The Loughton Festival - 2015 Loughton Festival
The Loughton Festival - Heritage, Literature, Arts & Culture
2015 Draft Programme 

This page is in the process of being updated

The 2015 Festival events will raise money for Epping Forest ReUSE, and we will also raise money at our football match for the Amanda Byatt charity and Creative Expressions will raise money for the Chigwell Disabled Group.

Still to be organised, toddler event on either 2nd or 23 May. 

Saturday 2 May, Loughton Mums Junior Disco, Murray Hall, Borders Lane, Loughton. Full details will be placed on the Junior Disco tab. 

Saturday 2 May, Bank Holiday Riverside Walk
along the Thames led by Anne-Marie Craven. 3 miles focusing on the history and buildings of the area. Details on the walk tab.

Saturday 2 May, 7.30 St John's, Church Lane, Loughton. CLESO Organ Recital. 

Sunday 3 May morning only.  Loughton Farmers' Market Stall and programmes will be available. 

8 May, 10am - 3.30pm Creative Expressions Day
Loughton Methodist Church
 (Wesley Hall and Life Works ) High Road, Loughton.  Parking in Traps Hill car park. 
Art Exhibition , Art /Craft stalls , Advice stalls on the Environment , Wellbeing, Disabilities and so on. Craft Activities and  Refreshments
Poetry and live performance s  from 12.30 to 3pm. Raffle to raise finance for Loughton Festival nominated charity E.F Reuse. Organised by Chigwell Disabled Group and Lifeworks Loughton Methodist Church Free Admission.

9 May. The BPMA Museum Store, Lenthall Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3UF   
Drop-in from 10.00am-4.00pm for adults and children.

In March 1915, after months of training, the Post Office Rifles arrived in France and were almost immediately thrown into the battle of Festubert – one of the major offensives of the First World War. This is the story of the postal workers who went to war.
Free event. No need to book. 


9 May  Neighbourhood Safety Day, organised by Loughton Neighbourhood Watch.


Morning: What is risk?  How to manage risk?  How to deal with dangerous situations?

Afternoon: An emergency first aid training session

Talk: Household Security: burglar alarms, CCTV locks and equipment to keep your home safe. 

Details about how to book for this event will be available nearer the date.


9th May 2015 at 7.00 pm

The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach, Church Lane, High Beach, IG10 4BF

Prom in the Forest to celebrate the 70th anniversary of
Victory in Europe

A 'Last Night of the Proms' style event

Tickets £10.00 to include light refreshments and glass of wine/soft drink from Jane Begley 07572 111387 or email: or on the door.


Saturday 16 May, St Mary's Church, Loughton High Road

First World War and the British Empire

Study Day

Led by Professor David

Full details of the Study Day can be found on the  Study Day tab to the left of this page.

Saturday 16 May, 7.30 St Mary's Church, Loughton High Road

Young Band Concert, live music organised in association with the Red Balloon Family

23 May: Loughton Festival Walk. Please see the separate tab to the left of this page for more information. 

23 May, Lopping Hall. Details of this event will follow.

Thursday 28 May  10.30 - 12.30                                               

Creative Expressions Nature Walk led by John Price. For people of all abilities and disabilities. 

Meet at the carpark next to the Kings Oak pub and cafe. Distance over half a mile, wheelchair accessible. Circular walk to learn more about the forest and to take photographs.  All flat land. Bring your own camera. 

There is no public transport to High Beach. If you require support during the walk, you must come with your own carers or support workers.  Please bring suitable clothing in case of bad weather. There is a cafe nearby. 

Charity football tournament 
Saturday 30th May 10.30am kick off at 11am 
Debden Sports Club, Chigwell Lane 
Loughton IG10 3TP 

E.F Chamber Of Commerce FC 
Restore Church 
Debden Football Club FC 
Loughton Methodist Church 

Spectators free 
Raising money for the Amanda Bryant Foundation. 

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