As events are added, they will be listed here. This will enable organisers to see which dates are still free.  

EVENTS MARKED WITH *INDICATE THAT EVENTS ARE ORGANISED BY OTHER GROUPS. Please contact them for more information. Events in red are organised by Loughton Festival volunteers. 

Date: Friday 24 May, 8pm

Venue: St Michael's Church, Roding Road. 

*Event details:  Medieval Fortified Manor Houses, talk by David Stevenson. £2.50 Organised by HEARS  Contact:

Date: Saturday 25 May

Venue: Epping Forest College

*Event details: 
 BANK HOLIDAY SATURDAY  Family Fun Day. Details to be confirmed later in the year.

Date: Tuesday 28 May 

Venue: St Michael's Church, Roding Road, Loughton

*Event Details: Tea Dance - Swinging 60's   For more details, please contact 

Date: Tuesday 28th May  

Meet: Staples Road Pond (Loughton Brook Storage Pond), IG10 1HN.

*Event Details: Join FSC Epping Forest for our Family Fun Day.  Drop by any time between 11am and 3pm to enjoy pond dipping, minibeast hunting, trails and more!   Free. Donations to Loughton Festival.


1 June to 15 June at Loughton Library
Photographic Exhibition: Epping Forest. 

From the beginning of June to the 28 June.  Thursday to Sunday.

Venue: Epping Forest Visitor Centre, High Beach, 1G10 1E4 

*Event Details: Creative Forest Art. An exhibition of art and creative work by Special Needs artists. There will be art and postcards for sale. Contact: 07913236673

Date: Thursday 6th June 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Meet:  at the Stubbles Car Park, Nursery Road, Loughton

*Event Details:  A walk led by Georgina Green. Explore what so nearly happened to the Forest around the Strawberry Hill area before it was saved for us all by the 1878 Epping Forest Act. Donations welcome.

Organised by the Epping Forest Heritage Trust  020 8508 9061

Date: Saturday 8 June, 2pm - 4pm. 

Venue: The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. 

Access via the car park.  

Scam Awareness event focusing on how to avoid being scammed at ATMs and also in banking. 

Important for everyone, especially older people who are often the ones targeted by scammers.

Our expert speakers will be: 

Simon, an ATM technical manager from a major IT company. 

Wendy, a Personal Banker at NatWest Loughton

This is a FREE event. No booking required, but please arrive early and be aware there is limited capacity in the room.

Date: Saturday 8 June 

Venue: High Beach Church 

*Event Details: The Songbirds return with a new programme following their sell out concert last year. Booking is highly advised, but tickets will also be available on the door. Tickets £10.00 to include light buffet from or 07572 111387

Date: Sunday 9 June, 10.45 - 5pm

Venue: Kings Oak Garden, High Beach

*Event Details: Epping Forest Awareness Day. Information stalls about the forest, about an organic garden, nature, art, photography, costumes etc. Free Entry. More details: 079132366673

Date: Sunday 9 June, 7pm

Venue: The Woodbine, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT

*Event Details: Charity Quiz, raising funds for Waltham Abbey Wildlife and Rehabilitation. £7.50. 

Advance Tickets from: or on the night.

Date: Tuesday 11 June, 10am - 1pm. 

Venue: Loughton Library

*Event Details: Financial awareness session called 'Positive Money' in Loughton Library on the 11th June 10am to 1pm as part of My Money Week. Organised by the CAB. 

Dates: 13th, 14th, 15th June, 8pm 

Venue: Lopping Hall

*Event Details: Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society present Handbagged by Moira Buffini,  Directed by Cathy Naylor.  

Date: Friday 14 June, 10.30 am - 12.30pm 

Meeting Place: Kings Oak Car Park, High Beach

*Event Details: Sensory Walk in High Beach. People with special needs and their carers are very welcome as the walk will be along an easy access path. Bring your camera and learn how to take photos in the forest from a professional photographer. You will also be able to  find out about the forest at the Visitor Centre. All children must be accompanied by adults.  Please bring suitable clothing and footwear and bring some water along too. Phone  079132366673 for more information. Donations invited. 

Date: Friday 14 June, 2pm – 4.30pm

Meeting Place: Kings Oak Car Park, near the Cafe. High Beach.

*Event Details: Photography Walk across to Loughton Camp across some possibly muddy and rough terrain. Learn photography from a professional photographer. Bring your own camera and a bottle of water and wear suitable clothing. For more details please phone 079132366673  Donations invited. 

Sat 15 June  Open from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
St John’s Bellringers: Bell Tower tours

*Event Details: Visit the Tower of St John’s Church, Loughton, learn a little about the art of bell ringing and climb above the tower for very good views of Loughton. There may be the chance to try ringing a bell, depending on numbers.
Adults and children aged 8 and over only please. Ability  to climb the 37 stone spiral steps to the bell tower is required.  Tours will take circa 30  minutes. Donations encouraged.



Date: Saturday 15 June 1pm - 4pm

Venue: The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill. Access is via the Traps Hill Car Park.

Event Details:  Afternoon of talks by Professor David Stevenson (LSE) 

A regular contributor to the Loughton Festival programme, on this occasion he will present three talks, with time for questions after each one. 


The Peace Process:

1pm - 1.45: The Peace Conference, the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.

The Wars after the War: Two sessions. 

2pm - 2.45.  Session One: Left and Right in Europe; Russian Civil War, Fascism in Italy and the Weimar Republic. 

3pm Short Tea break

3.15 - 4pm Nationalism and Independence:  Ireland, Turkey and China.  

No booking is required, but please turn up before 1pm to buy a ticket.  £10

Tea will be provided. 


Date: Saturday 15 June, 7.30 for 8pm

Venue: Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX

Event Details: Loughton Festival Quiz Night with the Hairy Quizers.  

Booking details to follow.  This event will be raising money for Accuro, an organisation that supports people with disabilities and their families

Date: Thursday 20 June, 7.30 

Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10

*Event Details: Loughton Folk Club presents Na-Mara 

"Na-Mara brings together talented English singer songwriter and guitarist Paul McNamara and wonderful mandolin player Rob Garcia” (Folk World #58). "They write “fantastic songs and the stories grab you from the start” (Folk London ed. 279, pg43); and “ may be put on the list of enjoyable English duos such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer.” (Folk World #45)   Pay on the door. 

Friday 21 June, 1pm to 3.30 pm

Venue: The Wesley Hall, at the rear of the Loughton Methodist Church. 

*Event Details: Creative Expressions Day. Organised by the Epping Forest Sunflower Group, working with people with special needs and their carers. Music, Interviews and Games. Everyone is welcome. Free entrance, donations welcome. For more details phone 079132366673

Date: Saturday 22 June 1.30 - 2.30

Venue: Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton

Science Blast Show for children and their families, aged 5 or older. 

The 1 hour SCIENCE BLAST SHOW is a high paced, extremely visual and interactive science show! 

A SCIENCE BLAST SHOW will spark your children's imagination and curiosity in the world of science and uncover spectacular aspects of the world around us. Wherever possible we will use volunteers to assist with experiments. This fantastic one hour show will also include a super gift to take home and will always finish with an exciting Mad Science finale! It is an hour of fabulous non-stop fun!

All children must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for them at all times. 

There are only places for 40 children, plus accompanying adults. Any number of adults accompanying a child can attend, and they can pay on the door.  £5 

Booking for children:

Any number of adults may attend, as long as they are accompanying a child. Adults pay on the door £5.

Date: Saturday 22 June  

Venue: Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road.

Event Details: Tina T & The Soul Stars  Booking details will be provided shortly. 

Saturday 29 June, 11am - 2pm 

Venue: Davenant School, Chester Road, Loughton IG10 2LD

* Event Details: Relationships 101: How to relate better as a family
Organised by Cedarcube. 

For more information please phone 077 37638514  

Saturday 29 June, 2.30

Venue: Loughton Baptist Church, 92 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4QU

Event Details:  Music 4 You   An afternoon show of light entertainment and tea at 3pm.  

No need to book, £5 including tea and cake.

Sunday 30 June  marks the end of the Loughton Festival. 

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