Today the London Borough of Culture 2019 announces an open call to artists from across the world to take part in a major new series of seven projects and be part of the creative programme that will be delivered across Waltham Forest.
Artist Projects and Artist in Residence Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 open call:
In 2019 Waltham Forest will be the first ever London Borough of Culture. The award from the Mayor of London will ensure arts and culture is placed at the heart of our communities. The year will explore the themes ‘Radicals’, ‘Makers’ and ‘Fellowship’ in a collaboration between local residents, artists and creatives – a once in a life time celebration of the place we call ‘home’.
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 is looking for local musicians to work with acclaimed artists Addictive TV to create a special video celebrating the rich musical diversity of Waltham Forest as part of the opening event Welcome to the Forest in January 2019.
Mercury Award-winning local hero Talvin Singh will lead a stellar cast of artists in a unique collaboration with Waltham Forest’s young people for a massive opening event, Welcome to the Forest, to celebrate the start of Waltham Forest’s tenure as London’s first Borough of Culture.
We are celebrating the borough’s Cultural Stars with a new temporary art installation in central Walthamstow, designed by Hatch of Wood Street Walls.
Residents are invited to a series of roadshows where they can find out more about Borough of Culture volunteering opportunities
Waltham Forest’s annual celebration of soul and r’n’b music Chingfest took place at Ridgeway Park on Saturday 11 August and attracted nearly 19,000 visitors who enjoyed tributes to some of the greatest acts of all time alongside new additions including the Red Imp comedy club and Urban DJ dance tent.
Waltham Forest Council has launched a competition for artists, architects and designers to produce innovative ideas for the future look of Walthamstow High Street.
The annual Waltham Forest Mela took place on Sunday 5 August.
Walthamstow’s Chestnut Fields will host the annual Waltham Forest Mela on Sunday 5 August.