2019 and the world is at tipping point. In December, when London is furthest from the sun and the holiday season is upon us – for many, thoughts go to friends and family, and to re-kindling the embers of relationships left untended as we race to keep up with the pace of modern life.
Forest Uprising is the finale of Waltham Forest’s year as the first-ever London Borough of Culture. Over three days in December, an illuminated installation of tree-like structures will grow into a beautiful urban winter forest at Leyton Sports Ground.
This outdoor winter show will see creatives from Block9 design, build and imagine a space where seeds of ideas can germinate, hopes and ambitions are encouraged, and the many voices of the forest can echo loud and clear for all to hear.
We are currently a country divided, voices often ignored, and our future uncertain. We require whole system change – about how we live with each other and with the planet. Using music and art, Forest Uprising will explore an alternative reality of the world as it could be for the next generation.