Borough of Culture
Waltham Forest is proud to be the first London Borough of Culture.
Thank you Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, residents, businesses and our creative communities that have really 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.
Winning the Borough of Culture competition is a once in a lifetime opportunity to put our amazing borough and its fantastic people on the map.
As Borough of Culture, we promise London an exciting year of cultural events, a massive £5m boost to help our young people into culture as a career, and to deliver culture on every corner of our borough so that it is open to everyone. We’ll stage a year-long programme of world-class cultural events and initiatives in 2019, and to develop a plan to make culture an integral part of the borough’s future.
Please support our Cultural programme and continue to share your favourite parts of Waltham Forest with hashtags #wfculture #mylocalculture or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Find out more about our magnificent programme and all the opportunities available for your business.
Creative Director announced for Waltham Forest, first London Borough of Culture, 2019
Sam Hunt, who led the creative programme for Hull's year as City of Culture 2017, will lead on the creative delivery of our ambitious and spectacular £5million cultural programme.
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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.
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