1. Leytonstone Loves Film
This annual five-day cinematic treat kicks off today (15th September) and only runs until Sunday 19th, so don’t delay. In partnership with none other than the Barbican, punters can attend an eclectic schedule of free events right here on our doorstep brought to you by local filmmakers and film organisations. You can watch movies, short films and docs in outdoor and indoor venues along the High Road and across the postcode.
There are open-air film screenings – like the blockbuster Jumanji – in Langthorne Park E11 (pictured above), plus visual events, from queer horror to Hitchcock, across Leytonstone Library, St. John’s Church, Filly Brook, Heathcote & Star, Nexus Centre, online and more. If you enjoy the area’s creativity, it really is worth checking out the many diverse films, talks, installations, trails and workshops on the festival website here. There’s a whopping ten events on the first day alone. 15th-19th September.
2. E11 Yard Sale
Also this weekend, another annual event is equally fun – if, um, slightly less highbrow. The jumble sale on the leafy streets of everyone’s favourite corner of E11, Bushwood, is back – with even more locations across the postcode. Heck, there’s even 60 stalls so far and counting. So you’re bound to find at least one bargain, right? And if not, as you can imagine, it’s a highly social affair – so probably a good way to get to know your neighbours (not to mention hang out with the neighbours you already know). All shopped out? See you for a pint at the bucolic North Star after. More details and map, also pictured above, here. Sunday, 11am-4pm E11.