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2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Can you take a better photo than this?
Loughton Festival PHOTOGRAPHY Competition.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
You can submit your printed photos of Epping Forest to The Space,
Loughton Library by 1 May (A4 please) or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by the same date.
Children welcome to enter. When you email, please can you say if you are under 16 to make sure your photo is entered in to the right class.
The competition is free to enter, the best photos in the opinion of our judges will be printed, framed and displayed in
Loughton Library from 22 May where they will be offered for sale. The proceeds will be donated
to our charities.
Terms and Conditions can be found on the Competitions tab, to the left of this page.
Saturday 29 April: Meet at 12 noon
Meet: Loughton Library,
Traps Hill, IG10 1HD
Learn to Take Forest Photos with John Price.
2 hours walking in
the forest, then an opportunity to edit and then submit your pictures to the
Festival Photographic Competition. Bring your own camera. Children must be
accompanied. Walkers walk at their own risk so please make sure you take special care when crossing roads and in the forest. Adults £5, children free.
*Saturday 29 April:
10 am – 5 pm; Sunday
30 April: 1 pm – 5 pm; Monday 1 May: 10 am – 5 pm
Venue: Church of the Holy
Innocents, High Beach, Church Lane, IG10 4BF
Lunches served between 12 noon and 2 pm
Saturday and Monday.
Tea, coffee & homemade cake all day.
* Saturday, 29th April - "Springtime Serenade" - a concert featuring the Three Valleys Male Voice Choir (singing Songs from the Shows, 60's Hits plus well known Opera Pieces) in St. John the Baptist Church, Church Lane, Loughton at 7.30pm. Interval refreshments. £10.00 - tickets on the door or in advance from the Parish Office, 9am to 12 noon Monday to Thursday, (020 8532 0060) or from 020 8508 3539. Proceeds to St. John the Baptist Church.
Monday 1st May to Saturday 20 May.
Sketches: An Exhibition by John Price.
A free exhibition, displayed in the Loughton Library Art Gallery
Drop in to view anytime the library is open. The sketches will be for sale.
*Saturday 6 May: 10 am
– 3 pm
Venue: GROW CommunityGarden, access road next to Flat 109,
Pyrles Lane, IG10 2NH
NB: No parking available at the site.
GROW Community Garden Picnic.
Bring your own food. Teas and cake on sale – all donations to fund
GROW Community Garden.
Organic fruit and vegetable garden.
including accompanied children. Please wear suitable clothes and footwear.
Bring your own gardening gloves if possible to lend a hand and get involved with the project, if you wish to do so.
There will also be a participative 'Sow and Grow' workshop will be held at 11.30am
Contact email@example.com or mobile 074 9291
LOUGHTON MASONIC CENTRE. OPEN DAY AND 3 TALKS:
Saturday 6 May:
Open Day 1 pm – 6 pm; just drop in and have a look around. FREE
2 pm – 5.30 pm
£6 for all talks, to go to our 2017 charities.
Venue: The Loughton Masonic
Centre, 16 High Beech Road, Loughton, IG10 4BL
Freemasonry Today, Chris Hicks;
3.30pm Snaresbrook House: A Georgian
4.45pm Epping Forest and the Natural Aspect: The Campaign to Bring
Beauty to the People,
Paul Thompson, Superintendent of Epping Forest.
£6 includes entrance fee and all 3 talks. Cash bar.
There are steps to the hall. There is a lift around the side of the building if you wish to view the upstairs
LOUGHTON FESTIVAL ANNUAL WALK
7 May: meeting at 11 am, Loughton Station.
Victorian Forest: an all-day walk.
This walk will proceed from Loughton Station
to Chingford, then re-trace the course of Queen Victoria's visit from Chingford
Station to High Beach on 6 May 1882, then return from High Beach to Loughton.
Length approx. six miles. Two refreshment breaks (refreshments not included).
Commentary on Epping Forest in Victorian times. Please wear stout shoes or
boots. No children or pets. Walkers walk at their own risk. Cost £5 No need to
MEET THE AUTHOR
9 May, 7.30 pm
The Wesley Hall,Loughton Methodist Church, 260 Loughton High Road, IG10 IRB (around the back of the Church).
Epping Forest and a Literary Life, Nicholas Hagger.
Author of more than 40 books, including A View of Epping Forest, Nicholas Hagger has been connected to
Loughton for decades and this has influenced his world view, his poetry and his
Tickets: £5, £3 concessions, sold on the door.
*Friday 12 May: Lifeworks: 10.30 am to
Venue: Loughton Methodist
Church, 260 Loughton High Road, IG10 1RB
Details: Creative Expressions Party and Art Exhibition.
For people with
learning difficulties and disabilities, their support workers, and their
families and friends. Everyone welcome. There will be singing, music, dance,
drama. £1 entrance fee.
Entry to the Art Exhibition will be available for two weeks and it will be part of the Loughton Art Trail.
If you would like to display your art at the exhibition
please contact Ray Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
– hanging fee applies.
*Saturday 13 –
Saturday 27 May
Venue: Loughton Library,
Details: The Loughton Art Trail
A series of art events
will run alongside the Art Trail. Please pick up your programme of events from
the Loughton Arts Centre, next to Lopping Hall, in May.
*Saturday 13 May,2.30 pm
Venue: National Jazz Archive,Loughton Library, Traps Hill
Talk: Listening to
Jazz in the Digital Age
Stuart Nicholson will explore how
we listen to music in general, and jazz in particular, in the new digital
world, and how new technology is changing the experience. £5 on the door.
Saturday 13 May, 7.30 pm
Venue: Lopping Hall, High
Road, IG10 4LN
Details: Loughton Loves Lloyd Webber. A new programme of music
from the shows you know and love, performed by the Forest Musical Theatre
Company. Cash bar. Photo: Mark Dalton 2016.
Tickets: £10, concessions £8,
tickets sold on the door or reserve tickets: 020 8508 2512 or email email@example.com
*Sunday 14 May.
Charity 4k Family Fun Run organised by Loughton Town Council
: Roding Valley Recreation
ground, IG10 3BT
Registration from 9.30 am
10.15 am Warm Up and
Entry: Children (under 16)
£5, Adults £10, Family £20 (1 adult & more than 2 children)
For more information
email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8508 4200
*Sunday 14 May, 3 pm
Church of the Holy
Innocents, High Beach, Church Lane, IG10 4BF
Music for a Sunday Afternoon
members of the Woodford Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: £5 sold at the door.
No need to book.
*Thursday 18 & Friday 19
Epping Forest Visitor
Centre, Paul's Nursery Road, High Beach, IG10 4AF
Details: Come to the Visitor Centre for a short
introduction to the Forest and then take a tour around the path with our
leaders to discover some of the funny faces, ancient trees, signs of wildlife
and more…. What would you say if you were a tree?
Specially for groups with learning, sensory
or mobility difficulties. Booking essential 020 8508 9061.
Friday 19 May
, 2 pm
Venue: Debden Library, Epping
Forest College, IG10 3SA
Maurice Day Remembers!
Ever wondered what life in Loughton was like before
the Debden Estate was built?
In this interview, David
Stevenson will interview Maurice Day about growing up in the area during the Second World War.
He will talk about the army base, the
places children played and what they got up to, the farms and the farmers and of course, Loughton
Hall. A free talk, no booking necessary.
Saturday 20 May,10 am – 4.30 pm
Traps Hill, IG10 1HD
Details: Study School: Russian Revolution Study Day
led by David
Stevenson, who will re-tell the Russian Revolution’s story, explaining its
causes, course, and consequences.
Starting with Russia at the beginning of the
twentieth century, it will examine Russia’s involvement in the First World War;
Tsar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra, and the ‘Mad Monk’ Grigory Rasputin; the overthrow
of the Romanov dynasty in the February Revolution of 1917; the rise of Lenin
and the Bolsheviks and their seizure of power in the October Revolution;
foreign intervention, the civil war, and the road to Communist dictatorship. More details on the Study Day tab to the left of this page.
Tickets: £15, bring your own
lunch. Tea will be available.
Booking appreciated but not essential.
OPEN DAY AT THE BOWLING CLUB
*Saturday 20 May, 11.30 onwards Loughton Bowling Club open day. (or any Friday night 5.30 - 8pm, May to September). Make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy a game of bowls at the Loughton Bowling Club, Eleven Acre Rise (behind the cricket club). For more information pleae phone 0208 508 3546.
*Saturday 20 May, 2pm – 4pm
Loughton Youth Centre, next
to Murray Hall, 106 Borders Lane, IG10 3SB.
YC10 Activity Day. Age
11-16. Quiz, Games and pizza.
£2 per person.
Contact: email@example.com or 020 8508 6743
Saturday 20 May: 7.30 pm
Venue: St. John’s Church,
Church Lane, Loughton, IG10 1PD
Voluntary in A minor, John James (fl, 1730);
Chorale prelude on "Ye Boundless Realms of Joy",
C. H. H. Parry (1848-1918).
Andante Tranquillo from
Mendelssohn's 3rd Organ SonataDubois Toccata In G Major.
Organ Recital, performed by the City of London
and Eastern Society of Organists
Tickets: £8, £7 concessions.
Available on the door, no need to book.
Walk: Epping Forest Heaths on the High Land.
*Sunday 21st May, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Meet at Jack’s Hill
car park north, off Coppice Row (B172) Theydon Bois Grid ref: TQ436996 Discover these
intriguing relic heaths with Peter Adams. Organised by the Friends of Epping
Sunday 21 May:3 pm
Church, 92 High Road, IG10 4QU
Loughton Dance Showcase: Bringing you the finest acts by
local dance & theatre youth groups.
A show for people of all ages!
Tickets: on the door: £5,
Monday 22 May – 3 June.
Festival Photography Exhibition: All Seasons in Epping Forest
Details: a free exhibition,
displayed in the Loughton Library Art Gallery.
The photographs will be for sale and the proceeds with go to our charities.
*Thursday 25 May, Doors open 7.45 pm
Venue: Loughton Folk Club,
Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, IG10 4NX.
Details: Daria Kulesh. Please note that this performance
is accessed via a set of stairs.
£5.00 on the door. For more information call Gary on 079 144 346 85 or Steve on
079 317 004 42 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Friday 26 May, 8 pm
Venue: St. Michael’s Church,
Roding Road, IG10 3EJ
Talk: Peterborough and the Nene Valley.
Organised by Herts & Essex Architectural Society.
Tickets: £2.50 on the door,
Saturday 27 May
, 11 am for a 11.15 am
start – 5.15 pm
Venue: St Michael’s Church,
Roding Road, Loughton IG10 3EJ
Study Day:Zero Night: the story of a Great
The tutor is Mark Felton, who wrote a book of this name about the
daring escape of 40 officers from a German POW Camp.
Zero Night is currently
being made into a film, so before it is released, come and hear the story first
hand from the book’s author!
Sunday 28 May
: 10 am- 5 pm
Venue: Loughton Cricket Club,
The Uplands, IG10 1NQ
Music in the evening, please see below.
HOWZAT FAMILY FUNDAY
Stalls, music, cricket,
family entertainment, children's cricket, raffle and a cash bar.
Listen to Vic Griffith and his wonderful Caribbean Band now by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA7VApHFBQ
Registration for the Fitness Challenge. Insanity and Pilates 10.15 - 11.15.
Following that there will be demonstrations including Tai Chi and Karate.
12pm The Mayor will open the event and the Caribbean Band will play.
1pm Essex Air Ambulance fly over.
Caribbean music to 2pm.
2.30, deadline for bake off entries to be brought to the show ground.
3pm Bake Off results announced followed by an auction to sell of the first three cakes and the winners of the Loughton Photographer of the Year competition.
4pm - 5pm Caribbean Band
5pm Event closes.
Baking and Photography Competition results and cake auction, see competition tabs to the left of this page for details of how to enter.
Live music to 5pm.
Jointly organised by the Loughton Festival and Loughton Cricket Club.
To be judged by
Sunday 28 May:
Loughton Cricket Club,
The Uplands, IG10 1NQ
Live Music with Paul Jeffreys and Trevor Attwater plus recorded music to relax to.
Ticket: £5 donation to our
charities on the door.
*Tuesday 30 May
: 10 am – 4 pm
Loughton Bowls Club,
Eleven Acre Rise, IG10 1AN
WEA Day School Victoria, Grandmother of Europe. Tutor Margaret Mills.
Booking: £25, please phone 020
Tuesday 30 May
2.30 pm for 3 pm
start, ends at 5pm
Venue: St. Michael’s Church,
Roding Road, Loughton, IG10 3EJ
1940s themed tea dance.
40s costume is optional.
Tickets: £2.50 entrance; refreshments
Please book: 0208 418 7944,
Event run by the Epping Forest Field Centre, High Beach.
Loughton Forest Family Fun Day.
Tuesday 30 May 2017 Times: 11am-3pm.
Activities include: Pond Dipping, Bug Hunting, Forest Play and explore Epping Forest with family and friends for free... join us for games and activities in your forest.
Meet: Loughton Brook Storage Pond, Staples Road, Loughton. IG10 1HN anytime, this is a drop in activity and booking is not required.
Age Range: toddlers to adults
This event is free of charge.