grown organic vegetables to mouthwatering must-have gourmet food delights. A curated events programme with a focus on local cooks, artists, designers and writers will make sure we put art on this very delicious menu.

Mini Garden Party
Lloyd Park Centre throw open their doors and gardens with a boutique offering for families and mini people. Let your kids unleash their inner artist in the Mini Useful & Beautiful Craft Tent, browse family friendly stalls showcasing everything from kids clothes to cloth nappies, toddler toys to baby slings.  The Lloyd Park Centre chefs will be serving healthy snacks and hot food whilst Creative Biscuit's Vintage Tea Stall offers a chance for weary parents to put their feet up and indulge in afternoon tea while the kids have fun.

William Morris Gallery 
Explore the life and legacy of William Morris, Walthamstow's most famous son. Free tours and family activities all weekend

Art & Design 


E17 Art Trail 
An artist-led project which provides a framework for E17 and Waltham Forest artists and makers to exhibit and promote their work 

Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee 
Get crafty with woodwork, metalwork, letterpress & printmaking with Blackhorse Workshop, Inky Cuttlefish, Made by Ore, Two Pip Problem and more. 

Mini Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee
Encourage your mini people to get creative with our pop up screen printing and ceramics painting workshops. Print your very own festival T-shirt or poster to take away with Little Mashers (3+) or get messy personalising your own plate, mug or tile with Creative Biscuit.

E17 Designers Market 
A department store of twenty local designers, artists and craftspeople, with prices and styles for all tastes and pockets 

Pop-up Crafts
From stitching and quilting, to knitting and drawing join Significant Seams, Scribble & Smudge and Abstract Knitting to try your hand at a new craft and have fun.

Mini Holland Cycle Zone
Mini Holland is an ambitious programme to transform Waltham Forest into a network of cycle friendly neighbourhoods,similar to those found in Holland, for all residents to enjoy. A chance to find out more about cycling and discover the joy of travelling on two wheels.

Think Bikes Stunt Displays
Mini Riders - Balance Bikes
Cycle Confident
Venda Blenda
Carry Me Bikes
Waltham Forest Cycle Campaign

Friends of Lloyd Park Area 
The Soul Picnic - An inside, outside daytime disco with DJ and dancing to diverse selection of disco, funk, 80s boogie, house, soul, electro, reggae and afrobeat. 

More pop-up performance, sports, activities and workshops Drum Works 
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band 
Drum Works
Voodoo Love Orchestra 
Daolu Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Meet your Park People Stall
Lloyd Park Skate Jam
Bowling Taster session
Bowling Exhibition matches
William Morris Garden Walk
Lloyd Park History Walk
William Morris & Radical Walthamstow tour
and more... 

Sun 27 Jul
Barbican Music Stage 

Tiken Jah Fakoly 
Reggae powerhouse from the Ivory Coast 

The Excitements 
Old school soul and authentic, gritty R&B 

Ibibio Sound Machine 
Hotly tipped London collective playing west African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul 

Kobo Town 
Calypso from the Toronto-based Trinidadian band 

Barbican Park stage
Boy Blue Entertainment 
Award-winning hip-hop dance company and Barbican Artistic Associate 

E17 Jazz Collective 
Vocals, five saxophones, three trumpets and a rhythm section to blow your socks off 

Afrikan Boy 
MC combining the bass-heavy sounds of urban London and the rhythmic beats of Nigeria 

Karol Conka 
Bringing her Brazilian mix of hip hop with baile funk, trap and Afro-Brazilian beats 

Bollywood Vibes 
Spectacular fusion dance company 

The Fairly Famous Family 
Pop-up performances designed to entertain, inspire and surprise 

Rock a Hula! 
1950s rock 'n' roll, hula hooping and swing dancing 

Maison Des Jeunes - Songhoy Blues

Desert R'n'B from Mali

Gravity Circus Centre 
Leyton-based Circus Centre presenting a variety of thrilling acts 

The Black Eagles 
Tanzanian acrobats showcase their breath-taking skills 

Friends of Lloyd Park AreaBebop in the ParkBebop Baby will be bringing live music from some of London's finest DJ's and local bands, including Sara Mitra, Sunny Side Up, The Boogaloo Band, and Nostalgia 77 DJ set. 

Real Food Festival 
Real Food Festivals will be showcasing the very best, most creative street food traders, celebrating the amazing multiculturalism of London's street food scene. They will also be setting up a craft beer bar including the best of Walthamstow's own micro breweries, and a mini-farm where kids (and adults) can pet, feed and learn more about where our food comes from. 

Appetite Summer FestivalShowcasing local food businesses and growers. A boutique food festival with a village-vibe, complete with deckchairs, vintage milk float and the opportunity to taste and buy from stalls set up  by our favourite local foodies - everything from Walthamstow-grown organic vegetables to mouthwatering must-have gourmet food delights. A curated events programme with a focus on local cooks, artists, designers and writers will make sure we put art on this very delicious menu.

Mini Garden PartyLloyd Park Centre throw open their doors and gardens with a boutique offering for families and mini people. Let your kids unleash their inner artist in the Mini Useful & Beautiful Craft Tent, browse family friendly stalls showcasing everything from kids clothes to cloth nappies, toddler toys to baby slings.  The Lloyd Park Centre chefs will be serving healthy snacks and hot food whilst Creative Biscuit's Vintage Tea Stall offers a chance for weary parents to put their feet up and indulge in afternoon tea while the kids have fun.

William Morris Gallery 
Explore the life and legacy of William Morris, Walthamstow's most famous son. Free tours and family activities all weekend

William Morris Gallery Family Weekend 
Drop-in activities for families to make and do together inside and outside the Gallery (1-4pm). 
Indian Textiles 
Be inspired by William Morris's interest in Indian textiles - explore pattern, colour and motif and have a go at your own block print. 

Art & Design 

E17 Art Trail 
An artist-led project which provides a framework for E17 and Waltham Forest artists and makers to exhibit and promote their work 

Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee 
Get crafty with woodwork, printmaking and knitting workshops and demonstrations 

Mini Useful & Beautiful Craft MarqueeEncourage your mini people to get creative with our pop up screen printing and ceramics painting workshops. Print your very own festival T-shirt or poster to take away with Little Mashers (3+) or get messy personalising your own plate, mug or tile with Creative Biscuit.

E17 Designers Market 
A department store of designers, artists and craftspeople, with prices and styles for all tastes and pockets 

Pop-up CraftsFrom stitching and quilting, to knitting and drawing join Significant Seams, Scribble & Smudge and Abstract Knitting to try your hand at a new craft and have fun.

Mini Holland Cycle Zone
Mini Holland is an ambitious programme to transform Waltham Forest into a network of cycle friendly neighbourhoods,similar to those found in Holland, for all residents to enjoy. A chance to find out more about cycling and discover the joy of travelling on two wheels.

Think Bikes Stunt Displays
Mini Riders - Balance Bikes
Cycle Confident
Venda Blenda
Carry Me Bikes
Waltham Forest Cycle Campaign

More pop-up performance, sports, activities and workshops Drum Works 
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band 
Drum Works
Voodoo Love Orchestra 
Daolu Tai Chi & Kung Fu
Meet your Park People Stall
Lloyd Park Skate Jam
William Morris Garden Walk
Lloyd Park History Walk
Bowling Taster session
Bowling Exhibition matches
William Morris & Radical Walthamstow tour
and more... 

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Regards

John
 

1 comment:

  1. I got married at this magnificent place. We started off with the most perfect Clam Chowder for dinner and we also had their amazing signature Salad (candied walnuts, Gorgonzola and craisins).

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