London Borough of Culture 2019 Click to get info
On 30 June 2017 Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the London Borough of Culture competition. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture Programmes, London Borough of Culture is an award that will put culture at the heart of the community, celebrating the unique and distinctive creativity, character and diversity of London’s boroughs. The title was awarded to two winning boroughs (Waltham Forest in 2019 and Brent in 2020) on 26 February 2018.
Waltham Forest was the first to launch its campaign to win London Borough of Culture and from the very beginning the bid has been developed with residents and members from the borough’s artistic and creative community. Over 14,000 residents, businesses and members of our artistic community got behind the campaign to win and publicly pledged their support for the bid.
As the first Mayor’s London Borough of Culture, Waltham Forest is set to announce a spectacular year of events and initiatives, promising:
• One spectacular year
• Four seasons of events
• 500,000+ visitors celebrating our heritage and diversity
• 85 per cent of households in Waltham Forest engaged in cultural activity
The logo design Click to get info
Richard’s design is based on the concept that culture and creativity are often at their strongest when one or more disparate things connect to form something original and fresh. The dots on the logo connect in a lava lamp style to form the W of Waltham Forest.
The aim with the logo was to create a mark that was simple, upbeat but most of all flexible. The logo will be used across a large volume and variety of materials throughout the year of culture and forms the basis of the overall visual branding.
Built upon a geometric grid, the logo can be used as a repeating pattern when small, but the intention is also for the scale of the logo to be played with, so at times it's blown up to very large sizes with only abstract fragments visible that can be used as placeholders for images and text.
With over 18 years of experience in the graphic design industry, Richard Vickers set up his own agency Metric in 2013, which has been steadily growing ever since. Richard has won design awards and has been featured in the design press.
Richard’s logo was selected from a shortlist of entries by a panel of local judges: Waltham Forest Young advisor Abdul Raheem; Creative Producer and Project Manager for Waltham Forest based charity CREST - Think Arts Neesha Badhan; Becky Dorgan, Digital Marketing Apprentice at Big Creative Education; Leader of Waltham Forest Council Cllr Clare Coghill, and Martin Esom, Chief Executive at Waltham Forest Council.
Walthamstow Garden Party Click to get info
Walthamstow Garden Party is a Waltham Forest Council festival, produced by the Barbican and Create London in partnership with key local organisations in Waltham Forest, taking place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, E17 4PP
The fifth edition of this popular two day event will feature international musicians from across the globe including Seun Kuti, Fatoumata Diawara, Adrian Sherwood and Creation Rebel. Across the weekend there will be performances from Waltham Forest community dance group MovE17, workshops with Blackhorse Workshop and Create London, and a ‘Fellowship Island’ zone curated by local creative organisations.
There will be a London Borough of Culture Information Hub at the Garden Party, where visitors can speak to the team about opportunities to be involved in the 2019.
Walthamstow Garden Party is one of six major ‘Get Together’ community events to be held around the borough this year including the Leyton Carnival, Waltham Forest Mela, Chingfest, Leytonstone Street Fest and Fireworks Night.