Follow the trail

woodland E17 Art Trail Special

Every year the arts community of E17 opens its doors and lets you in for an impressive festival of the arts. This year they are celebrating their 10th year and are hosting the biggest trail to date with 300 planned events.



Walk the walk

As part of the Art trail there are a number of organised walks and cycle tours. These are a great way to explore the trail in a relaxed and sociable way.

Eat the trail

berries Making up part of the trail is Appetite, a collection of food related events with an arty twist.

If you are thinking of following one of the weekend trails you can order a picnic made especially for you by Bestowed Kitchen. Or combine a walk with a culinary tour with Walthamstow Wander. There are also foodie workshops to get involved in and to get your children interested in locally sourced food and cooking.

There really is so much to see and do. Here are a few things to get you started.

Breaking Bard

Two households, both alike in dignity… Wingfield and Randolf Roads have come together to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with a multimedia interpretation of some of the Bards work. If you walk down the streets you will be able to see the text from the pavements. This certainly is an intriguing prospect and I love the idea of neighbours coming together to create a piece of art, definitely worth a look.


Fancy learning to sing? And hearing from a great choir? The Rose and Crown Singers will be sharing their expertise this weekend and performing too. All abilities welcome. If you love singing in the shower you should give this a go, there is nothing like singing with a choir. I have been saying for a couple of years that I need to join a choir and this might be the kick start I need.

Arts and Craft taster sessions

If you’ve yet to discover your hidden talent, or new hobby, these taster sessions are a must. For adults and children alike you could come away with a pair of ear rings, a paper sculpture or a new passion.