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October 2018

Launch Day Events and Arts & Crafts Fair @ Sir James Hawkey Hall

6th October 2018 @ 10:59 - 22:30
Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road
Woodford Green, IG8 0BG United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Launch Day Events at Sir James Hawkey Hall  11am - 10:30pm. After the official opening of the Festival at St Mary’s Church High Road South Woodford (See Opening Ceremony), on offer is a full day packed with diverse cultural activities that will offer fun and interest to young and old, families, music lovers, dancers and those who simply want to sit back and take in the ambience. Our traditional Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in the main hall…

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Woodford Wheezards @ George Lane outside Boots the Chemist

6th October 2018 @ 11:30 - 15:00
George Lane – Outside Boots the Chemist, 170 George Lane
South Woodford, London E18 1AY United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wheezing at the George 2012 Woodford’s very own Wheezards will again be performing al fresco in George Lane. Led by Geoff Seeff on violin and tenor sax and with a combo of rhythm section, trumpet and vocalist, the band will offer its mix of jazz and latin standards and music from the shows to get the Festival off to a swinging start. Wheezing in George Lane in 2012 Wheezard in chief, Geoff, in full swing  

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Jungle Dentistry – Relieving Pain in Nicaragua @ Improve Your Smile, Woodford House Dental Practice, 162 High Road, E18 9EF

7th October 2018 @ 12:15 - 14:00
Improve Your Smile Dental Practice, 162 High Road
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9EF
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ever wondered how dentistry is practised in the remote locations of the world?  Tim Smith, an elder at Latchett Church, every year takes a team of volunteer dental professionals to parts of the world that no drill has previously reached.  Although from a dental family, Tim is not a qualified dentist himself but has led teams of professionals to the remote jungle villages of eastern Nicaragua carrying out emergency dentistry, supported by the Peace and Hope Trust.  He will tell you something…

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Woodford Fire Brigade – Open Day from 1pm @ Woodford Fire Station, Snakes Lane West.

7th October 2018 @ 13:00
Woodford Fire Station, 2 Snakes Lane
Woodford Green , Essex IG8 0BS United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Woodford Fire Station is having an open day on Sunday 7th October - as indeed it has during previous Festivals, starting at 1pm. Meet your local fire fighters both real/live and life-sized playmobile ones. See exciting fire and rescue demonstrations plus receive fire safety advice. For the youngsters there are toys and activities galore. That's some machine! .......working at speed to save lives Steady, aim...........fire! Ready for action Plus other local support services will be on site to…

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There But Not There @ Roberts Hall in Woodford Memorial Hall

8th October 2018 @ 19:45 - 21:30
Roberts Hall @ Woodford Memorial Hall, Woodford Memorial Hall, 209 High Road
South Woodford, South Woodford E18 2PA United Kingdom
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£8

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A tribute in words, music and pictures to Woodford's fallen soldiers from WW1. A reflective evening in which research from local historians and living relatives will be used to tell the story of a handful of soldiers whose names are among many more on local rolls of honour. These stories will represent the many young men of Woodford who gave their lives in the Great War. Tickets £8. Light refreshments after the event.

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Magic Night – with Magic Circle Magicians @ The Cricketers Pub

8th October 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00
The Cricketers Pub, 299-301 High Road
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9HQ
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enjoy the thrill of Close-Up Magic. Members of the Magic Circle of Magicians perfom their tricks right in front of your eyes at the tables or the bar. This is 'PURE MAGIC'. Fabulous tricks. Entertainment with a how did they do that 'WoW' factor! Forget specsavers, just watch and enjoy! Don't miss this event, you won't believe your eyes! All for the price of a drink. Beers and Ales available all week. Nice pub with pictures of Churchill –…

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Snack Attack @ Woodford Green Library, Snakes Lane West. IG8 0DX

9th October 2018 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Woodford Green Library, Snakes Lane West
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0DX United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ideas for Healthy Snacks Join us to have some fun trying healthy snacks. There will be recipe ideas and information about the Love Food, Hate Waste Initiative. Children can enjoy a food puzzle, food bingo and you can find out how to save money using leftovers.  This event is being run in parnership with Amey and Redbridge Council Library Services at the Woodford Green Library. It is free and there is no need to book.

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A Forest Garland @ Churchill Room, Woodford Memorial Hall. E18 2PA

9th October 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Churchill Room, Woodford Memorial Hall, High Road, South Woodford. E18 2PA., Churchill Room, Woodford Memorial Hall, 209 High Road
South Woodford,, london E18 2PA United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ‘A Forest Garland’ @ Churchill Room, Woodford Memorial Hall Philip Swallow and Friends present a selection of poetry and prose from writers associated with Epping Forest and environs. Free. All welcome. Tuesday 9th October at 7.30pm in the Churchill Room, Woodford Memorial Hall, High Road. E18 2PA.

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Mamma – Mia! Sing-along

10th October 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Derby Road Methodist Church, Derby Road
South Woodford, London E18 2PU United Kingdom
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£3.00

The Woodford Singers under their director, Kathleen Savage, will lead this Mamma Mia! Sing-along. Whether you are a super trouper who has  had a dream of money money money or a dancing queen who has just come in from Waterloo, all takers will be winners and will want to thank Katheen for the music. Sheet music and refreshments to lubricate your voice will be provided. Owing to the popularity of the Sound of Music Sing-along last Festival, this event is…

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Black Refelections at Redbridge Drama Centre

10th October 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields
South Woodford, London E18 2RB
£5.00

As part of the Woodford Festival 2018 Redbridge Drama Centre presents the premiere of the entire performance of Black Reflections. Black Reflections is a musical poem that engages spoken word, music, film and animation in a theatrical experience to challenge and entertain. Black Reflections explores human experiences of love, laughter, reminiscence, inertia and the struggle to manage difference and change. Written and performed by Steve Nii Kwashi Roberts. Music written by Robert Gilbert, performed and recorded by Richard Young. Animation…

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Chapel End Savoy Players: Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites

10th October 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Salway Evangelical Church, 3 Forest Approach
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9BW
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The Chapel End Savoy Players make a welcome return to the Festival with their joyous celebration of the wit, wisdom and music of Gilbert and Sullivan. They will present extracts from some of the best-loved and occasionally least known of the Savoy operas …and, although they were written more than 100 years ago, watch out for the topical references Admission is free but donations towards refreshments and Festival funds will be appreciated. Tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite using the…

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Guided Walk – The Young William Morris – Led by David Boote (11/10/2018)

11th October 2018 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Starts at George Lane between Boots and M&S. Walk ends at Leytonstone.

‘The Young William Morris, a local walk’ Walk starts at George Lane between Boots and M&S. Local historian David Boote will lead this informative walk from George Lane to the Green Man roundabout Leytonstone (Whipps Cross Road) Ell. Bring a snack and some water to keep energised. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing as the walk includes uneven and wet ground as it passes through parts of Epping Forest.  

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The Best of British Folk Music @ Redbridge Drama Centre

12th October 2018 @ 19:30 - 22:30
Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields
South Woodford, London E18 2RB United Kingdom
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£5

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you are into folk music, or even if you are not but want to enjoy a great night out, this is an event for you. An Evening of Folk Music We are proud to have assembled three of the foremost proponents of the genre for the Festival and they will present a varied programme that is sure to delight young and old, traditionalists and modernists.                   For full details see…

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I Like the Sound of That @ All Saints’ Church, Inmans Row. IG8 0NH

12th October 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:00
All Saints Church, Inmans Row
Woodford Green, IG8 0NH United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All Saints' Church, Inmans Row presents: I Like the Sound of That A relaxed, café-style evening of music and spoken word. Friday 12th October at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm) No ticket required, but donations on the night invited in support of Haven House Children's Hospice. Light refreshments available. Further information, including anyone enquiring about a potential slot at the microphone contact: malcolm@asww.org.uk

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A Barbershop Cultural Ramble – to 3 Pubs on Sat 13th October

13th October 2018 @ 13:00 - 16:00
Free

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "A Barbershop Cultural Ramble" with the famous Essex Chordsmen singers. Join the Chordsmen, listen, sing along and enjoy a drink on their walk/crawl round some of the public houses of South Woodford. Please note: the timings of these events have changed due to logistical reasons. Those below are correct. Proposed Timings, subject to delays and weather: 13:00 The Cricketers (High Road). 14:00 The George (George Lane/High Road). 15:00 at The Railway Bell (George Lane East).                      Enjoy

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Ultrasound Female Choir @ Waitrose, South Woodford E18 2NA

13th October 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Waitrose South Woodford, 92-96 High Road
South Woodford, London E18 2NA United Kingdom
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                           UltraSound Female Choir The members of Ultrasound are excited to be part of the Woodford Festival this year. They will be performing for the festival on Saturday 13th October from 2:00 - 2:30pm and again 3:30 - 4:00pm. We would be delighted to see you at Waitrose South Woodford. We’re a very friendly and supportive group of women of all…

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Music on Tap @ Belgique, 253 High Road South Woodford

13th October 2018 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Belgique, 253 High Road
South Woodford, Essex IG8 9BF United Kingdom
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join Jackie Pert, chanteuse and tap dancer, and her talented trio for another relaxing afternoon of cool jazz, coffee and cake as she entertains you with songs from the shows and jazz standards. No admission charge but donations to the Festival funds will be appreciated. Jackie Pert

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International Evening @ Holy Trinity Church

13th October 2018 @ 19:00 - 22:00
Holy Trinity Church, Hermon Hill, Holy Trinity Church, Hermon Hill
South Woodord, London E18 1QQ United Kingdom
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£8.00

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Food and entertainment from countries around the world. Enjoy a variety of cultures and cuisines. Food included in the admission price but please bring your own drinks and glasses. Children are welcome and the admission price is £8.00 for adults and £3.00 for under 12s.

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