Waltham Forest’s London Borough of Culture year will create a model of high quality and innovative arts provision for young people.

The education programme will maximise opportunities for children and young people to be excited and inspired by arts and culture, and to develop confidence as co-creators. 

The Bauhaus Centenary programme at the Walthamstow Wetlands and William Morris Gallery will offer design and make opportunities to both primary and secondary pupils.

In November, for Molecules on the Marshes, every school in the borough will be provided with resources to explore the science and art linked to this ambitious installation.

For Young People

There will be structured opportunities throughout the year for young people to participate in workshops and events linked to the curated programme. 

Atomic 50

Atomic 50 will take place in April during the Easter holidays will offer Key Stage 2 pupils the chance to participate in an imaginative experience exploring the process of tin-making, an industry which played an important part in the borough’s history.

Creative Pathways

These are a series of talks for young creatives 16-25 years to help develop their personal and professional profile.

The events provide an opportunity to hear from creatives and entrepreneurs , their own unique journeys, gain advice on flourishing in the Arts and network with others

The next event will be ‘An insight into the music industry‘ on Tuesday 30 April
Find out more and book your place.


How teachers can get involved

Teachers and those working with young people we will be encouraged and empowered to develop their own creative responses to the year’s events through a regular programme of artist-led training. This will be sustained as a legacy beyond 2019 to interpret and engage with the borough’s cultural heritage with the support of both online and hands-on resources.

Making the Case for the Arts in Schools Educators’ Conference

Friday 29 March, 9,30am-2.30pm, One Hoe Street

Presenting research and case studies on the benefits of the arts projects . Speakers include HMI Susan Aykin
Book your ticket and find out more

London Borough of Waltham Forest Cultural Education Partnership

A new Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) is being developed with the help of investment from the London Challenge Fund to support educators and arts providers within the borough to work more closely together, building skills, knowledge and networks to sustain a high-quality arts provision in the future.

We need a Culture Lead in each school to be the main contact for the partnership.
Please sign up your school here to receive regular news of CEP activities. 

How local artists can get involved

We will be seeking to develop opportunities for artists and arts organisation to work with schools and courses to build skills. To be part of a data base of artists who would like to make their services available to schools sign-up subscribe here

Get in touch

If you would like more information about the London Borough of Culture education programme or the Cultural Education Partnership, please get in touch.