Music at St John's during the Leytonstone Festival

Friday 1st July


Lunchtime Concert

World-class guitarist Adam Brown on Classical Guitar

Saturday 2nd July


Bare Thrills Acoustics duo

Acoustic covers vocal/guitar duo “bare thrills” presents an eclectic mix of indie classics reworked acoustically.

Sunday 3rd July


Walthamstow Acoustic Massive Concert

Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM), is an ensemble of acoustic music and singing groups (banjo, ukulele, violin, voice) run by professional musicians, Alison Jones and Dick Smith. WAM will perform an eclectic programme of music and song including a dance performance from Tai Chi group Dao Lu and urban dance group X7eaven. Family-friendly and free.

Monday 4th July


Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose – Homage to Gertrude Stein

Concert drawing on the famous recipes and writings of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein and extracts from ‘Solo for Voice’ by Elisabeth Harnik. Feat Gina Mattiello (voice), Elisabeth Harnik (piano), Alison Blunt (violin) and live cooking by Heidi Richter.

Thursday 7th July


Lunchtime Concert

Featuring Maria Razumovskaya, performing a selection of classical piano music.

Thursday 14th July


Lunchtime Concert

Featuring Rosemary Fitchett and Philip Norman from Woodford Symphony Orchestra, performing a selection of music for violin and organ.

Other Leytonstone Festival Events at St. John's

"Seeing is Believing" Arts Exhibition, part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail

July 2nd to July 10th.1pm to 5pm, except Saturdays, 10am to 5pm


Leytonstone Festival Weekend Launch Party

Saturday July 2nd 11am to 6pm

With live music, Bouncy Castle, Children's activities, Stalls from the Stonesthrow market, Arts Trail, food and more…


Sunset Tower Tour

July 5th and 13th 7.30pm

Experience stunning views from the top of the tower as the sun sets over London with live music and refreshments.

Tickets £12.50 with concessions.

See the Tower Tours page for information and to book.


"White River Blues"

Friday 8th July 7.30pm

Performance readings from Jane Grell’s latest collection of Poems, in the Church Hall.


Churchyard Street Food Market

Saturday 9th July 10am to 2pm

Bringing the best of local traders serving up delicious food.


Vintage Afternoon Tea

Saturday 9th July 3pm to 6pm

The indulging English ritual set in the lovely grounds of St Johns with a range of delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes.

Tickets £6, all proceeds towards the AV fund.


Service of Thanksgiving for George Parry

Sunday 10th July 3pm

Service of remembrance and thanksgiving for former St John’s curate Rev George Parry with the Bishop of Barking.

The service will be recorded for a BBC Radio 4 documentary.


Postcard's of Old Leytonstone

Wednesday 13th July 7.45pm

Talk illustrated with slides of old Leytonstone. In the Church Hall.


Hitchcock’s Home Pop up Cinema

Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th July 6.30pm

Films at Sundown, local art, culture, food & drink. Feature: Rear Window. Tickets from £14.50 – see

Future Lunchtime Concert Series Dates

All concerts start at 1pm and are free, unless otherwised stated

4th August

18th August

1st September

15th September

6th October

20th October

3rd November

17th November