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Music and ale festival in April

Real Ale Festival flyerA Real Ale Festival with plenty of live bands comes to Walthamstow on Friday 8 April. The festival is an all-day affair with the bands in the evening.

The festival is at the Waltham Forest Sports & Social Club, which is in the Town Hall complex on Forest Road. It’s a nice little pub and I think it’s great that they’re hosting an event such as this. The ale part of the festival features ales and cider from the south coast of the UK.

There is an impressive music line-up, with six bands booked to play. Eastroad, Corporal Machine & The Bombers, Steve White & The Protest Family, Tom Lynch & Andy Green, Sarcastic Fringehead and some regulars from Walthamstow Folk are all set to appear. More details about the bands are on the Facebook event page here.

Festivities kick off at noon, with the music starting at 8pm. Entry is £1 before 8pm, £2 after, with free entry for Club members and CAMRA members. More details can be found here.

Here’s a clip of the headliners Eastroad performing their track ‘Shy’. I think the slightly lo-fi visuals make it look quite an arty video!


Celebrating International Women’s Day

Waltham Forest Women’s Network are celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day with an event on the evening of Saturday 5 March.

As well as entertainment, it will feature stalls and food, and promises to be a good night out. Last year over 100 women attended the event.

WFWN are also looking for small businesses and organisations who would like to run a stall. Stalls are £5.00 if you’re doing business and free if you’re providing a free service to women or want to encourage women to join your voluntary organisation.

It is from 6pm-9pm at Walthamstow Academy on 5 March. More details about the event and the network are available here. If you’d like to have a stall, email admin@wfwn.net.

Shh! It’s Dark Captain Light Captain

Dark Captain Light CaptainDark Captain Light Captain are kicking off the festival season early with a performance at the Shh! Festival of Quiet Music on Saturday 22 January 2011. The festival is at Cecil Sharp House in Camden.

The Walthamstow-based band play atmospheric indie folk and are well established. Their first album, ‘Miracle Kicker’, was one of the Guardian Top 50 albums of 2008. They have also toured Europe and beyond, with the single ‘Jealous Enemies’ being the iTunes Single of the Week in the USA. They are back in Summer 2011 with a new album and a tour.

The Shh! Festival features a range of other bands, including the rather lovely former Guardian Band of the Day Still Corners, and Stuart Braithwaite from 90s arty indie-types Mogwai.

Tickets for Shh! are £20 and are available here. More info on Dark Captain Light Captain can be found here. We’ll leave you with the deliciously chillaxed tune ‘Speak’ from their album ‘Miracle Kicker’. Enjoy this one.