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Celebrating Waltham Forest winning the title for the first London Borough of Culture

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Welcome to the Forest - Winner of the London Borough of Culture

Don't miss out on the biggest party Waltham Forest has ever seen and everyone is invited! Taking place across three sites (all of which are just a 10 minute walk between), the three evening festival features a line-up of incredible experiences.

11 January 2019 – 13 January 2019 | Visit website

6 - 9.30pm

This year Waltham Forest is the first ever Mayor’s London Borough of Culture. The opening show Welcome to the Forest is a unique event for all the family in Walthamstow celebrating this much-loved corner of north-east London. Join Waltham Forest for three evenings of free audio-visual delights from world renowned artists and local creatives to kick-start a year of incredible events in the borough.

Town Hall
Artists Greenaway & Greenaway will present Into The Forest, transforming Waltham Forest Town Hall with a high energy, audio-visual, site-specific film that tells the story of the borough through the eyes of Waltham Forest’s diverse communities. Greenaway & Greenaway have collaborated with Mercury Music Prize-winning musician and producer Talvin Singh on the soundtrack. The Town Hall hosts a brand new commission from world-renowned, local electronic duo Addictive TV who present Welcome to the Forest, a unique piece of music created by sampling audio and video of Waltham Forest’s rich and diverse musical talent.
 
Lloyd Park
Lloyd Park will be is home to Nest, a brand new commission from artists Marshmallow Laser Feast; an epic lighting installation choreographed to a transcendental soundscape created by composer Erland Cooper working with over 1,000 participants from local schools and choirs. 
 
Forest Road
Locally-based international festival curators Continental Drifts will transform Forest Road into a neon-lit, celebratory winter carnival featuring groups and individuals drawn from the borough and beyond in partnership with the legendary Gods Own Junkyard

International in scale and ambition but telling the local stories of this place, it's time to say to the world: "Welcome to the Forest".

The show at the Town Hall is played on loop and repeated every 30 minutes and Nest in Lloyd Park is repeated every 20 minutes, so you can turn up at any time from 6pm. Visit the website for more details and for detailed travel and access information.

Follow Waltham Forest on Twitter @WFculture19 and Instagram @wfculture19


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Waltham Forest Town Hall, Lloyd Park, Forest Road

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