Just Play! – WM Games Club

There is a saying that goes “we do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing”.  Well at Big Local we felt it was time to roll back the years a bit and so from March onwards we will be hosting a table top games club for adults of any age to join. We’ll be breaking out a load of classic games from cards and dominoes to draughts and board games. Ludo seems to be a popular request and we’re happy to play whatever! The sessions will be hosted by our super friendly volunteers and they’ll be refreshments served up alongside. There are also rumours of us getting a Carrom Board which is a traditional Asian game kind of like a playing pool with draught pieces. We can’t wait to try it and Mr Khan one of our volunteers is going to teach us. Sessions are free to attend with only a small donation asked for the refreshments that are served up.

See poster below for times and dates:



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Open call to professional writers – Paid work

Our Partnership of local residents has been busy over the last 12 months reviewing our existing improvement plan for the area and informing itself on what the priorities should be for our new 3 year plan. We now have a comprehensive set of activities and vision for the area and are looking for a professional writer to help us put everything together in a clear and well written plan that will be presented to our funders and the local community. Please click the below file link for a copy of the writer’s brief. Deadlines for proposals to carry out the piece of work is 20th November.


For more information please contact Gabriel Edwards (devwmbl@gmail.com / 07947 766 251)

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Big Local drop in sessions on tour

Our friendly community development worker Gabriel Edwards is available every Wednesday morning to talk to about all things Big Local. Whether you want to find out what we’re up to, float some community improvement ideas or discover how you can get involved don’t hesitate to drop in and have a chat. Some of the best projects we’ve been involved with have started with a simple conversation!

Gabriel’s drop in sessions take place from 9.30am – 12.30pm every Wednesday morning. Exact locations on the poster below!

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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 devwmbl@gmail.com 

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