All smiles

The Smiling Sessions is run by Shapeshifter Productions
Violaine Bailleul on the local project showing how music is good for our health The Smiling Sessions is a...

Delights of nature

Walthamstow illustrator Emma Bond
Helen Bigham finds joy in the small things Nature is on our doorstep and research has shown that getting...

Rewarding enterprise

Enterprise House, Chingford
This year marks half-a-century since a utopian vision of retirement living was made reality in Chingford, writes George Clarke...

Rebel for life

Extinction Rebellion demo
Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion now has a group in Walthamstow, writes Jessica Townsend I first began to properly...

To bee or not to bee

Suntrap Centre
Helen Bigham finds local solutions to a global problem Shocking research states that plummeting insect numbers threaten the collapse...

Staging a comeback

Granada Walthamstow balcony (credit Mike Fox)
£17m restoration of Granada Cinema planned as council is set to buy iconic venue, writes James Cracknell As Waltham...

Falling into the Suntrap

An environmental centre has been educating local schoolchildren for decades, writes Helen Bigham Not all classrooms have four walls. Visiting Suntrap Forest...