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Suntrap will be going on tour from July 2019 - April 2020 as our much loved building will be closed for major refurbishment work funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.  Our space will be transformed into something even more remarkable.  As soon as the spade hits the ground we'll keep you updated on our progress!

Join us to say goodbye to the old Suntrap at our free Family Open Day on Saturday 29th June 2019.  There'll be lots going on:   memorabilia auction, pond dipping, art sessions and much more!

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  • Great Places

    Creative Connections Scheme

    Suntrap on Tour has been awarded £35,000 from the Great Place: Creative Connections scheme.  Funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund the scheme aims to enable arts, culture and heritage groups to work more closely together, supporting positive outcomes for the local community.

     

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  • Welcome Emma Bond

    Artist in residence

    Through Great Place funding we've been able to  commission Walthamstow illustrator Emma Bond to be our first artist in residence.  Emma stated ‘Through documenting the beautiful wildlife and buildings that they've called home for so long I hope I can capture the magical spirit and the stories it has to tell. I feel envious of children growing up in the borough and experiencing a school trip here.’ 

    You've the chance to view the finished pieces and meet Emma who'll be running an art workshop at our free Open Day on 29 June.

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  • Wow! £4.1 million to be invested in Suntrap Centre!

    Waltham Forest Council has made a £4.1 million investment in Suntrap to upgrade and improve the facilities on offer to families and young people. Work will start in July this year and should be completed by April 2020.  In mid April we were granted planning permission from Epping Forest Council. 

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  • Bushcraft skills for young people

    Easter holidays

    Through the Waltham Forest Council's free holiday activity programme we were able to run a 3 day bushcraft course.  The group worked together to make shelters, learnt different ways to light fires, had a go at orienteering, made some lovely elder beads and leaf and flower prints and cooked nettle soup and wild garlic bread over the campfire.  

    We'll be running more free activites during the summer holidays for young people who live or go to school in Waltham Forest.  Sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don't miss the chance to book.
     

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  • Free outreach for Secondary schools

    Walthamstow area Autumn 2019 onwards

    Through Great Places funding during September 2019 to April 2020 (subject to availability) we're running tailor-made for all subjects, fun practicals activities to help young people discover and learn more about our diverse local heritage and natural environment.  Free two hour outreach sessions (30 students max) packed full of inspiration, ideas and advice providing the perfect guide to fostering creativity and pride in the local area.

     

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  • Weekly Events at Suntrap

    Suntrap isn't just for schools, in fact it has something going on each week for the local community to enjoy. Check out our events page to find out more.

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