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We Have Published Our Bid!

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Waltham Forest is bidding to become the first London Borough of Culture! Winning would bring a once-in-a-lifetime cultural programme of events, and bring investment to Waltham Forest, boosting our economy and creating new jobs.

We handed in our bid to City Hall on Friday 1st December and we’re very proud to publish it.

From the very beginning, we developed our bid with residents and members from our artistic and creative community. It’s an exciting, ambitious and ground breaking proposal that shows we’re ready to put on an amazing show for London and the country.

The Mayor of London will make the final decision sometime between now and February. We are one of the only boroughs to publish our bid and we feel we must share as we are already working to deliver a truly spectacular year of culture.

With thanks to our Steering Group: Lucy Harrison, Dr Shaukat Khan, Amanda Smethurst, Hassan Vawda, Merv Caesari, Liza Fletcher, Louise Jeffreys, Mark Godfrey, Mark Clack, Zarah Hussain, Leesa Herbert, Laura Kerry, Hazel Durrant, Harriet Warden, Sarah Vallois, and the Young Advisors.

We’ve had incredible support with thousands of residents, businesses, organisations and artists backing our bid. Please continue to support by pledging today, and share your favourite parts of Waltham Forest with hashtags #mylocalculture and #wfculture19.

Get involved

Spread the word

Collect your badges and stickers from your local library and help us spread the word about the bid to all corners of our borough and beyond! Get involved by emailing wfculture@walthamforest.gov.uk

Watch Our Videos

We've had incredible support for our campaign with thousands of residents, businesses, organisations and artists backing our bid. 

See what's going on through our Borough of Culture Videos on YouTube or Facebook

Bid Published Online!

We handed in our bid to City Hall on Friday 1st December and we’re very proud to be one of the only London Boroughs to publish it.

Arts and Entertainment

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

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What's been happening?

News: Bid Submitted to City Hall!

On December 1st we marched to city hall to submit our bid to be first London Borough of Culture. 

Read our bid

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 list on Twitter and Facebook.

See the Facebook album

Spotify Playlist

Follow our new Spotify playlist - all the great music created or recorded in our Borough.

Got any suggestions for the playlist? Tweet us @WFCulture19!

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