Events marked with * are organised by associated groups. If you have a question, please contact the phone number or email address listed alongside the event. Please note that the Loughton Festival cannot accept any responsibility for the organisation or running of any associated event.
Epping Forest Through the Eyes of a Lens. Photography by Lesley Midda 1 June to 15 June,
Loughton Library Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD for Haven House Children’s Hospice.
Art Exhibition and Creative Work by Special Needs Artists. Running throughout June, Thursday to Sunday, 10:30am-4pm, at the Epping Forest Visitor Centre, High Beach, 1G10 1E4 (behind the Kings Oak car park).
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Friday 24 May, 8pm
St Michael's Church, Roding Road, Loughton IG10 3EJ
*Medieval Fortified Manor Houses. Talk by David Stevenson. £2.50 Organised by HEARS https://hears.vpweb.co.uk Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 25 May, 11am - 2pm
New City College, Epping Forest Campus, Borders Lane, Loughton IG10 3SA
This will be the College’s second Family Fun Dayand they cannot wait to welcome everyone back again this year. The event will be even bigger than last year with bouncy castles, face painting, LOTS of children’s activities and craft stalls. You will also be able to learn how to build a wall or fix a leaky tap! FREE
Tuesday 28 May, 11am – 3pm
Meet Staples Road Pond (Loughton Brook Storage Pond), IG10 1HN
*Join FSC in Epping Forest for our Family Fun Day. Drop by any time to enjoy pond dipping, minibeast hunting, trails and more! Donations to Loughton Festival charity. FREE
Sunday 2 June, 3pm - 4.30pm
'Tea Time Treats' - strawberry tea with live harp and flute.
Oakwood Hill Community Centre, Loughton, IG10 3NB.
£5 a ticket, book by calling 07833226713 or https://beyondourselves.churchsuite.co.uk/events/tvdkd9ia
Thursday 6 June,10.30am – 12.30pm
Meet at the Stubbles Car Park, Nursery Road, Loughton
*Ploughed Land and Gravel Diggings: 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 www.efht.org.uk
Saturday 8 June, 2pm - 4pm
The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD
Scam Awareness Workshop focusing on how to avoid being scammed and what you should do if you fall victim. Expert speakers include Simon, an ATM technical manager from a major IT company and Wendy, a Personal Banker at NatWest Loughton. No booking required, but please arrive early. FREE EVENT
Saturday 8 June, 7pm
The Church of the Holy Innocents, High Beach, IG10 4BF
*Music for a Summer's Evening.
The Songbirds return with a new programme following their sell-out performance last year. Tickets £10.00 to include light buffet from Jane.email@example.com or 07572 111387 or on the door.
Sunday 9 June, 10.45am - 5pm
King's Oak Garden, Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, IG10 4AE
*Epping Forest Awareness Day. Information stalls about the forest, about an organic garden, nature, art, photography, costumes etc. Free Entry. More details: 079132366673
Sunday 9 June, 7pm
The Woodbine, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT
*Charity Quiz, raising funds for local wildlife projects. £7.50.
Tickets from: Louisehelen22@icloud.com or on the door.
Tuesday 11 June, 10am - 1pm.
Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD
*Financial Awareness Session called 'Positive Money', organised as part of My Money Week. Organised by Citizen's Advice.
13, 14, 15 June, 8pm
Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road, IG10 4LF
*Loughton Amateur Dramatic Society present Handbagged by Moira Buffini; directed by Cathy Naylor.
Tickets: All seats are £10 www.ticketsource.co.uk/lads or 07552 736 110
Friday 14 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Meeting Place: King's Oak Car Park, High Beach IG10 4AE
*Sensory Walk for people with special needs and their carers. An easy access path. Bring your camera and learn how to take photos of 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, footwear and some water too. Phone 079132366673 for more information. Donations invited.
Friday 14 June, 2pm – 4.30pm
Meeting Place: Kings Oak Car Park, High Beach IG10 4AE
*Photography Walk High Beach to Loughton Camp. Possibly muddy with some rough terrain. Bring your own camera, a bottle of water and wear suitable clothing. For more details please phone 079132366673. Donations invited.
Saturday 15 June, 10.30am – 11.30am
The Jazz Archive Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD.
Mysteries of Old Loughton by Maurice Day. Interactive talk, no need to book. FREE
Saturday 15 June, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
St John’s Bellringers: Bell Tower tours
*Visit the Tower of St John’s Church, Church Lane, Loughton, IG10 1PD and learn a little about the art of bell ringing and climb up 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.
Saturday 15 June, 1pm - 4pm
The Jazz Archive, Loughton Library, Traps Hill, Loughton IG10 1HD.
Professor David Stevenson (LSE) presents 1919: The World After the War.
- The Peace Conference, the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.
- Left and Right in Europe; Russian Civil War, Fascism in Italy and the Weimar Republic.
- Nationalism and Independence: Ireland, Turkey and China.
Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/after-the-first-world-war-tickets-58921135703
You may also buy tickets from 12.30 on the door. Please be aware there is limited seating in the room, so arrive early. £10 or £5 for students (proof will be required). Tea will be provided.
Saturday 15 June, 7.30 for 8pm
Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX
Loughton Festival Quiz night with The Hairy Quizzers.
Join Zach and George for a fantastic interactive quiz night with great prizes and a raffle for Accuro, a charity supporting people with disabilities and their families.
Tickets: £5. Sold via the facebook event 'Quiz night with The Hairy Quizzers' or through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quiz-night-with-the-hairy-quizers-tickets-58921288159 or on the door. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm
Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX
*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). http://www.na-mara.com/ Pay on the door.
Friday 21 June, 1pm to 3.30pm
The Wesley Hall, at the rear of the Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB
*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
Saturday 22 June 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton
Science Blast Show for children, aged 5 or older.
The 1-hour SCIENCE BLAST SHOW is a high paced, extremely visual and interactive science show! It will spark your children's imagination and curiosity! Wherever possible we will use volunteers to assist with experiments. Please note: All children must be accompanied by an responsible adult, who will stay with them at all times.
We can only accommodate 40 children plus any number of accompanying adults so advance booking for children is highly recommended, or phone 020 8508 2512 to enquire about availability.
Tickets: Booking for children only: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-blast-show-for-children-and-their-families-tickets-58785480956 Adults pay on the door. All tickets £5.
Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm
Lopping Hall, Loughton High Road.
Music from the 1960s and 1970s, with Tina T & Guests.
Tina is one of the judges in BBC's All Together Now. Now it is Tina's time to perform and you will be delighted you bought a ticket!
The bar will be open and there will be a raffle. Profits to VAEF and Epping Forest Neighbourhood Watch.
Tickets: £10 either sold on the door or via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tina-t-guests-perform-the-music-of-the-60s-and-70s-tickets-59881052841 A booking fee will apply.
Saturday 29 June, 11am - 2pm
Davenant School, Chester Road, Loughton IG10 2LD
*Relationships 101: How to relate better as a family
Organised by Cedarcube.
Registration link is: https://www.cedarcube.com/event-info/relationships-101-how-to-relate-better-as-a-family or phone tel:0800 861 1976; email: email@example.com
Saturday 29 June, 2.30pm
Loughton Baptist Church, 92 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4QU
Music 4 You. ROY HAMILTON sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Fats Domino and Nat King Cole. An afternoon show, with tea at 3.15pm. No need to book, just turn up. £5 including tea and cake.
Sunday 29 June, 2pm
*Jessel Green Community Litter Pick. Meet opposite the Cottage Loaf Pub, Jessel Drive, Loughton IG10 2EQ
Sunday 30 June, 12am – 4pm,
*Jessel Green Community Day, Jessel Drive, Loughton IG10 2EQ.
Inflatables, penalty shoot-out, soft play, fairground rides, live music and lots more for all the family. All day wrist bands available or pay per activity, from 50p.