All posts by Gabriel Edwards

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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Come to our next Public Meeting

The William Morris Big Local Forum is our quarterly public meeting where we share all the latest news on what we’ve been up to, what local organisations we’ve been funding and what priorities we are focusing on.  There is an opportunity to meet our Partnership Members (local residents who steer the Big Local) and to have your say in making sure our priorities and focus stays relevant.

Our next Forum is on the 1st November at Gnome House, details are on the poster below. We hope to see you there!



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