The 2013 Loughton Festival was a great success with great attendances and important partnership events that added to our charity fund raising activities.
You will notice lots of changes in 2014. The Festival will be far shorter, running throughout May, and that means that there will be events on every weekend that month despite the Bank Holidays.
We will include partnership events, but some of our favourites run in March which means we can no longer include them. However, this will offer new partnership opportunities, so if you are a local organiser who would like to run a partnership event as part of the Festival you will be very welcome to join us but please contact me as soon as you can as we must not have event clashes next year.
Do keep an eye on this website as I will upload events as soon as they are agreed.
Friday 9 May, Loughton Methodist Church, Creative Expressions Community Day; arts & craft stalls, health and well being, advice stalls for older people and people with disabilities, crafts events for children, poetry readings, raffle for charity. Organisers: Life Works and the Chigwell Disabled Group.
Saturday 10 May
10.30am Meet outside Epping Station.
* A circular walk of approximately 5 miles. £5 No need to book.
Led by John and Pat Juchau of the West Essex Ramblers and David Stevenson from the Loughton Festival.
A walk around Epping first, hearing about some of Eppiing's history, buildings and characters, allowing time for you to buy lunch in a local pub or cafe, or you may wish to brng a picnic and eat on the Green. In the afternoon there will be an easy ramble which will take us through Epping Forest and the Gernon Bushes Nature Reserve. There will be no stiles but appropriate footwear is advised as the ground may be uneven and muddy. No dogs or unaccompanied children under 14 please.
Saturday 10 May 7pm St John's Church, Church Lane, Loughton. CLESO Organ Recital
Saturday 17 May
11am Green Fair in Loughton. Businesses and charities wanting a stall should email email@example.com
Saturday 17 May, St Mary's Church, Loughton High Road: Epping Forest Band Including a raffle and collection for the Loughton Food Bank
Saturday 17 May, Riding Lights Roughshod performance at the Wesley Hall, Loughton Methodist Church, Loughton. Details to follow.
Sunday 18 May Loughton Club, Loughton Festival Gala 7pm, live music.
Saturday 24 May Youthsponsored football match
Saturday 24 May Music and Magic concert at St Mary's Church, for the Loughton Food Bank.
1. Hannah Bennett (Voice);
2. Professor Whizzo (Magic Circle Magician); and
3. The Crofton Singers
Plus a super young violinist. This is an evening not to be missed.
Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th May 2014, 9-3pm Each Day
St. Michael & All Angels Church, Roding Road, Loughton (IG10 3EJ)
"The Final Frontier" - Holiday Club for Primary Aged Children
Come along for a week of activities that are truly out of this world as The Red Balloon Family lead an outer space themed holiday club for children in school years R to 6. Book in for only £5 per 3 hour session at www.redballoonfamily.co.uk/holiday or by calling 020 3086 8186 from 1st January 2014.
Every day, children will experience a selection of games, sports, art & crafts, drama, stories, songs, big screen films and much more, led by our experienced team of children's work professionals.
Saturday 31 May Day School, London's Buildings and Churches. Details to follow.
Saturday 31 May, 7.00pm Church of Holy Innocents, High Beach concert for the Loughton Food Bank £10, including buffet.
Still to be organised, a Quiz Night.