Borough of Culture
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 in September, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Make it your year
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.
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)Pledge
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What's been happening?
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