Monday, 19 November 2012

Stockists: Issue #1 A Fanzine for Wood Street

The first issue of my fanzine has been distributed up and down Wood Street and is available in limited quantities from the following shops who have kindly agreed to distribute it for me:

    Lynn's Hair Fashions, 225A Wood Street

      Wood Street Tyres, 190 Wood Street

     Wood Street General Stores, 168 Wood Street

    Lot 107 cafe, 107 Wood Street

   Agombar's, 104 Wood Street

    Anja Jane and Coffee in Wood Street Indoor Market, Marlowe Road entrance

    Missprints, Unit 1, Wood Street Indoor Market, 98 Wood Street

    Second Nature Wholefoods, 78 Wood Street

   Razors, 46 Wood Street

   DNS News, 40 Wood Street

   Woodside Cafe, 30 Wood Street

    Peter Pan dry cleaners, 14 Wood Street

    Wood Street Library

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Here's the first edition of my fanzine for Wood Street.  Issue #1: A Butcher, A Baker, A Candle Maker.

200 editions are being distributed from various shops up and down the street over the coming days. I'll update with a list of locations by the end of the week.  A further two editions will be published and distributed in the coming weeks.


Saturday, 27 October 2012


We have appointed a brilliant team of artists/designers/makers to collaborate with selected local traders/service providers:

Abake/Material + Cat Rescue Charity Shop + Station Bicycles

Animaux Circus + Wood Street Indoor Market

Happily Ever After + Prudential Homes & Internet cafe

Imaginary Rock Foundation + Ward's Family Fashion & Schoolwear + Quality Domestic Appliances

Klassnik Corporation + Pound Plus General Store + Walthamstow 14th Scout Hall

PublicWorks + New Life Charity Shop

Sean&Stephen + New Hing Loon + The Soul Project Youth Space

Silvia Baz + Mahanayim Publictions & Christian Bookshop + Lynn's Hair Fashions + Steven Gents Salon Barber Shop

Studio Kieren Jones + The Bargain Corner + Nevins + Mat Cosmetics

Studio NMO/Studio Tonne + La Dumitrescu Delicatessen +
O.G.Clothing Co. Ltd 

Verity Jane Keefe + Electro Signs

We are Laura + Freskos

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Woodside Primary School Frontages will be improved by new works by East architecture and the installation of a major new public artwork to areas of the boundary fencing.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is inviting outline proposals from experienced individual artists or artist-led organisations.

Download the public art commission brief pack here:

Deadline 12 noon Thursday 1st November 2012

Shortlisted artists will be interviewed on Monday 12th November 2012

Monday, 24 September 2012


We have been inundated with almost 100 excellent submissions for SHOPPORTUNITY!

A list of appointed artists and designers and their Wood Street partners will be posted very soon.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

a butcher, a baker, a candle maker

I have been selected to deliver round 2 of the Wood Street Inside Out Moving Image commission.  I’ve spent a few initial days there researching, and doing lots of walking.  Here’s a selection of initial images from these walks:
Out of over 200 businesses on the street, only four of those are high street chains (Percy Ingles, Coral, Travis Perkins and Co-Operative foods and funeralcare)
There happens to be “A Butcher, a Baker, a Candle Maker” so will use this phrase as my working title.
More on this soon.

Monday, 3 September 2012


Building on the success of SHOPPORTUNITY pilot projects earlier this year, we are looking to establish further creative partnerships between a number of artists, designers and makers and several local traders/service providers to improve Wood Street frontages.

Download the SHOPPORTUNITY brief here:

Monday, 13 August 2012


Wood Street Fiesta Programme Details

Friday 24th August Wood Street Plaza

7.30 p.m. :             DJ Tony Tunes
8.30 p.m. :             Film screening of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (cert 12)

Saturday 25th August Wood Street Plaza

11.00 a.m. :          Punch & Judy
12.30 p.m. :          Punch & Judy
1.00 p.m. :            Street training with Lottie Childs (book your free place in the play area in advance)
1.00 - 3.00 p.m. :  Tea dance
2.00 p.m. :            Street training with Lottie Childs (book your free place in the play area in advance)
2.30 p.m. :            Punch & Judy
3.00 - 3.30 p.m. :  Powder paint celebration (please wear old clothes to take part in this colourful event!)
3.30 - 6.00 p.m. :  Live music from Pocket Caravan
6.00 - 8.00 p.m. :  Silent disco

Throughout the day we will host hula hoop workshopsbubble workshopsDJs, pianistphoto boothBBQ, pets corner, knitting lessons and crafting, hammocks and more - come and tell us what you would like to see in the plaza play area.

All events are free!

Funded by Mayor's Outer London Fund and supported by London Borough of Waltham Forest

Monday, 23 July 2012

Wood Street Fiesta

On the evening of Friday 24th August Wood Street Plaza will be transformed to host a fabulous outdoor cinema screening.

On Saturday 
25th August local traders will join forces with Hunt & Gather to produce a day of fiesta inspired entertainment and excitement with live bands, DJs, dancing, giant piñata, silent disco and other activities in 
Wood Street Plaza and running the length of Wood Street.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pop Up Picture Palace - The Screening

Here is some great documentary footage capturing the wonderful Pop Up Picture Palace Screening in March, filmed by Simon Payne. Thank you again to all the participants and audiences!

Monday, 16 April 2012


Animaux Circus installing a wonderful new sign to LIMPOPO BUTCHERY shopfront on the Plaza.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


Vic Lee's playful portrait of Wood Street - TALL TALES has taken up residence on the temporary hoardings extending from Wood Street Library to Woodside Primary School.

The intricate work is inspired by stories about the neighbourhood revealed in conversation with local people. Selected tales are embellished with a sassy twist, but some facts are stranger than fiction! Vic has woven together wild urban myths, epic truths and everyday local experiences into a fantastic panorama.

Friday, 30 March 2012


These wonderful photos by Amy Scaife captured some of the drama of the evening

Petite pop up cinema set up

Our audience for the first screening

The screen lights up at dusk

Fresh, hot popcorn to feed the crowds

Young audience members play in the light

The artists Elizabeth Hobbs (left) and Emily Tracy (right) adding vintage glamour

Tony Tunes captivates the audience with windup gramophone and shellac recordings

Our audience for the second screening 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bags of bags!

Guy Haywood's limited edition artwork - THE SKY'S THE LIMIT is being distributed via over 25 businesses based on Wood Street. Traders and shoppers are delighted with the offer of uplifting message combined with functional carrier. You might be lucky enough to "bag one", if you make a purchase at any one of the host shops including:

Second Nature Wholefoods at No.78 
Agomba's Shoe shop at No.104
Ward's Clothing at No.105
Colvins Decorating shop at No 110
Gregory News at No.113
New Life Charity shop at No. 135
la Dumitrescu Alimentara Romanian Delicatessen at No. 141
Cat Rescue Charity shop at No.152
Limpopo Butchery at No.156
Mat Cosmetics at No. 160
Wood Street Central Store at No.168
Lancasters Hone and Garden in The Old Station Yard 
Sklep Agatka at No.191
Wood Street Food and Wine No.241
and all units Wood Street Indoor Market

Many thanks to our hosts!