November is Waltham Forest’s very first Digital Month and the next four weeks are jam-packed with events that you can get involved in.
At Waltham Forest we understand that digital technology has a massive impact on the way we live, work and learn, and the future of digital is extremely exciting.
We also know that many of our residents have not yet developed the skills they need to benefit from the latest developments in technology – and we want to change that. Over the course of the month we’ll be holding workshops and events for residents of every age and ability to help you get online and improve your digital skills.
You can keep up to date with all that is happening in the borough in our e-newsletter which will be published four times during November and via our website.
Have you signed up to MyAccount?
You can now access many of our services online making it easier and more convenient for you to get the services you need 24/7. So getting your old sofa taken away is easy - just sign up to MyAccount and tap, scroll, click. And, if you sign up during November you will be in with a chance of winning an iPad mini.
Fireworks night - Friday 4 November Chestnuts Field, Walthamstow E17 4JF
This week we welcome back our annual fireworks display, set to be our biggest one yet. The gates open for the fireworks extravaganza at 6.30pm and the firework display starts at 8pm.
Please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the funfair, or choose from a delicious range of foods and drinks.
To ensure you remember the epic night, have your photo taken at our #WFDigital Instagram booth and keep an eye out for the #WFDigital laser projection on the Town Hall.
We have big plans for libraries - tell us what you want to see in yours
We have unveiled our proposals to bring our libraries up to the standard of the best in London and we want to know what you want to see in yours.
Even if you don’t use the library service, we’d really like to hear what you think - your views can help us make the service more relevant to you. You can complete the consultation online or pick up a paper copy at your local library.
The exhibition will present an introduction into the world of art and technology through playful interaction. Works such as Bonjour Lab’s Passage, which won the 2014 Silver Award, decrypts the visual and audio imprints that are created by anyone who steps near it – watch your body appear in front of you and then melt away as ‘digital rain’. Suitable for all ages.
The Streets – EFG London Jazz Festival
The Streets jam-packed program returns to Leyton on the 12 November after a fabulous summer. We’re bringing the EFG London Jazz Festival to venues up and down Leyton High Road, with performances from international stars like Randolph Matthews and Adam Ben Ezra.
There are special events for families at Sidmouth House with Jazz for Toddlers workshops for 2-5 year olds, proving you’re never too young to enjoy jazz (book your ticket now), and don’t miss Molly and the Owl a musical fairy-tale for 6-12 year olds. All performances are absolutely free so have a look here for details of the full programme and come on down.
Become a digital champion
Waltham Forest Council’s Digital Champion Network’s training portal launches in November to help our residents to access the internet and experience the benefits of life online.
Getting online can have a huge impact on people’s lives, so why not share your internet skills with someone and transform their life.You don’t have to be an IT whizz to be a Digital Champion – you just need a bit of spare time and enthusiasm to support others to experience the many benefits of the internet and digital technology.