Summer 2018 Events Around Leyton
What’s Happening in the Neighbourhood Over the Coming Weeks?
The kids are off school, and the sun is still shining. Get out and about in your community while the summer lasts.
It has already been one of the warmest summers in memory, and even the advent of the school holidays has not caused the storm clouds to gather. Nevertheless, it will be the blink of an eye before autumn is here and we start battening down the hatches for winter.
Make the most of the English summer while you can. Leyton estate agents say that the area has never been more popular thanks to the great community spirit and the wealth of local events. The following examples show that they definitely have a point.
Dubbed “the greatest soul event that never happened” Chingfest comes to Ridgeway Park on Saturday 11 August. Gates open at 1PM, and there will be tributes to some of the great names in R’n’B including The Temptations, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and more.
Even if you are not a big fan of soul music, there will be a funfair, photography workshops, wildlife events and a wide variety of food and drink stands. There’s also a comedy tent featuring some of the best local acts.
E11 Moves on Skates
If you or your youngsters are into roller skating, this one-off event at Langthorne Park, just off Leytonstone High Road is not to be missed. Choreographed by Andrea Pelaez, this remarkable show will feature urban dancers and skaters from the local community. There will also be an opportunity for under 10s to pick up some free skating tuition from the experts. The event takes place over the weekend of 4th and 5th August, and entry is free.
Leytonstone Street Fest
Forget Notting Hill, for a real carnival atmosphere and the best street food and live entertainment, look no further than Leytonstone! Food, drink, music, street theatre, market stalls and touring art exhibitions are just a few of the things that will be on offer. For the kids, there are trampolines, storytelling, crazy bikes and a massive indoor soft play centre with ball pits. It all happens around the Church Street area on Sunday 02 September. Make sure you don’t miss it!
The Waltham Forest Mela is a celebration of all things South Asian. Enjoy a variety of spicy cuisine cooked by experts and check out the array of arts and crafts. The real highlight, though, is the eclectic mix of modern and traditional South Asian music on the main stage, featuring Arjun, YouTube’s most popular UK Asian artist, with more than 350 million views, Mona Singh, the queen of British Bhangra, and influential Punjabi artist Juggy D.
There will even be a fusion fashion show, where local designers will be able to show off their latest creative takes on Asian-inspired designs. It all happens on Sunday 5th August at Chestnuts Field.
Just in case the weather decides to change, you can always catch a movie. But this year, that doesn’t mean joining the masses at the multiplex. Film Bites is running a selection of both classic and contemporary showings, each accompanied by cuisine inspired by the movie. Check out their site to find out what is showing next!