Borough of Culture

We’ve won
London Borough of Culture 2019

Thank you


pledges of support

Waltham Forest is the first London Borough of Culture in 2019

Thank you Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, residents, businesses and our creative communities that got behind Waltham Forest’s bid and helped us achieve this spectacular prize. Over 14,000 people pledged their support to help bring this amazing award home. 

Since winning the bid we have been busy working on the plans for next year and will make the first major announcements later on this year, however, there will be plenty of ways for you to get involved before then. The Borough of Culture cannot be created or delivered without the people of Waltham Forest so make sure you sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about any opportunities.

We have announced our Fellowship Funding programme and how to volunteer and our team will be at the Get Together events throughout the summer to answer any questions you might have. 

Please support your Cultural programme and continue to share your favourite parts of Waltham Forest with hashtags #wfculture19 #mylocalculture or contact us at


Get involved

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

The sky’s the limit! Join us and our network of partners, to deliver the most outstanding cultural programme possible, for London and the UK.

Get in touch to find out more about our magnificent programme and all the opportunities available for your business.


Volunteer for culture

Can you help with stewarding and wayfinding, beautifying our event sites, or telling the story of Waltham Forest? Or perhaps you have a particular skill to share?

Throughout the summer and autumn, we are recruiting volunteers to help deliver London Borough of Culture 2019. Read more 

Register your interest



Make it your year

The Fellowship Funding scheme is your opportunity to help create the 2019 cultural programme for everyone in Waltham Forest to participate in and enjoy. Launching in September, over £500k will be invested in artists and organisations, to create cultural activity right across the borough.

For more information on these funding opportunities, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Download our Spring/Summer edition of our What's On Guide, showcasing a packed programme of unmissable events taking place across Waltham Forest over the next few months.

Come along to one of our free summer Get Together festivals in Leyton, Walthamstow, Chingford and Leytonstone and find out about our plans for London Borough of Culture 2019.

Learn about our summer events

Pledge your support

Why not join thousands of other local residents who have pledged to support London Borough of Culture. (no personal details will be taken)


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Logo unveiled!

Walthamstow based resident and graphic designer Richard Vickers won our Borough of Culture competition with his design, which represents the borough’s diverse communities joining together.

Find out more

Cultural highlights

We’re posting 150 cultural highlights from across Waltham Forest as part of our bid to be first London Borough of Culture. Keep up with our events and highlights on Twitter and Facebook.

See the Facebook album