100 YEARS ON……..

Do you have 20/20 vision?! 2020 is Walthamstow Trades Hall’s Centenary Year, and we are planning to make it one to remember, with extra special events to celebrate the Club’s 100th birthday throughout the year.

What would you like to see as part of the club’s celebrations? Get in touch! Speak to a Committee Member at the Club, or email us.

We really want to show the best of the Trades Hall to all our Members, as well as to the local community and this is particularly important for 2020.

Each Club Member has a role to play in the really important job of ensuring that the doors stay open for the next 100 years!

Thursday 16th January
Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club marks the announcement of the 6th Penderyn Music Book PrizeFree (but you must register)
Doors open 7.00pm

Four long listed authors for the Penderyn prize discuss their work and we announce who else is in the running for the prize.

Now in its sixth year, the Penderyn Music Book Prize celebrates the very best of the years music books. Previous prize winners include Mark Lewisohn, Jon Savage, Daniel Rachel, Stuart Cosgrove and Shirley Collins.

On the night, four of this year’s fourteen long-listed authors; Will Birch, Mick Houghton, Ian Penman and Tracey Thorn will discuss their writing with fellow author/historian Travis Elborough.

The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the first UK-based prize specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography). The prize is awarded at the annual Laugharne Weekend and is sponsored by Penderyn Distillery.

Register Here!

Friday 17th January
Country Hayride Live
Free Members; £2 for Friends
Doors open 7.00pm – Start 8.00pm 
Crispy Cowboy returns for a night of country AND western classics on vinyl. Crispy will bring his “Country Hayride” show from NTS Radio to The Trades, spinning old vinyl all evening. He’ll be playing classic country, western swing, Bakersfield Sound, Nashville sound, bluegrass, red dirt, outlaw and everything in between. And come with your requests in hand.

Saturday 18th January
Rod Stewart Tribute Act – Stan Terry
£6 Members; £10 Friends
Doors open 7.00pm 
Tickets going fast! Get yours from the club, or online via the link below.

Tickets Here!

Monday 20th January
Tea Dance with music from Barry’s Magic Sounds
1.30pm to 4.00pm
£4 per person

Saturday 25th January
Charity Burns Night Ceilidh for WF Migrant Action
Members £7 without food; £17 with food
Please follow link below to book and state your haggis preference if you want food.

Join WF Migrant Action for their biggest fundraiser yet as they celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a traditional cèilidh involving Scottish dancing, Gaelic folk music plus the singing of traditional Burns Night songs and reading of the Burns Night poem!💃 E17’s very own Jig17 will get us jiving the night away with their cèilidh and their excellent caller will explain all the moves so that everyone who wants to can join the dance!🍲 A delicious 2-course meal with bagpiping hot haggis (vegetarian, vegan or meat) and a wee dram of whiskey to wash it down is included in the price of your ticket!

Robert Burns was well-known for his defence of migrants. In 1786, he wrote to the Earl of Breadalbane, President of the Highland Society, defending the right of Highlanders to escape their overlords and emigrate to Canada.

All the proceeds from the evening will go straight to the support centre WFMA runs every Friday in Walthamstow the demands for which grow all the time, so they need your help!

Members Booking Info Here!

***Looking further ahead.
Some dates for your diary!***

Saturday 1st February
City Cowgirl and Crispy Cowboy present Texas Two Step Workshop with Hank JD Sleek & The East Lonesome Drifters 
Workshop – £12 Members; £24 Friends
Doors open 4.30pm 
Hoedown – Free Members; £3 Friends
Doors open 7.00pm

Following their resounding success with last year’s event, The East Lonesome Drifters with Hank JD Sleek bring their Texas Two Step Workshop Party back to The Trades. Come one, come all and learn how to Texas Two-Step just like they do in the honky tonks and bars in Austin TX!Hank will lead you in a fun and informative workshop suitable for complete beginners or experienced dancers. The workshop lasts around 3 hours with breaks for tea and coffee, etc. No partner necessary and no special clothes, shoes, boots or hats required! Just the appetite for fun!

Following the workshop, east London’s purveyors of honkytonk, East Lonesome Drifters will play two sets of live music for your dancing pleasure and there are DJ sets too.

Workshop Tickets Here!

Saturday 22nd February
Walthamstow Blues Bash Charity Night
£7.50 Members; £12 Full price
Doors open 6.00pm
An evening of authentic blues in aid of CALM featuring Odyssey Blues and Soul Band, Ministry of Mojo, Natural Voices Choir and Alternative Book Club.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.
£6 from each ticket goes to CALM

Members’ Tickets Here!