Loughton Festival programme 2016
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Raising money for charities including CDG, a charity that cares for carers and the people they care for. Also Haven House Children's Hospice and the Gorilla Organisation.
Poster courtesy of the Loughton Youth Project, The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, IG10 1HD
* Please note that events marked with * are organised by associated groups who will be helping us raise money for our charity, this year the CDG Charity. Any questions? Please contact them directly.
Talk Series / 6-week class
London Architecture Old and New
The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill
No need to book, pay on the day.
Led by Anne-Marie Craven. 10.00am – 12.00pm.
Thursday 28 April Worshipping God – London churches before and after Wren
Thursday 5 May Legal and illegal London: the Inns of Court
Thursday 19 May Public art: from the Victorian age to today
Thursday 26 May 21st Century Architecture
Thursday 2 June North to Hampstead
Thursday 9 June St John’s Wood and Primrose Hill
Tickets: You can either pay £36 for the talk series in advance, payable on 28 April or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a booking form.
You may also attend individual talks £7, payable on the door but please come at 9.45 so we can start on time; the correct money will be appreciated.
Loughton Farmers' Market stall
Sunday 1 May, 9.00am – 12.30pm
You will find us outside Robert Dyas, 228 Loughton High Road IG10 1ET and you can pick up your festival programme and find out more about the festival and volunteering opportunities.
*Chigwell Fete stall
Monday 2 May, 12.00-5.00pm on Station Green opposite Brook Parade in Chigwell.
This event is Organised by the Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell and by the Rotary Club of Roding.
*Postal Museum Store Tours
Date: Wednesday 4 May, at 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.
Venue: Postal Museum Store, 3 Imprimo Park, Lenthall Rd, Loughton, Essex, IG10 3UF
Details: Join us on a curator-led behind the scenes tour for a walk through hundreds of years of British social history, and get up close to some of our most iconic objects. Visits include two 30-minute curator-led tours, complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to explore the collection at your leisure. Please note that you will be required to stand for the duration of each 30 minute tour.
Tickets: £3.00; £2.50 for concessions (60+); Free for accompanied children under 12 years old.
Bookings required, please visit: www.postalmuseum.org/whats-on, or phone 020 7239 2570 or email: email@example.com
4th - 7th May at LOPPING HALL189 High Road, Loughton. IG10 4LF Loughton Operatic Society.
Evening Performances at 19:45hrs & Sat Mat at 14:30hrsTicket Prices - £12 for each evening performance & £10 for the Sat Mat
TICKETS or ring 0208 505 2033
PICTURING LOUGHTON on Saturday 7 May.
The Photography Workshop led by John Price (2015)
Pick up your Picturing Loughton programme at the Arts Centre, Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road.
- 10.00am – 5.00pm May High Beach Church Art Day Light refreshments available all day. Big draw for adults and children
- 10.30am – 11.30am Loughton Library, Art Workshop and Art Competitions for 3 - 7 year olds. Free, all materials provided. Donations to the Chigwell Disabled Group welcome!
- 2.00pm to 5.00pm Sketching and photography in Loughton, based at Lopping Hall (downstairs). The sketching workshop will be led by Ray Harris and John Price (photography) will lead his group outside into the High Road and possibly into the forest.
- 1.30pm Art for All Creative Arts Workshop at LifeWorks, to the rear of Loughton Methodist Church.
- The Loughton Arts Centre (next to Lopping Hall in Loughton High Road) will be open all day with a unique exhibition called “Hats - Weird and Wonderful”
Loughton Mums’ Tea-Party and Junior Radio Show
Date: Saturday 7 May 2016, 11.30-2.00pm
Venue: The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD
A chance for Loughton Mums to meet one and other over a cup of tea / coffee and slice of cake. Children aged 5-11 can participate in a kids radio show broadcast and make use of an arts activity corner and face-painting service and teens might want to learn more about what the Space's youth activities can offer them.
Free entry and refreshments. Children’s face-painting and other activities. Donations to our charity welcomed.
You can book for this event, and we hope you will as we might need to borrow some chairs and it would help if we knew how many to ask for.
*Classic Bikes in Epping Forest
Date: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May 10.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Brad's tea hut, High Beach. Near to the Robin Hood roundabout
Details: Classic bike festival: an informal meet for bikers and bike fans. Organised by Epping Forest Forum.
Don't Dilly Dally!
Date: 8 May, 3.00pm
Venue: Loughton Baptist Church, 92 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4QU
Details: A tribute to the ENSA Variety and Music Hall Shows of the WW2 era, performed by Tit4Tat Productions.
Please note there is no parking at this venue.
Tickets: £7; Concessions £5 Available on the door from 2.30. No reserved seats.
*Creative Expressions Awareness Day
Date: 13 May, 10.30 - 3.30
Venue: Lifeworks, to the rear of the Loughton Methodist Church, High Road, Loughton.
Stalls, entertainment, music, dance, poetry, drama, and art exhibition. Teas and refreshments available.
This event is for people of all abilities and ages. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets: Free, but donations welcomed.
Talking Local: Debden and Epping Forest
Date: Saturday 14 May, 10.00am
Venue: Debden Library, Epping Forest College, Borders Lane, IG10 3SA
Details: An interview with Maurice Day, who will be speaking about his research into the natural history of Epping Forest and Lost History under Debden estate.
Tickets: Free, but there will be a collection for the CDG charity.
Please book online to ensure there are enough seats put out in the library. Click on the ticket to book.
*Teen Laser-Tag Tournament
Date: Saturday 14 May, 2.00-4.30pm
Meet: the Stubbles car park, Nursery Road, Loughton. Please book in advance, details below.
Details: Loughton Youth Project (LYP) and Silver Wheels Roller Disco bring the ultimate new laser combat game to Epping Forest and the Loughton Festival programme. Teams of five will compete with the latest laser weapon technology in a round-robin tournament. Will your team be crowned Loughton Festival Laser Tag Champions?
Tickets: £30 per team of 5. Teams to book in advance and pay on the day. Ages 11-19! Bookings / further info: email@example.com
The BIG GORILLA Fair
Saturday 14 May, 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: St Michael's Church, Roding Road, Loughton. IG10 3EJ
See the full programme on the Gorilla tab, to the left of this page.
Tickets: £1, children free.
Loughton Showcase and Children’s Disco
Date: Saturday 14 May, 6.00pm.
Venue: Lopping Hall, 189 High Road, Loughton, IG10 4LF
Details: dance and performance by children, and then a children’s disco under-12s, and their mums and dads! There will be a raffle and collection for the CDG charity and tea will be served by the Voluntary Service.
Tickets: £5, accompanied children under 12 free
Music in the Forest
Date: Saturday 14 May, 7.00pm
Venue: The Church of the Holy Innocents. Church Lane, High Beach, Loughton, Essex IG10 4BF
Details: Music in the Forest, arranged by Fru Chivers.
Tickets: £10.00 each including light buffet, glass wine/soft drink. firstname.lastname@example.org / 07572 111387 or on the door.
*National Jazz Archive Inter-generational project launch: – live music!
Date: Sunday 15 May 2.00-5.00pm
Venue: The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD
Details: Loughton Youth Project (LYP) and the National Jazz Archive host an afternoon of live jazz music; as well as a mini social history exhibition and a participative blog workshop to locally launch an 18-month inter-generational project looking at the social history of jazz music in Essex and London. Musical, historical and interactive media. Fun and interest for all ages accompanied by free refreshments.
Tickets: Free entry. Donations gratefully accepted, split equally between Chigwell Disabled Group and The National Jazz Archive
*Discovering the High Beach Easy Access Trail
Date: Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 May.
Venue: Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Nursery Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AF (behind the Kings Oak car park).
Details: The Easy Access Trail provides a great way to get into the Forest, particularly for those with mobility difficulties. During each day, you will either be able to take part in activities or participate in helping with the conservation of the trail.
For a full programme, contact email@example.com or 020 8508 9061 Run jointly by the Friends of Epping Forest who run the Visitor Centre and the Epping Forest Centenary Trust.
Tickets: free, drop in.
Business Networking Event and Art Auction
Date: Wednesday 18 May 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Kings Oak, Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, Essex IG10 4AE
Details: Business Networking Event, but non-business owners are also welcome. The event will include refreshments, an Art Auction and networking opportunities for local businesses. It will raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice.
Further information from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets: £15 Please book ahead to help with catering. Jill 020 8508 5000
Epping Forest and the First World War: all-day walk.
Saturday 21 May
Meet: Loughton Tube Station, 10.30am, Return to Loughton approx. 4pm, depending on how quickly people want to walk.
Details; Guided circular walk through Epping Forest with commentary, led by David Stevenson (author of many books about the First World War) and John and Pat Juchau, West Essex Ramblers.
Distance approximately seven miles. The theme will be the forest and its district during the First World War, including associations with Lawrence of Arabia and Edward Thomas.
Please wear suitable shoes as it could be muddy or hilly. Walk at your own risk. This walk is unsuitable for children. There will be refreshment stops at Chingford and High Beach where you can buy lunch or eat your own.
Tickets: £5, payable on the day.
*The Great American Songbook including Duke, Fats and Hoagy
Date: Saturday 21 May, 2.00pm
Venue: National Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD.
Details: Talk (including some recordings) by jazz musician, writer and broadcaster Chris Walker
Tickets: £5 available from the National Jazz Archive or email email@example.com
Loughton Loves Musicals: the Golden Oldies
Date: Saturday 21 May, 8pm
Venue: Lopping Hall
Details: The Forest Musical Theatre Company make a return visit to the Loughton Festival, this year focusing on the golden years of musical theatre. Enjoy an evening of music that is designed to set your foot tapping. http://www.forestmusical.co.uk/
Date: Saturday 21st May, 7.30pm
Venue: St Michael and All Angels Church, Roding Road, Loughton IG10 3EJ.
Details: Organ Recital by Philip Horley (Director of Music at Sutton Valence School).
Tickets £8 adults, £5 16 and under, available from St Michael's Church office: 020 8418 7944 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the door.
*Interpreting Loughton’s Forest
Date: Thursday 26 May 10:30 am– 12:30 pm.
Venue: Meet: Baldwin’s Hill, Loughton. Opposite the Foresters Arms public house. Nearby postcode IG10 1SF. Grid Ref: TQ 427975
Details: Come and join local historian, Georgina Green, to discover parts of Loughton’s Forest; Loughton Camp, Lost Pond, Baldwin’s Hill Pond and more. What parts were arable ground? Organised by the Friends of Epping Forest.
Talk: Life on the Edge
Date: Friday 27 May, 8pm
Venue: St Michael's and All Angels Church, Roding Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3EJ.
Details: In this illustrated talk David Stevenson will discuss the buildings of two marginal areas of medieval England; the Cambridgeshire Fenland and the North Downs. Sites covered include Denney Abbey, Isleham Priory, Burwell, Ightham Mote, and Chidingston Village. The talk will be followed by tea and then a short AGM meeting for members.
Tickets: HEARS members free, visitors £2.50.
Charity Football Match
Date: Saturday 28 May, 10.30.
Venue: Debden Sports Ground, Oakwood Hill, Loughton (near Debden Station).
Photo: Nathan Cracknell
Details: This is a fundraiser for the Chigwell Disabled Group.
Local teams will battle it out for the Loughton Festival trophy. Who will win it this year? Spectators are very welcome.
Tickets: Free to spectators, but we will be holding a collection. Refreshments free to footballers and 50p to spectators.
*Fabulicious Baking School Cupcake Class
Saturday 28 May, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: 251a High Road, Loughton, IG10 1AD, entrance to the rear of the building.
Details: a 3 hour workshop, making 6 vanilla cupcakes from scratch and then decorating them with vanilla butter cream and fondant. Bring an apron and container to take their cupcakes home in.
For 9-years and older. For more details and to book: 020 3129 5451, email@example.com
Tickets: £15 per person all ingredients supplied.
Three Events In One!
Photography and Sketching Competition Awards
Date: Sunday 29 May 2016 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: The Space, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD
Fabulicious Baking Competition:
Cakes must be brought in between 4.00-5.30pm and judging will take place at 5.30pm The cakes will be judged by Latifa Hassanali, Chef d’Enterprise, Fabulicious Baking School, Loughton High Road. The winner will be announced at 6.00pm and then cakes will be auctioned off for our charity. See the Loughton Festival website for more details visit loughtonfestival.org.uk, Tel 0208 508 2512.
Please note: our competition is just for fun, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the TV programme. No baking will take place, and this event will raise funds for the CDG charity.
Photography and Sketching Competition: Results and Exhibition
Doors open at 4.30pm for viewing the photography and sketching exhibition. Competition will be judged by Festival Photography workshop facilitator, John Price and Festival Sketching workshop facilitator, Ray Harris.
Tickets: Free entry. Remember cakes will be auctioned for Chigwell Disabled Group and a charity collection will take place.
Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest:
STUDY DAY with Mark Felton.
Date: 4 June 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill
Details: The Study Day will be about Hitler, his houses, his HQs, his personal security and his private life. A prolific writer, Mark Felton has written many books about the Second World War that are relevant to the Study Day, including Guarding Hitler: The Secret World of the Führer. You can read more about Mark Felton on his website: http://markfelton.co.uk/
Tickets: £15 including teas. Please bring your own lunch or you can purchase a sandwich nearby.
Booking is now open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form on the contact page via this website.