All posts by Gabriel Edwards

WMBL Social Forum – 9th May

Join your fellow William Morris Ward residents at our upcoming get together on the 9th May!

Time, Date, Place: 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday 9th May, William Morris Community Centre, 6-8 Greenleaf Road, E17 6QQ
Every three months we host a public event for local residents to meet and share what’s going on in the area and help build connections within our community. Our next get together on the 9th May is going to be a great evening filled with delicious food, presentations, performances, and a chance to meet with the people involved with William Morris Big Local and hear what’s going on.

Community Chest Launch – On the night we will also be opening up our Community Chest grants programme again and hearing from some of the groups funded from the last round. Our development worker will be on hand with applications and guidance for anyone wishing to apply for this round. Any projects that bring the community together are considered!
Get involved with the Partnership or our newly emerging sub groups! – William Morris Big Local has a steering group that we call a Partnership that is made up of 8 local residents who together manage the project. We currently have space for up to 6 new partnership members and will be opening up membership at our event as part of our AGM items. You will also be able to hear from our sub groups that focus on open spaces, local economy and older people services. Getting involved means you can help us make decisions, feel more connected to the community and build skills and confidence.

If you would like to express an interest in joining the partnership or a sub group or for more information please get in touch with Gabriel on 07947 766 251 or


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Free Weaving, Sufi Drumming & Persian Poetry Workshops

We are delighted to be funding two FREE drop-in workshops run by Woven Air for people of all ages to learn about weaving, sufi drumming and Persian poetry.


The sessions are hosted by master weaver Rezia Wahid MBE and Sufi musician Khaled Hakim and inspired by William Morris’ passion for handicrafts, Persian music and poetry.
All welcome!

When: 10am – 6pm

Where: Winns Gallery
Lloyd Park
Winns Terrace
E17 5JW

For more details,  click on the workshop programme link below, or contact Khaled & Rezia:
Tel: 07939 824177
 Woven Air Workshop Programme

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February 2017 Forum!

We would love to see you at our next Public Meeting (Forum) which will be held at Priory Court Community Centre on the 7th February from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

As well as information and updates on William Morris Big Local we will have guest speakers from The Conservation Volunteers who run the Nature Explorer sessions in Lloyd Park and the Council’s Neighbourhood Team explaining what they do and the challenges they face with making our ward clean and safe. This will lead us on to some interactive workshops asking you the public how William Morris Big Local can best use our lottery funding to help enhance the Greenspaces and Environment of our area. We will also be asking for your views on what Local Economy means to you and how we should best support businesses and individuals to succeed in our area. They’ll also be refreshments and a friendly social to wrap things up. 

We want as much resident input into what we do as possible, so please do join us if you can! 


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New over 50s Club Packs a Punch!

WMBL has helped fund a new over 50’s club where keeping fit in a friendly atmosphere is central to the sessions. Its free for anyone over 50 living in the ward and judging by these photos it definitely packs a punch!



The sessions take place every Thursday at William Morris Community Centre with the first hour being a pre-fitness social followed by a boxercise session with former boxing pro Mark Callaghan.

Full information and details are on the poster below, you can even just turn up and try it out! 


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Free Roller Skating Sessions for all!

We have funded the return of free Roller Skating sessions in the Priory Court Sports Pitch following the success and popularity of previous sessions in 2015.

Let’s Roll will be running a skating session every school holiday this academic year for all abilities and all ages including adults! All equipment is provided and instructors are on hand to help you improve.

The first session is on Tuesday 25th October with a Christmas special lined up for Saturday 17th December! All ages and abilities welcome. Free to William Morris Ward residents!



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