Yet another reason to love Waltham Forest! Since 2005 the E17 Art Trail has showcased artworks by the fantastically creative and inspiring artists in Walthamstow, of all ages, both professional and amateur.
With 250 exhibitions and events happening over the next couple of weeks, we know it might be tricky to narrow down which ones to visit, especially if you have kids running rings around you.
Well, look no further; below are our eight top picks for kids and the young at heart!
Click the title links for times & more information about each event
1 | A Model Story | This front garden exhibition tells the story of one family's participation in the E17 Art Trail over the last couple of years, leading up to the construction of a model village, which is on display in the family's own front garden. | All ages | 121 Billet Road | 30 May - 14 June |
2 | Eight Legged Nature Trail | Join "Eight Legged Horse" on a nature trail across the Walthamstow Marshes. Learn how to draw the flowers or creatures you find there and write a Viking Kenning to accompany your creations. | Age 4+ | Meet at Coppermill Pub, 205 Coppermill Lane, E17 7HF | 7th & 14th June |
3 | Orange Monkey Puppets – Alice Stanley presents: | Alice presents her own handmade range of puppets, alongside textile pictures, as well as a bigger collection of puppets, mostly from Little Angel Theatre. There will also be regular, captivating puppet shows. | All ages | Lotolie 38 Orford Road | 13th June |
4 | Workshop Favourite Words - Print your alter ego | These workshops give you the chance to create your very own wild and wacky characters based on a favourite selected word. You will learn the basics of screenprinting and collage. | All ages | Flat 3, St James Apartments 1 Pretoria Avenue | 13th & 14th June (workshops need to be booked & have a charge |
5 | 56 Fruit Shack Installation | Make sure you are getting your five a day and help to fill this cafe with fruit shacks! This is a paper based interactive installation suitable for all ages to get involved with. | All ages | 56 St James Street | 13th-14th June |
6 | Storytelling Scarecrows | The Storytelling Scarecrows have been made using, mostly, found materials such as empty oil drums and old estate agents' boards. Meet them and learn all about growing your own food too. | All ages | Greenway Avenue Community Garden | 6th-7th June & 13th-14th June |
7 | Walthamstow Bunny | Hop along and meet the the Art Trail’s first long-eared artist, the Walthamstow Bunny. Learn to draw it, make a cut-out and write a story. Free activity packs plus the chance to win a fabulous Walthamstow Bunny goody bag for the best story. | All ages | Vestry House Museum | 6th-7th June & 13th-14th June |
8 | Where in Wally? | A treasure hunt with a difference. Suggest your special place, tell them what makes it important to you and take part in the creation of an online map. The first 100 treasure hunters will win a limited edition map | All ages | All over Walthamstow, see website for details | 6th-13th June |
We won't be able to catch them all, but we'll give it a good go! Let us know which events you manage to catch and how you enjoyed them?!
P.S. Still crave more art? E-mail email@example.com and we'd be happy to share our full printer friendly shortlist of 18 kidtastic events with you.