Coming up in Waltham Forest - 31 October

Published Thursday 31 October 2019 by Callum

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With Halloween upon us and 5 November just around the corner, we take a look at the week ahead and see what’s going on around Waltham Forest…

Fireworks Spectacular

5 November, Chestnuts Field, free

The Waltham Forest Fireworks Spectacular is back bigger and better for 2019. This is the perfect opportunity to spend an evening with family and friends. Wrap up warm to watch the fireworks show light up the night sky, set to music curated by DJ Mighty Atom, inspired by Waltham Forest.

You can view a video following DJ Mighty Atom on a journey through Waltham Forest’s musical heritage in the lead up to the Fireworks Spectacular here.

Becoming the Forest

Until 3 November, Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, free

Taking place near the edge of Epping Forest, when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, Becoming the Forest is a free sound-based installation at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, celebrating the oncoming winter.

Join past forest dwellers including Boudicca, Jacob Epstein and Algernon Blackwood and expect incantations made up of Ogham script, tree DNA sequences, black metal screeches and field recordings of the forest. A special commission by artist Una Hamilton Helle as part of The People's Forest season.

We’re All Bats

Until 3 November, Borough-wide

The We’re All Bats programme of events is almost over, but there are still a few opportunities to get involved with interesting and immersive sound-related events taking place across the borough for all ages. Please click the links below for full event details:

Music for Hypnagogic States – 1 November, Leytonstone Ballroom
Junk Orchestra – Until 3 November, Borough-wide
Surround Sound Listening Sessions – Until 3 November, Borough-wide
Deep Listening – Until 3 November, Borough-wide
Land Listening Walks – Until 3 November, Borough-wide

Walthamstow Folk Festival

2 November, St Mary’s Music Hall, £30 + booking fee

Come along to this one day festival of folk music from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA, curated by Tim Chipping of River Lea Records, set in the atmospheric surroundings of Walthamstow's ancient church. Line up includes Sam Amidon, Emily Portman, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Burd Ellen, Katie Spencer, Rock Of Eye and Boss Morris. Book now.

Future Creatives

Are you 16-25 years old? Do you live, work or study in Waltham Forest?

We are looking for 100 trainees to become the next generation of leaders in the creative world. The Future Creatives programme is a unique opportunity that will help young people build the experience, skills and networks that are vital to navigating and influencing the creative industries.

Applications open 10.30am on Friday 1 November.


Don’t forget you can search for even more events happening over the next week on the website too and keeping checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more upcoming events and other exciting things going on in Waltham Forest.

Let us know what you see this week and share your experiences with us using #wfculture19