News for our supporters of what's happening in April - and the first event in May ...

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April 2016 Newsletter
This newsletter gives details of events and activities at, or in support of, The Mill during April and and advance notice of the Star Wars Family Fun Day in May.

We hope you will mark your diary accordingly and come along on ...
  • Thursday 7 April – Launch of Sketched & Drawn  art exhibition
  • Sunday 10 April – St Barnabas Sunday Concert in aid of The Mill
  • Tuesday 19 April – start of a new activity - Social Sewing
  • Saturday 30 April – first of “Tales from the Marshes” creative workshops for girls and mothers
  • Saturday 7 May – Star Wars Family Fun Day @ The Mill
Read on for more information ...

Sketched and Drawn - new exhibition

Curated by local artist Jason Hawkridge, the exhibition features sketches and drawings by Walthamstow residents young and old, with themes and styles from the old to the new,and  from the impulsive to the refined.

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Launch on Thursday 7 April - 6pm-8.30pm
At the launch you can meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you.

Exhibition open Friday 8 April to Saturday 21 May
If you can't attend the launch you can come along during Mill opening hours to view the exhibition on the walls of the living room., 

For more details you can email

A musical treat in aid of The Mill

Sunday Concert - 10 April, 4pm-5pm
St Barnabas Church, E17 8JZ

The Mill is very proud and excited to be the chosen charity for the next St Barnabas Sunday Concert at St Barnabas Church, E17 8JZ

Please come along, show your support for The Mill and enjoy some beautiful singing by three professional opera singers with a wonderfully wide repertoire of classical and popular music. Soprano, Gillian Keith and tenor, Tom Randle, will be joined by mezzo-soprano, Diana Moore and accompanied by pianist, John Reid.

Attendance is free, but a donation of £5-£10 will be appreciated, and all proceeds will go to The Mill. 

Enable image display to see pictureThe performers will present a programme called Poetry in E-Motion featuring the music of composers who were influenced and inspired by the work of a particular poet. The music in Poetry in E-Motion is diverse, beautiful and poignant, and also aims to be informative with songs and operatic arias by Schubert, Mozart, Samuel Barber, Gerald Finzi and others.

The concert will last approximately 40 minutes after which you can enjoy refreshments -  including tea, coffee, wine and cakes.

The Tuesday Sociable Sewing Group

10am - 1pm on alternate Tuesdays, starting 19 April

Enable image display to see pictureBring your sewing: patchwork, mending, darning or have fun with a new fabric project.

Learn a new skill or sew in company. An excellent teacher on hand with help and advice.

£1 donation + small costs for materials.

For more information email:

Tales from the Marsh

Creative Workshops for Girls & Mothers
Saturdays 10.15am -12.15pm – starting 30 April

There will be a half-term break, so please check all dates with the organiser.*

Enable image display to see pictureTo create material that will be brought together in the summer performance exhibition on 9 and 10 July

Tales from the Marsh is part of a research project supervised under the Drama and History departments at Royal Holloway University of London. It is funded through a Waltham Forest Arts Development Grant and a Royal Holloway University of London research scholarship.

* Places are limited so please contact workshop facilitator, Siobhan O’Neill for further information or to book a place. Call 0798 951 9522 or email

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Three years it has been since the young Jedi and Padawan of Walthamstow and galaxies beyond came to The Mill for a Star Wars spectacular afternoon.

The seventh instalment of the Star Wars heptalogy has whet our appetite once more. Come and take part in:
  • Jedi Knight Training
  • Tatooine's Got Talent
  • Craft activities
  • Face painting
  • Cakes out of this world
  • Come dressed as your favourite character
Entrance £3 (children) on the door will access to all activities. For more information email:
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