Chingford Events

William Morris Gallery to host Epping Forest ‘nightwalk’

The Walthamstow gallery promises fire pit building, bushcraft, and music performances under the moonlight on Saturday 17th February

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The William Morris Gallery is inviting residents on a “nightwalk” through Epping Forest.

Inspired by social movements such as Right to Roam, Reclaim the Night, and the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, the walk, on Saturday 17th February, promises to be an evening full of outdoor and creative activities.

The walk is being run in collaboration with The Hive, a climate and environment education centre in Epping Forest, and Misery, a mental health collective.

The walk also marks the end of the gallery’s exhibition Radical Landscapes (which runs until Sunday 18th February). A range of both outdoor and indoor activities will be on offer on the night.

The Hive will be offering fire pit building, bushcraft and other nocturnal animal inspired activities while sober club night and mental health collective, Misery, will be taking over The Lodge and the historic Suntrap building for music performances and creative workshops, all inspired by the local landscape and history of Epping Forest.

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Throughout the evening, food and drink will be provided courtesy of The Gleaners Community Cafe. Normally based at the Hornbeam Centre, The Gleaners is a community cafe that uses surplus produce – quality ingredients that would otherwise go to waste – to make tasty, plant-based meals.

The event will start at 4pm with a walk from Chingford Station to The Hive in Epping Forest. From 5pm through to 8pm there will be music and performances for all (activities between 5pm and 6pm will be family friendly). Younger audiences will be welcome to walk back to Chingford Station at 6pm.

Tickets are £10 adult, £5 adult concession or £3 for under 16s.

Find out more and get a ticket here

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