Category Archives: Big Local Trust

Next Big Local Get Together!

We’ve got such a great Get Together event lined up for the 13th September with lovely food, refreshments, community showcases and a presentation from our hosts Big Creative Academy who will be talking to us about their new permanent site and their role in the community. 

Our Get Togethers are public events for local residents to meet and share what’s going on in their area and help
strengthen ties and build connections within our community. Its also a great chance to meet the people involved with the William Morris Big Local and find out what we are up to as well as our future plans. You can also find out how to get involved if you want to help us make the local area even better!

When:   Wednesday 13th September 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Where: Big Creative Academy, Clifton Avenue, E17 6HL

For more information contact Gabriel Edwards on 07947 766 251 or 

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Make Stuff Club for 8-13 Year Olds!

William Morris Big Local has teamed up with Blackhorse Workshop to provide four interactive and exciting hands on workshops for kids aged 8-13 over the summer holidays.
The four different sessions give young people a chance to use proper grown ups tools with the help of the Blackhorse Workshop staff and they can make anything from a samba drum to a customised tool box. The flyer below has full details including how to register.

For more details please contact Harriet Warden at

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Free Skating Session!

We’re delighted to welcome back Let’s Roll to Priory Court to run their amazing community roller skating session! On Saturday 3rd June we’ll have free roller skating all afternoon at Priory Court Community Centre with all the gear included and coaches on hand if you have never skated before! 

Fun for all the family this half term!

(Session is weather dependent)

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Free Dance Classes!

Whether you’ve done any dancing before or wanting to try something new this could be the one for you to have a go at!

Move17 has received a Community Chest fund from us to help deliver free dance workshops for local residents aged 12 – 112!   

You will learn a contemporary dance piece called “Rosas danst Rosas” over 5 classes and then perform to an audience of hundreds in Lloyd Park for the Garden Party. Full details on the flyer-link below. Contact Clare Farrow on 07939 125 014 or for more info or to book a place!

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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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